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Adele cancelled residency show in Las Vegas fuming over planned swimming pool stunt
Adele broke down in tears in an online video as she told fans that she'd been forced to postpone her upcoming Las Vegas residency hours before she was set to go on stage. It's recently been revealed that she delayed the show due to a heated confrontation over a swimming pool stunt that she planned for the show.The chart-topper was supposed to stand in the middle of a huge swimming pool while belting out her hits — but after seeing the pool's final design she had compared it to an "old pond" which is why she refused to perform.A US source has issued that Adele's initial plan was to be boosted up in a pool during the residency, called Weekends With Adele, which had seen tickets selling for up to £9,000.However, the source claimed that after seeing the final design of the set, the Easy On Me singer was completely dissatisfied with the end product.The source told The Sun: "When she saw the finished design, she refused to take part."Adele described the pool as a 'baggy old pond' and refused, point blank, to stand in the middle of it."The intention was to fill it with water on the set as she was lifted up on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion she was floating on water." Addressing her 27.1 million followers on Twitter, Adele broke down in tears as she announced the news, telling fans: "We've been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid."Since making the announcement, The Rolling In The Deep star has been met with some major backlash with some fans fuming.One dissatisfied ticket holder said: "Seriously? Postpone if you need to, that's fine — but 28 hours before? I flew in this morning.
Reason why Jack Grealish waited to confront Oriol Romeu in tunnel revealed
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted that the £100m man had a bone to pick with his midfielder after their 1-1 draw on Saturday.The pair had an on-field spat during the match at St Mary’s, which saw Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak come to an end.Kyle Walker-Peters had put the home side ahead in the opening exchanges of the match before Aymeric Laporte equalised from a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick.Pep Guardiola’s men were threatening to pull away from the herd in the Premier League table but this has somewhat brought them back down to earth.While the size of catching City still looks unlikely, Liverpool have two games in hand and could cut their lead at the top to six points.During the match, Romeu was a constant thorn in Grealish’s side and the Mirror have revealed that the Spaniard was pinching and twisting the winger’s skin throughout the outing.There was another incident when the England international was floored by Jan Bednarak while Romeu leaned into Grealish and appeared to shout in his face.It led to a scuffle when the 26-year-old got to his feet to push the former Chelsea star with both sets of teams getting involved.Who's your money on - Jack Grealish on Oriol Romeu? Comment belowHasenhuttl revealed that the former Aston Villa star waited for Romeu in the tunnel after the match to exchange words.He said: “They had a conversation and everything is good.”Grealish arrived at the Etihad in the summer for a British record £100m and has two goals and two assists in 16 Premier League appearances.At full-time, Guardiola claimed that it was the forward’s best match in a sky-blue shirt after playing him as a striker.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the
Net worth of tennis billionaire heiress Jessica Pegula is more than Fiji's entire GDP
Tennis star Jessica Pegula is set to inherit a net worth which is greater in value than the entire economy of Fiji.Pegula, 27, is making waves in the sporting world and has climbed up to as far as 18th in the world rankings.She recorded her latest victory in the Australian Open at the weekend, progressing to the quarter-finals stage for the second successive year after defeating world number five Maria Sakkari.The American pocketed over £300,000 after being dumped out of the last eight in 2021, and can earn even more money if she goes one better this time round. But her exploits in tennis will never be able to financially compare to the fortune her father Terrence, the 522nd richest man in the world, has built.Pegula is the heiress to his £3.6billion estate which he has accumulated from natural gas development.In comparison, the latest GDP figures for Fiji from December 2020 value the island country at £3.23billion.Do you see Pegula winning a Grand Slam in the future? Let us know in the comments section.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.And that's it, job done.
