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    Holly Willoughby soaks up the sun in swimsuit and hotpants after she flees UK amid Phillip Schofield affair scandal

    HOLLY Willoughby has been spotted soaking up the sun in Portugal. The This Morning presenter has escaped the UK with her family in the wake of the Phillip Schofield scandal for a sunshine break in the Algarve. 
    Holly Willoughby has been spotted enjoying a day at the beach in PortugalCredit: Dan Charity
    The This Morning host has fled abroad amid Phillip Schofield’s affair scandalCredit: Dan Charity
    Holly is abroad with her sister and familyCredit: Dan Charity
    Pictured alongside her sister and three children, Holly wore a black swimsuit and denim hotpants as she carried a bodyboard to the beach. 
    It’s the first time the TV presenter has broken cover since her statement revealing former co-star and best friend Phillip “lied to her” about his affair with a much younger co-star.
    In a statement, 42-year-old Holly said last week: “It’s taken time to process yesterday’s news.
    “When reports of this relationship first surfaced, I asked Phil directly if this was true and was told it was not.
    “It’s been very hurtful to now find out that this was a lie.”
    Phillip – who presented This Morning alongside Holly for 14 years before their feud – apologised for lying in a statement last week – but didn’t mention Holly by name. 
     “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague,” he said.
    “Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship.
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    “That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over. When I chose to come out I did so entirely for my own wellbeing. Nobody ‘forced’ me out.
    “In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful about the relationship.
    “But my recent, unrelated, departure from This Morning fuelled speculation and raised questions which have been impacting him, so for his sake it is important for me to be honest now.
    “I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family.
    “I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife.
    “I have therefore decided to step down from the British Soap Awards, my last public commitment, and am resigning from ITV with immediate effect expressing my immense gratitude to them for all the amazing opportunities that they have given me.
    “I will reflect on my very bad judgement in both participating in the relationship and then lying about it.
    “To protect his privacy, I am not naming this individual and my deepest wish is that both he and his family can now move on with their lives free from further intrusion.”
    The Sun revealed earlier today that Holly had fled the country to stay in her £8m holiday home in Portugal while on a break from This Morning. 
    Last night, Holly could be seen dining outside under a canopy-style roof at the restaurant with her parents, sister Kelly, and three children, at around 8pm.
    Holly wore a hat and sunglasses to keep a low profile and avoid being spotted by fans abroad.
    She had her youngest son Chester, eight, on her lap, as she ordered a drink from the waiter and tucked into some dessert.
    An onlooker said: “Holly is clearly trying to stay under the radar – they were dining when the sun was going down, and she was still wearing her hat and sunglasses.
    “The area is a holiday hotspot for Brits, so she is probably worried about being asked about the This Morning scandal.
    “At one point, Holly spoke at length to a waiter who it seemed like she knew personally.
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    “She seemed to be having a great time – unlike her old pal Phillip.”
    Holly’s husband Dan Baldwin, 48, was not with them at the meal, nor was her eldest child.
    Holly and her sister Kelly was spotted getting drinks and ice lolliesCredit: Dan Charity
    The star said she has been ‘hurt’ by Phillip lying to herCredit: Dan Charity
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    Kerry Katona breaks down in tears and says she’s ‘not stopped crying’ after weighing in on Phillip Schofield drama

