We put Joey Essex to the test

I'm above average

– Joey Essex

26-year-old Joey Essex is collecting the results for a GCSE in general studies as part of his Re-educating Joey Essex TV show. Joey went back to school to swat up for the exam and he will be revealing the results tonight at 9pm on ITV 2.

We put Joey to the test live on GMB asking the Essex boy five questions from a general studies GCSE exam, and he did good! Gaining an overall score of 66%.

He admitted to Ben and Kate that his first and second attempts at GCSEs 'didn't go too well' and muses that 'An A* would be an absolute dream' but he would settle for a nice round 'D+'.

Good Luck Joey.

Watch the full interview

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Trapped survivors after the Italian earthquake

The cracks in the pavement feel really really volatile

– Katy Rickitt

Rescue teams have been working through the night to save survivors after the Italian earthquake. At least 247 people have died, but aftershocks of up to 4.6 in magnitude have caused further damage. The heroic workers hope that if there's any sign of life that they'll find it.

How to build a winning partnership

It was Chris Mears and Jack Laugher's perfectly synchronised performance at the Olympics that won gold. But it's their relationship off the diving board that has cemented Chris and Jack as a winning duo.

They formed a strong friendship while training together at City of Leeds Diving Club and even share a flat. Check out these pics from their Instagram feed that shows them having an absolute hoot during their training and the Olympics.

Holiday makers urged to 'respect the water' after five die in the sea at Camber Sands

The Coastguard is urging people to 'respect the water' after five people die in the seas at Camber Sands, East Sussex.

Five men have died and a sixth person is missing. The beach is known for its deceptive currents and has a lack of lifeguards.

Police are still trying to identifying the men and, with three of the men found within 20 and the others later, identify whether they knew each other. The deaths follow a string of tragedies around the country.

Following this, concerned locals are campaigning for lifeguards to patrol the beaches.

GCSE results helpline

We speak to Annie Dobson from the Exam Results Hotline about practical tips for planning your next steps after GCSE results. Whether you're going to continue your studies or looking for advise on apprenticeships, the Exam Results Hotline will be able to help you find the right path.

The Exam Results Helpline is open from 8am - 8pm until 31st August and you can call them on: 0808 100 8000

For specific advice and guidance on apprenticeships you can also visit https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Rescuers have worked through the night to try and free people from rubble in central Italy after an earthquake hit at 3.36am on Wednesday. People are still missing and more than 200 dead but the death toll is expected to rise. Witnesses described the scenes as 'apocalyptic' and it's believed that 2,500 people are expected to be homeless.

  2. Police are trying to identify the bodies of five men who died in the sea at Camber Sands, East Sussex yesterday, and a search is currently underway for another missing person. This is the second serious incident at Camber Sands in recent months and the
    Coastguard is warning holidaymakers to take extra care in sea.

  3. A group of MPs claims social media giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are failing to stop their sites being used to promote terrorism. The Commons Home Affairs Committee claims it has left some parts of the internet "ungoverned, unregulated and lawless". But the companies insist they take their responsibilities to tackle online extremism very seriously.

  4. One of the biggest police forces in the country has been accused of failing victims of crime. Greater Manchester Police is "inadequate" at recording offences according to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary. It claims the force fails to record more than 38 thousand reported crimes ever year including violent offences.

  5. Hundreds of thousands of students receive their GCSE results today. GCSE pass-rates could be hit by students re-sitting English and maths for the first time. Girls are expected to maintain their dominance over boys.

Are you worried about your child's nursery school?

Last week nursery worker, Laura Houston was found guilty of assaulting three one-year-olds in her care.

Are you shocked by this case? We want to hear from you if you have experience of working in a nursery and have an opinion on this. Or perhaps you're a parent with a child attending nursery and have a story to tell.

Get in contact with us at gmbspecials@itv.com with your contact details and 'NURSERY' in the subject line.

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