Molly-Mae Hague calls herself 'Jaws' after chipping and swallowing tooth in her sleep
Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she has been suffering from a chipped tooth and updated her fans about the incident.The former Love Island star took to Instagram on Monday and revealed that she looked like the fictional shark Jaws after she experienced a slight chip to one of her front teeth while she was sleeping.Speaking to her 6.2 million followers, she announced she had "no idea" how it happened.The Pretty Little Thing creative director pointed at the chip and said: "I don't know how I did it because I woke up and it had happened obviously in my sleep, so I think I've swallowed that [the chipped tooth] part of it." In the recent video, the reality TV star is on her way to the dentist while pointing at her chipped tooth and comparing herself to a shark, reports The Mirror.Complaining to her followers, she said: "I literally look like a shark with like a dagger tooth! Chewing through my food like [gnashing gesture] - I've got a full-on dagger as a tooth!"The 22-year-old then zoomed in and treated fans with a close-up image of the shot with the words "Jaws over here" and a string of shark emojis captioned over it.Thankfully, the millionaire wasn't left suffering the whole day as she updated her followers after a successful trip to the dentist.A very excited Molly-Mae gushed on her Instagram Stories and said: "Thankfully guys, the kids are no longer running in the opposite direction when I smile - we are whole again."She comically added: "My shark dagger tooth is gone - I will miss him."Molly-Mae then explained to her followers that she got the chip in her tooth due to cosmetic bonding.Composite bonding or cosmetic bonding is a procedure where the dentist adds a special coloured resin to a person's teeth to improve their
This Morning viewers slam the show after 'poor taste' interview with Charlotte Church
This Morning, many viewers were furious and slammed the programme for its "poor taste" in scheduling segments.During one segment on the hit daytime show, they spoke about how struggling families can cut back in order to pay their energy bills.Straight after the segment ended, Welsh singer Charlotte Church was invited on the sofa where she spoke about gambling her life's savings.In the chat, Charlotte revealed how she transformed a £1.5 million mansion into an extravagant wellness retreat as she spoke about her brand new television series, Charlotte Church's Dream Build, which is currently airing on Really and Discovery+.Charlotte was interviewed by the show's hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes - who's currently covering for the show's regular host Holly Willoughby - and was asked how she felt about gambling away her life savings to fund the project.Charlotte replied: "The way I think about it, I've been privileged all my life to have this career and success and the money and freedom that that brings."It's only money, you've got to live a little."This Morning viewers took to social media to voice their anger and disappointment at the show for their "poor choice" in scheduling segments. Many voiced how inconsiderate it was to have Charlotte speaking about a such an expensive renovation straight after a conversation about how financially struggling people could save money and live affordably.
Dancing on Ice fans complain as they claim new ITV show format made them 'feel sick'
Dancing on Ice fans were left "feeling sick" after ITV producers had tested out high-tech equipment on the show.Many viewers demanded that they would be "switching off" the ITV programme after they'd tuned in to watch ice-skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.The British legends had hoped to win over the audience with show stopping performance that was filmed in one shot by a flying drone.Dancing to the Beatles' Lucy In The Skye With Diamonds, the camera crew were able to film the icons from a very different view point which was off putting to some at home.With the camera circling around the rink, many viewers complained that they had been left feeling dizzy.Many fans tweeted that they'd been overcome with "vertigo" from watching the performance and would therefore be switching channels as a result.One tweet read: "#dancingonice that made me feel sick watching that drone filming."A second agreed: "#dancingonice Well that was a shame, couldn't watch Jayne and Chris via drone - head wrecking, motion sick!""Don't know about anyone else, but that made me feel quite sea sick #DOI #DancingOnIce," wrote a third.A fourth complained: "Routine was great- but you could barely see it and it made me feel like I had vertigo. Switched it off half way."A fifth begged: "Please please please don't use that drone again.
Dancing on Ice's Liberty Poole shares backstage clip as she sings with ITV team
Liberty Poole may be competing on ITV'sDancing on Ice, but she might as well have been auditioning for The Masked Singer.That's because the ex-Love Island star sung her heart out with the makeup team in a backstage clip shared to her Instagram.Liberty sung along to Nelly Furtardo's 2006 hit Maneater with the Dancing on Ice makeup team, and it's fair to say she got into the role perfectly.The blonde beauty was dressed to the nines in a plunging red dress - the one she skated in during her debut routine over the weekend.In the clip, Liberty could be seen dancing with the ITV makeup team to the catchy pop track, waving around a makeup brush which she used as a makeshift microphone.The reality star couldn't help giggling halfway through her passionate rendition, but she didn't let it stop her as she carried on singing the song.Supporting their celeb skater, one makeup artist said: "Keep going!It comes after Liberty made her debut on the ITV skating show last weekend - alongside her pro skating partner Joe Johnson.The pair performed a fun routine to Little Mix's Shout Out to My Ex - and won 6.5 scores from every judge.On joining the show, Liberty said: "I grew up watching Dancing On Ice and my mum actually used to be a figure skater."I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can't do any tricks, no pirouetting or anything so I'm really looking forward to pushing myself and learning as much as I possibly can. "Not just skating around the ice but actually dancing on ice.
Naga Munchetty hits back at BBC Breakfast fan who branded her ‘condescending’
BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty left fans applauding as she clapped back at one Twitter troll who branded her "condescending" and "arrogant".The journalist, who is best known for presenting the BBC morning programme alongside Charlie Stayt, was taking no prisoners on social media when one supposed fan of the show lashed out at her.In one tweet, the troll hit out at Naga - even tagging her in the post to make sure she would see.It came after an exchange on BBC Breakfast which saw Naga question Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford on the lifting of Covid restrictions, questioning: "People in Wales will be wondering why the restrictions haven’t been eased like in England?"As Drakeford replied: "We do things in line with the science. We are a government that doesn’t need to grab headlines to distract attention.""@TVNaga01 I’m curious to know: were you born with that arrogant and condescending tone of voice, or is it just something you’ve honed to perfection at the Beeb?"First Minister of Wales 1, supposed BBC journalist 0."Naga, however, wasn’t having any of it on social media, as she quoted the viewer’s tweet to respond: "Curiosity is a great quality."Hope that isn’t too condescending for you x".And her true fans quickly flocked to the replies section in support of the journalist, as one posted: "If a man had asked a question in that way it would’ve been thought of as assertive! It drives me insane - I think you’re fabulous Naga!""I completely admire you! See you on telly, doing an amazing job […] I had no idea the amount of dog mess you have to clean off [your] social media doorstep.
SAS scrambled to Ukraine to eavesdrop on Russian troops as fears grow over invasion
SAS has been scrambled to Ukraine as Britain pulled staff from its embassy amid fears a Russian invasion is imminent.The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said staff were being withdrawn from the British Embassy in Kiev in response to the growing threat from Russia’ - though it will remain open for essential work’.Just 30 diplomats - including the ambassador - will remain.Non-essential staff are also being evacuated from the US and Australian embassies.UK special forces troops will team up with their US counterparts on the ground in Ukraine to snoop on the movements of more than 100,000 of Putin’s troops which have amassed on the border.Armed for their own personal protection but under strict orders not to engage Russian forces the UK unit includes specialist electronic warfare operators.They are operating in freezing conditions to hoover up communications transmissions from Putin’s forces.In some stretches of the border Ukrainian and Russian troops are dug-in just a few hundred yards apart.At night both sides engage in regular fire-fights, and Russian forces have used drones to scout out Ukrainian positions.The 40-strong UK team is working with an American unit from the US European Command Special Operations which also has a training team in the east advising Ukrainian special forces.A second British special forces team is deployed in western Ukraine monitoring Russian war games in Belarus which commenced this week adding to the tension and ramping up invasion fears.A military source said the UK presence in the east of Ukraine was vital in collating intelligence, adding: "Let’s be clear they will be doing exactly the same."We know they have Spetsnaz units on the border."Our people are simply listening and
EastEnders' Max Bowden poses with stunning rarely-seen girlfriend on romantic getaway
EastEnders star Max Bowden has shared a rare loved-up snap with his girlfriend as the pair enjoyed a romantic getaway.The 27-year-old actor cosied up to blonde beauty Roisin Buckle as they escaped for an intimate weekend at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire.Max, who plays Ben Mitchell in the popular BBC One soap, looked dapper in a black polo neck sweatshirt, smiled for the cameras with his arm around the 36-year-old who stunned in a black top and beige trousers."Country getaway," Max captioned post, which saw them both shooting a stare and sultry pout towards the camera as they enjoyed a glass of wine.Fans flooded the comments to gush over the couples photo, with one saying: 'Beautiful couple, Love you,” followed by a heart emoji.And another wrote: “Enjoy ur weekend getaway, enjoy the perfect moment together xx”It comes weeks after Max and Roisin cosied up for a selfie as the star celebrated his birthday after a difficult year.Max announced his split from his long-term girlfriend Danielle McCarney in April last year, and was recently devastated by the loss of three friends.In September, Max shared the heartbreaking news that his best friend Maxwell Alexander Grey Thompson had died.In June, Max announced his friend Luke Goodings had passed away and another friend, Terry Mills, died in February.Max took to Instagram to thank Maxwell for being 'his best friend for 15 years'.He did not specify how his friend died, but wrote: 'The hole in my life you have left will never ever be filled.'Taking to his Instagram Story, the actor recently shared a photo of a handwritten note he'd received from the EastEnders crew offering their support for him during his time of need.The sweet message read: "Hey Max, just wanted to say we know
