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Amber took to Snapchat to deny taking drugs

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4 Papped 6 Lauren Goodger 10 National Television Awards 14 Vicky Pattison 16 Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan 18 Kim Kardashian 20 Kylie Jenner 22 Shane Jenek 24 Ginuwine and John Barnes 25 Rachel Johnson and Maggie Oliver 26 Ann Widdecombe 28 Peter Andre 30 Lowdown 32 Hot or not? 34 Celebs Go Dating 36 Lisa Armstrong 38 Princess Eugenie 39 Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne 40 Georgia Toffolo 41 Guest list girls 56 Flunk to hunk 58 Claire Sweeney 76 Lemar 77 Jesse Williams Columnists

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27 Olivia Buckland 37 Peter Andre


43 Style opener 44 Chic or eek! 46 Fashion hot list 47 Back to basics 52 The ugly trainer 53 Love it? Get it! 54 Beauty

She used an array of filters while pleading her innocence

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60 “I won £37m for victims of the Breast Butcher” 62 Is your protein shake habit harming your health? 64 “I used a surrogate, just like Kim” every issue

59 Witness my fitness 66 Celebrity bites 69 Face facts 70 Zone 78 Letters 79 Horoscopes 80 Puzzles 82 Express your selfie

MUM’s ’s the word As Kim Kardashian celebrates the arrival of baby Chicago by stripping off for a saucy new photo shoot (as you do), we speak to one mum who knows exactly what it’s like to have a child via a surrogate. Turn to page 18 for more on Kim and to page 64 for our heart-melting true life story…

amber, step away from the snapchat filters!

A strange t nge th thudding dding sound echoed across the new! office last week. No, it wasn’t our columnist Peter Andre banging on the door after forgetting his security pass yet again. It was the sound of our jaws dropping as we watched Amber Davies denying she took drugs at last week’s NTAs – while veiled in an array of comedy Snapchat filters. Don’t get us wrong, we applaud Amber for defending the selfie she uploaded – then swiftly deleted – in which she unknowingly posed next to a rolled-up bank note and what newspapers like to call “a mystery white substance”. As history can confirm, mystery white substances have a habit of entering the nostrils of the rich and famous, so who could blame Amber for taking a stand? But watching a celebrity deny dabbling in drugs while cartoon kitten ears bob above their head is akin to seeing Theresa May declare war while dressed as Bugs Bunny. It’s just… wrong. Amber then opted for a “teddy” filter,

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complete with daft glasses and a bizarre helium voice effect. Telling the world you’re “heartbroken” and “devastated” while sounding like Pikachu isn’t ideal, we think you’ll agree. Most baffling of all was a third filter, where what looked like a surgeon’s mask emblazoned with love hearts kept covering her face. “Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t touch drugs,” pleaded Amber, looking very much like someone trapped in their own private hallucinogenic hell. Nuts as we find all this, Amber’s filter faux pas is, by a long shot, our celebrity moment of the year so far. Every cloud, eh Amber? n Turn to page 10 for more on Amber and the NTAs

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Unbrushed hair, comfy clothes, urgent need for a snack… Something tells us the couple partied a little too hard the night before this pic was taken!


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The camera-shy couple head to a sushi joint for date night. Harry’s clearly spotted the paps, but does a good job of, ahem, styling it out in front of Victoria’s Secret model Camille!

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Katy Perry


The singer helps Minnie Mouse celebrate as she’s awarded a star on the Walk Of Fame. The dress is, erm, spot on – but where are your yellow shoes, Katy?

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Fashion Week is under way in the French capital and the celebs are hitting the frow. Cindy and Orlando work matching outfits – and poses – at the Balmain Homme show!


Bumps on her thighs were clearly visible

Lauren was snapped last Tuesday in Essex

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The star looked uncomfortable


Lauren wa r n e D : ‘Yo-Yo DIetIng wILL ruIn Your bum LIft!’

Lauren was attending a make-up course

She was drinking a Cambridge Diet shake

As Lauren Goodger shows off her latest surgery, an expert tells her fluctuating weight could cause problems in the future…

auren Goodger proudly paraded her peachy bum on Instagram last week and showed her followers the results of her recent liposuction and Brazilian bum lift. But as our shocking exclusive pics of the star out and about last Tuesday show, the reality of what Lauren has done to her body is very different to the pictureperfect image she’s keen to


portray. And surgeon Ali Souéid has told new! that if yo-yo dieter Lauren doesn’t watch out, she’ll end up ruining her looks. Talking to us about the snaps – where Lozza’s legs and bum looked bandaged up, lumpy and swollen – Ali said the misshapen appearance of her legs is the result of recent procedures. “It’s possible she’s wearing some post-operative dressings or bandages. More likely they are

She showed off the results of her surgery on Instagram


... r aking... breaking Lauren lost 4st for her 2015 exercise DVD


The bandages could be polyurethane foams, which are used after lipo

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polyurethane foams applied after liposuction as part of a pressure garment to maintain a more even compression so the skin looks smoother as it shrinks.” But Ali had a word of warning for image-obsessed Lauren, who was pictured drinking a diet shake on the same day, and told us that if her weight continues to fluctuate, she’ll end up undoing all the work she’s had done. “It’s best to have these procedures done when the weight is stable, as rapid weight loss is not healthy for the body and can be associated with anaemia and low vitamin levels, which are not good for wound healing,” he told us. “In addition, putting on weight again might undo the effects of the liposuction and the butt lift.” Ali also warned that Lauren could find herself back under the knife if she doesn’t follow the strict lipo and bum lift aftercare advice. This involves wearing a specialist garment to maintain the body shape for six weeks after the surgery and sitting on a doughnut cushion for two weeks, then a soft cushion for a further four weeks. “Irregularities are more likely to develop if strict post-operative care is not taken. Sometimes fat can be lost, with the patient needing a top-up procedure. Long-term potential complications are the development of lumps or cysts in the fat, which can become hard,” he said. However, the busy star has had a full schedule, not only attending a make-up course, where our pics were taken, but also partying at the NTAs. She confessed afterwards that there had been “lots of jokes, banter and drinks”. Days before Lauren’s outing, the

2017 Her bum wasn’t so peachy last summer

exhibitionist showed off her extremely peachy bum in a video online. Standing with her back to a mirror dressed in just a thong and a crop top, she seductively swivelled her hips for the camera, telling her followers to “take a seat”. The former TOWIE star, 31, was called out by fans for not admitting she’s had fat injections in her bum. “Brazilian butt lift,” one online user said, while another fumed, “Cheats never prosper.” A third warned, “That ass is gonna backfire on you when you grow old!” Lauren recently admitted she’d had “lumps and bumps” removed, but hadn’t publicly addressed her bum lift. Ali told new! it’s the shape of her rear end that gives the game away. “Lauren’s bum has a dome-shaped appearance, which is a tell-tale sign of a Brazilian butt lift – or a buttock augmentation, as it’s officially known,” he said. Explaining how it works, he told us, “Fat is taken from a part of the body where there is excess, usually the abdomen and thighs. The fat is then processed and washed and injected back into the buttock area. The area from which the fat is taken becomes thinner and so the patient achieves the desired effect of liposuction – a thinner waist, flatter stomach and smaller thighs, for example.” Hours before she uploaded the footage, Lauren admitted she’d had a “kick start” but also said her body ached from the gym. “Love this feeling when you wake up soreeeee from training .. I’ve had a kick start and I’m loving my body,”* she tweeted. Let’s hope the feeling lasts and she stays away from surgery for a while! Karmel Doughty

at the Olivia: ‘Chris isn’t a gOOd drinker’

Olivia seemed to shrug Chris off on the red carpet


hris Hughes and Olivia Attwood brought drama to the proceedings when they were spotted having a blazing row at the bash. “They were clearly rowing. He was waving his hands around and gesticulating and she looked like she was holding back tears. She kept putting her hands up to her face,” said an onlooker. “Chris stormed off back into the party and then stormed

The couple spent a lot of the night apart

sCarlett suppOrts ant Ant McPartlin might have bravely opened up at the NTAs about his tough year, but thankfully close pal and Saturday Night Takeaway colleague Scarlett Moffatt was never far from his side throughout the evening. Scarlett – thought to be one of the first people Ant called following his stint in


rehab for prescription drug problems – was visibly emotional as he spoke candidly about his struggle. The pair reportedly grew close after former Gogglebox star Scarlett was crowned Queen Of The Jungle in 2016 on I’m A Celeb, which Ant hosts with Declan Donnelly.

Scarlett joined Ant & Dec on stage to collect a gong

back over to her. He was really shouting in her face at one point. Then he stormed off again and didn’t come back.” Grumpy Chris, who’s currently filming new reality TV show Crackin’ On with Liv, told a reporter, “I’m having a below average night,” and new! overheard the livid star saying, “She’s sacked me off again!” When we spoke to Olivia, our online columnist, she admitted there was tension between them. “Chris was upset that he didn’t see much of me, but I was chatting to new people. When he saw me, he started shouting,” she told us. “I did remind him that he does shout in public and I did say that he needs to not do that. I was quite embarrassed. He was like, ‘I really don’t think I did,’ and I was like, ‘You did!’ After the reports came out about us fighting, I was like, ‘Believe me now?’” She added, “I don’t think he’s a good drinker. He just needs to learn. He’s a bit of an oddball at times. We haven’t really slept all week because we’ve been so busy.” Hmm, something tells us their new show is definitely going to be must-see telly!


Ntas! White powder and a rolled-up note are visible in this now-deleted snap

We went backstage at the biggest showbiz event of the year and did some serious digging…

Amber’s drugs hell

Amber Davies found herself at the remember if I was centre of a drugs scandal after the bash doing drugs then I when she posted a selfie that seemed definitely wouldn’t be to feature a suspicious white powder. posting an innocent Amber denied The reality TV star deleted the snap picture in the mirror. any involvement immediately and was quick to deny I was completely on Instagram any involvement with drugs. oblivious to everything “I’m heartbroken that I’m around me.” associated with things On Twitter, she added, like this in the media,” “I was completely naive to she said on Instagram what was lying on the table while bizarrely using in front of me. I don’t know a cat filter. “I’m not for sure what it was, but going to beat myself I do know what it looks She cosied up to up about it because like and I am devastated.” Pete – but they I’ve never done drugs Amber who recently split insist they’re just pals aand never will. I would from fellow Love Island winner nnever do that to my family.” Kem Cetinay, was seen cosying up to In another post, using a dog filter, TOWIE ’s Pete Wicks at the do, but the she said, “I think everyone needs to pair have insisted they’re just friends.

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It’s no secret that This Morning star Holly Willoughby likes to party hard on a night out, so we weren’t surprised to see her living it up at the awards bash. “I had a couple of glasses of champagne earlier so I might continue with those,” she told us after picking up This Morning’s gong for best Daytime TV show. And given that Holly stayed out till 4am with co-presenter Phillip Schofield, it’s no wonder the pair were late onto the set of the ITV show the next morning, with Holly posting a snap of herself eating pizza for breakfast. Tess Daly also looked the worse for wear when leaving the NTAs, while Love Island star Montana Brown was carried out of the bash by a male pal. That’s what friends are for, eh, Montana? And Michelle Heaton posted a selfie the following morning captioned, “Oh.. my... good.. god! The school run.... #hungover #walkofshame #othermumsdontjudge.. you know what I don’t actually regret a thing (or any shot).”

Holly tucked into pizza for brekkie after partying hard

Tess seemed in high spirits following the do

Montana had a little help from a friend

Michelle posted this selfie the next morning


MuMs glaM up!

Rochelle Humes and Stacey Solomon flew the flag for yummy mummies at this year’s bash. Rochelle wore a racy lilac one-shoulder dress, while Stace stunned in a blue Chi Chi London frock and a pair of white trainers. The mum of two later posted a video on Instagram with boyfriend Joe Swash, in which she revealed she was wearing a long flowing wig! New parents Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey left baby Freddie-George at home to enjoy a night out on the tiles.

Yummy mummies Stacey, Jennifer and Rochelle

And although she only gave birth last month, Cara is already planning baby number two! “I want another,” she told us. “I miss having a belly. I’ve got bump envy!” And it doesn’t look like boyfriend Nathan will need much persuading as he admitted he was “punching” and added, “She’s a MILF now.” Meanwhile, Jennifer Metcalfe also showed off her post-pregnancy body in a Lipsy dress and revealed the secret behind her svelte figure is “running around after” seven-month-old baby Daye and “following the LighterLife 5:2 Fast plan”.

It was Ferne’s first night out since having Sunday New parents Nathan and Cara

s h ay n e & s o p h i e ’ s ‘ b u s t- u p ’ They only announced their engagement on Boxing Day, but Shayne Ward and Sophie Austin reportedly had a blazing row at the NTAs after-party. The Corrie actor and his fiancée apparently got into an argument on their first night away from one-year-old daughter Willow May. “Shayne and Sophie had a massive row in the corridor of the party,” an eyewitness revealed. “He was screaming at her and she was giving back before rushing off. “Shayne spent the rest of the night stomping around looking for her, while a friend tried to calm him down.” The source concluded, “It was embarrassing for both of them really.” However, former X Factor winner Shayne took to Twitter the next day to deny it. He posted a selfie of himself looking confused alongside the caption, “Interesting read this morning, News to us baby @SophieAustin1.”


Ferne: ‘i’M nervous to b e a pa r t F r o M s u n day ! ’

Shayne posted this snap of himself on Twitter

Shayne and Sophie at the NTAs

New mum Ferne McCann put her recent troubles behind her and had her first night out since becoming a mother. But the ex-TOWIE star had mixed feelings about leaving her adorable 12-week-old daughter Sunday behind with her mum, telling new! she felt “nervous”. Bless!

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Megan had to skip the after-party

Megan’S h o S p i ta l da S h Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Megan McKenna looked battered and bruised on the red carpet when arriving at the NTAs, but thankfully the former TOWIE star hadn’t been in a scrap! It turns out she’d been rushed to hospital just days before the bash and was diagnosed with infectious colitis, which is inflammation of the colon. “Megan was rushed to hospital by ambulance with a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius – and no one knew what was wrong with her,” an insider revealed. “She felt so sick, she didn’t even have the energy to pick up her phone. She spent her time in hospital hooked up to a drip – that’s why her arms are bruised – and was later diagnosed with infectious colitis.” Poor Meg ended up skipping the after-party, choosing to rest instead.

He said he “hated” Sarah Harding after living with her in the Celebrity Big Brother house last year, but it seems Jordan Davies has put his beef with Sarah Harding aside, as the pair were spotted flirting up a storm. “They came out to the smoking area with friends and Jordan asked Sarah if she wanted a cigarette,” an eyewitness revealed. “She said yes and then started draping herself all over him, while making some pretty outrageous comments.” According to the eyewitness, Sarah told Jordan, “I’d motorboat you a hundred times. Forget about the G-spot, have you heard of the P-spot? I’ve Googled it.” We Googled it too, and it seems saucy Sarah was referring to Jordan’s prostate. Blimey! But alas, it didn’t seem to be Sarah’s night, as cheeky Jordan was later spotted snogging Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Lauren Simon. Ouch!

Suranne wore a 50:50 badge

Sarah flirted with Jordan

Suranne getS political Landing the award for best Drama Performance for her lead role in BBC1’s popular series Doctor Foster, Suranne Jones took the opportunity to make a political statement, wearing a 50:50 badge to pledge her support to fellow actresses and promote equal representation in the industry. “It’s about an equal and fair representation of women in society: better roles: 3 dimensional characters: inspirational stories: showing ALL women represented in a full and inspiring way: More Actresses!”* she explained the next day on Instagram. Good on you, Suranne!

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Katie and Peter ended up in the same box!

They may have patched up their fractured relationship for the sake of their kids, but that didn’t stop Katie Price and ex-husband Peter Andre having an awkward run-in when they ended up in the same box at the NTAs. Pete was said to be walking out of the box as Katie walked in, causing the former couple to literally bump into each other!

“Everyone froze and thought it would be dead awkward,” an eyewitness explained. “They smiled, hugged one another, pecked on the cheek and went their separate ways.” Neither Pete’s wife Emily nor Katie’s hubby Kieran – who posted a snap of his wife in her dress before the bash with the caption, “Stunning!” – attended the NTAs.



Vicky ‘bored’ after moving in with John!

John and Vicky put on a united front at the NTAs last Tuesday

In news that is sure to devastate her fiancé, Vicky admits she doesn’t like living back up north…

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icky Pattison put on a united front with her fiancé John Noble at the National Television Awards last week, just days after new! revealed she’d called off their summer wedding. The 30 year old barely left John’s side but Vicky purposefully avoided the press as John guided his unsteady-looking partner down the red carpet. Posting a picture of them at the awards on Instagram, Vic wrote, “The night of the year with the man of my dreams.” And sharing a selfie of herself “snuggling” up to John in bed after the bash, she wrote, “What an amazing night at the @officialntas with my @john noblejn... Love him so much.”

