‘Lost a lot’ Love Island’s Demi Jones in heartbreaking admission after cancer diagnosis | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 2020 Love Island contestant was diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease back in May, but thankfully seems to have now beaten it.

The terrified star developed a golf ball-sized tumour in her neck, leading to her undergoing multiple surgeries to combat it.

Although radiation treatment was traumatic for Demi and operations on her tumours have left her scarred, she is simply thankful to be alive.

“Even though I’ve got [a] scar, it’s a small price to pay,” she said as part of Cancer Research’s Play Your Part campaign.

Denise van Outen’s ex Eddie Boxshall ‘deeply sorry’ for sending sex texts behind her back | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Eddie Boxshall, 49, has spoken out since his split from Denise van Outen, 47. They were together for seven years before Denise discovered he had been sending cheating texts behind her back. Denise discovered up to 20 messages and photos on Eddie’s iPad and confronted him in a “rage”.

The furious TV star then threw him out of the house and told him she did not want him “in her life”.

Recalling that day, Eddie said: “As I left, I knew it was going to be the last time I would ever see her. I was absolutely gutted.

“I hurt ­Denise, I broke her trust and I’m deeply sorry…I deeply regret that I sent those messages.”

Eddie added that he has attempted to apologise to Denise and says he has not been in a “good place” since their split.

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He continued to The Sun: “I’ve sent her untold messages on text, on email, saying that I love her and that I’m sorry for what I’ve done – that I’m embarrassed and I’m ashamed.”

The Celebrity Gogglebox stars had been dating since 2014 and planned to get married.

Denise confirmed on Instagram earlier this year that they had gone their separate ways.

She penned to her 660,000 followers: “Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.

Sharing a snap of himself exercising in the gym, he said: “Never got much sleep last night as the brain was working overtime with life in general.

“Felt sluggish and crap this morning but told myself to get up and at’em!!

“Had an easy 5km run and then hit the weights and now I’m buzzing like a bee.”

In a comment underneath the post, he continued: “I’m just back into my training as I lost over a stone in weight due to stress and anxiety over the last four months.

“Exercise helps my mental health as well.”

The following month, Eddie penned a heartfelt tribute to his ex fiancee on International Women’s Day.

Alongside a photograph of Denise, Eddie wrote in view of his 64,000 followers: “Regardless of us sadly going our separate ways I have to acknowledge that in our wonderful seven-and-a-half-year relationship I witnessed the hardest working and most driven woman in her business and amazing mummy to Betsy #neverstops #upmostrespect.” 

‘Pull ourselves together’ Judi Dench refused to marry long-term spouse after lockdown chat | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Judi Dench, 87, has been in a relationship with conservationist David Mills since 2010, and hadn’t expected to meet anyone after her husband Michael Williams’ death in 2001. The accolade-winning actress candidly shared her thoughts on marriage in an unearthed interview.

David and Judi began dating in 2010, nine years after the death of her first husband of 30 years, Michael Williams.

Micchael died from lung cancer in 2001, with the couple having one child together called Finty Williams.

When asked about the prospect of marrying for a second time, Judi revealed that marriage was not on the cards anytime in the future for the happy couple.

She said: “He is not going to propose.

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The successful actress said that sometimes on sets she struggles to see her colleagues and needs help reading her lines.

During the pandemic, the actress filmed Belfast, a black and white coming of age film set in 1960s Ireland.

Judi spoke to a newspaper representative at the film’s premiere earlier this year about her deteriorating eyesight.

“I kept going up to the wrong person, having a conversation, and they’d say: ”I’m not who you think I am”, she told the Daily Mail.

Last month, Judi and Belfast director Kenneth Brannagh received the Freedom of the Town in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The acting pair received the award for their contributions to appearing in Shakespeare’s works, and exercised their freedom by herding sheep down Sheep Street.

Both Oscar-winners are both considered Shakespearean actors, having graced the stage and screen in countless plays and films.

