My Big Fat Fabulous Life’s Whitney Way Thore shows ex-fiance what he’s missing after he ‘got another woman pregnant’ – The Sun

MY BIG Fat Fabulous Life's main star Whitney Way Thore showed her ex-fiance what he was missing after a series of stunning pictures on her social media.

The 36-year-old reality TV star recently announced she split from Chase Severino after he fathered a child with another woman.


Whitney has been putting on a brave face on social media after admitting she was hurting as she dealt with the aftermath of her ex-fiance's cheating.

But she hasn't let it keep her down as she flaunted her happiness on social media.

Most recently, she posted a beautiful selfie of her winged eyeliner and bouncy curls.

She captioned the post: "Hey y’all. It’s me, Babs."

She also helped promote her friend's mask-making business with a throwback photo from November.

The recently-single dancer wrote: "EDIT: this outfit is from @torrid and I would reeeally appreciate it if y’all stopped chastising me for not social distancing.

"This was taken in November. I am currently in my house where I have literally not left for 4 weeks, thanks.

"This is my friend @alibuttons. She’s making awesome adult masks if anyone needs some! Photo by @annalynnceleste."

And in a stunning graceful shot, she showed off her flexibility as she stretched her legs and arms before dancing.

Along with the post, she shared: "Without dance, I most certainly would not have had a fraction of the opportunities and experiences that have enriched my life and made it so full.

"I love learning and performing, but probably the most fulfilling aspect of dance for me is teaching dance to people who consider themselves 'non-dancers.' […]
"I never feel more present in my body or more joyful than when I’m dancing. And I never feel as alive or as thankful as when I’m sharing that with others."

Whitney, unfortunately, hasn't been having such a great time during quarantine as she and Chase are no longer engaged.

She revealed the news two weeks ago: "Chase and I are no longer engaged.

“After experiencing a lot of ups and downs and still living apart, Chase reconnected with a woman with whom he has had a long history.

"Chase recently told me this information and the fact that it had resulted in a pregnancy. Chase will be a father in October.”

She ended the caption: “I’m not interested in anything hateful being directed toward anyone. I would ask for privacy for all involved as we move on and focus on the future."

Chase also shared the news on his Instagram but gave them a positive spin: "I don't even know where/how to start. I am very excited to announce I am expecting a child in the fall. Please see Whitney's post for details.

"I have nothing but love and respect for Whitney and our time together. Thank you for always supporting us. As we now go our separate ways, I ask for privacy for Whitney, myself, and the mother of my child who wishes to remain anonymous.”

The dancer then revealed that she had learned of the news fairly recently and had decided to tell the world early on so she could move on.

"It wasn’t something I’d been sitting with for months and months, but once I saw rumors about our relationship – after I finally deleted our photos on Instagram, for example – I knew I just wanted to get it over with and announce it so I could fully start to move on."

“It’s a difficult thing to navigate – honestly, I would have rather not said it, just to avoid the inevitable backlash and gossip, but at the same time, people in their lives already knew of course and a baby isn’t something that can remain private in the future,” the TLC star said.

“I definitely didn’t want it to look like I wasn’t aware of the full situation, but at the same time, I truly just don’t want the drama and the gossip.

“I’m hurting and all of that just compounds it. I’m looking forward to a more positive future," she told the publication.

She explained that since she revealed the news, she's found it difficult.

“It’s difficult for strangers to have such strong opinions about something so personal, and even though so many people have been incredibly nice and sympathetic, it doesn’t really make the day to day much easier,” she told them.

Chase proposed to Whitney in October 2019 while on vacation in Paris.

Their romance played out on My Big Fat Fabulous Life’s sixth season.

She met her now-ex through her business partner and said at the time that she is “so into him.”

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‘Big cat’ on loose in North London after escaping from mansion on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ as armed police join hunt – The Sun

ARMED cops swooped after reports of a “large cat” prowling through a back garden in Hampstead.

Residents were terrified after the cat was spotted close to plush homes on a billionaires' row in the leafy North London suburb.

A picture taken by a local, as the cat stalked around their garden, showed the beast arched up on all fours as if it was ready to pounce on prey.

Officers were joined by an animal expert as they surrounded the feline but were unable to catch it.

The Metropolitan Police said the cat, which could be a pet hybrid Savannah cat, was not deemed to be a danger to the public and no one attacks had been reported.

Armed officers were later stood down, a spokesman said.

