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David Walliams opens up about his anxieties around hosting the National TV Awards for the first time

“You’ve just got to do the best you can do and I want to make people laugh,” David Walliams tells us when we ask him how he’s feeling about his new job. He faces an intimidating task in replacing the consummate professional that is Dermot O’Leary in presenting this year’s National Television Awards.

Not only is David on hosting duties, but the man is also nominated for the coveted award for Best TV Judge – a prize that the comedian and children’s author already won in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

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The former Little Britain star confesses that bagging the award for a fourth time in six years would be something to rub in the face of his Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Cowell, who is also nominated in the category.

“He’s generally very competitive with me and he won’t be happy if I win it again!”

We asked how David was feeling about taking over from Dermot.

“It’s daunting because Dermot is a skilled and proper presenter, unlike me. I’m sure people are going to have strong opinions on me hosting and not be afraid to air them. But I want to make it funny and be a bit silly. I’ve just got to do the best I can.”

Has the former X Factor host given him any tips, we wondered…

“Yeah, and I’ve spent time watching him and how he does it. I’ve always thought he seems very relaxed, which seems mad because he’s presenting in front of 10,000 people. But he’s told me he’s always concentrating on delivering to the TV camera at home and not the whole big audience, which I think is quite smart because you can’t be shouting to the person 200 rows back!”

Ant and Dec are on course to win the Best Presenter Award for the 19th year running. Have you picked up any presenting tips from them?

“Well, they are the masters of their art. They go beyond being popular. We were filming in Manchester recently and I went out with them and there wasn’t a single person we passed who didn’t want to meet them and have a picture. Everyone feels like they know them and they’re best mates with them.”

Are you looking forward to the opportunity to bag the Best TV Judge Award again and wind up Simon Cowell with it again?

“Oh, it would be wonderful and a really nice thing to rub in his face. He’s generally very competitive with me and he will not be happy if I win it. The thing with Simon is, you won’t get him to awards unless you give him one. I hope he’s there on the night. I need someone to make fun of. But honestly, it would be the best thing if I actually give myself an award!”

The NTAs are notoriously star-studded. Do you ever get starstruck?

“Yes, always. I get starstruck seeing Simon Cowell, even though I’ve seen him the day before. I remember interviewing the fashion designer Tom Ford and asking him if he ever got starstruck and he said, ‘No, they’re just people.’ Which is true. Apart from Simon. He’s not human.”


Will you be cut throat if someone’s acceptance speech goes on too long?

“I’ll taser them! It’s the only way, then they can be carried off…”

You can watch David Walliams hosting the 25th National Television Awards on the 28th of January from 7:30pm on ITV1.

Read our interview with David in full in this week’s print edition of OK!

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The Bachelor’s Peter Weber fears he’ll ‘regret’ decision after Alayah and Sydney’s fight sparked shocking rose ceremony – The Sun

TENSION escalated to new heights for Bachelor star Peter Weber during a drama filled episode between rival contestants Alayah and Sydney.

What started out as a good time left both women in tears during a group date gone bad with Pilot Pete, 28, on this week’s ABC hit dating show.




Things turned ugly when Sydney, 24, used her alone time with the leading man after the intense date to accuse Alayah, 24, of being “fake” and “knowing how to turn it on for the cameras”.

The reality star went back to the group and put Sydney on the spot when he addressed her claims in front of the other ladies.

The Miss Texas 2019 beauty was “blindsided” by the accusations her nemesis said to the Los Angeles native, who admitted he felt “conflicted” by the accusations.

”There is something that's kind of stuck in my mind that I can't move on from yet,” Peter said to all of the women on the group date after speaking with Sydney.


"There were some concerns in regards to just some people possibly not being real with me… and I saw firsthand what happened last season. And my biggest fear in this is possibly getting blindsided, and I just hate feeling like I might possibly be being fooled right now.

"I want to just kind of squash this now. Listen, I just ask… be real, be raw. Just be yourself. I am giving this my everything. If you're not feeling it, if you're doing this for the cameras, if you're doing this for any other reason besides seeing if this can work with me, I do not have time for that,” he added.

After the confrontation led to both girl’s defending themselves and accused the other of wrongdoing in a battle of she-said-she-said, the drama got to be too much for the pilot – who cancelled the scheduled pool party with the rest of the household back at the famous mansion.

Multiple girls in the house – including Alayah's friend Victoria P. – backed up Sydney’s claims of the pageant queen's sketchy behavior and Peter was left with “a lot to think about” after the troublemaker tearfully failed to gain his trust back.

When it came time for the rose ceremony, longtime franchise host Chris Harrison, 48, entered the room – which is never a good sign – and shockingly revealed to the bunch that Peter was only going to pass out one of the final two roses up for grabs.

In the end, the drama was too much for him and the ABC hunk decided to send Alayah home.

"I feel like I'm gonna regret this like crazy, I just hope I made the right decision,” he told producers after the surprising elimination.

The Bachelor airs Mondays on ABC at 8/7c.

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Kelsey Weier Is Much More Than The Girl Who Got Champagne Up Her Nose On 'The Bachelor'

  • Kelsey Weier made a name for herself on Peter Weber’s Bachelor season after she and Hannah Ann Sluss clashed over #champagnegate.
  • Kelsey is a former Miss Iowa and currently works for Tom James, the bespoke clothing company.
  • She became an instant meme after splashing champagne all over herself, but Kelsey’s laughing about it now.

Kelsey Weier may have given Bachelor fans the best moment in franchise history last Monday when the the 28-year-old from Des Moines caused a whole lot of ruckus over a bottle of champagne.

The drama, which has been dubbed #champagnegate by viewers, started during the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party when another contestant, Hannah Ann Sluss, drank a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne that Kelsey had specifically brought on the show to share with Bachelor Peter Weber and ended in a moment that’s sure to become an #iconic gif in reality television history.

Kelsey appears to be taking it all in stride—and proving there’s much more to her than shot of a lot of bubbles going up her nose (seriously, if you haven’t seen this, please Google it now). In an Instagram she posted after the episode aired, she had this to say: “Note to future self: Never drink cheap champagne straight from the bottle🍾#champagnegate #cryingiscool.”

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But regardless of the episode’s drama, there are plenty of rumors that Kelsey makes it pretty far this season. Here’s everything you need to know about Bachelor contestant Kelsey Weier (but proceed with caution: spoilers ahead).

Kelsey was born and raised in Iowa and still lives in Des Moines.

A Hawkeye through and through, Kelsey grew up in Iowa with her fraternal twin sister and a younger sister, per ABC.Her official Bachelor bio also says she’s like an onion and “has many layers” and that if you’re going to get her a gift, always choose to get her chocolate over flowers, which, respect.

Kelsey’s ABC bio lists her as a “professional clothier.”

Not the vaguest Bachelor occupation to come across fans’ screens (remember “Tickle Monster” Jonathan Treece?), but Kelsey’s career had enough people scratching their heads that the internet investigated—and found her LinkedIn. According to the career site, she works for Tom James, the bespoke clothing company, and has since 2017.

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She’s also a beauty pageant champion.

Kelsey was crowned Miss Iowa USA in her home state in 2017. Instagram photos on the Miss Iowa account from 2017 show Kelsey attending a University of Iowa football game, volunteering at local charities, and, maybe most importantly, voting.

She then went on to compete in the Miss USA pageant, where she was eliminated before the top 10, according to MissUniverse.com.

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**Don’t read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled.**

Kelsey will make it to the hometown dates.

Bachelor spoilers king Reality Steve lists Kelsey as one of the four women who will take Peter home to meet their families. The two were in Des Moines last November to film the last of Pilot Pete’s hometown dates.

There, he met Kelsey’s sisters and her mom and stepdad. Unfortunately (or fortunately—depending on your perspective after #champagnegate), that’s where Kelsey’s journey with Peter ended. At the next rose ceremony, she was eliminated from the show.

