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Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun has confirmed former runner in the music industry, Lee Juggurnauth, as their new presenter. He carved out a name for himself in the entertainment industry after working with the likes of Take That, Lulu and Billy Ocean.
However, the new host has one hand firmly in the property market, having bought and sold projects both at home and abroad for over a decade.
The new presenter boasts an impressive portfolio that features abodes in London, Ibiza and Mauritius.
Speaking about joining the property-hunting show, Lee said: “I can’t wait to help house hunters turn their dream into a reality.”
The presenter is no stranger to the camera having modelled for the likes of Samsung.
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The update, which showed him enjoying the sun in exotic locations, have been liked by his fellow host Jasmine Harman.
Lee is in a good position to advise house-hunters on properties as he himself has an impressive portfolio.
The presenter spent a few years between the ages of seven and 10 in Mauritius, which is where his parents are from.
Back in the UK he grew up in Windsor and spent his free time working at his parents’ care home, and has continued to do so throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The 30-year-old dancer had appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch to discuss the week’s news stories before talking about her experience with the 8 Out Of 10 Cats host.
The conversation soon turned to the time the comedian had joked that she was pregnant with his child, the Strictly star revealed: “So, this article comes out in South Africa like two weeks ago, and my mum calls me and she was like, ‘you are pregnant!'”
Oti then admitted: “Stupidly I went to Google and I was like, ‘Google, am I having a baby?'” as the camera panned to Russell Kane, who looked gobsmacked.
The dancer continued: “I was like, ‘What am I doing? No, I’m not! I’m like, ‘Mum, no I’m not!'”
Meteorologist Bill Giles, 81, has warned UK residents to be vigilant as we head into hayfever season while the coronavirus pandemic is still on-going and very much present. He worried that the sneezing and coughing that comes from the seasonal allergic reaction to pollen, might transmit partials through the air from one person to another, therefore spreading the virus further and perhaps quicker.
As the UK looks towards freedom on 21 June following Boris Johnson’s announcement last week, with shops, businesses and hospitality sectors allowed to open at specific dates before then, Bill wanted to make sure members of the public stay safe as we had into spring and summer.
In a recent interview, he said: “As the days grow longer and the sun gets higher in the sky, tree pollen will increase.
“We know Covid is transmitted through the air and the 29 March lifting of restrictions will unfortunately coincide with the start of peak hayfever season.”
Bill added: “We all want to meet family and friends, but watch out for those sneezes!”
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“And don’t doubt that there will more hot springs ahead.”
Now the roadmap to recovery has been provisionally put into place (subject to change), Bill can get back to talking about what he knows best – the weather.
And as we head into the warmer months of the year, people will depend solely on the weather to give them a new lease of life, what with normality slowly returning and being able to meet friends and family for walks and picnics outside.
“Nearly all the things we are looking forward to doing again as lockdown gradually lifts are dependent on the weather,” he told Radio Times.
“But going for walks and meeting people – especially your grandchildren if, like me, you’re a little older – or simply meeting friends for drinks in a beer garden won’t be much fun if it’s pouring with rain.”
He also admitted he’s looking forward to 12 April, when hairdresser and barbers are set to open their doors, as he’s been struggling to enjoy watching weather forecasts as the BBC weather presenters currently look like “shaggy sheepdogs”.
The 81-year-old retired TV forecaster continued: “I don’t know about you, but this will become easier for me to enjoy from 12 April when barbers open again and some of the BBC weather presenters who now look like shaggy sheepdogs will be allowed to have their hair cut.
“Then we’ll be able to see their eyes again and this, I always feel, is a clear indicator as to whether or not they believe the story they are telling you!”
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He went on to compare today’s presenters to those from “his day”, where meteorologists were required to look a certain way.
“In my days on screen we were employees of the Meteorological Office, which made us, in effect, servicemen,” he explained.
“Presenting weather reports was like going on parade and we were obliged to have neat, short hair.”
Bill didn’t specify which presenters he was talking about specifically, but the current meteorologists at the BBC include Carol Kirkwood and Ben Rich.
Bill’s full interview is available to read now in Radio Times.
And once he finally finished his five bed HMO (home of multiple occupancy) project, he was over the moon to be able to share the finished results, saying: “It’s that super exciting time of the project where you turn around and look at what you have achieved,” he told his followers.
“We have come to the end of a very long journey of the five HMO in Plymouth!”
“So, overall we have turned a very tired, rundown house into an absolutely beautiful five bedroom HMO,” Martin grinned.
He admitted he doesn’t have any issues with the end product and is “really proud” of everything accomplished by him and his team.
Homes Under The Hammer continues weekdays at 10am on BBC One.
Bunny Wailer, whose real name was Neville O’Riley Livingston, was one of the last surviving members of the reggae band The Wailers. The legendary musician has died at the age of 73.
His death was confirmed by manager Maxine Stowe, and Jamaica’s Culture Minister, Olivia Grange.
