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Rachel Riley left wide-eyed as Countdown viewers call out ‘filth’ over two cheeky words

When asked about this by MailOnline, she said: “As long as they’ll have me!

“I’m halfway there already. She did 26 years when I took over.

“I love it and I’m really lucky that it brings me other opportunities, and it’s not every day so I’ve been able to have loads of family time.”

“It’s really fun and I’m really good friends with Susie who I’ve worked with all this time and the team behind the scenes are brilliant.”

Countdown airs on weekdays on Channel 4 at 2.10pm.

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The five words that all Sky Q customers need to say into their remotes tonight

Sky Q is always adding new voice commands to its clever Voice Remote, which lets viewers name shows, movies, actors and directors to launch a search better. Better yet, you can even quote from your favourite film to pinpoint that title on Sky Cinema, Sky Store, Netflix or Disney+. For example, barking “show me the money!” into your remote will load the listing for Jerry Maguire.

However, with the latest addition to the Sky Q Voice Remote, the satellite broadcaster has taken a very different approach. For the first time, Sky has asked its customers to help choose the next command. Ahead of the feverishly-anticipated clash between England and Ukraine, Sky offered fans the chance to vote on the next voice command to be added to its set-top box.

With a poll launched on social media, Sky offered customers a choice between “Here we go”, “Southgate you’re the one”, “God Save Our Gracious Queen”, and “So good, so good”. With hundreds of votes counted, the winner was named as “Southgate you’re the one”.

Picking up your Sky Q Voice Remote and saying those magic five words will send you to the dedicated Euros’ voice destination page. This brings together everything that a Euros 2020 fan could want in a single menu – from the latest headlines about the tournament, highlights from the games, or a link to jump into the latest episode of That Peter Crouch Podcast for exclusive insights, there’s plenty to love.

If you don’t have a Sky Q Voice Remote, Sky regularly runs promotions to get your hands on one for free.

“Southgate you’re the one” joins the three existing voice commands to launch the Euros 2020 hub on Sky Q – “Goal”, “It’s Coming Home” or “Come on England”.

Sky Q starts from £25 a month. The flagship set-top box is not only capable of tuning into Ultra HD 4K sports broadcasts, but can stream movies and shows in the ultra-crisp quality too. Sky Q lets viewers record six shows simultaneously while watching a seventh as it is broadcast live. There’s also support for HDR and dozens of popular apps, from at-home fitness like Hiit and Peloton, to music videos, cooking tutorials, and streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+.

And with rumours that Apple TV+, one of the biggest services missing in action from the current line-up, could be coming soon to the clever telly box, Sky Q could soon become a truly one-stop-shop for all of your bingeing, from Love Island to Ted Lasso.

Author: Aaron Brown
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Lewis Hamilton refuses 'childish' war of words with Max Verstappen after Monaco setback

Lewis Hamilton has refused to get involved in a ‘childish war of words’ with Max Verstappen, after the Red Bull driver secured victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Verstappen now leads the driver’s standings for the first time in his Formula One career on Sunday after inheriting pole position in the principality, with his closest title rival Hamilton having a torrid weekend for Mercedes.

Hamilton had a 14-point lead coming into the weekend, but after finishing seventh, dropped to second in the championship, with Mercedes taking a huge hit in the team’s standings too, as Valtteri Bottas was forced to retire from second place mid-race.

With Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez finishing fourth, Red Bull now lead the way for both the driver’s and the constructor’s titles respectively.

In the build up to the weekend, the games had begun in the press conference, with Hamilton claiming Verstappen had ‘a lot to prove’ in Formula One, something the Dutchman dismissed.

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Responding to his rival, Hamilton said smiling: “I am not playing mind games. It is interesting what Christian [Horner] comes out with but I couldn’t care less. They did a great job this weekend and that’s that.

“We’ve had some good races also. There are 18 races to go. I’m not going to [say more]. It’s childish in the end when you start getting into a war of words.”

Verstappen now has a four-point cushion to Hamilton in the standings, with Lando Norris in the McLaren now leapfrogging Bottas for third place.

“It was not a great weekend but I don’t feel like I am dwelling on it,” added Hamilton. “There is a lot we could have done better in terms of our preparation.

“We had some good conversations through the weekend but it is not good enough from all of us and we don’t take it lightly.

