Australian Wildlife Park Celebrates 'Sign of Hope' in First Koala Born Since Deadly Bushfires

An animal center in Australia is marking a hopeful milestone in the wake of the country's brutal bushfires.

On Tuesday, the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, Australia, posted a video on Instagram that chronicled a new addition to its wildlife family: a baby koala named Ash! The newborn joey is the park's first since the sweeping fires, which experts say killed more than 1 billion animals.

"We have a very special announcement… Our very first koala of the season has popped out of Mum's pouch to say hello! 🐨," read the birth announcement post. "Keepers have decided to name her Ash! Ash is the first koala born at the park since the tragic Australian bushfires and is a sign of hope for the future of Australia’s native wildlife."

In the touching video, human caregivers embrace the mother koala as she reveals the baby from within her pouch. The adorable joey places her tiny hand on the keeper's, staying halfway inside the comfort of her mom's pouch.

The Australian Reptile Park announced on Sunday that it would reopen on June 1 following a months-long closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. "Our dedicated staff has been working throughout lockdown to care for our animals, and now, we’re unbelievably excited to reopen our doors and welcome you back!" the park said in a statement.

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The fires that ravaged much of Australia's ecosystem was deemed "contained" in February after raging on for most of the fall.

"In what has been a very traumatic, exhausting and anxious bush fire season so far, for the first time this season all bush and grass fires in NSW are now contained," the New South Wales Rural Fire Service wrote at the time. "It has taken a lot of work by firefighters, emergency services and communities to get to this point."

Earlier this year, a study from the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Biolink research group found that at least 5,000 koalas are estimated to have died in the fires in New South Wales — about 12 percent of the koala population in the state.

However, the study found that the deaths in the fires were only the most recent setback for the animals, urging the species to be classified as endangered.

According to the report, up to two-thirds of the koala population in New South Wales has died in the last three generations "due to drought, bushfires, and man-made causes."

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HBO Max App Not Available On Roku Or Amazon Devices

HBO Max officially launched today, May 27, but the new streaming service isn’t available on two of the biggest platforms. Neither Roku nor Amazon’s Fire TV systems have dedicated apps, so you’ll have to turn to a computer, console, or phone if those are what you use on your television.

As reported by GameSpot’s sister site CNET, there are no dedicated apps for HBO Max on either Roku or Amazon’s Fire products, but it is available on several others. These include PS4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV, web browsers, select smart TVs, iOS, and Android.

The Cinemax app–HBO and Cinemax share the same parent company, WarnerMedia–is also unavailable on Roku devices, so it’s possible it could be a while before HBO Max makes its way to the platform, if it arrives at all.

HBO Max will eventually be the exclusive home of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which fans have called the “Snyder Cut” due to its differences from the theatrical version finished by Joss Whedon. It also features its own selection of exclusive shows, as well as big names like South Park and the Studio Ghibli library. It costs $15 per month, and is free to HBO Now subscribers.

You can learn everything there is to know about HBO Max using our explainer guide, and we have a list of every original show available on launch day. You can also see what the app looks like on other platforms.

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'RHOBH': Lisa Vanderpump Reacts to Lisa Rinna's Shade for Clapping Back at Kyle Richards

Lisa Rinna never misses an opportunity to stir the pot on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The reality star is very vocal on the show and is not afraid to speak her mind. What viewers see on the Bravo series, they also get on social media and the former soap star recently took a dig at Lisa Vanderpump. We now know what the restauranteur thinks of Rinna’s shade thanks to a close source.

What did Lisa Rinna say?

During Vanderpump’s last season on RHOBH, the star felt the rest of the cast ganged up on her. The “Puppy-gate” incident got out of control and Vanderpump was right in the middle of controversy. At the time, the Vanderpump Rules creator was going through an emotional time after a death in her family.

When Kyle Richards, and other co-stars, confronted her, Vanderpump wasn’t in the mood to put up a fight. The Housewives believed she was the one tipping the media about the adopted puppy drama Dorit Kemsley got from Vanderpump Dogs. The self-proclaimed queen was so upset such allegations were raised that she stopped filming the show with the ladies.

