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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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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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