POP band Steps are back with with a brand new album and tour.
Fans have been loving the return of the group, ever since their big comeback in 2011.
When is What The Future Holds out?
What The Future Holds is Steps' sixth album.
It is released TODAY (November 27, 2020) – the single of the same name was released on September 9, 2020.
A year after the release of the new album, the band will tour the UK from November to December 2021 with 14 shows.
For this tour they'll be supported by Sophie Ellis Bextor.
What have Steps said about the new album?
Claire Richards from Steps sat down with Bizarre and spoke about the band's new music.
She said: "We’d had such a massive success with our last album Tears On The Dancefloor that this second stage of our reunion, we’ve just taken each day as it comes really.
"There wasn’t a ten-year plan. We had that album, we were going to do it, see how it went and make the decision if we wanted to do it again."
Steps' Lisa revealed their title track was originally written by Sia to keep for herself, but after finishing the lyrics felt it would better suit Steps so gave them the song.
What The Future Holds song list
The album's track listing has been released.
There are 12 songs on What The Future Holds:
1. What The Future Holds 2. Something In Your Eyes 3. Clouds 4. To The Beat Of My Heart 5. Father's Eyes 6. One Touch 7. Under My Skin 8. Heartbreak In This City 9. Come And Dance With Me 10. Don't You Leave Us Halfway 11. To The One 12. Hold My Heart
Other songs on the new record are written by Greg Kurtstin, who is behind many songs sung by pop heavy-weights such as Adele and P!nk.
Claire, as well as Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian “H” Watkins, Faye Tozer and Lee Latchford-Evans, will be touring in 2021.
This Morning stars Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have opened up about their disastrous first date.
The husband and wife, both 60, were back on our screens on Friday to present the latest edition of the ITV daytime show.
Eamonn and Ruth chatted to new couple Emma and Alec at the beginning of the show about their budding romance.
The lovebirds from Preston chatted to the presenters about their dramatic second date which ended with a cliffside rescue.
Before they chatted to the couple, Eamonn and Ruth reminisced about their first date.
Eamonn asked his wife: "Do you remember our first date?"
"Our first date was to the cinema," Ruth informed viewers.
The Irish broadcaster replied: "Was it?"
"Can't you remember?," Loose Women host Ruth hit back.
"I was going to pay as a modern women but I went to the cash point it didn't work."
She continued: "You rescued me and paid for the tickets and I thought 'he's the one for me'.
Eamonn and Ruth began dating in 1997 after his split from his first wife Gabriele Holmes, with whom he has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall.
The couple kept their relationship a secret and Ruth gave birth to their son Jack in 2002.
Eamonn and Ruth tied the knot in 2010 at Elvetham Hall, near Hampshire.
The presenters have reportedly been dropped from the Friday slot on This Morning.
Ruth and Eamonn were told they were being axed from the ITV daytime show a month ago, reports The Sun.
With speculation running high as to who will fill their boots on the show, it has been suggested that their role will be handed over to former Big Brother contestant Alison Hammond, 45, and X Factor host Dermot O'Leary, 47.
In spite of the rumour mill running into overdrive, ITV have since shut down on-going speculation that Eammon and Ruth are leaving the programme.
A spokesperson for This Morning told Metro.co.uk: "We have a stellar presenting line up on This Morning in Holly and Phillip and Eamonn and Ruth.
"Any additions to this line up will be announced in due course."
Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) say goodbye to Oliver in Coronation Street tonight (November 27), as the young boy dies in incredibly emotional scenes.
It’s been a difficult week for Leanne, as she prepared to go to court and represent herself in one final bid to save Oliver’s life.
However, when her son arrested during Wednesday’s episodes (November 25), she came to realise that Oliver would continue to suffer if he is kept alive.
Therefore, she made the decision to drop the appeal.
Oliver’s final day arrives in tonight’s double-bill, and Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) and Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) show up at the hospital to say goodbye.
Meanwhile, Leanne prepares herself for what’s to come.
However, she later insists that she must go home and get Oliver’s favourite pyjamas.
Nick is present at the house when she does so, and thus he informs her that now is the time to say goodbye.
What is mitochondrial disease?
Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body (except red blood cells).
Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole organ systems begin to fail.
The parts of the body, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, requiring the greatest amounts of energy are the most affected.
Symptoms vary depending on the organ(s) affected but may include seizures, atypical cerebral palsy, autistic features, developmental problems, fainting and temperature instability.
According to The Lily Foundation, the prognosis depends upon the severity of the disease and other criteria. As more research funds are raised to find more effective treatments and ultimately a cure, some of the affected children and adults are living fairly normal lives with mitochondrial disease.
In other cases, children may not be able to see, hear, talk or walk. Affected children may not survive beyond their teenage years. Adult onset can result in drastic changes from an active lifestyle to a debilitating ilness is a short amount of time.
Treatment plans vary from patient to patient but involve therapies, diet changes and other means to try and slow the progress of the disease.
You can find out more information from the NHS here.
Leanne admits she can’t do it, but she later musters up the strength to return to the hospital.
Steve and Leanne sit with Oliver, and serenade him once more with a rendition of You are my Sunshine.
Nick and Tracy (Kate Ford) are heartbroken, as they listen from the hospital corridor.
The singing stops and thus they know that Oliver has died.
Coronation Street continues Friday November 27 at 7:30pm on ITV.
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Tina Carter’s (Luisa Brashaw-White) exit is swiftly approaching in EastEnders, but with the young woman set to antagonise Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) ahead of his deadly attack, could she end up serving time behind bars?
Mick (Danny Dyer) hasn’t been his usual self as of late, and this is something that Tina has picked up on.
Viewers will know that the former pub landlord discovered that Frankie Lewis (Rose Ayling-Ellis) is his daughter, and his former carer Katy (Simone Lahbib) abused him.
While Katy has since denied the abuse and refuted that Frankie is Mick’s, exploring his past has left Mick confused and upset.
Tina finds Mick rather despondent in the coming episodes, and she believes that this is due to him having lost the Vic.
Therefore, she decides to make it her mission to get Ian out of the Vic once and for all…
Later in the week, Tina tells Mick that he can get the pub back, but Mick lashes out at her, and she’s stunned, having no idea what he is going through.
An upset Tina therefore heads in the direction of The Vic, and — later — Ian is left lying motionless on the floor.
The question is: did Tina attack Ian?
What’s more, will she go to prison for it?
Actress Luisa will be departing the BBC One soap soon enough, so could this perhaps serve as her exit story?
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The Nov. 19, 1998 episode of Friends became an instant classic. Twenty two years later, Monica’s (Courteney Cox) dance with a turkey on her head remains an iconic Thanksgiving moment, turned into ubiquitous gifs.
On Thanksgiving 2020, Cox took to Instagram to celebrate the holiday and reflect on the infamous turkey dance scene.
“I’m feeling so thankful,” Cox said before going darker and adding that if she sees one more gif of herself “with a turkey on my head dancing like a f**king fool, I’m just gonna snap.”
After a snippet of the classic video, Cox added, “So anyhow, since I’m the symbol of Thanksgiving, here you go, hope it makes you happy.” She then recreated the dance in her kitchen.
The Friends reunion for HBO Max, originally slated for this past spring, is now expected to film in 2021 after being delayed by the pandemic
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Kim Tate (played by Claire King) has been absent from Emmerdale for some time but her son Jamie Tate (Alexander Lincoln) has stepped into her shoes as the resident village villain. Andrea Tate (Anna Nightingale) and Jamie recently came to an agreement over the custody of their daughter Millie but could Kim’s return spell trouble for Andrea?
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Anna addressed the possibility of Jamie getting full custody of
“I don’t think Andrea under any circumstances would let that happen other than if there was a reason why she couldn’t do it anymore.
