Love Island spoilers: First twist announced as TWO extra boys will enter villa on day one

Love Island’s first shock twist has been revealed days before the hit reality show returns to ITV2.

The first 12 singletons lined up to enter the villa have been announced — but not all of them will enter at the same time.

Upon the cast announcement, eagled-eyed fans noticed the line-up was outbalanced with seven men and just five women.

But it has now been revealed that two of the male contestants will be held back and thrown into the mix once the initial 10 entrants have been coupled up.

ITV Studio Entertainment’s managing director Angela Jain has opened up on the big twist in Majorca, as she prepares to launch the show.

She said: “We’ve really tried again to have a real range of personalities, people, hopefully there’s something in there for everyone and a bit of a slice of British life — so hopefully lots of different types of people are represented.

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“As you know the aim of the game is to find love in that villa. In terms of the format we’re going to do some tweaks — there’s a tiny bit of a change to the opening.


“The islanders do not know. There’s 10 coming into the villa but in a twist there are two more boys that will appear later in the opening show.”

The twist is similar to last year’s opening, which saw Adam Collard make a last minute arrival once the original 10 contestants had coupled up.

He eventually stole Kendall Rae Knight from Niall Aslam before sending her packing from the villa when he decided to swap her out for new arrival Rosie Williams.

Angela also defended the show’s after care system after scrutiny following the deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

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She added: “The level of scrutiny has changed and the profile of the show has changed — it’s entirely normal to keep evolving those after care procedures that in no way is going to impact the editorial.

“Our duty of care is always first and foremost. We really care about the show and those islanders.”

Love Island returns to ITV2 at 9pm on Monday 3 June.

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Sarri lifts aloft trophy from Serie D win.. 16-years before first major honour as Chelsea bag Europa League

IT was no wonder Maurizio Sarri had a big cigar ready to celebrate his 16-year wait to get his hands on a trophy.

The Italian was finally rewarded for his patience last night when he lifted the Europa League title after his side cruised past Arsenal with a 4-1 win.

Sarri, 60, has been heavily criticised throughout the campaign and was even on the brink of the sack.

But he looked just as happy to win last night's piece of silverware as he did in 2003 when he lifted the Coppa Italia Serie D cup while in charge of amateurs Sansovino.

More than 160 teams across Italy's fourth division took part in the competition and Sarri, who had quit his job to pursue his dreams of becoming a manager, guided his side to victory.

But the Europa League title remains his first ever piece of major silverware – 29 years after his first steps into management.

Fans across the world could only smile as Sarri gripped his winners medal and stared at it before raising a little grin.

Between his first piece of silverware and last night's, Sarri had managed 11 teams on his way to the top.

He came close with Empoli, before his reign at Napoli, when he lost a play-off final against Livorno in 2013.

Sarri then pushed Napoli close to the Serie A title but were pipped by Juventus.

And when Chelsea would lose the Carabao Cup final this season to Manchester City, Sarri must have thought his time would never arrive.

Now the Italian is braced for the next step in his career with Juventus.

He is expected to hold talks with the Old Lady to become their next boss following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri.

If he does make the move, it may not be long before he lifts the next one.


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Friday at the Cricket World Cup – West Indies take on Pakistan at Trent Bridge

Watch out in the crowd – Chris Gayle is back in World Cup action!

The West Indies opener – who has blazed more international sixes than any other player – will begin his fifth, and he says final, World Cup against fellow mercurial side Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday, live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 10am.


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Gayle thumped England on home soil earlier this year, averaging 106 from four innings as he racked up 424 runs, with two centuries and two fifties, including 162 from 97 deliveries in Grenada.

“I actually watched him when I was young, when he was playing on TV. He was one of my idols growing up and is still my idol right now,” West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer said of Gayle. “I just want to learn as much as possible from him as he comes to the end of his career practically.

“Right now I think he is probably in the best form coming round to the end of his career. It’s sad to see him go, he will be dearly missed, I must say. He is someone you can always lean on in different situations and pick his brain.”

Gayle, 39, is not the only power-hitter in the West Indies line-up, though, as Evin Lewis and Andre Russell also love to launch it – Russell creaming 54 from 25 balls on Tuesday as the Caribbean side amassed 421 against New Zealand in Bristol.

