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Who is Joe McFadden, what school did he go to and is he married? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestant and Holby City star

SCOTTISH actor Joe McFadden has taken to the dance floor as one of the celebs on Strictly Come Dancing 2017. The star – best known for his role as hunky telly doctor Raffaello di Lucca in medical drama Holby City – is paired with dancer Katya Jones. Who is Joe McFadden? Joe McFadden is an […]

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SCOTTISH actor Joe McFadden has taken to the dance floor as one of the celebs on Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

The star – best known for his role as hunky telly doctor Raffaello di Lucca in medical drama Holby City – is paired with dancer Katya Jones.

Joe McFadden is one of the celebrities appearing on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Joe McFadden?

Joe McFadden is an actor who was born in Glasgow in 1975.

He was the third of four siblings, but was the only child to be interested in acting.

Joe attended Holyroood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow.

He started acting after his drama teacher suggested he go for a small part in TV show Taggart at the age of 12.

The star was born and raised in Glasgow
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At the age of 15, he had already moved onto his next acting project.

Joe McFadden is also well-known for his love of theatre and has starred in several big shows over the years.

But he is perhaps best known for his role in BBC drama Holby City.

Joe is currently single, and his last public relationship was with Scottish actress Kirsty Mitchell.

What has Joe McFadden starred in?

After starring in Taggart at the age of 12, Joe McFadden went on to appear in shows like Scottish soap Take the High Road, The Crowd Road and Sex, Chips & Rock n’ Roll throughout his teen years and early twenties.

He also appeared in telly movie Bumping the Odds in 1997, before going on to star in The Law in 2000 and Raphael: A Mortal God in 2004.

Joe McFadden has also appeared in films like the 1996 Small Faces, the 1998 Dad Savage and The Trouble With Men and Women in 2003.

The actor also had a starring role in The Crow Road

The Scots actor had some small roles in TV series like The Afternoon Play in 2005 and Judge John Deed in 2006, before he landed a major role as smouldering Doctor Jack Marshall in BBC drama Cranford.

Joe McFadden came to the nation’s attention after scoring a role in hit drama Heartbeat as heartthrob PC Joe Mason from 2007 to 2009.

Joe also had a short stint in BBC medical drama Casualty, before ITV’s Heartbeat was cancelled in 2009.

The actor didn’t return to telly until 2014 when he began his role as Raffaello Di Luca on Holby City.

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The actor came to the nation’s attention as heartthrob PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat[/caption]

What else has Joe McFadden been up to?

Joe McFadden has done more than just appear on your telly – the Scots actor is also well-known for his theatre work.

Between 1997 and 2009, the actor appeared in several theatre roles including Rent, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Rainbow Kiss.

He also wrote for the National Theatre of Scotland in 2011 before starring in the Alan Ayckbourn play Haunting Julie in 2012.

He’s also appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The star has also done voice acting for the Harry Potter video games and The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game in 2013.

The actor has worked with greats like Robert Carlyle, Dame Judi Dench, and Sir Ian McKellan.

He is also known to have supported charity Cahonas Scotland alongside fellow Scottish actor Sam Heughan.

The actor has also appeared in theatre shows like Rent

When is Strictly Come Dancing 2017 on and who are the judges?

Strictly Come Dancing launched on September 9 on BBC One, with the live shows kicking off on September 23.

Strictly always airs on BBC One in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time.

There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November.

This year sees a new judging lineup after head judge Len Goodman retired.

He has been replaced by Shirley Ballas who joins returning judges Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood on the panel.

There are three new professional dancers joining the existing pros; Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden and Nadiya Bychkova.

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Ferne McCann reveals she sneezed and wet herself live on camera while filming her reality show

FERNE McCann reveals she sneezed and wet herself live on camera while filming her reality show. The former Towie star has landed her own show which documents her pregnancy with first child, daughter Sunday. In a new clip, Ferne attends a hypnobirthing session with her mum Gilly, who she had chosen as her birthing partner. […]

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FERNE McCann reveals she sneezed and wet herself live on camera while filming her reality show.

