Dan Wootton

17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
DANCING On Ice judge Christopher Dean has insisted Gemma Collins is no diva and she won’t quit the show after host Holly Willoughby claimed she lacked “professionalism”. The Torvill and Dean legend and show trainer Karen Barber defended “hard working” Gemma, 37, and said she could have walked at anytime, but has stuck with the gruelling series. Gemma Collins has been accused of lacking ‘professionalism’ on Dancing On Ice Gemma, who is partnered with Matt Evers, was accused of “napping” during rehearsals and leaving Sunday’s live show 25 minutes early. But speaking at Cirque du Soleil’s premiere Of Totem at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, Christopher, 60, was full of praise for the reality star and told The Sun Online: “I’m just happy that she got to this stage. “There has been ample opportunity for her to walk away from it and she’s still here.” Karen, 57, added: “When we’ve come into contact with Gemma in a coaching situation she’s respectful and she’s engaged. And you can see she has put the work in. Karen Barber and Christopher Dean insisted the Towie star has been on her best behaviour when she has worked with them “So the other stuff going around I have not experienced it, so I cannot comment.” Speaking on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, presenter Holly, 37, admitted she had noticed a lack of commitment behind the scenes. She said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. “But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.” Gemma is partnered with Matt Evers and was accused of ‘napping’ and leaving Sunday’s show early Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”. However, her partner Matt telephoned ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday and spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton live on air. The pro skater, 42, defended the Towie star and told Dan and host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m on my way into work right now and (Gemma) is about 15 minutes behind me. [bc_video video_id=”5989963374001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gemma Collins’ Dancing on Ice partner Matt Evers shuts down reports of her diva behaviour and says she’s back in rehearsals today “] Holly and Phil claimed she was sleeping backstage and lacked professionalism [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “She is coming into the rink today, we have a double session planned, she had Tuesday off, but I have a fantastic routine for her.” Matt addressed reports that Gemma had been sleeping on the job and continued: “She did not have a nap! “We all want to take a nap, we’re there all day, we do camera work and then a dress rehearsal, by the time the show hits at 6pm, you are exhausted.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220 [boxout headline=”Book a holiday from £9.50 with The Sun!” featured-image=”3603446″]FANCY getting away from it all? Our Hols from £9.50 are back! This means you could book a break at one of 333 holiday parks across the UK and abroad, for under a tenner! All you need to do is collect TEN Sun Savers codes or TEN tokens or codewords printed in The Sun. This round is running between Saturday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 29. If you’re collecting Sun Savers codes: ENTER YOUR CODES HERE If you’re collecting tokens or codewords use the booking form or book online at thesun.co.uk/holidays Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. For full T&Cs see thesun.co.uk/holidays. [/boxout]
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
DANCING On Ice judge Christopher Dean has insisted Gemma Collins is no diva and she won’t quit the show after host Holly Willoughby claimed she lacked “professionalism”. The Torvill and Dean legend and show trainer Karen Barber defended “hard working” Gemma, 37, and said she could have walked at anytime, but has stuck with the gruelling series. Gemma Collins has been accused of lacking ‘professionalism’ on Dancing On Ice Gemma, who is partnered with Matt Evers, was accused of “napping” during rehearsals and leaving Sunday’s live show 25 minutes early. But speaking at Cirque du Soleil’s premiere Of Totem at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, Christopher, 60, was full of praise for the reality star and told The Sun Online: “I’m just happy that she got to this stage. “There has been ample opportunity for her to walk away from it and she’s still here.” Karen, 57, added: “When we’ve come into contact with Gemma in a coaching situation she’s respectful and she’s engaged. And you can see she has put the work in. Karen Barber and Christopher Dean insisted the Towie star has been on her best behaviour when she has worked with them “So the other stuff going around I have not experienced it, so I cannot comment.” Speaking on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, presenter Holly, 37, admitted she had noticed a lack of commitment behind the scenes. She said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. “But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.” Gemma is partnered with Matt Evers and was accused of ‘napping’ and leaving Sunday’s show early Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”. However, her partner Matt telephoned ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday and spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton live on air. The pro skater, 42, defended the Towie star and told Dan and host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m on my way into work right now and (Gemma) is about 15 minutes behind me. [bc_video video_id=”5989963374001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gemma Collins’ Dancing on Ice partner Matt Evers shuts down reports of her diva behaviour and says she’s back in rehearsals today “] Holly and Phil claimed she was sleeping backstage and lacked professionalism [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “She is coming into the rink today, we have a double session planned, she had Tuesday off, but I have a fantastic routine for her.” Matt addressed reports that Gemma had been sleeping on the job and continued: “She did not have a nap! “We all want to take a nap, we’re there all day, we do camera work and then a dress rehearsal, by the time the show hits at 6pm, you are exhausted.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220 [boxout headline=”Book a holiday from £9.50 with The Sun!” featured-image=”3719467″]FANCY getting away from it all? Our Hols from £9.50 are back! This means you could book a break at one of 333 holiday parks across the UK and abroad, for under a tenner! All you need to do is collect TEN Sun Savers codes or TEN tokens or codewords printed in The Sun. This round is running between Saturday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 29. If you’re collecting Sun Savers codes: ENTER YOUR CODES HERE If you’re collecting tokens or codewords use the booking form or book online at thesun.co.uk/holidays Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. For full T&Cs see thesun.co.uk/holidays. [/boxout]
17 Jan 19
The Sun
DANCING On Ice judge Christopher Dean has insisted Gemma Collins is no diva and she won’t quit the show after host Holly Willoughby claimed she lacked “professionalism”. The Torvill and Dean legend and show trainer Karen Barber defended “hard working” Gemma, 37, and said she could have walked at anytime, but has stuck with the gruelling series. Gemma Collins has been accused of lacking ‘professionalism’ on Dancing On Ice Gemma, who is partnered with Matt Evers, was accused of “napping” during rehearsals and leaving Sunday’s live show 25 minutes early. But speaking at Cirque du Soleil’s premiere Of Totem at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, Christopher, 60, was full of praise for the reality star and told The Sun Online: “I’m just happy that she got to this stage. “There has been ample opportunity for her to walk away from it and she’s still here.” Karen, 57, added: “When we’ve come into contact with Gemma in a coaching situation she’s respectful and she’s engaged. And you can see she has put the work in. Karen Barber and Christopher Dean insisted the Towie star has been on her best behaviour when she has worked with them “So the other stuff going around I have not experienced it, so I cannot comment.” Speaking on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, presenter Holly, 37, admitted she had noticed a lack of commitment behind the scenes. She said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. “But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.” Gemma is partnered with Matt Evers and was accused of ‘napping’ and leaving Sunday’s show early Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”. However, her partner Matt telephoned ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday and spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton live on air. The pro skater, 42, defended the Towie star and told Dan and host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m on my way into work right now and (Gemma) is about 15 minutes behind me. [bc_video video_id=”5989963374001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gemma Collins’ Dancing on Ice partner Matt Evers shuts down reports of her diva behaviour and says she’s back in rehearsals today “] Holly and Phil claimed she was sleeping backstage and lacked professionalism [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “She is coming into the rink today, we have a double session planned, she had Tuesday off, but I have a fantastic routine for her.” Matt addressed reports that Gemma had been sleeping on the job and continued: “She did not have a nap! “We all want to take a nap, we’re there all day, we do camera work and then a dress rehearsal, by the time the show hits at 6pm, you are exhausted.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220 [boxout headline=”Book a holiday from £9.50 with The Sun!” featured-image=”8145241″]FANCY getting away from it all? Our Hols from £9.50 are back! This means you could book a break at one of 333 holiday parks across the UK and abroad, for under a tenner! All you need to do is collect TEN Sun Savers codes or TEN tokens or codewords printed in The Sun. This round is running between Saturday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 29. If you’re collecting Sun Savers codes: ENTER YOUR CODES HERE If you’re collecting tokens or codewords use the booking form or book online at thesun.co.uk/holidays Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. For full T&Cs see thesun.co.uk/holidays. [/boxout]
16 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
