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Steph McGovern says she's 'in agony' and has lost weight during health battle
Steph McGovern has confessed that she is “in agony” with ongoing health issues and has lost weight after the latest series of Channel 4’s Packed Lunch came to an end.The TV presenter, 40, took to her Instagram account to open up about how she has been adjusting to life as she starts her well-deserved summer break.As she shared a make-up free snap of herself from the back of a taxi, the mum-of-one explained how she has been struggling with her health after overworking so much on the award-winning series.READ MORE: John Whaite gets 'intimate wax' after 'growing apart' from fiancé Paul AtkinsIn the candid snap, the blonde beauty could be seen with visible blisters on her face as she shared her symptoms on social media.In full view of her 98.6k followers online, she penned: “Here’s a pic of me looking rough, let me explain why...“We’re coming to the end of this series of Packed Lunch (we’re on a summer break after tomorrow) and whenever I get to the end of a long run I get poorly.“I’ve always had this whatever job I've been doing. I bet lots of people are the same.”She went on to explain how she has recently been suffering with an ear infection as well as blisters in her hair and on her face.Steph went on: “This time I have a bad ear infection and blisters in/ around my ear/ hair/ face.
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Strictly's John Whaite joins fury over Qatar World Cup 'Endorsing human rights violations'
Strictly's John Whaite, who is a passionate advocate for gay rights and has spoken on the thorny topic in the past, posted a topless photo of himself to draw attention to his political cause.The ballroom star stated that Qatar is set to profit by $17 billion from hosting the World Cup, but that he's unconvinced by the country's notoriously harsh attitude towards LGBT rights.The 33-year-old flaunted his bare chest in a cover pic on Instagram, which he released to 305,000 followers.He captioned the teaser photo: "If this picture has grabbed your attention, I urge you to swipe and read."Violations of human rights should not be endorsed (arguably funded) by organisations like FIFA."Getting fired up over the situation, the dancer continued that he wanted to discuss the World Cup due to how "painful" the actions of this year's host country are to him."First of all, I'll give this a little financial context - Qatar is set to profit by about $17 billion from the World Cup," he began.Then he challenged: "Is that acceptable, given the alleged track record of human rights violations?"According to Human Rights Watch, between 2019 and 2022, six LGBTQI+ individuals were repeatedly and severely beaten, and there were five cases of sexual harassment in police custody."There are also reports of trans Qatari women having their heads shaved and makeup forcefully wiped off at the hands of the authorities."He also elaborated that the political issues brewing beneath the surface in the sport have not been limited to solely "queer people".He claimed that the "so-called Kafala system" is also said to disproportionately affect the rights of migrant workers, in spite of law reforms back in 2020."Migrant workers who built the stadium have suffered
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Channel 4's Steph McGovern takes savage 'face' swipe at co-star John Whaite
Steph's Packed Lunch host Steph McGovern took a savage swipe about John Whaite's face on air.The popular Channel 4 daytime show got off to a frosty start on Monday (October 10) when Steph decided to have a cheeky pop at her co-star John's appearance.It was only minutes into the show when Steph made the facial jibe as she was just telling viewers about what was coming up on the programme, which included an appearance from World's Strongest Man star Eddie Hall. READ MORE: Steph's Packed Lunch to see comedian Russell Kane endure prostate exam live on air.Steph suggested hunky John had been cursed with a monstrously unattractive face when she told him he could "take his Halloween mask off".Handsome Strictly star John, of course, was not wearing any such mask despite it being the appropriate time of year.Steph said: "John, you can take your Halloween mask off, you don't need it yet."The studio erupted at the roasting remark, and John looked jokingly shocked at the comment before he hit back: "This is just my face, Steph. Deal with it, I have to."Luckily, poor John was able to move on swiftly to preview his segment, which saw him whip up spiced shredded pork with bao buns and pickled cucumber.Steph also previewed Luke Kempner's segment, where he told viewers about the best Halloween films, some of which were "spooky" and some "silly".This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated.