    KERRY Katona has admitted she’s “not stopped crying” after weighing in on the Phillip Schofield drama.Last night the ex-Atomic Kitten, 42, blasted the former This Morning presenter as a “belittling” interviewer in a ferocious takedown.
    Kerry Katona said she’s ‘not stopped crying’ after weighing in on the Phillip Schofield dramaCredit: GBN
    The TV personality slammed Phillip as a ‘belittling’ interviewerCredit: ITV
    Kerry has called for better aftercare when appearing on TV shows, saying she hopes this will be a catalyst for change.
    Sharing a video from her bed, Kerry said: “I’m sure you all saw the interview I just done – that was a long time coming for me.
    “I think what I want from all of this is aftercare to change. You’d think after all of those years that I was on there, it would have done by now.
    “So tired and emotional, it’s just really because when that happened to me, people didn’t understand me.
    “People didn’t ask what medication I was on or what bipolar is.
    “It was not fair, I never once went on there and put Phillip down, it was more than that for me.
    “I’ve been crying as you can see as it was a massive purge of tears. I’ve been through a lot and that was difficult.
    “Let’s hope things change, we want better aftercare basically.
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    “We don’t want no d***heads, bullies, condescending p***ks, liars or phoneys.”
    Alongside the post, she wrote: “Not stopped crying!! This has been a very long time coming for me! I feel like I’ve purged so many tears of emotion! Let’s hope things change.”
    During yesterday’s interview, Kerry slammed Phil for having the “audacity” to ridicule her while she was taking bi-polar medication.
    Kerry says she was left suicidal after Phil accused her of “slurring” her words during an infamous appearance on This Morning in 2008.
    In the interview, Phil asks Kerry: “Your speech is a bit slurred, how are you feeling right now? Our phone is already going off up in the gallery from people asking is she ok.
    “We are merely pointing out someone who is very different from a few years ago.”
    Reflecting on the interview, she told GB News on Wednesday: “People don’t understand what that interview did to me emotionally.
    “When I did that interview, I was at rock bottom. You’d thought I’d murdered somebody.”
    She added: “Even now, when I go back to ITV – which hasn’t been very often – there is a sense of snobbery.
    “I tense up thinking I’ve got to impress them, I’ve got to watch my speech, I can’t slur.”
    Kerry insisted she was not speaking out to shout “karma” at Phil, but more to blast the “aftercare of ITV” which she said did not exist.
    Discussing Phil’s affiar, Kerry said: “I didn’t know [about the affair].
    “There were always rumours. I know his wife, I’ve met his two girls. And for me, my heart breaks for his wife. My heart and my sympathy goes out to his wife.
    “I met the young runner several times, lovely lad.”
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    Phil’s affair revelations catapulted This Morning into chaos – with Holly Willoughby’s future on the show now in doubt.
    It comes as The Sun revealed the 61-year-old and his young lover used a £1million flat next to ITV’s studios for “playtime”.
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    Who is TikTok star SJ Bleau?

    SOCIAL media personality SJ Bleau has built an impressive career for herself since launching her online accounts in 2020.The young Canadian star has a mammoth following on both TikTok and Instagram, where fans eagerly await her every post.
    Instagram and TikTok star SJ Bleau has built an impressive following onlineCredit: Instgaram/@sj.bleau

    Who is SJ Bleau?
    SJ is a TikTok and Instagram star, dancer, and model from Canada.
    She was born on February 18, 2001 and has a younger brother called Zack. 
    In April 2023 she paid tribute to her younger sibling on her Instagram page.
    Wishing Zack a happy birthday, she wrote: “You are an amazing smart loving person with a huge generous heart. You have grown to be so wise and hard working. I’m so lucky to have you as a little brother.”
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    What does SJ Bleau do on Instagram and TikTok?
    SJ is best known for posting her dancing videos.
    The star shares the clips on TikTok, where she has over 14million followers, and Instagram, where has over 1.5million fans.
    On TikTok, SJ also posts clips of her talking to the camera and sharing various details about her life with her fans.
    She regularly recommends different beauty and skincare products to her followers.
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    Over on Instagram, she is known to post pictures of her friends, as well as her outfits and pictures from her travels.
    What is SJ Bleau’s net worth?
    As of 2023, Sarah Jade Bleau’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
    The star has made her rumoured fortune through her brand deals with companies like Lounge Underwear, Kim Kardashian’s Skims, and beauty brand Lip Lab.
    What did SJ Bleau do before becoming an influencer?
    As of 2023, SJ is only 22 years old so before becoming an influencer she was just a teenager.
    She launched her TikTok account in 2020 and quickly racked up an impressive following.
    What is SJ Bleau’s real name?
    SJ’s full name is Sarah Jade Bleau, though she appears to go by SJ in real life, as well as on social media.
    Who has SJ Bleau dated?
    SJ dated fellow TikTok star Tony Lopez, whose real name is Antonio Levi Lopez.
    The pair married in March 2021 but it was later reported that SJ had filed for legal separation just eight months after they wed.
    Then, in 2022, it was reported that she had filed for divorce. More

