Dawn French has spoken candidly on Australian TV of the racial abuse she endured during her 25-year marriage to ex-husband Lenny Henry.
The actress and comedian, who lives in Cornwall, recalled a series of shocking attacks they suffered during their time together and called them 'cowardly acts'.
Comedian Dawn French's holiday home in Cornwall - boasting 15 bedrooms and panoramic harbour views - has come on the market for £725,000.
The Vicar Of Dibley star runs Clipper House in West Looe as a holiday let business. It is split into three guest houses which could mean a sizeable income for the buyer.
The property, which can be found on Rightmove, also features a large living area, bar and games room.
Royal Mail has launched a set of stamps celebrating comedy greats and they include the recently appointed Chancellor of Falmouth University, Dawn French.
The comedienne appears along side her performing partner of many years Jennifer Saunders.
Our reporter Kathy Wardle caught up in an exclusive chat with Dawn French before she took on her role as Chancellor. The comedienne had this to say:
Dawn French has today been formally installed as Falmouth University's first Chancellor.
The Plymouth-born comedienne will take up the role as head of the Cornish university which will see her preside over graduation ceremonies and confer degrees.
She also hopes to work closely with the vice-chancellor's office to raise Falmouth's profile and advance the university's mission globally.
Her gown for the occasion has been designed and made by students studying fashion and textile courses at the university.
The black and green jacquard cape features Cornish flowers and tartan and has the names of students embroidered into the lining.
Dawn says she plans to be very hands in in her new role.
Westcountry comedian Dawn French has been bringing laughter to audiences across the country over the last couple of months with her first ever one-woman stage show.
But while she's left people rolling in the aisles poor Dawn has been in agony. At her home in Cornwall she revealed she's been battling through the pain of three cracked ribs.