Showbiz Exclusives

17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
DANCING on Ice pro Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud. Love Island star Megan, 24, was keen for the pair to move forward ahead of boyfriend Wes Nelson’s performance on Sunday – but her efforts fell on deaf ears. Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud An insider said: “Megan really wanted to draw a line under the situation. “She is totally horrified that Vanessa ignored her once again and feels her behaviour is really uncalled for. “Megan even told the Loose Women panel they were resolving the issue – when that isn’t exactly the case. “She has been really upset after sending Vanessa a few messages only to see that she has read them and not bothered to reply. Megan text Vanessa on Wednesday – she has read the message and chosen not to respond despite her upcoming performance with Wes Nelson The Loose Women panel were keen to ask Megan whether her and Vanessa had put the drama of this week behind them Megan exposed Vanessa for failing to look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] “Megan hoped her and Vanessa could put their differences aside at least for the sake of Wes who has been in rehearsals all week preparing for Sunday’s show.” She held out an olive branch by messaging Vanessa after the pair became embroiled in a feud this week. The model unleashed her rage in a scathing Instagram post on Monday after being ignored by the skater for three months during her training with Wes. She had hopes to be invited to watch the pair rehearse in the lead up to their debut performance on the ITV show last week – but Vanessa made no effort to include or befriend her. She accused Vanessa of being ‘disrespectful’ and says they could of had a friendship if Vanessa had introduced herself Megan and Wes met on last year’s series of Love Island and have since moved into a London flat together [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan’s feelings towards Vanessa worsened after she went public with her split from boyfriend Louis Nathaniel on the night of her first performance with Wes, in a move the reality star felt was for “publicity.” Megan expressed her upset in an exclusive interview with The Sun where she accused Vanessa of being “disrespectful.” She said: “Every woman will tell you it’s not ideal to have your boyfriend spending 12 hours a day with another woman – a little introduction from Vanessa would have gone a long way. “Dancing on Ice is very romantic and all about looking into each other’s eyes and parading around on the ice and being loved up together – it’s not easy to watch. “Wes is my main priority, I love him. I am so passionate about him but it is going to be difficult now. “I want to back him, but I don’t want to feel awkward.”
17 Jan 19
The Sun
DANCING on Ice pro Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud. Love Island star Megan, 24, was keen for the pair to move forward ahead of boyfriend Wes Nelson’s performance on Sunday – but her efforts fell on deaf ears. Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud An insider said: “Megan really wanted to draw a line under the situation. “She is totally horrified that Vanessa ignored her once again and feels her behaviour is really uncalled for. “Megan even told the Loose Women panel they were resolving the issue – when that isn’t exactly the case. “She has been really upset after sending Vanessa a few messages only to see that she has read them and not bothered to reply. Megan text Vanessa on Wednesday – she has read the message and chosen not to respond despite her upcoming performance with Wes Nelson The Loose Women panel were keen to ask Megan whether her and Vanessa had put the drama of this week behind them Megan exposed Vanessa for failing to look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] “Megan hoped her and Vanessa could put their differences aside at least for the sake of Wes who has been in rehearsals all week preparing for Sunday’s show.” She held out an olive branch by messaging Vanessa after the pair became embroiled in a feud this week. The model unleashed her rage in a scathing Instagram post on Monday after being ignored by the skater for three months during her training with Wes. She had hopes to be invited to watch the pair rehearse in the lead up to their debut performance on the ITV show last week – but Vanessa made no effort to include or befriend her. She accused Vanessa of being ‘disrespectful’ and says they could of had a friendship if Vanessa had introduced herself Megan and Wes met on last year’s series of Love Island and have since moved into a London flat together [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan’s feelings towards Vanessa worsened after she went public with her split from boyfriend Louis Nathaniel on the night of her first performance with Wes, in a move the reality star felt was for “publicity.” Megan expressed her upset in an exclusive interview with The Sun where she accused Vanessa of being “disrespectful.” She said: “Every woman will tell you it’s not ideal to have your boyfriend spending 12 hours a day with another woman – a little introduction from Vanessa would have gone a long way. “Dancing on Ice is very romantic and all about looking into each other’s eyes and parading around on the ice and being loved up together – it’s not easy to watch. “Wes is my main priority, I love him. I am so passionate about him but it is going to be difficult now. “I want to back him, but I don’t want to feel awkward.”
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
DANCING on Ice pro Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud. Love Island star Megan, 24, was keen for the pair to move forward ahead of boyfriend Wes Nelson’s performance on Sunday – but her efforts fell on deaf ears. Vanessa Bauer failed to text back Megan Barton Hanson after she reached out to her in the hope of ending their feud An insider said: “Megan really wanted to draw a line under the situation. “She is totally horrified that Vanessa ignored her once again and feels her behaviour is really uncalled for. “Megan even told the Loose Women panel they were resolving the issue – when that isn’t exactly the case. “She has been really upset after sending Vanessa a few messages only to see that she has read them and not bothered to reply. Megan text Vanessa on Wednesday – she has read the message and chosen not to respond despite her upcoming performance with Wes Nelson The Loose Women panel were keen to ask Megan whether her and Vanessa had put the drama of this week behind them Megan exposed Vanessa for failing to look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] “Megan hoped her and Vanessa could put their differences aside at least for the sake of Wes who has been in rehearsals all week preparing for Sunday’s show.” She held out an olive branch by messaging Vanessa after the pair became embroiled in a feud this week. The model unleashed her rage in a scathing Instagram post on Monday after being ignored by the skater for three months during her training with Wes. She had hopes to be invited to watch the pair rehearse in the lead up to their debut performance on the ITV show last week – but Vanessa made no effort to include or befriend her. She accused Vanessa of being ‘disrespectful’ and says they could of had a friendship if Vanessa had introduced herself Megan and Wes met on last year’s series of Love Island and have since moved into a London flat together [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan’s feelings towards Vanessa worsened after she went public with her split from boyfriend Louis Nathaniel on the night of her first performance with Wes, in a move the reality star felt was for “publicity.” Megan expressed her upset in an exclusive interview with The Sun where she accused Vanessa of being “disrespectful.” She said: “Every woman will tell you it’s not ideal to have your boyfriend spending 12 hours a day with another woman – a little introduction from Vanessa would have gone a long way. “Dancing on Ice is very romantic and all about looking into each other’s eyes and parading around on the ice and being loved up together – it’s not easy to watch. “Wes is my main priority, I love him. I am so passionate about him but it is going to be difficult now. “I want to back him, but I don’t want to feel awkward.”
