Strictly’s Aljaz Skorjanec issues plea about ‘personal info’ being shared as he spots scam | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

He shared his latest antics with fans via the app, showing him visiting a dance studio and exclaiming that it was “lovely to see kids dancing in my hometown”.

Aljaz also posted a snap of his former school, describing the modest building as his “stomping ground from 96-03”.

Not only did he dance a little himself with the young students, but he also spent time with the kids, taking selfies and encouraging and motivating them in their career plans.

He continued the story in another Instagram slide, revealing: “Had a long overdue catch-up with my dance teachers that I owe everything I know about dance to.”

Amanda Holden, 51, branded ‘undignified’ by stunned fans over burps and spits in challenge | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“If you’re not as daring then I think the softer pastel tones can be very flattering.”

Amanda’s spring campaign is in conjunction with Davina McCall, and together they have three edits; staycations, gardening, and family time.

Amanda also brings her risqué fashion to Britain’s Got Talent, as her outfits on the first episode of the 2022 series caused much discussion.

First up was a barbie pink latex midi dress, followed by a luminous yellow midi dress.

Speaking to about the dress, she said: “I am thinking – more rubber.

“I enjoyed wearing latex at the auditions, so I am thinking more latex, more sweating in the live [shows]”, she joked.

Kay Mellor’s famous family – including daughters Gaynor and Yvonne | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kay Mellor OBE, the English actress, scriptwriter and director, died on Sunday, May 15, leaving behind her husband, two daughters and four grandchildren, and a strong legacy in production. Following in her showbiz footsteps are her two daughters, Gaynor Faye and Yvonne Francas.

After falling pregnant at 16 with her first child Yvonne, Kay married the father, Anthony Mellor, when she was just 17.

On their wedding day, the vicar told her “it won’t last.” But the couple enjoyed 50 years of marriage until her “sudden and untimely” death last weekend.

It wasn’t long after they tied the knot that they welcomed their second daughter, Gaynor, in 1971 when Kay was 19.

Kay’s 30-year-career penning and acting in a number of hit TV shows may have inspired her daughters, as both have made a reputable mark in the entertainment industry, too.

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Who is Yvonne Francas?

Born in 1967, Yvonne, now 55, is an actress and producer most well known for Strictly Confidential, Scott & Bailey, and the BBC drama series, The Syndicate.

As well as The Syndicate, Yvonne also produced Fat Friends, another series written by her late mother.

Her producing career isn’t just limited to these shows; Yvonne was also the executive producer of BBC’s drama series The Chase as well as In The Club – both co-written by her mother and sister, Gaynor.

According to Yvonne’s Linkedin profile, she has been an executive producer for Rollem Productions Company Limited, set up by Kay, since February 2020.

Who is Gaynor Faye?

Born on August 26, 1971, Kay’s second-born Gaynor is a 50-year-old actress and writer, best known for playing Judy Mallett in Coronation Street from 1995 to 1999, and more recently, Megan Macey in Emmerdale from 2012 to 2019.

Gaynor’s career, like Yvonne, has woven her own work with her late mother’s, having starred in a number of Kay’s productions as well as co-writing some of the pieces.

Gaynor starred in Fat Friends, as well as the stage version of Kay’s drama Band of Gold, of which she left Emmerdale to take up in 2019.

Gaynor said, at the time: “I was working on Emmerdale and got involved in workshopping Band of Gold and people just loved it… absolutely loved it.

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“Then I got asked if I would be in it, but I was still in Emmerdale, so then I had to make the choice whether or not I was going to leave Emmerdale or not. That was a big choice to make.

“She really wanted me in it. She really liked my version of Rose so, for her, she really wanted me to do it. But it was a big decision I had to make and I didn’t make it lightly.”

This decision came after Gaynor said she wouldn’t star in any more of her mother’s productions, having also starred in The Chase, which she and her mother co-created in 2006.

Gaynor said: “I love everything my mum does. She writes brilliant ­dialogue and great characters, especially strong women.

“But I’ve been in her stuff and I’ve made a conscious decision I wasn’t going to do any more.

“I made it as an actress in my own right and I didn’t want anyone thinking that I just did her stuff.”