This honour comes after Kenneth won his first Oscar this year, when he scooped the award for Best Original Screenplay for Belfast at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Sara Davies shares concern about discussing pregnancy struggle ‘Don’t want to be that’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Strictly Come Dancing star Sara Davies, 38, opened up about having trouble conceiving with her husband Simon. She says that they were trying for two years with no luck, and this took a huge toll on her emotionally.

She would be devastated when a pregnancy test came back negative and this caused her to binge eat, which resulted in her putting on a lot of weight.

She recalls the difficult time in her bestselling book, We Can All Make It, writing: “My period would arrive, and I would be gutted.

“I would have a week of binge eating…then I would be bloated and feeling fat…then came the anxiety, followed by my period.”

This cycle continued until Christmas 2012 when things “came to a head” and she confessed her turmoil to her sister.

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Instead of mollycoddling her, Sara’s sister told her that she wasn’t going to fall pregnant while she was in such a “negative frame of mind”.

After taking her advice, Sara stopped trying.

Then, as luck would have it, she fell pregnant, and Sara and Simon now have two sons: Charlie and Oliver.

Despite being so open about that difficult time in her life, Sara admits that she did have some trepidation before including it in the book.

“But what she did helped me.”

The Dragons’ Den star added that she wanted to include it in her memoir because: “The whole point of writing the book was that I want it to have a positive impact on people’s life in some way.”

Sara’s book was released last month and is now a Sunday Times Bestseller.

It takes readers through her journey to success, from running her business from her university bedroom all the way to becoming the youngest female investor on Dragons’ Den.

Discussing why she thinks people should read it, the businesswoman said: “I want people, whether they are entrepreneurs or mums who are trying to juggle everything, to pick up my book and connect with something in it.
“I want them to think, if she has done that I can go and do whatever it is that I am trying to achieve.”

You can read more in We Can All Make It: My Story by Sara Davies, which is published by Bantam Press and is available to buy now. RRP £20.

Kim Wilde’s tequila-fuelled bender ‘worried’ singer: ‘Have I just buried my career?’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kim Wilde, 61, opens up about her 40 years in music on ITV’s ‘Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh’ this morning. The ‘Kids in America’ singer comes to Manor Farm to chat to Alan about her return to her rock origins. Also on the show are Dame Judi Dench and her partner David Mills, as well as David Domoney who will present a segment on the top garden water features, while acoustic singer Jack Savoretti performs.

Although Kim is known for her rock and roll image, she later diversified her career by moving into landscape gardening.

Like Alan, the Eighties pop star has presented TV programmes on all things green, including for the BBC and Channel 4.

In 2005, she even won a gold medal in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show for the courtyard garden she co-designed with Richard Lucas.

Despite her green fingers, the musician has retained her rock and roll credentials, as an unearthed interview with the star shows.

Speaking to NME in July last year, she opened up about her tequila-fuelled bender on a train in 2012, which she admitted left her “worried” that she may have “buried her career”.

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Ten years ago, the singer was filmed giving a drunken rendition of her ‘Kids in America’ hit on the way back from the Christmas party of Magic FM, where she was a presenter.

She told the magazine: “The only reason I got away with it was because I was wearing some antlers!”

Kim was quizzed by NME about her musical career in a wide-ranging Q&A session that included her inebriated public performance.

She continued: “Thank God for those antlers! I picked them up from the Magic Christmas party where my brother [guitarist Ricky Wilde] and I went to serenade party-goers.

“We got larruped on tequila and lychee cocktails and by the time we hit the train to go home, thank God those antlers were well and truly in place!

Ricky co-wrote the 1981 classic with his and Kim’s father Marty Wilde, who was one of Britain’s leading rock and rollers back in the Fifties, along with the likes of Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard.

In footage of Ricky and Kim’s impromptu festive singsong, he whips out a guitar and she dons glittery reindeer antlers as the siblings entertain the capital’s commuters.

Some of the public can be heard singing along, while others stare into oblivion and ignore the performance, appearing to stick to London’s unofficial code of conduct for commuters.