“She would fight for her daughter as far as she could go.”
Although Andrea feels Jamie’s presence is positive for Millie, she certainly doesn’t feel that way about Kim.
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“That one she would definitely fight to the end for,” Anna said.
“I think she knows that Jamie an amazing father but she’s not sold on Kim
“She’s had more than enough reason to feel like Kim would actually have a negative effect on Millie’s life.”
Kim is no stranger to using underhand tactics to get what she wants no matter who gets in her way.
Could Jamie have asked Kim to do whatever it takes to prevent Andrea from having custody of Millie?
The Emmerdale star was asked whether she would like to see a figure from Andrea’s past join the village.
Anna said: “I think that would be awesome and it would give such a different side to Andrea.
“Whether or not that be a good ally or somebody that she’s got a history with.
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“And whether that be a family member or another relationship.”
“It’ll affect what’s going on with her relationships right now,” she shared.
“I think she’s made some great allies in a short space of time, like Leyla and Priya.
“She’s built some good friendships around her but it’s been very hard for her.”
“She’s coming into a village where you’ve got a lot of families and a lot of history [and it’s hard] to feel like you’ve got people that could be on your side,” Anna continued.
And so to have somebody that means something [would be great].
“But what you could also have with that is history with somebody else that could then bring its own challenges and excitement.”
Sheridan Smith is set to have a busy 2021, with reports suggesting she is lining up a huge television stint.
The Cilla actress is believed to be back at work, just six months after welcoming her first child, son Billy, into the world with fiancé Jamie Horn.
Sheridan, 39, will star on a revamped edition of the hit nineties and noughties show, Stars In Their Eyes, previously presented by Leslie Crowther, Matthew Kelly and Cat Deeley.
The new series which is rumoured to begin filming in May will be named Starstruck, reports The Sun.
Guests on the show will still dress up as their favourite musicians and perform some of the music industry's biggest tracks.
A source told the publication: "Starstruck is a new take on telly classic Stars In Their Eyes and will see the public living out their dreams on stage as their idols."
The publication reports that Starstruck was supposed to get to work this year but the coronavirus pandemic abruptly brought things to a halt.
Sheridan Smith and Will Mellor 'haven't spoken in 4 years' as she won't answer his calls
"Her job will be to critique the acts and then give them advice after they have performed," the source added.
"Along with being a fantastic actress, Sheridan is a talented singer and after playing Cilla Black in the ITV show about her life, she knows a thing or two about impersonating amazing singers."
During its heyday, Stars In Their Eyes managed to rake in roughly 13 million viewers for the grand finale episodes.
Sheridan Smith leaves Becoming Mum fans in tears as she opens up on near death trauma
Sheridan, who has also appeared in Gavin and Stacey, also revealed she is getting to work penning her first autobiography after years of being asked.
The new mum will detail the highs and lows of her life and career.
She will also reveal all about her battles with anxiety and depression, which saw her rushed to hospital after becoming addicted to anti-anxiety medication.
Opening up on her documentary Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum, she recalled being left humiliated following a joke about her West End performance in Funny Girl.
She said: "What people didn't know was that I had become addicted to anti-anxiety tablets. That night I took myself off to a hotel, in my crazy mind I thought I don't want to be in rehab I will do it myself. So I went there and just stopped my tablets.
"Weirdly, my friend had rung me and she came to the hotel. It’s a miracle that she did now like someone was looking out for me because what I didn’t realise is if you stop that medication, stop these tablets abruptly, you seizure.
"To cut a long story short, I seized five times, I got rushed to A&E and she [the friend] was the one who got me breathing again."
Daily Star has approached Sheridan Smith for comment.
The Masked Singer moved to Thursday night this week so that Broccoli and Mushroom could be part of America's Thanksgiving table. Along with Jellyfish, the remaining Group C contestants competed for a chance to advance to the Super Six. But with only two slots available, that meant either Broccoli, Mushroom or Jellyfish would end up as a Thanksgiving leftover and head home at the end of the night.