A year later, Richards has found herself in a situation where she feels the girls are ganging up on her. As she was live-tweeting a recent episode, she expressed her thoughts that no one had her back.

“Trying to think of one time anyone defended me. Like maybe now would be a good time Rinna,” Richards tweeted.

A fan reminded her how Vanderpump felt the season before when “she was mourning and going through a difficult time,” and the businesswoman chimed in adding, “True dat.”

When Instagram account Comments by Bravo shared the exchange, Rinna added her own comment shading Vanderpump.

“Someone misses being on a hit TV show,” Rinna wrote.

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How did Lisa Vanderpump react?

Rinna was provoking a response from Vanderpump but she didn’t meddle in the drama. However, a close source to the animal activist has shared that she did see the exchange.

“Lisa Vanderpump was not at all surprised to see Lisa Rinna diss her on social media,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “She expects nothing less than an opportunity for Rinna to take a dig at her. The two women cannot stand one another. Even if they were in the same room, they’d ignore the other.”

Vanderpump and Rinna had a rocky relationship while they shared the screentime for 5 seasons. Although Vanderpump never misses an opportunity to take a dig using her brilliant “British humour,” it seems like this time she will let it go.

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“Vanderpump hasn’t decided yet if she will respond to Rinna, but she’s leaning more towards letting it die now than replying,” the source added. “She definitely has thought about it though. Rinna gets under her skin more than any of the other ladies even if she doesn’t want to admit it.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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On a Break? Nikki Bella Offered to Halt Relationship With Artem Chigvintsev

Turns out, some people can hurry love. Nikki Bella got real about falling fast for fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, to the point that she considered taking a break in the early days of their relationship.

“There were certain things I was struggling with because I was still in the process of healing, but yet I was falling in love so fast with this man,” the Total Bellas star, 36, explained during the latest episode of “The Bellas Podcast,” published on Wednesday, May 27. “I had that conversation with Artem. I told him, ‘Look, I have good days and I have bad days and I am trying to heal, but I don’t want to lose you. But if you want to put up with what I’m going through and stay by my side, do it. But if you want to walk away and we come back to this relationship down the road, I 100 percent understand.’”

Chigvintsev, 37, agreed to remain in the partnership, despite Bella’s admittedly indecisive tendencies. “Look, I know you’re going through stuff. You’re healing. I want to be here to support you,” he said.

The Total Divas alum — who is pregnant with the couple’s first child together — acknowledged that the former Dancing With the Stars pro has been her “rock” through the ordeal and communication has kept their romance on track. “People don’t know the conversations Artem and I have had, which has helped make us be so strong,” she noted.

Bella also confessed that she understands why fans get upset about her actions toward Chigvintsev. “I mean, I’m with the world right now. I’m watching this season and I’m Team Artem,” she said. “I sit back and I’m like, ‘I am such a lucky woman to have this incredible man in my life.’ And these are the pros of being a reality star because we get to watch these moments.”

Nevertheless, the TV personality hopes viewers recognize the struggles she faced at the beginning of the relationship. “I feel like it’s hard for someone to understand if they’ve never fallen in love fast. Because it doesn’t happen with everyone, you know what I mean?” she reasoned. “Some relationships, it takes a little bit to fall in love with that person — which is normal and OK — and sometimes you fall in love the minute you see someone or after the first date. That’s OK too. If you’ve been in that situation, you become wishy-washy because you’re fighting so many emotions.”

Bella officially ended her engagement to John Cena in July 2018. Us Weekly broke the news in January 2019 that she was dating Chigvintsev, whom she met during season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. The duo got engaged in November 2019 and announced their baby news in January.

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Nicole Nafziger: I’m Living With My Future Mother-in-Law!!

Last week, Nicole Nafziger gave fans an update after spending more than two months on lockdown in Morocco.

Now, we know a lot more about her situation and exactly where she is staying.

In early March, Nicole hopped onto a series of flights that took her from Florida to Morocco to see the love of her life.

She and Azan Tefou (real name Hassan M’Raouni) had not seen each other for years despite their love and engagement.

