Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dad’s Army stage revival thrown into doubt by coronavirus

A 'Dad's Army' stage revival has been thrown into doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cast involved...

Latest Posts

Bella Hadid ‘in touch’ with The Weeknd

Bella Hadid is back "in touch" with The Weeknd. The 23-year-old model split from the 'Starboy' hitmaker over...

Katie Price to visit her terminally ill mum for the first time since lockdown

Katie Price is set to visit her mother Amy for the first time since the UK's coronavirus lockdown began in March.

Kendall Jenner calls for ‘real action’ against injustice

Kendall Jenner has urged her fans to "take real action" against injustice. The 24-year-old model took to Instagram to...

Sally Metcalfe ‘won’t let Yasmeen go to prison’

'Coronation Street' star Sally Dynevor says her character won't let Yasmeen Nazir go to prison for attacking her evil husband Geoff.

Captain Tom Moore ‘overwhelmed’ to be knighted

Captain Tom Moore feels "overwhelmed" after being awarded a knighthood for his fundraising efforts.

The 100-year-old war veteran – who recently raised more than £32 million for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden – is set to receive the prestigious honour after a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and he’s admitted the accolade has exceeded his own expectations.

He wrote on Twitter: "I am absolutely overwhelmed. Never for one moment could I have imagined I would be awarded with such a great honour.

"I’d like to thank Her Majesty The Queen, the Prime Minister and the Great British public. I will remain at your service…

"This started as something small and I’ve been overwhelmed by the gratitude and love from the British public and beyond.

"We must take this opportunity to recognise our frontline heroes of the National Health Service who put their lives at risk every day to keep us safe. (sic)"

In early April, the WWII officer set out to complete his mission before his 100th birthday on April 30 to help raise funds amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Though it began as "something small", Captain Tom has since earned a Pride of Britain Award and featured in a cover version of the song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – which reached number one – with proceeds going to charity.

His birthday was then celebrated in a number of ways, including flypasts by the Royal Air Force and the British Army, and he was appointed as honorary colonel of the Army Foundation College.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister – who was in intensive care in April after being diagnosed with coronavirus – has acknowledged that Captain Tom’s efforts "inspired the whole country" amid the pandemic.

He said: "On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He’s a true national treasure."

Latest Posts

Bella Hadid ‘in touch’ with The Weeknd

Bella Hadid is back "in touch" with The Weeknd. The 23-year-old model split from the 'Starboy' hitmaker over...

Katie Price to visit her terminally ill mum for the first time since lockdown

Katie Price is set to visit her mother Amy for the first time since the UK's coronavirus lockdown began in March.

Kendall Jenner calls for ‘real action’ against injustice

Kendall Jenner has urged her fans to "take real action" against injustice. The 24-year-old model took to Instagram to...

Sally Metcalfe ‘won’t let Yasmeen go to prison’

'Coronation Street' star Sally Dynevor says her character won't let Yasmeen Nazir go to prison for attacking her evil husband Geoff.

Don't Miss

Khloe Kardashian doesn’t care what people think about her changing appearance

Khloe Kardashian doesn't care what people think about her appearance. The 35-year-old reality TV star was recently slammed by...

Victoria Mahoney in talks to direct Kill Them All

Victoria Mahoney is in talks to direct 'Kill Them All'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mahoney is set to...

Melissa Barrera: Shooting In The Heights was a crazy experience

Melissa Barrera admits that filming on 'In The Heights' was a "crazy" experience. The 29-year-old actress plays the role...

James Argent wants to ditch reality tag and be known as ‘celebrity wedding singer’

James 'Arg' Argent wants to rebrand as a celebrity wedding singer. The 32-year-old TV star rose to fame...

John Torode wrote a love letter to Lisa Faulkner to ask her out

John Torode wrote a letter to Lisa Faulkner to ask her out. The 48-year-old actress - who married John,...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.