PIERS MORGAN ON JOINING SOCCER AID AND HIS PLANS TO BEAT GMB HOST SUSANNA REID
Piers Morgan caused a stir as he strutted into the studio to the sounds of 50 Cent’s In Da Club while playfully dancing around Janet Street-Porter.
Janet told him: “That had about as much impact as a wet tea towel.” Laughing, Piers responded, “I think the lady doth protest too much.”
Piers told us of dad dancing in front of his four children: “They only really see me when I am very drunk but oddly when I am very drunk, I am very fluid. I really give it the full Timberlake. It’s quite the spectacle.”
Piers is joining Soccer Aid, where he will be co-managing the World X1 team. He said: “[I’m] very excited. I am with Harry Rednapp and I am against Susanna Reid and Sam Allardyce. I’ve got Didier Drogba, Usain Bolt -fastest man that’s ever lived - all sorts of great players. Susanna has Ben Shephard. I’m not being funny but I am quietly confident.”
Piers also discussed Spice Girl Mel B making a shocking revelation about Geri Horner on his Life Stories. “It was an amazing moment. I had a sneaking feeling that something had gone on between [Mel and Geri], there had always been these rumours but I thought she would just bat it away. Mel C was in the audience, Mel B just started to go there and looked at Mel C, who was like [mimes open mouth] ‘My god, she’s not actually going to admit it…’ and then she admitted it. It was an extraordinary moment. Now it has gone round the world.”
Watch the video to see the full chat with Piers.
GOK WAN ON THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON BODY IMAGE STRUGGLES
On today’s Loose Women, stylist and honorary Loose Man Gok Wan opened up about his battle with body confidence and lamented how, as a nation, this problem is at an all-time high thanks to social media.
Discussing his recent Instagram post about his body image struggles, he said: “I am going to talk from the heart here, I think we are probably in the worst place we have ever been in with body confidence, with social media and how young people - and how people our age - feel about themselves. Identifying with a shape...with how we should look, is so out of whack now.
Gok told us: “I hear so many horror stories...I get so many of these messages [on social media] saying to me: ‘My son or my daughter has just come out of a clinic’...I do feel responsible and I get really bad social media guilt if I can’t talk to them all. So this was a kind of an open letter I suppose. I felt compelled to say it...if one person read that and thought: ‘I am not on my own’ or ‘I am going to get better’ or ‘I can feel better about myself’, then it was worth me sending it out.”
Gok also talked about his new show, Say Yes To the Dress on TLC, teasing tonight’s series opener: “It’s a great episode...It’s full of heart, full of tears…”
Watch the video to see the full conversation with Gok.
JADE GOODY'S BRIDESMAIDS PAY TRIBUTE TO THEIR BEST FRIEND 10 YEARS AFTER HER DEATH FROM CERVICAL CANCER
A decade after reality star Jade Goody died from cervical cancer aged just 27, her five best friends joined us to talk about their friendship.
Charlene Hull, Jennifer Smith, Kelly Reading, Caroline Roberts and Kate Webb paid tribute to Jade who died on Mother's Day in February 2009 and spoke about what she'd think if she could see her sons, Freddie, 14, and Bobby, 15, today.
Kelly said: “She would be so proud of them, they are gorgeous. We love having them in our life, we see them quite a lot. We have them for sleepovers and talk to them about their mum.
"There was a time when we wasn’t sure if it was right, we always asked Jeff [Brazier] what he thought.
"Freddie particularly wants to know funny stories about his mum. They are so like her.”
All the friends were naturally emotional talking about about Jade. Kate recalled witnessing the moment Jade broke the news to her young sons that she was dying.
Kate said: “She comforted everyone... the only time I saw her lose it was then. That was the only time you could hear her screaming.”