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I want to be the next Steve Wright says Kaiser Chiefs star Ricky Wilson as he joins Virgin Radio

HE is known for having one of the smoothest voices on the airwaves, and DJ Steve Wright is now inspiring his radio successors including Ricky Wilson. I can reveal Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky has joined Virgin Radio and will host the weekday Drive Time show, slotting into a schedule that also includes Chris Evans and Graham Norton. In an exclusive chat to celebrate the news, Ricky — who will be broadcasting from the same offices as The Sun — joked to me: “We can hang out by the water cooler.

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Penny Lancaster supported by proud Rod Stewart as she passes Special Constable training
Sir Rod Stewart, 77, was present and grinning proudly at the passing out ceremony, during which his 51-year-old wife Penny Lancaster was formally acknowledged as a fully trained Special Constable.The former model marched in a City of London police parade, clad in her black uniform and hat, to celebrate passing her training.Former model Penny had admitted to feeling as though her life lacked purpose following the menopause, and she was seeking a way to regain it through serving her country.She posed in her black, white and red checked uniform with a certificate of completion yesterday, confirming that her training programme was over, as she honoured the news by marching with a group of officers.Sir Rod has been fully supportive of her, proudly revealing on the Graham Norton show that she had trained for eight months and "loved" it."I backed her all the way.She says she loves giving something back, but more importantly she wants to protect the city she loves," he explained.Penny has already made her first arrest - of a man who tested positive for cannabis while driving earlier in the year - and she was able to serve the country during Queen Elizabeth II's funeral procession, too.She first got a taste for the police force when she appeared on the Channel 4 show Famous and Fighting Crime.The show sees celebrities trading in their usual day jobs to help the emergency services and walk in their shoes for the day.During the filming, she admitted to being "anxious" as she was harassed by a drug dealer who threatened to stab her.However, she was ultimately undeterred, and when her TV role ended, she applied to become a Special Constable - as a volunteer at first - to continue serving the country.No one had quite been expecting
Graham Norton deletes Twitter account after cancel culture comments, leaving fans devastated
comments he made regarding cancel culture, in which he eloquently stated it was more about ‘accountability.’Also in the highly-praised interview with Times Radio, the Eurovision broadcaster was quizzed on author JK Rowling’s views on the transgender community, but Graham simply suggested speaking to actual trans people who have experience with such matters.The BBC star received an outpouring of support for his remarks, with social media users hailing him ‘eloquent’ and ‘one of the good guys.’“In what world are you cancelled? I think the word is the wrong word. I think the word should be accountability.”Graham Norton criticises John Cleese and tells #TimesRadio that cancel culture isn’t real.@mariellaf1, Graham also seems to have received trolling from those who disagreed with what he said, just days before his Twitter account disappeared.One public figure who commended Graham for his comments was singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who shared a clip and wrote: ‘Norton really good here on John Cleese, telling him that ‘cancel culture’ is just accountability, and JK Rowling, suggesting that the media talk directly to trans teens and their parents rather than merely amplifying the takes of a celebrity.’Harry Potter author Rowling responded, however, firing back: ‘Very much enjoying the recent spate of bearded men stepping confidently onto their soapboxes to define what a woman is and throw their support behind rape and death threats to those who dare disagree.
NTAs fans fume Alison Hammond 'robbed' as Ant and Dec scoop Best Presenter gong again
National Television Award for Best Presenter has been handed to Ant and Dec – for the 21st year running.The pair won out against some tough competition this year, with the full nomination list made up of Graham Norton, Alison Hammond and Bradley Walsh.Ant and Dec had held onto the title for 20 consecutive years before the 2022 awards season.READ MORE: GMB's Susanna Reid swipes at Ant and Dec as she says 'someone else should win at NTAs'However, This Morning star Alison Hammond always hoped she could steal the gong from under their noses, with the support of her co-star Holly Willoughby.Holly told her on the show: “This is your year!”As Alison commented to The Mirror: “Could this be the year Ant and Dec hand over the gong to me?”Fans of the programme were fuming at the news, as they said Alison was "robbed".Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Alison Hammond should have won that one, Ant and Dec ain't funny!""#NTAs they win every year FFS!" someone else chimed in.As another fan said: "Yeah definitely if anyone was worthy of breaking Ant and Dec’s NTA run it would have been Alison if more people had voted for her!"And Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid was clearly on the side of another winner as she swiped at Ant and Dec on the show, as her GMB co-star Kate Garraway said: "We all love Ant and Dec, but if it isn't them, I'd love it to be Alison."Susanna chimed in: "It's been them every single year," as Kate agreed: "They've had a run..."Alison was up for another award category, too, as This Morning was up for the Best Daytime Show award after 11 consecutive wins.Competition for the award includes Loose Women, The Chase and The Repair Shop.Sadly Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly had to pull out of an in-public attendance