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Fred Siriex: Gino's going to cook at my wedding!

Get ready for banter, bad behaviour and bromance, because the three amigos are back! This time, Gordon Ramsey, Gino D’ Acampo and Fred Siriex are embarking on an American Road Trip together.

Fred joins us to share the trio's experiences of goat yoga, marijuana, and what happened when the cameras stopped rolling - and reveal why Gino has agreed to cook at his wedding!

After watching a clip of Gino and Gordon competitively eating chillies, Holly commented that the pair are a recipe for disaster together - and Fred agreed, "They are very competitive and they are both so different, because Gordon goes at 100 miles an hour, he always wants to win, he's always right, you cannot argue with Gordon!

"Whereas Gino doesn't care, he's very little, but he still wants to compete with Gordon, and they go head-to-head in a clash, and I'm just stuck in the middle. It's crazy!"

And is it true Fred said he could "die happy", after the road trip finished?

"Yes, it's true. We'd finished a shoot, we were in Texas, I was crying in the RV, Gino put his arm around me. I told them, "It was so good, I could die now". It was the trip of a lifetime. It's one of the best moments in my life. It's not a show for us, it's our life."

So will Gino or Gordon be Fred's best man at his upcoming wedding? Fred revealed he has other plans for his friends, "Gino has said to me that he wanted to organise my stag do - and I said okay, on one condition, if you cook at my wedding in Jamaica. We're going to do a Jamaican, French and Italian feast. We're going to have the party of a lifetime!"

The secrets behind Alison's showbiz interviews...

She's famed for her headline-grabbing showbiz interviews but what happened when the cameras stopped rolling?

For the first time ever, Alison Hammond reveals the secrets behind her biggest celeb moments. Why did she jump on Pierce Brosnan? Why did a trip to the loo nearly end in disaster? And why did she run her hands through George Clooney's hair?

We're about to find out!

Ant and Dec chat to us ahead of audience free Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will take place this weekend without a studio audience, for the first time in its history.

The show, which first aired in 2002, will also have a smaller production crew.

ITV released this statement: "Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead this weekend without a studio audience. Our priority is safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone involved."

Ant and Dec joined Eamonn and Ruth to chat about the historical show.

Corrie and Emmerdale schedules change, EastEnders postpones filming

ITV has announced that Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be making temporary schedule changes from Monday 30 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The continued transmission of both soaps is a priority to all of us at ITV and to our audiences who enjoy the shows. Whilst carefully adhering to the latest health advice from the government and Public Health England, our production teams are continuing to film episodes in Manchester and Leeds. With this change of transmission pattern it will ensure we have great new soap episodes coming to air every weekday night until at least the early summer."

"With effect from Monday 30 March Coronation Street and Emmerdale's scheduling pattern will be changing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emmerdale will air Monday to Friday at 7pm and Coronation Street Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm."

EASTENDERS POSTPONES FILMING

Meanwhile EastEnders has announced that they are postponing filming because of the pandemic.

The iconic soap which has been a television staple for over 30 years will reduce their nightly broadcasts to just two days a week from this Thursday after postponing filming to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A statement released today said: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on EastEnders will be postponed until further notice.

"The decision was made after the latest government update. We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England.

"We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two, so that we can ensure the audience can continue to enjoy EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible.”

Exclusive: Kevin Clifton reveals why he left Strictly Come Dancing

He’s the king of the Strictly dance floor, appearing in an impressive 5 finals, and taking home the glitterball trophy with his now real-life girlfriend Stacey Dooley. However, last week Kevin Clifton shocked the showbiz world by announcing that he was quitting the popular series.

He joins us live for his first television interview since revealing the news, to explain why he’s decided to waltz his way out of the show.

Rylan says reboot is 'the Ready Steady Cook we know and love'!

Get ready for the return of Percy Pepper and Susie Salt, because Ready Steady Cook is back. The iconic show is returning to our screens after 10 years, with a revamped look and a brand-new host... Rylan!

As he takes on presenting duties, Rylan’s here to tell us what we can expect from the reboot.

