GLORIA HUNNIFORD TALKS ABOUT BEING AWARDED AN OBE
We were in celebratory mood as Gloria told us about being included on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her charity work and awarded an OBE or her services to cancer charities.
'I'm so proud. You never expect it for yourself really,' Gloria said. 'But when the brown envelop came through the door I read it and screamed for [ my husband] Steven who was in the garden. I didn't tell a soul until about 10 days ago when I was with my two sons. I'm very excited for the whole family and everyone is so pleased. You feel humbled by it because you think of all the people who have helped you get this far and I feel it's for all of them as well.'
Gloria, along with her sons Paul and Michael, set up the Caron Keating Foundation after losing her daughter Caron to breast cancer in 2004.
Watch the video to see the emotional chat with Gloria about her honour...
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK OPENS UP ABOUT HIS WIFE'S BATTLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S
Legendary crooner Engelbert joined Christine, Jane, Gloria and Stacey to talk about his incredible career spanning 50 years and his new album, 'Engelbert Humperdinck: 50'.
We also spoke to him about the heart-breaking news his wife Patricia Healey has been living with Alzheimer's for the past decade.
'It’s been going on 10 years now,' Engelbert told us. 'It’s been very hard for us to discuss it publicly, but many of the fans knew because she used to come to my shows. They could tell something was radically wrong. I was never ashamed of the fact - I would make sure she could see me and hopefully recognise me. She does recognise me.'
Watch the video to see the full interview.
IS YOUR DRINKING OUT OF CONTROL?
According to guidelines, women shouldn’t more than 14 units a week. But a quarter of women aged 55-64 drink more than this. And around seven of every 10 bottles of wine purchased in British supermarkets are bought by women.
If you're worried about your drinking habit we have helplines here.
KATIE PRICE PERFORMS NEW SINGLE I GOT YOU LIVE!
Our Katie joined us as a guest today to talk about her pop comeback and performed her new single, I Got U.
'I've had a song made for my voice, written for me by Craig Colton from The X Factor,' Katie told Ruth, Coleen and Janet. 'I haven't had any singing lessons recently but I can sing this - that's why I'm doing it live, I can actually sing it!'
Katie's last single was club anthem Free To Love Again in 2010. And we all remember when she competed for a place in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest with Making Your Mind Up. Katie also released a duets album, A Whole New World, with her now-ex husband Peter Andre in 2006.
Watch the video to to see Katie's exclusive performance...
KEEPING PETS SAFE IN A HEATWAVE
The RSPCA have advice to keeping pets and wildlife safer in a heatwave:
● Never leave pets in vehicles, caravans, conservatories, or outbuildings in the warm weather
● Put out shallow saucers of water for hedgehogs and other wildlife and fill up bird baths
● Although dogs and horses need exercise in hot weather, walk or ride in the morning or evening when it’s cooler. Keep in mind pavements can get very hot - if it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for a dog’s paw
● Don’t let your pet get sunburned - use pet-safe suncream
● Ensure animals have access to shade and fresh drinking water
● Check every day for flystrike
● Keep fish tanks out of direct sunlight and top up water levels of ponds
● Keep an eye out for wildlife when using lawnmowers or strimmers
● Keep pesticides out of reach of animals
● Wrap an ice pack or frozen water bottle in a tea towel for your pet to lie on
● Use cold treats from the fridge for added moisture or make an ice lolly from pet-friendly ingredients
For more information on what to do if you see a dog in a hot car, please visit the RSPCA website here. In an emergency, the RSPCA may not be able to attend quickly enough and our officers have no power of entry so we urge the public to call police on 999.
HELPLINES FOR PANIC ATTACKS AND ANXIETY
A panic attack is a rush of intense anxiety and physical symptoms. If you are experiencing anxiety and/or panic attacks, here are some helplines...
NHS Choices - Anxiety
Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices.
MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393
Anxiety and panic attacks
The MindInfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.
PETER ANDRE LOOKS BACK ON THE 'PRIME' OF HIS LIFE
While discussing being in the 'prime' of our lives, Peter joined in the discussed - and it gave us a chance to celebrate his famous six-pack once again!
'I was a rib eye once,' Pete said as a picture of him in his Mysterious Girl days flashed up. 'I look at me now and I think, "I wish I looked like that". But so many people, including my wife [Emily] who is very sweet to say it, says "You look better now". I'm not saying I'm like a rump steak now but I think I look better then."
Watch the video to see what Ruth had to say about Peter looking better these days...