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After cancelling last week’s shows due to the host experiencing “symptoms consistent with a recurrence of Covid”, CBS announced the full return of Colbert to The Late Show.

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Last week’s cancellation marked the second time the Emmy Award-winning host was forced to call in sick, the first time being on April 21st after Colbert contracted Covid.

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Bradley Walsh will appear on Desert Island Discs this weekend as he shares thoughts on his interesting life and career so far.The show talks to all manner of famous and interesting people, from wartime doctors to celebrities like Ricky Gervais, Ian Wright and Richard Osman.Episodes can often become emotional as celebrity guests look back on the ups and downs in their lives, and the soundtrack they feel accompanies it.Despite an impressive career, Bradley, 61, has indicated he may consider retiring soon.The Chase host said: "You know what, in a couple of years time I won’t have to do any of it, I’ll be retired and that’ll be it."Footballer turned presenter and actor has had a varied career, becoming one of the most famous faces in Britain thanks to his roles as a quiz show host on The Chase in particular.Bradley Walsh is reported to have a jaw-dropping net worth of £20million, including £12.5mil in assets.It was revealed in 2018 that Bradley had earned £9.2mil in the two years before, allowing him to live in an Essex mansion complete with a pool.He owns the company Wingit Productions alongside his wife Donna Derby, itself believed to be worth £12.3mil, according to the Sun.He and Donna, who once appeared in the music video for Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer, have been married since 1997.They share one son, Barney, who features alongside Walsh in the show Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad. Bradley also has a daughter from a previous relationship.He's now spent 40 years in showbiz, but his face first became nationally recognised when he presented the National Lottery.He remains best-known for presenting the chase and acting credits in Coronation Street as Danny Baldwin and in Doctor Who as Graham O'Brien.

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Bradley Walsh will appear on Desert Island Discs this weekend as he shares thoughts on his interesting life and career so far.The show talks to all manner of famous and interesting people, from wartime doctors to celebrities like Ricky Gervais, Ian Wright and Richard Osman.Episodes can often become emotional as celebrity guests look back on the ups and downs in their lives, and the soundtrack they feel accompanies it.Despite an impressive career, Bradley, 61, has indicated he may consider retiring soon.The Chase host said: "You know what, in a couple of years time I won’t have to do any of it, I’ll be retired and that’ll be it."Footballer turned presenter and actor has had a varied career, becoming one of the most famous faces in Britain thanks to his roles as a quiz show host on The Chase in particular.Bradley Walsh is reported to have a jaw-dropping net worth of £20million, including £12.5mil in assets.It was revealed in 2018 that Bradley had earned £9.2mil in the two years before, allowing him to live in an Essex mansion complete with a pool.He owns the company Wingit Productions alongside his wife Donna Derby, itself believed to be worth £12.3mil, according to the Sun.He and Donna, who once appeared in the music video for Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer, have been married since 1997.They share one son, Barney, who features alongside Walsh in the show Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad. Bradley also has a daughter from a previous relationship.He's now spent 40 years in showbiz, but his face first became nationally recognised when he presented the National Lottery.He remains best-known for presenting the chase and acting credits in Coronation Street as Danny Baldwin and in Doctor Who as Graham O'Brien.
