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'I love working with Simon!' - but will Alesha swap BGT for The X Factor?

This morning Alesha Dixon joined us to talk about her latest charity work, being a mum and her small recent stint on The X Factor panel.

The singer and television presenter, known for judging on Britain's Got Talent, recently stepped over to The X Factor - could she looking to make a permanent move there?

"I just stepped in to help the guys out for a couple of days because a couple of the judges weren't around," she told Good Morning Britain.

Teenager dies in freak fairground accident in Ohio

We heard a loud sort of metal cracking sound. Next thing we knew, the car had disengaged from the ride and was headed towards the ground.

– Eyewitness Bruce Lamm

A teenager has been killed and several other people seriously injured after a fairground ride dismantled in America, throwing riders to the ground.

Onlookers were left shocked at Ohio State Fair after they saw people thrown from the Fire Ball ride which seriously malfunctioned, despite passing inspections.

Footage was caught of the accident, in which an 18-year-old man was killed - but is too graphic for Good Morning Britain to show in full.

Teen and pensioner share their different experiences of coming out, 50 years after gay sex is decriminalised

It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me.

– Louis

A 13-year-old boy and 78-year-old man have sat down to talk about their very different experiences of coming out as homosexual - 50 years after gay sex was decriminalised.

Teenager Louis Packham, whose sexuality was immediately accepted by his parents, said he was shocked to learn from pensioner Percy Steven that it used to be illegal to be in a relationship with another man.

"It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me," he told Good Morning Britain.

"Now I've learned from Percy how it was back then, I know that I'm a very lucky person, to be living now. Because if I lived when Percy lived, I don't reckon I'd be able to express myself at all and I'd find it very, very hard."

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 12,000 people, including British holidaymakers. Hundreds of firefighters were deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country's Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Meanwhile, more than 3,000 people, including tourists, were forced to take shelter at a beach near the popular south coast resort of Saint-Tropez after a campsite was cleared overnight.

  2. Four in 10 Britons believe that gay sex is unnatural, according to a new survey. Fifty years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised in the UK, a poll carried out for PinkNews found that, of those who have an opinion, 42% of people agreed that personally speaking, gay sex is not natural.

  3. Donald Trump has announced transgender people will not be accepted or allowed in the US military "in any capacity". In a series of tweets, the US president said that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption". The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military.

  4. The Duke of Cambridge will today begin his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before moving on to life as a full-time member of the royal family, carrying out more public engagements and charity work. Prince William announced in January he would be ending his career with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Next week his grandad, the Duke of Edinburgh, completes his last official engagement for the Royal Family.

  5. And finally; would you let your company implant a microchip between your fingers if it meant you could log into your computer, open doors and even buy snacks and more with just the wave of your hand? One company is offering the procedure to employees and some are taking them up on it. Last year, a report found that a third of Brits say they would be microchipped at work if their privacy was 100 per cent guaranteed.

Top five headlines you're going home to

‌• Donald Trump has announced transgender people are not allowed to serve in the US military. In a number of tweets posted this afternoon, he said his decision was made after consulting his “generals and military experts".

Here’s how Trump banned transgender’s from the military in three tweets:

Is this the end of The Hoff?

David Hasselhoff has certainly got talent - not only can he run in slow motion and drive a talking car, he's also sold millions of records in Germany where he is a national treasure.

But it's not looking good for Piers' old 'frenemy' from America's Got Talent as he's now set to get 'bumped off' in his latest movie, Killing Hasselhoff.

He joined us live from Cologne this morning.

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Davina's tears over Long Lost Family

I finally get to cry when I watch it

– Davina says she often fights back the tears during filming

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are once again on a mission to reunite loved ones as Long Lost Family returns to our screens tonight.

The new series includes many firsts as their painstaking detection work unearths long lost relatives no one else has managed to find.

Davina joined us this morning to tell us all about their emotional new series, plus she opened up about her Father's Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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