GEMMA Collins’ Dancing On Ice partner Matt Evers has confirmed she won’t quit the show after Holly Willoughby publicly condemned her ­”diva” behaviour. The 37-year-old star was “in floods of tears” after she was accused of napping during rehearsals, but her skating partner has now rubbished rumours that Gemma has been unprofessional on the ITV show. Gemma left the studio 25 minutes before the end of Sunday’s live show as she was ‘bored’ Matt telephoned ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday morning and spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton live on air. The pro skater, 42, defended the Towie star and told Dan and host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m on my way into work right now and (Gemma) is about 15 minutes behind me. “She is coming into the rink today, we have a double session planned, she had Tuesday off, but I have a fantastic routine for her.” Matt addressed reports that Gemma had been sleeping on the job and continued: “She did not have a nap! We all want to take a nap, we’re there all day, we do camera work and then a dress rehearsal, by the time the show hits at 6pm, you are exhausted.” Gemma and pro Matt Evers’ second dance is due this Sunday on the ITV show Matt also explained why Gemma left the studio 25 minutes before the end of Sunday’s live show. He said: “After the group number, she thought she was free to go and that was miscommunication from stage management. “She got a text from her car saying your car has arrived and she asked someone can she go, and they said yeah, you’re finished” Gemma and pro Matt Evers’ second dance is due this Sunday on the ITV show. Gemma and her family were said to be distraught by claims she has been acting like a diva on the show A source close to Gemma said she left on Sunday because she was “exhausted” after skating and a 9am start. They said: “She’s devastated by everything that’s been said about her and is threatening to quit. “She’s feeling there’s a conspiracy to bring down their biggest star.” However, speaking on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, Holly, 37, said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. [bc_video video_id=”5989013873001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gemma Collins arrives fashionably late to Dancing on Ice rehearsals as she keeps up her diva behaviour”] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /]       “But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.” Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”. Meanwhile, Gemma has been left distraught and trolled by fans after claims she has been acting like a diva on the show.
16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
GEMMA Collins’ Dancing On Ice partner Matt Evers has confirmed she won’t quit the show after Holly Willoughby publicly condemned her ­”diva” behaviour. The 37-year-old star was “in floods of tears” after she was accused of napping during rehearsals, but her skating partner has now rubbished rumours that Gemma has been unprofessional on the ITV show. Gemma left the studio 25 minutes before the end of Sunday’s live show as she was ‘bored’ Matt telephoned ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday morning and spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton live on air. The pro skater, 42, defended the Towie star and told Dan and host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m on my way into work right now and (Gemma) is about 15 minutes behind me. “She is coming into the rink today, we have a double session planned, she had Tuesday off, but I have a fantastic routine for her.” Matt addressed reports that Gemma had been sleeping on the job and continued: “She did not have a nap! We all want to take a nap, we’re there all day, we do camera work and then a dress rehearsal, by the time the show hits at 6pm, you are exhausted.” Gemma and pro Matt Evers’ second dance is due this Sunday on the ITV show Matt also explained why Gemma left the studio 25 minutes before the end of Sunday’s live show. He said: “After the group number, she thought she was free to go and that was miscommunication from stage management. “She got a text from her car saying your car has arrived and she asked someone can she go, and they said yeah, you’re finished” Gemma and pro Matt Evers’ second dance is due this Sunday on the ITV show. Gemma and her family were said to be distraught by claims she has been acting like a diva on the show A source close to Gemma said she left on Sunday because she was “exhausted” after skating and a 9am start. They said: “She’s devastated by everything that’s been said about her and is threatening to quit. “She’s feeling there’s a conspiracy to bring down their biggest star.” However, speaking on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, Holly, 37, said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. [bc_video video_id=”5989013873001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gemma Collins arrives fashionably late to Dancing on Ice rehearsals as she keeps up her diva behaviour”] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /]       “But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.” Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”. Meanwhile, Gemma has been left distraught and trolled by fans after claims she has been acting like a diva on the show.
