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Jenny Ryan: The Chase's The Vixen unveils 'surprise debut' career move away from ITV show

Jenny Ryan is best known for her formidable TV performances as the "Bolton Brainiac" on quiz show The Chase - but little did fans know that she has been pursuing another career avenue behind the scenes.The quick-witted star publicised her stand-up comedy debut in aid of Women and Children First on Twitter today, amid talk of the star reviving her halted singing career."Surprise stand-up debut!" she announced to her 109,000 followers.She reposted an advert from the charity explaining how to access the show, titled Cracking Comedy, for 24 hours only on catch-up TV."You have 24 hours to watch #crackingcomedy on @nextupcomedy with #jamesacaster, @MaisieAdam, @sindhuvfunny, @mrmikewozniak, @rocknrolga, @NathanCaton, @elf_lyons, @dnlfoxx and @VixLeyton," the ad read."Plus the stand-up debut of Jenny Ryan, @jenlion from #thechase!"Women And Children First UK describes itself as follows: "Amazing women are being empowered to help others survive and thrive.

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Livin' Joy's Dreamer singer Janice Robinson compares X Factor to The Hunger Games
X Factor in 2018 and has spoken exclusively to Express.co.uk about the experience, comparing talent shows to The Hunger Games.Janice returned to the stage on the X Factor as a contestant, surprising the judging panel with the revelation that she was the voice and songwriter behind the hit Dreamer.However, the singer revealed she was "invited" onto the show, as they wanted to tell her story 20 years later.Speaking about X Factor and her thoughts on talent shows, she said: "I know people love it, but entertainment, and all the competition for me, it becomes this Hunger Games."We're all living in this Hunger Games type thing, all those talent competition shows because of the severity of how things end in the voting."I'm telling you it is like modern day Hunger Games.That's just my opinion."Express.co.uk has contacted representatives at ITV for comment.The Hunger Games trilogy follows a group of children who have to compete to the death in several challenges to the thrill of viewers.Janice then furthered her point on what she thought of talent shows and how they benefit the "obscurity".She continued: "I think talent competition shows and reality shows are wonderful for the public to experience the making of someone, I think it gives people a sense of hope."It gives people a good feeling to see someone go from obscurity to some type of notoriety."But there is a dark side to that because in the spotlight you have to have a foundation within yourself, you need to have a sense of yourself."As once the lights go out you have to navigate your own reality."The Dreamer singer then spoke about how she tried to nurture the young contestants on the show to make them feel better about the daunting world they were going to enter.She
Olly Murs 'still wants to make change' with estranged twin brother after decade-long row
The Voice, triggered by a performance by a set of twins, and he was overwhelmed with the public's reaction and support.Back in January 2020, he told The Daily Record: "It was probably the one time I've been on to Twitter and it was actually nice."There was some positive stuff being written on there.The support was overwhelming if I'm honest."He went on to detail the kind of messages people had been sending him, noting they were all in a similar position.Olly continued: "Throughout the last 10 years with my brother, I've shown that emotion to myself but not to other people, so hopefully it was a positive thing."A lot of people were reaching out to me that have had relatives that they don't speak to anymore, brothers or sisters or family members, and they said, 'I'm in the same position and seeing you tonight has made me realise I need to make a change'."He added: "I still want to make that change with my brother."Olly admitted their "big argument" stemmed from his X Factor commitments that forced him to miss Ben's wedding."It was a long story," he sighed."I feel like the next time I am going to see him is going to be at the worst place to see someone."It will be at someone's [funeral] that we lose in the family. I don't want that to be the case."Olly also acknowledged that it's taken a toll on his mum to not have her twin sons as close as they were."It's a shame, more so for my mum.
Stacey Solomon left horrified after accidental Google search gives X-rated results
Loose Women star Stacey Solomon was feeling embarrassed after a simple search for a garden swing pulled up all sorts of naughty results online.The former X Factor finalist was in search of a “grown up swing”, but didn’t realise that those were typically used for a different purpose. Stacey, 32, took to Instagram yesterday, where she appeared mortified in front of her five million followers. On her story, she discussed how she wanted an adult version of the swing that she had bought for her son Rex.However, she soon admitted that she had regretted taking a look online after seeing the suggested items that came back. Unfortunately, Stacey’s simple Google search threw up some rather X-rated results.The star was only after something extra for her garden, hoping to have some fun herself thanks to how much the children already had to keep them busy outside. However, when Stacey typed “adult swing” into the search engine, she was greeted with an array of adventurous sex toys.She told fans: “I really wish I hadn't Googled that. I never realised that was a thing.”“Sometimes I worry I must be the most boring person ever,” she admitted. “But then I couldn't think of anything worse than swinging about all over the place.”Speaking to fans about Rex's swing, Stacey continued: “It's from a little business called The Play Time Company.“I wish it came in adult size too,” she added wistfully.  On October 4 last year, Stacey welcomed a baby girl into the world with her fiancé Joe Swash, 40.The pair named their daughter Rose Opal Esmè Solomon-Swash.Stacey is planning to tie the knot with actor and former I'm A Celebrity...
