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Lauren Laverne pulls out of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage after she’s devastated by mum’s death

BBC presenter Lauren Laverne, who was due to head up much of this year’s Glastonbury coverage, has paid tribute to her mother Celia, who died on Friday.The broadcaster announced last night that Lauren, 44, would no longer be appearing at the festival due to ‘personal reasons’.In a post on Instagram, the Desert Island Discs host wrote: ‘Yesterday I lost my Mam, Celia. She was the kindest, most compassionate and most tenacious person I have ever met.

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Fred Sirieix breaks silence on Strictly 2022 stint rumours after Christmas Special success
Strictly Come Dancing star Fred Sirieix has admitted that he'd have no hesitation in returning to the dance floor, in spite of confessing that his past training sessions were so intense that he was forced to vomit.The 50-year-old TV star might have been floored by the physical exertion, but he told us that braving the moves for the show was an achievement for both "body and soul".Exclaiming that he would "of course" be up for another series if the opportunity arose, he described his participation last year as "a great challenge"."I really enjoyed it. It's one of the greatest challenges that I've done," he continued."It was a lot of fun and made me feel like I'd achieved something, so it was very good for the body and the soul."He admitted to feeling concern over whether he had a natural aptitude for dance but assured us that he wouldn't let such fears deter him.Fred is a keen boxer in his spare time and has built up stamina skills that can assist him for the long hours on the dance floor.In fact, the First Dates star confessed that the only thing that might deter him from signing up for a full Strictly series is the time commitment."It takes a lot of time and if it takes me three weeks to get a one and a half minute dance routine, when do you have the week to nail just one dance?" he exclaimed."You've gotta be there all day, every day, five days a week and you have to do it for ten hours - dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing.
BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty scolds co-host Charlie Stayt after unusual on-air request
BBC's Naga Munchetty hosted the early morning news programme BBC Breakfast with co-host Charlie Stayt but scolded him after he made a request to one of their guests.The two presenters welcomed representatives from a youth boxing club onto the show and discussed the unfortunate rise in their rent prices.The boys told Naga and Charlie about how much the club has benefitted them from falling into a "particular lifestyle" and explained how boxing has shaped their lives.As they closed up the interview, Charlie made a request: "I really feel like one of you should punch that punchbag, just so we can prove- can someone just go and punch the punchbag for me? I can see it on the left, behind you."Naga scolded him and said: "No! They haven't got gloves, to keep your hands safe!"The group laughed and the interview ended with Charlie and Naga back in the studio.He said he reckoned that "if they went back there," it would be "furiously busy with training," to which Naga sarcastically replied: "Well, yeah, and they would have gloves on! You know, they are hard?"The group appeared on the show and said that it has "helped to keep hundreds of children away from crime," but Naga had the bad news that they may be "faced with closure" as "running costs are soaring".They spoke to members of the club and began with Jav, who is "doing a lot of good work helping children" to have an alternative option to "being on the streets" and "influenced by negative forces".This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated.
Piers Morgan reignites furious feud with 'desperate and boring' Dan Walker
Piers Morgan has reignited his feud with rival broadcaster Dan Walker, labelling him “desperate and boring”.The ex-Good Morning Britain host has had a long-standing feud with former BBC Breakfast presenter Dan - despite later being pictured golfing together, hinting they’d put their past behind them.Now Piers has gone all out in his verbal war with Dan, labelling him a “mood-hoovering dullard” - and Dan quickly clapped back. READ MORE: Carol Kirkwood pays sweet tribute to BBC co-worker ahead of 'emotional' exit Things began when Dan was interviewing Mick Lynch, General Secretary of the RMT Union, about the rail strikes for Channel 5 News, writing on Twitter: “We live in the age of the jabby, confrontational interview & the RMT’s Mick Lynch has had a few of them.“If you treat people with respect, you can still ask tough questions & get decent answers, allowing your audience to make their own minds up.”But Piers soon noticed the subtle swipe as he responded to Dan, writing: “Is there anyone more deluded in world television than Desperate Dan… the world’s most boring interviewer.”Dan then hit back: “Why is it ‘boring’ to let someone actually speak rather than shouting over them all the time?”, accompanied by three cry-laughing emojis.Piers simply wasn’t having it and doubled down on his insults, writing: “Mate, I had to leave GMB for being too exciting/dangerous.“You had to leave the BBC because even by their standards you’re a mood-hoovering dullard. But your pompous lectures on how to do interviews are bloody funny, I’ll give you that.”Dan quickly retaliated with the famous GIF of Piers storming out of the Good Morning Britain studio, telling him: “You left GMB because one of your colleagues called you out.