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Love Island’s Arabella Chi ‘rejected Niall Horan’ because he’s ‘too short’ after he ‘slid into her DMs‘

Love Island’sArabella Chi became the envy of many One Direction fans as it was reported Niall Horan“slid into her DMs” shortly after her split from Wes Nelson.

But, 29 year old model Arabella has admitted she rejected the Nice To Meet Ya singer’s advances.

Arabella has now explained her reasons to The Sun, claiming it is because Niall, 26, is “too short”.

She said: “Niall slid into my DMs when I started dating Wes, and immediately after we split. I texted a friend and said: ‘That didn’t take him long.’

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“Normally I love an Irish accent but Niall just isn’t my type — and I am 5ft 10.

“He came across as a complete gentleman. But when it comes to love he’s not for me.

"I wouldn’t think, ‘Oh well I am going to message him because he’s Niall from One Direction’.”

Arabella also revealed Niall isn’t the only famous face to have tried their luck after her break up from Wes, 22.

She revealed: “I have loads of famous men sliding into my DMs.

“I didn’t realise how my DMs would blow off once I was on Love Island.

“Now I’m in lockdown, my DMs are exploding again… but I can’t enjoy it.”

Arabella’s single status comes after it was reported she and Wes parted ways in April.

A source told The Sun: “It's all over. They started to grow apart and kept arguing – they want to remain civil with each other and hope to remain friends.”

And, another insider revealed the couple split because the spark had gone between them.

They told OK! online: “The reason Wes and Arabella split up is simply because the spark was gone.

“At the start they kept seeing each other non-stop and were infatuated with each other, but over the past couple of months things haven't been right between them.

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“Wes and Arabella aren't the kind of people to cheat, or start looking elsewhere when things go bad, so they agreed to end things.

“It was a mutual decision and they're finished with each other now. The magic just wasn't there anymore.”

The couple dated for nine months, shortly after Arabella left the Love Island villa last year.

Wes and Arabella are not from the same series of Love Island, as Wes was part of the fourth series of the ITV2 reality show in 2018 and Arabella appeared in the following season in 2019.

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May bank holiday opening hours: Are shops open today on bank holiday? Shopping guide

This month May has two bank holiday weekends, with the first falling on May 8 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Monday, May 25 is also a bank holiday this year. Here’s which shops will be opening on the May bank holiday, and what opening hours stores will be operating on.

Are supermarkets open on the bank holiday?

Sainsbury’s are open on bank holiday Monday this year, and most Sainsbury’s stores will be open between 8am to 8pm.

Priority shopping hours for vulnerable customers, NHS workers and carers will be operating on the bank holiday between 7.30am and 9am in most stores on Monday.

Opening times may differ depending on your local store, so you can use the Sainsbury’s store locator tool HERE to check your local store’s opening hours.

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Many Asda stores will be operating on reduced opening hours on the bank holiday.

Check your local Asda opening hours, and the hours reserved for NHS workers, HERE. 

Tesco’s operating hours will differ depending on your local store, with some superstores operating on reduced hours between 8am and 6pm.

Express stores are still operating on their usual opening hours over the bank holiday, and you can check these via the Tesco store locator tool HERE.

Morrisons stores will be opening on its usual schedule this bank holiday.

To check when your local Morrisons store opens, check using the Morrisons store locator tool HERE.

Morrisons operate an NHS hour for healthcare workers between 6am and 7am, Monday to Saturday.

Waitrose will be open as usual on Monday, May 25.

To check your nearest Waitrose store’s opening hours, use the store locator tool HERE.

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Over the bank holiday Wickes stores will be open from 6.30am to 9pm.

Wickes stores have recently started reopening, with new social distancing rules in place.

To check whether your nearest Wickes store is open, use the Wickes store locator HERE.

You can also find out what time your local B&Q store will be open HERE.

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Garden centres across the UK were recently given the green light by the Government to reopen.

All garden centres closed at the end of March when the UK-wide lockdown began.

Garden centre chain Dobbies has now reopened its stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You can check your local Dobbies store opening times HERE.

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Can you REALLY Zoom yourself zen?

Can you REALLY Zoom yourself zen?Happiness lessons live from Mexico, Shiatsu self-massage and even surfing in your back garden – some of the world’s best spas host ‘virtual retreats’

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No doubt about it, this pandemic has sucked a lot of joy out of life. Whether it be a drink with friends in the pub or a two-week break in the sun, the prospect of anyone having any fun ever again seems to have all but vanished.

By necessity, how we pursue leisure is changing — if not for ever then certainly in the short to medium term — and the wellness industry, born in large part out of people’s desire to find meaning and balance in a frenetic world, is having to adjust.

Products and treatments designed to counteract the effects of long working hours, stressful office environments and gruelling commutes, suddenly have less purpose in a world where many are now working from home, whether they like it or not.

