Jun 26th 2020

Eamonn Holmes reveals he’s suffering with agonising nightmares

Eamonn Holmes: I have to stay relevant

The presenter is not the only one having sleep issues

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Eamonn Holmes has revealed the struggle is real amid the ongoing lockdown restrictions, which has seen him suffer with restless nights. Taking to his Twitter page in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the This Morning host confessed “demons” have been coming to him during his sleep.

“Beware of sleep… that’s where the demons lurk,” he tweeted. “A few visited me last night. Anyone else have too many nightmares?” Several fans of the star rushed to reveal that they could relate to him. Homes Under the Hammer presenter Lucy Alexander also replied, saying: “Yes. Awake at 5am. Don’t like it. Xx.”

However, one follower made a joke about his wife Ruth Langsford, writing: “Ask Ruth, Eamonn, her last vision is you at night, she mustn’t sleep at all.” To which, Eamonn replied: “Ha ha… always in the land of nod. She sleeps so well.”

Another fan admitted that she was having “really strange dreams” ahead of her dad’s funeral – and Eamonn revealed how much he sympathised. “Not surprising Michelle,” he said. “30 years on I remember waking up on the same day with the same feelings. Sorry for your loss.”

READ: Eamonn Holmes reveals Ruth Langsford is ‘not a victim’ during their interviews

The candid confession comes shortly after Eamonn opened up about the pressures he is faced with in order to keep his career in television successful – despite working in TV for 40 years. Speaking on the Events That Made Me podcast, the 60-year-old explained how he must “stay relevant” to avoid losing his job.

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 Jun 26th 2020

Catherine Tyldesley reveals her grandfather has died from coronavirus

Catherine Tyldesley is the first guest on new podcast, Events that Made Me

Several of her family members have been struck down by the devastating disease

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Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley has shared that her grandfather has passed away from coronavirus.

The 2019 Strictly star, 36, shared the tragic news on Good Morning Britain.

Her mother also spent almost a week in intensive car suffering from COVID-19.

She told the GMB panel: “I think there are so many people going through really difficult times at the moment.

“For the first few weeks, lockdown was a bit of a joy for me, to be with my boys and spend time at home, and then my mum became poorly, and spent a week in ICU, and then my grandfather passed away.

“My grandfather passed away”

“But I wanted to share with people I have a had a couple of really dark days. And I wanted to reach out to people and say look, we are all in this together, the response has been overwhelming.”

She went on to explain that she has appeared on Liz Taylor’s podcast, Events That Made Me, to show others that it is OK to be struggling during these unprecedented times.

Catherine continued: “I think it’s important to reach out to people and say it’s not just about baking banana bread, there are people who are going through this every single day.

“It’s part of the reason why I agreed to do Liz Taylor’s podcast, she’s really good at finding silver linings in things, and we need that more than ever.”

Despite this incredibly challenging period for the actress, her sense of humour is still very much in tact.

 

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 Jun 26th 2020

NOT FOR ME Ex Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay turns down I’m A Celeb ‘every year’ despite bosses begging her to appear

Sally Lindsay talks to Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation

 

EX Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay turns down the opportunity to appear on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! despite being asked every year.

The Mount Pleasant star also admitted in a candid chat on the Events That Made Me podcast, that she hasn’t watched an episode of Corrie since she left the show way back in 2006.

When asked by Liz if she has ever been invited to feature on the hit show, I’m a Celeb, Sally replied: “Oh yes, most years, but, oh God no! If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go.

“Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it! But I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects.”

If Sally were to make an appearance on I’m A Celeb, the stomach-churning eating trials would be her downfall, adding: “I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do, They’d all be starving.”

Sally, 46, played Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV soap from 2001-2006, whose most famous storylines included a bigamous marriage to Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) and an abusive and controlling relationship with Charlie Stubbs.

Since then, she has gone on to appear in several shows, such as ITV drama series Scott and Bailey from 2011-2016.

During that time, Sally featured in Sky 1 comedy drama Mount Pleasant as Lisa Johnson for six years from 2011-2017.

The actress was very busy throughout this period as from 2011-2014, she was a panellist on popular daytime talk show Loose Women.

Since 2013, she has starred in BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours, with the most recent series six ending in December 2019.

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 Jun 26th 2020

Sally Lindsay rejects I’m A Celebrity offers ‘most years’

© Bang Showbiz Sally Lindsay

© Bang Showbiz Sally LindsaySally Lindsay has turned down offers from ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’ “most years”.

