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Louise Minchin: BBC star shares injury update after bike accident ‘So glad I am not alone’

Elsewhere, Louise discussed potentially signing up to Strictly Come Dancing following her announcement that she will be leaving BBC Breakfast after 20 years later this year.

During the latest episode of Her Spirit podcast, Louise’s BBC co-star Carol Kirkwood discussed her time on Strictly and went on to urge the former to sign up.

The host has always said she’s been on a “lifetime ban” to do the show, until recently.

The mum-of-two revealed: “What I’m more worried about is that the other day on [BBC] Breakfast, Dan [Walker] mentioned it and I said the line I’ve said for many years Carol, that, ‘I’m on a lifetime ban from my family’.

“And my husband texts me and he goes, ‘Ban lifted’.”

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Louise Minchin worries she ‘jinxed’ England’s Euros chances ‘Asked myself the same thing!’

Louise Minchin, 53, was left questioning her actions after a fan pointed out she may have “jinxed” England’s chances in last night’s Euro 2020. The national team ended up making it to the final after what was a very tense match, but before the semi-finals began, the BBC Breakfast host found something she believed might be a sign we would make it.

With the nation on the edge of their seats ahead of the what would be a hugely successful game, Louise took to Twitter after her stint on the breakfast show had finished.

“Never [noticed] this until today, and never walked underneath it before. @mrdanwalker #signs #EURO2020,” she wrote, alongside a photo of her under a stone wall which had 1966 engraved into it – the most historic date in English football, when the national team took home the World Cup.

So, naturally, it seemed like a good luck sign to Louise.

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Sports presenter Sally, who was reporting from the stadium, said: “I have to say, guys, just remember tonight. Because watching last night – gosh the atmosphere was amazing.

“But think about tonight though; England v Denmark, and the only people who are allowed in here are the people who live in this country already.

“So just imagine the support and that wall of noise for England – it’s going to be mad.”

Cutting back to the studio, Louise looked tetchy as she laughed: “It really is!”

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‘Growing up to be beautiful young woman’ Lady Louise Windsor wears Philip’s jacket at show

“Lovely family,” another wrote.

One commenter wrote: “Louise looks like a young Rosamund Pike!”

Rosamund Pike is a British actress who has played a Bond Girl and also Jane Bennett in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation.

Lady Louise will be competing in the events tomorrow.

Last year, age just 16, she came third in the event.

Sophie Countess of Wessex said of her daughter: “She is naturally so good at it, she really is. It’s something that she has taken to very well.”

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Sophie Wessex's body language shows ''genuine and strong' parenting with Louise and James

Commenting on their outings as a family, body language expert Darren Stanton stated Sophie appears “strong” when in public.

He said: “I think it’s clear from many of the pictures that Sophie is the strongest member of her family.

“Prince Edward has his hands in his pockets which of course could just be that his hands are cold, however this could also signify a lack of confidence in his surroundings.”

As well as seeming confident with her family, the expert claimed this personality trait seeps into her parenting style.


Darren stated this is obvious in a picture featuring Sophie and Lady Louise.

He continued: “This is a really nice genuine shot of Sophie displaying a genuine smile to a daughter.

“Even though she is aware of the fact that the moment has been caught by camera, she is not phased.

“Clearly she is a very strong personality and does not care about the cameras snapping pictures.”

“Sophie’s approach in public appears to be very hands-off.

“She often walks slightly ahead with an air of upbeat determination that should make her a role model for both her husband and her children.

“There are no signs of any fussing or anxiety.

“Although she would be more tactile when they were younger, as the children have grown bigger she seems keen to allow them to be treated more as adults, joining in any fun like one of them.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on March 26, 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 39, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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Dan Walker on Louise Minchin's strict rule after work error: 'I'm not allowed to touch'

Dan Walker, 44, admitted his BBC Breakfast co-host Louise Minchin, 52, has some very strict rules for him when it comes to precious items. After the pair were discussing the launch of the new £50 note, which features World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing on alongside the Queen, Dan took to Twitter to reveal he’s not allowed anywhere near it. But it appears Louise has good reason to keep him at arms length, after he misplaced a new £1 coin which he said was “in the studio somewhere”.

On the show, Louise wouldn’t allow Dan to handle the money, placing it far away from him.

It turns out they weren’t the only two to have got their hands on the new note, as Radio 5 Live‘s Rachel Burden also boasted about handling the iconic item.

Taking to Twitter, she shared a photo of the pristine currency and it soon caught Dan’s eye.

“Is that the same one we had or have you got your own?” he wondered, as she held it in her hand.

Rachel joked: “Man this note has been passed through more hands than a baby at a political rally!”

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Fellow BBC reporter Peter Ruddick also replied, laughing: “I was copied in on lots of emails on this yesterday. I believe the risk assessment involves lots of alcohol wipes before/after the handover/transition.”

But Dan found out that BBC Breakfast had their own note, adding: “Apparently we have our own – which I’m not allowed to touch.

“@louiseminchin has it in a plastic bag.”

Rachel winced as she confessed the radio team hadn’t been too careful with theirs.

She said: “We’ve had our greasy mitts all over our one – apols @bankofengland!”(sic)

Louise continued: “Look at this – the new plastic £50 note has gone into circulation.

“It really feels great as well Dan, but you can’t touch it, sorry,” she joked.

“No,” Dan replied before adding: “But could you show us the back of it again, you might recognise that face, that is Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing of course.

“Celebrating his work, and it’s been issued on what would have been his birthday.”

Louise continued to keep hold of the note while laughing at Dan, who said: “Look at you caressing that” before the show cut to personal finance correspondent Kevin Peachey, who had visited a money printing facility where the note is being produced.

But after showing viewers how it all worked, Dan was reminded once again that he wasn’t trusted to touch money.

Louise said: “I’m actually quite worried because I’ve got to look after it now haven’t I?”

Dan replied: “I don’t think I’ve ever had a £50 note,” before Louise said: “You’re certainly not having this one.”

She continued: “And there are some advantages of me not being able to give it to you.”

“I love the way you’ve put it even at the other side of you, so I can’t get anywhere near it,” Dan giggled.

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Thelma and Louise: Susan Sarandon on 'offending' male critics – ‘It wasn’t a big deal’

It’s been 30 years since Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise hit cinemas. And this week Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon attended a charity screening of their Oscar-winning movie at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. During the pre-show Q&A, the actresses and screenwriter Callie Khouri reflected on the film’s backlash from some male critics when it first released.

The movie sees Susan’s Louise convince her innocent housewife friend Thelma to take an unplanned road trip.

During one scene, Louise shot dead a man who was trying to rape Thelma at a bar, so the pair flee to Mexico from the police.

While Thelma and Louise was lauded for its depiction of independent women and female empowerment at the time, some male critics were offended by the way men were depicted and the violence inflicted against them.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Khouri remembered being “completely shocked” by some of these responses in the reviews.

Khouri, who won an Oscar for her Thelma and Louise screenplay, said: “With all the murder and mayhem that you see in movies that male critics would be going, ‘They killed the guy.’

“But it was just one guy and he had it coming,” she said of the male character who was shot dead by Louise after his attempted rape on Thelma.

Khouri even remembered one critic, US News and World Report’s John Leo, who called the movie “Neo-fascist”.

The screenwriter said: “ I was like, wow, you really got to have your tighties in a wad to call this movie neo-fascist after all the bulls*** that women have had to put up with in every movie that’s ever been made.”

Thelma and Louise has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85 per cent positive reviews.

The site’s consensus reads: “Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.”

The Oscar-winning movie has been praised for its feminist overtones, challenging traditional male-female relationships and changing the usual gender roles of a road movie.

However, the New York Post’s Kyle Smith argues that Thelma and Louise actually fails miserably as a feminist film.

Smith wrote that Thelma and Louise is “a misogynist tale about unbelievably ditzy women who lose what remains of their reason under pressure and suffer the ultimate punishment.”

In total, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, with both Susan and Geena receiving nods in the Best Actress category.

Thelma and Louise was also recognised in the Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing Oscars categories.

While in 2016, the crime drama was selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding the movie “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”


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Lady Louise Windsor health: The Queen's granddaughter's 'quite profound' eye condition

Delivered by emergency Caesarean section, following placental abruption – which causes severe blood loss to mum and baby – Lady Louise Windsor was born weighing 4lbs 9oz and was later found to have esotropia. Esotropia is a squint in one eye that turns inwards towards the nose, the NHS explained. “Premature babies can often have squints because the eyes are the last thing in the baby package to really be finalised,” Countess Sophie told The Sunday Express.

“She’s fine now – her eyesight is perfect,” her dutiful mum added – who is now the Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Prior to surgery, the NHS stated that children with esotropia may need to wear an eye patch.

“The patch will help to improve the vision only in the squinting eye and will not improve the appearance of the squint,” the national health body explained.

Most children with the condition will need to attend the eye clinic on a regular basis to monitor the condition before surgery.

Examples of eye complications include:

  • Inability to process 3-D vision
  • Loss of thorough image perception
  • Developing amblyopia – a condition which involves the decrease of clear vision in the child’s crossed eye.

Other eye complications can include “seeing double (diplopia)”, “problems with seeing images in depth and with clarity”, and a “decrease in binocular vision”.

Esotropia may also be treated with prescription glasses, vision therapy, and Botox injections.

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Louise Minchin: BBC Breakfast star joins GMB host in TV appearance after exit announcement

Louise Minchin is set to exit BBC Breakfast after almost 20 years. She joined the morning show in 2001 and became one of its lead presenters in 2012 when production moved to Salford, Manchester.

The 52-year-old has shared her excitement as she gave details of her new move.

Louise joined Good Morning Britain presenter, Sean Fletcher, as the pair are set to make an appearance on Richard Osman’s quiz show House of Games.

In view of her 209,000 followers, the Breakfast host retweeted a post from the rival broadcaster on Twitter, as he shared photos from their time on the set.

Sean wrote: “I’ve had a great time as on #mastermind + #Pointless in the past. But today I learnt that #HouseOfGames is even more enjoyable. Laughed a lot with @KimberlyKWyatt @louiseminchin and @ChrisWash_. And it’s true what they say about @richardosman – serious contender for nicest man in TV.”

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In view of his one million followers, he wrote: “Exciting news soon about who our bandleader will be on the new prime-time series of #HouseOfGames.

“Filming them at the end of this run of 100 new episodes.”

Meanwhile, Louise shared that she will be leaving the Breakfast team “some time after the summer” and would take “lots of happy memories” away in a candid televised announcement last week.

She told viewers she had loved being on the show but “it is time I stopped setting my alarm for 03:40”, and is now looking forward to “lots of lie-ins”.

Asked what she would do next, she replied: “Anybody who watches will be very well aware my passion is endurance sport, and I will absolutely continue to do that. I’ve got lots of really exciting adventures planned. I’m trying to write a book about that as well.

“And I’ll continue with my podcast, which is all about the mental and physical benefits of sport and exercise.

“And I’ll be having lots of lie-ins. That’s what I’m most excited about right now.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC one at 6am.

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Ulrika Jonsson offers divorce advice to Louise Redknapp following split from ex Jamie

Following the split, Louise has kept details of her love life private, while Jamie has seemingly moved on with Swedish model Frida Andersson.

Earlier this week, Jamie’s new sweetheart appeared to confirm that she and the former professional footballer are expecting their first baby together in an Instagram comment.

Shortly after reports emerged that she was expecting, Frida replied to social media users who had congratulated her on her pregnancy with a prayer hand emoji, in view of her 4,249 followers.

Jamie and Frida have not yet publicly announced their pregnancy news on their social media pages.

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Louise Redknapp 'knocked sideways' over discovering Jamie Redknapp’s baby news from family

A source told The Sun about the reported pregnancy, saying: “Jamie and Frida are absolutely delighted.

“They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength.

“The couple started telling their nearest and dearest last week.

“Jamie’s been telling pals he’s really excited to be a dad again — less excited about the sleepless nights, and ­nappy-changing.

“But both he and Frida will be brilliant, hands-on parents.”

A representative of Jamie Redknapp’s has been contacted by Express.co.uk for comment.

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