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‘Sister Wives’: Kody’s Kids Cringe As He Talks About His ‘Testosterone’ and Having More Children

Kody Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives might already have a whopping 18 children with his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn, but it looks like he might still be open to more.

On the Jan. 19 episode of Sister Wives, “Four Wives, One House,” the 51-year-old polygamist patriarch shocked some of his family members by admitting that he didn’t know if he was completely done with having kids. 

Robyn and Kody are open to more kids

When Kody drew up the plans for his dream home, which would include all of his four wives under one roof, he admitted he was leaving room for the potential of even more little ones. Kody and his 41-year-old fourth wife Robyn are the only Brown couple still preparing for the possibility of additional kids.

The Sister Wives star told producers that he believed he was done with having more biological kids, but he wasn’t completely sure. “I realize that I’m 50 and so by the time Ariella [his youngest daughter] is done being my little girl, that I’ll be 70.”

He added that he wasn’t sure whether it was his ego talking or a real desire for more kids that made him want to keep that door open. “You know, I was either looking forward to being a father or a father for the past 35 years,” he explained. “And I’m worried that it’s sort of a detachment to my ego, that it’s maybe just what I do so I want to keep doing it. It’s a weird thought that I am not going to have any more kids.”

Robyn agreed, saying she wasn’t completely ready to close herself off to the possibility of adding more children into the Brown family. “To be honest, some of the kids have been jerks about their dad and him having kids and stuff like that,” Kody’s youngest wife said. “And it’s like, he’s trying to say, I’m young enough to have more kids if I want to.”

The ‘Sister Wives’ star said he had trouble picturing his life without a bigger family

At a Christmas Eve presentation with many of the Sister Wives kids and all four wives, Kody revealed his plans for a massive one-family home. Along the way, he let it slip that he wasn’t sure there wouldn’t be more Brown kids to come.

“A lot of people, a lot of my peers, are looking forward to an empty nest. I’ve never been that person,” Kody told his family during the presentation. “I’m constantly debating with myself if Ari’s the last or not.”

The room fell into a surprised hush as some of the adult kids and other wives wondered if there might be a new baby coming along.

Second wife Janelle’s daughter Maddie Brown Brush (who has two kids of her own now), exclaimed in response, “You’re debating if Ari’s the last or not?” “Different subject, different subject,” her husband Caleb Brush said, trying to ease the tension.

“Do you see, I’ve got a washboard stomach, sweetheart,” Kody shot back. “That’s from testosterone, I promise you.”

“Oh my god!” Maddie exclaimed as the room exploded in uncomfortable laughter, partly due to the TMI implications about Kody’s ongoing sex life.

Christine’s daughter Aspyn Brown Thompson, who recently married Mitch Thompson, cried out, “I’m not listening anymore!”

“I hope you stay in your cabin!” another daughter joked.

Kody and his fourth wife recently opened up about the possibility of more children

On a more serious note, Robyn explained that she and Kody tried to make decisions about more children based on spiritual guidance. The fundamentalist Mormon family believes that children are born because souls in heaven are trying to come earthside.

“Kody and I are always trying to make sure that our family is complete and that there isn’t some sweet little spirit in heaven, waiting to be born into our family,” the Sister Wives star told TLC producers. “We just want to make sure that Ari really, truly is the last of our family.”

Still, Robyn wasn’t entirely happy about Kody spilling details about their pillow talk to the rest of the family. “But I don’t know what to do with the idea of him sitting here talking about it in front of everybody on Christmas Eve with this house,” she admitted. “I don’t know what to do with this right now.” 

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Coronation Street spoilers: Gary Windass attacks Daniel Osbourne after realising he caused Bertie to catch the measles and Maria's miscarriage

CORONATION Street’s super villain Gary Windass attacks grieving Daniel Osbourne after Maria Connor suffers a miscarriage.

The dodgy dealer realises Maria caught measles from baby Bertie – who Daniel failed to get vaccinated on the ITV soap. And now Gary wastes little time in seeking his bitter revenge.

Gary Windass has become the cobbles’ latest villain after it was revealed he was the character who deliberately caused the Underworld Factory roof collapse.

During his reign of terror on the soap so far, four victims have died after getting caught in Gary’s crossfire.

However, after his dodgy dealings were exposed to the street, his friends have been dropping like flies.

With Gary’s power threatened, it’s likely the super villain will be going to desperate measures in upcoming weeks to continue wreaking chaos.

In an upcoming episode, Maria suffers a dizzy spell and notices she’s bleeding.

It all kicks off when Doctor Ali rushes her off for a scan at the hospital and the sonographer reveals she’s lost the baby.

Ali asks Maria about her symptoms and is stunned to realise she’s got measles, which is likely to be the reason for her miscarriage.

Meanwhile on the cobbles, Daniel’s son Bertie is rushed into hospital with life-threatening measles.

Daniel sheepishly admits to Peter Barlow that he never took Bertie for the rest of his vaccinations because he couldn’t bear seeing the baby in pain.

Later in the week, Maria phones her mum and tells Audrey that neither she nor Kirk had measles vaccinations when they were children.

In scenes yet to air, Audrey mentions that Daniel’s son Bertie has been in hospital with measles and that Maria must have caught it from him.

Maria is surprised that Daniel didn’t have Bertie vaccinated, while Gary is fuming with the grieving husband for being so stupid.

Gary sets out to find Daniel and rages at him, blaming him for his and Maria’s terrible loss.

Could Daniel be evil Gary's next victim?

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STEPHEN GLOVER: Lord Hall steadied the BBC – but he left it weaker

STEPHEN GLOVER: Yes, Lord Hall steadied the ship at the BBC – but he has left it weaker

Tony Hall was having a pleasant time running the Royal Opera House in 2013 when he received the call to rescue the BBC, which had got itself into a mess. The Corporation had made the headlines, rather than reporting them, by refusing to run a programme investigating sex abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile.

A BBC2 Newsnight report had also incorrectly implicated Tory grandee Lord McAlpine in another sex abuse scandal. George Entwistle, director-general for less than two months, fell on his sword.

Now, nearly seven years after stepping into Mr Entwistle’s little-worn shoes, Lord Hall is leaving the Beeb for what seems like an agreeable role chairing the National Gallery. Some will say he deserves this final accolade at the end of a distinguished career.

BBC boss Tony Hall quit two years early yesterday – with commentators suggesting he was forced out to thwart the Government 

Unquestionably, he managed to steady the ship after assuming control at the BBC. He is a smooth and clever man, and a seasoned administrator. Simply surviving as director-general has been no mean feat.

He has some achievements to his name. On his watch the BBC has kept pace with technological innovation — for example in developing its generally admirable iPlayer.

But there is a strong argument that the Corporation in 2020 is fundamentally weaker than when he took over. Whoever succeeds him will inherit an in-tray bulging with mind-boggling problems significantly greater than those Lord Hall had to tackle.

These awesome difficulties are largely of Auntie’s — and Lord Hall’s — making. Relations with government are as bad as they have been since the 1980s, and Boris Johnson has been wondering whether the licence fee should be junked. It has also been embroiled in a row over its gender pay gap.

Meanwhile, a revolution is taking place which calls into question the BBC’s long-term survival. The young are barely watching television in its traditional form. New streaming services supplied by Netflix and Amazon are building up vast audiences.

Unquestionably, he managed to steady the ship after assuming control at the BBC. He is a smooth and clever man, and a seasoned administrator. Simply surviving as director-general has been no mean feat 

Consider this. When Lord Hall got his feet under the desk, Netflix was tentatively beginning to expand into the UK. Now some 12 million British households subscribe to its streaming service.

It’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Beeb has been fixated by its own self-generated controversies, while an upheaval has been taking place which will transform the way in which television is watched.

