Very sad news from his agent.. more on this story as it develops
Ant McPartlin will soon be seen to break down in tears from pre-recorded scenes for the very first episode of this new set of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night.
It has been announced that the embattled 42-year-old, who is now in rehabilitation, will be absent from the live show. His sidekick and expert partner Declan Donnelly will take the stage for the initial audition process of this show.
News of the scenes comes after Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern talked to Closer magazine concerning the raucous post-show festivities following BGT. A sensitive subject due to Ant’s current treatment for beverage and drug addiction.
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Dec will host the live shows independently, as Ant steps down from his TV responsibilities following his admission to rehabilitation.
A spokesman for ITV said: ‘Declan Donnelly will host Britain’s Got Talent live shows on his own while Ant McPartlin “steps down from his TV responsibilities for now”.’ The famous show will go for the 12th season on Saturday with Ant to be seen on-screen at the audition stages, but that is his sole participation.
Dec will also be hosting the live show solo from the Hammersmith Apollo rather than a TV studio, for the first time. It has been shown in a teaser he will breakdown in tears because he watches one of the auditions – definitely causing high emotion. He then turns to the camera and said: ‘I can not prevent the tears from falling’.
Elsewhere, Stephen, who stepped up for the finale of Saturday Night Takeaway at Dec’s absence, recently revealed the way the post-show events could have raucous.
He revealed: ‘It’s brilliant, because after filming we all go back to the resort, give it five or 10 minutes – then we will be in the bar. There is no way you can come from auditions afternoon and go: “Right everyone, I am off to bed!”‘
Ant stepped down from his introducing commitments when he was charged with drink-driving earlier this month following a 3 car crash. The television personality was twice the legal limit when he was arrested, according to police. The legal limit is 35mg.
The TV presenter, who has been component of duo Ant and Dec for almost 30 years, was expected to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with the offence. Ant and Dec did not feature in recently released promo images for the new series of BGT, set to air this Saturday, with judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all pictured.
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Jim Bowen, who presented the cult darts-based game show Bullseye, has died at the age of 80.
Family friend John Plews told Sky News that Bowen died on Wednesday morning with his wife Phyllis by his side.
“He passed away very peacefully, she was with him. We are all shedding a tear. It wasn’t completely unexpected, he’s been ill for several weeks in hospital,” he said.
Bowen achieved cult status in Bullseye, a game show where contestants threw darts and answered basic general knowledge questions to progress.
His catchphrases, such as “super, smashing, great”, “let’s see what you could have won” and “you can’t beat a bit of Bully” made him a household name.
The show, which ran between 1981 and 1995, was watched by over 12 million viewers, and was especially popular among students
Rest in peace Jim
The comedy legend died peacefully late on Sunday in the Knotty Ash home where he was born, spent his entire life – and married his partner of 40 years on Friday.
Anne Jones – Lady Anne – was by his side when he passed away at their house in Thomas Lane.
Ken, who celebrated his 90th birthday in November, had recently spent more than six weeks in the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital battling a severe chest infection. He was allowed home nearly two weeks ago.
Doddy’s agent, Robert Holmes, broke the sad news of the national treasure’s death in a phone call to the Liverpool ECHO at 1.20am, shortly after receiving a call from a distraught Lady Anne.
He said: “They may as well turn out the lights – the last of the music hall greats has gone.
“It is so sad, but what is so lovely is that Ken was able to marry his beloved Anne in a private ceremony at home on Friday. And, being a Knight of the Realm, there will actually be a marriage announcement in The Times on Tuesday.
“They were together for 40 years and this is the love story to end all love stories.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the most recognizable breeds of dogs. Even people who aren’t dog lovers can recognize a Lab! They’re the best all-around family dog. Read our article below for our list of 10 Labrador Facts that you probably didn’t know!