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Piers Morgan updated on the death threat situation which involved a "genuinely horrible death threat" sent to the former Good Morning Britain host and one of his sons.The TV star, who is 57, isn't normally alarmed by what people have to say online but one message aimed at him and his son sent shivers and Piers knew at that point he had to take action.According to reports at the time, the messages that were publicly expressed that he was "a marked man" and it was a "promise" that he would "getting killed".It was claimed that messages were also issued to his 28-year-old son Spencer, telling him that he would "get it" if his father didn't.Updating on the situation in a debate over whether Donald Trump should be reinstated with his Twitter account or not, the former newspaper editor host told US spokesperson Ben Ferguson the case was still ongoing.On his new show Piers Morgan Uncensored, he said: "I was on Instagram when some vile yob, in this country in the UK posted a death threat to me and one of my sons on his Instagram page."The ex-Life Stories host explained that after pursuing the case with police a charge was still yet to be delivered.He added: "In fact, it’s going through the legal process now and it’s taken 16 months and there’s still been no charging decision."The news anchor commented: "I was absolutely incensed that someone would target one of my kids like that with a genuinely horrible death threat and I’ve decided to pursue it."Meanwhile, Piers set the record straight on Wednesday's programme after he'd seemingly faced backlash after an interview with the Taliban on his new TalkTv show.Some media outlets had suspected that Ricky Gervais was not impressed with the interview that saw Piers clash with the Taliban
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Dave Chappelle was the target of a violent attack in Los Angeles on Tuesday when he was rushed on stage. The star was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke event when a man charged him during his performance. MORE: Chris Rock's brother speaks out over Will Smith Oscars slap Security were forced to intervene and drag the offender away as the stunned crowd watched the live events unfold.WATCH: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars Actor Jamie Foxx was watching the show from the wings and rushed to help Dave during the shock moment. Despite the attack, Dave - who came under fire earlier this year for trans jokes during another Netflix show, The Closer - was unharmed and even went on to make a controversial joke immediately after the incident. MORE: Oscars host Amy Schumer reveals why Chris Rock didn’t leave stage after Will Smith slap RELATED: Ricky Gervais reveals how he would have handled Will Smith altercationChris Rock also seized the opportunity to make light of his own on-stage misfortune, when Will Smith slapped him during the Oscars.  Dave thanked Jamie Foxx for rushing on stage to help him During his performance later in the evening, he said: "Was that Will Smith?"Social media was lit on fire with people who viewed the performance at the Hollywood Bowl as they wrote: "Someone just rushed Dave Chappelle," and there were strings of shocked face emojis. READ: Amy Schumer makes career decision in wake of 'traumatizing' Will Smith Oscars upsetOthers weren't sure what had happened and wondered if it was some sort of joke.  Chris Rock performed after Dave and made reference to being slapped by Will Smith Dave thanked Jamie for trying to help him and told the crowd: "Shout out to Jamie Foxx by the way.
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‘Only do 6 years!’ Ricky Gervais mocks Will Smith's 10-year Oscars ban amid slap row
Oscars and any other event hosted by the Academy for the next ten years.The move comes after the actor slapped comedian Chris Rock, 57, on stage at the 2022 ceremony after he made a jibe about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head following her battle with alopecia.The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star stormed the stage after Chris made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith - who has alopecia - sporting a buzzcut.Ricky has now taken to Twitter, where he enjoys a following of 14.7 million, to react to the latest development following the incident.Sharing a news article about the Academy’s decision, Ricky wrote: “Hopefully, he'll only do 6 years with good behaviour.”The After Life star's reaction comes as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its ruling yesterday as it explained its reasoning for the measure.In an open letter to the Academy "family”, David Rubin, President, and Dawn Hudson, CEO, said this year’s Oscars ceremony was “meant to be a celebration of the many individuals who did incredible work this past year”.“However,” they continued, “Those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”.They also apologised for being “unprepared for the unprecedented” and issuing a delayed response.“During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room,” they wrote.“For this, we are sorry.This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.”Following Ricky’s tweet, social media users were quick to weigh in regarding the controversial scenes.Rustle_Dust_ said: “I'm not sure we should have a culture where people can be
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Will Smith‘s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, during last month’s Oscars ceremony.The comedian and actor said that it wasn’t a “bad” joke as he appeared to poke fun at the gravity that people have applied to Pinkett Smith’s alopecia condition, the apparent subject of which was what offended her and her husband, who slapped Rock in response.Despite Rock’s joke, in which he said that Pinkett Smith’s cropped haircut made her look like “GI Jane”, Rock had “no idea” about her alopecia, according to a source.Now, responding to fans on a Twitter live after being asked for his thoughts about the incident, Gervais said: “You don’t hit someone over a joke, however bad it is – and it wasn’t bad” [via The Independent].“That was like the tamest joke I would’ve ever told,” the comedian added.Gervais had previously said during a stand-up show in London last week that he would have joked about Pinkett Smith’s “boyfriend” August Alsina instead of her appearance.“People were going, ‘What would have happened if Ricky Gervais had been doing it [hosting the Oscars]?’” Gervais continued.“Well, nothing, as I would not have made a joke about his wife’s hair. I would have made a joke about her boyfriend.”Pinket Smit and US singer Alsina have been involved in an “entanglement”, which she has discussed on her Red Table Talk show.Gervais also mocked people criticising Rock for “joking about [Pinkett-Smith’s] disability”.“Well, I’m going a bit thin – I’m disabled,” Gervais said, pointing to his head.
