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Star Wars: Princes William and Harry are stormtroopers in The Last Jedi

Princes William and Harry have cameo roles as stormtroopers in the next Star Wars film, actor John Boyega has said. The royals visited the set of The Last Jedi in April 2016 and were rumoured to have filmed a scene in disguise. Now Boyega, who plays reformed stormtrooper Finn, has confirmed that he shared a scene with the pair “wrapped in stormtroopers costumes”. The actor also appeared to confirm that actor Tom Hardy appears beside them, also beneath a face-obscuring helmet. Boyega’s confirmation came during a taping of a “round…

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Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April. The couple, whose official title is Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced last month that Kate was pregnant, but the date of the baby’s arrival was not disclosed. Prince William and Kate attend a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Photo: AP “Their royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” Kensington…

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Sandi Toksvig pays tribute to 'lovely' 15 to 1 host William G Stewart

Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has paid tribute to “lovely” 15 to 1 host William G Stewart, calling him a “consummate TV professional”. The Bake Off host added it was “sad news” to hear of his death on Thursday. Stewart, who was 84, was 15 to 1’s host from 1988 to 2003, with Toksvig taking over in 2014. Channel 4 was “saddened” by the news, saying the “broadcasting legend” had “inimitable style” which “set 15 to 1 apart from all other quiz shows”. “Our thoughts are with his friends and family” the…

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William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 84

William G Stewart, the TV producer and director who became the long-time host of quiz show 15 to 1, has died aged 84. “Sadly William G Stewart passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family after a brief illness,” his agents confirmed. Stewart, a former Butlins redcoat who began his television career behind the camera, presented the Channel 4 show from 1988 to 2003. His stern, no-nonsense demeanour made him a firm favourite with viewers. ‘Like a severe teacher’ Yet his background was in TV sitcoms, producing and directing…

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Baby names: Olivia top for girls as William makes way for Muhammad

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular baby girls’ name in England and Wales, while Muhammad has entered the top 10 most popular boys’ names. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Olivia had reclaimed the top spot it previously held between 2008 and 2010. Harper has seen the biggest rise in popularity for girls while Jaxon is growing among boys. Results were based on names given on birth certificates, the ONS said. Oliver was still the most popular boys’ name across most of England and Wales, apart from…

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Prince George's first day of school went 'well': William

The Duke of Cambridge has said Prince George’s first day at school went smoothly after he was forced to manage parenting duties alone. The Duchess of Cambridge had hoped to join William on the school run on Thursday but is suffering from severe morning sickness and was too ill to attend, Kensington Palace said. Prince George shakes the hand of Helen Haslem, head of the lower school. Photo: AP But William said the day “went well” and joked that he was pleased another parent had problems with their children rather than…

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Sporting Lisbon's claims over West Ham’s attempted signing of midfielder William Carvalho ‘without foundation’, insist Premier League club

West Ham say Sporting Lisbon’s claims over the English club’s attempts to sign midfielder William Carvalho are “without foundation”. The Hammers’ proposed £23million deal for the Portugal international fell through before the transfer window closed on August 31. But Sporting claim the Premier League club never submitted an official bid for Carvalho, which led West Ham in turn to say it would sue the Lisbon-based side. Emails obtained by Sky Sports News appear to show there was direct communication about the player between the two clubs, with details published of…

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