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Alexandra Burke on her engagement and those Strictly 'diva' rumours

It was hard to read certain things

– Alexandra

She's just got engaged and is now on tour with the NTA-winning Strictly Come Dancing, so it's safe to say things are going very well for Alexandra Burke right now.

However, what does she think of those 'diva' rumours?

Watch our interview above to find out

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Domestic abuse victim urges others to use Clare's Law

The man I had been spending my time with actually wasn’t who I thought he was

– Kirby Weegram

A young woman who was beaten so severely by her boyfriend she begged him to let her write a goodbye letter to her family has told Good Morning Britain why she backs Clare's Law, which enables people to check whether their partner has a criminal record of domestic abuse.

Kirby Weegram suffered severe bruising on every single part of her body after she was brutally kicked and punched by the man she had been seeing for only ten weeks. He was later convicted for ABH and jailed for 21 months.

She says if she had known she could access information about him via Clare's Law, she would have checked his background. But after it was too late she found he had an extensive history of abuse, with many victims.

Now Kirby is urging others who have even a slightest suspicion to use the law to check that they're not with someone with a dangerous past.

Watch the interview above

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Two students have died and 18 more have been injured after a shooting at a high school in western Kentucky. A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene at Marshall County High School after two other 15 year old students were killed.

  2. The growing problem of prescription drug addiction is to be reviewed by health officials, the Government has announced. Public health minister Steve Brine has commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to examine why one patient in every 11 was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last year. Mr Brine said the issue was a 'huge problem' in countries such as the United States, adding: "we must absolutely make sure it doesn't become one here."

  3. A fresh allegation of sexual assault is believed to have been made against convicted rapist John Worboys, according to Metropolitan Police. A statement said an investigation into a 'non-recent sexual assault reported this month is underway but no arrests have taken place. The fresh allegation comes as Worboys was moved to a London jail ahead of his release just nine years after he was jailed.

  4. A book released to help children understand terrorism has been criticised by parents who think its too much for youngsters to take on. Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My! is the first and only book about terrorism for children, with the first half helping grownups understand how to talk to children, while the second half is a picture book for children which gives them a 'gentle' introduction to terrorism. The book has been criticised by some parents who say the book is too much too soon.

  5. Ant and Dec were named Best Presenters for the 17th time at last night's National Television Awards and gave an emotional speech, citing 'a tough 12 months'. Meanwhile Emmerdale won Best Soap, This Morning best Daytime Show and Dr Foster Best Drama.

Oscars 2018: Full list of nominations

British actress Sally Hawkins has received a nomination for Best Actress

The Shape of Water has almost beat a record in this year's Oscar nominations, with the film being up for 13 separate awards.

The romantic story of a mute woman and an aquatic monster, directed by Guillermo del Toro, would have gathered the most nominations ever if it had received just one more.

As well as best Picture and best Director, British actor Sally Hawkins is up for an Best Actress.

Fellow Brit Gary Oldman also received a nod, up for Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Is it sexist to say 'darling'?

Darling, honey, love - terms of endearment or patronising turns of phrase?

TV's Queen of house and home, Kirstie Allsop, appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss whether it is sexist or offensive to the commonly used phrase. She said that the question was raised after a television production company she was working for asked her to complete a diversity questionnaire.

Recently, intercity train operator Virgin Trains East Coast came under scrutiny after a member of one its train crews called a passenger "honey". The passenger tweeted the brand to complaining, it responded asking if she would prefer "pet or love next time?"

It was later forced to delete the tweet and issue an apology.