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Pakistan’s World Cup preparations have been far from smooth – they were thrashed 4-0 by England in the recent ODI series and suffered a defeat to Afghanistan and a washout against Bangladesh in their warm-up fixtures.

But there remains this nagging feeling that they will come good in an ICC competition once again, just as they did in England two years ago as they rallied from a comprehensive defeat to India in their opening fixture to win the Champions Trophy, beating Virat Kohli’s men in the final.

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Mohammad Amir has been declared fit by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed after missed majority of the series loss to England through illness, while Shadab Khan is also likely to feature after getting through 10 overs in the warm-up loss to Afghanistan on Friday.

West Indies also have a fully fit 15-man squad to pick from with Hetmyer in line to play in his first World Cup match. Seamer Shannon Gabriel did not figure against New Zealand but is in contention to play.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

West Indies are packed with six-machines but Shai Hope is the glue that holds the line-up together, much in the way Joe Root does for England. Hope’s recent ODI form has been stellar, with four hundreds and three fifties in his last 11 innings helping him to No 4 in the batting rankings. The Barbadian also scored 101 against New Zealand in Tuesday’s warm-up.

All eyes will be on Pakistan seamer Amir and whether he can rediscover his Champions Trophy form, something that has eluded him in the two years since. Shadab missed the ODI series against England through illness but is back now and his spin, fielding and batting ability could prove key for the 1992 champions.

THE CAPTAINS

West Indies’ Jason Holder: “Everybody’s playing with a smile on their face and I think that’s how we play our best cricket. When we’re fearless, we enjoy what we’re doing and enjoy each other’s company. I can safely see that we’ve got that atmosphere.”

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Neon Sets Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or Winner ‘Parasite’ for Oscar-Ready October Release

Fresh off the heels of a major victory at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed dramatic thriller “Parasite” will open in select theaters October 11. Indie and foreign film distributor Neon picked up U.S. rights to the movie before Cannes but have now slated the film to debut in theaters in the height of Oscar season. The company says it will be releasing “Parasite” as a “prime awards season contender.” The movie will have a traditional arthouse platform release.

Neon’s official synopsis for the movie reads: “Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.”

Bong Joon-ho made history at Cannes when “Parasite” was named the winner of the Palme d’Or, becoming the first Korean movie to take the festival’s top honor. South Korea is widely expected to choose “Parasite” as its official entry for the 2020 foreign language Oscar race. The country has never received a nomination in the category, which would give “Parasite” another historic honor if it receives a nom. Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” was South Korea’s entry this year but it was not nominated. Many Oscar pundits considered the snub to be one of the Oscars’ biggest oversights in 2019.

As for “Parasite,” IndieWire named it one of the best films of Cannes and the thriller recently topped IndieWire’s Cannes critics poll, winning honors for Best Film and Best Screenplay. IndieWire’s senior film critic David Ehrlich called the drama one of Bong Joon-ho’s best directorial efforts to date in his rave review out of Cannes.

“‘Parasite’ starts as an off-kilter class comedy of sorts before sinking into something wild, unclassifiable, and burning with impotent rage,” Ehrlich raved. “As heightened as ‘Okja,’ but as realistic as ‘Mother,’ Bong’s latest is a madcap excoriation of life under the pall of late capitalism, and it leaves us all a little richer at the end of it.”

“Parasite” marks the fifth collaboration between Neon CEO Tom Quinn and director Bong Joon-Ho. Quinn released Bong’s “Snowpiercer” under Radius-TWC, where it became one of the highest grossing multi-platform titles of all time. “Parasite” stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam.

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People With Depression May Face A Higher Risk Of Chronic Illnesses, A New Study Suggests

Mental and physical health can intersect in significant ways. While a growing body of previous research shows that people with chronic illnesses have a higher risk of developing mental health disorders, researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia say that the reverse may also be true. Women who experience long-term clinical depression may be at risk for multiple chronic illnesses, the new study says. This research suggests that many chronic diseases and depression may share the same biological pathways. The good news is, there are steps you can take to help bolster your overall health, and get adequate support.

