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Iain Stirling - Laura Whitmore - Dani Dyer - Love Island spin-offs and rival shows - diversity changes, F-bombs and brutal axe - dailystar.co.uk - South Africa
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Love Island spin-offs and rival shows - diversity changes, F-bombs and brutal axe
Love Island producers have opted for a new spin this summer, proudly declaring themselves 'The OGs of Love'.The ITV2 dating show first hit screens in June 2015.It has since aired eight seasons and spawned a number of spin-off and rival shows from other broadcasters.READ MORE: Love Island's Ekin-Su 'could steal £50k prize' if she reaches final says show starsIn January 2020, Love Island launched its first ever winter season, which took place in South Africa as opposed to the Mallorca location of the summer show.With Winter Love Island confirmed to return to screens in January, Daily Star takes a look inside Love Island's biggest spin-off and rival shows.Love Island launched its first-ever winter season in January 2020.Once again presented by Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, Winter Love Island was nearly identical to the main summer series with one key difference - Islanders were placed inside a South African villa instead of a Mallorca one.The series didn't get off to the easiest of starts, as the coronavirus pandemic saw it cancelled for the next two years.Earlier this month, Winter Love Island was confirmed to return to screens in January 2023.Before Winter Love Island hit screens, ITV producers launched Survival of the Fittest.Also hosted by Laura Whitmore and set in South Africa, the ill-fated series premiered in February 2018 and aired across three weeks.The show, which briefly featured eventual Love Island winner Dani Dyer, saw contestants take part in a series of physical challenges while residing in a luxury lodge and competing for a cash prize.Unlike Love Island, the show openly welcomed bisexual and queer contestants - with all participants competing in a battle of the sexes format.In September 2018, the series
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Elon Musk breaks nine-day Twitter silence as he reveals surprise meeting
Elon Musk took to Twitter yesterday (Friday, June 1) after a rare nine-day silence on the social media platform.The Tesla founder posted a tribute to popular YouTuber Technoblade, who tragically died of cancer, as well as sharing a snap of him meeting Pope Francis.Musk, who is trying to buy the social media company, said he was “honoured” to meet with the religious leader and uploaded a picture of the two of them alongside his four children.READ MORE: Jeff Bezos' yacht stranded after locals threaten to throw rotten eggs over bridge rowThe surprising meet-up left plenty of his 100 million followers shocked and the tweet quickly earnt almost 250,000 likes and 20,000 retweets.Although the wacky inventor hasn’t publicly declared himself religious, in an interview with Christian satire site Babylon Bee he admitted he agrees with the principles Jesus advocated.The SpaceX CEO said: “There's some great wisdom in the teachings of Jesus, and I agree with those teachings."Love thy neighbor as thyself is very important."Musk’s Twitter comeback follows concern from fans that he must be missing, since he is usually a prolific user of the site.The world’s richest man – who has sent 19,000 tweets since opening an account in June 2009 – didn’t even respond to swarms of birthday messages sent his way.But he is now back posting and as well as the random image alongside Pope Francis, the South African tech innovator showed an old photo of him and his ex wife Talulah Riley in Venice.Stay in the loop with all the latest Daily Star news by signing up to one of our free newsletters here.Some people speculated the Twitter absence was linked to Musk’s involvement in buying the company as part of a multi-billion dollar deal.He previously said he
Summer Bay - Home and Away Alf star's life - hospital dash, sport career U-turn and nurse wife - dailystar.co.uk - Australia - South Africa
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Home and Away Alf star's life - hospital dash, sport career U-turn and nurse wife
Home And Away's beloved Alf Stewart for more than 30 years and earned himself a Guinness World Record for the longest-serving soaps star in Australia.His dramatic storylines and endless twists and turns on the soap have cemented the 77-year-old actor’s place as one of Australia’s most legendary TV stars.While it’s hard to imagine Ray’s career taking him anywhere other than Summer Bay, fans may not know he was almost a sporting star for a major Aussie rugby team.READ NEXT: Home And Away Justin star's life - lookalike daughter, co-star splits and lavish weddingAs he gets set to celebrate 35-years on the hit show, let’s take a look at the Gold Logie Award winner’s life off-camera, which comes with many of its own dramatic storylines…Despite becoming the longest-serving soap star in Australian history and boasting a Guinness World Record for the achievement, Ray Meagher revealed back in 2019 how his career could have taken a very different turn.Prior to joining the long-running Channel Seven soap, the now 77-year-old had tried out for Australia's national rugby union team, the Wallabies.Having played club rugby in Queensland in his young adult years, followed by a few games at state level, Ray was asked to trial for the Wallabies, ahead of their 1969 South Africa tour.It was during this trial that one of the selectors simply shook his head when referring to Ray, ending his chances of wearing the green and gold jersey.'I didn't deserve to go anyway but I think it's quite a funny story,' Ray told Confidential.
Swimmer dies in brutal shark attack as horrified beachgoers watched on - dailystar.co.uk - South Africa
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Swimmer dies in brutal shark attack as horrified beachgoers watched on
READ MORE: Megalodon – the biggest shark that ever lived – ate sperm whales for breakfastThe National Sea Rescue deployed two rescue crafts after witnesses raised the alarm, but the efforts of rescuers were in vain.NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said: "On arrival at the scene, the body of an adult male, believed to be a local, was recovered from the water from the back surf line onto an NSRI rescue craft."The body was brought to the NSRI Plettenberg Bay rescue station."An NSRI doctor, Western Cape EMS and the South African Police Services responded."The man was declared dead at the scene.Lambinon said that the Bitou Municipality closed all nearby beaches following the incident."Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man," Mr Lambinon added."The NSRI and Bitou Municipality are appealing to sea users, bathes, sailors, paddlers and boaters in Plettenberg Bay and also on the Southern Cape coastline to exercise caution following this fatal incident."READ NEXT:Man breaks his neck after being thrown into back of police van without seatbeltsCruise ship smashes into iceberg 'size of truck' and terrifying passengersDecapitated heads and charred corpses found as 15 die in one day of cartel killingsAbandoned dog with no food or water survived off scraps thrown over garden fenceTime traveller warns 'mysterious and dangerous' virus will sweep across the world in 2024
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 58 million people, is also the world's 24th-most populous nation.
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