Spotify takes Harry and Meghan's podcast 'into own hands' after no content for a year
Spotify is reportedly looking to take Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s podcast series “into its own hands” as it advertises a number of in-house roles.The music and podcast streaming service paid £18 million for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to produce a show on Spotify.The company were hoping for Harry and Meghan to produce content in 2021 but no show has been recorded since a 'holiday special' made under Archewell Audio in December 2020.According to a source, Spotify is now looking to hire more in-house talent to help the former working royals.Speaking to the Sun, a source close to the project said: "Spotify has been waiting a long time for some content from Harry and Meghan and now it appears they have finally taken matters into their own hands."Spotify has also listed a number of short term and Los Angeles-based contracts with Archewell, Harry and Meghan’s organisation, being listed in the job descriptions for a show featuring "the voices of high profile women."A royal expert has recently commented regarding Harry and Meghan’s future podcasts, suggesting the Duke may be taking a ‘back seat’ and suggested that the couple now have an audio team set up.Royal expert Neil Sean, speaking on his YouTube channel Neil Sean’s Daily News Headlines, told his viewers: “Harry and Meghan's Archewell audio team are now allegedly fully complete."Apparently it's taken a long time to get the right team around them but there's a bit of a swift change because initially it was going to be Harry and Meghan but now apparently looks like Harry could be taking a back seat as an executive producer with Meghan leading the charge doing most of the topics. For the latest breaking news from the Royal Family and stories from the Daily Star, sign
Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher says sheep has a 'nice package' as BBC show turns racy
Kelvin Fletcher's BBC farming show took a racy turn when her had to fondle a sheep's testicles - before admitting the fluffy animal had a "nice package".The ex-Emmerdale star has just launched his BBC farming show - Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure, and it's fair to say he's already got his hands dirty on the farm.The actor has moved to his new farm on the Peak District - with his wife Liz Marsland - who is pregnant with their twins.It's fair to say the former Strictly champion has been getting his hands dirty on the farm, too, because he had to fondle a sheep's testicles on Monday's episode (January 24).In the second episode of the new BBC series, Kelvin was tending to some sheep - but his expert farming neighbour had a unique task for him.Firstly, he had to reach for a sheep's udders so that he can check that the sheep are physically healthy.It's because Kelvin and his wife were trying to sell wool from the new flock.Struggling, Kelvin cried out: "I don't even know where I'm feeling!"Jill asked: "Does it feel like a normal udder?"Fletcher replied: "That's the first udder I've ever felt, but it feels nice, yeah!"The episode turned chaotic when Kelvin had to chase a ram called Daniel so that he could feel his testicles.The actor struggled to catch the creature, but eventually caught him.Jill burst out laughing as he said: "Nah they're good, them,"He then quipped: "Nice little package, that."Kelvin recently revealed what the hardest part of his day on the farm on Channel 4's chat show - Steph's Packed Lunch.Host Steph McGovern asked Kelvin and wife Liz what a typical day looked like on their farm.Liz said: "Well, first and foremost, we sort the kids out, we have to get them to where they need to be,"Kelvin added: "That's
Liverpool's alternative to Jordan Henderson signing went on to very different career