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John Whaite slams critic for 'vitriolic' comments about Giovanni Pernice & partner Richie
"This year is more of a celebration of queerness and the LGBTQI+ community," he added.John went on: "Please do not use my partnership with Johannes to undermine that of Richie and Giovanni's."In the caption for the post he penned: "Putting this here as requested."I don’t usually speak up against trolls or vitriol disguised as journalism, but I think it’s time to start. "Hateful words, like those written by Allison Pearson, could be read and taken for gospel by someone, who then turns on a person from a minority group."Worse still, someone from a minority group could read those poisonous words and turn on themselves."Let’s start putting these fires out with a calm sense of kindness and truth."And if Allison argues that it is indeed solely about the dancing, then I’d have to ask why single out the minority groups? "Review them all, if the dancing is what’s upsetting you."Rose, in response, took to her Instagram stories and shared a screenshot of John's video and wrote: "Please have a look at John's story… "Thank you for speaking up about this @john_whaite."She directed her comments at those who think TV is "too woke".The dancer hit out at these people as being "too privileged" to notice the benefits of the progressive show. Rose added the new direction of the show was a "huge deal" for minority groups. She also urged the critic not to compare her to Ellie, as they have "different" life experiences that are "not comparable".Paralympic swimmer Ellie has achondroplasia, the most common cause of dwarfism and has previously said on ITV's This Morning that "disability representation" on Strictly is "so important".
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Strictly's Giovanni Pernice 'frustrated' with Richie Anderson after 'failing to click'
Strictly Come Dancing pair Giovanni Pernice and Richie Anderson have reportedly got off to a rocky start following claims the professional is "frustrated" with his partner.Reigning champion Giovanni, 32, and the radio personality are one of two same-sex couples on this years series along with Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer.A source revealed to The Sun that the pair have "failed to click", adding that Richie is not listening to him during rehearsals.READ MORE: Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood defends Matt Goss after Anton Du Beke's catty remark"The pair haven’t clicked. Richie is so swept up by the whole experience that he is talking 100 words a minute, and it can be hard for Giovanni," the insider said.They continued: “He has told pals that Richie talks instead of listening during training, and it is frustrating.”The source went on to say that the pair are still getting used to each other, adding: "Giovanni thinks Richie has real potential in the competition." Giovanni and Richie are the second all-male partnership in Strictly history after Johannes Radebe and John Whaite who finished in second place in last years competition behind Giovanni and EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis.
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Tess Daly wows fans in red jumpsuit as Strictly Come Dancing live shows kick off
Tess Daly looked stunning in a form fitting red jumpsuit as she hit the stage for week one of the live shows for the 20th series of Strictly Come Dancing. The stunning presenter wowed viewers as she walked out in her stylish one piece, oozing glamour from head to toe as the dance competition got underway for another year.Tess, 53, wore her trademark blonde hair in a sleek volumised style, adding a glamorous full face of makeup to complete her look. READ NEXT: BBC Strictly Come Dancing viewers spot huge audience blunder as fans return to studio The leggy beauty walked out with co-star Claudia Winkleman as they prepared to host the debut week of performances on the hit BBC One show as the latest batch of celebrities geared up to compete for the coveted Glitterball trophy.Strictly Come Dancing's 20th season kicked off last night (September 23) with the star-studded new line-up being introduced to their professional partners for the season.Viewers saw British former Paralympian swimmer Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE - or as we know her Ellie Simmonds paired with Nikita Kuzmin, who was paired with Tilly Ramsay last season.Former X Factor star Fleur East has been paired with professional partner and Strictly newcomer Vito Coppola.Comedienne Ellie Taylor has joined forces with Johannes Radebe who fans saw make history in Strictly's first all-male couple alongside celebrity chef John Whaite last year.
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Strictly’s Richie Anderson teases Zoe Ball about 'mystery man' as he discusses pro partner
BBC Radio 2 presenter co-star Zoe Ball guessing on her breakfast show today after he mentioned his mystery partner on Strictly Come Dancing.The star refused to reveal the identity of his dance partner on the dance show, but Zoe, 51, said the Radio 2 team “might have figured out” what routine he might be doing first.Richie, who provides travel updates on Zoe’s show and who is a self-described Strictly super-fan, gave some insight into how he was feeling ahead of the show today.“How are you feeling today, Richie?” Zoe asked the former footballer.“You’ve done three days of training with your mystery Strictly partner.”“My mystery man!” Richie added excitedly, although he wouldn’t give anything more than that away.Richie is the second male celebrity to compete on the show in a same sex pairing, following in the footsteps of Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite last year.John made it to the final episode of the competition with partner Johannes Radebe, coming second to EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis.“How’s the body feeling?” Zoe probed Richie, attempting to find out more about his Strictly preparations.“I feel like I’ve done a Zumba class, but one of those ones where they sponsor you for 24 hours,” he joked.“But I’m feeling fitter! I’m walking up the stairs here now!”“And are you remembering the steps of the mystery dance that you’re going to be doing?” Zoe asked.While Richie confirmed that he was “getting there”, he wouldn’t reveal any more than that for fear of dropping any obvious hints.Zoe then said: “We keep watching him going to the coffee machine to see if we can get some clues.“We think we might have figured out what it is he’s doing,” she added cheekily.
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Rose Ayling-Ellis 'plays along' with romance assumption after 'splitting' from boyfriend
Strictly Come Dancing star, 27, has been documenting her travels to the exotic location as she took her first holiday in three years.The EastEnders star has gone on a sandy beach holiday with a friend, following reports she has split from her longterm boyfriend, Sam Arnold.But yesterday Rose told of an awkward moment a stranger assumed she was in a relationship.In view of her 542,000 followers, the star recalled the moment while sharing a playful holiday snap.Rose wrote: "The awkward moment when a stranger thinks you're a couple so you play along with it," followed by a laughing emoji.In the picture, Rose and her friend held hands while standing in the crystal clear sea.Rose playfully blew her friend a kiss as her companion looked over with a smile.The star also shared a series of bikini-clad pictures to her grid, gushing over her trip away.Lying in the sand in a mismatched bikini, she penned: "This place is just insane."It is my first proper holiday in three years."Those who know me, know how much I love to travel so this is a dream," she added.Rose looked fresh-faced and happy as she made the most of her time in paradise.Her Strictly co-star John Whaite took to the comments, telling her to "enjoy".The star's trip comes after reports that she and her boyfriend Sam Arnold have gone their separate ways.A source has claimed that the couple have "grown individually".They said: "Rose and Sam drifted apart, especially after she became so busy with work projects and was in-demand with new work opportunities.“They still have a lot of love and respect for each other, but they’re also still young and working out their lives," they told The Sun.In 2019, Rose and Sam enjoyed a trip to Peru, with Rose sharing the incredible snaps
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Strictly's John Whaite launches OnlyFans as he moves saucy snaps away from Instagram
Strictly Come Dancing star and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite has posted a lengthy statement explaining why he decided to create an OnlyFans account.Taking to Instagram, John cleared up any speculation, issuing his statement "before anyone gets the wrong impression".He confirmed he would not be "doing porn" on the adult site, but instead plans on using the paywalled service to make the most of his gym content.READ MORE: Strictly's Richie Anderson shares loved-up snaps with boyfriend ahead of BBC show debutIn the caption of a photo of himself, John started with a disclaimer: "Before anyone gets the wrong impression please let me reassure you that I am not doing porn."He listed his reasons for moving to OnlyFans, saying that he believes his "workout videos have a value" and his gym progress snaps would now be "appropriately situated in an area where age-restriction is better handled", and he plans to push branded content and food creativity on his Instagram account instead.Despite detaching himself from the sexier side of OnlyFans, he added: "I do have friends who do porn and think sex work should be respected, but that’s a different story!"John went on to "own this story", snubbing anyone who would twist the information into a "salacious and scandalous headline or piece of gossip".He confirmed that despite the content on his OnlyFans being a continuation of some of the content he has posted in Instagram, he felt he had a "refreshed regard" to the value of the content and wanted to "protect the eyes of younger audiences".His followers took to the comments to commend his clarification.One wrote: "Respect. Cogent argument.