17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
KELLY Brook shows her flare for fashion in a pair of billowing grey trousers. The model, 39, combined the number with a red woolly jumper while leaving Global Radio in London on Tuesday. Kelly looked radiant as she stepped out onto the street in her fashionable outfit The 39-year-old paired her red jumper with a pair of heels in the same colour The model was all smiles as she headed into a black cab Rochester-born Kelly, who was interviewed on Heart Radio, last week revealed a teacher told her off for being too flirty when she was just 11. She said: “The Head Of Year sent me to her office and said: ‘You can’t come to school looking the way you do, flirting with every boy that comes past.’ I was 11. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “I didn’t know what the word ‘flirt’ even meant. I dressed the same as everyone else, but my curves made me different. “After that realisation I felt very uncomfortable with my looks.” Kelly also recently said model boyfriend Jeremy Parisi, 33, nicknamed her “balloon” after she gained weight. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”5987218709001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Kelly Brook discusses boyfriend Jeremy Parisi calling her a balloon after controversy”]
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
KELLY Brook shows her flare for fashion in a pair of billowing grey trousers. The model, 39, combined the number with a red woolly jumper while leaving Global Radio in London on Tuesday. Kelly looked radiant as she stepped out onto the street in her fashionable outfit The 39-year-old paired her red jumper with a pair of heels in the same colour The model was all smiles as she headed into a black cab Rochester-born Kelly, who was interviewed on Heart Radio, last week revealed a teacher told her off for being too flirty when she was just 11. She said: “The Head Of Year sent me to her office and said: ‘You can’t come to school looking the way you do, flirting with every boy that comes past.’ I was 11. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “I didn’t know what the word ‘flirt’ even meant. I dressed the same as everyone else, but my curves made me different. “After that realisation I felt very uncomfortable with my looks.” Kelly also recently said model boyfriend Jeremy Parisi, 33, nicknamed her “balloon” after she gained weight. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”5987218709001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Kelly Brook discusses boyfriend Jeremy Parisi calling her a balloon after controversy”]
16 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
VICTORIA Beckham is launching a bizarre series of YouTube “comedy” videos — featuring cringe-inducing gags. The designer, 44, hired a scriptwriter for her In The Chair with Victoria Beckham series — which she began filming yesterday. Posh is accompanied by fashion pals Ken Paves and Wendy Rowe who roll their eyes as she boasts about appealing to fans with her ‘deep and multi-layered intellectual critique’ One sketch sees her poke fun at her “famously discreet nuptials” with David. She also suggests an Oscars review show of “three to six hours an episode”. Wondering why she is not up for  Best Actress, she says: “I suppose they can only consider people who’ve been in feature films in the past year. Otherwise, I’m sure I would be.” Gesturing at herself, she goes on: “Isn’t there some category, some kind of lifetime achievement? I’m a wife mother, businesswoman, designer, icon.” A selection of Victoria’s ‘comic’ skits to give you a ‘chuckle’ [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Talking about A Star Is Born, she quips: “I can tell you a thing or two about what that’s like.” And her YouTube channel is “like the Queen’s Speech but longer and with me rather than the Queen”. Posh is accompanied by fashion pals Ken Paves and Wendy Rowe, pictured right, who roll their eyes as she boasts about appealing to fans with her “deep and multi-layered intellectual critique”. But one critic said: “It’s hardly comedy gold. You can almost hear the tumbleweed.” One critic said: ‘It’s hardly comedy gold. You can almost hear the tumbleweed’ [bc_video video_id=”5989809670001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Victoria Beckham shows fun side as she dances with Tina Turner Musical star”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
VICTORIA Beckham is launching a bizarre series of YouTube “comedy” videos — featuring cringe-inducing gags. The designer, 44, hired a scriptwriter for her In The Chair with Victoria Beckham series — which she began filming yesterday. Posh is accompanied by fashion pals Ken Paves and Wendy Rowe who roll their eyes as she boasts about appealing to fans with her ‘deep and multi-layered intellectual critique’ One sketch sees her poke fun at her “famously discreet nuptials” with David. She also suggests an Oscars review show of “three to six hours an episode”. Wondering why she is not up for  Best Actress, she says: “I suppose they can only consider people who’ve been in feature films in the past year. Otherwise, I’m sure I would be.” Gesturing at herself, she goes on: “Isn’t there some category, some kind of lifetime achievement? I’m a wife mother, businesswoman, designer, icon.” A selection of Victoria’s ‘comic’ skits to give you a ‘chuckle’ [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Talking about A Star Is Born, she quips: “I can tell you a thing or two about what that’s like.” And her YouTube channel is “like the Queen’s Speech but longer and with me rather than the Queen”. Posh is accompanied by fashion pals Ken Paves and Wendy Rowe, pictured right, who roll their eyes as she boasts about appealing to fans with her “deep and multi-layered intellectual critique”. But one critic said: “It’s hardly comedy gold. You can almost hear the tumbleweed.” One critic said: ‘It’s hardly comedy gold. You can almost hear the tumbleweed’ [bc_video video_id=”5989809670001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Victoria Beckham shows fun side as she dances with Tina Turner Musical star”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
