'I know nothing but here': Boxing champ who represented England faces deportation

You're sending a dead man walking into a country he doesn't know about

– Aamir Ali, Kelvin's coach and manager

Bilal 'Kelvin' Fawaz is an elite boxer who has represented England six times - but he's currently facing deportation to Nigeria after living in the UK since he was 14.

Brought here illegally by an 'uncle' with the promise of a better life, he says he was treated "like a slave" before he ran away from the home he was living in and taken into care.

Despite going through an early turbulent period, he discovered boxing and became a UK champion. But on 29 November he was arrested and the 29-year-old now faces deportation to Nigeria, where he has no family, friends or status.

Celeb charity appeals branded 'poverty porn'

Is it right for celebrities to front charity ad campaigns or is it distasteful and completely out of touch with reality?

A charity watchdog has slammed some charity video appeals as ‘poverty porn’. They singled out one Comic Relief video featuring pop star Ed Sheeran who met a street boy in Liberia and offered to pay for his housing.

Does the charity watchdog have a point or do celebrities genuinely help to raise the profile of people who need help the most?

To discuss this debate with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, we were joined by journalist Afua Hirsch, who said that ad campaigns remove all dignity form those who are suffering.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Drivers have been told to expect a widespread of slippery and “icy conditions” with some “tricky conditions” on the roads and pavements. The Met Office warning comes after heavy snowfall hit large parts of the UK over the weekend, causing widespread disruption across many roads, railways and runways.

  2. NHS Trust chairman Lord Kerslake has quit in protest over funding issues. The House of Lords peer announced he was stepping down as chairman of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London on Sunday through a Twitter post. He tweeted: “Today I have resigned as Chairman of @KingsCollegeNHS. I do not do this lightly as I love King's but believe the Govt & regulator are unrealistic about the scale of the challenge facing the NHS & the Trust. I want to pay tribute to the staff & their excellent patient care.”

  3. The new court case of imprisoned Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been postponed in the wake of the Boris Johnson’s visit to Iran, her husband has said. Richard Ratcliffe said the court delay is “undoubtedly a good sign” and expects to be updated by the Foreign Office within the next day or two.

  4. Teachers are calling for energy drinks to be banned in UK schools, because it contains high amounts in caffeine and sugar which can cause headaches and palpitations. With two-thirds of young people regularly consuming energy drinks the teachers union, NASUWT, said they can trigger bad behaviour in classrooms.

  5. A charity watchdog has severely criticised celebrities who front charity appeals. They singled out one video featuring Ed Sheeran who meets a street boy in Liberia and offers to pay for his housing. The charity watchdog said: "This video is about Ed Sheeran...it's literally poverty tourism...what an irresponsible thing to do." Do they have a point or do celebrities genuinely help to raise the profile of people in need? We’ll be discussing this topic more during today’s show.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. The Palestinian health ministry has announced that a man has been killed and dozens more wounded in clashes between Israeli forces and protesters in the West Bank. Mohammed Al-Masri, 30, died after being struck by live fire east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, the ministry said. More than 35 Palestinians were injured, two seriously, it added.

  2. Sports Direct and Primark have been publicly named by the Government for failing to pay the minimum wage. On a list of 260 companies, Primark appeared third after it deducted money from shop staff for uniforms, which meant they earned less than the minimum wage. Meanwhile, Sports Direct has had to hand back £167,036 to 383 workers.

  3. A British jihadi whose group had links to the Manchester Arena bomber has been jailed for 10 years. Mohammed Abdallah travelled to Syria with help from his brother Abdalraouf, who had set up communication for would-be fighters from his home in Manchester.

  4. A 26-year-old gamer from Aldershot has been named the highest earning YouTuber of 2017, making £12.3 million this year, according to Forbes magazine. Dan Middleton, known as DanTDM on YouTube, has got more than 16 million subscribers and his videos have had more than 10.7 billion views.

  5. Marks and Spencer is the first supermarket to sell a stoneless avocado, which is hoped to reduce the number of avocado slicing-related injuries. These avocados, which originate from Spain, are approximately five-to-eight centimetres long with edible skin - and are the result of unpollinated avocado blossom.

Is it ever too early to tuck into festive treats?

I don’t want to eat mince pies on the 1st December - or even before that!

– Liat Hughes Joshi

Sausage rolls, chocolates and mince pies - are you drooling yet?

Now we all like to indulge at Christmas, but should we wait for the Christmas holidays before reaching for our favourite festive treats?

Well, our resident chocolate hoarder Kate Garraway clearly didn’t seem to think so, as she tucked into her favourite goodies on the Good Morning Britain desk this morning.

Theresa May: There will be no hard border in Ireland

After 534 days since Britain voted to leave the EU, a Brexit breakthrough has finally been made.

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker held a joint press conference in Brussels and the European Commission President gave the green light for the second phase of the EU negotiations, after saying “sufficient progress" had been made.

Although no specific details were given on how the talks will progress, the Prime Minister said she was optimistic about the next phase.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Theresa May has arrived in Brussels to meet with the European Commission President after holding all-night Brexit talks fuelling speculation that a agreement on maintaining a soft Irish border could be have been reached.

  2. Protests have been taking place in cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Militant Islamist group Hamas' leader said Trump’s announcement was like a "declaration of war" on Palestinians, as he called for a new uprising.

  3. Universities could be accused of ‘misselling' courses if they were subject to the same regulations as financial products, according to a public spending watchdog. The national audit also revealed that most students don’t believe universities are value for money.

  4. Shoppers have been warned after counterfeit goods worth several million pounds were seized by Border Force officers in the run-up to Christmas. Among the fake items seized at airports were 82,320 pairs of Calvin Klein underpants worth approximately £1.5 million, and 16,000 Gillette razor blades worth approximately £150,000.

  5. The wildfires continue to cause destruction across Southern California stretching firefighters to the limit. Officials say 11,500 acres and nearly 440 buildings have been destroyed by the fire immediately to the north of Los Angeles.

Spiderman star Tom Holland lends his features to help research into rare illness

Hollywood star Tom Holland, who shot to fame playing Spiderman, has lent his support to a young photographer with a life-limiting condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

James Dunn, 24, suffers with the rare genetic skin condition which causes his skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.

In May he met and photographed Tom and now 195 limited edition signed photos are being auctioned off to raise £500,000 for research into a skin cancer drug which could help thousands of EB sufferers.

The pair joined us today to tell us more - watch the interview above

James' picture of Tom shows his impressive photography skills