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Alan Carr keen to join Celebs Go Dating after Paul Drayton split

Alan Carr has revealed he’s keen to sign up for Celebs Go Dating, months after his split from husband Paul Drayton. The 45-year-old presenter announced in January that he and Paul had gone their separate ways after 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage. Now, the comedian has set his sights on the E4 dating series, saying: ‘I would do Celebs Go Dating.
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'They were very clear' Celebs Go Dating's Anna Williamson talks replacing axed Nadia Essex
Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating after the show’s previous presenter Nadia Essex was fired for trolling her co-stars on social media.Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, the star praised the series for “getting behind her” when she took on the role amid the ongoing controversy. Anna, 40, explained how she felt “very lucky” that Channel 4 bosses backed her to take over the Celebs Go Dating role in 2018, after the show's previous host Nadia Essex was axed.  “I'm very lucky because Lime Pictures, who make the show on E4, and Channel 4 have been so supportive of me,” she said.“They got behind me for the job.They were very clear on me making it my own role because I obviously inherited the job from somebody else.”Nadia was a dating expert on Celebs Go Dating between 2016 and 2018, but was suspended after two years on the show for trolling her former co-host Eden Blackman on social media.She was subsequently removed from the show midway through filming of the fifth series in September 2018, with a show spokeswoman telling BBC News: “Nadia has been suspended following improper use of social media”.Eden quit the show after its fourth series, reportedly over a fall out with Nadia, and was replaced by Anna’s current co-host Paul Carrick Brunson, who runs a dating agency of his own.Anna first appeared on the series in 2019 and fell pregnant that same year. She went on to praise Channel 4, calling them “amazing” for the way they handled her baby news and for how they encouraged her to make the Celebs Go Dating role her own, despite "inheriting" it from Nadia.“This job has been such a gift for me; it really is my most favourite job and I’ve been blessed to have some lovely jobs,” she began.“It's so lovely that we all feel very much
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Celebs Go Dating's Anna Williamson 'worried' about telling Channel 4 bosses pregnancy news
Anna Williamson spoke about her concerns once she discovered she was pregnant during the filming of Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.The star has teamed up with Virgin Money to highlight the importance of equal family leave for working parents through their new employee benefits package ‘A Life More Virgin’.Anna, 40, has now addressed her own worries about falling pregnant with her second child during the filming process of Celebs Go Dating. The star, who is a huge advocate for fair and equal family leave, has praised Channel 4, calling them “amazing” for the way they handled her news. “This job has been such a gift for me; it really is my most favourite job and I’ve been blessed to have some lovely jobs,” she began.“It's so lovely that we all feel very much part of a little family, where we come together for several months a year and we make this very entertaining and very worthwhile show, and I just feel very lucky.”Despite loving working on the show, the dating expert recalled her fears when she discovered she was pregnant on the job, admitting she wasn’t sure whether to share her news with her employer at first. “There was a moment, when I fell pregnant with my daughter during the beginning of my second series, of, ‘Oh gosh, oh no - I hope they don't think I don't want the job anymore!’“I was worried they would think that I wouldn’t be capable of doing the job and that fear definitely did go through me, but it's an amazing duty of care.”She continued: “I was eight weeks pregnant with my daughter, and I hadn't told anybody - other than my husband, anyway, and I remember thinking, ‘Gosh, I don't know what to say’. “I didn't want to actually admit it straight away, because lots
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