Love Island Australia 2020 cast: Who is in the cast of Love Island Australia?

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Love Island was forced to cancel this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, leaving many fans disappointed they won’t be getting their usual dose of gossip, romance and argument. While the British version of the ITV2 reality series won’t be airing, the channel will instead be airing Love Island Australia season one in its place, which was originally shown in 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Love Island Australia.

Who is in the cast of Love Island Australia 2020? 

Tayla

First up is 21-year-old beauty queen Tayla from Perth.

Describing herself, Tayla said: “I am hard to handle at times but when I am in love, I will do anything to make that person happy.”

She represented WA (Western Australia) as a finalist for Miss Universe in 2015 and has been single for one year.

Justin

Justin is a 27-year-old international model from Melbourne who is hoping to find love in the villa.

He says he never dates because of a fear of rejection and has been single for two years after just a four-month relationship.

Justin is looking for an “elegant” woman who is also “motivated, loyal, funny and beautiful”.

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Natasha

Also from Perth is 24-year-old blonde bombshell beautician Natasha.

She is looking for a “tall, tanned” man and says having “goals are essential”.

She added: “Having a boat would be a plus.”

Natasha hates being called fake and admits she’s very stubborn.

Charlie

Charlie will also be starring in Love Island Australia and is a 22-year-old footballer from Sydney.

He is one of eight children and has previously represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

Charlie has been single for a year-and-a-half and is looking for someone to take home to his mum.

Erin

Next of the girls venturing into the Love Island villa is Erin who is a nurse from Melbourne.

Erin is half Portuguese and dropped out of school in Year 10 but wanted to prove everyone wrong and passed her nursing degree.

She has been single for nine months after her three-year relationship ended.

Josh

Josh is a sports administrator from Sydney who has been single for 18 months.

He said: “I have a problem that I think is genetic and I can’t help it!

“I have a wandering eye and a fascination with all women.

“A girl will fall in love with me on the first date and I with her, but I may fall in love three times that night.”

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Cassidy

Cassidy, a 23-year-old barmaid is the next contestant in the first season of Love Island Australia.

She classifies herself as a “tomboy” and is “shy” and “socially awkward” when she is around new people.

Cassidy is hoping to find true romance in the villa after being single for two years.

Eden

Prison guard Eden, 25, admits he “tends to laugh in the face of confrontation” and doesn’t hold back when he doesn’t like someone.

He has been single for six months and now wants a woman with a “wild personality” who has also got good banter and is a risk-taker.

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Grant

Grant is a 22-year-old “tradie” who is looking for someone “confident, tanned, loves the outdoors, sport and going to the gym and just enjoying life in general”.

He has been single for a year and a half and says he has only been in love with his “first love” when he was 16-years-old.

Millie

The last of the girls is Millie who is 24 and an animal handler.

She usually has a habit of “running away from commitment” but Millie is hoping the villa will force her to stay and sort situations out.

Millie said: “I’m the star of everyone’s Snapchat stories, screaming my head off, dancing on tables, running through water fountains, breaking my shoes, getting naked.

“I can be convinced to do just about anything for a laugh, I haven’t found my limit yet.”

Love Island Australia starts on Monday, June 15, at 9pm on ITV2.

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Power: Tommy Egan star drops surprise bombshell about Ghost character

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For six seasons, Power fans had grown to love the brotherly relationship between Ghost (played by Omari Hardwick) and righthand man Tommy (Joseph Sikora). The duo had more than their fair share of ups and downs in the Starz series but by the time the drama came to a close, their bond was clear for all to see as Ghost died in Tommy’s arms. Their popularity was in no small part down to the fantastic performances from both Hardwick and Sikora but the latter has now revealed Ghost was “supposed” to be played by someone else.

Seeing Ghost played by anyone other than Hardwick may be a difficult concept to grasp for Power fans around the world.

The 46-year-old had endeared himself to Starz viewers, portraying Ghost’s brutal and murderous ways while juxtaposing it with his loyal and highly-intelligent attributes.

Hardwick’s time in the role was met with so much praise it earnt the actor a BET Award nod and Image Award wins over the course of six seasons.

However, Sikora has revealed it was actually co-star 50 Cent who was initially penned in for the role.

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Power fans will know 50 Cent took on the role of the murderous drug dealer Kanan instead.

But speaking to The Hot Zone, Sikora opened up on how he almost took on the lead role.

