The so-called ‘Strictly Curse’ has been around for years – but now top legal expert and Strictly contestant Judge Robert Rinder has given his two-penneth on what he believes lies behind it. Speaking to The Sun, he claims emotional bond is the main catalyst for off-screen passions.
Susan Schneider has written an essay entitled The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain.
The UK's Brexit minister David Davis will say on Sunday that employment rights will be protected when the country leaves the European Union, the Telegraph newspaper reported on its website. "To those who are trying to frighten British workers, saying 'When we leave, employment rights will be eroded', I say firmly and unequivocally 'no they won't'," the newspaper said he will tell members at the Conservative Party conference.
Sad news this weekend for Vicky Pattison, who last night took to Instagram to pay tribute to her tour manager, Rob Charlie Cook. Rob passed away yesterday and was well-known to Vicky and a whole host of other celebrities. Vicky posted a picture of herself and Rob and wrote and emotional tribute to her friend – calling him ‘one of the kindest men I have ever known’.
The sticky situation that is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle seemed to improve slightly this weekend, as it emerged that the couple had reached a temporary custody agreement. According to those in the know at TMZ, Angelina will have temporary physical custody of all six children for the next three weeks, before the Los Angeles County Department Of Children And Family Services review the case again. The agreement also stipulates that Brad will be allowed an initial visit to the home, monitored by a therapist, before being assessed to see if they should remain present for future visits.
EastEnders fans up and down the country were in bits last night, as it was revealed that legendary character Dot Cotton was to be sacked from her job at the launderette. The storyline has seen the owner of the shop, Mr Papadopolous Jnr, bring in an external agency to run things, and upgrade it to offer dry cleaning services, which Dot doesn’t know how to do. Viewers watched on Thursday as Dot was interviewed by a hapless but well-meaning official from the HR department – but had to break the news to her on Friday that she’d been unsuccessful – despite her ability to get a raspberry stain out of a pair of slacks.
Thirteen people have been injured - four of them seriously - after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians in Kent. The accident happened in front of police officers, who had been called to the scene to deal with speeding drivers in Rochester. South East Coast Ambulance Service said those most badly hurt had been taken to King's College Hospital in London.
Theresa May will introduce a "Great Repeal Bill" in the next Queen's Speech that will scrap the legislation that took Britain into Europe 44 years ago. Sky News understands that moves will be made to remove the European Communities Act from the statue book next year. This process could take years - meaning many EU laws could be in force long after the day Britain formally leaves the union.
Pete Wicks has been sent home from filming TOWIE in Marbella, after allegations of cheating were published this weekend. According to The Sun, Pete had been text model Jacqui Ryland whilst he was enjoying the romantic break with his girlfriend Megan McKenna. A source told the paper: “Pete was due to stay on until the end of filming in Marbella as he is one of the main cast.
Workers harvest grapes at the Pouilly Fuisse vineyard in Chasselas
There's been a worrying rise in the number of botched lip jobs as rogue practitioners cash in on the latest celebrity craze. Big names like Kardashian's star Kylie Jenner have openly admitted to having lip fillers. Maisie Busby wanted Jenner's lips and paid for the lip filler treatment - but the procedure went horribly wrong, leaving her with lumps in her lips.
The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.
The fighter only recently announced another postponement to his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, citing medical reasons.
By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for an unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away. Ex-Soviet Georgia is overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian and less than 1 percent of the population is Catholic, according to government figures. It was one of the smallest crowds ever seen at an outdoor papal Mass on Francis' 16 foreign trips so far.
With viewers still reeling from the shock drug overdose of Emmerdale’s Holly Burton, it seems like fans of the Yorkshire soap are going to have to brace themselves for even more drama. Emmerdale stars have been full of praise for Sophie Powles and Natalie J. Robb after this week’s emotional episode in which Holly Barton died of a heroin overdose. Adam Thomas - who plays Holly’s on-screen brother Adam Barton - admitted he was “proud” to work with his on-screen mother Natalie, who plays Moira, after she put in a sensational performance on Thursday night.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - "Direct agression" by the United States towards the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to "frightening, tectonic shifts" in the Middle East, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Saturday. Russia and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict. A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria recently fell apart, and Russian war planes on Saturday struck rebel-held areas north of the Syrian city of Aleppo. (This refiled version of the story adds dropped letter to Zakharova, paragraph one. ...
Holiday airline Monarch has been granted a two-week reprieve to extend the company's licence to sell package holidays. Sky's Siobhan Robbins reports
New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) minimum wage increases, now in effect, may not be all good news for younger workers , according to a business group. The national minimum wage for those aged 21 to 24 has risen by 25p an hour to £6.95 - and by the same amount to £5.55 for 18-20-year olds. It was worth, the Government said, up to £450 more a year per person but the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned rising pay levels in the current economic climate were risking cuts to jobs and hours.
The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was grabbed "in a bearhug" by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning. Det Supt Chris Ward, Head of Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: "The victim has now been able to provide more detailed descriptions of the two offenders which we are releasing today.
A new "killer" hornet may soon threaten Britain's honey bees, it has been warned. Sky's Siobhan Robbins reports.
French police fired tear gas and water cannon at migrants and protesters who gathered in defiance of a ban on Saturday outside the shanty town near Calais known as "the Jungle", local authorities said. About 200 migrants and some 50 protesters assembled under a bridge to protest against living conditions in the nearby camp that President Francois Hollande has vowed to close by the end of the year. Police clashed with migrants as they pushed them back to the camp while activists threw stones at the security forces.
The partner of boxer Mike Towell says he "fought right to the end" after the 25-year-old died from a brain injury sustained in a bout in Glasgow.
Alison Brittain is one of only seven female CEOs at a FTSE 100 company in Britain. In her rise to the top at Whitbread, which owns brands such as Premier Inn and Costa Coffee, she has gathered a range of advice for other women seeking the top job in their careers. 1. "Ask the right questions" — Brittain says that asking the right questions both internally and externally from the company are really important.
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump increased his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday that prompted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to denounce him as "unhinged." Trump's refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe from Venezuela whom he criticized for gaining weight after she won the crown in 1996, threatened to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. With less than six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election, Trump made reference - without giving evidence - to a sex tape involving Machado, who had publicly denounced him all week as a humiliating bully.
Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger.