Julianne Hough is a ‘deeply different person now’


Julianne Hough is not the same person she was when she wed Brooks Laich nearly three years ago after first falling for the athlete in late 2013.

A source has told People the change is what led to the couple’s May split.

‘She is a deeply different person than she was when they got married, and she is proud of those differences and changes she’s made and she doesn’t want to go back,’ said an insider close to the Dancing With The Stars judge. ‘He is the man he is, and he shouldn’t change a thing.’

New vibe: Julianne Hough is not the same person she was when she wed Brooks Laich nearly three years ago after first falling for the athlete in late 2013, a source has told People; here she is seen at home in May

No longer a fit: 'She is a deeply different person than she was when they got married, and she is proud of those differences and changes she's made and she doesn't want to go back,' said an insider close to the Dancing With The Stars judge. Seen in February

No longer a fit: ‘She is a deeply different person than she was when they got married, and she is proud of those differences and changes she’s made and she doesn’t want to go back,’ said an insider close to the Dancing With The Stars judge. Seen in February

Brooks wanted to be there for Hough, but he just could not figure out what would bring her joy.

‘Brooks was determined to make it work, but he was constantly questioning what changes he needed to make for Julianne to be happy,’ said the insider.

‘He was fighting with this for months and it was very hard for him to let go of his marriage.’

When they decided to spend lockdown in different states – she is in LA while he is in Idaho – they had time to think the marriage over.

Hard to say bye: 'Brooks was determined to make it work, but he was constantly questioning what changes he needed to make for Julianne to be happy,' said the insider. 'He was fighting with this for months and it was very hard for him to let go of his marriage.' Seen in 2019

 Hard to say bye: ‘Brooks was determined to make it work, but he was constantly questioning what changes he needed to make for Julianne to be happy,’ said the insider. ‘He was fighting with this for months and it was very hard for him to let go of his marriage.’ Seen in 2019

‘It really took the lockdown and them being separated for two months for him to realize that it is time to let go,’ said a pal of Brooks;.

‘He has been happy living by himself in nature.’

And now the two don’t want to push themselves any longer to make things better.

‘It took them a while to get here, but now they both understand that they shouldn’t spend the rest of their lives together — not as spouses,’ said a source close to the former pro dancer.

‘They are hoping to move forward as deeply loving friends forever who will always be supportive and encouraging of one another.’

She went in this bra for a thirsty selfie

And he went shirt free for his thirsty portrait

They did have THIS in common: Both stars like to share alluring images to Instagram

Another source told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It has taken Julianne and Brooks some time to find the right moment to announce their split.

‘They haven’t been happy together for a long time but needed to come to terms with the fact that their marriage was over.’

Seems like one of the problems was he loved the country and she loved the city.

‘Brooks loves his outdoor life in Idaho, wanted a more traditional marriage and to start a family. Julianne wanted a less traditional marriage, to focus on her career and loves her city life and Hollywood existence,’ said a source.

But they went in with the best hopes: ‘They truly had a loving, romantic relationship, a fairy-tale wedding and believed they would spend the rest of their lives together but within two years, their views of marriage differed tremendously,’ the source added.

She came to fame on Dancing With The Stars: With Carrie Ann Inaba in 2015

She came to fame on Dancing With The Stars: With Carrie Ann Inaba in 2015

And her fame grew: Seen with (l-r) Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell and Terry Crews on America's Got talent

And her fame grew: Seen with (l-r) Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell and Terry Crews on America’s Got talent

And now they feel it just makes sense to let go.

‘They have been happier apart than together and realized they had no choice but to go their separate ways. Despite truly loving each other, they just didn’t see eye to eye.’  

‘We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,’ Julianne, 31, and Brooks, 36, told People together in May.

‘We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place.’

Dearly beloved: Julianne reportedly began dating Brooks near the end of 2013 and they married in July 2017 by the lakeside town of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho (pictured)

Dearly beloved: Julianne reportedly began dating Brooks near the end of 2013 and they married in July 2017 by the lakeside town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (pictured)

The duo noted in their statement: ‘We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.’ 

Two days before the separation announcement, Brooks posted ‘THIRST TRAP!’ shirtless photos from Idaho and Julianne commented that they were ‘awesome.’ 

During an Instagram Live interview with Oprah Magazine last month Julianne said of being in lockdown without Brooks: ‘I don’t feel lonely, but I definitely feel alone.’

Earlier last month amid rumors of marriage trouble with Brooks, Julianne wrote on Insta Stories: ‘Never betray yourself to be loyal to others.’

Amid the lockdown, during an Instagram Live session for her dance-influenced Kinrgy workouts she spilled that she was ‘Releasing all this stagnant energy built up from what’s going on personally and in the world.’

Julianne, who has described herself as ‘not straight,’ was glimpsed in mid-April on a stroll with dashing 38-year-old English actor Ben Barnes who is an old pal of hers. 

Out and about: The couple are seen maintaining a united front while stepping out in Los Angeles together this February

Out and about: The couple are seen maintaining a united front while stepping out in Los Angeles together this February

Meanwhile that month on his How Men Think podcast Brooks gushed that he was having a ‘great’ time in Idaho with his ‘awesome’ husky Koda.

Calling himself an ‘introvert by nature’ he acknowledged: ‘I love having my dog – if it wasn’t for my dog, I’d probably be a little more antsy with the isolation.’

Brooks drew notice in January when he said on How Men Think that he wanted to ‘really explore learning about sexuality’ going forward.

However on a later episode of How Men Think he clarified that he was looking into ‘exploring my sexuality, and by that I don’t mean if I’m gay or straight.’

Brooks explained: ‘I mean like in my sexual relationship, what is my sexuality and what am I craving and what are my desires and what are my wife’s, and like, how can we have this language to feed each other in – and get everything we want and be sexually expressed to the nth degree and everything?’ 

He also said: ‘When I think of being married and being in my relationship, truthfully at my core, I don’t see any other life for me. Like that’s the life that I choose.’

Julianne reportedly began dating Brooks near the end of 2013 and they married in July 2017 by the lakeside town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

William Shatner, 89, reveals he doesn’t watch Star Trek and hasn’t seen Picard


William Shatner, 89, reveals he doesn’t watch Star Trek and hasn’t seen Star Trek: Picard … and admits his run as Captain Kirk is ‘pretty well played out’

William Shatner doesn’t watch Star Trek.

The 89-year-old actor is famous across the world for his iconic portrayal of Captain Kirk in the sci-fi franchise but admits that he doesn’t like watching himself back on screen.

