Should politicians go on reality TV?

Serving politicians have got a job to do. For retired politicians, it's a different matter and I put my money on Stanley Johnson to win this!

– Edwina Currie shares her tip for the I'm a Celebrity crown

I'm A Celebrity kicked off last night, and it's expected more stars will be entering the jungle later this week - including former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale.

But is it right that our elected representatives give up their day job in favour of reality TV?

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant who recently took part in Celebrity First Dates, and Lembit Opik who has appeared in I'm A Celeb, join us in studio. Along with former I'm A Celeb contestant Edwina Currie live from Derbyshire.

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Jediism: Faith or fantasy?

Jediism consists of meditation, mindfulness, doing good, trying to help fellow man. We are part of a community that are peacekeepers and promote peace. It’s an applied life philosophy, which people could take on as a religion or faith

– Daniel Jones, the founder of Jediism

The term Jediism probably conjures up thoughts of Star Wars, lightsabers and the force in a galaxy, far far away.

But for some, it's a religion, with more than 500,000 members world-wide.

The founder of Jediism, Daniel Jones, and fellow Jedi and author Theresa Cheung join us, alongside Catholic Journalist, Caroline Farrow.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Charles Manson, the notorious leader of a murderous cult that killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in August 1969, has died. Tate's sister confirmed she got a call from California State Prison where the mass murderer was serving a life sentence.

  2. A defiant Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay as President of Zimbabwe, ending a televised speech to the nation in which he was widely expected to stand down without announcing his intention to go.

  3. Theresa May and the members of her Cabinet tasked with Brexit negotiations will meet today to discuss Britain’s “divorce bill” offer to the European Union, a vital stage that Brussels has said needs finalising before trade talks can go ahead.

  4. Police say Gaia Pope suffered no injuries that might suggest someone else was involved in her death. A post-mortem examination of the body found in the search for the missing teenager "has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved", Dorset police said in an update.

  5. The first of a series of portraits have been released of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark their 70th wedding anniversary. They will hold a private party for family and close friends at Windsor but are not planning any public events.

'Number of casualties' after aircraft and helicopter in mid-air collision

A helicopter and aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire, with the ambulance service confirming a number of casualties.

Emergency crews were called to the crash site near to the village of Waddesdon, which is home to Waddesdon Manor, shortly after midday.

A forensic tent at the crash site near Waddesdon Manor

A spokeswoman for the South Central Ambulance Service said: "There have been a number of casualties at the scene, but at this stage this is all we are able to confirm."

Air crash investigators have also been sent to the scene.

Epilepsy may have played a “big part” in Gaia Pope's disappearance

The father and cousin of missing teenager Gaia Pope have told Good Morning Britain her epilepsy may have played a 'big part' in her disappearance.

As the search for Gaia continues, her father Richard Sutherland expressed how the family fear her condition may have left her disoriented and confused.

He explained: “The doctors have said that she is at risk of sudden death from epilepsy, or sudden epileptic death. It’s pretty serious.” Speaking of Gaia’s ‘great spirit’, Richard added: “She’s got a big, big heart. Big, big heart. She’s a very loving girl.”

Police continue to question a 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder. He is believed to have known the 19-year-old who went missing 10 days ago. Clothes similar to what Gaia was wearing were discovered near a coastal path in Swanage.

Speaking about the seriousness of Gaia’s epilepsy, her cousin Marienna Pope-Weidemann explained: “Gaia’s condition has been really deteriorating over the last six months to a year. She rarely gets through a day without a seizure. Sometimes they’re very small. Other times they’re very serious. Those bigger seizures are often accompanied with quite prolonged periods of confusion and disorientation. There’s been times when she’s not recognised us for a short time afterwards, not really understood where she is. That’s a big part of what’s made this case so complicated.”

Richard added: “One thing we’ve really tried to do is not to go off down every speculation because that can lead you to 100 different ideas with a 100 different variations on everything. But, it’s entirely possible that her epilepsy has played a big part in this and that’s meant it’s been more difficult to find her.”

Richard and Marienna explained to GMB, how the efforts of the community and their family and friends “will be what gives the family the answers that we desperately need.”

Richard added: “It’s impossible to express in words really the gratitude we have for all the help we’ve had from every quarter.”

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Negotiations are underway following military action which placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. The country's state-run Herald newspaper published what appeared to be photographs of the ousted President meeting with army commander Constantino Chiwenga at the state house, next to South African delegation.

  2. It has emerged that twenty people have accused Kevin Spacey of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time working at the Old Vic theatre in London. In a report released by the theatre, it stated that "those affected felt unable to raise concerns" and Spacey, "operated without sufficient accountability". The US film star began performing at the Old Vic in the nineties, serving as its artistic director from 2004-15.

  3. More than one million families will sadly not have enough money to meet basic fuel needs this winter, according to new research. The National Energy Action report follows on from a recent survey which highlighted that three in 10 Britons are too scared to put their heating on fearing big fuel bills. The charity said fuel-poor families have a shortfall of £778 per month to cover basic essentials.

  4. Over 200,000 personal items have been retrieved from Grenfell Tower following a recovery operation. Some of the survivors who lived in the lower flats of Grenfell Tower have been allowed to re-enter their homes for one last time to retrieve any personal belongings that remained. It was reported that survivors "cried tears of joy" when they received the news that they would be able to go back into their homes to salvage their belongings.

  5. Despite a pinch on household budgets, British shoppers are expected to spend heavily on Black Friday before Christmas. Shoppers are set to spend a whopping £2.6 billion - that’s an 8% increase on the £2.4 billion spent last year - according to predictions by VoucherCodes and the Centre for Retail Research.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Dorset police have confirmed that a third person has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of missing teenager, Gaia Pope. The 49-year-old man is believed to have known Miss Pope and was arrested on Thursday afternoon. This was just hours after items of women’s clothing had been found in a field near Swanage.

  2. It has emerged that twenty people have accused Kevin Spacey of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time working at the Old Vic theatre in London. In a report released by the theatre, it stated that "those affected felt unable to raise concerns" and that Spacey had "operated without sufficient accountability".

  3. It is now believed that seventy people and a stillborn baby died as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. Police have said that all those who died in the blaze in west London have been recovered and formally identified. According to The Metropolitan Police, the search operation is now entering its final stage.

  4. Missing British explorer Benedict Allen has been sighted "alive and well", according to reports. The family of Allen were becoming increasingly concerned after he went missing in remote jungle in Papua New Guinea. Mr Allen had warned in a Twitter post before he set off "where I'm going in PNG you won't ever find me".

  5. High street chain Boots has been accused of a "scandalous" failure to sell cheaper emergency contraception. This is despite promising to roll it out nationwide earlier this year. Just 69 of the high street chain's 2,500 shops offer the less expensive version of EHC (Levonorgestrel), which costs £15.99.

Greggs forced to apologise for 'offensive' advent calendar advert

Bakery chain Greggs has been forced to issue an apology after they released a Christmas advert showing a nativity scene with a sausage roll replacing the baby Jesus.

Promotion for their first ever advent calendar turned into a PR nightmare after the advert attracted outrage from offended religious groups.

Right-wing pressure group The Freedom Association claimed the advert was 'sick' and that the retailer would never dare insult other religions, with chief executive Simon Richards calling for people to boycott the brand.