“But there is no point getting depressed about it. We have to look at the data and find out why we are in this position.

“Naturally, we all want answers within the team and I know everyone will be working flat-out so this weekend doesn’t happen again.

“We have shown time and time again that we can bounce back so I am not too emotional at present.”

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If you’re using ANY of these words in your passwords – you need to make a change today

It’s not a great time to be relying on a weak password to secure your online accounts. Of course, it’s never a great time to be relying on a weak password… but security experts have warned that last year saw cyber security threats increase by a fifth (20 percent) worldwide. And that trend is unlikely to reverse anytime soon as many of these campaigns have been hugely successfully, netting millions of credit card numbers, mobile numbers, and home addresses for cyber attackers. 
A recent survey conducted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) proved that UK passwords are often comprised of easily-guessable words or names, including pet’s names (15 percent), family members’ names (14 percent), an important date in their life (13 percent) or their favourite sports team (six percent). Given there are 53 million adults living in the UK, that’s roughly 7.9 million people using the name of their pet to secure their social media profiles, emails, online banking, and more. As such, there could be millions of ideal targets for criminals relying on trial-and-error techniques to break into online accounts.

In response to the survey, cyber security firm Nexor – which has contracts with the UK Government – has issued a warning to users worldwide. Sarah Knowles, principal security consultant, said: “No one is immune to the threat of cyber attacks. We have recently seen cyber criminals imitate the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) and the UK government, by creating false domains and text messages requesting passwords and financial contributions.

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UFC standout Usman warns YouTuber Jake Paul

‘I can change your life in the worst way’: UFC standout Usman warns YouTuber Jake Paul as vicious war of words escalates.

UFC superstar Kamaru Usman has fired a warning to YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, saying that Paul could “truly get hurt” if he keeps pushing forward with his desire to box the UFC welterweight champion.

Internet prankster Paul took aim at Usman after Paul’s heated confrontation with former UFC champion Daniel Cormier at the recent UFC 261 event in Jacksonville after Usman defeated rival fighter – and occasional Jake Paul confidante – Jorge Masvidal.

Following the event, Usman stated that he would be happy to teach Paul a lesson in the boxing ring, given that he says he has “lapped” the rest of the competition in the UFC’s 170lbs fold after already holding wins against top contenders Masvidal (twice), Colby Covington and Leon Edwards.

Paul responded affirmatively to Usman’s apparent challenge – but Usman shot back to remind the internet celebrity that he’s not a “Disney kid“, referencing Paul’s two-season stint on the Disney television show ‘Bizaardvark’.

Paul, though, perhaps sensing another payday, shot back on Twitter.

So let’s get this straight,” wrote Paul. “1. Usman calls me out to fight on TMZ sports interview. 2. I quickly accept the challenge to fight and will give him biggest pay day of career ($ 10m+).

3. Usman then backs out of fight because I’m ‘a Disney kid’. 4. Usman visits Disney world.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, though, clearly wasn’t impressed by Paul’s grandstanding and fired back with what could only be described as a chilling warning towards the novice boxer.

I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people truly get hurt,” wrote the UFC welterweight champion.

I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way.

Usman’s stance was backed by legions of fight fans on social media, few of whom gave Jake Paul any realistic chance of emerging successfully from a boxing match against one of the world’s standout mixed martial arts fighters.

Kamaru is probably just scared of you. He’s fought world-class strikers, decorated wrestlers, and people who have been training MMA for over 20 years, but he’s never faced a YouTuber with two pro fights before,” responded one fan on Twitter.

I’m putting my money on the guy who knocked out Masvidal (for the first time in his career) who is light years ahead of Jake in striking,” agreed another, while a third sarcastically suggested that Paul’s online taunt will have deeply affected the UFC welterweight champion.

Ah, yes. Usman is totally scared. He’s shivering in his boots as we speak,” they said.

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Solskjaer’s defiant Pogba transfer stance made clear in four words

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his stance clear on a possible Paul Pogba transfer this summer by declaring “I enjoy managing him”.

Manchester United could have a decision to make if they are unable to persuade Pogba to sign a contract extension in the coming months, with his current deal due to enter its final year.

Failure to do so would likely force the club’s hand into selling the Frenchman, but Solskjaer has remained confident United can tie Pogba down for the long-term.

