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Knowingwhentoletgo eartbroken Sharon Osbourne confirmed last week that she’d moved out of the LA home she shares with her rocker husband Ozzy amid claims he’d cheated with a celebrity hairstylist 22 years his junior. The 63-year-old admitted she doesn’t know if she and Ozzy, 67, will stay married because she hasn’t figured out what she wants. As Closer’s therapist Emma Kenny reflects on p7, it’s harder to move on when you’ve spent over 30 years with the same person – it’s like leaving the biggest chapter of your life. Whether she forgives or not remains to be seen, but sometimes we need to let go of the life we planned in order to have the one that’s waiting for us.

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CHERYL:

‘LIAM WILL BE THE PERFECTDAD!’ Insiders say Cheryl has never been happier as she reveals the ‘big plans’ she has with new love, One Direction star Liam Payne he couldn’t stop smiling as she cosied up to her new beau Liam Payne on the red carpet in Paris last week, and after showing off what looked like a hint of a baby bump pals speculated if Cheryl may already be expecting her first child. The singer, 32, has been dating One Direction star Liam, 22, for four months following her split from second husband Jean-Bernard FernandezVersini, 35, in January. Closer previously reported how the former Girls Aloud star was so smitten she’d spoken about starting a family with Liam – now the star’s inner

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circle say her dream looks set to become a reality. A source says: “Cheryl’s been beaming recently and talking about the big plans she has with Liam. She’s never been so chilled about her career and love life, usually she’s always stressing out.” BABY PLANS

The pal adds: “But lately, when friends have been quizzing her about what’s happening with Liam, she’s been saying she’s letting it all happen naturally – and that Liam will be the perfect dad!” Back in July, Cheryl sparked concern after being pictured looking worryingly thin,

blaming her tiny frame on grief over the death of her ex JeanBernard’s father. Now insiders say she’s focusing on getting healthy to become a mum. A source reveals: “Cheryl is definitely looking a lot healthier, she’s been taking care of herself more these past few months. She realised at the end of last year that she wasn’t in the best physical shape. She knew that being so stressed and skinny would lower her chances of getting pregnant – which has been her biggest dream for so long – so she’s been consciously making her diet better for a baby. “She’s been eating really clean,

Cheryl: ‘I can’t wait to hang out with Eva in LA’

Eva and Cheryl bonded last week

She wowed on the red carpet last week and it seems Cheryl also cemented a new friendship after she hit it off with actress Eva Longoria. Cheryl, 32, and Eva, 41, were laughing together at the Global Gift Gala in Paris where Eva presented Cheryl with the hilanthropist Award or her charity work nd shared a fun napchat video of hem face swapping. A source says: “Eva nd Cheryl have met Eva and Posh had fun in Cannes

a few times through their work with L’Oréal but they had a blast last week. Cheryl was telling Eva she’s planning on spending more time in LA, and would love to hang out.” But insiders say Eva’s BFF Posh, who was snapped partying with Eva the next night at Cannes, was less than pleased over their bonding. A pal says: “Victoria wasn’t happy when she saw the pics. She and Cheryl used to be pally but have had a bit of an up and down relationship in the past few years. She’s not keen on Cheryl and Eva getting close.”

unprocessed food with lots of greens, fruits and occasionally having carbs like oats for breakfast with berries. Plus Liam has been cooking her proper meals and taking care of her!” Since finding love, showbiz’s hottest new couple have gone full steam ahead and have now reportedly set up a love-nest in Calabasas, LA, after previously renting a multimillion-dollar secluded house in the Hollywood Hills area at the start of the year. But despite their bliss, pals have said Cheryl – who split from husband Ashley Cole in 2010 after he allegedly cheated with a string of women – does worry Liam might stray, and is reportedly unhappy about him hanging out with his One Direction bandmates. But Liam is determined to prove he is for keeps. FAMILY MAN

A source says: “At the start, Cheryl was joking to Liam that they could only be a casual fling because of the age difference. She said she wanted to find the perfect dad to raise her kids with, and Liam has taken that seriously and is trying to show her he is a family man. “He never even thought about having kids before Cheryl, but now that his bandmate Louis [Tomlinson] has a child and seems to be loving it, Liam has been feeling more keen.” Meanwhile, there is still


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he’s suffered the heartache of two failed marriages and her former X Factor act – Reggie ‘n’ Bollie – tell Closer Cheryl advised them to work on their own relationships. Reggie says: “She is great with advice and told us whenever we have time off we have to spend it with our wives and children because they are what’s most important. “She always tells us to put our families first. Before The X Factor finished filming she advised us to take our wives, Edith and Mira, somewhere they

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Cheryl and Liam looked close in Paris last week

tension between Cheryl and JB – who the singer was said to have been nervous about bumping into at the Cannes Film Festival last week, which is where the pair first met in 2014. They even attended the festival together last year. A source adds: “Cheryl has

been scared about seeing JB in Cannes and the stress has been affecting her. She’s been feeling uncomfortable about going back to Cannes with Liam as she has so many mixed emotions about the place.” By Emily Cope

would have a great time before everything got busy again.” The duo – real names Reggie Zippy, 31, and Ishmael Hamid, 29 – were also warned by Cheryl to be wise with money. Bollie says: “She told us to be careful as it won’t be around forever.” The duo also add that Cheryl is very down-to-earth. Reggie says: “She’s a massive star but she’d take us out for dinner to normal restaurants like pizza or chicken places. She’s always very professional when fans speak to her.”

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IS IT FINALL SHARON&O ● Ozzy embroiled in ‘cheating’ scandal ● Desperate Kelly tries to broker a truce ● Sharon tells friends: “He has pushed

me too far” hey have one of the most tempestuous marriages in showbiz and have teetered on the brink of divorce for years, but Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne still managed to send shockwaves around the world last week with the news they had reportedly split after Ozzy allegedly cheated on his wife of 33 years. According to reports, Sharon stormed out of the LA home she shares with the 67-year-old rocker after finding out about his affair with “rock-obsessed” celeb hairstylist Michelle Pugh, 45.

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Now sources tell Closer how a devastated Sharon, 63 – who has three children, Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30, with the Black Sabbath singer – is in turmoil over whether to call it quits. Sharon confirmed last week on US TV show The Talk that she had moved out of the family’s £10m Beverly Hills home, saying of Ozzy: “He’s given me an unbelievable life and he’s given me three gorgeous children and I love him. I just need time to really think about myself. What do I really want

for the rest of my life?” Insiders say the crisis has left the normally feisty star shattered. A source reveals: “Sharon is a heartbroken mess right now and is taking some time out as family and friends rally round. “She doesn’t want to go back to the house as she says it harbours too many bad memories.” The source adds: “She’s moved in with Jack and his family for now. She and Ozzy have been through so much already – but she’s not sure if they are strong enough to survive this.” Sharon revealed how she came close to divorcing Ozzy three years ago when she found out he’d relapsed after seven years of being sober from drink and drugs, forcing him back into therapy. FAMILY INTERVENTION

The couple have suffered a tumultuous marriage, with Sharon claiming earlier this year that Ozzy slept with two of their children’s nannies when he was addicted to drugs. Fears mounted last week that Ozzy was in danger of relapsing into drink and drugs in the aftermath of the affair, but the singer – who is set to start a world tour with Black Sabbath – said in a statement: “Any reports that I am not sober are completely inaccurate.”


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Hairdresser Michelle is allege to have had an affair with Ozzy

Insiders say the scandal has rocked the closeknit family, who shot to fame with their reality TV show The Osbournes. A source says: “Kelly has always been a daddy’s girl and this has hit her particularly hard. She feels torn between them. She’s been comforting Sharon and trying to encourage her to sit down and have it out with Ozzy to see if they can work things out. “Ozzy is desperate to speak to Sharon and let her know that he’s not willing to let their marriage end without a fight. “Kelly is proud her dad has managed to stay clean but, like her siblings, she’s worried that if Sharon leaves him for good it could lead him back down a slippery path.” The source adds: “Kelly, Jack and Aimee are hoping that after this initial trauma has settled Sharon will be more willing to hear Ozzy out and enter talks.” A FRESH START

Sources close to Sharon say she is also being comforted by her co-hosts on The Talk, as well as

former boss Simon Cowell. A source says: “Simon has reached out to Sharon. While they haven’t always seen eye to eye, they have a history together and Simon has spent a lot of time with Sharon and Ozzy in LA so he knows them both well.” Meanwhile, sources say Sharon – who has been tipped to join this year’s X Factor – is determined not to let her marriage problems affect her career. A source adds: “Sharon is keen to get her spot back on The X Factor and, despite scheduling

difficulties, she’s determined to make it work. “She’s no fool. While this situation is a devastating blow for her, she’s adamant that she’ll come back fighting and turn this split into something positive.” The source adds: “Her marriage has been hanging by a thread for a long time and Sharon has said she’s sick of living in a ‘bubble of unhappiness.’ She’s hell -bent on using this humiliating blow as the turning point to give herself a fresh start.” By Daisy McLure

1970 Sharon and Ozzy meet. 1982 They marry in Hawaii after dating for nine years. 1983-1985 The couple welcome their three children. Sharon reveals her assistant caught Ozzy in bed with the nanny after the birth of Jack. 1989 Ozzy was arrested for attempted murder, after he tried to strangle Sharon following a five-day drink and drugs binge. She didn’t press charges and Ozzy went to rehab for three months APRIL 2013 Sharon finds out on the couple’s 30th anniversary that Ozzy has relapsed after seven years and moves out. MAY 2013 Sharon and Ozzy decide to give it another go and move back in together. MARCH 2016 Sharon claims she caught Ozzy in bed with two of their kids’ nannies in the late ’80s/early ’90s. MAY 2016 The couple split after rumours of Ozzy’s affair.

‘Sharon needs to move on with a man who deserves her’ Closer psychologist Emma Kenny says: “Sharon has taken Ozzy back each time he’s cheated and put up with more than most women would. But if the latest affair turns out to be true – and she takes him back again – there’s a danger that Ozzy will cheat again as he knows it’s behaviour he can get away with. They’ve built their lives together and are obviously deeply

in love and close friends. But Ozzy is a man of extremes and she knows she can’t change or curb his behaviour. It’s harder to move on when you’re in your 60s and you’ve spent over 30 years with the same person – it’s like leaving the biggest chapter of your life. But Sharon needs to accept that the relationship is flawed and move on with a man who deserves her.”

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‘We’dbothlovebabygirls’ Close pals Danielle Lloyd and Jordan spark a double pregnancy riddle as they’re both snapped sporting more rounded tummies hen Danielle Lloyd was pictured at her lavish engagement party last week, she happily announced that her long-term confidante Jordan – aka Katie Price – will be one of her bridesmaids. And now it seems their bond runs a lot deeper, with insiders revealing they have been swapping pregnancy secrets, specifically Jordan’s top tips for Danielle to have a much-wanted baby girl. Sources say the duo’s inner circle wouldn’t be surprised if the pals have planned their

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next pregnancies to coincide with each other as they both want girls. PREGNANCY SECRETS

An insider reveals: “Pals have grown suspicious Danielle might be expecting. She’s relaxed her strict diet and massively scaled back her trips to the gym, pre-empting people asking about her rounded tum by telling friends she’s ditched her 100 sit-ups a day. And friends can’t help but notice Katie’s figure looks a bit fuller too. She’s not been drinking for

a while, which has set tongues wagging among her pals that she might be pregnant.” Friends say that Danielle, 32 – who has Archie, five, Harry, four, and George, two, with footballer ex-husband Jamie O’Hara – is longing for a daughter after finding happiness with electrician Michael O’Neill, 29. The pair got engaged on Valentine’s Day after a whirlwind romance. JORDAN’S TIPS

And according to insiders, Danielle turned to Jordan, 37 – who has Harvey, 14, Junior, 10, Princess, eight, Jett, two, and Bunny, 21 months – for tips on conceiving a girl. A source says: “Katie jokes she’s a fertility expert, and as

a mum-of-five says she’s had enough practice to have learnt how to conceive a girl – she tried out several techniques before having Bunny and wanted to share her wisdom with Danielle. “They have always talked about sex and babies, but Katie gave her advice on the best sex positions to boost her chances of having a girl. She advised Danielle to increase the carbs in her diet, with plenty of roast dinners, and eat acidic foods such as red meat in the days leading up to ovulation.” Insiders say Jordan thinks having another girl would complete her family and Danielle is keen to CLOSERONLINE.CO.UK

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‘Iwant Jordan to be with me on thebigday’ help Jordan have a healthy pregnancy. A source says: “Katie’s last two pregnancies were fraught with problems, including excruciating sciatica and anaemia. Danielle has been sharing her tips with Katie on keeping fit and healthy during pregnancy, encouraging her to take folic acid supplements.” CHANGE OF PLANS

In 2013, Danielle told Closer how being pregnant at the same time as Jordan strengthened their bond, saying: “I’ve been opening up a lot to my good friend Katie Price lately, who’s also experiencing a difficult pregnancy. She told me she’s counting the days until her baby comes out!” And pals say they would be thrilled to share the same experience again. In Closer last month Danielle said she wanted to get married

before she has more children, but in a dramatic U-turn last week, she tellingly revealed her wedding plans are on hold until 2018, as she and Michael put babies first. She said: “I haven’t set a date for the wedding yet. Michael’s got no children but he really would love a little baby. “When we got engaged, my boys were like, ‘Yes! We’re going to get a little sister now!’ We’re y really looking forward Jordan alread n re ild ch e has fiv to the wedding but we ants a sixth w t bu don’t know when it’s going to be, we’re just enjoying being with each other.” similar things – it’ll be lovely to have her with me on the big day.” BEING A BRIDESMAID A source says: “Katie has She also revealed why she chose already bought two pink baby Jordan to be her bridesmaid, blankets, one for her and one for saying: “We’ve grown up Danielle. It is Danielle’s dream together and been through

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to have both their babies with them at her wedding. She thinks it’ll be a double celebration.” By Deborah Fraser

JORDANBLOWS£4KONSEXTOYS‘TOREWARDKIERAN’ he’s never been shy of controversy but Jordan caused shockwaves last week with jaw-dropping revelations about her sex life. She was ordered off the set of Loose Women after making a joke about spit during a discussion on sex toys, later confessing she had a “butt plug with diamonds on the end.” Now insiders say the reason for her frank discussions about her sizzling sex life with husband Kieran Hayler is to make amends after a string of previous

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revelations left him humiliated. As Closer previously reported, Kieran, 29, was furious last month when Jordan talked about her split from ex-husband Peter Andre, saying: “I didn’t want to divorce him.” She also repeatedly referenced Kieran’s affairs – he slept with two of her former best friends in 2014 – and was accused of trying to “punish” him last month when she got him to dress up as a unicorn to launch her new TV show, Katie Price’s Pony Club. A source says: “It was

Katie’s mum Amy who told her not to humiliate Kieran and to make more effort to spice up her marriage and make him feel wanted. Katie took her advice on board and splashed out £4,000 on sex toys, and has been bragging about their sexathons. “She’s been posting more loved-up selfies to Instagram, and has told pals that Kieran finally deserves some reward after getting the relationship back on track.”

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BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT JUDI JAMES SAYS: “When they posed last September [above] with twinned smiles and relaxed torsos, they were clearly a couple in love and lust. Michelle placed her hand on her man’s chest, which is a gesture of ownership, while Mark had his hand on Michelle’s bottom in a gesture of sexual appreciation. But last week was very different. Having been apart for months you’d expect the newlyweds to be tactile, but they’re rigid. His hand appears to hover behind her back, signalling he’s unsure how to behave around her.”

After being plagued by split rumours, insiders say Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright may be preparing for a fresh start in the US hey’ve been hit by intense speculation that their one-year marriage is in trouble – and their frosty appearance at last week’s BAFTAs sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Now insiders say Michelle Keegan will do whatever it takes to salvage her relationship with Mark Wright. And pals say the pair, who visited LA in December for meetings with TV networks, would even be prepared to move there for a fresh start. A source says: “Michelle is devastated that her marriage has hit a rocky patch so soon and she’s told her inner circle

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that she feels she has to make things work between them. She still feels that she can have her fairy-tale ending with Mark and wants to stop them growing apart. “She wants to turn things around. She’s suggested to Mark they think seriously about a temporary move to the US. He thinks LA would be a great place for them to start over.” Rumours that the couple were having problems surfaced last month when they uncharacteristically stopped sharing pictures of each other on social media – despite Mark, 29, visiting Michelle in Cape Town while she filmed Our Girl. And just two weeks ago,

JUDI: “Mark tries to bridge the huge gap between them with his right arm, but there’s no response from Michelle. She carries her bag in her inside hand, preventing any affectionate hand-holding, leaving Mark to fiddle with his jacket.”

Michelle, 28, was snapped partying without her wedding ring, setting tongues wagging. Insiders say the tension between the pair was palpable when they attended the BAFTAs in London last week. A source says: “Mark and Michelle posed in front of photographers, but when the cameras stopped snapping they walked away from each other. And as they strolled down the red carpet they were physically far apart. Michelle’s wedding ring was back on and she was cheery, but Mark didn’t seem happy. They barely exchanged a word and appeared very distant.” By Emily Cope 13

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kim fumes:

rom unveiling her dramatic weight loss at the prestigious Met Ball, to hogging the headlines when her fivemonth-old son Saint made his first public appearance in Cuba last week, Kim is undoubtedly Kardashian queen bee. But a day after Saint’s public debut Kim was trumped by Blac Chyna, 28, who sensationally stole her limelight, announcing she was expecting her first

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child with Kim’s brother Rob, 29. After recently becoming engaged following three months of dating, it seems Blac has her own plans to become a Kardashian global sensation. FAMILY RIVALS

According to US reports, Blac – real name Angela Renée White – has filed legal documents to claim the name Angela Renée Kardashian for future business ventures. Sources claim the couple are considering starring in their own reality series and whether to cash in on a latesummer wedding special. And despite publicly backing Blac on the family reality show KUWTK last week, saying: “She gave [Rob] confidence, more power to her,” insiders say Kim, 35, is raging that her title could be stolen. A source says: “Kim was shaking with anger when she heard the baby news

and then burst into tears. She’s supporting Blac in public to try to regain control, but she said she was in disbelief that Blac had wormed her way into the family. Now she fears she’s going to eclipse her once she has the Kardashian name and gives birth to a child with the famous surname, too. “Blac and Rob basically broke the internet the day their baby news came out and now Kim feels Blac’s pregnancy has overshadowed her weight loss.” GENUINE THREAT

The former exotic dancer and Kim were once close pals but they fell out two years ago when Kim’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, 18, started dating Blac’s ex, rapper Tyga, 26 – though reports claimed the couple had “split for good” last week. Blac and Tyga have a three-year-old son, King Cairo, and split in 2014. A source says: “Kim feels Blac

is a genuine threat. She feels she has no boundaries and will do anything to shock and get headlines. She’s determined to stop them from gaining any more momentum – even going so far as to hire a PR expert.” As Closer previously reported, Kim and husband Kanye West – who also have daughter North, two, are struggling to hold their marriage together, but now pals say Kim wants to explore options of reconnecting so there’s no threat of Blac and Rob becoming the next power couple. A source says: “Kim’s vowed to do everything she can to ensure Blac and Rob don’t engulf her and Kanye. She’s thinking that if they can get their marriage back on track, it’ll show no one is stealing her crown without a fight.” By Daisy McLure

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KHLOE WARNS LAMAR:

‘I’m cutting off your money!’ Insiders say Lamar Odom’s recent boozing is pushing estranged wife Khloe Kardashian to the brink e swore he’d never drink again, after he was hospitalised last October following an accidental overdose in a Nevada brothel. But Lamar Odom seemed to go back on his word last week when he wa photographed downing Cogna at LA’s Beverly Center mall. And later that night, Keeping Up With The Kardashians broadcast the first pictures of th 36-year-old basketball player in intensive care, lying unconsciou on a hospital bed after overdosin on drugs and alcohol.

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Now insiders tell Closer how his estranged wife, Khloe, 31 – who kept a bedside vigil after he was given hours to live – has told him she’s cutting him off. A source says: “Khloe was devastated when she saw the pictures of him drinking at a bar during the day. She feels utterly let down and crushed by Lamar, who was finally starting to win her trust back and had promised that he would stay sober. Khloe was accused of altering this snap

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“She burst out crying and started lashing out at the wall in pure frustration as she told pals she felt like a ‘fool’ for believing he’d changed – and putting so much time, money and effort into his recovery. “She instantly messaged him saying he’d blown his chances, before telling him she was cutting him off both financially and physically as she insisted she couldn’t stand the sight of him.” DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS

Khloe was also quick to air her disappointment on Twitter, posting: “Hummmmm…. People disappoint.” The incident comes just weeks after Lamar was pictured drinking Cognac at a bar on Easter Sunday, just hours before joining the Kardashians at a church service.

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The pair married in 2009 after dating for one month, then Khloe filed for divorce in 2013 – but it was never finalised and was put on hiatus when Lamar was recovering from his near-fatal coma to ensure Khloe could make medical decisions on his behalf as his legal next of kin. A source says: “Khloe did everything for Lamar – paying thousands of dollars in medical bills, renting him a beautiful home when he left hospital and even giving him a monthly allowance so he never had to worry about money. “She recently admitted she wanted to give things another try, but now she wants to get the

vorce finalised as quickly possible.” TTING BACK Khloe came under fire recently for photoshopping a gym selfie to make her thighs look slimmer, but she angrily hit back at critics, writing: “It’s because I’ve had reconstructive surgery you a**holes!” A source adds: “Having this stress with Lamar in addition to her deep-rooted body issues being highlighted is making Khloe feel particularly vulnerable at the moment. “Kourtney is trying to help boost her confidence and has been her rock over the past couple of weeks, but it’s clear that this latest knock from Lamar has pushed her to the brink.” By Daisy McLure

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25 YEARS ON: WILL MISSING BEN NEEDHAM FINALLY BE FOUND? New evidence emerged last week in the case of toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared 25 years ago – giving his mum, Kerry, new hope erry Needham has never given up her 25-year search for missing son Ben and last week she was given fresh hope that he might still be found alive. South Yorkshire Police are now on the Greek island of Kos investigating the case and Crimestoppers are offering a £10k reward for information leading to Ben’s discovery. They’ve also announced they are looking for a man who called

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a missing person’s helpline back in 1993 saying that Ben’s name had been changed to Andreas and that he was living with a man called Nikos in a coastal town of Katerini in Greek Macedonia. In another twist, it was reported that Ben’s grandmother was told he was taken away from the island on a black speedboat. Ben was just 21 months old when he vanished from outside a farmhouse in the village of Iraklis, which his grandparents were renovating. His mum Kerry

was at work in a local hotel and Ben was being looked after by his grandparents for the day. There have been many theories about what might have happened, including speculation he was buried alive accidentally under the builder’s rubble left near the house, adopted by a gypsy family or sold to traffickers. Despite several false leads, his mum Kerry, 43, who lives in Sheffield, has never wavered in her belief that Ben is alive and desperately hopes he was

LOST & FOUND: THE MISSING CHILDREN RETURNED TO THEIR FAMILIES ● In 1997, Zephany Nurse was abducted from

● In 1998 Natascha Kampusch, then 10, was a hospital in Cape Town, three days after her abducted on her way to school in Vienna, birth, by a seamstress who’d had a miscarriage Austria, by Wolfgang Priklopil. She was held and went on to raise her as her own, in a village in a small cellar until she eventually escaped just a mile away. Her parents, Morné and in 2006. Priklopil killed himself before police Celeste, never gave up hope could find him. Natascha escaped from of finding her. In January ● Between 2002 and 2004, her abductor in 2006 2015, her biological sister, Georgina DeJesus, then 14, Michelle Cassidy Nurse, began at the Knight, 21, and Amanda Berry, 16, same school as Zephany were kidnapped by Ariel Castro and people commented on in Cleveland, Ohio. They were the resemblance between imprisoned in his house until 6 May, them. DNA tests confirmed 2013, when Berry escaped. Castro that Zephany was in fact the pleaded guilty, but committed Nurses’ long-lost daughter. suicide a month into his life sentence.

brought up by a family who wanted a child. NOT KNOWING

Kerry, who also has a daughter, Leighanna, 22, tells Closer: “I have to believe the investigators will find something. I dream about seeing him again but I can barely allow myself to imagine how traumatic it would be for him. He’s been brought up not knowing the truth. And I don’t want him to feel pressure or to cause problems for him or for his family. I just want to know he’s safe and happy. I miss him so much, the grief is as raw as ever.” And the investigators have reiterated that if Ben does come forward, he’s under no pressure to rush into a reunion. Also, under Greek law, no legal action could be taken against any potential


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running around. And he loved animals, he had a plastic cow that he’d carry everywhere with him and make mooing noises. “That’s how I picture him. I’ve felt so helpless not knowing what happened to him and I felt I had very little help for years.” FALSE HOPE

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perpetrators as there’s a 20-year time limit for prosecution after a crime has been committed. Speaking at a press conference in Kos last week, Detective Inspector Jon Cousins

now settled with a new partner, agrees with. She explains: “Of course I want to see him again. But he’s no longer the toddler that I picture. I know he’s a man now and it might be complicated.” South Yorkshire police were criticised later last week after reportedly being seen drinking in Kos. But Kerry is fully supportive of their efforts. She says: “I have no issue with the police – I know how hard they’re working. It’s a very stressful case and I don’t mind if they want a drink after a long day while they’re off duty.”

