Neil Diamond has announced he is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The singer, who will celebrate his 77th birthday on 24 January, was scheduled to perform in Australia and New Zealand in March as part of his 50th anniversary tour, but has now cancelled all tour dates on his doctor's advice. In a statement, Neil said he had made the decision "with great reluctance and disappointment". He continued: "I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were
Fans of Game of Thrones will know that on-screen sisters Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are very close in real life, even affectionately referring to their friendship as 'Mophie'. But according to Maisie, their bond has now reached a whole new level with Sophie asking the actress to be a bridesmaid at her upcoming wedding to Joe Jonas.The Early Man star confirmed the exciting news during an interview with Radio Times. When asked whether she is going to be involved in Sophie's wedding, she said: "Oh, already got it. Yeah, it's very, very exciting. It's kind of bizarre though." Speaking about
Peter Andre is one proud dad! The singer's 14-month-old son Theo has started walking, and Peter couldn't resist sharing the precious milestone with his fans. Taking to Instagram, the father-of-four uploaded a sweet video of Theo taking his first steps, encouraged by his older half-sister Princess. Princess, or Bista, who is Peter's ten-year-old daughter from his first marriage, held out her hands as she cooed: "Good boy, go on then." Little Theo was seen tentatively walking and giggling, while his family cheered around him. "Special moment yesterday. Theo's first steps," Peter shared. Special moment yesterday. Theo’s first steps A post shared by
Tinky Winky actor Simon Barnes has died aged 52. The Teletubbies star's niece, Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, announced the sad news on Instagram, sharing a black and white portrait of Simon on Saturday which she captioned: "My wonderful uncle Simon Barnes has been taken from us all so suddenly. The kindest and most talented man you could ever wish to meet. Loved by all who knew him, and will be forever. X." Simon's children have also paid tribute, with his daughter posting a heartbroken message to Facebook on 21 January. She wrote: "I love you so much Dad... always have, always will.
She may be a soap superstar, but it seems Patsy Palmer's children are destined for Hollywood. Since relocating her family to Los Angeles in 2014, the EastEnders actress is getting accustomed to another kind of lifestyle -thanks to her three kids; Charley Palmer Rothwell, 25, Fenton, 16, and daughter Emilia Merkell, 15. Patsy's eldest son, whom she shares with ex-husband Alfie Rothwell, is carving out a career as a film actor, having appeared in big-screen hits including Legend, Dunkirk and Darkest Hour. Meanwhile, Fenton and Emilia - from her current marriage to Richard Merkell - are making waves in
Ant McPartlin is gradually making a return to the spotlight following his stay in rehab and his divorce from wife Lisa Armstrong. The TV presenter, who walked the red carpet last week for Britain's Got Talent, has also resurfaced on social media. On Tuesday, Ant took to Twitter to share his excitement about the upcoming National Television Awards. Ant and his telly double Dec, both 42, are in the running for Best Presenter. "Can't wait for the #nta2018 it will be a right hoot!! A x," Ant tweeted. The night before, Ant and Dec also made a last-minute plea to
Simon Thomas has revealed a complete stranger's incredible act of kindness, following the death of his wife Gemma. The Sky Sports presenter lost his partner just three days after she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in November. Earlier this year, he revealed that he leaves daily notes of love and encouragement in their son Ethan’s school snack box to help the little boy come to terms with her death – and on Tuesday, he revealed an amazing surprise. In a touching Instagram post, 44-year-old Simon explained: "Today's #snacknote is a bit different. Since Gemma went I have been
Holly Willoughby and her husband Dan Baldwin are one loved-up couple! The This Morning presenter has shared the sweetest, candid photo on Instagram with her husband of ten years, showing the pair attending the National Television Awards at London’s O2 Arena. Holly, 36, looked typically stunning, choosing to wear a Grecian-inspired blue gown as she cosied up to Dan. The husband and wife duo were caught mid-laugh, looking ready to head into the awards ceremony. Holly simply captioned the photo with blue and yellow love hearts to reflect her evening gown, which was designed by Elisabetta Franchi. The mother-of-three, whose