Hollyoaks actress Anna Shaffer shares terrifying sexual assault she suffered on the TUBE when man ‘tried to put hand …

Hollyoaks actress Anna Shaffer shares terrifying sexual assault she suffered on the TUBE when man ‘tried to put hand …

Hollyoaks star Anna Shaffer has revealed she suffered a terrifying sexual assault on the tube today. The 26-year-old actress was left “shaken” after the alleged incident when she claims a man tried to put his hand down her underwear.

She later reported the assault to police and thanked a fellow passenger for stepping in and screaming at the man while she was frozen. “Thank you to the @TfL staff at Knightsbridge who just helped me report a sexual assault to the police after a man touched me and tried to put his hand in my knickers on a crowded tube carriage,” she tweeted this morning.

“Was shaken + nervous to report but they calmed me + guided me with care + kindness (sic).” Anna Shaffer reveals she suffered sexual assault on the tube in London

She tweeted: “Also to the brilliant + brave woman who saw it happened and screamed at him while I was frozen. “Hard to believe that these things are still happening so often on public transport but comforting to know there is stellar support on hand when it does (sic).” “1/2 Hi Anna. I’m really sorry that you had to experience that on the Tube,” TfL tweeted. “I hope that you’re now okay, & that they can catch the man who did this… “2/2 I’m pleased that the staff member at Knightsbridge was so caring and kind in helping you report this. I’ll pass this feedback on to the area manager for the station now. (sic)” Anna’s Hollyoaks co-stars rushed to comfort her.

Anna is best known for playing Ruby Button in Hollyoaks and Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter film franchise. The popular actress was sent messages of support from her soap co-stars. Jorgie Porter, who played Theresa McQueen, tweeted: “Hope u ok Anna (sic).” Meanwhile, Andy Moss, who played Rhys Ashworth, wrote: “That’s gross !!! Sendin you big love shaffs x (sic).” PJ Brennan, who played Doug Carter, added: “Love you, glad you’re okay, and grateful there were people there to help. Feel better xx.”

 

Emmerdale spoilers: Rebecca White is alive but there’s a VERY big twist

Emmerdale spoilers: Rebecca White is alive but there’s a VERY big twist

Viewers have been desperate to find out if Rebecca’s (played by Emily Head) alive for weeks on Emmerdale, as at first it appeared serial killer Lachlan (Thomas Atkinson) had removed her from the equation following a tense chase through the village woods. Lachlan kept Rebecca holed up in the shack at first, with barely any food or water, so many presumed if she was alive it would be hidden in a ditch by some strange twist of fate on the ITV soap. Instead, bosses unveiled a completely unexpected bombshell when it turned out Rebecca was being held in a secret house.

Clean and appearing well, Rebecca has been looked after by a mystery nurse, though her anguish has only multiplied after repeatedly begging the woman to believe she isn’t “crazy”. But is there an important clue in the scene which could lead to the identity of the mystery nurse? For one thing, the woman seemed to be completely on twisted psychopath Lachlan’s side, so she could be from Lachlan’s past, though likely not a friend of the whole White family as she and Rebecca didn’t seem to have a history. She could also be a carer in the hospital where Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill) has been admitted to over the last several weeks, which would mean viewers have seen her before and simply not realised the key to Rebecca’s location was right there all along. Desperate to get the nurse to listen, Rebecca cried: “Please help me, please someone let me out! “No, I don’t need any more drugs,” she then complained, but the nurse didn’t bat an eyelid. “I’m not mad,” Rebecca tried again, as the nurse soothed: “You’ve had a head injury, you get confused sometimes.” With the nurse clearly under the impression Rebecca wasn’t of sound mind, the mother-of-one tried again anyway. “Look I told you, my nephew tried to kill me, he killed our whole family,” Rebecca said. “It was a tragic accident,” the nurse insisted. “Nobody’s fault. He loves you. He’s paying me a lot of money to help you rest and recover.” The newcomer continued: “You don’t want to end up in an institution, do you? Then you won’t be able to be with your son.” Still holding on to the hope she could see Seb again, Rebecca took her tablets, but her rage and frustration quickly returned. “He’s lying, you have to believe me,” Rebecca screamed. “Please please, you have to help me! You’re in danger too, Lachlan’s a murderer!”