Discussing his iconic role in a recent interview with The Guardian, Shatner also revealed that he is yet to see the recent CBS all access series Star Trek: Picard, which features Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

USS Enterprise: William Shatner revealed that he doesn’t watch himself as Captain Kirk on Star Trek and is yet to see the recent CBS all access series Star Trek: Picard in a recent interview with The Guardian

William told The Guardian: ‘Patrick Stewart is a great friend of mine, but I haven’t seen Star Trek: Picard. I haven’t watched any Star Trek. I just don’t like watching myself on television.’

William admits that he has been ‘a ferment of creativity’ during lockdown and is working on both music and television projects.

He explained: ‘I’m in a ferment of creativity. I’m making music and dreaming up new shows – I’m trying to sell two or three series to the networks right now. I’m finishing up a blues album that I started before coronavirus hit.

‘At the same time, I’ve been working with a poet and musician in New York. I perform the words on an iPhone and once I email it he writes the accompaniment, so I’ve got another album all ready.’

William told The Guardian: 'Patrick Stewart is a great friend of mine, but I haven't seen Star Trek: Picard. I haven't watched any Star Trek. I just don't like watching myself on television.' (Seen in 1968 as Captain Kirk)

William told The Guardian: ‘Patrick Stewart is a great friend of mine, but I haven’t seen Star Trek: Picard. I haven’t watched any Star Trek. I just don’t like watching myself on television.’ (Seen in 1968 as Captain Kirk)

Shatner – who first played Captain Kirk in the original 1960s TV show and then reprised the role seven times on the big screen – recently ruled out returning to the role, as he feels the character ‘is pretty well played out’.

When asked by a fan if he thinks there might be a Kirk TV series on the way, he tweeted: ‘No. I think Kirk’s story is pretty well played out at this point.’

However, Shatner did admit last year that he would love to be part of a ‘Star Trek’ movie directed by Quentin Tarantino.

No reboot: Shatner - who first played Captain Kirk in the original 1960s TV show and then reprised the role seven times on the big screen - recently ruled out returning to the role, as he feels the character 'is pretty well played out'

No reboot: Shatner – who first played Captain Kirk in the original 1960s TV show and then reprised the role seven times on the big screen – recently ruled out returning to the role, as he feels the character ‘is pretty well played out’

William said: ‘Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me. And Quentin, I love you.

‘If you’re going to do Star Trek 50 years later, a few pounds heavier, come on. Not a problem! Well, I’d like to do it. Whether I’d be up for it, I don’t know.’ 

If Star Trek: Picard is any indication, there is still a voracious fanbase for content from the USS Enterprise from fans AKA Trekkies.

Success! CBS All Access premiered a new phase in the franchise with Star Trek: Picard in January and announced later that it set a record for streams on the platform

Success! CBS All Access premiered a new phase in the franchise with Star Trek: Picard in January and announced later that it set a record for streams on the platform

Season one premiered in January of 2020 on the Eye Network’s streaming platform and CBS announced later that it set a record for streams on the platform.

Critics and viewers alike heaped praise on the modernized franchise and Patrick Stewarts reprisal of his famous role was also critically acclaimed.

Season two of Star Trek: Picard is already in the works with a projected premiere date in late 2020 or early 2021, however that may be pushed due to coronavirus. 

Captain Picard: Sir Patrick Stewart returned to his famous role as Jean-Luc Picard and was met with rave reviews from critics and fans

Captain Picard: Sir Patrick Stewart returned to his famous role as Jean-Luc Picard and was met with rave reviews from critics and fans 

Mark Wright celebrates wife Michelle Keegan’s 33rd birthday


Mark Wright led the celebrations for wife Michelle Keegan’s 33rd birthday on Wednesday as he posted a sweet tribute. 

The former TOWIE star, 33, took to Instagram to post a collection of throwback snaps from different years of their relationship.

Mark penned: ‘Happy birthday to my señorita. @michkeegan I can’t wait to… Dance with you like nobody’s watching. Sing like nobody’s listening And party like there’s no tomorrow,’ followed by a blue heart emoji. 

Mwah! Mark Wright led the celebrations for wife Michelle Keegan’s 33rd birthday on Wednesday as he posted a sweet tribute

In one of the photos, the couple wore Hawaiian costumes as Mark lifted a hula skirt wearing Michelle in his arms for a tender smooch.

Another two snaps saw Mark and Michelle replicate the Dirty Dancing lift at the reception of their 2015 May wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk. 

The reality star turned presenter also posted several photos of the couple on various nights out and dancing together.

Time Of My Life! The former TOWIE star, 33, took to Instagram to post a collection of throwback snaps, including the couple replicating the Dirty Dancing lift at the reception of their 2015 wedding

Time Of My Life! The former TOWIE star, 33, took to Instagram to post a collection of throwback snaps, including the couple replicating the Dirty Dancing lift at the reception of their 2015 wedding

Sweet: Mark penned: 'Happy birthday to my señorita. @michkeegan I can't wait to... Dance with you like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening And party like there's no tomorrow,' followed by a blue heart emoji

Sweet: Mark penned: ‘Happy birthday to my señorita. @michkeegan I can’t wait to… Dance with you like nobody’s watching. Sing like nobody’s listening And party like there’s no tomorrow,’ followed by a blue heart emoji

Party! The reality star turned presenter also posted several photos of the couple on various nights out and dancing together

Party! The reality star turned presenter also posted several photos of the couple on various nights out and dancing together

Mark’s sister, Jess Wright, also shared a sweet birthday tribute to Michelle as she shared a picture of the trio together, as well as her fiancé William Lee-Kemp, on a getaway to the Caribbean earlier this year.

Jess penned: ‘Oh to be on the ocean, sipping on a rum cocktail with these people happy birthday to the beautiful @michkeegan Love you loads & can’t wait to celebrate one day soon x x.’ 

The former TOWIE star also posted a picture of Michelle on her do and on a snowy skiing getaway together.

Mark’s brother Josh Wright also posted a gushing tribute to his sister-in-law on his Instagram, he posted a picture of himself with Michelle, Mark and his own wife Hollie Kane. 

Sister-in-law: Mark's sister, Jess Wright, also shared a sweet birthday tribute to Michelle as she shared a picture of the trio together, as well as her fiancé William Lee-Kemp, on a getaway to the Caribbean earlier this year

Sister-in-law: Mark’s sister, Jess Wright, also shared a sweet birthday tribute to Michelle as she shared a picture of the trio together, as well as her fiancé William Lee-Kemp, on a getaway to the Caribbean earlier this year

Memories: The former TOWIE star also posted a picture of Michelle on her do

Lovely: She shared a picture of them during a snowy skiing getaway together

Memories: The former TOWIE star also posted a picture of Michelle on her do and on a snowy skiing getaway together

While Michelle’s mother-in-law, Carol Wright, also shared a sweet birthday message as she gushed over her ‘beautiful’ daughter-in-law.  