14 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
JACK Tweed has begged Jade Goody’s ex Jeff Brazier to let him see her sons after only seeing them once in the last ten years. The 31-year-old spoke exclusively to The Sun and revealed how “devastated” Jade Goody would be with how things have panned out since her death. Jack Tweed has spoken exclusively to The Sun [bc_video video_id=”5574001668001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jack Tweed weds Jade Goody days before her death”] Jack Tweed and Jade Goody married a month before her death, with Freddie and Bobby as page boys Speaking exclusively to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, Jack revealed how before her death, Jade wanted to Jack to formally adopt Bobby, now 14 and Freddie, 13, as dad Jeff wasn’t often around. He explained: “I brought them up for four years. Jeff only used to be around once a month for the weekend. Jeff wasn’t around at the start when she was ill. He didn’t even want to pick up the kids. My friends were going to pick them up because Jade would ring them up crying because Jeff was hard work. “She [Jade] wanted me to adopt the kids, she wanted them to live with me but obviously I said ‘I can’t, Jeff’s their dad and I’m not going to stand in the way’.” After Jade lost her fight to cervical cancer in 2009, Jack turned to the bottle and was even accused of rape, for which he was later cleared, and sent to prison as he was out on licence for a previous offence. Sons Freddie and Bobby have lived with dad Jeff Brazier, pictured, since Jade’s death in 2009 Jade pictured with her boys in 2006 Following Jade’s death at the age of just 27, dad Jeff took the boys permanently, as Jack’s life spiralled out of control. “I was a mess”, Jack admitted. “I remember when I got in there [prison] I didn’t move for seven days. I didn’t shower, I was dirty.” However, Jack has now turned his life around and works hard as a builder from 6.30am every day. Jack has been allowed to see the kids once since getting clean, but only with other people present. “My mum and dad was there and Jeff came, too. It was so nerve-wracking. I’d rather seen them on my own to be honest without everyone there because I’m a shy person.” “I struggled with showing my real emotions  when other people were there so it didn’t go as well I wanted it to, but it was nice. They’re great kids. They’ve grown up a lot, they remind me of Jade so much. I’ve given them some pictures they have obviously hadn’t seen. And I still talk to them on Instagram every now and again and they still message me.” Jack also reveals he visits Jade’s grave every couple of weeks Jack is now appealing to Jeff to let him be more involved in Freddie and Bobby’s life, asking: “What I’d love to do is have my own time with them. And just chat with them for a few hours because we went on so many holidays that no one knows about.” Jack now hopes to finally change the public view of him ahead of appearing on a Channel 4 series, masking the 10th anniversary of Jade’s death. You can read the full exclusive interview with Jack Tweed in today’s The Sun. [bc_video video_id=”5572025089001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jack Tweed’s poem for Jade Goody at her funeral service”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
14 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
JACK Tweed has begged Jade Goody’s ex Jeff Brazier to let him see her sons after only seeing them once in the last ten years. The 31-year-old spoke exclusively to The Sun and revealed how “devastated” Jade Goody would be with how things have panned out since her death. Jack Tweed has spoken exclusively to The Sun [bc_video video_id=”5574001668001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jack Tweed weds Jade Goody days before her death”] Jack Tweed and Jade Goody married a month before her death, with Freddie and Bobby as page boys Speaking exclusively to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, Jack revealed how before her death, Jade wanted to Jack to formally adopt Bobby, now 14 and Freddie, 13, as dad Jeff wasn’t often around. He explained: “I brought them up for four years. Jeff only used to be around once a month for the weekend. Jeff wasn’t around at the start when she was ill. He didn’t even want to pick up the kids. My friends were going to pick them up because Jade would ring them up crying because Jeff was hard work. “She [Jade] wanted me to adopt the kids, she wanted them to live with me but obviously I said ‘I can’t, Jeff’s their dad and I’m not going to stand in the way’.” After Jade lost her fight to cervical cancer in 2009, Jack turned to the bottle and was even accused of rape, for which he was later cleared, and sent to prison as he was out on licence for a previous offence. Sons Freddie and Bobby have lived with dad Jeff Brazier, pictured, since Jade’s death in 2009 Jade pictured with her boys in 2006 Following Jade’s death at the age of just 27, dad Jeff took the boys permanently, as Jack’s life spiralled out of control. “I was a mess”, Jack admitted. “I remember when I