EXCLUSIVE: Former child captive Natascha Kampusch opens up about the 'satisfaction of surviving'

I saw that option and I thought I have to do it now because it’s a chance and maybe it works

– Natascha Kampusch on the moment she escaped

In her first UK TV interview, Natascha Kampusch told Good Morning Britain of the horrors of being held captive for eight years and what life has been like since she escaped.

Natascha was abducted in 1998 by Wolfgang Přiklopil while walking to school and held prisoner in a cell in his house.

Of her captor she said: “I think he was a lonely person, he was like a person without friends and without any love and perspectives.”

Would you pay to use a Rage Room?

A new Birmingham gaming centre has found a smashing way to relieve stress.

People go there and pay to trash everyday items from pint glasses to photocopiers to smithereens with indestructible baseball bats. The more you pay, the more you get to smash! Would you pay to break things?

We sent Katy Rickitt over there to investigate, and we think she got just a little too into it...

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. British detectives working on the Madeleine McCann case are still pursuing "critical" leads as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, a Scotland Yard chief has revealed. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there are "significant investigative avenues" that are of "great interest" to both the UK and Portuguese teams. Officers have sifted through some 40,000 documents and looked at more than 600 individuals since 2011.

  2. It has been 10 years since Natascha Kumpusch escaped from the jail Wolfgang Priklopil created and kept her in for eight years after he abducted her when she was just ten. But the story did not end when she broke free and returned to the outside world. Now 28, Natascha says she is still trapped, a prisoner of the horrific influence which twisted Priklopil exerted over her and she joins Good Morning Britain in her first English-speaking interview.

  3. More than 60% of women worry that they are wasting midwives' time by raising health concerns. Tommy's and Kings College London are launching a new campaign, Always Ask, telling pregnant women to overcome fears about speaking to professionals about health concerns. The campaign, which has been endorsed by RCM, RCOG and NHSE, aims to reduce the number of women who end up with serious pregnancy complications or loss that could have been prevented.

  4. A petition calling on the Government to get Whirlpool to recall all faulty tumble dryers has hit 100,000 signatures. Today there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the manufacturer and the product safety system called by Labour MP Andy Slaughter.

  5. Hat trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst and goalie Gordon Banks are lending their weight to a new dementia campaign launched today. The 1966 champions want to raise awareness of a condition that's affected a number of their former team mates and millions of sufferers and their families across the UK. Nobby Styles, Ray Wilson and Martin Peters are the three former players now living with dementia while Gordon Banks' brother died as a result of the condition. He is convinced that the physical impact of heading heavy, old leather footballs is why so many of his former team-mates are suffering from Alzheimers disease.

Mother of murdered school child forgives her daughter's killer

Fighting that forgiveness was something that was both difficult and beautiful at the same time

– Alissa Parker

Six years ago Alissa Parker lived every parents worst nightmare. She sent her six-year-old daughter Emilie off to school - Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Later that morning, she was told there had been a shooting there. Emilie was one of 20 six and seven year olds who were killed, along with six of their teachers.

Alissa explained how she found help and support from the parents of children killed in Dunblane 16 years ago and despite her tragic loss managed to find the strength in her heart to forgive her daughter's killer.

Watch this incredibly moving story here.

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge Kushner defends her view that rapists 'gravitate' towards drunk girls

Why shouldn’t you say, ‘Be aware ladies’?

– Judge Lindsey Kushner

Judge Lindsey Kushner QC, who said rapists “gravitate” towards drunk girls, today spoke exclusively on Good Morning Britain to defend her comments.

Joined by rape survivor Megan Clark, who has waived her right to anonymity, Judge Kushner QC said: “My comments have been criticised in relation to perhaps putting off people from coming forward if they have been raped - my intention was to stop them getting raped in the first place.”

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Sir Elton John suffered from a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says. The singer became violently ill at the end of a tour of South America last week, requiring him to return to the UK for urgent treatment.

  2. Labour will scrap the Tories' Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union. A Labour Government will unilaterally guarantee existing rights for all EU nationals.

  3. A judge who was accused of "victim blaming" after using a rape trial to urge women to take more care of themselves on drunken nights out has defended her comments on GMB. Judge Lindsey Kushner QC made headlines last month when she said that people are entitled to drink as much as they like, but warned that rapists gravitate towards drunk women.

  4. Serena Williams says Ilie Nastase's recent comments about her unborn child are "racist" and has given her backing to a full investigation. Nastase, a former world number one, was heard speculating whether Williams' child would be "chocolate with milk?" "It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments," Williams said in a statement. Williams, 35, is due to give birth to her first child in the autumn.

  5. Six years ago Alissa Parker lived every parents worst nightmare. She sent her six-year-old daughter Emilie off to school - Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Later that morning, she was told there had been a shooting there. Emilie was one of 20 six and seven year olds who were killed, along with six of their teachers. Alissa joins us in the studio this morning.

The stars turn out to pay tribute to GMB's Health Stars

Good Morning Britain’s second Health Star Awards took place on Tuesday, rewarding those people who have gone the extra mile to help someone’s health or save a life.

Pixie Lott, who presented an award

Set up to recognise the best in British healthcare, the awards took place at the Rosewood Hotel, London, with presenters Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway, Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh and Dr Hilary Jones all in attendance as well as Trisha Goddard, Pixie Lott, Fleur East, Larry and George Lamb, Alison Steadman, Kimberley Walsh, Michelle Heaton and Russell Watson.

Tune in to Wednesday's Good Morning Britain to find out more!

Cast of Rhys Jones murder drama faced 'an awful lot of responsibility'

The fact that it was real and something that a family are living through, and still are, day in, day out, it brings an awful lot of responsibility to bear on the whole cast.

– Actress Sinead Keenan

The actress who plays the mother of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones in a TV dramatisation has told of the 'responsibility' she felt in taking on the role.

Sinead Keenan stars in Little Boy Blue, the new ITV series based on the story of the 11 year old, who was gunned down by 16-year-old Sean Mercer on his way home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007.