‘It hurts!’ Strictly’s Karen Hauer shares pics of painful physio to heal ‘aching muscles’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Karen Hauer took to Instagram today to share some snaps of her demanding physiotherapy session with her 281,000 followers. The Strictly Come Dancing star, 40, admitted that she was “hurting” but explained that the physio was needed in order to reduce her muscle ache as she features in the hit dance programme’s live shows across the country.

Karen shared some pictures of herself on the physiotherapy table, as parts of her body were moved around and manipulated to improve her aches and pains.

One snap showed her receiving a form of acupuncture beside fellow Strictly dancer Luba Mushtuk, as physiotherapist Doug Jones could be seen smiling in the background.

The last photo showed an exhausted Karen looking close to tears as she closed her eyes and put her head on the pillow.

Under the snaps she wrote: “Yesterday’s day off = Physio.

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“Good afternoon. Yes, I’m still in bed,” she began. “I’m trying to take advantage of staying in bed for as long as possible and not move.

“By the way, if anyone finds my spine in Nottingham, could you please send it to me? FedEx it,” she joked.

“You know what, my body’s feeling ok and I had physio yesterday. We had our day off, which was nice.

“But yeah, it’s been gruelling and I think that the only part of my body that’s feeling ok right now is my knee,” she said with a laugh.

“It’s the only thing that’s feeling great, because everything else is falling apart!

“But you know what? We have our last week of shows. I’m looking forward to it.

“I’m feeling very positive and excited to be here in Leeds, Blackpool, Scotland and then finally home to my man and my doggies – I can’t wait,” she concluded, before signing off the message.

Last year, Karen suffered a knee injury that forced her to miss out on the Strictly final, but has since made a huge recovery.

Martin Lewis addresses ‘skeletons in closet’ as he’s branded ‘most trusted man in Britain’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Martin Lewis, 50, has spoken out about being held to such a high regard that he is branded the “most trusted man” in the country thanks to his money saving expertise. The journalist states that although the compliments are “very nice”, he maintains that he is “no saint”.

He said: “Honestly, I read about myself on Twitter and online and all these people say, ‘You’d be a great chancellor’, or ‘you should be prime minister’ or ‘this is the most trusted man in Britain’.

“It is all very nice, but I’m no saint, I’m a real human being.”

Martin explained to host Gabby Logan that he has done “lots of cr***y things” throughout his life.

He continued on her The Mid.Point podcast: “I’ve been mean to people at times, I’ve got skeletons in the closet.

“I don’t know what they are. I can’t think of them right now, but I’m sure there were some there. Right?  

“All of those things, you know, I am not infallible and it’s lovely of you to make me out that way.”

He also points out that he finds the positive “narrative” so difficult to accept because his wealth puts him in a “very different position” to the majority of people in the country.

Martin went on: “I have more influence than most people should have, and I have an expertise in my subject. So, it is very easy for me to be that honourable, trusted person in a vocational life.

“There’s a difficulty that the narrative paints me as what an amazing human being… I’m a fortunate human being.  

“I’m a lucky person to be in the position to make choices that were easy.”

The Mid.Point with Gabby Logan is available on all major podcast platforms.

Last week, Martin was forced to issue a public apology to Ofgem staff after he “lost his rag” in an “emotional rant”.

He took to Twitter to explain that he was angered by the regulator’s proposition that the energy price cap could rise every three months instead of six.

As a result, Martin says he responded in an “inappropriate” way.

The TV star penned in view of his 1.5 million followers: “I’d like to formally apologise to the @ofgem staff for losing my rag in a background briefing just now and saying its changes are a ‘f***ing disgrace that sells consumers down the river’.    

“I should’ve behaved better. My ire’s institutional not individual, it was inappropriate.”

Martin concluded that he has “had good meetings with Ofgem for years” and apologised that it “blew up”.  

He also added that the staff members were “calm” while he “wasn’t”.  

He finished his apology stating: “Please accept that was (and this is) an emotional rant, not a considered piece.
“I pray when I do further analysis I have to apologise again as I’ve got it very wrong (if not I worry about dire consequences for consumers – we must do more to make things better for them).”

Cara Delevingne flashes the flesh in daring cut-out bandage dress at Cannes Film Festival | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Model Cara Delevingne was turning heads on the French Riviera this week as she appeared at the 75th anniversary of the event in a show-stopping bandage dress, following two unfortunate years when the festival could not take place. She arrived at today’s 75th anniversary celebrations to watch the forthcoming movie The Innocent, while also posing for red carpet pictures with pal and Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing.

Cara looked sensational in her floor-length bandage maxi dress, which featured a long trailing bustle that swept out behind her as she walked.