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‘Even a tiny detail could be the missing piece’ said: “I appeal to any individuals who believe they might be Ben to come forward… Did you have blond hair and blue eyes as a child? Do you have doubts over who your parents are?” He made it clear that if they were to find him any decisions made about what happens next would be down to Ben himself. It’s a statement Kerry, who’s

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And the mum still aches for the child she lost. Kerry says: “Ben was just the loveliest little boy – so happy and sunny, always

Kerry adds: “Myself and my family were the ones following up the leads, travelling at a moment’s notice to anywhere we were told he might be. I’ve lost count of the trips I’ve made, the false hope I’ve been given. We sold everything we had to fund finding Ben and I’ve felt very alone – we had little help from the police or the government for years. I’m so grateful that’s changed.” But Kerry feels she’ll never be able to live a normal life until she finds Ben. She says: “I’ve had nervous breakdowns, the worst was in 2012, when for six months I could barely leave the house. Now I have good days and bad days. Sometimes I wake up and feel OK for a split second and then remember Ben’s gone and it feels like being hit by a truck. Some days I cry for hours in sorrow and frustration. He must be out there somewhere. “I’m desperate for anyone to come forward with any relevant information. It might seem like a tiny detail to them – but it could be the missing piece that will lead us to Ben and that would be the best thing in the world.” By Mel Fallowfield

TIMELINE OF EVENTS SINCE BEN VANISHED 24 JULY, 1991 Ben vanished at approximately 2.30pm while playing outside his grandparents’ farmhouse, which they were renovating, in the village of Iraklis. His disappearance was reported to Greek police, who failed to put in place checks on ferries leaving the island. 25 JULY The family join police in searching for Ben on the hillside above Kos Town, but find no trace. Builders working nearby give a statement saying they had seen a car, possibly a Suzuki Alto, parked near the house the day before with a woman sitting in the back and two men in the front. 26 JULY The police notify the authorities at Kos airport. A kiosk employee recalls seeing a boy fitting Ben’s description in the terminal on the day he went missing. He is never traced. SEPTEMBER Due to illness, the family return to the UK but the search continues. 1993 A mystery caller contacts a missing persons’ charity and claims Ben is now called Andreas and living with a man named Nikos. MAY 2016 South Yorkshire Police fly to Kos to reinvestigate the claims.

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Kerry:

‘Iwantmykidstolearn frommymistakes’ Kerry Katona admits showing her children a video of herself taking cocaine

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Talking about her drugs battle while on Loose Women – where she has also returned to the panel after 12 years – the mum-

of-five appeared alongside daughters Molly, 14, and LillySue, 13, saying: “I’ve been very open with my cocaine addiction. I’ve shown them the video [of me taking cocaine].” Kerry previously revealed she first tried drugs aged 14 with her mum, Sue. Her addiction reached its peak during her marriage to taxi driver Mark Croft, during which she binged on cocaine in a suicide bid. Now pals say bipolar Kerry, 35 – who is also mum to Heidi, nine, Max, eight, and DylanJorge, two – didn’t want the children to learn about her

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DIFFICULT YEAR

It’s been a tough year for the former Atomic Kitten singer, who split from her third husband George Kay in October after just 13 months of marriage. Since then she’s reportedly enjoyed

a string of dates with Ex On The Beach star Jayden Fresh, denied rumours she’d fallen for her personal trainer, and was reportedly pictured kissing convicted killer Kevin Lane. Now an insider says Kerry has been visiting a psychic to see whether she’s going to find lasting love. The source says: “She’s desperate to know whether she will finally get her happy ever after. She went on a date last week and she’s waiting to see if anything develops.” By Deborah Fraser

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he revealed her painful split from her boyfriend of three and a half years Jake McLean two weeks ago – and now Lauren Goodger has told pals that when she’s

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past from anyone else. A source says: “Kerry always vowed to be open with her kids about her drugs past. She showed Molly and LillySue the video a while ago – it’s a lot to take in, but the girls are extremely mature for their age and have always been there to support Kerry.”

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ready to start dating again, she’ll land a celeb boyfriend. Before Lauren, 29, dated Jake, she had an on/off 10-year romance with reality star Mark Wright and the final breakdown of their relationship was played out for cameras on TOWIE. A source says: “When Lauren was with Jake, he really hated being in the limelight and she

always felt like she was being held back. She wants to be part of a TV power couple again. She’s always dreamed of having her own reality show one day and she knows that being part of a celeb couple is TV gold.” And pals say Lauren is now planning a girlie getaway to LA and Las Vegas. A source says: “Lauren doesn’t want to sit around moping about Jake. She’s embracing her newfound freedom.”

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he’s previously confessed she’s done a “100 lifetimes’ worth of drugs”, and Kerry Katona made the shock revelation last week that she has shown her two eldest children a video of her taking cocaine during the depths of her addiction, so that they’ll learn from her chaotic past.

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‘Having a Down’s baby at 19 was the making of me’

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As a new, highly accurate test for Down’s syndrome is rolled out in the UK, the controversial method is dividing opinion. Some health experts are welcoming it, while others are worried it may put pressure on women to terminate their unborn baby – something mum Francesca Murley understands only too well ews that a simple blood test for Down’s syndrome is set to be offered on the NHS is causing controversy. The method, known as Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing, and said to be 99% accurate, detects the composition of the unborn child’s DNA in the mother’s own blood and doesn’t carry any risk of miscarriage, like the invasive amniocentesis tests. But there are concerns about what effect this test will have on society.

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Francesca Murley understands these concerns all too well after giving birth to a baby with Down’s syndrome. When her boyfriend of four months left her after she refused to have an abortion, 19-year-old agriculture student Francesca faced life as a future single mum. She says: “I was terrified about being a single mum, but I’d always wanted kids and couldn’t face having an abortion. I left uni and moved back home – luckily, my mum was supportive.” But there was more traumatic news to come when her unborn baby was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, which doctors said was extremely rare given her age. Francesca says she was advised to abort several times by doctors – but refused. A NORMAL LIFE

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Now Francesca, from Cambridge, has her beautiful seven-monthold daughter Alba-Mae in her arms and says she’s the best thing to ever happen to her. She says: “I wanted this baby so much. I didn’t know much about Down’s syndrome, but I did know that people with it can

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live happy and healthy lives. AlbaMae astounds me every day – and she’s no different to other babies. “I support the need for the new test as it’s important for expectant mums to prepare themselves for the future. But it upsets me when people say the test will eradicate Down’s syndrome – it’s like saying you want to eradicate a whole race. “People need to be educated and introduced to mums like me, who can show them what a joy babies with Down’s are.” Last April, when Francesca was 12 weeks pregnant, a scan revealed there was an increased fluid around the baby’s head, neck and abdomen. Doctors explained there was a high chance the baby would have Down’s syndrome. She adds: “It was hard to take in. I’d never imagined that at my age I’d have a baby with Down’s. Part of me hoped they’d got it wrong.” A private blood test confirmed Francesca’s baby had Down’s syndrome. She recalls: “I felt panicked – I didn’t want my baby to not lead a normal life. But the tests also revealed I was expecting a girl – suddenly I felt connected to her and just wanted to hold her.”

NEW ROMANCE

Meanwhile, love was starting to blossom between Francesca and an old school pal, Josh Scott, 21. She says: “He said he wanted to be there for me. Romance was the last thing on my mind, but it helped to have someone there.” On 4 September last year, AlbaMae was born by Caesarean. “The first time I held her I forgot about her diagnosis and just fell in love with her,” says Francesca. Mechanic Josh moved into her mum’s home to help out and in November they got engaged. Francesca says: “Alba-Mae’s a happy, normal baby. She’s just learnt to roll over, breastfed beautifully and is weaning well.” Francesca now comes recommended by doctors to speak to mums who have discovered their unborn babies have Down’s syndrome. She explains: “I hope to reduce the number of people opting for terminations when they discover the diagnosis by showing the world how beautiful Alba-Mae is.” By Helen Morgan


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‘My life is so much richer for knowing Olly’ Bridget Jones actress Sally Phillips, whose 11-yearold son Olly has Down’s syndrome, says: “When the doctor told me Olly had Down’s syndrome, it was treated as a tragedy – but my experience with Olly has been the opposite of that. “I’m not against the test – I respect people’s choice. But I think people often feel under pressure to terminate if they’re given a positive diagnosis. “Friends of mine have been offered terminations right up until their baby’s arrival. ‘I can’t treat you if you continue this pregnancy;’ ‘Your marriage won’t last;’ ‘It’s not fair on your other kids’ are all comments made by doctors to women I know. “I’m worried that better testing techniques could lead to fewer babies with Down’s being born. I’d love to see a cooling off period after diagnosis so people have a chance do some research and not be forced into making a snap decision. “Olly’s taught me that what we are most afraid of can end up being the best thing for us. My life is much richer for knowing Olly.”

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INSIDE THE COMEBACK THAT HAS DIVIDED THE SPICE GIRLS Pals say Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner are desperate for Victoria Beckham and Mel C to join them for the band’s 20th anniversary Mel B, Emma and Geri are keen for the band to reunite

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But sources say the trio are still desperate to convince former bandmates Melanie Chisholm and Victoria Beckham to complete the original line-up. Last week singer-turnedfashion-designer Victoria, 42, revealed that reforming was “the ultimate dream” but her rep dispelled any reunion earlier

a one-off world tour and last performed as a fivepiece at the London 2012 Olympics. The girl band had nine UK number ones

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this year saying: “Her focus is now very much her family and fashion business.” Meanwhile Mel C, 42, has enjoyed a successful solo music career since the group disbanded in 2000. A source says: “Mel is happy with her career and her love life,

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and fears the stress and hectic schedule of a tour will threaten both of those things. Mel B and Geri have huge personalities, and while she loves the girls, she doesn’t want any more drama in her life.” Ever since they shot to fame in 1996 there’s been reports of in-fighting within the band. They briefly reunited in 2007 for

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ANNIVERSARY Now pals say Emma, Mel B and Geri are begging Victoria and Mel C to join them once again. A source says: “The girls are pleading with Victoria and Mel C to do at least one show, and then the trio will get enough publicity to carry on with the mini tour. They think it’ll be a shame not to mark the 20th anniversary with all five of them back together.” By Deborah Fraser

accused Zayn, 23, of copying her work for his video, Like I Would. She used a series of expletives and racist slurs against Zayn – who has a Pakistani father, an EnglishIrish mum and was raised a Muslim. Zayn responded by Tweeting back: “Why you been saying nasty things about me? I wasn’t talking about you.” It’s not the first time American Azealia has caused controversy online, previously

having spats with Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Lily Allen to name a few. Azealia deleted the Tweets and issued a statement – that didn’t include an apology – blaming her outburst on trying to highlight racism in the music industry, saying: “I had to remind him that we’re both in the same boat in this industry… no matter what you think of yourself the world still sees you as ‘other.’”

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umours that the Spice Girls were reuniting for their 20th anniversary hit fever pitch last week when Mel B, 40, posted a picture on Instagram with Emma Bunton, 40, and Geri Horner, 43, just days after the trio were spotted entering a recording studio in north London.


CELEB GUEST EVERY WEEK WE BRING YOU A BRILLIANT GUEST COLUMNIST. THIS WEEK RADIO PRESENTER VANESSA FELTZ, 54, SHARES HER OPINIONS & HER LIFE

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‘People need to cut Sheridan some slack’

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it’s live, and especially if you are the lead role. There’s added pressure for Sheridan too because she’s having to deal with her father being ill, as well as knowing that if she slips up everyone is going to read about it in the papers. I can’t im pressure she is feeling. My heart goes out to her – people need to cut her a bit of slack. I can’t help but call to mind Martine McCutcheon when she had to pull out of her lead role in My Fair Lady in 2001 five months early, citing health issues. I hope Sheridan sorts herself out before she gets saddled with a reputation for being Martine in My Fair unreliable – which is something I Lady know she’ll be desperate to avoid.

MY LAST 5 BUYS for my garden, I really enjoy gardening in the summer. £18 On coffees for the team on my radio show. £17 On a taxi – cabs are so expensive, but worth the treat occasionally!

£30 On train tickets to Gatwick, I’m off to Toulouse for the weekend and can’t wait! £140 On a Wendy house for my two-year-old grandson, Zeke. £40 On plants

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Sheridan has taken time out from Funny Girl

MY TYPICAL DAY:

‘I survive on coffee until lunchtime’ I WAKE UP AT 4.10AM, which is so, so early! I have to be at work for 4.30am, so I have to be up at the crack of dawn. I’ve been doing it for six years now, but I’m still not used to it. I try to lay out my clothes and have a shower the night before so I can stay in bed for as long as possible. I’M ON THE RADIO FROM 5AM TILL 10AM. I have two radio shows in the morning and I don’t want breakfast as listeners would hear me chewing away. I survive on coffee until lunchtime. Vanessa with AT LUNCH I’LL USUALLY HAVE her fiancé Ben something my fiancé, singer Ben Ofoedu, has made for me, like chicken stir-fry. THEN, AFTER LUNCH, I’LL HEAD TO SEE MY GRAND-BABIES, Zeke, two, and Neroli, seven months. They are so sweet and I absolutely adore them! I definitely spoil them. IN THE EVENING, Ben will usually cook because I’m rubbish in the kitchen and we will watch something on TV – I’m obsessed with the Kardashians. BUT WE DO TRY TO GO OUT TOGETHER A LOT, you only live once! We’ll head to the cinema or catch a show, or get dinner and drinks. We have a great time together and I love being out and about. I’LL BE BACK HOME AND IN BED BY 10PM to get six hours’ sleep, which isn’t enough. I miss sleep!

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Sheridan Smith pulled out of starring in Funny Girl last week after a concerning late-night Twitter meltdown. The Savoy Theatre later announced that she would be taking up to a month off from the show due to “stress and exhaustion.” Just three weeks ago the show was cancelled due to ‘“technical difficulties,” although reports suggested Sheridan was slurring on stage. I met Sheridan backstage in her dressing room during her stint in Legally Blonde back in 2010, and I feel nothing but sympathy for her. She is fabulous and amazingly talented but, like many amazing people, she is quite fragile and struggles with her self-esteem. Like a lot of women, she doesn’t believe she deserves the success she has, so the more successful she becomes, the more pressure she feels. With theatre, it is very intense because


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KATY PERRY FEARS:

Pals say Katy wants some space from Orlando

Is Taylorpushing Orlandoand Selenatogether? After Orlando Bloom was spotted with his ex, Katy Perry worries her nemesis Taylor Swift could be involved

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Justin went barefoot in a Boston park last week

Orlando and Selena were first linked in 2014 Taylor and Selena are longtime pals

Selena to lure Orlando. Taylor is Queen Bee in her girl squad and Selena has a thing for Orlando, so Katy knows it wouldn’t have been hard for Taylor to persuade Selena to flirt with him.” Last week Katy posted a cryptic Tweet uploading a video link to a Peggy Lee song, captioning it: “Is that all there is?” Now pals say Katy wants some space from Orlando, before she gets burned again. A source says: “Katy gets anxious when it comes to

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when Orlando punched Justin, allegedly because the singer had provoked him about Miranda. By Emily Cope

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e’s been showing a more emotional side recently, and was spotted wandering barefoot and feeding i l i B ark last week. And hat’s not ll – singer ustin ieber’s orrying ehaviour s included shing out Pals say he fears he “messed up” with his ex, Selena

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relationships. She doesn’t want to fight with Orlando, so she’s blamed Taylor. He’s sworn that nothing happened between him and Selena.” Orlando, 39, and Selena were linked in 2014, following the actor’s split from his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr – who also allegedly enjoyed a brief fling with Selena’s ex, Justin Bieber, 22. Tensions between Orlando and Justin came to a head in 2014

on Instagram, saying he felt like a “zoo animal,” and banning fans from taking photos. This comes after the 22-year-old cancelled all meet-and-greets, burst into tears on stage, shaved his head and got a tattoo of a tiny cross on his face. Insiders reveal that seeing his ex, Selena Gomez, photographed looking cosy with Orlando Bloom last week pushed him to the brink. A source says: “Justin’s told pals he feels lost and alone. Seeing the pics of Selena with Orlando made

him revaluate everything – he feels he messed up. He’s suffered stage-fright for the first time and is emotional a lot of the time.” Now sources close to the Bieber entourage claim Kris Jenner – who’s dating Justin’s tour manager Corey Gamble – wants to offer support. A source says: “Kris fears Justin is in a downward spiral. She has a friend with a villa in Mexico and wants him to go there to get his head together.”

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ust a week after Katy Perry attended the Met Ball with her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, she faced the heartache of seeing him on a night out with his former flame, Selena Gomez, 23, as photos emerged of the pair cuddling in a Las Vegas club. But pals say 31-year-old Katy is wary the incident was set up by her arch-nemesis – and Selena’s BFF – singer Taylor Swift. Katy and Taylor, 26, have been locked in a bitter feud since 2013, when Taylor accused the singer of stealing her backing dancers – and it appears there’s no love lost between the former friends. A source says: “It’s no secret that Katy and Taylor don’t get on. She worries Taylor may have enlisted


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‘Myfiancé’s happy I sleep withhisbestpal’

Zara lives with her fiancé Brad (left), their daughter Nora and Brad’s best friend Ben

While most people would be furious if their partner slept with their best friend, Zara Burrows says it’s put the spark back in her relationship

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Brad in 2010. She says: “We were friends, then fell for each other and our sex life was amazing.” But after their daughter Nora was born in September 2011, their relationship suffered. OPEN RELATIONSHIP

Zara says: “Things had become stale and we wondered whether we’d settled down too soon.” In March 2014, Zara read an article about polyamory, where couples have more than one partner and, shockingly, thought it might be the answer to their problems. She explains: “I’ve always been open-minded but I’d only been in two monogamous relationships before and Brad had only slept with one other person. We wanted to explore sexually but stay in our relationship and have a family unit for Nora. After discussing it, we decided to try it.” A month later, Brad had sex with a woman he met on the dating app Tinder. Zara recalls. “I felt so jealous and questioned The couple wanted to sleep with whether it was a good er oth people but idea, but once we started still have a strong talking about having sex unit for Nora family

with other people it became a turn on.” Zara, who lives in North Carolina, USA, then had a fling with a man she met online. But in November 2015 Ben – Brad’s best friend – began renting a room in their home and Zara realised she was attracted to him. Zara says: “I hadn’t thought

great for mediating when Brad and I have little rows like all couples do. “Brad still sleeps with other women but Ben is content just having sex with me. I’d love to have a threesome but the boys aren’t keen! “And it’s not just about sex. Some nights we all go out for a meal and Brad and Ben will go for drinks together.” But Zara – who homeschools Nora – admits she worries what she’ll tell her daughter when she’s older. She explains: “She adores both Brad and Ben and understands Brad is her dad and Ben is my boyfriend. We work hard to ensure Nora is growing up in a loving environment. Brad loves to play monsters with her and Ben plays Barbies. “I worry about explaining things to her when she’s older in case she gets teased. But she has a loving family and that’s the main thing.” Brad says: “It was hard getting used to Zara and Ben’s relationship at first because I felt insecure. But I’ve accepted it now and things are great.” Ben says: “The best part of being in a polyamorous relationship is the freedom. But sometimes it’s hard when I crave affection and Zara’s with Brad.” By Georgina Bisval

‘I’d love a threesome but the boys aren’t keen!’ about Ben like that until he moved in. Then one night Brad went to bed early and I ended up having sex with Ben, it was fantastic. When we told Brad he was furious and I thought that would be the end of our arrangement, but eventually he got his head round it.” LIVE-IN LOVER

The trio live harmoniously together and Zara splits her nights between Ben and Brad’s beds. She adds: “My relationship with Brad is stronger than ever, we’re more attentive and we’re able to talk openly. The resentment we used to feel at being tied down too young has gone away. But also Ben is

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hen Zara Burrows’ relationship with fiancé Brad Jordon crumpled after the birth of their child, the couple came up with a controversial plan to get things back on track. Brad, 34, made the shock decision to give his blessing for Zara to have regular sex sessions with his best friend Ben German, 29. Zara, 33, who has a daughter Nora, four, with Brad, explains: “After we had Nora, our sex-life was non-existent and I could feel us drifting apart. We didn’t want to split up so we took the unusual step of agreeing to sleep with other people. “Now Brad sleeps with other women and my live-in lover is Brad’s best friend Ben. I know people are shocked by our arrangement, but it works.” Zara began dating her fiancé


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HIGH FIVE! Closer’s Andrew Hartley on five stories from this week that will make you smile It’s a real-life Bambi and Thumper!

THE DADDY OF PRANKSTERS hat first day back at work after maternity leave can be an angsty time for mums. If only all dads could be as reassuring as Matt Coyne, who went above and beyond to keep partner Lyndsay updated on their six-month-old son Charlie’s progress after she returned to her job. Matt, who blogs at Man vs. Baby, responded to Lyndsay’s requests for news of her little man with a series of mocked-up photos, showing him enjoying a pint at Wetherspoons, followed by a trip to a lap-dancing club and a sky-diving lesson. Being fired out of a cannon was the final straw for the long-suffering new mum, who promptly threatened to punch the mickey-taking dad in the dangly bits. That’s one way to end the problem of needing to take another maternity leave, I suppose.

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must watch! If, like me, one of your first trips to the cinema was to see a re-release of Disney classic Bambi, you’re probably still traumatised by the “dead mum” scene. Well, dry those tears as this real-life Bambi and her “deer” pal Thumper the bunny perform a very special dance routine – it’s Strictly Bun Prancing. See them at lifestyle. one/closer/news-real-life/ real-life/cute-viral-videos.

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GLAM GRAN DOES A KARDASHIAN!

EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES HOME It’s amazing the lengths people will go to find a buyer for their house. Vendor Lee Wilson hopes to spark interest by dressing up as a panda – of course – for photos of his five-bed home near Beverley, East Riding, on Rightmove. If you ask me, he’s got a bear-faced cheek – there isn’t even a bamboo plantation in the garden!

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Ever wondered what Kim Kardashian will look like in the year 2060? Using Kim’s contouring skills, glam gran Livia Mulac, who’s 80, has managed to turn back the clock – and break the internet – with the help of her make-up artist granddaughter Tea Flego. Tea, from Croatia – who posts pictures of her amazing work on Instagram @teaflego – says: “My glam-ma has made a new trend in her nursing home – a bunch of 80-year-olds want to contour and glow! She’s become a star.” Looking good, Liv but would Kanye approve?

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‘I’m using sexercise to get my body ready for a baby!’ Kelly Brook has adopted a new exercise regime to prepare for pregnancy lirtatiously posing in a skimpy bikini, Kelly Brook looked sensational as she reminded fans of the famous curves that shot her to fame during a Hawaiian-themed garden party at her Kent home last week. Now pals tell Closer how the model, 36, has been using the new workout regime “sexercise” to lose weight and prepare her body for a baby with her model boyfriend Jeremy Parisi, 30, who she’s been dating since April last year.

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Sexercise is a 32-minute workout devised by LA-based celebrity trainer Jason Rosell, which is a mixture of three rounds of cardio-based exercises, including squats and lunges designed to tone and

build stamina in the bedroom. A source says: “Kelly loves the workout after trying it out during a recent trip to LA and has been doing it religiously ever since.” INCREASED LIBIDO

The source adds: “She says it’s not only been helping her to shed pounds and tone-up, but it’s also increased her libido so she can keep up with her energetic toyboy and boasted to pals how she’s burning extra calories in the bedroom.” The 5ft 6 star has famously struggled with her yo-yoing weight in the past and lost 8lbs on the Atkins diet last year, going from a size 10-12 to an 8, but she’s continued to fluctuate ever since. Kelly, who tragically miscarried during her relationship with rugby player Thom Evans in 2011, opened

up about her broodiness with new beau Jeremy in an interview with Closer last year, saying: “Hopefully I’ll have a baby soon. Ultimately I am entering a new phase in my life.” A source adds: “Kelly is desperate to become a mum and says she wants to ensure her body is in the best shape possible to conceive and ensure she has a smooth pregnancy.” By Daisy McLure

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‘I’dlovetostartafamilywithDavid!’ hey looked tanned and relaxed in the Caribbean last week, and insiders say Hayley Roberts and her fiancé David Hasselhoff are happier than ever. Now pals reveal that Hayley, 36, would love to have a baby with David, 63, after they marry following five years together. A source says: “Hayley and David got officially engaged earlier this month and they’ve been buzzing with the idea of planning a wedding.

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SAM BAILEY:

Sam Bailey reveals how her idol let her down but why Sharon Osbourne and Katie Price are true BFFs hen Beyoncé came back with a bang, thanks to her recent hit album Lemonade and the start of her Formation world tour, one person who wasn’t that enamoured is Sam Bailey. The mum-of-three – who supported Beyoncé on her Mrs Carter tour for one night in Birmingham in 2014 – confesses she was left disappointed when Beyoncé didn’t meet up with her, despite being her support act.

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biggest thing I’ve ever done. It’s way out of my comfort zone because I’m used to singing songs, not an acting role.” CELEBRITY PALS

While she can strike Beyoncé off her Christmas card list, Sam does have her own collection of celebrity friends. Sharon Osbourne was her mentor on The X Factor and they became so close Sam and husband Craig Pearson asked her to be godmother to their third child Miley, 20 months. Sam is also mum to Brooke, 10, and Tommy six. Sam says: “Whenever Sharon is in the UK she lets me know. She keeps tabs on me, which is so nice. When I performed in London she sent a massive bouquet of

Sam, 38, says: “I’m not going to lie, anyone would be gutted. I would have loved Beyoncé to have signed something and said thanks for being her support artist. I’d have had the decency to say hello.” The star – who shot to fame in 2013 when she won The X Factor – admits she wasn’t worried about supporting Beyoncé, but was more nervous on her debut night in Chicago, which is currently touring the UK. She says: “Chicago is the She often stays

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red roses to my dressing room.” Both Jordan – aka Katie Price – and actor Danny Dyer have become good pals too; Sam befriended Katie on Twitter and EastEnders star Danny through his partner Joanne Mas – and they’ll both be coming to support her in Chicago, in which she performs alongside EastEnders’ John Partridge and Corrie’s Hayley Tamaddon. She says: “Katie and I are similar creatures, apart from the fact she looks so glamorous and I just look like a mum. But I think she likes that I’m normal and nothing will change me. We sometimes have a sleepover at her house. I took my eldest, Brooke, to Katie and Kieran’s wedding and she was hanging out with Junior and Princess – I didn’t see her all night. I speak to Danny a bit – I’m really good friends with Jo. I try to keep it cool with my celeb friends.” By Rachel Corcoran ● Sam Bailey plays Mama Morton in the national tour of Chicago – visit Chicagothemusical.com

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‘Men can become so miserable ‘Men should embrace being bald – it’s trendy!’ when they lose their hair’ Peter Andre, 43 – who admitted he’d had hair extensions in 2005 – says: “I’m in my 40s but I still have a good head of hair and no greys – Emily [Peter’s wife] loves my hair too. But if I did start losing my hair I’d definitely look into getting a transplant. I had a nose job at 26 because I had a hook nose and hated it. That operation gave me confidence that I’d never had before – I don’t have anything against surgery. Men can become so miserable when they lose their hair, so I think they should go for it if they want it. If in a few years my hair starts to go then it’s something I’d consider.”

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Award-winning chef Aldo Zilli, 60, thinks men should enjoy their baldness like he does. He says: “Men feel insecure when they lose their hair – you lose bits at a time and then you’re completely bald. It’s a shock to the system! But I would never consider having a hair transplant – it actually looks ridiculous and you can always tell if someone’s had one. It’s quite trendy to be bald these days. I think men should embrace it and just shave their heads when they start losing their hair so they don’t have to worry about its gradual disappearance. I like my bald head and I won’t be covering it with a hat! If you see pictures of me from when I had hair, I look better now than I did then.”

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star to be rumoured to have had hair-enhancing treatment. Wayne Rooney is known for having two hair transplants, first in 2011 then again in 2013 costing a total of £30,000, while Jude Law and Gordon Ramsay have both sparked speculation of having undergone a similar treatment after being spotted with noticeably thicker hair. Are male hair transplants a great way to boost a man’s confidence as he grows older, or is it over-priced vanity? We ask two celebs for their views…


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KENDRA:

‘I’ll never have ba No.3 I love my body too much!’ Former Playgirl and reality star Kendra Wilkinson talks to Closer’s Katie Banks about the sex scandal that rocked her marriage and why she doesn’t regret being Hef’s girlfriend he’s always prided herself on her perfect glamour model figure, and made a career out of it when she was picked by Hugh Hefner to be one of his elite Playboy bunnies back in 2004. But last week, 30-year-old Kendra Wilkinson – who now has a successful US reality show called Kendra On Top with her husband, former American Football player Hank Bassett, 33 – surprised fans by posting a frank close-up picture of her stretch marks, with the caption: “Look what my 2 babies did… They made me happy. #happymothersday.” Now Kendra tells Closer that after having her two children – Hank IV, six, and two-year-old Alijah – she won’t be risking another baby causing havoc to her body all over again.

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“I would never consider having another, no way!” laughs Kendra, who looks trim in a fitted shirt and skirt combo, as we catch up with her in LA. “I’m happy with my body the way it is now and I never want to put it through another pregnancy again.” The star, who gained just under 4st with each pregnancy but is now back to a petite UK size 8, adds: “It’s hard work as a woman to get your body back to normal again. Mine will never be the same as it was during my Playboy days, but I don’t care – I’ve got two children I adore and they are my priority.” It took Kendra, who suffered from postnatal depression, three years to finally feel happy in her own skin after giving birth to Hank IV in 2009. She said at the time: “It 42

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was three years of pure war with myself.” While Kendra admits she used 45-minute daily circuit training routines to lose the weight and adopted a super-healthy diet, she says she still has to work hard to maintain her current weight. Kendra, who won over British fans with her plucky performance on I’m A Celeb! two years ago, says: “It’s important to me to feel sexy and I’ll put in the work for that. I usually work out four times a week in the gym, where I’ll warm up by doing jumping jacks, butt kicks and high knees. Then I’ll repeat body-resistance exercises such as push-ups, planks and lunges. “Now I’m in my 30s I have to really focus on what I’m eating and when I’m eating it. I’ve cut down on all bad food. I don’t have anything that makes me feel inflamed and bloated, which means no more fried, greasy or cheesy food – basically anything that tastes good! I try to eat five meals a day, including lots of fruit and vegetables to keep the metabolism up, and I drink a ton of water.” She dated Hugh Hefner for four years

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In 2014, Kendra’s world was blown apart when rumours emerged that her husband Hank allegedly cheated with a transgender model while she was eight months pregnant. Hank strongly denied the wild claims and said he was “fondled” against his will by the transsexual. The pair took part in a reality show called Marriage Boot Camp a year later, which showed them battling to save their relationship. Kendra admits that while her self-confidence was shaken to the core, they’ve come out the other side a much stronger couple. Kendra says: “It was really tough for me. Sometimes things hit you from out of nowhere and it’s all about survival. The boot camp was chaos, like a zoo. We had to air all our problems and get everything out in the open. It was a crazy situation but it made us stronger. “We had too much therapy, though. It got to the point where we needed to have more therapy to cope with all the therapy She posted this pic of her stretch marks on US Mother's Day


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we were getting! I m done with it – no more therapy. You’ve just got to get on with things.” Last year, Kendra’s fellow Playboy bunnies Holly Madison, 36, and Carla Howe, 25, lifted the lid on life within the Playboy Mansion, with its notorious owner Hugh Hefner, 90. Holly said he offered her drugs and she fell into a depression, even contemplating suicide. Meanwhile, Carla described conditions inside the house as “squalid” and said that, although Hugh stakes his image on being an unstoppable Lothario, he is now “so frail he goes everywhere with a group of nurses.” NO REGRETS But Kendra, who left the Playboy Mansion in 2008 when she got engaged to Hank, after four years as one of Hugh’s official “girlfriends,” says that while others may be keen to badmouth the mogul, she still speaks to him almost daily. “Hugh is one of my best friends,” says Kendra, who admits to first sleeping with Hugh when she was 18 and he was 78. “He has treated me like gold throughout every minute of my life. He was there, supporting me during my marriage crisis with Hank and he genuinely cares. “He was also the one who got my father-inlaw the best medical care when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But you never hear about that stuff. It’s sad that people have to put him down. Holly obviously regrets her time in the house, but I don’t at all. “I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and being a Playboy bunny made me who I am. I have a fantastic life. I love my family and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future!”

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Oozing Bond girl glamour, BGT judge Alesha was a ray of sunshine in a bright gold dress, which clung perfectly to her curves.

This is a style turnaround for the reality star, who suffered a fashion fail at last year’s NTAs in a boob-revealing dress. This look is simple yet chic – and it suits her.

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PETER ANDRE:

‘My Junior is more famous than me!’ He’s been a star for decades, but Peter Andre says he’s happy for his children to take centre-stage now Junior appeared en on Loose Wom with sister ht) Princess (far rig

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Peter – who is also dad to Princess, eight, with his ex-wife Katie Price, 37, and Amelia, two, with second wife Emily, 26 – says he’s happy to see Junior and Princess follow in his footsteps and pursue TV projects. He says: “I don’t mind them being in the spotlight; they’re no strangers to it because of my past reality shows, Katie & Peter and Peter Andre. They enjoy it. I’ve even thought about bringing back the show for a series or two. “They’re at an age now where they know whether they want to be on TV or not. I look at a lot of the US actors whose kids are doing a lot and some are fine with it. Although

Amelia has never been filmed, so seeing her on TV would be weird.” Peter, 43 – who will be celeb one-year wedding anniversary in July – admits he’d also love to add more children to his brood. BABY HOPES

He says: “It’s weird because, after having Junior and Princess, I said: ‘I could just have these two,’ but then Amelia came along and now I reckon I could have one or two more. Actually, maybe I’d like six! Emily wants more children too so I hope she isn’t teasing because I’m excited – not just about practising, of course! Junior and Princess are amazing with Amelia, they adore her and she is obsessed with them. I honestly find parenting easier the more children I have, I must be mad!”

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Peter admits he is strict when it comes to manners. He adds: “I’m very, very strict with them respecting other people and being polite. I’ve always said I don’t mind them being spoilt in that they want for nothing, but they can’t be brats. “I do counter it with being fun, though! The other day at school Junior’s class had a competition for the strictest dad and then the most fun dad – I came second in the fun one and first by a mile in the strict one. So I think I’ve got the balance right!” By Emily Cope ● Peter has partnered with Oykos for their new Whip ’n’ Mix yoghurt range

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e’s a man of many talents and enjoyed global success in his 20s after releasing his hit song Mysterious Girl, but dad-of three Peter Andre reckons his son Junior, 10, has now eclipsed his fame after appearing on Loose Women in March. Peter says: “Junior has taken over! He’s amazing. Although I do look at people like Brooklyn Beckham – he’s in his teens, which is a tricky age – and I know that Junior will be in a similar position with growing up in the spotlight when he gets to that age and I’ll be like, ‘Uh, OK.’ But whatever Junior wants to do, he has to finish school first. That’s the rule.”


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BECKY NICHOLSON:

‘I can’t wait to be Jamie’s wife!’ Becky Nicholson, who’s about to wed Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, tells Closer about life following his team’s shock win

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The mum-of-three – who has a daughter, 11, and six-year-old son from a previous Becky says her relationship with Jamie is very strong

relationship, plus 18-month-old daughter Sofia with Jamie – laughs: “The only change I might make is to have another baby – Jamie will kill me for saying that!” But Becky, 34, does admit that 29-yearold Jamie’s new-found fame has put them in the spotlight. She says: “There’s been a huge leap in public interest in our family, we’ve had people ringing our buzzer in the middle of the night, which I struggle with. “Jamie’s success has been amazing, but we’re determined to keep things as down-to-earth as possible for the children. “We haven’t been splashing out on anything special. Jamie and I aren’t materialistic and we don’t want the kids growing up thinking they can have whatever they want. They get their pocket money for emptying the dishwasher and helping out. People might think I must have a glamorous lifestyle, but I’m always picking up poo left behind by our dog, Boris!” WEDDING PLANS

Keen to point out she’s not part of the über-glam WAG set, she adds: “We’re all just supporting our families and wanting the best for them. “Being branded a ‘WAG’ is harmless so it doesn’t bother me, but it is a very dated

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tag. I get on well with all the others, though – the lads were given time off recently so we all went to Dubai together.” And Becky says that despite footballers having a notoriously bad reputation when it comes to staying faithful, she and Jamie are “very secure” in their relationship, saying: “We’re a very strong couple.” So much so, the couple are getting married next week in a star-studded ceremony at a lavish castle, which Becky has planned meticulously. Becky says: “I’ve been organising a million things at once, though my sister organised my hen party a few weeks ago in Liverpool, so I let my hair down then. I walked into a room and everyone was wearing a Jamie Vardy mask! “I’ve been hitting the gym every day to look as good as I can for the wedding photos. I like staying fit and healthy, but having three babies has taken its toll on my body. “But, more than anything, I’m just looking forward to being Jamie’s wife.” By Deborah Fraser CLOSERONLINE.CO.UK

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he’s been thrust into the limelight since Leicester City FC beat huge odds to win the Premier League – in part thanks to her fiancé Jamie Vardy’s impressive performance. But while she may soon be rubbing shoulders with the other premiership WAGs like Coleen Rooney and Abbey Clancy, former events organiser Becky Nicholson insists there’ll be no dramatic changes to her “down-to-earth” lifestyle.


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SAM’SSECRET TORMENT New mum Sam Faiers was spotted looking upset on her first night out with Paul since becoming parents am Faiers – who is mum to five-monthold baby Paul – walked the BAFTA red carpet with her partner, property developer Paul Knightley, 27, but onlookers say she looked upset and even had to wipe away what appeared to be tears with a cotton bud. source says: “Sam wasn’t usual happy, smiley self. e usually loves chatting, t she barely spoke to yone and walked down the d carpet quickly. It looked ke she didn’t want to be ere. She only posed for ne or two photos with fans. t one point it looked like he was crying and had to wipe make-up from under her eyes with a cotton bud.” The BAFTAs marked the first night out for the couple since they

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FERNEFEELSTHEPRESSUREATTHEBAFTAS er career’s gone from strength to strength since she left TOWIE in February, but Ferne McCann has started to show signs she could be cracking under the pressure. After finishing third in last year’s I’m A Celeb! Ferne, 25, landed a job on ITV’s This Morning as a showbiz reporter, but onlookers at the TV BAFTAs last week said the star was looking panicked

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and uncomfortable before interviewing celebs on the red carpet. Ferne, who was filming for This Morning at the event, was said to be turning down photos because she was focusing on practising her lines. A source says: “Ferne was looking really tense and stressed out at the BAFTAS. Before the cameras started filming she was reading her cue card over and over again out loud to

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make sure she’d got it all right. She looked very flustered and nervous. “Ferne’s usually really friendly and bubbly, but she was turning down taking selfies with people, saying she was super stressed and had to concentrate on her work. She was fab while interviewing celebs, but she definitely looked relieved when the cameras stopped rolling and she could just enjoy herself at the awards ceremony.”

welcomed their new arrival, and Sam, 25, posted a snap of Paul on Instagram before the event, captioning it: “Mummy & daddy’s first evening out since I arrived – have fun at the BAFTAs.” But not long after appearing teary on the red carpet, onlookers saw Sam leave through a back entrance before the ceremony had even begun. A source says: “She was meant to stay for the whole event but about half an hour after arriving she left through a back door with a friend. Paul was nowhere to be seen.” The pair faced a backlash after Sam’s show The Baby Diaries aired in February. Fans took to Twitter to brand Paul “controlling” and were appalled when he asked Sam to make him beans on toast while she was breastfeeding. But Sam defended her partner, insisting he wasn’t controlling but was a “perfectionist.”

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ROCHELLE:

‘I want to teach my daughter to work hard Rochelle Humes admits that she and her husband, Marvin, 31, are strict when it comes to bringing up their daughter, Alaia-Mai, three. Rochelle, 27, tells Closer: “I grew up with my mum working so I’m used to seeing women who provide for their families. I really want to teach Alaia-Mai that you don’t get a lovely house for nothing – you have to work hard.” And The Saturdays star says she still speaks to her pal Cheryl, 32, adding: “She’s doing great.”

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She spilt from Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, 27, in Febuary, and Lucy Mecklenburgh admits she’s steering clear of men. Lucy, 24, says: “A man is my last priority, I’m enjoying being single. I’ve had lots of really crazy girls’ nights out.” Refusing to address rumours that her ex, Mario Falcone, is dating Vicky Pattison, she Mario had a date adds: “I don’t have with Vicky time for a man.”

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KATE:

‘Spanx keep me in shape!’ She recently turned 49, but mumof-two Kate Garraway is looking better than ever. Flaunting her enviable figure on the red carpet last week, Kate confessed to Closer that her secret to looking good is Spanx. She says: “I do believe in Spanx, they keep me looking trim! I also hold my tummy in a lot. Everyone asks if there is pressure to look good, but it’s easier to look polished when I get so much professional help. It’s harder in normal life when you’ve got to do it yourself.”

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PAUL HOLLYWOOD:

‘My mates think me being a sex symbol is a joke!’

t’s been six years since Paul Hollywood first hit our screens in The Great British Bake Off, catapulting him from a “bit of rough from Liverpool” to a reluctant sex symbol. But with his feet firmly on the ground, the baker – alongside co-judge Mary Berry and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins – is still baffled by his fame, saying: “I just work in a tent, judging bread.” Paul says: “Being fancied is very flattering, but my mates find it hilarious. They’ve known me all their lives and they’ll say: ‘Really? A sex symbol?’ They think it’s a massive joke.” But while Paul – who turned 50 in March – laughs off his hunk status, he has taken up boxing three times a week to stay in shape. Paul says: “I’ve never been interested in the

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way I look, but when you’re on television you do start to care because people are critical. “On holiday, I’ll walk over to the pool, strip off and then see people taking photos on their phones – it’s horrible! I’m trying to lose 1∂st, but I’m not in a rush.”

head baker in a Cypriot hotel he met his wife Alex, who was working as a diving instructor. The pair quickly fell in love and married two years later in 1998. They moved back to the UK the following year where they had their son, Josh, now 15, and moved to Kent.

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And although he may be dropping a few pounds, Paul promises he won’t be going under the surgeon’s knife. He says: “The idea of me having plastic surgery is ridiculous! I’ve never even dyed my hair and I never will – I was going grey at 17. I don’t even moisturise my face! “I was named GQ’s Worst Dressed Man last year, but I don’t care. I just dress like any other 50-year-old bloke.” Paul comes from a line of bakers, dropping out of art school to join his dad’s bakery. He went on to work as head baker at a number of top London hotels, as well as working abroad in Cyprus, Paul with co-judge Egypt and Jordan. Mary and presenters While he was Mel and Sue

Paul began regularly contributing to TV for many years, before he was picked as Bake Off co-judge alongside 81-year-old Mary Berry. Paul says: “Mary and I have grown closer and closer; she’s my surrogate mother. She’s also fantastic at darts – pint in one hand, arrows in the other. No kidding!” The pair often play tricks on each other, with Paul revealing he was once informed by police that his car had been vandalised – but as he got closer, he saw “Love Mary x” written on it. Paul says: “A week later I still couldn’t get the pen off, so I said: ‘Mary, that’s still on my car.’ She went outside with a wet wipe and I left her there for about half an hour.” Paul adds: “I never set out to be on TV; I’m a normal baker. My CV was pretty good but it all happened so fast. I pinch myself all the time.” By Vicki Power ● The Weekend Baker by Paul Hollywood is published on 19 May by Michael Joseph, £20

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TV INTERVIEW

‘Simon always winds us up it’s like being back at school’ Ahead of the live shows, we get up close and personal with David, Alesha, Amanda and Simon as they confess their on-set secrets

‘Iwasseenas abitofaminx… butBGTmade mepopular’ Before she landed a judging role on BGT, Amanda was best-known for cheating on her ex-husband Les Dennis in 2000 with married actor Neil Morrissey. And Amanda, 45 – who now has daughters Lexi, 10, and Hollie, four, with husband Chris Hughes, admits Simon Cowell helped change the public’s perception of her. Amanda – who cheekily admits that antics go on behind the scenes “that would be career-ending” if people found out – says: “Because of everything in my personal life – having an affair – I was seen as a bit of a minx, or a girl who would steal your husband. That really upset me. Being able to come on BGT means people now just think that I’m human and I’m not a threat. That has been the greatest gift BGT has given to me. Simon always says to me: ‘I’ve made you more popular.’”

Britain’s Got Talent is on ITV on Saturdays at 8pm

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‘IhavenightmaresaboutDavid’ Simon’s revealed that David torments him in his sleep. Simon, 56, says: “I once had a nightmare about David. I was in the sea and he was there with a shark fin on his back. It must be a metaphor for something! I hate to admit it, but David is welcome back next year. The whole panel is! We all like being on the show, and that’s what’s most important.”