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Dan Walker left mortified by 'awkward' message he sent to wife Sarah after texting blunder
Dan Walker has taken to social media to address the "awkward" message he ended up sending his wife.The Channel 5 newsreader, 45, accidentally told his wife Sarah Walker that he loved someone else following a texting blunder today which he blamed on predictive text.In view of his 276,000 Instagram followers, Dan laughed off the error.The former BBC Breakfast host wrote: "Definitely up there as one of the most awkward messages I’ve ever sent my wife," alongside three laughing faces."#PredictiveText", he added.Dan added a picture which showed him having made the error to his wife-of-21-years.The star wrote, "10 minutes away," after which he added, "I love John."Quickly rectifying the blunder, Dan added: "Not John... you," followed by another laughing face.Dan's Strictly Come Dancing co-star John Whaite was quick to comment on the post.John penned: "I knew it," as hundreds of Dan's followers like the comment.After sharing the post on Twitter, former Strictly pro Motsi Mabuse couldn't help but comment.Demanding answers, she wrote: "Who is John @mrdanwalker explain yourself lol," as the star replied with laughing emojis.Dan keeps snaps of his wife Sarah off of his social media platforms as well as his three children.Last year, the Strictly star revealed the real reason why he never shares photos alongside his wife on social media.Dan was asked about his wife's absence on his social media in a candid Q&A session.An Instagram user asked the star: "Why don't you post any photos with your wife?"Dan revealed that his partner prefers to not be on his social media accounts.He replied: "Good question...
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Celebrity Gogglebox fans torn as they don't recognise stars - but praise the episode
Gogglebox viewers were left baffled tonight as they failed to recognise some of the stars featuring on the show's Pride special.The hit Channel 4 reality series welcomed a host of new famous faces on Friday evening (July 1), including the cast of Netflix's LGBTQ+ show Heartstopper.Actors Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney and William Gao joined the show to mark Pride month - a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities.READ MORE: How much do celebs get paid for Gogglebox? Staggering earnings for each episode Other new faces included Strictly Come Dancing's first male same-sex couple Johannes Radebe and John Whaite, as well as RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars Tia Kofi and Lawrence Chaney.In addition, Ian 'H' Watkins, Claire Richards and Faye Tozer from Steps also appeared on tonight's show.Joining them were Gogglebox favourites Rylan Clark and his mum Linda, Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv, Clare Balding and her wife Alice Arnold, and Denise Van Outen with Blue star Duncan James.But as the special episode kicked off this evening, a number of viewers failed to recognise some of the new faces.Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "I’m not sure if I’m more confused that this is called Celebrity Googlebox or more confused in the fact I hardly recognise anyone on it." A second added: "I can’t keep up with all these different people on #Gogglebox."A third tweeted: "Who are Tia & Lawrence and can someone tell him it’s SHOVE yer granny off a bus no push! #Gogglebox." Another complained: "Where the hell have you got these Z list celebrities from? So few regulars left #Gogglebox." A fifth added: "7 mins in to Celeb Gogglebox and have not got a clue who half of them are #oldman." A sixth shared: "Could you give me a moment to work
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‘Heartstopper’ cast to join ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ tonight for Pride special
Netflix hit Heartstopper will be taking part in Celebrity Gogglebox tonight (July 1).As part of a Pride special, actors Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney and William Gao will join the beloved series to share their reactions on all the latest in TV.They’re set to watch This Is My House, Big Boys and Scream, as well as some highlights from this year’s Glastonbury festival.More guest stars on tonight’s episode include Strictly Come Dancing runners-up John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, who were the show’s first male same-sex couple to compete.RuPaul’s Drag Race UK queens Tia Kofi and Lawrence Chaney will also be taking part, as well as stars Bimini Bon-Bouash and Self Esteem, and Feel Good star Mae Martin and comedian Lolly Adefope.EXCLUSIVE: First clip of #Heartstopper's @joelocke03 @kit_connor @Yazdemand and William Gao on #CelebrityGogglebox tonight.@C4Gogglebox will be on @Channel4 tonight at 9pm.— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 1, 2022Meanwhile, Heartstopper was renewed for two more seasons earlier this year.“We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true,” executive producer Patrick Walters said.