The couple share a home in Newcastle

However, despite her gushing comments, troubled Vicky shockingly admitted last week that she feels “bored” and “isolated” now she’s moved back to her native Newcastle with John and she’s missing life in London. “I was desperate to come back [to Newcastle] for a bit of normality, but when I got back I realised I wasn’t the same person I was when I left,” she confessed. “I’m not a housewife – nothing against women who chose that role, but it’s not what I want to do – so I’ve felt bored and isolated. I’m not sure if it’s a move that’s going to stick.” Vicky’s admission is likely to hit John hard, particularly because his family business is based in the North East and he’s

Vicky posted a snap of them “snuggling” in bed

already made it clear he wants all the couple’s “milestones” to happen up north. Vicky previously revealed, “Throughout the whole of our relationship it’s been really important to John that all our big milestones happen in Newcastle.” But Vicky herself seems conflicted. In one breath she says John and life in their “dream” five-bedroom home in Newcastle is “all that I’ll ever need”, but in the next she admits she feels unfulfilled. “I love being close to my family and to John gave his my fiancé, but I’ve fiancée a become a woman helping hand who defines herself by her career and my struck fear in the work is down south,” She looked heart’s of weak she said. “It’s early a little worse men. She was the days and I should give it for wear after type of woman that more time, but I’m missing the do only a strong man could work and the hustle and bustle adore,”* the quote read. of London.” Thanking John, 30, for putting Last week, Vicky posted up with her, she captioned it, a message on Instagram “I know you’re strong enough talking about the kind of to love me.” person she is in a relationship. Let’s hope he loves her enough “She was love she was to move to London or we can’t attitude she was strength see this lasting long… wrapped in beauty. She Karmel Doughty was the type of woman who

Michelle & Mark’s ‘uncomfortable’ dinner date! ark Wright and Michelle Keegan spent most of 2017 counting down the days until they could be reunited. But their joy at being together again doesn’t seem to have lasted long as last week pictures emerged of the couple looking a little tense and downbeat during a dinner date in Los Angeles. Body language expert Derek Heron tells new! the snaps of the couple embracing give an insight into their two and a half year marriage. “The first thing to notice is Michelle’s body block,” he says. “Instead of wrapping her arms around Mark, she has her arms in front of her body during what is a very tight embrace. It looks like she’s trying to maintain some physical and emotional distance. She appears to be subconsciously guarded.” Derek adds that despite Mark’s PDAs, Michelle doesn’t appear to be overly interested in him. “Michelle looks very distant and distracted by her thoughts. Mark appears to be trying to make eye contact, which she seems to be avoiding,” he says. However, despite Michelle’s lack of interest in her hubby, Derek does highlight that the two appear to have a sexual connection. “Their pelvic regions are certainly comfortably close, but at this particularr moment m

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she has something else on and wrote, “Miss my little her mind,” he explains. one! Pippy…And my big girl “Michelle is leaning her Pheobe.”* She then added upper body away slightly, a throwback picture of herself possibly preparing for the kiss asleep next to her dogs with or maybe she is keeping her the caption, “Mood.” distance. Her lips and eyes In the past, Michelle has have a very slight downturn, made no secret of her love indicating sadness or concern.” for her home country and has He continues, “Michelle is admitted she would never move keeping her eyes open during across the pond permanently. the kiss and still keeping that She said in September, “I’m block with her arms in front of a real home bod, aren’t I? I don’t her, which must be uncomfortable. think I’d move to America.” She appears preoccupied. She But one person clearly seems to be protecting herself hoping she won’t be packing or seeking reassurance. It looks her bags and jetting back to more of a comfort hug than a England any time soon is Mark, romantic embrace.” 31. The ex-TOWIE star has The pictures were taken as made it clear he’s desperate Michelle continues to spend time for Michelle to stay with him with her husband in LA while he as long as possible and would works on US show Extra. love her to carve out her own One explanation for her career in LA. sombre mood could be He said, “We’ll see what that she’s homesick, given happens. I think if that she’s extremely close you’re an actress to her family in Manchester. you want to come After spending most of to Hollywood, right? last year abroad filming But that’s not BBC1 drama Our Girl, massively what the actress was only she’s thinking back in Blighty for three right now. She’ll weeks before heading come out here, we’ll to LA to see in the enjoy the sunshine New Year with Mark. and see how we go.” Earlier this month, In another interview, Michelle, 30, told he admitted he was her followers on “really happy” as Instagram she was “Michelle is with missing home when me now.” She shared she uploaded snaps And perhaps in a hug with of her pet pooches, an attempt to get Millie Phoebe and Pippy, the former Corrie

Michelle’s buM note!

Michelle’s butt appears curvier now than in 2015

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She’s always been in great shape, but we couldn’t help but notice that Michelle’s derrière looked much curvier last week, prompting speculation she’s had a bum lift. One follower said, “That’s a fake bottom she’s wearing as she’s rake thin and has no backside or boobs these days,” while

The pair look sad and tense on a night out in LA…

Michelle is missing her dogs

star to fall in love with LA, last week he took her to the SAG Awards Netflix bash, where Michelle was pictured mingling with stars including Pharrell Williams and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The night out couldn’t have come at a better time for Michelle, who would no doubt have been left fuming following a newspaper report that claimed her fame has been eclipsed by her husband’s success. The source said, “Surprisingly, it’s Mark who has become the hit. Until now Michelle was the star in the family. They have a private rivalry. It’s good-humoured, but he’s now well in the lead.” The insider added, “Michelle is ready to start a family but Mark’s on a roll and doesn’t want to be sidetracked. He’s been urging her to move to LA to support him.” Hmm, judging by these photos, he might have his work cut out!

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The star sparks more surgery rumours…

another added, “She’s definitely had a bum lift.” And plastic surgeon Dr Ali Souéid agrees that Michelle might have had some help. “I believe Michelle has had a Brazilian butt lift,” says Ali. “There is a clear difference in the buttock profile.” You were perfect the way you were, Michelle!


Michelle appeared to be avoiding eye contact...

The couple’s body language seemed to suggest a distance between them

...and kept her arms crossed in front of her during their embrace


‘Kim might feel detached from Chicago’ Kim left little to the imagination on the beach last Monday

Kim and Kanye’s parenting skills are attacked as they hit the town just days after the birth of their baby girl… ust a week after Kim Kardashian gushed that she felt an “instant connection” with her latest bundle of joy, the mum of three has come under fire from fans who are outraged at how little time she and hubby Kanye West are spending with their newborn. The couple were pictured last Saturday evening at a screening of a new film Kanye has produced called Honor Up, less than a week after welcoming daughter Chicago via a surrogate. And it has left many people questioning the pair’s parenting skills. One critic raged online, “You’d like to think they’d want to stay at home with their newborn and their other two children..... I guess being “papped” is far more important?”* A second fumed, “Unbelievable she’s got a newborn at home and she’s out on the town already, she’s clearly not bothered about bonding with her new baby.” Kim did little to silence the haters when she then tweeted about the most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She told fans she was “watching with you guys”, provoking yet more fury from those who thought she should be tending to her young family. However, celebrity psychologist Jo Hemmings has defended the reality star’s night out. She told new! that Kim might have a different type of bond with her youngest child – whose birth certificate was released last week – than she has with the children she gave birth to, North, four, and Saint, two. “I think there might be a certain detachment, which Kim may not even be

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Kimye with North and Saint in a festive snap just weeks before Chicago’s arrival

conscious of, from having Chicago West’s birth a surrogate baby,” certificate was shared last week explained Jo. “Yes, she has bonded, but perhaps not in the same way as if she’d actually given birth to that baby. I think thong, prompting one it’s a case of ‘life must fan to lay into her, go on’, and it’s more arguing that she was thoughtlessness and “cashing in”. They misjudgment that she’s raged, “Of course she gone out so soon after is doing a photoshoot. Chicago was born. If There is media hype she had left it three around them because or four weeks, there of the baby so she’s would have been much cashing in. That family less indignation.” is all about money and attention.” It wasn’t just her night out with Kanye Jo wasn’t particularly impressed about it that caused a stir, though. She also raised either. “It really is business as usual for Kim, eyebrows when she stripped off for a photo isn’t it?” she said. “I think this will just stir up shoot in Malibu just two days later. The star more negativity from her fans. She obviously was snapped on the beach exposing her couldn’t – and indeed shouldn’t – have done famous assets in a sheer dress and nude something like this if she had given birth to

newsflash Kim posted a semi-naked selfie last Thursday

Fans criticised the couple for going out a few days after their daughter was born

the baby herself, so now it looks even more like Chi is merely a new accessory for the family, to be brought out as and when there’s a photo opportunity or whenever seems appropriate.” Adding further fuel to the fire, on Thursday, a day after Kanye was seen in New York, Kim uploaded another near-naked mirror selfie, posing in just a pair of sparkly pants. The snap drew more unimpressed responses online, with one critic blasting, “I take it her new baby is just another accessory, should she not be spending her time bonding and getting to know the baby, obviously posing half naked taking photos of yourself in the bathroom is way more important!” Kim released a statement just four days after Chicago’s birth detailing how their relationship is no different to the one she has with her other children. The 37 year old wrote, “Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong. People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint.” Following the huge backlash over Kim and Kanye’s behaviour, Jo suggests the pair shouldn’t go overboard with their social life or business ventures because it might wind some fans up even further. “If they continue to be seen enjoying the same amount of public exposure that they did prior to this baby – and without their other children – then I think there will be a backlash against their privilege,” continued Jo. “I think it is just a case of misjudging the situation to feed their fans as well as an increasing detachment from the real world, where people, especially mums, are genuinely shocked by their behaviour.” Let’s hope Kim and Kanye have got a few quiet nights in planned!

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newsflash Kylie wore loose clothing for her outing with Kris and Jordyn

Her bump was clearly visible as she climbed into the car

OMG! It’s Kylie’s baby bump

Kylie Jenner is snapped for the first time since September amid reports she’s feeling “anxious” ahead of the birth of her first child…

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he’s spent the past few she’s feeling emotional ahead of the birth. However, she carefully concealed her months keeping her baby “Kylie is definitely ready for baby to arrive,” bump with a blanket throughout the shoot, bump firmly under wraps, a US source explained. “Coming up on the despite her sisters – including pregnant but reclusive Kylie end of pregnancy, there are a lot of Khloé, who is expecting her first baby with Jenner has finally different emotions. She’s excited, boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26, this spring been spotted she’s anxious… but she’s ready – all baring their tummies. out and about – the first time for what’s next.” Meanwhile, Kylie has reportedly been since last September. The star, previously known for taking online Lamaze classes – which teach Dressed in loose black her love of selfies, has been on expectant mums how to cope with the pain clothing, the pregnant a self-imposed social media ban of pregnancy – with Jordyn, 20, acting as reality star was pictured at a of late, only taking to Instagram, her birthing partner. The computer-based Baby daddy construction site with momager Twitter and course means Travis Kris Jenner and best pal Jordyn Snapchat Kylie doesn’t need Woods in LA’s Hidden Hills last week. to promote her to leave the house Video footage shows Kylie – whose baby make-up range and little while she learns an with rapper Travis Scott, 25, is thought to more. But last week, she array of breathing be due in the next few weeks – getting into made her first official techniques and a waiting car with her blossoming bump foray back into public stretches ahead clearly on display. life when she appeared of her stint in the Although the 20 year old has refused to alongside her sisters delivery room. confirm or deny whether she’s expecting Kourtney, 38, Kim, 37, We can’t wait her first child – thought to be a girl – since Khloé, 33, and Kendall, to meet your little news of her rumoured pregnancy broke last 22, in an ad campaign one, Kylie! Kylie hid her tummy in this Joel Cooper September, an insider has revealed that for Calvin Klein. promo shoot with her sisters


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‘Shane was always going to be unique!’ CBB star Shane Jenek’s sister Kim spills all about their “perfect” upbringing and reveals his real feelings towards Andrew Brady…

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ver since Hi Kim! You must be so proud family. We had a nice Shane with sister Kim Courtney of Shane… house with a pool. and nephew Billy Act – aka Yes, he’s a gorgeous boy. We Both my parents Shane Jenek all love him very much. worked quite hard – sashayed his Have you always been close? to make sure we had way into the We’re very, very close. We spent a nice lifestyle. I wouldn’t As a family, we were just so Celebrity Big Brother compound, a lot of time together growing say we were rich but we excited that he embraced it. we knew the show (and our up and I feel like sometimes definitely had a nice upbringing. That’s so positive… world) was about to become I became like the second mother We never went without. He was always going to be a much better place. as well as the big sister. A lot of Growing up, did you always unique. He’s charismatic, he’s And after a few weeks of people say we’re very similar. know Shane was gay? funny, cheeky, he’s always been getting to know both Shane, When he dresses up as Courtney Absolutely. Pre him coming out very inquisitive and affectionate, 35, and Courtney, we honestly I often see myself in her – but as being gay, he had a whole and I just feel it was a natural can’t decide who we love more! obviously she’s better looking! bedroom full of Spice Girls phase. From the age of five, or From holding his own in And he’s now an uncle to your memorabilia and collectable even before that, I was dressing challenging debates with Ann little boy… dolls, and I was like, “When him up, so it really was no big Widdecombe and John Barnes Billy adores him. He’s not that old are you going to come out?” surprise for us. I was just to flirting up a storm with Andrew but every time he sees Shane on Mum was like, “I never pleased that he found something Brady, it’s little wonder that, TV he knows and he points. realised!” and I was like, he could enjoy and get across an regardless of the result of this What was your childhood like? “Mum, are you serious?” amazing message as well. series of CBB, Shane, We’ve always been a very close Shane left home when he was Has he ever been a victim of who appeared on 18. Was that a shock? abuse for being who he is? Australian Idol in I was worried – we all He did get mugged once, but that 2003, is already many were at different stages had nothing to do with Courtney, people’s winner. – just because he was that was just walking home from Keen to find out very settled here and he a nightclub. I’ve never heard of more about the had a great lifestyle. anything more, which is quite elegantly spoken Is that when you first surprising. Maybe he just lets it and entertaining met Courtney Act? go, like water off a duck’s back. star, we arrange a Yeah. I remember being You know, it just doesn’t stick On Australian long-distance phone with him in his apartment with him and he doesn’t really Idol in 2003 call with his big and looking at some focus on negatives, that’s not sister Kim, and soon photos on his who he is. If it’s happened, he’s find ourselves chatting Kindle, and I was never mentioned it. I just feel about their “amazing” like, “Oh my gosh, like it wouldn’t matter if you’re childhood in the who are these gay, straight, or anywhere in Australian countryside, beautiful women?” the middle, you just can’t help Shane’s infectious and he just looked but like him. positive attitude and at me and I went, How much does the family see Playing why Andrew will “That’s you!” of Courtney? football With his mum always be welcome There’s never been Courtney is a stage performance. as a boy and dad at a family BBQ… an anxious moment. So Courtney doesn’t come for


dinner, Shane comes for dinner. We all go to watch Courtney’s show – we’ve never missed one. I’ve always been her number one fan. We’re always there in the audience. Viewers have commented on how patient and diplomatic he’s been in the house. Is that a family trait? I like to have a good argument but Shane’s always been that way. He’s got an even temper, which I like. So that is definitely where we differ. Has he ever lost his cool? I don’t ever remember him even being upset! He’s just always been so chilled. As a family, we’re not crazy hotheads. How do you feel about the way he’s handled debates with Ann? Very proud. I’m obviously a little bit older and I work with a lot of older people who have a little bit of a... I don’t want to say a closed mind, but a different form of opinion. And I think that he will chip away. He’s persistent, he won’t give up. He is definitely working on Ann,

Kim says Shane and Andrew are just good mates

Ann and Shane share opposing views

because I feel like he thinks you can educate everybody in some way, shape or form. We have to talk about his relationship with Andrew. What do you make of it? He did pick the hottest boy in the house, didn’t he? [Laughs] I’m besotted with Andrew. He’s a little bit young for me, but I can see why Shane would befriend him and vice versa. He’s a real lad.

There’s been a massive hype around a potential romance. Do you think Shane likes him in that way? No, I’m completely convinced it’s a bromance. They’re just good boys who love hanging out and having a good laugh. I think the camaraderie he has with Andrew, he doesn’t really have with a lot of straight men and I’m loving that. They’re very much just going to be good mates. If you watch them you’d think they’re like a pair of girls. It makes me laugh and I really admire them. Andrew’s comfortable enough with his own sexuality to be that open and free, so no, I don’t think there’s anything going on. Would Andrew be welcome in the Jenek household for dinner? Oh yes. I put in my letter to

Shane, that he never received, to not forget to give Andrew my number [laughs]. Is Shane looking for a long-term relationship? That might be a question you’d have to ask Shane. I’m sure if the right person came along he would, but his lifestyle makes it very difficult for him to have one. But he has had relationships in the past, so who knows? Would he like to have a family? Again, that’s a question for Shane. What would it mean for Shane to win CBB? He definitely didn’t go on the show striving for fame. He did it for the experiences and the relationships he’s formed. I would love to see him win. It would be amazing just because he’s a unique character as far as what he does and what he represents in the LGBTQIA community. What’s next for Shane? He’s got tours booked in England and Australia and he’s very heavily involved in politics over in America. He’s passionate about his art and wherever that takes him next will be his journey. HANNAH MELLIN


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‘I want to build a romance with Ashley’


Fresh from leaving CBB, Ginuwine tells us how he really feels about Ashley James – and says he thinks Andrew and Shane J are fake…

hile Andrew Brady and Shane J’s bromance has created most of the heat in the CBB house this series, the gently simmering relationship What would between US you say to rapper Ginuwine people who and former MIC think you He says he star Ashley James were having wouldn’t has also kept a showmance “disrespect” us gripped. with Ashley Ashley But the question on in the house? everyone’s lips is, when it We’re friends and comes to Ashley, is Ginuwine, hopefully once we get out we’ll erm, genuine? be able to build. I wouldn’t call When we catch up with him, it a showmance because when moments after his eviction last the cameras are around you week, we get straight to the tend to not do anything and heart of the matter and ask the everything you truly want to do cool, calm and funny 47 year because you’re very cautious. old – who has nine children by I’m attracted to her and she’s several mothers – how he feels cool and I really want to build about Ashley and what with her, first as a friend. he really thinks We saw you guys under the of Andrew and covers – did anything happen? Shane J… A lot of the time we were doing

Ginuwine admits he and Ashley were playing to the cameras

that for the camera and to tease everyone who was looking at us. No, nothing happened. I would never disrespect her and she would never disrespect herself. It was all in fun. A little peck here and a kiss there… Will she meet your kids? Er… Not yet, no. I think we have to build first. I’ll never introduce my kids to anyone unless it’s very serious because I believe that’s the perfect way to be. I don’t want to bring anyone into my kids’ lives who isn’t going to be there months or years from that point. Do you think anyone is playing up to the cameras? If I had to point my finger at someone it would be Andrew and Shane J.

