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Gok Wan concerns Celebrity Gogglebox viewers as they spot strange optical illusion

Celebrity Gogglebox viewers baffled as they were - wrongly - convinced he was wearing a prison 'ankle tag' on the show. The How To Look Good Naked star is appearing on the current series of the hit Channel 4 show alongside showbiz pal and radio presenter Fearne Cotton.

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Met Office issues yellow warning as thunderstorm washout strikes ahead of wet weekend
Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across areas of Britain with lightning, heavy showers and even some unseasonable hail forecast in the Midlands, South West of England and Wales. A considerable 90% of Wales is included in the weather warning, which also covers a sizeable area stretching from Birmingham and Bath down to Plymouth in Devon and Salisbury in Wiltshire.READ MORE: Meghan and Harry told to ‘step away’ from royal titles and try alternative nameThe yellow warning is not expected to be lifted until Friday (July 1) evening.BBC forecaster Chris Fawkes said: “What you will notice over the next few days is that the winds will become really quite light and so where those showers form and they are going to be quite widespread, they are going to be slow moving in nature, some of them turning heavy, with some hail and thunder, we might even get some flash flooding from the heaviest of the downpours as well."Chris added: "Temperatures similar to what we have seen over recent days, high teens across western areas, low 20Cs in the warmest spots further east."Looking further ahead, the Met Office predicted that there will be an "unsettled weekend of sunny spells and scattered showers, occasionally heavy, mainly in the north and west".
Frank Skinner admits he was 'racist, sexist and homophobic' in the '70s ‘I’m ok with it'
Frank Skinner, 65, has opened up about his past “racist, sexist and homophobic” behaviour, explaining that he has since “evolved”.The comedian has owned up to the offensive language he used to use in the 1970’s, and thinks “the future is going to be a lot better”.Frank has admitted he feels “ok” about his use of offensive language in his younger years because he has moved on from that now. The comedian discussed his past in an honest moment at the Hay Festival in Powys, Wales. He shared: “I’ll be straight with you now, I grew up in the West Midlands in the ‘60s and ‘70s.“I used racist language, I was sexist, I was homophobic. I completely own up to that. “I have evolved and that’s a good thing.“When I look back, I’m ok with that.”Frank was raised on a council estate in working class Oldbury, West Midlands, during the 1970s, which was a decade of economic decline and social unrest in the UK. Back then, it was widely accepted that negative language surrounding sexuality, gender and ethnicity was the norm - and Frank was no exception to that. However, the comedian has since turned a corner, and explained how he sees a brighter future for his 10-year-old son.Frank’s son Buzz is the comedian's only child with long-term partner Cath Mason. He said: “My kid, I can learn from him.
Storm Diego and 'snow plunge' making UK colder than Moscow in 'late taste of winter'
Britain will shiver in temperatures ­colder than Moscow as a 600-mile wide “polar plunge” and Storm Diego bring snow and deluges during the Easter holidays.It comes as a nasty blow for Brits who were fooled into thinking spring had arrived by March’s 20C heatwave.Forecasters said the “late taste of winter” will see snow in the Midlands and North on hills today (Fri), with rain in the South as Diego passes.Bitter wind chills mean 6-12C highs will feel more like 4-9C today (Fri) and tomorrow (Sat).Widespread frosts are expected over the weekend, with -3C in England, colder than the -2C forecast in Moscow.Even usually-mild London will nudge freezing on the thermometer.Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It’s a late taste of winter and not a very spring-like few days.“Deep low pressure is bringing blustery and wet weather, with cold air sweeping back in from the north.“Gardeners should beware as widespread frosts are expected.”Tomorrow (Sat) will have fewer showers, with Sunday turning milder later as rain follows overnight and into Monday.Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond, of Weathertrending, said: “After late March’s warm sunshine and blossoming spring, doesn’t nature have a funny way of getting its own back.”Netweather said Storm Diego’s low pressure over France “could affect southern England with rain.”A Met Office forecast says the weekend will be “cold, with frosty starts” then “feeling milder but with cloud and rain moving in.”Parts of Britain have been battered by flash deluges and lightning storms in recent days.Gale force gusts buffeted the UK yesterday, causing damage to trees and fences.Snowploughs also battled to reopen roads this week after heavy snowfall caused rail and road disruption.The
BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent scolds Dan Walker after being forced to 'forgive' co-star
BBC Breakfast presenters Sally Nugent and Dan Walker were left with an annoying noise in their ear after a rather chaotic segment on the price of energy - and Sally didn't hesitate to scold her co-presenter.Temporary host and reporter Nina Warhurst was on location in the Midlands to investigate the rising cost of gas, electricity and petrol on Tuesday (March 8), in a busy warehouse where steel was being forged.But the segment was interrupted by loud buzzing noises around Nina as the factory continued to carry out its manufacturing process - something that definitely couldn't be helped.Turning to Nina's segment, Dan said: "I know it's busy where you are, Nina, good morning!"Nina had to shout against the roar of machinery as she returned their good morning, explaining: "This is in the West Midlands not far from Dudley."What happens is they take this raw material, turn it into cylinders which are treated and lined - a bit like laminating a piece of paper - that can end up in nuclear reactors, turbines, parts of ships."But by the end of the segment the droning buzz had clearly got to Dan and Sally - as well as the rising cost of energy.And it was soon clear Sally wasn't happy with Dan's moaning.Nina finished up by saying: "I wish I had better news from the West Midlands but that's the way it's going to be, at least for the coming months."Sally reassured her: "Nina, we forgive you.
2022 Academy of Country Music Awards: The Complete Winners List
57th Academy of Country Music Awards!Going into this year's show — which was hosted by Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett — Chris Young led the pack with seven nominations to his name! Miranda Lambert, the most-nominated female artist in ACM history, earned five nominations, including a record-tying 16th nod in Female Artist of the Year category.Actress Blake Lively also earned two nominations — her first nods at a music awards show — for producing and directing Taylor Swift's music video for «I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version).»So who actually walked away with the night's coveted trophies? Check out the full list of winners below!Eric Church Luke Combs Miranda Lambert Chris Stapleton Carrie UnderwoodGabby Barrett Miranda Lambert Ashley McBryde Maren Morris Carly PearceJimmie Allen Luke Combs Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Morgan WallenBrooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay LOCASH Maddie & Tae Lady A Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion The Cadillac ThreeTenille Arts Priscilla Block Lily Rose Caitlyn Smith Lainey WilsonHARDY Walker Hayes Ryan Hurd Parker McCollum Elvie Shane  [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] – Carly Pearce; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown; Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records  – Thomas Rhett; Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem; Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group  – Morgan Wallen; Producers: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records  – Chris Young; Producers: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano; Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville  – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall;