NIGEL FARAGE ON THE ROYAL WEDDING AND DONALD TRUMP
Nigel Farage joined Loose Women and was quizzed on the Windrush scandal, upcoming royal wedding and his friendship with President Trump.
On freedom of speech...
'We’ve got a bit of a problem in this country, and in America, with free speech. Anybody that’s got a sort of vaguely conservative, right of centre view, is treated by many as being the complete devil. Yours truly is right near the top of that list. I think it’s worrying for our younger generations. They should be brought up to understand there are different people with different points of view. They’re equally valid points of view and you make your own mind up.'
'[My children have] all got different points of view to me, believe me. Of course [there’s freedom of speech in the Farage household]. University should be all about young people being exposed to different ideas and making their own minds up. We’ve kind of got a bit of censorship going on out there.'
On the new royal baby...
'I was at the Queen’s birthday concert – someone invited me. When I was growing up, the royal family was something we treated with reverence. For a lot of the younger generation they view the young royals as being really, really cool, really with it. I can’t think the Royal family’s been more popular than it’s ever been right now.
'I think [Prince] Charles is a good man, I don’t agree with him very much.
On the royal wedding...
'I won’t be at the royal wedding as a guest. But I will be at the royal wedding, in a journalistic capacity. I think they’re going to become just the coolest, trendiest couple in the world. I think it’s absolutely great. Anything that brings us closer to America is a good thing.'
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HELEN FLANAGAN ON HAVING BABY NUMBER TWO AND LEAVING CORONATION STREET
We caught up with Helen, who plays Rosie Webster in Corrie, to find out about her soap exit and all the baby news with boyfriend Scott Sinclair....
On finding out she was pregnant for a second time...
'I knew I was pregnant and I remember doing the test and telling my mum. But I really wanted to tell him [Scott] to his face, as I knew he would be really pleased - which he was. I remember when he was away he was like, "You're being a bit quiet". But then when I told him... I was glad that I waited and didn't tell him over the phone.'
On the baby not being planned...
'It was a surprise as I'd just gone back to Coronation Street and I was really enjoying that but obviously it's a blessing and I feel really lucky to be expecting another baby. But no it wasn't in the plan, Matilda was planned but this baby was a surprise.'
On not having a c-section...
'I thought, "I'll go for a Cesarean" because I do feel quite scared but actually it can be quite painful afterwards and I'll have a three year old and a newborn and I want to breastfeed, so I wasn't sure how that was going to work.'
On leaving Corrie...
'I was really emotional as I've really loved it so much going back. I'm going out in very much a Rosie style, so it is hilarious the storyline, it is really, really funny.'
Watch the video to see the full chat with Helen.
THE ROYAL BABY IS HERE!
Kensington Palace said in a statement:
'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11.01am.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.'
Congratulations to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte on the new arrival!
Watch the moment we broke the news live on the show in the video above!
LOOSE WOMEN PAY TRIBUTE TO DALE WINTON AND SHOW HIS LAST EVER TV INTERVIEW FROM 2016
We were so sad to hear about the passing of our friend Dale Winton and many of the Loose Women paid tribute to the TV presenter on the show.
Dale appeared in his last ever TV interview on Loose Women in June 2016 and Andrea McLean described him as 'frank, he was funny and searingly honest'.
In the 2016 chat, Dale spoke about his struggle with depression, saying it was triggered by a 'bad break-up'. He had hardly left his house in five years but was back on form and assured the panel he had overcome his mental health issues.
'I should have taken myself off the TV, but I didn't...', Dale told us. 'I always thought "Get over yourself" - I should have known - my mum died of it [depression]. If you've never had it, you don't understand it. I didn't want to put one foot in front of the other.
'It was triggered by a very bad break-up. I wanted to withdraw but you know what this business is like - the money wasn't the main thing, it was letting people down. People were saying "come out" and I would not leave the house... five years,' he added. 'People were going "what's wrong with him?" I looked ill. I didn't look great.'
Dale, who died on Wednesday 18 April 2018, paid tribute to his friend David Walliams for helping him through the difficult time.
'A couple of friends [really helped] - David Walliams - he's been brilliant,' Dale said. 'I've totally come through it.'
Watch the video to see Dale's last interview and the Loose Women's tribute to him.