CAT SIGHTING

He added: “Police were called at approximately 21:00hrs on Monday, 25 May to reports of a large cat seen in a garden in Winnington Road, N2.

“Officers attended the scene.

“An animal expert also attended and visually assessed the cat; it was concluded the animal was not thought to be dangerous or a threat to the public.

“The cat made off from the garden; enquiries continue to locate it.

“There have been no reports of attacks or injuries to members of public.”

FEROCIOUS 'SUPERCAT'

This is not the first time a big cat has sent a ripple of fear through Hampstead.

Last year a panicked mum was forced to save her two young children from a ferocious “supercat” as it stalked them in their garden.

Dr Neetu Nirdosh hurled a toy at the spotted beast as it snapped at the petrified kids.

Mum Neetu, of Hampstead, North London, found son Alexander, four and daughter Falcon, five, frozen in fear as the leopard-spotted beast circled.

She said: “My heart was jumping out of my chest. As I ran outside I saw it pulling at Falcon’s jumper.

“It was taller than my children and was just circling them like it was working them out. It’s teeth were showing.

“I thought at first it was a cheetah — or something that had escaped from a zoo.”

SAVANNAH CATS

  • Savannah cats are a controversial breed between a domestic cat and a Serval, a wild African cat.
  • The breed began in the mid 1980s and have become popular pets as well as featuring in private zoos.
  • Savannah cats are tall, slim, and long-legged cat but their general size relies on how close they are to the first generation that was bred. Male Savannah cats tend to be larger than females.
  • They are known for being sociable and can get on well with children and even other animals.
  • Savannahs cann be trained to walk on a lead, play fetch, and even sometimes perform tricks.
  • In the UK it is not legal to own a Serval or a first generation Savannah cat.
  • The RSPCA has also expressed some concern about the affect that the Savannah cat may have on the natural wildlife of the UK due to the cat’s keen hunting instincts.



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An American beauty and the big but not-so-friendly giant

The big but not-so-friendly giant: How Roald Dahl’s marriage to Patricia Neal was scarred by the loss of a child – and finally destroyed by the author’s adultery

The legendary Oscar-winning Hollywood star Patricia Neal, whom I knew during some of the many vicissitudes in her astonishing life, once said of her tempestuous 30-year marriage to the writer Roald Dahl: ‘Our life together was the stuff of which movies are made.’ 

Her remark was prophetic. In 1981, while they were still married, the couple became the subject of a TV movie, The Patricia Neal Story, starring Glenda Jackson as Neal and Dirk Bogarde as Dahl. 

Now, with both of them no longer alive, an infinitely more penetrating account of their frequently traumatic, sometimes brutal, and ultimately tragic marriage is soon to be released, starring Keeley Hawes as Neal and Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, as Dahl. 

Based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s biography, Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life, the film is titled To Olivia, the name of the Dahls’ adored daughter who died at the age of seven from measles-related encephalitis. 

The tragic personal life of Roald Dahl, especially the period of his marriage to the Hollywood star Patricia Neal, is the subject of a new film starring Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes

Neal was a beguiling character and the least theatrical actress I have ever known.

Willowy, sardonic and deeply intelligent, she had beautiful green-brown eyes, an unforgettably husky voice resonant with the timbre of her Kentucky and Tennessee origins, and an explosive barmaid’s laugh. 

A tough, gritty realist, conversationally she fired from the hip –— never prevaricating — and slugged her way through a life that veered irrationally from triumph to tragedy and back again. 

After passionate but ill-starred affairs with the future American president Ronald Reagan, and screen legend Gary Cooper, she drifted reluctantly into marrying without love the writer Roald Dahl, one of the most complex men of his generation, a wartime secret agent, a serial womaniser, and a ruthlessly detached, cold-blooded character who was capable of extreme emotional cruelty. 

Their life together was undermined by a series of devastating tragedies. 

One of their five children, Theo, was brain-damaged in a horrifying road accident. This was followed by the loss of Olivia, who died within a few days of contracting measles. 

At the peak of Neal’s career, only two years after winning her Oscar for her portrayal of Alma Brown in the 1963 western Hud, she suffered a series of massive strokes that left her paralysed, unable to walk, partially blind and with badly impaired speech. 

Her career appeared to be over, but Dahl, at his most ruthless, imposed a gruelling recovery regime on his wife that has since largely been adopted as the standard therapy for all stroke victims.

