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RA­DIO 1’s new ★

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! ★

Jesy Nel­son, Jade Thirl­wall Pin­nock LeighAnne Per­rie


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.”

AM­BER Turner

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 what­son­ 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 six­the­mu­si­

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