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X Factor's Sam Bailey's son off school for a year in pyjamas due to 'broken system'
X Factor legend Sam Bailey has revealed that her son Tommy has not attended school in a year as she discussed the "broken" education system in England.The songstress who won the ITV talent show in 2013 explained that her youngster who has autism has been at home for a year, wearing his pyjamas and receiving "hardly any education".During an appearance on Loose Women, the singer and actress opened up about her year-long battle to get Tommy in school.READ MORE: X Factor icon Cher Lloyd now - pop career flop, hunky husband and bitter Cheryl feudThe youngster was diagnosed with autism and dyspraxia back in 2020 after Sam and her husband Craig Pearson sought help and Tommy had an assessment.Sam, 45, claims she and her husband had noticed that Tommy was "different" to other children.Speaking to Loose Women stars Ruth Langsford, Brenda Edwards, Jane Moore and Gloria Hunniford the Take It Out on the Dance Floor hitmaker said: "He's been off school since July last year, so no school."He's been living at home in his pyjamas for a year with hardly any education."The year that I've had, the system is so broke."Mum-of-three Sam went on to say that Tommy couldn't remain in mainstream education as he needed to be in a specialist school which was more suited for his needs."Because he's autistic he can't go to a mainstream school because they can't meet his needs," she told the panel.However, due to a lack of funding, Tommy was unable to attend a school which would be able to cater to his individual needs.She went on to say: "I was stuck with him at home because they wouldn't give me the funding for him to go to a special school."Despite currently appearing as Mrs Potts in the West End version of Beauty and the Beast, Sam is still
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Loose Women panel gets tense as Janet Street-Porter fumes at Brenda Edwards
Loose Women fans were left feeling awkward after a tense debate was carried out between Janet Street-Porter and Brenda Edwards.The two Loose Women regulars were joined by host Kaye Adams and fellow panellist Coleen Nolan.The stars were on the topic of men interrupting women and "mansplaining" after Rishi Sunak interrupted Liz Truss 20 times within 12 minutes during a recent debate.READ MORE: Loose Women's Kaye shares her 'shock' at unexpected health diagnosis after concernsThey were discussing the conversation when Janet and Brenda took a swipe at each other.Janet said: "...if you're asking me to condemn him because he interrupted her, I can't, and I actually..."Brenda then began her sentence, but before she could finish Janet stated in a shrill tone: "Oh, Brenda! Hang on, Brenda's just interrupted me!"Brenda explained that she had "interrupted because she disagreed" with Street-Porter's point, however fans on Twitter were quick to comment.One viewer said: "Ironic that Brenda Edwards thinks interrupting is rude when discussing the debate last night but did the exact same thing to [Janet]…"An avid fan also tweeted that they were "living" for Brenda's facial expressions throughout the debate.Brenda was clearly annoyed as her face made clear, but she stood her ground and explained that the "only time" she interrupts someone is "if she disagrees" with their point.She continued on to say that a debate can be had if everyone involved "allows people to have their say," which she labelled as common "manners".As the conversation continued, Coleen added her thoughts and said there is "nothing worse" than "waiting to explain your point and two people are going at it," because it's more "like arguing" than a debate.It was Brenda's
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Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards slams 'untrue’ rumours her son Jamal’s mural was set alight
Loose Women presenter set the record straight, explaining that “no one set Jamal’s mural alight”. Brenda, 53, took to Instagram this afternoon to share new information with her 113,000 followers. “Why must people speak on what they know NOTHING about?” she wrote.“Contrary to misinformed and unfactual social media posts, we would like to clarify that the simple explanation is…“No one set Jamal’s mural alight.” She continued: “Some candles got out of hand and the black smoke reached the bottom of the mural.“It was cleaned the very next morning and is as good as new.“Thank you for the concern,” she concluded with a blue heart emoji. Jama, who was a British music entrepreneur, DJ and founder of online music platform SB.TV, died in February aged 31.Jamal was also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, a youth charity which helps young people set up their own businesses.In 2021, he set up Jamal Edwards Delve, a project aimed at refurbishing and reopening youth centres.Widely respected in the music industry, the young entrepreneur helped launch the careers of huge artists like Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Stormzy and Emeli Sandé.He was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list in 2014 for his services to music.In her Instagram post, Jamal’s mum Brenda included a screenshot of the article that she described as “unfactual”, which showed a picture of the mural looking blackened by smoke.In the next photo, the mural was shown with its colour restored as a man dismounted a ladder after cleaning it.Brenda’s friends and followers took to the comments section to send her messages of support. Gina wrote: “Sorry these people have upset you my lovely x.” Lorni penned: “People thrive on gossip Brenda, nothing better to do.”David commented: “A
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Loose Women star rushed to hospital and forced to pull out of stage show after accident
ITV star Brenda Edwards has been raced to hospital after taking a nasty fall during an outing in Blackpool.The 53-year-old Loose Women regular was taken to A&E after she'd slipped on wet pavement.Taking to Twitter to share her frustrations with fans, Brenda confirmed the painful stumble has now meant that she's been forced to pull out of her role in Chicago.READ NEXT: Loose Women's Denise Welch, 64, looks sensational as she parades curves in swimsuitShowing the evidence, Brenda took a snap of her leg bandaged up in a white cast as she lay on a hospital bed.The television personality captioned: "Gutted I’ll not be able to do my 2 shows today @ChicagoOnStage after slipping on a dodgy wet pavement here in Blackpool and fracturing my fibula."I was ready to go on in a wheelchair, nowt wrong with my voice, but I can’t."Hope to rejoin the wonderful talented cast soon."Many of Brenda's adoring on-screen co-stars rushed beneath the post to offer up their well wishes.Ruth Langsford penned: "Nooo! Oh Brenda, you poor thing, sending you lots of love darling. xx"Another fan shared a sweet selfie with the TV star, commenting: "Such a shame Brenda that you can't do the shows get better soon - sending you the biggest hug ever."While a third wrote: "OMG, Brenda, how unlucky...
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Loose Women star told by Jean Paul Gaultier she's been wearing his clothes wrong for years
Loose Women star Janet Street-Porter was left red-faced during Tuesday's episode as she was told by Jean Paul Gaultier she had been wearing his suit wrong.The 75-year-old welcomed the French designer onto the panel before having a quick word with him about her outfit choice.Standing up to reveal the whole look, Janet showed off his chic black suit with corset-style clasps on the side and a red diamante broach.READ NEXT: Loose Women's Kaye Adams mocks Judi Love's 'boobs for being in different dresses' After Jean Paul sat down, Janet, who seems to know the designer stood up to show him her outfit for the episode.She explained: "Now Jean Paul, I wore your suit."He replied saying: "I see that, incredible!"Janet then quipped: "You've just told me that I've done it up wrong! That for 20 years I've been buttoning it up wrong!"The panel then erupted in laughter as he explained she only needed to do it up with one clasp on the side.Janet joked: "Why didn't you tell me before?! I've been going wrong London not eating in a corset!"Although Jean Paul politely told her that the outfit fitted her "perfectly" before they revealed to the other panellist she first brought it in around 1994.Regardless of her doing it up incorrectly, panellists Brenda Edwards and Denise Welch complimented the piece saying it was "gorgeous".Speaking to Jean Paul, Charlene said: "As soon as Janet walked into the studio with that we went 'wow it's gorgeous' because your pieces are just timeless."Taking the compliment, he then said that it also matters on the person wearing his pieces as he called Janet stylish.Janet joked: "That's so nice, or the fact that you worked for me ages ago!"Brenda then asked the designer to speak about his Freak Fashion Show that
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