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I’m a big fan of Gemma Collins but I’m still waiting for her to text, says The Masked Singer’s Katherine Ryan

THE MASKED Singer star Katherine Ryan revealed that her game plan was to impersonate Gemma Collins on the show - saying she's a big fan of the Essex reality star. The comedian - who was hiding behind the mask of Pigeon - said she had to hide her Canadian accent, otherwise fans would have guessed her straight away.

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Why did Rylan split from husband Dan as he makes Pride anniversary appearance
Rylan Clark will be joined by his mum Linda, on today’s episode of Celebrity Gogglebox (Friday July 1).He has joined the series ahead of the Pride anniversary special, helping mark 50 years of Pride in the UK.Channel 4 says the special will “reflect on the incredible achievements and challenges of advancing LGBTQ+ rights and visibility over the last half century, while also platforming the diversity of identity and sexuality in the 2020s”.Rylan, 33, discovered his own sexuality when he was just 10 years old, after watching a Louis Theroux documentary of all things.He met his now ex-husband Dan, 42, in 2015, though they split after six years of marriage.Here is everything you need to know about Rylan’s relationship history.Dan is best known for his appearance on 2013’s Big Brother, making it to week six of the competition before being voted out.Before that, he was a police officer who worked on Operation Yewtree.This was an investigation into child sex abuse by famous stars such as Jimmy Savile.However, it was during his time on Big Brother when he and Rylan first crossed paths.Rylan interviewed him following his exit and the rest was history.Just two years later, they were married after Dan proposed during an idyllic trip to Paris.They tied the knot in 2015 with an intimate ceremony.In June 2021, reports surfaced that Dan had moved out of their shared London home and moved into a flat in Essex.Soon after, the split was confirmed by Rylan, who broke his silence on the situation later that same month.Speaking to The Sun, he said: "Following reports about Dan and I spending time apart, I feel I have to speak out - as the way it is being reported is unfair.“I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have
J.K. Rowling's Name Dropped From School After Requests by Students, Staff
Harry Potter author's involvement in ongoing controversies around the transgender community.The Boswells School in Chelmsford, Essex, in eastern England, has decided to drop Rowling's name from the institution over her views which they have said do not "align" with that of the school's.The high school is divided into six houses "represented by British citizens who have excelled" with the others named after other notable figures; Sir David Attenborough, Charlotte Brontë, John Travers Cornwell VC, Stephen Hawking and Florence Nightingale.The BBC reported on Wednesday that the school changed the name of the Rowling house due to her "comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people."This change is reported to have taken place in July 2021 when a school newsletter was sent out stating that the decision was made following requests from students and teachers.The house has since been re-named Holmes to honor the Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes."Following numerous requests by students and staff we are reviewing the name of our red house 'Rowling' and in light of JK Rowling's comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people," the statement read."Her views on this issue do not align with our school policy and school beliefs—a place where people are free to be."Staff have been invited to put forward suggestions of names for the house."Rowling's representatives declined to comment on the situation following a request from Newsweek.Rowling has been consistently criticized for remarks about trans people in recent years and has repeatedly been accused of transphobia.In an essay published on her personal website in June 2020, Rowling shared some of her views about transgender people and the issues they face.She wrote: "When you