"This was part of my childhood", Holly told Rylan, "I'd come home from school, and it'd be the first thing - you'd put Ready Steady Cook on, and see who was going to win..."

"And you know you're home from school!", agreed Rylan.

"It's exactly the same format - so it's the Ready Steady Cook that all us lot that grew up with it, and have known it forever will know and love, we've just got a new part of the show."

Rylan went on to detail that there are now two timed cooks in the show, a 20-minute cook and a 10-minute cook - and after watching a clip of the reboot featuring Rylan and Greek chef Akis Petretzikis, Holly asked, "Do you actually help, or hinder here?"

Rylan explained that time pressures meant all the chefs asked him to help them,
"We do it for real, it's not fake - it's not a telly 20 minutes, it's a real 20 minutes!"

Rylan also talked about Ready Steady Cook's new environmental goals, "We've reduced plastic on the show by physically the amount that we can, so all the food produce is ethically sourced, so we're looking at food miles as well."

"I'm head of bins" Rylan continued, "so we've got three bins. One for food waste, one for non-food waste, and then one for plastic recycling. Whenever I say anything go near a bin that's nothing to do with that bin, I've got the right hump!"

Phillip asked about Rylan's fish aversion. Rylan revealed, "When I was a kid I fell on the fish counter in Sainsbury's. Have you ever seen a hake up close? It is the most ugly fish... I fell on a hake... And you think my teeth are bad!"

Turning down an appointment with Speakmans, Rylan said, "Sorry, Nik, Eva, love ya - no. Since that hake - ruined it for everyone!"

TOWIE's James calls Alison a 'perfect girlfriend'!

She's flirted with Hugh Jackman, kissed Michael Bublé and even tied the knot with The Rock - but now, Alison Hammond is on the hunt for ‘the one’.

As she joins the cast of Celebs Go Dating, Alison’s tells us all about her search for love.

Last night Alison began her Celebs Go Dating journey and she joined hosts us on the sofa to give us her love life lowdown!

On what she’s looking for in a potential suitor, Alison revealed, “Just someone who would love me really and me love them. Just someone to share my life with. It makes me emosh!”

Alison continued, “I don’t have the time to look, I don’t even think about that. And if I did look, I always flirt with people and they think I’m joking… I can never get past that… It’s really hard.”

Holly asked if she used her sense of humour as a self-protection mechanism, and Alison replied, “What’s hard about it is that it’s kind of my job to build a rapport with people dead quick and so I find dating quite easy, to be honest with you. But at what point do you go, “Do you know what, I’ve got a connection here.’ I can never tell, I’m rubbish… I can’t do it.”

Holly said, “You deserve to meet a really lovely, kind man, you really do.”

Asked what her type is, Alison commented, “Someone who makes my heart sing, someone who makes me laugh. I know exactly when I like someone because I get really excitable… He’s buzzy, he’s amazing, he’s got a job, that would be nice! I’m not bothered what job he’s got as long as he’s driven with it… He can tell me about myself like, ‘Shut up now Alison, you’re embarrassing yourself!’”

So what are Alison's turn-offs? “I don’t want someone too controlling… I want someone who just gets my lifestyle. If I don’t call you or text you it’s because I’m busy. Not because I’m with someone else. Someone who is secure in themselves so they can see me flirting with The Rock and they’re okay about it. I know my list!”

To which Holly exclaimed, “You are an absolute prize for someone out there!”

Holly then revealed that she filmed with Alison as part of Celebs Go Dating and they discussed how Alison was worried about kissing on camera.

Alison explained: “You’ve got to remember, I’ve got a 15-year-old son who is in school. I don’t want him to get teased. I can’t snog on camera… So a couple of times they would go in for the kiss and I would give them the neck and then it was all awkward, it was just embarrassing.

“I couldn’t do a full on snog on TV. I’m not saying I didn’t do a snog…”

For the final episode of Celebs Go Dating Alison and her fellow contestants travelled to the Dominican Republic... where she fell in love with TOWIE’s James Locke! And it sounds like the feeling was mutual-ish. “He actually said, ‘Alison, you’re my perfect girlfriend personality-wise.’ I was absolutely devastated. So I went to the gym and worked out!”