• Find out why Prue Leith's grandkids love her Great British Bake Off job

    Prue Leith has opened up about her grandchildren's delight when she is recognised on the street thanks to her role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. The 78-year-old, who replaced Mary Berry on the show in 2017 when it moved from BBC One to Channel 4, revealed that she enjoys her new found fame, joking: "I'm such an egotist, I love it! I can't tell you what it does for my street cred when my grandchildren when somebody stops me in the street and say, 'Are you the lady from Bake Off?' You can see the

  • Prue Leith reveals the one thing Paul Hollywood doesn't like doing on Bake Off – and it might surprise you!

    Prue Leith has opened up about her fellow Great British Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood, and revealed the one thing he tries to avoid doing on the show – giving out handshakes! The 'Hollywood handshake' has become the stuff of legend on the popular Channel 4, as Paul only bestows them on a contestant who has gone above and beyond the challenge with their bake. However, Prue hilariously revealed that she knows Paul doesn't like giving them out, explaining: "It's quite interesting watching Paul giving a handshake because there's something in him that really doesn't want to." The team are

  • Bake Off fans delighted by this unprecedented week theme

    Great British Bake Off fans have expressed their delight at the revelation that the show will include a 'vegan week' this year, meaning that the contestants would have to find substitute ingredients for commonly used baking products including butter, eggs, milk and cream. Speaking about the introduction of the new theme during a Q&A, Paul Hollywood said: "We wanted something different and something to represent what was happening in this country. Veganism is something that seems to be growing. That's why it is in." Prue and Paul opened up about vegan week He continued: "If you are a vegan or you’re

  • Katie Piper shares first glimpse of this all-important Strictly Come Dancing accessory

    Katie Piper is ready to waltz her way through Strictly Come Dancing. The 34-year-old, who is one of the celebrities in this year's series, took to her Instagram page to reveal that preparations are well and truly underway - and she even has her dancing shoes! "It just got real!!!! Guess where I am today," she wrote in the caption. Katie is one of the 15 stars, who is set to take to the dance floor, when the show returns to BBC One this autumn. Katie Piper has been given her Strictly Come Dancing heels Fans immediately rushed to post good

  • Coronation Street spoilers: Peter shot in front of a terrified Carla 

    Will it ever just be calm in Weatherfield? Spoiler alert: nope! Next week's Coronation Street sees Peter and Carla struggle to protect Simon ahead of his court testimony, which ends tragically when Peter is shot in the chest by Tyler - but will he live to tell the tale? Meanwhile, Rana is torn between her mother and Kate, while Gemma doesn't know whether to support Henry in his scheme. Get all of the Corrie spoilers below... Monday part one Johnny and Jenny discuss their concerns about what they'll do if Henry sues as they weren't yet fully insured. With his arm

  • Britain's Got Talent star Antonio 'Popeye' Francis dies aged 54

    Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist and fan favourite Antonio 'Popeye' Francis has sadly passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 54. His family confirmed that the reality show competitor passed away on Saturday in a message, with his son Dan Francis saying: "A week ago a family friend found him in his room on the floor unconscious where he had a stroke. What's crazy is he was there for at least six days so he'd survived for at least six days before we got him into the hospital and for the first two days he was breathing by himself.

  • Surprise! Mark Wright to host This Morning

    Mark Wright is bringing his presenting skills back to the UK this week to host This Morning for the very first time. Michelle's husband will front the hit ITV morning show on Friday alongside former Saturday's singer Mollie King, taking over from Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes who front the show Monday to Thursday whilst Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are away on holiday. Eamonn confirmed the exciting news on Wednesday morning by telling the former TOWIE star: "And you're back here Friday to co-host with Mollie King on this very couch." To which the star replied: "Yes! I'll have

  • What's coming to Netflix UK in September 2018 - our top picks

    Netflix clearly knows that we're about to stop sunbathing and start staying indoors a whole lot more, as their September releases are seriously impressive. So forget all about those long summer days, pop on a jumper and make yourself a cup of tea, and settle in with some of these amazing upcoming shows. From action to romance to comedy, there's something here for everyone... Iron Fist season 2 The immortal Iron Fist AKA Loras Tyrell from Game of Thrones AKA Finn Jones is back as the billionaire Danny Rand who is hellbent on protecting the streets of New York City, but

  • Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas weighs in on Dr Ranj wanting a male dancing partner

    Following the announcement of this year's celebrity line-up on Strictly Come Dancing, head judge Shirley Ballas has given her verdict. Appearing on Wednesday's Loose Women, the 57-year-old was asked about This Morning presenter Dr Ranj's comments about wanting to dance with a male partner. "I think he's happy with whatever choice he's given," she said. "I think everything in its good time. I wouldn't be opposed to him dancing with another man." She added: "We have same sex competitions in my industry. It's movement to music at the end of the day. When I'm teaching a lecture, I have

  • Emmerdale spoilers: Rodney Blackstock dies after collapsing?

    The residents of Emmerdale face more trauma and heartache this week, and you are not going to want to miss a thing! The Blackstock family face their worst fears when Rodney collapses following an argument with Bernice, but will he pull through? Meanwhile, Charity Dingle's court case is in danger of being put at risk when DI Bails comes face to face with her son Ryan. It also looks like Pete Barton is up to no good, when Tracy and Vanessa get suspicious of his behaviour and accuse him of cheating on his girlfriend Rhona Goskirk. Will Rodney be okay? Rodney

  • EastEnders spoilers: Sharon Mitchell and Keanu Taylor grow close

    EastEnders fans will be relieved to hear that Hayley Slater's pregnancy is about to get exposed. Viewers know that Kat Moon's cousin is expecting her estranged husband Alfie's baby, and has been doing everything in her power to stop her family from finding out. Elsewhere, Phil and Sharon's relationship is under fire after a blazing row, while Sharon grows closer to Keanu Taylor. Billy Mitchell pines over Honey after she grows closer to Adam, but realises he has overstepped the mark when he pleads with her not to go on a date with him in front of Janet and

  • Love Island's Jack Fowler opens up about the pressures of being in an official relationship with Laura

    Jack Fowler was coupled up with Laura Crane when he arrived halfway through this year's Love Island, and the question on everyone's lips is are they, or are they not official now? Unlike fellow Love Island couples like Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham – who are planning on moving in together just a month after the show – Jack and Laura are taking their budding romance at their own pace, which works perfectly for them both right now. Talking to HELLO! in an exclusive Instagram Live, Jack opened up about the pressures of becoming official with Laura so soon

  • Find out who Lee Ryan has already befriended on Strictly Come Dancing

    Blue's Lee Ryan was unveiled as one of the new, fresh-faced Strictly Come Dancing celebrity contestants, and it sounds like he is already have a great time making friends with his fellow dancers. His bandmate and former Strictly contestant, Simon Webbe, spoke to HELLO! about Lee's involvement in the show, telling us that Lee has become good friends with Aljaž Škorjanec during their first rehearsal. Simon – who participated in the show in 2014 – also got on well with the pro dancer, and told Lee to take note of his dance moves, advising: "You just watch Alijaz, he