Broccoli, Mushroom and Jellyfish started off the evening by serving up a group performance of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," complete with some additional clues. Jellyfish teased an "Oscar moment," Broccoli showed off some "toes & knees" and Mushroom has ties to "Washington."
In the spirit of the holiday, the clue packages consisted of the disguised singers' loved ones sharing additional information about the person under the mask. Then after each undercover star took the stage, they brought out a turkey that featured one more game-changing clue to help panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, joined this week by returning guest judge Jay Pharoah, make sense of who might be under the costumes.
Jellyfish continued the evening with their solo performance of Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" and had the judges thinking they could be a reality star like Kylie Jenner. Then Mushroom took the stage with a powerful version of Katy Perry's "Unconditionally."
"This one is frustrating me the most,” Scherzinger, 42, said of trying to figure out Mushroom's identity. "Every performance Mushroom does, for me, is transcending.”
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The judges suggested Taye Diggs, Jaden Smith or The Weeknd for the fungus, but Mushroom said "the panel is totally tripping" when it came to their guesses.
Broccoli closed out with Bob Seger's “Old Time Rock & Roll” and afterward revealed that he's older than the microwave. McCarthy, 48, teased that her dad might be beneath the veggie getup based on his dance moves.
After the judges' and virtual audience's votes were tabulated, host Nick Cannon declared that Jellyfish would swim right into the Super Six, while Broccoli and Mushroom would face off in the Smackdown round. Broccoli began with his rendition of "Take Me Home to Alabama"; Mushroom hit back with Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You."
Ultimately, the judges chose Mushroom to stay and head to the Super Six, meaning Broccoli would have to unmask. The panelists offered up their final guesses, including Wayne Newton, Neil Sedaka, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr and Al Roker. Thicke, 43, nailed it though with his thought that Canadian Paul Anka could be underneath the produce ensemble.
"I'm very humbled because we have gone through something in our country and to have this kind of fun and enjoy this like this, you should all be very, very proud," the legendary singer, 79, said of his time on the show after being unmasked.
Read on for more clues about Group C before Jellyfish and Mushroom join Crocodile, Popcorn, Seahorse and Sun in next week's Super Six.
Song: “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
Clues: a fidget spinner; a tic-tac-toe game; a calculator with the numbers 57714 ("hills" upside down!); a nail file; a golden stapler; “Getting this far feels like a dream because I’m a Masked Singer superfan.”
From Jellyfish’s Accountant Sister: “Jellyfish has always been the rebel of our by-the-book family. In reality, she’s also the overachiever.”; “Even though she’s ticked off so many accomplishments already, she’s always eager to challenge herself in new arenas.”; “With her work ethic, it’s no surprise she’s come this far.”; “You’re No. 1.”
Turkey clue: “If you find this you’ll know I never performed on a stage quite like this before.”
Clues: a doll; a bull; a boxing ring; a yearbook with the message “K.I.T.”; “I’m so grateful to have this kind of fun on stage again.”
From Mushroom’s Secret Confidant: “Mushroom has always been a go-getter. In high school, Mushroom was class president with a GPA over 4.0. When Mushroom’s mind is set on something, Mushroom goes after it hardcore. Whenever it’s helping underprivileged youth or making phone calls for important causes, Mushroom’s work ethic is unrivaled.”
Turkey clue: “The name that I go by now was not my name when I first sprouted.”
Judges’ guesses: Taye Diggs, Jaden Smith, The Weeknd
Song: “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger
Clues: a Jason mask; five beetles; a moose; dice; “In my line of work, I am no stranger to women fawning over me.”; “What can I say? Ladies love a frontman.”
