Corrie fans blast millionaire Daniel Brocklebank going to bed early to save electricity | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Daniel Brocklebank, 42, joined Coronation Street in 2014 as the show’s new vicar Billy Mayhew. The soap star has caused a commotion after he took to Twitter to share the drastic action he has taken to cut down the cost of his electricity bill, with some criticising the star due to his estimated net worth.

On Tuesday, Daniel wrote in view of his 112,000 Twitter followers: “Anyone else find themselves going to bed early just so they don’t have to turn the lights on?

“I feel like I did when I was 8 & could still hear the bigger kids playing outside #energycrisis.”

Many social media users took to the comments to share their view, with some social media users hitting out at the actor.

Jonesey_boy commented: “Lights on in an emergency situation only for me!”

DanBrown_Actor added: “To save on my energy bill bills whenever I’m home I never put the lights on and limit how much TV I watch.”

DarnF1 said: “Says the soap star whose on at least 70k p/a. No idea what an #energycrisis is you.”

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This is currently the equivalent of around £5.7million.

In terms of Coronation Street, cast members receive an annual salary, with bonuses for the episodes they appear in, according to the MailOnline.

Familiar faces on the soaps are said to earn around £200,000 a year while younger stars can pick up around £100,000 annually.

Simon Gregson, who has played Steve McDonald since 1989, reportedly takes home around £160,000 a year.


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Daniel has starred in many TV programmes throughout his career as well as appearing as Sam Goose in the Oscar-winning movie Shakespeare In Love.

The Corrie actor came out as gay, roughly at the same time he got the role on the hit soap.

He has since claimed that his sexuality killed any hope of a further career in Hollywood.

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: “I pretend for a living, I didn’t want to pretend in my private life. When you spend your life on screen, it’s important to hold on to the bits that are real.

“Who I am in my real life should bear no relevance to what I play on screen.

‘I feel limited by race in the UK’, says Homeland’s David Harewood | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

He said British executives lack America’s “can-do attitude” to cast a black man as Prime Minister and said he has suffered anxieties over race and belonging since returning to the UK.

Speaking about moving to the US in an interview for BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs which airs today, Birmingham-born David, 56, said: “It’s strange. It almost feels I am limited by other people’s perceptions of what I can be, whereas in America I am not.”

Bob Hall dead: ITV and Sky Sports presenter dies as tributes pour in for beloved host | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Sky Sports presenter Bob Hall has died, with his death being announced on Friday. Tributes have flooded in for the ITV legend who worked on a variety of sports programmes.

The cause of Bob’s death is yet to be announced, and he was thought to be in his mid-70s.

Bob regularly starred on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme, hosted by Jeff Stelling and was a match reporter on Gillette Soccer Saturday.

He was best known for his reporting at ITV Central, Sky Sports Soccer Saturdays and Black Country Radio.

With a career spanning over four decades, Bob became a well-known and respected sports journalist in the Midlands.

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He was recruited by Newbon as part of Central’s superb sports team in 1981 after covering rugby league for the Yorkshire and Granada stations.

After becoming a casualty of a 2004 shake-up, Bob returned to freelance reporting and was a regular contributor to Sky Sports’ popular Soccer Saturday programme, hosted by Jeff Stelling.

Many took to social media to offer their condolences to the presenter.

Gary Newbon said: “It’s a huge shock, we’re all stunned. As a presenter, Bob was a really solid, safe pair of hands, very professional, a good presenter.


Actor and director David Alacey said Bob was a “true gentleman in every sense of the word”.

He said: “He would happily regale anecdotes about his famous friends such as Ron Atkinson and Alex Ferguson.

“Being old school and extremely polite, Bob would often use the term ‘sir’, as in, ‘how are you, sir?’, when, of course, he really did have the gravitas to be called sir.

“So I say – thanks for the memories Bob, I really will miss you, sir.”

Madonna, 63, unveils flawless skin and ageless appearance at Davis and Romero fight | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Madonna, 63, looked very smooth-faced as she attended the Davis vs Romero fight event for the WBA World Lightweight Championship at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday.

