Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Week 11, live – Rose Ayling-Ellis’s leap of faith puts her on top

It was all about the lifts in this eventful quarter-final. Four routines featured our celebrities lifting or being lifted, though it didn’t quite go to plan for some. John Whaite and AJ Odudu’s otherwise strong salsas were marred by botched final lifts, while Rhys Stephenson and Rose Ayling-Ellis finished joint top of the leaderboard after … Read more

Strictly’s Dan vows to wow wife at 25th anniversary after not dancing at wedding

Strictly Come Dancing’s Dan Walker didn’t dance at his wedding – but says he’ll sweep his wife off her feet on their 25th. The BBC Breakfast presenter married his university sweetheart Sarah in 2001. But Dan, 44, admitted: “I didn’t dance at my own wedding. I did distraction tactics, messing around on the side. I … Read more

Cheryl ‘cancels’ R&B podcast amid work break following Sarah Harding’s death

Cheryl has made the decision to cancel her R&B podcast with BBC Sounds. The podcast has come to an end as the singer took a break from work following the death of former bandmate and dear friend, Sarah Harding. The 38-year-old singer made her podcasting debut during the summer with You, Me & R&B – … Read more

Insulate Britain protesters stage 24-hour fast outside Downing Street

I nsulate Britain supporters are staging a 24-hour fast outside Downing Street in solidarity with jailed members who are on hunger strike to call for action on fuel poverty. Around 10 protesters were in London’s Whitehall on Tuesday morning, with some wearing hi-vis jackets and holding placards reading “Here for Emma and Ben” and “Hunger … Read more

Strictly star rushed to hospital after health scare is supported by co-stars

Strictly Come Dancing ‘s Amy Dowden was rushed to hospital in ambulance after falling ill. The professional dancer, 31, pulled out of the weekend’s show at the last minute after an ‘unexpected Crohn’s’ flare up.’ Amy revealed she has been cared for by Strictly celebs Tom Fletcher and Sara Davies, who stepped in while her … Read more

Did BBC back down on ‘bombshell’ royal documentary?

The BBC last night appeared to back down on claims that Buckingham Palace briefed against Harry and Meghan after being accused of peddling ‘overblown and unfounded’ allegations. A BBC2 documentary examining the relationship between the royal households and the media also stepped back from suggestions that William allowed aides to brief about his brother’s mental … Read more

Princes and the Press: Sussexes never intended to ‘become Trappist monks and take vow of silence’

Ms Afia appeared on screen to respond to claims in the press that Meghan had been “difficult” to work with and had bullied her staff, resulting in employees leaving her household. The claims appeared in 2018 and are the subject of an ongoing review at Buckingham Palace. Duchess ‘wouldn’t want to negate anyone’s personal experiences’ … Read more

EastEnders’ Kellie Bright goes Albert Square chic in leopard print on day out

EastEnders star – and recent new mum for the third time – Kellie Bright wrapped up warm while out running errands while on maternity leave. The 45-year-old soap star is famous for playing Linda Carter on the BBC’s long-running soap and is the matriarch for a large family with five on-screen children that she welcomed … Read more

The 30 best Christmas movies of all time

The Holiday (2006) One of those films drummed into our brains as a “modern Christmas classic” in light of seemingly endless ITV2 repeats, The Holiday is twee romcom fantasy, but generally harmless. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz are bored singletons who decide to swap houses over the Christmas period, both flying overseas and straight into … Read more

BBC coverage of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee could be hit by William’s row with the Corporation

BBC coverage of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee could be hit by Prince William’s row with the Corporation over documentary series William and other Royals were incensed by a BBC documentary about the family The Princes and The Press is currently airing and focusses on William and Harry  Royals were annoyed they were not allowed to … Read more