Classes from yoga to Pilates to CrossFit and beyond are all cancelled; gyms and clubs are closed. The booming health tourism market, which was worth around £700 billion last year and, before Covid-19, was projected to hit more than £900 billion by 2022, has taken a massive hit, grinding to a halt along with every other area of the hospitality/leisure industry.

Four British writers give their verdict on a selection of virtual retreats. Pictured: Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Wellnessing Getaway Online

Although many shops and businesses are now preparing to reopen, this whole sector is at the back of the queue.

It’s no surprise, then, that so many clubs, clinics, salons and gyms are diversifying online, in a bid to guide their businesses through the crisis and out the other side.

You can attend virtual classes in almost anything, from mindfulness to Barrecore to eyebrow threading, but go on a whole wellness retreat virtually? Can it really be done? Here, four writers put the latest trends to the test …

THE MEXICAN HAPPINESS RETREAT

Daisy Waugh

VIRTUAL RESORT: Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Wellnessing Getaway Online (velasresorts.com).

COST: Free access to a one-day virtual retreat via pre-recorded YouTube videos, including a sunrise workout and classes on happiness, nutrition, anxiety, art therapy, dance, yoga and sound therapy.

NEXT ONE: Available any time at magazine.velasresorts.com

I was feeling a bit frayed — who isn’t? — and then up popped this: an invitation to spend a day finding ‘Elevated Bliss’ at the Grand Velas five-star spa hotel in Mexico.

Obviously, things being as they are, the invitation didn’t actually include travelling to Mexico. I only had to get to my computer.

Daisy Waugh (pictured) said Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Wellnessing Getaway Online is a bargain when you consider the price of their non-virtual experiences

From 10am Mexican time, and for all that Mexican day, this internationally renowned resort hotel would be running a Wellnessing Getaway Online from its Facebook page directly into my sitting room in West London.

Better still, it was free: a bargain of godly proportions when you consider that a 24-hour non-virtual ‘wellnessing’ experience at Grand Velas costs up to $1,400 (£1,149).

The six-hour time difference was always going to be a hurdle. The Grand Velas journey to ‘Elevated Bliss’ began with a fat-burning Energetic Sunrise class. Sunrise in Mexico starts at our 4pm — about the time (quite early, due to quarantine boredom) my countdown begins for the first glass of gin.

If I stuck with the timetable, Deborah Hanekamp, a ‘medicine reading healer’ (no, I don’t know what that means either), would be teaching me how to transform my ‘bathroom into a healing space’ at around midnight. And Roberto Gopar would be live-streaming ‘the multiple benefits on a physical, mental and spiritual level’ of his sound therapy session at 2am, by which time I would have long since passed out to the therapeutic sound of my own snoring.

Daisy said the Energetic Sunrise session wasn’t elevating or blissful. Pictured: Mexico retreat Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

I’m going to skip over the Energetic Sunrise session because there was nothing elevated or blissful about it: a pre-recorded cardio workout with a shiny blonde dame in running pants, standing in front of a wooden wall which didn’t even attempt to resemble paradise or Mexico or a beach. She shouted out things like: ‘Squeeze those glutes!’

The next session, Full Body Workout with Rachel Devaue, wasn’t any more elevating: a different dame (also pretty, but with dark hair) stood in a modern kitchen, shouting: ‘Engage that core!’

Session No 3 (also pre-recorded) was a talk on The Science of Happiness, in which wellness expert, author and former model Nikki Sharp told us that ‘happiness is something we all want in our life’.

She posed the ticklish question, ‘Why do we want to be happy?’, before brilliantly answering it: ‘Happiness actually has led to people making more money, so the happier you are means that you do make more money …’

There was a gap in the schedule after that, while the people of Mexico and elsewhere — I didn’t get the sense this was playing out to a large audience — enjoyed their siesta, and here in the UK, I poured myself that gin.

Daisy said the art therapy session made her cry with laughter, but the retreat was blissful in the end. Pictured: Mexico retreat Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

I wondered whether it was worth tuning in again after aforementioned refreshment, given how comically hopeless it had been up until then. But I had nothing else to do, so in I logged for one last session: art therapy.

To soothing music, and after a struggle to squeeze the paint from the tube, art therapist Beatriz did some therapeutic splodging, and as she filled her paper with splodges, she spoke to us softly in Spanish: ‘Simplemente expresate’, she murmured, which probably means, ‘Simply express yourself’.

By the time she held up her splodgy ‘finished’ painting, I was actually crying with laughter. A state of elevated bliss, indeed. So, thank you, Grand Velas. We got there in the end.

Daisy Waugh’s latest novel, In The Crypt With A Candlestick is long listed for the Comedy Women in Print prize for comic fiction.

THE MENOPAUSE JUICE DETOX

Claudia Connell

VIRTUAL RESORT: Amanda Hamilton’s Online Midlife Reset Detox Retreat (amanda hamilton.com).

COST: £295 for a five-day course, with interactive small groups of up to eight women of a similar age, all via Zoom. Includes easy menus, workouts and access to a WhatsApp group, and promises to manage your hormones, improve sleep, beat stress and lose weight. Recipes and suggested menu plans are provided but participants shop for and prepare their own food.