Acting aside, Gaynor also participated in ITV’s Dancing on Ice with skate partner Daniel Whiston in 2006, and was the first ever to be crowned champion.

In September 2010, Gaynor also took part in ITV’s Loose Women as a guest panellist, followed by Lorraine a year after.

Most recently, Gaynor played Cheryl Armitage in the BBC One drama The Syndicate in March 2021.

Are Yvonne and Gaynor married?

Gaynor lives with long-term partner Mark Pickering, the journalist and broadcast commentator, in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

The couple have two children, Lily Mae and Oliver.

However, it’s not publicly known whether or not Yvonne is married, but her last name could suggest she might be.

Details also haven’t been published on her children, however, as per sources, Kay has four grandchildren; two of which would belong to Yvonne.

French model Amandine Petit flashes underwear in serious wardrobe malfunction at Cannes | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Amandine Petit, 24, looked amazing as she took to the red carpet in a see-through duck egg blue dress.

The dress’ ruffled detailing parted at the front, exposing the model’s toned pins.

However, the Miss France title holder suffered a wardrobe malfunction as the gown’s daring split was blown in the wind, exposing the model’s nude knickers.

The top of the dress featured a mesh corset style fit, further highlighting Amandine’s envious figure.

Amandine’s dress met on one shoulder, bringing elegance to her look.

She styled the gown with a silver headpiece, and silver stiletto heels, as well as silver stud earrings and rings.

To avoid taking attention away from her outfit choice, Amandine wore her hair slicked back in a tight bun.

Amandine currently holds the title for Miss France, having won in 2021, after previously being crowned Miss Normandy in 2020.

She represented France at Miss Universe 2020, where she placed in the Top 21.

Heard gave Depp big knife while she says he was violent to her | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The actress told lawyers she did not fear her partner would stab her with the blade. Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez yesterday asked the actress about the knife she bought him for his birthday in 2012.

It was at this time she claims she began suffering physical abuse at his hands.

Ms Vasquez asked: “It was during this cycle of violence that you gave Mr Depp a knife?”

Heard, 36, replied: “I gave him a knife.” She added: “I wasn’t worried he was going to stab me with it.”

Jurors were shown the blade.

Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post, which his lawyers say falsely implies he physically and sexually abused her while they were together.

Ms Vasquez later played an audio recording of a fight between the couple in which both appeared to ridicule the other’s acting career.

On the recording, Heard said: “You’re a joke. You’re a joke.”

Depp said: “Your jealousy is so tragic.”

Later, Heard denied hitting her ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree, and pulling off her necklace, at Seattle airport in 2009. She was not prosecuted over this claim.

The hearing in Fairfax, Virginia, continues.

Vardys make early exit as Wayne and Jamie clash | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The couple did not return after an afternoon break on the sixth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial. It followed Coleen Rooney’s husband Wayne taking the stand for the first time and insisting that he was asked to talk to Jamie about his wife’s “media activities” during the Euro 2016 tournament.

Then in a dramatic development outside the court, Jamie’s representative issued a statement on behalf of the Leicester City footballer, 35, saying: “Wayne is talking nonsense.”

The statement added: “He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky’s media work at Euro 2016. There was nothing to speak about.”

Wayne, 36, had told the court he was asked by then England manager Roy Hodgson and assistant manager Gary Neville to chat to Jamie and to request his wife to “calm down”.

He said: “Becky’s media activities were causing problems and distractions which the FA wanted to avoid.

“They asked me, as captain, would I be able to speak to Mr Vardy on issues regarding his wife.” Hugh Tomlinson QC, for Rebekah, said to Wayne: “Ask his wife to calm down? She wasn’t dancing on tables.”

He replied: “No, she wasn’t, as far as I’m aware.”

Wayne continued: “I carried out that instruction. It was an awkward situation but I felt it was in the best interests of the team.” He said he “100 per cent” spoke to Jamie but did not know if he spoke to his wife.

Coleen, 36, posted on social media in October 2019 she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Rebekah, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life.

Wayne, England’s all-time record goalscorer, said he had no idea then about his wife’s social media claims.

But he added: “I now understand that Coleen uploaded various fake posts, including one about gender selection, one about returning to TV and one about our basement flooding, all of which were false, all of which were accessible only by Becky’s Instagram account.”