Sikora revealed: “It was originally gonna be 50 Cent who was going to be Ghost.

“Originally it was going to be 50 and then because of how intense the, not only rehearsals, but filming schedule would be,

“He didn’t want to put in all of that time. (To) executive produce, and star, and write the music and score.”

Sikora then recalled how Hardwick was next in line for the part.

He continued: “They reached out to Omari and offered him the role of Ghost.

“Then after they offered him the role, they needed to build the cast around him.”

The Tommy Egan star then detailed how he and his co-star developed their chemistry off-screen as well as in front of the camera.

He said: “That’s when we started doing chemistry reads with Omari,

“And Omari and I, we just kinda had a great chemistry.

“We put in the time together, we drove around southside and Jamaica Queens before we started and the streets where our characters were supoosed to be from.”

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Sikora added: “We made up our history together and we made decisions.

“Even if the writers conflicted with the decisions we made for our characters before, it was important that we had that history behind our eyes,

“And had that time when we were in sync with each other and I think that that spoke volumes for the brotherhood.”

Power is available to stream on Netflix UK now.

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EastEnders spoilers: Whitney Dean saved from prison as Lee Carter ‘returns’ to Walford

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Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) struggled to cope in the aftermath of Leo King’s (Tom Wells) death as the police pointed the finger at the trouble market trader. EastEnders viewers know she is innocent and Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) has been fighting her corner but could her ex-husband Lee Carter (Danny Hatchard) hold the key to Whitney’s freedom?

Leo tormented the market trader for weeks before secretly hiding out in her house and surprising her with a knife.

He intended on killing her but a struggle ensued where Leo ended up dying on her kitchen floor instead. 

Whitney has been charged with Leo’s murder and Gray put his career on the line when he took on her case. 

Despite losing his position at his law firm after failing to secure her bail, Gray has continued to fight for her freedom. 

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In recent scenes, Gray rescued his client from Michaela Turnball (Fiona Allen) after Leo’s mum kidnapped her son’s killer. 

Whitney has become increasingly dependent on Gray and viewers have watched her develop feelings for the lawyer. 

Her trial is fast approaching and the lawyer is determined to prove his client’s innocence and be reinstated at his old company. 

However, Gray will realise Whitney isn’t coping as well as he’d thought in upcoming scenes. 

The disgraced lawyer will find Whitney disorientated on the street as she reveals she’s haunted but the memory of that fateful night. 

Gray takes her back to his house and seizes the opportunity to go over the case to make sure he can build the best case for her. 

He reveals her past relationships could be brought up by the prosecution during the trial and used against her. 

Whitney clams up and doesn’t want to talk about it so Gray heads over to the Queen Vic to get answers. 

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Gray asks Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) if they can shed some light on Whitney’s marriage to Lee.

Mick remains tight-lipped but Linda lets slip that Lee hit Whitney and Gray is understandably alarmed by the revelation. 

Despite abusing wife Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer), Gray is able to separate the two issues and focus on using the information to build a case. 

Lee last appeared in Walford over the Christmas period during a brief return but his mention could be a clue that he’s set to turn up again. 

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The former soldier apologised to Whitney for the breakdown of their marriage but the market trader wasn’t happy to see him. 

If Lee hears from his parents what Whitney is going through, he may return and offer his support to his ex-wife.

Will he be able to save Whitney from prison or will Whitney’s feelings for Gray spiral out of control as he continues to be her main support?

EastEnders continues on Monday on BBC One at 8pm.

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Outlander: Who is dating who? The real-life relationships

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The central romance between Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) is a big part of Starz series Outlander. Outlander is adapted from the novels of Diana Gabaldon and follows the couple’s love through time and space. However, many viewers have been wondering about the real-life romance of the stars.

Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe is married to music producer Tony McGill with the pair tying the knot back in 2019.

They reportedly got married in August last year at St. Mary’s Church in Bruton, Somerset.

Balfe and McGill got engaged in 2018 with the actress telling People at the time: “It happened over the break. I’m very happy.”

She also told The Independent about her romance: “He’s a very shy person and he doesn’t like much talking about him.”

The star added: “I met him through one of my best friends, which I think is the best kind of introduction you can get.”

The couple has been very private about their relationship but are thought to have been together for a number of years before tying the knot.

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Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan is reportedly dating up-and-coming actress Twin Peaks and The Detour actress Amy Shiels.

According to social media, the pair have known each other for an estimated 10 years.