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health followed 7,407 women with no previous mental health or chronic illness diagnoses for a period of 20 years, according to a press release on the study. During the course of the research, the study’s authors found that nearly half — 43.2 % — of study subjects had symptoms of depression, while just under half were receiving treatment or had been diagnosed with the disorder. Women who were depressed showed a higher rate of chronic illness before the onset of their depressive symptoms.

“Experiencing depressive symptoms appeared to amplify the risk of chronic illness,” University of Queensland School of Public Health PhD scholar Xiaolin Xu said, according to the press release. “After women started experiencing these symptoms, they were 2.4 times more likely to suffer from multiple chronic conditions compared to women without depressive symptoms,” he said.

A common underlying feature of both physical and mental illnesses is chronic inflammation, Xu noted. Inflammation has been linked to a number of health issues in previous research, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The study’s authors note that these findings may help further clarify the biological underpinnings of mental and physical chronic health conditions, leading to more effective treatment plans for patients moving forward.

“Inflammation in the body has been linked to the development of both depression and chronic physical diseases,” Xu said according to the press release. “Chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension, are also commonly associated with depression.”

Since this study adds to a significant body of research linking chronic illness, depression, and inflammation it’s helpful to know that there are ways to ease inflammation through lifestyle changes. Even if you do manage depression or another chronic illness, there are steps you can take to reduce inflammation. Stress reduction techniques, such as meditation and deep breathing, getting some exercise into your routine, and optimizing your sleep at night can help, the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says. Turmeric, fresh produce, and probiotics are also considered anti-inflammatory foods, as Annakeara Stinson previously wrote for Bustle.

The bottom line is, managing depression doesn’t mean that you will get sick with another illness. Knowing what your risks are, however, can help empower you to take steps that may boost your health overall, and lessen your chances for further health issues down the road.

If you or someone you know is seeking help for mental health concerns, visit the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) website, or call 1-800-950-NAMI(6264). For confidential treatment referrals, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website, or call the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357). In an emergency, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or call 911

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Milo Ventimiglia on How His Fashion Style Relates to His ‘This Is Us’ Character

“This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia considers his character Jack Pearson to be “the dad we all had, or wanted to have” because “Jack inspires people on how they could possibly live their lives.” The two-time Emmy nominee relates most to Pearson’s simplicity — something evident in his own wardrobe. “Some people take bolder approaches and want to stand out; I like to blend in. I just like to be classy, simple, and timeless,” he says.

2007
Watching awards shows as a child motivated Ventimiglia to work harder so he could be there. “Whenever Whoopi Goldberg would host, at the end of a telecast, she would talk to the kids at home, and I always thought she was talking to me,” he says. Ventimiglia first attended the Emmys with drama series nominee “Heroes.” “I just kind of put myself together,” recalls the California native, who’s typically a “black T-shirt, blue jeans, boots or Chucks kind of guy.” “I had always been a fan of classic, timeless pieces, and that [Ralph Lauren tux] seemed to fit the bill at the time.”

2017 (Golden Globes)
When freshman drama series “This Is Us” contended at the Golden Globes, Ventimiglia went into Ralph Lauren and requested a blue tux. “Tuxedos back in the day were typically blue, because they would show up black in photos [and] black was almost too dark,” he says. “That actually was a custom tuxedo that was made for a guy for his wedding, but he didn’t like the black lapels. It just happened to be in my size, and I tried it on and was like, ‘This is a beautiful tuxedo. It’s not going to see a wedding, but it’s definitely going to see the red carpet.’”

2017 (Emmys)
Ventimiglia works closely with costume designer Hala Bahmet on taking his “This Is Us” character Jack Pearson from a young man in bell-bottoms to one sporting pleated trousers in his 50s. “Everything about Jack’s wardrobe informs where he is in life — much like his facial hair and hairstyle,” says Ventimiglia, who was thrilled to be filming Jack’s younger days when he scored his first Emmy nom. “But the funny thing was, people had been so used to seeing me with a moustache or a beard that they were like, ‘Who’s this guy?’” This time, his Ralph Lauren tux was custom-designed. “I wanted a nice peak lapel and something very classy.”