NEXT ONE: June 14 to 18.

Claudia Connell (pictured) who has gained a stone in the past two months, tried Amanda Hamilton’s Online Midlife Reset Detox Retreat

Stepping on the scales for the first time in weeks, I was horrified to see that I’d piled on a stone in two months. Drastic action was needed if I was going to lose the lockdown lard for the summer.

Luckily, nutritionist Amanda Hamilton is offering an online Midlife Reset Detox Retreat.

One of the main aims of the retreat is to improve metabolism and switch cells from storing fat to burning fat, especially around what Amanda calls ‘the menopause middle’.

Eliminating all meat, fish, wheat, unnatural sugars, dairy, caffeine and alcohol, it will also detox the liver and gut and give my poor body a break from the mountain of junk I’ve been filling it with in recent weeks.

The detox follows a strict routine:

  • On rising: Hot water and juice of half a lemon.
  • 9am-9.30am: A fruit and veg smoothie.
  • 10am-10.30am: Pilates.
  • 12pm-12.30pm: Soup and a ‘slaw’ (like coleslaw but without the mayonnaise).
  • 1pm-2pm: An online class to raise questions and discuss our detox.
  • 3pm-3.30pm: Another smoothie.
  • 6pm-6.30pm: Soup. An afternoon snack is permitted if needed. I must also drink two litres of water and can have herbal teas.

There are five of us, all in our 50s, ‘attending’ the retreat and we meet online to discuss our woes and goals. I state that I want to lose my pudgy ‘carb’ face and to deflate my giant stomach.

My first breakfast smoothie was a ‘berry beet’ made with cooked beetroot, spinach and avocado, blended with coconut milk. I expected it to be foul but was amazed at how delicious it was.

Claudia (pictured) said by day two she developed a pounding headache, which she believes could’ve been caused by caffeine withdrawal

Over the next few days my smoothies include: carrot and ginger, pineapple and coconut, cucumber and spinach and even a frozen pea and mint one. Our Pilates classes focused on the areas most likely to bother middle-aged women: bingo wings, tummies, inner thighs and a backside set on migrating down the backs of our legs. And they must have been hitting the spot because I ached like a 100-year-old the day after our first session.

Preparing the soups was time-consuming but worth it, as they were tasty and insanely filling — so much so that I couldn’t finish my evening bowls.

The huge portions of raw slaws meant I never experienced my usual mid-afternoon energy dip that sees me heading for the fridge.

By day two I’ve developed a pounding headache — caffeine withdrawal no doubt — that eventually eases thanks to all the water I’m drinking.

I enjoy our afternoon Zoom classes where we learn about gut health, nutrition and the effects of alcohol on weight.

I was staggered to learn that one study found a 72 per cent drop in fat burning immediately after drinking alcohol. I was starting to regret all those lockdown cocktails.

Claudia (pictured) who shed five pounds in five days, said she’s going to carry on the detox because it has been effective 

A fellow detoxer says she now pictures wine as ‘liquid cake’ — a tip I’ll be using in the future.

By day three, I’m shocked I don’t feel hungry and, if I’m honest, shocked I haven’t cheated. Instead, all the nutritious smoothies and shakes have made me feel energised and surprisingly full.

On day four, I wake up and notice that my stomach has gone down significantly. It’s not washboard flat but it’s nowhere near as roly-poly as it was.

By the time I’ve reached day five, my ‘carb face’ has gone and I am five pounds lighter. I feel light, revitalised and like I’ve had an internal spring clean.

The detox has proved so effective that I’m going to carry on for another five days. I thought I’d be reaching for the pizza delivery menu as soon as it was over, but I have no desire to drink alcohol or eat junk.

What’s happened to me? Whatever it is, long may it continue.

THE SOUL-SURFING WEEKEND 

Anna Maxted

VIRTUAL RESORT: Pause: Soul & Surf At Home (soulandsurf.com)

COST: £80 for a virtual weekend retreat via Zoom with up to 25 people. Ten sessions, including surf fitness, yoga, massage and cooking demos.

NEXT ONE: June 13-14. 

Anna Maxted (pictured) tried Soul & Surf At Home, which is a virtual weekend retreat via Zoom including surf fitness, yoga, massage and cooking demos

Soul & Surf organise idyllic surfing and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka, Portugal and India, but instead of sun salutations overlooking the Arabian Sea, we have Soul & Surf At Home. With a husband and three teenage boys, my home is all laser gun battles, PS4 and fighting. I could cry.

The weekend schedule comes mainly from the firm’s retreat in Portugal and includes live yoga, shiatsu self-massage and ‘pop up’ training (above) — because, of course, getting upright (or in surf-speak ‘popping up’) on your board requires core strength and technique. We’re sent cooking demos for dhal curry and coconut roti, and given links to playlists and a surf-themed film.

I join Hayley, who’s actually in Sri Lanka, for Zoom yoga. It’s 8.15am UK time and sunny, so I take my laptop outside. Hayley’s flow yoga opens up my upper body and leaves me serene, buzzing and upright.

After an online induction, we try the shiatsu self-massage. ‘It’s a non-invasive treatment using pressure points on the meridian pathways,’ explains Becca. We tap around our jaw ‘like raindrops’ to release tension, then move to tapping our shoulders and chest. It’s surprisingly energising and enjoyable. A yin yoga session follows, and as I lie on my mat, listening to Rachel’s soothing tones, my mind slows until I’m in a blissful, meditative state.

Anna (pictured) who was exhausted by the end of the weekend, said she felt truly sorry to have to leave 

‘It’s the first time I’ve seen you smile in ages,’ says my husband. ‘You looked so happy out there. Like Snoopy on top of the kennel.’

I’m loving it. I’m not even a yoga fan and I can’t surf, but I haven’t felt this relaxed in weeks.

On Sunday, I bounce outside for another flow session. It’s exhausting and my body feels battered, but dynamic yoga mimics the moves and builds the strength required to surf. At the end of the day, I’m truly sorry to leave. 

THE BALINESE YOGA ESCAPE

Sarah Vine

VIRTUAL RESORT: Bali’s Escape Haven Free Three-Day Mini Escape (escapehaven.com).

COST: Free access to daily emails, 30-minute video lessons featuring workouts, yoga and recipes, plus access to a support group on Facebook to connect with other women on the retreat. The aim is to help you slow down and find balance.

NEXT ONE: June 5 to 7.

Sarah Vine tried Bali’s Escape Haven Free Three-Day Mini Escape (pictured), which involves workouts, yoga and recipes

The problem, I fear, is one of unreasonable expectation. If I’m taking part in an online yoga class, I’m just there for the instructions. If, on the other hand, I’ve signed up for a wellness retreat in Bali, the disappointment is almost unavoidable.

Escape Haven runs award-winning all-women exotic retreats specialising in all the sorts of things you would expect, from Ayurveda to detox via everything in between.

It even offers a deluxe yacht package, which is all of the above, only adrift in the beautiful blue waters of the Bali Sea. Sun, beach, impeccable service, delicious food and breathtaking scenery are what make these trips worth every penny.

So when I was asked to trial its virtual offering, I had fairly high hopes. But I can honestly say this was one of the least pleasurable of my lockdown experiences — and that is a very competitive field, I can assure you.

The basic problem is this: it’s all the most annoying aspects of a wellness retreat — the patronising tone, the sweeping statements (e.g., ‘As women we know that our attention span isn’t so great.’ Er, no), the over-enthusiasm (‘Isn’t it fantastic?!’ Again, no), the cod-mysticism, the dewy-eyed evangelism — but without the climate, the food and the sea; in short, the fact that you are in Bali. Plus, of course, all those other retreat treats, such as long massages, foot rubs, facials, nice towels and so on.

Sarah Vine (poctured) said the experience of having a woman in Bali speak about self-discovery made her want to pour a very large glass of wine 

Instead, it’s same old you sitting at your same old desk in your same old house, with your same old teenagers sleeping in and refusing to do their homework, while the dog stares at you in desultory fashion because it’s fully 11-and-a-half seconds since you last fed him and the washing up sits waiting in the sink.

Only now you’ve given up precious time to watch a woman in a swirly silk kaftan — a woman who, it is clear from the heavenly backdrop, actually is in Bali (damn her!) — tell you how mystical and wonderful your experience is going to be, and how you are going to go on an important and life-changing journey of self-discovery in a way that, quite inexplicably and unreasonably, makes you want to pour yourself a very large glass of wine, break out the Violet Creams and search the kitchen drawers for that ancient packet of fags your friend left behind at Christmas.

Well, that’s what it did to me, anyway. Matters were not helped by the fact that the website was extremely unwieldy and also that, even once I’d negotiated the toolbar to find my sessions, I had to watch each and every one of them to the bitter (and sometimes very boring) end, until I could move on to the next.

I hate to be awful, but that’s the truth of it. I suggest you save up your money for the real thing.

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Jacqueline Jossa moves on from Dan Osborne ‘split’ rumours to promote pyjama collection with cute snap

Jacqueline Jossa has moved on from the news that she is taking some time apart from Dan Osborne to get back to work.

The I'm A Celeb jungle queen shared her first picture since the 'split' rumours of herself in a cute set of pyjamas from her In the Style collection.

Jac, 27, urged her followers to make sure they had downloaded the app for the online fast fashion site so that they could get first access when the restock of her line – which sold out almost immediately last time – dropped on Monday evening.

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After breaking her silence earlier on Sunday to address the rumours that she had split up from her husband of three years, Jac denied their marriage had come to an end.

Jacqueline posted a brief statement on her Instagram story, which read: "I need some time. There is no split. No divorce.

"We are working together not against each other. Change your head lines please. Thanks."

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Putting any relationship woes to one side, the mum of two took to her Instagram Stories where she took her followers through the pieces in her pyjama collection.

Showing off the colour palette of lilac and peach, Jac explained there were different styles to suit everyone's tastes from long sleeved, shorts, cami tops and t-shirts.

Jacqueline posted a picture on her feed of herself posing in a peach polka dot set wearing her brunette hair over to one side, and smiling at the camera.

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Writing in the caption the actress said: "Girls, my gorgeous @inthestyle nightwear is back tomorrow and if you download the @inthestyle app then you get access at 6pm one hour before everyone else!

"I’ve been living in them and love them all, they sold out in a few minutes last time so make sure you get the bits you want at 6pm tomorrow x"

Jac also answered questions she said she often receives about the pyjamas explaining the sizing: "I'm a size 12 I wear a size 12 in all the pyjamas they are really stretchy and really soft. Not figure hugging and true to size."


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Jacqueline’s statement comes after it was reported she and her husband Dan had “split” during lockdown.

It had been reported that she had moved out of the family home and into her parents house with their two daughters.

The shock news came just days after Jac took a five-day social media break returning with a smiling picture of herself and a positive message to go alongside it.

Jac and Dan, 28, are believed to be taking a break to work on their relationship during lockdown according to a source who told the Sun on Sunday.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Jac and Dan have had their problems but lockdown magnifies everything. She needs breathing space.”

The couple who first met seven years ago, got married in 2017, with Dan having son Teddy, six, from a previous relationship.

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Amanda Kloots says Nick Cordero is ‘slowly recovering’ after a new lung infection and gushes she is ‘really proud’ – The Sun

BROADWAY star Nick Cordero's coronavirus battle is far from over as his wife Amanda Kloots urges fans to hug their loved ones.

Despite giving a positive update on the star's battle on Friday saying he was "defying odds. He is fighting and showing small improvements each day,” Amanda revealed the extent of his struggle.

She revealed in a video message on her Instagram stories: "It's been a tough week, Nick's had some new lung infection earlier this week and since then he's been slowly recovering which is great.

"Day by day, hour by hour, he's getting better and slowly getting back to where he was before this infection came about and that's good."

Amanda who was looking after the couple's 11-month-old son Elvis, then told fans the doctors hoped Nick could soon come off some of his medication and that the settings on his ventilators and other machines could "come down".

She said: "Right now we're just looking for slow, steady, small wins to keep him resting and recovering."

Supporting her husband from afar during his 43 days in hospital had clearly taken a toll on the mom-of-one who said she was very proud of Nick, but was feeling very "exhausted."

Amanda gushed: "I'm proud of how strong he is and what he's gone through and his will."

"This has been the craziest ride ever, but we're still here and we're still fighting."

The fitness guru reflected on the experience and encouraged fans to "hug your loved ones".


She said getting emotional: "Go give them a really good love hug and let them know 'I love you'.

"Because these are times right now… don't take a day for granted."

The update comes after Amanda broke down in tears and revealed his recovery "is going a little downhill" last week.

The Tony Award-nominated actor for Bullets over Broadway has been in the ICU since late March, with his other half keeping fans updated on his progress.

That news came about a week after Amanda announced that Nick was finally conscious although he was continuing to fight off a lingering lung infection.

Nick had suffered complications from COVID-19 which forced doctors to amputate his right leg because of blood clots.

Amanda also revealed the doctors' upcoming "long-term big goals" for Nick include moving him off of dialysis and off of a ventilator.

He woke up from a month-long coma last Tuesday, but still has a number of serious hurdles to clear before getting a clean bill of health.

Amanda said on Instagram: "There’s a new hashtag in town and it is #OffTheVent because if we can make this happen, like we did with #WakeUpNick, that will mean that this infection in Nick’s lungs is gone, or not necessarily gone, but better, and that means we can get him off the ventilator.

She added: "We are still dealing with this lingering infection in Nick’s lung.

"This infection that is left over from when he went into septic shock the last time is still in his lungs and just kind of sitting there. They are doing everything they can to clean it out every day but it’s just not getting better.”

Amanda remained hopeful saying, “there’s no reason why we can’t get this infection to go away.”

She added: “Nick is fighting for his life every day in that ICU and I know he isn’t giving up. We’re not giving up. Nobody is giving up.

"This infection is gonna go away and he is gonna get off that ventilator. And that’s the only mindset that I have right now.”

Amanda's recently had a video call with Nick on Mother's Day.

The situation is very difficult for Amanda who is not allowed to be with her husband physically because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

She explained in a caption on her Stories: "[sic] A plead… I know this isn't possible but today is miracle day so why not ask. I just wish I could see him. Hold his hand. Touch his face. I do believe this would help him WAKE UP!"

Last weekend, the Tony nominee had to be resuscitated after undergoing emergency surgery in order to prevent a blood clot.

Of the decision to amputate his leg, Amanda shared: "He's a dancer. He's an actor. He's a performer.

"It was not an easy decision to make."

The couple's friends set up a GoFundMe page to help pay Nick's medical bills.