Keeley Hawes stars as Patricia Neal in the upcoming film ‘An Unquiet Life’ that focuses on her tragic marriage to author Roald Dahl played by Hugh Bonneville

Neal, against all expectations, returned to the screen to win a further Oscar nomination and worldwide admiration that bordered on heroine status. 

She even had a rehabilitation centre named after her. 

Patsy Louise Neal had the most untheatrical debut in life imaginable. Born in 1926 in a mining camp in Packard, Kentucky, she was the daughter of a transportation manager for the Southern Coal And Coke Company. 

In spite of this, she would later say: ‘I was one of those people born to be an actress. I remember being about 11 and going to church to give a monologue, and I said to myself, ‘This is what I want to do’.’ 

Neal and Dahl holidaying together. Their marriage was marked by tragedy and infidelity

She left Northwestern University in Illinois in 1943 to go to New York to play a role in Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon For The Misbegotten.

She met O’Neill in person after he attended one of her performances. 

‘I think his interest was personal,’ she recalled. Even then she had no illusions about the ways of the world. 

‘Flirting was a tool of the trade and I was an expert. It’s terrible what I did in those days. 

‘I don’t know what happened to my morals. If I wanted someone, I wanted them.’ 

Patricia Neal (1926-2010) married Roald Dahl in 1953 but they divorced in 1983

After understudying on Broadway at 19 in The Voice Of The Turtle, she won the first-ever Tony Award for her performance as the calculating opportunist, Regina, in Another Part Of The Forest, and her career lifted off at the age of 20. 

When Jane Wyman announced that she was separating from her husband, Ronald Reagan, Warner Brothers gave Neal the role Wyman was to have played opposite Reagan in John Loves Mary. 

Reagan was devastated by the break-up of his marriage, and broke down in tears in front of Neal. 

Reagan and Neal began an affair which continued in a later film they made together, The Hasty Heart, but it came to nothing because, by then, she had fallen in love with one of Hollywood’s most legendary icons, the heavily married Gary Cooper, whom she played opposite in The Fountainhead. 

American actress Patricia Neal with her husband, writer Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990), at the Screen Directors Awards, circa 1962

Cooper, at 48, was 25 years her senior and had been married for 16 years to his wife, Veronica. Neal found ‘Coop’ ‘the most gorgeously attractive man’, but when his wife learned of their affair, she sent Neal a telegram demanding that they end it, and Cooper’s daughter, Maria, spat at Neal in public. 

Cooper wavered over the possibility of leaving his wife, and when he found out that Neal was pregnant, he urged her to have an abortion. 

She did so, but it was the one act in her life that she bitterly regretted for ever after. 

When her affair with Cooper ended, Neal suffered a severe nervous breakdown and left Hollywood for New York. 

Actress Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper in a scene from the movie “The Fountainhead” where the two met and became lovers – the relationship ended after he forced her to have an abortion

She would always describe Gary Cooper as her only true love. ‘He is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to me. I love him even now,’ she confessed 40 years later.

But she added: ‘If I had only one thing to do over in my life, I would have that baby.’ 

Neal was about to go into rehearsal for a Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, when she attended a dinner party at Hellman’s home, and there met Roald Dahl, later to find fame as a children’s author with titles such as The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who was then working for The New Yorker magazine. 

Dahl, British-born of Norwegian parents, was ten years Neal’s senior and had arrived in New York in 1942 as a 26-year-old RAF officer, appointed as an assistant air attaché. 

He almost immediately began working for British Security Coordination, a branch of MI6, which controlled more than a thousand wartime secret agents.

He rapidly established himself in New York as a serial womaniser and skilled flirt. 

One of the first to become a willing victim to his ‘manly beauty’ was Beatrice Gould, co-editor of the Ladies’ Home Journal. 

Other wealthy and usually older women also succumbed. Before long, Dahl had a ‘whole stable’ of ladies who considered him ‘drop-dead gorgeous’. 

One friend thought him ‘very arrogant with women, but he got away with it. The uniform didn’t hurt one bit. I think he slept with everybody on the East and West coasts that had more than $50,000 a year’. 

One celebrated older woman who succumbed to Dahl’s allure was Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce, a relationship said to have been encouraged by the British Embassy in Washington. 

Dahl is alleged to have told the British Ambassador, Lord Halifax, that he was ‘all f****d out’ because Luce had ‘screwed (him) from one end of the room to the other for three goddam nights’. 

Dahl was also showered with expensive gifts by the American oil heiress Millicent Rogers, who was simultaneously having an affair with Dahl’s friend, James Bond creator Ian Fleming. 