The 46-year-old actress has been approached several times by ITV bosses to camp out in the Australian jungle, but she continues to say no as she refuses to take part in one particular Bushtucker Trial.

Speaking on the ‘Events That Made Me‘ podcast, she admitted: “If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go. Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it!

“But I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects. I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do. They’d all be starving.”

In May, ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ bosses reportedly held crisis talks to determine whether the show would be on amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ITV bosses were said to be exploring the possibility of employing a mainly Australian workforce if the series does get the green light.

A source said: “‘I’m A Celebrity’ is six months away but bosses are holding meetings about how they can ensure it still goes ahead in the current climate.

“A raft of measures are being looked at.

“One of the most recent plans was to employ a crew that is 95 per cent made up of Australian workers to overcome the issues surrounding flying to different countries and the quarantine restrictions.”

There have already been rumours of who could be entering the jungle later this year.

Former ‘The One Show’ presenter Matt Baker, ex-‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star AJ Pritchard, and Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid have all been named as potential campmates.

What’s more, ex-‘Coronation Street’ star Lucy Fallon – who played Bethany Platt – and Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald), have been rumoured to be taking part.

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 Jun 26th 2020

Former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay explains why she turns down I’m a Celebrity “most years”

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Don’t expect to see Shelley Unwin in the camp anytime soon.

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Former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay has admitted that it’s very unlikely we’ll ever see her joining the campmates on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, even thought she’s asked to take part most years.

The actress, who recently starred in Channel 5’s gripping drama series Cold Call, is perhaps best known for her role as Shelley Unwin on the ITV soap, but Sally recently shared that fans shouldn’t expect to see her in the Australian jungle anytime soon.

While chatting to Liz Taylor in an upcoming episode of the Events That Made Me podcast, Sally admitted she’s asked to take part on the ITV reality series “most years”.

“But, oh God no!” she continued (via The Mirror), shutting down any possibility of Sally following in the footsteps of fellow Corrie stars Jennie McAlpine and Andy Whyment.

“If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go. Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it! But I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects.

“I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do. They’d all be starving.”

Although this year’s series of I’m a Celeb is currently up in the air thanks to a certain global pandemic, there have already been rumours about a reported line-up, with The One Show‘s Matt Baker, former Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and Good Morning Britain‘s Susanna Reid all being named as potential campmates.

 

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 Jun 26th 2020

Sally Lindsay rejects I’m A Celebrity offer ‘most years’ over gruesome phobia

Corporate Event Entertainment by TLC Limited 2018 Sally Lindsay

 

The former Coronation Street actress has no intention of joining the hit ITV show – and for a valid reason
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Sally Lindsay has ruled herself out of ever featuring on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

The former Coronation Street actress, 46, has no intentions of joining the hit ITV show due to the gruesome eating challenges.

In a candid chat with Liz Taylor on the Events That Made Me podcast, the Mount Pleasant star admitted that she has been forced to decline offers to head into the jungle almost every year.

When quizzed by host Liz if she has ever been invited to feature on iconic show, Sally admitted she’s turned down invites countless times.

Sally admitted: “Oh yes I have, most years, but, oh God no.”

The former Corrie star would not dream of going on the show Down Under unless her family desperately needed the money.

She explained: “If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go. Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it!”

The thought of taking part in the gruelling Bush Trucker trials is enough to make the actress sick to her stomach.

“I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects. I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do, They’d all be starving,” she laughed.

Therefore, she won’t be accepting any hers to join I’m A Celeb any time soon.

Rumours about this year’s line-up for the hit show are already rife, with Manchester United legend Eric Cantona and ex-Corrie star Lucy Fallon thought to be among the contenders.

Tiger King star Carole Baskin is also another huge name being lined up to appear in the next series, according to reports.

The 59-year-old Big Cat Rescue charity worker is being offered “big money” to parachute into the I’m A Celeb jungle in Australia.

Show bosses are hoping to tempt the Netflix documentary star to be part of the line-up when the show returns to screens with its 20th season.

A show source told The Sun: “Jungle producers have made a formal approach and hope she will do it.”

The newspaper also claims the animal-loving star has been offered “a big money deal to take part in this year’s series”.

Despite this, an ITV source has been quoted saying of the I’m A Celeb casting rumours: “All names at this stage are speculation.”

Sally Lindsay appears on Liz Taylor’s Events That Made Me podcast.

