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BBC to ban Michael Jackson music from Strictly Come Dancing after Leaving Neverland paedophile documentary

BBC to ban Michael Jackson music from Strictly Come Dancing after Leaving Neverland paedophile documentary

STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses are frightened Michael Jackson’s tunes will now be more chiller than Thriller.

I’ve discovered bosses are pulling the music icon’s again catalogue from the subsequent collection — the primary primetime show to take motion following the sex-abuse allegations in this week’s Leaving Neverland TV documentary.


Michael Jackson’s music is to be banned from Strictly

Till now, MJ’s songs had featured commonly across the 16 seasons, with former England cricketer Graeme Swann and companion Oti Mabuse performing the cha-cha-cha to 1983 hit Thriller on the newest collection.

However present chiefs don’t want to gamble with the large viewing figures after it smashed scores with last collection’ grand ultimate pulling in virtually 13million.

A source stated: “Strictly is among the BBC’s best-performing exhibits and one of many causes for that’s it’s a household show.

“In mild of the current allegations there’s concern viewers is perhaps deterred by any reference to Michael Jackson, which has brought on a whole lot of distress for some viewers, and need to ensure their audience has an pleasurable time watching.

“It is also feared dancers ­performing to an MJ track could be at a voting disadvantage. It seems the safest decision.”

 Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse performing to a Jacko tune on Strictly


Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse performing to a Jacko tune on Strictly

The move comes after explosive documentary Leaving Neverland had an enormous influence on viewers around the globe.

The four-hour film explores allegations made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson that they suffered sexual abuse by the hands of the King of Pop.

And strain mounted this week from those disgusted by the revelations to axe his songs from the radio — adopted via by stations all round the world.

A BBC spokeswoman stated: “We consider each piece of music on its merits and decisions on what we play on different networks are always made with relevant audiences and context in mind.”

She added that the decision was not mirrored by the broader BBC and that his tunes might still be played on BBC radio and in different BBC TV programmes.

James Safechuck particulars all the areas of Neverland the place Michael Jackson abused him

MJ’s estate have dismissed the documentary and stated the King of Pop is “100 per cent innocent” and they are being “bombarded with lies” over Leaving Neverland.

Earlier than he died in 2009 aged 50, Michael Jackson all the time denied allegations — and he was acquitted of ten expenses of abuse after a high-profile trial in 2005.

His estate had settled out of courtroom in 1994 over allegations of abuse relating to 13-year-old boy Jordan Chandler.

That’s undoubtedly not Saturday night time entertainment materials.

The GC is off the LA and NYC

 Gemma Collins has big plans for America

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Gemma Collins has huge plans for America

DANCING on Ice fave Gemma Collins is hoping to make it massive within the US.

The truth queen tells me she’s doing pilot season in LA – the place new exhibits are pitched – shifting Stateside for two months later this yr.

Gemma stated: “There are exciting things occurring.

“I’m going to New York and LA in the summer. I can’t say too much, but hopefully there’s some exciting things happening for the GC.”

Her want to move comes as her romance with James “Arg” Argent, hits yet one more tough patch.

 Gemma and Arg are an on-off couple

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Gemma and Arg are an on-off couple

The pair once once more referred to as time on their on-off, seven-year relationship before getting back collectively.

Giving perception into the place she’s at, Gemma informed Jonathan Ross on his present on Friday night time: “They should arrange a coaching faculty for young love.

“I’m sick of blokes. I’m sick of them. I’ve just had enough, to be honest.”

Eligible US bachelors, greatest brace yourselves.

Olivia win was huge snooze

 Olivia Colman is toasting her Oscar win


Olivia Colman is toasting her Oscar win

RICKY GERVAIS may need launched Olivia Colman’s appearing career – however seeing her win Greatest Actress eventually month’s Oscars, wasn’t value him dropping sleep over.

The comic forged Olivia in her first massive telly position, as journalist Helena in his cult comedy The Workplace.