Another of Dahl’s friends, David Ogilvy, observed that while he may have enjoyed putting notches on his bedpost, his partners were often hurt. 

‘When they fell in love with him, as a lot did, I don’t think he was nice to them,’ said Ogilvy. 

According to Dahl’s biographer, Donald Sturrock, during his four years in Washington, ‘he had experienced enough excitement to last a lifetime, while the realities of war had added a cynical, misanthropic, and world-weary aspect to his personality’. 

This was the man who, in 1952, turned his attentions to Patricia Neal. Her reaction to him was cold. 

She was later to say that she initially ‘loathed’ Dahl. ‘I was infuriated by his rudeness,’ she added. 

After aborting her baby by Gary Cooper, however, Neal desperately wanted children, so she married Dahl in 1953. 

But she would later admit that she did not love him. They bought Gipsy House in Great Missenden, 30 miles from London, and divided their lives between there and New York. 

In 1960, just after Neal had finished filming Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the Dahls’ four-month old baby son, Theo, was braindamaged when his pram was hit by a taxi, his skull shattered by the force of the impact. 

Fluid built up in his cranial cavity, causing him to go blind. 

Doctors inserted a tube to drain the fluid, but six times in the next nine months, the tube became blocked, causing further blindness. 

In his determination to help his son, Dahl almost abandoned his writing career to work with toymaker Stanley Wade and paediatric neurosurgeon Kenneth Till on the development of a ‘cerebral shunt’ for draining fluid that became known as the Dahl-Wade-Till (DWT) valve. 

The valve went on to be used successfully on almost 3,000 children around the world. 

Two years after Theo’s accident, tragedy struck the Dahls again when — as we have seen — their seven-year-old daughter Olivia died from encephalitis. 

Dahl sobbed on Neal’s shoulder and she knew he was ‘destroyed’. 

Yet he seemed unable to acknowledge his wife’s suffering. 

It was then, she decided, that the ‘landslide of anger and frustration’ began that almost buried their family. 

In 1964, Neal reached the peak of her career when she won the Best Actress Oscar, Bafta and New York Film Critics Award for her performance opposite Paul Newman in Hud. 

She won a further Bafta award in 1966 for In Harm’s Way, co-starring John Wayne. 

She had just begun filming Seven Women for acclaimed director John Ford, and was pregnant with her fifth child, when she suffered three massive strokes. 

Doctors removed blood clots from her brain and she was in a coma for 21 days, during which showbusiness news­paper Variety mistakenly announced her death. 

When she regained consciousness, she was paralysed on her right side, unable to walk, and had impaired speech and partial blindness in her right eye. 

Her fifth child, Lucy, was born healthy, but Dahl realised Neal had only months in which to re-learn what had been lost. 

He imposed a ruthless regime on her, forcing her to ask for things by their correct name and word, or go without them. 

At the end of ten months, Neal’s only remaining infirmity was the loss of vision in her right eye. 

Showbusiness cynics were convinced she would never work again, but in 1968 she made a miraculous return to the screen in The Subject Was Roses, for which she won another Oscar nomination.

President Lyndon Johnson presented her with the Heart Of The Year Award and, in 1978, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Centre opened in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

But if her career endured, her marriage did not. She had befriended a young widow, Felicity Crosland, who — after accepting an invitation to stay at Great Missenden — repaid Neal’s hospitality by becoming her husband’s mistress.

When Neal learned of their affair, she was devastated and returned to New York, this time for good. 

She and Dahl were divorced in 1983. He died in 1990. 

In her 1988 autobiography, Neal wrote: ‘Frequently my life has been likened to a Greek tragedy, and the actress in me cannot deny the comparison’. 

But Patricia Neal, the courageous and gutsy survivor, did not dwell on her tragedies. 

When lung cancer ended her life at the age of 84 on August 8, 2010, her family said that ‘she faced her final illness as she had all the many trials she had endured: with indomitable grace, good humour and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness’. 

Her own last words on her extraordinary life were heart-warmingly positive. ‘I’ve had a lovely time,’ she said.

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The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons goes blonde to jazz things up with husband

The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons made a huge hairstyle change as he bleached his hair blonde to ‘shake things up’ with his husband during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 47-year-old did a from-home interview on The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM to explain how he was trying to impress husband Todd Spiewak, 43.