CASUALTY’S long- serving nurse Duffy faces devastating news this Saturday when tests confirm she has early-onset dementia. In one of the BBC1 drama’s most heart- breaking storylines, the veteran medic, played by Cathy Shipton, is given the news but is told she can carry on working because her disease is  in the early stages. Long-serving nurse Duffy faces devastating news this Saturday when tests confirm she has early-onset dementia Duffy has appeared in the show on and off for 33 years and is currently going through relationship woes with nurse Charlie Fairhead, played by Derek Thompson. Producer  Simon Harper spoke of Casualty’s record of covering big health, social and emotional issues and added: “We are mindful of telling them authentically and sensitively, which is why we are always so grateful to fantastic charities like Dementia UK, who give us invaluable advice. “Depicting this cruel disease will help raise awareness, and Cathy is knocking it out of the park with her heartbreaking performance.” This is soaps doing what they do best. Duffy has appeared in the show on and off for 33 years and is currently going through relationship woes with nurse Charlie Fairhead, played by Derek Thompson [bc_video video_id=”5820951944001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Casualty’s Iain tries to save Sam after she gets injured in explosion “] READ MORE FROM ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN Danny’s whistle and lute Danny tried on a full suit of armour as he researched his past for new BBC1 history show Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family IT’S our old armour plate – sorry, china plate – Danny Dyer, looking more like Metal Mickey than his usual landlord Mick in EastEnders. The Cockney actor tried on a full suit of armour as he researched his past for new BBC1 history show Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family. Danny playing the lute in Tudor outfit The two-part series, starting on Wednesday, sees Danny research his surprisingly aristocratic ancestors. It follows his 2016 discovery on ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are? that he is descended from Edward III. Sounds a right old giraffe. Soap star Danny with ancient music expert Tamsin Lewis [bc_video video_id=”5988036275001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Trailer for history show ‘Right Royal Family’ starring Danny and Dani Dyer “] Must Watch WHAT? Death In Paradise, BBC1, 9pm. WHY? DI Jack Mooney is called in to investigate the death of a zoo owner who is  killed by a tranquiliser dart – with the finger of suspicion pointing at one of his colleagues. [boxout headline=”F - ING HARD FOR PARAS” featured-image=”3639351″ intro=”THE phrase “swearing like a trooper” is taken to a different level on ITV’s three-part documentary series The Paras: Men Of War.”]A whopping 77 F-words are barked throughout tonight’s hour-long episode. It comes after the Sun On Sunday revealed 44 f***s had to be taken out of one show following the gruelling 28-week training process to become a paratrooper. At one point corporal Ronnie Harris berates recruits taking part in a log race, shouting: “Get your f***ing hand in it now. Now stop f***ing jerking. Stand up. Stand the f*** up, take the weight. Take the f***ing weight.  Shut the f**k up.” Viewers will see one recruit collapse while running and the youngest in the platoon laughed at and told to “f*** off” as he tells his seniors he can’t meet the demands. This isn’t one for the faint-hearted. [/boxout] NTAs sign up DeVito Danny DeVito is flying over the Pond to present one of the drama awards at the NTAs ceremony THE organisers of the National Television Awards will be rubbing their hands with glee after bagging Hollywood royalty to hand out a gong. Danny DeVito is flying over the Pond to present one of the drama awards at the ceremony, which will air on ITV on Tuesday. The Most Popular Drama category sees Call The Midwife, Casualty, Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who and Our Girl battle it out. Westlife will return for their first live TV performance in eight years Meanwhile, boy band Westlife will be doing their first live TV performance in eight years as they take to the stage with new single Hello My Love. A backstage source said: “Bagging Danny is a real coup for the show. “He’s a massive fan of the UK and loves a lot of  the dramas in the awards category. He’s excited about being the guest of honour on the night.” Hopefully, he’ll be up for a selfie or 20. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Biz Bit THE Voice sees some familiar faces audition  in boyband NxtGen on  Saturday. The trio – Cian, Sonny and Joel  – were previously in X ­Factor band Yes Lad. Sonny said: “The Voice is better for us than X Factor. We’re older and ready for it.” [boxout headline=”SOAPBOX” featured-image=”3639352″]A worried Linda grows increasingly concerned about Mick’s moody behaviour in EASTENDERS. And after some probing she gets him to open up about his time in prison. Later on, she gives him permission to coach the football team with Mitch. Over on NEIGHBOURS, Paul is shocked when Leo tells him that Mannix was Delaney’s mystery contact – and that he is still alive. Delaney admits she lied about the supposed  death  – the corpse was actually a former colleague  of her dad’s. Meanwhile, on EMMERDALE, Eric confronts Bob over his unpaid B&B bill.[/boxout] Biz Bit THE Greatest Dancer will show same-sex dancing on Saturday in a bid to test the waters for Strictly Come Dancing. A lesbian couple dance the jive to  a standing ovation, which gets Cheryl Tweedy and Oti Mabuse up on stage to join in. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
CASUALTY’S long- serving nurse Duffy faces devastating news this Saturday when tests confirm she has early-onset dementia. In one of the BBC1 drama’s most heart- breaking storylines, the veteran medic, played by Cathy Shipton, is given the news but is told she can carry on working because her disease is  in the early stages. Long-serving nurse Duffy faces devastating news this Saturday when tests confirm she has early-onset dementia Duffy has appeared in the show on and off for 33 years and is currently going through relationship woes with nurse Charlie Fairhead, played by Derek Thompson. Producer  Simon Harper spoke of Casualty’s record of covering big health, social and emotional issues and added: “We are mindful of telling them authentically and sensitively, which is why we are always so grateful to fantastic charities like Dementia UK, who give us invaluable advice. “Depicting this cruel disease will help raise awareness, and Cathy is knocking it out of the park with her heartbreaking performance.” This is soaps doing what they do best. Duffy has appeared in the show on and off for 33 years and is currently going through relationship woes with nurse Charlie Fairhead, played by Derek Thompson [bc_video video_id=”5820951944001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Casualty’s Iain tries to save Sam after she gets injured in explosion “] READ MORE FROM ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN Danny’s whistle and lute Danny tried on a full suit of armour as he