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Eddie McGuire reveals Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant suspected of cheating

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Eddie McGuire revealed the time he suspected a contestant of cheating on<span> </span><em>Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?</em><span> </span>and had security search the man for a wire.</p> <p>He shared the incident during an interview with Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM this morning.</p> <p>“I thought … absolutely something was wrong,” the game show host said.</p> <p>The contestant was the second person to win the million dollars on the Australian show, Martin Flood.</p> <p>“He just had this peculiar way of answering a question,” McGuire said. “He was going all over the place.”</p> <p>“We actually checked him to see if he had a wire on because we thought maybe he had somebody outside and he had a phone attached to his calf. It was just so odd what was going on.”</p> <p>Turns out Mr Flood was just nervous because he wanted to win.</p> <p>“He was fantastic and he’d relaxed,” the host said. “What we found out is that he (Mr Flood) took a year off work to study every question he could get his hands on from around the world. He also studied me for any ticks or any gives that I was giving.”</p> <p>Mr Flood agreed and shared the incident to the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/where-are-they-now-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-s-20th-anniversary-20190418-p51fcd.html" target="_blank"><em>Sydney Morning Herald</em></a><span> </span>to explain how intense he was.</p> <p>“I watched every episode of every quiz show I could, I read many trivia books and I went to many trivia nights.</p> <p>“I could hardly chat with anyone without trying to turn the conversation to last week’s episode,” he said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Tracy Grimshaw reflects on her 16-year journey on A Current Affair

<p>Every Monday for the last 16 years, Tracy Grimshaw has welcomed viewers to A Current Affair, which has fast become one of the most incisive public affairs shows in Australian television history.</p> <p>But despite all the accolades and criticism that comes with the job, the host says the first day back is similar to riding a bike - especially after a tumultuous year like 2020.</p> <p>"Last year it was a sprint every day and the year was a marathon," Grimshaw told 9Now.</p> <p>"I think particularly at the start of the pandemic, it was a really critical time for journalism. It was an important time for good journalism.</p> <p>"We had a very tense few months at the start when there was this hunger for information, and we didn't know much about how the virus would pan out.</p> <p>"But towards the end of the year we did a handful of shows where we didn't mention the virus at all. It becomes really organic."</p> <p>Grimshaw began presenting A Current Affair in 2006, replacing Ray Martin as anchor after nine years alongside Steve Liebmann, and later Karl Stefanovic, as the co-host of Today.</p> <p>With the pandemic changing the face of the world in 2020, newsrooms began to switch up their format.</p> <p>"As it started to take hold in March and April there was this massive thirst for information, and for credible information," says Grimshaw.</p> <p>"And that became our job, to try and feed that hunger. Knowledge is power and the more you know the more calm you can be, the less frightened you'll be."</p> <p>A Current Affair is widely known to champion the causes felt by the average Aussie, which is why they were suddenly expected to reveal what is fact and what is fiction when it came to information surrounding the virus.</p> <p>"I think for all of us, it wasn't just about myth busting, even though that is important. I think it all comes under the banner of reliable information. And what we saw last year was an explosion of unreliable information," Grimshaw says.</p> <p>"We had people pushing their own agendas, and it was part of our job to try and cut through what felt like an unwieldy amount of information that was coming in from around the world on the virus.</p> <p>"It was our job to make sure that the people we talked to knew their stuff. That every expert we called literally the best in their field."</p> <p>While much of the year was spent wading through the best – and mostly the worst – of the pandemic, there was still the magic that makes<span> </span><em>A Current Affair</em><span> </span>so riveting: from warring neighbours hosing down reporters to dodgy tradies, it was all there.</p>

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"This is going to kill me": Grant Denyer's stunning dig at I'm a Celeb castmates