She paired it with sheer black elbow-length gloves and looked every inch an opera star, while her pal Olivier opted for an all-white suit.

The close friendship between the pair has been well-documented since they kissed each other on the lips for the cameras at a 2019 event celebrating the Puma x Balmain collaboration, which Cara had acted as a “visionary” for, while Olivier brought the idea to life.

He also told the world that his model pal had “a sexy brain”.

Olivier’s net worth stands at over $100 million, while Cara’s is a reported $28 million.

‘Couldn’t do half-a**ed job’ Richard Osman insists as Pointless starts filming without him | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“My dad’s side of the family wasn’t something I was interested in because that’s not the family I grew up in,” he explained.

“It would, in a funny way, be like learning about strangers.”

He was much more interested in discovering the Brighton history of his maternal family.

During the show, viewers will witness him learning that his four times great grandfather, fisherman Gabriel Gillam, was forced to turn to smuggling to feed his family, after fighting severely debilitating poverty.

“Early 19th-century Brighton was an incredibly poor place if you came from the fishing community,” he elaborated.

The full interview with Richard appears in Radio Times (www.radiotimes.com)

‘Starting to panic’ Stacey Solomon ‘battling her anxiety’ just before wedding to Joe Swash | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“Happy Sunday everyone. Lots of love from your bafta nominated neat freak.”

Adding black heart emojis, Stacey thanked her “best friend” Joe.

Something that helps Stacey feel calmer is her keen interest in organising.

Writing in her column for The Sun, Stacey said: “I think that exercise, cooking, crafting, all of these things are just different forms of meditation.

“Now I recognise a pattern, and have been able to see my triggers.

“Before bed I try and read the most brain-hurty, intelligent book I can.

“One that’s so hard to read no other thoughts can creep into my mind.

“After 10 pages I’m usually exhausted and fall asleep.”

Express.co.uk has contacted representatives for Stacey Solomon for comment.

Piers Morgan reignites Naomi Osaka feud after she suggests Wimbledon absence ‘Sulky brat’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Naomi Osaka, formerly the world’s number one female tennis player, has announced she may avoid playing Wimbledon this year after learning that the tournament has been stripped of ranking points. The decision was taken after organisers banned Russian and Belarussian players from competing, but Piers Morgan fired back at her announcement on Twitter today, saying that he wouldn’t want to see the “sulky brat” on the court.

While Japanese star Naomi branded the tournament “pointless”, asking viewers to pardon the pun, Piers delivered the thumbs up emoji to his 7.9 million followers, quipping: “Great! We don’t want this sulky brat anyway.”

Naomi had previously announced plans to take time out from the sport for mental health reasons and had also refused to do a series of televised interviews on the same grounds.

Now, speaking to the press after yesterday’s first-round defeat at the French Open in Paris, she told the world that without ranking points, she wasn’t sure going to London to take part was worth her while.

“I would love to go just to get some experience on grass,” she revealed.

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“But at the same time, for me, it’s kind of – I don’t want to say pointless, no pun intended,” she explained in a reference to the ATP and WTA’s decision to downgrade Wimbledon this year.

“But I’m the type of player that gets motivated by seeing my ranking go up.”

While she acknowledged that the intention behind removing the prestigious event’s point system might have been “very good”, she admitted it was deterring her from attending.

Naomi explained: “I’m not sure why, but If I play Wimbledon without points, it’s more like an exhibition.

“Someone is going to get crowned the champion [but] they are just not going to get 2000 points,” he lamented.

Meanwhile, it isn’t the first time that Piers has taken aim at Naomi for her attitude.

Last year, he raged: “Speaking of frauds, tennis star Naomi Osaka has spent most of the year whining, crying, throwing racket-breaking tantrums on court, and blaming the media for her poor form and mental health issues.”

Speaking of a public appearance she made at the 2021 Met Gala, he exclaimed in his Daily Mail column: “She rocked up, as sulky faced as ever, to parade in front of the world’s media in an outrageous Louis Vuitton outfit that screamed ‘GIVE ME ATTENTION!'”

He added that she was an “arrogant spoilt brat” after learning of her withdrawal from the French Open, sparking a backlash among those who felt he was trivialising mental health issues.

However, not to be defeated, Piers later returned to Twitter to punctuate his opinions, using video evidence of the behaviour he was honing in on.

“People got very upset when I suggested Naomi Osaka may be a spoiled brat,” he wrote, before adding: “Here she is repeatedly smashing up rackets…”

Meanwhile @tgram39 supported Piers’ tweet and had no concerns about the impact of Naomi’s possible absence from Wimbledon.

“She’s not bigger than the game or tournament,” he shrugged. “Someone else will take her place.”