The first self-inflicted wound concerns the pay gap between the salaries of male and female ‘stars’. When the Government insisted these salaries be published, Lord Hall said it would be a ‘poacher’s charter’, with commercial channels offering BBC ‘talent’ more money.

That didn’t happen. What was revealed, however, is that the bloated bureaucracy of the BBC was often paying men much more than women for similar or identical jobs.

For example, on Radio 4’s Today programme John Humphrys earned up to £649,999 a year (the BBC released the figures in bands rather than giving precise amounts), which included his role on Mastermind. Nick Robinson received up to £299,999. But the able and experienced Sarah Montague was paid less than £150,000.

Not surprisingly, she went ballistic and, after a long battle, has just been awarded £400,000 in compensation. Presenter Samira Ahmed is in line for £700,000 back pay after recently winning a case against the BBC for being short-changed in comparison to Jeremy Vine for comparable work.

The BBC faces a bill running into millions for claims by other female staff. It is all licence payers’ money, of course. Many will think that the real problem was not that women were paid too little, but that men were paid too much by the standards of public service. It’s perfectly true Lord Hall didn’t create this problem, but he was slow to react when it blew up. One consequence, in which he has colluded, is that almost every plum job that comes up at the BBC now has to go to a woman.

Another black mark is the BBC’s decision to deprive nearly four million pensioners aged over 75 of a free TV licence. Only the poorest will continue to receive support, leaving many elderly people under financial pressure.

Here, the blame should be shared with George Osborne who, in 2015, demanded that the BBC should accept responsibility for the subsidy. But if the then Chancellor was at fault in making the Corporation take on welfare provision, Lord Hall was wrong to have been so accommodating.

At a time when the salaries of senior BBC managers have been soaring much faster than the rate of inflation, Auntie is playing the role of Scrooge. For example, director of content Charlotte Moore, spoken of as a possible successor to Lord Hall, was awarded a 13.8 per cent increase to £370,000.

In terms of public relations, it is surely little short of a disaster for the Beeb to be seen hammering elderly people who form the core of its most loyal audience.

With such problems on his plate, you might think the last thing Lord Hall needs is a bust-up with the new Tory administration. But that is exactly what he has got.

Mr Johnson and his advisers believe the Conservatives were hard done by during the election campaign. Perish the thought! When did they last get a fair crack of the whip? The 1959 election?

One example of anti-Tory bias was Andrew Neil’s three-minute broadcast tirade against Mr Johnson for not turning up to be interviewed by him. The irony is that the usually admirable Mr Neil is virtually Auntie’s only Right-wing interviewer.

Prince William and Kate walk with Tony Hall and Director of BBC Children Alice Webb (far left) outside Broadcasting House in 2018

Perhaps somewhat peevishly, ministers are refusing to go on the Today programme or BBC2’s Newsnight. More worrying for the Beeb are leaks that No 10 may decriminalise the non-payment of the licence fee, which could lead to a collapse in its revenue.

I believe such behaviour would be rather sneaky of the Government. In 2016, an extension of the licence fee was agreed until 2027, which will be reviewed in 2022. Mr Johnson shouldn’t pull the plug on that.

But the next director-general must confront the issue of anti-Tory bias. It’s admittedly difficult because, although nominally editor-in-chief, the director-general can’t easily control thousands of overwhelmingly Left-of-Centre journalists. Lord Hall certainly hasn’t.

On every front, his successor should be less hidebound. Let’s face it: the licence fee is a relic of the analogue age when there was originally only one station, and then a handful.

Lord Hall has clung to the licence fee, as he tended to cling to many familiar things. But it can’t last for ever 

In a world of Netflix, Amazon and Sky (much richer now it is American-owned), it’s increasingly hard to justify a funding model that imposes on all owners of televisions, regardless of whether they watch the BBC, the legal obligation to pay an annual charge that now stands at £154.50.

Lord Hall has clung to the licence fee, as he tended to cling to many familiar things. But it can’t last for ever. A subscription service is eminently feasible, as former BBC director-general Mark Thompson conceded over the weekend.