Do you think they are being fake? Fake? I guess you could call it that, but I don’t know them like that. I met them two weeks ago, so I don’t judge them. It’s a competition and they were doing what they’re supposed to do in order to win. Who would you like to stay in touch with? Ashley, Malika, Shane L, Jonny, John, Maggie. I’d like to stay in touch with everyone, but they’re the mains. And Dapper. He’s funny as hell. Would you do a collab with Shane L? Yeah, we’ve already spoken about it. He’s coming over in April and I’m doing a duet with him and Boyzone. GEOrGIA TrEvITT

Former footballer John Barnes, 54, came under fire in the house for saying he believes some men “aren’t comfortable” with gay men. After leaving CBB, he tells us he was “misunderstood”… You said you felt Ashley might have been playing a game… To a certain extent, everyone

John says his comments were taken out of context

He came under fire after a chat with Shane

is playing a game because it’s a popularity contest. Anyone getting involved in a showmance really is playing a game. I’m not saying she doesn’t like Ginuwine but you know the way to stay popular is to do things the public wants to see. You’ve also said you think Andrew is playing a game. In what way? Just like a showmance is going to be popular, so will a bromance. And him saying he will wear drag if he makes the final, what that means is, “If you want to see me in drag you’ve got to keep me in.”

Do you regret anything you said to Shane J about gay people? What I said was misunderstood. I was not talking about me – I am in no way uncomfortable around homosexuals or transgender people. The point I was making was that we, as a society, are uncomfortable because of a misconception about gay people. So some men may be uncomfortable in a room with a gay man because they feel the gay man may come on to them. I’m talking about men in general, I’m not talking about me.

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John: ‘I’m not uncomfortable around gay men!’

‘I’ll never do a reality show again!’

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Rachel Johnson on leaving TV behind and why she’s not a hater…

he may have come across as sweet and patient in the house (bar that Parmesan drama), but CBB star Rachel Johnson, 52, doesn’t suffer fools – as we find out when we have the gall to question her about her brother Boris’ opinion on her doing the show. Needless to say, she isn’t impressed. However, she is happy to dissect her time in the house, including her fall-outs with Ann Widdecombe, clashing with Malika Haqq and why she won’t be putting herself through anything like it again…


prefers the company of men. She put up with me because I could talk to her about politics and history – but she doesn’t hide her preference for men. Malika branded you a “hater”. What are your thoughts on that? I really liked Malika. I can’t comment on her judgment but it surprised me. I think she may have been saying something in reaction to me saying Ginuwine had all these different children by different women and that Ashley should be careful. It must have been in reference to that. But it’s not true – I’m not a “hater”. Is it nice to be known as someone other than Boris’ sister? Listen, I’ve been in lockdown since 2017 and I have no idea what the public thinks of me. All

I care about is that I’ve managed to come out of the house with my dignity and reputation intact. I’m not thinking about him. I just hope he’s doing as well as ever and I love him dearly. Were you worried about his reaction to you going in? I haven’t given it a thought. Boris believes everyone should do what they think is right for them. He’d never tell me what to do. And I’d never listen if he did! Would he like a stint in the house at some point? [Exasperated] Come onnn ! It’s not about him! OK then… What did you learn about yourself? An awful lot. Being locked in with 15 strangers, who you get to know better than you imagine…

‘Ann is a misogynist!’ You came out too soon! Were you disappointed? Yes. I hoped people would vote for me and keep me in. But I had a great experience. I met some lovely people and I have no regrets. It was a great adventure. You didn’t get a lot of screen time. Do you think that’s why you weren’t saved? I didn’t realise that. That was out of my control. But I can assure you

You can’t escape yourself. If you can survive that, you can survive prison or a desert island! In a way, you realise your daily life is actually rather good. Has it made you think about what you want to do next? I definitely don’t want to do any more reality TV. I want to sit in a very quiet room in the middle of Exmoor and write a book. So we won’t be seeing you on Dancing On Ice this time next year, then? They actually asked me to do it a while ago. I went to Alexandra Palace, but I wasn’t good enough! I’ve been asked to do a lot of reality TV, but CBB is the only one I’ve done. I have a feeling it’s a once-in-a-lifetime decision. SARAH MORTON

Maggie Oliver, 62, on why she’s “sad” Ann and Daniel chose to sacrifice her in a shock twist, which led to her being the third housemate evicted…

I had many deep and intellectual role in Parliament she failed lots conversations in the house. of women. But she’s playing My fear was that Big a very clever game. Brother wouldn’t show Was the decision to those conversations. nominate you in the Do you hate Ann? twist tactical? I don’t hate her. She’s Absolutely tactical. It exactly how I expected was vindictive. But it Maggie thinks her to be. I believe that was not a surprise to Ann is “playing what Rachel said about me. Ann was the only a clever game” her being a misogynist is person I never had a really probably true. I feel that in her authentic conversation with.

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You had a few spats with Ann. Do you think she wants to win? Having survived that first eviction Ann will be determined to win. Which will be so ironic in the year of the woman – an anti-feminist winning! Stranger things have happened, though. It could be another Trump or Brexit! If you could evict one housemate, who would it be? Ann, for the reason that I don’t think she really likes women. She makes no secret of the fact she

Malika called Rachel a “hater”


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Ann’s bonkers bArnet! o one would have predicted two weeks ago that 70-year-old former Tory politician Ann Widdecombe would be the hot favourite to be crowned this year’s CBB winner. Her archaic views on women and transgender people have certainly made waves, but it’s not her controversial opinions that have caught our attention (and kept us LOLing) so much as her barnet. Watching her trying – but failing miserably – to straighten her locks


As Ann Widdecombe becomes an unlikely style icon, takes a look at her hair throug h the ages

Ann struggled with the straighteners


the star nods to t her 80s flicks as she enters the CBB house.

will forever be one of our top CBB moments and here, we take a look at some of her other hair highlights over five decades…



the oxford student rocks the “librarianmeets-vampire slayer” look.

she lets her longer locks flow and embraces a more laid-back vibe. 2013

Ann ups the th glam l our with a silver, bouncy blow-dry to talk love on This Morning.

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Ann starts out as an MP – and debuts the fiercest flicks in politics.




Finally! Ann shows her sassy side with a chic blonde crop.

till embracing still the blonde, this hairstyle is a tad Conservative…

Uh-ohh!! An A n’s ’ channelling her inner Les Dawson here…


h ck out this Che pixie crop! Cheer up, Ann. It’ll grow back. 1993

th t l this f Unfortunately, style proves she’s always been on the, er, fringe of fashion…


Ann the sorry, Ann. loud top and lippy don’t distract from this dire ‘do!


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She’s back! Our outspoken columnist returns to talk wedding stress, sex shows and putting baby plans on hold…

Wedding workout The realisation that the wedding is this year has given me a kick up the bum to get in shape. Alex always tells me he feels so much better about himself when he goes to the gym, so we’ve stopped eating Domino’s pizza and we’re training together four to five times a week. I’m not looking at weight loss because I never weigh myself, but I’m starting to feel tighter, more toned and better about myself. I’ve actually added two inches of muscle to my bum, which is keeping me motivated! Alex and I thought about doing Dry January too, but we failed a few days in. January has not been dry at all, ha ha!

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Beaches before babies!

Alex is broody and can’t wait to be a dad, but he’s agreed to travel and see the world before having children. He also hasn’t done any babysitting for Cara and Nathan’s little man Freddie yet, so he needs to practise dad duty first! Nathan has taken to parenthood like a duck to water. He’s so happy and loves being a dad. I’m so pleased he’s back with Cara and Freddie is the cutest baby – although he cries a lot! It’s such a change for Cara, but she’s coping really well.

Love Island loses out! I was feeling really tired before the NTAs because I’ve been so busy recently, but I got a second wind thanks to the help of a burger, potato wedges and a couple of glasses of Prosecco! I wore a wow-factor dress I spotted at London Fashion Week in September by designer Rocky Star. It had an embellished body and a long printed skirt with a high slit up the leg. I loved it – but could barely walk because it was so long and Alex kept treading on it, which was a bit of a nightmare, ha ha! Love Island didn’t win the award for Challenge Show, which I was sad about, but I think it will happen next year. It was also so fun to spend a night with Cara and Nathan, as it was their first night out since having baby Freddie.

Stag and hen stress!

It’s been reported that I’ve banned Alex from going to a sex show during his stag do in Amsterdam in May. I didn’t say that exactly, it’s just that my dad’s going too, which is a bit awkward! I feel they shouldn’t go with him there. Alex would agree I wear the trousers in our relationship, but I don’t have rules when it comes to him doing PAs because he’s respectful and we trust each other so much.

For my hen do I’ve booked a villa in Mykonos for 16 of my girlfriends – including my bridesmaids Cara De La Hoyde and Tina Stinnes. I was planning on going to Las Vegas, but I felt a bit anxious going so far away from home, so I’m going for a chilled break in Greece – and no strippers! I know traditionally bridesmaids organise the proceedings, but I’m so controlling I’ve planned it myself. Oops!

Vicky Pattison has cancelled her wedding this year, which is a w shame because Alex and I were hoping to go. But she’s a busy girl and she obviously looked at her year and realised she just hasn’t got time. I’m sending Save The Date cards soon and trying to finalise the guest list for my big day, but it’s impossible because there

Vicky’S time Out

are so many friends and family we want there. It’s stressing me out and is the worst part of wedding planning. In other news, we’ve been in our house in Essex for two months now, but we’ve still got the guest bedroom and lounge to do up and Alex is useless at DIY. If he hangs a picture, it will be wonky. I need to get the professionals in!



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e’s been part of If you could the new! family make over for well over one celebrity’s a decade, so house, whose catching up with would you Peter Andre for a choose? chat really is like getting together Definitely with an old friend. Bringing us in the Queen’s. for a hug, we immediately start Buckingham swapping recent skiing holiday Palace. It’s tales before remembering we expensive but only have 15 precious minutes boring! I wanna with the star before the next see some really journalist arrives! cool vibes. I wanna see Pete is about to return to our something happening in TV screens, hosting 60 Minute there. I want to modernise it. Makeover. And that, on top of I’d put a big TV in so Her Majesty a tour of Australia, landing his can watch 60 Minute [laughs]. first gig in China and preparing When are you going to start to make his Hollywood debut filming your movie? later this year, means he and End of March. wife Emily have to be reminded Is that the comedy, The to book date nights (cue Pete Unleashed? writing a note for himself on There are a lot of working titles his iPhone!). we’ve been working towards, so But we’re pleased to by the time we finish filming discover that despite it will have changed. their busy lifestyles, Are you bringing out the couple are any new music? still able to have Well, it’s funny fun – Pete even you ask. I’m ropes us in on performing a practical my first ever joke on Emily. concert in “Emily’s China this year Pete says he ringing, answer and while I’m and Emily are and tell her you in America I’ll be due a date don’t know where recording new music. night! I’ve gone,” he says. It’ll be 25 years this year Fortunately, Emily knows since I started out. her husband only too well. Does that scare you? “He’s always going walkabouts,” It’s crazy! I just can’t believe all she laughs. the things that have happened in Here, Pete, 44, reveals why 25 years. I still think back to when Junior and Princess are getting me, PJ & Duncan [Ant & Dec] closer as they grow up and tells and Dannii Minogue lived in the us about becoming the older same apartment block trying to version of Joe Wicks… make it. All of us fancied her. Would you ever consider doing So Pete, is it good to be back DOI or CBB? doing TV again? I did Strictly so I Oh, it’s great! I enjoy the don’t think I’d do presenting side of it, obviously, Dancing On Ice, and I enjoy the transformation and Big Brother and people coming home. I love has never been the people. I feel warm with people. kind if thing I’ve And I think the fact I can’t do wanted to do. DIY makes it funny because Why’s that? He’s been they occasionally get me to I like Emma Willis’s performing help out and it’s a disaster. job – and I’m not

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Peter Andre speaks exclusively to about why he and wife Emily strug gle to find alone time…

Amelia is like “an adult in a child’s body”

Pete took the whole family on a ski trip

poaching because she does a brilliant job – but it just doesn’t interest me to sit in a house. Maybe that could change in ten years, but I doubt it. I love the varied work I do, but my presenting is top. Your daughter Amelia turned four last month. Is she growing up too quickly? Yeah. All of a sudden the way she talks is just very adult-like. I’m like, “All right, love, you’ve only just turned four.” She’s like an adult in a child’s body – it’s crazy. I’ll say, “Love ya, Mills,” and she’ll go, “Oh Dad, I love all of my family.” Does she get your sense of humour? One hundred per cent. She’s one of the only ones who laughs. You recently went skiing with Emily, Amelia, Theo, Junior and Princess. Do you wish you had more opportunities to go away all together? We’re gonna keep doing it. I love my job. I went through a stage two years ago, when Emily was pregnant

with Theo, and I told my manager I wanted to have a little more downtime. But now I’m ready to go to the next level. I haven’t had my big moment yet. What will that be? I’m doing two things this year that I’ve always wanted to achieve. Filming the movie in America and performing in China. I want to be great at everything I do, but it’s about ticking those boxes. There are some great things in the pipeline this year. Junior turns 13 this year. Has he got a pre-teen attitude? I do notice it but I humour him with it. Like, the other day, I posted a video of me trying to ask him about his day in the car and he wasn’t responding. Afterwards he was like, “Can I see the video, Dad?” and I said, “You’re not interested.” He replied, “Oh, I am. I was just acting.” Are Junior and Princess growing apart as he heads into his teenage years? No. Actually, I think they’re getting closer. Think about it, of all the siblings, they see their other brother and sister half the time, whereas J and P see each other every single day. They’ve got a good bond. You once said you want Princess to be a nun when she’s older. But

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what if she wanted to follow in her mum’s footsteps and be a glamour model? Well, basically, when the kids grow up, I’m going to let them decide what they want to do. There’s no pressure. What about Junior? Can you see him being a singer? I’d prefer that he gets into acting because I think he’s got it. How is Emily’s bond with her stepchildren? They love her so much, they really do. And do Emily’s family treat Junior and Princess the same as they do Amelia and Theo? Oh my God, yeah. Emily’s brothers are all into footie and Junior loves footie, so they watch it together, play it together, go to games together. How do you and Emily keep the spark alive? It’s hard but we try and find the time. Family is the number one priority. Everything else is second. When was your last date night? We’re due, thanks for that. I’ll put that in my diary. How are you feeling about turning 45 in a few weeks? I feel fantastic. The caption I’m going to use on the day is, “45, feeling alive.” That’s another thing I want to get into this year. I want to start helping people in my age group stay trim but not have to diet. Bollocks to counting calories! You could be the new, older version of Joe Wicks… Yeah – older, but not as good-looking [laughs]. It’s funny because Joe and I like quite a lot of each other’s stuff on Instagram. KarmEl DOuGhTY t

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Former X Factor star Cher Lloyd has announced that she is expecting her first baby with her husband Craig Monk. The 24 year old made the announcement on Instagram by posting a black and white picture of herself holding her bump. She told her followers, “We are absolutely over the moon to share this news with you all. I am so excited to enter this new chapter in my life.” Congrats, guys!


Ever since Davina McCall “Everything is perfect,” the announced she was separating presenter explained. “So I just from her husband of 17 years, need to remain here. It’s like we’ve watched her shrink Goldilocks and the three bears before our eyes. – just right.” And last week, The star, who announced the 50 year old her split from hubby stunned fans once Matthew Robertson in again when she November, has faced shared a snap a lot of criticism for on Instagram of her muscular new bod she split herself in workout since the break-up. from Matthew gear looking But she explained last year slimmer than ever. recently, “I weigh about But while some have 9st 10lbs and I’m a size 10 recently labelled the mum of and I’m really happy with that. three “too thin” and “emaciated I feel really comfortable at this and terrible”, Davina has weight and I don’t want to lose defended her toned physique any more.” and insisted she’s “perfect”. We’re glad to hear it, Davina!

