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Corbyn revels in defeat while Johnson packs his victory speech with lies. Labour leader holds out for a replacement who will build on his glorious legacy as Britain jumps the shark
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Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas has had an unfortunate start to the show's final - which is just hours away! The head judge has suffered a painful injury, which means she is unlikely to perform in Saturday's finale with her fellow judges. Shirley is reportedly "chairbound" after injuring her hamstring during a pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Darlington Hippodrome on Friday. Revealing she had injured herself in the first act, Shirley explained on Instagram: "Absolutely devastated. An injury during the first act. Flipped over too fast and seem to have pulled my hamstring (hopefully that’s all)."Shirley has suffered a painful hamstring injury that's left her unable to danceShe continued: "I had to limp off during the dance. With the help of the whole cast I managed to carry on the show, speaking only the lines and not dancing. Thank you to @crischaela who stepped in, you were absolutely fantastic, and thank you to everyone who helped me!" Shirley shared another video before her panto appearance to explain that she had seen a doctor about her injury. The star told her fans: "I've been to see the doctor and been strapped up and had the ultrasound and acupuncture. Here's hoping it's going to be an amazing show, just putting the best foot forward."MORE: Strictly couples' third dances finally revealed for grand finalWATCH: Shirley gives fans a tour around her beautiful homeEver the professional, Shirley will still appear on Saturday's Strictly final, albeit from her seat. It’s set to be a huge night for the three remaining couples; Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden and Emma Barton and Anton du Beke. Each couple will perform three dances in the hopes of winning the coveted Glitterball trophy; judges' choice, a showdance, and their favourite dance from the series. As an added treat for viewers, the whole class of 2019 will return to perform one final group dance together. Also performing on the night is music superstar Taylor Swift, who will sing a song from her new album, Lover.MORE: How much is Claudia Winkleman paid for her Strictly Come Dancing role?Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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I'm a Celebrity star James Haskell has opened up about his time in the jungle on his podcast, House of Rugby, and went into detail explaining how he and his fellow campmates weren't given sufficient food (even by the jungle's standards)! Chatting about how Cliff Parisi was under the weather during the show, he explained: "Cliff was ill for a lot of that show. The nutrition value of the people running the show and the celebs were pretty inadequate. They understood about water but talking about calories, I was told that when I went into that show I'd be on 700 calories a day, minimum, and with one star that would top up to 1500."James talked about the jungle foodHe continued: "I was having three spoonfuls of brown rice for breakfast and four spoonfuls and maybe half a cup of beans for dinner. The day that I had words with everyone, everyone had been undereating. [We were having] around 200 calories - and to operate on that is terrible. By day nine, I was unable to walk up and down the stairs… I would go down, collect the water, and I'd honestly have to have a lie down and I was astounded it'd managed to go this far."READ: Netflix announces a beloved show has been cancellation - and the fans aren't happyJames opened up about his time on the showAccording to James, who was the fourth celebrity to leave the show, even when they received a full dinner after winning stars, there wasn't nearly enough food. "The food in the evening, there was no calorie dense food," he explained. "Crocodile feet, there's some fat with that, some protein, but not a lot. All the rest is vegetable so you're having maximum 800 calories a day… Some people were drinking two canteens of water a day."READ: Major Game of Thrones star hints return for prequelHe also opened up about some of the negative feedback he received during his time on the show, with some viewers suggesting that he was overbearing. He said: "One of the hardest things for me in camp was actually the lack of instant feedback. With that show, you're acting and things are happening in a 24 hour period, you have no idea that you've been well received, then public enemy number one, then well received again. They don't brief you properly."
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Battle for UK to remain in the EU is now lost and rejoining won't be prospect for 20 years, admits Lord Heseltine
The battle for UK membership of the European Union is lost and the question will not be reopened for 20 years, Europhile former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has said.Lord Heseltine, who lost the Tory whip after urging people to vote against Conservatives to stop Brexit, played down the prospect of an immediate campaign to rejoin the EU, and said the focus must now be on ensuring that Boris Johnson’s withdrawal deal works for disadvantaged areas of the UK.
Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, was caught on camera in Hackney celebrating Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson losing her seat on Friday, December 13.“Yes,” Abbott is heard saying in the video, taken by local journalist Elizabeth Rushton. She added “Get in!” Rushton said.Labour’s Meg Hillier retained her seat in Hackney South and Shoreditch, but it was a disastrous night for Labour at the polls, with the Conservatives securing a comfortable majority. Credit: Elizabeth Rushton/Hackney Citizen via Storyful
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British Muslims ‘fear for their future’ under Conservatives as Labour’s disastrous night blamed on ‘poison of antisemitism’
British Muslims have said they fear for their future under Boris Johnson‘s Conservative Party, following its crushing win in the general election.They had held ”long-standing concerns about bigotry in our politics and our governing party”, a statement from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said.
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Woman who spent £16m in Harrods says court order is 'intrusive'Zamira Hajiyeva subject to unexplained wealth order on £15m home and £10.5m golf course