He was previously linked to actress MacKenzie Mauzy and had roles in Law & Order: SVU and CSI.

Many fans have hoped Heughan and Balfe’s onscreen romance will become a case of life imitating art but the two are just good friends.

Balfe previously told E! in 2016: “We’ve always said from the get-go that we’re incredibly great friends.

“We’re not together, sorry to break people’s hearts! But they like to try and, I don’t know, maybe replicate the Claire and Jamie story.

“I think it would be difficult for us to work together and be together.”

Richard Rankin

There’s not much information about who Richard Rankin – better known as Roger MacKenzie – is dating.

However, he did share some titbits about filming kissing scenes with his co-star Sophie Skelton – who plays Brianna Fraser.

Rankin told Vanity Fair in 2017: “I find that endlessly hilarious. The best thing to do before a kissing scene is to eat lobster or as much fish as you can cram in your face.

“That’s more interesting than a straight down the line kiss. Everyone’s doing normal kisses.

“The normal kiss is done, it’s so uninspiring. But if you’ve got a lobster tail hanging out the side of your mouth it’s much better.”

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Sophie Skelton

Again, there’s not much out there about who Sophie Skelton has previously dated.

She has previously been pictured at red carpet events with actor Jeff Gum but nothing has been confirmed.

Tobias Menzies

Best known as Captain Black Jack Randall, actor Tobias Menzies remains private with little known about his personal life.

Graham McTavish

The Dougal MacKenzie actor and now podcast host on Clan Lands, Graham McTavish, is married to wife Gwen and lives in New Zealand with his family.

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Lotte Verbeek

Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek remains quite private with little known about her romantic life.

David Berry

Lord John Grey star David Berry has been married to Kristina Tesic since 2012 and they have one child together.

The Australian actor previously told Entertainment Weekly: “I remember when [my son] Alexander was born.

“I started calling him Little Lord Berry. He wears that name a little bit now.”

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The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik drop Amy and Sheldon romance bombshell

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Fans were ecstatic when Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) finally married in season 11 of The Big Bang Theory. Comedy superstar Mayim recently opened up about her experience working with the cast for nine seasons of the CBS sitcom.

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Season three of the wildly successful comedy series explored a surprising side of complicated physicist Sheldon Cooper when he matched with his love interest Amy on a dating website.

Although their romance took several seasons to flourish, Amy and Sheldon eventually grew into one of the most heartwarming television couples.

The pair finally tied the knot in the anticipated finale of season 11 after one of the longest and slowest relationships in sitcom history.

Luckily, the show ended last year before production could run into the same trouble for other series caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, meaning fans finally saw Sheldon and Amy awarded the coveted Nobel Prize.

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As the lockdown continues, comedy star Mayim Bialik sat down for a Zoom chat about her on-set experience with Metro.co.uk.

In addition to divulging everything there is to know about her emotional bond with her co-star Jim Parsons, she first revealed a surprising secret about her time on the show.

Mayim confirmed: “I’ve never seen most of the episodes. I don’t watch myself on television. I’ve never sat and watched an episode of our show, ever.”

With 12 seasons and almost 300 episodes, catching up with the long-running sitcom is certainly a daunting task, though the series has remained an enduring sitcom staple as viewers turn to the show on Netflix during the lockdown.

Amy and Sheldon’s complex relationship was just one of the many aspects of the show bringing millions of fans back each week.

Largely based on Sheldon’s reluctance for physical contact and difficult demands, Amy was praised as one of the most patient girlfriends on TV.

The pair eventually made things official, albeit with an extensive Relationship Agreement, and finally made their wedding vows in season 11.

As Mayim touched on the characters’ growth throughout the series, she revealed Amy “felt she understood Sheldon in ways that he hadn’t been understood before.”

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She continued: “I think it’s a really beautiful example of what unconditional love really looks like.‘There was a lot of give and take, it wasn’t just her tolerating him, he also had to make a lot of adjustments and changes.”

Mayim was introduced alongside new recurring character Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) as a love interest for Howard (Simon Helberg).

Bernadette and Howard took their relationship to the next level far quicker than Amy and Sheldon, and many fans were pleased his newfound romance could reign in his sleazier tendencies.

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Mayim explained: “There was a lot of give and take, it wasn’t just her tolerating him, he also had to make a lot of adjustments and changes.

“I think the fans also had some confusion about that – why does Sheldon want a girlfriend in the first place? It took us nine years to figure that out and I think our writers did a beautiful job with finding that balance.”

