AMIR KHAN’S father Shah has said fans finally saw his “true colours” in I’m a Celebrity.The former light-welterweight champion will return to boxing after a two-year hiatus, after proving he is not as arrogant as previously perceived.The Bolton-born boxer formally announced his return in his press conference at The Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday, after securing a three-fight deal with Matchroom and long-standing rival Eddie Hearn.Khan’s father Shah is relieved that his son is finally back in the game after his long lay off, but is also happy that the public got to see his son’s true side in his stint down under.He told SunSport: “He was fun. It was good that people got to see the other side of him.“This is his true colours and the way he is.“He’s a human being at the end of the day, no different to anyone else.“A lot of people thought he was an arrogant person or this that and the other, but he’s a genuinely nice … [Read more...] about Amir Khan proved he is a ‘genuinely nice youngster’ in his stint on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, says proud father ahead of boxer’s ring return
A 25-year-old naval recruit from Weymouth celebrated his formal commissioning as a Royal Navy Officer at Britannia Royal Naval College. Midshipman Ben White, who follows in the footsteps of his father, was one of the latest group of Officer Cadets who took part in the passing-out parade, watched by their families, friends and guests. Vice Admiral Duncan Potts, director general joint force development and defence academy, was the VIP inspecting officer. In order to earn his place on the parade ground, Ben completed an intensive 30-week training course, which was split into two 15-week phases. Ben was assigned to the amphibious assault ship HMS Albion operating in UK waters. He said: “The biggest highlight of training has been being part of Sutherland Division. “We have grown together as a team and have won almost all of the various competitions and feats throughout training. This has been down to our hard work. “Our team ethos has got me through … [Read more...] about “I couldn’t be more proud”: Father’s joy as son follows in his footsteps
Kevin Hart has become a father for the third time. The 38-year-old American comedian broke the news to fans via Twitter on Tuesday. Kev sounds like a proud father - welcoming his first child with current wife Eniko Parrish. The pair announced they were expecting a boy together in May - and now the delivery date has arrived. "God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am,” Kevin revealed on Twitter. "He is Healthy & already smiling. Thank you all for your prayers!!!! We love & appreciate ya #Harts,” he added. The arrival of a little bundle of joy comes just weeks after the comedian became embroiled in a cheating scandal. Back in September, the star apologised after he found himself in a position where someone was trying to “extort” him. “You know, I’m not perfect,” he said in a public apology broadcast via social media. “I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. … [Read more...] about Kevin Hart proudly announces arrival of his third child… just weeks after being embroiled in a cheating ‘extortion’ storm
NIGEL BENN put any thoughts of a return to the boxing ring on the back-burner as he watched his son Conor power his way to victory tonight.The two-weight world champ is set for a return to the sport aged 53 to fight old foe Steve Collins, but tonight it was Conor firmly in the spotlight - and in devastating style too.He powered his way to a second-round stoppage victory against late stand-in Mike Cole.Both fighters were putting their respective undefeated records on the line - but the gulf in class couldn't have been any clearer.While Cole was brave in suffering an onslaught from the first bell, the only surprise was that he made it as far as he did in the fight.The Leamington Spa man was floored twice in the second round, and the referee had seen enough and waved it off.At times Benn looked like he was auditioning for a part in Swan Lake. His footwork and head movement was unlike anything a boxing crowd at the O2 had seen before.And with a steely focus that has its roots in his old … [Read more...] about Conor Benn shines in second-round win as proud father rushes in and celebrates with his son
THEY say the apple never falls far from the tree and that’s certainly the case for these celeb kids and their parents.From Brooklyn Beckham to Blue Ivy – these celeb offspring are the spitting images of their dads. Here’s the best mini-mes as we celebrate Father’s Day. Will Smith and Jaden The 17-year-old hasn’t just followed in his dad’s footsteps when it comes to stardom – he also takes after him in the looks department.While Jaden may have developed his own sense of style, facially he’s just like Men In Black star Will. Tom Hanks and ColinColin has always looked just like his very famous dad but as he gets older he really has become his doppelganger.Now at 38 it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between him and Forest Gump star Tom. David and Brooklyn BeckhamMost kids don’t particularly like being compared to their parents but we bet Brooklyn isn’t too bothered by this … [Read more...] about Just like dad… these celebrity kids look just like their famous fathers!