2018
Now working with stylist Ilaria Urbinati, second-time Emmy nominee Ventimiglia knew he wanted a “white dinner jacket and black slacks.” “I couldn’t do a full white tuxedo,” he says. “That’s just not me.” Urbinati found this look by Brunello Cucinelli. “That actually might have been my favorite look of the last several decades because I felt really good wearing it,” says Ventimiglia. “I would like if, 20 years down the road, I’m looking at a photo from my 30s or 40s, and you could have dropped me into any era and I would have fit.”

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Love Island defend lack of plus size cast saying they ‘want attractive stars’

Love Island 2019 has come under fire for its lack of body diversity after failing to recruit any plus-size islanders.

The show promised to represent men and women of varied "shapes and sizes" this series, after previous backlash.

But when they released pictures of the first batch of islanders, fans were unimpressed to see that the curviest star, Anna Vakili, still boasted a tiny Kim Kardashian-style waist and a super-flat stomach, rather than a more 'relatable' figure.

Now, show big-wigs have explained why they haven't delivered a plus sized star in the initial line-up.

Speaking to The Sun, the show's boss Richard Cowles said: “We try and be as representative and diverse as possible but first and foremost it’s an entertainment show.

“It’s about people wanting to watch and them reacting and falling in love with another. Yes, we want to be as representative as possible but we also want them to be attracted to one another."

He added: “I’m not saying everyone that’s in there is how you’re supposed to look…

"What we’re saying is they are a group of people we want to watch for eight weeks and we want to watch them fall in love.”


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Twitter users were quick to hit back, with one blasting, "Absolutely disgusting that love island bosses have tried to defend the lack of plus size people on their show.

"Can’t believe they have said they want them to be attractive. Plus size people are beautiful too and plus size people deserve love."

Cowles' comments come after former contestants Malin Andersson and Alexandra Cane called out the programme for their lack of curvy contestants, with Malin tweeting: "And I thought they would have some diversity. Meh".

Jameela Jamil also claimed that producers must have been "drunk," for labelling Anna plus-size, as she encouraged them to do better.

It was recently reported that plus-size model Jada Sezer would be appearing on the programme, but fans were disappointed not to see her in the original line-up.

It comes after an insider recently told The Mirror: "Previous years have been criticised for a lack of diversity among contestants.

"This year producers are determined to have more variation… They want all shapes and sizes taking part – not just a stream of identikit men and women."

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Britain's Got Talent comedian Kojo says it's BETTER if show contestants have been famous in the past after fans figure out that he is pals with Alesha Dixon

BRITAIN's Got Talent comedian Kojo Anim told This Morning viewers today that it is better to audition acts with past fame after viewers discovered he's pals with judge Alesha Dixon.

Fan favourite Kojo has been on the outskirts of showbiz throughout his career and sailed through to BGT's final after leaving the judges in stitches in the semi-finals last night.

The Sun previously revealed that Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act has been friends with pregnant Alesha for over a decade and in 2014 he was a warm-up act for Kevin Hart at his Wembley gig.

He also counts Chris Rock as a close pal.

But he told This Morning's Ruth Langsford and Eammon Holmes today that there is nothing wrong with having past experience when applying for Simon Cowell's talent show.

Kojo said: "I think you know, there is a scary thing winning a show like this with no experience.

"Your life completely changes and you're asked to all of a sudden know what to do, in interviews, with press and the media, and things like that, I've spent 20 years getting ready.

"When that blessing was going to arrive, I wasn't sure. But to have an opportunity to show all the lessons I've learned in those 20 years."

A photo flashed up on screen of Kojo with Kevin Hart and he said he learned a lot from working with the Hollywood star.

He said: "I was just being a sponge around names like that, and learning that one day when you're blessed to have an opportunity like that you know how to conduct yourself. The fundamentals that are so important."

Kojo had previously revealed that Kevin Hart saved his career during his crippling depression and anxiety, after his 20-year struggle for fame.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online's Big Interview, the 42-year-old stand-up comic admitted he was in a dark place just 12 months before becoming the bookies' hot favourite to win the talent show.

"I felt like my career was falling apart," says Kojo.

"I was constantly making bad decisions. I was in a very, very dark place. When you're going through depression or anxiety you can't understand that it's only a chapter in your life. My aunt said to me, 'if you can find light in a dark room, imagine what it's going to be like when the lights come on.'