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Jacqueline Jossa’s ex Dan Osborne tells fans he’s getting another tattoo in honour of youngest daughter Mia – The Sun

JACQUELINE Jossa's estranged husband Dan Osborne has revealed he's getting another tattoo in honour of his youngest daughter Mia.

Amid his split from former EastEnders star Jacqueline, 28-year-old Dan took to Instagram to share some adorable snaps of him with his tot.

The first image shows Mia – who will turn two next month – fast asleep with her dad, and the second is a super cute selfie of them laughing at one another in bed as Mia enjoys her bottle.

The former TOWIE star captioned the post: "She literally would not sleep last night until she was on Daddy’s chest 💖."

Dan's 1.2 million followers were quick to like the post and leave sweet comments, and one fan asked: "When are you gonna have a mia’s tattoo (sic)."

Dan later replied to the comment and confirmed: "I have her portrait on my leg, haven’t got round to having the name on my ribs but will be getting it."

The tattooed personal trainer is currently living apart from Mia and his other daughter, Ella, after splitting with wife Jacqueline.

The 27-year-old actress is believed to have moved into her parent's home while the couple take some time out.

Jacqueline wrote on Instagram today: "I need some time. There is no split. No divorce. We are working together not against each other. Change your headlines please. Thanks."

Tensions had become "unworkable" for the couple, previously plagued with cheating allegations, due to coronavirus imposed social distancing regulations and the confinement of their house.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "They plan to reassess everything once the coronavirus madness is over. There was no third party involved.

"Jacqueline simply needed to prioritise her mental health. By splitting short-term, she hopes to save their relationship long-term."

They added: "Jac and Dan have had their fair share of problems for the past couple of years but obviously lockdown magnifies everything.

"There’s still a lot of love there but quite simply, Jacqueline needs some breathing space."

The pair married in June 2017 at a Cheshire manor house with guests including fellow Albert Square stars Adam Woodyatt, Dean Gaffney and Jake Wood plus Towie’s James Argent.

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Who is Kirby Jenner? Meet Kendall’s ‘secret’ twin on Quibi

It’s the biggest “secret” in reality TV’s royal family since Caitlyn Jenner.

As Quibi hypes, the eight-episode first season of “Kirby Jenner” chronicles the “daily life of Kirby Jenner, the fraternal twin brother of Kendall” and “features Kirby’s interactions with all members of his blended family, including sisters Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.”

“It’s kind of a reality show like “Keeping Up,” except it follows me,” Kirby, 24, tells The Post from his mom Kris Jenner’s home in Calabasas, California. “It was fun showing the world what we all do behind closed doors. And it’s pretty wild and I’m excited for you to see it.”

Non-spoiler alert: There also are some surprise star-power cameos in the show, which deadpan Kirby and kompany insist is not a mockumentary. As for whether or not the parent formerly known as Bruce Jenner will show up, Kirby says “you’ll just have to watch.”

The first two episodes premiere Sunday, May 24, with new eps released daily on the short-form mobile video app Quibi. Hey, if anything can help the struggling streamer break through to the mainstream masses — it’s the pop culture juggernaut known as the Kardashian clan.

Quibi, short for “quick bites,” courted superstars like LeBron James and Jennifer Lopez to launch “on-the-go” shows — most episodes are shorter than 10 minutes — to be viewed on the subway or while waiting in line at Starbucks.

Early projections hyped as many as 7 million viewers in its first year. Quibi was downloaded more than 1.1 million times in the week after its April 6 launch, according to research firm Apptopia. But by mid-May it plummeted off the Apple Store’s 50 most downloaded free iPhone apps — and was ranked at No. 125.

Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, who co-founded Quibi with former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, blames the lockdown for lackluster ratings. “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus,” he said in an interview with the New York Times. “Everything — but we own it.”

Cue the world’s most infamous “momager” since Mama Rose turned Gypsy Rose Lee out on a vaudeville stripper stage. Billed as “one big secret,” Kirby is braving reality cameras for the first time — with the full support of his mother-manager Kris, 64, who executive-produced the new series with Kendall, 24.

Is he biological or adopted? Or is this all one big meta joke? Let’s let Kirby do the talking.

Kirby recently took the time to speak to The Post about first-time jitters, blowing off steam with his flugelhorn, his legal obligation to like Kim best, following in Yeezy’s fashion footsteps, hanging with Gronk’s girlfriend and much more.

Were you hesitant to enter the reality TV arena?

I think it’s normal to be a little nervous when you’re doing something new. I remember when I was like, you know, 4 or 5 years old. My mom put Kendall and I in swimming class. And I was really afraid to go into the water and get wet. I looked up at my mom, and she put down her mimosa, picked me up — and threw me right into the deep end of the pool.

That’s the best way to learn anything. Like, when I came back into consciousness — I guess technically I drowned, or whatever — my mom was like, “I didn’t kill you. You’re fine.” And she was totally right. I think it made me stronger. It taught me how to swim. My mom can be tough, but she means well, she has a sweet heart and everything that she does, she does with love.

