After a long wait, it finally was back on our screens - I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! There were a few changes this time around, not only were the campmates new, but host Declan Donnelly was joined by newcomer Holly Willoughby.The duo quickly got comfortable introducing this year’s unfortunate contestants, including John Barrowman, Nick Knowles, Emily Atack and Harry Redknap, to name a few.
And it seems that these changes haven’t hurt the successful ITV franchise, as over a whopping 11 million viewers tuned in to see how Willoughby would do, and the final verdict was a positive one. Viewers flocked social media praising the This Morning host for her natural banter with Dec. This series looks to be a scorcher!
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Elsewhere on ITV, The X Factor aired its weekly results show and the guest performer this time around was Cheryl Cole. After a brief hiatus from music after becoming a first-time mum to son, Bear, the Geordie native strutted her stuff to her comeback single ‘Love Made Me Do It.’
And whilst the audience in the studio seemed to enjoy the track, viewers at home were less than enthusiastic with many calling the performance a ‘car crash.’ Sadly, for Cheryl, viewers have flocked to OFCOM, complaining that the singer’s dancing was much too sexualised and not appropriate for a family talent show.
We’ll have to wait and see how the single does at the charts, as Cheryl has promised she will give her singing career up if her comeback is a failure.
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In his 70th year, Clarence House has released a cacophony of new photographs to mark the Prince’s landmark birthday. But it has been four photos in particular which have garnered the most attention.
Three featuring the Charles’ immediate family, his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, George, Charlotte and Louis, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been cooed over by the media, with many praising the photographer, Chris Jackson.
These photos also gave the public their first real look at 6-month-old Prince Louis, who has wowed fans with his strikingly similar appearance to Mum, Kate. A photo of the Heir to the Throne cuddle his youngest grandson is particularly sweet.
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In more Royal news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an engagement in the North of England this week. Wills and Kate descended onto Rotherham to open a new McLaren centre and were shown multiple sport cars and the machinery use to make them. Afterwards they travelled to Barnsley to an engagement close to William’s heart. The couple visited a Centrepoint Hostel in the city for the homeless.
William has been patron of the charity for many years now, after taking on the role after his late mother, Princess Diana passed away in 1997. It has become an organisation close to William’s heart and one that he consistently champions.
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Last week, the Brexit bomb went nuclear. Theresa May announced that an agreement had been reached between her government and the EU. However, as the deal was leaked to the Press, the Prime Minister was met with fury from all sides, with many Tory backbenchers demanding she step down.
Mrs May has refused to do say, believing that her deal is the best for Britain and contrary to what most say, does deliver on the referendum two years ago.
This refusal to move has prompted a potential leadership bid by prominent Brexiteers, with many calling for a vote of no confidence. 48 letters have to be received by the 1922 committee to trigger such a vote, and at the time of publication, only 23 had gone public.
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