Denise' role in transgender sitcom

Denise Welch joins Lorraine to talk about her upcoming role in the UK's first ever transgender sitcom, Boy Meets Girl.

Boy Meets Girl starts when we meet Leo, who has had a bad day. He's been fired (again), is getting a hard time from his mum and to cap it all, ends up playing gooseberry to his brother on their night out. But then he bumps into Judy and finds himself deeply attracted to this surprising and beguiling woman. Denise plays Leo's mum, who disapproves of his dinners with an older woman...

We also speak to the Loose Women star about her family and her work on her new novel.

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Jerry Hall goes back to her roots

They work so much I worry they don't get time to eat, so when they come over I feed them up lots, try and get them to put on a bit of weight!

– Jerry Hall is very proud of her daughters

Jerry Hall joins Lorraine to talk about what she unearthed on her episode of BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are? in which she finds out more about her Texan ancestry.

The 59-year-old supermodel and actress also tells us about her famous family, her attitude on ageing and why she thinks older models are hitting a bit of a renaissance!

Jerry told Lorraine that she's growing older gracefully, doing pilates and yoga, and even embracing the ageing process, "I don't like to do anything to my face, you've got to be dignified. Getting older is natural."

Jerry also agreed with Dr Hilary's earlier Pulse report, encouraging us to cut down on our sugar consumption, "I don't eat sugar, I think sugar is very bad for you."

Talking about her famous daughters, Jerry revealed how busy they are, "They work so much I worry they don't get time to eat, so when they come over I feed them up lots, try and get them to put on a bit of weight!"

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When your child attacks

It was so embarrassing that I didn't have control over my own children

– Pauline Bubb

Over the last few months Coronation Street viewers have watched in shock as the storyline surrounding Simon Barlow and his mum Leanne Tilsley has got darker and darker.

Young Simon has turned against Leanne following the death of Kal and his beloved grandmother Deirdre and for one woman this fiction is a harsh reminder of the real-life trauma she lived trough at the hands of two of her five children.

Pauline Bubb was attacked 30 times a day by her own daughter and stabbed in the stomach with a pair of scissors by her son. Thankfully those dark days are behind her and she joins Lorraine to share her story alongside Islay Downey, the counsellor who helped her and her family.

You can get more information about children and violence at the following:

Young Minds

Family Lives

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Is Hollywood Awaiting for Diana Vickers?

I work hard, and I play hard

– Diana Vickers

With The X Factor back on our screens, our guest today is well placed to pass comment on the new-look show. Diana Vickers came fourth (reaching the semi-finals) of the show in 2008, but these days she's swapped singing for the screen.

Her latest role is in the new British thriller movie Awaiting and she doesn't want to stop there. Diana dreams of Hollywood and working opposite her idol Meryl Streep...

She joins Lorraine to give her view on this year's X Factor and to tell us what it was like to film a gore-fest!

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Ask Hometown a question!

We're very excited to have Louis Walsh and his new boyband Hometown on Friday's show - they've already been creating quite a storm! Are you a fan of the boys? If so we'd love to see your questions for them. Suggest them to us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we'll get them to do a videoe response to some!

Please put your questions to them on the Lorraine social media pages using the hashtag #AskHometown by 10am on Thursday 3 September for your chance to have your question answered by Hometown!

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