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GMB's Richard Arnold makes savage dig at Ed Balls after awkward name blunder
Good Morning Britain's Richard Arnold swiped at Ed Balls after he was caught in an awkward name blunder. The entertainment editor appeared on the ITV show alongside Ed, 55, and co-host Charlotte Hawkins when he began discussing singer Ne-Yo's latest album and his UK Tour.Midway through the segment, Richard, 52, spoke about Ne-Yo's link with Jennifer Lopez as the pair worked together on TV show World of Dance, but accidentally pronounced the Let Me Love You hitmaker's name wrong.READ MORE: Good Morning Britain's Ed Balls snubs Rishi Sunak as he ditches debate for Love IslandThe former politician wasn't about to let it slide and quickly corrected Richard's mistake, leading the presenter to interrupt himself and respond to Ed spotting the slip up.He turned to his co-host and exclaimed: “Would you stop it! Get out of my head Edward! Get back to the corridors of power.”The Strictly star couldn't help but take a further swipe at the former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer by referring to him standing in for regular host Richard Madeley during the summer, savagely saying: "Honestly, it’s feeling like a long summer isn’t it.”The former Neighbours star went on to share plenty of clips from his interview with the Grammy award winner, 42, who spoke about what's coming up for him.
Good Morning Britain's Ed Balls snubs Rishi Sunak as he ditches debate for Love Island
Good Morning Britain host Ed Balls confessed the Tory leadership debate wasn't a match for Love Island. The former politician, 55, is an avid watcher of the ITV2 show and regularly gives his opinion on the previous night's events.Presenting Tuesday morning's instalment (July 26) of the ITV show, Ed and co-host Charlotte Hawkins began speaking about the Tory leadership debate that happened last night.READ MORE: GMB's Laura Tobin replaced on ITV show amid major cast shake-up leaving fans distractedCharlotte, 47, noted the Tory debate occurred at the same time as Love Island, with Ed revealing he couldn't choose between the two and watched Love Island on his phone.The broadcaster did inform Charlotte that there was "a moment" when he had to stop watching the debate because he couldn't believe what he was watching.He explained that he can now multitask when it comes to watching TV, telling Charlotte: "After all this training with his earpiece, I can now watch Love Island."The economist added: "Although there was a moment when they started playing the recorder and I had to stop watching the debate because it was just too distracting."Referring to the iconic talent show that took place during last night's episode, Ed cheekily swiped: "The talent show, there wasn't a lot of talent on the show...
Love Island 'set for spin-off show with middle-aged mums and dads looking for romance'
ITV bosses are reportedly set to launch a new Love Island spin-off show for contestants in their 40s and 50s with "normal bodies".Dubbed as the mature version of the hit ITV2 show, which sees young attractive singletons find love in a sunny Majorcan villa, “Your Mum, My Dad”, will allegedly start later this year ahead of hoped-for screening in 2023.The middle-aged singletons will go on a retreat and be “coupled up” behind the scenes by their own kids.READ MORE: ITV bosses ‘kick off’ at GMB's Richard Arnold as he reveals awkward backstage secret A TV source said: “Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s still care about how they look, are fit and healthy, into fashion and are ready to let their hair down.“This show will give those who settled down young a second chance at love while they still feel in their prime.“And, let’s face it, they know their minds, will be capable of intelligent conversation and are likely to be much more adventurous — all ingredients regular Love Island sometimes lacks.”The show is being primed as a pilot by Love Island maker Lifted Entertainment.They hope to turn the format, commissioned by ITV, into a full series.The news follows calls for older contestants after concerns the current youngsters are not emotionally mature enough for the experience.Love Island has faced huge backlash over the behaviour of certain contestant in recent weeks, with many viewers calling out early signs of abuse.In recent episodes, Luca Bish accused partner Gemma Owen of "flirting" with Billy Brown despite her insisting she wasn’t "entertaining" his advances.Meanwhile, Davide Sanclimenti has repeatedly branded Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu a "liar" during explosive rows - despite kissing another girl in Casa
GMB Richard Arnold admits 'tension' with Ed Balls as hosts caught in awkward clash
Good Morning Britain saw a clash between two hosts as Ed Balls and Richard Arnold confessed to "tension" between the pair.On Tuesday's show (July 19), GMB's Entertainment Editor Richard was welcomed onto the show to chat about the latest Love Island drama.However, Richard found it difficult to get his points across with hosts Ed and Ranvir Singh talking over him.READ MORE: GMB's Ranvir Singh replaces Susanna Reid as she and Ed Balls take over ITV showRichard piped up a few times and pointed out that they would understand what was going on if he was "able to get his words out".He then quipped that it should be less about the "tension" in the GMB studio and suggested "cracking on" to the tension in the ITV2 villa instead.After the cheeky dig, Richard then branded Ed a "lovely man" after thinking he may have pushed his luck with the ITV host.This comes after Ed freaked out some viewers after he offered Ranvir a piece of his banana.The ITV co-stars were discussing how to keep cool in the current heatwave and Ranvir suggested trying to eat a banana in order to have a better night's sleep.Ed then grabbed a banana and broke it in half with his bare hands - and he offered Ranvir a piece of the fruit that he had touched with his mitts.ITV viewers took to social media to discuss the banana revelation.One fan shared: "#GMB oh my god did I just see Eddie break off half a banana with his bare hand and offer ranvir that bit Jesus christ offer her the piece left in the skin"For more of the latest showbiz and TV news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Another said: "Ed balls doing the Jimmy saville 'eat a banana on live television' thing Respect #gmb"While a third posted: "Oh dear god let’s wheel
Good Morning Britain turns chilly as Richard Madeley tells co-star to 'stop'
Good Morning Britain turned icy as Richard Madeley told his co-star to "stop it".Entertainment correspondent Richard Arnold was busy entertaining himself on Tuesday (June 7) with a round of N-Dubz song bingo to celebrate the first look of the band's new music video for their track Charmer.R&B group N-Dubz are reuniting for the first time in more than a decade, after originally parting ways in 2011.But Richard was determined to impress viewers with his knowledge of their song titles, and tried to cram as many as possible into his announcement as he explained the programme's exclusive look at the music video.His co-star Richard Madeley, however, was having none of it, as he begged Richard to: "Stop it now!"Richard Arnold was busy praising producers for sticking so many song lyrics into the autocue, and laughed off his co-star's ire.He couldn't resist a bit of cheeky N-Dubz fun as he announced: "No-one knows how well Charmer will do in the charts when the full video drops, but I'm sure N-Dubz will be on their best behaviour and won't be playing with fire until their Back to the Future tour kicks off in November.""Oh, stop it!" Richard Madeley begged through his giggles, as his co-host Susanna Reid collapsed with laughter beside him.Richard Arnold summed up by saying: "For those who couldn't keep up, I just referenced 14 N-Dubz songs in my script.