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Debbie McGee hits back at feud rumours with Alexandra Burke

Debbie McGee has rubbished rumours of a feud between her and fellow Strictly contestant Alexandra Burke, saying the pair are “the closest of friends”. She spoke as she prepared to take part in the show’s Blackpool week, live from the Tower Ballroom. McGee, whose late husband Paul Daniels danced on the BBC One show, said competing in the ballroom was going to be “the most amazing experience”. The only negative side of Strictly was dealing with tabloid stories, she said. Speaking about the supposed row with singer and actress Burke,…

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Federer fights back to beat Cilic – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device ATP Finals Venue: The 02 Arena, London Dates: 12-19 November Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and follow text updates online. Roger Federer fought back to beat Marin Cilic in three sets and head into the semi-finals with an unbeaten record from the ATP Finals group stage. Federer, who had already secured a place in the last four after two wins, completed the round-robin stage with…

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EA Frantically Defends Loot Crates in Battlefront II as Gamers Strike Back

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Electronic Arts, America’s most-beloved game publisher, ran face-first into controversy earlier this week when a player looking forward to Battlefront II dared to touch the most fearsome Dark Side power of them all: Math. When EA was initially asked to justify why it would take up to 40 hours of gameplay to unlock major heroes like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker, EA responded with a meaningless word salad that amounted to “So?” Later, a member…

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Jimmy Fallon holds back tears as he pays tribute to late mother

Jimmy Fallon made an emotional tribute to his late mother on Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. The comedian cancelled his NBC nightly programme for a week following the death of his mother Gloria Fallon, who passed away with her son by her side. Fallon described the 68-year-old as “the best audience”, adding: “She was the one I was always trying to make laugh.” Fallon then fought back tears as he recounted a story about his mother. “When we were little, my mum would walk us to the store…

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Hamilton starts from back after crash as Bottas takes pole

Lewis Hamilton crashed out of Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying on his first lap and will start Sunday’s race at the back of the grid. His Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas won a battle for pole with Hamilton’s former title rival Sebastian Vettel. The new world champion lost control of his Mercedes at the fast and difficult Ferradura/Laranjha double right-hand corner. It was the first significant mistake Hamilton has made all season. Media playback is not supported on this device F1 ‘needs to do more’ after Mercedes robbery Robert Kubica set for…

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Fractured neck & back; pelvis held together by pins – now cyclist Barnes targets Commonwealths

Media playback is not supported on this device Cycling World Cup Dates: 10-12 November. Venue: Manchester Velodrome Coverage: BBC Two and Red Button, BBC Sport website “Before we can make you into an athlete, you need to be a normal, functioning human.” Sprint cyclist Vicky Barnes fractured her neck and back, dislocated her pelvis and slipped a disc in her neck in a serious crash during an omnium race in Rotterdam in January 2016. Doctors feared the 2013 World Championships bronze medallist may be paralysed. But just six weeks ago,…

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