Michelle also shared several fun snaps and throwback videos posted by her friends, one including a hilarious video of herself trying to catch a crisp in her mouth on a night out.

It’s been a few days of celebrations for the star as she recently celebrated her five year wedding anniversary with Mark. They married on 24 May 2015.  

Double date night: Mark's brother Josh Wright also posted a gushing tribute to his sister-in-law on his Instagram, he posted a picture of himself with Michelle, Mark and his own wife Hollie Kane

Double date night: Mark’s brother Josh Wright also posted a gushing tribute to his sister-in-law on his Instagram, he posted a picture of himself with Michelle, Mark and his own wife Hollie Kane

Mother-in-law: While Michelle's mother-in-law, Carol Wright, also shared a sweet birthday message as she gushed over her 'beautiful' daughter-in-law

Mother-in-law: While Michelle’s mother-in-law, Carol Wright, also shared a sweet birthday message as she gushed over her ‘beautiful’ daughter-in-law

Cute: Michelle also shared several fun snaps and throwback videos posted by her friends to her Instagram Story

Cute: Michelle also shared several fun snaps and throwback videos posted by her friends to her Instagram Story 

Careful! One included a hilarious video of herself trying to catch a crisp in her mouth on a night out

Oops! But she missed and was left playfully clutching her mouth

Careful! One included a hilarious video of herself trying to catch a crisp in her mouth on a night out but missing 

Nice: Another of Michelle's friends shared sweet throwback holiday snaps of the two

Nice: Another of Michelle’s friends shared sweet throwback holiday snaps of the two 

The Our Girl actress marked the occasion by sharing a throwback from their day with the caption: ‘5 years ago today. Happy Wedding Anniversary @wrighty_ Thank you for always holding my hand.’ 

Mark also took to Instagram with a wedding picture that he captioned: ‘Happy 5 years @michkeegan Thank you for being you, making me smile every day and Thank you for being my biggest supporter. Love you always x’ 

The reality star also got a bouquet of yellow flowers delivered to his house on the special day so that he could gift them to Michelle. 

Costume! Michelle's pal shared a fun photo of the trio dressed up as Disney characters

Costume! Michelle’s pal shared a fun photo of the trio dressed up as Disney characters 

Holiday: Michelle and Mark on a snowy skiing getaway with their friends

Holiday: Michelle and Mark on a snowy skiing getaway with their friends 

Spoilt: Michelle was spoilt rotten with sweet gushing tributes from her loved ones

Spoilt: Michelle was spoilt rotten with sweet gushing tributes from her loved ones

Glamour: Michelle's stylist was on hand to share a look at some of her outfits over the last year

Nice: Naomi Anjeska shared a glamorous photo of herself with Michelle

Glamour: Michelle’s stylist was on hand to share a look at some of her outfits over the last year

Celebrate! It's been a few days of celebrations for the star as she recently celebrated her five year wedding anniversary with Mark. They married on 24 May 2015

Celebrate! It’s been a few days of celebrations for the star as she recently celebrated her five year wedding anniversary with Mark. They married on 24 May 2015 

Jamie Redknapp and Roman Kemp discuss working with famous dads Harry and Martin


‘I have to rein him in!’: Jamie Redknapp discusses working with dad Harry while Roman Kemp recalls ‘absolute carnage’ of filming with father Martin in hilarious interview

Jamie Redknapp and Roman Kemp discussed the ‘carnage’ of working with their famous fathers during an interview on Capital Breakfast on Wednesday.

The former footballer, 46, and the radio DJ, 27, who were chatting about programme Redknapp’s Home Fixture couldn’t resist spilling details about working with football manager Harry Redknapp, 73, and Spandau Ballet rocker Martin Kemp, 58.     

Roman said: ‘I love that you’ve got this going – your very first father-son TV project. 

Like father, like son: Jamie Redknapp (above with dad Harry) and Roman Kemp discussed the ‘carnage’ of working with their famous fathers during an interview on Capital Breakfast on Wednesday

‘Now Jamie, I’m gonna come to you – being someone that’s worked with my dad on a couple of TV things, I mean, what’s it been like for you working with your old man?’

A delighted Jamie responded about his I’m A Celebrity champion father: ‘He’s great. 

‘He’s loose, I must admit, you know, you’ve got to rein him in every now and again. You know what it’s like, mate! But nah, he’s fantastic. 

‘He’s got so many amazing stories. The amount of times we’ll talk about someone and he’ll go “I’ve met him, I’ve got a story about him” and he’ll make it funny. 

Waxing lyrical: An amused Roman said about working with dad Martin: ' Do you know what, it’s the exact same thing with my dad! Having to film with him, it is absolute carnage!'

Waxing lyrical: An amused Roman said about working with dad Martin: ‘ Do you know what, it’s the exact same thing with my dad! Having to film with him, it is absolute carnage!’

Oh dear: Jamie, who has joined forces with Harry, 73 for Redknapp’s Home Fixture, said: 'He’s loose, I must admit, you know, you’ve got to rein him in every now and again'

Lol: 'He’s got so many amazing stories. The amount of times we’ll talk about someone and he’ll go "I’ve met him, I’ve got a story about him" and he’ll make it funny'

Oh dear: Jamie, who has joined forces with Harry, 73 for Redknapp’s Home Fixture, said: ‘He’s loose, I must admit, you know, you’ve got to rein him in every now and again’

‘No, it’s brilliant, he’s a joy to work with, but trying to rein him in, trying to make sure we’ve got the direction of where we’re going with an interview – every now and again he just goes rogue on me… But I love him, he’s brilliant, and it’s been nice.

An amused Roman responded:  ‘Do you know what, it’s the exact same thing with my dad! Having to film with him, it is absolute carnage! But your dad’s a bit cooler than mine though!’

Jamie responded: ‘Sometimes!’  

Earlier this week Roman joked that his famous father Martin ‘used to be a cool dad’ but is now obsessed with gardening. 

Only When You Leaf: Earlier this week Roman joked that his famous father Martin 'used to be a cool dad' but is now obsessed with gardening

Only When You Leaf: Earlier this week Roman joked that his famous father Martin ‘used to be a cool dad’ but is now obsessed with gardening

The father-son duo were guests on The One Show on Tuesday evening ahead of their appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox later this week.

Host Alex Jones began by asking Martin what it was like to have his son back home to film the segment before the lockdown, to which he replied:  ‘It was the best thing.   

‘When he came home I was able to show him what I have been doing around the garden and just to see him and talk to him face to face rather than digitally was so nice.’

But speaking about his father’s new-found hobbies, Roman himself joked: ‘When I was a kid my dad was always the cool dad like “oh yeah get your mates round, we can watch horror movies, we can watch the football”.  

‘But now he is just like “Shirl, shirl, what do you want to watch? Shall we watch something to do with gardening again”.

‘He’s just obsessed, he’s obsessed with gardening.’

Tune into Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, weekdays from 6:30am – 10am across the UK 

Dynamic duo: The father-son duo were guests on The One Show on Tuesday evening ahead of their appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox later this week

Dynamic duo: The father-son duo were guests on The One Show on Tuesday evening ahead of their appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox later this week

Gemma Collins poses for smiley snap after reuniting with boyfriend James Argent


She recently enjoyed a socially-distanced BBQ with boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent.

And Gemma Collins was all smiles following their reunion, as she posed for a smiley snap while promoting her lockdown-themed meme clothing line on Wednesday.

The Diva Forever star, 39, looked fresh-faced and glowing as she wore her bright blonde locks in loose waves, while accessorising with a pink headband.

Beaming! Gemma Collins was all smiles following their reunion, as she posed for a smiley snap while promoting her lockdown-themed meme clothing line on Wednesday

The TOWIE veteran wore a pale blue pyjama top with a picture of herself during the memorable ‘I’m claustrophobic Darren’ scene on Celebrity Big Brother.

She teamed the long-sleeved garment with a pair of matching sweatpants, while going barefoot for the snap taken inside her plush pad.

The snap comes after Gemma proved she is still going strong with boyfriend James Argent, as the couple  enjoyed a socially-distanced date in the garden on Monday.

Quality time: The snap comes after Gemma proved she is still going strong with boyfriend James Argent, as the couple enjoyed a socially-distanced date in the garden on Monday (pictured in February)

Quality time: The snap comes after Gemma proved she is still going strong with boyfriend James Argent, as the couple enjoyed a socially-distanced date in the garden on Monday (pictured in February)

In an Instagram video, James who recently revealed he’s been sober for five months after tackling a cocaine addiction, seemed in great spirits as he and the self-proclaimed diva, tucked into a takeaway from Chigwell’s Sheesh Restaurant.

The singer couldn’t contain his laughter as his on-off partner joked she was ‘going to cry’ over the delicious food, gushing: ‘I’m literally so happy right now’.

Treating fans to a glimpse of the platter, consisting of barbequed food, a delighted Gemma said: ‘Absolutely buzzing for this Sheesh tonight. Yeah baby! 

‘I can’t tell you how good this feels to have a sheesh. My eyes are literally bigger than my belly right now but I don’t know if we can do it right now. I’m literally so happy right now.’

Poking fun at the fashion entrepreneur, the theatre actor said: ‘Gem you sound like you’re going to cry!’

‘I am!’, she admitted. ‘Can you imagine, we’re having a little date in the garden, just wanted to say thank you to Sheesh. James you don’t know how happy I am right now.’

Tasty! In an Instagram video, the TOWIE star, 32, seemed in great spirits as he and the self-proclaimed diva, tucked into a takeaway from Chigwell's Sheesh Restaurant

Tasty! In an Instagram video, the TOWIE star, 32, seemed in great spirits as he and the self-proclaimed diva, tucked into a takeaway from Chigwell’s Sheesh Restaurant

What a treat: The singer couldn't contain his laughter as his on-off partner joked she was 'going to cry' over the delicious food, gushing: 'I'm literally so happy right now'

What a treat: The singer couldn’t contain his laughter as his on-off partner joked she was ‘going to cry’ over the delicious food, gushing: ‘I’m literally so happy right now’

Urging his love to focus on eating the meal instead, the theatre star added: ‘Okay Gem put your phone away now and enjoy it. Alright Gem, come on!’ 

The pair were in good company as there were joined by Gemma’s mother Joan and her nephew Kenny.  

Alright Gem, I hope they’re paying ya!

The Dancing On Ice star elaborated: ‘No, this is just a beautiful moment, where we’re all in the garden having dinner together, it’s just beautiful, it is a very happy day.’

‘I don’t know if I can finish all this but I’m sure going to try’, she added, before Arg chimed: ‘Alright Gem, I hope they’re paying ya!’ 

Earlier this month, James revealed he finally feels like he is ‘living again’ after battling his addiction, which saw him spend months at a rehab in Thailand.

The TV star admitted he feels like he has done more in five months than he has in years, during an Instagram Live work out with best pal Mark Wright.

His friend, 33, seemed equally pleased to have his friend back as he confessed that he barely heard from Arg when he was using drugs, and ‘struggled to get a hello out of him’.

The Waltham Forest native first spoke about his drug addiction on an edition of This Morning, where he admitted he was finding recovery tough while in lockdown. 

'It's the original Joan Collins!' The pair were in good company as there were joined by her mother Joan

‘It’s the original Joan Collins!’ The pair were in good company as there were joined by her mother Joan

'This is a beautiful moment, his first Sheesh!' The media personalities were also accompained by Gemma's nephew Kenny

‘This is a beautiful moment, his first Sheesh!’ The media personalities were also accompained by Gemma’s nephew Kenny

During his interview, Arg referred to Mark as his ‘guardian angel’ and revealed that he helped to sort the financial side of his rehab.

The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling Mark for help when he reached rock bottom over Christmas 2019.

Arg explained: ‘Mark is my best friend. He’s always been there through my ups and downs. He has always given me tough love. 

‘Throughout the whole of December he was begging me to go into rehab, but I had given up hope and didn’t want to stop.’

Recovery: The Jump star recently revealed he's been sober for five months after tackling a cocaine addiction

Recovery: The Jump star recently revealed he’s been sober for five months after tackling a cocaine addiction 

Liam Payne and girlfriend attend Hyde Park London protests  


Liam Payne, 26, and girlfriend Maya Henry, 19, throw support behind Black Live Matter movement as they arrive in Hyde Park for London protests

  • The One Direction singer, 26, and the Instagram star, 19, held hands as they joined thousands of protesters marching in response to George Floyd’s death
  • Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after a white police officer knelt on his head for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis, prompting a wave of protests 
  • Fellow star John Boyega was also protesting in London while Liam’s bandmate Harry Styles joined a legion of stars protesting in Los Angeles 

Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry were seen attending the Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday. 

The One Direction singer, 26, and the Instagram star, 19, held hands as they joined thousands of protesters marching in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last week.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died last Monday after a white police officer knelt on his head for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis, prompting a wave of protests. 

Staying strong: Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry were seen attending the Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday

Liam and Maya cut solemn figures as they made their way through the crowd. 

Fellow star John Boyega was also protesting in London while Liam’s bandmate Harry Styles joined a legion of stars protesting in Los Angeles.  

A medical examiner’s office on Monday ruled that Floyd’s death was a homicide as they appeared to walk back initial reports that he wasn’t strangled.

The examiner’s findings that the death was a homicide by asphyxiation confirmed the same conclusion of the independent autopsy that was also released on Monday, but there are key differences over the cause.

Great loss: The One Direction singer, 26, and the Instagram star, 19, held hands as they joined thousands of protesters marching in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last week

Great loss: The One Direction singer, 26, and the Instagram star, 19, held hands as they joined thousands of protesters marching in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last week

Helping out: The duo stood alongside a host of Londoners during the protest

Helping out: The duo stood alongside a host of Londoners during the protest

Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department over the incident, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Floyd’s death roiled the globe and has sparked mass protests against police brutality across the nation – with the rows arriving in London on Wednesday. 

On Monday, Liam used his platform to tell his followers: ‘It’s not enough to just say that Black Lives Matter: all of us can and must do more in order to make that statement a reality as soon as possible.

‘Let’s make this ‘new normal’ after Coronavirus one in which Black people are not persecuted for living their daily lives in the same way everyone else is privileged to do so.’

Throwing support: Liam and Maya cut solemn figures as they made their way through the crowd

Throwing support: Liam and Maya cut solemn figures as they made their way through the crowd

Stepping out: The duo wore matching all-black outfits for the event

Stepping out: The duo wore matching all-black outfits for the event

Getting political: Liam used his platform to speak out and condemn racism and injustice in all forms, and urge his followers to 'be better people'

Getting political: Liam used his platform to speak out and condemn racism and injustice in all forms, and urge his followers to ‘be better people’

Throwing his support: John Boyega made his presence known with an impassioned speech

Throwing his support: John Boyega made his presence known with an impassioned speech

After suggesting ways for people to make a difference, he added: ‘Let me be very clear, injustice comes in many forms around the world: nobody because of race, gender, sexuality, religion or belief, should suffer discrimination.

‘This gives us pause for thought to be better people, and to treat everyone with the respect that they deserve.

‘My condolences to George Floyd’s family and to the many others who have lost loved ones in these tragic circumstance. Again Black Lives Matter. Stay safe and take care.’ 

Black Lives Matter, which was first founded in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman and was nationally recognized for its involvement in the Ferguson protests in 2014 has been galvanized once more following the death of Floyd. 

Supportive: The couple stood strong with thousands in the capital

Supportive: The couple stood strong with thousands in the capital

Joining together: They walked through the crowd in incognito style

Joining together: They walked through the crowd in incognito style 

Lilah Parsons reveals her pet dog has died as she shares heartwarming snaps of the pooch


Lilah Parsons has revealed that her pet dog Betty has passed away.

The presenter, 32, took to Instagram on Wednesday and shared a number of snaps of herself alongside the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Alongside the photos, Lilah wrote: ‘My darling Betty – you were just the best. I know there are much more important things going on in the world right now but this little one died yesterday and I will miss her terribly.’

Sad news: Lilah Parsons, 32, has revealed that her pet dog Betty has passed away 

Among the photos Lilah shared were of her taking Betty to the park, an outdoor cafe and running in the grass. 

Several of Lilah’s followers sent their well wishes to the Heart radio host after she confirmed the sad news. 

The broadcaster, who had Betty since she was a puppy, did not reveal her pooch’s cause of death although a number of health issues are known to effect the breed.

Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo wrote on the post: ‘Oh goodness me. I’m so sorry I feel so sad. Sending SO much love’.

Heartbroken: Lilah took to Instagram and wrote: 'This little one died yesterday and I will miss her terribly'

Heartbroken: Lilah took to Instagram and wrote: ‘This little one died yesterday and I will miss her terribly’

Lilah confirmed Betty’s death on the same day that Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague revealed her pet pooch Mr Chai died just six days after she got him.

Last Tuesday, her co-star boyfriend Tommy Fury gifted Mr Chai to the reality star before they received him from Russia on Friday – however the heartbroken reality star has now announced the tragic news about his passing.

In a lengthy statement, the star penned: ‘Tommy and I are utterly heartboken and shocked to even be writing this. Our beautiful new puppy Mr Chai was taken ill in the last few days and tragically has passed away….

Memories: Lilah took to Instagram on Wednesday and shared a number of snaps of herself alongside the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Memories: Lilah took to Instagram on Wednesday and shared a number of snaps of herself alongside the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 

Adorable: The radio presenter shared a snap of her and Betty at an outdoor cafe

Adorable: The radio presenter shared a snap of her and Betty at an outdoor cafe 

Cute: Lilah shared another sweet snap of herself cuddling Betty in a park

Cute: Lilah shared another sweet snap of herself cuddling Betty in a park 

‘Chai became our whole world in the short time we had him and we couldn’t have taken any better care of him. We loved him so much and he brought us more happieness than we can describe… 

‘We are really hoping that we can get some clearer answers in the coming days whilst we wait for details and more information from the veterinary experts. Myself and Tommy are completely in shock and truly devastated.’

In a nod to the global coronavirus pandemic and the shocking protests in the US following the death of George Floyd, Molly-Mae conceded that there are ‘bigger things in the world, but still voiced her deep sadness.

Support: Several of Lilah's followers sent their well wishes to the Heart radio host after she confirmed the sad news

Support: Several of Lilah’s followers sent their well wishes to the Heart radio host after she confirmed the sad news

Well wishes: Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo wrote on the post: 'Oh goodness me. I’m so sorry I feel so sad. Sending SO much love'

Well wishes: Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo wrote on the post: ‘Oh goodness me. I’m so sorry I feel so sad. Sending SO much love’

She went on: ‘In a world currently full of tragedy and loss, we understand there are far far greater issues that this, we just need to share this information in order to start the process of trying to accept and overcome this awful situation…

‘We asking for some time and respect so that we can come to terms with this immense sadness and loss of our beautiful puppy.’

When Tommy gave the dog to his beloved girlfriend, he also gifted a Louis Vuitton dog carrier, which range from between £1,880 and £2,080.

Heartbroken: Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague has revealed her dog has died, six days after welcoming the pup into her home after receiving him for her 21st birthday present

Heartbroken: Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague has revealed her dog has died, six days after welcoming the pup into her home after receiving him for her 21st birthday present

Shock: Last Tuesday, her co-star boyfriend Tommy Fury gifted Mr Chai to the reality star before they took him home on Friday - however the heartbroken reality star has now announced the tragic news about his passing

Shock: Last Tuesday, her co-star boyfriend Tommy Fury gifted Mr Chai to the reality star before they took him home on Friday – however the heartbroken reality star has now announced the tragic news about his passing

Tommy appeared to have bought the dog through Cheshire-based business Tiffany Chihuahuas & Pomeranians. The company shared a number of posts featuring the couple and lamented Mr Chai’s death on Wednesday.

Molly shocked fans when she revealed that he was on his way from Russia, in a move that came under fire, as she penned: ‘He was meant to be here on my birthday btw guys but he’s coming from Russia so there were delays etc.’

One wrote: ‘MOLLY MAE’s F***ING DOG IS COMING. From. RUSSIA. THe ignorance, I’m so disgusted… wait Molly Mae is having a puppy shipped to her from Russia? 

‘There’s literally so many dogs sat in adoption centres and they choose to get a dog shipped from another country wtf is that about?’

Tough times: The couple set up an Instagram account for Mr Chai last week

Tough times: The couple set up an Instagram account for Mr Chai last week

Zara McDermott showcases her toned waist in a TINY black crop top and white mini skirt


She has recently overhauled her fitness routine.

And Zara McDermott showed off the results of her workouts as she took to Instagram on Monday. 

The former Love Island star, 23, showcased her tiny waist and ample assets in a black crop top.

Wow: Zara McDermott showed off the results of her workouts as she took to Instagram on Monday to display her tiny toned waist in a black crop top 

Zara teamed the item of clothing with a white ruffled mini skirt which highlighted her toned torso even further.

The Made In Chelsea star styled her blonde highlighted tresses into a voluminous blow-dried hairdo and added a slick of glamorous make-up.

Zara posed up a storm as she sat on her kitchen table and tucked into a healthy bowl of fruit. 

The reality star promoted her other Instagram page, A Day With Zara, which looks at her daily diet and exercise. It has 88.3k followers.

Stunning: The reality star has been promoting her other Instagram page, A Day With Zara, which looks at her daily diet and exercise. It has 88.3k followers

Stunning: The reality star has been promoting her other Instagram page, A Day With Zara, which looks at her daily diet and exercise. It has 88.3k followers

Zara penned: ‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you to every single person who has signed up to @adaywithzara www.adaywithzara.com. I have been working so hard on this project and I’m truly so passionate about it. 

‘We have had thousands upon thousands of sign ups which is INSANE! I decided to give the sneak peak prize to everyone who signed up. So ALL of you who signed up will receive an email tomorrow containing something exciting.

‘I’ve kept the sign ups open for tonight so don’t worry, you’re not too late if you haven’t signed up yet! Sign up now and you will receive a very exciting email tomorrow link in my bio. ❤️ and make sure you’re following @adaywithzara!!!’ 

It comes after Zara and her boyfriend Sam’s sister Louise Thompson were forced to hit out at trolls after posing next to an ice-cream truck in May. 

Yum! It comes after Zara and her boyfriend Sam's sister Louise Thompson were forced to hit out at trolls after posing next to an ice-cream truck in May

Yum! It comes after Zara and her boyfriend Sam’s sister Louise Thompson were forced to hit out at trolls after posing next to an ice-cream truck in May

After the Love Island alum treated her boyfriend Sam, 27, his sister Louise, 30, and her fiancé Ryan Libbey, 29, to ice-cream, a host of followers flooded the comments section to take issue with the snap. 

Among the disgruntled messages were fans insisting Zara does not eat ice-cream due to her lithe frame and false claims that the foursome – who live together – are flouting social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Both Louise and Zara have been documenting their time in lockdown in forensic detail, as they pass the time amid quarantine in their shared Fulham home. 

As the latter has been detailing her weight loss and fitness journey throughout, including by setting up her own fitness page, one of her 1.4million followers penned: ‘There’s no way Zara eats ice cream like that and looks as amazing as she does’.

Despite the apparent kind-hearted nature of the message, Louise appeared to take umbrage with the remark and responded about their healthy eating.  

Tough times: After Zara treated her boyfriend Sam, 27, his sister Louise, 30, and her beau Ryan Libbey, 29, to ice-cream, a host of followers flooded the comments section to take issue with the snap

Tough times: After Zara treated her boyfriend Sam, 27, his sister Louise, 30, and her beau Ryan Libbey, 29, to ice-cream, a host of followers flooded the comments section to take issue with the snap

Responding: She responded: 'I assure you you are wrong ! We both eat healthy balanced diets and munch on treats when we fancy! Nothing wrong with a bit of ice cream in the sun'

Responding: She responded: ‘I assure you you are wrong ! We both eat healthy balanced diets and munch on treats when we fancy! Nothing wrong with a bit of ice cream in the sun’

She responded: ‘I assure you you are wrong ! We both eat healthy balanced diets and munch on treats when we fancy! Nothing wrong with a bit of ice cream in the sun’.

Seemingly taking issue with Louise’s comment, a follower penned: ‘oooh someone’s touchy it was not a nasty comment I was actually complimenting her duh’. 

Elsewhere, debates raged about whether the group were breaking social distancing by gathering together – leading to Zara reiterating their living arrangement.  

Zara appeared exhausted by her need to explain again, as she penned: ‘We live together. We have done since 23rd March. We have put this on out social media HUNDREDS of times. We chose to isolate together since day one.’ 

Responses: Zara appeared exhausted by her need to explain again, as she penned: 'We live together. We have done since 23rd March. We have put this on out social media HUNDREDS of times. We chose to isolate together since day one'

Responses: Zara appeared exhausted by her need to explain again, as she penned: ‘We live together. We have done since 23rd March. We have put this on out social media HUNDREDS of times. We chose to isolate together since day one’

Prior to her ice-cream treat, Zara, who has been documented her staggering two stone weight loss journey, showed off her washboard abs as she took to Instagram to tell fans she was going to try intermittent fasting.

She flaunted her tiny waist in a hot pink Nike sports bra in a sexy snap.

The television personality wrote: ‘Good morning!!! Happy Monday! hope everyone has an amazing day. I’m trying intermittent fasting this week. Does anyone else do it? What’s everyone’s thoughts?!’.

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you eat them.

