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The full rumoured line up for I’m A Celeb as new series moves to the UK

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I’m A Celeb is back for its 20th series this year, and here’s who could be braving the trials this time around.

ITV has confirmed the hit show will be back again, but this year is set to be a lot different from the last, as it moves to the UK for the first time.

The 2020 series will be coming from an abandoned castle in the British countryside, meaning this year’s winner will be crowned the ‘Queen or King of the castle’ – it might not have quite the same ring to it, but it looks like we can still expect all the usual drama from the show. 

Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios, Richard Cowles, said they really tried to get the series filmed in Australia despite the pandemic, however it hasn’t been possible this year.

He added: “While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain.

“Our celebrities will probably have to swap shorts for thermals but they can still look forward to a basic diet of rice and beans and plenty of thrills and surprises along the way”.

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television, added: “We announced last week that we were doing all we could to make the series and I’m thrilled that we can bring the show to viewers albeit not in the jungle. We have a great team both on and off screen and I know they will produce a hugely entertaining series”. 

So who will be joining Ant and Dec for this season, and taking part in all the fun of the trials and newly created countryside life?

Well, Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard could be set to enter the castle this year at 4/6 odds, according to Ladbrokes.  

Tiger King star, ‘that b*tch’ Carole Baskin, is also reportedly another potential contestant, after being offered ‘big money’. She might just be the best character to ever go in! 

Drag Race star Michelle Visage could also potentially be heading in, after winning the hearts of the nation on Strictly Come Dancing last year.

After leaving Radio 1 and hosting Save Our Summer with Peter Crouch, Maya Jama is also rumoured to be heading to the countryside. 

There’s even rumours Katie Price is making another return to the series. Let’s hope both of her feet are fixed by then!  

Next up is Price Tag singer Jessie J, who famously entered a Chinese singing competition, after a brief stint as a judge on The Voice. 

This year’s sports star could include former Arsenal player Paul Merson, as well as ex-professional boxer and local lad, Ricky Hatton.  

Or the latest rumour, which sees Love Islander Tommy Fury with odds at 2/5 to join the show, according to Betway bookmakers.

Dan Osborne, the husband of the reigning champ Jacqueline Jossa, could also be set to head to the castle, according to reports.

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Former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson is also rumoured to be heading to the new series – and braving being voted for probably every challenge. 

And finally, the British blogger known for ‘Ladbaby’, aka Mark Ian Hoyle, is Ladbrokes favourite to be making an appearance this year. 

So what do you think of the lineup and new location? Personally I’m excited to see how Katie Price and Clarkson get along on with empty stomachs and the freezing British weather! 

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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

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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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