Come dancing with our very own Alison Hammond

I feel like a winner already. I won when I got Aljaz. He's gorgeous!

– Alison Hammond

As Strictly Come Dancing hots up, we're joined by our very own Alison Hammond, who continues to impress the judges with her jives, sambas and foxtrots.

Alison's here alongside dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec to tell us about how the competition is going so far.

Of her chances she said: "I feel like I won when I got Aljaz, look at him, he's gorgeous!

"It's really tough but so much fun. I think there are about seven winners, Pixie is incredible, Tom is amazing, Caroline is brilliant but I think Jake will win it.

"I hope I get to Halloween week because then they might make me fly! Ooops, am not sure if I should have said that!"

Alison is hoping there will be a romance on this year's show - and reckons Simon Webbe and his partner Kristina Rihanoff could be a good combination.

She says: "I know Simon is single and I think he and Kristina would make a lovely couple."

Aljaz says: "It's a pure joy to dance with Alison. From the moment we start to when we finish it's so much fun."

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The day we (think we) created The X Factor...

Back in 1999, This Morning launched its search to find the latest talented group of popstars.

Appointing three learned and outspoken judges, we aimed to fast-track four hopefuls into certain stardom with a recording contract at the end of an arduous talent search.

Sound familiar? We thought so too... that's why we're waiting for the royalties to start rolling in.

Get Amanda's look

Amanda and Phillip's stylists tell us what our presenters are wearing on the show

Thursday 23 October: Amanda's pale grey shirt is from Winser, her black leather skirt is from Oasis and black shoes are from Zara. Phillip's shirt is from Ben Sherman

​Wednesday 22 October: Amanda wears top​ from J. Crew with skirt from Zara and Gianvito Rossi​ shoes; Phillip's shirt​ is from Jigsaw

Do you need help with body hang-ups?

On today's show we'll be taking your calls on body hang-ups. Do you worry about losing your hair? Are you concerned about being too tall or small? Or having moles on your body? Whatever the issue, we want to hear from you.

Send your questions to with your name and a contact telephone number. We need your questions by 11:15am today. You must be 18 or over. Terms can be viewed at

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Paralysis breakthrough

For Polish fireman Darek Fidyka, who became paralysed after his spinal cord was severed, the secret to walking again was under his nose the whole time.

After receiving pioneering surgery that took naturally regenerating cells from his nose and implanted them into his spine, Darek eventually regained sensation in his legs. Ten months after the surgery Darek was able to walk again with the aid of braces and a walking frame.

We are joined by David Nicholls, who raised close to £1 million to fund the research into the surgery after his son, Daniel, was paralysed, and Professor Geoffrey Raisman, who conducted the groundbreaking research.

Find out more about the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation

Brain and spine injury helplines

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Does penis size matter?

US actor Patrick Moote

I have set the bar low and women are pleasantly surprised

– US actor Patrick Moote on his love life now

The size of a man's penis is often seen as a joke or banter in the changing room, but according to a recent survey, one in five British men are unhappy with the size of their penis. The average length is approximately 5.5 inches, which can create a psychological insecurity for any man who doesn't measure up.

Three years ago, American comedian and actor Patrick Moote's public marriage proposal was turned down in front of a hundreds of basketball fans. The reason behind his girlfriend's rejection? His penis was too small.

Despite admitting he is only "just below average" it prompted Patrick to embark upon a personal quest of his own - making a documentary called UnHung Hero to ask the age-old question: does size really matter?

He joins us to discuss why he told the world the exact reason why he was dumped and reveals what his love life is like now.

He says: "I have set the bar low and women are pleasantly surprised."

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