researched his past for new BBC1 history show Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family IT’S our old armour plate – sorry, china plate – Danny Dyer, looking more like Metal Mickey than his usual landlord Mick in EastEnders. The Cockney actor tried on a full suit of armour as he researched his past for new BBC1 history show Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family. Danny playing the lute in Tudor outfit The two-part series, starting on Wednesday, sees Danny research his surprisingly aristocratic ancestors. It follows his 2016 discovery on ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are? that he is descended from Edward III. Sounds a right old giraffe. Soap star Danny with ancient music expert Tamsin Lewis [bc_video video_id=”5988036275001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Trailer for history show ‘Right Royal Family’ starring Danny and Dani Dyer “] Must Watch WHAT? Death In Paradise, BBC1, 9pm. WHY? DI Jack Mooney is called in to investigate the death of a zoo owner who is  killed by a tranquiliser dart – with the finger of suspicion pointing at one of his colleagues. [boxout headline=”F - ING HARD FOR PARAS” featured-image=”3757020″ intro=”THE phrase “swearing like a trooper” is taken to a different level on ITV’s three-part documentary series The Paras: Men Of War.”]A whopping 77 F-words are barked throughout tonight’s hour-long episode. It comes after the Sun On Sunday revealed 44 f***s had to be taken out of one show following the gruelling 28-week training process to become a paratrooper. At one point corporal Ronnie Harris berates recruits taking part in a log race, shouting: “Get your f***ing hand in it now. Now stop f***ing jerking. Stand up. Stand the f*** up, take the weight. Take the f***ing weight.  Shut the f**k up.” Viewers will see one recruit collapse while running and the youngest in the platoon laughed at and told to “f*** off” as he tells his seniors he can’t meet the demands. This isn’t one for the faint-hearted. [/boxout] NTAs sign up DeVito Danny DeVito is flying over the Pond to present one of the drama awards at the NTAs ceremony THE organisers of the National Television Awards will be rubbing their hands with glee after bagging Hollywood royalty to hand out a gong. Danny DeVito is flying over the Pond to present one of the drama awards at the ceremony, which will air on ITV on Tuesday. The Most Popular Drama category sees Call The Midwife, Casualty, Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who and Our Girl battle it out. Westlife will return for their first live TV performance in eight years Meanwhile, boy band Westlife will be doing their first live TV performance in eight years as they take to the stage with new single Hello My Love. A backstage source said: “Bagging Danny is a real coup for the show. “He’s a massive fan of the UK and loves a lot of  the dramas in the awards category. He’s excited about being the guest of honour on the night.” Hopefully, he’ll be up for a selfie or 20. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Biz Bit THE Voice sees some familiar faces audition  in boyband NxtGen on  Saturday. The trio – Cian, Sonny and Joel  – were previously in X ­Factor band Yes Lad. Sonny said: “The Voice is better for us than X Factor. We’re older and ready for it.” [boxout headline=”SOAPBOX” featured-image=”3757021″]A worried Linda grows increasingly concerned about Mick’s moody behaviour in EASTENDERS. And after some probing she gets him to open up about his time in prison. Later on, she gives him permission to coach the football team with Mitch. Over on NEIGHBOURS, Paul is shocked when Leo tells him that Mannix was Delaney’s mystery contact – and that he is still alive. Delaney admits she lied about the supposed  death  – the corpse was actually a former colleague  of her dad’s. Meanwhile, on EMMERDALE, Eric confronts Bob over his unpaid B&B bill.[/boxout] Biz Bit THE Greatest Dancer will show same-sex dancing on Saturday in a bid to test the waters for Strictly Come Dancing. A lesbian couple dance the jive to  a standing ovation, which gets Cheryl Tweedy and Oti Mabuse up on stage to join in. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
VANESSA Bauer gave fans a sneak peek into her Dancing On Ice rehearsals with Wes Nelson tonight just hours after Megan Barton Hanson admitted she finds it hard watching their “romantic” routines. Despite a public war of words between Vanessa, 22, and Megan, 24, following the pro skater’s leader board topping routine with Wes on Sunday evening, things seemed fine between the contestant’s on the rink as they got back to work. Vanessa Bauer gave fans a sneak peek into her Dancing On Ice rehearsals with Wes Nelson tonight Vanessa playfully mocked Wes’s skills The pair giggled as they practised their next routine in the studio. Speaking to camera, Vanessa said: “We trained the whole day. I’m really excited to show you guys the results, it’s going to be such a good week. “It’s musical week, so I can’t wait.” The session comes after Megan branded Vanessa “disrespectful” and said she hates seeing them perform “romantic” routines together. The heartbroken model was livid when Vanessa announced she’d split from her boyfriend the night before her first performance with Wes. Wes’s girlfriend Megan admitted she finds it hard watching the pair’s routines Megan branded Vanessa ‘disrespectful’ in an interview with The Sun Megan felt she had no choice but to unleash her anger in an Instagram post the next day, accusing Vanessa of doing it for publicity. And now in an exclusive interview with The Sun, Megan reveals she is determined to confront her rival at the show’s studios this weekend — and insists she has no regrets about her scathing social media post. She said: “It’s funny or a coincidence that Vanessa’s break-up came out the night they performed, she clearly wanted to get more hype around their performance. She knows the score; she did the show last year. She’s 22-years-old. “She knows questions are going to be asked about her and Wes and me being worried about them spending time together. Vanessa Bauer announced her split from Louis before her performance with Wes Wes with skating partner Vanessa who was paired with Jack Quickenden last year “Every woman will tell you it’s not ideal to have your boyfriend spending 12 hours a day with another woman – a little introduction from Vanessa would have gone a long way. “Dancing on Ice is very romantic and all about looking into each other’s eyes and parading around on the ice and being loved up together – it’s not easy to watch. “Wes is my main priority, I love him. I am so passionate about him but it is going to be difficult now. “I want