1. Labrador Facts 1 – The Labrador Retriever was inducted into the AKC Registry in 1917.
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We always seem to talk about foods that are closely linked to weight gain. Far less frequently do we discuss the foods that will help to keep us full and our calorie intake controlled. Here are 10 of the best foods for weight control and the reasons why they are so good in helping to prevent unwanted weight gain.
A wholegrain, not only do oats have a low glycaemic index which means they help to keep glucose levels tightly controlled and help to leave you full for several hours after eating them but a single serve of oats each day provides you with a substantial amount of soluble fibre. Soluble fibre is the type of fibre known to help reduce blood cholesterol levels, keep our arteries healthy and support optimal metabolic function long term. Click ‘Next’ to see the rest
A dozen people have so far fallen ill and there are fears that this Taste The Difference product has been contaminated with the E.coli bug – which can prove fatal.
Watchdog, The Food Standards Agency warned shoppers: “If you have bought any of the batches, do not eat them.” Sainsbury’s is clearing the product from its shelves and Public Health England (PHE) has linked a dozen cases of E.coli to the range.
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Here are 10 Christmas Eve facts you didn’t know. it’s the day that seems to drag on before the fun of Christmas Day can begin – December 24th also know as Christmas Eve!
- In much of Europe, shoes rather than stockings are left for Santa to fill on Christmas Eve.
I urge you all to read and share this, by passing on this simple information you could help to save a life. They say if you forward this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along?
In the summer, during a BBQ, a woman called Jane, lost her balance, stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, she went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 PM she passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die, in many cases, getting help quickly and acting fast can lead to a full recovery.
It only takes a minute to read this. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
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It is such a common problem that many of us have where one minute we are in a deep sleep then the next we are tossing and turning unable to dose back off.
We all need sleep so that we can function properly. For younger adults (18-25) and other adults (26-64) they should be having between 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Some people can function on just 3 or 4 hours sleep whereas others need 10 or more to get out of bed. These 8 reasons may explain why you may not be sleeping the whole way through the night (excluding times where sleep loss is expected such as being a new parent).
1. Temperature Problems
According to menshealth.com, the perfect temperature for our bodies to have the best nights sleep is at around 18 degrees celsius or 65 degrees fahrenheit. The reason being because it allows our bodies to do its job. During deep sleep our bodies temperature are naturally low and then raise nearer the end of our sleep to tell us to wake up. So by keeping the room temperature low, allows our bodies to do the rest of the work. If the temperature is too warm, our bodies may sweat whilst in too cold temperatures our muscles may get stiff which may cause some pain during seep.
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Although our pound is getting weaker in monetary terms, they have been getting stronger against the washing machine since the new plastic notes were released in September this year. By now you have probably plucked a glossy ten pound out of your wallet instead of hoping your notes don’t disintegrate as you rummage around for them, but when will the old paper notes stop being used?
Just as the date of the expiry of the old round pound coins came upon us all of a sudden, so to will the expiry of your ragged paper ten pounds notes. The paper £10 will cease to be legal tender in spring 2018, but the Bank of England promises to give you three months notice to spend those paper monies before they actually cease to be legal tender.
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Sad to report that Liz Dawn passed away last night, she was 77.
A statement from the family of Liz Dawn
We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn.
Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her.
She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.
A statement from Coronation Street
It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned our beloved Liz Dawn has passed away last night. Her family at Coronation Street are heartbroken.
We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy at this very sad time to Liz’s devoted husband Don, her loving children Graham, Dawn, Ann and Julie, their families and her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
We have been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, considerate and caring friend and colleague. As Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth for 34 years, Liz brought so much joy and happiness to so many. She was a wonderful actress who will forever be a true Coronation Street legend.
On behalf of ITV and the programme Coronation Street’s Executive Producer, Kieran Roberts said:
“Liz Dawn was a true Coronation Street legend, a brilliant actor and a wonderful person. Everyone lucky enough to have worked with Liz during her thirty-four years playing Corrie icon Vera Duckworth will remember her with huge affection.”