I’m A Celeb South Africa winner Myleene Klass reveals she has donated £100k prize to charity
‘The mouse tails and rotten tofu were worth it’
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here South Africa winner, Myleene Klass has revealed she has donated her £100k prize money to a charity close to her heart.
The singer took to her Instagram account on Monday to reveal she donated the £100,000 prize money to charity Save the Children.
Viewers watched on as the 45-year-old was crowned the first ever I’m A Celeb legend last week as she was handed a cheque for £100,000.
Shortly after her victory on the ITV 2023 all-stars series – having been the runner-up in 2006 – the musician revealed that she had plans for her prize money to go to a charity that’s very close to her heart.
Myleene, who is an ambassador for the charity, took to her Instagram on Monday to share a compilation video of photos of her spending time with children all over the world while working with the charity, Save the Children UK.
The organisation supports children in more than 100 countries around the globe. The former Hear’Say member said eating ‘rotten tofu’ and ‘mouse tails’ on the show was all worth it.
In a caption alongside the video she wrote: “I am proud to donate my @imacelebrity Prize money of £100,000.00 to @savechildrenuk.
“I’ve been an ambassador for 11 years in which time I’ve travelled the globe helping STC. The things I have seen will stay with me forever.”
Mylene shared some memories of the time she’s spent working alongside the charity, including seeing ‘children in the Philippines playing by the ships that have run aground from the Tsunami so they can be next to their parents that lay crushed beneath them’.
She recalled ‘teaching rescued child brides in Tanzania’ and ‘holding a mum in Nepal’ as she showed her where she thought her baby was buried after they died of pneumonia.
The mother was unable to leave the hospital as she couldn’t pay the three-month medical bill for £4.
Giving medical equipment to a midwife who solely delivered 2000 babies by the light of one torch that she holds in her teeth. When the batteries go, they just wait till they can afford and source another.
Myleene said that a decade ago, she was involved in the launch of the first ever Christmas Jumper Day, an event that continues to take place annually, adding: “ To see what it has grown to is amazing.”
She continued: “I have visited so many countries, met so many people but the message I take back each and every time is that we are all the same.
“We all just want the best for our children and due to luck and circumstance of birth, it’s not always something a child gets.
“My girls have always helped me pack balloons, sweets, stickers and nail polish for the children I go to.They themselves are now mini ambassadors.
“I’ve seen for myself, this money will go far. The mouse tails and rotten tofu were worth it.”
Save the Children wrote back: “Our #legend for the past 11 years. Thank you so much for what you’ve done and are going to do for children. This money is an incredible gift which will support so many families.”
Save the Children was founded in the UK in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children worldwide.
Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear diagnosed with dementia
Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear, who played Bet Lynch, has been diagnosed with dementia, her husband has revealed.
The 81-year-old who played the iconic pub landlady of the Rovers Return on the show sought medical advice after ‘suffering forgetfulness’ but there was now ‘no hope of a reversal in the situation’, her husband Scott Brand said.
He shared news of her diagnosis in a statement, writing: “My darling wife and I have had to come to terms with this heart-breaking diagnosis.
“Unfortunately, Julie has been suffering forgetfulness for some time and we have been seeking medical advice and assistance, but we now know that there is no hope of a reversal in the situation — and that her condition will get progressively, and perhaps speedily, worse.
“We have taken the decision to publicly announce the diagnosis as Julie still loves visiting friends and eating out.
“Inevitably she is recognised, and fans love to meet her – and she them – but she can get confused particularly if she is tired. I hope people will understand.”
Goodyear played the leopard-skin-wearing, big-haired barmaid on the cobbles from 1966 to 2003.
Thanks to Goodyear, Bet Lynch became one of the ITV soap opera’s longest-serving and best-loved characters.
The iconic actress also appeared on reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Fit Club.
Tragedy as police find body of missing man last seen leaving pub
Police have confirmed the body as being Christopher
Police have confirmed a body has been tragically found in the search for a missing man in Marple.
Christopher Barlow, 31, was last seen shortly after 1am on Sunday, June 4th after leaving the Royal Oak pub in Mellor, Stockport.
He was last sighted turning left to walk along Brabyns Brow from Town Street.
Police officers and specialist teams searched a specific area beside the Peak Forest and remained at the scene after the tragic discovery on Tuesday, June 6th.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the body as being Christopher, and his family have been informed. A report is currently being prepared for the Coroner’s Office.
Detective Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with Chris’s family and friends at this very distressing time.
“I would also like to thank the local community for their support with the search and the wider public for their assistance in sharing our appeal.”
According to The Manchester Evening News, on Monday evening (June 5th) the water search and marine unit, as well as a number of police vehicles and detectives were at the scene.
A large section of the canal was closed off to boats the next day as the search for Christopher continued.
Canal towpaths were also taped off as divers went into the water and officers searched nearby woodland.
Man to complete visiting every Wetherspoon pub in Britain and Ireland this week
Now he only has one final pub left to visit
A man will complete his visit to every Wetherspoon pub in Britain and Ireland this week as he sips his final pint to conclude his mission.
Most people like to see how far they can make it in a pub crawl but David Bingham, 60, decided to take it much further than that.
The Derbyshire man, who set out on the task in 2019, will conclude his journey of sipping a pint at all 875 Wetherspoon venues this week, including the 40 that have closed.
Now he only has one final pub left to visit, and he’s booked a flight at the South Terminal in Gatwick Airport in order to tick it off his long list.
The last of the boozers will be The Flying Horse, which is conveniently located right after security at the airport. Wetherspoons has praised his dedication.
Mr Bingham, from West Hallam, has said his other passions are trainspotting and following Burton Albion. He took on the challenge while also pursuing his other hobbies. Mr Bingham told the BBC: “If we were going somewhere new, I’d suss out the Wetherspoons.”
His partner Una Cooper bought him a directory of the pubs and he began ticking them off. “I’ve had a drink in most pubs, I’d say 85%,” he said.
“I’m a lager lad, definitely. The one in Ramsgate [in the Royal Victoria Pavilion] is my favourite because the history behind that building is incredible.
“But there are five police stations, there are churches, there’s chapels, there’s a tram depot, there’s a fire station.
“They just save these fantastic buildings. I love architecture and I love buildings. It’s a history lesson.”
Wetherspoon spokesman, Eddie Gershon, said: “We applaud David Bingham on his outstanding achievement.
“Many people love to visit Wetherspoon pubs across the UK and Ireland, but only a handful have visited each and every one. David will now join that select group.
“He has obviously put in a lot of time and effort into achieving his goal and we thank him for his dedication to our pubs.”