Oh, for a new director-general who is not a BBC apparatchik — someone with vision and commercial nous, who realises that Auntie must take off her blindfold.

And someone, too, who will fight to preserve those things the Beeb does better than anyone else. To paraphrase Lampedusa’s great novel The Leopard, the BBC must change if it is to stay largely the same.

Lord Tony Hall quits as BBC Director-General amid rows over equal pay, licence fee and bias to take top job at National Gallery

    BBC boss Tony Hall quit two years early yesterday – with commentators suggesting he was forced out to thwart the Government.

    The director-general’s surprise departure was also painted as a strategic move so he could prevent Boris Johnson having a say on who replaced him.

    Insiders claimed that Lord Hall’s departure now, rather than in 2022 as expected, would allow BBC chairman Sir David Clementi to choose his successor without interference.

    If Lord Hall had stayed on, the Government could have appointed a new chairman who would have been more likely to choose as his replacement a director-general less sympathetic to the BBC’s traditional values.

    However, Robert Peston, the BBC’s former economics editor, speculated last night that instead of this strategic departure, Lord Hall could have been pushed.

    He said: ‘I’m not sure his departure is a pure exercise of free will.’

    Peston claimed he was told by ‘a very-well-placed source’ that Lord Hall hoped to stay on for two years, but chairman David Clementi was ‘on manoeuvres’ to replace him.

    Writing in The Spectator magazine, he added: ‘Whoever replaces Hall, it is certainly an appointment that will be of more than usual significance to the BBC’s future, with the Prime Minister signalling wholesale long-term change in the way it is funded.

    ‘In fact, the decision on who replaces Lord Hall is probably as important as who becomes the next Labour leader.

    ‘Given the size of Boris Johnson’s majority, the task of holding the Government to account will probably fall more on the media than on the Opposition.’

    The announcement of Lord Hall’s departure yesterday morning came as:

    ÷ The broadcaster faced pressure to appoint a woman as the next director-general in the wake of the gender pay row that has engulfed the broadcaster.

    ÷ His successor was warned they would have to fight to keep the licence fee after the Prime Minister queried its future.

    ÷ Questions remain over a range of outstanding issues, including: the threat of huge payouts to female staff, failure to compete with the likes of Netflix and fears that many over-75s could be stripped of their free licences.

    Insiders said Lord Hall had become increasingly ‘demoralised’ about the gender pay crisis.

    But sources close to him insisted it did not cause his departure.

    Hours after the announcement, it emerged that he had been appointed chairman of the board at the National Gallery.

    Officially, Lord Hall, 68, claimed he decided to go because he felt it was important that the same director-general should see through both the mid-term review of the BBC’s Charter in 2022 and its renewal process in 2027.

    But there was a growing belief among senior insiders last night that it was a deliberate ploy to block Mr Johnson from influencing the choice of the next boss.

    The director-general is appointed by the BBC board, led by the chairman, who is appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of ministers. Sir David’s ‘term of appointment’ as chairman runs until February 2021.

    The Government can then choose his replacement.

    A BBC insider said: ‘By going now, the next director-general is chosen by the old regime – not by someone handpicked by the Government. Partly, I am sure, they will together have thought ‘How do we stop the BBC being carved up by this Government?’.

    ‘One way is to put in a new director-general before the Government gets the chance to influence the choice by picking a new chairman – the person who gets to pick the director-general.’

    The BBC is going through an tough period in its relationship with the Government amid rows about bias in its coverage and question marks over whether the Tories might axe the licence fee.

    As relations have soured, ministers have boycotted flagship shows, and Mr Johnson refused to be challenged by Andrew Neil in the run-up to the election.

    Senior insiders admitted Lord Hall had ‘had enough’ and was ‘tired’ following the litany of recent difficulties.

    The pay inequality issue for women had been ‘deeply demoralising’. Lord Hall, who took up the post in 2013, revealed his decision in a message to BBC staff, telling them: ‘If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave.’