Fans labelled Davina “too thin”

Adele: ‘I’m so grateful to be a woman’ Singer Adele joined Hollywood stars Jennifer Lawrence and Cameron Diaz to support equality at this year’s Women’s March in LA. She posted a snap of herself with the actresses at the protest – which took place on the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration – and praised all the females in her life. She said, “The most influential people in my life have always been women – my family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues and my idols. I’m obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman. I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Adele, 29, then added that she hoped her five-year-old son, Angelo, would grow up to be a “good man”. With you as his mum, we don’t doubt it, Adele!

Jen, Cameron and Adele attended the Women’s March

After being investigated over allegations of sexual harassment, it’s been confirmed that Aled Jones is returning to Songs Of Praise. The 47 year old has not appeared on the show since October, when a former female colleague claimed he had sent her inappropriate messages a decade ago. A spokesperson for Aled said, “He deeply regrets this behaviour and is very sorry for the hurt it has caused. Aled has given his assurance that it will never be repeated.”

Max’s ex: ‘I regret our split’

The footballer, 32, is over the moon that he’ll be able to practise his skills at home as he’s been granted permission to build a five-a-side football pitch at his new £20million mansion.

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Rugby star Max Evans might be among the favourites to win this year’s Dancing On Ice, but one person who didn’t realise his potential is his ex-wife Katy Johnson, 29, who says she treated him “like crap”. After meeting in 2010, Max, 34, and American Katy began a long-distance relationship before tying the knot in 2014. But it wasn’t long before Katy became “sick of being the wife of Max Evans”. The actress said last week, “I had an amazing husband but I didn’t have a job or a career. I felt I was wasting my 20s.” She added, “I was out partying and acting like a single girl. Not cheating, but I was a married person out until 5am at after-parties.” The pair split in 2016 and Max is now dating dancer Lauren Jamieson.

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Britney Spears The singer, 36, delighted fans last week when she announced she is coming to the UK on tour later this year. Britney will also perform at Brighton Pride on August 4. Yay!

He and Katy split in 2016

Max is currently dating Lauren

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The game Of Thrones star, 20, is “very excited” about her co-star and pal Sophie Turner’s upcoming nuptials to Joe Jonas as she’s been asked to be a bridesmaid. Speaking about the honour, Maisie added, “It’s kind of bizarre, though.” ‘I’ve learned to control my AdHd’

will has found a way to make his AdHd work for him

Despite battling a behavioural condition for most of his adult life, The Voice UK coach has revealed he has finally got a grip on his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADhD). The 42 year old said, “I’ve suffered from ADhD for years. But I’ve learned how to control it. I can talk, look at that person, think about what I have to do now and what am I going to eat later. I don’t see it as a flaw.”

Before taking control of the disorder, credited ADhD for helping his creative process. he said in 2013, “One thing I learned about ADhD is that it’s hard to keep your attention and you can’t sit still and you’re always moving and thinking about a whole bunch of things. But those traits work well for me in studios and in meetings about creative ideas.”

After scooping the Best TV Judge gong at last week’s National Television Awards, David Walliams’ bubble burst the next day when it was reported that guests at a men-only charity fundraiser he had hosted on January 18 had sexually exploited female staff. The Presidents Club event at London’s Dorchester hotel raised more than £2million for causes such as great Ormond Street Children’s hospital. But several staff claimed they were groped during the evening and one said a guest exposed himself to her. The club was later closed down for good amid a fierce backlash from politicians and senior female business leaders. After the allegations emerged, David, 46, tweeted that he “left immediately after I had finished my presenting on stage at 11.30pm”, adding, “I did not witness any of the kind of behaviour that allegedly occurred and am absolutely appalled by the reports.”

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The actress, 47, is the latest in a string of celebs who’ve had intimate pictures of themselves leaked online. According to reports, the images include topless shots of the star backstage and on the beach.

James Franco The actor, 39, has been royally snubbed from this year’s Oscars nomination list, despite his standout performance in The Disaster Artist. his omission comes after he was accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

Abz Love david distanced himself from the scandal

5ive’s Abz, 38, has followed S Club’s Paul Cattermole by flogging his Brit Award on eBay. he also threw in his MTV Europe Music Award, and the pair sold for £8,400 last Friday. Er, bargain!


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Alan Carr & Paul Drayton

Singer Dua has split from boyfriend Paul after five months together. The 22 year old is wasting no time in moving on, as it’s been revealed she’s already back in touch with her ex, Isaac Carew. A source close to the singer said, “Dua and Paul had a good time together, but things just didn’t work out. The break-up has brought back memories of Isaac, who she split with last year. She’s been messaging him again, but she has been out of the country for the last few weeks so they haven’t seen each other.” Sounds like they have unfinished business!

Alan, 41, has tied the knot with his partner of ten years in an intimate ceremony in the States. His spokesperson said, “Alan Carr married his long-term partner Paul Drayton at a small private ceremony in LA last week. The couple are currently on honeymoon in Mexico and are planning a big celebration with all their family and friends back in the UK later this summer. They are both extremely happy.” Congrats Alan and Paul!

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The sTars hooking up, breaking up or simply geTTing Their flirT on!

Steve-O & Lux Wright

Three years after he dated Stacey Solomon, Jackass star Steve-O has got engaged to photographer Lux. The 43 year old revealed the news on Instagram, writing, “Last night, in front of a bunch of my Jackass buddies, my


closest friends, my dad, and my sister... she said ‘yes’. I planned that for more than six months, and I’m so happy.” Meanwhile, Lux said on social media, “Last night was the absolute best! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you @steveo #yes #duh.”

Big Bang Theory star Kevin, 47, has finally divorced his estranged wife Alessandra, after separating five years ago. According to sources close to the actor, the pair have only just signed the paperwork on their divorce despite ending their 11-year marriage back in 2012. Sadly, Kevin’s love life seems just as unsuccessful as his character Stuart’s!

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Naomi Campbell & Skepta


Supermodel Naomi, 47, is said to have bagged herself a toyboy in the form of grime artist Skepta, 35. An insider revealed the pair were introduced by mutual friends, adding, “Naomi and Skepta have been meeting up for a string of secret dates. Things are going well but they are taking it very slowly.” Skepta has always been a fan of the model and once said, “Naomi Campbell is my favourite cover girl. She broke down boundaries by doing those early Vogue covers.” Sounds like a dream come true for him!

Ed Sheeran & Cherry Seaborn Get the tissues out, ladies – Ed’s found his Perfect girl! The 26 year old has announced he popped the question to Cherry, 25, over the festive period. Taking to Instagram, the singer said, “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.” Here at new! HQ, we can’t say we’re surprised, as Ed has previously gushed about Cherry, who he’s known since school. He admitted last February, “I spent every day for a year with this certain person. We kind of have a strong relationship now, which is good.” We wonder if the cats will be the ring bearers!



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Ewan has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Eve, 51. The actor cited “irreconcilable differences” in the papers. Speaking of the divorce, his heartbroken ex said, “It’s disappointing and upsetting, but my main concern is our four children are OK.” The actor, 46, left Eve in May and is now loved-up with his Fargo co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Darren Aronofsky & Suki Waterhouse

Jennifer Lawrence’s ex Darren seems to have thing for younger women, as he was spotted out and about with 26-year-old Suki last week. The 48-year-old director headed out for a winter walk in Utah with the model, who used to date actor Bradley Cooper, before they went for some food together. Best be warned though, Suki – the age gap was said to be the reason behind his split from J-Law, 27, in November!



… g n i t a D o G s b e Cel bs t’s that time of year again! Eight cele y merc the at s selve them ed plac have of dating experts Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman in an attempt to find s everlasting love. Yes, in the new serie , pson Thom Sam , Mike gy Mug g, of E4’s Celebs Go Datin


mission to Ollie Locke and Tallia Storm are on a ns, comedian Colli ma Gem e meet The One, alongsid and former s Jone Jade pian Olym es, Hugh London icki. child actor Jonathan Lipn faces We catch up with a few of the famous to find out more…

‘This has gone beTTer Than Love isLand!’ Muggy Mike Thalassitis Thalassitis, 25 25, is keen to find a new “victim”… How has the experience been so far for you? Alright. There’s been some long filming days, but it’s been good. Love is not easy to find. It’s always going to be a hard task. But I’ll give it a go. I’d say this has gone better than Love Island. Did you tell anyone from Love Island you were doing this show? I don’t really speak to anyone from Love Island. Why not? There were a lot of things going on in that house you wouldn’t have seen on camera and I was just like, “Nah. These are not my people.” All I would say is that the helmets do well on Love

I l d and the genuine Island people not so much. We take it you haven’t He no longer speaks to Kem been watching Kem Cetinay on DOI, then… What I told him to break was she a leg. Ha. I never like to speak to Kem. They’ve romance? Mike’s keeping had enough to say I don’t know. shtum on Cazza about me – not to my Why should face, obviously. I know that? What are you looking for Why so coy, Muglet? in a woman? All these things come out and Someone who’s their own I’m like, “It’s funny.” I don’t even person. Someone who’s not going know who writes this f**king to let me walk all over them. stuff. I know Caroline. We get Someone who has a lot about on well and that’s it. them and has their own stuff. Can you tell us anyone famous Would you date a fellow celeb? you have got with? Yeah. I dunno, I’ve always No. Of course I can’t tell you! thought that I want a girl off the There’s no way I’d tell you radar, someone unknown, but previous victims. I don’t need sometimes I think you need lad points off no one, so I don’t someone who gets it as well. need to go around saying I’ve You had a fling with Caroline smashed this bird or whatever. Flack, no? I don’t do stuff What about her? like that.

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‘i won’T work wiTh bear again!’


Expert Nadia Essex Essex, 36, 36 on the agency highs and lows… Who’s been the hardest celeb to coach? They’ve all been very challenging. What are you going to do about a problem like Muggy Mike? Well…? You need patience, professionalism and just sheer relentlessness. We probably had the same conversation with him a million times about effort and listening, and it’s ultimately

like training a dog – if you tell t ll them enough times and give them treats, eventually they’ll learn. What was Gemma like to work with? Obviously she’s The GC, but we very early on battered that out of her, because I don’t want to work with The GC, I want to work with Gemma. Do any past contestants ever contact you? No, but the door is always open to most celebs. Who’s it shut to? Stephen Bear wasn’t fun. He wasn’t someone I’d choose to

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work with again. Never say never, but he had his chance and he blew it. I’d rather work with someone deserving and willing. It’s life-changing. You do not finish the same way you started. I don’t have time for time-wasters because we work so hard. It’s insulting if people don’t take it seriously.


The agency’s celebs of 2018

‘I don’t mInd a fat man!’

Former MIC fave Olli Ollie Locke, L k 30 30, talks lk about his personal preferences… Why did you want to do the show? Often I’m too busy to date, so working on a TV show that happens to involve dating is quite useful! I decided I didn’t just want to date posh guys or Chelsea guys – I wanted to date the whole spectrum of Britain. And f**k, I did it! Do you have a type? I just like very big men – anyone tall and very broad. They don’t need to be muscly. I don’t mind if they’re a bit fat. Normally you’re the one dishing out the dating advice. Does it feel weird for the shoe to be on the other foot? Well, yes. I’ve spent so long looking after other people’s relationships. Look at Binky and everything she’s been

through. I’ve always been there as the gay best friend to make sure everyone is OK. So when it came to looking after my own love Binky helps life, that was where the her pal with challenge came in. dating advice Did you consult any of your Chelsea mates about doing the show? I spoke to Toff, who did it before. But who’s to say the MIC characters aren’t making an appearance in this? Binky will be on it talking me through things, which is fun as she’s not been on camera for a while. How’s she doing? She’s this humble mother now, it’s very annoying. She’s very grown up. I said, “Darling, let’s get bollocked.” And she’s like, “I can’t! I can only have two glasses of wine!”

‘mIke’s a bIt of an IdIot!’ He loves Muggy Mike

MIC IC star t Sam S Th Thompson, 25, on bromance and romance…

‘I’m lookIng for a man… not a boy!’ B kl B Brooklyn Beckham’s kham’s ex ex, Tallia Storm, Storm 19, on moving on from her old love…

How’s the series been for you? I didn’t know what to expect. It’s been different to anything I’ve ever done, but it’s been the best show I’ve ever filmed. What were the mixers like? I was so nervous, but then the excitement kicks in. I walked in and someone came over and spoke to me and that never really happens. Then someone else came over and I was like, “This is great!” That’s when I got super excited, like, “I’m going to talk to everyone!” Did you compare the people you dated to your ex, Tiff Watson? I was worried that would happen, but it didn’t. I’m so bad with girls, I really am. To have people want to speak to me is so new to me. But yeah, Tiff is the past… we’re going into the future! How are you getting on with the other celebrities? I want to date Jade and I love Mike. He’s not malicious, he’s just a bit of an idiot. He’ll be great TV. Sam split from Tiff last year

What did you learn from your relationship with Brooklyn? That I’m definitely looking for a man now! I’ve always gone for boys before, but I want a tall, dark, handsome man, not a wee boy. What was Brooklyn like as a boyfriend? Did you hang out with Posh and Becks? They’re a lovely family. I hate commenting on it because I want to prove I’m so much more than Brooklyn Beckham’s ex – it gets so exhausting after a while. It was very much in the public eye and that was a lot for a young girl. We’d go to Covent Garden and we’d have a security guard with us. I didn’t realise at the time, but now I definitely don’t want that. I’d rather find someone who’s the complete opposite of that. Has it put you off dating someone in the public eye? I’m much more attracted to someone ambitious, who’s worked their way up and is self-made. Every single break I’ve ever v got, I feel like I’ve done it myself. There’s no such thing as luck – it’s when opportunity meets preparation!

Tallia dated Brooklyn in 2014

Celebs Go Dating returns to E4 on Sunday February 4 at 9pm



Lisa goes blonde to ‘boost self esteem’ As Ant opens up about his “tough year”, his estranged wife tries to make a fresh start…

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e’ve all been guilty of reaching for the hair dye in a bold attempt to reinvent ourselves after a painful break-up. And Lisa Armstrong is no exception. Last week, the make-up artist stepped out with a daring new blonde ‘do, just days after estranged hubby Ant McPartlin confirmed they were to divorce. Lisa, who looked tired and stressed as she walked the pair’s pet dog Hurley, opted for a platinum blonde new look, in contrast to the brunette locks she had when she was Ant gave an with Ant. emotional speech And relationship and behaviour expert after collecting his award Judi James explains such a drastic change is common for women going through a traumatic split. “This is a self-controlled change which note, it can also be used as a signal to the ex. we need to make ourselves feel resilient,” It’s a simple way to attract their attention Judi explained. “When your life slips away and let them know that you’re from under your feet – and with women in not wallowing in grief or acting a long-term relationship that can like a victim. It can be used mean almost every aspect of to suggest a woman is your life – any radical change socialising and dating again, that you get to decide on or even that she’s having fun your own can boost again without them.” self-respect and Last week, Ant self-esteem.” publicly opened up Judi also said about his “tough Lisa might be year” while trying to change accepting the her identity. award for Best “Deciding to TV Presenter go from dark to at the National blonde can feel Television like a complete Awards with TV He still considers change in identity partner Declan Lisa one of his “best friends” and personality,” Donnelly. Visibly she continued, “On tearful, the 42 year old a slightly sadder told the audience, “I’m .uk

Lisa has a new blonde ‘do

shaking! It’s been a very emotional night tonight. It’s been quite a year.” He continued, “It’s been quite a tough 12 months, so winning this tonight really, really means a lot. Thank you for all your support – it really means the world to me. It’s helped me get through.” Looking at Dec, Ant added, “And thanks to you little guy. I love you man. Let’s not cry!” Ant has been open about his struggles and entered rehab last June in an effort to combat his addiction to prescription pills. Upon leaving, he admitted he’d “put Lisa through hell”. But although the pair tried to work through their differences, they spent Christmas and New Year apart before admitting defeat at the start of January. A source said at the time that the separation was the “right thing” for Ant’s health but that he still saw Lisa as a “best friend”. Let’s hope she takes all the time she needs to rebuild her life at this difficult time.

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This week, Pete parties at the NTAs, celebrates Theo’s first steps and talks butt lifts…

NTAwesome! I had a good night at the National Television Awards last week. There was a great atmosphere and I caught up with loads of familiar faces including Sarah Harding and Michelle Heaton. And it was really good to see Ant & Dec win three awards after such a tough year for Ant. I didn’t stay too late as I was flying solo due to Emily working late, but it was still great fun all the same.

Theo’s on the move

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Ccarlalzuys It’s always madness in our house, which is why I had to share this video of Emily, the kids and our friends Daz and Kate from Somerset dancing around the kitchen while I was busy cooking. We had the music blasting out and when I looked up, everyone was going crazy!

Bista was holding Theo and dancing with Emily, while Mills was in the middle, jumping around. I don’t know where Junior was. He was probably being cool and playing on the PlayStation or something. And in case you were wondering, the bolognese I was making turned out great!

