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‘Got a bit tearful’ I'm A Celeb's Scarlette Douglas emotional over new move away from show
Scarlette Douglas, 35, admitted she “got a bit tearful” about her latest career stint following her exit from A Place In The Sun.The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! opened up about her exciting new role on Channel 4 in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.Scarlette became the third famous face to leave ITV’s I’m A Celebrity this year, after previously exiting her longtime gig on A Place In The Sun back in August.However, she has now started a new chapter with Channel 4, joining her brother Stuart to present property show Worst House on the Street, which made its debut this year.The show follows Scarlette and Stuart's work as property developers as they help families transform run-down houses into dream homes without breaking the bank.Asked if she ever got emotional filming the series and watching families see their homes transformed, Scarlette confirmed she did.The former jungle campmate said: “It really is. And I think - the episode you'll see next week on the Wirral - it can get quite emotional towards the end.“Because the lady in it - it was the first time that she bought a house for herself and her kids,” she continued.“And it was just a really good end result.She was over the moon and we all got so emotional with her.So I think that's probably the one where I really got a bit tearful.”Scarlette went on to reveal there were also tears when she left A Place in the Sun after building such a strong fanbase within the show. “I’ve been quite emotional about it, actually.
Paul Hollywood - Prue Leith - Giuseppe Dell - GBBO's Freya Cox approached by Paul Hollywood after filming following 'difficult' time - express - Britain - Germany
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GBBO's Freya Cox approached by Paul Hollywood after filming following 'difficult' time
The Great British Bake Off welcomed their first vegan baker Freya Cox to the show last year and her ways were praised by judges Paul Hollywood, 56, and Prue Leith, 82, throughout the series.The 20-year-old has said she is proud to have been an advocate for veganism on the show and even managed to change Paul's mind about baking her way. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Freya reflected on her experience in the tent last series, which was won by Giuseppe Dell'Anno.The baker admitted it was "harder" for her baking the vegan way "because the challenges are already so difficult".This however didn't stop Freya from sticking to her guns.She added: "I was so dedicated and commited to it [being vegan] because I'm the type of person that really likes to stand by my morals," she spilled."I'm never going to change that."A Place in The Sun's Jonnie Irwin, 48, diagnosed with terminal cancerFreya's time on the show came to an end during German Week when she failed to impress judges with her Upside-Down Yeast-Leavened Cake.After leaving the show, she said Paul approached her to praise her for her efforts.She revealed: "When I left, especially Paul, he was so lovely and he was like, 'Oh you've changed my opinion a lot on vegan baking' which I thought was really nice because he didn't need to say that."Despite his words, Freya doesn't believe she could convert him to veganism anytime soon. "I'm never the sort of person who is really forcing it on anybody," she explained, adding she's happy if people are just more "open-minded" about it.The show introduced a vegan week on the show for the first time back in 2018.Despite not following the plant-based lifestyle, Paul defended the show for introducing the episode. At the time, he said:
Jean Johansson - Danni Menzies - Jonnie Irwin's co-star Danni Menzies sends emotional message following terminal diagnosis - express - Italy
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Jonnie Irwin's co-star Danni Menzies sends emotional message following terminal diagnosis
Danni Menzies, 33, took to Instagram today to share a heartfelt update with her 105,000 followers in light of the upsetting news. A Place in the Sun star Jonnie Irwin, 48, has bravely shared that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only has six months to live.This afternoon, Danni shared a photograph of herself laughing and hugging Jonnie next to co-star Jean Johansson. She captioned the poignant pic: “You ledge @jonnieirwintv so incredibly brave to share your diagnosis with the world. “A true inspiration to us all to cherish all the moments we can with the people we love. “Love and laughs always to you and you’re gorge fam xxx,” she added. Yesterday, the news broke that the A Place In The Sun and Escape To The Country presenter had just six months to live. Jonnie has said he hopes that sharing his diagnosis will inspire others to "make the most of every day".The Channel 4 and BBC star shared how his lung cancer has sadly spread to his brain and admitted he “doesn’t know how long he has left” after hearing the devastating news.Jonnie, who shares three-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac with his wife Jessica, said he had chosen to keep his illness private until now.The star spoke about early warning signs of his illness, which came while he was filming A Place In The Sun in August 2020 in Italy.The presenter recalled how his vision became blurry while driving, which happened shortly before he was given his heartbreaking diagnosis. “Within a week of flying back from filming, I was being given six months to live,” he explained.“I had to go home and tell my wife, who was looking after our babies, that she was on her own pretty much.That was devastating.“All I could do was apologise to her.