It was Nicole’s intention to stay for two weeks. She had saved up money and left May with her mother, Robbalee.

But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Nicole was stuck — and now it has been two and a half months since she went to Morocco.

It was a real shame, because Nicole and Azan had been enjoying themselves on cute dates.

Getting dinner with Azan, Nicole had enjoyed Moroccan tea and tajine, some of her favorite treats there.

Instead, normal flights were grounded and restaurants were closed in order to reduce the horrific death toll from this global pandemic.

When it seemed unlikely that the two were just enjoying a romantic pre-honeymoon for all this time, fans began to wonder what the deal was.

You know that Nicole had been missing him.

After all, these two fiances had not seen each other in ages.

Their romantic plans to visit Grenada had been quashed by a last-minute, never-explained family emergency on Azan’s side.

But how have they been situated this whole time?

It turns out that Nicole has been on lockdown at Azan’s mother’s house.

This makes a lot of sense.

Though we researched rent costs in Morocco and found that they are much more affordable than in the US, that can only take you so far.

Funds for a two week trip can rarely cover over two months of rent — pretty much anywhere. 

Staying with her future MIL was a practical choice.

Hopefully, this has afforded her a great deal of time with Azan.

(We knew that she was with Azan, of course, thanks to Nicole’s own mother’s updates)

Perhaps she has also gotten to bond with her future relatives.

Speaking of family bonds, however, Nicole has been bombarded with some truly hateful messages.

Why? Because she isn’t with her daughter, May, during this pandemic.

May is safely with Robbalee in Florida, enjoying grandma time as we all weather this truly bizarre new reality.

And it’s not like Nicole has simply ghosted her beloved 6-year-old daughter.

The reality, as you can see here by this very cute post that Nicole shared to Instagram, is nothing of the sort.

As Robbalee previously informed curious and concerned fans, they are in contact with Nicole every day.

Of course Nicole is keeping up with her precious daughter, May! She’s her mom!

Fans should believe Robbalee — she has never shied away from speaking her thoughts about Azan.

Specifically, Robbalee has told fans that not being thrilled about Nicole’s choice in men is not the same thing as hating Azan.

Rather, she describes him as a young man who doesn’t really work.

Robbalee has noted that there is no shortage of such young men here in the US, or even just locally in Florida.

She’s right. And she was hinting at the real reason for which so many people are so hypercritical of Nicole’s romance.

Normally, if people disapproved of Nicole and Azan, she’d get a few grumpy comments and they would leave it at that.

Instead, trolls bombard Nicole’s social media day and night — so it’s no wonder that she took a two-month hiatus.

Part of that is because Azan is a Muslim man with brown skin.

The same things that kept him from being approved for a K-1 visa are also giving bigots an excuse to condemn him as bad news.

Then, of course, there are the Nicole haters who hate Nicole for herself, because of her size and her body.

We all see Nicole as being absolutely adorable, but that doesn’t stop body-shaming morons for viewing her threw a skewed lens.

To their warped minds, Azan must be some sort of scammer, because otherwise a guy with a body like his wouldn’t be with her.

Folks, relationships between people with different body types happen every day.

Are there valid reasons for people to have real questions about their relationship and their plans? Of course.

But none of them could account for the volume of vitriol that is thrown Nicole’s way every single day.

That stuff comes from internal biases that have very little to do with Nicole or Azan.

Otherwise, people would just approve or disapprove and chill TF out, right?

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‘The Challenge’ Recap: The Holy Trinity Falls Apart After A Wild Double Elimination

Two members of the ‘holy trinity’ were sent home during a double elimination on the May 27 episode of ‘The Challenge,’ leaving one to fend for herself as the game continues.

Two guys were eliminated during last week’s episode of The Challenge: Total Madness, and this week, it’s the girls’ turn. Before things get started, though, Big T finds out that she has to leave the game due to the foot injury she suffered last week. She receives a warm send-off. For the weekly challenge, the remaining players are split into teams of five. They have to descend below the ground into a tunnel of freezing cold water and collect one puzzle piece each. Then, once they emerge from the water, they can solve the puzzle. It comes down to a race between two of the teams, with Wes, Dee, Nany, Bayleigh and Cory officially being declared the winners. This means that all five of them are in the tribunal.