With an extensive back catalogue available on Netflix and the world of the Big Bang Theory continuing with Young Sheldon on CBS, there’s plenty of geeky comedy content to enjoy during the ongoing lockdown.

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Black Lives Matter podcasts: Five best podcasts to learn about racism

Black Lives Matter has gained a huge influx of support since the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Systemic racism is a problem for many black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people around the world. There are many issues facing black people dating back to slavery right to police brutality. Express.co.uk has compiled a list of the five best podcasts to listen to help you understand race and how racism impacts modern life.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial in Minneapolis for Mr Floyd who died in police custody last month.

Mr Floyd’s death sparked protests around the world after footage showing him being pinned under a white officer’s knee.

The horrifying footage led to protests over racism, white privilege and police killings of black people.

New charges were announced on Wednesday against all four of the fired officiers present of Mr Floyd’s death.

The charge against the officer who knelt on Mr Floyd’s neck has been elevated to second-degree murder while the other officers face counts of aiding and abetting murder.

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About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge is the author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race which is a book about exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance.

The About Race podcast is a deeper investigation into the conversations explored in her book.

It is a one-off series, but is essential listening for anyone wanting to learn more.

The Stoop

The Stoop is a podcast from journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day.

The pair dig into stories which are not always shared out in the open seeking to start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how to talk about blackness.

One episode is released each month, lasting 30 minutes each.

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The Echo Chamber

Friends Jade and Ez discuss issues which resonate among black British people speaking from the perspective of black, working-class women.

The podcast’s most recent episode dissected police brutality and featured social commentator and activist Franklyn Addo.

The episode discussed their thoughts and feelings on being black, witnessing the violation and slaughter of black bodies and the nature of structural whiteness.

Code Switch

Code Switch produced by National Public Race breaks down race and identity and its impact on the world.

It is hosted by journalists of colour and uses storytelling to help listeners understand how race shapes politics, pop culture and many other mediums.

Each episode dissects issues regarding race and cultural shifts tackling uncomfortable conversations head on.

Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist? is a podcast from hosts Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome.

Each week the pair review viewer submitted voicemails and emails answering big questions.

You will likely be surprised about the honesty of some submissions and laugh along with the host as they tackle important issues with humour.

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Olly Murs admits to keeping ‘naughty’ secret hidden from girlfriend: ‘She’ll never know’

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The Voice 2020 coach Olly Murs, 36, has been showing off his trim figure on Instagram after embarking on a health and fitness journey with the help of his bodybuilder girlfriend, Amelia Tank. However, the Heart Skips A Beat hitmaker recently admitted he slipped up by cheekily tucking into a Big Mac behind his partner’s back when they were meant to be taking part in a “six week prep” of dieting and exercise together.

Olly sheepishly revealed his mistake during an appearance on Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda Field’s Postcards from the Edge podcast.

The star made the confession when Ayda shared the reasons behind her exercise regime, as she quipped: “Cardiovascular great, health, cellular, wonderful.

“I just want to be able to eat, I don’t want to have to compromise.”

He said: “Don’t tell Amelia, I ate something really naughty the other night, I had a Big Mac, I buckled.”

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Olly’s revelation prompted a shocked reaction from Ayda, who gasped and exclaimed: “That is not on the prep.”

Defending his actions, the former X Factor star added: “I had it, I enjoyed it, I watched the telly, I was really enjoying it, I was like, this is incredible, then I had this instant, ‘Oh my God I feel bad’.

“So I finished it and then I did 20 jump burpees on the floor, I was like, ‘Yes I can do this, I’m burning up calories, she will never know!’”

However, unfortunately for Olly, Amelia was immediately suspicious about his actions when she returned home.

The singer recalled: “As soon as she walked in, she was like, ‘Something’s changed’, and I was like, ‘Nothing’s changed’.

“I don’t know what it is with you women, you know, you know when something’s not… you know! I don’t know what it is.

“I reckon she must have been somewhere and she must have been walking along and going, ‘What’s that? What’s that? Something’s happened’.”

Olly’s awkward admission comes after he credited Amelia for becoming his unofficial personal trainer.

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Speaking to Heart Breakfast hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston earlier this year, the performer said: “Well she’s not a personal trainer but she’s done bikini competitions in the past and she does train a lot, but she is actually my personal trainer. In more ways than one.”

