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LGBTQ+ personalities" will be joining the line-up for the Pride special episode and throughout this week have been revealing some of the names. The cast included the actors from the Netflix's Heartstopper, Paul Sinha from The Chase and his husband Oliver Levy, Duncan James and Denise van Outen, and many more. Rylan Clark also appeared on our screen once again.

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Celebrity Gogglebox fans torn as they don't recognise stars - but praise the episode
Gogglebox viewers were left baffled tonight as they failed to recognise some of the stars featuring on the show's Pride special.The hit Channel 4 reality series welcomed a host of new famous faces on Friday evening (July 1), including the cast of Netflix's LGBTQ+ show Heartstopper.Actors Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney and William Gao joined the show to mark Pride month - a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities.READ MORE: How much do celebs get paid for Gogglebox? Staggering earnings for each episode Other new faces included Strictly Come Dancing's first male same-sex couple Johannes Radebe and John Whaite, as well as RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars Tia Kofi and Lawrence Chaney.In addition, Ian 'H' Watkins, Claire Richards and Faye Tozer from Steps also appeared on tonight's show.Joining them were Gogglebox favourites Rylan Clark and his mum Linda, Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv, Clare Balding and her wife Alice Arnold, and Denise Van Outen with Blue star Duncan James.But as the special episode kicked off this evening, a number of viewers failed to recognise some of the new faces.Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "I’m not sure if I’m more confused that this is called Celebrity Googlebox or more confused in the fact I hardly recognise anyone on it." A second added: "I can’t keep up with all these different people on #Gogglebox."A third tweeted: "Who are Tia & Lawrence and can someone tell him it’s SHOVE yer granny off a bus no push! #Gogglebox." Another complained: "Where the hell have you got these Z list celebrities from? So few regulars left #Gogglebox." A fifth added: "7 mins in to Celeb Gogglebox and have not got a clue who half of them are #oldman." A sixth shared: "Could you give me a moment to work
Celeb Gogglebox's Denise Van Outen claims mystery man tried to hit on her with drink
Denise Van Outen has revealed a mystery man tried to get her attention with alcoholic drinks but she still has no idea who he is.The actress and presenter is currently appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox with singer Duncan James following her split from her fiancé, Eddie Boxshall earlier this year.But it appears that Denise has caught the eyes of single men after becoming single and she seems to be in her element.Speaking on the Channel 4 programme, Denise told Duncan she had been attempting to have a relaxing day around a swimming pool when she found herself being inundated with offers.The star explained a barmaid paid her a visit with a drink but she had no idea who the drink in question was from.Speaking to Duncan, she said: "There I am on my little minibreak, sitting on my sun lounger and then suddenly, this Strawberry Daquiri arrives."I was just sat by the pool sunbathing and a waitress come over and she went 'The gentleman over there, has sent you a Strawberry Daquiri'."I've no idea who it was.""Did you have a little look around to see if there were any hot men over there?" asked Duncan.Denise exclaimed: "Of course I did, I checked everywhere, I just saw groups of people and I just thought 'Who is this mystery man?'""You still don't know?" asked Duncan before Denise confirmed she still has no idea.She joked: "I drank it very, very quickly in the hope that he'd get me another one."Speaking about being joined on her sofa by Duncan, she told The Sun: "The big thing is we trust each other, I trust him and we respect each other as friends."For me, it's those moments when things are not going so well in your life and there's someone who reaches out to you to make sure you're ok."Dunc's always the first, he's got the biggest
Denise Van Outen showcases ageless figure as she wows in blue bikini on Spain holiday
Denise Van Outen showed off her incredible figure as she stripped down to a skimpy bikini during a lavish getaway to Spain.Denise, 47, jetted off to Spain for the Bank Holiday weekend as she sent her fans wild with her glamorous pictures.The blonde bombshell headed straight for the beach and stripped down to a tiny blue bikini to top up her tan on holiday.Striking a pose on the sand, Denise completed the look with a straw sun hat and sunglasses as she showed off her washboard stomach and hourglass curves in the two-piece.Denise beamed for the camera as she spent her time away with her daughter Betsy, 12, during the fun trip to the sunshine.In another picture, Denise relaxed on a sun lounger with a cocktail in her hand as her hourglass curves stole the show in the stunning display.Denise was clearly enjoying her bonding time with her daughter as she shared plenty of glimpses into their time away together/It comes after her new Celebrity Gogglebox co-star was announced following her split from ex Eddie Boxshall.Her long-term friend Duncan James will be joining her on camera as they settle down to comment on the latest TV shows on screens.Duncan confirmed the news on social media, writing: "Can't wait to start filming @c4gogglebox with my bestie @vanouten_denise."He also opened up about it on Good Morning Britain, saying: "Yeah me and Denise are doing Gogglebox together.
First Dates' Fred Sirieix to star in Celeb Gogglebox series with secret fiancée
Channel 4 have signed up First Dates star Fred Sirieix to feature in the spin-off show Celebrity Gogglebox.The charming French maitre d' will be appearing alongside his fiancé Fruitcake in the latest series which is set to start airing on June 10.Although his partner has often kept herself out of the limelight, she's decided to join him on the sofa for the show.The 50-year-old told The Sun he was "delighted" to be in the latest line-up of stars for Celebrity Gogglebox.As his own show, First Dates, has been featured on Gogglebox plenty of times over the years, he called it "very surreal" that he's now taking part.Fred said: "I am looking forward to the public getting to meet the wonderful Fruitcake too.”The Channel 4 star hasn't spoken much about his Jamaican partner that will be joining him on the sofa but he has shared photos of them together on Instagram in the past.Before his current partner, he was with his ex Alex for 12 years whom he has two children with, Andrea, 17, and Lucien, 12.Fred and his partner are the final names that have been added to the Celebrity Gogglebox line-up which has had a shake-up this year.Replacing Denise Van Outen's ex Eddie Boxhall is her close friend Duncan James.Although singer Anne Marie has sat alongside both Ed Sheeran and Tom Jones in the past, her new partner – her sister Samantha – will now be joining her.Others taking part in the celebrity series includes Strictly winners Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey, Nick and Liv Grimshaw, Rylan and his mum Linda Clark and Melanie C and her brother Paul.The new line-up comes after regular Gogglebox stars the Baggs family announced they were leaving the show after three series.First appearing on our screens in 2020, the Essex family have decided to
Who is replacing Denise van Outen's sexting ex Eddie Boxshall on Gogglebox?
Denise van Outen has confirmed who will be replacing her ex Eddie Boxshall as her partner on Celebrity Gogglebox.Denise and Eddie often appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox together, but Eddie won’t be returning to the show this year after the pair’s split.Denise accused Eddie of cheating on her, and he recently admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to other women during their relationship.Since the pair went their separate ways, Denise has been looking for someone new to appear with her on the sofa to comment on the latest TV shows.She’s now found someone to join her for the new series - here’s everything you need to know about her new Gogglebox partner.It’s now been revealed that Blue’s Duncan James will be replacing Eddie Boxshall for the upcoming season of Celebrity Gogglebox.Duncan shared the news on his Instagram story, saying: "Can't wait to start filming @c4gogglebox with my bestie @vanouten_denise.”Denise confirmed to fans that he would be joining her on the sofa, reposting his story to her own and adding a love heart.Eddie Boxshall’s replacement might not come as a surprise to Denise’s fans as the actress has been good friends with Duncan James since the 90s.Duncan has also reportedly been helping Denise through her breakup with Eddie.A source told The Sun: “Denise and Duncan have been pals since they both shot to fame in the late 90s and he has been helping her through her painful breakup this year.“As bezzies who share a similarly outrageous sense of humour, they have the perfect chemistry to deliver some laughs as they survey TV shows.”Duncan and Denise recently performed together at the Cabaret All Stars New Year’s Eve Show in London, and they both starred in The Celebrity Circle last year.Denise and
Soapstar Superstar contestants 15 years on - body makeover, famous split and hit music
Coronation Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders and many more battle it out in the hope of winning £200,000 for charity.Hosted by Fern Britton, Ben Shepherd and Blue's Duncan James, the hugely popular show ran for two series between 2006-2007 - with many fans left in awe at their favourite star's hidden musical talents.However, many viewers may be wondering what happened to the stars who appeared on the series too - and over 15 year since Soapstar Superstar ended, Daily Star has taken a look at where the winners and runners up of the show are now.Richard Fleeshman was the first ever winner of Soapstar Superstar, beating fellow contestants Andy Whymet and Lucy Pargeter all the way back in 2006.Three years previously he had also become the youngest contestant ever to win Celebrity Stars In Your Eyes at the age of 13 years old - so with such a great singing voice, it is no wonder he scooped the £200,000 prize for charity The Kirsty Appeal on Soapstar Superstar.After playing Craig Harris in Coronation Street between 2002-2006, the actor has become an established theatre star, performing in productions such as Legally Blonde, The Last Ship and Chicago.He has since made a return to our TV screens however, appearing in BBC series Call The Midwife, Reign and most recently, ITV2 wrestling sitcom Deep Heat as Nick Nitro.Richard also has a link to music megastar Elton John too, as he supported the star on his 2008 tour, following the release of Richard's debut album with Universal records.In his personal life, the actor is also dating model Celinde Schoenmaker, who appeared in films such as Phantom Of The Opera and Rocketman.He has also wowed fans with snaps of his toned abs on Instagram, as well as showing off his athletic physique in
Big Brother star gave Duncan James the courage to come out during height of Blue fame
exclusively to the Daily Star at a Snug Presents even, he said: "I mean I don't think it would be an issue nowadays but back then it was a lot of 'cloak and dagger', wasn't it?" "There were a lot of different ways of living and everyone is a lot more accepting now which is an amazing thing and I think so now more than ever that we wave the LGBTQ+ flag and everyone is more accepting and you don't have to hide it anymore."There are people like Rylan who wave that flag and signal the message that it is all ok."Talking about his relationship with his Brazilian boyfriend Rodrigo Reis, 28, he added: "It's very serious, we've been together three and a half years now - but wedding bells? I'm not going to give that away just yet."Continuing on during his podcast with Rylan he also explained how there wasn't much gay representation on TV back then.Duncan said: "We didn’t have any kind of television programmes that embraced the LGBT+ community back then, you know – there was no RuPaul’s Drag Race, there was no TV shows like It’s A Sin."You know, I think the closest thing we got to anybody being a gay icon was Nadia (Almada) from Big Brother. She was the original in many ways."And it wasn’t until, I guess, people were being visible on our screens that it gave me the kind of strength and the courage to actually think “Right, I need to be visible too.'" For more of the latest showbiz and TV news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up for one of our newsletters here .
Where Blue are now - famous wife, near fatal health battle and weight transformation
It's been 22 years since iconic pop group Blue formed - but what are the lads up to these days? Let's take a look...Back in the day, band members Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe stormed the noughties charts with their debut album, All Rise.Over four years, they released 16 singles and even collaborated with top music stars such as Elton John and Stevie Wonder.But shortly after in 2004, the lads left devastated fans all over when they announced they would be taking an indefinite hiatus.Five years later, in 2011, the group reformed for the Eurovision Song Contest where they came 11th. The pals then got came together again in 2013 thanks to ITV's Big Reunion and their following headline tour.Unfortunately, Blue were dropped by their record label in 2015 after their album, Colours, peaked at number 13 in the charts.However, skip to 2022 and they are set to put on a secret intimate show this weekend, release new music in the coming months and be heading out on tour once again.But let's take a look at what they've been up to individually over the years...In 2016, Duncan suffered a terrifying illness that almost left him wheelchair-bound.The star had two ­emergency operations on his back and was told by doctors he had faced death and might not ever walk again.He told The Mirror: “They said if they didn’t operate that same day I’d be paralysed because a nerve that was trapped would die.“I’d also lost control of my bladder.
Loose Women's Coleen Nolan asks Ashley Banjo if he 'recognises her with her clothes on'
Loose Women'sColeen Nolan got her flirt on with Ashley Bango on the ITV chat show.The presenter welcomed the Dancing On Ice star as he featured on Tuesday's programme.As he walked on, Coleen brought up their recent TV stint together - where they both worked on Strictly the Real Full Monty.When the Diversity star sat down, Coleen asked: "Do you recognise me with my clothes on?"To which he cheekily replied: "You look a lot better with them off!"Ashley joined the rest of the panel which included Ruth Langsford, Janet Street-Porter and Deborah Edwards.Ruth praised him for his role on the show and bigger him up for building up the stars' confidence.Ashley revealed that there were a lot more clashes on and off camera in the latest series and also noted that the final naked group hug was rather awkward.He said: "It's emotional in the awkward group hug as well, Duncan James is running towards me fully naked and I'm embracing it."The star also chatted to the Loose Women ladies about his dance group's upcoming tour which will kick off in March.This is a live TV story and is constantly being updated.Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest TV updates.TV & Showbiz reporters are working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar, or follow us on Instagram @dailystar to get the latest TV and celeb gossip 24 hours a day.Or like our Daily Star Showbiz Facebook page to get the day's biggest stories, and have your say on them.Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star showbiz newsletters?You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.Download the Daily Star app for flash alerts