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Kirstie Allsopp sparks backlash as she claims Covid ‘may kill us’ but ‘is here to stay’

Kirstie Allsopp sparks backlash as she claims Covid ‘may kill us’ but ‘is here to stay’

Kirstie Allsopp, 49, has shared how she believes coronavirus will not be disappearing anytime soon as case numbers continue to rise in the UK. The Location, Location, Location host sparked backlash after saying Covid is “low down” on the list of things that might kill us, but added, “something has to after all”.

Kirstie typed: “Covid is here to stay, it is one of the many things that may kill us, though quite low down that list, something has to after all.  

“Luckily in the last 150 years we have taken many things off that list, and we’ve added a few.

“Life is like that, but thank God for life,” she added.

Fans were divided by her comments as some claimed other countries had managed to stamp out the spread of the disease.

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The figure is a rise on Friday’s 51,870 cases, which was the highest since mid-January. Some 49 deaths were reported on Friday.

On vaccinations, 67,956 people had their first dose on Friday, while 188,976 completed their course.

It brings the total number of people who have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine across the UK to 35,732,297 – 67.8% of adults.

The numbers come amid disruption on some parts of the UK’s transport network, with the NHS COVID-19 app alerts leaving some services suspended due to a lack of staff available.

London’s Metropolitan Tube Line has been fully suspended, while the Piccadilly and District Lines face severe delays.

Elsewhere, Sajid Javid revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19, and is now awaiting the results of his confirmatory PCR test.

Mr Javid’s symptoms emerged just three days after he visited a care home in Streatham, south London.

He was there on Tuesday, having earlier been in parliament. He returned to the Commons on Wednesday and spoke about the Health and Care Bill in the afternoon.

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Monty Don tries to reassure Gardeners’ World fans amid backlash as show is taken off air

Monty Don tries to reassure Gardeners' World fans amid backlash as show is taken off air

Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don, 66, took to Twitter this evening to tell fans that there is light at the end of the tunnel after viewers were left angry over news that the BBC programme won’t be airing as usual this week. It comes after Gardeners’ World was replaced in the TV schedule.

The BBC will be airing The Open 2021 instead, after golf’s oldest major was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing the issue, Monty attempted to reassure fans that the upcoming episode of Gardeners’ World will be worth the wait.

He wrote in view of his 235,000 followers: “There may be no Gardeners World this work – courtesy of golf – but just completed filming next week’s show and it will be well worth the wait.”

Monty went on to tell viewers that they will still be able to get their gardening fix, as his other show, Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens, is set to air once again this week.

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The horticulturalist added: “And there is another chance to see Japanese Gardens tomorrow and Friday evening at 7pm.”

Unfortunately, despite Monty’s best efforts, many fans took to the comments section of his tweet to share their frustrations about Gardeners’ World being taken off air.

One person commented: “can’t help thinking… surely there’s more folk interested in gardens…. than golf.”

Another added: “Golf? ‘A good walk ruined’ I’m not happy! Japanese gardens it is then.”


A third fan replied: “I hoped I heard wrong last week when you said see you in 2wks it’s time @BBC realize we Need Gardeners World & stop messing with the schedule.”

A fourth complained: “There’s BBC1 BBC2 BBC4 onlineBBC3 BBCiplayer various red button channels and the golf has to be on instead of Gardeners World ?”

A fifth penned: “What is it about GW that the BBC feel it ok to kick it into touch , move the time or put onto another channel at 10pm with no notice therefore missed by many? The bigwigs at the BBC clearly are not gardeners,  very unfair to those of us who very much look forward to it .”

A sixth fumed: “Golf? Seriously?! How many channels could the BBC use to show one of the most boring activities known to humankind?”

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A seventh agreed: “I can forgive the BBC many things, but *golf* – the indignity of it.”

Another fan added: “Sleep inducing golf instead of Gardeners World. BBC needs to realise not everyone wants sport inflicted on them. Time they stopped interfering with scheduling.”

