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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Were Jackson and April Meant to Be Together? Justin Bruening Doesn't Think So

Nobody does romance quite like Grey’s Anatomy, and the love story between Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew) is the only proof you need. The couple formed a relationship after developing a strong friendship. They also faced numerous hardships, including the heartwrenching loss of Samuel Norbert Avery. So when Jackson and April did not end up together upon the trauma surgeon’s exit in Grey’s Anatomy Season 14, some fans were left in an outrage. 

Now, it’s been a hot minute since April decided to leave Grey Sloan Memorial with Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening). So with time, the fandom has calmed down in regards to Japril. But Bruening recently revealed viewers are still caught up with the relationship. And while the actor admitted April and Jackson had an epic romance, he believes April received her happily ever after with Matthew.

Jackson Avery and April Kepner did not end up together on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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Grey’s Anatomy fans were introduced to April and Jackson when Mercy West merged with Seattle Grace. The pair formed a close friendship until they slept together before taking their medical boards exam. 

As time went by, April and Jackson had a few ups and downs. There was clearly a spark. But after a pregnancy scare, it seemed the two would go their separate ways. Then eventually, April met Matthew and the couple got engaged. 

At April and Matthew’s wedding, Jackson confessed his love for his ex. Then in a turn of events, April left her fiancé at the altar to run away with Jackson. They eloped.

Later, April and Jackson revealed they were expecting a child. They named the baby Samuel. However, he was born at 24 weeks and only lived a few short hours. This caused the couple to spiral and April even left Seattle. In the end, the lovers decided to divorce.

Nevertheless, this wasn’t the end of Japril. When signing the divorce papers, Grey’s Anatomy fans learned April was pregnant. Naturally, when Jackson found out, there was some drama. But when that subsided, the couple decided to co-parent their daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery. 

As mentioned, Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 was April’s final season. But she did not end up with Jackson. Instead, the ABC medical drama brought back April’s first fiancé, Matthew. The two reconnected, started dating, and got married. April also left Grey Sloan Memorial. But she continues to reside in Seattle and co-parents Harriet with Jackson — just offscreen. 

Justin Bruening discusses Jackson Avery and April Kepner’s love story on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

When speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Bruening opened up about his experience playing Matthew on Grey’s Anatomy. The actor has since moved on to other projects, such as Sweet Magnolias, but fans still bring up his time on Grey’s. Nevertheless, Bruening revealed viewers often tell him they preferred seeing April and Jackson together. 

“It’s funny, the show has such a wide-reaching fan base,” Bruening said. “I got stopped at a grocery store recently. They can’t place where they recognize me from. I’ll say, ‘Well, it’s probably Grey’s,’ and then they’ll get wide-eyed and ask, ‘Who are you?’ I’ll say Matthew. And they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we love you… but to be honest, we want Jackson and April together.’”

He continued, “I take it as a compliment. I did my job. My purpose the first time was to get Jackson and April back together, and my purpose the second time was to give April the happy ending she truly deserved.”

Bruening then admitted Jackson and April had a great love story on Grey’s Anatomy. He also acknowledged April’s relationship with Matthew didn’t hold up to the Japril romance.

“I know where I stand, all right,” Bruening said. “I guess there was some Mapril people. There’s a lot of sympathy for my character because he is so nice. In their minds, Matthew did all the right things. But an attraction is an attraction. You can’t fight that. I’m more than happy to take the back burner to Japril. That’s the love story.”

But just because April and Jackson had an epic romance, doesn’t necessarily mean they should have ended up together. 

“It’s Romeo and Juliet,” Bruening said. “Two people that shouldn’t be together want to be together, and that’s completely fine, even though I’m married to her now. So technically, I won.”

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'The Challenge': Amanda Garcia Reignites Old Beef With Zach Nichols and Jenna Compono on Twitter

Former Are You the One contestant Amanda Garcia and Real World: ExPlosion star Jenna Compono have not gotten along since the beginning of Invasion of the Champions. The bad blood spilled over to Jenna’s boyfriend, Zach Nichols, as Amanda’s gossip usually involved the couple. Although the Colorado-native hasn’t competed on The Challenge for the past two seasons, with no immediate plans to return, she reignited her old beef with the couple, starting a Twitter fight.

Amanda Garcia’s history with Zach Nichols and Jenna Compono

Two-time competitor Amanda Garcia and last season’s finalist Jenna Compono almost immediately butt heads on Invasion of the Champions. The AYTO? 3 star found it unfair that Jenna, Kailah Casillas, and Tony Raines all worked together in the first challenge, and let the trio know how she felt.

