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Great British Bake Off opening episode hit with more than 200 Ofcom complaints

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Ofcom has received over 200 complaints following Matt Lucas’ sketch of Boris Johnson at the start of the new series of the Great British Bake Off. 

202 people have actually taken the time to complain about Matt’s very first scene presenting the show, after replacing Sandi Toksvig.  

Ofcom told Metro.co.uk: “We’ve received 202 complaints about the opening sketch.”

The clip sees Matt in a blonde wig standing behind a podium, surrounded with Union Jack flags, wafting a piece of paper.  

He began: “Right, good evening. Let’s get straight to it. Stay alert. Protect Cake. Save Loaves.

“We are now approaching phase 46, which means that from Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening, depending on your height, we are seeing, with regards to baking… if you must bake in a tent, then bake in a tent, but please don’t bake in a tent.

“And we are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of hundreds and thousands.”

Noel Fielding was then video called into the briefing to ask a very important question – is it Scone or Scone?

One person tweeted to let everyone know they weren’t happy with the sketch: “Mocking the prime minister straight after his address to the nation is distasteful and not funny.

“He is under a huge amount of pressure with the balancing act of the economy and people’s lives. Stick to baking.”

Someone replied: “I totally agree, why must ever single thing be politicised. I have complained to Off ok. Disgusting.”

Another added: “We want to escape and be entertained by our entertainment shows not annoyed by them”

Most people, however, found the comedy sketch hilarious! One wrote: “Can’t believe all the complaints about this! It was hilarious!” Another added: “Well I thought it was genius. We need cheering up during these awful times.”

What did you think of the sketch? Let us know! 

 

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Educating Greater Manchester is returning to our TV screens for a brand new series

Can’t wait for this!!

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There’s a brand new series of Educating Greater Manchester to be released this year.

After a huge success, the award-winning TV show returns to life at Harrop Fold School in Little Hulton.

It’s the first time the programme is heading back to the same school more than once, having already visited them back in 2017.

The previous episodes of Education Greater Manchester were scrapped from TV listings in the wake of allegations of ‘off-rolling’ against headmaster Drew Povey, who eventually resigned.

Later that year Harrop Fold was placed in ‘special measures’ by Ofsted, convincing Channel 4 to pull the plug on the series.

Since then Educating North West has been off our screens, however, series 6 has been confirmed and the crew are heading back to Little Hulton.

The new series will air November the 3rd on Channel 4, all episodes will also be available to watch on All4.

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GMB sparks debate that 70s film Grease is actually really sexist

Not everyone agrees…

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Good Morning Britain posed the question this morning ‘Is Grease sexist?’ and viewers are pretty fuming.

It comes after Olivia Newton-John brushed off claims that the film is sexist in the wake of the Me Too movement.

The legend that played Frenchie in the 70s movie, Didi Conn appeared on GMB alongside singer Susanne Shaw and journalist Olivia Petter who claims the film is sexist.

Olivia Petter argues that the film implies Sandy needed to ‘change who she is in order to be accepted’.

Speaking to The Guardian, Oliva Newton-John denies the claims saying: “It’s a story from the Fifties where things were different. Everyone forgets that, at the end, he changes for her, too. There’s nothing deep in there about the #MeToo movement.”

On GMB, Oliva Petter explained that the big reveal scene at the end of the film which shows Sandy matching Danny’s rock and roll leather style, is ‘the only reason why she does that big transformation…is to please a man,’

People have taken to Twitter to express their opinions. One wrote: “I’ve heard it all now. @GMB actually arguing that a Grease is a sexist film. Stop the world, I want to get off,”

Another added: “I actually can’t believe this Grease debate is even happening.”

A third said, “Honestly the most ridiculous debate- have you all forgot that Danny changed himself at the end too, or is that ok??”

A fourth one said ‘Grease is iconic, loved by generations’.

What do you think? 

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Nicola Adams makes history on this year’s Strictly as the first same-sex couple

Fans loved it!

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Fans left speechless as she took stage on the BBC dance show on Saturday night.

The inspirational Nicola Adams became the first female amateur boxer to with an Olympic gold medal at London 2012 as well as becoming double Olympic champion following her second gold medal win in Rio 2016.

Not just that, she’s the first boxer in history to retain an Olympic title.

Now, making history again as she partners up with Katya Jones on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing to become the first same sex couple to ever be on the show.

In a previous interview, Nicola said “I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many hearts.”

“I also wanted to thank the BBC for supporting me and making me the first ever all female-pairing; and it’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.”

The judges were astounded by the pair and described their performance as ‘an absolutely joyful ray of sunshine’, leaving some viewers close to tears.

“Just had a little cry about how loudly and proudly herself Nicola Adams is and what a brilliant pairing this is,” said one viewer on Twitter.

Another fan said “Tonight Strictly taught us so much. There was cheer, innovation, safety, hope, sparkle and Nicola Adams. Thank you for making my little girls dance again. Hats off to every one of you @bbcstrictly.”

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