Kim also discussed the incident in a 2019 Q&A as she was asked what her “most embarrassing moment” was.

She replied: “Being filmed very drunk, singing on a train at Christmas wearing antlers.

“That was seven years ago; it went viral. It’s crushingly embarrassing; my daughter sometimes puts it up on her laptop to wind me up, and I have to leave the room.”

‘Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh’ airs on ITV from 10am today.

Dick Van Dyke, 96, makes rare appearance with wife after gym

Life sure is sweet.

“Mary Poppins” icon Dick Van Dyke, 96, was in high spirits as he stepped out in a “Spoonful of Sugar” sweatshirt in Malibu, California, on Wednesday.

The age-defying actor was accompanied by his wife Arlene Silver, 50, as they headed to lunch after finishing up a fitness class at a nearby gym.

The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary back in February by going viral with a romantic Valentine’s Day video — but still looked like loved-up newlyweds as they shared a laugh while strolling along in the sun.

Dick Van Dyke, 96, was seen stepping out with wife Arlene Silver, 50, in Malibu on Wednesday.

In addition to the sweatshirt referencing his most famous film role, Van Dyke kept things casual for the lunch date, donning a pair of Adidas sweatpants he presumably wore for his workout.

The “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” star is famous for keeping fit and healthy in spite of his advancing age, telling Closer Weekly that he still hits the gym three times a week.

Van Dyke and Silver kept close as they strolled along in the California sunshine.
Van Dyke and Silver kept close as they strolled along in the California sunshine.
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Van Dyke looked fit and healthy after finishing up a fitness class at a Malibu gym.
Van Dyke looked fit and healthy after finishing up a fitness class at a Malibu gym.
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“I’ve always been an exerciser and still am … I get in the pool and exercise. At my age, they say to keep moving. Put me on solid ground and I’ll start tapping,” he declared in an interview with the magazine back in 2019.

Van Dyke revealed he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also credited his fit physique to “good genes.”

Meanwhile, the smitten star said much-younger Silver also keeps him on his toes.

“I sometimes forget that we’re doing a great experiment here — 46 years’ difference. And we work at it to some extent,” he explained. “There’s got to be some understanding, find out what old habits don’t work anymore. It takes some adjusting and fitting in, but that’s part of the fun of it.”

The age-defying screen icon revealed he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also credits his fit physique to "good genes."
The age-defying screen icon revealed he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also credits his fit physique to “good genes.”
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Van Dyke and Silver celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary back in February, but still looked like loved-up newlyweds as they shared a laugh while strolling along in the California sunshine.
Van Dyke and Silver celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary back in February, but still looked like loved-up newlyweds as they shared a laugh while strolling along in the California sunshine.
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The pair said they don't often notice their 46-year age gap. They are pictured together in 2017.
The pair said they don’t often notice their 46-year age gap. They are pictured together in 2017.

Van Dyke first met Silver at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the time, he was 81 and she was just 35.

Silver spoke with Closer in a separate interview earlier this year, recalling the moment she first laid eyes on her now-husband.

“He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, ‘Weren’t you in “Mary Poppins”?’ We got along immediately as friends, so it didn’t feel like he was so much older than me,” she told the publication.

The devoted wife further cooed: “He is the most perfect human being. I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”

Van Dyke is one of the world's most beloved actors, best known for his roles in the classics "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
Van Dyke is one of the world’s most beloved actors, best known for his roles in the classics “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
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Van Dyke and Silver met in 2007. They were friends for several years, before embarking on a relationship. They wed in 2012.
Van Dyke and Silver met in 2007. They were friends for several years before embarking on a relationship. They wed in 2012.
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The pair were friends for several years before their relationship turned romantic.

Van Dyke said he was relieved his fans were supportive of the relationship, adding: “I thought there would be an outcry about a gold digger marrying an old man, but no one ever took that attitude.”

Back in February, the couple showed off their fun-loving relationship in a video posted in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The pair were seen dancing to a cover of the 1958 Doris Day song “Everybody Loves a Lover” performed by Silver’s band, Arlene & the Vantastix.

