‘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.

‘Please avoid!’ Emmerdale’s Mark Charnock issues warning to fans on Facebook | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The star has played Marlon Dingle since 1996. 

Earlier this month, it was reported that Mark had to undergo extensive preparation in order to accurately portray Marlon, who had a stroke on the show.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media outlets, the actor revealed the “intense time” he went through behind-the-scenes of the storyline.

Mark said the preparation process was “exhausting”. 

However, he added he felt honoured to have been chosen to represent real life people who have suffered strokes.

He said: “It’s been exhausting and it’s been very, very intense.

“Everything is obviously highly emotional, highly charged, every moment is absolutely crucial. So it is all high stakes.

“The cast have been fantastic and it’s been a very rewarding thing to be a part of.”

Brooklyn Beckham unveils new tattoo dedicated to wife Nicola Peltz after luxury wedding | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“You are my world and I continue to fall more in love with you every single day. Having you in my life is the best thing that has ever happened to me as you have made me become the man I am today.”

The piece, which featured the vows Brooklyn said during his nuptials last month, reveals Brooklyn’s excitement ahead of his big day.

It continued: “I have been looking forward to this day for so long, because today is the day I get to marry you, my forever babe, my love and my best friend, Nicola – today you become my partner, my other half – and my family and because of that I am the luckiest man in the world to be able to spend the rest of my life with you.

“I promise to be the best partner, the best husband and man and to always take care of you, to make you laugh, feel safe and more importantly loved.”

‘Broke my heart’ Adele Roberts on Deborah James’ hospice care amid her own cancer battle | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Adele Roberts, 43, said it “broke her heart” to learn her colleague Deborah James, 40, is now receiving end-of-life care for her bowel cancer. The BBC radio presenter has also been battling bowel cancer, announcing her diagnosis back in October.

Adele appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live today with her colleague Naga Munchetty, 47, in a pre-recorded interview about her cancer battle.

The star admitted that learning Deborah was now entering end-of-life care after battling stage four bowel cancer had “hit her hard”.

Adele spoke about how watching the podcast host fight for five years, after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 35, had “really helped her” come to terms with her illness.

This month, Deborah, who has since been made a Dame, broke the news that she would be stopping active care and moving into hospice at home care for the final part of her life.

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Naga quizzed Adele about how Deborah’s news might have affected her given the radio DJ’s own bowel cancer struggles.

“It hit me hard,” Adele admitted. “And it feels a little bit selfish saying that because it’s not about me. It’s about Deborah. It broke my heart.”

After Naga reassured Adele that she had every right to be affected by the news, she continued: “Do you know what it is? It’s the heartbreaking reality of what she’s going through but then seeing her so strong and giving back to people in her time of need.

“I don’t know how she does it – she’s amazing and it is a pleasure for me to just watch that journey unfold.”

She penned: “The message I never wanted to write. We have tried everything, but my body simply isn’t playing ball.

“My active care has stopped and I am now moved to hospice at home care, with my incredible family all around me and the focus is on making sure I’m not in pain and spending time with them.

“Nobody knows how long I’ve got left but I’m not able to walk, I’m sleeping most of the days, and most things I took for granted are pipe dreams.”

The mum-of-two continued: “I know we have left no stone unturned. But even with all the innovative cancer drugs in the world or some magic new breakthrough, my body just can’t continue anymore.

“In over 5 years of writing about how I thought it would be my final Christmas, how I wouldn’t see my 40th birthday nor see my kids go to secondary school – I never envisaged writing the one where I would actually say goodbye.

“I think it’s been the rebellious hope in me. But I don’t think anyone can say the last 6 months has exactly been kind! It’s all heartbreaking to be going through but I’m surrounded by so much love that if anything can help me through I hope that will.”

She signed off her heartfelt post: “Right now for me, it’s all about taking it a day at a time, step by step and being grateful for another sunrise.

“My whole family are around me and we will dance through this together, sunbathing and laughing (I’ll cry!!) at every possible moment!

“You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey. No regrets. Enjoy life x Deborah”.

Naga Munchetty presents on BBC Radio 5Live from Monday to Wednesday at 11am.