Liverpool’s return to glory in recent years.The Sunderland-born midfielder overcame criticism early on in his career to become both a Champions League and Premier League-winning captain with over 400 appearances under his belt.Once the 31-year-old skipper eventually decides to hang up his boots, he will likely go down as the club’s second-most revered midfielder this century, behind only the great Steven Gerrard.As such, it is hard to imagine the Reds without their vocal leader, but there was in fact a point where the Merseyside club were contemplating signing another young prospect from Sunderland.Henderson was bought for around £20million in 2011, yet former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish also showed interest in lesser-known Black Cats midfielder David Meyler.Meyler revealed to the Sunday World that he was “close” to joining Liverpool but the club eventually opted to sign the future England vice-captain.He said: "I have had conversations with Kenny about how close I was to getting the chance to go there."I was a big Liverpool fan as a kid and my dream was always to play for the club and Kenny told me that when he was identifying midfielders, he picked out myself and Jordan Henderson as potential targets.”Meyler at the time had made just 15 Premier League appearances in comparison to Henderson’s 71 and struggled to break into the first-team even after his teammate’s departure.The Republic of Ireland international would join Hull City permanently in 2013 after an initial loan spell, where he remained for six seasons as the Tigers yo-yoed between the championship and top tier.After signing a two-year contract with Reading, Meyler moved to Coventry on loan in the 2018/19 season where he was blighted by injury.He called
Coronation Street fans in shock as they rumble Elaine's DNA connection to Tracy Barlow
Coronation Street fans were left distracted from Monday night's tense episode by one rather startling DNA connection, as they figured out that Tim's mum Elaine has a surprising DNA connection.Viewers have rumbled that Elaine is actually linked to cobbles legend Tracy Barlow in a shocking twist.Elaine, played by Paula Wilcox, returned on Monday night as her son Tim Metcalfe underwent a triple heart bypass in hospital, after keeping the news of his health scare secret from his family for weeks.A shocked Elaine couldn't believe Tim had kept the news from her as she sat at his bedside before the surgery.Paula first took on the role of Elaine in 2020, as she turned up on the cobbles to combat her abusive ex-husband Geoff and bonded with Yasmeen.But it wasn't her first role in the ITV soap, as Paula first appeared as a different character entirely - as Janice Langton, way back in 1969.Janice appeared in five episodes of the soap, and was known for running away from her probation officer before stealing a car and being evicted from the cobbles.And one fan couldn't resist pointing out the connection on social media, as they tweeted: "@itvcorrie I can't believe Tim's mum Elaine used to be Ray Langton's sister in a previous life. So that means she's Tracy's auntie!"Someone else pointed out: "Bernie used to be in Corrie when she was a kid.
Arsenal fans will love transfer target Dominic Calvert-Lewin's old tweets
Arsenal fans will love Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s tweets from back in the day as the club look to ramp up their interest in his services.The Everton star has long been on the wish list at the Emirates as they look to bolster their attacking force.But that necessity has been made a priority after Mikel Arteta ostracised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the squad, leaving the Gunners light up front.Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic is the top target but prising him away from Serie A has proved difficult and Arsenal may have to look elsewhere.It has led to the north London outfit ramping up their efforts to sign Calvert-Lewin in the summer.And his old tweets will please Arsenal fans as they suggest that he, too, is a hand-on-heart Gooner.A post from March, 2013 read “#COYG” - a common hashtag among the Arsenal fanbase.At the time, Calvert-Lewin had yet to make an appearance in professional football as he was coming up through the Sheffield United academy - three days away from his 16th birthday.The England international has since gone on to become a key player with Everton, though this campaign has been hampered by injury.The striker has made just four appearances for the Toffees all season in the Premier League while the club have found themselves in a relegation battle.Regardless of his long absence, only three players have scored more than Calvert-Lewin - Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Richarlison.Arsenal’s need for a striker was made particularly evident when they drew 0-0 with Burnley on the weekend at the Emirates.After the match, Arteta admitted that he was less than confident that he could bring in the transfers that he wants.“Well, we are certainly trying,” he said, “but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to do
Demi Rose puts on eye-popping display as she goes nude under racy see-through dress