(Kris did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.)

You’ve been kept a secret for so long. Are you excited to finally have your own spotlight?

You know, I don’t think that my family was keeping me a secret. Most of my family was really surprised that nobody had heard of me before. But, yeah, I’ve always been around. I guess I’ve just kind of been doing my own thing … I mean, yeah, doing the show on Quibi was totally my mom’s idea. I’m hopeful that she has more ideas for me. You know, there’s this unwritten rule in my family that when Mom has a business idea for you — you should say yes to it.

Do you have a favorite sister?

I want to say, Kendall — but legally, I have to say Kimberly.

Do you and Kendall have any sort of weird twin connection? Everybody says that sometimes they know when their twin is doing something else or …

Oh my God, yeah! It’s so weird. And I know it’s not going to make any sense, maybe there’s some other twin out there that can relate — but Kendall always knows when I have to take a s–t. It’s really strange. I can’t fully explain it, but yeah. That’s the thing our entire life.

Would you ever attempt to break the Internet with some tastefully artsy nudes?

Breaking the Internet…like, that’s something I could totally see myself doing. I’m actually pretty prone to breaking things. I just broke my Fitbit before this interview.

Any aspirations to marry a rapper-turned-fashion guru or launch a catwalk career?

Yeah, I do a lot of modeling. I love it. But I don’t know. Marriage is definitely not something that’s on the front of my mind. You know, maybe one day I’ll get married. I don’t think they have to be a rapper or a fashion guru or anything, you know, just someone who kind of loves me for me. I don’t know. Like, does that sound lame? Actually, no — let me change my answer. Yes, I aspire to marry a rapper or a fashion guru.

Sports Illustrated cover model Camille Kostek appears on your show. Do you mostly hang out with sexy models who date jocks like Rob Gronkowski?

[Camille], you know, she’s like another sister to me. I’m fortunate that I get to meet a lot of people through Kendall. I guess a lot of people think that when we’re hanging out that, like, we’re on a date. When you know, like, we’re just eating ravioli and watching “Homeward Bound.”

I’ve noticed in younger photos of you, you have serious facial hair. Is that a genetic anomaly you were born with?

Oh, yeah. Since middle school, I’ve had, like, a pretty thick mustache. And I remember when it first started coming in, I was, like, a little embarrassed of it. But, you know, my sisters were just like, “Rock it! Rock what you got!” And now that’s kind of the motto that I live by. Khloe definitely made fun of me a bit. She said, I looked like Mr. Belvedere.

OK, what’s the biggest misconception about your family?

We’re a lot more normal than people give us credit for. Everyone is just a lot more down to earth. Like, we like to have family dinner, watch movies together and play Mario Kart. I think Khloe’s kind of ruining the Mario Kart, though. She’s getting, like, way too competitive about it. She’s kind of, like, the gamer of the group.

Wait, have you been locked down with the fams?

Yeah, I’ve been quarantined here at Kylie’s house since, like, the beginning of March. I’m actually like in — I guess it’s like a mother-in-law unit or carriage house, as they call it. I don’t even think Kylie knows I’m here, her house is enormous. I’ve been trying to better myself at the gym and yoga. And I’ve been learning to play the flugelhorn. It’s kind of like a trumpet.

Were you a childhood band nerd or is this a later-in-life passion?

Yeah, this is something that I only picked up, like, right before quarantine. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. It’s the only thing that I never got to do at [Kylie’s] home because, like, it’s so noisy and I guess I’ve been waking up Stormi. Can I play something for you?

Yeah, go for it! I’d love to hear it.

All right, hold on. I’m still a beginner. I’m getting better, though. [Kirby plays his fugelhorn, loudly, for several minutes.]

I think it was beautiful.

Thanks, man. I appreciate that.

Your family is legendary for shrewdly knowing what the public is gonna want next. Have any product lines in mind?

Yes, for sure. I like to be a fashion inventor, you know, like, I don’t want to do things that have been done before. So some of the things I’m working on are sandals with built-in socks. It’s like a 2-in-1 thing. I lose my socks too often, so I thought I would like to figure out a way to make this work with a sandal.

How would you describe your show for someone who’s been living under a pop culture rock for the last decade?

You know, my show’s got a little bit of everything on it. It’s got fashion and modeling. Obviously, it got pyrotechnics. You know, my sisters are all in it. Family tribunals. I got into a battle with a bird, and I hung out with a business clown. I do some singing. It was fun showing the world what we all do behind closed doors. And it’s pretty wild and I’m excited for you to see it.

According to sources at Wikipedia, you have an established career as a performance artist. Will selling out to reality TV hurt your street cred?

You know, I consider myself more of a sandwich artist more than anything. I don’t think I’m worried.

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Floribama Shore star Kirk Medas arrested in Georgia for ‘disorderly conduct’ and yells ‘I’m on a television show!’ – The Sun

FLORIBAMA Shore star Kirk Medas arrested in Georgia for "disorderly conduct" and yelled "I’m on a television show!"

