Reality show contestant Dani Dyer has hit back at claims shows like Love Island send an "unbelievably dangerous" message to young people. This year's winner of that show said people should "take it with a pinch of salt" and "have a laugh with it", after a headteacher raised concerns that social media and reality TV are "image-obsessed". Speaking at a headteachers conference yesterday, the head of Wimbledon High School Jane Lunnon said Love Island's message appeared to be "conform and look beautiful otherwise you are not worthy of being loved", which she said was "unbelievable dangerous". But Ms Dyer, the daughter of actor Danny Dyer, dismissed these concerns. The 22-year-old told ITV News: "I think Love Island is something that people come home from work to and watch and enjoy." "I don't think everything on the TV has to be strong minded and opinions. We have so much of that. "I think those sort of shows, just take them with a pinch of salt, have a laugh with it, you haven't got to … [Read more...] about Dani Dyer hits back at criticism of ‘unbelievably dangerous’ Love Island
EASTENDERS character Whitney Carter has had a tumultuous love life so far with her marriage to Lee Carter crumbling and getting involved in some steamy smooches with father-in-law Mick. After a break, Whitney returned last summer with a new man in her life, Woody Woodward and thought she had found happiness...only to be dumped again. Here's the lowdown on the character... Who is EastEnders' Whitney Carter actress Shona McGarty? Shona Bernadette McGarty was born in Borehamwood, Herts on October 14, 1991. She started her acting career in an amateur musical theatre group and then joined the Young Stars drama school playing leading roles in the Wizard of Oz and Alice In Wonderland. Shona joined the cast of EastEnders in 2008 as Whitney Dean, the troubled stepdaughter of Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer). She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards in 2009 following her performances in the troubling sexual abuse and sexual exploitation storylines her character endured. Shona … [Read more...] about Who is Whitney Carter actress Shona McGarty on EastEnders and what the character’s love triangle with Woody and Halfway?
Step Up actress Alyson Stoner has spoken about her struggle to accept her sexuality and falling in love with a woman.The star of Disney Channel shows including The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, as well as Jonas Brothers film Camp Rock, said she has realised she is attracted to both men and women.Writing in Teen Vogue, Stoner, 24, said meeting a female dance instructor “changed everything I knew about myself as a woman, human being, and performer”.She said: “After I dizzied myself from doing knee spins, she walked toward me to correct my form,” she wrote. “My heart raced wildly and my body grew hot. Was I nervous to fail in front of an expert? Was I breathing heavily from being out of shape? Her smile was the most electrifying thing I’d ever seen.“I left the workshop and texted my mother and best friend, saying, ‘I met a woman today, I’m not sure who she is or what I’m feeling, but I think … [Read more...] about Alyson Stoner pens emotional essay about falling in love with a woman
Mauricio Pochettino was 21 once. “I did many stupid things,” he recalls, although he declines to name any of them, more for the sake of domestic harmony than for any particular prudishness. “You are going to kill me,” he protests. “My wife is going to see what I say...” Which is why, even though Pochettino is now nearer 71 than 21, he knows what Dele Alli is going through. The player who Pochettino describes as the best in the world for his age is undergoing perhaps his toughest season in the professional game. Having scored 18 Premier League goals last season, he has scored just a third of that this time. Accusations of diving are beginning to gain traction, not just among referees, but among opponents and rival fans. And only this week, after leaving him out of two successive games, England manager Gareth Southgate has warned him that he is no longer an automatic selection for this summer’s World Cup. Of course, all kinds of perspective are … [Read more...] about Dele Alli needs love and patience to fulfill his potential for Tottenham and England, insists Mauricio Pochettino
An offer of help to a crying girl by a mum triggered "stranger danger" warnings in Farnborough . The Wavell School wrote to parents on Thursday (March 8) to warn them of an unknown woman approaching pupils outside the school. The letter said: "Please be aware that we have been alerted that one of our students, on the way home last night, was approached by a lady near Osborne Park. "She asked her if she lived far away and if she wanted a lift home." Read More Latest Hampshire news The letter went on to give a description of the woman and said the police had been notified. A further message from headteacher Amanda Rowley told parents it had all been a misunderstanding. Join the Get Surrey 'Parents of Surrey' Facebook group We've created a Facebook group for all of the parents in our county and beyond. We will keep you informed about all of the latest toys, play centres and Ofsted ratings. We'll also tell you about things you can do with the kids and parenting tips. Join the group … [Read more...] about Mum’s kind offer sparks ‘stranger danger’ warnings