He continued to gush: “She’s brilliant and she’s been absolutely fantastic.

“She just gave me that extra little bit of encouragement and she says, ‘It’s not up to me to do it, you’ve got to be able to do it yourself. You’ve got to get up to do it every day.’ 

“So I was like, ‘Okay I will.’ So she did this little nutritional plan for me and I just went out and did it and I loved it. And I still love it now.”

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The couple recently celebrated Olly’s birthday during the coronavirus lockdown last month.

Olly marked the occasion with a sweet Instagram selfie with Amelia in view of his 3.3 million followers.

The star was pictured wearing novelty happy birthday branded sunglasses while planting a kiss on his girlfriend’s cheek.

He captioned the photo: “So Chapter 36 begins thanks for all your amazing messages and love today! 

“Wow I won’t forget this birthday in a hurry! So very weird but at the same time loved every single second of it with this legend xxx.”

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Good Morning Britain’s Andi Peters bewildered by epic technical blunder: ‘I’m drenched’

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Andi, 49, is best known for presenting the competition segments on Good Morning Britain and has managed to keep the nation entertained during the lockdown period. As routine, today he crossed over with hosts Piers Morgan, 55, and Susanna Reid, 49, on several occasion to inform ITV viewers of the prizes they could get their hands on. For most of the programme, his stints had gone to plan, with no technical blunders whatsoever. However, he was caught completely unawares moments before one of his last appearances as he suffered a rather “wet” incident.

For the past few months, Andi has been presenting the competition segments from his garage at home, which has left both viewers and his co-stars rather amused.

With the weather still holding out, for now, the presenter decided to venture outside to speak with viewers.

Today, he as in his garden, surrounded all a whole array of flowers and bushes, but he didn’t know about one particular feature lurking in the grass.

This led him to be blasted with a water sprinkler just moments before speaking with Piers and Susanna, leaving his soaking wet.

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Introducing the competition, Susanna handed the reins over to her colleague who looked rather bewildered.

“Good morning,” he replied, before adding: “We’ve just had a rather unfortunate incident with the automatic sprinklers.

“I am literally drenched,” he remarked, with his coat sagging from his arms and his co-stars in hysterics in the studio.

Putting his hands to his head, the presenter chimed: “This is unreal,” before going on to give the details of the prizes on offer.

I’m just drying myself off

Andi Peters

Following the prerecorded video of the competition details, the shot returned to Andi pressing his face with a towel.

“That’s right, I’m just drying myself off,” he told the hosts in the studio, adding: “It was literally like a Carry On sketch.

“There was water everywhere,” he said, before composing himself and wrapping up his stint on the show today.

During his time away from the studios, the presenter has suffered all manner of technical blunders and difficulties.

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Last month, he was caught unaware when RadioX star Chris Moyles, 46, decided he’d made an impromptu call to his colleague.

What the latter didn’t realise was Andi was just about to speak on Good Morning Britain and on answering the FaceTime, the presenter said he would keep the call going during his appearance on live television.

The radio personality said he wouldn’t shout or disrupt him, but he still managed to cause some mischief.

Although viewers of the ITV show couldn’t hear what was going on, the presenter was well aware of what the caller was doing.

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Messing around with technology, Chris blasted out several inappropriate sounds bites to try and throw the presenter off.

Andi remained professional, however, and seemed resilient to all the humorous noises going off in the background.

With the competition segment just one of the reasons viewers tune in, Piers and Susanna explained earlier on in the show they had their best viewing figures ever for Tuesday’s instalment.

The former thanked those watching at home for tuning in, stating he and his colleagues would keep informing them on the latest developments from across the globe.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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Vikings: Kwenthrith star hits out at cast members following exit ‘I get really upset’

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Also available internationally on Amazon Prime Video, the sixth season of Vikings is one of the most anticipated television releases still eying a 2020 release date. Ten episodes of the History Channel’s first dramatised series are left to air, and a key cast member has revealed some surprising behind-the-scenes insight while fans wait for the midseason premiere.

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The History Channel has confirmed production on Vikings has been put on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Most television projects across the States have been put on hold as the cast and crew exercise lockdown procedures, meaning Vikings fans could have a much longer wait than usual to see the conclusion of the sixth season.

Previously speculated to return in November 2020, the final ten episodes of the popular historical saga may not become available until some time in 2021.

When fans last left the series, new series lead Bjorn Ironside (played by Alexander Ludwig) had been struck down in the heat of battle by his rival Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen).