A FOOTBALL-HATING groom has won over his Huddersfield Town-mad father-in-law with a hilarious stunt.Mark Silvester, 31, formally asked David Fleming, 62, for his daughter’s hand in marriage.David, a retired trades union official who lives in Brighton and has been a Town fan for 51 years, said yes on the condition his future son-in-law attend three matches with him.Mark reluctantly agreed but failed to make it to any Town games before his wedding to Christine, 31, at the end of May.In order to make it up to David, during his wedding speech Mark ripped off his smart suit to reveal a Terriers shirt.David commented: ““It was such a wonderful occasion and so natural.“I was thrilled to bits when Mark took his jacket and shirt off to reveal the Town shirt underneath.“I was thrilled to bits and it took guts to do that in front of everybody.”David entered into the spirit and bowed down before his son-in-law.“It made me a very proud father-in-law,” … [Read more...] about Football-hating groom won over his father-in-law… by ripping off his suit to reveal a Huddersfield Town top
CHRIS EUBANK Sr hailed his son as a true Brit for refusing to ditch his Union Jack in front of a hate mob in Germany.Eubank Jr KO’d Turkey’s Avni Yildirim on Saturday in Stuttgart after ugly ringside brawling involving ethnic gangs.It followed a week of attempts to stir up anti- British feeling within the city’s Turkish community.And his ex-world champion dad was worried about him entering the ring wearing red, white and blue.But gutsy Chris stood firm, declaring: “I’m a patriot.”And he ended up being applauded by fight fans for his third-round defeat of the previously unbeaten Yildirim.Chris Sr, 51, who faced intimidating crowds during his career, said: “I gave him a choice in the dressing room not to wear the Union Jack.“I said, ‘It’s a hostile crowd and there has been fighting ringside. You don’t have to wear it — it’s up to you’.“I was in two minds. My duty is to protect him.“He said, … [Read more...] about Chris Eubank Jr’s decision to wear Union Jack in front of hate mob in Germany hailed by proud father
IT wasn't so long ago when dads were banished from the delivery room, but this proud father was determined to experience the moment his child came into the world.So much so, Fakamalo Kihe Eiki decided to share it with the world, and live streamed the birth of his son on Facebook.The normally immensely private moment was viewed by more than 39,000 people who tuned in to watch his partner "pushing baby out".In the 45-minute video Fakamalo offers words of support to his wife, who remains incredibly calm given she's being broadcast live.As the little one arrives he shouts: "He’s hairy, he’s got so much hair!"Oh my goodness, you got him – he’s coming out. Hi baby! Come out baby, there you go, I see your face!"Audibly moved and on the verge of tears, he then cries: "Yes! Baby’s out! Yes! Yay! Thank you Lord, oh thank you Jesus. You cry, baby, ahhh."He later jokes: "He screams like his mum."Several viewers commented on the emotional moment.Michelle McLearen … [Read more...] about This proud dad has live streamed his wife giving birth on Facebook
A lot had been said about the National Front, the far-right party of Marine Le Pen. I had read analysis of growing nationalism in the country and it started me wondering what makes young people turn to someone who is ready to fence the country off, close its borders and turn away from the European Union? Why do young people vote for Le Pen? I wanted to understand their motivation. In the department "Cher," a region in central France I met with Julie Aprecina, a 25-year-old campaigner with the right-wing "Front National." She was quick to give me the run-down of all the well-known arguments: That the current political system failed to reduce unemployment, failed to guarantee stability and failed to increase security in a country under constant terror threat. Indeed, 21 per cent of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 voted for Le Pen in the first round. Only the far left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon received more votes from the young. Both the far left and the far right talk … [Read more...] about National identity: Are you proud to be French?
"He fought for our independence, built a nation where there was none, and made us proud to be Singaporeans. We won't see another like him," Lee's son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an emotional televised address. More than 11,000 people gathered at the main gate of the Istana state complex chanting "Mr Lee, Mr Lee", leaving flowers and cards, as a private family wake began inside the former British colonial headquarters. His coffin will be carried on Wednesday atop a gun carriage to Parliament House, where it will lie in state for the public to pay respects, until his state funeral and cremation on Sunday. World leaders paid tribute to Lee , describing the former prime minister as a powerful figure who had earned his place in modern history as a revered leader. Singapore's transformation from a British colonial backwater to one of the world's leading financial hubs is widely attributed to his leadership. Lee was a "true giant of history," US President Barack Obama said in a … [Read more...] about Singapore pays tribute to its founding father