The singer, 63, hid her eyes behind a pair of pink sunglasses and wore a black Balenciaga jacket to the fight.

She accessorised with several silver necklaces, and styled her blonde tresses poker straight.

The hitmaker was accompanied by her 16-year-old son David Banda, who cut a stylish figure in a red v-neck top.

Madonna’s outing comes as she was banned from going live on Instagram after continually breaking the app’s rules with her nude posts, last week.

The singer expressed her outrage after discovering she was unable to broadcast live to her 18 million followers for “going against Community Guidelines” on the app, with a later message reminding users not to “spam” or “post nudity”. 

Meghan Markle sparks divide as band Garbage fume over Texas school visit ‘Obscene!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Meghan Markle paid a touching tribute to the victims of the Texas school shooting in Uvalde following the heartbreaking tragedy. Nineteen young children and two adults died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas on Tuesday (May 24).

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance in Uvalde where she laid a bouquet of white roses.

Meghan, who kept a low profile, wore a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, sneakers and a dark baseball cap, was filmed leaving a bouquet of white roses in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse.

A spokesperson for Meghan confirmed the visit and said it was important for her, as a mother herself, to extend her condolences and support to the community.

The Duchess also visited a community centre hosting a blood drive, where she dropped off two crates full of sandwiches, drinks and desserts for the blood donors, according to Buzzfeed News.

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Rock band Garbage has since shared their thoughts on her appearance via their official Twitter, which sparked some division on social media, on Friday.

In view of their 171,000 followers, the tweet read: “Meghan Markle flying in and using the devastation and heartbreak of Uvalde as a press opportunity is obscene. Wtf. [followed by a swear face emoji.”

The group was inundated with messages, sparking a divide among social media users.

@smalls wrote: “The Uvalde community welcomed her visit. Also, if you think people shouldn’t be injecting themselves into this topic, you shouldn’t be using your PUBLIC Twitter this way.”

@78esmerelda chimed: “There are news cameras surrounding the memorial. If Meghan truly intended the visit to be secret she would have visited once the cameras had gone.”

Meghan visited a memorial for the Texas school shooting victims.

The mum-of-two also donated blood and food to help support the local community.

She made the visit in a personal capacity as a mum, according to her representatives.

A spokesperson for the former actress said: “Following the devastating Texas school massacre which saw 21 lives stolen, Duchess Meghan has made a personal visit to Robb Elementary in Uvalde.”

Locals have praised Meghan who has been privately supporting the parents who lost children in the shooting.

Garbage is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The band’s lineup—consisting of Scottish singer Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig —has remained unchanged since its inception.

Anne Hegerty: The Chase star forced to fight off muggers ‘Governess born that day’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

She continued: “But their dynamism is thwarted by my insisting they wait till my washing’s dry. Dammit, that’s what I’m here for.

“Eventually I and the police and my trolley case get into the police car and we tour the local estates.

“But he’s a very generic weedy white boy, and though I’ve been trying to commit any details to memory, we don’t see him or his bicycle or his Basement Jaxx jacket.

“So the mystery remains unsolved. But the Governess was born that day.”

Many social media users took to the posts comments to discuss the mugging story.

MisterMedusa said: “Love it. The most surprising thing is to think you broke and on your way to a launderette, and not all that long ago

“Goes to show how none of us know what the future holds, and how quickly things can change. Glad to hear the would-be mugger didn’t get the better of you.”

Jonathancairns commented: “Incredible! I cannot imagine having the guts to dare someone to pull out a weapon like that.”

Anne has been on The Chase since it began, and was named the third chaser on the show.

Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett were both cast first, but producer Sue Allison wanted a woman on the show.

ITV producer Sue Allison recently explained how Anne secured the coveted role after she received a letter from a quiz champion who insisted she was strong both mentally and physically.

Speaking on TV Show and Tell podcast, Sue said: “When we got a letter from Anne, she wrote into the team and said something like she ‘realised what kind of character you needed to be’ because she’d seen the pilot series.