<p>Grant Denyer has taken a swipe at his I'm A Celeb campmates, admitting he wished he'd turned down the offer to appear on the show when he first laid eyes on the cast.</p> <p>Speaking to TV Week, the Aussie star explained that he's "not really into" reality stars, which the show seems to be dominated by this year.</p> <p>But despite "instantly" regretting his decision to head into the Aussie jungle, he revealed he quickly grew fond of his fellow campers.</p> <p>“When I arrived, I was like, ‘I’ve made the wrong decision,’” former<span> </span><em>Family Feud</em><span> </span>host Denyer, 43,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here/grant-denyer-im-a-celeb-regret-66421" target="_blank">told the publication</a>.</p> <p>“It hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought, ‘Oh, my God – I can’t be here around the clock with these fame-seekers bouncing off the walls busting to be on camera. This is going to kill me.’”</p> <p>He said it didn't take long for everyone to realise they all needed each other, as the cast formed a strong bond.</p> <p>“If we didn’t do that, the show would have smashed us and we would have walked out in droves,” he says.</p> <p>“It was that harrowing.”</p> <p>He added his<span> </span><em>I’m A Celebrity</em><span> </span>experience was “a thousand times harder” than he imagined it would be.</p> <p>“I thought most of it was just made for television,” he said.</p> <p>“As it turns out, it’s not. You’re starving, you’re exhausted, you’re being punished every single day with some ridiculous challenge to frighten the life out of you, and you’ve just got nothing left in the tank to fight back.”</p> <p>But he did reveal one upside, saying he lost "heaps" of weight while in the jungle.</p> <p>“I’ve lost 7kg off my tiny frame,” Denyer said.</p> <p>“That’s probably the only benefit to going in there.”</p>

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Grant Denyer's shocking Sunrise confession

<p>Grant Denyer has made a shocking confession about his time on Sunrise.</p> <p>Denyer, who was the weather presenter on the Channel 7 breakfast show between 2004-2006 and 2010-2013, admitted on I'm A Celeb that he was sometimes drunk while doing his job.</p> <p>“I don’t like my relationship with alcohol,” the TV presenter said. “When I was doing<span> </span><em>Sunrise</em><span> </span>weather for years, the amount of times I was probably still drunk on air in the morning was too many.”</p> <p>The star admitted that it was obvious that he had, and still has, a drinking problem.</p> <p>“I think I have only just realised that from coming in here (<em>I’m A Celeb</em>), I drink to lessen anxiety,” he said. “I didn’t really realise I had until I saw the pattern I had from the fear of coming into here and the anticipation of a new gig.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJrwFk_jCcx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJrwFk_jCcx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Grant Denyer (@grantdenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Denyer revealed he had concerns about whether he would fit in with the rest of the I'm A Celeb cast and if he would be successful in the challenges.</p> <p>The anxiety made him drink in the weeks leading up to the show.</p> <p>Now, he's realised he has a massive problem.</p> <p>“I have been asking myself this question for, far out, five years? ‘Do I have a problem?’ And I think the answer is, ‘I do!’”</p> <p>The TV veteran hinted he would be giving up alcohol in the not too distant future, saying: “I think I need it gone from my life to be able to navigate life better than I have been.”</p>

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Grant Denyer breaks down in tears as he recalls the time he almost died

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>TV legend Grant Denyer broke down in tears as he recounted the time he almost died two years ago.</p> <p>Denyer, currently appearing on<span> </span><em>I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!</em><span> </span>told the story to his fellow campmates and discussed how close he came to death.</p> <p>He nearly died while rally car driving as he crashed into a tree going 165kms a hour.</p> <p>He broke down as he shared the experience, saying that despite his love of the sport, it wasn't worth it now he has a family.</p> <p>“I put a lot of chips in the motorsport basket, and I’m prepared to take those risks but I don’t want to hurt the people that are around me,” he said through tears.</p> <p>"Family and friends, then you've got kids."</p> <p>"Having kids is when it gets really hard, and that's when I said "No more motor racing."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJnkppCAQZ3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJnkppCAQZ3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by #ImACelebrityAU (@imacelebrityau)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The incident left him bedridden for eight weeks and caused Denyer to "re-evaluate all aspects of my life".</p> <p>“Racing and TV are my two passions, and once the doctors gave the clearance, I was chomping at the bit to race again. Many questioned why I would want to race after such as rough time, however life isn’t a dress rehearsal — this is it — I love it and I want to experience all aspects of life to the max.</p> <p>"Wrapping myself in cotton wool wasn’t an option and you have to accept the fact that life is full of unknowns — the accident could have happened just going to the corner store for a loaf of bread.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"We kind of forgot": Lisa Wilkinson responds to NSW outbreak

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>With 28 new cases linked to the Northern Beaches cluster, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged all northern beaches residents to "not leave your home" as NSW works quickly to get on top of its cluster.</p> <p>She's told the NSW community that as soon as she gets information about affected venues, she'll tell the community.</p> <p>"As soon as NSW Health gets that information about that venue or that someone has acquired the disease, you will get it in real time, the same time as I do," she said.</p> <p>"But to avoid confusion, we will be doing one daily update at 11 am on the numbers."</p> <p>This comes after Lisa Wilkinson warned that NSW was getting "complacent".</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Contact tracers are working hard tonight to confirm the source of Sydney’s new COVID cluster, with the number of cases increasing and testing queues lengthening just eight days from Christmas. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheProjectTV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheProjectTV</a> <a href="https://t.co/uuY1iBpyaD">pic.twitter.com/uuY1iBpyaD</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1339483075542212608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Wilkinson is a Sydney resident herself and said on Thursday night's episode of<span> </span><em>The Project</em><span> </span>that NSW "kind of forgot" we are in a pandemic.</p> <p>“In NSW, because we never went through what Victoria did or South Australia... we’ve just been sort of rolling along, thinking, ‘Gee, haven’t we done well,’” she said.</p> <p>“Well, it turns out it is very definitely still out there and obviously people who are asymptomatic that are passing it on. We are in a pandemic and we kind of forgot.”</p> <p>Epidemiologist and public health specialist Tony Blakely joined<span> </span><em>The Project</em><span> </span>and said that "the real truth will come in the next few days".</p> <p>"This is serious," he urged the audience.</p> <p>The Premier has said that there is "absolutely" no reason people should not be wearing masks when they're unable to social distance, especially on public transport.</p> <p>The outbreak has also spread to other areas, including Cronulla RSL after it confirmed a positive coronavirus case visited the establishment.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Lisa Wilkinson slams Meghan Markle's new project

<p>Lisa Wilkinson slammed Meghan Markle's latest business venture on Tuesday night's episode of<span> </span><em>The Project</em>.</p> <p>Markle, 39, invested in a Californian female-founded business that makes superfood lattes.</p> <p>The business, Clevr Blends, produces instant coffee sachets, including chai, match, coffee and turmeric lattes that have a focus on wellness.</p> <p>Wilkinson offered her two cents on the issue.</p> <p>“I admired the fact that she couldn’t care less what the trolls think. Good for her. She is supporting an all-female run business," she began.</p> <p>“If I was Meghan and Harry, I’d go quiet. I’d go off and make really good documentaries for Netflix. Little side line things don’t help.”</p> <p>Markle isn't the first celebrity to endorse the company after a video by Oprah making herself a drink using one of the company's sachets went viral.</p> <p>Markle has also endorsed the company publicly in a statement obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>“This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritises building community alongside her business,” Meghan wrote in a statement.</p> <p>“I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and has a holistic approach to wellness. I believe in her and I believe in her company.”</p> <p>This isn't the only venture the former royals are embracing, with the pair creating Netflix content.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>New York Times</em><span> </span>broke the news, with an earnest quote from the couple themselves saying: “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”</p>

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Dame Barbara Windsor dies aged 83

<p><span>Actress Dame Barbara Windsor, who is best known for her roles in <em>EastEnders</em> and the <em>Carry On</em> films, has died at aged 83.</span></p> <p><span>Her husband Scott Mitchell said she had passed peacefully from Alzheimer's at a London care home on Thursday evening.</span></p> <p><span>He recounted his wife’s life beautifully, and said she would be remembered for the "love, fun, friendship and brightness she brought to all our lives".</span></p> <p><span>The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who both met Dame Barbara, also went on to pay tribute to her acting and charity work.</span></p> <p><span>Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "So sad about Barbara Windsor, so much more than a great pub landlady and Carry On star."</span></p> <p><span>He went on to say that she was "one of those people that just cheered you up, and cheered everybody up because she had a kind of irrepressible naughtiness that was totally innocent.</span></p> <p><span>"She did a lot of good work for charity and looking after lonely and vulnerable people, she lit up people's faces."</span></p> <p><span>Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 and had moved to a care home earlier in 2020.</span></p> <p><span>She appeared in nine films in the Carry On comedy series, plus Sparrows Can't Sing, for which she was nominated for a Bafta, as well as parts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and On the Fiddle with Sir Sean Connery.</span></p> <p><span>She made a permanent mark for her portrayal of landlady Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders.</span></p>

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Fans stunned by Steve Price's young looking mother

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><em>The Project</em><span> </span>guest Steve Price has been waiting for months to reunite with his mother Margo since the lockdown, and the pair finally met up on Wednesday night.</p> <p>Price was thrilled as he sat next to his mother on Wednesday night's episode, where he revealed his mother lives in Adelaide.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We're pleased to announce Steve Price has finally reunited with his mother in South Australia, after 10 gruelling months apart. We caught up with the happy mother and son! <a href="https://t.co/1k9bEOdrE3">pic.twitter.com/1k9bEOdrE3</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1336589076808560647?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“Well Steve, I’m pleased to report arrived at her home in Adelaide earlier today for their first face-to-face meeting since February and they both join us now. Steve, how good is it to see your mum?” asked host Waleed Aly.</p> <p>“It is fantastic. It has been 289 days. I counted it out today. As I’ve said on the program a couple of times, I got very emotional about it,” Price said.</p> <p>“I can’t say how old mum is, but she is north of 85. It got to the point during this, where like a lot of Australians, you sat there and thought ‘Well, I can’t go across the border. I can’t go and see my own mother and I might not seen her again.’ I got lost in the Adelaide Hills and we’re here and happy.”</p> <p>Fans were shocked to realise that his mother looked so young.</p> <p>"Steve Price's mum looks younger than him!" one fan wrote on Twitter.</p> <p>Another agreed, saying "his mum doesn't look 85+ at all!"</p> <p>Peter Helliar sweetly asked Margo what it was like seeing Price after all this time.</p> <p>“Well, I saw him pull up this morning and I had a little bit of a tear in the eye,” she said. “It was just lovely to see him because I haven’t seen any of my family for a year and Steve since February. So, it was just beautiful.”</p> <p>“Are you sick of him yet?” asked Helliar.</p> <p>“Nearly! Not quite. Nearly,” Margo laughed.</p> <p>Thankfully, the pair can spend Christmas together as Price heartbreakingly revealed in earlier episodes that might not be the case due to restrictions.</p> <p>“I’ve had to have a very difficult conversation again today,” a downcast Price told his Project co-hosts during a previous episode.</p> <p>“Yesterday I gave my mother a date. I said, I will be there on the 10th of December in the car to pick you up after not seeing you since February. She’s 87, she can’t fly in a plane, she can’t drive herself. (And now) we may get shut-out again.”</p> <p>“She said this morning, ‘OK, I’m just going to have Christmas Day on my own. I won’t make the Christmas cake ‘cos there’ll be no-one here to eat it,’” he said.</p> <p>“I’m not being overdramatic – I really felt this morning that she’d gone downhill badly because of this news. And imagine how many other South Australians are in that boat tonight? It’s a bastard of a thing, this COVID.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"> <div class="post-editor-container"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Royal fans furious over "cruel" drawing of Prince George

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Royal fans are furious over how animator Gary Janetti has drawn Prince George in Janetti's upcoming cartoon series<span> </span><em>The Prince</em>.</p> <p><em>The Prince,<span> </span></em>an eight-part series, features a range of royal family members, including Meghan Markle and the Queen, while keeping Prince George as the main character.</p> <p>Janetti was formerly a writer on<span> </span><em>Family Guy<span> </span></em>and<span> </span><em>Will &amp; Grace</em><span> </span>and shared a glimpse of Prince George on his Instagram page, with him and his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis arguing over their Halloween costumes.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHA6wrznXL1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHA6wrznXL1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Gary Janetti (@garyjanetti)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The series has attracted big names to voice the characters, including Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry and Sophie Turner voicing Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>However, a petition to cancel the show is now circling and has garnered around 700 out of 1,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was created by the Mountbatten-Windsors Royal Fan Page and argues that the series mocks Prince George and exploits an innocent child.</p> <p>“I would like to put an end to a series that mocks an innocent child, his siblings and his family in order to create comedy,” the petition reads.</p> <p>“It is very uncomfortable to use a non-consenting child's likeness in this way without considering how it might affect him in the future. It is irresponsible and cruel.</p> <p>“He is only 7. His siblings are only 5 and 2 and having adults voice them and portray them in ways that are dishonest and crude is very disgusting.”</p> <p>A Disney producer also believes that the show is "cruel and unfair".</p> <p>“It’s one thing for film-makers to play fast and loose with the truth in shows like<span> </span><em>The Crown</em><span> </span>but poking fun at a seven-year-old child seems cruel and unfair,” the insider was quoted.</p> <p>"Some things should be off-limits. It’s morally wrong to use a child to get cheap laughs."</p> <p>Janetti has stated that the jokes are meant "with affection", but the Buckingham Palace has not responded to the controversy so far.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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What happened to the McCain Super Juicy Corn girl?

<p>“Marge! Marge! The rains are ’ere!”</p> <p>It’s one of Australia’s most iconic ads and decades later, one of the actors has spoken out about appearing on the McCain Super Juicy Corn ad.</p> <p>Rebecca Cross, who starred in the below commercial 23 years ago, was tracked down by The Danny Lakey Late Show on Triple M.</p> <p>The former child actor, now 33, spilt on how she came across the opportunity to appear in the commercial at age 10, saying she was cast by eating lots of cobs of corn.</p> <p>“There was about six of us at the table and we sat at a table, and they threw some corn at us, and they told us to eat it. And they said the first person to finish actually gets another one. And my mother hadn’t fed me that day, so I was quite hungry,” she said.</p> <p>Ms Cross landed the role for the ad, and which was shot in Broken Hill, in outback NSW.</p> <p>While she only featured in the ad for a few seconds, the shoot lasted a full five days.</p> <p>One of the reasons the shoot took so long is because it rained for a couple of the shoot days, and “they really needed to get that picture of the sun”.</p> <p>“It was a beautiful house,” she said of the location. “It was beautiful, stunning.”</p> <p>She said, despite the ad’s popularity, she experienced “zero” fame, and no one ever recognised her in the street.</p> <p>However she said her brother loved the experience and still will tell “everyone and anyone that I was the corn girl”.</p> <p>She said she doesn’t bring up the ad anymore.</p> <p>“I still act every day when I come into work in retail. I have to act nice to everyone,” she joked.</p> <p>“I don’t do (acting) anymore, it was just a child thing my mum put me into it. I did a few catalogues, and the ad. That’s it.”</p>

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Diana's former butler sadly reveals what The Crown got right

<p>The Crown is quickly becoming one of the most talked about shows of 2020.</p> <p>Ever since Season 4 dropped on November 12, there has been endless discussions over everything from Gillian Anderson’s depiction as Margaret Thatcher to the very Spanish representation of Australia.</p> <p>But the biggest talking point is the accuracy of the show, particularly when talking about the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.</p> <p>Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has given his two cents, claiming most of what was seen on the show is true, and that the producers could have “gone further” with it.</p> <p>"Josh O'Connor plays Prince Charles as a rather uncaring, cold person. And I'm afraid that's what I saw behind closed doors," Burrell tells <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/13342749/princess-diana-butler-paul-burrell-the-crown-real-fake/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>.</p> <p>"He was married to probably the most beautiful woman in the world. But he didn't look after her, and that's what comes across in The Crown."</p> <p>The show’s depiction of Charles and Diana’s marriage suggests things were rocky from the very beginning, with the princess feeling unsupported by her husband new royal in-laws.</p> <p>Infidelity is also shown on both sides, with a particular focus on Charles’ ongoing closeness with Camilla Parker Bowles, whom he is now married to.</p> <p>But many royal experts and those close to the Prince have taken issue with it, saying it is “trolling on a Hollywood budget”.</p> <p>But Burrell believes the portrayal didn’t go far enough, revealing a moment that didn’t make it into the script.</p> <p>"I would have put in another scene with Prince Charles telling Diana when she comes downstairs wearing a beautiful black-and-white dress, just to please him, and he said to her, 'You look like you belong to the mafia'," he added.</p> <p>The royal family has not addressed the show directly, though it is believed that they’re concerned.</p>

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Royal staffer names and shames everything The Crown got wrong in season 4

<p><span>The Queen’s former Press Secretary has come forward to slam <em>The Crown</em> for its portrayal of Prince Charles during his early days of marriage to Princess Diana.</span><br /><br /><span>Speaking to True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Dickie Arbiter condemned the popular series, saying that it should have come with “a health warning” due to the sheer level of inaccuracy.</span><br /><br /><span>The Prince is shown as cold and frustrated by his wife’s mental health struggles while cheating on her with Camilla Parker-Bowles.</span><br /><br /><span>Arbiter said it is simply not true that the pair never had a good relationship.</span><br /><br /><span>He also pointed out that the timeline of Charles’ affair with Camilla was all wrong.</span><br /><br /><span>The reportedly had little to no contact with Camilla during the first five years of his marriage.</span><br /><br /><span>“‘I remember going on tour just after they got married in 1981 and she was the first Princess of Wales in about 80 years, so it was a big deal,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“They couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Charles used to pat her bum regularly. There were times when he would even squeeze it, even in Australia.</span><br /><br /><span>“There was a relationship from the beginning. There was genuine love and happiness there,” he added.</span><br /><br /><span>He also touched on his other issues with the Netflix series’ calling the ‘Balmoral Test’ portrayed in the early episodes of the season “a load of claptrap”.</span><br /><br /><span>In the episode in question, Gillian Anderson’s Margaret Thatcher is shown being ridiculed by the royals for bringing the wrong clothes for a day of hunting with the Queen.</span><br /><br /><span>She shows up to drinks in the incorrect dress code and clashing with the staff.</span><br /><br /><span>“What a load of claptrap,” Arbiter said of the scene.</span><br /><br /><span>“Nobody is put on test. Before anyone goes to Balmoral, they are briefed on what takes place and what clothes to take.</span><br /><br /><span>“Not how to behave, as it’s expected that you will use common sense. Margaret Thatcher would have no way gone out in her heels.”</span><br /><br /><span>Arbiter spent 12 years as Her Majesty’s press secretary, so he was equally dismayed by <em>The Crown’s</em> portrayal of the Queen as cold and unfeeling.</span><br /><br /><span>“Olivia Coleman as The Queen is not the Queen I know,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“She comes across as po-faced and cold …. The Queen does have motherly instincts.”</span><br /><br /><span>He also suggested that <em>The Crown ’s</em> creators should make it clear to viewers that the details are factually inaccurate.</span><br /><br /><span>“We are talking about a health warning at the beginning,” he suggested.</span><br /><br /><span>“A written health warning is no good. It has to be a spoken health warning at the beginning to make sure people actually take it in. There has to be a proper warning at the beginning – verbal.”</span></p>

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Tom Gleeson's fiery monologue takes no prisoners

<p>Tom Gleeson mercilessly came for Pete Evans at the <em>AACTA Awards</em>, along with a few other Australian celebrities.</p> <p>The comedian did not hold back on the controversial chef during his opening monologue at the awards on Monday night.</p> <p>“I’m your host for this evening, I’ll be taking you through the night and I’ll be choosing my words very carefully because TV shows used to get cancelled, (but) now people get cancelled … like Pete Evans,” Gleeson began.</p> <p>“He was dropped from<em> I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here</em>. It’s a missed opportunity for Channel 10 though, the first challenge could have been ‘try this vaccination’ … or ‘stand under this 5G tower’ … or ‘be credible’.”</p> <p>The comedian also targeted the programs at <em>SAS Australia</em>, and <em>Plate of Origin.</em></p> <p>“SAS Australia was a huge success this year for Channel 7. Congratulations, they put celebrities through their paces.</p> <p>“It was so entertaining that they almost forgot about the war crimes,” Gleeson said.</p> <p>“This year Channel 7 also poached Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston. They left <em>MasterChef </em>to launch <em>Plate Of Origin</em>, which I suspect completed its only season,” he said about the low-rating show.</p> <p>“Plate of Origin was a TV competition where Gary Meighan and Matt Preston unknowingly competed to answer the question, ‘Was MasterChef’s ratings success due to the talent or the format?’ Spoiler alert, it was the format.”</p> <p>The Australian comedian also hilariously roasted former Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerly.</p> <p><em>“Studio 10 </em>on Channel 10 had a big clean out. Joe Hildebrand gone, Natarsha Belling gone. Kerri-Anne gone,” he said.  </p> <p>“After getting a Gold Logie, Kerri-Anne called me a wimp for not going to<em> Studio 10,</em> so I’d just like to say to Kerri-Anne, who is probably watching from home because she’s not invited, or on air …</p> <p>“I’d just like to let you know Kerri-Anne that I didn’t go on<em> Studio 10 </em>because I enjoy performing to an audience!”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7823058/kerri-anne-kennerley.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1c5010d5012b4711a96811d661b190e2" /></p> <p>“There are more people in this room socially distanced than who watch <em>Studio 10.</em></p> <p>“Going to <em>Studio 10</em> is like yelling your opinions into an empty shoebox. It’s pointless behaviour.</p> <p>“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it fall, you’re on <em>Studio 10.</em></p> <p>The AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Ceremony will air on Foxtel Arts, December 6 at 7.30 pm AEDT.</p>

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“Very sad”: ABC blasted for all-white line-up

<p class="p1">The ABC is copping an influx of backlash after they revealed their upcoming line-up of news presenters for 2021, with people questioning the lack of cultural diversity among the broadcaster’s key programs.</p> <p class="p1">The broadcaster released its 2021 programmings schedule on Wednesday but it was the publicity photos of the presenters running its flagship news programs that left many unimpressed.</p> <p class="p1">It didn’t take long for viewers and ex-staff members to call out the network for their lack of diversity, with the majority of journalists coming from caucasian backgrounds.</p> <p class="p1">Former Four Corners and ABC News reporter Sophie McNeill took to Twitter to black the broadcaster, saying it was “disappointing”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">It's disappointing that my beloved <a href="https://twitter.com/abcnews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@abcnews</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/ABCTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ABCTV</a> has still such a long way to go to ensure the network accurately reflects the Australian population <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/diversity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#diversity</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whatdiversity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#whatdiversity</a> <a href="https://t.co/xvjxCfSOcr">pic.twitter.com/xvjxCfSOcr</a></p> — Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/1331462479902248960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">At some point, when you’re assembling these photos, you’d pause and think “Hmm something not quite right here”. It should so embarrassing that they shouldn’t be able get away with it. But who is going to hold them to account? Everywhere else is even whiter, lol.</p> — Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) <a href="https://twitter.com/oz_f/status/1331453866211123201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <p class="p1">Ex-deputy editor of ABC Life, Osman Faruqi, also joined in.</p> <p class="p1">“Do the people who run ABC News not understand how weird this looks?” he asked.</p> <p class="p1">“At some point, when you’re assembling these photos, you’d pause and think ‘Hmm something not quite right here’. It should so embarrassing that they shouldn’t be able get away with it. But who is going to hold them to account? Everywhere else is even whiter, lol.”</p> <p class="p1">Australia’s former Race Discrimination Commissioner and Culture Strategy Professor at Sydney University, Tim Soutphommasane, said the ABC has a “long way to go” in terms of diversity.</p> <p class="p1">“Let’s remember the ABC has it in its charter that it should reflect the cultural diversity of the Australian community. So where is it?” he wrote on Twitter.</p> <p class="p1">“And thanks to those who highlight there is diversity elsewhere on the upfront. That is of course good to see. But the diversity is not there in many of the flagship and other high-profile programs, especially news and current affairs.”</p> <p class="p1">In response to the backlash, the ABC released a statement saying it was proud of the “diverse talent” across its programs.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We’re proud of the great, diverse talent on the ABC. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABCyours?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ABCyours</a> <a href="https://t.co/mdo9Zallb1">pic.twitter.com/mdo9Zallb1</a></p> — ABC Communications (@ABCMediaComms) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABCMediaComms/status/1331484235132145670?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <p class="p1">“Our 2021 slate reflects our commitment to representing and reflecting modern Australia, across diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, abilities and cultures,” the broadcaster said.</p> <p class="p1">The ABC said increasing diversity across the company was a priority, as they talked about their Diversity &amp; Inclusion Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan.</p> <p class="p1">“There’s no doubt that, like all media organisations, the ABC has significant work to do to live up to our goal to reflect the full diversity of our community,” the ABC said.</p> <p class="p1">“But we are making progress.”</p> <p class="p1">The network then shared an image to Twitter, showing all the diverse talent that will be appearing on the ABC in 2021.</p> <p class="p1">But that wasn’t enough to convince some, with Mr Faruqi and Ms McNeill saying there was still a lack of representation in ABC’s top news programs.</p> <p class="p1">“There is a significant gap between what appears to be coming of factual and entertainment TV and news in terms of whiteness, but it’s very funny the ABC is responding to concerns about the lack of diversity on news shows by saying “We also make Superwog!” Mr Faruqi wrote on Twitter.</p> <p class="p1">He added: “It’s really weird that the ABC’s response was to subtweet everyone by pointing to shows about Chinese restaurants (which I can’t wait to watch tbh). They really are in denial, it’s very sad.”</p> <p class="p1">Ms McNeill shared the same sentiments, saying while they are diverse, they are still lacking in major areas.</p> <p class="p1">“It’s not really diversity in ‘Super Wog’ or ‘Chopsticks or Fork’ that I’m chasing. It’s in the flagship, heavy hitting, political programs &amp; at an editorial level,” she wrote.</p> <p class="p1">But not everyone was so quick to criticise the ABC, with some viewers praising the broadcaster for featuring a wide range of programming and working towards even more diversity on screen.</p> <p class="p1">“This is an easy attack but if we move beyond the ‘glam’ of TV, the ABC provides a diverse but not perfect platform. It does provide a variety of voices. Let’s not belittle it or grandstand in front of nodding heads, let’s look at the alternative &amp; commit to make the ABC better,” one person wrote.</p> <p class="p1">“I think ABC Australia has done a much better job of diversifying its presenters than any other visual media here has. Well done ABC,” another person said.</p>

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First thing the winners did after SAS Australia was finally over

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><em>SAS Australia</em><span> </span>quickly became a fan favourite after the reality show put celebrities against their biggest fears and tested their physical and mental abilities.</p> <p>The winners of SAS Australia were finally declared after an intensive physical challenge and interrogations. The three that made it to the end are former rugby player Nick Cummins, Australian comedian Merrick Watts and AFLW player Sabrina Frederick.</p> <p>The three celebrities made it through weeks of rigorous tasks that involved physical injuries, mental torture and ice cold water.</p> <p>Merrick was delighted for the show to finish.</p> <p>"To pass it and to get through it and survive it is one of the greatest achievements I've ever had in my entire career."</p> <p>"I did this course to rebuild my own confidence and to show myself my own capabilities but I ended wanting to learn more about the soldiers that sacrifice what they do and how hard it is for them to give over so much of their lives for us."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CH-TtQZHqz6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CH-TtQZHqz6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by SAS Australia on 7 (@sasaust7)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Sabrina Frederick said that she has so much respect for the SAS after completing the show.</p> <p>"I have so much respect for the SAS to embark on this and to pass selection. For them to embrace me as one of their own, I will never be able to explain how much that means to me."</p> <p>Merrick revealed just what he did after being declared one of the winners of the show.</p> <p>"We went straight to Maccas and had a massive thickshake. That was definitely the first thing we did when we left," he said to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/news/sas-australia-winner-2020-66031" target="_blank"><em>Now To Love</em></a>.</p> <p>However, the show has left its mark on Merrick, three months on.</p> <p>"I still have some niggling injuries. I had two fractured ribs and impact damage on my back.</p> <p>"The thing that is unseen from a viewers perspective is we have completely exhausted our bodies and actually changed the physiology of bodies because they've gone into a survival mode. We lost muscle and became very skinny."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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China demands apology from ABC over "racist" kids show

<p>A diplomatic fight has broken out between China and Australia after China demanded a formal apology for a "racist" kids show shown on the ABC.</p> <p>China has demanded a formal apology from the Australian Broadcasting Network due to the show implying that eating insects, rats, jellyfish and hair is an everyday part of Chinese cuisine.</p> <p>The show in question is<span> </span><em>Horrible Histories</em><span> </span>and had an episode focusing on ancient Chinese Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman to ever rule China.</p> <p>The state-controlled<span> </span><em>Global Times</em><span> </span>in China has claimed that the children's program has drawn outrage and condemnation from Chinese-Australians for “broadcasting a children’s television series with controversial content suggesting insects, rats and hair are used in normal Chinese recipes, which they believe is racism and demand for an apology.”</p> <p>“In an episode of the series, ancient China Empress Wu Zetian, who is played by a white actress, is eating insects, rats, jellyfish and hair, and invites two modern visitors, the program’s hosts, to join the meal,’’ the article states.</p> <p>“As the visitors act disgusted, “Wu” explained it was “perfectly normal” to eat insects in China in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).”</p> <p>A spokesperson for the ABC has denied the episode represented an example of a white person masquerading as Asian, saying that the actress, Sophie Wu, was British-born but has Chinese heritage.</p> <p>“The ABC has received some complaints, which will be considered by ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs as is our usual practice,’’ an ABC spokesman told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/abc-in-hot-water-over-racist-kids-show/news-story/343d979357bd4d20fa5d9940c488a833" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a>.</p> <p>Chinese citizens aren't happy with the episode either.</p> <p>“This kind of racist behaviour is indeed too narrow-minded for a country,” a netizen (a citizen) wrote on China’s Twitter-like social networking platform Weibo.</p> <p>“It’s uncanny how they are always talking about anti-racism and they are actually the meanest racists,” another one commented.</p> <p>“We also need an apology,” a Chinese student in Australia told the<span> </span><em>Global Times</em>, “Hopefully ABC and CBBC can prove that they are really against racial discrimination, and not just another biased Westerners playing with double standards.”</p>

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