    The BBC will advertise the job in the coming weeks so a successor can be found in time for Lord Hall’s departure in the summer.

    Former chairman Lord Grade described him as a ‘steadying influence’, but added: ‘It is an undoable job… like being prime minister, it’s impossible to do.’

    Tracy Brabin, Labour’s media spokesman, said: ‘It is vital the BBC can choose its next director-general away from the fear of any political interference.’ 

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    Dancing On Ice’s Caprice Bourret branded a ‘diva and lazy’ by pro partner Hamish after ‘growing to hate each other’ – The Sun

    Dancing On Ice star Caprice Bourret was branded a “diva and lazy” by professional dance partner Hamish as the pair grew to “hate each other”.

    The Sun Online can reveal that the couple endured weeks of rising tensions behind the scenes which led to them being unable to work together any longer.

    Viewers were left baffled last night when it was announced that the 48-year-old would not be skating after “parting ways” with Hamish – and no further explanation was offered.

    Now sources close to the skating duo have shed some light on the situation, revealing there was a huge break down in their relationship starting from the moment they met.

    Caprice, who is an American model and businesswoman, had initially expressed an interest in skating with Hamish but unfortunately things turned sour very quickly.

    An insider revealed exclusively to The Sun Online: “Caprice was mean to Hamish during rehearsals – it was often in front of other cast and crew – and he was left very upset by it because he's such a professional and a gentle giant.


    “Hamish was walking on egg shells a lot of the time – he felt Caprice seemed to struggle with the demands of the show and described her as a bit of a diva because she would tell him off a lot and just generally thought she was above it all."

    “She was also reluctant to put in the hours or effort which led to tensions between them.

    “Hamish found it difficult dealing with her, but he wasn't the only one – Caprice isn't well-liked backstage.

    "It's a shame as Hamish is very popular and all of his other celebrity partners have always loved him because he's so kind and patient."


    They continued: “Things got so bad between the pair that everyone could see they were really starting to hate each other.

    “There was one final row and they both exploded – Caprice refused to get on the ice again with him again.”

    Yesterday’s shock announcement came just hours after the Caprice admitted that her fiery temperament meant that she could clash with other stars backstage in a new interview.

    She emerged today looking downcast with her husband Ty Comfort, who had initially been unhappy about his wife doing the show – fearing she would run off with her pro partner.

    An ITV  spokeswoman said: “We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night.”

    Caprice and Hamish made their debut on the show last week, landing second place on the leader-board with 25.5 points out of 40 after dancing a routine to Lewis Capaldi's Some You Loved.

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    Taylor Swift Reveals ‘Miss Americana’ Release Date

    Taylor Swift has revealed that her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, will drop on the streaming service on January 31.

    The documentary will also be premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23.

    The doc, directed by Emmy winner Lana Wilson, is described by Netflix as “a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”

    In November, in a lengthy statement, Swift claimed that her ex-label boss Scott Borchetta and music manager Scooter Braun were preventing her from using any of her early music in the forthcoming Netflix documentary.

    “Additionally — and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news — Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years,” Swift tweeted in November. “Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.”

    In related news, Swift will be honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award, an achievement bestowed to “allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.”

    She will be honored with the award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 16.

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    Ashley Graham Gives Birth to 1st Child with Husband Justin Ervin — Read Her Announcement

    Congratulations are in order for Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin! The model announced that they welcomed their first child together on Saturday, January 18 at 6 p.m. “At 6:00pm on Saturday our lives changed for the better,” she posted on her Instagram Story. “Thank you for all your love and support during this incredible time.”

    Ashley, who revealed in August that she was pregnant, said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and her husband were expecting a baby boy. Also during her appearance on the show, Ashley shared what it’s really like being pregnant, including her “pregnancy brain” that caused her to forget her phone number and text random people on accident!

