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Old clip of June and Leon Bernicoff discussing the afterlife leaves Gogglebox fans in tears

“I’d join you, you see. Always, June”.

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Last week, it was announced that June Bernicoff had sadly passed away, just three years after her husband Leon. 

An emotional clip of the Gogglebox stars discussing meeting in the afterlife has now resurfaced.

June passed away at the age of 82 last week, at home with her family by her side, after suffering a short illness.   

June and Leon were part of the original Gogglebox cast and definitely a favourite across the country, with many people loving watching their relationship.

In the unearthed clip, the couple discussed meeting in the afterlife while watching the end of the film Gladiator.

A teary-eye Leon said: ‘There they are. His son and wife. I reckon he’s died and he’s joining them. I like to think that’s true, you know.”

June replied: “Yeah, well you do don’t you. Especially when you get to our age,” wiping tears from her eyes.

“I think so, I believe it. I’d join you, you see. Always, June”, Leon replied, before adding, “Sad isn’t it”. 

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TV Channel that plays Christmas films 24/7 is launching this month

The saviour of 2020.

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For everyone who’s ready to put this year behind them and look forward to Christmas, you need to know about this TV Channel. 

Sony Movies Christmas is a new pop-up channel that will be playing Christmas films all day for the next three months right up until the big day.

The channel is set to launch this month and will be showing films 24 hours of the day so you can get in the festive spirit whenever you want. 

Viewers will be treated to the likes of A Beauty and the Beast Christmas, Marrying Father Christmas, and The Christmas Cabin.

Other new films on the channel include A Christmas Eve Miracle, Christmas Cruise, Lucky Christmas, The Christmas Contract, and Magic Stocking.

The channels states they will be airing Christmas classics as well as ‘indulgent treats to get you in the holiday mood from September to January’.

Adding: “Santa and his elves aren’t the only people working its stockings off to ensure there’s enough Christmas content to keep you in a seasonal mood right until the big day and beyond.”

“Because really, when isn’t a good time to give yourself a little festive cheer?”

Not only will there be exclusive new Christmas films as well as old favourites, there is also set to be special weekend themes including ‘Christmas comedies’, ‘Naughty vs nice’, ‘Wicked Christmas’ and even a ‘Singing for Christmas’ for the ultimate binge-watching weekend. 

Personally we can’t wait!! 

Sony Movies Christmas will be available from 24th September all day, every day. You can find the channel on Freeview 50, Sky 319, Virgin 424 or Freesat 303.

If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit, a radio station has launched that is playing 100% Christmas bangers all day every day. Find out more here

Some people are already in the spirit but it’s okay because studies show you’re probably happier… 

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Sir David Attenborough warns of another pandemic if we don’t tackle the climate crisis

This is terrifying…

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The nation’s favourite TV host has issued his starkest warning ever to the drastic effects that could happen if we don’t tackle climate change as an eighth of the planet’s species risk dying out.

The nature expert has made a desperate plea for people to change their ways or the effects of global warming and climate change will be dire. 

His latest BBC programme, Extinction: The Facts, is slightly different from the usual euphoric and beautiful scenes found in his previous programmes. This one depicts imagery of monkeys escaping forest fires, corpses of killer whales and a lost baby bear stuck in a smoking landscape.

It highlights the threat of extinction of one million different species through coronavirus, explaining that ‘our destructive relationship with nature’ is linked to the emergence of Covid-19′ which both blames and threatens humans. 

In a final speech on a new BBC programme, Sir David said: “One thing we do know, if nature is given the chance it can bounce back.

He took us back to 1992 where he met a group of mountain gorillas, one named Poppy. Thanks to conservation efforts the family is still thriving, offering a glimmer of hope. 

He added: “To see Poppy’s daughter and granddaughter thriving is thrilling. It just shows what we can achieve when we put our minds to it.

“I do truly believe that together we can create a better future.”

Pausing for a moment, Sir David landed a statement that has shaken viewers to their core. 

He said: “I might not be here to see it but if we make the right decision at this critical moment we can save our planet’s ecosystem, it’s extraordinary biodiversity and all its inhabitance.”

“What happens next is up to every one of us” he explained. 

From then, Twitter was full of very teary-eyed watchers who explained how important the programme is. 

One user wrote: “I can’t imagine a world without Sir David Attenborough in it. Such an important programme once again. We can all do more. #ExtinctionTheFacts #Extinction”.

The programme also explains that deadly viruses such as Sars, Ebola and Aides have effected us via wildlife and through the intrusion of humans into natural habitats to rear cattle, grow soya, or produce palm oil.

It goes on to point out that there is no reason why a new virus that is deadlier than coronavirus could easily appear, and possibly even ‘wipe out’ humans. 

In his new book, A Life on Our Planet, Sir David explained that we could face a lifetime of floods, drought and an acidic ocean if we don’t act now to save our planet. 

He added that by 2030, just ten years from now, the world’s biggest rainforest could be reduced by 75% due to illegal burning and deforestation.

“Reduced rainfall would cause water shortages in cities and droughts in the farmlands created by the deforestation. Food production would be radically affected,” he writes.

“The biodiversity loss would be catastrophic. Species that may have given us drugs, new foodstuffs and industrial applications may be gone.”

Sir David also explained that the polar bear may also begin to die off, writing: “As the ice-free period lengthened, scientists detected a worrying trend.

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“Pregnant females, drained of their reserves, were now giving birth to smaller cubs.

“It is quite possible that one year, the summer would be just that little bit longer, and the cubs born that year will be so small that they cannot survive their first polar winter. That whole population of polar bears would then crash.”

He also further explained that by 2080 another pandemic might hit due to a vast crop failure and that food production will hit a point of crisis worsening the effects of a pandemic. 

Attenborough does explain that solutions are ‘within our grasp’, adding that there are ‘steps we can take and goals we must achieve to avert the coming catastrophe’.

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People are throwing their phones away after watching Netflix’s new documentary about social media

This programme is creepy…

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A new Netflix documentary about big data and social media has got people throwing their phones out to avoid technology.

The programme on Netflix is a documentary-drama hybrid that looks into the world of social media, tackling a range of issues from mental health to surveillance. 

The programme looks into how our internet usage and search history are being used ‘against us’. Sounds pretty creepy right?! 

The show’s synopsis reads: “This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.”

The two-and-a-half-minute trailer shows how a team of engineers are hired to use psychology against us. 

A voiceover in the trailer states: “What I want people to know is that everything they’re doing online is being watched, is being tracked, every single action you take is carefully monitored and recorded,” 

The programme features some big names in the social media world too – just to make it that little bit more scary and realistic. It includes the likes of the co-inventor of Facebook’s ‘like’ button, the former president of Pinterest as well as people who work for Twitter, Instagram and Google. 

The programme has got people ironically taking to social media to express their concerns on the documentary’s eye-opening approach to… er… social media.  

One user simply wrote: ‘Social dilemma really scared the crap out of me’.

Another added: “Omg I just watched the social dilemma and I kinda wanna delete all my socials, throw away my phone and live in the woods for the rest of my life,”

A third said: “Everyone needs to watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix. Yesterday.” and another explain that Social Dilemma is ‘one of the most important things you’ll ever see’. 

A fourth added that the programme ‘exposes truths about big data, manipulation & warnings from the people who designed social media’. They explained that ‘we know we’re being manipulated by social media & having our psychology used against us’. 

The programme also really creepily points out that ‘if you’re not paying for the product… you are the product’.

BRB throwing my phone out…

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