“And she realised you needed to be quite tough, and she had once chased off a couple of muggers.

“I remember getting this letter and thinking, ‘Come on, be as good as you sound’ and she was.”

Britney Spears. 40, stuns fans as singer poses topless in another naked photo | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Britney Spears shared a picture of herself wearing only her birthday suit and a necklace on Instagram on Saturday.

The 40-year-old was stationed in front of a large window with tropical plants in the background as she covered her breasts with her hands and protected her modesty with a red heart emoji.

The Grammy winner explained the snap by writing: “Not the same pic … this is a red blood heart pic !!!’  

It appeared the Gimme More artist was referring to a series of nude photos with pink hearts, which she shared on May 19.

The superstar also shared an image of herself and her dog, Sawyer, on the beach instructing her followers: “If you swipe you can see me and Sawyer with our mouths open.” 

Fans’ reactions were mixed, with some expressing support for her body-positive attitude but others were dismayed. 

Many asked “why” and expressed concern for her teenage sons Sean, 16,  and Jayden, 15, as well as other young fans who may follow her.

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Roman Kemp admits strict career advice from dad Martin ahead of ‘crazy’ career move | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Speaking about his personal experiences to Steph McGovern on her talk show earlier this year, he said: “I’ve had a lot of troubles of my own, I’ve dealt with suicidal thoughts, I’ve been on anti-depressants for 15 years of my life.

“I feel that, sometimes, if my brain gets in a situation where it feels like it’s been beaten up by Mike Tyson, I feel like I’m in a boxing ring and not had one boxing lesson.”

Roman lost his best friend Joe Lyons, a producer at Global Radio, after he died suddenly in August 2020.

This led Roman to confront the issue in a BBC documentary released last year titled Our Silent Emergency.

The broadcaster presented the one-off special in a bid to “show that there are ways to reach those who are suffering” following Joe’s death.

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis ‘killed by PTSD after JFK assassination’, doctor claims | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

US pathologist Michael Hunter says he believes Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing her husband’s murder in 1963.

And he suggests her condition helped trigger the blood cancer that claimed her life at the age of 64 in May 1994, according to a new episode of US series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… After piecing together the former First Lady’s autopsy report and medical files, and interviewing friends, Dr Hunter reveals: “There was a jigsaw of traumas and tragedy that, when pieced together, gives us a much clearer picture of why she died, most likely from a combination of factors.”

These include a lifelong smoking habit as well as daily “miracle jabs”, which JFK and Jackie were given by his doctor.

The programme, which will air in the UK later this year, was told they contained “amphetamines, vitamins, hormones and sometimes barbiturates”.

But Dr Hunter concluded: “For me, the smoking gun is the undiagnosed PTSD. Those most at risk for lymphoma are people with impaired immune systems and studies have put PTSD sufferers in this at-risk group.

“So, the question is: Did the assassin’s bullet kill two people in the motorcade that day?”

Naga Munchetty missing from BBC Breakfast as replacement host steps in on show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Naga Munchetty usually presents BBC Breakfast from Thursday to Saturday but the broadcaster was noticeably absent from yesterday’s show (May 28). The on-screen presenter was replaced by business correspondent Nina Warhurst who joined Charlie Stayt on the red sofa.

Taking to Twitter, Nina shared she would be looking at the main headlines on the morning programme.

In view of her 28,500 followers, she penned: “Morning from the Salford squad @BBCBreakfast.

“One of those mornings when front pages are all different BUT only one story on the back!!

“@JohnWatsonSport is live from Paris. We have the latest from Texas, analysis of Johnson’s Tory opponents. Plus Vampires & street parties.”

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He accompanied the announcement with a snap of himself clutching a BBC News umbrella outside Downing Street, surrounded by cameras and recording equipment.

Adam wrote: “This is my last week at Westminster for a while because I’m going to do other stuff for a few months including #BBCNewscast. Thanks for all the constructive feedback of my political coverage on this platform.”

Naga was one of the first people to react to the news as he was inundated with messages of support.

In view of her 270,000 followers, she wrote: “A change is as good as a rest (they say).