Working hard: Prior to her ice-cream treat, Zara, who has been documented her staggering two stone weight loss journey, showed off her washboard abs as she took to Instagram to tell fans she was going to try intermittent fasting

Working hard: Prior to her ice-cream treat, Zara, who has been documented her staggering two stone weight loss journey, showed off her washboard abs as she took to Instagram to tell fans she was going to try intermittent fasting

Lizzie Cundy tees off for a hole-in-one as she hits the golf course


Lizzie Cundy jumped at the chance to get back on the golf course on Tuesday as the UK’s relaxed lockdown continues.

Seizing the opportunity to knock off some balls, the former-WAG, 52, put on a glamorous display as she took a golf lesson at her local club, Dummer Golf Club in Hampshire.

Coached by the club’s resident pro Steve Wright, Lizzie gave it a few tries before successfully teeing off and landing the ball neatly on the fairway.

Fun time gal! Lizzie Cundy jumped at the chance to get back on the golf course on Tuesday as the UK’s relaxed lockdown continues

The TV personality brought some fun to her golfing ensemble, looking the part in a navy and white playsuit, adorned with a chevron print.

The outfit featured a cross-strap back and a lacy detailing at the midriff, teasing the media star’s tiny waist. 

She wore a pink sun visor and finished the look off with sensible white golf shoes, no doubt finding it hard to resist making her mark on the course in killer heels.

Lizzie wore her feathery bronde locks loosely around her features. 

Swing it, sister! Seizing the opportunity to knock off some balls, the former-WAG, 52, put on a glamorous display as she took a golf lesson at her local club, Dummer Golf Club in Hampshire

Swing it, sister! Seizing the opportunity to knock off some balls, the former-WAG, 52, put on a glamorous display as she took a golf lesson at her local club, Dummer Golf Club in Hampshire

Let's go clubbing! Lizzie gave it a few tries before successfully teeing off and landing the ball neatly on the fairway

Let’s go clubbing! Lizzie gave it a few tries before successfully teeing off and landing the ball neatly on the fairway

Pitch and put! She finished the look off with sensible white golf shoes

Tee-tering along! The TV personality brought some fun to her golfing ensemble, looking the part in a navy and white playsuit

Tee-tering along! The TV personality brought some fun to her golfing ensemble, looking the part in a navy and white playsuit

Pinky, perky! She wore a pink sun visor to shield herself from the hot sun

Pinky, perky! She wore a pink sun visor to shield herself from the hot sun

Hole-in-one? Lizzie no doubt found it hard to resist making her mark on the course in killer heels

Hole-in-one? Lizzie no doubt found it hard to resist making her mark on the course in killer heels

Bend and snap: Lizzie looked leggy in the outfit as she practiced her putting

Bend and snap: Lizzie looked leggy in the outfit as she practiced her putting

She showcased her tanned limbs and added a slick of bronzer with touches of rose to her complexion. 

Lizzie seemed like a natural as she swung at her balls, making some good headway down to the putting greens.

She was seen taking a careful swing as she aimed for the holes, kneeling down to watch her ball’s progress.

Hole-after-hole, Lizzie climbed aboard a golf buggy and zipped around the course.

Preened: She showcased her tanned limbs and added a slick of bronzer with touches of rose to her complexion

In the swing of things: Lizzie wore her feathery bronde locks loosely around her features

In the swing of things: Lizzie wore her feathery bronde locks loosely around her features. She showcased her tanned limbs and added a slick of bronzer with touches of rose to her complexion

The gloves are on! Lizzie seemed like a natural as she swung at her balls, making some good headway down to the putting greens

The gloves are on! Lizzie seemed like a natural as she swung at her balls, making some good headway down to the putting greens

Putting it fine: She was seen taking a careful swing as she aimed for the holes, kneeling down to watch her ball's progress

Loving it! She seemed to be loving her day on the course

Putting it fine: She was seen taking a careful swing as she aimed for the holes, kneeling down to watch her ball’s progress

Get your motor running! Hole-after-hole, Lizzie climbed aboard a golf buggy and zipped around the course

Get your motor running! Hole-after-hole, Lizzie climbed aboard a golf buggy and zipped around the course

Good to see ya! The star waved at by-passers as she navigated the pathways from one hole to the next

Good to see ya! The star waved at by-passers as she navigated the pathways from one hole to the next

In it to win it! Lizzie was clearly delighted to be doing something semi-normal again, amid the current global health crisis

In it to win it! Lizzie was clearly delighted to be doing something semi-normal again, amid the current global health crisis

Teacher, student: She was being coached by the club's resident pro Steve Wright

Teacher, student: She was being coached by the club’s resident pro Steve Wright

Details: The outfit featured a cross-strap back

Tease! The look featured a lacy detailing at the midriff, teasing the media star's tiny waist

Details: The outfit featured a cross-strap back and a lacy detailing at the midriff, teasing the media star’s tiny waist

Leggy Liz! She basked in the sunshine of the stunning golf course

Leggy Liz! She basked in the sunshine of the stunning golf course

Toot toot! It was off home for Lizzie at the end of the lesson, given that the 19th hole [the bar] is still in shutdown

Toot toot! It was off home for Lizzie at the end of the lesson, given that the 19th hole [the bar] is still in shutdown

The star waved at by-passers, clearly delighted to be doing something semi-normal again, amid the current global health crisis.

Lizzie left many This Morning viewers in hysterics on Wednesday as she argued with etiquette expert William Hanson about whether hot tubs are tasteful or tacky.

The hilarious discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a ‘petri dish of filth,’ while Lizzie – while reclining in her own – insisted they’re nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown.

Funny: Lizzie left many This Morning viewers in hysterics on Wednesday as she argued with etiquette expert William Hanson about whether hot tubs are tasteful or tacky

Funny: Lizzie left many This Morning viewers in hysterics on Wednesday as she argued with etiquette expert William Hanson about whether hot tubs are tasteful or tacky

Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she relaxed inside her won hot tub during the debate.

She fiercely defended hot tubs during the discussion by insisting they’re just as clean as a swimming pool and can even provide health benefits for people suffering from arthritis.

She said: ‘You need to get your facts right, it’s so clean, it’s exactly the same as a swimming pool, I’m very lucky to have a garden, we’re going through such uncertain times, we need to stay in her homes so why not have a bit of fun?’

Amusing: The discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a 'petri dish of filth,' while Lizzie - live from her own - insisted they're nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown

Amusing: The discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a ‘petri dish of filth,’ while Lizzie – live from her own – insisted they’re nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown

Sensational: Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she appeared live from her hot tub

Sensational: Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she appeared live from her hot tub

Meanwhile William furiously branded the hot tub a ‘petri dish of filth,’ adding: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than sitting in my own grime.’