The cause of death is unknown, but he had been in hospital since having a stroke in July 2020.
The reggae legend had previously struggled with speech issues following his first minor stroke in 2018.
Tributes have been pouring in for the musician on social media, following the sad news of his death.
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British vocalist and Grammy winner Estelle penned: “Sleep in paradise Bunny Wailer.”
Singer Kranium wrote: “Rip Bunny Wailer. Respect for all the great work you did for reggae music worldwide.”
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, said: “My deep condolences to the family, friends and fans of legendary Reggae artiste, Neville Livingston, also known as Bunny Wailer, JahB.”
“They say true legends never die. They live on forever through their music, in our hearts and in the very soul of our nation. The soul of our nation is its #reggae music. Rest in peace #BunnyWailer. You are now a star amongst starts. One love,” a fan commented.
Bunny sang on tracks including Reincarnated Souls, Burnin’, Pass it On, and Hallelujah Time, but left the group in 1973, following the success of the band’s major-label debut Catch a Fire, and pursued his solo ambitions.
The reggae musician’s solo songs included Dreamland, Dancing Shoes, Searching For Love, Life Line, Bide Up, and Arab Oil Weapon.
Bunny also reworked some of The Wailers’ previous songs for his 1980 project Bunny Wailer Sings the Wailers, backed by Jamaican musicians Sly and Robbie.
He went onto win three Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album – for 1991’s Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley, Crucial! Roots Classics in 1995, and 1997’s Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary.
Jahmil French’s cause of death is unknown – but his co-stars have paid tribute to the late star on social media today. The actor’s co-worker Chisme Chica confirmed his passing on Twitter. He wrote: “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday.
“Only posting because I see the story getting out there. I will have more to say about him later. Right now we’re all just processing this devastating news.”
Actress Melinda Shankur wrote: “Bhandurner forever in my heart.”
Chloe Rose also commented on Twitter : “Still in shock. Jahmil will be missed.
“He was an integral part of the Degrassi family and certainly a huge part of my degrassi days.”
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He previously said he is very much like his character Dave.
In an interview with Channel Guide Magazine, he said: “My character’s kind of like the popular one, with lots of friends, and I can relate, because I’ve just always been, like, a floater in each group.
“I’ve always had friends everywhere. I’ve never been the kind of person to, like, be the catty one, or make enemies or that kind of thing.”
But, Jahmil said he was only at school for a year and a half as he went away from auditions.
“My dad had to drive back and forth,” he revealed.
He went on to say he had “a balanced and strong foundation at home” with my his parents.
“I feel like I’ve just been raised with having a good head on my shoulders and not getting myself into all the craziness that Alli has, which kind of goes hand in hand.”
“I’ve had most of my experiences through someone else’s eyes — of the character,” he added.
David Attenborough warns world leaders about climate change
The naturalist has spent nearly seven decades at the BBC and fronted many of the nation’s favourite wildlife shows. In recent years, Sir David has warned of the impending dangers posed by climate change. But in a series of blunt statements, the documentarian weighed-in on the Brexit debate.
Sir David, who returns to screens this weekend on Attenborough’s Life In Colour, spoke out about the problems before Brexit.
Nearly five years ago, the historic EU referendum concluded with 52 percent of the public in favour of leaving the bloc.
While Sir David did not reveal whether he voted Leave or Remain, he did seem to understand the frustrations of the public.
When asked about whether he was a Brexiteer, he replied: “There had to be a change, one way or another.”
Sir David felt the EU had allowed itself to do things that “irritated” people in member states.
David Attenborough spoke out about the European Union (EU) in a rare interview (Image: GETTY)
David Attenborough has spent nearly seven decades at the BBC (Image: GETTY)
In 2019, he told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica: “I think that [there is] irritation [from] the ways in which the European community has interfered.”
Sir David explained that it had “interfered with people’s lives on silly levels”.
He believed the public took affront to “silly issues” and that had left them uncertain about the benefits of the EU.
Sir David continued: “[It] has irritated a lot of people who don’t actually understand what the advantages and the disadvantages are.”
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David Attenborough returns to TV screens this weekend with Attenborough’s Life In Colour (Image: GETTY)
He argued that the public were “fed up” with an overseas group deciding laws that would affect the UK – and other member states.
Sir David claimed the language barrier may have been a problem for some people too.
He suggested some people may have grown tired of everyday frustrations – such as being told “how much money they have got to charge for tomatoes”.
Sir David believed “something silly” like that could have turned people against the EU.
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The Brexit timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
He also believed that the bloc had not concentrated on the smaller things cared about by members.
Sir David said: “Maybe the European Union didn’t pay enough attention.”
He explained that they could have ignored the “sorts of things that members…care about”.
Sir David continued: “[The EU] has allowed themselves to do all sorts of things which irritate the members.”
After the 2016 referendum, Sir David was reported to have “expressed his sadness” at the prospect of leaving the EU, according to the Guardian.
