LOVE Island's Maura Higgins and Strictly's Giovanni Pernice sparked romance rumours after fans allegedly spotted them at the same hotel in Cornwall. The hot pair are said to have been staying at the three-star clifftop hotel The Polurrian on the Lizard. Maura seemingly shared a picture from the hotel, writing "pretty" over the the stunning sea view. While OK! reports the dancer was seen having photos with fans outside the building. Another guest voiced their surprise at seeing the famous reality stars, writing on Instagram: "Ooh and finally finally you just never know who you'll spot at a place like @polurrianonthelizard!! I spotted two Love Islanders and a rather well known dancer." A representative for Giovanni declined to comment, while Maura's rep is yet to respond. Last month Maura revealed she'd split up with her boyfriend Chris Taylor but insisted she "still loves him". The reality TV star , 30, broke the news on Instagram, telling fans they realised … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Maura Higgins and Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice spark romance rumours as they ‘stay at same hotel’
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T housands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades , and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy in Disney’s acclaimed 2007 film Ratatouille, 25,000 people have signed a petition to stop the “genocide” of the rodents. Josette Benchetrit, a clinical psychologist who launched the petition at the end of last year, said: “Rat phobia is an unwarranted social phobia, like spider phobia. Give a rat a beautiful bushy tail and you’ve got a squirrel — an animal we love. These poor unfortunates are being mercilessly killed because they’ve been designated by society as … [Read more...] about Parisians protest ‘genocide’ of rats as city battles rodent infestation
There’s just days to go until Love Island finally returns to our screens after over a year of waiting. This year’s contestants are already reportedly in quarantine in sunny Spain ahead of the launch show. ITV recently unveiled a new look for the show – including a brand spanking new logo, a resigned Majorcan villa , and updated personalised bottles . Ahead of the series launch on Monday, ITV has announced new duty of care protocols they’ve put in place to support contestants before, during, and after their time on the hit dating show. So what are this year’s duty of care protocols, and do they go far enough to protect the Islanders? Metro.co.uk spoke to some mental health experts to find out what they have to say. What mental health support is in place for the Love Island 2021 contestants? The new duty of care protocols have been introduced as part of a collaboration between former Chief Medical Officer Dr Paul Litchfield and Consultant Chartered … [Read more...] about What mental health support is in place for the Love Island 2021 contestants?
Former Love Island star Dr Alex George has opened up about his new role on ITV’s mental health advisory board as he expresses his hope for ‘better diversity’ on the 2021 show, which is expected to air this summer. Earlier this year, it was announced that Dr Alex, 30, had been appointed Ambassador for Mental Health , a position that involves advising the government on young people’s mental wellbeing. The NHS worker, who appeared on the fourth series of Love Island in 2018, is now also a part of ITV’s mental health advisory group, a board that was created in October 2019 with the aim of advising the broadcaster on the mental health and wellbeing of people behind and in front of the camera on TV programmes. The physician detailed what his role entails during an episode of Susannah Constantine’s podcast My Wardrobe Malfunction, which will be available to listen to on Sunday May 16. During his appearance on the podcast, he said: ‘I actually sit on the board now the … [Read more...] about Dr Alex George hopes for ‘better diversity’ on Love Island 2021 as he discusses new role on ITV mental health advisory board
An overcast day at the beach prompts ruminations on mortality in Australian director Shannon Murphy's artful, bruising debut feature. "I'm gonna enjoy becoming a part of a sky like this, Dad," Milla (Eliza Scanlen) tells her father (Ben Mendelsohn) as she holds up a camera, experimentally training its lens on the thick sheet of cloud overhead. A floppy felt hat protects the 15-year-old's head, shaven in deference to the chemo she's been undergoing for an unnamed form of cancer. Amongst the mostly punchy dialogue, there are a few such lines that perhaps would've rung truer on the stage, where Babyteeth began its life — Rita Kalnejais here adapting her play of the same name. The scene evokes a similarly bittersweet beach outing in the latest adaptation of Little Women, during which the sickly Beth March, also played by Scanlen, speaks calmly to her sister Jo of her own impending demise: "It's like the tide going out. It goes out slowly but it can't be stopped." While she's … [Read more...] about Babyteeth: A terminally ill teen experiences first love in this bittersweet new Australian film