Hitting tHe road I’m doing lots of gigs this year in the UK and abroad, which will be revealed soon. One already announced is the Kubix Festival in Sunderland in August. I’m really looking forward to catching up with the 90s crew including Ronan Keating, B*Witched and the East 17 lads, who are also on the bill. I’m also headlining at an all-day concert at Hereford United FC’s Edgar Street ground in May. I’m looking forward to that, too. On another note, I’m doing a calendar and my new perfume signing next Saturday, February 3, at The Oracle in Reading from 1pm. Can’t wait to see you all!

There was a special moment in our house last week when Theo took his first steps unaided in the kitchen! There’s nothing like watching your child’s first steps and I was lucky enough to capture it on video. For those who haven’t seen the clip I posted on Instagram, Bista was coaxing him and he walked six steps towards her. It was so cute! Theo is obsessed with Bista and whenever he sees her he gets so excited. He’s walked around ten steps at most so far, but by the time you read this he’ll no doubt have done more. He’s also getting blonder by the day! At the moment, Junior’s the only one on Team Greek, ha ha.

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Brazilian butt lifts appear to be “a thing” right now. Each to their own, but I guess I just don’t get it. Apparently others, including David Beckham, have a My vie similar opinion. In a recent on w t interview he seemed baffled n e wh e s by the whole craze and admitted he’d never inject his butt. But hey, what do I know? I’m happy with mine so I’ll pass on the ass, thanks!



Princess Eugenie blasted for ‘upstaging’ Meghan! Fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t happy with his cousin for announcing she’s heading down the aisle, too…

The couple with the very proud mum of the bride

They have been accused of trying to “distract” attention from Meghan and Harry’s do Both couples will marry at St George’s

“Is this a deliberate attempt to distract people from Harry and Meghan wedding or even upstage their wedding?”* one disgruntled Harry and Meghan fan asked. “Surely he could have waited a few months until AFTER Harry and Megan’s wedding to propose after all what difference would it have made? Although I wish the very recently engaged couple well I think this was very orchestrated.” Another suggested Princess Eugenie of York and wine merchant Jack, 31, should postpone their nuptials at St George’s Chapel in Windsor until 2019. “Let me remind you, that MEGHAN’S wedding is the event of the year, maybe even the century,” they ranted. “I really think she should change her wedding to sometime next year and in a different venue. It’s the respectful thing to do.”

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Jack and Eugenie at Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement

Others even branded Eugenie’s big day a “side show” to that of Harry and Meghan’s. But one person who’s overjoyed by the engagement is mum-of-the-bride Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York posted a flurry of gushing tweets, saying in one, “We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son.” Another read, “They make the laughter and we feel the joy. Thank you for the magic. Jack and Eugenie. So proud of you.” Describing the Queen’s reaction to her news, Eugenie said, “Granny actually knew right at the beginning [of the engagement]. We left her this weekend and had a lovely time and she was very happy, as was my grandfather.” Eugenie, who has been dating Jack for seven years, hadn’t confirmed who her bridesmaids would be as new! went to press but her 29-year-old sister Beatrice, who split from her boyfriend of ten years Dave Clarke in 2016, is likely to be top of the list. And with such a wide circle of famous friends, including Ellie Goulding and Cara Delevingne, to potentially accompany her down the aisle, it could be up there with Hazza and Meg’s wedding in the star-spotting stakes!

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oyal weddings are like buses – you wait seven years for one, then two come along at once. Nearly two months after the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced, his cousin Princess Eugenie said yes when her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank popped the question. Not only that but she’s planning on tying the knot in the same church where Harry and Meghan plan to say I do – just a few months later. And while 27-year-old Eugenie – the Queen’s granddaughter – has revealed she’s “over the moon”, one person who might not be is Meghan. The former Suits actress’ wedding plans have been front-page news ever since her and Hazza’s big announcement on November 27. However, Eugenie has been accused of trying to “upstage” Meghan, who’ll tie the knot on May 19, with many slamming the timing of her engagement.

new newsflash Will Liam put a ring on it?

Liam’s proposal plans to keep Chez happy! Liam Payne is walking on eggshells around girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy, but thinks getting engaged is the answer…

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hey’ve been parents for less than a year, but a source has told new! they think the cracks are starting to show in Cheryl Tweedy’s relationship with Liam Payne. But our mole has told us that rather than wanting out, Liam is keen to propose in the hope that marriage will make things better. “It sounds mad, but Liam thinks if he puts a ring on her finger it will smooth over any cracks and make Cheryl feel more secure,” our mole told us. “But pals have told him to hold fire and not rush into an engagement until things are better between them.” The couple spent much of the past year apart, with former One Direction star Liam, 24, focusing on his solo career while Cheryl, 34, prioritised looking after their ten-month-old son Bear. But according to new!’s wellplaced insider, Liam is feeling the strain of fatherhood and is worried he isn’t getting enough quality time with his family.

“Liam doesn’t seem happy,” our source revealed. “The age gap and responsibility look like they’re taking their toll on him. He feels guilty about spending so much time away from Bear, but it’s good for him to have some breathing space and act like a 24 year old instead of being this mature, middle-aged dad figure.” Cheryl’s mum Joan Callaghan, 58, is thought to be living with the pair in their Surrey mansion a lot of the time, which is also thought to have created problems between them. And while the couple don’t have blazing rows, it’s thought that Liam feels as if he’s walking on eggshells around Cheryl. Our insider said, “Joan is living with them a lot of the time now. Liam feels there’s not that much privacy for him and Cheryl as a couple. He’s grateful to Joan – she’s a brilliant hands-on granny and a great support to Cheryl. But he feels surplus to requirements where the baby is concerned.” Previously, Liam admitted that Chezza does the lion’s share

of the work when it comes to looking after their tot. “I thought I’d get the call saying, ‘We need a nanny for this,’ but no, she’s doing everything,” he said. “She’s really pushing herself with it, bless her.” He also revealed his girlfriend had insisted on doing all of Bear’s night feeds. “We did a rota over the night feeds and then she was like, ‘I want to do it,’ because she used to wake up anyway,” he explained. Meanwhile, the former Girls Aloud star has come under fire from cruel internet trolls for her extreme weight

Fans said Cheryl looked too thin in this snap

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loss after her hairstylist Daya Ruci posted a snap of her on his Instagram account. “Her once lovely and plump cheek dimples now make her look extra gaunt as she’s lost so much weight!” one critic wrote online, while another commented, “Why does she spend her whole life trying to be skinny. She is so pretty and looks better when she is size 8 no need to be a size 4 Cheryl!”* One even pointed out that the last time Cheryl was so slender was during the breakdown of her marriage to JeanBernard FernandezVersini in the summer of 2015. “She doesn’t look like herself… I hope she isn’t losing weight again,” the fan wrote. “She looked so ill before her ex got the heave-ho!” Make sure you take Her weight was also care of yourself, Chezza!

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‘I really miss Stanley’

Georgia Toffolo tells us how life has been post-jungle…


e fell in love with sweet and kooky MIC star Georgia Toffolo when she entered last year’s I’m A Celebrity jungle, and left it as the winner. So when we bump into her at the National Television Awards, we’re delighted to discover she’s just as charming in real life. Fresh from bagging the NTA for Challenge Show along with her new pals Ant and Dec, the star is clearly over the moon with their win and can’t help but explode into giggles as we chat in the Winners’ Room. And although the Queen of the Jungle has more than earned her stripes in the industry, she tells us she’s still adjusting to her new-found fame – which has landed her a job presenting on This Morning – and finds herself feeling With pal Stanley nervous around her new colleagues Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. But while the 23 year old – who later in the evening tripped over her dress while being filmed by a pal for her Instagram page – is happy to chat about her budding friendship with Boris Johnson’s dad, Stanley, she shows us her tough side by shutting down the interview when we dare ask about her love life! Don’t worry, Toff, we still love you!

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Hi Toff! How has your life changed since winning I’m A Celebrity? Oh my god, it’s overwhelming. I mean, I can’t actually believe I’m walking down the NTAs’ red carpet. I’ve never even been invited to the NTAs before and now I’m doing a bit of presenting for it! It’s mad. Who are you still in touch with from I’m A Celeb? Obviously Stanley, most of all. He actually called me the other day, and was like, “Toff, I’m in the car wash, can you hear me?!” He’s so funny. I love him. I really miss our conversations in the jungle, but we talk pretty much every day anyway really.


Georgia says she’s “star-struck” by This Morning’s Phil and Holly

Georgia receiving the NTA award for I’m A Celeb with Ant and Dec

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Is it true that you and Stanley are getting your own show together? I think it’s a great idea but no one has asked me if I’d like to do anything like that. But it would be really fun. Who would you love to see in the jungle? Boris, obviously. He’d be amazing. I would want to go back in again though! I wasn’t ready to leave. I was so happy in there. Will you be returning to MIC? Yes. We’ve already started filming. It’s my home so of course I’m going back. Do you feel like they’re treating you a little bit differently now? No way! They told me I’ve got filming at 8.30am and I said “No” and they said “Yes” and I said “No”. So anyway I was there at 8.30am… How is your new presenting job at This Morning going? I feel very lucky that I’ve been welcomed into that family. I’m trying to brush up my skills as a presenter. It’s bizarre, when I come into the studio I still get really star-struck by Holly and Phil. It’s awful, I need to get over it, but it’s so weird that they even know my name. Would you ever like to be a Loose Woman? No, I think I’ll stick with This Morning. I’ve got the job for the next year so it’s very exciting. What’s your love life like now you’re more in the spotlight? I’m not talking about that [laughs]! See you later, bye darling! JeSSICA evANS




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WilkinsOn sWOrD launch ParTy nOhO sTuDiOs, lOnDOn After his very public and very messy split with Lottie Moss last August, MIC star Alex Mytton has finally moved on. “I’m sort of seeing someone,” he told us at the showbiz bash. “It’s going well.” But while we were desperate to find out the identity of the lucky lady, he told us she won’t be appearing in the next series of MIC, which he’s currently filming. “I’m not trying to keep my love life personal, but whatever happens, happens.” Hmm, you can’t keep anything from us, Alex! Meanwhile, we were shocked to see a surprisingly fresh-faced Pete Wicks sipping on a cocktail after telling us he was “really drunk” at the NTAs only two nights before. Nothing like a hair of the dog, eh Pete?

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We caught up with Irish model Vogue Williams and her pet pooch Winston at the hairbrushes for pets launch. Tucking into a mini beefburger – but steering clear of the Prosecco – Vogue said, “I’m supposed to be on a healthy eating plan because I’ve got a couple of shoots coming up. It’s not going so well, but I’ve been sticking to Dry January!” After we congratulated her on her willpower, it wasn’t long before talk turned to her other half, Spencer Matthews, who she has moved in with. “It’s going really well,” she said. “He’s nice and tidy, which was my main concern.

The only thing we’re working on is that he doesn’t lock the front door!” The star also admitted she’s already thinking about the next big step in their relationship – babies! “I’ve been broody for years and I love a unique baby name,” she said. “But I have a fur baby for now and Spencer wants another dog.” While she’s clearly smitten with the ex-MIC hunk, when we asked Vogue what their plans are for Valentine’s Day, she snapped, “I hate Valentine’s Day because it’s forced romance. Spencer does romantic things for me all the time.” That’s us told!

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When we last saw lovebirds Courtney Green and Myles Barnett on TOWIE, their relationship was at crisis point, with him unsure about moving in with his girlfriend of nearly a year. So when we bumped into Courtney at the cosmetics launch party, we were delighted to hear that he’s finally taken the leap. “He’s living at mine now,” said an excited Courtney. “We can both go out at night and come back and be together. I love it!”

And having her boyfriend sharing a house with her wasn’t the only thing Courtney had to celebrate. She also told us how relieved she was to survive the recent TOWIE cull, which saw her mates Amber Dowding, Chris Clark and Mike Hassini get axed from the show. “I will miss them, but I’m excited to start filming again,” she said.

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Courtney’s relieved to have survived the TOWIE cull


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At 13, Millie knows just how to dress for her age. This Calvin Klein design has sparkle and sass but doesn’t feel too much for the petite star. We bet all her fellow celebs were wishing they could get away with trainers!


Reese, 41, loves to play it safe on the red carpet, and although this Zac Posen gown isn’t particularly striking, the colour, stripes and frilled off-the-shoulder neckline stop it from being boring.

Nicole, 50, goes for head-to-toe sequins and this Armani Privé gown flatters her figure. But we’re not loving the colour or the unnecessary shoulder detail. Somehow the overall effect is a little frumpy.


As a celeb, you don’t want to risk stepping out in the same outfit as another star. Thankfully for Kate, 38, nobody else turned up in this bonkers pink Valentino number. We’re not surprised!




Uh-oh. We’re having one of those “what were you thinking?!” moments with this Bora Aksu frocky horror. It’s like Kate, 30, has taken her nan’s nightie and sewn it together with her net curtains. Yuck!

The embellishment on this flapperstyle Ralph & Russo gown is stunning and the Girls star, 29, continues the 30s feel with her side-parted hair and bold lips. She also shows her support for the Time’s Up campaign with a logo on her handbag.


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When we think of Lupita, 34, on the red carpet, we think of beautiful, bright colours and we’re just not loving her attempt at metallics. The feathers on the hem of this Ralph & Russo dress are scruffy and the bodice looks uncomfortably tight.

The Crown star Vanessa, 29, is queen of the red carpet in this floral Valentino floor-sweeper. We love the eye-catching embroidery and subtle sequins. Top marks.

It’s not often an actress chooses to bulk out her waist, but Margot, 27, does just that in this Miu Miu gown. Without the bizarre feathered middle this would actually be quite pretty. Remember, less is usually more, Margot!

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It’s a little bit sci-fi with its quirky silver detail and a little bit Maid Marian in its cut, but despite the fact this Louis Vuitton gown left us feeling very confused, we applaud the 23-year-old actress for trying something different.

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With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, we’ve gone lingerie crazy – as you can see in our Back To Basics feature! We’re loving Primark’s fab range of separates too. With prices starting at just £1, you can treat yourself to a selection!


Brighten up your date outfit with this chic crossbody bag and coin purse, £19.99 from Zara.


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Fashion editor Stacey Moors’ top 5 style buys of the week

Make sure this supercute watch, £49.50 from Swatch, is on your wish list for February 14.

Spread the love with this cool tee from asos in collaboration with Katharine Hamnett and Help Refugees. They’re donating 100 per cent of profits to the charity to help raise funds and awareness for people caught up in the refugee crisis.




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Celebs and stylists can’t get enough of their designer kicks and now the high street is all over this retro trend…

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Mango £49.99

Reebok at Schuh £70


Nike at Footasylum £139.99


Topshop £28

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The ex-TOWIE star shows us how to rock a shirt dress with this gorgeous number from Pretty Little Thing, £30.

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The Dancing On Ice star embraces a pop of colour with these Westernstyle boots from Topshop, £79. We love the buckle detailing.



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The blonde beauty looks effortlessly stylish in this Oasis combo. It’s the perfect daytime outfit. The dress is £45, the jumper is £29.


Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Body Butter £27

“Just the most incredible moisturiser that smells good enough to eat.”

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque £29 MaC In Extreme Dimension 3D Mascara £19.50

“People always ask, ‘Are your lashes real?’ Yes, they are, because this mascara is fierce!”

“My skin gets dehydrated and loses its sparkle, so I lather this on and sleep in it. It’s like your face is having a pint of water!”

Charlotte tilbury Eye Palette in Vintage Vamp £39

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“The dark plummy tones with the golden highlighter really makes your eyes pop.”

The actress and singer on what gets her gorgeous L’Occitane Lavande Foaming Bath £23

“Lavender is so relaxing and a splash of this in the bath is a dream. It smells so beautiful and it feels like there is a spa in my bathroom.”

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream £20 “A must during the winter. Due to the high concentration of shea butter, it really helps to soothe dry skin.”

MaC Matte Lipstick in Taupe £16.50

“I spent years mixing different lipsticks together to get the perfect colour until I found this.”

Liz earle Gentle Face Exfoliator £16.50

“My skin feels silky smooth after this. I use it when I’ve had a few bad skin days and it works a charm!”

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Bella Freud Loving Candle £45

Grace Cole White Rose & Lotus Flower Hand Wash £8 & Lotion £10

Too Faced Love Flush Blushers £25 each

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar £82

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Live In The Light Essential Oil in Love £44.50

Caudalie French Kiss Lip Balm in Innocence £10

LUSH Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb £3.50

Natures Alchemist Nourishing Body Whip £7.99

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Not only has he toned up since his TOWIE days, his career is on the rise too. Suddenly Mr Wright seems like quite the catch!

niall Horan We never thought we’d see the day when Niall was described as “the hot one” from One Direction. Step aside, Harry and co, there’s a new poster boy in town!


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It looks like he wanted to be a member of McFly when he was a teen, but now he’s got his own chart hit and hordes of female fans!

Like the Clark Kent of reality TV, the Appre ntice and CBB star has dro pped the specs and emerg ed as something of a superhero!


These male celebs prove it’s not just wine that improves with age…

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He might sing sorrowful songs of heartbreak, but Sam’s newly trim bod has turned the head of US actor Brandon Flynn and the pair are now loved-up. Aw!

james norton

He’s H ’ gone ffrom “that bloke off Happy Valley” to GQ ’s Breakthrough Actor of the Year. He’s even been touted as the next James Bond! Amazing what a shave and ditching the hair bleach can do…

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We’re not sure which happened first – Daniel turning into a hunk or Daniel becoming James Bond. But the 007 star has never looked back since emerging from the sea in teeny shorts in Casino Royale.


