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Gerwyn Price 'wasn't at it' as Premier League hopes are dealt hammer blow

Gerwyn Price’s Premier League hopes were left hanging by a thread after he was outplayed by leader Jonny Clayton in London.The Iceman went into the penultimate night of the regular season just two points behind Peter Wright, in the all-important fourth spot, after winning in Sheffield last week. But Price never looked capable of seeing off his Welsh compatriot, who coasted to a 6-3 victory.It completed a difficult few days for Price, who was embroiled in an on-stage bust-up with Adrian Lewis after losing to Jackpot in the Czech Open last weekend.

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Jarvis Cocker is on a quest to find woman who inspired Pulp’s ‘Common People’
Jarvis Cocker says it’s still a “mystery” who he wrote Pulp hit ‘Common People’ about, but is determined to find out.In the iconic 1995 song’s opening lines, Cocker sings of a woman who “came from Greece [and] had a thirst for knowledge,” studying sculpture at London’s St. Martin’s College.Despite the song’s success – it was named NME‘s Best Song Of The ’90s – Cocker has revealed that he has no memory of the identity of the person who inspired the song.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s This Cultural Life (via The Mirror), Cocker addressed claims that the inspiration was Danae Stratou, a Greek woman who attended St Martin’s at the same time as Jarvis, but confirmed that “it wasn’t her because she had blonde hair and the girl had dark hair.”Of the origin of the song, Cocker said: “We went to the pub and she just came out with that she wanted to live in Hackney with common people.“In 2011 we played at St Martin’s and someone showed me a picture on their phone and said, ‘Is that the girl you wrote the song about?’ I went, ‘Yeah, I think it is’” he remembered.“Unfortunately, I didn’t ask them for the picture and I can’t remember who showed it to me so it’s still a mystery.”Back in 2015, Deborah Bone, the inspiration behind Pulp‘s 1995 hit ‘Disco 2000’, died at the age of 51.
'Wouldn't be appropriate' Dan Walker issues apology over Strictly partner Nadiya's warning
Dan Walker, 45, took to social media to respond to fans who were left disappointed after meeting him in Sheffield.The Strictly star posted on Instagram to apologise to disappointed fans he met at a Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals show.In view of his 274,000 followers, Dan publicly apologised to his fans for not wearing his famous lobster costume. He joked that his Strictly dance partner Nadiya Bychkova had advised him against it.The 45-year-old said it wouldn’t have been “appropriate”.The apology came after Dan met with fans after a show and one of them posted the selfie they had taken together, while commenting: “So lovely to see you @mrdanwalker - thanks for chatting.”She added: “Still think you should have worn your lobster costume.”Dan responded: “Sorry about the lack of lobster…“@nadiyabychkova told me it wouldn’t be appropriate.”BBC Breakfast presenter Dan took part in Strictly Come Dancing 2021 and quickly became a fan favourite, even winning over Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.Speaking to the Daily Mail in 2021, Craig said he “rather fell in love” with his co-star but admitted he “didn’t expect to”. Last Tuesday, Dan tweeted to confirm when the date of his last day presenting BBC Breakfast will be.He announced that his last day on BBC Breakfast, when he will be saying goodbye to the red sofa, will be in just over a week - May 17.Dan, who has been presenting BBC Breakfast for six years, described his news as “surreal”.Last month, he confirmed that he will be starting his new role with Channel 5.Some fans said they will follow him to his new channel.Scarysarah1 said: “We will miss you Dan, will be tuning in to 5 news though.”Derwenfawr wrote: “You’ll be greatly missed."“Good luck for the future and
BBC's Dan Walker cheekily invites Carol Kirkwood on snooker 'date' which 'bored' wife
Dan Walker was left red-faced after being rejected by Carol Kirkwood live on-air.The star was presenting the show alongside co-host Sally Nugent on Wednesday (April 27) when he boldly asked if the weather presenter fancied going on a date to the snooker.It came after he had almost bored his wife to sleep on the same romantic getaway.Things all kicked off when Dan was keenly discussing the ongoing World Snooker Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield with sports correspondent John Watson, explaining that the event - in his home town of Sheffield - brings in the crowds.He gushed: "I love it when the snooker’s in Sheffield, because as a resident there’s a nice little buzz about the place."Lots of people come and visit every year, and you can see there’s a bit more activity in the park and stuff like that, a bit more buzz around the town centre. There’s just a buzz around the Crucible."John agreed of snooker fans: "They’re a dedicated bunch aren’t they? I think they will travel far and wide - and as far as the big events are concerned, it doesn’t get much bigger than that, does it?"The Crucible is the home - you’re talking Wimbledon, that’s the heart of it isn’t it?"But it turns out Mrs Walker isn't quite as diehard a fan as her husband, as Dan confessed: "I took my wife and one of her friends - who’s not that much into snooker - a few years ago."It was Peter Ebdon and Matthew Stevens, and the first frame we sat through was the longest frame in Crucible history...
EastEnders star to make Hollywood debut with boxing legend Prince Naseem Hamed biopic
EastEnders star Ray Panthaki has revealed he's set to 'knock out' a biopic about British boxing legend Prince Naseem Hamed.Ray, who recently appeared alongside Stephen Graham in Boiling Point, will swap being in front of the camera for a role behind-the-scenes, with his production Le Bateau Lavoir being responsible for the film.He's no stranger to producing content, working on The Man Inside, Convenience and Boiling Point as an executive producer.In recent years, Ray has appeared in the likes of DCI Banks, Gangs of London and Kidulthood.The upcoming film will document the early stages of Prince Naseem's life, growing up in Sheffield, West Yorks.According to US-based showbiz site The Hollywood Reporter, the film will chart the humble beginnings of the flamboyant, cocky boxer who went from a working-class second-generation immigrant to one of the sport's best-known stars during the 1990s.Panthaki's business partner on Le Bateau Lavoir is fellow producer Daniel Khalili, who said of the Naz movie, "We're honoured to be working closely with Naz and his team, who have trusted us with sharing his legacy."This is not just a British story, it’s an international story of how a Yemeni immigrant took on the boxing world against all odds, and we know it will resonate with audiences universally." Panthaki, who played Ronny in 153 episodes of the BBC's long-running Walford-set soap, can next be seen on our screens in a period drama based in the 16th century.Ray will appear in The Serpent Queen acting alongside Samantha Morton, who stars as French Renaissance monarch Catherine De Medici. The eight-episode series will be broadcast on the Starz channel and also features Charles Dance and Colm Meaney.