'Couldn't leave him!' Stacey Solomon emotional as she introduces ‘newest family member’
Loose Women star Stacey Solomon, 32, admitted just days ago the family were looking into getting a “new friend” for their other dog Peanut, who has been feeling lonely.Stacey was left in tears over Christmas after her dog Theo died in her arms, but she has since come round to the idea of getting another pooch. In view of her 4.9 million followers, Stacey revealed her family’s happy news on her Instagram story. Posting a picture of her verdant garden, Stacey gave her fans an exciting update on the family’s dog adoption process.“Good afternoon,” Stacey penned in view of her 4.9 million Instagram followers.“So we ended up bringing the little doggy home last night,” she continued with a laughing emoji. “We couldn’t leave without him. He’s so lovely…“He was bred by somebody who was breeding dogs for sale and he wasn’t good enough for sale so they got rid of him…“When we learned about him and then saw Peanut’s reaction to him there was no doubt in our mind that he was coming home,” Stacey explained. “I didn’t know we would be able to bring him home straight away so we were a little unprepared.“We spent last night and today settling him in and getting him all sorted. “As soon as I’ve finished the school run madness and fed everyone, I can’t wait for you to meet our newest member of the family…“Lots and lots of love.
Simon Cowell 'spent £250k on stunning engagement ring' for fiancée Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell is said to have spent a whopping amount on the engagement ring he presented Lauren Silverman when he popped the question last month.The pair had been holidaying out in Barbados when the music mogul proposed to the American socialite. According to reports, Lauren had already been giving Simon hints about what ring she would want if they were to get married one day. "And Simon, not being stupid, took notice," a source told The Sun."He chose the diamond himself, after getting some professional advice, and went down on one knee whilst on the beach."Both Lauren and Simon have been bombarded with messages of congratulations — they're both super-excited."It was initially claimed that Simon had spent an astounding £2.5 million for the ring, which a source close to the former X Factor judge has since denied. Simon and Lauren have been together since 2013 after the latter ended her 10-year marriage to American businessman Andrew Silverman in July that same year.They went on to welcome their son Eric Cowell in 2014.Express.co.uk has contacted Simon's reps for comment.Earlier this week, Simon and his soon-to-be wife were seen cycling through the streets of sunny Malibu together when a photographer asked the pair to confirm whether they were engaged.Simon cheekily replied: "What do you think?"He thanked the photog who congratulated the doting pair on the exciting news. Elsewhere, Amanda Holden has since reacted to the news of her Britain's Got Talent co-judge looking to tie the knot with his fiancée.Taking to her Heart Breakfast Show on Wednesday, the mother-of-two said she was stunned after receiving a text from Simon announcing his engagement. She recalled: "We all got the text saying, 'It's happening', and we couldn't
'I care less' Cheryl admits 'life changed' when she gave birth to Bear
Cheryl welcomed her little boy with ex-boyfriend Liam Payne back in March 2017. And while the former X Factor star has managed to keep her son out of the limelight, for the most part, she touched on motherhood in a new interview, where she revealed how her priorities changed the moment she gave birth.Speaking to Women's Health UK about the noticeable changes she experienced after welcoming her offspring, Cheryl expressed that she began caring "less about silly stuff"."My approach to life and the world changed when I became a mother to Bear," she explained."I have a completely different perspective now that I'm responsible for another human."I care less about silly stuff and more about the important things in life, like Bear's health and happiness."Cheryl and Liam went public with their relationship back in February 2016 after being spotted at a supermarket together in Surrey.As their relationship progressed, the two eventually moved in together before announcing the news that they were expecting a baby.However, since their split in July 2018, both Liam and Cheryl have been actively co-parenting Bear to the best of their abilities, considering their busy showbiz careers. Liam previously touched on his relationship with Cheryl since their breakup during a chat with Glamour last year, where he insisted that his former flame was "the best person to co-parent with"."Fantastic.