THIS is the gloomy, damp ruin this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestants will call home for the next three weeks. The 12 campmates - including Sir Mo Farah, Beverley Callard and Vernon Kay - will eat, sleep, wash and compete in Gwrych Castle . ITV bosses took the drastic decision to swap the usual jungle in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, for the 19th century building, in North Wales, because of Covid-19. Their time will be spent between four main areas - the washroom, boiler room, and living and sleeping quarters. The living area has a giant fire pit in the middle of it, where they will try to stay warm and also cook meals if they manage to get stars in the show’s trials. It features logs around the fire to sit on, as well as a giant wooden door where Ant and Dec will appear to announce who is taking part in trials, or going home. The giant doors lead to a long, intimidating staircase into the depths of the castle - including the … [Read more...] about I’m A Celebrity 2020: First look inside haunted Gwrych Castle as The Sun goes behind the scenes in Wales
A desperate race has been launched to find a mystery Brit with a dangerous mutant strain of coronavirus first found in Brazil. The government says “every effort is underway” to find the person - who may not know they are positive or be in isolation. The case of the P.1 variant is one of six that were detected on or around Friday - three in England, and three in Scotland. The other five either flew into the UK from Brazil, or live with someone who did. But the unknown case raises the threat that the variant - which may spread more easily or resist the vaccine - is “loose” in our society and already spreading. With genome sequencing taking about 10 days, how the government responds to this crisis will be crucial for our future. And the case has already raised questions about hotel quarantine - given the known sufferers flew into Britain before the long-delayed policy took effect. So how did the case go missing, what do we know about it, and what can you do to help? How … [Read more...] about Covid Brazil variant sparks desperate race to find mystery Brit – how case got lost
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas looked extra glamorous as they stepped out for a rare date night at the Golden Globes. The Mask of Zorro star - who tied the knot with Michael in 2000 - dazzled in her show-stopping gown as she linked arms with her man. Catherine, 51, looked sensational in a classy black Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder dress featuring a very high thigh slit. The actress opted for a pair of black open-toed heels as she let her signature black locks flow over her shoulders. Meanwhile Michael, 76, matched his stunning wife by wearing a tailored black two-piece suit with a black shirt and black long tie. The veteran Hollywood star proudly has three Golden Globes to his name - for Wall Street, Behind The Candelabra and The Kominsky Method. And back in 2004, he was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lifetime achievement award - meaning he's no stranger to the prestigious event. The pair - who … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas dazzle on rare date night at Golden Globes
There is no evidence of a difference between school staff testing positive for coronavirus antibodies and the wider working-age population, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The main findings from the Schools Infection Survey come ahead of children going back to classrooms in England next week as part of the first phase of lifting the coronavirus lockdown. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Families of school children to get rapid tests As of 10 December 2020, it is estimated 14.61% of primary school staff had COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting they had been infected with the illness, while 15.72% of secondary staff were thought to have had them. That's a small rise on the previous month, where 12.63% of primary teachers and 12.27% of secondary staff were thought to have antibodies. Advertisement In total, 14.99% of … [Read more...] about COVID-19: School staff not more likely to test positive for coronavirus antibodies, new figures suggest
THE Walking Dead fans were thrilled when it was revealed that their favourite show would be returning for six more bonus episodes. Season 10C brings with it another new nasty, in the form the Reapers. Who are the Reapers in The Walking Dead? At the moment we still don't know who the Reapers are as they don't feature in the comic books and haven't appeared on screen yet. They will be introduced at the end of the premiere episode of season 10C. Speaking about the Reapers, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang told Den of Geek how the writing staff goes about crafting a new villain group, she said: “Whenever we’re dealing with a group from the comics, there’s usually a pretty well-defined kind of concept to them. "When we go to create groups that supplement material we’re taking from the comics, we try and take that same approach, which is to kind of say, what is their philosophy about how to survive? What did it come from? What is their background?" What happens … [Read more...] about Who are the Reapers in The Walking Dead?