Rebekah denies leaking stories to the media and is suing for libel while Coleen defends the claim on the basis her post was “substantially true”.

The hearing continues.

Lorraine Kelly says ‘it’s going to be a hard road’ for Kate Garraway’s husband in update | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Lorraine Kelly, 62, has spoken about her ITV co-star Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek Draper and given an update on his health in a new interview. The presenter described the news surrounding Covid as “dire,” but said that she tried to include light-hearted features on her show with a focus on kindness during the pandemic.

“There weren’t many bits of light in this whole terrible time.”

Speaking on the Spinning Plates podcast with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, she discussed how the heartbreaking news of Derek’s hospitalisation really “impacted” her.

The daytime TV show presenter explained: “Kate Garraway’s husband was one of the first to get really sick. He’s at home now.”

“Thank goodness he’s at home now, surrounded by his family, but it’s going to be a hard road…it’s going to be a hard, hard road.

“She’s remarkable.”

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He has been faced with a devastating health battle ever since he was hospitalised with Covid in 2020.

Also on the podcast episode, the duo discussed ‘cancel culture’ and Lorraine spoke out about how she feels the phenomenon leaves people afraid to share their opinions in fear of a public backlash.

On Spinning Plates,Sophie interviews “busy working women, who also happen to be mothers”.

In 2021, Kate Garraway allowed cameras into her home as a documentary was being filmed, Finding Derek.

Lady Victoria Hervey, 45, puts on risqué display in sheer bottom-baring gown at Cannes | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Lady Victoria Hervey, 45, put on a rather risqué display as she posed in a pink see-through gown on the red carpet.

The encrusted pale pink gown looked amazing as the model glided down the red carpet.

Illuminating her trim figure, the encrusted detailing faded away, exposing the sheer element of the dress, as well as the socialite’s toned pins.

Drawing in her petite waist, she styled the gown with a thin pink buckled belt, before turning around to flash her pert derriere to the cameras in the bottom-baring look.

The gown featured an incredibly low neckline, with the socialite’s modesty covered by light pink mesh.

The arms of the dress looked radiant as they met with the sweeping gown while Lady Victoria posed in the French city.

She wore her signature blonde locks in voluminous waves, while highlighting her youthful complexion with radiant makeup and a pink lip.

Lady Victoria wore high strappy silver stilettos, matching her droopy silver earrings.

She accessorised with a silver and red clutch as she smiled for the joyous occasion.

After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, the red carpet returned in all its glamour last night.

EastEnders’ Tamzin Outhwaite divides fans over Brexit tweet | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Freeze The Fear star Tamzin Outhwaite, 58, has taken to Twitter and posted a statistic which has divided her Twitter followers. Remainers and Brexiteers flocked to the comments section of the post to weigh in on the post.

The opinionated post was shared with Tamzin’s 258,000 followers. 

Alongside the stats, Tamzin emphasised she agreed with the point that was being made, by exclaiming: “This!!!”

The stats read: “Brexit cost calculator.

“The Bank of England announced that voting to leave the European Union has cost Britain more than £440 million a week in lost growth since the referendum, that’s £727 per second. 

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“Had you down as a smart lady too. 

“Nothing to do with the billions spent on pointless lockdowns or throwing billions at a fake war in Ukraine?”

@PaulBoroRangers said: “Can it be accurate based on the economy shutting down for 2 years, then the war in Ukraine.

“You can still travel abroad.”

‘Hunger makes people eat neighbours’ Jeremy Clarkson’s cannibalism fears amid food crisis | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“Farmers up and down the country are saying the same thing,” he continued.

“I’m sure you know the basic farm payment scheme has been reduced dramatically. Right?

“It’s gone down from £80,000 to £60,000, it goes down to £40,000 next year, and it will eventually go to nothing at all.

“And the government has told farmers to diversify, to think of other ways of making money and not just to rely on taxpayer assistance.”

Jeremy added: “So I thought okay, fine. I’ll open a shop. I’ll open a restaurant and sell my produce there.

“But the local authority just says, ‘No, no, you can’t do that.’

“So I’ve been told to diversify on the one hand, and then told I can’t diversify by local planners.”