Host Holly Willoughby jumped at the chance to read out a fact about hot tubs she found on Good Housekeeping, claiming that when ten people are sitting in a hot tub at one time, the water can contain up to a tablespoon of faeces.   

William was appropriately disgusted by the fact, saying: ‘It’s not the same of a swimming pool, is usually 10 degrees cooler than a hot tub and actually bacteria grows.’

Savage: She defended the use of hot tubs, while William was quick to remind her: 'Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.'

Savage: She defended the use of hot tubs, while William was quick to remind her: ‘Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.’

Reminding Lizzie of one of her more infamous This Morning appearances, William added: ‘Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.’

Lizzie had previously admitted on This Morning in 2018 she urinated Anthea Turner’s shower while staying at her house.  

The star insisted she’d never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: ‘There’s loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you’re like the fun police Will.’

At odds: The star insisted she'd never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: 'There's loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you're like the fun police Will'

At odds: The star insisted she’d never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: ‘There’s loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you’re like the fun police Will’

William insisted they are many other things he’d rather do to relax than ‘wade in his own filth,’ and would even ignored a message from a neighbour inviting him to use their hot tub.

Lizzie claimed: ‘We’re allowed six friends in our home, I think neighbours realise there’s going to be a bit more noise in the garden, what do you want to do? 

‘Come on we’ve got to socialise a little bit. Prince Harry ordered two hot tubs when he was at school.’  

Hilarious: Many viewers couldn't hide their amusement at the segment, rushing to social media to share their reaction

Hilarious: Many viewers couldn’t hide their amusement at the segment, rushing to social media to share their reaction

Many viewers couldn’t hide their amusement at the segment, with one writing: ‘This hot tub debate is hilarious,’ while another tweeted: ‘I dunno who William is, but he is genuinely comedy GENIUS.’

A third also wrote: ‘Hearing the words ‘butt crack’ from the kitchen and finding out it was Holly talking about hot tubs, is perhaps the funniest thing I’ll hear today.’

‘I love this Lizzie on #ThisMorning,’ one viewer tweeted, with another also writing: ‘I am LIVING for @williamhanson on #ThisMorning ”I’d rather roll around in my own mud, I’d probably be cleaner.”’

It seemed a majority of the nation were on Lizzie’s side during the debate, as hosts Holly and Phillip Schofield featured many snaps from viewers displaying their own hot tubs on social media. 

Lizzie Cundy leaves This Morning viewers in hysterics with hilarious hot tub debate


It’s become a garden staple for many during the COVID-19 lockdown.

And Lizzie Cundy, 50, left many This Morning viewers in hysterics on Wednesday as she argued with etiquette expert William Hanson about whether hot tubs are tasteful or tacky.

The hilarious discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a ‘petri dish of filth,’ while Lizzie – while reclining in her own – insisted they’re nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown.

Funny: Lizzie Cundy left many This Morning viewers in hysterics on Wednesday as she argued with etiquette expert William Hanson about whether hot tubs are tasteful or tacky

Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she relaxed inside her won hot tub during the debate.

She fiercely defended hot tubs during the discussion by insisting they’re just as clean as a swimming pool and can even provide health benefits for people suffering from arthritis.

She said: ‘You need to get your facts right, it’s so clean, it’s exactly the same as a swimming pool, I’m very lucky to have a garden, we’re going through such uncertain times, we need to stay in her homes so why not have a bit of fun?’

Amusing: The discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a 'petri dish of filth,' while Lizzie - live from her own - insisted they're nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown

Amusing: The discussion saw William brand hot tubs little more than a ‘petri dish of filth,’ while Lizzie – live from her own – insisted they’re nothing more than a bit of fun during lockdown

Meanwhile William furiously branded the hot tub a ‘petri dish of filth,’ adding: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than sitting in my own grime.’

Host Holly Willoughby jumped at the chance to read out a fact about hot tubs she found on Good Housekeeping, claiming that when ten people are sitting in a hot tub at one time, the water can contain up to a tablespoon of faeces.   

William was appropriately disgusted by the fact, saying: ‘It’s not the same of a swimming pool, is usually 10 degrees cooler than a hot tub and actually bacteria grows.’

Sensational: Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she appeared live from her hot tub

Sensational: Lizzie proudly displayed her tanned physique in a plunging pink swimsuit as she appeared live from her hot tub

Reminding Lizzie of one of her more infamous This Morning appearances, William added: ‘Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.’

Lizzie had previously admitted on This Morning in 2018 she urinated Anthea Turner’s shower while staying at her house.  

The star insisted she’d never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: ‘There’s loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you’re like the fun police Will.’

Savage: She defended the use of hot tubs, while William was quick to remind her: 'Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.'

Savage: She defended the use of hot tubs, while William was quick to remind her: ‘Last time we were on the show you admitted you weed in the shower.’

At odds: The star insisted she'd never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: 'There's loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you're like the fun police Will'

At odds: The star insisted she’d never urinate in her hot tub as she has a toilet close by, adding: ‘There’s loads of health benefits, it helps arthritis, it is relaxing, you’re like the fun police Will’

William insisted they are many other things he’d rather do to relax than ‘wade in his own filth,’ and would even ignored a message from a neighbour inviting him to use their hot tub.

Lizzie claimed: ‘We’re allowed six friends in our home, I think neighbours realise there’s going to be a bit more noise in the garden, what do you want to do? 

‘Come on we’ve got to socialise a little bit. Prince Harry ordered two hot tubs when he was at school.’  

Hilarious: Many viewers couldn't hide their amusement at the segment, rushing to social media to share their reaction

Hilarious: Many viewers couldn’t hide their amusement at the segment, rushing to social media to share their reaction

Many viewers couldn’t hide their amusement at the segment, with one writing: ‘This hot tub debate is hilarious,’ while another tweeted: ‘I dunno who William is, but he is genuinely comedy GENIUS.’

A third also wrote: ‘Hearing the words ‘butt crack’ from the kitchen and finding out it was Holly talking about hot tubs, is perhaps the funniest thing I’ll hear today.’

‘I love this Lizzie on #ThisMorning,’ one viewer tweeted, with another also writing: ‘I am LIVING for @williamhanson on #ThisMorning ”I’d rather roll around in my own mud, I’d probably be cleaner.”’

It seemed a majority of the nation were on Lizzie’s side during the debate, as hosts Holly and Phillip Schofield featured many snaps from viewers displaying their own hot tubs on social media. 

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV. 

Back soon: This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV

Back soon: This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV