How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey G. But Rylan endeared himself to viewers (and the show’s judges) in a way that others had struggled to do. “Even Gary Barlow, who had little in the way of nice things to say about his audition, praised his personality …

‘I was denied screening because of my disability’

When Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, who has muscular dystrophy, was told she could no longer have cancer screening at home when she moved house. This was despite the test showing up abnormalities that needed regular appointments. Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’ What happens during a smear test ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ ‘Nothing they could do’ “I had a new GP and I explained the situation – that the rooms were too small for my wheelchair to fit in and there was no hoist or wide bed for me to use,” she said. “I also would need two nurses to help hold my legs, which can flop over. “I can’t be the only …

Drunk teacher says prom girls ‘gagging for it’

Witness A told the hearing Mr Morrison had been seen “sloshing around his pint and swaggering”. Witness B said pupils had commented that Mr Morrison was drunk, to which he responded that he did not care as he was “leaving in a couple of weeks”. ‘Put that on Snapchat’ He told the panel he heard him say: “Lads, you need to go where this lot are for the after party, they are gagging for it”, referring to the female pupils. In a written statement, Mr Morrison said: “I was not falling over, fighting or being sick… admittedly I had a few too many drinks.” He said this meant he had made “some bad decisions”, however he denied encouraging sexual activity …

Greta Thunberg writes essay for 1975 album

Giant Greta mural painted in Bristol Oil and gas industry’s message to Greta The new track will not be a single in its own right – but will feature as the opening song on the band’s album. This is in keeping with the band’s previous records, all three of which have opened with an ambient instrumental track entitled The 1975. Thunberg’s track will also take that title – but this will be the first album opener from the band to feature speech on top of the music. Related Topics Music Climate change Greta Thunberg Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Bo Rhap is the oldest video to get 1bn views

In fact, Bohemian Rhapsody doesn’t even make the Top 100 most-played videos on YouTube. However, Queen’s achievement is not to be sniffed at. Before Monday, the only other 20th Century song to reach 1 billion views was Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain. Skip Youtube post by Queen Official Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report End of Youtube post by ModernMediaPlay Image Copyright ModernMediaPlay ModernMediaPlay Report End of Youtube post by BBC Studios Image Copyright BBC Studios BBC Studios Report End of Youtube post by ibighit Image Copyright ibighit ibighit Image Copyright Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Report Report Unsurprisingly, it’s Justin Bieber – who started his career as a YouTuber, posting a poorly-lit cover version of Ne-Yo’s So Sick …

Boy’s HPV vaccine ‘to stop thousands of cancers’

‘I was left with no saliva to eat’ Jamie, from Falkirk, had never heard of HPV when he found a small, disc-shaped lump growing in his neck. After being diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in 2010, aged 44, he had a tonsillectomy and then six weeks of chemotherapy and six of radiotherapy. He needed therapy to retrain his muscles so he could talk again – and he was left with very little saliva, making eating and even drinking water a real challenge. All that took its toll, Jamie says. “I became very depressed and it was two years before I started to feel normal again.” At that point he set up a foundation to raise awareness of the virus that had …

Pride in London marks 50 years of protest

The Red Arrows carried out a flypast at 13:25 BST. Image copyright AFP Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actor Sir Ian McKellen marched through Piccadilly Circus Image copyright PA Media Image copyright EPA ‘Smallest Pride parade’ celebrates marches Pride in London: What do all the flags mean? Are businesses using Pride without giving back? Image copyright EPA Image copyright PA Media All pictures copyrighted.

How to survive the Wimbledon queue

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Couples who plan together, stay together At Wimbledon your ticket doesn’t get you into a specific match, it gets you onto a court for a day. Image copyright Getty Images But even if you miss out, you can still get a ground pass. This gets you in to the smaller courts, where most of the seats are first-come-first-serve. Especially at the start of the tournament, if you plan well, you can still see some big players this way. And you don’t necessarily have to camp. People who’re not going for the big courts tend to start showing up at around 4am. 2. Know what to expect Report End of Twitter post by @RoisinHastie We’ve …

Behind the scenes of the Pyramid Stage

“Suddenly she said, ‘This isn’t going to be pleasant’. I thought she was talking to him, but when she burst the abscess open the smell was unbelievable. Baaba was groaning while she mopped it up and put clove oil on it; and I nearly fell over with the smell. “And then,” he recalls, “I had to march him on the stage to do the gig. “And he was fantastic.” Image copyright Tony Szymkow Image caption The Pyramid Stage under construction in 1981 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lou Reed: Not as grumpy as he looks After hanging out with the crew, Reed had to work out how to get back to London. “We said, ‘Would you be OK going …

Jess Glynne blames anxiety for festival no-show

“The last thing I ever want to do is let people down, I am sorry to anyone who I upset, it was not my intention.” Festival organisers tweeted on Sunday to explain Glynne was “physically exhausted”. Skip Twitter post by @IsleOfWightFest From Jess Glynne @JessGlynne pic.twitter.com/PQi6wcS998 — Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) June 16, 2019 Image Copyright @caradeee @caradeee Report Report Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Coveney upbeat on Stormont talks

“They’re some of the issues that prevented agreement 18 months ago and are still preventing agreement. “Having said that, I think the mood music is better now than we’ve had at any time in the last two years.” Mr Coveney admitted that it would not be easy to get agreement on some of the issues. “My role and the role of the British government will be to work with political leaders in Northern Ireland to try to find a way to get compromise in these key sensitive areas where there are no winners so everybody can move forward together,” he said. “That’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be fractious I suspect. “But I think we can do it …

Stormzy announces writing prize winners

Image copyright Riaz Pirmohamed Image caption Hafsa’s book tells the tale of two very different men who cross paths in Uganda Hafsa, 28, told Newsbeat: “It feels surreal, I feel like I’m dreaming. Image copyright Penguin Image caption Monika’s poems often focus on belonging and identity The 23-year-old poet says winning the competition “has shown me that people can connect with the story I have to tell”. “I hope this allows me to pursue those dreams I buried a really long time ago.” When announcing his partnership with Penguin last year, the rapper said: “I from the bottom of my heart cannot wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the …

How Batman inspired Kasabian side project

He added: “I thought the initials would be a better place to start. “I also like Biggie Smalls, the B.I.G. – you know what I mean? The S.L.P. – I was into that.” “The dot after the P is very important if you’re gonna write it,” he stresses. Kasabian: Why Serge Pizzorno is the new Tinkerman Kasabian: BBC Music Backstage Pass There’s more to the re-name than meets the eye though, it seems. As well as being a nod to a famous late rapper, Pizzorno claims his latest incarnation allows him the chance to free himself from the shackles of his day job – running a massive dance-rock “machine” – and to explore a different side his personality, with a …

How the royals navigate awkward small talk

“Clearly in terms of shared interests and age they might have had more interesting conversations sitting next to Ivanka and Jared,” our correspondent says. “But at the end of the day William will be king one day, so pairing him with a more high-profile figure was probably more fitting.” Image copyright Chris Jackson/Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump said climate change came up in his discussions with Prince Charles Judy Apps says being able to navigate away from dangerous topics can depend on how much homework you have done and what you know about the person. “It can be tricky if the other person brings up a difficult topic that you disagree on, but just try to steer the conversation,” …

Little Mix and Miley Cyrus bring the party to Big Weekend

Here are some of the best pics from the weekend so far: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy’s performance featured a fire display and was a scorcher Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billie Eilish brought the style to Big Weekend Image caption Lewis Capaldi performed a day after his debut album went to number one Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Khalid performed on the main stage on Saturday Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jax Jones (right) brought on Olly Alexander as a special guest Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 weekdays – or listen back here.