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 Jun 26th 2020

Sally Lindsay rejects I’m A Celebrity offer ‘most years’ over gruesome phobia

Corporate Event Entertainment by TLC Limited 2018 Sally Lindsay

 

The former Coronation Street actress has no intention of joining the hit ITV show – and for a valid reason

>> Click here to read the full article on the Mirror online

Sally Lindsay has ruled herself out of ever featuring on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

The former Coronation Street actress, 46, has no intentions of joining the hit ITV show due to the gruesome eating challenges.

In a candid chat with Liz Taylor on the Events That Made Me podcast, the Mount Pleasant star admitted that she has been forced to decline offers to head into the jungle almost every year.

When quizzed by host Liz if she has ever been invited to feature on iconic show, Sally admitted she’s turned down invites countless times.

Sally admitted: “Oh yes I have, most years, but, oh God no.”

The former Corrie star would not dream of going on the show Down Under unless her family desperately needed the money.

She explained: “If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go. Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it!”

The thought of taking part in the gruelling Bush Trucker trials is enough to make the actress sick to her stomach.

“I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects. I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do, They’d all be starving,” she laughed.

Therefore, she won’t be accepting any hers to join I’m A Celeb any time soon.

Rumours about this year’s line-up for the hit show are already rife, with Manchester United legend Eric Cantona and ex-Corrie star Lucy Fallon thought to be among the contenders.

Tiger King star Carole Baskin is also another huge name being lined up to appear in the next series, according to reports.

The 59-year-old Big Cat Rescue charity worker is being offered “big money” to parachute into the I’m A Celeb jungle in Australia.

Show bosses are hoping to tempt the Netflix documentary star to be part of the line-up when the show returns to screens with its 20th season.

A show source told The Sun: “Jungle producers have made a formal approach and hope she will do it.”

The newspaper also claims the animal-loving star has been offered “a big money deal to take part in this year’s series”.

Despite this, an ITV source has been quoted saying of the I’m A Celeb casting rumours: “All names at this stage are speculation.”

Sally Lindsay appears on Liz Taylor’s Events That Made Me podcast.

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 Jun 26th 2020

Sally Lindsay Opens Up About Life and Work in Events That Made Me Podcast

Sally Lindsay talks to Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation

 

Actress Sally Lindsay has ruled herself out ever featuring on one of ITVs flagship shows – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, even though she is asked to star in the show almost every year.

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“I love watching it! But I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects. I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do, They’d all be starving!”
Sally Lindsay

In a candid chat on the Events That Made Me podcast, which covered all aspects of her career and family life, the Mount Pleasant star also admitted to host, celebrity event planner Liz Taylor, that she hasn’t watched Coronation Street since she left the show in 2006.

When asked by Liz if she has ever been invited to feature on hit show, I’m a Celeb, Sally replied: “Oh yes, most years, but, oh God no! If one of the kids needed life-saving surgery, then maybe I would go. Not that I don’t think it’s brilliant. I love watching it! But I can’t even eat prawns because they look like insects. I could do all the other things, but it’s the eating I couldn’t do, They’d all be starving.”

Rumours about this year’s line-up for the hit show have already begun, with Manchester United legend Eric Cantona and Netflix sensation Carol Baskin thought to be among the contenders.

Corrie-legend Sally went on to discuss her relationship with Posh Hotels co-presenter Nigel Havers, admitting that she didn’t even know he was in Coronation Street, as she hasn’t watched it since she left the show after five years of playing barmaid Shelley Unwin.

“By weird chance in life, and it happened with me and Dan Ryan in Mount Pleasant, where you just literally click, and you know exactly what each other are going to say before they say it. Which was why Mount Pleasant was so successful. With Nigel it was exactly the same.  We would cry laughing all the time….and we shouldn’t really have anything in common because he’s literally the poshest bloke alive.

“I didn’t even know (he was on Coronation Street). It sounds ridiculous, but I’ve not watched Coronation Street since I left. Not because I’m not in it, but because I sort of ruined it for myself really.”

Sally, who recently starred in Channel 4’s Celebrity Bake Off, also spoke of her love of television versus acting on stage, stating that she won’t make a return to theatre until her children have grown up. She continued: “I’ve been amazingly lucky in my career because I’ve been able to do both. … I love theatre don’t get me wrong. I love it and I can do it, which is great, but television is what I feel at home with. Television has been very good to me. Because I have two children and at weekends, I’ve managed get home to see the kids more. Even though you work 12-hour days on the set, if you are the lead you do, … you can get home and you have always got that time with your boys. I’ve not been on stage, apart from panto which I adore, … since the Royal Exchange, the year before they were born. I’d love to do that again, obviously, but the boys will have to be a bit older as I would miss them too much.”