But he confessed he still hasn’t watched her emotional winner’s speech as she lifted her gong in LA final month for her half in period drama The Favourite.

Ricky advised me: “I haven’t seen it. It was like 3am – it was on at 3am!”

 Ricky Gervais helped launch Olivia Colman's success

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Ricky Gervais helped launch Olivia Colman’s success

He has a great excuse though as he has been busy promoting his Netflix six-parter, After Life.

The present, which premiered on Friday, follows grieving widower Tony and options Ricky’s signature humour.

It is already being hailed his best work, regardless of its dark material and jokes about prostitution, paedophilia and violence.

Ricky says: “You don’t see individuals dying of chemotherapy in Mrs Brown’s Boys I assume. And there’s by no means been c*** in a trailer earlier than.

“It’s crazy to be offended by a joke.”

I couldn’t pay attention to music throughout intercourse. I’d be considering, ‘I’m wondering how they received that snare drum sound?

Mark Ronson is obviously the robust, silent sort when it comes to intimate moments

Son rises on Jamie v David 2

 Jamie Redknapp is supporting his son's music ambition

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Jamie Redknapp is supporting his son’s music ambition

JAMIE REDKNAPP and David Beckham’s longstanding soccer rivalry is being reinvented – by way of their 14-year-old sons.

Liverpool legend Jamie’s son Charley is about to take on wannabe pop star Cruz Beckham in a bid for the charts as he aims to be the subsequent massive UK rap star.

Jamie stated: “He’s enthusiastic about music and he’s acquired great taste – he loves NWA and Dr Dre. I do know a number of the lyrics usually are not splendid for a 14-year-old boy nevertheless it’s more the beats.

“I love the beats and certain sounds, so we have this common thing where we listen to it.”

 Charley Redknapp wants to follow mum Louise into music

Charley Redknapp needs to comply with mum Louise into music

Charley has also been impressed by his mum Louise’s pop profession.

Jamie stated: “My ex-wife is obviously into music and that’s probably where it comes from as well.”

 David Beckham and son Cruz

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David Beckham and son Cruz

Cruz is a step ahead of Charley, having made a Christmas single after signing for Justin Bieber’s supervisor Scooter Braun.

Mum Victoria is backing him on social media, with common clips of him singing, and she or he’s tagged producer Darkchild – who has worked with ­Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Beyonce.

Perhaps Cruz may give Charley a function.

Reddy to forgive, Kylie?

 Kylie Jenner goes Baywatch in her latest photoshoot

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Kylie Jenner goes Baywatch in her latest photoshoot

SHE’s been named the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire and misplaced her greatest mate all in the area of some weeks. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless enterprise first for Kylie Jenner.

The truth star brushed apart her fall-out with former BFF Jordyn Woods as she posed in a Baywatch-style swimsuit for her latest megabucks campaign with trend agency Ardene.

The shoot was launched simply hours before Kylie shared a horny snap of herself sporting purple PVC trousers on her Instagram page, which obtained a ­shock “like” from Jordyn.

 Kylie's ex best friend liked this picture of her


Kylie’s ex greatest pal appreciated this picture of her

It is the first time Kylie’s ex-best pal has reached out because the news broke that Jordyn had attached with Tristan Thompson, then boyfriend of Kylie’s sister Khloe Kardashian, last month.

Because the family betrayal, Jordyn has moved out of Kylie’s residence in Calabasas, California, where she lived for over a yr.

I feel it should take greater than a “like” to restore that friendship.

Roger’s #metoo U-turn

 Roger Daltrey has backtracked on previous #metoo comments

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Roger Daltrey has backtracked on previous #metoo comments

ROGER DALTREY has made a U-turn over the #MeToo movement after branding it “obnoxious”.

The Who frontman final yr slammed the global marketing campaign towards sexual misconduct however he and his band have now written a tune supporting it.

