LEE Mack has not had the best of years on the box. After his Sky History show The Chop was axed after one episode in October because of a contestant with far-right tattoos, his new show, The 1% Club, has been shelved, too. The ITV game show, which would have seen 100 contestants answering a series of questions — starting from one that 99 per cent of Brits would get right down to one only one per cent of would — was due to be filmed at the start of last year. But the eight planned episodes are still on ice due to the pandemic , leaving ITV bosses with a scheduling headache. A telly insider said: “A pilot for The 1% Club was made in January last year with Lee at the helm, but since then, any plans have been on hold. “The pandemic has made filming a nightmare for most production companies but with 100 people taking part, it’s been impossible. “Lee’s show was meant to be airing now and it’s just become another scheduling headache for ITV. “Everyone is hopeful … [Read more...] about Lee Mack’s new game show The 1% Club shelved plunging ITV scheduling into chaos
GARY Glitter has received his Covid-19 vaccine in prison. The pop star was among a host of ageing sex offenders vaccinated in early February at HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset. Where is Gary Glitter in prison? Gary Glitter is being held in a cushy prison for sex offenders , The Sun revealed. Paedo Glitter , 74, was moved to HMP The Verne which has had a £3.3million makeover to become a Category C jail solely to house perverts. Prisoners reportedly have 20-inch flatscreen TVs and tea making facilities in their own cells and are allowed to walk freely around their wing 24 hours a day. A source previously told The Sun : “It’s like a holiday camp in there. To think some of these people have raped children, the public would be disgusted to see how they live. “Because it’s all sex offenders together they feel safe and there is no trouble. “They are given special privileges because they are older prisoners who are deemed to be well behaved.” The Verne is on … [Read more...] about Where is Gary Glitter in prison?
Coronavirus infections are rising in more than one in 10 council areas. The top five areas with surging rates are Worthing , South Holland , Hyndburn , Richmondshire and East Lindsey . Although Corby in Northamptonshire is still the worst hotspot in England, the number of new cases is down on the week before. It comes as infections tumble across the vast majority of the country, with deaths hitting a five-month low today. Weekly figures show Covid rates have dropped in 278 local council areas, while staying the same in two regions. Despite this promising news, cases still went up in Worthing, which suffered the biggest increase, and 34 other areas. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and every evening. Never miss … [Read more...] about Top five coronavirus hotspots in England where infections are still rising