Coleen Rooney enjoys family time abroad and is ‘confident’ she’ll win Rebekah Vardy trial | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Coleen Rooney is enjoying a family break in Dubai following the end of the Wagatha Christie case last week. It comes as her footballer husband Wayne Rooney shared a sweet snap of the couple and their four sons abroad yesterday.

Sharing the snap with his 15.5 million followers, the sportsman Wayne captioned it with a series of emojis, including a camera, red heart and celebrating hands.

It featured the loved-up couple with their four sons, Cass, Kit, Kai and Klay standing in front of them while smiling for the camera.

It comes as an insider claims Coleen is reportedly feeling “confident” that she’ll win the Wagatha Christie case.

The source claimed: “After the trial, Coleen had a cup of tea and packed her bags for holiday, confident she had won.

Rebekah Vardy arrived at the High Court alone.

At the time, an insider explained that the couple thought the case would be over and didn’t want to disappoint their four sons.

“It’s been a long and gruelling process for both Wayne and Coleen and they didn’t want to disappoint their children,” the source claimed to MailOnline.

Rebekah arrived on the last day of the trial at 10am without her husband Jamie, as he was playing for Leicester City in their game against Chelsea.

Rebekah is suing Coleen for libel after the mother of four accused her of leaking information from her private Instagram account to The Sun.

After sharing the sun-soaked family holiday pic, fans of the former footballer flocked to the post to comment.

Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher liked the sweet snap, while Steven Gerrard left two heart emojis.

Footballing star Philip Nevile did the same, which broadcaster Ian Wright left a heart face.

Coleen has maintained her silence throughout the court case, posting on Instagram to pay tribute to her mum on her birthday.

She shared an adorable picture with her mum for her birthday in view of her 925,000 Instagram followers.

Coleen captioned the picture: “Happy Birthday to an extremely special person, My Mum.

“Have the best time celebrating, I love you so much and appreciate everything you do for me and us all.”

Homes Under the Hammer’s Martin Roberts shares career update after near-fatal health scare | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts has issued an important career update since his terrifying health scare left him close to death last month. After being rushed into hospital last month, the star has confirmed his future on the popular BBC show.

Martin, 58, told his 20,700 Instagram followers this afternoon: “So I’ve got some news and it’s actually pretty amazing news.

“Today is a very special day and it’s quite an emotional day to be honest.

“Because I’ve spoken to the doctors and they’ve said as long as I take it easy – which isn’t necessarily that easy for me but I’ve got to…

“As long as I take it easy, I’m ok to start work. So I’m back today filming Homes Under The Hammer.”

More to follow…

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“It’s also the nearest thing I’ve got to a bunch of flowers which I’m going to dedicate to you, if you just sent messages of your support and all of your good wishes.

“This is a shirt for you and so at some point in the future you’ll see this on Homes Under the Hammer,” he added.

The star continued: “And people might make silly comments about me wearing this ridiculously OTT shirt, but you’ll know it’s because it was a little nod to all the kindness I’ve received over the last few weeks.

“So thank you again and here I am. I’m back and it feels great.”

‘Objectified me!’ Jane Fonda recalls leaving husband after starring in his film Barbarella | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

In a new interview, Jane explained: “My husband, the French Russian film director, Roger Vadim directed it and Terry Southern wrote the script [For Barbarella].

“The President Of The United States has assigned Barbarella, that’s moi, the task of landing her spacecraft on the evil planet which has been taken over by a terrible scientist.

However, the actress admitted having “complicated feelings” towards the movie that saw her become an international star.

She continued: “I’ve complicated feelings about the film, see what I just said was the President Of The United States chose Barbarella to fly her spaceship, which she did all by herself, to the planet, so that is kind of feminist, right?  

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Jane made her professional debut in 1960 on Broadway and on screen, and she went on to become one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 1970s with films like 1968’s Barbarella and 1971’s Klute.

She is also one of the most decorated actresses in Golden Globes history as she has earned 15 nominations throughout her career and has won seven including in 1962 for Tall Story, 1972 for Klute, 1978 for Julia, and 1979 for Coming Home.

The actress also won the now-retired Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite three times in 1973, 1979, and 1980.

Loose Women’s Denise Welch shuts down Twitter troll after bizarre husband swipe | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The pair announced they were engaged in 2012 and proceeded to wed in Portugal the following year.

The former Waterloo Road star was previously married to actor David Easter from 1983 until their divorce in 1988.

She then went on to meet Tim Healy while they were working together for Newcastle’s Live Theatre Company, marrying him in 1988 and later separating from him some time before 2012.

The pair have two children: The 1975’s Matthew Timothy, 33, and Louis Vincent, 21.

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV from 12.30pm.