Discussing work on their first studio album in 13 years, Daltrey’s bandmate Pete Townshend stated: “There’s a track referred to as Detour.

The lyrics are about men needing to find new routes, new pathways, new methods to attain out, an honest however nonetheless trustworthy method to strategy ladies in our lives.

“It’s an acknowledgement that #MeToo has been one of the most exciting things to happen in our business for years.”

The nod to #MeToo comes after Roger argued rock stars weren’t sexual predators as a result of that they had no want to be.

In Might final yr, he stated: “Why would any rock star need to push themselves on ladies? Often, it’s the opposite means around. I’d like to have £1 for every lady that screws my ass.

“Mick Jagger can be a billionaire out of it.

“I find this whole thing so obnoxious.”

Since recording began, the band have labored quick. “We are managing a song every day,” Pete added.

With all that materials, it feels like fans gained’t have to wait lengthy for a follow-up to this forthcoming album.

Caught out

  • JUSTIN BIEBER can’t spell very properly. He informed followers to sit back after Canadian pop rival SHAWN MENDES favored a snap of his spouse HAILEY, writing underneath the image: “Their friends, relax!”.
  • MICHAEL BALL and ALFIE BOE have been auditioning to sing the subsequent Bond tune. “We’d love to do it,” Michael confirmed throughout Decca’s 90th anniversary celebrations at West London club White Metropolis House.
  • HARRY STYLES has grown close to JACK WHITEHALL’s ex GEMMA CHAN. He and CARA DELEVINGNE double dated with the duo in 2013.
  • NEW York trio of brothers AJR have dropped the video for alt anthem, 100 Dangerous Days. It has already clocked up more than 20million streams.
  • BRIT actor BRAD MOORE is making waves in films. He’s up for Greatest Actor at the Nationwide Film Awards for his position in boxing comedy Gloves Off. Good luck.

Ma-vellous Jesy

 Chris Hughes and Jesy Nelson are enjoying their romance


Chris Hughes and Jesy Nelson are enjoying their romance

JESY NELSON and Chris Hughes are continuing their public lovefest.

The 2 confirmed their romance final week with a slew of smoochy ­videos at a London pop-up bar modelled on US jail Alcatraz.

On Friday they have been again on live-cam Insta motion, packing on the PDAs at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Soho, London.

It comes after Chris stated he’s the “happiest he’s ever been” since making the Little Combine star his official GF, telling Kiss FM: “I’m so completely satisfied, she’s the nicest woman I’ve ever met, that is no exaggeration.

“She’s got a heart like she was your mother or something. She’s so ­caring. We get on like best mates, and that’s the beauty about it.”

Perhaps likening Jesy to a mum isn’t the most effective of comparisons.

 Chris describes Jesy as like his best mate


Chris describes Jesy as like his greatest mate

 He also said Jesy is maternal towards him

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He additionally stated Jesy is maternal in the direction of him

Holly’s tasty visitor

 Isaac Carew has been raising temperatures this week


Isaac Carew has been raising temperatures this week

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY is forgiven for getting flustered while meeting Dua Lipa’s man Isaac Carew on This Morning’s cookery phase.

After making the host go all scorching underneath the collar together with his delicious pasta dish on Thursday, the chef stripped off to increase the warmth outdoors the kitchen, revealing his ripped torso.

 Isaac is dating Dua Lipa

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Isaac is courting Dua Lipa

While at present in Dua’s shadow, Isaac’s profession has seen him go from working in kitchens and being shouted at by Gordon Ramsay to strolling down runways for a number of the world’s largest trend brands before returning to his culinary roots together with his cooking model The Dirty Dishes.

Dua and Isaac have been courting since 2015, and he supported her at the Brit Awards last month as she nabbed Greatest Single alongside Calvin Harris for their One Kiss duet.

Guess he served a imply fry-up the morning after.

Holly Willoughby ‘flirts outrageously’ with hunky chef Isaac Carew on This Morning

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