to back him, but I don’t want to feel awkward.” [bc_video video_id=”5989175130001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson looks like a ‘scorned ex’ after Wes Nelson’s partner Vanessa splits from boyfriend on Dancing On Ice”] Megan felt she had no choice but to unleash her anger in an Instagram post Despite the drama, Megan says ‘Wes and I have never been stronger’ after meeting on ITV2’s Love Island [article-rail-section title=”Most Read In TV & Showbiz” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In a now-deleted rant on Instagram, Megan pointed the finger at Vanessa for growing close to Wes while rehearsing behind the scenes — and said the skater couldn’t even look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday. But while Megan admits she was furious when she posted the revealing Instagram story, she still doesn’t regret expressing her feelings. She said: “I’m not going to backtrack. I was riled up, I let my passion and anger get the better of me but there’s no manual. “I don’t want to be a possessive girlfriend. I want her to reach out to me. I’ve had no communication with her for the past three months. I’m not jealous; it is just a lack of respect. I was pushed over the edge. Megan insists she has no regrets about her scathing online post Megan, pictured alongside Charlotte Crosby and Coleen Nolan, watched on as Wes performed on Dancing On Ice “It has always been a trait of mine to be brutally honest. “I’m only human and there’s only so much I can put up with when I’ve sat there and supported them but I get picked apart. I can’t win. It wasn’t professional or classy but I am only human.” GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
16 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
VANESSA Bauer gave fans a sneak peek into her Dancing On Ice rehearsals with Wes Nelson tonight just hours after Megan Barton Hanson admitted she finds it hard watching their “romantic” routines. Despite a public war of words between Vanessa, 22, and Megan, 24, following the pro skater’s leader board topping routine with Wes on Sunday evening, things seemed fine between the contestant’s on the rink as they got back to work. Vanessa Bauer gave fans a sneak peek into her Dancing On Ice rehearsals with Wes Nelson tonight Vanessa playfully mocked Wes’s skills The pair giggled as they practised their next routine in the studio. Speaking to camera, Vanessa said: “We trained the whole day. I’m really excited to show you guys the results, it’s going to be such a good week. “It’s musical week, so I can’t wait.” The session comes after Megan branded Vanessa “disrespectful” and said she hates seeing them perform “romantic” routines together. The heartbroken model was livid when Vanessa announced she’d split from her boyfriend the night before her first performance with Wes. Wes’s girlfriend Megan admitted she finds it hard watching the pair’s routines Megan branded Vanessa ‘disrespectful’ in an interview with The Sun Megan felt she had no choice but to unleash her anger in an Instagram post the next day, accusing Vanessa of doing it for publicity. And now in an exclusive interview with The Sun, Megan reveals she is determined to confront her rival at the show’s studios this weekend — and insists she has no regrets about her scathing social media post. She said: “It’s funny or a coincidence that Vanessa’s break-up came out the night they performed, she clearly wanted to get more hype around their performance. She knows the score; she did the show last year. She’s 22-years-old. “She knows questions are going to be asked about her and Wes and me being worried about them spending time together. Vanessa Bauer announced her split from Louis before her performance with Wes Wes with skating partner Vanessa who was paired with Jack Quickenden last year “Every woman will tell you it’s not ideal to have your boyfriend spending 12 hours a day with another woman – a little introduction from Vanessa would have gone a long way. “Dancing on Ice is very romantic and all about looking into each other’s eyes and parading around on the ice and being loved up together – it’s not easy to watch. “Wes is my main priority, I love him. I am so passionate about him but it is going to be difficult now. “I want to back him, but I don’t want to feel awkward.” [bc_video video_id=”5989175130001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson looks like a ‘scorned ex’ after Wes Nelson’s partner Vanessa splits from boyfriend on Dancing On Ice”] Megan felt she had no choice but to unleash her anger in an Instagram post Despite the drama, Megan says ‘Wes and I have never been stronger’ after meeting on ITV2’s Love Island [article-rail-section title=”Most Read In TV & Showbiz” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In a now-deleted rant on Instagram, Megan pointed the finger at Vanessa for growing close to Wes while rehearsing behind the scenes — and said the skater couldn’t even look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday. But while Megan admits she was furious when she posted the revealing Instagram story, she still doesn’t regret expressing her feelings. She said: “I’m not going to backtrack. I was riled up, I let my passion and anger get the better of me but there’s no manual. “I don’t want to be a possessive girlfriend. I want her to reach out to me. I’ve had no communication with her for the past three months. I’m not jealous; it is just a lack of respect. I was pushed over the edge. Megan insists she has no regrets about her scathing online post Megan, pictured alongside Charlotte Crosby and Coleen Nolan, watched on as Wes performed on Dancing On Ice “It has always been a trait of mine to be brutally honest. “I’m only human and there’s only so much I can put up with when I’ve sat there and supported them but I get picked apart. I can’t win. It wasn’t professional or classy but I am only human.” GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
16 Jan 19
GoldDerby