They eventually got into an argument over it as Amanda felt like the girls were rude. A few episodes later, the Colorado-native spread a rumor that Jenna hooked up with castmate Bruno Bettencourt to ruffle feathers as the Real World star and Zach Nichols, who recently joined the competition, attempted to fix their relationship.

In the following season, Jenna won the first challenge and chose to eliminate Amanda. The two were reunited shortly later at the Redemption House before Jenna sent her nemesis home for good.

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Their beef continued in War of the Worlds when Amanda insisted that Zach created a Bumble account after Final Reckoning while dating Jenna. When the Real World star confronted her boyfriend, he claimed he only downloaded the dating app as a joke and never met anyone.

While the information upset Jenna, she eventually forgave him. The two have been going strong until Total Madness when Zach accused her of cheating and demanded she leaves the competition.

Jenna Compono responds to Amanda Garcia’s tweet

A couple of days after The Challenge 35 Episode 9, the official MTV account tweeted a clip detailing the beef between Jenna and Amanda. The latter responded and defended her actions on the season, writing, “Some people will never like you because your truth exposes their fake a*s life.”

Jenna noticed the tweets and said she didn’t understand why Amanda “feels the need to entertain this” and “can’t let the past go.” She also responded to a couple of followers and claimed she’s not “bashing” anyone, but is “tired of sitting back and being the bigger person.”

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The two went back and forth a couple of times about who started the Twitter fight before Amanda called out Zach for the dating app she claims he bragged about and implied Jenna hooked up with his friend and former Challenger, Tony Raines.

Zach Nichols responds to Amanda Garcia’s tweet

A few minutes before Jenna responded, Zach replied to Amanda’s original comments. He started his harsh tweet by saying he thought she would “stop all this hate once you had your child because who would want to set that example for their child.”

He then called Amanda a “rotten, disgusting, vile b***h who is going to abandon her child just like yours did to you.” Zach ruthlessly closed with, “apple doesn’t fall far.”

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Although Amanda didn’t respond directly to his savage tweet, she “liked” other tweets from people, including several of her former co-stars such as LaToya Jackson, Jemmye Carroll, and Da’Vonne Rogers, condemning The Challenge star for the unnecessary low blow.

The Challenge 35 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.

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Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Keeps Swimming To The Top, As ABC And Fox Tie For Network Crown

A rerun-heavy night saw an encore of ABC’s reality show Shark Tank tie for the win in the demo wars and also take home the crown for the largest audience of the night.

Shark Tank scored an 0.6, tied with a new Fox WWE Friday Night SmackDown for top honors in demos, but edging wrestling in total audience. Fox and ABC tied for the overall network honors on the evening. Newsmag 20/20 also had a rerun, topping its NBC Dateline rival with an 0.5.

CBS had the special Haircut Night in America, featuring some of the country’s best hairstylists guiding frontline healthcare workers and celebrities through the process of self-maintaining their hair.  It came in at an 0.4 as the lead-in to reruns of Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods

NBC had an encore telecast of Tuesday’s premiere of World of Dance (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET. Combined with the episode’s original telecast on Tuesday (5.000 million viewers) it had a total viewership of 7.323 million persons. A rebroadcast of game show The Wall was also part of the NBC package, topped with a Dateline rerun.

The CW saw a new Masters of Illusion come in at an 0.1, followed by reruns of Masters of Illusion and Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Coleen Rooney grabs a disposable barbecue from the petrol station ahead of lockdown rules being eased – The Sun

COLEEN Rooney headed to a petrol station to grab a barbecue on Saturday ahead of lockdown rules being eased.

The WAG stopped off at a garage in Wilmslow, Cheshire after the government revealed people would be allowed to meet outside in groups of six – keeping two metres apart – from Monday.

Wearing a pair of denim shorts, a white frilly top and a pair of sunglasses, Coleen was seen queuing outside of the shop before making her purchase.

The mum of four then headed to the car holding her instant barbecue and another bag of shopping.

Last week the government revealed new guidelines on how to safely meet people in groups of six.

No10 also warned people not to spend the warm weekend out with big groups – as the regulations don’t kick in until next week.



They said the announcements had been made to give people a “period of notice.”

The spokesman added: “We are enormously grateful for the efforts of the public in sticking by the rules and getting the infection rate down and that does mean that from June 1 we will be able to allow people to have some more social contact but in a safe and socially distant way.”

