4TH FEBRUARY

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From the BAFTAs and Grammys, to the death of a British acting icon, Albert Finney, this was the week that was the 4th February...

5. Meghan Meltdown

Just when you thought all had gone quiet on the Markle Debacle front, another set of dramas occur, this time Meghan is allegedly involved herself! Five of the Duchess’ friends exclusively spoke to People Magazine, reportedly with her permission. In the article they addressed the rumoured feud with sister-in-law Kate and her relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.

It was the latter however, which has garnered the biggest headlines after revealing a letter was sent to Meghan’s father from herself asking him to stop speaking to the press. This was proven to be somewhat true after Thomas released the letter to the Mail on Sunday. In her own writing Meghan told her father he had broken her heart ‘into a million pieces’.

Many reporters have heavily criticised both camps for leaking information to the Press feeling that this will only add to the trouble, not abate them.

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4. BAFTAs 2019

It is the biggest night in the British Film Calendar and Sunday night saw the stars line the red carpet for the BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall. The big winner of the night was ‘The Favourite’ which took home seven awards including Rachel Weisz for Best Supporting Actress and Olivia Colman for Best Actress.

But for many watching at home, the real winner was the Duchess of Cambridge who stunned in a Grecian style, Alexander McQueen dress.

Not everyone was winning however. Social media savaged host Joanna Lumley for her ‘lacklustre’ and ‘cringeworthy’ opening monologue. Others, including actor Andy Serkis felt the wrath of Twitter after making a underhand joke over Brexit, with many stating that Politics should have been kept out of the night.

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3. Grammys 2019

It wasn’t just the movies who had their night to shine, music did too. The Grammy’s returned and was universally praised as a success. Many heaped compliments on Alicia Keys who opened the show with an impressive set of her favourite songs, even playing two Piano’s at once!

And with special appearances including Michelle Obama, who received the biggest cheer of the night, women dominated the award ceremony. Artists including Lady Gaga and Cardi B were big winners of the night.

But Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, both honoured by the academy were the show stoppers of the who event!

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2. SAS: Who Dares Wins - The Winners

It is one of the most intense TV shows in the UK and we finally got to see who passed the SAS: Who Dares Wins course. Three were crowned victorious, Milo, Mark and Lou with the latter proving that women can be as tough as men when it comes to Military training.

The series has received nationwide praise this year for allow women to sign up for the first time in the shows history. And with Lou reigning victorious she proved that the extreme missions and tasks can be completed by both sexes.

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1. Albert Finney Dies

He was one of Britain’s most revered and celebrated actors, but sadly Albert Finney passed away last week at the age of 82.

The famed working-man’s actor, who grew up in Manchester was famed for his bad-boy roles and heartthrob status. He starred in many iconic movies, including Annie, Scrooge, Skyfall, Erin Brockovich and Tom Jones.

Famously anti-establishment, Finney twice turned down honours including a Knighthood.

Video courtesy of The Guardian©