By the simple fact, the nurse knew so much about the accident and the family’s situation, it seems she will be an important role in Rebecca’s escape and Lachlan’s conviction going forward. Perhaps the teenager confided his own guilt to the nurse in secret? Elsewhere, Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) has been trying to get the truth from Lachlan, who is now locked up in prison. Afraid to believe her, Lachlan refused to tell her the truth about Rebecca’s fate, but his girlfriend was wearing him down bit by bit. “How do I know you mean all this, and you’re not just saying it to trick me?” the murderer asked. “When I got hit by Robert’s car, you could have run you could have got away and you didn’t,” Belle told him. “And I saw how much you love me. You got caught Lachlan you’ve thrown away your entire life for me, and I love you for that. How could I not stand by you now? “But if we’re gonna be together there have to be no secrets, we have to trust each other 100 per cent. If you tell them where Rebecca is it could help you in court. “I’m gonna go away for life,” Lachlan answered bluntly, before sharing his worries Belle won’t stand by him once more. “Course I will Lachlan,” she insisted, “but please I’m begging you, is Rebecca alive?” Lachlan failed to open up, but Belle later told Robert (Ryan Hawley) and Ross Barton (Michael Parr) she was making headway. Will Belle be the one to find Rebecca alive?

 

Bodyguard’s Richard Madden talks shyness, Game of Thrones and his ‘relentless’ new show

Bodyguard’s Richard Madden talks shyness, Game of Thrones and his ‘relentless’ new show

He spent his twenties playing Romeos − including the ill-fated Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones − but now Richard Madden is swapping the Bard for Bodyguard in BBC One’s hot new drama. Here, he tells Lucy Pavia why he’s ready to grow up.

The first 20 minutes of Jed Mercurio’s BBC One show Bodyguard should come with a health warning. In a high-stakes scenario worthy of a Hollywood action movie, for several long minutes you wonder if anyone on screen − including our new protagonist, police protection officer David Budd (Richard Madden) − will make it out alive. Madden has past form in this sort of sofa-tipping television. Who can forget the horror twist of the Game Of Thrones Red Wedding, which saw Madden’s Robb Stark and his family annihilated in the worst character bloodbath since the Royal Wedding episode of Dynasty? As it happens, when I speak to Madden he’s been at another Game Of Thrones wedding in his native Scotland, this time between old friends and co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie (‘there were no Red Wedding jokes, thank god,’ he says, ‘though I was waiting for them’), and enjoying a bit of downtime in the highlands, scaling Munros. He grew up further south, just outside Glasgow in a small village called Elderslie. ‘I love being up there, when it’s quiet and you can see a bit of horizon,’ he says in a still-broad Scottish accent. ‘In London, everything is right in front of your face.’

To talk to, Richard Madden is warm and a little diffident. He first got into acting to combat shyness as a kid, but still gets occasional attacks of it now. ‘I can get up on stage in front of 2,000 people and play Romeo,’ he says, ‘but I’d struggle to stand up in a room of 15 people and read something. I’ve got [to speak at] a friend’s wedding in September and that terrifies me more than Bodyguard coming out.’ The series is the latest offering from Line Of Duty writer and BBC virtuoso Mercurio. Madden first worked with him in 2015 as dishy gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in Mercurio’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. This new role is darker − a former soldier struggling with PTSD, Budd finds himself assigned to protect a pro-war politician played by Keeley Hawes (unlike the other Bodyguard, this one’s not a romance). ‘You’re not an adult, but you’re not a child anymore… [I had] to work out where I was supposed to be’ During filming, the pair discovered they’d been co-stars on another project almost two decades earlier, though they never met. That was Madden’s first break, age 11, as ‘Young Andy’ in a film adaptation of the Iain Banks novel Complicity. He’d been scouted at his local youth theatre where his parents (a firefighter and teacher) would drive him a few times a week, since his own school didn’t have a drama department. The movie part led to a regular role on kids’ TV show Barmy Aunt Boomerang. Things could have followed a familiar child-star route from there but, for Madden, the gulf between professional actor and school kid made him feel isolated – a situation not helped by bullying from his peers. Richard Madden as David Budd in Bodyguard ‘On set you have to learn your lines, you have to be on time, you have to do your job, but then you go back into high school where your relationship to adults is different,’ he says. ‘You’re not an adult but you’re not a child any more, you’re kind of in between. So I stopped acting for a while to catch up with myself; to work out where I was supposed to be.’ After finishing school, Madden went to train at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), where in his final year he was cast as Romeo in the Globe Theatre’s production of Romeo & Juliet (a role he would reprise opposite Lily James in Kenneth Branagh’s 2016 production at the Garrick Theatre). Early screen roles in Hope Springs and the 2010 film Chatroom followed, but global fame would come with his casting in a then-fledgling show called Game Of Thrones. ‘I was 22 when I started that gig,’ he says. ‘I was so young and naive.’ It wasn’t initially clear if the show would see the light of day, particularly after a disastrous first pilot. ‘It was interesting to shoot a pilot and not know if it’s going to go. Then come back to reshoot and be there with different actors, directors and a slightly different script.’ ‘When I go to a different country with my parents and someone recognises me, they think, “Wow, [GOT] really has got legs because we’re in the middle of nowhere”’