The Rooney family have been enjoying some quality time together in lockdown.

Coleen and her footballer husband Wayne threw son Klay an epic wrestling-themed bash to celebrate his seventh birthday earlier this month.

The couple decorated their house with cardboard cut-outs of Klay's wrestling heroes, John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Their living room was decked out with red and blue balloons spelling out "Klay", with extra balloons shaped like the number seven.

Klay posed proudly next to the huge stack of presents and birthday cards laid out on the floor around him.

He also showed off his party hat, which was made out of pom poms and bore the words "Happy Birthday!"


 

Sharing the cute snaps on Instagram, Coleen wrote: "Our boy with a big, big heart is 7 today. Happy Birthday Klay, we love you."

Wayne also posted the photo of Klay wearing the party hat and penned: "Happy Birthday Klay!! Have the best day son. Love you."

Coleen and Wayne are currently isolating at their £20million Cheshire mansion with their four sons: Kai, 10, Klay, Kit, four, and Cass, two.

 

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What is Kylie Jenner’s net worth, is she still a billionaire and what has Forbes said? – The Sun

KYLIE Jenner has been dropped from Forbes' list of billionaires and accused of lying about her status.

The magazine said it had conducted a deep-dive into Jenner's wealth and determined she is no longer a billionaire after she had "inflated the size and success of her business for years".

What is Kylie Jenner's net worth?

Kylie has barely left the spotlight since appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians at the tender age of 10.

She's made a fortune monetising on her fame, all while keeping fans enthralled in her love life and surgery scandals.

The 22-year-old, who was born August 10, 1997, has now been revealed as the RICHEST of the Kardashian empire.

In 2019 Forbes claimed Kylie is the youngest self-made billionaire ever, and estimated her net worth as $1billion (around £828million).

She also listed at No23 on Forbes' America's Richest Self-Made Women list and was able to maintain her billionaire status in 2020.

However, on May 29 the magazine said it had reevaluated Jenner's wealth and concluded that she was no longer a billionaire.

Forbes said "a more realistic" account of her "personal fortune" places it at just under $900million.

Is Kylie Jenner a billionaire?

According to Forbes, Kylie Jenner is no longer a billionaire.

However, Jenner has hit back at the claims by Forbes and denied what they have said.

She wrote on Twitter: "What am I even waking up to. I thought this was a reputable site.

"All I see are the a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol.

"I've never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period."

She added: "'Even creating tax returns that were likely forged,' that's your proof?

"So you just THOUGHT they were forged? Like actually what am I reading."

The Sun has reached out to Kylie and Kris Jenner's reps for comment, but they didn't immediately respond.

What are the Forbes claims?

In a report published on Friday, M29 Forbes said it had recalculated Jenner's alleged worth and concluded that her fortune stood at just under $900millon.

The writers claimed: "Kylie’s business is significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe."

The article then accused the Kardashians of going to "unusual" lengths to prove Jenner's wealth, including forging documents.

However, Forbes admitted they could not prove any documents were forged.

The writers also estimated that Kylie Cosmetics was a smaller brand than claimed, and speculated the company inflated the numbers to get the coveted number one spot on the Forbes list.

The article alleged: "While we can’t prove that those documents were fake (though it’s likely), it’s clear that Kylie’s camp has been lying."

How did Kylie Jenner make her money?

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

There’s no doubt that much of Kylie’s wealth has been built on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise.

In 2015, the Kardashian-Jenners landed a £70million deal with E! which gave the network rights to distribute the reality show for four more years.

It was estimated that Kylie earns around £4,000 for each episode.

Sponsored posts

At first glance, Kylie's glossy Instagram page looks like snapshots from her everyday life.

But looking a little closer reveals that many of the posts are actually marketing ploys.

Kylie is regularly paid to promote different products, in images which she captions #ad.

The social media star also offers her fans “discount codes” for different items, and will sometimes get a cut if they make a purchase.

Brand deals

Collaborations with different brands have proven a great source of income for Kylie.

In 2013, the high-earning model raked in around £160,000 for her two nail polishes in the Nicole by OPI cosmetics line.

The Jenner sister has represented Nip + Fab as an ambassador and launched her own clothing line with British fashion giant Topshop.

Modelling

It’s hard to avoid spotting the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star splashed across countless magazines.

Even though her sister Kendall is known as a Victoria’s Secret model, Kylie has forged her own name for herself in the fashion industry.

Her appearances in Vogue and the New York Fashion Week catwalk have helped the A-lister build up her profits in the bank.

Apps

The social media sensation has harnessed her huge audience by launching two popular apps.

Her work towards the popular Kylie Jenner app and the Kendall & Kylie game has undoubtedly been lucrative.

Staggeringly, Apptopia believes that her solo release saw 1.75 million downloads the first week it was live.

However, Kylie no longer has the most liked Instagram image ever, thanks to a photo of an egg which attracted 39 million likes.

Kylie Cosmetics

The infamous Kylie lip kits have become renowned for selling out in a matter of SECONDS.

If this wasn’t proof enough that they’re in high demand, some of the liquid lipsticks have appeared on eBay for hundreds of pounds – and up to ten times the asking price.

Forbes say Kylie Cosmetics has sold more than $630million (£490million) worth of make-up since its founding in February 2016.

Kylie owns 100 per cent of the company.

Property empire

Kylie’s fortune has been cemented by her impressive property empire.

In 2015, she reportedly cashed in £2.7million from her “starter home”, before moving into a luxury Tuscan-style Calabasas mansion.

Then, the five-bedroom pad – complete with six-and-a-half bathrooms – was listed for nearly £1million more than the youngest member of the Kardashian clan originally paid.

In October 2016, Trulia reported that the reality TV mogul had put down money for her FOURTH property, scooping a £9million Hidden Hills home in California.

And in 2018, Kylie and Travis purchased a £10.6million mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

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When Will 'Jeopardy!' Resume Filming?

The popular evening show Jeopardy! is one of many television shows that has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Countless movies and TV shows have had to postpone filming due to the coronavirus, and when the virus first came on our radar, nobody could have expected it would become what it has. Now, Jeopardy! will soon run out of new episodes and will likely resort to re-runs. When will the show resume filming?

‘Jeopardy!’ is one of many shows and movies impacted by the coronavirus

When the coronavirus outbreak created widespread changes starting back in March, TV and film production grinded to a startling halt. With it being unsafe for people to be in close proximity to one another, it was nearly impossible for production companies to continue filming. Though host Alex Trebek stands alone while he reads the questions, the three contestants aren’t more than a few feet apart — not to mention the studio audience. Production was cut in March, and it hasn’t resumed.

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Alex Trebek has been handling the coronavirus as best as possible

Jeopardy! legacy Ken Jennings appeared on the show in 2004, where he won 74 regular-competition episodes in a row. During that time, he and Trebek got to know each other quite well, and in April 2020, Jennings spoke with Fox News about how Trebek is doing during the pandemic. “Jeopardy! has production shut down for the pandemic and he is still itching to get back to work,” Jennings said. “That’s a guy who loves his job, and I think that’s what’s keeping him healthy and alive at this point.”

The show doesn’t have a certain startup date — but it might not be until August

Right now, it’s unclear when production will restart for theshow, but with the Los Angeles lockdowns suspected to last through August (theshow is filmed in Culver City, just outside of L.A.), it’s likely that filmingwill not resume before then.

Even when things do start up, they won’t be the same for a while. According to Jennings, the show won’t have a studio audience for quite some time, due in part to the social distancing restrictions but also due to making Trebek’s health the main priority. “I know that [Trebek is] doing chemotherapy, so his immune system is shot and he’s really taking that seriously,” Jennings said. “And that’s one of the reasons why you won’t be seeing Jeopardy! with a studio audience anytime soon, even when it comes back, because they’re very protective of Alex’s health, and that’s how it should be. We’ve got to be careful in these times.”

The show reportedly filmed enough episodes to last throughthe end of May, but once those new shows run out, they’ll likely have toreplace them with reruns for an uncertain amount of time. Perhaps it would be agood opportunity to show all 74 episodes of Jennings’ streak? After all, therelikely won’t be e large enough gap in time to ever do that again. Either way,we’ll still be watching reruns, because after all these years, we’re stillhooked on the dinnertime game show.

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Piers Morgan extends Good Morning Britain contract until end of 2021

Piers Morgan won’t be leaving Good Morning Britain any time soon, as he has revealed his contract has been extended until the end of next year.

The outspoken host has kept us all watching in recent months as he and co-host Susanna Reid bring us the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown.

And let’s face it, he wastes no time in making his opinions known about everything that’s been going on.

And despite the ITV presenter being absent from the show this week, rest assured he will be back on Monday – and he’s here to stay.