Sally’s latest project was due to be filmed in Malta earlier this year but has been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. She said: “I think what’s happened with all the virus nonsense is that the industry is now trying to get back on its feet….My next series is going to be filmed in Malta.  We’ve been over for a recce. It’s a murder mystery, with a comedy angle as well. It’s kind of inspired by programmes like Murder She Wrote. We were supposed to film May-June but it has been put back to Sept-Oct. It’s absolutely beautiful there.”

Events That Made Me with Sally Lindsay airs July 1, 2020. For the full interview, listen at https://podfollow.com/etmm-liz-taylor

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 Jun 25th 2020

Celebrity Party Planner Liz Taylor Opens Her Little Black Book

Liz Taylor and Gary Barlow

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Event organiser Liz Taylor, aka the Millionaire Party Planner, has been a leader in luxury party planning for more than 35 years. She talks to Quays Life about delving into her little black book of celebrity clients to launch a brand a new podcast ‘Events That Made Me’, the events that made her, and staying in business during a pandemic.

Tell us about your new podcast?

Liz: “Events That Made Me is my lockdown labour of love and an exciting new 12-part podcast. I believe throughout all of our lives there’s one specific event that we can say affected the course of our journey. There certainly has been for me. Coupled with the fact that I spend a great deal of time getting to know the people that I work with and finding out what makes them tick, I felt there was a great way to share some of these events and experiences to help others. And so, my Events That Made Me podcast was born.

“Of course, to create one brilliant launch podcast during lockdown was not enough of a challenge for me! So, I created two. They launched together on June 3, 2020, and featured actress and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Catherine Tyldesley, and the inspiring and flamboyant royal florist, Simon Lycett.

Events That Made Me Podcast

“As founder and CEO of corporate and private event planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation, I have worked closely with a wide variety of celebrities, business leaders, entrepreneurs and inspiring community leaders over my 36-year career. I have earned a little black book to be proud of. So, I opened the pages on those people who I felt had great stories to share. Expect a diverse mix of future guests! Next up, is Eamonn Holmes. A man who talks candidly about the pressures of being on television and staying at the top of the media game.

“Also, don’t miss out on the bonus episode with each podcast, called ‘Air Extension’. In this I explore and discuss key themes uncovered in the interviews. Looking at how you can use the advice given to benefit business or life goals”.

What is the event or events that made you?

Liz: “I have planned many events that I am proud of and made my professional name. Working with Gary Barlow, Children in Need and HRH The Duke of Cambridge to name a few. In personal terms, I think having my two daughters were moments in my life that changed my perspective. Again, when my first grandchild was born. These were times that I looked long and hard at myself and asked: ‘Are you happy Liz? If not – change something,’ And I did.

 

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 Jun 22nd 2020

Eamonn Holmes: I have to stay relevant

Eamonn Holmes: I have to stay relevant

 

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‘This Morning’ host Eamonn Holmes believes he has to “stay relevant” and “reinvent himself” to keep remain in employment, despite his 40-year career.

The 60-year-old TV presenter – who has worked in the industry since 1979 – feels the need to “reinvent [himself]” at times to keep up-to-date with his audience.

Speaking on the ‘Events That Made Me’ podcast, he explained: “As good as you do, staying in employment, people like me have got to stay relevant. To stay relevant, you have to know your market … you’ve got to see the trends coming and you have to reinvent yourself.”

Eamonn always knew he wanted to work in television, although many of his classmates at university laughed at him when his professor asked what area of journalism they wanted to get into.

He recalled: “My journalism lecturer would go round the class and say, ‘Right, what do you want to do when you qualify?’ and people in my journalism class would say, ‘I want to write for the Irish Times’, ‘I want to write for the Guardian’ or I want to write for the Independent,’ and when it got to me I would say, ‘I want to be on TV, I want to be a TV reporter’.

“And the class would laugh. I suppose their point was you shouldn’t really express ambition like that, but to me it was direction, it was the area of journalism I wanted to be in.”

The ‘This Morning’ co-presenter hosted on ‘GMTV’ for 12 years, and 11 years on ‘Sky News Sunrise’.

And while he knows it was difficult to get into the business, Eamonn believes it is harder to stay relevant and get more work once you’re in.

He added: “What I would say about my job is that getting on the conveyor belt is very, very tough, very hard, but – staying on the conveyor belt is harder.”

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