got in there [prison] I didn’t move for seven days. I didn’t shower, I was dirty.” However, Jack has now turned his life around and works hard as a builder from 6.30am every day. Jack has been allowed to see the kids once since getting clean, but only with other people present. “My mum and dad was there and Jeff came, too. It was so nerve-wracking. I’d rather seen them on my own to be honest without everyone there because I’m a shy person.” “I struggled with showing my real emotions  when other people were there so it didn’t go as well I wanted it to, but it was nice. They’re great kids. They’ve grown up a lot, they remind me of Jade so much. I’ve given them some pictures they have obviously hadn’t seen. And I still talk to them on Instagram every now and again and they still message me.” Jack also reveals he visits Jade’s grave every couple of weeks Jack is now appealing to Jeff to let him be more involved in Freddie and Bobby’s life, asking: “What I’d love to do is have my own time with them. And just chat with them for a few hours because we went on so many holidays that no one knows about.” Jack now hopes to finally change the public view of him ahead of appearing on a Channel 4 series, masking the 10th anniversary of Jade’s death. You can read the full exclusive interview with Jack Tweed in today’s The Sun. [bc_video video_id=”5572025089001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jack Tweed’s poem for Jade Goody at her funeral service”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
14 Jan 19
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JACK Tweed has begged Jade Goody's ex-Jeff Brazier to see him in the last ten years. The 31-year-old spoke only to the Sun and how "devastated" Jade Goody would have gone with her. Dan Jones Jack Tweed has spoken exclusively to The Sun Jack Tweed weds Jade Goody days before her death Planet Photos Jack […]

14 Jan 19
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JACK Tweed has pleaded with Jade Goody's ex-Jeff Brazier to let him see his sons after seeing them once in the last decade. The 31-year-old spoke exclusively to The Sun, revealing how "devastating" Jade Goody would be, how things have developed since her death. Dan Jones Jack Tweed talked exclusively to The Sun. Jack Tweed […]

13 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
EMMA Bunton has thrilled Spice Girls fans after returning to the staircase that featured in their iconic music video for deubt single Wannabe. Released in 1996, the track launched the five-piece group to world domination and now 42-year-old Emma is reuniting with Mel B, Mel C and Geri Horner for a record-breaking tour. Emma Bunton has thrilled Spice Girls fans after returning to the scene of their 1996 debut music video The singer enjoyed a family day out at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London where she recreated the music video. Emma Bunton captioned the shot: “Visited a special place today with my babies! We danced on the stairs! Wannabe #memories.” Fans rushed to comment on the snap and reminisce about the moment the Spice Girls launched Girl Power all over the world in 1996. One put: “My brain can hardly handle this! Just thinking at the time you didn’t know you were going to be iconic and you also didn’t know you would make the stairs iconic! Mind blown!” Another commented: “This makes me so happy!” The music video for the Spice Girls’ debut single Wannabe was filmed in a London hotel Spice Girls achieved world domination after the release of Wannabe in 1996 The Sun on Sunday recently reported how the band turned down plans for a massive US tour.  Plans for a lucrative American tour were thrown into chaos after Geri Horner, Melanie C, Emma Bunton and Mel B turned down big-money offers from promoters. They could have banked as much as £80million from a summer tour of top US stadiums but decided against the idea — as well as producing new music as a group. Emma Bunton has reunited with the Spice Girls for a stadium tour [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Emma recently confirmed that 2019 will see the release of her fourth solo album – her first in 11 years. The singer has been recording the album for over two years and was reportedly always planning to release it in 2019, regardless of the Spice Girls reunion. Emma recently made the tough decision to quit her role as a presenter on Heart radio’s breakfast show to focus on the solo album and Spice Girls tour. [bc_video video_id=”5860906595001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Spice Girls tour – Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner tell Dan Wootton everything you want to know”] [boxout headline=”Book a holiday from £9.50 with The Sun!” featured-image=”3603446″]FANCY getting away from it all? Our Hols from £9.50 are back! This means you could book a break at one of 333 holiday parks across the UK and abroad, for under a tenner! All you need to do is collect TEN Sun Savers codes or TEN tokens or codewords printed in The Sun. This round is running between Saturday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 29. If you’re collecting Sun Savers codes: ENTER YOUR CODES HERE If you’re collecting tokens or codewords use the booking form or book online at thesun.co.uk/holidays Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. For full T&Cs see thesun.co.uk/holidays. [/boxout] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