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‘I’vebecomereallyevilthisyear’ As the show enters its 10th year, Alesha, 37, says she’s getting tougher. She says: “Simon thinks I’ve become really evil this year. If I say yes to an act, there’s something about them that I love. He might be the strict one, but I’m the judge least likely to change their mind. Simon always winds us up. It’s like being back at school.”

David Walliams:

‘Simonhatestohearaboutmysuccess’ He jokes that he and Simon “have a lot of dirt on each other” but David, 44, says: “Simon hates to hear about any success I have, despite always telling us about his! Once, he announced he’d just made a profit of $50,000 [£35,000], as if we’d all say: ‘Yay! You’re even richer than you were a minute ago!’ I’ll always win when it comes to height, though!”

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WHO, WHAT, WEAR This week’s most wanted on the high street, on celebs and on our style radar

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Online label Glamorous has been on our radar over the last few seasons, but it’s the latest drop for summer that has really caught our attention – as well as celebs including Ellie Goulding and the Duchess of Cambridge! So what’s so special? The embroidered denim is our new favourite way to perk up off-duty, and the pretty frocks will see you through all kinds of day-to-night occasions £30 – whether you’re royalty or not! From bargain basics to standout occasion-wear – this affordable range has got you covered. Say hello to your new favourite brand, fashion fans…

catwalk to sidewalk et the new shape of the season. ned the “V-neck shoe,” it has the hion crowd divided, but the high et are totally on board – and so we! Head to Zara to snap up an azing catwalk copy for under £60.

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M&S PURE MARINE ACTIVE EYE CONCENTRATE £16 Stockists Glamorous www.glamorous.com, Mango www.mango.com, M&S www.marksandspencer.com, Office www.office.co.uk, Zara www.zara.com

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style masterclass – hayley Hasselhoff

‘I DON’T LET MY DRESS SIZE IMPACT ON MY STYLE’

Model daughter of The Hoff, size 16 Hayley Hasselhoff, 23, paves the way for fierce fashion on real womanly curves

SHIRT EVANS £25 JACKET CHAMPION £95 SKIRT ASOS £75 SHOES ASOS £40

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BAG M&S £25 SUNGLASSES PRIMARK £2 ● Hayley is part of Evans’ #iamme campaign, championing body confidence – join the conversation, watch an inspiring film and shop Hayley’s favourites at Evans.co.uk/iamme

DRESS ASOS £65 JACKET MANGO £79.99 SHOES ASOS £45

“Ignore the so-called rule that curvy girls shouldn’t wear stripes – if they make you look and feel fabulous, roll with it.”


TOP EVANS £55 JEANS MELISSA MCCARTHY AT EVANS £79 HEELS TOPSHOP £52

DRESS ASOS £120 JACKET EVANS £45 SHOES MANGO £59.99

‘WHEN I HAVE A GOOD OUTFIT ON, I FEEL COOL – NOTHING WILL GET IN THE WAY OF THAT. I MAKE FASHION MY OWN’

“I shop everywhere, from designer to high street. I hunt for clothes that flatter my curves and look unique. Who would have thought these designer-looking paint-splattered jeans were from Evans?”


FASHION DRESS & OTHER STORIES £65 COAT TOPSHOP £79 BAG ASOS £38

‘LAYERING IS DEFINITELY ONE OF MY STYLE TRICKS’

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DRESS WAREHOUSE £59 SUNGLASSES JEEPERS PEEPERS £18 SHOES PRIMARK £10

DRESS ASOS £65 SHIRT EVANS £30 JACKET TOPSHOP £75 TOP CALVIN KLEIN £45 SLEEVELESS CARDI RIVER ISLAND £487

‘I WEAR MY CLOTHES WITH CONFIDENCE, EXCITING ACCESSORIES AND LOTS OF RED LIPSTICK’ CLOSER ONLINE

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LIP SERVICE If, like us, you have Maybelline’s Baby Lips moisture sticks nesting in your bag, these new yummy scents – bubblegum, grapefruit and blueberry – need your attention! The shades range from red to mauve. MAYBELLINE POP ART BABY LIPS £2.99 EACH

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MM PRONTO TAN What we loved most about this product was its ability to fix every bare leg dilemma in one go – and the results were instant. Imagine foundation, instant tan and moisturiser all rolled into one – well, here it is, our big-day saviour! GARNIER BB BODY BRONZER £7.99

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TINT STINT Say no more to lash-tinting bills with this clever mascara. Not only does it coat lashes with a jet-black mascara to make them look visibly fuller, but it actually darkens them over time, too. We noticed a difference after just two weeks – so get cracking pre-holiday.

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Start your holiday at the airport and treat yourself to a new scent by Marc Jacobs. The collection smells so clean and crisp you’ll want to drench yourself in it Cotton is our favourite. The bottles will look super-chic in your bathroom, and you might even save some pennies at duty free.

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When we put these skin corrector pens to the test, they really did make a difference giving skin a filtered look in real life! Choose green to cancel out red patches, peach to neutralise dark under eyes and purple to pep up sallow skin. Holiday selfies sorted.

YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT COLOUR CORRECTORS £25 EACH

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THE BEAUTY EDIT Our deputy style editor Daniela has the tips, tricks and product news to keep you looking gorgeous

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Before applying eye shadow or liner, sketch over eyelids with a soft white pencil. The blank canvas base will make the overlaying colour really pop, as well as giving it double the staying power and preventing it from sinking l Pencil YX keep m er heat.

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We were seriously impressed with how well this top coat protected our colour from chips. Our mani still looked fresh after four days and the shine didn’t go dull.

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PURPLE REIGN Purple shades may seem a little scary to wear on your lips, but Katy Perry proved that a lilac hue is gorgeous for spring. The trick to keeping your pout looking chic is to go for a matte finish, and to avoid any nasty smears by applying it carefully. Line your lips first with a pencil and lightly fill in, before smoothing on your lippie. Blot with a little tissue, then repeat – this will ensure you don’t have any excess product and your colour will last much longer. Unlike Ms Perry, we’d avoid anything too heavy on the eyes for a fresher, more wearable colour statement.

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MARNIE SIMPSON:

‘My body insecurities are out of control I scrutinise myself every day’ Marnie Simpson opens up to Closer about her body hang-ups, cosmetic surgery regrets and her on/off relationship with co-star Aaron Chalmers he’s famous for wearing skimpy clothes and hitting the party scene hard, so when Closer invited outgoing Marnie Simpson to an exclusive photo shoot we assumed she’d be in her element. But once the camera starts flashing, the Geordie Shore star momentarily freezes and admits to struggling with body insecurities. She says: “In the three years I’ve been on Geordie Shore, I’ve never seen one paparazzi shot of myself I’ve liked. If I see a pap, I look at the floor as I can’t bear to see the pictures the next day.” Despite being a slim size 8, Marnie admits to scrutinising her appearance in front of the mirror every day. She reveals: “I am always picking myself apart and thinking about what I can change. I don’t think I’ll ever be happy with myself, even if I was stick thin. I scrutinise everything

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I don’t like. I was quite confident growing up, but since being on TV, my body insecurities have spiralled out of control.” SURGERY REGRETS

Marnie and her co-stars are famous for their love of cosmetic work, and the 24-year-old admits she has to be careful not to take it too far. She’s already had a breast uplift to make her chest more symmetrical, as well as Botox, lip fillers and a nose job – but says she won’t have any more procedures. “I think the more surgery you have, the more you look at other parts of your body you want to improve so I’m not going to have any more. I hated Botox as it made me feel trapped in my own face and I took my lip fillers too far and ended up regretting them.” Marnie defends her co-stars’ love of surgery, but admits she thinks they have to be wary not to overdo it. Charlotte Crosby, 25, has had a nose job, Botox, and has lip The star – pictured last December – says she regrets getting lip fillers

fillers every five months, Holly Hagan, 23, has had three boob jobs, lip fillers and Botox, and Chloe Ferry, who’s just 20, has had Botox, cheek and lip fillers and a brow lift. “Charlotte and Holly look like different people now compared to when they started on the show,” admits Marnie. “But I think we’ve all got the potential to take surgery too far, especially Chloe. She won’t listen to anyone, but she might end up regretting it.” HEALTHY DIET

When it comes to her own diet and fitness, Marnie admits to thinking about what she eats “all the time,” and generally sticks to a healthy diet to stay slim. But her diet is also strongly influenced by food intolerances, which she had diagnosed last year. She says: “I was always being sick and feeling groggy. I was bloated and had tummy cramps, too, so I was tested and found out I’m intolerant to dairy, wheat, yeast, milk and carrots – which I was eating a lot of.” Since cutting them out of her diet, Marnie has felt healthier and less bloated. She adds: “I used to carry a lot of weight around my middle, but that’s changed now. I eat out a lot, but most restaurants will work around my intolerances. I eat a lot of protein, fruit and veg, including complex carbs like sweet potato.” But Marnie admits that her boozy lifestyle can mean it’s tricky to stay healthy. “I’m drunk 90 per cent of the time,” she laughs. “But I stick to vodka soda and try to eat healthily the next day. In the Geordie


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y p g of all the alcohol and bad food. Charlotte will get up early to exercise but I never do. I’m there to have a laugh, the thought of getting up to exercise is just awful.” And after keeping fans guessing over her notoriously on/off romance with co-star Aaron Chalmers, 25, Marnie says they’re just seeing how things pan out. ROCKY LOVE LIFE

“We’ve been spending lots of time together,” she smiles. “We’re not ‘together’ but we’re seeing how it goes. I’d be annoyed if he got with another girl, but I don’t think he will.” The reality star – who recently came out as bisexual – adds: “It’s a relief now I have nothing to hide. I just want to be myself and be happy.” And while she admits Megan McKenna’s ex Jordan Davies, who she was pictured snogging earlier this year, is ‘just a friend’ she also reveals she’s now on good terms with ex-fiancé, reality star Ricky Rayment. Marnie and Ricky started dating in January 2015 but split that autumn after he reportedly accused her of cheating, which she strongly denies. She says: “Ricky and I are friends. We’ve just started following each other on Twitter again. I don’t have any regrets, I did in the past but that was when I was angry.” When it comes to her co-stars, Marnie is as in the dark as the rest of us over Charlotte and Gaz Beadle’s turbulent relationship. She explains: “Charlotte and Gaz are cute together when they’re good, but I don’t know what’s happening with them. I do get on with Gary, but in a romantic way, I don’t think he’s trustworthy. I guess he has the potential to change, but until Charlotte tells me they are boyfriend and girlfriend, I’ll assume they are just enjoying themselves!” By Annabelle Lee ● Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle, Tuesdays, 10pm, MTV

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LIVE WELL ANCHOVIES Try marinating white anchovy fillets in vinegar and olive oil. They taste delicious with tomato wedges and strips of jamon (ham), seasoned with garlic, salt and black pepper.

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Slice two red peppers and roast. Mix with thyme, 2tbsp capers and extra virgin olive oil. Slice and toast a baguette. Put the mix on top and sprinkle with crumbled goat’s cheese.

CHORIZO WITH RED WINE A classic! Chop a good quality chorizo into chunks and cook in red wine. The Spanish simmer for up to five hours – but around an hour will do.

Acclaimed chef José Pizarro reveals how to add healthy Spanish flavours to meals ew studies have shown that Spaniards are healthier than Brits, with better heart health and a lower risk of diabetes – and chef José Pizarro, the champion of Spanish cooking in the UK, isn’t surprised.

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Patatas bravas This is delicious. Roast cubed potatoes for 50 mins. For the sauce, mix 1tsp paprika, a dash of red wine, 2tbsp olive oil and a can of peeled tomatoes.

● Basque: Spanish Recipes from San Sebastian & Beyond, by José Pizzaro, £25, Hardie Grant Books

Denise van Outen We reveal the TV presenter and mum-of-one’s body confidence tricks

THE MOVES Denise, 41, says cycling and playing golf are “brilliant” for helping her get rid of bingo wings. She maintains her size 8 figure by going to a body pump class with other mums after the school run. Denise says: “At home, I spend 30 minutes power-walking on my treadmill, increasing and slowing the pace. I like interval training because it changes your body shape a lot.”

THE FOODS Denise – who is mum to Betsy, six, with ex-husband Lee Mead – says she doesn’t cut out any food groups, but tries to lower her carb intake. Breakfast is scrambled egg with salmon, while lunch tends to be a jacket potato with tuna and mayo, and dinner is often spaghetti Bolognese. But Denise loves her treats and admits: “Give me a family-size packet of crisps and I’ll eat it all at once.”

THE CHEAT The former Strictly star reveals her fat-burning secret is taking the stairs rather than the lift, and credits the simple trick for keeping her legs toned. She adds: “It’s so easy to fit into your day!”

Denise is mum to Betsy

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JEFF BRAZIER’SLEMONY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM FETTUCCINE STEP 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Heat half the olive oil in an ovenproof sauté pan, then add the chicken and brown all over. Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté, tossing around a little to mix. STEP 2 Put the pan in the oven and cook for about 20 mins. Leave to rest for 5 mins, then slice. STEP 3 While the chicken is in the oven, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta for 3-4 mins. Drain, then return to the pan and add the remaining olive oil, chilli flakes and lemon zest and stir. STEP 4 Add the chicken, garlic and mushrooms. Stir well, then add the parsley. Serve with a sprinkling of grated parmesan to taste.

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HOW TO MAKE IT DIFFERENT You can use any pasta in this dish, and you can easily use dried rather than fresh – just allow extra time for it to cook. White mushrooms are just as good as chestnut ones or, for a more exotic dish, use a pack of wild mushrooms. If you don’t fancy chicken, use 4 salmon fillets and adjust the cooking time in the oven until they are cooked through. Don’t like the heat? Skip the chilli flakes!

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Fridge raider Former TOWIE star Lauren Pope, 33, on what’s inside her fridge

Almond butter contains heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat, as well as omega3 fats. Use 1tsp per slice of bread.

Blueberries are a renowned superfood. They are low in calories and high in nutrients.

Where do you do your weekly shop? I live near Sainsbury’s, which is handy, or I’ll head to Waitrose on the way back from my gym. I spend around £60 a week.

Describe your daily diet… I’ll have porridge with almond milk, water and a scoop of chocolate protein powder for breakfast. Lunch is poached eggs with smoked salmon or a tuna salad. Dinner is often a prawn stir-fry or baked salmon with veg. If I get hungry I snack on dark chocolate or rye bread with almond butter.

Rye bread is a high-fibre wholegrain food and helps you feel fuller for longer.

Is there anything you refuse to eat? Greasy fast-food. It tastes amazing at the time, but I feel disgusting afterwards.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

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Pigeon. I was on a date and I let the other person order for me, which was awkward. It tasted like beef.

What would you cook to impress someone? I don’t think you can go wrong with a good piece of steak. I’d serve it with home-made sweet potato fries. ● Lauren is supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life. Enter now at www.raceforlife.org

Guiltiest food pleasure? It has to be chocolate, but I don’t have it often because I suffer from skin breakouts when I eat too much.

Food hangover cure? Margherita pizza. Although it has to be really plain!

Usual takeaway order? Nando’s. I always go for the butterfly chicken, sweet potato fries, grilled halloumi and sweetcorn.

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INSIDE LAUREN’S FRIDGE Blueberries Dark chocolate ● Greek yoghurt ● Almond butter ● Eggs ● Cod ● Rye bread ● Prawns ● Smoked salmon ● Salmon fillets ● Spinach ● Coconut oil ● Cucumber ● Broccoli ● Rocket salad ● Bananas ● Baby corn ● Snap peas ● Courgettes ● Almond milk ● Coconut milk ● Coconut water ● Pinot Grigio ● ●

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Make time for it! It’s easy to make a difference to your wellbeing – here Dr Christian highlights 10 simple principles for a better you both inside and out t can seem like being healthy is a big effort but there are lots of things you can do that only require a few minutes a day and will make you feel better for hours. Here’s my guide.

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TOP TWEET I’m always exhausted. My new boyfriend says I snore at night – is it connected? DR CHRISTIAN: It could be sleep apnoea. See a doctor and ask about using a continuous positive airway pressure machine. It may help you.

IN THE NEWS... ‘ANOREXIA IS CONTAGIOUS’ A study found that girls who go to schools with more girls and who have highly educated parents are more likely to have eating disorders. Reports blamed “pushy parents” and said anorexia was “contagious.”

IN MY OPINION... It’s an interesting study, but overly simplistic. When lots of girls are together at school, you do see eating disorders because of peer pressure. Certain groups – like all-female high achieving schools – have higher risks; that’s useful to know in terms of spotting the signs early. Also, using the term “contagious” runs the risk of stigmatising those struggling.

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SWITCH OFF If you work all day at a computer your down time shouldn’t be at a computer, so do something different – read a magazine, listen to music, take the dog for a walk, bake, draw. There are three pillars of good health; exercise, diet and the mind, but we forget our minds. You don’t need to sit crosslegged in a darkened room with whale music talking to your chakras, just take five minutes to relax. It improves mood, stress,

sleep and sharpens your mind. It can even help improve your pain threshold.

COOKING We all eat the odd takeaway, go out for dinner or bung a pizza in the oven, but if you only ever do that, lay a rule down that at least two nights a week you cook, and gradually increase that. It helps you to have some control over what’s in the food you’re eating – research shows that when people cook meals at home, they eat fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat, whether they’re dieting or not. It also helps your kids: children whose parents cook tend to choose healthier meals independently.

A SOCIAL LIFE There’s been so much research that has exposed the impact of loneliness, and it’s easy to neglect seeing your friends and family. For older people social isolation can increase risk of dying early by 14 per cent. It leads to all sorts of medical, physical and psychological problems, so keeping in touch is an important factor for wellness. Make time for your partner, too – a lot of us get so busy that they’re the person we neglect most.

SLEEP The evidence is overwhelming: poor sleep has huge health implications. Being sleepdeprived impacts mood and immunity – you’re more likely to pick up a cold, or have it for longer if you under-sleep. It’s not good for your brain, either. People say they’ve learned to “manage” on less sleep, but there’s a difference between managing and doing

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HEALTH GETTING OUTDOORS Research shows that being active outdoors, like walking in nature, improves your sense of wellbeing, lowers depression and enhances mental health. It’s also a way to help you get vitamin D, which most of us lack. It’s important for bones but has also been linked to reducing your cancer risk. It isn’t in many foods, so getting 15 minutes of sunlight on your skin helps your body to produce it.

BREAKFAST I’m not talking something elaborate: a couple of pieces of toast or a bowl of porridge in the microwave only takes a few minutes, and grabbing something on the go is better than not having anything at all. You’ve fasted overnight, so eating gets your metabolism up and running and fuelling calories. People who eat breakfast tend to manage their weight better than people who skip it. When I did Supersize Vs Superskinny almost all of the overweight people thought skipping breakfast was helping, but come 11 o’clock you’re starving – so you eat more. You’re also likely to reach for sugar to perk yourself up.

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well. Eight hours isn’t necessarily right for everyone but you’ll be aware you’re not getting enough if you’re finding it hard to get up in the morning, feeling drowsy in the day, and craving sugar just to get an energy boost. Familiar? Turn to page 79 for sleeping tips.

JOURNALLING It sounds very American, but it can be really helpful if you’re not too obsessive. If you have an ongoing health problem, jot down some notes in your diary. If you’re trying to lose weight, noting good days and bad days and what you ate can be helpful. If you’re having lots of digestion problems note down your mood and food. If you’re struggling with stress, keep a diary to get some perspective.

MOVING Being active is good for all sorts of reasons. If you look good, and you know you’re doing something worthwhile, you feel good. It’s not a cure for depression, but it helps with low mood as well as things like PMS. You don’t have to sign up for a half marathon, endless evidence suggests that fairly short bursts of exercise are really good for you. Doing anything is better than doing nothing, whether that’s 10 minutes on your High Intensity Training app, or a 20-minute walk three or four times a week. Get a bit out of breath doing what you enjoy. Research has found that even exercising for 15 minutes a day extends life expectancy by three years.

A quarter of adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day and a third of all children starting school have tooth decay. Two minutes twice a day to brush properly and floss is perfect. If you use a manual toothbrush, set a timer for two minutes; most of us do about half that. Use a good alcohol-free mouthwash and go to the dentist every six months. Between meals, chew sugar-free gum. Apparently the NHS could save £8.2m a year if all 12-year-olds did. Poor dental health is linked to diabetes, heart disease and strokes – so it’s not just about having a beautiful smile.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS Don’t put your screenings off. If you’re due a smear test, dental check-up, sexual health check-up or a mammogram, book it and attend it, because symptoms will only get worse if you don’t pay attention.

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MONEY

TV’s Sarah Willingham reveals how to take control of your finances & make the most of your cash

‘I can’t afford my bills’ Single mum-of-three Rachel Jones, 35, from London, is on a low-income wage and struggling to pay the bills “I’m a single

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as I can – shopping at Lidl, Tesco and Iceland – but I’m struggling, and I don’t get any financial support from my family. “After volunteering at a community centre and training kids for free at a boxing gym for the past four years, I’ve recently got a job at a supermarket for £7.20 an hour. I’m hoping to work a minimum of 16 hours a week to get working tax credit. Before I had my kids I worked at HMV, doing their invoicing. “My wages aren’t enough to live on, so I have to rely on housing benefit and income support. One week I get £160 in child tax credit and £47 in child benefits, the next I get £160 in child tax credit and £140 in income support. I’m grateful for

SARAH’S 3-POINT PLAN 1) Get help with heating bills. As a single mum, Rachel may be able to claim help for heating bills. Call the Home Heat Help Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to ask about grants and ways to save. Using an electric heater is more expensive than central heating, so heat rooms with radiators. 2) Use your skills to earn. As Rachel has volunteered at local community groups, she could offer her services in exchange for lessons for her children. The local boxing group, swimming pool or youth group would probably love her help, and she may get free or discounted fees for her kids in return. She could also use her bookkeeping experience to help with that, too.

3) Shop smarter. BrightHouse (a rent-to-own company) comes with an APR of almost 70%, so Rachel will be paying way over the odds in the long- term. She should keep up her monthly payments to clear her bills, but apply for a 0% purchase credit card to buy emergency items

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ADVICE Our therapist & TV psychologist Emma Kenny is here to make sense of your emotional issues

SWITCH OFF AND SLEEP e all know the feeling: you crawl into bed after a busy day ready for a good night’s shut-eye, but you find yourself worrying about work or going over an argument you had with your bloke over dinner. A whopping 51 per cent of us struggle with insomnia from time to time, and it can leave you frazzled, frustrated and desperate to get that golden eight hours. Here’s how to switch off and relax for a healthy night’s slumber.

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RELAX TO REST ● GO TO BED TIRED We can get so hung up on getting enough sleep that we don’t listen to our bodies. If you go to bed before your body is ready to sleep, you won’t be able to. Wait to feel tired. ● TECH OFF Stay away from technology for an hour before bed. Read a magazine or book – it will naturally tire you and help distract you from intrusive and unwanted thoughts. ● GET UP! If you can’t sleep, don’t lie in bed worrying. Get up, make a herbal tea and write a journal about what’s going on. This gives

you an outlet for your thoughts to explore what’s worrying you. ● LEARN TO RELAX Breathing exercises or guided visualisations (try www.firststepssurrey.nhs.uk and www.sleepcouncil.org.uk) make you feel in control of your body and mind, so you can unwind. ● EXERCISE Countless studies show exercise helps with healthy sleep, tiring you physically and making your brain secrete the chemical serotonin, which reduces stress hormone cortisol and makes you feel happy and calm.

