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Jason Donovan's mullet days are over

We were joined by a true Aussie legend in the studio today. 30 years since his breakthrough on Neighbours, Jason Donovan is now celebrating his greatest hits with his Ten Good Reasons Tour.

Responding to Ben's admiration of Jason's famous mullet hairstyles in the 80's, Jason joked "the days of being able to grow that are limited these days."

Jason revealed that while he loves spending Christmas here in the UK, he's looking forward to escaping to the Australian sunshine in January. Can we come Jason?

X Factor Exclusive - Louis and Dermot reveal they have signed new deals

Laura Tobin swapped weather for showbiz last night as she made her way to The X Factor's red carpet event ahead of this weekend's final.

As well as catching up with the finalists, Laura got the exclusive news that Dermot O'Leary has signed up for another year, while Irish man Louis Walsh said he will return for two more series.

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The ordinary dads who hunt down paedophiles

Andy Bradstock and Ben Waters-Bleach are two ordinary dads, with an extraordinary past-time. The pair have made it their mission to hunt down paedophiles and bring them to justice.

In a documentary for 5*, viewers can see how they operate online, luring paedophiles through chatrooms then arranging a sting - usually involving the police.

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Almost 19,000 children hospitalised for self-harm this year

Social media is creating huge amounts of tension and pressure

– Emily Cherry, NSPCC

A report from the NSPCC shows 2015/16 saw almost 19,000 children admitted to hospital for self harm with an alarming 14% rise in three years. The 18,778 children aged between 11 and 18 were hospitalised in England and Wales, this statistic is up from 16,416 in 2013/14.

We spoke to Emily Cherry from the NSPCC about why such a shocking number of young people are turning to self harm as a coping mechanism.


Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. New measures to tackle the gender pay gap come into force today. For the first time the difference between men and women's salaries will be published online. It's hoped that the move will shine a light on workplace practices that could be preventing women from reaching the top of their organisations.

  2. Almost 19 thousand children were admitted to hospital in England and Wales over the last year as a result of self harming. That's according to figures obtained by the NSPCC which show a 14 percent rise since 2013.

  3. The conservatives have held the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat overnight. Their candidate Caroline Johnson won by a clear majority taking 17,570 votes to beat UKIP's Victoria Ayling, who had 4,426. Labour slipped from second place in the 2015 general election to fourth. The by election was prompted by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Philips who disagreed with the government over brexit.

  4. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be bracing himself today for a potentially testing tour of the Middle East after accusing British ally Saudi Arabia of being behind "proxy wars".

  5. The profit produced from council parking charges has reached a record high of three quarters of a billion pounds, a nine percent leap on last year. The figures, from the RAC Foundation, relate to on and off street parking, and penalty notices in England.

Junk food advertising ban across children's media

We’re poisoning our children

– Emma Kenny

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity. The new rules will ban the advertising of food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar across all non-broadcast media targeted at under-16s from July next year.

Child Psychologist Emma Kenny and Tim Rycroft from the Food and Drink Federation joined us to discuss their opposing views on the advertising ban.

While Tim believes the industry is taking strides to deal with the obesity crisis, Emma states the media ban isn't good enough to change the way we deal with food.

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