It was only back in December that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, claimed his client’s time in Manchester was over and he needed a “change of air”.

But since then Pogba’s form has vastly improved and he seems a lot happier at Old Trafford, where Solskjaer appears to have little intentions of letting him go.

“No, of course not,” said Solskjaer when asked if he would cash-in on Pogba in the summer., as reports AS. “I have always said with Paul that I enjoy managing him, I enjoy coaching him, I enjoy talking to him and I also enjoy challenging him because he is a winner.

“He wants to be better and that’s why he listens. You can see he’s enjoying himself here as well. He has a smile on his face.”

Real Madrid and Juventus continue to be linked with Pogba’s signature but neither club appears to be in any position financially to launch a bid.

Moreover, Pogba himself has stressed in recent months he is committed to United’s cause, and with the team performing well again, may now be more inclined to stay put.

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He is thought to be settled in the area with his family, and certainly seems to have a great relationship with his manager, as Solskjaer was keen to point out further.

“It’s important we treat each other with respect and I try to treat everyone with the same amount of respect,” the United boss added.

“But there are some players you have known since they were young lads and that’s the case with Paul: the longer you have known them the easier it is to have a bond with them.”

United can go some way to satisfying Pogba’s ambition on Thursday by reaching the Europa League final. They have a 6-2 lead over Roma heading into the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

The club will now have to reschedule their Premier League fixture with Liverpool however, which was due to be played on Sunday, until mass fan protests outside Old Trafford forced officials into postponing the game.

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Russian Gymnastics queen Aleksandra Soldatova thrills with parachute jump

Former Russian rhythmic-gymnastics star Alexandra Soldatova has swapped her leotard for a skydiving outfit to undertake her first-ever parachute jump, plunging through the sky before telling her fans that she would “do it again”.

The four-time world champion made her daredevil maiden attempt at the exhilarating stunt in tandem with a skydiving instructor.

There are no words, just emotions,” she excitedly wrote in the caption to a series of pictures shared on social media.

I’m happy. I will definitely do it again, and not just once.”

The 22-year-old has been enjoying post-retirement life, trying out a number of new hobbies she hadn’t had time for during her demanding professional career.

Soldatova was widely regarded as one of the main contenders to fight for gold at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics before being forced to quit her sport last year following a long battle with bulimia.

In an interview, she said she had dreamed of resuming her sporting career, but health problems had prompted her to leave gymnastics without experiencing the Olympic Games, as her struggle with the eating disorder made a return to professional circuit impossible.

I had a tough choice placed before me: either sport or my health,” she said.

I wanted to return to sport and resume training, but my body said no.”

Along with trying out skydiving, Soldatova has been taking private lessons to brush up on her skating skills, and dreams of taking part in the popular skating show ‘Ice Age’, which is hosted by Olympic champion Alina Zagitova.

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Christopher Lloyd shares touching letter from Back to the Future fan ‘Words that moved me’

Christopher Lloyd is best known for playing Doc Brown opposite Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly in the iconic Back to the Future trilogy. Now, over 30 years later and those time travel adventures remain as popular as ever. In fact, today Lloyd proved this by sharing a touching letter from a Japanese fan who had seen the movies for the first time.
Lloyd wrote on his Instagram: “My fans have always been the greatest in the world. Over the years I have received the kindest and most inspiring messages from you.

“This is a great example. Kai Ito from Japan, if you follow me please comment and message me!

“These words are so thoughtful, and they really moved me. Thank you and of course…”Your future is whatever you make it!”

The 82-year-old’s message accompanied a picture of the handwritten letter he’d received from the fan.

READ MORE: Back to the Future creator Bob Gale reveals two SCRAPPED time periods

Back to the Future fans will remember the 1985 scene where Jennifer presented Doc with the fax from 2015 saying future Marty had been fired.

Since the teenager hadn’t accepted Needles’ challenge to a race, he didn’t crash and break his hand. So Marty had changed his future and the fax’s message was erased.

Hence the Doc saying that the future hasn’t happened yet, so aim to make yours a good one.

Meanwhile, the first Back to the Future movie has been adapted into a stage musical.

Having first played in Manchester before the pandemic, Back to the Future the musical is now heading to London’s West End.