Paul Hollywood - Matt Lucas - Prue Leith - GBBO's Prue Leith defends the show after accusations of 'cultural appropriation' - express - Britain - France - Mexico - Japan
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GBBO's Prue Leith defends the show after accusations of 'cultural appropriation'
“That’s not the spirit of the show.”She went on to confirm that she and Paul Hollywood set the challenges in each episode.Co-hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas introduced the episode, which first aired in October,The two were wearing sombreros and bright ponchos during the introduction.Noel commented he did not feel they should make Mexican jokes “because people will get upset” before Lucas said playfully: “What, not even Juan?”Following the broadcast, some on social media were critical of the programme’s depiction of Mexican culture, claiming it was guilty of cultural appropriation.During the interview, Dame Prue also spoke about what she sees as the show’s positive impact.“Really, the whole phenomenon of Bake Off is, to me, absolutely extraordinary,” she said.“This is rather a cliché thing to say, but I do think that it is a force for good, most of the time.“Everything we do in life is a bit stressful, we are always short of time, we’re short of money, there are all sorts of horrible things happening all over the world.“And Bake Off is this safe space where the worst thing that can happen is somebody will drop their bake.”It’s not the first time the show has been accused of “cultural appropriation”.In December 2020, the show came under fire for its “Japanese Week”.For the season’s seventh episode, contestants were also tasked with making Iles Flottantes, a French cuisine.They were also tasked with making ice cream and cakes with custard.
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Michael Sheen and Natalia Tena cast in Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney drama
Channel 4 has announced the cast for its upcoming dramatisation of the court battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney – check out a first look image above.The two-part drama-documentary, titled Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, was announced in July, which will use the real court transcripts to recreate the high court defamation case “juxtaposed with analysis from the media and on social media”.Chanel Cresswell (This Is England, Trollied) will play the role of Coleen Rooney, opposite Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones) as Rebekah Vardy.Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Quiz) will play Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, alongside Simon Coury (The Professor And The Madman) as Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson KC. Rebekah and Coleen’s respective husbands Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney will also be played by actors, although their casting has yet to be announced.Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama is written by Chris Atkins (Who Killed The KLF?) and directed by Oonagh Kearney (Five Letters). The drama-documentary is being developed by Chalkboard, with Tom Popay serving as executive producer.“Created from the real court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will bring viewers all of the incredible and unbelievable moments from a case that kept the public and media gripped,” a press release reads.In June 2020, Vardy sued Rooney for libel after Rooney alleged she was leaking stories from her private Instagram account to journalists at The Sun.
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Russell Kane teases he'll ‘be bum in the air, facing camera' on new Steph’s Packed Lunch
Russell Kane, 47, has teased that he might soon be asked to get into a rather undignified position on Steph’s Packed Lunch in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.The star, who regularly appears alongside Steph McGovern, 40, on the Channel 4 show, spoke about the importance of busting taboos as part of Boots Taboo Talk podcast.Russell explained how he could see himself posed with his “bum in the air” live on TV for a good cause, in a wider chat about losing his virginity and why it's beneficial to talk about touchy subjects.Speaking about Steph’s Packed Lunch, he said: “We talk about a lot of stuff on there and we talk about it at lunch time. “Steph had a cervical smear live on tv and there’s no doubt in my mind I’ve got a prostate exam coming my way when the new series starts.“We will literally be bum in the air, facing the screen,” he added.“Talking about anything taboo is useful when it creates change for the better.That’s what people forget," he continued.“We’re not just talking about virginity, or cervical smears or prostate exams for a laugh.“Yes, it’s nice to get a laugh - but imagine if people start talking about that stuff more and someone goes for a test. “If you talk about taboos properly, you can evoke thoughtfulness with humour. I’m so passionate about it, particularly with men.”Russell then went on to speak about how strongly he felt that taboos need to be lifted for men when it comes to talking about sensitive topics. “Honestly, men are such a mess and you don’t realise”, Russell said.
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Kirstie Allsopp blasts Channel 5 for still having Covid rules: 'No end to this insanity!'
