Susanna Reid to become solo star of Good Morning Britain and Brit Awards nominations announced

Susanna Reid to become solo star of Good Morning Britain and Brit Awards nominations announced

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Following Piers Morgan’s highly publicised exit from Good Morning Britain, ITV has reportedly decided to stick with the idea of rotating presenters alongside Susanna Reid, while Dermot O’Leary is also headed back onto our screens.

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Susanna Reid will reportedly continue to host ITV’s Good Morning Britain after Piers Morgan's departure. There has been widespread speculation about the show's future since Piers Morgan left after an on-air argument with Alex Beresford about Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview.

Many presumed Alex Beresford or Andi Peters would take Piers' place, but ITV is allegedly concerned Susanna will follow in Piers' footsteps and quit. While it seems Beresford and Peters will have more prominent roles on the show, Susanna will continue as the primary host until September, when bosses will reassess the line-up.

Brit Awards 2021 nominations announced

Nominations for the Brit Awards have been announced, with dance and rap artists leading the pack. Dua Lipa received nominations in the single, album and artist categories. She has fared well at the Brits in the past, winning best breakthrough artist and best female solo artist in 2018, and best single in 2019. Little Mix fans were excited the group was nominated despite Jesy, an original member, leaving the group.

Other artists leading the nominations include Arlo Parks, Celeste and Jessie Ware. Many have already praised the diversity of the nominations, with the ceremony to be held on 11th May at London’s O2 Arena, hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year in a row.

Dermot O’Leary to host new ITV family reality show

Dermot O’Leary has reportedly landed another hosting role on an ITV reality show which brings together family members for a bonding trip. The presenter, who already hosts The Pet Show and This Morning, will reunite family members separated by the pandemic and see them compete in a series of outdoor challenges.

The show has already finished casting and is expected to start filming this summer. A source told The Sun: “This past year has been an incredibly hard one for families who have been forced apart by the pandemic. This upbeat competition series hopes to not only celebrate and nurture those bonds but pit the duos against others with a series of challenging tasks in the great outdoors.”

Pixie Geldof is pregnant with her first child

Model Pixie Geldof was spotted this week with a large baby bump, believed to be pregnant with her first child with husband George Barnett. Pixie married These New Puritans drummer George in 2017 in Majorca, with a star-studded guest list including Alexa Chung and Harry Styles. Pixie hasn't yet publicly confirmed the pregnancy, but fans are already speculating around her due date.

Pixie is the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, who died tragically in 2000 from a heroin overdose aged 41. Pixie’s sister Peaches also died of a heroin overdose in 2014, aged 25.

Danny Dyer reveals he needs testicular surgery

Eastenders’ star Danny Dyer revealed he needs surgery on one of his testicles on the podcast he hosts with his daughter, Sorted with the Dyers. He said he has a hydrocele, a type of swelling that occurs when fluid collects around the testicle, making it the size of a "jacket potato".

Dyer admitted he was considering getting laser eye surgery but wanted to get the testicle surgery done first, calling it his "priority". He suggested he hopes to pursue the surgery later this year when the NHS is under less strain from the pandemic and vaccine rollout.

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Matilda Davies
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