- CelebrityEvening Standard
Nicole Scherzinger is enjoying her holiday in St Lucia, with the singer letting her hair down in a tongue-in-cheek TikTok.The Pussycat Doll, 42, uploaded a video of herself dancing alongside boyfriend Thom Evans, while the former rugby star watched on, looking slightly perplexed.
Celebrities who have taken part in Strictly Come Dancing would likely agree that one of the major benefits of the show is getting fit.However, Gemma Atkinson has admitted that during her stint on the show in 2017, she actually gained weight!MORE: Gemma Atkinson sparks reaction with picture of Gorka Marquez and daughter MiaLoading the player...WATCH: Gemma Atkinson reveals hilarious source for parenting The actress is famed for her strong physique and gruelling daily workouts, but she revealed that she managed to put on "six or seven pounds" by the time she was eliminated after letting her "diet slip massively"."I think I’m the only contestant who gained weight during Strictly," Gemma told the Women’s Health 'Going for Goal' podcast."I always say that openly because the training is hard, it’s intense, but because I train differently anyway, my body kind of went backwards a bit and the main reason was because I let my diet slip massively on Strictly.Gemma Atkinson was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec on Strictly "We trained above the Cadbury’s shop, so I had a Toblerone nearly every day, fast food, anything that was just quick and easy really…I think I put on about six or seven pounds by the end of it."Gemma, who welcomed her daughter Mia with partner Gorka Marquez last July, also confessed that during her pregnancy she was a "nervous wreck" when it came to watching her diet.She added: "Growing and birthing a baby is the biggest workout you will ever do in your life. From the minute you find out you’re pregnant, I believe it’s a workout because you’re constantly trying to monitor what you eat and what you do, especially for the first three months I was a nervous wreck."Gemma Atkinson speaks to Women’s Health April 2020 issue (Photo: Pete Pedonomou)However, when her one-year-old daughter Mia arrived last summer, Gemma felt no pressure to get back into the gym immediately.The doting mum recently told HELLO!: "I kind of enjoyed the first three months of not thinking about anything other than myself and Mia in our little bubble. I think it's quite a shame when new mums… they have the baby and the first thing they think about is getting back in shape because of the pressure they feel."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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The Netherlands has told its citizens not to travel to Britain and France threatened retaliatory quarantine measures after the UK put both countries on its coronavirus red list on Thursday night. The British decision – which takes effect on Saturday morning – means travellers returning from France must quarantine for two weeks. A spokesman for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "This means that Great Britain will receive a code orange as travel advice, because the Dutch have to be quarantined there." The Dutch code orange means holiday travel to the UK is not recommended. It would usually mean quarantine restrictions, but the Dutch stopped short of imposing those on people returning from the UK. On Thursday night, France said it would impose quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from the UK. That means any British tourist visiting France would face a month in isolation, two weeks on arrival and another fortnight on their return. "It is a decision that we regret and one that will entail reciprocal measures in the hope that we can return to normal as quickly as possible," said Clément Beaune, France's Europe Minister. Read more: Can I still go on holiday to France?
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Penny Lancaster gave fans a glimpse at the stunning garden she shares with husband Rod Stewart at their lavish £4.65million Essex mansion.The Loose Women star posted a sweet clip to her Instagram Stories on Thursday, showing her pet dog Bubbles gazing out into the grounds from inside the home.MORE: Penny Lancaster reveals glimpse inside her stunning home with Rod StewartLoading the player...WATCH: Take a peek inside Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart's homeCaptioning the clip, Penny wrote: "Bubbles pondering if he should go outside or not."While there's no question her pooch is adorable, it was the peek at the grounds of her home that really took our breath away.For one thing, Penny's garden appears to be never-ending, with luscious green grass going as far back as the eye can see.There also appear to be some intricately shaped hedges dotted around the grounds that look more like monuments, and plenty of lush potted plants that cover the patio.RELATED: Inside the Loose Women stars' housesPenny Lancaster shared a glimpse at her immaculate gardenPenny and Rod spend the majority of their time in England and live in Essex with their two children; Alastair, 14, and Aiden, nine.The couple also have a home in LA, where they spend a lot of their summers. For Rod and Penny, their home is a sanctuary away from their busy lives in the public eye, and they even chose to renew their wedding vows there in June 2017.The pair tied the knot for the second time in their garden in a star-studded event that was covered by HELLO!. They chose to exchange the same vows as they used in their original ceremony before joining their guests in a marquee for an evening of eating and dancing."Being able to reflect on those ten years, and say those words to one another and still know we mean them is important. This felt more special," Penny said.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.