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Breakfast Show host Greg James is the latest celeb to own up to snubbing Strictly Come Dancing.
The recently engaged DJ told me: “I’ve been asked to do Strictly practically every year but always said no.”
Greg, who took over from Nick Grimshaw last month, added: “I love watching reality so I can comment on contestants on the radio.
“If I joined I don’t think I could do that anymore.”
IT’S nearly six years ★
since James Arthur won X Factor but he’s still trying to ditch the champion tag.
The Say You Won’t Let Go singer said: “I’m still answering that question ‘How’s life been since X Factor?’.
“It would be nice to put that in my rear view mirror and talk about new music.”
“I’m a completely different person now. I’m getting older and wiser. I’m settled. I’m more hungry than ever and I’m less insecure.
“My main focus now is making great music.”
MAX George is so ★
obsessed with The Greatest Showman he’s seen it over 20 times.
The former The Wanted star, who lives in Vegas, said: “I downloaded it on to mum’s TV too so I can watch it when I’m back home.”
Max has just released his debut solo single Barcelona. He said: “I was worried I had left it too long, but the response has been great.” GEORDIE
Shore’s Sophie Kasaei has been single and ready to mingle for a year.
But the slimmed-down babe is worried her previous bad behaviour on the MTV show is keeping the boys away and preventing her from bagging the man of her dreams. Sophie told me: “It’s hard to meet someone when you’ve been on a show like Geordie Shore. “When guys meet you they automatically have a preconceived idea of who you are.
“They think you’re too wild or loud, or too much ★ of a party girl. And that isn’t always the case.” Sophie still managed to find a fella to accompany her to Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen’s star-studded wedding yesterday though.
She said: “He’s lovely. We’ve only been dating three weeks so I’m keeping it private for now. “Dating in the public eye brings pressure and extra problems into a relationship.” Sending huge congrats to Love Island’s ultimate couple on their big day! ★
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The playful singers giggled as they clambered into a taxi where cheeky Jesy, 27, and Jade, 25, flipped their middle fingers. Sharing several snaps of their night on Instagram, Jesy captioned one post: “Living my best life.”
boyfriend Dan Edgar are confident of beating TOWIE’s relationship curse.
The scripted reality show is notorious for breaking up couples, but Amber said: “I’m not worried.
“I feel like we’ve gone through the worst part already. We’ve had lots of lows, dealt with the jealousy and struggled with trust.
“We have come out stronger than ever, so hopefully nothing will come between us.” Spice Girls,
WEST End hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its fourth birthday this week.
The show is ridiculous and bizarre – and all the better for it.
Think Fawlty Towers meets Acorn Antiques meets Agatha Christie.
The murder-mystery won the 2014 whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony award for the Broadway transfer.
Go and see it at London’s The Duchess Theatre.
REALITY TV regulars Dan Osborne,
“Arg” Argent, Liam Gatsby, Calum Best, Sam Gowland, Warren Phillips, James Hill,
X Factor winner Sam Bailey and EastEnders stars Danny-Boy Hatchard, Matt Lapinskas and Dean Gaffney will play a celeb football match to raise money for the James Bulger Memorial Trust. Tickets for the Tranmere Rovers Football Club match on October 21 are available now.
FORMERsinger says he is much happier fronting rock pop bandReece was just 16 when he found fame with The X Factor’s manufactured boyband in 2014.He is now finding international success with NHC, who are managed byLead singer Reece told me: “Stereo Kicks was bittersweet. I was very young, it brought me out of my shell and was a great platform.“But none of us were really sold on the idea. We were all put together and forced to gel with people we didn’t know.“I’m in a much happier and healthier place now.”NHC’s new single Crazy is out now. LITTLE Mix stars enjoyed a naughty night out at an exclusive London club.Trio and were spotted leaving Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden without fourth member and THE modern-day musical Six tells the story of Henry VIII’s six wives in the form of a current X Factor-esque girlband.Think a Tudor version of the mixing pop, R’n’B, hip hop, power ballads and more.The songs are catchy, diverse and comical, the stars are talented enough to be lead singers and the girl power-themed stories will leave you wanting more.It will also be the most enjoyable history – or “her-story”, as the six would say – lesson you will ever have.See UK tour dates at sixthemusical.com.James