During his depression, Kojo read 13 books to help inspire him – including Kevin's autobiography.

He says it pushed him to "keep the faith" and "hit the reset button".

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Love Island 2019's Amy Hart spent £20k on surgery makeover with boob job, veneers and hair extensions before joining show

LOVE Island star Amy Hart splashed out £20,000 on transforming her look before her stint in the villa.

The air hostess, 26, treated herself to a complete overhaul with new boobs, pearly white veneers and glamorous blonde hair extensions.

Amy, from Worthing in West Sussex, went under the knife after feeling "self conscious" about her chest size.

She borrowed £5,000 from her grandparents in order to have the operation, which cost around £7,000.

She told The Mirror: "I'd always wanted my boobs done. I grew up in the era of Katie Price. I hated how I looked in clothes."

And her new boobs were almost half the cost of her full set of veneers.

The reality TV star spent a whopping £13,000 to improve her smile – with each tooth costing around £650.

But despite their hefty price tag, Amy insisted she has no regrets, dishing: "I've got 20 veneers, they need redoing.

"I had gappy teeth as a child because I had braces. My mum had bad teeth her whole life so she let me have them."

And Amy admitted if it weren't her pricey smile she never would have applied for the reality show, adding: "Everything I've done in my life – my job, pageants and applying for this – I would never have done if I hadn't had my teeth done."

The telly beauty has also had a little extra help with her luscious blonde locks, forking out on hair extensions to liven up her previous bob cut.

But despite all the money she's spent transforming her look, Amy recently said she thinks there'll be more attractive women in the villa – though reckons her personality will be a winner.

She's also hoping to find "The One" after claiming Steps song Tragedy best sums up her love life.

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Police dogs win ‘animal OBEs’ for work after London terror attacks

Magnificent seven hero police dogs win ‘animal OBEs’ for their work clearing the streets after Westminster Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks

  • The PDSA Order of Merit was presented to seven dogs and their handlers today
  • They received their awards at the Honourable Artillery Company in Finsbury
  • Among the honoured dogs was labrador Bruno who searched for explosive devices after the Westminster Bridge attack in 2017 

PC Robert Smith poses with police dog Bruno today after the hero animal received a PDSA Order of Merit

Hero police dogs who worked in the aftermath of the London terror attacks have been honoured for their service with an award dubbed the ‘animal OBE’.

The PDSA Order of Merit was presented to the dogs and their handlers for their work after the Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and Borough Market attacks of 2017.

The seven were chosen from a group of 19 honoured by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) at the Honourable Artillery Company in Finsbury, north London, today.

Retired 10-year-old labrador Bruno was among four British Transport Police (BTP) dogs who searched for explosive devices after the Westminster Bridge attack.

His handler PC Robert Smith said he was happy to see Bruno rewarded as the dogs are often ‘unsung heroes’ during police operations.

Asked about the way the dogs work, he said: ‘It’s all planned reward, the training, they associate the smell with finding a tennis ball.

‘That’s what he thinks in his mind he’ll be getting at the end of each search. They wouldn’t do it if they didn’t want to. It’s pretty much a game to them.’

Armed police walk with a detection dog through the streets around Borough Market after the 2017 terrorist attack

Following the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks in June 2017, six dogs from the BTP and eight from the Metropolitan Police worked to support officers.

BTP General Purpose Dog Teams worked at the scene alongside firearms officers for more than 13 hours to clear the streets, buildings and public areas.

Springer spaniel Kai acted as an explosive detection dog alongside Alfie, Dave, Poppy and Robson from the Metropolitan Police to undertake a systematic search of the area.

The PDSA Order of Merit, instituted in 2014, recognises animals who show outstanding devotion to their owner

Kai was relatively inexperienced at 18 months old and had only qualified in November 2016.

Handler Jean Pearce said: ‘It’s good to see Kai honoured. The dogs are often forgotten, but they played a key role in dealing with the attack.’

The PDSA Order of Merit, instituted in 2014, recognises animals who show outstanding devotion to their owner.

There have been 28 recipients of the award – 18 dogs and 10 horses.

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