The Chronicle

TREND­ING TANK­ING

- BBC Radio 2 · London · England · Kym Marsh · Myleene Klass · Whatsapp · Suzanne Shaw · The Great British Bake Off · Netflix · Amy Adams · Glenn Close · United States of America · University of Southern California · California · Southern California · Australia · United Kingdom · Graham Norton

CLAU­DIA WIN­KLE­MAN

THE Strictly Come Danc­ing pre­sen­ter, right, has been an­nounced as Gra­ham Nor­ton’s re­place­ment as the host of BBC Ra­dio 2’s Satur­day morn­ing show af­ter the Ir­ish­man de­cided to step down. The 48-year-old will take over the slot, which broad­casts from Wo­gan House in Lon­don, from Fe­bru­ary 2021.

CHRIST­MAS TREES

IF ever there was a year that you might want to get your dec­o­ra­tions up early and cheer your­self up, then this is it. And the Gov­ern­ment has al­lowed Christ­mas tree sell­ers to open up in Eng­land de­spite the lock­down which doesn’t end un­til De­cem­ber 2.

HEAR’SAY

THE group could be on the verge of mak­ing a come­back af­ter the band held se­cret talks be­fore the sec­ond na­tional lock­down. It has been re­ported that Kym Marsh and Myleene Klass have set up a What­sApp group, while Noel Sul­li­van, Suzanne Shaw and Danny Fos­ter, are all thought to have met up in Septem­ber.

PETER SAWKINS

THE 20-year-old Scot was this week crowned the win­ner of Great Bri­tish Bake Off 2020, mak­ing him the youngest cham­pion ever on the se­ries. He beat fel­low fi­nal­ists Dave Fri­day and Laura Adling­ton to the tro­phy in the fa­mous bak­ing tent.

HILL­BILLY EL­EGY

THE Net­flix movie star­ring Amy Adams and Glenn Close hasn’t ex­actly had rap­tur­ous re­views. The At­lantic called it “one of the worst movies of the year”, while Time Out said it was an “ill­judged, mind-numb­ing ex­er­cise in Hol­ly­wood­splain­ing heart­land Amer­ica”. Ouch...

AIR POL­LU­TION

IN ad­di­tion to all the other health is­sues it can cause, it could in­crease the risk of de­pres­sion and mem­ory loss, re­search shows. El­derly peo­ple liv­ing near busy roads were more prone to blue moods, and in the long-term it was linked to mem­ory de­cline in a study car­ried out by the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

I’M A CELEBRITY

THE show, which has moved from Aus­tralia to Wales due to the pandemic, has racked up more than 600 com­plaints to TV watch­dog Of­com amid con­cerns over an­i­mal wel­fare dur­ing tri­als. The RSPCA also re­leased a state­ment crit­i­cis­ing the show’s use of live an­i­mals.

THE ECON­OMY

CHAN­CEL­LOR Rishi Su­nak this week told MPs that the UK econ­omy is ex­pected to shrink by 11.3 per cent this year – the largest fall in out­put for more than 300 years .

 ??  ?? Peter Sawkins is this year’s fab­u­lous baker boy
Peter Sawkins is this year’s fab­u­lous baker boy
 ??  ?? Hey y’all, it’s Glenn Close and Amy Adams
Hey y’all, it’s Glenn Close and Amy Adams

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