HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET STREET-PORTER CBE!
We've been celebrating Janet's upcoming 70th birthday.
'I'm not feeling any different at all,' Janet said of turning the big 7-0 later this month. 'Obviously when you get up in the morning you feel a bit stiffer and it takes you longer to get going but obviously my mouth and my evil mind... let's put it this way, my mouth engages before the knees do!'
'I still do that thing in the morning when I'm telling myself I'm great because nobody else is going to do it,' Janet revealed. 'My mantra - I lie there. You are great, you are fabulous, you're worth it and then I gradually get to my feet. It's a good philosophy.'
Ruth, Anne and Martine all paid tribute to Janet with Martine saying, 'You fly the flag for everything I want to be.'
'We have a lot of laughs with Janet and tease her, moany old Janet - but we absolutely adore you and love working with you,' Ruth said. 'You are an inspiration for us women in television because you forged the path for us.'
And Janet's advice? 'To all the women watching my age - behave really badly!'
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET!
JOHN BARROWMAN FALLS OVER - AGAIN!
Last time he was on the show, John fell off his stool while showing off some red high heels (don't ask!).
So when we invited him back, we took extra precautions - wrapping him in bubble wrap! But John still managed to take a tumble while trying to step up behind the desk much to the amusement of the panel and audience.
'I was absolutely fine. I might have knocked some sense into myself,' John said of his first fall. 'It was all over the States, everyone was asking about it.'
Talking of his time in panto last year, John revealed he'd had a fall which landed him in hospital!
'I was thrown from a horse on stage in panto last year. I'd been riding this horse on stage. I felt there was something not right, something spooked it and the next thing I knew I was 20 feet in the air,' John said. 'I landed but my body went into shock. I finished the song singing to the horse and then I had to be rushed to the hospital. I'd traumatised my lower back.'
And we promise the bubble wrap did it's job and John was unharmed in the making of the show!
CLARE BALDING CHAMPIONS 'POWERFUL LEGS'
Clare joined the show on a mission to make young girls and women feel confident about their bodies.
She's written her first children's book - The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop - and made sure the main character gave readers a positive message.
'My heroine Charlie is a ten year old girl and she gets teased by her older brothers for having thunder thighs and her mother gives her a powerful talking saying it's actually powerful legs,' Clare explains. 'Serena Williams, Beyonce - powerful legs.'
'When I was growing up I genuinely thought my life would be perfect if my legs were skinny. And I didn't have skinny legs and you start to resent the fact that your legs aren't the way you want them to be.'
COLEEN NOLAN CONFIRMS SON JAKE AND LITTLE MIX'S JESY HAVE SPLIT
Coleen confirmed that son Jake Roche has broken up with Little Mix's Jesy Nelson, saying, 'It's amicable, and they're both dealing with it really well. They're good friends.'
'With Jake and Jesy when they first got engaged, instantly all the press – everyone was asking me: "When’s the wedding?” There’s so much pressure on relationships,’ Coleen added.
Jesy and Jake first started dating in 2014 and got engaged after Rixton singer Jake popped the question during a Little Mix rehearsal in July 2015.
Meanwhile, Coleen's sister Maureen opened up on the show about her marriage break-up after more than two decades years together.
'I kind of feel like my own counsellor,' she admitted. 'I cry and scream in the car when I'm driving.'
And she told us: 'It's a pain in the bottom to start again. I can't face thinking about dating, I'd rather die.'
This Christmas Simon Cowell will be spending the big day with his son Eric and girlfriend Lauren Silverman. Lauren's 10-year-old son Adam from a previous relationship will also be spending the day with the family.
But how easy is it to decide where the kids go on Christmas Day if you've split with your partner? Should you and your ex always take turns?
RICK ASTLEY GETS HIS TV SHOWS MIXED UP AND IS LEFT RED FACED
Imagine you're live on Loose Women and accidentally get us confused it with another TV show....
In a hilarious appearance, Rick was thanking Loose Women for helping get his album - 50 - to number one in the charts earlier this year.
But he got us mixed up with another programme which made everyone on the panel laugh, the audience howl and the singer put his head in his hands.
'I'm never gonna live that down' Rick tweeted us afterwards. No, Rick - you won't!
BRAVE KAREN DANCZUK TALKS ABOUT BEING RAPED BY HER BROTHER AS A CHILD AND ENCOURAGES OTHER SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO SPEAK OUT
After deciding to waive her right to anonymity, Karen bravely chose to appear on the show and talk about her experience of childhood sexual abuse by her older brother Michael Burke.
He has been convicted of a string of sex attacks against Karen and other women,
abusing his sister when she was aged between nine and 11.
'I knew it was wrong because it didn't feel right,' Karen said crying. 'I couldn't ask someone – it's not like I could tell someone at school – so I thought this was what everyone went through.'
'[I felt] numb. Normal kids would be upset if they couldn't play with a toy or something, but for me, this was life.'
When asked what she's say to her younger self, Karen said: 'I look at young Karen as a third person now, as a result of my therapy. But I'd tell her, "We did it." I wish I could give her a hug, to be honest.'
Karen says, 'People need to be told to talk and address this. People need to come out. There are probably many people watching who know what I'm talking about.' Karen is supporting our Never Too Late To Tell campaign, aimed at helping victims of abuse speak out.
If you want to speak to someone about childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual violence there are helplines HERE. #NeverTooLateToTell
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE THERE ARE MANY ORGANISATIONS WHO CAN HELP
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
The UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
NAPAC’s support line - national support line for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, 0808 801 0331 free from UK landlines or mobiles. They don’t ask names, they don’t record calls, the number won’t show up on your bill. Around one in 5 callers to our support line are telling someone for the first time about what they suffered.
Go to www.napac.org.uk for information and resources for survivors, professionals and people who have friends or family who were abused in childhood.
We have some advice for friends and family on how to support someone who is a survivor http://napac.org.uk/know-a-survivor/.
The Survivors Trust
UK network of support organisations for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Offers extensive information resources plus details of your local specialist support.
Helpline: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chatwith us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
NHSChoices – Help after rape and sexual assault
Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help.
Sexual Abuse Referral Centres – Find a SARC
SARCs are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women,men, young people and children.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.
Supportline: 0808168 9111
Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past.We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don't want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the 'phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
NationalHelpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, their families and friends. Provides emotional and practical support.
Women Against Rape
This is the joint website of Women Against Rape and Black Women's Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls,including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.
Support and resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse
The Survivors Trust
http://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/find-support/ - FindSupport
Rape and sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, culture or social status. Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. We believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.
Women's Aid Federation
National Domestic Violence Helpline (24hrs): 08457 023 047
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. We work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support
We understand the effect which male rape and sexual abuse can have upon those who are forced to experience it, and we're well aware of the traumatic process which it can set in motion. If you are a man who has suffered sexual abuse or rape in the past, you can turn to us for help. We have a range of support options to help you recover from your experience and put the past behind you.
MPower – Support for Male Survivors of Abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 4321
It can sometimes be difficult to talk about rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse. This website offers information and contact points for agencies which specialise in these issues. Many survivors say that the hardest part of coming to terms with what has happened is to learn to stop blaming themselves. Nobody deserves to be raped. No survivor deserves the blame. TALK about your anger. TALK about your feelings. TALK to someone you can trust.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.
Many Rape Crisis Centres provide support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, as a child and/or as an adult. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant support organisations. See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.
Rape or sexual assault: information for men
Supportline: 0808 168 9111
Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don't want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the 'phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.