Will “Mary Poppins” return to the Oscar race for the first time in 54 years? The 1964 original snagged 13 nominations including Best Picture, and it won five prizes. Now “Mary Poppins Returns” hopes to recapture some of that awards magic. Gold Derby recently spoke with stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer; director Rob Marshall; screenwriter David Magee; cinematographer Dion Beebe; film editor Wyatt Smith; sound re-recording mixers Michael Keller and Mike Prestwood Smith; and visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson about their work on the film. SEE As Oscar nominations voting enters final weekend, what films are on the bubble? The title role brought Julie Andrews the Best Actress Oscar half a century ago, so Blunt had her work cut out for her. When Marshall called to offer her the part “the air changed in the room because you are just instantly bombarded by these thoughts of how iconic she is, and what she’s meant to me, to everybody, and the searing imprint she’s had on people’s lives.” Her gamble paid off with Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice nominations, which could lead to a career-first Academy Award bid. Miranda plays Jack, a lamplighter who accompanies Mary and her charges on their adventures, but the actor-musician looked at this as more than just an opportunity to play a great part. “This was film school for me,” he admits. “I said, I don’t know how a sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’ is going to play, but I’m going to learn so much watching Rob Marshall direct, and I did.” The multi-talented star just needs an Oscar to complete his EGOT grand slam of showbiz awards, which could be within reach following his Golden Globe bid for Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor. Mortimer remembers when Marshall first contacted her about the film. She recalls that it was a film “he felt was necessary in this moment that we’re in now. He wanted to bring back Mary Poppins as a sort of antidote” to our turbulent political times. For that reason, she was “totally swept up in the idea of” joining the cast as Jane Banks, who was a child in the original film. SEE After 2019 Critics Choice Awards: Who’s up (‘Roma’) and who’s down (‘The Favourite’) in the Oscar race? Whishaw plays Jane’s brother Michael, but he had never done a musical before. However, he knew that Marshall would be “a brilliant guide through that.” The director “taught me a big lesson about not worrying” and guided the actor through the numbers even though he’s not a trained vocalist; he learned to “inhabit the song.” Whishaw has also been in the awards conversation this season for his work in the Amazon limited series “A Very English Scandal,” for which he has won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award. For Marshall, the road to “Mary Poppins Returns” began all the way back in 1964 when the original Disney classic was released. “It was the first film I saw as a child,” he explains. “It introduced me to this world of film in an incredible way.” Despite revisiting it several times, “I never quite imagined that it would fall in my lap as a sequel 54 years later.” Now the film could return him to the Oscar race for the first time since his feature film debut, “Chicago,” which brought him a Best Director nomination. Writer Magee, himself an Oscar nominee for penning “Finding Neverland” and “Life of Pi,” set out to write a script “that continued the story of ‘Mary Poppins'” instead of trying to remake the original. Although there are elements incorporated from the first film, including characters and set pieces, “we wanted to be careful that it wasn’t taking advantage of the fact that there was a beloved film.” He didn’t want to lazily “wink and nudge and point to references from that original film” just for the sake of nostalgia. SEE Oscar predictions update: What now? Best Picture? Actress? Tom O’Neil, Joyce Eng and Susan Wloszcyzna debate [Video and audio podcast] Many of the film’s below-the-line talents are also academy favorites. Beebe won the Best Cinematography Oscar for Marshall’s “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and Smith was nominated for Best Film Editing for his work on “Captain Phillips.” Click on any of the 9 names below to be taken to the full interview: Emily Blunt, who plays Mary Poppins Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays Jack Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer, who play Michael and Jane Banks Rob Marshall, director David Magee, screenwriter Dion Beebe, cinematographer Wyatt Smith, film editor Michael Keller and Mike Prestwood Smith, sound re-recording mixers Matt Johnson, visual effects supervisor PREDICT the Oscar nominations now; change them until January 22 [predictions-widget id=1202617374] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22. 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17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
MEGAN Barton Hanson snapped at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a “scorned ex” after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face. The Love Island stunner, 24, has revealed she felt personally “attacked” by the public and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Nelson as he performed for the first time. Megan Barton Hanson has hit back at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a ‘scorned ex’ after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face And now in an exclusive interview Megan says she went through hell after realising her every move had been scrutinised as she watched Wes from the audience. She said: “I woke up Monday morning and it felt like I was being attacked. “I sat there during the show and I was so happy for him and it must have been 0.2 seconds that my face was relaxed and I wasn’t smiling – and now I’m bitter and a sour ex? What the hell. “I felt backed into a corner. I was only there to support Wes but now I’ve become the focus. Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson felt personally ‘attacked’ and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Wes Nelson topped the leader board with pro skater Vanessa Bauer as they performed for the first time on Sunday Megan Barton Hanson became embroiled in a feud with Vanessa Bauer after accusing the dancer of being ‘disrespectful’ towards her relationship with Wes “We were on such a high after his amazing scores and to wake up in the morning and see that people had been saying I’ve had so much Botox I can’t even frown – I wouldn’t be frowning anyway. “Wes is my boyfriend and I love him so much. I went to the show to support him, I didn’t realise I would be on camera or made to answer questions.” Reality star Megan became embroiled in a feud with pro skater Vanessa Bauer, 22, after accusing her of being “disrespectful” and announcing her split the same night as her first dance with Wes for publicity. She lashed out at Vanessa in a scathing Instagram story – claiming she couldn’t even look her in the eye as they finally met for the first time on Sunday night. [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] Megan Barton Hanson claimed the skater couldn’t even look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday Megan and Wes have been together since meeting on Love Island last summer [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan told The Sun she didn’t regret her decision to unleash her anger on social media but had no intention of taking the limelight away from Wes and his place in the competition. She said: “Wes has put in so much work. He’s literally come home with blisters and to go out there on the first show and get such high scores – but all the attention was on me. “I didn’t want to take the shine away from him and everything he’s been working on. The hours and hours of training – you could see on his face how nervous he was and that’s why I wanted to be there to support him.”