@Channel5 have different Covid rules to @Channel4. “There is no end to the insanity of the protocols which continue to dominate this industry #genuinemadness."She was joined by her followers and fans, who echoed her sentiments and shared how surprised they were that the virus regulations were still in place. @MerrynSW wrote: “They still have Covid rules?!”Kirstie responded, saying: “So many, you can’t imagine.”@Nickinickster penned: “There shouldn't be any Covid rules anymore.”@Sebserlo wrote: “They still have Covid rules?! How odd!”@Mooanddrew said: “Why do they have any Covid rules at all? They do know that we are just on a level 2. “If, and that is a big if, Covid flares back up, they will not have any additional measures to put into place, except closing altogether.”Kirstie frequently updates her followers on the latest going-ons in her life via Twitter. She took to the opinion-sharing platform late last week to explain how she spotted actor Hugh Grant at the airport, and considered retiring from television as a result. Kirstie penned: "Just saw Hugh Grant at Heathrow. “He looked a good 10 years younger than me, and I bet he’s at least 10 years older, I may have to give up TV."Twitter users flocked to comment on the post, as @gerbil granny commented: "Liked your tweet - but feel the need to clarify that I would NOT like it if you gave up TV!"@Emma Chewter wrote: "You look great, your knowledge, experience and your great sense of humour are far more important for your senior TV career."@Daisygolightly agreed: "Don't even think about it! You keep me sane and optimistic. I'm off work with a hospital procedure at the moment and your shows on catch up are what keeps me going.
Laura Adlington - Bake Off's Laura Adlington decides not to have children after doctor told her to lose 14st - express - Britain
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Bake Off's Laura Adlington decides not to have children after doctor told her to lose 14st
The Great British Bake Off star said having to decide against having children was “the hardest thing I've ever gone through”.She said: “Unless you've gone through infertility and that heartache of really wanting it and it not happening… It’s the hardest thing I've ever gone through.”Laura, who appeared on the 2020 series of the Channel 4 show, went on to explain how infertility affected her mental health.She admitted she found herself thinking: “What's the point?” If she could not start family.Laura said: “I've never thought, ‘I want to take my own life’, but I definitely have had thoughts that I didn't want to be here any more.“And I have phoned Samaritans on a few occasions and really benefitted from it,” she added to Fabulous magazine.Laura revealed she has had issues with her weight since she was eight and found it difficult to shed the weight for the IVF process.She explained: “It was such a lot to lose — about 14st and I just struggled to do that.“I wonder if that will always play on my mind, particularly as I get older.”Laura has been outspoken about her thoughts on infertility and how it has affected her.Earlier this year, she took to social media to express her feelings of sadness whenever she thinks about her struggle.Sharing an insight into her life on her Instagram Story, Laura said she wondered what could have been when she picked up her niece from school and watched parents with their children.She wrote: “I did feel a little bit sad today seeing people I went to school with picking up their kids from the same school as my niece, thinking that could have/should have been me.
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Naked Attraction's Anna Richardson dating new boyfriend after splitting from Sue Perkins
“So people need to be aware of how their partner does their love language,” Anna told The Mirror.The TV star explained that while she had been “introduced” to dating apps, she did not meet her new beau through one of them.She stressed how she was “really, really lucky” to have found someone that was “compatible” in her friendship circle.The Naked Attraction host added: “So many girlfriends of mine have met through apps and I know they're brilliant."Anna previously dated Sue, who she met at a Halloween party, following Anna’s split from her ex-partner of 18 years, Charles Martin.The Naked Attraction presenter and her former partner, Sue, were together for seven years until they split last year.The reported reason for their split was that they were unable to agree on adopting children.After the split, Anna told Express.co.uk in an exclusive interview she was still hoping to have kids.She said: "I'm still pursuing that, I am very much in touch with Adoption UK because I did a podcast for them last year."I'm very keen to press ahead with creating a family, yes."Elsewhere, Sue had previously reflected on her benign pituitary gland tumour diagnosis, which admittedly left her in a "dark place".She told The Mirror: "I don't know if I would have gone on to have children.“But as soon as someone says you can't have something, you want it more than anything."Sue regularly attends hospital check-ups to monitor the symptoms of her tumour.She added: “Sometimes it screws up my hormones.“I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren't too onerous."