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During the wait for the second half of season six, fans have been treated to some backstage secrets courtesy of Vikings’ cast and crew.

Most recently, recurring star of the second, third and fourth seasons of Vikings, Amy Bailey, has spoken out against some of the more difficult members of the cast.

Amy was known as Kwenthrith, the Queen of Mercia, during her tenure on the series, a seductive ruler who was later revealed to have a traumatic past.

The Vikings actress, also known for her lead role in popular PlayStation VR game Blood & Truth, spoke on her experience with YouTube channel Beauty Is Eternal.

Without naming any names, Amy revealed: “It’s hard to work with actors who are method actors. I find it very hard.”

“It’s good when you’re doing the scene with them because it’s very intense and very real, but then when they’re not able to drop it when they yell cut and they still have to be this a**hole or whoever they’re playing? I find that really boring.”

Set within the violent Age of Vikings between the 8th and 11th centuries, History Channel’s epic blend of legend and history certainly features some of the most larger-than-life characters on television.

Screenwriter Michael Hirst has been praised for mixing mythology with historical accounts, and the series has become infamous for its ambitious and brutal battle scenes.

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However, according to Amy, the show’s impressive production values could also lead to considerable stress behind-the-scenes on the set of Vikings.

She continued: “You have to take care of the people who are taking care of you. Every project I’ve worked on, especially Vikings, has had such hardworking crew who get there hours before the actors do and stay hours after we leave.

“They get us our food and they get us our drinks and they do our make-up and they give us our clothes and they put us in warm tents when everybody else is outside freezing doing cameras.”

Each season of Vikings has a reported budget of approximately $40 million, so the show definitely boasts one of the biggest crews in the business.

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Unfortunately, Amy claims not everyone she’s worked with during her career treats the crew with the respect they deserve.

Finally, she added: “So, for me, you have to treat those people like gold so I get really upset when I see actors not treating crew well because they have to stay in character. Like, give me a break and get over yourself!”

Hopefully the on-set tension will all be worthwhile when Vikings’ remaining ten episodes eventually returns to deliver fans the thrilling conclusion they’ve been promised.

Vikings season 6 is available on Amazon Prime Video.


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Mary Fitzgerald ring: What is moissanite? The ring sparking a FEUD with Davina and Romain

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Selling Sunset returned last month to Netflix for its second season which saw the wedding of agent Mary Fitzgerald and French model Romain Bonnet. He proposed to Mary in the first season and fans of the show loved seeing them tie the knot in the last episode of the show’s second season. But the ring he initially gave Mary wasn’t the one she was wearing on their wedding day.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Selling Sunset.

Romain was first introduced on Selling Sunset as Mary’s young boyfriend at just 26-years-old, 13 years she junior.

Their relationship sparked gossip across The Oppenheim Group but the couple remained strong despite the scepticism.

They proved everyone wrong when Romain got down on one knee and popped the question.

The ring he used to propose to Mary also got some attention.

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What is a moissanite ring?

Rather than a traditional diamond ring, Romain proposed with a moissanite ring.

Moissanite is a rare mineral and a less expensive diamond alternative.

So while they look very similar to a diamond ring, moissanite is very different.

The fact that the ring wasn’t a diamond also started off a long feud between Davina Portraz and Romain.

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Following the proposal, Mary was eager to show off her new engagement ring to her colleagues.

However, Davina was quick to point out that the ring wasn’t an actual diamond but the less expensive moissanite.

For over a year, Romain held a grudge against Davina for making these comments about the ring.

He insisted that Davina wouldn’t be invited to the wedding because of this.

Feeling left out, Davina went to speak to Romain which only ended in a fiery row and nothing being resolved.

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The comments made by Davina did stick with Romain though as in April last year, he gave Mary a new diamond ring after reportedly saving up to buy the ring thing.

In an Instagram post, Mary and Romain are seen posing for a picture with her holding up her hand with the newly placed engaged ring on her wedding finger.

The caption reads: “Bling bling!! Finally got my diamond so @themayavander you can stop reading Wikipedia now to figure out what moissanite is!”

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In the second season of Selling Sunset, viewers saw Mary and Romain get married.

While the rest of Mary’s colleagues attended the big day, Davina was still not invited to the happy couple’s wedding.

Mary and Romain are still together following their wedding last year.

Selling Sunset season three will be released on Netflix on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix.

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