Speaking on Gardeners’ World, Monty broke the news to viewers and said: “I’m afraid that this is it this week and we’re off air next week.

“But I’ll be back here in a fortnight’s time at 8pm. So, I’ll see you then.”

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‘EU trying to land-grab UK soil by back door!’ Furious backlash to Brussels plot

'EU trying to land-grab UK soil by back door!' Furious backlash to Brussels plot

Amid the heightened tensions post-Brexit, Express.co.uk readers have expressed their fury over how the EU has treated Northern Ireland and its place within the UK. Amid the support for remaining part of the UK, readers expressed their fury over the Northern Ireland protocol and its damage to businesses in the country. One person said: “Remainers are claiming nobody cares about NI.

“Well, this proves yet again they are liars.

“The EU is trying to land-grab parts of the UK via the back-door.

“EU nearly caused a war with Russia trying to recruit Ukraine into the EU.”

A second said: “Funny how so many people just ignore and turn a blind eye to the poison within the EU.

“The Remainers never mention the debts of Greece, Italy, Portugal, Southern Ireland.”

A third said: “Just walk away Boris trade on WTO and the EU will soon come running to us.”

Another also criticised the EU and its alleged hatred towards the UK due to Brexit.

They said: “The EU fears how successful the UK can be, and they are literally quaking in their boots.

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In contrast, 29 percent claimed it was “very” important to them in a major boost to the integrity of the UK.

Of the 2,000 people asked, close to 65 percent of Leavers said it was important for Northern Ireland to remain in the UK.

A further 49 percent of those who voted to Remain, said it was important to remain part of the UK.

The polling, commissioned by the Centre for Brexit Policy (CBP), uncovers concerns the tensions could jeopardise the peace process and may contravene the Good Friday agreement which was instrumental in ending the Troubles.

Amid the issues caused by the Northern Ireland protocol, close to 60 percent of those asked said it was a threat to the peace and stability to Northern Ireland.

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, who chairs the CBP, said the findings should be a wake-up call to Conservative ministers and MPs.

He said: “The polling shows that the British people understand that the NIP radically changes the status of Northern Ireland and is threatening its stability.

“Nobel peace prize winner and architect of the Belfast Agreement Lord Trimble has said consistently that the NIP breaches the principle of consent that the status of Northern Ireland cannot change without the consent of the people.

“Lord Trimble is an advocate of mutual enforcement as a solution which would guarantee the sovereignty of the UK and the integrity of the EU single market.”

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‘People went mad’ Gaby Roslin defends Chris Evans after ‘disgusting’ on air story backlash

‘People went mad' Gaby Roslin defends Chris Evans after 'disgusting' on air story backlash

“I did have PMT, so what’s the problem? We definitely aired a few things you would not see today.”

Off-camera, the presenter also confessed to Chris that she had a “sex dream” about him.

Much to her surprise at the time, he decided to tell listeners.

“Imagine that on BBC Breakfast today,” she continued, adding she believes television nowadays is missing “irreverent, crazy, talk/everything” shows.

Helen Skelton hits out at backlash from viewers over her short skirts ‘I don’t have time!’

Helen Skelton hits out at backlash from viewers over her short skirts 'I don't have time!'

Helen continued: “I think anybody who works in telly would find it very difficult how to say no to it.”

Despite her hint, Helen appears to be fully booked up.

She explained: “I’m in the middle of filming two series for Channel Four and this live series for Channel Five and I’ve got this National Grid podcast starting next which is 12 months of me kind of exploring the nation’s clean and green energy.

“To be honest, I’m chock-a-block full at the minute and I’m kind of really excited about the podcast.”

Discussing the podcast that has seen her become a judge for National Grid’s Voices for a Green future competition, she said: “It’s not something I’ve ever wanted to do before, but when National Grid approached me about doing this, I was like ‘yeah, I mean that’s kind of a bit different’.

“It’s a chance to kind of really get out and find out about how many green energy sources you know this country is already using, we’ve come so far in terms of moving away from fossil fuels and I don’t think people realise it.”

Author: Daniel Bird
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