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Salt n Pepa still Pushin' It

We pushed right through it, that's our theme song!

– Pepa on pushing boundaries for women in RnB

Proving they can still Push It, 31 years after their big break, Salt n Pepa spoke to Lorraine about being the original trailblazers for women in RnB.

Bounding onto the scene in the 80s, they had their most famous hit Push It in 1986, followed by lots of other chart toppers including Shake Your Thang, Twist and Shout and Let's Talk About Sex.

They pushed boundaries right from the start. Salt said, "We've always pushed past the glass ceiling. We represented fun, fashion and femininity in hiphop.'

Speaking about their unique bond, Pepa spoke of their 'sisterhood' and Salt said, "We have this friendship from day one that's just uncanny. We can talk to each other with our eyes, the chemistry is insane."

We have 90's babies and we were like, why are you here, but I think they're into the nostalgia of the 90's. It represented an era that was a lot of fun.

– Salt thinks it's funny that the front row of their concerts are dominated by 90s babies

TV Choice Awards: Lorraine nominated for Daytime

It's that time of year again and we're delighted that Lorraine has been nominated for a TV Choice Award!

You can vote for your favourites here: TV Choice Awards and we promise to bring you all the goss from the red carpet when it's done!

BGT's The Pensionaires serenade Lorraine

It's so exciting all of it though, i'n't it.

– 84-year-old Henry is enjoying his new found fame

The Pensionaires joined Lorraine on the sofa after their triumphant audition this weekend on Britain's Got Talent.

The nation fell in love with Malcolm, 75, and Henry, 84, after their duet of You Make Me Feel So Young. The pair got four yeses from the Judging panel with Amanda adding that she thinks they'd be 'perfect' for the Royal Family.

​To get to our ages and ​for this to happen... it should have happened when we were 25 shouldn't it, not 84!

– Henry is in shock after the warm reception The Pensionaires have received

Corrie's Shelley King on the danger of stroke

Coronation Street actress Shelley King joined Lorraine on the sofa this morning to share her support for National Stroke Awareness Month.

Shelley's mother, a life-long Coronation Street fan, died after suffering a stroke 18 years ago, which meant she never got to see her daughter in action on the cobbles.

Shelley, who plays Yasmeen Nazir, has had a tough time since arriving in Weatherfield, but she insists things are starting to look up for her character.

''I think things are getting better; she's getting more involved in the community, she's sorting things out for Cathy and Brian,'' Shelley told Lorraine.

Taptastik dance their way into the next round!

They made us smile at the weekend on Britain's Got Talent and today Andrew, Lesley and Henri joined Lorraine from tap group TapTastik.

​The tap group from Brighton range from ages 19-63 and got through to the next round on Saturday's BGT with a yes from ​David, Amanda and Alesha.

Founder Andrew said that when he first floated the idea to his tap class they laughed at him but they're tapping their way into the semi finals after a wonderful performance at the weekend.

Alan talks about his friendship with the Queen

She has a very dry sense of humour and she's good company.

– Alan has worked with the Queen many times.

Alan Titchmarsh popped in to talk about his new quiz show this morning It's very much his baby, having come up with the format himself. Alan will be heading back to ITV daytime with the second series of his quiz Masterpiece. It's an antiques game show taking place in glamorous stately homes across Britain, where Alan challenges teams of antique and history fans to seek out the rarest - and most valuable - objects on display.

Alan has worked with the Queen on several occasions and said of the photo of him laughing with Her Majesty that he didn't want to say what it was about but that 'she has a very dry sense of humour and she's good company.' After making us all giggle with his naughty riddle, we're guessing he made the Queen laugh with a cheeky joke!

Lorraine hinted at the many rumours about Ground Force returning. It's been 20 years since it was last on our screen but Alan dismissed them. joking: 'We can't lift paving slabs. Charlie probably can... I could point a lot!'

Masterpiece is on weekdays at 3pm on ITV.