Rachel Riley - Vladimir Putin - Countdown's Rachel Riley asks 'should we be worried?' as suspicious parcel found backstage - express - Ukraine - Russia - county Bureau
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Countdown's Rachel Riley asks 'should we be worried?' as suspicious parcel found backstage
Rachel Riley, 36, has taken to Twitter with a baffling post, asking whether "we should be worried", as she snapped a shot of a curious looking parcel in the lobby of the Channel 4 offices.The Countdown favourite asked her 692,700 Twitter followers for their thoughts on the oddly-shaped package.The star wrote: "Should we be worried?" while the large parcel could be seen near a window at the studios.It didn't take long before a cohort of her followers jumped on to the post to share their jokes and comments. @BakuraOfKulElna jibed: "How did you find out where the Tories have hidden the economy?"@Olafdedig posted: "Is that how Jimmy Carr is shipped ?"Some fans noted that the shape of the parcel curiously matched that of Doctor Who's evil villain, the Dalek.@SchizoDuckie joked: "Daleks can't hurt you if they're still in plafic wrap." @JakeCross1977 penned: "Exterminate! Exterminate!"@Paulgkk said: "Where's the Doctor when you need him?"It's not the first time Rachel has taken to Twitter in shock this week. She took to the opinion-sharing platform to express her views about Russian president Vladimir Putin after the world leader made threats about the possibility of nuclear war.He warned that he would use all options at his disposal to protect Russia's "territorial integrity". The maths whizz made no secret of her dislike of Putin when she told her 692,800 Twitter followers: "Forever rot."Rachel made her point as she reposted a tweet by Max Seddon, the Moscow Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, which had announced: "Putin is finally speaking."To defend the country and the people, we will use all the means at our disposal.'"Rachel, who has been in opposition to the Ukraine war, reacted to the news by urging the President to
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First Dates' Merlin Griffiths issues warning during stage 3 cancer as he details struggles
Channel 4 star has warned others to get checked as soon as they think have symptoms, in a bid to prevent it getting worse.The 47-year-old said: "You never really realise how common cancer is until it happens to you.”Merlin has urged others to learn from his mistakes and not be embarrassed to get tested, as the earlier caught the better.The much loved First Dates barman ignored typical symptoms of the disease for several months.Common symptoms can include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the poo without other symptoms of piles (haemorrhoids) and abdominal pain, discomfort or bloating always brought on by eating.Merlin believed a pain in his stomach was from a car accident that happened when he was 20, so didn't think to get checked at first. Naga Munchetty 'let off steam' after furious BBC Breakfast backlashBy the time he reached the doctors for a test, his cancer was at stage three.He was then told he had a 75 per cent chance of living beyond five years.On why he took his time going to get tested, he told The Sun: "It was that typical male reticence thing of going, 'Oh I'm fine', 'it's nothing really', 'I'll be alright.'"I tried to convince myself that the pain just wasn't important."Since his diagnosis, the bartender has gone through a series of treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and robotic surgery.He has also been fitted with a stoma bag, a change Merlin struggled with at first.  He went on to say he hasn't been able to cycle long distances like he used to and said it's also changed the way he eats.Doctors will monitor Merlin with a series of tests over the next five years.Sharon Osbourne reacts to 's**t storm' after Meghan row [REACTION]Alex Scott opens up about 'falling in love' with
Liz Truss - Nadine Dorries - New culture secretary “re-examining” privatisation of Channel 4 - nme.com
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Channel 4.Earlier this year (April 4), previous culture secretary Nadine Dorries tweeted her intentions to privatise the broadcaster under the belief that government ownership is “holding Channel 4 back” from competing against streaming platforms.A Change.org petition was launched in response to stop the plans, which has received almost 500,000 signatures at the time of writing.Donelan told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme she was “making sure that we still agree with that decision” (per BBC News).“As the prime minister said, we do need to re-examine the business case and that’s certainly what I’m doing. We’re looking especially at the business case for the sale of Channel 4 and we’re making sure that we still agree with that decision.”She added: “I’m the type of politician that bases their decisions on evidence, that bases their decisions on listening, and that’s what I’ll be doing over the coming weeks.”Donelan, who took over at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of new Prime Minister Liz Truss’ wave of cabinet announcements, said it was “no secret” that she had “been a sceptic for a long time of the [BBC] licence fee”.The culture secretary said that the BBC‘s “unique” coverage of the death and funeral of the Queen had reaffirmed the importance of making the corporation “sustainable”.“For me that means it’s even more important to make sure the BBC is sustainable in the long-term,” she said.
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'Wanted to shine light on it' Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt bravely details health struggle
Channel 4 documentary Britain's Tourette's Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt.The Gogglebox star delved into the terrifying experience of developing sudden onset tics as she investigated the increase in cases of Tourette’s in Britain.Scarlett, who was 12-years-old when she developed her tics, also had Bell's Palsy, a temporary weakness or lack of movement affecting one side of the face.While Bell's Palsy usually gets better within nine months, Scarlett had to learn to control her body all over again.Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, Scarlett revealed why she wanted to “shine a light” on sudden onset tics to try and help younger sufferers - especially girls.Scarlett began: “I feel like when I did, it was because I have experienced that myself.“And so it's always sort of in my mind, the fact that it's happened to me, and it could happen to others.”Scarlett highlighted the huge increase in people experiencing tics, branding it a “mini pandemic”.She continued: “There's been a massive increase in young girls getting sudden onset tics, like - it's almost like a mini pandemic in itself.“And no one was really talking about it, and I wanted to shine a light on it, because I know how sort of scared I felt when I had tics as a kid.“So I wanted to, like, open the conversation up.”Scarlett explained how she believed the coronavirus pandemic had also affected children, who were left dealing with their issues whilst being left “to their own devices”.The TV star pointed out how much of the attention during that period was focused on the higher risk groups.She explained: “And also, I think during the pandemic we saw all of our concentration was on the vulnerable and the elderly, because that's who needed our help the most.“But I think in
Rudy Reyes - Ant Middleton savagely mocks 'uglier' SAS Who Dares Wins replacement Rudy Reyes after axe - express - USA
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Ant Middleton savagely mocks 'uglier' SAS Who Dares Wins replacement Rudy Reyes after axe
Ant Middleton poked fun at his SAS Who Dares Wins replacement, Rudy Reyes, as he joined in with Twitter fans in a display of mockery of the new star.The former star of the show made his feelings only too clear after Channel 4 announced last year that they would be parting ways with him permanently as their "views and values are not aligned".Yesterday the ousted adventurer applauded one of his Twitter fans, @TubbyNo8, for taking aim at his replacement.The fan joked: "Reminds me [of] when Rachel dated Russ in friends…. Looks like Ross but is not Ross…"He’s got a beard and dark hair but he ain’t you Ant… come back !!"Ant enclosed a laughter emoji, exclaiming: "You guys are killing me… Keep em coming!"The Zero Negativity author wasn't quite living up to the title of his book when he tore into Rudy himself, although he later insisted it was all in good fun."If a US Marine tried to run a Delta Force selection process, he would be laughed at and get a good old fashion kickin'," he added in another Twitter rant.Commenting on the physical similarity between the two men, who are both muscular with black hair, another follower joked in reply: "They tried to make the other guy look like you with a wig on."Ant then mischievously retorted that his rival was also "uglier".After another one of his 326,000 followers dismissed the latest format as "p*ss poor", Ant instantly agreed: "Of course it is!!!"I built that show from the ground up.
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Nadiya Hussain says she ‘furiously’ worked two jobs to ‘stay away’ from parents
BBC's The Great British Bake Off.The TV chef has since been working non-stop, with successful ventures including the launch of her own homeware range and becoming contributing editor to BBC's Good Food.However, before her stellar stint on The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya had a very different future on the cards.Nadiya wanted to read psychology at Queen Mary in London, but her family did not allow her to go to university due to fears she would be corrupted.Motivated by her outrage, Nadiya became “furious” and worked two jobs so she could “stay away” from the family home in Luton.Reflecting on her parents’ concerns, Nadiya explained how she could now understand their fear thanks to having her own children.She said: “Now when I look back I can understand their fear.“But I wish they [could have been] stronger.”Nadiya continued to Radio Times: “That desire I had, for my parents to have the strength to let me do something completely wild in their eyes, I’d like to think that I have that now.“I had to go through that lesson to understand that my children are going to want to do things that scare the living daylights out of me.”Nadiya has previously opened up about her own worries and experiencing anxiety.In her 2019 memory, Finding My Voice, Nadiya revealed her struggles with the "monster" – anxiety."I do have moments of anxiety," said Nadiya."I stepped into this industry so unknowingly and so quickly…“I could very easily not have this job."Exposing her internal dialogue, Nadiya told The Scotsman: "I think, ‘Oh, goodness.
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