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Claire Sweeney

The singer and actress, 46, tells her hangover cure and how putting on weight makes her look ten years older… HeigHt 5fT 8in WeigHt 10ST Dress size 10 How much alcohol do you tend to drink in a typical week? Not a lot really. I tend to limit it, because when you drink, calories don’t get counted and that’s when you fall off the wagon. I get worse headaches and hangovers now as well, so I’m a bit more disciplined. I had two glasses of prosecco two nights ago and that’s it for this week. What’s your ultimate hangover cure? Going to bed with the blanket over my head, or taking my baby Jaxon out for a walk. Which foods are guaranteed to make you feel good? I feel good when I’m eating healthily. I feel good when I’m eating naughtily too, but just not afterwards! I like nice, clean healthy food of an evening. I’ve just had half a chocolate crunch meal replacement bar, which was lovely with my cup of tea and that made me feel good. What’s your favourite meal of the day? My evening meal, I think. I’m not a big one for eating in the morning. My coffee and bowl of porridge is quite light. You’re in great shape at the moment. What’s your favourite part of your body? My hands. I’ve got nice long hands!

You’ve slimmed down with the help of the Slimfast plan. When you put on weight, where does it tend to go? It goes on my cheeks and I suddenly look ten years older! Then it goes on my belly. What are your top tips for staying on track? It used to be keeping a food diary, but with SlimFast you don’t need to do that, because the calorie counting is done for you. Do you have any fitness goals for 2018? To find a good gym in London where I can get into the classes. Which celebrity’s body do you admire? Elle Macpherson’s. She’s older than me and looks amazing! Claire is the ambassador for Slimfast UK. She lost 2st on the Slimfast 3.2.1 Plan. Visit or join the Slimfast Challenge UK facebook group

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M y f o o d d i a ry BreAKfASt “I had a SlimFast porridge before I went to the gym.” NUTRITION CONSULTANT IAN MARBER SAYS, “Weight loss occurs when the calories we take in are less than those we expend, so portion-controlled low-calorie foods can be useful. Porridge oats also contain beta-glucan, a type of fibre that helps reduce cholesterol.” LUNCH “I enjoyed a SlimFast vitality shake with skinny milk. I had it with frozen blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.” IAN SAYS, “A shake with frozen berries offers flavour and fibre, which can help reduce appetite. But it isn’t that satisfying, hence the need for a snack mid-afternoon.” SNACKS “I had a SlimFast chocolate crunch meal replacement bar mid-morning with a coffee and skinny milk, then some SlimFast sour cream and chive pretzels in the afternoon.” IAN SAYS, “A pre-made snack bar or packet of reduced-calorie salted snacks are fine, but a crunchy apple would probably hit the spot in much the same way for mornings and afternoons.”


DiNNer “I had brown rice, broccoli, mixed peppers and salmon. I put some sweet chilli sauce on it to give it a kick.” IAN SAYS, “Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fats, while rice and vegetables offer minerals, vitamins and fibre. Ramping up the flavour with herbs and spices can make the meal more w follo rber memorable a M n ia er witt and add on t arber M interest!” @ian

essss ne wIIttn w essss!! ne y ffIIttn my m Former Love Island star Malin, 25, isn’t into workout selfies and tells us she doesn’t like muscly men…

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alk us through your fitness regime… I usually run in the morning, four days a week, to clear my head and set me up for the day. It’s a great mood booster! I also box once a week with my friend Mike Stephenson, a pro boxer. I want to box professionally, but I have veneers so apparently I can’t! Shame! How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you just want to stay in bed? I know I’ll feel a lot better if I do get up and go, so I purposely don’t have breakfast until after my run. What’s the best piece of fitness advice you’ve ever been given? Do an exercise you enjoy, because then you’ll stick with it. Gym selfies – are they essential or cringe? Cringe, unless my body is looking on fire!

Tell us about an embarrassing gym accident… Wearing grey leggings was a mistake. You can guess why! Have you ever been chatted up while working out? I’ve been asked out a few times, but I politely declined. I’ve been put off the muscly kind of guy now, because they always turn out to be a wrong ’un! Finally, what’s your number one workout track? It’s Dakota, by the Stereophonics. Random, I know!

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Malin is supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life in partnership with Tesco. Sign up at and help make a difference in beating cancer

Functional fitness It’s not often we use the words gruelling and great in the same sentence, but group HIIT session F45 – which stands for Functional 45 – is just that. The franchise originated in Oz and is spreading across the UK, so we headed down to a London class to work out with 30 similarly fired-up men and women. You work out (think box jumps, squats and high knees) for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds, for 45 minutes. Trust us, you’ll be sweating. See

Fee l the b o unc e #InstafIttIe of the week

Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright flaunts her washboard abs on a recent jaunt to Cape Verde, writing, “2018 my favourite year already ........” Looking good, Lyds!

Protein balls are the perfect post-gym snack – they’re tasty, packed with nutrients and provide an energy hit! The Bounce Protein Energy Bites range is back with new, improved flavours – Blueberry Banana, Cacao Orange and Sweet & Salty Almond – and each is a deliciously chewy, veggie-friendly and gluten-free mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Find them at Holland & Barrett, Boots and Whole Foods, £2.99 for 90g.


‘I won £37m for victims of the Breast Butcher’

To mark World Cancer Day on February 4, speaks to the lawyer who fought for justice for the women whose lives were ruined by Ian Paterson


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hen faced with a life-threatening illness, the one person you hope to have faith in is your doctor. But for the victims of Ian Paterson, dubbed the Breast Butcher, their lives were being put deliberately at risk. The rogue surgeon, 59, from Glasgow, who worked in the West Midlands, carried out hundreds of


It was the early hours of September 13, 2017, when I finally put my key in the door. I’d worked 24 hours straight, with my phone glued to my ear and my hands poised on my keyboard, ready to tell my clients they would finally be getting their money. For the last four and a half years, I’d been working with vulnerable patients who had at best been fooled, and at worst mutilated, by a doctor called Ian Paterson. Many had died while under his care. Creeping up the stairs, I heard my twoyear-old daughter Jessica snoring softly in my double bed, which she loved to climb into. She looked angelic as I snuggled up beside her. I knew I’d missed countless hours of playing, painting and reading. But I also knew one day she’d understand why. “We’re nearly there,” I whispered. “Soon you’ll have your mummy back.” It had taken so long to bring the abhorrent Paterson to justice, but it was later that day that we finally got the Ian’s victims result we wanted. gave a statement I’d always felt a duty to stand up for what’s right. After studying French and Latin at university and getting a job in events, I decided I wanted to be a solicitor. I passed my exams in 2008 and in January 2013 landed a job with law firm Slater and Gordon, which specialises in medical negligence. I moved to London from my

Paterson was sentenced to 20 years

unnecessary or unsuitable operations, mainly on breast cancer patients. Solicitor Emma Doughty, 35, who lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire, represented some of the most severely affected, spearheading a campaign for compensation. Here, she tells new! how it felt to handle one of the most notorious legal cases in medical history…

hometown of Stamford with my husband Jon, a recruitment manager. It was later that year when I took over a very unique case from a colleague – that of Dr Ian Paterson. He’d been suspended by the General Medical Council in 2011 due to questionable practices, having worked in hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare since 1993. But even though he was under investigation, he was still treating private patients in the West Midlands.

CanCEr DIaGnoSIS Over several months, I delved into shocking case histories, mainly involving breast cancer patients. Paterson had removed perfectly healthy breasts, diagnosed cancer when there were no signs of it and operated using questionable methods. This rogue doctor had

Emma appeared on the news to discuss the case

been working in a largely unpoliced way for years. “We have to get justice,” I whispered. One of the first victims I spoke to was Carole Johnson. She was in her late 50s and had undergone several lumpectomy operations on her breasts while under his care. “He was God to me,” she said when we met. “My husband and children would refer to him as ‘my saviour’ as he’d got rid of the cancer.” In reality, Carole had never had cancer and the ops were needless. Before long, I was listening to breast cancer patients who now had a terminal diagnosis after Paterson carried out a “cleavage saving operation” instead of a full mastectomy. He left some tissue behind, promising he could keep their breasts intact, but this allowed secondary cancers to grow. “I thought he knew best,” one sobbed. But it wasn’t always breast ops – one lady had 12 colonoscopies and was told colon cancer would have killed her if Paterson hadn’t operated. She spent her life savings travelling because she was told it was only a matter of time before the cancer returned. In fact, she simply had a digestive condition. Around 700 patients who all underwent extensive, life-changing operations for no medically justifiable reason came to light. Some could have recovered with a simple course of antibiotics. It was gobsmacking. The case trundled on. Although Paterson was arrested in 2013, he wasn’t insured and no one would take responsibility. Doctors like him were contractors and Spire, the private healthcare company he worked for, refused

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‘i had Seven oPS – BUt never had CanCer’ to accept they were at fault. Every day, while Paterson was out on bail, I’d spend hours seeing new clients, taking down She’s now their stories and sifting spending time through their medical with her family records, gradually building a case. It made for disturbing reading. I’d often be haunted by the horrors when I got home from work. I fell pregnant in 2014, but continued to work tirelessly on the case. I had hyperemesis gravidarum – severe morning sickness – but even that couldn’t stop me. When Jessica was born in July 2015, I took six months off. Breastfeeding my baby, I felt more empathy for Paterson’s patients. One couldn’t breastfeed her newborn because he’d damaged her milk ducts. It must have been so sad for her.

UnlawfUl woUnding I adored motherhood, but I knew the case needed me so after six months, I was back at my desk. “She’ll be proud of what you did one day,” Jon would say whenever guilt got the better of me. Paterson’s victims became my family, as we all supported each other through the seemingly endless waiting game. Finally, in April 2017, Paterson appeared at Nottingham Crown Court pleading not guilty. He was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding. The court looked at a sample of victims and several of my clients gave testimonies.

But while his jail sentence – which was upped from 15 years to 20 years two months later – was welcomed, my clients still hadn’t received any compensation. I couldn’t stop fighting. Each day, I’d leave the house at 5am to get cracking on sifting through over 40,000 vital documents from defendants. I’d work through lunch, rush home to get Jessica to bed, then fire up my laptop again. I barely slept, but we were making progress. Finally, last September, an unprecedented £37.5 million compensation deal between Spire and the NHS was announced. I’ve never been more dedicated to a cause so I was elated. Of course, the money wasn’t enough – far from it – and I couldn’t stop thinking of all those poor women who’d lost their lives. That day, I appeared on the news and Jonathan recorded Jessica’s reaction to seeing me on screen and sent it to me straight afterwards. “Mummy!” she squealed at the TV. It brought me to tears. Closing the case felt strange. It had taken years of blood, sweat and tears. I was pleased it was over, but felt a strange emptiness too. Now, we’re waiting on the public inquiry into the regulation of private doctors. Management staff at private hospitals need more power to weed out malpractice. It’s just sad that it’s taken something so horrifying to highlight the shortcomings in the existing system.


Carole Johnson, 65, is a retired publican who lives in Sheldon, Birmingham, with her husband Barry, 70. She was treated by Paterson over the course of 12 years… I found a lump in my right breast in 1990 and was referred to Dr Paterson at the Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull. He was warm and comforting so I felt like I was in safe hands when he said it was “borderline cancer” and “would need to come out”. I was operated on that week. Over the next 12 years, I found seven more lumps and Dr Paterson always operated. Cancer loomed over me and I lived in constant fear of dying and not seeing my kids grow up. But in 2012, weeks after I’d last seen Dr Paterson, an official at Spire Healthcare called me. “Dr Ian Paterson has been suspended,” she informed me. At first, I fought his corner and told them I’d always found him to be an absolutely outstanding doctor. But they had facts to show otherwise. Within weeks, I was sent to a specialist for a second opinion on my cancer. They took a look at my breasts and my medical notes then told me, “You never had cancer, nor a risk of it.” I burst into tears of shock. My lumps had been benign all along. It’s taken me until now to fully accept what Dr Paterson did and I feel bitter every single day. Seeking legal action and getting compensation provided some solace, but it will never bring back those lost years.


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nce the preserve of body builders and elite athletes, protein shakes are now a way of life for the honed and toned. But some experts say pumping our bodies full of these pricey powders could be doing more harm than good. “Protein shakes are unnecessary for about 90 per cent of people,” says fitness expert Max Lowery, founder of 2 Meal Day. “You can get enough

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Protein is essential for growth and repair of the body but we don’t need loads of it to get buff. Most people require just 0.8g to 1g of protein per kilogram of body weight – so 50g a day is enough for the average woman. “You can reach this with regular, everyday foods. For example, one pint of milk throughout the day in cereal, tea and coffee (20g), three scrambled eggs on toast (20g), then one small chicken breast with vegetables and potatoes (20g),” says dietitian Faith Toogood. Some protein shakes contain 50g per serving, so guzzle a few of those a day and you could be heading for overload.

sHakes: wHat’s really in tHem? Most protein powders are made from whey, a byproduct of the cheesemaking process. Soy, hemp, rice, beef and pea protein powders are also available. “Most are high in complete protein, with carbohydrates to restore muscle glycogen and support recovery,” says nutrition expert Shona Wilkinson. “Some also contain branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), thought to be essential for muscle protein synthesis and repair.” But they can also contain artificial sweeteners and flavourings. Studies have suggested artificial sweeteners can cause blood sugar spikes and raise the risk of diabetes.


protein from eating real food.” In fact, excessive protein intake can have serious health consequences. In November last year, Fabien Van Johnson, 22, from Kent, died after taking pills and protein powders to boost his endurance in a bid to get into the army – and he’s not the only one. So just how safe are protein powders and other body-enhancing supplements? We find out…

are we Heading HOw effective are prOtein sHakes? fOr a kidney crisis? Tap “protein shake” into Instagram and more than a million hashtags pop up. But are we being duped? “Influencers are paid thousands to promote these. Unfortunately, people believe they look like that because they take protein shakes. But they train hard and eat well,” says Max. Katie Price was criticised over “irresponsible claims” about her nutrition range, while the idea that protein shakes can lead to bulging muscles is also flawed. As Linia Patel, of the British Dietetic Association, points out, “Muscle is gained through a combination of resistance training and a balanced diet.”

can tHey affect t bOne strengtH?

Overloading on protein can trigger a range of short-term health issues, including bad breath and constipation. But some side effects can be much more serious – even fatal in some cases. Our kidneys play a crucial rrole in filtering waste from the bbloodstream but too much protein puts them under pressure. In fact, it’s thought the growing number of people developing kidney stones – a result of waste products in the blood – may be due to rising protein intake. The stats suggest a 136 per cent increase in hospital admissions for kidney stones in the ten years to 2014. “Protein consumption generates a lot of varying acids,” says Dr Daniel Fenton, of London Michelle Keegan Doctors Clinic. “Anything in excess has spoken of enjoying highcan have severe consequences.”

protein shakes It’s widely believed protein will and smoothies make us strong, but too much could actually weaken our bodies. While protein can help build muscle, excessive amounts of it can deplete the levels of calcium in our bones. A study published in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition found that high levels of protein can cause hypercalciuria, where calcium stops being absorbed and is instead excreted in our urine.

ho w to kE Ep it rE al These foods contain all the protein you need – no supps required…


Every egg contains 6g of protein and just 71 calories – eggcellent!

n shake habit health? b u n n i e s, b u t i t s e e m s t re n d y le d to believe… Upsetting the balance

Protein is a vital foodstuff – but so are fats, fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. And if we overload Georgia Kousoulou and Lauren Goodger are on protein, it could be at the Slender Blend fans expense of other nutrients. “In nature, nutrients work together to provide health benefits,” says Faith. “Take Do protein eggs, for example. These are a great source of shakes have protein but also provide any place in valuable B vitamins and oUr Diets? vitamin D, as well as Mark Wright If you exercise regularly, the minerals and healthy fats. So enjoys a protein odd post-workout protein it’s better to get protein from shake after shake is unlikely to do any food in its real state rather than a workout harm. But remember that a as a processed powder.” gram of protein is a gram of Linia suggests that while protein, no matter where you supplements aren’t essential get it, so whole foods are likely to they may be useful for vegans or be superior in nutritional value, not vegetarians on low-protein diets. to mention less expensive. “Protein shakes can offer a quick source of protein after a workout for faster What aboUt oUr recovery,” says Ryan Page, of sports mental health? Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder nutrition company USN. “As a general and mum of two from Mandurah, Australia, rule of thumb, 80 per cent of a protein Anything that impacts on our died last June from overconsumption intake should come from whole foods. But approach to eating a sensible, varied of protein shakes while preparing for to add a few extra grams to your daily diet could cause us to develop an a bodybuilding competition. intake, supplements can be beneficial.” unhealthy relationship with food. She’d started going to the gym twice Researchers from the American Katie came a day and complained of feeling “tired Psychological Association discovered in 2015 under fire over and weird” in the lead-up to her death. that growing numbers of men were taking her nutrition “I said to her, ‘I think you’re doing too protein shakes to “appear masculine” and range much at the gym, calm down, slow it 40 per cent of those involved in the study down,’” said her mother, Michelle White. had increased their consumption of them. But Meegan was suffering from an “If someone has become obsessive about undiagnosed genetic condition, urea what they’re eating, it could be a sign they cycle disorder, that caused a build-up are developing or have developed an eating of ammonia in her bloodstream and fluid disorder,” warns Daniele Fisichella, of eating in her brain. She collapsed and died disorders charity Beat. after following a strict, high-protein diet supplemented with protein shakes salmon fillet Quinoa tofu ChiCken breast Cottage Cheese for several months. Not only is it This is a vegan This versatile With 30g of A low-fat “Intake of bodybuilding supplements” packed with favourite for Asian staple protein per dieter’s dream. was listed as one of the causes of death omega-3 fats – vital a very good contains 48g average breast, With 23g per on her death certificate. for health – but one reason. It of protein per no wonder it’s 200g, cottage “I know there are people other than fillet contains more contains 8g 100g serving. the mainstay of cheese is packed Meegan who have ended up in hospital than 20g of protein. of complete bodybuilders! with protein. because they’ve overloaded on protein per 85g. supplements,” said Michelle. “The industry needs to be more regulated.”