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
MEGAN Barton Hanson snapped at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a “scorned ex” after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face. The Love Island stunner, 24, has revealed she felt personally “attacked” by the public and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Nelson as he performed for the first time. Megan Barton Hanson has hit back at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a ‘scorned ex’ after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face And now in an exclusive interview Megan says she went through hell after realising her every move had been scrutinised as she watched Wes from the audience. She said: “I woke up Monday morning and it felt like I was being attacked. “I sat there during the show and I was so happy for him and it must have been 0.2 seconds that my face was relaxed and I wasn’t smiling – and now I’m bitter and a sour ex? What the hell. “I felt backed into a corner. I was only there to support Wes but now I’ve become the focus. Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson felt personally ‘attacked’ and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Wes Nelson topped the leader board with pro skater Vanessa Bauer as they performed for the first time on Sunday Megan Barton Hanson became embroiled in a feud with Vanessa Bauer after accusing the dancer of being ‘disrespectful’ towards her relationship with Wes “We were on such a high after his amazing scores and to wake up in the morning and see that people had been saying I’ve had so much Botox I can’t even frown – I wouldn’t be frowning anyway. “Wes is my boyfriend and I love him so much. I went to the show to support him, I didn’t realise I would be on camera or made to answer questions.” Reality star Megan became embroiled in a feud with pro skater Vanessa Bauer, 22, after accusing her of being “disrespectful” and announcing her split the same night as her first dance with Wes for publicity. She lashed out at Vanessa in a scathing Instagram story – claiming she couldn’t even look her in the eye as they finally met for the first time on Sunday night. [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] Megan Barton Hanson claimed the skater couldn’t even look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday Megan and Wes have been together since meeting on Love Island last summer [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan told The Sun she didn’t regret her decision to unleash her anger on social media but had no intention of taking the limelight away from Wes and his place in the competition. She said: “Wes has put in so much work. He’s literally come home with blisters and to go out there on the first show and get such high scores – but all the attention was on me. “I didn’t want to take the shine away from him and everything he’s been working on. The hours and hours of training – you could see on his face how nervous he was and that’s why I wanted to be there to support him.”
17 Jan 19
The Sun
MEGAN Barton Hanson snapped at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a “scorned ex” after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face. The Love Island stunner, 24, has revealed she felt personally “attacked” by the public and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Nelson as he performed for the first time. Megan Barton Hanson has hit back at Dancing on Ice viewers for branding her a ‘scorned ex’ after she was seen on camera without a smile on her face And now in an exclusive interview Megan says she went through hell after realising her every move had been scrutinised as she watched Wes from the audience. She said: “I woke up Monday morning and it felt like I was being attacked. “I sat there during the show and I was so happy for him and it must have been 0.2 seconds that my face was relaxed and I wasn’t smiling – and now I’m bitter and a sour ex? What the hell. “I felt backed into a corner. I was only there to support Wes but now I’ve become the focus. Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson felt personally ‘attacked’ and says she only came to the ITV studios to support boyfriend Wes Wes Nelson topped the leader board with pro skater Vanessa Bauer as they performed for the first time on Sunday Megan Barton Hanson became embroiled in a feud with Vanessa Bauer after accusing the dancer of being ‘disrespectful’ towards her relationship with Wes “We were on such a high after his amazing scores and to wake up in the morning and see that people had been saying I’ve had so much Botox I can’t even frown – I wouldn’t be frowning anyway. “Wes is my boyfriend and I love him so much. I went to the show to support him, I didn’t realise I would be on camera or made to answer questions.” Reality star Megan became embroiled in a feud with pro skater Vanessa Bauer, 22, after accusing her of being “disrespectful” and announcing her split the same night as her first dance with Wes for publicity. She lashed out at Vanessa in a scathing Instagram story – claiming she couldn’t even look her in the eye as they finally met for the first time on Sunday night. [bc_video video_id=”5989272150001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Megan Barton Hanson slams Wes Nelson’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer for her ‘tactical breakup’ before first performance”] Megan Barton Hanson claimed the skater couldn’t even look her in the eye as they met for the first time on Sunday Megan and Wes have been together since meeting on Love Island last summer [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Megan told The Sun she didn’t regret her decision to unleash her anger on social media but had no intention of taking the limelight away from Wes and his place in the competition. She said: “Wes has put in so much work. He’s literally come home with blisters and to go out there on the first show and get such high scores – but all the attention was on me. “I didn’t want to take the shine away from him and everything he’s been working on. The hours and hours of training – you could see on his face how nervous he was and that’s why I wanted to be there to support him.”