He said: ‘Quarantine causes changes, and I wanted to shake things up for the husband, who only has one companion, now he’s got sort of a… one and a half companion, you know a little new thing to jazz it up.’

Umm, it’s definitely shaken everything up.

The couple, who have been married for two years, tied the knot inside New York City’s Rainbow Room.

They have been together for 14 years and it looks like this may be the first time he surprised his hubby with a hair colour change.

Jim revealed in 2012 that he was dating Todd when he came out as gay to New York magazine.

He admitted in an interview on The View in 2014 that he was in no rush to marry, saying: ‘You know, what’s very funny to me, I’m 42 now, and so much of my adult life, that wasn’t really a possibility or whatever and I have grown more interested in the idea and certainly supportive of the notion.

‘If my getting married would help the notion in general, even that might be enough to make me want to do it. My personal interest in that has never been that high.’

His new fashionable look comes after his new Netflix show Hollywood was released on 1 May.

In the series, Jim is playing Henry Willson, a controversial but influential agent in the Golden Age Of Hollywood who would use underhanded tactics and allegedly coerced his clients into sex in exchange for publicity and representation.

In Hollywood, Jim is seen mentoring up and coming Roy Fitzgerald, who would later be cemented in film legacy under his new assumed name, Rock Hudson.

New year, new TV show and brand new look. You go shake things up, Jim.

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Juul Is Facing Even More Big Cuts — This Time In Europe

A man vaping in Madrid, Spain.

In yet another retrenchment from international markets, Juul is planning to significantly shrink its European presence and stop selling in Austria, Belgium, Portugal, France, and Spain, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The e-cigarette maker will leave France at the end of the year, and will pull out of the other countries in July, according to an employee familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The decision, which some parts of the company learned about this week, means that hundreds of employees in the affected countries will be laid off. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the once high-flying San Francisco startup is planning to cut about one-third of its 3,000-person workforce.

Once Juul stops selling in those five countries, its presence in Europe will be limited to the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and Ukraine, as well as Russia and the United Kingdom, two of its biggest markets globally.

Juul’s reasons for leaving the countries are mixed, according to the employee. Spain and France had relatively high sales compared to most European markets, but not high enough to justify the staff needed or the trouble from local regulators. Austria, Belgium, and Portugal were considered too small to continue investing in. The cuts are not related to the coronavirus pandemic, they said.

A Juul spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.

Juul has also hit the brakes on expanding into markets outside of Europe over the last several months, postponing a launch in New Zealand and stopping sales in Indonesia. The company has also considered leaving South Korea, and was blocked from China and India. In February, Juul forced out a pair of top executives who were overseeing the company’s European and south Asian markets and scaled back its Singapore office.

In 2019, sales in Europe and the Middle East generated approximately $107 million, falling far short of that department’s roughly $600 million goal, BuzzFeed News previously reported.

The European Union has strict e-cigarette regulations that have made the region a challenge for Juul and other manufacturers, experts say. The nicotine limit for e-cigarettes in Europe is 20 milligrams per milliliter of fluid, while in the US, where there is no legally mandated cap, Juul pods can contain up to 59 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter.

As a likely result of that difference, “no EU country has experienced the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes among youth that has been observed in the US,” said Filippos Filippidis, a public health researcher at Imperial College London, by email. Due to restrictions that make it harder to manipulate vaping devices there, he noted, Europe was also seemingly spared by the epidemic of lung illnesses, linked to vaping THC, that struck the US last year.

When the EU’s regulations first took effect in 2016, Juul was not yet on the market, and most e-cigarette brands fell below the limit anyway. Then Juul, which was spun out of Pax Labs in 2017, came along with the innovation of e-liquids filled with nicotine salts, which made it easier to inhale higher concentrations of nicotine vapor.

While Juul has been accused of helping kick-start the teen vaping crisis, the company has said that it never intended to do so and that its stated mission is to help adult smokers quit conventional cigarettes.

To what extent it has actually done so is “a critically important policy question,” David Hammond, a University of Waterloo professor who studies international tobacco control policies, told BuzzFeed News. “And as far as I’m aware, we don’t have that answer yet.”

Europe still has some of the world’s highest adult-smoking rates, although greater numbers of people have also been quitting over the last few decades.

Juul is betting much of its future on the US, where it and other e-cigarette makers must gain clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to keep selling. A May deadline to submit applications was pushed back to September due to the coronavirus.

