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    Dugdale enters I'm a Celebrity jungle

    Kezia Dugdale has made her first jungle appearance on TV programme I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. The former leader of Scottish Labour was introduced as one of two late-entry campmates on Wednesday's live edition of the reality show. Presenters Ant and Dec ended the programme with a "teaser" that Ms Dugdale and comedian and broadcaster Iain Lee would be joining the line-up. They are expected to be fully unveiled on Thursday's episode. Ms Dugdale admitted some of her political colleagues will be "shocked and angry" at her stint in the Australian jungle. Day job She said: "They will be angry because they will say I should be doing my day job and I am going to be away. I understand that

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    David Cassidy: 'He was my idol'

    There has been an outpouring of emotional tributes to the US singer and actor David Cassidy, the 1970s teen pop idol who died on Wednesday. At the height of his fame, he had a huge fan club - bigger than those of The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Here, you have been sharing your stories of your encounters with the former teen heartthrob. Special memories Sandra Burnham from Bristol: "From the moment I caught my first glimpse of David I was in love. "One of the best days of my teenage years was going to see him at the Empire Pool - now called Wembley Arena. Travelling from Bristol on the train with a friend, we arrived to a sea of screaming girls. I clearly remember the crush to get inside and being

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    'Man Who Invented Christmas' proves short on cheer

    (CNN)"The Man Who Invented Christmas" had a chance to deliver a warm serving of yuletide cheer, looking at how Charles Dickens came up with "A Christmas Carol," one of literature's most enduring tales. Instead, it plays too much like a Hallmark Channel movie with somewhat bigger stars -- creating a mundane story around a magical one. Dan Stevens plays Dickens, who is introduced in 1843, three flops after his smash success with "Oliver Twist." Living beyond his means -- with a patient wife (Morfydd Clark), house full of kids, and desperate need for income -- he's under self-imposed pressure to conjure another hit. Undaunted by his publisher's admonition that there's "not much of a market for Christmas books," Dickens begins feverishly working against a deadline to get the book done in time for the holiday.

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    David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    His father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was actress Evelyn Ward. After his parents split in 1956, the elder Cassidy married actress and singer Shirley Jones the same year. Cassidy moved in with his father, Jones and his three half-brothers after getting his high school diploma in 1968. His father helped him launch his career as an actor and musician. His early work included appearances on "Ironside," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Adam-12" and "Bonanza." David Cassidy is known as the popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family." Take a look at moments from his career and life. "The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a mother

  • BBC News

    Piers Morgan: Breaking the breakfast TV rules

    Few of us are at our best at 08:30 on a Monday morning. Piers Morgan, however, is firing on all cylinders. The live TV show he's been presenting for the last two-and-a-half hours has already involved interviewing former Attorney General Dominic Grieve about Brexit and hosting a debate about whether Jediism is a real religion. As I arrive at ITV's studios, bleary-eyed and clutching a strong coffee, he and co-host Susanna Reid are wrapping up their final interview of the morning - with singer (and former Black Eyed Pea) Fergie. "This Good Morning Britain is quite funny, quite quirky, I like it," she says, just before the credits roll. She's not the first to have picked up GMB's unconventional formula.

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    Gemma Collins is going on Celebs Go Dating

    She may not have found love on the last series of The Only Way is Essex, but Gemma Collins's luck could be about to change. The reality star has confirmed she'll be appearing on the fourth series of E4's Celebs Go Dating. Gemma will date members of the public alongside Muggy Mike from Love Island and Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson. She told the BBC earlier this month that she'd had "a bit of a rough ride" this year but her luck was changing. "I was like when is it going to be my time, this has to be my year. But now everything is turning around for me and I'm so thankful for it," Gemma said. Child star Jonathan Lipnicki will also appear in the series. He's best known for charming film fans as

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    £2.8bn for 'under pressure' English NHS

    NHS services in England will get an extra £2.8bn, the chancellor said in his Budget speech. Philip Hammond said "we will always back it" and more patients were being treated. The money he announced will see £350m to plan for this winter, and the rest coming before 2020, as the chancellor said he acknowledged the NHS was "under pressure and today we respond"