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    Major Phillip Schofield update as MPs call-in ITV boss to face grilling over This Morning affair row

    ITV BOSS Dame Carolyn McCall has been summoned to parliament to answer questions about safeguarding at the network.MPs on the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee want to grill the embattled TV chief on Wednesday morning.
    ITV BOSS Dame Carolyn McCall is being hauled before MPs to answer questions about safeguarding at the networkCredit: PA:Press Association
    ITV chief Dame Carolyn Mccall has been summoned by MPs to answer questions in parliament about safeguarding at the networkCredit: Getty
    In a letter Commons Culture Committee Chair Dame Caroline Dineage today summoned ITV boss Carolyn McCall to parliament
    In a letter to Dame Carolyn, committee chair Caroline Dineage said: “The public must have confidence in the robustness of Public Service Broadcasters’ safeguarding procedures.
    “With this in mind, we look forward to meeting with you at 10am on Wednesday 14th June so that we can raise these issues with you directly.
    “It is incumbent upon all media organisations to demonstrate how seriously they take their responsibilities and your appearance before the Committee will enable ITV to do so.”
    Dame Carolyn risks a major row with parliament if she doesn’t show up to the grilling.
    But legally she isn’t obliged to take part.
    It comes as ITV yesterday announced it will launch a review following Phillip Schofield’s admission he lied about an affair with a male This Morning worker.
    The presenter confessed he had been having an affair with a “much younger” ITV worker while still married to his wife Stephanie Lowe.
    In a statement, he said the affair was “unwise, but not illegal”.
    And he apologised for misleading his lawyers – adding: “I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family.”
    And ITV has now instructed a barrister to carry out an external review, a letter written by chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall has revealed.
    In the letter, she said the company had been “badly let down” after Schofield’s assurances.
    She said: “The ITV employee was aged 19 when he first did work experience at This Morning in 2015 and 20 years old when he applied and succeeded in securing a job as a runner on the show.
    “He subsequently applied for and was successful in securing a promotion to Loose Women in 2019. He left ITV in 2021.
    “As you would imagine given the social media scrutiny of him, we have offered him our support throughout this period and indeed are still doing so.
    “The employee has made it clear that he does not wish to be named or identified in connection with this matter.
    “We would be grateful if you would be mindful of this.
    “The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust.
    “Phillip made assurances to us and his agency which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down.
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    “We consider our approach was reasonable and proportionate at the time and in the circumstances.
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    “We believe that we did not have any grounds to mount any other sort of investigation.” More

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    Who is TikTok star Tijen Mocha and who is her dog Mocha Pom?

    IF there’s one thing guaranteed to please social media users it’s an adorable dog and Mocha the Pomeranian, also known as Mocha Pom, certainly fits the bill.Mocha and her owner, Tijen, are hugely successful TikTok, Instagram and YouTube influencers and have turned their online presence into a fully-fledged business – complete with merchandise.
    Mocha the Pomeranian with her owner Tijen, who goes by Tijen Mocha on InstagramCredit: Instgaram/@mochapom_

    Who are Tijen Mocha and Mocha Pom?
    Tijen Mocha and Mocha Pom are the online accounts for an Australian woman named Tijen and her dog Mocha.
    Mocha is a black and tan Pomeranian who rose to fame after having numerous Instagram and TikTok videos that went viral.
    Mocha and her owner Tijen love to go on adventures together where Tijen takes photos and videos to share with her followers.
    The pair have garnered a huge social media following since launching their careers as influencers.
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    What do Tijen Mocha and Mocha Pom do on Instagram and TikTok?
    Tijen and Mocha share a TikTok account, but on Instagram there is a separate account for Tijen (@tijenmocha) as well as the official Mocha Pom account (@mochapom_).
    On TikTok, Tijen posts hilarious videos and skits of what her and Mocha have been getting up to.
    They are also shared to Mocha’s Instagram account, where more still pictures of the cute pup are also posted.
    Similarly, Tijen uploads adorable photos to her own Instagram account, as well as the funny videos that catapulted her and her dog to fame.
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    On TikTok, Tijen and Mocha have over 14million followers, while Mocha has 408k fans on Instagram and Tijen has nearly 1000.
    Tijen and Mocha also have an official YouTube account where they have over 1.6million subscribers.
    What is Tijen Mocha and Mocha Pom’s net worth?
    Online reports of Tijen and Mocha’s net worth vary greatly.
    Some reports suggest the pooch and owner duo have made $5million from their social media stardom, while others believe them to be worth just over $200,000.
    The pair are likely to have made their cash through brand deals on social media, as well as their special Mocha merchandise that they sell through their website.
    The range includes hoodies and t-shirts, ranging from 55 AUD to 98 AUD.
    What did Tijen Mocha do before becoming an influencer?
    Not much is known about Tijen’s career before finding success online.
    She has previously revealed why she decided to start an Instagram page for her dog in the first place.
    Tijen told “I started to take a lot of photos of Mocha and I wanted to share these with others to make them happy as much as she makes me.
    “I spend about one to two hours daily on Instagram. Over the time [Mocha] has had an Instagram page, we have made some amazing friends all over the world. I like to look at their posts and engage with people that comment on Mocha’s photos too.”
    What is Tijen Mocha’s real name?
    Tijen’s real name is Tijen Simseker.
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    The social media star appears to be in a relationship as she often refers to Mocha’s “dad” in videos.
    Her dog’s “gran” and “grandad” also make regular appearances in their posts. More

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    Who is Piyanka Mongia on TikTok?

    PIYANKA MONGIA is a well-known social media star who boasts millions of followers on several different platforms.The internet sensation from Delhi, India, found fame on TikTok but was forced to move her content to a different site after a major change in 2020.
    Piyanka Mongia is a successful TikTok, Instagram and YouTube influencer from IndiaCredit: Instagram/@piyanka_mongia
    Who is Piyanka Mongia?
    Piyanka Mongia is an Indian creator who was born on September 27, 1997.
    She is best known for social media activity but she has also worked as a model and starred in the 2020 music video for Zorawar’s song Kabraan.
    What does Piyanka Mongia do on TikTok and Instagram?
    Piyanka was famed for making dancing and lip-syncing videos for her TikTok followers.
    The star would often post a number of videos in quick succession, miming along to songs.
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    TikTok was banned by the Indian government in 2020, meaning Piyanka had to move to other platforms.
    Despite not posting on TikTok since June 2020, Piyanka still has over 22million followers on the video-sharing site.
    These days, Piyanka posts her lip-syncing videos to YouTube, where she has over 367k suscribers.
    She has also a filmed a number of vlogs that she has shared with her followers on YouTube.
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    On Instagram Piyanka appears to share more of her personal life.
    The star has posted pictures of herself with her family, including her mum, as well as snaps of her at the gym, and showing off a variety of outfits.
    Piyanka has over 9million followers on Instagram.
    Despite having a successful career as a social media influencer, Piyanka has previously stated that she intends to pursue a master’s degree.
    What is Piyanka Mongia’s net worth?
    Piyanka is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million.
    She is thought to have amassed this money through various brand promotion deals and advertisements.
    What did Piyanka Mongia do before becoming an influencer?
    According to, Piyanka’s Instagram page used to state that she was an air hostess, though the site notes that she has not discussed this past career herself in any interviews.
    Piyanka first joined Instagram in 2016 but it wasn’t until she began posting on TikTok that she found fame.
    What is Piyanka Mongia’s real name?
    Unlike some other famous social media stars, Piyanka posts under her real name.
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    Her username for both TikTok and Instagram is @piyanka_mongia.
    Her YouTube username is @piyankamongia. More

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    Who is Arhan Khan on TikTok?