Back at the house, the rest of the players have to nominate two females to automatically go into elimination. Luckily, it’s not a tough decision, as Kaycee and Aneesa decide to volunteer themselves in hopes of earning their red skulls to run the final. Meanwhile, some of the other players are dealing with some personal issues. Jenna continues to have trouble with her boyfriend — fellow Challenge star, Zach Nichols — back home. After reading her Instagram DMs, he’s not answering her calls, and even though she has her red skull, Jenna still contemplates leaving.

Then, during a night out, Josh and Swaggy C’s alliance is torn apart as they fight over where they stand with each other in the game (Josh is not happy to learn that Swaggy is secretly teamed up with Wes). Plus, Dee and Jenny deal with some struggles after Dee contemplates throwing Jenny, one of the strongest players in the game who already has a red skull, into an elimination. Rogan spills this news to Jenny, who is not happy to hear it.

Finally, it’s time for the tribunal to nominate four girls to possibly go into elimination against Kaycee and Aneesa. They pick Kailah, Jenna, Jenny and Melissa. Kailah lets the group know that she’d be fine going into an elimination to earn her skull, and asks to have Kaycee as her opponent so she can take out someone who she thinks is a strong player. Meanwhile, the tribunal calls Jenna out for not having her head in the game, and she insists that she doesn’t actually want to go home, even though she’s contemplated it many times. Melissa and Jenny also ask to not be sent in.

At the elimination challenge, the ladies in the tribunal, Nany, Dee and Bayleigh, are given the option to go into the elimination themselves. Dee, who already has a red skull, declines. The elimination challenge is not familiar looking, so Nany and Bayleigh also decide to sit this one out. The tribunal grants Kailah’s wish to go against Kaycee, and then Jenna is voted in against Aneesa. The tribunal members see it as an easy vote, as they’re convinced that Jenna is really checked out this time. Kailah and Jenna are Nany’s tightest alliance members (their trio has been referred to as the ‘holy trinity’ all season), so seeing them both going into the elimination is obviously not easy for her.

In the challenge, the girls are put into a dumpster with heavy bombs, which they have to chuck out before getting out of the dumpster themselves and detonating a smoke bomb to win. Kaycee dominates Kailah, and Aneesa edges out Jenna, which means two of the holy trinity members are now out of the game. We’ll have to see how this plays out for Nany as the show continues on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on MTV!

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Watch Hilary Duff & Cheaper By the Dozen Co-Stars Recreate Scenes

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Talk about a blast from the past!

Hilary Duff and numerous members of the Cheaper By the Dozen cast are recreating iconic moments from their famous film for a good cause. 

While the entire group wasn’t able to reunite, they did their best by each donning similar-looking outfits to that of their onscreen characters and striking a pose that matches one of their scenes. The result is a nostalgia-inducing video that was shared by Hilary, Bonnie HuntAlyson Stoner and more to their respective social media accounts.

They each captioned the video, “Surprise! From the Baker family to yours. We are all in this together. #wearefamily.” 

Fans of the franchise began to whisper about a potential reunion when Alyson Stoner, who played Sarah Baker, tweeted, “What if I told you the Bakers have something else cooking for you all next week….?!”

This is the first time that the movie family has teamed up for a project since the sequel to Cheaper By the Dozen came out in 2005. 

Since then, a few of the cast members have met up and reminisced of their days on the set. Morgan York and Kevin Schmidt, who played Kim and Henry respectively, reunited last September in New York City. 

Hilary Duff has been unable to reunite with some of the crew, but she’s been busy with filming her Lizzie McGuire reboot. Though the coronavirus has put things on hold, she and her Disney family did a virtual table read of one of their most popular episodes, which is well worth watching.

In addition, the star has a lot going on, what with being a mother-of-two. She and husband Matthew Koma welcomed daughter Banks in 2018, and got married in 2019. 