Juul and its largest shareholder, the tobacco giant Altria, are also contending with an antitrust lawsuit. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that Altria’s roughly one-third stake in Juul eliminated competition in the e-cigarette market. That deal, which cost Altria nearly $13 billion in late 2018, valued Juul at $38 billion. Altria has since cut that valuation to $12 billion.

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Big gamble reported as BHA continue to search for Nick Rust’s successor despite ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

DESPITE recent drama at BHA towers, a major market move has been reported in the hunt for Chief Exec Nick Rust’s successor.

Current British Cycling boss Julie Harrington is now as short as 6-4 to become racing’s next head honcho.

Harrington has been at British Cycling for three years and had previously been at the FA for five. She also sat on the BHA board until last year.

Rust, who resigned from his post in January and is leaving before the year is out, was in the news over the weekend as leaked emails from top trainers came to light.

Mark Johnston and Ralph Beckett had both asked for Rust to leave his post immediately in messages to BHA Chairman Annamarie Phelps but was backed strongly by the BHA Board after the revelations.

And with the racing suspension and resumption plans taking centre stage in Holborn it is an odd time for the market move to have been made.

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But Star Sports reported money for Harrington from ‘industry and non-industry accounts’ all the way in from 20-1 late last night.

When announced as British Cycling CEO, the authority praised her ‘background in sport and commercial partnerships.’

The BHA would not be drawn on the rumours, but insisted the hunt for the next Chief Executive remained ongoing despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesman said: “The process of recruiting a chief executive for such a high profile position is a challenging one, especially in this environment and during a global crisis.

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“Nick’s decision to announce his plans in January allows that process to be carried out while ensuring that the BHA can continue to operate business as usual with its full leadership structure in place.

“Timing will depend on a variety of factors not least notice period or current commitments of any successful candidate, but it remains the case that we hope to have Nick’s replacement in place by the end of the year at the latest.”

Current Executive Director Will Lambe remains the second favourite for the job at 5-1, with Richard Wayman at 8-1 and ARC boss Martin Cruddace at 10-1.

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BBC's Big Night In viewers rejoice as Miranda reunites with co-stars

‘I love and miss this show!’ BBC’s Big Night In viewers rejoice as Miranda reunites with her former co-stars for a Zoom call during lockdown

BBC’s Big Night In viewers rejoiced as Miranda Hart reunited with her former co-stars for a special sketch on Thursday evening during the fundraiser.

The group last appeared together during a Miranda special in 2015 and never ruled out a reprisal as following a successful run of six years.

The comedian, 47, was joined by Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland, Patritcia Hodge and Sally Phillips, who starred alongside her on the show. 

Love wins! BBC’s Big Night In viewers rejoiced as Miranda Hart reunited with her former co-stars for a special sketch on Thursday evening during the fundraiser

Miranda, who was playing her titular character, told viewers lockdown suits her, with flashbacks showing scenes from the sitcom which prove she’s best left indoors.  

This included walking in on her parents ‘naughty knitting evening’, and entertaining herself in a variety of unique ways while around the house.

During the skit, Miranda was caught short as she spoke to a mop with Gary’s [Tom] face on it, and told him she knew that she was beautiful.

They’re back! The group last appeared together during a Miranda special in 2015 and never ruled out a reprisal as following a successful run of six years.

Reaction: Fans took to twitter to praise their reunion, with one writing: ‘I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Miranda Hart. #BigNightIn’

However moments later Gary appeared on the screen for a Zoom call and he questioned what she was up to and whether that was his face.

Fans took to twitter to praise their reunion, with one writing: ‘I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Miranda Hart. #BigNightIn.’

Steps’ Faye Tozer was also loving the reunion, and penned: ‘Miranda on the Big Night In. Love ooo!’

Leading lady: Miranda, who was playing her titular character, told viewers lockdown suits her, with flashbacks showing scenes from the sitcom which prove she’s best left indoors

Another fan mused: ‘It’s quite depressing that it takes awful circumstances like this to bring Miranda and the Vicar of Dibley back into our lives.

‘Long overdue. All hail @merhart and @dawn_french however! Box set binges this weekend I feel… #BigNightIn.’

Another person said: ‘We got Miranda Hart and Tom Ellis together on screen!’ 

Awks! During the skit, Miranda was caught short as she spoke to a mop with Gary’s [Tom] face on it, and told him she knew that she was beautiful.