He had a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw moment while promoting season one in New York. Too broke to take a cab, he hopped on to a bus that had his face on it. ‘People would say, “Hey, you know you look like that guy from that show?” I’d be like, “Oh, yeah, I get that all the time.”’ He found himself suddenly grateful for those early child star years. ‘Being on TV a couple of nights a week when you’re aged 12, on a show aimed completely at your peers, taught me what ten years later I would have to deal with on Game Of Thrones − the kind of recognition that you get, even though it wasn’t on such a huge scale,’ he says. Richard Madden as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones ‘I was much better equipped to deal with it.’ A four-year relationship with Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman also made him more of a tabloid target (since their relationship came to an end, he’s been linked to Suki Waterhouse and actress Ellie Bamber), as did taking on Prince Charming in a gargantuan Disney remake of Cinderella. How do his family react to his fame? ‘I think they’ve found it quite funny,’ he muses. ‘They still know me as their brother and son. When I go to a different country with my parents and someone recognises me, they kind of think, “Wow, [Game Of Thrones] really has got legs because we’re in the middle of nowhere.”’ Madden in 2015 with his then girlfriend Jenna Coleman Right now, Madden is enjoying a break from work, reconnecting with friends and family he had to neglect during the 15-hour, six-days-a-week Bodyguard filming schedule. ‘I needed time to recover from it − it was physically, emotionally and mentally draining,’ he says. Now age 32, and having played ‘so many versions of Romeo’ (including actual Romeo twice) in his twenties, he’s hoping this new role will show a more mature side. ‘The older you get, the harder it is to play the naivety because you know too much. So I’m kind of enjoying being older,’ he laughs, ‘and pretending I know more than I do.’ Bodyguard begins this month on BBC One

 

Dame Barbara Windsor recovering from heart surgery after medication complications

Barbara Windsor recovering from heart surgery after medication complications

Dame Barbara Windsor had to undergo a heart operation after side-effects of her Alzheimer’s medication left her dizzy and short of breath.

The EastEnders legend, 81, spent eight days in the hospital after collapsing at home, but husband Scott Mitchell, who has been married to Babs for 18 years, said she’s now on the road to recovery. “Barbara was suffering from a low heart rate which doctors thought was being caused by some of her medication,” he said. “She was getting very dizzy and short of breath and fainted one day at home, so she had an eight-day hospital spell about four weeks ago and they’ve put in a pacemaker for her.” The EastEnders icon with Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden.

He added: “She’s looking forward to getting out on the town again soon.” While her heart specialist Dr Rodney Foale added to The Sun: “Barbara is doing very well.” Aware of the operation, Christopher Biggins said he’ll be seeing his close friend next week, sharing: “We’re going to go out. She likes to go out because she spends a lot of time indoors.”

Scott first revealed his wife, who played Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, was suffering from Alzheimer’s in May, though she was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. She kept it secret from all but her closest friends, but as her memory worsened and rumours began to circulate, devoted Scott decided to speak out. David visited Babs for a spot of afternoon tea

He said at the time: “Since her 80th birthday last August a definite continual confusion has set in, so it’s becoming a lot more difficult to hide.” He revealed vulnerable Babs “feels a kind of shame” about her condition and keeps asking him: “Do the public know that I’m not well?” But he added: “I’m doing this because I want us to be able to go out and, if something isn’t quite right, it will be OK because they will now know she has got Alzheimer’s and will accept it for what it is.”

Barbara’s memory problems had been spotted by fans and insiders. At an awards lunch in December she presented fellow actress June Whitfield with a Lifetime Achievement gong and appeared to be confused about when they starred together on EastEnders. At the same event reporters asked her how she celebrated her 80th birthday four months earlier. She replied: “I can’t remember” before asking Scott who went to her party. When quizzed about a possible role in Corrie, she admitted: “I don’t think I could learn those lines.”