13 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
EMMA Bunton has thrilled Spice Girls fans after returning to the staircase that featured in their iconic music video for deubt single Wannabe. Released in 1996, the track launched the five-piece group to world domination and now 42-year-old Emma is reuniting with Mel B, Mel C and Geri Horner for a record-breaking tour. Emma Bunton has thrilled Spice Girls fans after returning to the scene of their 1996 debut music video The singer enjoyed a family day out at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London where she recreated the music video. Emma Bunton captioned the shot: “Visited a special place today with my babies! We danced on the stairs! Wannabe #memories.” Fans rushed to comment on the snap and reminisce about the moment the Spice Girls launched Girl Power all over the world in 1996. One put: “My brain can hardly handle this! Just thinking at the time you didn’t know you were going to be iconic and you also didn’t know you would make the stairs iconic! Mind blown!” Another commented: “This makes me so happy!” The music video for the Spice Girls’ debut single Wannabe was filmed in a London hotel Spice Girls achieved world domination after the release of Wannabe in 1996 The Sun on Sunday recently reported how the band turned down plans for a massive US tour.  Plans for a lucrative American tour were thrown into chaos after Geri Horner, Melanie C, Emma Bunton and Mel B turned down big-money offers from promoters. They could have banked as much as £80million from a summer tour of top US stadiums but decided against the idea — as well as producing new music as a group. Emma Bunton has reunited with the Spice Girls for a stadium tour [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Emma recently confirmed that 2019 will see the release of her fourth solo album – her first in 11 years. The singer has been recording the album for over two years and was reportedly always planning to release it in 2019, regardless of the Spice Girls reunion. Emma recently made the tough decision to quit her role as a presenter on Heart radio’s breakfast show to focus on the solo album and Spice Girls tour. [bc_video video_id=”5860906595001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Spice Girls tour – Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner tell Dan Wootton everything you want to know”] [boxout headline=”Book a holiday from £9.50 with The Sun!” featured-image=”3719467″]FANCY getting away from it all? Our Hols from £9.50 are back! This means you could book a break at one of 333 holiday parks across the UK and abroad, for under a tenner! All you need to do is collect TEN Sun Savers codes or TEN tokens or codewords printed in The Sun. This round is running between Saturday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 29. If you’re collecting Sun Savers codes: ENTER YOUR CODES HERE If you’re collecting tokens or codewords use the booking form or book online at thesun.co.uk/holidays Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. For full T&Cs see thesun.co.uk/holidays. [/boxout] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
11 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
LOUISE Redknapp has revealed she’s had TEN stitches in her chin after a nasty fall forced her to quit her new musical role. The Sun exclusively revealed the Strictly Come Dancing star suffered a freak fall on her way to rehearsals for Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. Louise Redknapp has shared news of her nasty fall with fans Speaking for the first time, Louise told fans: “It breaks my heart to say I am having to take some time out and won’t be able to continue with my role in 9-5. “Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got 10 (yes 10) stitches in my chin. “Following my doctors orders- they have said I will be ok but as they say in the theatre ’the show must go on’ and I wish the rest of the fabulous cast an amazing opening night and I will be back on that stage for 9-5 before you know it.” Louise, 44, was told she cannot work for at least two months after having urgent treatment. Louise said she has been forced to pull out of the musical Louise was relishing taking to the stage in the feel good musical It means the devastated ex-Eternal singer will miss the musical’s opening night — attended by country superstar Dolly, who starred in the 1980 movie — as well as weeks of performances. The star showed fans a deep gash on her chin in a photo on Instagram. She also fractured her left wrist after tumbling in the street. Louise has been left with a gash in her chin after a dramatic fall in the street The singer is heartbroken at missing the opening night of 9 to 5 A source close to Louise said: “She