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Noel Clarke says sexual harassment claims 'left him suicidal' as he denies allegations

Noel Clarke has spoken out about the sexual misconduct claims made against him last year, saying at his worst they left him “suicidal”.The actor and director, 46, was accused by 20 women of groping, harassment and bullying in an article published by The Guardian in April of last year. He strongly denies the claims. Now speaking out on how the accusations have affected him for the first time, the star says at his worst he considered taking his own life.The actor, who lives in London with his wife Iris and their four children, claims that he “lost everything” following the allegations: “The company I built from the ground up, my TV shows, my movies, my book deals, the industry respect I had.

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Baftas 2022: Martin Freeman and girlfriend Rachel Mariam cuddle up on red carpet
Martin Freeman and Rachel Mariam cosied up on the red carpet as they attended the Bafta TV awards together.The 2022 Bafta awards are proving one of the most exciting yet – not least because of the surprise announcement of the new Doctor Who lead.And as TV fanatics eagerly await the televised ceremony kicking off at 6pm, celebrities have been arriving to the red carpet in their droves.BBC Sherlock star Martin, 50, and girlfriend Rachel, 29, rocked up to the prestigious affair looking very chic indeed as they beamed for photographs before heading into the venue.French actress and writer Rachel, best-known for her roles in acclaimed shows Normal People and This Way Up, stunned in a plunging baby pink strappy dress.The star paired the colourful affair with black stilettos and wore her hair in natural curves, beaming at the cameras alongside her actor boyfriend.Martin, meanwhile, dressed for the occasion in a smart black tuxedo complete with a bowtie.The Desolation of Smaug star looked relaxed and happy beside his new flame, keeping an arm around her as they posed for photos.In another snap, Martin could be seen wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes from the brilliant sunshine that descended on London in time for the awards, as he kept an arm around Rachel all the while.Martin had been in a long-term relationship with fellow Sherlock star Amanda Abbington for 16 years, but the pair went their separate ways in 2016.The pair share two children: Joe, 16, and Grace, 13.Amanda, 48, and Martin met on the set of Men Only in 2000 and later starred as husband and wife John Watson and Mary Morston in the acclaimed BBC drama.It’s unclear how long Martin and Rachel have been dating, with the pair preferring to keep their personal life
Lorraine Kelly looks stunning at 62 for BAFTAs after red carpet fears over weight gain
Lorraine Kelly stunned at the TV BAFTA Awards red carpet today in a gorgeous gold and white gown.The star explained in an exclusive interview with she had been feeling self-conscious at celebrity events after lockdown, but that her new weight loss plan with WW has helped her “get her va va voom back”.Lorraine, 62, wowed in a floor-length gown on the red carpet today. The star opted for a white dress with a tasteful v-neck and long, flowing skirt. The garment had a gorgeous gold leaf pattern on it, and was tied with a matching belt at the waist. The star wore open-toed high heels on her feet and accessorised with a heart-shaped necklace. The ITV talk show host doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would get shy, but the star previously told about her red carpet fears due to weight gain. She spoke about how she was dismayed to find that she had gone from a size 10 to a size 14 due to a lack of exercise and indulging in more junk food during lockdown. However, since then, the TV icon is back to feeling like herself again with the help of WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers).Prior to her weight loss, she explained: “At the moment, if I go out - I mean, I’m not very good at red carpets anyway - but say there was a big event… “I would be kind of ‘hmm’,” she said, while slumping her shoulders with an unsure expression. “And the last thing I went to, there was a big do just before Christmas, and I couldn’t get into - obviously my red dress is my go-to dress - and I couldn’t get it over my head. “But I thought, ‘well that’s ok,’ so I ended up wearing a really nice black dress and I looked fine, but I really, really didn’t feel fine,” Lorraine confessed. “And I was looking at everybody else looking
Olivia Colman looks sharp in black tux as she joins Russell T Davies at star-studded Bafta Craft Awards 2022
Olivia Colman was the embodiment of chic as she lead arrivals for the 2022 Bafta Craft Awards, awards which recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft in the UK.The Oscar-winning actress, 48, walked the red carpet with her husband Ed Sinclair, who was all smiles at the star-studded event.The Favourite star’s appearance on the red carpet comes after she surprised everyone by appearing in Netflix series Heartstopper, a casting that was kept under wraps until the show landed on the streaming service.Olivia’s role as teen Nick Nelson’s mum has been dubbed ‘Netflix’s best kept secret’, with viewers everywhere totally thrilled that she managed to squeeze in two days of filming for the adorable show.Strutting her stuff on the Bafta carpet at The Brewery in London tonight, Olivia donned an all-black ensemble, teaming a sharp suit with matching heels and a clutch.She opted for dark eye make-up and scraped her hair back into an up-do, while husband Ed – who is a writer and producer – opted for a white shirt and bow tie.Joining the star were 18-year-old Joe Locke, who plays Charlie in Heartstopper and has jokingly branded Olivia his ‘mother in law.’Sebastian Croft, 20, also attended, who plays, arguably, the most hated Heartstopper character, Ben.Olivia attended the ceremony as her Sky drama Landscapers was nominated in five categories.She later posed for photos with winner Nida Manzoor, who scored the award for comedy writer for We Are Lady Parts, with Olivia presenting the trophy to her.Landscapers and We Are Lady Parts dominated at the award, with Landscapers taking home three gongs for the series which is inspired by the story of a couple whose crime of killing the woman’s parents remained undiscovered for more
Good Morning Britain star says Rebel Wilson 'feared being cancelled' ahead of BAFTAs gig
BAFTA Awards earlier this month and shared his thoughts on presenter Rebel Wilson whilst appearing at the Ideal Home Show, in partnership with NatWest.The Entertainment Editor for Good Morning Britain revealed he thought Rebel, 42, had done a “great job” despite her fears of “being cancelled”.Richard told exactly what he thought of the Australian star’s presenting skills in an exclusive interview.Reflecting on the Pitch Perfect actress’ performance at the BAFTAs, he confirmed: “I love Rebel."“I think she herself said that, you know, when you host these events your head really is on the chopping block and I know she was worried about being cancelled. “Previously, her appearances on the BAFTAs have gone viral, which I'm sure is why she was picked for the occasion. And I thought she did a great job. “There were always those moments at these award ceremonies where you think you're playing to the home crowd because they're all your colleagues in the business and we've all been there. “I mean, obviously, I've never been asked to host the BAFTAs,” Richard laughed.“But those moments where you're on stage and you go a bit clammy palmed because you wonder whether or not your gag has landed in the right place.“And there's this sort of the waft of tumbleweed coming through the room, you know, or a deafening silence.  “But I thought she did a great job, you know,” he added.
Rebel Wilson reunites with Benedict Cumberbatch after risque BAFTA joke
MORE: Rebel Wilson pokes fun at Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interviewIn her speech, she poked fun at her affections for the British actor, during which a Benedict-shaped cake was brought out on stage.WATCH: Rebel Wilson addresses weight loss in candid BAFTA monologueAs it was wheeled out, Rebel said: " Oh sorry hang on… that's just my personal cake, guys this is a cake of Benedict Cumberbatch because I like, really love him, that was supposed to be for me for later, for reasons we won't go into.READ: Rebel Wilson pokes fun at Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interviewMORE: Rebel Wilson addresses weight loss in candid BAFTA opening monologue"Benedict, I made it because I know you're a vegan… ok but seriously guys if anybody is hungry and they want a piece of cake, they can come up and… does anyone want a cheekbone, or a piece of nose, no one?A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)Rebel and Benedict looking close on Instagram "They'll be having it soon because they'll be hungry and stuff, taste the BAFTAs they said, it'll be a piece of cake!"Although the British actor appeared in good spirits, although slightly red-faced at the shout-out, the awkwardness appeared to subside as the pair shared two stunning snaps together on Wednesday. Rebel looked stunning on the red carpet at the BAFTAsTaking to her Instagram Rebel captioned the photos: "The most excellent: Cumberbatch (who plays a 1920’s cowboy…in my dreams last night jk) in THE POWER OF THE DOG and @troykotsur who melts your heart in CODA! Well done fellas!"Fans were quick to comment on the reunion and couldn't help sharing how good the pair look together.