Ryan Thomas Wins Celebrity Big Brother

In a vote that surprised nobody, Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother.

The former Coronation Street star became a fan favourite early on but shot up in everyone’s estimation after being falsely accused of violence by fellow housemate Roxanne Pallett.

Speaking to host Emma Willis during his exit interview, the 34-year-old admitted that he would ‘forgive’ the Emmerdale actress for saying he had ‘punched’ her.

He also stated that, although her actions had left him like ‘a scared little boy’, he felt that she had ‘been punished by the public enough’.
The dad-of-one was finally shown a clip of the incident and appeared shocked and a little angry at some parts of what had been said afterwards.

He told Emma: ‘It was totally unexpected, it was a sign of affection that I’ve used on Gabby and the boys and unexpected because there was nothing in it.

‘As it unravelled it became bigger and bigger the whole thing that scared me was that she couldn’t stay in the room with me.

‘That rang alarm bells and the game became real life for me, I don’t know how much they showed, I did break.’
When Emma said that viewers had seen the moment he crumbled in the Diary Room, Ryan confessed:

‘I had no choice, I was a scared little boy. The place is lonely anyway, these are people that you grow a friendship with, your trust is in a different place, the one thing that held onto me is Sally, she’s been my mother since day one.

‘We all know how something can stick on a man, sometimes it can be done in the right way, or the wrong way.

‘I just wanted out I just wanted to get out, I thought I’d be getting a call from the police very soon, that’s not me, for once in my life I was glad that we had 24 hour surveillance on them.’

However, he did acknowledge the issues Roxanne may be dealing with to have made such an assumption.

Bearing that in mind, he added that ‘if she wants forgiveness and it makes it better, I would rather give her that.’

Ryan won the reality contest, beating out fellow finalists Kirstie Alley, Gabby Allen, Dan Osborne, Nick Leeson and Sally Morgan.

He was greeted with thunderous applause when he exited the Big Brother house and from the reaction on Twitter, it’s safe to say that he was a very popular winner!

A BIG Congratulations, Ryan!

Russell Grant has worrying warning from the stars for Holly Willoughby ahead of I’m A Celebrity

Russell Grant has worrying warning from the stars for Holly Willoughby ahead of I’m A Celebrity

Russell Grant has given Holly Willoughby a worrying warning about her new presenting role on I’m A Celebrity.

The astrologer fears that something bad may happen in the Australian jungle because of the alignment of the planets.

During his segment on today’s This Morning, Russell said: “A strong energy leads to a career change.”

This struck a chord with Holly, who is an Aquarius, as she is set to head off to replace Ant McPartlin later this year.

But there could be a few shocks in store if Russell is looking at the stars correctly.

He said: “Well you’re off into the jungle darling aren’t you. Probably about the same time these planets are all happening, so that will be interesting for you.

Wanting to know what he meant by the bizarre remark, shocked Holly replied: “In a good way?”

There wasn’t much confidence coming from Russell as he tried to reassure the presenter.

Russell said: “I certainly think it will be an eye opener for all of you. No i think you’ll be fine as its an Aquarius thing.

“For Aquariuns everywhere it’s all about career change and doing things that you once thought I’m never going to do that but are now doing it.”

Russell really seemed to be on the mark today as Phil’s reading also proved thought provoking.

As an Aries, Phil was told that he would be getting rid of any excess baggage that had been plaguing his life.

“It works for both of us,” joked Phil. “You’re going and I’m getting rid of the baggage.”

Kerry Katona admits she binged on cocaine and hoped she ‘wouldn’t wake up’ as she battled suicidal thoughts during …

Kerry Katona admits she binged on cocaine and hoped she ‘wouldn’t wake up’ as she battled suicidal thoughts during …

Kerry Katona has revealed she felt suicidal during her marriage to second husband Mark Croft as the battled a cocaine addiction.   The 37-year-old said that when she found out her husband at the time, who she was married to from 2007-2011, was cheating on her and a clip emerged of her snorting drugs she felt like she wanted to die. She admitted to The Sun that everything going on around her made her feel alone and worthless, and was made worse by the fact that people were questioning her abilities as a mother.

