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Celebrities mark Armed Forces Day on Twitter

Celebrities Stephen Fry, Myleene Klass, Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart have marked Armed Forces Day on Twitter.

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.@armedforcesday wishing all of the Armed Forces Veterans & Cadets a Happy #ArmedForcesDay today (esp my nephew Will) http://t.co/C7ilSVqafp

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Saturday 28 June is Armed Forces Day - show your support for our nation's brave troops http://t.co/bMHp2TZqcM http://t.co/tQlo5eUMRy

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Stephen Fry to narrate 'musical' same-sex wedding

Stephen Fry will narrate one of the UK's first same-sex weddings which will be conducted in the form of a musical and broadcast by Channel 4.

Composer Benjamin Till and West End stage star Nathan Taylor are writing the entire ceremony as a musical with all the vows and readings to be sung.

Stephen Fry smiling.
Stephen Fry will narrate Our Gay Wedding: The Musical. Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Wire

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical will feature set-pieces from family and Fry said there will be appearances from "surprise guest stars and showbiz legends".

The QI quizmaster will introduce the 60-minute programme as well as adding his commentary.

John Hay, commissioning editor for arts, said, "We are proud to be marking a huge milestone for gay rights - a cause that has long been close to Channel 4's heart."

Stephen Fry to play the Prime Minister in TV series 24

Actor Stephen Fry is to play the Prime Minister in a high-profile recurring role in Fox’s TV series 24: Live Another Day, it has been announced.

Actor Stephen Fry is to play as a Prime Minister. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The next chapter in the 24 franchise, picks up four years after the series finale, which left Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as a fugitive from justice in London.

Fry will play a charismatic leader Trevor Davies, whose friendship with President Heller (William Devane), sees the special relationship come under immense pressure because of personal and political crises.

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Gay icon Russian dolls to be auctioned by charity

A charity is holding an auction of seven sets of Russian dolls featuring British gay icons in order to raise money for its work with the LGBT community in Russia.

The nesting dolls are hand-painted as five British gay icons
The nesting dolls are hand-painted as five British gay icons Credit: Mother / The Kaleidoscope Trust

The hand-painted icons featured on the dolls are: Elton John, George Michael, Stephen Fry, Graham Norton and Tom Daly.

The Kaleidoscope Trust says it commissioned the limited edition dolls in order to "stick two fingers up at homophobia in Russia this Christmas".

You can bid for the dolls online at www.torussiawithlove.co.uk from tomorrow until December 22nd.

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Stephen Fry voted nation's ideal holiday companion

Stephen Fry has been named as the nation's ideal holiday companion.

The broadcaster and writer beat off competition from David Beckham, Kelly Brook and Keith Lemon to claim the top spot in the poll for the Radio Times.

Stephen Fry has been named as the nation's ideal holiday companion. Credit: PA Wire

Second place in the search for a perfect getaway friend went to David Beckham, with Michael Palin - who will soon rejoin Monty Python for a series of shows to be staged in 2014 - in third with David Attenborough placed in ninth position.

Jade Bremner, Radio Times travel editor, said: "I'm not surprised at all, Stephen Fry is a born traveller and would charm the pants off anyone you'd meet on your trip.

"The last thing you want when you're travelling is to be stuck with someone who can't laugh when things, often inevitably, go wrong."

Report: PM and Fry met in pub over gay rights boycott

The Mail on Sunday's sources said Stephen Fry came away "pleased" from the meeting with David Cameron. Credit: Lynne Cameron/Ian West/PA Wire

David Cameron and Stephen Fry have reportedly met in the back room of a London pub to discuss the Prime Minister's decision not to endorse a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi over Russia's treatment of gay people.

The Mail on Sunday quoted "well-placed sources" who said the politician and actor had a "very pleasant discussion" at The Grapes pub in London's East End on Monday evening.

The reported summit came days after the pair publicly exchanged their differing views on Twitter, triggered by Mr Fry calling for the snub.

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