The former Towie star has landed her own show which documents her pregnancy with first child, daughter Sunday.

Ferne McCann sneezes and wets herself in her reality show which airs tonight

In a new clip, Ferne attends a hypnobirthing session with her mum Gilly, who she had chosen as her birthing partner.

After taking their seats, Ferne sneezed before exclaiming: “I’ve just weed”.

When her mum asks if she is joking, she replies: “I did have a bit of a dribble in my knickers.

“My pelvic floor muscles aren’t up to scratch”.

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Ferne had hoped for a stress-free labour
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The mum-to-be managed to have some fun during her pregnancy too
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Speaking to camera, the 27-year-old also revealed she wanted a stress-free birth.

She said: “I don’t want any screaming, shouting, swearing.

“I just want the most natural pain-free birth that I can have.”

But fans of Ferne will know it didn’t quite go to plan as she revealed the details of her labour in a previous trailer.

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Ferne welcomed daughter Sunday last month
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She said: “They describe it as the ring of fire – it’s the crowning of the head.

“I’ve never experienced a pain like it.”

The one-off programme is bound to show the highs and lows of Ferne’s pregnancy, which she had to go through alone after boyfriend Arthur Collins was arrested following an acid attack in a London nightclub.

While Ferne has admitted to crying every day over the drama, there are funny moments in the show as well.

Another clip sees a heavily pregnant Ferne sitting in a taxi with a friend when she reveals she’s not wearing any knickers – and gives a slightly unusual explanation as to why not.

The star has given fans access to her pregnancy
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She says: “I haven’t got knickers on now because where I have got bigger down below the knickers are just going to dent it.

“Nothing worse than bad VPL, but nothing worse than a sweaty vagina.”

Ferne McCann: First Time Mum airs tonight on ITVBe at 9pm


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Mel B cuts off tattoo tribute to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte leaving her with 13 stitches and a scar

MEL B has sensationally undergone a dramatic surgery to have a seven-year-old tattoo, dedicated to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, cut off her body. The former Spice Girl, currently in the midst of a divorce from the film producer who she claims abused her, showed off 13 stitches on her rib cage after she had the inking […]

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MEL B has sensationally undergone a dramatic surgery to have a seven-year-old tattoo, dedicated to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, cut off her body.

The former Spice Girl, currently in the midst of a divorce from the film producer who she claims abused her, showed off 13 stitches on her rib cage after she had the inking sliced off, rather than lasered away.

Mel B, right, has had a tattoo on her ribs hacked away to remove the name of her ex Stephen Belafonte, left

The offending tattoo reads “Stephen, till death do us part you own my heart” – but Mel has only had the word Stephen cut away from her flesh.

Instead of going through a lengthy, and equally painful, laser removal process Mel opted to have a local anaesthetic to have the skin taken off.

Explaining the shocking decision to go under the knife, 42-year-old Mel said: “I wanted the tattoo removed to help close the final chapter on a toxic relationship.

“Even though I’ve taken the steps to remove Stephen’s name from my body, the domestic abuse will forever remain with me.”

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Other tattoos Mel has include various tribal art inkings, a Chinese character on her stomach, a large dragon on her left shoulder blade, a phoenix on her right arm and her ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy’s name on her hip.

Leeds native Mel filed for divorce from Hollywood filmmaker Stephen – who she wed in 2007 – in March this year.

During a bitter court battle accusations were made against Stephen that he has been abusive to Mel, splashed cash carelessly and got the family nanny pregnant – while he claimed Mel has had an addiction problem that made her a bad mum.

TMZ claims they have now decided to share custody and to arrange a schedule for physical care between them, though neither is paying child support.

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Stephen and Mel have a daughter of their own called Madison[/caption]

The couple have a six-year-old daughter called Madison, while Stephen was also dad to Mel’s daughters Phoenix, 18, and Angel, 10.

