Adele stunned fans earlier in the month after sharing a new photo of herself on Instagram, looking almost unrecognisable following her seven-stone weight loss. The star has got everyone talking about her appearance, and on Wednesday, her good friend Alan Carr opened up about the Hello singer's transformation during an interview on Capital Breakfast. The Chatty Man host revealed that he had been talking to the award-winning singer on FaceTime during the lockdown, and is desperate to know her diet secrets. Host Sian Welby said: "Alan, have you been getting in contact with your celeb mates during lockdown? Have you been FaceTiming Adele?" to which he replied: "Oh yeah, we FaceTimed the other day! And of course she looks amazing now, doesn't she?" Roman Kemp then responded: "Yeah, she looks unreal!" Alan added: "I mean, tell me that diet now Adele! I need it now!"Loading the player... VIDEO: Celebrity weight loss success storiesAdele has lost an incredible seven stone over the past few yearsWhile Adele hasn't spoken out about her weight loss, the 32-year-old's doctor has given an insight into how she achieved the results. Talking to US Weekly magazine, Dr. Dominque Fradin-Read, who has worked with the hitmaker, explained: "I start by telling my patients that when it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise alone will not be enough in most cases." The physician continued: "That is why many patients that come to us have tried to lose weight, they did lose somewhat but put everything back on and often even more. For a successful and sustainable weight loss, we need to look at the whole person and not just address the weight upfront."MORE: 13 times Victoria Beckham didn't let her fashion steal her smileThe Hello hitmaker is currently isolating in LA during the lockdownREAD: Gwen Stefani shares rare photo of son Kingston on his lockdown birthdayAdele's former personal trainer has also spoken out about her weight loss. Talking on Lorraine earlier in the year, Camilla Goodis said: "She's working out but I think 90 per cent of it is diet. It's a good diet to shed the weight. The first week is intense, green juices and only 1,000 calories. She doesn't look too thin – she looks amazing." On working with the star, she added: "When she came for a workout I didn't know it was her and when she left, I thought: 'Oh it looks a little bit like Adele.' She looks amazing – she's changed her lifestyle and diet." She further added that Adele had likely given up processed food, fizzy drinks and sugar.Tune into Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, weekdays from 6:30am – 10amLike this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
Piers Morgan has taken a moment while enjoying his half-term holiday from Good Morning Britain to reassure fans that he is not leaving the popular breakfast show. Sharing a news article that suggested he might be quitting the series, he simply captioned the post: "Relax, I'm not." Fans were delighted to hear that the reports were untrue, with one writing: "They should have cancelled your leave this week! We need you at your post." Another added: "What a relief." A third person tweeted: "Haven’t been a fan of your journalism over the years but you have been spot on keeping governments to account over their coronavirus responses." Piers recently shared a throwback with his familyAhead of his break from the show with Susanna Reid, he joked that they might not be able to return due to the pandemic, telling her: "Today could be our last day. You never know do you, these days? It's weird to have half term off when there's no half term. We're sort of having half term off from this [situation]. Everyone needs a bit of time out to think about all of this."MORE: Susanna Reid shocks viewers after hitting out at 'frustrating' government adviceLoading the player...WATCH: Piers and Susanna implore government officials to appear on GMBThe dad-of-four has been regularly tweeting about the government response to the coronavirus pandemic, and most recently expressed this outrage over Dominic Cummings travelling to Durham during the lockdown. He tweeted: "If any Govt minister or Tory MP had done what Cummings did, & the story was still headline lines five days later, they would be fired - on the direction of Cummings. He had a female aide frogmarched out of No.10 by armed police last August - for breaching his rules." READ: GMB's Piers Morgan reunites with son during lockdown - see his fans' reactionHe also shared the front cover of a newspaper about the advisor on his Instagram account on Wednesday, writing: "Brilliant front page. First, because it’s hilarious. Second, because it’s also making a deadly serious point - Cummings’ refusal to abide by his own lockdown rules has made the rules a laughing stock. This will cost lives."
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The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her as she slept, has prompted a nationwide outcry. Reza Ashrafi, now in custody, was apparently enraged when he killed his daughter Romina on Thursday after she ran away with 34-year-old Bahamn Khavari in Talesh, some 320 kilometers (198 miles) northwest of the capital, Tehran. In traditional societies in the Middle East, including Iran, blame would typically fall on a runaway girl for purportedly having sullied her family’s honor, rather than on an adult male luring away a child.