Nowadays, her hours are consumed by homeschooling and backyard hangouts, along with the occasional makeup session with her 8-year-old son Luca. But, as Hilary said in a Mother’s Day post, “These kids make me utterly exhausted and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

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NCT 127 Broke Their Own Sales Record and Earned the Title of 'Million Seller' With 'Neo Zone' Albums

NCT 127 released their second studio album Neo Zone on March 6. The K-pop group then released a repackage album titled Neo Zone: The Final Round on May 19. With the two albums, NCT 127 surpassed their previous sales records and sold over 1 million copies.

NCT 127’s ‘Neo Zone’ landed on the Billboard 200 chart

Since their 2016 debut, the Korean band has shown impressive growth with album sales. Their first studio album Regular-Irregular reached No. 86 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2018. Then in 2019, their fourth EP We Are Superhuman debuted at No. 11 on the chart.

NCT 127’s second studio album Neo Zone surpassed both of those chart rankings. After its release, Neo Zone debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. According to Nielsen Music, the album earned a total of 87,000 equivalent album units, and 83,000 were traditional album sales.

With this accomplishment, Neo Zone became the band’s highest-charting album. The group also became the fourth K-pop group in history to ever break into the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 chart with the album.

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NCT 127 became a ‘million seller’

Neo Zone has 13 songs, and “Kick It” is the album’s lead single. The music video for “Kick It” has over 50 million views on YouTube, and on March 27, the K-pop group won first place at KBS’s Music Bank for the single.

The band released their repackage album Neo Zone: The Final Round on May 19. In addition to the 13 songs on Neo Zone, the repackage album has four new songs including the lead single “Punch.” To date, the music video for “Punch” has over 14 million views on YouTube.

With Neo Zone and Neo Zone: The Final Round, the group earned the title “million seller.” By May 20, Neo Zone sold 817,666 copies. The group’s repackage album Neo Zone: The Final Round sold 400,987 copies in its first two days. This brings the total sales for the group’s Neo Zone era to 1,218,653 copies.

Fans celebrated the group’s milestone

After the band’s new accomplishment was announced, NCTzens all over the world celebrated. Fans posted congratulatory messages on Twitter and applauded the members of the K-pop group for their impressive success over the past few months.

“nct 127 million seller group nct 127 world domination,” wrote a Twitter user.

“‘Nct 127 million seller group’ just rolls of the tongue don’t you think,” tweeted a fan.

“Things NCT127 achieved during this pandemic: – Biggest debut by a boygroup on Gaon Digital Chart in 2020 through Punch – 1 MILLION SELLER – Earned roughly around 4 billion won in their virtual concert NCT 127 WORLD DOMINATION,” one fan tweeted.

“can y’all stop talking about nct 127 million seller because nct 127 is a million seller group and we all know that nct 127 sold a million but just bc nct 127 is a million seller group doesn’t mean we should stop talking about nct 127 sold a million,” wrote a NCTzen on Twitter.

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Elvis Presley: The TOUCHING way Paul McCartney honoured The King when he visited Graceland

Elvis Presley and The Beatles are the most successful music acts of all time. And while the Fab Four sold more records that The King, they’ve admitted over the years how much they were influenced by Elvis growing up as kids in the fifties. Sir Paul McCartney only made his first visit to Graceland in 2013, where he honoured The King in the most touching way.

Graceland’s official Instagram account have reposted The Beatles legend’s picture from his visit.

Captioned “Paying Respects #OutThere at #Graceland”, the photo sees Sir Paul leaning over Elvis’ grave in the Meditation Garden.

Graceland wrote of the event: “May 26, 2013: Sir Paul McCartney made his first visit to #Graceland during the Memphis stop of his Out There tour.

“The #Beatles legend placed a personal guitar pick on Elvis’ grave and said it was ‘so Elvis can play in heaven.’”

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They added: “He also briefly played Elvis’ 1956 Gibson J200 guitar.”

The Beatles and Elvis had one meeting in 1965, when The King invited the Fab Four to his Bel Air home in Los Angeles.

However, the band were so in awe of their idol that they were totally speechless.

In the end, Elvis had to break the ice by saying he’d have to go to bed unless conversation broke out, much to everyone’s amusement.