Demi Rose has broken the temperature gauges once more - and this time she went nude underneath a see-through dress.The stunning influencer, 26, ditched her underwear for a daring display on the sand in a sheer, see-through dress.Birmingham beauty Demi didn't hold back during the steamy shoot in sunny Ibiza - and she soon released the heat to her whopping 18.9 million followers on Instagram.Demi donned a breezy black dress that clung to her trademark curves and could barely contain her killer figure.The gorgeous garment was held together by wafer-thin material that left very little to the imagination.In one snap, she turned away from the camera in a bid to let her dazzling bum steal the show.Taking to Instagram with a slew of sexy snaps from Ibiza's Magic Island, she wrote: "Ethereal" - signing off with a sweet fairy-emoji.As if to show off her status as a reigning social media queen, Demi wore a chic tiara for the occasion.The brunette bombshell styled her thick locks in loose curls as she showed off her moves in the sun.Demi's fans went wild over the photoshoot, and the comments section quickly became filled with fire-emojis and love-hearts.One admirer wrote: "this is a goddess"A second said: "Breathtaking"A third wrote: "Looking so hot in black"A fourth commented: "You are absolutely beautiful!! Looking so sexy..."A fifth added: "I love you"Demi recently revealed that she was bullied when she was younger, and didn't have many friends.She told BBC Radio One's Newsbeat: "I always wanted to get into modelling and when I eventually got there I classed it as a blessing because I grew up being bullied and didn't have many friends at all"Demi has been modelling for over eight years, and worked with major companies like
EastEnders Jessie Wallace's wild life - 'boozy' behaviour, throwback snap and romance
EastEnders relationship is set to come to an end this week, as Albert Square residents Kat Slater and Phil Mitchell call it quits.Both Kat and Phil have been through ups and downs in their relationships throughout the years, including affairs, births and now, Phil's impending prison sentence.Since arriving on the square in 2000, Kat has also had relationships with a number of residents, including her memorable coupling with Shane Richie's lovable Alfie Moon.Actress Jessie Wallace's life has been just as wild off-set as it has on screen too, including multiple relationships, a suspension from the soap and wowing fans with a childhood throwback snap.Born in Enfield, London on September 25, 1971, Jessie Wallace landed her first TV role as PC Lace in popular ITV series The Bill.From there, she won her best known role as the outspoken Kat Slater in EastEnders in 2000, famous for storylines including her on-off relationship with Alfie Moon and the "you ain't my mother" scene, where she revealed she was actually her so-called sister's mother.Aside from playing Kat Slater, Jessie Wallace has also appeared in various TV programmes throughout her career including Wild At Heart as Amy Kriel, A Class Apart as Candy Jerome and The Dinner Party as Jackie.She even had a rival soap role in ITV soap Coronation Street, playing Pat Phoenix in the TV film The Road to Coronation Street.In 2020, Jessie Wallace was suspended from EastEnders for two months after an incident on set, where it was reported that the star had been drunk while filming.A source told Daily Star on Sunday: "Scriptwriters are currently coming up with a storyline to explain Kat’s temporary exit from Walford."They added: "Bosses were left with no choice but to discipline
Coronation Street and Emmerdale shake-up a 'blow' to EastEnders but 'gloves are now off'
EastEnders will soon have to go head-to-head for viewers against both Corrie and Emmerdale.A source said: “It is a huge blow for fans of Albert Square.”ITV announced a shake up of its schedules on Monday.From March, bosses will extend their half hour nightly news bulletin at 6.30pm to a full hour.As a result, their soaps will now go out in new time slots.Emmerdale will be airing every night at 7.30pm.And Corrie will run its double episodes from 8pm until 9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.It means every time BBC One rival EastEnders goes out, it will now face tough opposition.The soap currently goes out on Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and Fridays at 8.30pm.So it will always now clash with Corrie and Emmerdale.An insider said: “There used to be a gentleman’s agreement between the channels to avoid clashes but the gloves are off.”EastEnders is already under pressure as it has been trailing in the ratings and recently one of its key stars Danny Dyer revealed he was quitting.Fans were quick to rant on-line about the change with comments such as “We don’t need an hour of news!”, “Why the change?” and “EastEnders won’t survive this.”ITV continuing drama boss John Whiston said: “The new format gives Coronation Street a brilliant new canvas on which to shine.