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HEALTHY INDEPENDENCE Being in a relationship should feel like we always have someone on our side, but spending every waking hour together isn’t healthy. That intensity can mean you lose sight of the world you created pre-partner. If you can’t function without them by your side and you find yourself dragging your other half to every night out and family occasion, take a step back. Being OK by yourself is essential for positive mental health, as “attachment anxiety” will mean you feel unable to cope unless you are accompanied at all times – and that’s no way to live. Re-engage with your friends as an individual, ideally spending a couple of evenings doing things for yourself without your other half stapled to your side. It’s fantastic to want to be with your partner, but you should never feel like you need to be.

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FITNESS GURU MR MOTIVATOR, 63, TAKES OUR QUIZ What’s your worst habit? Always being right. If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A fox – they’re smart and alert. Who was your first kiss? Elaine, when I was about 12. Where’s your happy place? At home in Jamaica, standing on the balcony, with the sea in the distance and those who matter most by my side. What’s your earliest memory? Falling asleep in church while my mum was in choir practice. What’s your proudest achievement? Providing for my children as a single parent and finding someone to love and share it all with.

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Puzzles Every number in the grid stands for a different letter. We’ve given you the word SHY to get you started. Fill in all the 1s, 2s and 3s and you’ll be able to start guessing other letters. All 26 letters of the alphabet appear at least once. Cross off the ones you’ve used on the list below

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Matthew McConaughey stars as a bachelor who’s haunted by his former flames.

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THE SHOWS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SAT 21 MAY, 8PM, ITV Tensions mount for this year’s hopefuls as the live shows start

THE SHOW MUST GO ON SECRET LIFE OF THE HUMAN PUPS

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GAME OF THRONES

Bizarre documentary about men who dress up as dogs. WED, 10PM, C4

The final series of this gripping crime drama begins SUN, 9PM, BBC1

The one everyone talks about – no spoilers, please! MON, 9PM, SKY ATLANTIC

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Behind th CORRIE’S ALISON KING:

‘I’llprobablydo theschoolrunin mypyjamasnow!’ It’stheendofaneraasCoronationStreet’sCarlaConnorwaves ‘ta-ta’ to the cobbles after a decade. Actress Alison King, 43, talks rumours, medicinal glasses of wine and Strictly… e can’t believe you’re leaving! What made you decide to quit? I had a career before this (Alison was in Sky drama Dream Team, and action flick Shanghai Knights) and if I don’t quit now I can’t see myself leaving later. I just want to get out there, try some other things, spend some time with my daughter (Daisy Mae, seven) and take it a bit easier. She’s pleased she’s going to be seeing a bit more of me.

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Will Carla and Nick’s wedding go ahead?

What will you miss the most? The people. At the end of the day, the cast and the crew are like my family. I can’t even talk about it or I’ll start crying. I see more of them than I do anybody else – we all look after each other so much. Is your exit suitably explosive? I hope it pleases everybody because I don’t think we could have put any more into it. It’s been one of the hardest things to film – I’m shattered. You fall to bits because your body thinks you’re crying for real, so that takes its toll. Obviously it will be sad, but I think Carla leaves with her head held high. How do you keep your strength up when you’re working so hard? I eat incredibly healthily. I try not to have carbs or sugar, apart from wine of course. That doesn’t count – that’s medicinal, surely? I was going to the gym really regularly and I had a trainer but, because of this big storyline, there’s been no time. So does Carla get her fairy-tale wedding to Nick Tilsley or not? The morning of the wedding, both Nick and Carla are fearful. Carla’s worrying whether Nick knows about her sleeping with Robert. She should have told him

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e scenes from the beginning. But because Tracy Barlow is manipulating the situation it’s all got out of control. Meanwhile, Nick’s worried about his brain injury and doesn’t want to hurt her. It’s all about whether the wedding will go ahead… Do you want to start work on another show straightaway? No, I don’t, funnily enough! Obviously if something amazing came up I’d decide then, but I’d like to have a break. My daughter is on her school holidays at the end of May, so I’m just going to be around for her. I’ll probably be doing the school run in my pyjamas for the next few months! Is there anything about Carla you’re going to be glad to leave behind? Yeah – her voice! Please remind me never to do a nasal voice again. Before the audition, I’d been down in London for so long I’d forgotten how to do a Mancunian accent. I did a version

of it and that was it – I was stuck! Would you be tempted to do any reality shows? I used to dance when I was very young so I wouldn’t rule out Strictly later along the line. I’ve been asked to do it a few times, but there’s a lot of publicity that goes with that show, which kind of puts me off. Do you laugh at rumours linking you romantically to other cast members? It’s hilarious. Me and Ryan Thomas [Jason Grimshaw] hang out all the time with our kids. He rang me up the other day and said: “Do you hear we’re going out?” I said: “Are we? That’s nice!” Will you take any souvenirs with you? I will be taking some of Carla’s coats and things, but not her boots. My toes are fractured from being on the cobbles, so I’m absolutely not wearing high heels ever again!

Alison’s fave Corrie moments May 2008: Sleeping with Liam Connor (wed to Maria at the time) “When they first kissed, there was such an outburst of emotion that she slapped him. It was a really great storyline to play.” June 2010: Carla and Hayley Cropper are held hostage in the factory “It’s always good to film the big stunt stuff. The scenes were intense and so challenging with all the smoke and fire.” January 2014: Carla’s final weeks with Hayley as she battled cancer

She says it was amazing working with Julie “Working so closely with Julie Hesmondhalgh was amazing; watching her portrayal of a cancer sufferer. I am glad such a strong subject matter was tackled.” 2016: Nick and Carla’s romance “Of all Carla’s relationships, this has been the most emotional and magical pairing. Ben [Price] is also a great friend.” O Coronation Street is on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting the week of 22 May

BOBBY DAVRO Funnyman Bobby Davro, 57, remains one of the country’s most-loved TV comedians aft hitting the big time in the ’80s obby, you’re tourin the UK this month and next – tell us al about it… Well, people mainly know me as an impressionist, but it’s also a stand-up music tour with a lot of singing. This is what I do best – and it’s for the over-16s so it’s adult without being filthy. Are you worried about anything? The frustrating thing for me is that because I’m not on the te more, people think I don’t go on tour. I did do Celebrity Big Brother [Bobby came fourth in the summer 2015 series – won by The Apprentice’s James Hill], but that wasn’t me performing, and I want to shake off the “80s TV star” thing. It’s such a shame that people of my generation aren’t given a chance to get out there again, but I’m still quite a young man and performing is my life – I absolutely love it. Do you feel ready for the tour? I did a big night down in Plymouth in November – and I sold the theatre out. I haven’t got round to getting into shape for it, though. Recently I’ve just been getting fatter and fatter, because I’ve been doing a pantomime tour where you mostly eat sandwiches. I do need to get fitter. You’ve dabbled in acting as well [Bobby played Shirley Carter’s boyfriend Vinnie in EastEnders in 2007]… There was EastEnders, and I also did a play (Not A Game For Boys; about a trio of cabbies) last year, which was the best thing I’ve done in about 20 years – I really enjoyed it. It was about a middle-aged man who was angry with the world and I was like, “Ooh, I can see that!” I’d love to do more of that stuff. You did Dancing On Ice back in 2010 – are you tempted by any other entertainment shows? I’d do Celebrity MasterChef but nothing physical – I’m 57 years old; my bones are aching a bit now. The trouble is I’m always busy… ● Bobby is on tour throughout May and June (from 17 May) Buy tickets via www.ticketmaster.com

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Soap Spotlight! Poor Ian rushes to the hospital to see Jane

Police quiz Bobby

EMMERDALE Charity makes out Holly has stolen some cash and, when Cain sticks up for her, Holly tries to snog him. This results in her running off and fishing a wrap of heroin out of her bag – uh-oh. Pete later finds some of it, and realises Holly's in a bad way… Elsewhere, Ronnie’s making himself a tad too comfortable at Home Farm, so Lawrence takes drastic measures. A manto-man chat is out of the question so he gets Sam to threaten the bloke. Pointing a shotgun at his head should do it…

BOBBY STRIKES AGAIN

Holly has developed feelings for her stepfather

EASTENDERS Stace and Martin did at least get to say their “I dos,” but not without drama – thanks to Bobby. ’Enders shows just why it is deserving of that BAFTA win last week with revelations, bombshells and the arrival of familiar faces (hello, Christian). Bobby admits to the whole of The Vic what he’s done to Jane – and subsequently gets a grilling down the cop shop. With the gossip mill in overdrive and poor Jane fighting for her life, this whole sorry affair can’t bode well for the Beales…

Cheeky Grace gets cosy on her hen do

K C A B S I Y L L HO S G U R D E H T ON EMMERDALE’S HOLLY: “SHE’S DESPERATE”

Ben’s angry...

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GRACE HAS A FUN HEN DO! We bet Tamara Wall (who plays Grace Black) reeeallly hated going to work on this day! When Esther forgets to hire a stripper, these three hunky dancers are most obliging. Later, Sienna and Trevor’s affair has terrible consequences. Plus, Ben has a scrap with Trev in The Loft (and trashes his and Sienna’s boudoir), while Nico has her own “special” way of dealing with matters. Yep, prepare for a heart-in-mouth week…

What is it Holly likes about Cain? Holly has been a bit lonely and lost – then Cain starts to show her some kindness and she develops a crush. She misreads the signals? Yes, bless her. When Cain sticks up for her, Holly moves in for a kiss. Then it all goes horribly wrong… She’s a weak person and the drug addiction has really taken hold of her. She’s desperate not to do it again, but when Cain rejects her she can’t help it.

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Troubled Holly Barto n is played by Sophie Po wles


CORONATION STREET

Did you know? On filming her last scenes with Alison King (Carla), Kym Marsh (Michelle) has said: “It was such a sad day. Afterwards I drove home with mascara running down my cheeks – I looked like I’d been punched.” Will Tracy ruin Carla and Nick's wedding?

IT’SCARLA’SWEDDING–ANDCALLUM’SBODYIS FOUND (GULP!) CALLUM RE-CAP t last, a respite from the endless Yasmeen vs Sally chicken coop dramas, Michelle’s wandering eye and Izzy’s drug-dabbling capers. Corrie has been a bit yawnsome lately, but this week is the biggie – after weeks of Nick almost-but-not-quite finding out about Carla and Robert, and Tracy making threats to expose them, Carla and Nick are ready to get hitched. Gail has expressed a wish for some “nice wedding snaps” but has she forgotten that this is Soapland, where nuptials never go smoothly? Over five nights (SunThu), Johnny goes to “extreme lengths” to stop Tracy ruining Carla’s big day, eek! But on Monday – with the ceremony ready to go ahead – Johnny-boy goes missing. It’s a closely guarded secret whether the wedding does actually happen – but we can reveal that Carla decides to tell Nick something at the last minute, and we can’t imagine whatever it is will go down well. On Wednesday, the Weatherfield crowd will be “reacting to the drama,” and there are further revelations when a “shock incident” rocks the Platts. Hmm, we wonder what that could be? Possibly something to do with a certain body buried underneath Gail’s granny annex? In happier moments, Cathy proposes to Roy!

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Will Kylie pay the price for Callum's murder?

Another wedding? Cathy gets down on one knee

The Coronation Street live episode back in September 2015 saw bad boy Callum Logan meet a bitter end – with Kylie Platt hitting him around the head with a metal wrench when he attacked her sister-inlaw, Sarah. Sarah, Kylie and Kylie’s hapless hubby David then buried Callum under the floorboards in Gail’s annex – where he’s about to be discovered. It’s been hinted that someone surprising may end up paying for the crime, and don’t forget that Paula Lane (Kylie) is pregnant with baby number two and announced in Feb that she’s leaving the soap…

Weatherfield is about to find out about Callum

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GAME OF THRONES HALFWAY THROUGH MON 23 MAY, 9PM, SKY ATLANTIC Series six has become Sky’s most watched entertainment programme, like, ever! And we’re halfway through, which can mean one of two things, depending on how we see our glass…

FOOD UNWRAPPED GOT ANY SALMON? MON 23 MAY, 8.30PM, C4

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL BOOZING FACTS THU 26 MAY, 9PM, BBC1

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Does lining your stomach work? Why is red wine (so-called) healthy? How come some folk get sloshed quicker than others? All these questions and more will be answered by A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim, following news about changes in booze-quaffing guidelines.

SECRET LIFE OF THE HUMAN PUPS JUST OMG! WED 25 MAY, 10PM, C4 Meet ordinary men leading double lives – that is, they dress up in elaborate dog suits in a bid to become just like their pets ( it’s called “human puppy play”). This unmissable documentary asks just what it is about doggy treats, belly rubs and squeaky toys they just can’t resist…

Jimmy goes all Paddington Bear on us investigating marmalade, while Kate looks at salmon and discovers even the farmed type isn’t considered fully sustainable – so what can we eat with a clear conscience? And Matt meets a man trying to turn Britain on to goat meat (er, yum!).

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WEDDING AMUSEMENT FRI 27 MAY, 10PM, DAVE

With The Hoff celebrating his recent engagement, this week’s entertaining spoof is quite apt. He’s booked to perform at the wedding of a superfan (Sarah Hadland from Miranda); cue amusing capers.


6 LIVE SHOWS

THE ONES TO WATCH:

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT LIVE SHOWS START SAT-THU 21-26 MAY, ITV Six weeks ago, the Britain’s Got Talent doors opened to a fresh new batch of impressionists, dog lovers, dangerous hobby lovers and those who maybe should try knocking on The X Factor’s door. Well, only one audition show remains (on Saturday) and after that (Monday-Thursday) it’s time for things to get real as the live shows start. Yes indeed, fasten your seat belts...

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Moldovan sword swallower Alexandr, 26 Surrey impressionist Darren, 42 Oxford dancers Elite Squad Royalz, 8-13 Liverpool dancer Jack, 14 Welsh singer Kathleen Jenkins, 25 Lincolnshire Lucy, 30, and her dog Trip Hazard Manchester drag act Ruby, 34 Essex magician Richard, 25 Spanish gymnast Saulo, 28 Nottinghamshire dancers Shannon, 50, and Pet

Watch out fo r Alexandr (g ulp!)

IN THE CLUB THIS ONE’S A TEAR-JERKER

TUE 24 MAY, 9PM, BBC1 Ever since episode one, when Maxine disappeared into the hospital loos and came back holding a newborn baby – shrieking that she’d found him abandoned – we’ve been a bit suspicious. Sure enough, she has a confession for daughter Shelley – and a crazy tot-switching plan follows, which can’t end well (and is also heartbreaking). But at least there’s lots of lovely Paul Nicholls screen time as the gay dad. Elsewhere, man magnet Roanna’s life gets complex.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COUNTRY HOUSE CLEANERS POSH HOUSES TRANSFORMED TUE 24 MAY, 8PM, C4 This week the dust-botherers are at Fawcett Hall in North Yorkshire, where owners James and Alison want to start a B&B. They might have to sort out the piles of junk, vines growing through the windows and bird poo in the bathroom sink first.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS MORE DRAMZ SUN 22 MAY, 9PM, E!

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Shopping for organic treats with Kourtney (gluten-free, dairy-free pizza – yum!), plus Kim’s ongoing “bursting bosoms” issue. It’s all here!

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tv picks ROVERS COMEDY ABOUT A FOOTIE CLUB TUE 24 MAY, 10PM, SKY 1

10 CASUALTY FIRE! FIRE! SAT 21 MAY, 8.45PM, BBC1

There’s lots of drama when a factory goes up in flames, and the ward is an angst-ridden place when Dylan is confronted with his dad. Plus, Connie goes all green-eyed over new paramedic Elle.

MADE IN CHELSEA LURRVE IN THE AIR? MON 23 MAY, 9PM, E4

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Old Royle Family chums Sue Johnston and Craig Cash are reunited in this comedy about the supporters of a low league footie team, Redbridge Rovers. Craig plays a die-hard Rovers fan, Pete Mott, who’s a simple soul, while Sue is club manager Doreen. Possibly this will only appeal to fans of the beautiful game, but Sue does add some welly – and Steve Speirs (Big Alan from Stella) is in it too.

SUE JOHNSTON SAYS: “Working on Rovers has been a huge amount of fun. I love working with Craig Cash and it’s about the world of football and everything that makes me laugh about that.”

Toff gets her date with foppish Richard, and we just know this is going to end happily ever after (not really). Meanwhile, Lucy and Sam are still bickering.

NEW SERIES

13 FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH FERN BRITTON IS QUIZ MISTRESS MON-FRI, 2.15PM, BBC1

NEW SERIES

Fern’s back with the quiz where contestants gather antiques – treasures not tat!

THE CATCH THU 26 MAY, 10PM, SKY LIVING Fraud investigator Alice discovers she’s about to be conned by her husband. A complex game ensues…

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BORIS V DAVE: THE BATTLE FOR EUROPE POLITICAL RIVALS WED 25 MAY, 9PM, C4

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Johnson and Cameron are at war over the EU. As the country’s fate is placed in the hands of the two former school-pals-turned-political -rivals, Michael Crick chats to their chums, families, work pals and foes… Also tune into How Should I Vote? The EU Debate, Thu 26 May, 8pm, BBC1

11 THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE CUTE KIDDIE CLOTHING MON 23 MAY, 9PM, BBC2 It’s children’s week, which means the stitchers must get to grips with weeny babygros and so on. There’s also a bit more footage of the home sewers’ family life (always good for a nose) and we hear more about where their love of the needle developed. Personally, we have an affection for the blokes – like Josh, who took up his hobby during university holidays. Beats going to the pub!


WALLANDER FOURTH (AND FINAL) SERIES SUN 22 MAY, 9PM, BBC1 The opening scenes of this brandnew Wallander may well suggest the well-to-do young lady poking about in a draughty barn in the Cape Town wilderness (where a chap is casually chopping up bloodied meat and swinging a cleaver around) may never have seen a horror film. Yes, it’s another on-the-edge-of-yourseat instalment of the fourth (and final) series of the Britadapted Danish crime series, starring nice Kenneth Branagh as Inspector Kurt Wallander.

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QUICK-FIRE WITH KENNETH What’s going on with Wallander? He appears to be sorting his life out. He shaves, he combs his hair and he even seems to have a satisfying relationship – but life intervenes… In what way? He has issues with his father and is considering what his life adds up to. But Wallander always was troubled…

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

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18 CELEB-TASTIC FRI 27 MAY, 10.35PM, BBC1 Matt LeBlanc gives some sneak peeks on what to expect from the new Top Gear, plus there’s Game Of Thrones lovely Emilia Clarke. Not to mention Kate Beckinsale, Dominic Cooper and Corinne Bailey Rae in a celeb-packed show!

19 Blooms fans can also tune into highlights of the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show – MonFri on BBC2

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FLOWER MARKET BLOOMING LOVELY FRI 27 MAY, 9PM, BBC2

Cherry Healey is in Holland at the world’s biggest flower market – beautifully mastering the riding-a-bike-while-doing-a piece-to-camera thing. From the secrets behind how blooms are kept looking perfect post-picking, to the stressed-out traders doing battle in the “Wall Street of Flowers,” learn all about where the bouquets we buy come from.

ANT AND DEC: THEIR STORY ALL HAIL THE GEORDIE DUO FRI 27 MAY, 9PM, CHANNEL 5

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Friends, fans – and some of the celeb pals who’ve fallen foul to their trademark trickery – chat about the greatness of Ant ‘n’ Dec in this 90-minute spesh celebrating a pretty impressive career spanning 25 years.

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL A-LIST BRIT FLICK SUN 22 MAY, 8PM, C4 Oldies Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy decide they’re not quite ready for a pipe and slippers existence, instead heading to India to live out their retirement in style. Lured by adverts for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they imagine magical surroundings, but arrive to find it’s not quite what they had in mind. The excellent cast also includes Celia Imrie and Dev Patel.

DID YOU KNOW? While messing about on set, Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) in the head – giving the poor bloke concussion!

THE HUNGER GAMES FIRST IN THE TRILOGY SAT 21 MAY, 9PM, C4 This is a fabulous watch, and is the flick that put the lovely Jennifer Lawrence firmly on the A-list Hollywood stars map. She goes by the peculiar name of Katniss Everdeen, a fiery chick who takes her sister’s place in the “Hunger Games” – a televised (terrifying) fight, where teens from the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. The trouble is, some of the contestants have trained, like, their whole lives for this. Can Kat and Peeta (male eye-candy of the piece) cut the mustard, and basically stay alive?

RUN FATBOYRUN AMUSING SIMON PEGG CAPERS SAT 21 MAY, 10.15PM, ITV Simon Pegg stars in this top flick as Dennis – a chap who realises five years too late that he made a BIG mistake leaving preggers girlfriend Libby (the beautiful Thandie Newton) at the altar. Now he wants her back but, unfortunately for him, she has a handsome, super-fit (smug) banker-type on her arm, who’s limbering up for a charity marathon. Out-ofshape Dennis decides to enter the race, too – with only three weeks to prepare…

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PRIMETIME TV LISTINGS

Must see movies!

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SUNDAY

PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE WITH THE BGT POOCH SUN 22 MAY, 4.05PM, CHANNEL 5 In a week where Britain’s Got Talent will be dominating the TV schedules, this film stars 2012 winner Pudsey the Dog – voiced by David Walliams. It follows the pooch on a fun adventure.

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Saturday 21 May BBC1 6am

6am Breakfast. 10.0 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11.30 Mary Berry Cooks. 12.0 BBC News. 12.10 Football Focus. 1.0 Jimmy Hill – A Man For All Seasons. 2.0 FA Cup: The Road To Wembley. 2.35 A Question Of Sport. 3.10 Pointless Celebrities. 4.0 BBC News. 4.10 BBC Regional News; Weather. 4.15 Match Of The Day Live – The 2016 FA Cup Final. Crystal Palace v Manchester United (Kick-off 5.30pm).

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6.10am The Women’s Football Show. 6.40 FILM: The Story Of GI Joe (1945) ★★★★ 8.30 FILM: The Wooden Horse (1950) ★★★ 10.10 Natural World. 11.0 FA Cup Classics. 12.0 The Hairy Bikers: Everyday Gourmets. 1.0 FILM: I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) ★★★★★ 2.30 Flog It! 3.0 Bake Off: Creme De La Creme. 4.0 Swimming: European Championships.

6am CITV. 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 Murder, She Wrote. 10.20 Murder, She Wrote. 11.15 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 12.05 ITV News; Weather. 12.15 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 1.15 BBQ Champ. 2.20 FILM: Hulk (2003) ★★ 4.55 The Wine Show.

6.10am The King Of Queens. 6.35 The King Of Queens. 7.0 Volkswagen Racing Cup. 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 The Morning Line. 10.0 The Big Bang Theory. 10.30 The Big Bang Theory. 11.0 The Superhumans Show. 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. 12.0 The Big Bang Theory. 12.25 The Simpsons. 12.55 The Simpsons. 1.30 The Simpsons. 2.0 Channel 4 Racing. 4.30 A Place In The Sun: Summer Sun. 5.30 Homes By The Med.

6am Milkshake! 8.55 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 9.30 The Saturday Show Live. 11.30 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops. 12.0 Police Interceptors. 1.0 Police Interceptors. 2.0 Police Interceptors. 3.0 Police Interceptors. 4.0 Police Interceptors. 5.0 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away.

6.0 This Week’s World

6.30 News (S)

6.0 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away Two agents experience

6.30 Gardeners’ World

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.15 ITV News; Weather (S) 6.30 You’ve Been Framed!

Monty Don plants up containers for his garden. (S) (R)

A comical selection of mishaps filmed by viewers. (S)

BBC2

6pm Current affairs magazine. (S)

7pm 7.50 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show With Katherine

7.0 Choose The Right Puppy For You Part two of two.

7.0 Bang On The Money

Jenkins, Colin Cloud and Robbie Savage. (S)

Louise Glazebrook helps more people find the perfect dog for them. (S) (R)

8.35 The National Lottery Live (S) ✱ 8.45 Casualty An accident

8.0 Grand Tours Of Scotland

✱ 8.0 Britain’s Got Talent

New series. Paul Murton visits the Isle of Arran. (S) 8.30 Dad’s Army American troops arrive in the town. (S) (R)

The final round of auditions arrives. (S)

9.0 The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses – Richard III The country is

9.15 Play To The Whistle

Game show in which two teams from Middlesbrough and Cleethorpes. (S)

one of the most violent cases they have ever faced. (S) (R)

6.55 5 News Weekend (S) 7.0 Grand Designs: Living In The City The challenges of

7.0 Cricket On 5 England v Sri Lanka. (S)

self-building in the city. (S) (R)

8pm

9pm

gives Jacob a chance to work together with old friend Elle. (S)

9.35 Mrs Brown’s Boys Agnes fears her family is planning to send her to a nursing home. (S) (R)

10pm 10.05 BBC News (S) 10.25 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle Including clips of the

finally at peace under the rule of Edward IV and the House of York – but the ruthless Duke of Gloucester plots to seize the throne for himself. Last in the series. (S)

comedian reminiscing about his school holidays. (S) (R)

11pm

10.55 Match Of The Day – 2016 FA Cup Final Highlights Crystal Palace v Manchester United. (S) 11.30 FILM: Dream House (2011) ★★ 1.0 BBC News.

11.10 FILM: Last Chance Harvey (2008) ★★★ 12.40 FILM: Elena (2011) ★★★★ 2.20 This Is BBC Two. 5.35 The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge.

Guests include Danny Cipriani and Katherine Ryan. Last in the series. (S)

10.0 ITV News; Weather (S) ✱ 10.15 FILM: Run Fat Boy Run (2007) ★★★ A man who regrets leaving his fiancee standing at the altar tries to prove his love for her by running a marathon. Romantic comedy, with Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Dylan Moran. (S)

8.0 Jutland: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle Re-examining the events of the First World War naval battle. (S)

✱ 9.0 FILM: The Hunger Games (2012) ★★★★ A teenage girl in a dystopian future-America is forced to fight in a televised battle to the death. Sci-fi adventure, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. (S)

8.0 NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Seals appear to be responsible for the death of an undercover cop. (S) (R)

9.0 NCIS The team investigates when a gay lieutenant is murdered. (S) 9.55 NCIS: New Orleans – Murder In The Bayou Double bill. The body of a former agent washes ashore in New Orleans. (S)

11.50 FILM: Savages (2012) ★★★ 2.05 Hollyoaks. 4.10 The Three Day Nanny. 5.05 Posh Pawnbrokers. 5.55 Salvage SOS.

11.30 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. 12.0 SuperCasino. 3.10 BAMMA 25: Champion Vs Champion. 4.55 Divine Designs. 5.20 House Doctor. 5.45 Angels Of Jarm. 5.50 Angels Of Jarm.

9pm The Hunger Games, C4

8.45pm Casualty, BBC1

12.10 Jackpot247. 3.0 Murder, She Wrote. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen.

REGIONAL VARIATIONS ● STV As Main ITV except: 6pm STV News. 12.10 Teleshopping. 2.10 After Midnight. 4.10 Murder, She Wrote. 5.0 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 Scotland As BBC1 except: 1pm Cup Final Sportscene. 5.20 Match Of The Day Live – The 2016 FA Cup Final. 10.25 Sportscene. 11.05 Match Of The Day – 2016 FA Cup Final Highlights. 11.40 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle. 12.10 FILM: Dream House (2011) ★★ 1.35 Weather For

The Week Ahead. 1.40 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 6.30pm Home Ground. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 4pm BBC News. 4.10 Swimming: European Championships. 6.0 Grand Tours Shorts. 6.25 Live PRO12 Rugby Union. 8.30 This Week’s World.

8pm Britain’s Got Talent, ITV

SAT ELL I T E I D I G I TA L I C A B L E LIST INGS W 5.05pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 7.0 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 8.0 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 9.0 FILM: 40 Days And 40 Nights (2002) ★★★★ 11.0 Traffic Cops. 12midnight Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 12.30 Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 1.05 Being Human USA. 1.50 Saving Hope. 2.35 Oddities.

MTV 6pm Car Crash Couples. 7.0 Catfish: The TV Show. 8.0 Catfish: The Best Moments Ever! 9.0 Geordie Shore. 10.0 Geordie Shore. 11.05 FILM: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) ★★★ 1.05am Ridiculousness. 1.35 MTV’s Bugging Out. 2.05 Deal With It. 2.25 World’s Craziest Fools. 2.50 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

ITV2 5.05pm FILM: Back To The Future (1985) ★★★★★ 7.20 FILM: Uncle Buck (1989) ★★★ 9.15 Britain’s Got More Talent. 10.15 Celebrity Juice. 11.05 Family Guy. 11.35 Family Guy. 12.05am Family Guy. 12.35 American Dad! 1.30 The Cleveland Show. 2.20 @elevenish. 2.40 Teleshopping. 5.40 ITV2 Nightscreen.

TLC 6pm Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 7.0 Married By Mum & Dad. 8.0 The Little Couple. 9.0 Born With Scales: Two In A Million. 10.0 Face Like Mine: Two In A Million. 11.0 Heartbeat. 12midnight The Little Couple. 1.0 Born With Scales: Two In A Million. 2.0 Face Like Mine: Two In A Million. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta.

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6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Dinner Date. 8.0 Dinner Date. 9.0 Dinner Date. Jess from Essex looks for love. 10.0 The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Old acquaintances are reunited on a road trip. 11.0 The Millionaire Matchmaker. Part two of two. Revisiting memorable clients. 12midnight The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 12.55 Teleshopping.

E! 6pm Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 9.0 Botched. 10.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 11.0 E! News. 12midnight Kourtney And Kim Take Miami. 1.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News. 4.30 Ice Loves Coco. 5.0 Teleshopping.

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6pm The Flash. 7.0 The Simpsons. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.0 A League Of Their Own US Road Trip. 10.0 Cricket’s Funniest Moments. 11.0 Hawaii Five-0. 12midnight NCIS: Los Angeles. 1.0 Limitless. 2.0 Arrow. 3.0 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. 4.0 UK Border Force. 5.0 Nothing To Declare.

6pm Without A Trace. 7.0 Without A Trace. 8.0 Blue Bloods. 9.0 Billions. 10.10 Penny Dreadful. Ethan and Hecate join forces as they race across the desert. 11.20 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. 11.55 Silicon Valley. 12.30am Banshee. 1.40 Banshee. 2.50 Nurse Jackie. 3.25 Nurse Jackie. 4.0 The Guest Wing. 5.0 The Petrol Age.

6pm Nothing To Declare. 7.0 Unforgettable. 8.0 Bones. 9.0 Criminal Minds. 10.0 Criminal Minds. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Scandal. 1.50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 2.40 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 3.30 Grey’s Anatomy. 4.20 Sun, Sea And A&E. 5.10 Sun, Sea And A&E.


Sunday 22 May BBC1 6am

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6am Breakfast. 8.25 Match Of The Day – 2016 FA Cup Final Highlights. 9.0 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.0 The Big Questions. 11.0 Sunday Politics. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News. 1.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 1.45 Escape To The Country. 2.30 Lose Weight For Love. 3.30 Nature’s Epic Journeys. 4.30 Lifeline. 4.40 Points Of View. 4.55 Songs Of Praise. 5.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

6.35am This Farming Life. 7.35 Gardeners’ World. 8.05 Countryfile Spring Special. 9.0 The Beechgrove Garden. 9.30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. 11.0 Live Athletics: Great Manchester Run. 1.0 FILM: Custer Of The West (1967) ★★★ 3.15 Flog It! 4.0 Swimming: European Championships.

6.30 BBC News (S) 6.50 BBC Regional News; Weather (S)

6.0 Athletics: Great Manchester Run Highlights

ITV 6am CITV. 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 Griff’s Great Britain. 10.0 Peston On Sunday. 11.0 FIA Formula E Championship. 12.0 ITV News; Weather. 12.10 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 1.15 Planet’s Got Talent. 1.45 Fierce. 2.45 Britain’s Got Talent. 4.0 ITV News London. 4.15 ITV News; Weather. 4.30 Live International Football. England v Turkey (Kick-off 5.15pm).

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C4 6.20am Salvage SOS. 6.45 Salvage SOS. 7.10 The King Of Queens. 7.35 The King Of Queens. 8.0 Frasier. 8.30 Frasier. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.30 FILM: Step Up (2006) ★★ 2.30 FILM: Evolution (2001) ★★★ 4.30 Location, Location, Location. 5.30 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun.

6am Milkshake! 9.55 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 10.30 Now That’s Funny! 11.25 FILM: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (2013) ★★★ 1.10 Most Shocking Talent Show Moments. 4.05 FILM: Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (2014) ★★ Premiere. Family comedy, starring Jessica Hynes. 5.55 The Yorkshire Vet.

6.30 News (S)

6.55 5 News Weekend (S)

7.0 Penelope Keith’s Favourite Villages The

Sri Lanka. (S)

6pm Action from the 10k race. (S)

7pm 7.0 Countryfile A special episode for National Vegetarian Week. Including Weather For The Week Ahead. (S)

7.0 Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside The RAF The Red Arrows mark the end of an era as they appear in a succession of airshows. (S) (R)

8pm 8.0 Antiques Roadshow The team visits Tredegar House near Newport in Wales. (S) (R)

8.0 World Cup 1966: Alfie’s

✱ 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent Ant and Dec host the first semi-final, as nine of the acts to make it through the auditions perform live for the judges and the public to win the chance of a place in the final. (S)

Boys Documentary about the England football team that won the world cup in 1966. (S)

9pm

9.0 Wallander New series. The detective investigates a disappearance in South Africa. (S)

10pm 10.30 BBC News (S) 10.50 BBC Regional News; Weather (S)

11pm 11.0 Room 101 – Extra Storage. 11.40 Athletics: Diamond League Rabat Highlights. 12.45 BBC News.

9.30 Horizon: E-Cigarettes – Miracle Or Menace? Michael Mosley investigates the dramatic rise in e-cigarettes. (S)

10.35 Stupid Man, Smart Phone Russell Kane goes on adventures around the world, using a smartphone to gain the information he needs to survive. (S) 11.25 Later – With Jools Holland. 12.30 Sign Zone: Countryfile Spring Special. 1.25 Sign Zone: Holby City. 2.25 This Is BBC Two.

9.0 Coronation Street Johnny tries to stop Tracy ruining Carla’s wedding. (S)

✱ 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results (S) 10.0 ITV News; Weather (S) 10.20 International Football Highlights Action from

7.0 Cricket On 5 England v

actress explores villages around the country. (S)

✱ 8.0 FILM: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) ★★★★ Seven English pensioners decide to make a fresh start by moving to India to live in a dilapidated hotel. Comedy drama, starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. Edited for language. (S)

10.25 Gogglebox The households’ opinions on recent TV. (S) (R)

8.0 Secrets Of The Valley Of The Kings (S)

9.0 FILM: Sabotage (2014) ★★ Premiere. The leader of an elite Drug Enforcement Administration tries to discover who is murdering his men. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. Edited for language. (S)

England v Turkey at the Etihad Stadium. (S) 11.20 Premiership Rugby Union. 12.15 Jackpot247. 3.0 Motorsport UK. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

11.30 FILM: Hitchcock (2012) ★★★ 1.15 Come Dine With Me. 1.45 Come Dine With Me. 2.15 Come Dine With Me. 2.40 Come Dine With Me. 3.10 Come Dine With Me. 3.40 Win It Cook It. 4.05 Location, Location, Location. 5.05 Fifteen To One.

11.05 FILM: Under Siege (1992)

★★★★ 12.55 SuperCasino. 3.10 Police Interceptors. 4.0 Now That’s Funny! 4.50 Nick’s Quest. 5.15 Nick’s Quest. 5.45 Angels Of Jarm. 5.50 Angels Of Jarm.

REGIONAL VARIATIONS ● STV As Main ITV except: 1.15pm Jak & Eddie’s Scottish Kitchen. 4.0 STV News. 12.15 Teleshopping. 2.15 After Midnight. 4.15 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC1 except: 11am Sunday Politics Northern Ireland. ● BBC1 Scotland As BBC1 except: 11am Sunday Politics Scotland. 1.15 Landward. 3.30 River City. ● BBC1 Wales As BBC1 except: 11am Sunday Politics Wales. 11.0 FILM: Mr

Calzaghe (2015) ★★★ 12.30 Athletics: Diamond League Rabat Highlights. 1.30 Weather For The Week Ahead. 1.35 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 1pm Flog It! 1.40 The Championship. 9.30 Groundbreakers – Mary Ann McCracken. 10.0 Sunday Politics Northern Ireland. 10.25 Horizon: E-Cigarettes. 11.30 Stupid Man, Smart Phone. 12.20 Weather Watchers With Barra Best.

● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 7pm War At Sea: Scotland’s Story. 10.35 General Assembly. 11.05 Stupid Man, Smart Phone. 11.55 Later – With Jools Holland. 12.55 This Is BBC Two. ● BBC2 Wales As BBC2 except: 7pm Flog It!

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8pm Exotic Marigold Hotel, C4

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7pm Doctor Who. 8.0 Nev’s Indian Call Centre. 9.0 Luther. The DCI suspects he has been double-crossed. 10.20 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. 11.20 Traffic Cops. 12.20am Who Do You Think You Are? 1.20 Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 1.45 Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 2.10 Being Human USA. 3.0 Home Shopping.

5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.15 Britain’s Got More Talent. 7.15 FILM: Hulk (2003) ★★ 10.0 Britain’s Got More Talent. 11.0 Family Guy. 11.30 Family Guy. 12midnight Family Guy. 12.30 American Dad! 12.55 American Dad! 1.25 The Cleveland Show. 1.55 The Cleveland Show. 2.15 Teleshopping. 5.45 ITV2 Nightscreen.

6pm The Big Bang Theory. 6.35 The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 The Big Bang Theory. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. 8.0 The Big Bang Theory. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.0 Agents Of SHIELD. 10.0 FILM: Daredevil (2003) ★★ 12.05am The Inbetweeners. 1.05 The 100. 2.05 Agents Of SHIELD. 2.55 Rush Hour. 3.35 Hollyoaks.

5.25pm Dinner Date. 6.30 Dinner Date. 7.30 The Bachelorette. New series. Andi Dorfman meets her 25 potential suitors. 9.0 The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. 10.0 Mob Wives: New Blood. 11.0 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. 11.55 Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 12.25am Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 12.55 Teleshopping.

6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Keeping 9.0 Up With The Kardashians. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 10.0 Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 11.0 The 2016 Billboard Music Awards. 3am Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 3.30 E! News. 4.30 Ice Loves Coco. 5.0 Teleshopping. 5.30 Teleshopping.

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6pm Baby-Faced Mums. 7.0 Catfish: The Best Moments Ever! 8.0 Car Crash Couples. 9.0 Geordie Shore. 10.0 Geordie Shore. 11.0 Up Late With Rylan. 11.45 Up Late With Rylan. 12.30am Up Late With Rylan. 1.15 Up Late With Rylan. 2.0 Ridiculousness. 2.20 MTV’s Bugging Out. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm My Fat Saved My Life. 7.0 Jill & Jessa: Counting On. 8.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 9.0 Gypsy Brides US. 10.0 Born With Scales: Two In A Million. 11.0 My Fat Saved My Life. 12midnight Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 1.0 Gypsy Brides US. 2.0 Born With Scales: Two In A Million. 3.0 Married By Mum & Dad.

6pm Modern Family. 6.30 The Simpsons. 7.0 Wild Things. 8.0 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. 9.0 Hawaii Five-0. 10.0 NCIS: Los Angeles. 11.0 The Force: Manchester. 12midnight Air Ambulance ER. 1.0 Road Wars. 2.0 Road Wars. 3.0 Stop, Search, Seize. 4.0 UK Border Force. 5.0 Nothing To Declare. 5.30 Nothing To Declare.

6pm Cold Case. 7.0 Cold Case. A murder weapon from the 1980s is discovered. 8.0 Cold Case. A murder from 1969 is investigated. 9.0 Game Of Thrones. 10.10 The Tunnel: Sabotage. 11.10 True Detective. 12.25am True Detective. 2.0 Game Of Thrones. 3.10 Nurse Jackie. 3.40 Nurse Jackie. 4.15 The Guest Wing. 5.10 The Petrol Age.

6pm The Biggest Loser USA. 7.0 America’s Next Top Model. 8.0 Elementary. 9.0 Bones. A body is found frozen in a lake. 10.0 Criminal Minds. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Scandal. 1.50 Scandal. 2.40 Madam Secretary. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Sun, Sea And A&E. 5.10 Sun, Sea And A&E.


Monday 23 May BBC1 6am

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6am Breakfast. 9.15 Council House Crackdown. 10.0 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.0 Family Finders. 11.45 Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News At One; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional 2.15 News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. For What It’s Worth. New series. Antiques game show, hosted by Fern Britton. 3.0 Escape To The Country. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless.

6.15am Homes Under The Hammer. 7.15 Flog It! 8.0 Sign Zone: Food Detectives. 8.30 Sign Zone: Gardeners’ World. 9.0 Victoria Derbyshire. 11.0 BBC Newsroom Live. 12.0 Daily Politics. 1.0 Athletics: Diamond League Rabat Highlights. 2.0 Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. 2.30 The TV That Made Me. 3.0 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 3.45 The Tea Trail With Simon Reeve. 4.45 Great British Railway Journeys. 5.15 Bargain Hunt. 5.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast.

6am Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News. 1.55 ITV News London. 2.0 Judge Rinder. 3.0 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.0 Tipping Point. 5.0 The Chase.

6am Countdown. 6.45 Will & Grace. 7.10 Will & Grace. 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.0 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Frasier. 10.0 Frasier. 10.30 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.30 Four In A Bed. 12.0 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.05 Four In A Bed. 12.35 Four In A Bed. 1.05 Four In A Bed. 1.40 Four In A Bed. 2.10 Fifteen To One. 3.10 Countdown. 4.0 Couples Come Dine With Me. 5.0 Four In A Bed. 5.30 Shipping Wars UK.

6.0 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 BBC Regional News (S) 6.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast By the Vote Leave

6.0 Eggheads Quiz show. (S) 6.30 Countryfile Diaries

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.25 Referendum Campaign Broadcast By the Vote Leave

6.0 The Simpsons A new

6.0 Home And Away Hunter

neighbour moves in. (S) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Scott organises a surprise for John Paul. (S)

collapses in pain. (S) (R)

6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. 1.15 Home And Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS: New Orleans. 3.15 FILM: Killer Switch (2016) ★★★ 5.0 5 News At 5. 5.30 Neighbours.

6pm

7pm

campaign. (S) (R)

7.0 The One Show Hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. (S) 7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Including footage

A look at the impact of the arrival of spring around the nation. (S)

campaign. (S)

7.0 Antiques Road Trip

7.0 Emmerdale Ronnie

Christina Trevanion and Thomas Plant start their trip in north Wales. (S) (R)

threatens to expose Lawrence’s secrets. (S)

of the Queen’s annual visit. (S)

8pm 8.0 EastEnders All hell breaks loose for the Beales when Bobby strikes again. (S)

9pm

8.30 Antibiotic Crisis – Panorama (S) 9.0 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle (S) 9.30 I Want My Wife Back

10pm

Murray finds a positive pregnancy test. (S)

10.0 BBC News At Ten (S) 10.30 BBC Regional News; Weather (S)

10.45 Have I Got A Bit More News For You Extended

11pm

edition, hosted by Gary Lineker. (S) 11.30 The Graham Norton Show. 12.20 BBC News.

8.0 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Including highlights of the Queen’s annual visit. (S)

6.30 ITV Evening News (S)

7.0 News (S) 7.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast By the Vote Leave

✱ 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent

campaign. (S)

Ant and Dec present the second live semi-final, as nine more of the 45 chosen acts compete to impress the judges and secure the allimportant viewers’ vote. (S)

8.0 Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley (S) ✱ 8.30 Food Unwrapped

9.0 Coronation Street Carla

9.0 24 Hours In A&E A train

Sewing Bee The nine

tells Nick she wants to speak to him in private. (S)

driver is rushed in with badly fractured ankles after falling from a tree. (S)

✱ 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results (S)

10.0 Upstart Crow Will is invited to a high-society party hosted by Lord Southampton. (S)

7.0 Cricket On 5 England v Sri Lanka. (S)

8.0 Police Interceptors Chris and Andy pursue a drug dealer through the back streets. (S)

What gives marmalade its bitter tang. (S)

✱ 9.0 The Great British remaining contestants try their hands at children’s wear. (S)

6.30 5 News Tonight (S) 6.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast (S)

10.0 ITV News (S) 10.35 ITV News London (S) 10.45 The Cube Game show, hosted by Phillip Schofield. (S) (R)

10.0 Very British Problems Famous faces offer their views on issues faced while on holiday. Last in the series. (S)

9.0 Secrets Of The Nazi Occult Documentary examining a secret society that contained many members of the Nazi high command. (S)

10.0 Gotham: Wrath Of The Villains Gordon questions Strange about Project Chimera. (S)

10.30 Newsnight (S) 11.35 Horizon. 12.35 Sign Zone: The Vikings Uncovered. 2.05 Sign Zone: Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit. 3.05 This Is BBC Two.

11.45 Murder, She Wrote. 12.35 Jackpot247. 3.0 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 3.55 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

11.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 12.05 Random Acts. 12.35 24 Hours In Police Custody. 1.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 2.25 The World’s Most Extreme. 3.20 Posh Pawnbrokers. 4.15 Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free. 4.35 Win It Cook It. 5.05 Location, Location, Location.

11.0 Up Late With Rylan. 11.45 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords. 12.45 Tattoo Disasters UK. 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.10 Castle. 4.0 Criminals: Caught On Camera. 4.45 Wildlife SOS. 5.10 Great Artists. 5.35 House Doctor.

9pm British Sewing Bee, BBC2

8pm Eat Well With H + H, C4

9pm Game Of Thrones, Sky Atlantic

REGIONAL VARIATIONS ● STV As Main ITV except: 10.35pm Scotland Tonight. 11.10 The Cube. 12.10 Teleshopping. 2.10 After Midnight. 3.45 Britain’s Best Bakery. 4.35 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC1 except: 7.30pm Home Ground. ● BBC1 Wales As BBC1 except: 8.30pm Police 24/7. 10.40 Antibiotic Crisis – Panorama. 11.10 Have I Got A Bit More News For You. 11.55 The Graham Norton Show. 12.40 Weather

For The Week Ahead. 12.45 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 7pm Gardeners’ World. 7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 10.0 I Lár An Aonaigh. 11.35 Stormont Today. 12.05 Upstart Crow. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 10.30pm Scotland 2016. 11.0 Newsnight. 12.0 Weather. 12.05 Horizon. 1.05 Sign Zone: The Vikings Uncovered. 2.35 This Is BBC Two.

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5.40pm Tipping Point. 6.40 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 7.40 Celebrity MasterChef. 9.0 Nev’s Indian Call Centre. 10.0 EastEnders. 10.40 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. 11.40 Traffic Cops. 12.40am Nev’s Indian Call Centre. 1.40 Being Human USA. 2.25 Oddities. 2.50 Dynamo: Top Ten Greatest Moments.