Hello? However moments later Gary appeared on the screen for a Zoom call and he questioned what she was up to and whether that was his face

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The Big Night In viewers spot Joe Sugg’s ‘trick’ as he hacks Dianne Buswell’s ‘hair extensions’ during haircut challenge – The Sun

THE Big Night In viewers spotted Joe Sugg's "trick" as he hacked away at what they claimed were Dianne Buswell's hair extensions for charity.

Fans reckon Dianne, 30, was sporting fake longer tresses when her boyfriend Joe Sugg chopped them off live on video on Thursday night.

One viewer asked: "How can you cut extensions for charity is that a joke loool?"

Another added: "Dianne is wearing extensions.. her hair is already in a bob from her Instagram and tiktok videos a few days ago so all joe is doing is taking her extensions out."

A third posted: "Diane's not getting her hair cut, you can see her real hair vs her extensions still, it's for a good cause."

As Joe unveiled Dianne's new hair, he announced: "I gave her a little trim!"


Host Davina McCall yelped: "That's bad! Okay… those lengths. Oh no, it's completely lopsided."

As Dianne checked out her wonky hair, the presenter joked: "Its lucky you're in the throes of new love, you two."

Australian dancer Dianne showed off a choppy bob just three days ago on her Instagram – but on Wednesday her hair was long again.

Dianne has been alternating between long and short hair for months.The dancer is currently self-isolating with Joe amid the pandemic. The pair hit the headlines earlier this month when shut down engagement and pregnancy rumours.

Fans had hoped Joe, 28, and Dianne, 30, had taken their relationship to the next level after they shared a misleading photo from Australia, a year after they found love on Strictly.

The pair sparked a frenzy when they uploaded a snap of a road sign that included both of their names, on Joseph Buswell road, and captioned it: "It's a sign!"

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about the excitement from fans, Joe said: "I was like, 'where has that come from?' because that road is actually named after (Dianne's) family."

Probing further, Holly quizzed: "So it's not true?"

And Dianne replied: "No that's not true, we've got a tour to get going, we haven't got any time for that."


The couple got to the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 and kept their romance quiet until after the tour last year.

But Vlogger Joe's gran spilled the beans, saying he was "head over heels" for his flame-haired Strictly dance partner, after seeing them dance together live in Blackpool.

Doting Gran Phyllis travelled to Blackpool to watch the pair in action on the BBC show – and knew right away there was a spark between them.

Speaking before the couple confirmed their romance last year, Phyllis told MailOnline: "I may be 95 but I could see that twinkle in his eye – and the way they looked at each other.

"He brought Dianne over to meet me too and that’s a sign that there is romance in the air. She seemed like a lovely girl – I think he might be head over heels."

Joe wrote at the time: "I may not have won the Glitterball, but I've won something a million times more special."

They narrowly missed out on the Glitterball trophy, confirming their romance shortly after the loss.

Their relationship has gone from strength to strength, with Joe supporting Dianne following her shock elimination from this year's series of the BBC One dance show.

The couple now live together, with Joe filming the sweet moment he asked Dianne to share his home.

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The Big Night In viewers in tears of laughter as Miranda cast reunite over video chat to kick off lockdown laughathon – The Sun

COMIC Relief and Children In Need have kicked off The Big Night In with an almighty bang. 

The show is set to feature come of the biggest stars of British showbiz for an unforgettable night of entertainment – all while raising funds for the vulnerable.

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And it all kicked off with the return of Miranda.

The loved character – played by Miranda Hart – opened the show with a string of hilarious past clips.

While Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland and Patricia Hodge also made an appearance.

Fans went crazy over the scene, with one writing: "15 minutes in and @mermhart has me in tears."



Another wrote: "Note to self don’t take a drink when Maranda is on the TV. Diet Coke gone everywhere."

A third added: "Miranda will always bring me glee #BigNightIn."

A fourth said: "Aaaaaand I'm crying. Miranda, you lovely giant #TheBigNightIn."

Sam Smith also treated to viewers to a performance of his smash hit Lay Me Down from the comfort of his own home.

The singer belted out the tune, while a pianist played in a separate clips.

The performance left host Davina emotional.

She said: "For anyone who is really missing some – that song was recorded just for us."

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The show has gathered an impressive list of stars including presenters Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Zoe Ball, Matt Baker and Paddy McGuinness.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams will also reprise their characters from Little Britain after a decade.

Catherine Tate is also set to appear, while Gary Barlow will be joined by Liam Payne and others.