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supports HTML5 videoRicky Gervais has gone off on people who have described alopecia as a ‘disability’.The comedian and After Life star has been outspoken on his opinion of the now-infamous altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars last month, making several scathing remarks.In case you’ve been living under a rock, King Richard actor Will stormed the stage where Chris was presenting an award and slapped him in the face after the comedian made a joke about Jada, Will’s wife, comparing her haircut to that of GI Jane.Jada, 50, lives with alopecia, a hair-loss disorder, and shaved her head last year as she began getting noticeable bald spots.The backlash to Will’s violent outburst has been swift, with the actor coming under investigation by the Academy – which he later resigned from – and production being paused on several of his upcoming films.Now The Office creator Ricky has again condemned Will’s actions in a Twitter Q&A with fans – and scoffed at those who described Jada’s condition as a ‘disability’.In a Twitter live event last week, Ricky said: ‘You don’t hit people over a joke, however bad it is. And it wasn’t bad!‘That was like the tamest joke I would ever have told,’ he added.‘Someone said it was joking about her disability,’ he said in a deadpan voice, before letting out a laugh.‘Well I’m going a bit thin,’ he continued, touching the top of his head.
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Channel 4, which would result in the broadcaster being sold off after 40 years in public ownership.As reported by The Guardian, the government is hoping to raise close to £1billion, with the money potentially being used for creative training and for independent production companies.Last year, former Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the privatisation of Channel 4 was “needed” in order for it to “compete with the streaming giants”.“Without [more money], Channel 4 won’t have the money to invest in technology and programming, and it won’t be able to compete with the streaming giants,” he said, according to Sky News.Earlier in the year Ricky Gervais spoke out against the potential sale of Channel 4, calling it “a real shame”.“For almost 40 years, Channel 4 has been a launch pad for new ideas and new talent,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s been able to do that because of its remit and not-for-profit structure and it would be a real shame if that was destroyed by selling off the channel.”Channel 4’s chief executive, Alex Mahon, revealed the news to staff on Monday (April 4): “We have been informed in the last hour that the government will shortly announce that the secretary of state has decided to proceed with the proposal to privatise Channel 4,” she wrote in an email.“In our engagement with the government during its extended period of reflection, we have proposed a vision for the next 40 years which we are confident would allow us to build on the successes of the first 40.
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Oscars."Dear TV and film stars, why are some of you so f*****g weird?" he challenged, in view of almost 15 million followers."You're actors.Some of you, great actors.So just act normal.Simple."Robin Ince - who will be undertaking a Horizon tour with Brian Cox this year - took the opportunity to indulge in some banter with Ricky, as he reacted to the tweet.He quipped: "I like hearing this advice from a man who insisted I should be buried on a beach, hung up on a coat rail by parcel tape & who used to hide in my dressing room shower cubicle so he could leap out screaming. NORMAL."Ricky jokingly hit back: "Good point, but at least I never sat on ham to coax out anal parasites or drank milk directly from a cows udder, Robin."The Office star's tweet comes just days after Chris Rock was slapped on stage for making a GI Jane joke about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.She suffers from the autoimmune condition alopecia, which causes hair loss, which resulted in the difficult decision to shave her head.However, it has been reported that Chris had been unaware that she had a medical condition when he made the joke - and some onlookers argued that being compared to "strong" and "brave" GI Jane was actually quite a compliment.Will, clearly upset, hadn't taken the quip the same way, however, after he publicly yelled at the comedian to "keep my wife's name outta your f*****g mouth!"Ricky publicly told the world he would give as good as he'd got if Will had dared to punch him.Describing himself as "heavier" and "angrier", he made multiple comments about the scenario on Twitter - and when one fan asked him how he would have handled the situation, he said: "Smack 'em back.""Unless they're smaller than you," he jokingly added.
Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, film producer, director and musician. He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and acting in the British television series The Office (2001–2003). He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the Rose d'Or twice (2006 and 2019), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was placed at No. 11 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and at No. 3 on the updated 2010 list. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.
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