TOM DALEY ON PROPOSING IN HIS PANTS, WEDDING PLANS & HIS MUCH MISSED DAD ROB
They've been together for nearly four years and now Tom is planning to tie the knot with Oscar-winning writer and director Dustin Lance Black this year.
'It's all very exciting, it's a one of those things that's once in a lifetime so I'm very excited,' Tom revealed. Asked if the ceremony will be taking place in America or the UK, Tom was staying schtum, 'That would be telling!'
But he did promise us Loose Women can play a part in the big day, laughing, 'You can be the bridesmaids, why not?'
On meeting Lance...
'I met Lance and he's really at the top end of his career. We just connected in way that not many people understand about me, we want to do the best we can do at everything. We have this balance of understanding each other and the fact that our work is so completely different, sport and a creative person.'
On love at first sight...
'It was love at first sight and in the first week we talked about getting married.I left my number in his phone with a winky face! As soon as I met Lance, I was like, "Oh, okay, what are we going to do about this?" I told my mum right away. And it's coming up to four years in March.'
On the proposal...
'I proposed. We were going around all these parks trying to find the perfect place. It never felt like the right time so in the end I just did it in the spare room in my underwear while I was waiting for him to get ready for bed. When I asked him the question and got down on one knee he said, "Wait there" and ran into the bathroom because he had a ring as well.'
And Tom revealed his dad Rob - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2006 and passed away after a five-year battle with cancer in 2011 - would be at his wedding in a way. 'My mum had got a necklace with a photo and some of his ashes in a heart,' he explained. 'He was my biggest cheerleader.'
Tom also talked openly about finding out his dad was seriously ill ten years ago.
'He didn't tell me how ill he was,' he explained. 'I came home from training one day and he said he was going to the pub to shave his head for Comic Relief. The next day he had his head shaved. The next thing we went to visit him in hospital with a bandage round his head and had a brain tumour the size of a grapefruit removed. I was about 12.'
'I understand why he was trying to protect me,' Tom added. 'But if I was a bit older and could understand it a bit more. It can be difficult for young people but if you sit down and explains things, you have to give young people credit for what they actually would understand.'
OLA JORDAN ADMITS: 'I DIDN'T LIKE MY OWN HUSBAND!'
Ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Ola joined us to talk about her husband James appearing on Celebrity Big Brother with out Coleen...
On NOT liking James in CBB in 2014...
'I can watch him in the house this time.The first time he was in it I didn't like him. I didn't like my own husband. He was not the guy I know at home.'
On James teasing her at home...
'He's a massive windup. He jokes that I have small feet so I can get closer to the sink. I say whatever. He knows his place.'
On what winds James up the most...
'Nothing bothers him. But if someone in there started talking badly of me, he'd lose it.'
On Austin's remarks about James' weight in the house...
'He knows he's put on weight. We aren't dancing 12 hours a day any more! And he's nearly 40.'
On starting a family...
'The clock's ticking, the time is now.We aren't getting any younger. We've been married 13 years. James would be a great dad. I want mini James Jordans.'
Today we talked about transgender children and discussed the importance of listening to your kids if they have gender issues.
Here is some advice from Mermaids, an organisation offering support for trans children and their families:
- If a child is feeling like they were born into the wrong gender the parent should support and listen to them.
- The feeling of being born in the wrong gender can resolve itself around puberty. But if these feeling persists beyond puberty then they are much more likely to be permanent.
- If a child plays with the wrong genders toys then this does not mean they are trans, they may grow out of it. If a child is very persistent then support them. Puberty can either resolve the gender issues or cause great distress, and if great distress is felt, then in early puberty reversible blockers can be used to suspend puberty.
- Parents should let their children express themselves. The worst thing a parent can do is make them feel bad or ashamed of their choices. This would make the child have very low self esteem and not want to speak to the parent. Do not make them live with a lifetime of shame.
- Parents should seek help from the NHS and get into the NHS system as soon as their children have expressed any desire to change gender so that they can be supported. If the child’s feeling of being transgender goes away then this is not an issue, but if they persist after puberty then they are in the right place and already in the assessment process.
For more information, visit www.mermaidsuk.org.uk.
EXCLUSIVE: JIM DAVIDSON ON GOING INTO POLITICS AND HIS CHARITY WORK
After the show, Jim stayed to chat some more for this online exclusive!
Jim on Nigel Farage...
'Not very well liked. I like Nigel Farage, I think he's a great bloke. He's been very kind to me over the years. I've always bumped into him. I don't know where he gets his energy from, he must be 27 years of age because he just don't stop and he drinks like a fish. An he'd got the mind of a computer.
Jim on becoming a politician...
'How much do they get paid? I don't know if I could really because as soon as you become a politician half the country is going to hate you and you can't be all things to all men. What do I know? I'm a comedian. What next? They're going to have television stars in America becoming President.'
Jim on his charity work...
'Me and Simon Weston formed a charity called Care After Combat and it's not a very sexy one because we look after veterans that are in prison. We've got 3, 500 veterans in England and Wales. And we give them all a mentor who visits them, finds them a job and somewhere to live. It gives them back their self esteem.'
Jim has a new show, 40 Years On - tickets available at www.jimdavidson.org.uk - which celebrates his four decades in show business. Care After Combat - careaftercombat.org - supports veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of re-offending veterans in the criminal justice system.
LINDA NOLAN'S FIVE HOUR FACELIFT - WHILE AWAKE!
Linda prepared to go under the knife and have a gruelling five hour face lift today - and had our Linda Robson by her side every step of the way!
After appearing on the show earlier in the week, Linda revealed she was having a lower facelift. Explaining why she had made the difficult decision, Linda said, 'I look into the mirror and I see sadness looking back at me and that’s no longer how I feel inside.'
'My face has been through a lot with me and I can see that. I look so old, worn and drained and just so, so sad,' she added. 'Ten years ago I was happy and I looked happy and I want to look like that Linda again. I want to look the way I feel and I’m really excited to see the results.'
Linda, who has survived breast cancer and lost her husband Brian in 2007, told us, 'Some people have said you've had surgery so you're fearless now. The breast cancer surgery kept me alive, this is something that I want to do for myself.'
'I thought long and hard about it having this done and I'm doing it for me,' she added.
'I had to have that surgery before, I had no choice. It was life saving. But this is just for me. I'm still scared though.'
Linda's surgeon at London's Harley Street clinic explained he was focusing on her cheeks, neck and lips, and would be making incisions around her ears to pull back her face and tighten her neck and lower cheeks. She was also having a the peel which would scrub away layers of skin around her eyes and mouth.
She added: 'It will take four hours and I'll be awake throughout it. If they hurt me I will know about it!'
‘There will be some swelling. You'll be red and bruised but will have a good idea of what you will look like when that settles,' the surgeon advised. 'It will take a couple of months to settle down.'
As for her sister Coleen finding out about the facelift when she leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house, Linda said,
'Hopefully Coleen will stay till the end. She will be shocked but as she said on the show, she wants me to be happy again. I just look like her younger sister!'
We'll be showing you Linda's new look very soon!
JIM DAVIDSON: 'I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND WOMEN!'
The controversial funnyman appeared slightly scared of us when he appeared on the show!
And when Katie said he must be nervous because he's got a crush on our Ruth, Jim admitted, 'All I said was I hope Ruth and Eamonn aren't getting on too well. All this thing about the new hips...'
Jim talked about his own married life and admitted he doesn't really understand women!
'I've been married to Michelle for 15 years and it's ok,' he said. 'It's Mrs Davidson number five. I can't afford another one. Women go off me. They think I'm great fun and then they go off me.'
'I haven't changed. I think it's because of the lifestyle I have because I like to go out and earn lots of money,' he added.
'I don't understand women really, it's not your fault, it's me. If you came with a manual I couldn't flick through...'
Jim also talked about winning Celebrity Big Brother a year after being arrested for alleged sexual offences - no action regarding the allegations was taken and he faced no charges. Jim has always denied the allegations.
'I got arrested for Operation Yewtree at Heathrow on my way to the Celebrity Big Brother house [in 2013]. It was for sexual assault of two women I've never heard of,' he explained. 'I ended up in a cell instead of the CBB house. I was absolutely terrified, I knew I hadn't done it but it was a million years ago and I can't remember yesterday.'
'A year later I went into the Celebrity Big Brother house. And I ended up on a double bed padlocked to Linda Nolan thinking, "That police cell wasn't so bad after all." We got on alright.'
Jim has a new show, 40 Years On - tickets available at www.jimdavidson.org.uk - which celebrates his four decades in show business and continues to work with Care After Combat - careaftercombat.org - which supports veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of re-offending veterans in the criminal justice system.