‘I’ve just signed a new contract up for GMB until the end of next year. I love working with Susanna and the team – we’re a Ying Yang that works,’ he told The Sun.


During the coronavirus pandemic, Piers has been rather outspoken during some of his interviews, especially over the way he has quizzed some politicians.

His brash interviewing technique has even led the government to refuse to send MPs to appear on the show.

The Good Morning Britain host also sparked more than 3,200 Ofcom complaints for two of his interviews with care minister Helen Whately which took place last month.

The 55-year-old has always fiercely defended his interviewing technique with the MP, initially encouraging people to go to Ofcom.

However, the Ofcom decided not to investigate the host any further for his ‘combative’ interviewing technique.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am.

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Mama June urges fans to buy her $26 ‘Mama AF’ T-shirt after selling her house amid money struggles – The Sun

MAMA June is urging fans to buy her $26 "Mama AF" T-shirts amid her ongoing money struggles.

The troubled reality star, 40, who left her family in tears after selling her home, posed in the T-shirt from her new merchandise line.

June wore the black top next to her male pal – who donned a similar version – in a photo she shared on Instagram.

She captioned it: "Loving my new shirts! Shop Link in my BIO! #MamaSlay #MamaAF."

The reality star launched the new line of merchandise earlier this week.

She wrote: "Excited about my merchandise launch! It feels good to be getting it together!!"



The products include a $17 face mask which reads "Mama Slay" and a yoga T-shirt bearing the slogan "Mama-ste b***hes," a play on the word namaste.

It comes as June left her daughter Alana Thompson in tears on Mama June: Family Crisis, after the teen found out she'd sold their Georgia family home.

She reportedly only got a fraction of the home’s value after she put it on the market in August 2019.


Alana's sister and guardian Lauryn was forced to break the devastating news.

She said: “I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you, mama sold her house and everything in it."

Alana was distraught after learning the home she planned to live in in the future is no longer hers.

“That’s dumb why did she do that? She told me when I got older that was going to be my house! What about my stuff that I left there? We’re never going to get to go back to the house again?

“We had so many great memories in that house and she’s just going to sell it like it was nothing? How can she do this to our house,” the teen cried out.

After Pumpkin revealed that they now were moving two hours away, Alana became more upset.

“No one every asks what I want! I don't want to go to a new school, I not want to move away, I don’t want to make new friends.

"Ya’ll are really ruining my life,” she screamed before she stormed out.

The following day, she continued to criticize her family at the hotel they were staying at.

“I don’t know how you expect me to feel. Mama just sold her house which was supposed to be mine when I’m older.

“I don’t have time to worry about that because now I have to change schools. Why would Pumpkin and Josh do this to me?

“They know I just made friends and now I have to make more. This sucks,” the reality star complained.

In August 2019, Mama June sold her home for just $100,000 despite being worth double the amount, according to TMZ.

The low price put her at a loss, as she purchased the home in 2014 $156,000.

June was facing both financial and legal trouble at the time after she and her boyfriend Geno were arrested in March 2019.

The couple was charged for possession of a controlled substance, crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a crack pipe.

Cash-strapped June has been trying different methods to drum up funds, including selling personalized Cameo videos – banking $10,000 in just one month from the custom messages.

Last month, June left her daughters distraught when she sold family possessions for cash. 

And back in March the star made headlines when she tried to sell a pair of Nike sneakers for $70 online.

She's also been spotted pawning a diamond ring for $1,500 and has been selling items on Facebook Marketplace.

 

 

 

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Strictly Come Dancing: ‘Definitely give it a go’ star to sign up after huge hint dropped?

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BBC dance contest – Strictly Come Dancing – sees a host of famous faces put on their dancing shoes in the hope of winning the coveted Glitterball Trophy. Rumours are already swirling over who could be on this year’s line-up and now, YouTuber and recent contestant on Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins, Jack Maynard, has told Express.co.uk he would “definitely give it a go” if asked to appear on the show. 

Last year’s series saw former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher take the crown alongside Oti Mabuse. 

He narrowly pipped EastEnders favourite Emma Barton and CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual to the title after one of the closest-ever finals. 

As always, fans are eager to know who could be making an appearance on the famous Strictly dance floor later this year.

Despite the current coronavirus pandemic, the show still looks to be going ahead, with one YouTuber, Jack Maynard, expressing an interest in taking part.

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The star recently took part on Channel 4 reality show, Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins but didn’t rule out trying his hand at another new skill. 

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk Jack, who is close friends with 2018 finalist, Joe Sugg, confessed: “I would definitely consider it. 