Silver and Van Dyke are seen on the red carpet at a gala back in April 2016.
Silver and Van Dyke on the red carpet at a gala back in April 2016.

Silver is Van Dyke’s second wife. The four-time Emmy winner split from his first wife and mother of his four children, Margie Willett, in 1984 after 36 years of marriage.

Van Dyke was also in a relationship with actress Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until she died in 2009.

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12 Books to Read ASAP Before They Become Your Next TV Obsession

Based On: The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
Premieres: September 2 on Amazon Prime Video
Why We’re Excited: Like Gollum with his precious, resistance is futile when it comes to returning to Middle-earth for another adventure set thousands of years before the events of The Lord Of The Rings film franchise and The Hobbit trilogy. Plus, it’s likely the most expensive TV show ever made, so it will be nice to see what our annually increasing Prime membership is going toward!

Andrea McLean ‘needed a salary’ amid Loose Women exit as venture wasn’t making money | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Andrea McLean quit Loose Women after 13 years of presenting the daytime programme on ITV.  She announced her departure in November 2020, where she said at the time you “only get one life” and made the decision to take a chance.

The 52-year-old admitted it was not an easy decision to quit the show but was determined to make a success of her business ventures.

The mum-of-two had been working behind the scenes on her platform, This Girl Is On Fire, which has since proved to be a success for the author and entrepreneur.

But just over three years ago, Andrea admitted she was not making any money from her company and the business had been “costing her”.

It was during this time the ITV favourite had been thinking about leaving Loose Women to focus solely on her new venture.

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She explained: “I’d been mulling it over for a while.

“This Girl Is On Fire is now coming up to its fourth year. I’ve been working on this for a while.

“It started off as a simple online blog which again I’ve always, always been fascinated with why we do what we do and how I can help women feel better about themselves by understanding themselves more.”

Andrea went on: “I realised I couldn’t just keep it as a free online blog. It was costing me already. I was paying journalists to write for it, I was turning down adverts and sponsors.

“It was scary because when you first start something off you don’t make any money,” she mused. “Your building and it costs money to build a business so I needed a salary.”

Andrea added: “But I couldn’t give the time to it so I had to just leap and hope that it would all fall into place. I’ve been very lucky.”

The TV star, who tied the knot with her husband Nick Feeney in 2017, decided to sell her home and invest the proceeds into herself and growing her business.

Since leaving the ITV show, Andrea has put time and money into developing the technology for her global business This Girl Is On Fire.

In addition, she had released her book to accompany the self-help platform, This Girl Is on Fire: How to Live, Learn and Thrive in a Life You Love.

The presenter has since released another book, You Just Need To Believe It, where she gives readers more insight into her various projects and living life on their own terms.

Andrea said: “I lived years of my life letting fear stop me.”

You Just Need to Believe It: 10 Ways in 10 Days to Unlock Your Courage and Reclaim Your Power is out now.

Jazmyn Simon’s Book Holds the Perfect Message Every Kid Needs to Hear

Gather around Jazmyn Simon‘s dinner table and prepare to speak your truth.

As the actress and her actor husband, Dulé Hill, raise 17-year-old daughter Kennedy and 3-year-old son Levi, both parents are trying to build a space where expressing feelings is not only welcomed but encouraged.

“I ask Kennedy, ‘How was school today?’ and I don’t want to hear, ‘Fine,'” Jazmyn said in an exclusive interview with E! News. “I want to hear the best part and the worst part and she’ll tell me. There’s no subject that is off limits.” 

“Even with Levi, a lot of little boys are taught you have to toughen up,” Jazmyn continued. “We do not teach him that. We tell him you have all the feelings and you are allowed to feel every single one of them…There is nothing that my children can tell me that would ever shut the door on loving them.”

But with open communication comes honest revelations. Jazmyn was shocked when her daughter was riding in the backseat of her car at the age of 3 and out of the blue, she told her mom, “I want to be pretty. I need my skin to be white.”