Coming up on Friday's show

Girls in gangs
Reformed gang member Tracey Miller owned her first knife at just 13-years-old, and carried a gun around in her school bag. She's now written an autobiography, hoping that she can lift the lid on the terrifying underworld that nearly claimed her life.

Back to school anxiety
Parenting expert Sue Atkins has advice for parents and children feeling anxious about the new term.

The Got to Dance judges
Adam Garcia, Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt join us in the studio ahead of the live Got to Dance final.

What's in your stars?
Russell Grant is here with his astrological look ahead to the month ahead. What does September have in store for us all?

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Joey Essex is 'out of this world'

I think I met an alien - they look just like us!

– Joey Essex on his latest project

Joey Essex has become one of the most popular reality TV stars and it seems there's nothing he can't do!

Too cool for school and the reemest gent in Essex, he joins us today to talk about becoming a space cadet for his new series of Educating Joey Essex, touring with Ant & Dec, turning 24 in Ibiza, that beach body, his on-off girlfriend Sam Faiers, his selfie obsession, meeting Ed Miliband and becoming an ambassador for a bereavement charity - wow, someone's been a busy boy, but he still can't tell the time!

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Overcoming a stammer

I'd rather have someone cut off a limb than lose my speech

– Vicky Croft, who has suffered with a stutter since regaining her speech after a stroke

Many of us take speaking for granted. But what if the words in your head just won't come out? For over half a million people in Britain, a stutter affects their lives every single day.

Stammer School follows a cast of struggling stammerers as they enrol on an intensive four day course called the McGuire Programme.

The programme features Vicky Croft, who was a fluent speaker until she suffered a minor stroke last December, and Debbie Rasaki, a nursery nurse who has stammered since the age of 4. Vicky and Debbie are here today, along with Rich Whincup who was himself a chronic stammerer but is now a course leader on the McGuire Programme.

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Behind-the-scenes on The X Factor

It wasn’t something I had in the pipeline, but I got fed up with the grovelling!

– Cheryl on how Simon 'persuaded' her to come back

As The X Factor returns this weekend, Jeff Brazier takes his access all areas pass behind the scenes for an exclusive gossip with the judges.

Cheryl and Simon talk us through the auditioning process for this series.

Simon also discusses his sweet tooth and Mel B explains her machine gun approach critiquing!

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Search for Allan goes on despite cruel trolls

On Saturday November 2 2013, Allan Bryant Jr. went missing after leaving a nightclub in Fife, Scotland.

Allan's family immediately started a massive internet campaign ('Find Allan Bryant Jnr.') to track down their son.

The Facebook page has over 10,000 followers, getting significant attention in the local and national press. However, in April this year internet trolls took advantage of the page to send graphic messages to the Bryant family, falsely claiming he had been tortured and murdered.

Allan's mum, Marie Degan and sister Amy Bryant are here to talk about their search for Allan and how the trolling has affected them.

Missing People - Help find Allan

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Not so cuddly creatures!

When you think of meerkats you may think cute, cuddly and Russian. Well no! They can actually be pretty destructive if not in the right environment.

Their demand as domestic pets has boomed since the 'Compare The Meerkat' advert campaign launched, causing a 191% rise in calls made to the RSPCA regarding cruelty towards them.

In the studio we have Kimmy Rudland, a Zoology graduate who owns two Meerkats to explain the pros and cons.

Plus vet Zara Boland who will gives her view on the surge in exotic pet ownership with the help of some not so cuddly creatures.

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