Legal wranglings between the pair are ongoing, and it’s been reported that part of their divorce deal will involve Stephen “throwing out sex tapes” they made.

And the divorce settlement came to £6.5m, with business associates saying Mel will pay the producer around £3m over three years plus £3.5m from the sale of their home.

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Mel has also allegedly been in talks with Lorraine Gilles, the nanny who sued her for claiming she’d had an affair with Stephen and fallen pregnant, to ensure the sex tapes will never be seen.

Meanwhile Stephen has threatened to sue Mel’s mum Andrea, 60, for claiming he abused Mel and the family.


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Who is Joe Pasquale? Comedian and I’m A Celebrity 2004 winner who is featuring in Christmas pantomime

COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale completed a UK tour earlier this year but is perhaps still best known for winning I’m A Celebrity back in 2004. The 56-year-old funnyman is currently doing panto in Bristol and is also appearing on How To Spend It Well at Christmas. Here’s what you need to know about Joe… Who is […]

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COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale completed a UK tour earlier this year but is perhaps still best known for winning I’m A Celebrity back in 2004.

The 56-year-old funnyman is currently doing panto in Bristol and is also appearing on How To Spend It Well at Christmas. Here’s what you need to know about Joe…

Joe Pasquale is a comedian whose performed at the Queen’s Royal Variety Show six times
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Who is Joe Pasquale?

Joe, 56, is an English comedian, actor and TV presenter – who’s known for his unusually high pitched voice.

He has done six Royal Variety Performances, most recently in 2005, and admitted he once got so drunk that his fellow performers avoided him for the entire night.

Joe was apparently the ‘most drunk’ he had ever been when greeting the Queen that night.

As well as his live comedy, Joe has done several theatre shows.

He played Smee in Peter Pan for nine years, alongside Leslie Grantham, who played Dirty Den in EastEnders, and has also starred in Jack in the Beanstalk and Cinderella.

Joe completed his UK tour for his show The Devil In Disguise over the summer.

Joe won I’m a Celebrity in 2004
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What TV programmes has Joe Pasquale been in?

Joe is best known for winning I’m a Celebrity in 2004, beating stiff competition from the likes of Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell and Irish nightclub owner Fran Cosgrave.

He was the first celeb ever to earn full stars in a bushtucker trial, after climbing out of an airborne helicopter and collecting stars as he walked down a ladder.

After being crowned Jungle King, Joe went on to present The Price is Right in 2006, which aired on ITV on weekdays at 2pm and 5pm.

Joe appeared on the eighth series of Dancing on Ice in 2013, finishing in sixth place with skating partner Vicky Ogden.

He returned for the final All Stars series a year later but was eliminated in the very first week.

Joe has also made guest appearances on Celebrity Mastermind, Total Wipeout, Loose Women, and The Chase: Celebrity Special.

He also appeared on The Nightly Show, ITV’s unsuccessful late night chat show with a rotating cast of hosts. He had his nipple pierced on telly and did an outrageous striptease for host Bradley Walsh.

Joe was on the All Stars version of Dancing on Ice in 2014, with skating partner Robin Johnstone
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When is Joe Pasquale’s UK tour?

Joe will take his comedy act around England in summer 2017, with 45 tour dates in July, August, and early September.

The tour, called The Devil In Disguise, explores how everyone has a good side and a bad side.

Joe promises to talk about the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Action Man, and Genghis Khan.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and start at a reasonable £17.50.

Does Joe Pasquale have a famous son?

Joe’s son is actor Joe Tracini, 28, who is best known for playing Dennis Savage in Hollyoaks between 2011 and 2014.

Joe Tracini is one of five kids – his siblings are called Tina Tracini, Vicky Pasquale, Dani Pasquale and Kerry Pasquale.

Joe was married to Alison Pasquale for eight years, eventually splitting in 1986, and is currently married to Debbie Pasquale.

Hollyoaks star Joe Tracini is the comedian’s son
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