is obviously completely devastated because this is a dream role for her. It doesn’t seem fair.” Producers have yet to decide who will replace the 44-year-old at the Savoy Theatre. Her co-star Amber Davies – who won Love Island in 2017 –  called Louise “one of my favourite humans” as she wished her a speedy recovery. Posting a snap of them together, Amber wrote: “I leave you for 2 mins!! Wishing one of my favourite humans the most speedy recovery! “I can’t wait to be beside you as we play leading ladies together.” Louise with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp who she divorced after a 19-year marriage Amber plays Judy Bernly in the show, which is based on 1980s movie 9 To 5, while Louise would have starred as Violet Newstead – roles made famous by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the film. Show bosses said in a statement: “We hope Louise will start performances towards the end of March or early April. “Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical. “The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening. The 44-year-old was set to star alongside Love Island’s Amber Davies [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “Together we have made the difficult decision to delay Louise’s start date in the show. “We hope that Louise will start performances sometime towards the end of March/early April 2019. “Everyone at 9 to 5 wishes Louise a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back.” [bc_video video_id=”5988064260001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dan Wootton explains Louise Redknapp​ has been rushed to hospital after falling on her way to ​rehearsals for West End production 9 To 5″] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
11 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
LOUISE Redknapp has revealed she’s had TEN stitches in her chin after a nasty fall forced her to quit her new musical role. The Sun exclusively revealed the Strictly Come Dancing star suffered a freak fall on her way to rehearsals for Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. Louise Redknapp has shared news of her nasty fall with fans Speaking for the first time, Louise told fans: “It breaks my heart to say I am having to take some time out and won’t be able to continue with my role in 9-5. “Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got 10 (yes 10) stitches in my chin. “Following my doctors orders- they have said I will be ok but as they say in the theatre ’the show must go on’ and I wish the rest of the fabulous cast an amazing opening night and I will be back on that stage for 9-5 before you know it.” Louise, 44, was told she cannot work for at least two months after having urgent treatment. Louise said she has been forced to pull out of the musical Louise was relishing taking to the stage in the feel good musical It means the devastated ex-Eternal singer will miss the musical’s opening night — attended by country superstar Dolly, who starred in the 1980 movie — as well as weeks of performances. The star showed fans a deep gash on her chin in a photo on Instagram. She also fractured her left wrist after tumbling in the street. Louise has been left with a gash in her chin after a dramatic fall in the street The singer is heartbroken at missing the opening night of 9 to 5 A source close to Louise said: “She is obviously completely devastated because this is a dream role for her. It doesn’t seem fair.” Producers have yet to decide who will replace the 44-year-old at the Savoy Theatre. Her co-star Amber Davies – who won Love Island in 2017 –  called Louise “one of my favourite humans” as she wished her a speedy recovery. Posting a snap of them together, Amber wrote: “I leave you for 2 mins!! Wishing one of my favourite humans the most speedy recovery! “I can’t wait to be beside you as we play leading ladies together.” Louise with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp who she divorced after a 19-year marriage Amber plays Judy Bernly in the show, which is based on 1980s movie 9 To 5, while Louise would have starred as Violet Newstead – roles made famous by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the film. Show bosses said in a statement: “We hope Louise will start performances towards the end of March or early April. “Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical. “The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening. The 44-year-old was set to star alongside Love Island’s Amber Davies [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “Together we have made the difficult decision to delay Louise’s start date in the show. “We hope that Louise will start performances sometime towards the end of March/early April 2019. “Everyone at 9 to 5 wishes Louise a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back.” [bc_video video_id=”5988064260001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dan Wootton explains Louise Redknapp​ has been rushed to hospital after falling on her way to ​rehearsals for West End production 9 To 5″] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.