Shirley Ballas announced as Len Goodman's Strictly replacement

Shirley Ballas pictured with her son Mark

It's been almost a year since Len Goodman stepped down as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing but finally his replacement has been announced - as US ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas.

Her name may not be recognisable to most Brits, but the 56 year old definitely has the credentials for the job, having raised and trained Dancing With The Stars champions Derek and Julianne Hough, not to mention her own son Mark Ballas, who was a pro dancer on the US talent show for almost a decade.

GMB goes behind the scenes of Take That's Wonderland

Take That have hit the road again with their 10th tour and Gary, Mark and Howard invited our Ross King to go behind the scenes with them to find out what fans can expect this time around!

Gary Barlow - who was best man at Ross's wedding and therefore all too happy to give him access all areas to their Wonderland tour - showed us his new hair do, joking: "Do you know what, it's departing so quickly now I thought for the last time, I'm going blonde."

Plus, Ross asked the boys to sum each other up in just one word, with mixed results - and you'll never guess what word Gary chose to describe Piers Morgan!

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Is it time to say goodbye to male and female awards?

Emma Watson and Millie Bobby Brown both picked up 'gender neutral' awards at last night's MTV Movie & TV Awards - and it's got us asking the question of whether all award ceremonies should get rid of male and female categories.

Emma, who won Best Actor in a Movie for her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, was clearly delighted with the idea, saying during her acceptance speech: "The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience.

"MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone, but to me it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and that doesn't need to be separated into two different categories."

What do you think? Take our poll above to let us know.

Emma Watson collecting her 'gender neutral' award for Best Actor in a Movie

(Kevin) Bacon for breakfast!

In general people are very, very nice to you when you’re well-known. They say things like, ‘I love you’ and if you can get an I love you like even once in the day isn’t that kind of a great thing?

– Kevin Bacon

Hollywood star Kevin Bacon has told Good Morning Britain that he once went out in a mask and disguise so he could experience not being famous.

When asked by Ben Shephard whether he liked the experience, the actor - best known for roles in Footloose, Apollo 13 and A Few Good Men - said: “I hated it. Nah, it’s better to be well-known. Because listen, everyone complains about it and says, ‘ah my life is so hard, people want autographs or selfies or whatever’ and truth is it’s 99% great because people give you free things, sneakers and stuff like that.”

Speaking about what it was like when he was in disguise, he said: “All of a sudden I realised what it was like to go to kind of just go through life and be strangely like invisible.”

Kevin, who is married to actress Kyra Segwick, also spoke about his music career and his new show I Love Dick which is on Amazon Prime Video.

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Will Emmerdale's Dan be a hero?

Dan Spencer has seen his fair share of drama in the Dales lately - and life is set to get even more difficult after he witnesses a robbery.

Will Dan step up and be a have-a-go hero? Or will he hide in the shadows? Emmerdale's Liam Fox joined us this morning to talk about how he thinks Dan will act in the moment.

He also told us about how we was originally in Emmerdale as an extra before landing a permanent role in the cast!

Watch the full interview, above.

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Garraway's best gaffes!

The Good Morning Britain presenting team are never short of a giggle when Kate Garraway is on the sofa.

From being caught on camera snaffling peanut butter on toast to her phone going off live on air, there are a thousand reasons why we love you Kate... But Garraway's gaffes are certainly top of the list - we just can't stop smiling when you're on air!

So take a look at some of our favourite Gaffaway moments and have a chuckle yourselves!