THE NATIONAL THEATRE
MEGHAN, the Duchess of Sussex, right, has been made patron of the National Theatre. The patronage is one of four organisations the former Suits actress has chosen. The theatre accidently leaked the news a day early, putting it on its website. Oops!
THE grocery giant emerged as a festive winner after unveiling its best set of Christmas trading figures in nearly a decade. It enjoyed a 2.2% rise in UK like-for-like sales in the six-week run up to January 5.
OLIVIA COLMAN has just picked up a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Anne in this royal period comedy drama, which leads the race for this year’s Baftas, with 12 nominations.
VEGAN SAUSAGE ROLLS
GOOD MORNING BRITAIN host Piers Morgan may have spat one out live on TV, but Greggs says its new £1 vegan sausage rolls are flying off the shelves, as it sold hundreds of thousands in the first week since their launch on January 3.
DANCING ON ICE
THE ITV skating show seems to be on thin ice with viewers after the first episode of the new series had the lowest overnight ratings for a launch episode in the show’s history, pulling in an average audience of 6.4 million.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER
THE car maker has announced it is to cut 4,500 jobs from its 40,000 strong UK workforce, blaming a downturn in Chinese sales, a slump in diesel sales and concerns about Brexit.
SACRE BLEU! The French author landed himself in hot water on both sides of The Channel by claiming in an interview with the French edition of Marie Claire that women over 50 “are invisible to me”. And how old is this enfant terrible? Yes, 50!
POOR performance at the high street giant means staff, or ‘partners’ might miss out on their annual bonus for the first time since 1953. Like-for-like sales actually rose by 1% in the run up to Christmas, but full-year profits are expected to be “substantially lower”, said chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield.
Sliding in ratings – Dancing On Ice
Not a fan: Piers Morgan spat out his vegan roll