The theatrical performance has been brought to the stage by the franchise’s creators, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.

While original composer Alan Silvestri’s music is included, alongside songs from the movie like The Power of Love and Back in Time.

Back to the Future: The Musical opens at the Adelphi Theatre on August 20, 2021.

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Gary Lineker sums up Liverpool's first-half vs Real Madrid in just a few words

Gary Lineker perfectly summed up Liverpool’s first-half against Real Madrid in just a few words.

The Reds went into their Champions League quarter-final clash against the Spanish giants in good form following a 3-0 win over Arsenal[1] in the Premier League[2].

But Liverpool[3] were second best in the first half of the contest in Madrid with Vinicius Junior opening the scoring on the half-hour mark before Marco Asensio made it two.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made a handful of mistakes, while Naby Keita’s inability to retain possession saw him hooked before the half time whistle sounded.

On Twitter,[4] Lineker wrote: “Liverpool are looking like the Liverpool of a few weeks ago.”

Gary Lineker summed up Liverpool's first-half against Real Madrid in just a few words
Gary Lineker summed up Liverpool’s first-half against Real Madrid in just a few words

Speaking about the Reds on BT Sport, former Liverpool star Steve McManaman said: “Liverpool are giving the ball away so often. It’s contagious. What is going on?!”

While Rio Ferdinand admitted: “The Arsenal game fooled me into believing this was the Liverpool of old.”

Liverpool failed to muster a single shot on goal in the first half in Spain and Jurgen Klopp looked far from impressed as his players made their way back to the changing room at the break.

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‘They spread s**t!’ – Mercedes spark Red Bull and McLaren war of words over George Russell

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has launched a scathing attack on McLaren CEO Zak Brown, likening the American to Red Bull chief Christian Horner after his claim that George Russell is being lined up for a Silver Arrows seat next season. The 23-year-old, who has gained plenty of admirers during his time at Williams over the last two years, has long been touted as the natural heir to reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.
The Stevenage-born racer, along with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, is out of contract at the end of the year which could potentially open up two free slots with the German outfit.

Russell is a Mercedes junior driver effectively on loan at Williams and seems to be the logical option for Wolff if Hamilton or Bottas decide to move on ahead of next season.

Brown suggested last month that Russell could eventually be partnered by Red Bull star Max Verstappen, who has struggled to chip away at the dominance of Mercedes since his F1 debut in 2015.

“Yes, I think you will see Max and George there in 2022,” Brown told the Daily Mail.

“I think that is the obvious conclusion. Lewis wins title number eight this year and is the winningest driver [most successful] in every category, they have a one-year deal with him.

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“George is coming out of his deal and Max has a deal he comes out of. You have Max’s experience and youth, you have George’s youth. 

“If I am Mercedes, that is a pretty killer line-up for the next five years.”

Wolff has since poured cold water on Brown’s claim with a foul-mouthed response in which a comparison was made to Horner, who has gained an unwelcome reputation for playing mind games over the last few seasons.

“Brown is like Christian Horner,” Wolff told Austrian publication oe24.

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“They just spread s**t. I think Zak wanted to give Christian one with it.”

Mercedes claimed the first Grand Prix victory of the new season last week as Hamilton produced a fantastic display to hold off the challenge of Verstappen on fresher tyres and take the chequered flag in Bahrain.

The Dutchman squeezed into the lead with only a few laps remaining, but was ordered to concede the position after leaving the track in order to get ahead of his rival.

The result came as something of a surprise to Mercedes, who had been comfortably second-best to Red Bull over the course of the weekend and in pre-season testing the previous week.

Wolff revealed after the race that he was not expecting his team to come out on top, suggesting that improvements are desperately needed in order to stand any chance of maintaining their dominance this year.

“If somebody told me before Sunday that a Mercedes win was going to be the result I would not have believed them,” he told reporters.

“We recovered well from the pre-season test but, if we are 100 per cent honest with ourselves, we are lacking quite a bit of pace in qualifying.

“In the past, Bahrain has not been a strong race for Red Bull and they have not been particularly good out of the blocks either, but this weekend shows that in 2021, that is no longer the case.

“I have no doubt they are extremely difficult to beat and are leading the pack.

“We have not suddenly found some awesome performance, but the win was a combination of good race strategy, a solid race car and being fortunate at the end.”