PA SPORT BIRTHDAYS Paul Barber (hockey) – Played 99 times for England between 1977 and 1988, winning Olympic gold at the 1988 Games in Seoul, born 1955. Monte Lynch (cricket) – former Surrey, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1958. Stewart Cink (golf) – 2009 Open champion and five-time United States Ryder Cup player, born 1973. Laurent Robert (soccer) – former Newcastle and France midfielder, born 1975. Recommended Boris Johnson ‘suggested Partygate findings be kept secret’ - live Monkeypox: British tourist tested for virus Quinton Fortune (soccer) – South African former Manchester United midfielder, born 1977. Gary Woodland (golf) – 2019 US Open winner, born 1984. Mark Cavendish (cycling) – British racer who has 34 Tour de France stage wins to his name, born 1985. Mario Mandzukic (soccer) – former Juventus and Croatia striker now an assistant coach for the Croatian national team, born 1986. Hal Robson-Kanu … [Read more...] about PA Sport trivia (21/05/2022)
PA SPORT BIRTHDAYS Steve Pate (golf) – American who had top-10 finishes in all the majors, born 1961. Zola Budd (athletics) – South African-born runner who ran for Great Britain at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, born 1966. Steve Sedgley (soccer) – Former Tottenham, Wolves, Ipswich and Coventry midfielder, born 1968. Lars Frolander (swimming) – Sweden’s Olympic 100 metres butterfly champion in Sydney 2000, born 1974. Recommended Boris Johnson ‘suggested Partygate findings be kept secret’ - live Monkeypox: British tourist tested for virus Paul Collingwood (cricket) – former Durham and England all-rounder and 2010 World Twenty20-winning captain, born 1976. Luca Toni (soccer) – former Fiorentina, Bayern Munich and Palermo striker, part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning side, born 1977. Dan Parks (rugby union) – former Glasgow and Scotland fly-half, born 1978. Juan Cuadrado (soccer) – Juventus and Colombia winger, formerly of Chelsea, … [Read more...] about PA Sport Trivia (26/05/22)
Stars of the ITV soap Coronation Street have been showing big love to their co-star Harriet Bibby after a huge announcement this week. It was revealed that the young actress, who plays 16-year-old Summer Spellman in the show, has been put up for a National Television Award . The huge event, which is set to take place in September, announced its long list of talented actors and actresses up for the special award with many Corrie stars making the cut. Harriet is up for the best Serial Drama Performance in the ITV soap after her harrowing storyline of struggling with an eating disorder over exam stress and her diabetes diagnosis. Harriet isn't the only Corrie star in the category either as she's up against co-stars Charlie De Melo, who plays Imran Habeeb, and his on-screen wife Toyah, played by Georgia Taylor. Corrie legend Maureen Lipman, who plays Evelyn Plummer, is also up for an award along with Kelly Neelan actress Millie Gibson. There are also stars from other … [Read more...] about ITV Corrie stars flood Summer Spellman actress with support after huge announcement
Comedian Peter Kay is reportedly getting set to make the comeback of a lifetime with a massive UK comedy tour. The comedian, 48, has been quiet since 2017, when he cancelled his planned 14-month, 100-show standup tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’. Last year, Peter hosted a Dance For Life danceathon with all money raised going to Cancer Research, however he has not performed a proper stand-up tour for over a decade. There had been hints the comedian was planning something big, as he made a rare public appearance at the Ivor Novello Awards in May. (Less subtle was his friend, fellow comedian Jason Manford, straight-out telling people Peter was going on tour soon.) Now it appears the news may have been confirmed, as a source al legedly told The Sun the comedian is planning a massive arena tour – and it’s expected to be a total sell-out. A source said: ‘He has lined up huge venues across the country including in Manchester, London and Birmingham … [Read more...] about Peter Kay ‘planning massive UK stand-up tour’ after cancelling 2018 shows for family reasons
Peter Kay has shied away from most public events for five years but has now delighted fans as he made an appearance at the Ivor Novello Awards. The comedian, 48, has been quiet since 2017, when he cancelled his planned 14-month standup show due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’. Last year, Peter hosted a Dance For Life danceathon with all money raised going to Cancer Research, however he has not performed a proper stand-up tour for over a decade. Despite the break away, Peter proved getting on stage and chatting to crowds remains as natural to him as anything as he made a surprise presentation on Thursday night. Peter looked relaxed and happy as he walked on-stage to the Ivor Novello Awards in a smart suit and waistcoat to present an award. He was photographed standing at the microphone holding the name of the winner by comedian and historian Lucy Worsley. She uploaded the snap to Twitter, asking: ‘Is that REALLY Peter Kay?’, though she was more focused … [Read more...] about Peter Kay makes rare public appearance at Ivor Novello Awards amid rumours of new stand-up tour
Peter Kay recently returned to the stage for his first live show in 11 years after stepping away from the spotlight in 2017. The Car Share and Phoenix Nights comedian whose last tour was in 2011, kicked off his Dance For Life tour at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, getting involved by DJing and dancing. Rocking a sparkly jacket adorned with colourful records as well as a rainbow sweatband, Peter, 48, took to the DJ decks as archive clips of his hit Channel 4 sitcom, Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, appeared on the big screen. As he makes his touring comeback, here’s what you need to know about Peter – from his background and career through to his wife and family. How old is Peter Kay and who are his wife and children? Born 2 July 1973, the 48-year-old comedian and actor is one of the comedy scene’s most revered faces. The Lancashire-born funnyman has written, produced and acted in a number of television and film projects, as well as writing three … [Read more...] about Peter Kay 2022: Wife, children, age and what happened to him as he makes his stage comeback?