5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. 7.0 You’ve Been Framed! Bounces Back! 8.0 Two And A Half Men. 9.0 Family Guy. 9.30 Family Guy. 10.0 Britain’s Got More Talent. 11.0 Family Guy. 11.30 American Dad! 12.25am The Cleveland Show. 1.20 Celebrity Juice. 2.05 @elevenish. 2.30 Teleshopping.

6pm The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 Hollyoaks. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.0 Made In Chelsea. 10.0 Empire. 11.0 The Big Bang Theory. 12midnight Tattoo Fixers. 1.05 Gogglebox. 2.05 Rude Tube. 2.35 Made In Chelsea. 3.30 Empire. 4.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 4.35 Rules Of Engagement. 4.55 Rules Of Engagement.

6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Buying And Selling. 8.0 The Real Housewives Of Orange County. 9.0 The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Shannon joins Vicki and Brooks in Puerto Vallarta. 10.0 The Real Housewives Of Cheshire. 11.0 Mob Wives: New Blood. 12midnight Kendra On Top. 12.55 Teleshopping.

6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 9.0 The 2016 Billboard Music Awards. 11.0 E! News. 12midnight Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.0 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News. 3.30 E! News. 4.30 New Money. 5.0 Teleshopping. 5.30 Teleshopping.

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6pm The Hills. 6.30 The Hills. 7.0 Snog Marry Avoid US. 7.30 Snog Marry Avoid US. 8.0 Car Crash Couples. 9.0 Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. 10.0 Catfish: The TV Show. 11.0 Catfish: The Ones That Got Away. 12midnight Geordie Shore. 2.0 Ridiculousness. 2.25 Ridiculousness. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm Cake Boss: Dear Buddy. 7.0 Say Yes To The Dress. 8.0 The Little Couple. 9.0 Jill & Jessa: Counting On. 10.0 Heartbeat. 11.0 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12midnight The Little Couple. 1.0 Jill & Jessa: Counting On. 2.0 Heartbeat. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta. 4.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Randy Knows Best.

6pm Futurama. 6.30 The Simpsons. 7.0 The Simpsons. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 The Simpsons. 8.30 Modern Family. 9.0 Air Ambulance ER. 10.0 Legends. 11.0 Limitless. 12midnight The Force: Manchester. 1.0 Brit Cops: Rapid Response. 2.0 Hawaii Five-0. 3.0 Hawaii Five-0. 4.0 Nothing To Declare. 5.0 Ninja Warrior.

6pm Blue Bloods. 7.0 Cold Case. 8.0 Without A Trace. 9.0 Game Of Thrones. Bran makes progress with his mystical tuition. 10.10 Thronecast. 10.45 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. 11.20 Veep. 11.55 Silicon Valley. 12.30am Gomorrah. 1.40 Gomorrah. 2.50 Ray Donovan. 4.0 Urban Secrets. 5.0 Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets.

6pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 6.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 7.0 UK Border Force. 8.0 CSI: Miami. 9.0 Bones. 10.0 Criminal Minds. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Criminal Minds. 1.50 Criminal Minds. 2.40 Criminal Minds. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Chicago Fire. 5.10 UK Border Force.


Tuesday 24 May BBC1 6am

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CHANNEL 5 6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. 1.15 Home And Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. 3.15 FILM: Seduced By Lies (2010) ★★★ 5.0 5 News At 5. 5.30 Neighbours.

6am Breakfast. 9.15 Council House Crackdown. 10.0 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.0 Family Finders. 11.45 Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News At One; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 For What It’s Worth. 3.0 Escape To The Country. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless.

6am Flog It! Trade Secrets. 6.30 Council House Crackdown. 7.15 Family Finders. 8.0 Sign Zone: The Hairy Bikers’ Pubs That Built Britain. 8.30 Sign Zone: Great British Railway Journeys. 9.0 Victoria Derbyshire. 11.0 BBC Newsroom Live. 12.0 Daily Politics. 1.0 The Super League Show. 1.45 A Taste Of Britain. 2.30 The TV That Made Me. 3.0 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 3.45 Caribbean With Simon Reeve. 4.45 Great British Railway Journeys. 5.15 Bargain Hunt. 5.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast.

6am Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News. 1.55 ITV News London. 2.0 Judge Rinder. 3.0 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.0 Tipping Point. 5.0 The Chase.

6am Countdown. 6.45 Will & Grace. 7.10 Will & Grace. 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.0 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Frasier. 10.0 Frasier. 10.30 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.30 Four In A Bed. 12.0 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.05 Four In A Bed. 12.35 Four In A Bed. 1.05 Four In A Bed. 1.40 Four In A Bed. 2.10 Fifteen To One. 3.10 Countdown. 4.0 Couples Come Dine With Me. 5.0 Four In A Bed. 5.30 Shipping Wars UK.

6.0 BBC News; Weather (S) 6.30 BBC Regional News (S) 6.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast By the Stronger in

6.0 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S)

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.25 Referendum Campaign Broadcast By the Stronger in

6.0 The Simpsons With the

6.0 Home And Away

guest voice of Joan Rivers. (S) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Grace makes a discovery. (S)

Skye teases VJ. (S) (R)

7.0 News (S) 7.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast A referendum

7.0 FIA World Rally Championship Highlights

6pm

7pm

BBC2

Europe campaign. (S)

7.0 The One Show Live chat and topical reports. (S) 7.30 EastEnders Bobby is arrested for attacking Jane. (S)

6.30 Countryfile Diaries People who experience spring in a multi-sensory way. (S)

Europe campaign. (S)

7.0 Antiques Road Trip

7.0 Emmerdale Lawrence makes plans to get rid of Ronnie. (S)

Christina Trevanion and Thomas Plant compete to make the most money at auction. (S) (R)

8pm 8.0 Holby City Arthur struggles to keep his personal and professional lives separate. (S)

8.0 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Monty Don talks to the winner of the Best Show Garden award. (S)

6.30 ITV Evening News (S)

✱ 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent Ant and Dec present the third live semi-final as more acts hope to impress Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden, and reach the all important final. (S)

✱ 9.0 In The Club Andrew and Nathan prepare to bring baby Sebastian home. (S)

10pm

9.0 Old School With The Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers follow the progress of a pupil who is getting detentions. Last in the series. (S)

10.0 BBC News At Ten (S) 10.30 BBC Regional News;

10.0 Later Live – With Jools Holland With the Last

Weather (S)

Shadow Puppets, Bonnie Rait, Dinosaur Jr and Nao. (S)

10.45 The Last Whites Of The East End Documentary about immigration in Newham, East London. (S)

10.30 Newsnight (S)

11.45 The Truth About Dementia. 12.50 BBC News.

11.15 Deepcut: Behind The Barbed Wire. 12.15 Sign Zone: Nature’s Epic Journeys. 1.15 Sign Zone: This Farming Life. 2.15 Sign Zone: Paul O’Grady: The Sally Army And Me. 2.45 This Is BBC Two.

● STV As Main ITV except: 10.35pm Scotland Tonight. 11.10 Living With Quads. 12.10 Teleshopping. 2.10 After Midnight. 4.10 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC1 except: 10.45pm Spotlight. 11.15 Last Whites Of The East End. 12.15 The Truth About Dementia. 1.15 BBC News. ● BBC1 Scotland As BBC1 except: 8pm River City. 10.45 Holby City. 11.45 Last Whites Of The East End. 12.45 The Truth About Dementia. 1.50 BBC News.

● BBC1 Wales As BBC1 except: 10.40pm Week In Week Out. 11.10 Last Whites Of The East End. 12.10 The Truth About Dementia. 1.15 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 11.15pm Stormont Today. 11.45 QI. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 9pm The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner. 10.30 Scotland 2016. 11.0 Newsnight. 11.40 Weather. 11.45 Old School With The Hairy Bikers. 12.45 Sign Zone: Nature’s Epic Journeys.

6.30 5 News Tonight (S) 6.55 Referendum Campaign Broadcast (S)

The Rally de Portugal. (S)

broadcast by the Stronger in Europe campaign. (S)

✱ 8.0 Obsessive Compulsive Country House Cleaners A duo cleans up

8.0 The Yorkshire Vet Julian and Peter cope with two night-time emergencies. (S)

Forcett Hall, a Georgian manor in North Yorkshire. (S)

9pm

11pm

✱ CLOSER PICKS

9.0 Coronation Street Nick reacts to Carla’s news. (S)

✱ 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results Ant and Dec

9.0 How To Get A Council House Cameras follow

9.0 The KKK: Behind The Mask A profile of Ku Klux Klan

immigrants seeking homes in the UK. (S)

members. (S)

10.0 Britain’s Weirdest Council Houses Tenants who

10.0 Your Child In Their Hands: Kids’ Hospital

have redesigned their local authority homes in unique ways. (S) (R)

A couple learn their unborn baby will need urgent treatment to survive. (S)

11.05 24 Hours In A&E. 12.05 Pokerstars.com PCA 2016. 1.0 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.30 Gillette World Sport. 1.55 Volkswagen Racing Cup. 2.25 The Superhumans Show. 2.50 Posh Pawnbrokers. 3.45 The Three Day Nanny. 4.40 Win It Cook It. 5.10 Fifteen To One.

11.0 Up Late With Rylan. 11.45 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away. 12.45 Tattoo Disasters UK. 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.10 Castle. 4.0 Criminals: Caught On Camera. 4.45 Wildlife SOS. 5.10 Great Artists. 5.35 House Doctor.

9pm In The Club, BBC1

10pm Rovers, Sky 1

announce the results. (S)

10.0 ITV News (S) 10.35 ITV News London (S) 10.45 Living With Quads The ups and down of family life with quadruplets. (S) (R) 11.45 FILM: Columbo: A Stitch In Crime (1973) ★★★ 1.10 Jackpot247. 3.0 Loose Women. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

REGIONAL VARIATIONS 1.45 Sign Zone: This Farming Life. 2.45 Sign Zone: Paul O’Grady: The Sally Army And Me. 3.15 This Is BBC Two. ● BBC2 Wales As BBC2 except: 1.45pm Am.pm. 2.35 Coast. 2.40 The TV That Made Me. 3.10 The TV That Made Me. 3.40 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 4.25 Caribbean With Simon Reeve. 5.25 Great British Railway Journeys.

SAT EL L I T E I D I G I TA L I C A B L E LIST INGS W 5.20pm Tipping Point. 6.20 Tipping Point. 7.20 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 8.20 Celebrity MasterChef. 9.0 Grimm. 10.0 EastEnders. 10.40 Nev’s Indian Call Centre. 11.40 The Catherine Tate Show. 12.20am The Catherine Tate Show. 1.0 Traffic Cops. 1.50 Grimm. 2.40 Oddities. 3.0 Home Shopping.

ITV2

E4

ITVBE

E!

5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. 7.0 You’ve Been Framed! 8.0 Two And A Half Men. 9.0 Family Guy. 10.0 Britain’s Got More Talent. 11.0 Family Guy. 12midnight American Dad! 1.0 Two And A Half Men. 1.30 Safeword. 2.10 The Hot Desk: Adam Lambert. 2.20 Teleshopping. 5.50 ITV2 Nightscreen.

6pm The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 Hollyoaks. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. 8.0 The Goldbergs. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.0 Tattoo Fixers. 11.05 The Big Bang Theory. 12midnight Gogglebox. 1.05 Rude Tube. 2.05 Tattoo Fixers. 3.0 The 100. 3.45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 4.05 Angie Tribeca. 4.25 The Goldbergs.

6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Buying And Selling. 8.0 Dinner Date. Chanelle from Manchester looks for love. 9.0 The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Kandi receives bad news about her musical. 10.0 The Real Housewives Of Orange County. 11.0 Dinner Date. 12midnight Kendra On Top. 12.30 Kendra On Top. 12.55 Teleshopping.

6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 9.0 Botched. 10.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 11.0 E! News. 12midnight Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 1.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News. 4.30 New Money. 5.0 Teleshopping.

MTV

TLC

SKY1

SKY ATLANTIC

SKY LIVING

6pm The Hills. 6.30 The Hills. 7.0 Snog Marry Avoid US. 7.30 Snog Marry Avoid US. 8.0 Teen Mom 2. 9.0 Geordie Shore: The Geordies React. 10.0 Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. 11.0 Catfish: The TV Show. 12midnight Geordie Shore. 1.0 Geordie Shore. 2.0 Ridiculousness. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm Cake Boss. 7.0 Say Yes To The Dress. 8.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 9.0 Running Wild With Bear Grylls. 10.0 Sex Sent Me To The ER. 11.0 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12midnight Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 1.0 Running Wild With Bear Grylls. 2.0 Sex Sent Me To The ER. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta.

6pm Futurama. 6.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 The Flash. 9.0 A League Of Their Own US Road Trip. 10.0 Rovers. 10.30 A League Of Their Own. 11.0 NCIS: Los Angeles. 12midnight Air Ambulance ER. 1.0 Brit Cops: Rapid Response. 2.0 Hawaii Five-0. 3.0 Hawaii Five-0. 4.0 Nothing To Declare. 5.0 Ninja Warrior. 5.30 Ninja Warrior.

6pm Blue Bloods. 7.0 Cold Case. 8.0 Without A Trace. Jack searches for his daughter’s boyfriend. 9.0 The Tunnel: Sabotage. 10.0 Penny Dreadful. 11.10 Game Of Thrones. 12.20am Thronecast. 12.55 The Tunnel: Sabotage. 1.55 Blue Bloods. 2.55 Ray Donovan. 4.05 Urban Secrets. 5.0 Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets.

6pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 7.0 UK Border Force. 8.0 CSI: Miami. 9.0 Blindspot. 10.0 The Blacklist. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Criminal Minds. 1.50 Bones. 2.40 Chicago Fire. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Nothing To Declare. 4.45 Nothing To Declare. 5.10 UK Border Force.


Wednesday 25 May BBC1 6am

ITV

BBC2

✱ CLOSER PICKS

C4

CHANNEL 5

6am Breakfast. 9.15 Council House Crackdown. 10.0 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.0 Family Finders. 11.45 Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News At One; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 For What It’s Worth. 3.0 Escape To The Country. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless.

6am Flog It! Trade Secrets. 6.30 Council House Crackdown. 7.15 Family Finders. 8.0 Sign Zone: Great British Menu. 9.0 Victoria Derbyshire. 11.0 BBC Newsroom Live. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.0 Lifeline. 1.10 Coast. 1.45 A Taste Of Britain. 2.30 The TV That Made Me. 3.0 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 3.45 Caribbean With Simon Reeve. 4.45 Great British Railway Journeys. 5.15 Bargain Hunt.

6am Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News. 1.55 ITV News London. 2.0 Judge Rinder. 3.0 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.0 Tipping Point. 5.0 The Chase.

6am Countdown. 6.45 Will & Grace. 7.10 Will & Grace. 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.0 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Frasier. 10.0 Frasier. 10.30 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.30 Four In A Bed. 12.0 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.05 Four In A Bed. 12.35 Four In A Bed. 1.05 Four In A Bed. 1.40 Four In A Bed. 2.10 Fifteen To One. 3.10 Countdown. 4.0 Couples Come Dine With Me. 5.0 Four In A Bed. 5.30 Shipping Wars UK.

6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. 1.15 Home And Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. 3.15 FILM: Deadly Sibling Rivalry (2011) ★★★ 5.0 5 News At 5. 5.30 Neighbours.

6.0 BBC News At Six; Weather (S) 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes (S)

6.0 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S)

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S)

6.0 The Simpsons Homer

6.0 Home And Away Ash discovers Dylan trashed the garage. (S) (R)

6pm

7pm 7.0 The One Show Hosted by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (S)

8pm 8.0 Lose Weight For Love Tanya Byron helps a couple whose weight problems are postponing their pm 9 wedding day. (S)

9.0 Nature’s Epic Journeys

10pm

Documentary following zebra as they make Africa’s longest land migration. Last in the series. (S)

10.0 BBC News At Ten (S) 10.30 BBC Regional News;

11pm

6.30 Countryfile Diaries The team embarks on a coastal forage. (S)

7.0 Grand Tours Of Scotland

7.0 Emmerdale Holly plots

How Scottish tourism became more female-friendly. (S)

revenge on Charity. (S)

7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Monty Don and

Ant and Dec host the penultimate round in the week-long semi-final process, as nine more acts seek to win public approval and secure a place in the Grand Final. (S)

Joe Swift announce the winner of the highest accolade, the Jubilee Award, and artist Grayson Perry reveals why the horticultural event is all a matter of taste. (S)

9.0 The Making Of An Ice Princess Documentary providing an insight into the life of a would-be child figureskating champion. (S)

10.0 QI With Sheila Hancock,

7.0 News (S)

9.0 Coronation Street Cathy stuns Roy with a surprise proposal. (S)

✱ 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent

Results (S) 10.0 ITV News (S) 10.35 ITV News London (S) 10.45 Through The Keyhole

Weather (S)

10.45 A Question Of Sport

10.30 Newsnight (S)

With Gino D’Acampo, Sue Cleaver and Johnny Vegas. (S) (R)

11.15 I Want My Wife Back. 11.45 FILM: Dragonfly (2002) ★★ 1.30 BBC News.

11.15 Old School With The Hairy Bikers. 12.15 Sign Zone: Attenborough At 90. 1.15 Sign Zone: Secret Britain. 2.15 Sign Zone: Normal For Norfolk. 2.45 This Is BBC Two.

11.45 The Chase. 12.40 Jackpot247. 3.0 Murder, She Wrote. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

● STV As Main ITV except: 10.35pm Scotland Tonight. 11.10 Through The Keyhole. 12.10 Teleshopping. 2.10 After Midnight. 4.10 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC1 except: 10.45pm Nolan Live. 11.45 A Question Of Sport. 12.15 I Want My Wife Back. 12.45 FILM: Dragonfly (2002) ★★ 2.25 BBC News. ● BBC1 Scotland As BBC1 except: 9pm Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart.

● BBC1 Wales As BBC1 except: 10.40pm The Wales Report With Huw Edwards. 11.10 A Question Of Sport. 11.40 I Want My Wife Back. 12.10 FILM: Dragonfly (2002) ★★ 1.50 Weather For The Week Ahead. 1.55 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 11.15pm Spotlight. 11.45 Mock The Week. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 1pm A Taste Of Britain. 1.45 Holiday

6.30 5 News Tonight (S) 7.0 Britain’s Horror Homes A man whose tenants left him with a £10,000 repair bill. (S) (R)

✱ 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent

Jimmy Carr and Jeremy Clarkson. (S) (R)

With Jack Butland, Maggie Alphonsi, Steve Parry and Christian Malcolm. (S)

becomes the new voice of American politics. (S) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Trevor and Ben fight. (S)

8.0 The Supervet

8.0 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Dr Sara assesses what

A 10-month-old golden retriever undergoes groundbreaking treatment. (S)

seems to be a fungal infection under a patient’s toenails. (S)

✱ 9.0 Boris v Dave: The Battle For Europe

9.0 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away A man claims he cannot

The history of Boris Johnson and David Cameron’s highprofile duel. (S)

pay off a £7,000 debt, despite having a collection of expensive tools. Last in the series. (S)

✱ 10.0 Secret Life Of The Human Pups Documentary

10.0 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords Revisited 2

on the eccentric “human pups” global subculture. (S)

Revisiting cases featured in the show’s first run. (S)

11.05 Gogglebox. 12.10 Music on 4: Blink: Music On 4. 12.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 1.25 FILM: Amelia (2009) ★★★ 3.15 Posh Pawnbrokers. 4.10 The Three Day Nanny. 5.05 Location, Location, Location.

11.0 Up Late With Rylan. 11.45 On Benefits: Life On The Dole. 12.45 Police Interceptors Unleashed. 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.10 My Violent Child: Tearing Us Apart. 4.0 Criminals: Caught On Camera. 4.45 Wildlife SOS. 5.10 Great Artists. 5.35 House Doctor.

8pm Lose Weight For Love, BBC1

10pm Secret Life, C4

REGIONAL VARIATIONS Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 2.30 Politics Scotland. 3.35 Lifeline. 10.30 Scotland 2016. 11.0 Newsnight. 11.40 Weather. 11.45 Deepcut: Behind The Barbed Wire. 12.45 Sign Zone: Attenborough At 90. 1.45 Sign Zone: Secret Britain. 2.45 Sign Zone: Normal For Norfolk. 3.15 This Is BBC Two.

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ITV2

5.40pm Tipping Point. 6.40 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 7.40 Celebrity MasterChef. 9.0 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. 10.0 Crisis. 11.0 Motorway Cops. 12midnight Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 12.30 Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 1.05 Saving Hope. 1.45 Being Human USA. 2.30 Oddities. 3.0 Home Shopping.

5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. 7.0 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records. 8.0 Two And A Half Men. 9.0 Family Guy. 10.0 Britain’s Got More Talent. 11.0 Family Guy. 12midnight American Dad! 1.0 Two And A Half Men. 1.30 Safeword. 2.10 The Hot Desk: DNCE. 2.20 Teleshopping. 5.50 ITV2 Nightscreen.

E4 6pm The Big Bang Theory. 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 Hollyoaks. 7.30 Jane The Virgin. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.0 The 100. 10.0 Supernatural. 11.0 The Big Bang Theory. 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. 12midnight Tattoo Fixers. 1.0 Gogglebox. 2.0 Rude Tube. 2.55 The 100. 3.40 Supernatural.

ITVBE

E!

6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Buying And Selling. Fireman Dan and nurse Olivia need their home revamping. 8.0 Dinner Date. 9.0 The Millionaire Matchmaker. 10.0 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. 11.0 The Real Housewives Of Cheshire. 12midnight Kendra On Top. 12.30 Kendra On Top. 12.55 Teleshopping.

6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 9.0 Fashion Police: The 2016 Billboard Music Awards. 10.0 The 2016 Billboard Music Awards. 12midnight E! News. 1.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News. 4.30 New Money. 5.0 Teleshopping.

MTV

TLC

SKY1

SKY ATLANTIC

SKY LIVING

6pm The Hills. 6.30 The Hills. 7.0 Snog Marry Avoid US. 7.30 Snog Marry Avoid US. 8.0 Teen Mom 2. 9.0 Car Crash Couples. 10.0 Teen Mom 2: TM2 Vs TMOG. 10.30 Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. 11.30 Catfish: The TV Show. 12.30am Geordie Shore. 1.30 Geordie Shore. 2.25 Ridiculousness. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm Cake Boss. 7.0 Say Yes To The Dress. 7.30 Say Yes To The Dress. 8.0 Married By Mum & Dad. 9.0 Pregnant Behind Bars. 11.0 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12midnight Married By Mum & Dad. 1.0 Pregnant Behind Bars. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta. 3.30 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta. 4.0 Say Yes To The Dress.

6pm Futurama. 6.30 The Simpsons. 7.0 The Simpsons. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 Arrow. 9.0 Limitless. 10.0 The Force: Manchester. 11.0 Colony. 12midnight Ross Kemp: Extreme World. 1.0 Brit Cops: Rapid Response. 2.0 Hawaii Five-0. 3.0 Hawaii Five-0. 4.0 Nothing To Declare. 4.30 Nothing To Declare. 5.0 Ninja Warrior.

6pm Blue Bloods. Jamie and Eddie discover a bomb. 7.0 Cold Case. 8.0 Blue Bloods. Erin and Anthony try to convince a key eyewitness to testify. 9.0 Gomorrah. Crime drama, starring Marco D’Amore. 10.10 Gomorrah. 11.20 Dexter. 12.30am Dexter. 1.40 Gomorrah. 2.50 Gomorrah. 4.0 Urban Secrets. 5.0 Storm City.

6pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 7.0 UK Border Force. 8.0 Criminal Minds. 9.0 Madam Secretary. 10.0 Grey’s Anatomy. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Criminal Minds. 1.50 Blindspot. 2.40 Chicago Fire. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Nothing To Declare. 4.45 Nothing To Declare. 5.10 UK Border Force.


Thursday 26 May BBC1 6am

BBC2

✱ CLOSER PICKS

ITV

C4

CHANNEL 5

6am Breakfast. 9.15 Council House Crackdown. 10.0 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.0 Family Finders. 11.45 Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News At One; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 For What It’s Worth. 3.0 Escape To The Country. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless.

6am Flog It! Trade Secrets. 6.30 Council House Crackdown. 7.15 Family Finders. 8.0 Sign Zone: The Great Interior Design Challenge. 9.0 Victoria Derbyshire. 11.0 BBC Newsroom Live. 12.0 Daily Politics. 1.0 Pressure Pad. 1.45 A Taste Of Britain. 2.30 The TV That Made Me. 3.0 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 3.45 Caribbean With Simon Reeve. 4.45 Great British Railway Journeys. 5.15 Bargain Hunt.

6am Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News. 1.55 ITV News London. 2.0 Judge Rinder. 3.0 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.0 Tipping Point. 5.0 The Chase.

6am Countdown. 6.45 Will & Grace. 7.10 Will & Grace. 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.0 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Frasier. 10.0 Frasier. 10.30 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.30 Four In A Bed. 12.0 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.05 Four In A Bed. 12.35 Four In A Bed. 1.05 Four In A Bed. 1.40 Four In A Bed. 2.10 Fifteen To One. 3.10 Countdown. 4.0 Couples Come Dine With Me. 5.0 Four In A Bed. 5.30 Shipping Wars UK.

6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. 1.15 Home And Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. 3.15 FILM: Reluctant Witness (2014) ★★★ 5.0 5 News At 5. 5.30 Neighbours.

6.0 BBC News At Six; Weather (S) 6.30 BBC Regional News;

6.0 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S)

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S)

6.0 The Simpsons (S) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Esther is

6.0 Home And Away Ash berates Kat for resuming her relationship with Dylan. (S) (R)

6pm 6.30 Countryfile Diaries

furious when she finds Nancy and Darren jokily discussing bets. (S)

The financial cost of flooding in Cumbria. (S)

Weather (S)

7pm 7.0 The One Show Topical stories from around the UK. (S) 7.30 EastEnders Jane’s family turn up with worrying news. (S)

7.0 Antiques Road Trip

7.0 Emmerdale Holly flees

Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper are in Newark-onTrent. (S) (R)

the village. (S)

8.0 How Should I Vote? – The EU Debate Hosted by

8.0 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Monty Don and

Victoria Derbyshire live from Glasgow. (S)

Joe Swift celebrate the smallshow gardens. (S)

✱ 9.0 The Truth About Alcohol Doctor Javid

9.0 Peaky Blinders Tommy

9.0 Coronation Street

plans the most audacious criminal act the gang has ever undertaken. (S)

A body is found under the floor of Gail’s flat. (S)

8pm

7.0 News (S)

✱ 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent Ant and Dec host the last of this year’s semi-finals, as the acts once again set out to garner the praise of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon. (S)

6.30 5 News Tonight (S) 7.0 Chris Tarrant On The Polar Express Chris embarks on a 2,000-mile railway trip from Moscow to Arctic Siberia. (S) (R)

8.0 Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It Head-to-head property show with Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer. (S)

8.0 Inside Britain’s Biggest Mosque Behind the scenes at the Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden, south London. (S)

9pm

10pm

Abdelmoneim explores the science behind drinking alcohol. (S)

✱ 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent

10.45 Question Time Topical

10.0 ITV News (S) 10.35 ITV News London (S) 10.45 Las Vegas With Trevor McDonald The

debate from Ipswich. (S)

10.30 Newsnight (S)

11.45 This Week. 12.35 BBC News.

11.15 Horizon: E-Cigarettes – Miracle Or Menace? 12.15 Sign Zone: Hillsborough. 2.20 Sign Zone: Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction. 3.20 This Is BBC Two.

broadcaster meets a former New York mobster hiding out in Vegas. (S) (R)

Weather (S)

9.0 On Benefits: Life On The Dole People who dream a

Police become involved in domestic dramas. (S)

career in showbusiness will get them off benefits. (S)

10.0 Undercover: Inside Britain’s Children’s Services

10.0 Britain’s Flashiest Families The habits and

A Dispatches investigation into Birmingham City Council’s Children’s Services. (S)

lifestyles of people who are unashamedly excessive spenders. (S)

11.0 How To Get A Council House. 12.05 The Millionaire Party Planner. 1.0 Boris v Dave: The Battle For Europe. 1.55 The World’s Most Extreme. 2.50 Posh Pawnbrokers. 3.45 Location, Location, Location. 4.40 Win It Cook It. 5.05 Fifteen To One.

11.0 Up Late With Rylan. 11.45 Lip Sync Battle UK: Manford V Keegan. 12.15 SuperCasino. 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 4.0 Criminals: Caught On Camera. 4.45 Wildlife SOS. 5.10 Great Artists. 5.35 House Doctor.

8pm Love It Or List It, C4

10pm The Catch, Sky Living

Results (S) 10.0 Mock The Week With guests Rob Beckett, Gary Delaney, Sara Pascoe and Romesh Ranganathan. (S) (R)

10.0 BBC News At Ten (S) 10.30 BBC Regional News;

9.0 24 Hours In Police Custody Bedfordshire

11pm

11.45 Murder, She Wrote. 12.40 Jackpot247. 3.0 Countrywise. 3.25 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

REGIONAL VARIATIONS ● STV As Main ITV except: 10.35pm Scotland Tonight. 11.10 Britain’s Oldest Crooks. 12.10 Teleshopping. 2.10 After Midnight. 4.10 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC1 except: 10.45pm The View. 11.25 Question Time. 12.25 This Week. 1.10 BBC News. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 10pm The Arts Show. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except:

12pm Politics Scotland. 12.30 Daily Politics. 7.0 War Blinded: The Dark Way Home. 7.30 The Beechgrove Garden. 10.30 Scotland 2016. 11.0 Newsnight. 11.40 Weather. 11.45 Sign Zone: Horizon: E-Cigarettes. 12.45 Sign Zone: Hillsborough. 2.50 This Is BBC Two.

9pm Peaky Blinders, BBC2

SATE L L IT E I DI G I TA L I C A B L E LIST INGS W 5.40pm Tipping Point. 6.40 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 7.40 Celebrity MasterChef. 9.0 Sara Cox ON Friendship. 10.0 EastEnders. 10.40 Russell Howard’s Good News. 11.40 Traffic Cops. 12.40am Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat. 1.35 Being Human USA. 2.20 Oddities. 2.40 Dynamo: Top Ten Greatest Moments.

ITV2 5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. 7.0 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records. 8.0 Two And A Half Men. 9.0 Family Guy. 10.0 Britain’s Got More Talent. 11.0 Family Guy. 12midnight American Dad! 1.0 Two And A Half Men. 1.30 @elevenish: The Bestish Bits. 2.10 Ariana Grande: The Hot Desk. 2.20 Teleshopping.

E4 6pm The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 Hollyoaks. 7.30 The Goldbergs. 8.0 The Big Bang Theory. 9.0 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 9.30 Angie Tribeca. 10.0 The Windsors. 10.30 The IT Crowd. 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. 12.30am Tattoo Fixers. 1.35 Gogglebox. 2.30 Rude Tube. 3.25 Empire. 4.10 Marry Me. 4.30 Rules Of Engagement.

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6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Buying And Selling. A couple seek a home with a dream kitchen. 8.0 Dinner Date. Brad from London looks for love. 9.0 Newlyweds: The First Year. 10.0 The Real Housewives Of Cheshire. 11.0 The Millionaire Matchmaker. 12midnight Kendra On Top. 12.30 Kendra On Top. 12.55 Teleshopping.

6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Fashion Police: The 2016 Billboard Music Awards. 9.0 Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 10.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 11.0 E! News. 12midnight Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.0 Celebrity Style Story. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News.

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6pm The Hills. 6.30 The Hills. 7.0 Snog Marry Avoid US. 7.30 Snog Marry Avoid US. 8.0 Car Crash Couples. 9.0 Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. 10.0 FILM: Mean Girls 2 (2011) ★★ 12midnight Geordie Shore. 1.0 Geordie Shore. 2.0 Ridiculousness. 2.20 Ridiculousness. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm Cake Boss. 6.30 Cake Boss. 7.0 Say Yes To The Dress. 7.30 Say Yes To The Dress. 8.0 Heartbeat. 9.0 Boys On Fire: Two In A Million. 10.0 My 600lb Life. 11.0 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12midnight Heartbeat. 1.0 Boys On Fire: Two In A Million. 2.0 My 600lb Life. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta. 4.0 Say Yes To The Dress.

6pm Futurama. 6.30 The Simpsons. 7.0 The Simpsons. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. 9.0 Colony. 10.0 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. 11.0 A League Of Their Own. 12midnight Stop, Search, Seize. 1.0 Brit Cops: Rapid Response. 2.0 Hawaii Five-0. 3.0 Hawaii Five-0. 4.0 Nothing To Declare. 5.0 Ninja Warrior.

6pm Blue Bloods. 7.0 Cold Case. 8.0 Without A Trace. A man disappears after a diving trip. 9.0 Billions. 10.10 Silicon Valley. 10.45 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. 11.20 Veep. 11.55 Penny Dreadful. 1.05am Billions. 2.15 Without A Trace. 3.05 Ray Donovan. 4.15 Networks Of Power With Sir Christopher Meyer. 5.10 Storm City.

6pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 7.0 UK Border Force. 8.0 Criminal 10.0 The Minds. 9.0 Elementary. Catch. 11.0 Criminal Minds. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Bones. 1.50 The Blacklist. 2.40 Chicago Fire. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Nothing To Declare. 4.45 Nothing To Declare. 5.10 UK Border Force.


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✱ CLOSER PICKS C4

CHANNEL 5 6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. 1.15 Home And Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. 3.15 FILM: Fatal Honeymoon (2012) ★★★ 5.0 5 News At 5. 5.30 Neighbours.

6am Breakfast. 9.15 Council House Crackdown. 10.0 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.0 Family Finders. 11.45 Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.0 BBC News At One; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 For What It’s Worth. 3.0 Escape To The Country. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless.

6am Flog It! Trade Secrets. 6.30 Council House Crackdown. 7.15 Family Finders. 8.0 Sign Zone: Into The Wild With Gordon Buchanan. 9.0 Victoria Derbyshire. 11.0 BBC Newsroom Live. 12.0 Daily Politics. 1.0 Pressure Pad. 1.45 A Taste Of Britain. 2.30 The TV That Made Me. 3.0 Holiday Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. 3.45 The Coffee Trail With Simon Reeve. 4.45 Great British Railway Journeys. 5.15 Bargain Hunt.

6am Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News. 1.55 ITV News London. 2.0 Judge Rinder. 3.0 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.0 Tipping Point. 5.0 The Chase.

6am Countdown. 6.45 Will & Grace. 7.10 Will & Grace. 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.0 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 9.0 Frasier. 9.30 Frasier. 10.0 Frasier. 10.30 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.30 Four In A Bed. 12.0 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.05 Four In A Bed. 12.35 Four In A Bed. 1.05 Four In A Bed. 1.40 Four In A Bed. 2.10 Fifteen To One. 3.10 Countdown. 4.0 Couples Come Dine With Me. 5.0 Four In A Bed. 5.30 Shipping Wars UK.

6.0 BBC News At Six; Weather (S) 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes (S)

6.0 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S)

6.0 ITV News London (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S)

6.0 The Simpsons Moe’s bar

6.0 Home And Away

towel turns out to have a life of its own. (S) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Ellie tries to play match-maker. (S)

Emerson reports Dylan’s relationship with Kat to the superintendent. (S) (R)

6pm

7pm

6.30 Countryfile Diaries Reports on the arrival of spring. Last in the series. (S)

7.0 The One Show Hosted by

7.0 Antiques Road Trip

7.0 Emmerdale Pete fears

Alex Jones. (S)

Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper compete in the East Midlands. (S)

that Holly is taking heroin again. (S)

7.0 News (S) 7.30 Travel Man: 48 Hours In Paris Richard Ayoade takes a

7.30 Live International Football England v Australia

ruthlessly efficient mini-break in Paris with Mel Giedroyc. (S) (R)

(Kick-off 7.45pm). All the action from the friendly match, which takes place at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland and serves as a Euro 2016 warm-up for England. (S)

Impressive works of engineering people have achieved with their vehicles. (S)

7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 The winner of the BBC RHS People’s Choice 8pm Award is revealed. (S)

8.0 EastEnders Christian

8.0 RHS Chelsea Flower

gives Ian the chance to explain everything that’s happened. (S)

Show 2016 Monty Don and Joe Swift round up the week’s events. (S)

8.30 Would I Lie To You?

9pm

10pm

With Bob Mortimer. (S) (R)

9.0 Have I Got News For You

✱ 9.0 The World’s Biggest

Hosted by Katherine Ryan. (S) 9.30 Love, Nina The childminder goes on an awkward date. (S)

Flower Market The race to

10.0 BBC News At Ten (S) 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather (S)

✱ 10.35 The Graham

round to help Cathy clear her garage. (S)

10.30 Newsnight (S)

Norton Show Guests include

11pm

Matt LeBlanc, Emilia Clarke and Kate Beckinsale. (S) 11.20 Witless. 11.50 FILM: I Love You, Man (2009) ★★★ 1.35 BBC News.

11.05 No Such Thing As The News. 11.35 Artsnight – Charlotte Church. 12.05 Later – With Jools Holland. 1.05 Sign Zone: Question Time. 2.05 Sign Zone: Louis Theroux: A Different Brain. 3.05 This Is BBC Two.

7.0 Cricket On 5 England v Sri Lanka. (S)

8.0 Kitten’s Got Talent Internet clips of cats performing physical feats. (S)

9.0 Gogglebox The households’ opinions on recent TV. (S)

✱ 9.0 Ant & Dec: Their Story Documentary

10.15 ITV News (S) 10.45 ITV News London (S) 10.55 International Football Highlights England v

10.0 The Windsors A disillusioned Wills calls for the abolition of the monarchy. (S)

10.30 Britain’s Best Loved Double Acts A countdown of

Australia. (S)

Famous faces offer their views on issues faced while on holiday. Last in the series. (S) (R)

deliver perfect cut flowers to British buyers. (S)

10.0 Mum The family comes

8.0 George Clarke’s Amazing Homes On Wheels

6.30 5 News Tonight (S)

12.0 Murder, She Wrote. 12.50 Jackpot247. 3.0 Murder, She Wrote. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen.

celebrating much-loved duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. (S)

the nation’s favourite duos. (S)

10.35 Very British Problems

11.35 Rude Tube. 12.35 FILM: Psycho (1960) ★★★★★ 2.25 Flowers. 2.55 Random Acts. 3.20 Location, Location, Location. 4.15 Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free. 4.20 Win It Cook It. 4.50 Fifteen To One. 5.45 TBA.

12.0 SuperCasino. 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 4.0 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 4.45 Wildlife SOS. 5.10 Great Artists. 5.35 House Doctor.

REGIONAL VARIATIONS ● STV As Main ITV except: 12am Teleshopping. 2.0 After Midnight. 4.0 Murder, She Wrote. 4.50 ITV Nightscreen. ● BBC1 Scotland As BBC1 except: 8.30pm Landward. ● BBC1 Wales As BBC1 except: 8.30pm Police 24/7. ● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC2 except: 7pm Flog It! 7.30 Match Of The Day Live From Northern Ireland. 9.45

Coast. 11.05 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. ● BBC2 Scotland As BBC2 except: 7pm Old School With The Hairy Bikers.

9.30pm Love, Nina, BBC1

9pm World’s Biggest, BBC2

9pm Their Story, Channel 5

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5.20pm Tipping Point. 6.20 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 8.20 Celebrity MasterChef. 9.0 Grimm. 10.0 EastEnders. 10.40 FILM: Charlie’s Angels (2000) ★★ Action adventure, starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz. 12.40am Traffic Cops. 1.40 Saving Hope. 2.25 Oddities. 3.0 Home Shopping.

5pm Britain’s Got Talent. 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. 7.0 You’ve Been Framed! 8.0 Two And A Half Men. 9.0 FILM: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004) ★★★ 11.15 Family Guy. 11.45 Family Guy. 12.15am American Dad! 1.10 Two And A Half Men. 1.35 The Cleveland Show. 2.30 Teleshopping. 5.50 ITV2 Nightscreen.

6pm The Big Bang Theory. 7.0 Hollyoaks. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. 8.0 Rush Hour. 9.0 FILM: Daredevil (2003) ★★ 11.05 The Big Bang Theory. 12midnight Tattoo Fixers. 1.05 Gogglebox. 2.10 Rude Tube. 3.05 The Goldbergs. 3.25 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 3.50 Angie Tribeca. 4.10 New Girl. 4.30 Rules Of Engagement.

6pm Dinner Date. 7.0 Buying And Selling. Jonathan and Drew Scott help a couple seek a larger home. 8.0 Dinner Date. Julia from Gloucester looks for love. 9.0 The Millionaire Matchmaker. 10.0 Newlyweds: The First Year. 11.0 Bridezillas. 12midnight Kendra On Top. 12.30 Kendra On Top. 12.55 Teleshopping.

E! 6pm Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 7.0 E! News. 8.0 Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. 9.0 Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 10.0 Botched. 11.0 E! News. 12midnight Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 1.30 Teleshopping. 2.30 E! News. 3.30 E! News. 4.30 New Money. 5.0 Teleshopping. 5.30 Teleshopping.

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6pm 16 & Pregnant. 7.0 16 & Pregnant. 8.0 Catfish: The TV Show. 9.0 Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. 10.0 Ridiculousness. 10.30 MTV’s Bugging Out. 11.0 Jackass. 11.30 Jackass. 12midnight MTV’s Bugging Out. 12.30 World’s Craziest Fools. 1.0 Viva La Bam. 2.0 Ridiculousness. 2.45 Cribs. 3.0 Teleshopping.

6pm Cake Boss. 6.30 Cake Boss. 7.0 Say Yes To The Dress. 8.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 9.0 Heartbeat. 10.0 Married By Mum & Dad. 11.0 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12midnight Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss. 1.0 Heartbeat. 2.0 Married By Mum & Dad. 3.0 Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta. 4.0 Say Yes To The Dress.

6pm Futurama. 6.30 The Simpsons. 7.0 The Simpsons. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.0 Supergirl. 9.0 A League Of Their Own. 10.0 Football’s Funniest Moments. 11.0 Legends. 12midnight Ross Kemp On Gangs. 1.0 Brit Cops: Rapid Response. 2.0 Hawaii Five-0. 3.0 Hawaii Five-0. 4.0 Nothing To Declare. 5.0 Ninja Warrior.

6pm Blue Bloods. 7.0 Cold Case. 8.0 Cold Case. 9.0 Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters. 9.30 Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters. 10.0 Banshee. 11.10 Animals. 11.40 Animals. 12.10am FILM: Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) ★★★★ 2.10 Ray Donovan. 3.20 Ray Donovan. 4.20 Networks Of Power With Sir Christopher Meyer.

6pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. 7.0 America’s Next Top Model. 8.0 Criminal Minds. 9.0 The Blacklist. 10.0 The Catch. 11.0 Blindspot. 12midnight Criminal Minds. 1.0 Bones. 1.50 Bones. 2.40 Madam Secretary. 3.30 Chicago Fire. 4.20 Nothing To Declare. 4.45 Nothing To Declare. 5.10 UK Border Force.


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GEMINI

22 MAY-22 JUN

The Sun moves into your sign this week, so it will feel as though you’re plugged back into the great power grid in the skies. If you have been running low on energy, that will start to shift as the Sun slowly returns to the position it was in on the day you were born (when we’ll say “many happy returns” – get it?) Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

CANCER

23 JUN-23 JUL

You’re at the start of an annual cycle where you might feel your energy levels dropping. It’s now been 12 months since the Sun was in your sign so you’re more or less running on reserves. Use this time for self-care, reflection and retreat. If you can meditate, do it daily to receive some awesome insights. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

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LEO 24 JUL-23 AUG This is the start of a more sociable time as the Sun moves into your Friendships Zone. So make some time for your friends, especially if you haven’t been bestowing them with much of your gracious presence lately. Saying that, issues with a particular pal could come to a head. Deal with it – and them – gently. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

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VIRGO

As one financial cycle comes to an end, be prepared to turn a corner. If you would like to improve your cash flow, read The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price. Remember: if you don’t value yourself, how can you expect others to? Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

24 AUG-23 SEP

The coming Full Moon wants you to find a balance between your working life and your home life. Ask yourself if you’re investing too much energy into one area. This stuff is important for everyone, but especially for Virgos, who tend to be over-committed overachievers. Zen out a bit. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

LIBRA 24 SEP-23 OCT If you have been fretting over the details of life, fret no more! This is the month to try to see the bigger picture. Instead of worrying about the little things, step back and put it all into perspective. What is working? Can you celebrate that and expand on it? Also, this is a great time for an adventure! Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

SCORPIO

24 OCT-22 NOV

There is a turning point for you this week when it comes to cash. It’s time for you to leave behind any financial issues you’ve had and focus on solutions. The less you think about any dramas, the better. Instead, use your time to devise ways to turn things around. It can be done! Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

SAGITTARIUS

23 NOV-21 DEC

The end of the week brings the Full Moon in your sign, so expect to feel more emotional with every passing day. This is actually very healthy. You have been under enormous pressure, so one of the best things you can do is let the feelings come to the surface to be dealt with in a healthy way. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

CAPRICORN 22 DEC-20 JAN Once a year you get a clarion call reminding you that “all work and no play” will drive you to an early grave! And that call comes about now, in the form of the Full Moon in Sagittarius. So are you giving yourself time to recover from all the hard work you do? How’s your self-care? We all need more of it! Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

AQUARIUS

21 JAN-19 FEB

Is it time to say goodbye to a friend who no longer fits into your life? Perhaps this person means no harm but the friendship has run its course? Or perhaps there is a growing toxicity between the two of you? Either way, it’s time to make sure all your friendships are with the right people for the right reasons. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

PISCES 20 FEB-20 MAR Have you read Conversations With God? When the author loses his job and rails at God: “Why did you do this to me!?” God replies: “Well, I thought it was what you wanted, since you never stopped moaning about your job!” Be careful you don’t fall into this trap. Surely there is a bright side? Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

ARIES 21 MAR-20 APR You are at the start of a very busy four-week period, so brace yourself! There will be lots of people to see and places to be. Try to take it all in your stride. Plans may well change at the last minute so the more mentally agile you can be, the better. Want to renegotiate something? State your case. Yasmin has a message for you – call 0906 7511 677*

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CELEBS ARE JUST LIKE US... A FINAL FIX OF THIS WEEK’S PICS WE CAN’T HELP BUT SHOW OUR TRUE COLOURS EITHER, RUSSELL..

WE’RE WITH KENDALL – ALWAYS TRYING TO SNARE

YEAH, BELLA, WE OFTEN

A MAN IN OUR WEB!

COLLAPSE WITH EXHAUSTION AFTER A HARD DAY’S SHOPPING.

LIKE MILLIE, WE BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR SPIRITUAL SIDE.

OH, KEL, WE HATE BIKINI WEATHER WHEN OUR FRIENDS HAVE BIGGER COCONUTS.

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MEL CAN’T GET USED TO HER

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GONE TO SPECSAVERS…

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