Eamonn Holmes, 62, was spotted among Manchester United fans at Old Trafford on Saturday as he walked towards the pitch with the aid of a walking stick. Eamonn previously opened up about his health issues which have impacted his mobility.
A video shared to social media showed the GB News presenter making his way to the ground as he clutched a black walking stick.
Eamonn was delighted to be there and mingled with Manchester United fans as he walked.
He proclaimed: “These are my people, this is what this is all about.
“There are two places that I feel really at home, in Belfast, and the other one is Manchester.
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“I still have family connections in Manchester and it just feels like coming home…it’s my comfort blanket.”
In the clip shared to his 755,000 Instagram followers, Eamonn told fans that he was watching the Liverpool and Manchester United Legends game in aid of the Manchester United Foundation.
His fans were thrilled to see the journalist up and about and took to the comments to share their well-wishes.
Sheila penned: “Looking fantastic it’s really good to see you out in Manchester you’re a legend, marvelous entertainer.”
He has a trapped sciatic nerve which has become a recurring battle leaving him struggling to walk.
He said in December: “I don’t walk, it’s more of a wobble. It has been very difficult this year.
“For months now I haven’t been able to walk, sometimes at all, and it has really taken its toll on everyone around me too… Even my own family is bored of my moaning.
“It has caused some strain and Ruth is fed up of hearing about it and of me saying I can’t walk the dog or tidy up.
“But I can’t help it. It’s agony,” he added to The Sun.
Eamonn also revealed that he had been given a walking stick by his close friend, Sue Johnston.
The NHS explains that a trapped sciatic nerve is also referred to as sciatica
It is where the nerve which runs from your lower back to your feet, is irritated or compressed.
It usually gets better in four to six weeks but can last longer.
The BBC journalist recalled to Express.co.uk something she did on the documentary that changed her perspective of dementia.
She said: “When I was making the documentary for the BBC about dementia, I was given the privilege of going to the national brain bank in Queens Square here in London and they allowed me with one of the clinicians to look at two brains that had been donated for research.
“One was a perfectly healthy brain and it was painted with fat, it was heavy and then next to it was a brain from someone who had died with dementia.
“When we sliced into the dementia brain, it was like having a slice of black lace because this was where the cells had died, there were just holes and they were not replenished.
“And that is what dementia is. It’s not just having a funny turn or being a bit forgetful.
“Dementia is a serious disease of the brain. It takes away someone’s personality. It doesn’t just take away their memory. It takes away so many other things.”
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week (16-22 May) is all about making sure people know what symptoms to look out for and have the confidence to take the first step and visit their GP. Visit alzheimers.org.uk/memoryloss for more information and support.
Coleen Rooney, 36, and Rebekah Vardy, 40, have concluded their Wagatha Christie trial at London’s High Court. Both women have given evidence and Ms Justice Steyn is due to give her ruling at a later date.
Following the seven-day court case, Ms Rooney is said to be “confident” that she has won.
A close friend said: “After the trial, Coleen had a cup of tea and packed her bags for holiday, confident she had won.
“She has told friends she will be vindicated, and she feels relieved that her truth is out there.
“This whole saga has been very painful.”
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The friend added that Coleen “isn’t counting her chickens” but is “adamant that justice will prevail”.
They continued to the Sunday Mirror that the mum-of-four “knew Rebekah’s reputation was going to be ripped apart” and maintains that she wanted to deal with the situation without going to court.
They claim that Coleen “wanted to help” Rebekah and “didn’t want to see her destroyed”.
Ms Vardy is suing Ms Rooney for libel after the latter accused Rebekah’s Instagram account of leaking stories to the media.
Ms Rooney is defending the claim on the basis it was true and in the public interest for her to publish it.
In a now released witness statement, Ms Vardy claimed that the Wagatha Christie drama has had a negative effect on her career.
She says that she had a “potential book deal” lined up which has now been “turned down”.
She also claims that a midwife company was going to make placenta pills for her after the birth of her fifth child, Olivia.
In the statement, Ms Vardy said: “I had a midwife company lined up to make placenta capsules.
“They pulled out weeks before the birth,” as reported by The Mirror.
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.”
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.
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, 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.
“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.
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.
“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.”
Van Dyke first met Silver at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the time, he was 81 and she was just 35.
“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.”
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 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.