“Obviously, Joe is like one of my best friends. I think I’d be quite lucky having him and Diane [Buswell, Joe’s girlfriend] in my corner. 

“Basically, to give me a few pointers – I’d definitely give it a go,” he reiterated. 

Joe’s not the only former contestant who could help the star if he ends up appearing one day, adding: “I’m also very good friends with Saffron [Barker].

“They [Joe and Saffron] both had the best time of their lives, absolutely loved the whole experience – I’d definitely give it a shot.”

Saffron was one of the shining stars from the 2019 series, impressing the judges as she progressed through the competition.

She made it all the way to week 10 with her partner AJ Pritchard – could she lend some of her newfound skills to Jack? 

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Favourites to sign-up this year include Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd and the former Radio 1 DJ, Maya Jama. 

Jack has been one of the names continuously mentioned to feature this year and Paddy Power has the star at 8/13 odds. 

Maya shocked fans by revealing she had stepped down from her stint on the BBC’s most popular station, noting other commitments coming up later in the year. 

She is the favourite to take to the dancefloor with bookmakers Paddy Power having her at 1/2 odds. 

A spokesperson from the betting firm said: “Maya Jama giving up her regular Radio 1 slot feels like the biggest hint yet that she’s taking on extra filming that requires her to free up her schedule.”

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Elsewhere, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing – who was forced to pull out of the show last year after an early injury – today addressed the question on everyone’s lips.

Speaking on This Morning, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes probed the reality TV personality on whether he would be looking to return. 

He seemed keen for a comeback, telling the hosts: “Hey! I will sit by my phone and wait.

“I think with that amazing show, Strictly, so many people want to do it and I had my chance last year and obviously, didn’t do that well. It was the quickest exit ever!

“If they come calling this year, yeah, of course, I would love to dance, I would love to do it!”

Strictly Come Dancing can be streamed on BBC iPlayer now. 

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Piers Morgan fury: How GMB host branded BBC’s Dan Walker a ‘snivelling sycophant’

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Rows between Piers Morgan and Dan Walker are a regular occurrence on Twitter, as the two often debate whose show is most successful. But Dan’s grievance this time round was Piers’ coverage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, after the Sussexes had just hit out at British tabloids for their coverage of the royals. Piers had been a prominent critic of the pair, leading Dan to accuse him of “picking on” Meghan.

The BBC host said in October last year: “Imagine being given a TV show & a newspaper column & using them both to pick on a woman who didn’t want to go out for a second drink with you.”

The GMB host then called his rival the “dullest, most excruciatingly virtue-signalling, tediously opinion-devoid, toe-curlingly snivelling sycophant on TV”.

And he refuted Dan’s claims that the Duchess of Sussex didn’t want to go out for a second drink with him by adding: “P.S. For the record, I never asked Meghan for a drink, she asked me.”

Dan didn’t stop there though, jibing back: “Imagine losing the plot (and the argument) to the ‘dullest, most excruciatingly virtue-signalling, tediously opinion-devoid, toe-curlingly snivelling sycophant on TV’.”

The two continued to trade insults, with Piers eventually resorting to the tactic of comparing how many Twitter followers they each had.

Eventually Dan joked that there were a lot of “very angry middle-aged men” on Twitter.

He added: “Some very angry middle-aged men on here this afternoon.

“I’m off to eat some mince pies. See you later.”

The two fell out once more recently as Piers fumed at the Government’s refusal to send ministers on GMB after a series of embarrassing interviews.

After Dan interviewed Dominic Raab, he tweeted: “Thanks for all your kind comments about our #BBCBreakfast interviews this morning.

“It is possible to challenge politicians and ask difficult questions without… Shouting. Interrupting. Telling everyone you’re brilliant at holding them to account.”

As his GMB counterparts had been snubbed by the Government, Piers responded with anger in the latest Twitter spat.

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He responded to Dan, saying: “The reason they all go on your show Dan is because you’re known as the softest touch in the world [of] political interviewing.

“Or as the Guardian called you recently ‘LaLa from the Teletubbies… most at home asking unthreatening lifestyle questions’.”

That same morning, Piers had been irked by the news that Health Secretary Matt Hancock had declined to be interviewed on GMB, but appeared on rival shows BBC Breakfast and This Morning.

Piers added: “He’s chosen an easy ride over tough questioning. Very unlike Mr Hancock who normally has the balls to defend his decisions. He’s obviously now lost them.”

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