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JLS: 'It's great to be back - the response has been phenomenal'

They took The X Factor by storm back in 2008. And now, after more than a decade, JLS are reuniting!

We're joined by Aston, JB, Marvin and Oritsé to talk about why despite a lot of highs and lows, they're more united than ever.

Asked by Richard why they'd decided to reunite, Marvin explained, "We've been trying to do this for about four years... and the actual truth is it's been 10 years since we've done our first ever tour. The response has just been phenomenal."

Judy said she wasn't surprised, revealing, "I loved you guys. No disrespect to Alexandra Burke, who actually won - I thought you should win, I was voting for you!"

A lot has changed for the boys since they were last a foursome - they're all dads with six (soon to be seven) children between them!

But are their offspring old enough to enjoy to a JLS concert? Aston said, "You'd be surprised!"

Marvin added, "Most of them will be there. Maybe not the newborn, but they've already got their passes sorted out, they've told all their friends they're gonna get them free tickets..."

Richard pointed out that despite their relative youth, they can no longer be called a boyband, "You're now dad dancers!"

Talking about the other projects they'd been working on, Aston explained that his dance studio Base Studios was, "the new home of dance in London."

Richard and Judy revealed they'd been to see their daughter Chloe competing in television ski competition The Jump alongside JB, and found it a hard watch. JB agreed, "It was very scary ... I think that was the only year that someone didn't break something!"

Marvin talked about his other TV projects and working with Rochelle, but said, "My heart is with the boys, and it's great to be back".

Ant and Dec: 'We'd love to do a sitcom in the future'

It’s the union of two TV power couples. Ahead of the new series of Saturday Night Takeaway, Richard and Judy make their way from the This Morning studio to Studio 1 - the new home of Takeaway, to chat to the Geordie duo about what we can expect from the new series, and why they still get nervous before doing live telly.

On their enduring friendship, Dec said: “Every day I get to go to work with my best mate. And we try and make each other laugh. We have got the best gig in the world… we’re together. Life’s good”.

On whispers about whether they’re going to be doing a sitcom, Ant answered: “We’ve talked about a sitcom for quite a few years but we’re hesitant to do it because if you get it wrong, it could be bad. We’d love to do it in the future, but we’re not going to rush into it - it’s all about the writing”.

Dec also spoke about not sleeping well the night before Takeaway and having anxiety dreams: “I’ve got a TV in my bedroom with a little red standby light on it. I wake up and I see that light in the middle of the night and I’m like, ‘Oh, we’re on. I’m not ready!’”

EastEnders star June Brown quits as Dot Cotton after 35 years

June Brown MBE, 93, said she has left the soap "for good" after three decades of playing the iconic character Dot Cotton.

The beloved character has been a firm favourite with fans for years but she has not appeared in an episode since January after the pensioner was last seen going to Ireland.

Now, June Brown has confirmed she will not be returning, despite a spokesperson for the show claiming "the door is open".

“I’ve left, I’ve left for good,” Brown told Rani Singh on the Distinct Nostalgia podcast. “I’ve sent her off to Ireland where she’ll stay.”

June Brown joined the show when it was first created in 1985, and was the soap’s longest-running character, despite leaving for five years between 1992 to 1997, and leaving for six months during 2012 in order to write her autobiography.

Her departure coincides with EastEnders' 25th anniversary, which will see a major character killed off.

Prue Leith's leek and cheddar sausage rolls

It’s a family affair in the kitchen today as we’re joined by The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and her niece Peta.

Proving veggie doesn’t have to be boring, they’re giving the classic sausage roll a modern makeover with their delicious leek and cheddar savoury rolls.

One bite of these perfectly flaky, flavoursome rolls and you’ll be in pastry heaven!