The story goes they jammed together – just imagine witnessing that.

Of course, Elvis would go on to regularly cover The Beatles during his Las Vegas years.

However, when The King visited President Richard Nixon in the White House’s Oval Office in December 1970, the singer called The Beatles anti-American.

The comment was in the context of Elvis wanting to reach out to hippies and help fight drug culture.

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According to The Beatles Anthology, McCartney felt betrayed by Elvis in this instance.

Speaking some time after The King’s death in 1977, McCartney said: “[I] felt a bit betrayed.”

“The great joke was that we were taking [illegal] drugs, and look what happened to him.”

McCartney was referring to Elvis’ overuse of prescription drugs in the lead up to his tragic heart attack at the age of just 42.

Yet despite this, McCartney appears to clearly have forgiven The King, as he paid tribute at Elvis’ grave back in 2013.

On The King’s influence on him, The Beatle once said of his teenage years: “There was an advert for Heartbreak Hotel. Elvis looked so great: ‘That’s him, that’s him – the Messiah has arrived!’

“Then when we heard the song, there was the proof. That was followed by his first album, which I still love the best of all his records.

“It was so fantastic we played it endlessly and tried to learn it all. Everything we did was based on that album.”

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Celebrity Juice bosses holding crunch talks about future of ITV2 show after Holly Willoughby quit

CELEBRITY Juice bosses are said to be 'holding crunch talks' over the future of the ITV show after the departure of star Holly Willoughby.

The 39-year-old announced that she was leaving the comedy panel series at the beginning of May following 12 years as captain.

With Holly and also former captain Fearne Cotton now gone from the show, host Keith remains as the only original member.

And according to the Daily Star, the series is reportedly "facing the axe" as the broadcaster weighs up whether or not the ITV2 series should continue at all.

Speaking to the newspaper, Keith said: "Everyone's saying we'll definitely continue but we've got to get it right, haven't we?"

The Sun Online have contacted ITV and Celebrity Juice for comment.

Earlier this month, the entertainer, 47, said ITV bosses were having a lot of "meetings" following Holly's departure from the comedy panel show after 12 years.

Speaking to Hello! Let's Gab on Instagram, the comedian said: "Everyone keeps asking me who the new captain is but I don't know what the future of Celebrity Juice is at the moment, it's a lot of meetings."

Gaby Roslin asked: "Oh, but it's going to come back, isn't it?"

Keith dodged the question, saying after a pause: "It's a lot of meetings. I'm probably supposed to say it's meant to come back, lead with positive words but we've got to get it right, the next phase has to be right I guess."

The TV star also addressed Holly and Fearne Cotton's departures, saying they left because they "grew up".

Of Holly's exit, Keith said: "It wasn't a surprise if I'm honest.

"She's so busy, she's doing This Morning, Dancing on Ice, a new show with Bradley Walsh and she has been doing Juice for 12 years and I think what happened is Holly and Fearne grew up, and I didn't."

He went on: "They have to go and do what they have to do as grownups but I still have fun on a Wednesday night filming Celebrity Juice."

Holly quit Celebrity Juice earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed, in order to spend more time with her husband Dan Baldwin and their three kids, Harry, ten, Belle, eight, and Chester, five.

A TV source said: “Holly has absolutely loved her time on the show — it’s been a huge part of her life, and has really helped to expand her fanbase over the years.

“But she feels now is the right time to bow out and wants to free up a bit more of her busy schedule to spend with her family."

It seems Holly, who helped launch the show in 2008, won't stay away for long though, as she promised she'll return for special occasions.

Keith later revealed that he also considered leaving the show after Holly broke the news.

He said: "I was really sad and realised I was going to miss her. She rang me up. She never usually rings me so I thought she is going to tell me she’s pregnant.

"I said, ‘You’re going to tell me you’re leaving, aren’t you?’ and she said, ‘Yes, it’s been 12 great years but I want to spend time with the family’."

Holly’s decision to quit comes after pal and fellow panellist Fearne Cotton, 38, left the series in 2018 to focus on new projects.

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