Kirk was caught on camera being arrested by cops following a call regarding a drunk and disorderly male, according to TMZ.

Police told the site that Kirk, 28, allegedly threw up in the bar before leaving the premises.

He then reportedly became "belligerent", so police were called.

In the video obtained by TMZ bystanders claimed the cops had guns aimed at him, but they claimed it was just a taser.

However, as the cops were arresting Kirk, he yelled: "I'm on a TV show by the way."

The brag didn't go to plan, as the bystanders ended up laughing and the police put the cuffs on.

Kirk hasn't publicly commented on the arrest, but he wrote on Twitter on May 23: "This has been the worst year ever."

He followed it up with: "No need to check up on me. I'm fine. I'm just saying. This year sucks. I'm hurt on so many different things."

Kirk is part of the cast of Floribama Shore, a spin-off show for worldwide hit Jersey Shore.

The show follows eight young adults as they have fun in the sun in the Florida Panhandle.

The cast includes Kirk, Candace Rice, Jeremiah Buoni, Nilsa Prowant, Gus Smyrnios, Kortni Gilson, Codi Butts, and Aimee Hall.

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Meet Kendall’s Secret Twin Brother In Quibi’s ‘Kirby Jenner’ Trailer

The Kardashian-Jenner family secret is out. Quibi’s Kirby Jenner trailer introduces Kendall Jenner’s mustachioed "fraternal twin brother" as he joins his "pretty important" sisters in finally getting his own reality show — after momager Kris Jenner pushed him in front of the cameras, of course. "You’re the best kept secret of our generation," big sis Kim Kardashian tells (the fictional) Kirby in one scene from the eight-episode daily short-form comedy series, which premiered its first two episodes on Sunday, May 24.

"I’m 24 years old, and I guess it’s time for me to start pulling my own weight and help out with the family business," Kirby says in the sneak preview, explaining he’s an amateur model who likes to rollerblade, among other "pretty fun" hobbies. Executive Producers Kendall and Kris also appear in the show, along with Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian, as well as Kylie Jenner.

"I’m definitely close with everyone in the family," Kirby recently explained to E! News. "But to be honest, Khloé and I have bonded a lot recently, especially during this quarantine. We’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart and I think that’s just been so much fun. You know, the whole family has actually been playing but Khloé and I like really take it seriously and dude, she’s good. She’s like pro level Mario Kart."

He added that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars also had plenty of advice when it came to him stepping into the spotlight: "I was a little nervous when this was all getting started. Like my mom explained, and Kendall too, they sort of told me like, ‘Look, just be yourself. And these cameras are just gonna follow you around everywhere and you’ve got nothing to worry about.’"

Kirby started his Instagram parody account in which he photoshops himself into Kendall’s social media photos in July 2015. As of publication, he’d racked up more than 1.5 million followers, and has received nominations for the Webby and Shorty Awards in social humor, best photography, and parody accounts.

Only time will tell if Kirby can keep up with his famous sisters as he takes his turn in the spotlight.

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Jessie James Decker Gets Cheeky With Husband Eric: ‘My Handy Man'

Getting handsy! Jessie James Decker and her husband, Eric Decker, got up close and personal with a cheeky bit of PDA on the beach.

The fashion designer, 32, shared a photo of herself and Eric, 33, enjoying a day of fun in the sun via Instagram on Friday, May 22. In the picture, the former professional football player embraced his bikini-clad wife and grabbed her butt. Jessie, meanwhile, wrapped her arms around Eric’s neck while she smiled up at him.

“My handy man,” the “Almost Over You” singer captioned the sweet snapshot.

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The couple — who tied the knot in 2013 — have had their hands full in other ways amid the coronavirus pandemic with their three children, Vivianne, 6, Eric, 4, and Forrest, 2. The family of five have celebrated four of their birthdays in quarantine including Jessie and her husband’s.

“Happy Birthday to my queen. I am so grateful for YOU and all the ways your love shines through! You not only make my days better, you make me a better man! Cheers to YOU and another year of beautiful adventures,” the athlete wrote as he paid tribute to Jessie via Instagram in April.

One month earlier, the “Flip My Hair” singer celebrated Eric’s birthday with a special message on social media.

“33 looks good on ya baby!” Jessie wrote alongside a family photo. “Happy birthday morning with daddy!!! Sleepy faces and the iphone timer to capture our morning! Eric got some great gifts including a label maker and a laminator machine lol.”

The “Boys in the Summer” songstress told Us Weekly in January that her husband is hoping to add baby no. 4 to their brood.

“He just loves our babies so much. He wants more,” Jessie said at the time. “I told him he’s got to just hang on for a minute there. I’m not sure that’s in the cards for us, but you never know. He doesn’t want to permanently do anything about it, so he is leaving things open. I’m not, but he is.”

The Just Jessie author added, “We’re in such a good rhythm right now. I feel like we’re good right now. We’re good at where we are. We’re busy enough. We have so many things going on.”

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