Low point: Kerry Katona revealed that during her lowest points she would ‘froth at the mouth’ while binging on cocaine in a bid to end her own life The TV personality confessed that at her lowest points, after suffering fits and blacking out, she hoped that she would never wake up again. She said: ‘I took so much coke with Mark and I had hoped he’d try to stop me, and go, “I love you too much to see you do this”, but he never did,’ the star admitted.  The reality of the situation was very different, as Kerry said that she felt suicidal while she was married to Mark.

Struggles: The 37-year-old said that when she found out her husband at the time Mark Croft was cheating on her and a clip emerged of her snorting drugs she felt like she wanted to die, she told the Sun ‘I would take so much that I’d have a fit and start frothing at the mouth and I really hoped I wouldn’t wake up. But I always did. I had a guardian angel, thank God!’  Opening up on World Suicide Prevention Day, the mum-of-five, said: ‘I felt really suicidal…I was snorting cocaine like it was going out of fashion. I felt so isolated. I didn’t want to be here anymore. I almost gave in.’ Prior to Kerry’s attempt at taking her own life, at age three she watched her mum slit her wrists in front of her. Even when Kerry’s mum Sue was pregnant with her, she tried to slit her throat, and made several other attempts on her life until Kerry was 17. Kerry said of the attempts, that she had her daughters names tattooed on her wrists to stop her following the same path. She is speaking out in support of the You’re Not Alone campaign, the newspaper’s campaign in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Feeling ‘worthless’: She admitted that everything going on around her made her feel alone and worthless, made worse by the fact that people were questioning her abilities as a mother During Kerry’s troubled life has been put into care, after her mum’s boyfriend stabbed her and told the kids he wanted to chop them up. She recalled even having to pull a knife out of her leg, before being sent into care because her mum chose him over them.  Her partner later died after being run over, and after his death Sue wanted to kill herself, and Kerry admitted that she tried to help. She remembers telling her mum to take them all because she’d had enough of not feeling good enough for her.

Support: She said her kids, Molly, 15, Lily-Sue, 14, Heidi, ten, Max, nine and Dylan-Jorge, three, are more aware of mental health issues than many kids, and are aware their mum suffers tough mood dips Her turning point came when she took part in a boot camp, during her marriage to Mark, where she ran, ate healthily and came off her bipolar medication and has never touched cocaine since.   She said her kids, Molly, 15, Lily-Sue, 14, Heidi, ten, Max, nine and Dylan-Jorge, three, are more aware of mental health issues than many kids, and are aware their mum suffers tough mood dips.   Kerry is urging anyone feeling low or suicidal to see her as an example.

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details. Avoiding the same path: Kerry said of the attempts, that she had her daughters names tattooed on her wrists to stop her following the same path

 

Ryan Thomas mystifies the nation by shaving his toes in preparation for the Celebrity Big Brother final

The Celebrity Big Brother house has been anything but a quiet place for most of its final series. But during a quieter moment in the house this year’s fan-favourite contestant, Ryan Thomas managed to find a moment to indulge in some ‘me time’ on last night’s episode. Sitting down in the bathroom he indulged in a little bit of grooming and shaved his toes. Yes, he shaved his toes – and no one really knew what to think. Ryan Thomas CBB has been shaving his toes, and the nation is divided (Picture: Channel 5)Ryan, having managed to win the nation’s heart with his genuine manner while dealing with ‘punch gate’, was seen enjoying a moment away from the rest of his housemates. And rather than focus on the rest of the celebs having a rather serious conversation, the cameras chose to show Ryan showing his toes some love.

Obviously, people at home couldn’t help but clock the toe shaving, and it prompted a number of reactions.

Others weren’t too amused by the sight of the former Corrie star paying particular attention to his feet. In fact, there were some very strong feelings against the whole scene…

Needless to say the nation was er… divided over Ryan’s toes. However, he still remains one of the favourites to win the show alongside Kirstie Alley and Dan Oscborne.

 

Alfie Moon makes shock EastEnders return for explosive reunion with Kat and a baby bombshell

Alfie Moon makes shock EastEnders return for explosive reunion with Kat and a baby bombshell

The exciting news that EastEnders fans have been dreaming of has been confirmed – Alfie Moon is heading back to Walford.

The lovable rogue will return to Albert Square for an explosive reunion with his estranged wife Kat Slater. The couple have not been speaking after an incident in Spain, but that’s all about to change when Alfie returns to his spiritual home. Actor Shane Richie has been back filming on set with Jessie Wallace and is due to appear back on screen later this autumn. His character is going to be in for a shock when Hayley Slater reveals her baby bombshell.

