He was one of TV’s most famous people – but few would have recognised him in the street. The affection with which millions held ‘Our Graham’ was felt yesterday after it emerged the legendary voice behind Blind Date has died aged 90. Graham Skidmore’s instantly recognisable voice set the tone for for dating show, hosted by Cilla Black, which ran from 1985 to 2003. Graham, who went on to do voiceovers for BBC 2’s Shooting Stars, died in December, with his passing only coming to light now. The father of three and grandfather of five had vascular dementia and spent his final years living in Kent. Cilla Black on Blind Date, which Graham Skidmore was known for ( Image: LWT) He was one of a number of TV legends whose voices are more famous than their faces… Peter Dickinson X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent would not be the same without his booming announcements of acts. Known as The Voiceover Man, he has been on both shows since began. But over the years … [Read more...] about BGT to Love Island: Voices behind TV’s biggest shows after Blind Date Graham’s death
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By Andrew Barton & Tom Airey Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire may be as picturesque as they come, but it also has one of the most rapidly declining populations in the UK, according to the latest government census. So why are people deserting the district and what is being done to address the problem? BBC News spoke to people in the sprawling and historic Yorkshire Dales idyll to find out. "I don't think people can afford to live in Richmond itself. It has gone up considerably in the last three or four years," says 57-year-old Sarah Uludole. Stopping for a moment on a side street off Richmond's bustling cobbled Market Place, Mrs Uludole pinpoints that rising house prices are one of the biggest issues facing people who are wanting to stay in Richmondshire - and especially in Richmond itself. … [Read more...] about Census 2021: Can Richmondshire’s population drain be reversed?
Mum and social media star Tammy Hembrow has wowed fans with an 'easy' breastfeeding hack. The influencer, who boasts 15.2million Instagram followers, took to the site to share her tip with fans. Tammy, who recently gave birth to daughter Posy, says she's been using Haakaa's Ladybug Breast Milk Collector to help her breastfeed. READ MORE: Influencer Tammy Hembrow flaunts toned abs just a week after giving birth The product, which sits inside your bra, collects let-down milk throughout the day so you can save every precious drop of milk. Australian star Tammy, who is also mum to son Wolf, 6, and daughter Saskia, 5, was seen wearing the device as she fed her newborn daughter. Captioning the snap, the 28-year-old wrote: "Feeding my lil bug while catching my letdown with my @haakaanz ladybug (literally just sits in my bra). "I’ve already been saving so much milk & my Haakaa ladybugs make it sooo easy!" She added: "I never used stored breastmilk with Wolf … [Read more...] about Mum Tammy Hembrow shares ‘easy’ breastfeeding hack as she feeds new daughter
Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A protest has been held by a coalition of organisations committed to reversing York's blue badge parking ban. Reverse the Ban (RTB), made up of 24 York groups, said the city council's "discriminatory decisions" hit disabled and older people the hardest. The council took away the exemption in November which allowed blue badge holders to park in the footstreets. It has promised to improve access to the city centre, including a programme of dropped kerbs and better pavement. Campaigners said not enough was being done, and 31 more disabled spaces would soon be lost during the closure of Castle Car Park to make way for a regeneration project. City of York Council said at the time that removing the blue badge exemption was necessary to allow anti-terror defences to be installed to protect visitors and shoppers. … [Read more...] about York blue badge ban: Coalition of campaigners in protest
It’s no surprise that the Love Island class of 2022 are studded with various famous connections. The iconic ITV2 dating show is known for making stars, from Molly Mae Hague to Maura Higgins, who both landed various jobs after the show along with brand sponsorships. But plenty of contestants have been famous even before their villa stint, including EastEnders legend Danny Dyer’s daughter Dani. This year is no difference, with footie ace Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma heading into the Majorcan paradise. She’s far from the only one with some famous connections, however - and Daily Star takes a look into the star-studded cast. Luca Bish’s famous exes Despite the show regularly catapulting stars to fame, it seems fishmonger Luca Bish is well used to the spotlight, as he used to date Strictly Come Dancing ’s Saffron Barker. They went out for a “few months”, and were even spotted in a cosy snap together cuddled up in bed as they told fans "good night" in an old snap. … [Read more...] about Love Island 2022 stars’ famous connections – Jack Grealish, Patsy Palmer and A-list exes
Victoria Beckham shares spoof clip of David Beckham singing Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Dani Garcia, a Michelin star Spanish chef, has claimed Victoria Beckham , 48, caused problems with her dinner demands at a fellow celebrity's wedding. The chef claimed Victoria "changed [her] whole menu" due to her "complicated" requests. Related articles Amanda Owen confirms sudden split from grumpy husband Clive Fiona Bruce's 'toughest interview' as Lord Sugar shouted and swore It was very strange. Dani Garcia Dani said this happened in 2019 at the wedding of former Real Madrid footballer Sergio Ramos and model Pilar Rubio. He … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckham’s ‘complicated’ dinner demands chef to ‘change whole menu’ for her meal
Peter Andre has reposted a video that his daughter Princess had posted on Instagram about her 15th birthday. Peter, 49, shares Princess and her brother Junior 17, with his ex-wife Katie Price, 44. Princess turned 15 on Wednesday (29th June), and proud dad Peter sang her praises to his 1.8 million Instagram followers. READ MORE: Love Island 2022 stars' famous connections - Jack Grealish, Patsy Palmer and A-list exes ] Peter wrote: "Happy 15th birthday to my kind, loving, moody and caring daughter. You bring so much life to our home. We all love you so much. "You are beautiful inside and out just the way you are and never forget that. Happy birthday and NO, you can’t go on Love Island . Love dad." Peter, who is now married to Emily Andre, 32, with whom he shares two children, Amelia and Theo, was soon receiving feedback from his celeb pals. Football legend John Terry wrote: "Happy Birthday Princess". Fred Sirieix, the charming host on Channel 4's First Dates, … [Read more...] about Peter Andre issues stern warning to Princess over Love Island stint as she turns 15
Who Killed Maria Marta: Netflix trailer for crime documentary Don't miss the best new TV releases for 2022 and behind the scenes news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? premiered on Netflix today (Thursday, November 5). The four-part series covers one of Argentina's most shocking criminal cases, the death of Maria Marta who’s murder remains unsolved today. Maria’s husband Carlos Carrascosa was acquitted twice of her murder. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know. Trending Where is Maria’s husband Carlos today? Maria Marta Garcia Belsunce was a sociologist and charity worker from Argentina. In 2002, she was murdered and found dead in her home, in the gated … [Read more...] about Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta: Where is Maria’s husband Carlos today?