10TH DECEMBER

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From Prince Louis stealing the Royal Christmas Card release, to the Strictly winner being crowned, this was the week that was the 10th December…

5. Royal Cards

Following on from Royal tradition, this week Kensington Palace released their annual Christmas cards. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall revealed a sweet photo of them sitting on a bench in the gardens of Clarence House. But it was the release of the Cambridge’s and Sussex’s cards through Kensington Palace which caused the biggest reaction, and not all in a good way.

Will and Kate’s family shot saw only the fifth appearance from Prince Louis since his birth earlier this year and many stated how little Louis stole the show. The Sussex’s card received much more of a mixed reaction. The black and white photo of the newly wedded couple watching a firework display at their wedding reception, was met with baffled criticism. With the couple turning their backs to the camera many stated it was hard to recognise the couple and that the photograph itself wasn’t particularly Christmassy.

Video courtesy of The Royal Family Channel©

4. Theresa Survives

Brexit just keeps getting worse for Prime Minister, Theresa May. Last week she faced her biggest test, a vote of ‘No Confidence’ by her own Conservative Party.

After weeks of “will they, won’t they” regarding the magic number of 48 letters being reached to fire a vote, eventually May’s rebels fired the starting gun.

However, as the vote took place and the result was read aloud, the Prime Minister won the confidence of her party and survived another day in 10 Downing Street. Yet it isn’t all plain sailing for Mrs May as 117 MPs voted against her, making her embattled Brexit deal all the more unlikely to get through the House of Commons next month.

Video courtesy of CBS News®

3. Pete's Cry For Help

In what was a tragically sad story from last week, Pete Davidson, star from SNL and ex-fiancé of singer Ariana Grande posted a disturbing post on his Instagram which has since been deleted.

Davidson, 25, uploaded the post, writing 'I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you, but I actually don't know how much longer I can last. All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.'

The post was met with a cacophony of support from fans and stars including his ex-fiancé, Ariana Grande, who arrived at the SNL studios and refused to leave until she knew he was okay.

To ensure fans that he was okay, Davidson made a brief appearance on the long running skit-show to introduce Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus.

Video courtesy of ABC News©

2. Strictly Winner!

It has been a fiercely fought contest and finally, the recipient of the Strictly Glitter Ball was crowned, Stacey Dooley and her dance partner, Kevin Clifton.

The final was close and the result shocked many as the winning couple ended the night at the bottom of the leader board. Though they may not have had the backing of the Strictly judges, they did have the public’s support, who voted in their droves to crown Stacey the winner.

And it looks as if Dooley will reap the benefits of her win, which the BBC looking to cash in on the stars popularity.

Video courtesy of BBC/Strictly Come Dancing®

1. May V Junker

In what has been a frosty week for Theresa May, not only with her vote of no confidence, but the embattled Prime Minister was seen in an extraordinary exchange is EU President, Jean Claude-Juncker who she accused of describing her as ‘nebulous.’

The argument, which was caught on live Television resulted in May having a ‘Maggie Moment’ referring to the infamous fiery exchange between the UK’s first female Prime Minister and the EU.

The argument has done little to change the EU’s stance on potential concessions to May’s controversial and unpopular Brexit deal which still looks likely to be thrown out by MPs in January.

Video courtesy of The Guardian News©