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‘k il l e d by her p r o t e in f ix ’


‘I used a surrog just like Kim’ m L

ast month, social media went into overdrive as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced the birth of their long-awaited third child. The couple used a surrogate to bring daughter Chicago into the world, as Kim had high-risk pregnancies with North, four, and Saint, two. Charlotte Watkins, 41, a drama teacher from Twickenham, Middlesex, knows

“Ava is my number one,” cooed my daughter Lily, five, staring into her sister’s eyes last week. Whenever Lily says things like that, my heart soars. It means everything we did to bring her sister into the world was worth it. Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted lots of children. And luckily my IT consultant hubby Duncan, who I married in October 2010, was just as keen as I was to have a big family, even though he had a son, Lucas, 14, from a previous relationship. I hoped I could soon make our dream a reality. Happily, I fell pregnant in 2011 and finally went into labour when I was ten days overdue in April 2012. But tests revealed I had meconium in the womb – when the baby passes faeces – which can be dangerous. “We’ll have to induce you,” said the midwife at Kingston Hospital. But the oxytocin, a hormone drip they use to induce labour, wasn’t checked properly. Over the course of 18 hours, I was given too high a dose.

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It was a junior, inexperienced midwife who told me it was time to start pushing at 11.30am. “You’re fully dilated,” she said. But the pushing was agony and no baby appeared. When a doctor finally did check me over a few hours later, they found I wasn’t actually dilated, so pushing had caused hyperstimulation of the uterus and horrific damage. Suddenly, I was rushed in for an emergency caesarean.

exactly how it feels to long for another child as Kim did, while knowing that having one naturally isn’t an option. After a traumatic birth with her first daughter Lily in 2012, she turned to surrogacy to have her second child, Ava, who was born last year. Here, she tells new! why she feels it was the best decision ever…

I didn’t even get to hold Lily, who Charlotte weighed 8lbs 12oz, had surgery after giving because I was birth to Lily bleeding so heavily. The last thing I remember was Duncan’s ashen face as I signed papers agreeing to a hysterectomy. “Look after my little girl,” I croaked as I was rushed in for emergency surgery, fearful I may not even wake up. But a day and a half later, I finally came round in intensive care, having lost eight units of blood. While Lily was thriving, I couldn’t even sit up. “You gave us a real scare,” said Duncan. Usually so strong, he had tears in his eyes. When I finally got to spend time with Lily, all I could feel was a crushing guilt that I’d missed hours of bonding. “I’m sorry,” I sobbed. But I was lucky that my ovaries were left intact – the rest of my reproductive system was gone. Still, the big family I’d always dreamed of had been snatched away. After a week in hospital, I plucked up the courage to ask doctors about our options. “There’s always surrogacy,” they said. But I had mountains to move before then. Going home with Lily was tough. I’d imagined attending baby groups and play dates, but just a stroll with the pram left me on the point of collapse. Despite everything, I was adamant I wanted to breastfeed

and managed to ready to start the process of get her to latch on bringing her a sibling. well. I continued In 2014, I had one round of for two years. IVF and harvested four embryos, But mentally, which were frozen. As if by fate, I was unstable in August 2015, I met Jo, now 45, and suffered a married nurse from Devon, on flashbacks to the SUK’s forum. We got chatting birth. I wouldn’t and seemed to gel, quickly leave Lily alone becoming online pals. – even with her “I watched a programme about father – and never a surrogate when I was 16 and went anywhere ever since then I’ve wanted to help without her families who can’t have children strapped to me. naturally,” she explained. Eventually, I was diagnosed with In September 2015, we all went post-traumatic stress disorder to Legoland in Windsor – me, Lily, and referred for counselling. Duncan, Jo, her husband Neil Despite my obvious dedication and their two boys. We had a to Lily, I was still grieving for the whale of a time and I knew she sibling I felt she’d probably never was weighing up whether or not have. When Lily was six months to become our surrogate all day. old, I found Surrogacy UK online, “Do you think she’ll choose us?” a not-for-profit organisation that I whispered to Duncan that night. helps create families. The following morning I saw her It was strange turning up to one number flash up on my phone. of their social events with a six“I’m going to help you have a month-old baby, but there was a baby!” she said excitedly. I can’t real understanding of secondary even describe how it felt to hear infertility and how painful it can be. those words. However, we were also suing There was a period of three the hospital for negligence and months where we got to know in 2013 faced a lengthy court battle, so we had to shelve our surrogacy plans for that year. I won a landmark £120,000 in compensation, which meant we’d have plenty of money to fund IVF and cover expenses for a surrogate, plus some to fall back on. Meanwhile, I went back to work part-time and Lily grew into a bubbly child who loved Lucas, duncan, Ava, Charlotte and Lily art and the outdoors. I felt


charlotte used a surrogate mother to give birth to daughter ava

after a nightmare natural birth, charlotte Watkins turned to surrogacy to help fulfil her baby dreams… jo sent charlotte pictures of her bump during the surrogacy

charlotte burst into tears when ava was born

each other, and the more I knew, the more I liked. Jo was so together and calm. I knew she was the right woman for the job.

I loved touching her bump and feeling my second baby kicking away. jo and charlotte “Jo is carrying are “friends for life” Pregnancy joy your baby brother or By February 2016, we’d signed sister for us,” I told Lily. We decided an agreement and my embryos, to keep the sex a surprise. fertilised by Duncan, were “That’s great, Mummy,” she implanted in Jo in May. Because said, unfazed by it all. I had my ovaries, she was a Jo had a planned C-section gestational carrier like Kim at 39 weeks, because that’s Kardashian’s surrogate. The what she’d had with both of her procedure was a success. boys. The labour suite definitely Kim talked about how difficult it brought back scary memories, is when someone else is carrying but all of that was overridden your baby – and it was. I would with excitement and when our often worry that everything was baby finally emerged, we all OK, especially as Jo was 170 miles burst into happy tears. away in Devon. “It’s a girl!” said the doctor. But she communicated every “A beautiful little sister for Lily,” day, sending bump pictures and I sobbed as I cut the cord. lovely messages. We sent her She was a healthy 8lbs 10oz with recordings of us reading stories to a shock of incredible red hair. It play to her bump, plus we visited was like a sign of how strong this almost every other week. little girl was. When Duncan was

allowed in, we decided on the name Ava. It sounded strong, just like her. Jo said she felt completely different to when she had her boys. Our arrangement had always been in place, and as Ava wasn’t genetically hers, she didn’t feel bad handing her over to me. “As proud as I am and as beautiful as she is, she is your baby,” she said. I had even taken medication to induce lactation and was able to breastfeed immediately. I felt every single bit her mother. When we got her home three days later, Lily was the most incredible big sister, helping with nappy changes and bathing. The immense sense of relief I felt that day never left. I strongly believe it was my calling to have another child and I feel happier than I’ve ever been. Ava turned one last week. She’s a typical fiery redhead and every bit the little fighter we hoped she’d be. She and Lily are so close, I feel incredibly blessed. Some people might criticise me – and the likes of Kim

Kardashian – for going to such lengths when we already have healthy children. But Ava made our family complete and Jo’s kind and selfless act is something I will never take for granted. We are still firm friends and will be for life. She sees Ava regularly and we will always be in each other’s lives.


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jo SayS:

“I always felt sad for those with fertility issues and longed to be a surrogate. I was so pleased to help Charlotte and Duncan, and the whole process was more than I could have hoped for. “I love seeing Ava. She brings me a lot of joy. But I simply view her as the gorgeous little daughter of one of my best friends – even though I gave birth to her!”



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Gabby Allen T

he Love Island star, 25, tells new! she cooks boyfriend Marcel Somerville her favourite dishes Gabby would rather than his…

with truffle sauce. It’s so good! And your favourite tipple? I love an espresso martini but I can’t drink have sushi and more than one. cheesecake for What would you cook I used to work her last supper to impress Marcel? in a hostel in A blue cheese, pomegranate and kale Cambodia and salad with grilled salmon on the side. they did 2-4-1 cocktails. It’s a favourite of mine. He gets what People would drink 10 espresso he’s given [laughs]. martinis in one night. I was like, “What Have you ever had a cooking disaster? is wrong with you people?!” I can’t cook roast dinners to save my It’s your last supper – what do life. I can’t get the timings right. you have? Do you have a favourite restaurant? Starter would be smashed avocado, Chotto Matte in London. They serve halloumi and poached eggs on toast. a mushroom and prawn spring roll I’d have sushi for my main and Nando’s caramel cheesecake for dessert. Gabby’s new fitness app, Shape Up With Gabby Allen, is available to download now for £2.99

Fatty sausages are officially out of fashion. It’s all about eating lean right now. Here at new!, we’re fans of Heck’s new skinless Naked Pork and Naked Chicken sausages. They are gluten and dairy free with 85 per cent lean British minced meat and flavoursome seasoning. Eat naked or use in a recipe. £2.99 for 400g, Asda.

get your buns out! Is it too soon to be swapping our morning toast for a hot cross bun slathered in butter? Apparently not, say M&S. During the first week of February their buns are on sale for a bargain £1 (usually £1.70 per 260g). So we’ll definitely be enjoying the taste of Easter early. New flavours include Blueberry and Salted Caramel & Chocolate. We’re sold!

Peppery wild mushroom chicken bites ServeS 2

Mushrooms are full of illness-busting antioxidants, making this a tasty and healthy option… ingredients

10g dried wild mushrooms 20g ground flaxseeds 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper A good pinch of sea salt 300g skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized chunks

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 50g snow pea shoots, roughly chopped (or finely chopped mangetout or sugar snap peas) 50g baby spinach, roughly chopped 10g pine nuts, dry toasted


n Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. n Put the dried mushrooms, ground flaxseeds, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor with a pinch of salt and blitz to form a fine crumb. n Coat the chicken pieces in the oil then toss them in the spiced mushroom crumb to coat them evenly. Spread them out on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and sprinkle over some salt. Bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes until cooked through, golden and crisp. n Mix the pea shoots, spinach and pine nuts in a bowl, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with the warm chicken bites.

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“Fergie’s eyebrows appear elevated. With the ageing process, the skin around the eyelids will naturally start to droop. Botox injections around that region can raise the eyebrows, which will prevent the skin around the upper eye from sagging.”

“Her forehead now appears shiny, taut and wrinkle-free. This could be due to regular Botox injections.”

“The tip of her nose does appear to be less bulbous and elevated, which brings the nostrils up slightly. The nasal bridge looks a bit tighter and slimmer, too. This could be achieved with a rhinoplasty.”

“Her lips are plumper than before, but it’s the shape that is the noticeable change for me. They appear plumper towards the corners, rather than just the middle, creating a perfectly symmetrical, luscious lip. This look could be achieved by using dermal fillers.”

“To maintain the volume in her cheeks, dermal filler injections could have been used. If she has had some, she shouldn’t have more done for the time being. She should have a top-up when the filler begins to go down.”

“Her chin and jawline do appear to be much tighter and sculpted. The jawline is sharper and her chin appears more rounded and curved. This can be achieved with injections of dermal fillers.”


Cosmetic expert Dr Vincent Wong gives us his opinion on FERGIE‘s latest look

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espite her remarkable, age-defying looks, Black Eyed Peas star Fergie has always been keen to distance herself from cosmetic surgery rumours. Back in 2011 it was claimed the singer had spent £20,000 on procedures, but she responded in an interview, saying, “I heard about some ridiculous amount of money that I spent on my face, which I think is absolutely insane.” Instead, Fergie, 42, has previously said that her near-flawless, wrinkle-free complexion is the result of a tight Croydon facelift hairstyle and clever make-up

techniques. She’s also insisted, “I don’t want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox.” However, upon seeing the recent picture of Fergie above, cosmetic surgery expert Dr Vincent Wong feels she may have had a bit of a helping hand along the way – but any work she has had done has simply been to refresh her looks, rather than change them. “Fergie’s transformation is rather interesting,” says Dr Wong. “She hasn’t done much, but what she has done has made a dramatic effect. She still looks like the same Fergie we all know and love, just more refreshed!”


Here, Dr Wong reveals what procedures he believes Fergie may have undergone… karmEl DougHty Dr Wong is a cosmetic doctor at Federation V, 64 Knightsbridge, London. Visit


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‘Kingsman was a baptism of fire!’ King of cool Colin Firth on unexpectedly returning to excellent spy comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle… ove over, Mr Darcy – Colin Firth is all about the action as Harry Hart, the Kingsman spy who returns from the dead in the long-awaited sequel. We caught up with the Brit actor, 57, to find out more...


As your character Harry was apparently shot dead in the first film, did you think you’d be back? There was initially talk that I wouldn’t be coming back, yet I blindly assumed I would have to be! It was pure denial, really – just because I think my character is great, everyone else must share that opinion. But I don’t think that would’ve saved me

unless it had been a good idea in someone else’s mind. I think I was in some denial about being dead in the first place! How hard was it to film the action sequences? The first time it was a real challenge. I’d never done anything like that and it was very, very intense. If you’re going to start doing a bit of exercise and getting into shape you’d think it might be quite nice to start off with a yoga mat. But this was a baptism of fire – three hours a day for six months with people who are properly good at it. And I was over 50 and had never done it before! Having trained hard for the first film, did you find the action in The Golden Circle easier? I found it different. The training was physically taxing. Losing a

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STaCey Dooley: FaCe To FaCe WiTh iSiS


Wednesday February 7, 10am, BBC Three Lovely Stace, the female face of BBC Three, is back with a brand new documentary that takes her into some seriously dark territory. The fearless, feisty and downright fab journalist revisits Iraq, to unearth the harrowing story of Yazidi women kept as ISIS slaves. Not only does Stacey meet ladies who have escaped from their torturous past, she also comes face to face with a 21 year old ISIS fighter, who has imprisoned women as sex slaves, in an attempt to find out what makes him commit the terrible atrocities he does.

fight on screen is more difficult than winning a fight. I’ve had to learn that. You’re falling down and your head is snapping back when you’re punched. There’s quite a lot to master if you’re going to lose a fight! You were integral in bringing Julianne Moore on board as baddie Poppy. How did that come about? She’s an old friend and I’m a huge fan. And for me that was dream casting. I didn’t have to push very hard – I think she was at the top of director Matthew Vaughn’s list. He was asking me what she’s like to work with. I didn’t have to do much lobbying. I then wrote to Julianne and said, “Stand by. Something is coming your way and I hope you can come and join us.”


Tell us a bit about the villains in the films… Their motives are not easy to pass judgment on. You might detest what they do, you may be horrified, but there’s some magnetism that makes them dangerous. Julianne has that. She’s as sexy as anything, so you’re being lured all the time, and then suddenly repulsed and terrified by what she does to people! Kingsman: The Golden Circle is available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD now




emmerdale Debbie’s revenge plan suffers a setback this week when Ross tells Cain he no longer wants to be a part of it – however, Graham overhears the whole thing. More on that later. When Debs discovers Ross has backed out, she takes matters into her own hands by recruiting dastardly dealer Simon to get her some drugs – which she plans to plant at Joe’s. However, Graham, who’s now well aware of what’s

WHat WOUld yOUr Kid dO?

tuesday February 6, 8pm, itv They say never work with children (or animals), but Jason Manford is casually throwing caution to the wind to host this brand new series all about kids. In a bizarre psych-session-meets-gameshow format, Jase sets about finding out just how well the nation knows their offspring. Each episode sees the little ones filmed in a real world setting – they’ll think it’s just another day at school – unaware they’ll go through a number of tasks that their parents will then try and guess their reaction to. And the best bit? The winning parents’ prize is decided by their kid. Beware – the babes have the power.

going on, steps in to foil her plan. Still, that won’t stop Simon going after his money. Cue some bribery from Debs, who tells him she’ll only pay if he beats up Joe. But it’s not Joe who ends up injured when Simon gets his victims muddled up! Meanwhile, Rebecca wakes up in hospital following the accident that killed her dad and sister and is devastated to learn her world has changed forever...