16 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
DEMENTIA sufferer Barbara Windsor comes to life at the theatre because she “recognises” where she is, says for EastEnders co-star Adam Woodyatt. The Carry On legend’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis was revealed last year and the 81-year-old icon has reportedly been ­taking medication to help manage the degenerative brain disease. Barbara Windsor is being supported by her husband Scott Mitchell But more recently, her symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown steadily worse. However, Adam, 50, who plays Ian Beale on the soap, has revealed a glimpse into her condition and life with husband Scott Mitchell, 56, and said he noticed a spark in Barbara on a recent trip to the theatre. He told ITV’s Lorraine today: “We went to the theatre in November. “When she’s back in that environment she loves it, because she recognises it, and straight away she’s in a theatre and she’s happy.” Barbara’s former co-stars Kellie Shirley and Adam Woodyatt are running the marathon to raise money for research into dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Barbara has been watching their progress as they prepare for the run Adam and ex-EastEnders star Kellie Shirley are running the London Marathon to raise money for research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with a string of Walford favourites. Speaking about the support they’ve received so far, he added: “I think because everyone knows Barbara, we’re of that age when she is of our childhood, everyone can sympathise and understands it. “It could be one of our relatives. That’s why everyone is behind Barbara … “She’s not going to be there at the start but we’re hoping she’ll be there at the finish.” EastEnders stars are taking part in the London Marathon to raise money for research EastEnders stars have been training together for the marathon in May Barbara’s husband Scott previously revealed the details of her condition in an exclusive interview with the Sun. He revealed that Barbara sometimes forgets they are married. In September, Christopher Biggins said that Barbara had an operation to fit a pacemaker after complications caused by her Alzheimer’s medication. [bc_video video_id=”5845636389001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Barbara Windsor talks about Alzheimer’s for the first time as she calls for people to run the 2019 London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution”] Barbara feels happy when she visits the theatre Barbara’s portrayal of landlady Peggy Mitchell made her an EastEnders legend [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Scott recently revealed on Good Morning Britain that the EastEnders star doesn’t recognise their own house. Speaking to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Scott, 55, explained: “Over the last two weeks, her confusion has got really bad. I spend a lot of time explaining where we are, she has a lot of trouble identifying our house. “She’ll ask, ‘Are we staying here tonight?’ or ‘Have we got clothes here?’ That’s the reality of what people living with dementia are going through, and those around her.”
16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
DEMENTIA sufferer Barbara Windsor comes to life at the theatre because she “recognises” where she is, says for EastEnders co-star Adam Woodyatt. The Carry On legend’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis was revealed last year and the 81-year-old icon has reportedly been ­taking medication to help manage the degenerative brain disease. Barbara Windsor is being supported by her husband Scott Mitchell But more recently, her symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown steadily worse. However, Adam, 50, who plays Ian Beale on the soap, has revealed a glimpse into her condition and life with husband Scott Mitchell, 56, and said he noticed a spark in Barbara on a recent trip to the theatre. He told ITV’s Lorraine today: “We went to the theatre in November. “When she’s back in that environment she loves it, because she recognises it, and straight away she’s in a theatre and she’s happy.” Barbara’s former co-stars Kellie Shirley and Adam Woodyatt are running the marathon to raise money for research into dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Barbara has been watching their progress as they prepare for the run Adam and ex-EastEnders star Kellie Shirley are running the London Marathon to raise money for research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with a string of Walford favourites. Speaking about the support they’ve received so far, he added: “I think because everyone knows Barbara, we’re of that age when she is of our childhood, everyone can sympathise and understands it. “It could be one of our relatives. That’s why everyone is behind Barbara … “She’s not going to be there at the start but we’re hoping she’ll be there at the finish.” EastEnders stars are taking part in the London Marathon to raise money for research EastEnders stars have been training together for the marathon in May Barbara’s husband Scott previously revealed the details of her condition in an exclusive interview with the Sun. He revealed that Barbara sometimes forgets they are married. In September, Christopher Biggins said that Barbara had an operation to fit a pacemaker after complications caused by her Alzheimer’s medication. [bc_video video_id=”5845636389001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Barbara Windsor talks about Alzheimer’s for the first time as she calls for people to run the 2019 London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution”] Barbara feels happy when she visits the theatre Barbara’s portrayal of landlady Peggy Mitchell made her an EastEnders legend [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Scott recently revealed on Good Morning Britain that the EastEnders star doesn’t recognise their own house. Speaking to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Scott, 55, explained: “Over the last two weeks, her confusion has got really bad. I spend a lot of time explaining where we are, she has a lot of trouble identifying our house. “She’ll ask, ‘Are we staying here tonight?’ or ‘Have we got clothes here?’ That’s the reality of what people living with dementia are going through, and those around her.”