And it certainly isn't stopping there, with Dawn French bringing a one-off special of her much loved TV show The Vicar of Dibley.

Lenny, who has been a long time host of Comic Relief, said the show will "shine a light on the amazing things communities are doing and keep you entertained whilst you can’t leave your homes".

Davina also added that it was "an amazing way for us all to come together and show how much of an impact we can make on the lives of those who need our support".

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Last Year She Had A Big Party For Her Sweet 16. This Year On Her Birthday Her Dad Died Of The Coronavirus.

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Last year, Kimberly Vega threw a big bash to celebrate her Sweet Sixteen birthday.

She hung out with her friends and danced with her dad. At one point, she recalled, she and her father got emotional while on the dance floor, teared up, and then immediately proceeded to laugh and make fun of each other for crying.

When the party was over, she said, her father drove a bunch of her friends home.

This year on her April 14 birthday, Kimberly Vega said goodbye to her father who died as a result of the coronavirus. He was 52.

Jesus Vega had been in the hospital since March 28 suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Jesus Vega moved to Queens, New York, from Colombia with his family when he was 4 years old. He spent his life in Queens, eventually raising his own family there.

Jesus first got sick on March 21. He initially stayed at home, isolating himself in the family’s small apartment. Kimberly told BuzzFeed News that she, her sister Emily, and her mother Marly, slept in the bedroom while her father slept on the sofa.

He would cough all night, Kimberly said, recalling how the noise would wake her up at night.

After isolating for seven days, his family convinced him to go to an urgent care facility. There was one nearby, Kimberly said, but he was too weak to walk there. The family got into an Uber for the three blocks to the medical facility.

Kimberly said a doctor examined her father, took an X-ray of his chest, determined that he had pneumonia, and told him he must go to the emergency room. Jesus was then admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he tested positive for COVID-19, his family told BuzzFeed News.

For the first few days in the hospital, Kimberly said she could speak with her father on the phone, but when he required intubation, he had to be sedated and could no longer communicate.

“The last time I talked to him, we couldn’t hear each other very well,” Kimberly said, adding that the last thing her father told her before hanging up was, “I love you Kim. Bye.”

Kimberly said she didn’t have time to say it back.

From then on, Kimberly said she was unable to speak with her father, but nurses from pediatrics would use an iPad to video chat her from her father’s hospital room.

“[The nurses] told us he could hear us and that was important to us,” Kimberly said. “My dad felt the love, they said.”

On the night of April 13, Kimberly Vega said she did her hair in preparation for her 17th birthday the next day. At 9:05 a.m., she said her mother received a phone call from the hospital telling her Jesus had died.

“That was my first birthday without my dad,” she told BuzzFeed News.

The family plans to hold a funeral for Jesus on May 1. While only 10 people will be able to be there in person, Kimberly said anyone can attend as long as they remain in their cars.

Jesus Vega.

Kimberly said she’ll remember her father as a caring and generous man who “just loved life.”

“He’s an awesome dad, he’s an awesome brother,” Salime Vasquez, Jesus’ sister, told BuzzFeed News. “He was just kind and generous with his time. He didn’t have the money to splurge on us, he compensated by always providing a ride here or there, or just being there for all the parties and making everyone laugh.”

Jesus was a jokester who loved going on long drives and cooking Colombian food, such as tostones, Kimberly said.

“He loved cooking. He made the best breakfasts. His dinners were alright,” Kimberly said laughing.

And while Jesus loved taking long drives, his family wasn’t always onboard. Every summer the family would visit Jesus’ sister in Florida by driving for two to three days.

“He loved it, but my mom and I were dying in the backseat,” Kimberly said, laughing.

She told BuzzFeed News she has been touched by the number of people who have reached out sharing stories of her father in person and on a Facebook memorial page, as well as on GoFundMe.

Vasquez said she’s glad her niece, Kimberly, has been able to read the memories and kind words being shared about her father.

“He turned out to be an incredible father of two girls,” Vasquez said, adding that he was “the ideal dad that every girl wants.”

Vasquez said that Jesus’ youngest daughter, Emily, has only happy memories of her dad.

“In the corner of the living room, where he spent his quarantine, [Emily’s] set up a picture of him on a table, with flowers and a candle, and every time she passes by she talks to him,” Vasquez said.

Her heart breaks that her brother will not be able to see his daughters grow up.

“He just loved his girls,” Vasquez said. “Everything was about Kimberly and Emily. They were his rainbow.”

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