Greatest ever Celebrity Wind Ups saturday February 3, 7pm, Channel 5

Joe Pasquale narrates one final special, celebrating the best showbiz pranks of all time, while talking heads such as Antony Costa give their take on the madness. In the last of the series, we recall Ant & Dec delighting the masses by winding up Peter Andre, and Made In Chelsea toff Jamie Laing

turning Sam Thompson’s car into a ball pit. And who can forget when Simon Cowell pulled perhaps the cruellest trick of all, pretending to give Louis Walsh a shot at the US X Factor judging panel, even persuading him to put on a fake American accent to get the job. Mortifying, but hilarious.


The Oh! zOne Coronation Street actress Victoria Ekanoye on her campaign to bring back The Golden Girls… Who would play you in a film of your life? Definitely Zendaya. She’s an incredible actress, singer and dancer. She can play any emotion really well. Have you ever walked out of a film before the end? Once, and I promised myself I’d never do it again because I hate not finishing things. You never know how it might turn around. Have you ever binge-watched a box set? My mum and I watched the first four seasons of Game Of Thrones in two and a half days! At the moment I’m watching Peaky Blinders – it’s so good. Is there a song that reminds you of an embarrassing moment? I was in a dancing competition when I was young and I’d rehearsed a dance to Madonna’s Like A Prayer. So I go in there and Vogue comes on instead. I just stared at my mum and didn’t know what to do! Which song reminds you of a sad moment? My auntie, who passed away in 2007, was a massive fan of Michael Bolton, and she got me into him. His song When I’m Back On My Feet Again reminds me of her every time I hear it. What was the last book you read? The Mother Of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis. I love that she bares all in the book. Who do you think is on TV too much? Donald Trump! He’s quite offensive to me, my lifestyle and my beliefs. Who’s not on TV enough? I’d love them to bring back The Golden Girls. I loved it as a kid. It was absolutely hilarious – and it was inappropriate humour, which is my favourite thing. Follow Corrie on Twitter @itvcorrie and Instagram @coronationstreet


Sia vS DaviD GueTTa anD afrOjack helium As certain as death and taxes, it’s a given that everything Sia touches turns to gold. And never is that more apparent than when she teams up with superstar DJ David Guetta. Remember Titanium? This single is more of the same genius – a rousing anthem from the pair, who have roped in DJ Afrojack for that extra wow factor. Not only will the touching lyrics make you want to cuddle the person next to you, the addictive beat and uplifting

chorus will have you dancing with them too. It’s one of Guetta’s best efforts in years – and considering he’s a man with his fingers in a hell of a lot of musical pies, that’s saying something.

‘I felT lIke I was In The BlaIr wITch ProjecT!’


BOO-tiful reality star Georgia Kousoulou is no longer sceptical about spirits…

Are you a sceptic or a believer? When I started the show I didn’t believe. I’ve never had a reason to. But now I’m a true, full believer. You can’t not be after the stuff we saw and heard! It took me a week to get over it. What happened?! There are new devices now that you can use to talk to spirits and interact with them… Wow. Even ghosts are getting in on the millennial tech action… Ha, I know, it’s mental! But they were fully coming through on these devices! Honestly, you

The celebs try to contact ghosts using a chalkboard

won’t believe it until you watch it. When I’ve watched things like this in the past I’d be convinced it was a producer or someone playing pranks, but it wasn’t like that. I’m a full believer now. How did your fellow celebs cope on the show? I’m in the second episode along with Chloe Sims, Chloe Meadows and [Georgia’s boyfriend] Tommy Mallet. Chloe Sims and I were the most scared. Normally I can’t stop talking, but at one point I was so gobsmacked I couldn’t even speak. But Tommy was

loving it. He’s got the gift, you see. Excuse me? The gift – he can sense and feel the spirits. He spoke to them! So he’s a bit of a ghost whisperer? When he was younger he’d go to all these spirit-y type events. His nan had the gift too, you know. He wasn’t scared at all doing the show. I thought he might hold my hand or something, but he was off! What was Chloe M like? She was great, actually. She really got into it. She was right up the front, running about and loving it!

Georgia admits she was so scared she felt sick

What was the scariest moment? There was a bit near the end of the episode where we went down to the basement and – I don’t want to give too much away – I just felt sick. I wanted to cry. The psychic said it was the worst thing she’d seen in all her years of doing it. I had to keep repeating to myself, “The dead can’t hurt you!” It was like I was in The Blair Witch Project or something! Celebrity Ghost Hunt begins Tuesday, February 6 at 10pm on 5STAR

Force oF Nature JaNe Harper We cancelled all our plans when we heard the brilliant Jane Harper was bringing out a follow-up to her fab crime novel The Dry. And we’re glad we did, because Force Of Nature is every bit as gripping as its predecessor. Five women reluctantly set off on a hike in the Australian outback as part of their office’s team-building exercise, but only four return. Police officer Aaron Falk is back to investigate, and a connection to the missing woman leaves him even more determined to get to the bottom of BOOK things. don’t miss it.

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ake a bunch of celebs, stick them in a haunted location with some paranormal investigators, watch as they scare themselves witless and what have you got? The new series of Celebrity Ghost Hunt, that’s what. Last year, Stephen Bear had to call a medic and Charlotte Crosby was sick when the scares became too much. This time it’s the likes of Georgia Kousoulou, Sam Thompson and Marnie Simpson who are taking on the terror. Here Georgia, 26, tells us all about the ghostly goings-on…




‘I can’t belIeve lady GaGa knows My naMe!’’ TV Q+A

US reality hunk Tom Schwartz spills on the new season of Vanderpump Rules, his celeb fans and his “streaky” sex life…

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ake no bones about You recently admitted to it, US reality show kissing another girl when Vanderpump Rules you were drunk… is one of our guiltiest Oh man, I don’t even know TV pleasures. Beginning what to say about that. I am as a spin-off of The Real incredibly disappointed in Housewives Of Beverly myself. It’s not a good look for Hills, the show follows Lisa me, being a married 35-yearVanderpump, 57, and the old man. I don’t know what staff of her West Hollywood happened – I had some sort restaurants SUR and Pump, of relapse where I thought I who are no strangers to drama. was a 21-year-old college kid And after tying the knot with again. It’s not the end of the SUR server Katie Maloney last world, but it’s disappointing. season, who better to fill us in Has Katie forgiven you? on the latest gossip than hunky She forgives, but she doesn’t model and actor Tom Schwartz. forget. For a while there, I was But as charming as Tom, on a very tight leash. But it’s 35, is, like many of the cast, a lesson learned. Those days he’s no angel. In the are far behind me. new season of How is married life Vanderpump treating you now? Rules, it’s It was definitely the revealed that right choice for us. he cheated I love referring to on wife Katie, her as my wife. It 31, while drunk feels sexy. We’re – though he not perfect – we have He loves referring claims he has no to Katie as his wife our good days and bad recollection of his days – but overall it’s been indiscretion. We gave him a magical whirlwind of a first a call to see if he could year of marriage. redeem himself… You’ve been open before about having a few dry spells in the Hi Tom! Tell us about the bedroom. Have things got new season… better in that area?! It’s intense, scandalous and I’m glad you asked! If I had to juicy, but it’s still fun and has a use one word to describe our lot of heart. I was blown away sex life, it would be “streaky”. by how many revelations there When we’re hot, we’re hot were and I may have dabbled and when we’re not, we’re in some douchebaggery myself. not. We go through dry spells.

I feel like that happens in most Do you have any celeb fans? relationships. It ebbs and flows, We were doing press the other doesn’t it? Maybe we need to day when Debra Messing from pick up the slack a little bit. Will & Grace walked by me and When I’m done with this Katie and congratulated us on interview, I’m going to go the wedding! I was so flattered have sex with her, then I’m that she knew who we were. going to call you back and tell Another time after I had you how it was. proposed to Katie, Lady We will be waiting with Gaga came up to us bated breath for that! On in Pump and said, a separate note, how “Congrats, I loved intimidating is Lisa? the engagement.” She does have a very And she wanted commanding presence. to see Katie’s ring. When she walks into a I couldn’t believe room, she sort of floats. she knew our She has this aura around names. She’s an icon! her – everything sort of He’s “dazzled” Stream and download slows down and you’re by Lisa dazzled. I have a bit of Vanderpump Rules a crush on her. I’m like Season 6 on Hayu, putty in her fingers. reality on demand



JouRney’s end staRRing: sam Claflin, Paul bEttany, asa buttERfiEld Rating: 12a staR What’s it all about?

A classic wartime play about the terror and misery of the trenches during the First World War has been transformed for the big screen. Set in 1918, it follows Second Lieutenant Raleigh (Butterfield) as he joins The British Army C Company in northern France waiting for the German offensive to begin. The rest is, as you know, history…


The UK’s appetite for Japanese cuisine is as insatiable as ever. So good job Kazu, which translates as “peace and harmony”, has set up shop on classy Charlotte Street in London’s Fitzrovia, and specialises in sushi and sashimi, alongside dishes such as Wagyu beef steak and black cod. We loved the modern and cosy 65-seater restaurant and devoured the rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce (£15.50) and perfectly formed Unagi avocado


What’s good?

With the help of a stellar cast, the claustrophobic and genuinely horrific situation these men are in really hits you as soon as you hear the opening gunfire. Sam Claflin’s performance as Captain Stanhope, a sombre and somewhat defeated alcoholic, is breathtaking. We were rather shocked he didn’t get an Oscar nod, to be honest.


inside-out rolls (£12). If you’re after high-end cuisine, this is the place for you. The experience comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s well worth it for food of this quality. n

What’s bad?

You definitely won’t leave this film feeling upbeat. And we’re really not sure that it will have the same impact as all those recent big-budget war films, such as Darkest Hour and Dunkirk.

VERdiCt: an ExtREmEly EmotiVE histoRy lEsson. HHH

My Body is a TeMple

Here at Zone, being at one with nature and practising yoga isn’t exactly on our weekly to-do list (we’re more the “pub and kebab” types). But host a session in a Grecian-style temple in a five-star hotel and follow it with a two-course brunch and it’s hard to resist. The luxury Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel has partnered with fitness studios Psycle London to create this wellness experience, which is running until the end of February. Practising the moves in the place where Lady Gaga has filmed a photo shoot was cool, and the healthy brunch – including options of spiced cauliflower or poached eggs with red pepper hollandaise – really hits the spot. n See to sign up

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‘Steph’s not bitter about leaving’ Dancing On Ice star Lemar opens up about being in the bottom two and Stephanie Waring’s unhappy exit… …


Hi Lemar! We can imagine being in the bottom two twice has knocked your confidence… I don’t know about knocking confidence, but I wouldn’t say

Lemar says he’s bonded with all the DOI stars


Steph was the second celeb to be booted off

it’s helped my push a little confidence. I’m cool bit hard when I’m under pressure, and as a but obviously it does mean result took Lemar stumbled that I need to dig a bit deeper. a tumble. Torvill in the skate-off Why do you think the public and Dean thought haven’t been getting behind you? they saw something in me, which I’m not sure. The only thing I can was why they kept me in. do is skate as good as I can and Fans have called Steph bitter hopefully see an improvement. I since her departure… want to let the public know that Steph? No! The person I know we are trying. doesn’t seem bitter and is a Steph’s skating partner Sylvain very nice girl. Anyone would Longchambon claimed it’s be upset leaving, but I wouldn’t against the rules to stumble say she’s bitter. in the skate-off. How does that Candice Brown wasn’t labelled feel knowing you tripped? bitter after she left, though… Against the rules? You know No one wants to go. The vibe what, thankfully I don’t make I got from Steph was that she up the rules and thankfully I’m was disappointed and she was not in the judges’ chair. I did unhappy, like anyone would be. Did you speak to Steph after the vote-off? Yeah, I spoke to her. Obviously she was a bit down, but she was supportive of me. She was gutted to leave. How is training going for you? I’m putting in a lot of hours. It is a lot of pressure, but that’s the nature of The training’s the show. been tough on his back

Life’s a challenge and I like a bit of a challenge. Are you feeling confident for your next performance? We’re just putting together the routine now and deciding what works best for my ability. Do you think you could be in the skate-off again? I’m trying to focus on giving a great main performance. If I’m in the skate-off, I will skate again. Who’s your biggest competition? Judging by the last two weeks it’s everyone, isn’t it? [Laughs] Have you bonded with any other contestants outside the rink? We’ve all bonded. Perri ShakesDrayton is cool and all the guys – Kem Cetinay and Jake Quickenden are hilarious. Has your body changed much? Yeah, definitely – some good and some bad. I’m proud of my body because of all the hard work. However, I’m very sore and the soles of my feet, back and groin are all hurting. It does take its toll! REbECCA CALDERWOOD Dancing On Ice is on Sundays at 6pm on ITV

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inding yourself in the bottom two on a reality show is never a great experience. So we can only imagine how Lemar Obika must have felt after enduring the Dancing On Ice skate-off two weeks running. However, when we catch up with the singer, just days before his third live performance, we can see he’s keen to move on from his disappointing start to the show. And who can blame him? Especially following the outrage from those who felt judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean should have saved Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring instead of him. Steph herself wasn’t too pleased with the result and even suggested there might have been a problem with the voting system. However, when we chat, Lemar, 39, brushes off accusations Steph is playing the victim, insisting she was just “unhappy” to be leaving. Here, the star discusses Steph, tripping up on live TV and who he’s bonded with off-screen…

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Someone call a doctor – we’re all hot and bothered! That’s the effect Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse has on us, thanks to that torso of his. The actor, who plays Dr Jackson Avery in the popular drama, was seen enjoying a game of footie with the local kids in Rio De Janeiro, and we’re dribbling just looking at him! Luckily for us, the 36 year old opted to play shirtless. Suffice to say he can score with us any time he likes…

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2 Richard _’_, original host of The Crystal Maze (6) 3 He plays Fifty Shades hero Christian Grey (5,6) 4 Amber Le Bon’s fellow model and mother (6) 5 Found fame on Gogglebox, _ Moffatt (8) 6 Ben Affleck’s Oscarwinning movie (4) 7 _ of Wessex, alternative title for Prince Edward (4) 11 Quirky recording artist who released The Architect last year (6,5) 12 Sue Barker, host of A Question Of _ (5) 13 _ Girls, new Channel 4 sitcom set in Northern Ireland (5) 15 Candice _, 2016 Great British Bake Off winner (5) 16 Single-named Hello singer (5) 18 Dumbo or Babar? (8) 20 London-born survival expert, Bear _ (6) 21 _ Foy, starred as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown (6) 23 Ellen _, Juno star who got hitched recently (4) 24 Satirical panel game, _ The Week (4)


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Singer Mica Paris tells about mixing with the stars and losing 2st…


espite being a pop legend with a huge fan base, Mica Paris is a relative newcomer to social media. In fact, when we catch up with her to discuss this happy-looking snap taken with comedian Bill Bailey, Mica, 48, tells us she only really upped her selfie game last June, when her management team told her off for not doing it more! But now she’s as addicted as the rest of us, and here she tells us about getting the right angles and fitting into her daughter’s clothes now that she’s lost 2st!

When have you been the most star-struck? When I met Michael Jackson. I was 19 and I thought I was going to pass out. He took my hand and I was like, “I really love you!” I was on the floor. Who would be the dream person you’d like to have a selfie with? Jeremy Irons. I just love him. He’s a shockingly good actor! Do you take a lot of selfies? now I do, which is really annoying. I’m annoyed at myself because the thing is, I was not that person before last June. In June my management and agent screamed at me, Can you tell us the story behind “you’ve got to get on social this picture? media, Paris!” They dragged I did Loose ends on BBC radio 4 me into it. I’m old and it’s not and Bill Bailey reminded me we my generation. now you become did never Mind The Buzzcocks addicted to taking pictures of years ago. He’s amazing. It was everything you do. It’s terrible. wonderful seeing him again and he There’s something quite wrong said, “Let’s keep our glasses on!” about it. I’m worried that I’m


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the lOvely COmeDiaN Bill Bailey With me ON lOOse eNDs turning into a narcissist. You’ve lost 2st – congrats! How did you do it? I started LighterLife, because I got sick and tired of being up and down in weight. The first two weeks of being on soups and shakes was really tough. It was hardcore! But after two months of doing that, the weight dropped off and it was wicked. Do you take more selfies now you’ve lost weight? I’m going to tell you the truth. Losing weight is amazing because suddenly it’s how you feel, especially at my age. you go, “damn, I can wear what my

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daughter is wearing.” I’m nearly 50 and it’s the fact I can wear a size 10 that is quite remarkable. With selfies, I’m really lucky that I’ve got a good face. and it’s all about the angle, baby! Have you ever edited a photo? never! I wouldn’t know how to. What’s the highest number of likes you’ve ever received? Seven hundred, I think, and it was a selfie. It was professionally done.

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Mica lost 2st 2lbs in two months following the LighterLife Total Plan. Find out more at

Kate Wright ON iNstagram

Sunday, January 21 Me & the girls were having a debate last night about who cooks the best roasties ... mine are up there I’m sure still waiting for your entries girls Er, where’s our roast dinner invite?

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MOnday, January 22 Monday Blues Kel shows off her enviable curves on a romantic break to Iceland.

MOnday, January 22 I love you The mum of two shares a precious moment with baby Rosie.

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