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Johannes Radebe reveals search for love: 'Where are the brothers at?'
Johannes Radebe is loud and proud, having exploded on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor with a stack of feather boas and killer heels to make anyone jealous.READ: Strictly finalists Johannes Radebe and John Whaite reunite for Celebrity GoggleboxBut one thing he has been slightly more reserved on during his time in the spotlight is his love life, but as he covered HELLO!'s digital cover for Pride Month, the professional dancer lifted the lid. In candid comments, he explained: "Due to internalised homophobia for the longest time, I thought that I did not deserve love.WATCH: Johannes Radebe opens up about breaking boundaries with John Whaite"And it's a journey and the fact that I'm here at a place of acceptance and abundance, I feel like I'm ready and we'll see."MORE: Johannes Radebe reveals what his mother has taught him as she visits him for first time in UKREAD: Strictly's Johannes Radebe reveals how pairing with John Whaite affected relationship with his motherHe then joked: "I'll go on a couple of dates, I'm still checking out the scene, where are the brothers at? Hit me up, call me up."Speaking about the attributes he desires in his potential partner, he shared that "loyalty" and "kindness" were the two main ones."Kindness goes a long way because the day that we don't love each other, as long as we are kind to each other, it will carry us," he shared.
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Exclusive: Johannes Radebe reveals dream to start a family as he finally feels comfortable in his own skin
Pride Month celebrations are in full swing with London Pride just days away, and if all goes to plan, Johannes Radebe is hoping to take the celebrations by storm "on a float somewhere in heels and a big feather boa".EXCLUSIVE: Johannes Radebe reveals what his mother has taught him as she visits him for first time in UKJohannes exploded onto our screens as part of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, where he has dazzled with his campy choreography and has unapologetically been himself. He's won plaudits for performances in heels, drag, and even touching same-sex routines with best friend and fellow pro, Graziano Di Prima, and last year with his celebrity partner, John Whaite.Johannes Radebe stars on our Pride Digital CoverIt wasn't always easy for the dancer, who has previously spoken about being bullied and beaten up as a child, and in his most personal interview to date, he opens up about coming out to his mother, who he has a very strong bond with, and exclusively reveals that he is now looking for love."I'm still checking out the scene, where are the brothers at? Hit me up, call me up," Johannes, star of our Pride Digital Cover, jokes, before going on to share his dreams of having a big family: "I would love the opportunity to raise a child, or two, or four." "I would love the opportunity to raise a child, or two, or four," said JohannesFor me, it's a celebration of the LGBTQI+ community.
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Strictly's John Whaite left ‘emotional’ as he shares update from bed after car crash
“I fearfully fumbled with the phrase, ‘I’m gay’ for those 60 minutes, but every time I wanted to blurt it out my own tongue asphyxiated me, rendering me speechless,” he wrote.“It was, and for many still is, a horrific cliff edge to be standing on, because once said, there’s no taking it back: no re-entry to the closet.”At the end of the lunch break, his Head of Year “brushed the creases out of her trouser legs” after she stood up and said: “I think I know what you want to say and it’s fine.”John said he felt “more confused” by his teacher’s words and felt “ashamed” that he couldn’t “just shout it from the rooftops”.But he continued his day like normal, “hanging out with my gang of girls while all the other lads played footy”.Strictly fans rushed to send John their support especially after he shared a candid Instagram post in May,John had posted a black and white picture of him and Paul alongside a lengthy caption where he wrote that “relationships are complicated” and not necessarily a “blissful merging of freedoms” but both “joyous and painful”.He went on to say: "We learn more about ourselves on a daily - if not hourly - basis, and we grow from those lessons.“After 14 years I’m blessed to have this man in my life, and how we define what we have is ours alone.“So do enjoy the work we both share publicly, but please respect that we all have a sacred and precious right to privacy.”