    ARHAN KHAN is better known as online star Lucky Dancer.The Indian influencer boasts millions of followers who keep up with his every move on social media.
    Lucky Dancer boasts a huge online following on TikTok and InstagramCredit: Instagram/ btwitslucky
    Who is Lucky Dancer?
    Lucky Dancer is a dancer, model and influencer who is hugely popular on social media.
    He was born on September 4, 2001, in New Delhi, India and now lives in Dubai.
    He has a brother and two sisters.
    As well as his social media career, Lucky Dancer has his own dance workshop where he teaches.
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    His dance team is called Team Nawab.
    Lucky Dancer has won several awards, including Fashion Icon of The Year at the India International Influencer Awards and Digital Star of the Year at the Panache Image Awards.
    What does Lucky Dancer do on TikTok?
    Lucky Dancer has been posting on social media since 2015, when he was 14 years old.
    He is best known for his TikTok account, where he regularly posts videos of himself dancing, at the gym and spending time with friends.
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    Lucky Dancer posts on Instagram and TikTok under the username @btwitslucky.
    On TikTok he boasts 18million followers, while over 6million Instagram users follow him on that platform.
    What is Lucky Dancer’s net worth?
    Lucky Dancer reportedly has a net worth of around 15 lakh.
    This is roughly equivalent £1.5million.
    Lucky Dancer makes his money through his social media posts, and his dance workshops.
    What did Lucky Dancer do before becoming an influencer?
    Lucky Dancer became an influencer when he was just a teen.
    He has turned his social media pages into a career, as well as pursuing his love of dancing alongside a modelling and acting career.
    He has starred in several music videos, including Mamta Sharma’s song Yaara 2.
    What is Lucky Dancer’s real name?
    The social media sensation’s real name is Arhan Khan, but he is known as Lucky Dancer to his fans and followers.
    Who has Lucky Dancer dated?
    Lucky Dancer is in a relationship with online personality Amulya Rattan, who he has featured in several TikTok videos with.
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    In the past, he dated fellow social media star Arishfa Khan.
    During their romance, the couple starred in two music videos for singer A-Jay M; Dildari and Chal Koi Gal Nai. More

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    Tallia Storm sets pulses racing as she flashes legs in tiny see-through dress

    TALLIA Storm set pulses racing as she flaunted her stuff in a jaw-dropping outfit. The smouldering star, 24, shared the breathtaking snaps with her loyal army of Instagram followers.
    Tallia Storm set pulses racing as she flashed her legs in a tiny see-through dressCredit: Instagram
    The smouldering star paired the look with glam silver heelsCredit: Instagram
    The popular singer’s army of fans were gushing over the snapsCredit: Instagram
    As the bubbly radio host donned a tiny see-through dress which was finished with a grey fur neckpiece.
    The popular musician wore her blonde up and finished the look with striking eye makeup, a glitzy silver chain and stylish heels.
    And it’s not the first time Glasgow-born Tallia has turned heads with her jaw-dropping attire.
    It comes after the blonde bombshell left nothing to the imagination as she ditched her bra in a revealing bathrobe.

    Fans of the reality star today flocked to social media with an outpouring of positive comments.
    One wrote: “Wow beautiful.”
    Another said: “What a wonderful woman.”
    A third added: “Looks very FIT to me.”
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    While one commented: “Thick thighs and pretty eyes.”
    Tallia rose to fame aged just 13 after wowing judges on The X Factor.
    Since then the Scots singer has appeared in a string of reality shows including Celebs Go Dating.
    She was romantically involved with Brooklyn Beckham for 18 months in 2014.
    And went on to date Chelsea player Harvey Vale, before cutting their whirlwind romance short last year.
    She told The Sun: “I’m very single. I think it’s difficult. I think I am very intimidating.
    “I scare a lot of guys away but I think it’s because I’m super focused on my career and my work and I need a guy to match that.”
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