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace have been back on set filming. The last time we saw Alfie he secretly arranged to meet Hayley in a hotel room. He was stunned when Hayley revealed she was pregnant after he cheated on Kat. Realising Alfie wanted to win Kat back, Hayley told him that she planned to terminate the baby.

Alfie slept with Hayley in Spain. He doesn’t know she kept the baby. So it will come as a massive surprise when he finds out she is ready to burst and all the Slater clan know about the pregnancy. Alfie is unaware that his lies are about to catch up with him when he gets in touch with Kat out of the blue. He enlists her help with a favour but is secretly planning to surprise his wife by appearing in London. Alfie is planning to win back Kat

How will Alfie react? Alfie is prepared to do anything to get Kat back by his side. How will he react when he finds out the truth about Hayley’s baby? *EastEnders airs tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm

 

Coleen Nolan says she’s received online abuse following epic Kim Woodburn row on Loose Women

Coleen Nolan says she’s received online abuse following epic Kim Woodburn row on Loose Women

Coleen Nolan has opened up about her fallout on Loose Women with Kim Woodburn, saying she warned against her nemesis appearing on the show. The former Celebrity Big Brother housemates came face-to-face on the ITV chat show in an item asking if they could end their feud after the two women fell out last year. But it quickly escalated with former How Clean Is Your House? star Kim calling panellist Coleen “lying trash” before storming off the set.

Coleen Nolan – Celebrity Big Brother Housemate

TV watchdog Ofcom received more than 3,000 complaints, with some viewers saying they were offended by Kim’s treatment on the show and claiming the reality star guest was “bullied” and “ganged up” on. In an exclusive interview Coleen, who says she’s been upset to receive online abuse since the row last week, says she warned against Kim appearing on the afternoon chat show. “Personally I don’t have any say on who comes on,” she told us. Kim Woodburn walks off Loose Women after being reunited with CBB housemate Coleen Nolan

“I said ‘I don’t think she can do this’ but her management and the producers insisted she was fine. “I wasn’t shocked by what happened. But it really upset me that people are blaming me. I’m so not confrontational. “We’re all aware it looked like four against but she went off on one.” A tearful Kim, speaking about her experience in the Big Brother house, said pointing at Coleen: “They picked on me. This one ‘cup of tea Kim?’ and behind my back they were slagging me off.” Coleen Nolan won CBB in 2017

Asked why she didn’t leave CBB if she was unhappy she said: “I wanted the money.” Coleen, from Wilmslow, reminded Kim it has been 18 months since they had been on CBB together and Janet Street-Porter, who took on a judge role between the pair, said “she wants to draw a line under it.” But Kim argued: “I’ll never forget what the likes of her and seven others put me through.” And as fellow panellist Linda Robson put a comforting arm around her, Kim snapped “don’t be two-faced.” Coleen said: “She was there for an hour afterwards and they offered her every kind of help. “All of us were in shock afterwards and the audience was in shock. Coleen Nolan

“I wasn’t in as much shock because I had to live with it. “I was told her people had been in touch and the appearance was to make amends and I said ‘I don’t see any point in that.’” Afterwards Coleen’s official Twitter account told her followers: “For clarity – Coleen did not ask for Kim Woodburn to come on the show nor ask to be reunited with her – @loosewomen organised the show. “Coleen has no say in their choice of guests – Coleen stayed as calm as possible whilst being insulted live on air which was incredibly unpleasant.” A spokeswoman for Loose Women said afterwards: “Kim agreed to come onto the panel today at the invitation of the producers on the understanding it was for a reconciliation with Coleen. The Nolans in concert in 2009 “Kim becoming upset was never the intention and the panel did endeavour to comfort her. She was offered counselling after the show, which she declined.” Speaking about the reaction she’s received since the show the CBB 2017 winner said: “I’ve had a lot of abuse and I’m upset by that. Don’t start calling me a bully.” The Nolans singer is now “excited and nervous” to go solo for the first time and is embarking on a seven week concert tour which will bring her to the Manchester Apollo on Friday January 11 and Warrington Parr Hall on Friday February 15 and ending in her home town Blackpool at the Winter Gardens on Thursday February 28. She said: “I’ve always performed with a network of sisters so it’s quite scary. “The reason I wanted to call it Never Too Late is because I think there’s a lot of ageism against women and I don’t want fear to hold me back. Read More “I’m really looking forward to it. The public have put me where I am and it would be nice to be with them on a night out.”