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Queen of country... Dolly Parton

Singing, dancing, farce - ‘what a way to make a livin’! Based on the hit 1980s film, 9 to 5: The Musical is making its debut in the West End next year. Although written almost 40 years ago, the storyline looks at something that might be familiar to us in 2018: gender discrimination in the workplace.

The queen of country music herself will be telling us exclusively all about what the show has to offer, live from Nashville.

CBB winner Ryan Thomas and his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh

I know how much that show can have a massive impact on a person like Roxanne, and I don't really want to be a part of it, I don't want to fuel it

– Ryan Thomas

In their first joint interview as a couple, Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh reveal how they’re moving on from ‘punch-gate’.

I got in my car a few times to drive there because I wanted to drag him out

– Lucy Mecklenburgh

And after Ryan publicly ‘forgave’ Roxanne for her behaviour in the house, can Lucy do the same?

BAFTA honours This Morning with a special award!

Next month we will be celebrating our 30th birthday and to mark the occasion, BAFTA have decided to honour us with a tribute event and special award!

It's to recognise the continuing success of the programme - celebrating its history and contributors from across its 30 years on air.

Phillip and Holly, alongside original hosts Richard and Judy will be at the event on Monday 1 October - which will be filmed and uploaded to the BAFTA website.

You can also get tickets to attend too - see details below of how to join the team on the day!

Tickets for the Tribute at BAFTA for This Morning (Monday 1 October) will be available from 12pm on Friday 7 September at bafta.org/whats-on.

Coleen Nolan on going solo - and Kim Woodburn's Loose Women appearance

It's been the worst week of my life

– Coleen Nolan

Last week she made headlines as sparks flew in the Loose Women studio with Kim Woodburn - but it’s by no means the first time that Coleen Nolan has found herself in the spotlight.

In her first sit down chat, Coleen talks openly and honestly about going solo - both in her personal and professional life.

And after losing her sister, and enduring the breakdown of her second marriage, Coleen is facing the next major step in her life - and has decided to take it alone.

Love Island's Dani and Jack in their first interview together!

From day dot the nation became obsessed with Love Island winners Dani and Jack, but after spending eight weeks following the ins and outs of their relationship all we want to know is WHAT ARE THEY DOING NOW?!

At last, they join us for their first exclusive joint TV interview together and will be revealing how living together is going and will be addressing the rumours that they are apparently getting married next year.

Alex Jones is stepping back in time

We’re used to her lighthearted style of presenting on The One Show, but teatime TV queen Alex Jones has an entirely new project in store - and it’s one which saw her come up against the blatant gender bias of the British workplace.

In Back in Time to the Factory, Alex joins 20 women in the Welsh Valleys as they step into the shoes of their foremothers to make and wear fashions from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Alex says she’s relieved that times have changed for women but more stills needs to be done.

She joins us today to explain how her own mother and grandmother helped her prepare for the new show, what being a working mother in 2018 has taught her, and why presenting Shop Well for Less has made her thriftier than ever.

Shop Well for Less returns to BBC1 on 29 August at 8pm
Back in Time for the Factory starts on BBC2 at 8pm on 6 Sept

Emmerdale's Sally Dexter: Can Faith convince Sarah to live?

Emmerdale's most outspoken resident can't help but put her glamorous foot in it at the best of times, but could Faith’s recent outburst lead to her granddaughter’s death?

On tonight’s episode, Sally’s character Faith is left riddled with guilt after being overheard saying that she thinks granddaughter Sarah’s operation is a waste of time. This throwaway comment leads Sarah to stop giving her consent for her upcoming heart transplant that she desperately needs to save her life.

With time running out, can Faith make Sarah change her mind?

Ant will NOT be hosting this year's I'm A Celebrity

My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off

– Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin has announced he will continue to take a break from all television presenting roles until 2019, meaning that he won't be presenting this year's I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in November this year.

And Ant and Dec have made the joint decision not to present a new series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in spring 2019.

Neither Ant & Dec nor ITV wanted to compromise the quality of the show and therefore felt it was better to rest the series next year. They will instead bring the show back in 2020, bigger and better than ever.

Ant says: “My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off. I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.”

Dec adds: “Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision. I’m looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019.”

ITV Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: "ITV is completely supportive of Ant taking as much time as he needs in his recovery and of this mutual decision to rest Takeaway in 2019. Ant is clearly making good progress and we wish him all the very best and look forward to him returning to ITV next year. An announcement on I'm A Celebrity plans will be made in due course."