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When asked about how Brexit could affect the environment, he said: “That is sad.”
He seemed concerned that certain wildlife protections could be removed once the UK left the EU.
Sir David noted that swallows, migrant birds “and so on” were “not members of the union” but may be affected by its decisions.
He said: “One just hopes that collaboration on these issues, conservation issues, will transcend political divisions.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer’s record on Brexit (Image: Express)
Previously, Sir David was concerned that Brexit had already taken too much time to discuss on the international stage.
He feared that “hideous” environmental problems were being ignored due to talks about leaving the bloc.
Sir David described how the UK and the rest of the world were “occupied with these silly squabbles about Brexit”.
He also raised concern about facism, as witnessed in the Thirties and Forties.
David Attenborough was concerned that wildlife could suffer as a result of Brexit (Image: GETTY)
Sir David feared the public were “losing reason” and “becoming enraged”.
He hoped that they would remember the “lunacy that overtook Europe” during that period of time.
Sir David said: “We had German Jewish refugees living in our house throughout the war.
“When I see mobs… mobs of people are a very, very ugly sight.”
Attenborough’s Life In Colour airs at 7pm Sunday on BBC One.
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The veteran journalist, 77, returns to BBC screens tonight for one of his final shows, hosting Mastermind. Humphrys announced his departure from the quiz programme last month and revealed he was “not sure” if he “envied” his successor. The TV star, who used to front Radio 4’s Today show, has spent 55 years at the BBC and is well known for his combative nature.
While on radio airwaves, Humphrys regularly grilled politicians and also had several clashes with the Royal Family.
Once the star recalled Prince Philip swearing at him for mistakenly taking his car.
The Queen rejected his interview requests three times, including once when she flatly stated she would never consider talking to him, according to Humphrys.
The journalist has also taken a few swipes at Prince Harry and Meghan over the years.
Humphrys, a self-professed “ardent republican”, has called for an end to the royals’ reign on a number of occasions.
John Humphrys took a swipe at Meghan Markle in an opinion piece questioning the Royal Family’s use (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their departure from roles in the Royal Family last year (Image: GETTY)
In an opinion piece for YouGov last year, he argued that ‘Megxit’ could lead to a reduction in the number of senior royals and suggested there was a possibility the monarchy could come to an end.
Humphrys highlighted the coronavirus pandemic meant the Firm was unable to travel to carry out as many royal duties.
He argued that COVID-19 had “deprived us of this service for a while”, which he downplayed as merely “hand-shaking”.
Humphrys continued: “As with everything else we’ve done without over the last few months, the question arises – do we actually need this service or can we do with less or even none at all?”
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie gave his ‘first address’ on their 2020 Spotify podcast (Image: GETTY)
Previously, he questioned whether the number of working members of the Royal Family should be “reduced in size”.
Humphrys argued that the public could consider some royals “hangers on” and “leeches on the public purse”.
He continued: “Inheritors of ludicrous titles they do nothing to justify and expecting a deference they have done nothing to earn.
“‘Cull them!’ seems to be the cry of the knitters at the base of the guillotine.”
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Humphrys suggested that Harry may have been “envious of the freedom” of Peter and Zara Phillips.
He believed this could have “affected his attitude to the family profession”.
Humphrys then questioned why Meghan joined the Royal Family.
He said: “At least initially, it was supposed that in marrying him and joining the Royal Family, Meghan Markle fancied a bit of hand-shaking too.
John Humphrys clashed with Prince Philip when the royal was forced to sell his yacht (Image: GETTY)
“Why else would she join since that is what they ‘do’?
“Maybe she was misinformed.
“It would now appear that she thought she could become a duchess and an HRH without having to put on the white gloves.”
Humphrys countered his snipe at Meghan by questioning whether Harry wanted to marry outside of the Royal Family to allow him to leave the Firm.
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He felt that he could have “got all this the wrong way wrong” before by only seeing ‘Megxit’ from a “Britain-centric point of view”.
Humphrys added: “It wasn’t so much that Meghan married into the Royal Family as that Harry married into the family of Hollywood celebrity.”
He then mocked the lives of Meghan and Harry since their move to the US.
Humphrys said: “There’s not so much hand-shaking required over there.
Prince Harry came under fire from John Humphrys, who branded his take over of BBC Radio 4 ‘PR’ move (Image: GETTY)
“You can join the family and spend more time lounging by the pool.”
Humphrys’ remarks came as Harry and Meghan sought to establish financial self-sufficiency outside of the Royal Family.
The royal couple have negotiated deals with Netflix and Spotify, reportedly worth £81million ($ 112million) and £29million ($ 40million).
The Telegraph claimed they could earn up to £710,000 ($ 1million) for each public speaking event too.
John Humphrys presents Mastermind, which airs at 7.30pm tonight on BBC Two. His tenure as host will reportedly end after March.