    The A New Model author has also not slowed down during her pregnancy; she continued to post videos on Instagram of her prenatal workouts. In September, she documented a sweaty full-body workout that included the SkiErg, cable pulls, weighted single-leg squats, and ladders. Just last week, at nine months pregnant, she shared a video of her nailing a prenatal yoga sequence with an instructor.


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    Congrats again to the new family of three!

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    Meghan King Edmonds: My Husband is Dating Our Threesome Partner!

    A day after Jim Edmonds deleted all photos of his estranged wife from his Instagram page, Meghan King Edmonds has come out with a new accusation against the former professional outfielder.

    And it’s pretty clear she wishes she could delete him from her entire life right about now.

    The ex-Real Housewives of Orange County star appeared on Monday’s episode of the “Intimate Knowledge” podcast for some reason and alleged that Jim has a new girlfriend.

    And it’s someone with whom Meghan is familiar.

    Because she and Jim once slept with her. Together.

    Like, as a couple. We’re talking about a THREESOME, you guys.

    “We had just gotten married and I knew that Jim had this bad boy kind of past,” Meghan told cohost Brooke Burke and sex and intimacy coach Lila Darville on this episode, explaining in further detail:

    “We were newlyweds and trying to have fun and he wanted to have a threesome. I thought about it and I thought, ‘OK, maybe, yeah sure.’”

    The Bravo alum went on to say that she and Jim chose to have the threesome with a friend of hers because it felt “comfortable.”

    “It just felt like, ‘OK, if I’m going to do this, this can be with who and I’m comfortable with that,’” Meghan said, noting that it was a “one-time thing” for the husband and wife at the time.

    This red hawt incident took place several years ago.

    But Meghan — who implied last year that Jim slept with the family nanny — said she recently learned that her estranged husband is now seeing this woman romantically.

    “When he goes to Cabo for a birthday party, from my understanding, he takes this girl with him. This threesome girl,” Meghan said on the podcast.

    “This girl who I thought was my friend. I cast aside my uncomfortability with a threesome, everything I had in my head about a threesome being weird and gross, because I was fun and wanted to do things for my husband.”

    Does Meghan think this unnamed threesome participant was having an affair with Jim?

    “I think they’ve probably had sex more than the one time,” she told the podcast hosts.

    To be clear, Meghan and Jim’s marriage is very much over. The two have signed a custody deal and everything.

    So Meghan isn’t upset that Jim has moved on; it’s more of the person with whom he has supposedly moved on with.

    “Can’t she go find somebody else? It’s just disrespectful on his part,” the reality TV personality said of this former pal, adding:

    “I understand being caught up in a new relationship, but that’s the reason that you can’t stay by your kids for the three nights you’re with us? It’s just, like, so hurtful.”

    Meghan then broke down into tears.

    “I’m shaking right now. I never even told anyone that I had a threesome because it just felt like … something I wasn’t proud of,” she said.

    “And now this is the woman he’s with? … It’s just so hurtful in so many ways. And I want to share it because I don’t want to feel shame in the decisions that I made.”

    In response to this claim, Jim has spoken to Us Weekly and denied that he’s been having a twosome (if you catch our drift!) with this threesome person.

    “I’m tired of the lies for publicity,” the 49-year-old former St. Louis Cardinals star told the tabloid, emphasizing he filed for divorce more than 90 days ago. “Meghan has filed as well. The marriage is and has been over.”

    How did this rumor even get started?

    “I was invited to a surprise birthday party this weekend for one of my best friends and decided to bring a date. There is no affair going on here. It has been a plus one for the weekend,” Jim told Us.

    “The woman I am in Cabo with is not her friend. They have not spoken in over three years.”

    And then Jim went ahead and dropped his own bombshell:

    “As far as threesomes go, there were a more than few initiated by Meghan and only Meghan,” he alleges, claiming that Meghan both cheated and is bisexual:

    “Recently, I have learned that she carried on with a few of these women without me being present. Would that not being considered cheating?”

    Jim and Meghan split in October after five years of marriage. He’s already admitted to a past exmarital affair.

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