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Rav Wilding left fighting for life after leg injury

TV presenter Rav Wilding’s freak leg injury on ITV show Splash! led to a blood clot in his lung which left him fighting for his life. Last night – as viewers tuned in to the first episode – he remained seriously ill, weeks after the original accident which happened during a gruelling training session.

“He is in a really bad way right now,” said his spokesman last night. Former Crimewatch and Strictly star Rav, 36, was forced to pull out of Splash! after being diagnosed with hamstring avulsion – where part of the tendon snaps away from the pelvis.

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Chris

Strictly Winner Chris Hollins to become a father

Chris Hollins was thrilled to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. The television presenter is, however, even more proud of his latest achievement.

Hollins, 42, is to become a father. Sarah Alexander, an account director for a media marketing company, whom he married last year, is expecting their first child. “An even smaller Hollins is on the way,” says Chris, the son of the former Chelsea footballer John Hollins. “Any tips for an expecting dad?”

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Natalie

Natalie Cassidy confirms EastEnders return

Natalie Cassidy has confirmed she is returning to 'EastEnders'. The 30-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Sonia Fowler - who she played from 1993 to 2007 - on the BBC One soap in January, and her alter-ego will be joined by daughter Rebecca, who she gave birth to back in 2000.

Natalie said: ''After seven years being out of the show, apart from the odd episode, I am extremely excited and honoured to be making a full-time return.

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Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff

Joe was 'sick and tired' of Kristina's workload

Joe Calzaghe split from Kristina Rihanoff because he was ''sick and tired'' of her workload.

The 41-year-old former world champion boxer and the 36-year-old dancing professional - who provides financial support to her family in Russia - called time on their relationship after four years together after they spent a lot of time apart while she was appearing in West End show 'Burn the Floor' in London and he was in Wales.

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Joe and Kristina 'mutually and amicably' split

They danced their way to romance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 but the love affair is over for boxer Joe Calzaghe and his pro partner turned girlfriend Kristina Rhianoff.

The couple have announced they have decided to split after four years together. Former world champion Joe and professional dancer Kristina blame their busy schedules for the amicable break up.

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Alesha

Alesha Dixon announces first pregnancy

Alesha Dixon is pregnant with her first child. A spokesman for Alesha confirmed the news. He said: "Alesha Dixon and her partner, Azuka Ononye, are delighted to announce that they are expecting their first child later this year.

"Alesha and Azuka are looking forward to this happy chapter in their lives and would request privacy to enjoy this happy and most important event."

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Kristina surprised by Strictly love

Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff has revealed that she never expected to find love while appearing on the show - but added that it was 'amazing' that happened.

The Russian-born dancer has been in a relationship with boxer Joe Calzaghe since they were partnered in the 2008 series - and although his run on the show was short-lived, their relationship has blossomed

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Laila

Ronnie O'Sullivan proposes to Laila Rouass

Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan is engaged after popping the question to beautiful actress Laila Rouass. Ronnie, nicknamed The Rocket, went down on one knee to the former Holby City star with a £55,000 diamond rock from Harrods.

The couple, who celebrated last week with a romantic dinner at a restaurant in London’s West End, are now busy ­making plans for the future. They have already bought their ­lovenest... a £2million, six-bedroom mansion in Ronnie’s ­native Essex.

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Karen Hardy

'I sobbed when I realised I could hear'

Karen Hardy is beaming with delight as she rushes in to the studio prior to commentating on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing competition, because during her Tube journey she has overheard a passenger whisper to a friend: "Look, there's that dancer from the telly!"

It is certainly not because the professional, who boasts a string of British, European and World Championship dancing titles, as well as the accolade of winning Strictly in 2006 when she partnered cricketer Mark Ramprakash, is hungry for public recognition.

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Denise

Denise and Phil complete tour line up

West End star Denise Van Outen and former England Cricketer Phil Tufnell are the final celebrities confirmed to perform on the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Live Tour.

They will join Tracey Beaker star Dani Harmer, much loved TV presenter Fern Britton, TV actress Lisa Riley, GB Olympian Louis Smith and former England Cricket captain and legend Michael Vaughan.

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Johnny

Johnny Ball dancing with Ian Waite

johnny Ball is taking to the dance floor with another bloke after his female partner fractured her ankle. Pro dancer Aliona Vilani was injured after her and the veteran telly host got their legs tangled in rehearsals.

She has been ruled out of next weekend’s first live show so dancer Ian Waite has stepped in to help Jonny do the MAN-go and practise his steps while bosses hunt for a female replacement.

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Laila

Ronnie potty for TV hottie

Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan is dating Strictly Come Dancing telly babe Laila Rouass. Rocket Ronnie, 36, has been seeing the 41-year-old star for some months, according to pals.

They were spotted together in public for the first time this week enjoying a coffee in a cafe in Wanstead, not far from Ronnie’s £1million home in Chigwell, Essex.

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Strictly & DOI Stars set for Master Chef

Celebrity Masterchef is back on BBC Two next month, returning to an evening slot at 6.30pm and with garden designer Diarmuid Gavin and singer Gareth Gates among the contestants.

Also taking part in the John Torode and Gregg Wallace-hosted series will be former Holby City star Laila Rouass, former Neighbours star Anne Charleston and TV presenters Michael Underwood, Zoe Salmon and Richard McCourt,

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Zoe

Zoe Lucker joins Waterloo Road

Former EastEnders star Zöe Lucker has joined the cast of school drama Waterloo Road. Lucker, who played Vanessa Gold in EastEnders, will play Carol Barry in Waterloo Road, a mother of three whose husband is in prison.

She said of her casting: "It's a show I've always enjoyed and I'm thrilled to be part of the outrageous Barry family.

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Chris

Chris Hollins' MCC take on France

Chris Hollins, the BBC frontman and former first-class cricketer, is part of the MCC team taking on France in memory of the only ever Olympic cricket match.

Hollins may be best known for foxtrotting his way to victory in Strictly Come Dancing in 2009, but he is also an excellent cricketer who played eight first-class matches for Oxford University.

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Natalie

Natalie joining the Loose Women panel

Ex-EastEnder Natalie Cassidy will join the Loose Women panel this week. She will make her debut on Friday having appeared as a guest several times and revealed she “can’t wait” to air her opinions.

Natalie, 28, added: “Ever since Celebrity Big Brother people have been tweeting that they’d love to see me as a Loose Woman and now it’s happening. I can be very opinionated.”

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Natalie Cassidy reunites with Cottrell

Natalie Cassidy has reunited with her former fiancé Adam Cottrell. The Celebrity Big Brother and EastEnders star called off her engagement to Cottrell last year after he was charged with assaulting her.

He pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work and placed on a restraining order, which was later lifted.

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