From Broccoli’s Leading Ladies: “Broccoli is truly the ringmaster of our lives. He’s always been the greatest showman. He’s larger than life. He lives to light up a room. And his showbiz stories are legendary. As a kid he used to sneak into the local circus and cut holes into the curtain so he could watch the show, dreaming about being one of the performers. Until he got caught.”; “He approaches everything with unparalleled perfectionism and pizazz.”
Turkey clue: “Do not put your broccoli in the microwave, which was invented after I was born.”
Judges’ guesses: Paul Anka, Al Roker, Ringo Starr
The Masked Singer returns Wednesday (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.
So many characters came and went on Dexter, but anyone who’s seen the Showtime series will probably never forget James Doakes.
A Sergeant in the Miami Metro Police Department’s homicide unit, Doakes was a rough and tough officer who’d always had a hunch about Dexter Morgan. After a few episodes, Doakes grew to become a fan-favorite and standout member on the show. But as viewers know, his time on Dexter was short-lived.
Still, fans have continued to talk about him and have even expressed interest in seeing him on a show of his own.
James Doakes was a main cast member on ‘Dexter’
Viewers were introduced to Doakes (Erik King) in season 1. Doakes was suspicious of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) from the jump, telling him early on that he creeped him out. But he could never figure out why. Over time, he started to feel that Dexter knew more about a series of murders in Miami than he let on, but he still struggled to find any hard evidence.
By season 2, his concern had grown to full-on obsession — to the point where Doakes started raising suspicions that he might actually be the Bay Harbor Butcher. Eventually, Doakes got the proof he needed and confronted Dexter about his double life. However, he wound up getting captured, killed, and, ultimately, named as Miami’s killer.
Fans would love to see James Doakes in a spinoff
In the years since the show wrapped, fans have been vocal about a Doakes spinoff. One popular idea on Reddit is a prequel focusing on Doakes’s life during his time in the military, including his black ops missionsand their effects. One commenter mentioned María LaGuerta’s comment about how Doakes “used to laugh” and expressed interest in seeing how life changed him.
Agreeing, another Redditor said, “Totally! I wish we had learned more about him before he was killed off. Could have been super interesting.” A second fan added, “I’d see plenty of room to explore his character as well as fun crossovers such as cameos from Dexter’s foes. They could play devious ‘victims’, informants, or suspects.”
But at the same time, many wondered how a Doakes spinoff would fare on a larger scale. “Your idea would be pretty interesting but I don’t see how they can make it into a long running series, mostly because we know how it ends,” read one comment. “I think it’s kind of a novelty idea; something that would gather pretty high interest at first but since the ending (Doakes’ death) is already known, interest is lost rather fast.”
There seemingly haven’t been any serious talks about a Doakes spinoff, but there is more ‘Dexter’ on the way
Deadline revealed in October that Dexter will return for a 10-episode revival. The details are still pretty limited, but it will reportedly air sometime in 2021. In the meantime, read more of our Dexter coverage below.
Emily J. Hoe took over as executive director of the Singapore International Film Festival just as the world was waking up to the coronavirus as a full-on pandemic. A calm head helped prevail and deliver a slimmed down, but still familiar, event that is presented in physical form and partially online.
Variety: You have a background in arts management. What did you bring to the festival. Emily Hoe: I’ve worked in the arts in Singapore since 2007. I actually started as a marketing manager for a small, independent multidisciplinary organization called The Substation. And at that time we had a really strong film program. Then I went to the Esplanade, with the National Performing Arts. I came to the Singapore International Film Festival and started the day before the circuit breaker (Singapore’s stay-at-home reaction to the coronavirus) began.
I’ve had three careers. My first was actually in retail management, which gave me a lot of insight into customers. How you deal with them, how to put them first and how to engage. Coming into the Film Festival, obviously it’s very fun, front-facing.
How did the planning go?
We went through multiple planning contingencies, breaking it down into the different programs, and making contingency after contingency plan as the environment changed. So, it feels like we’ve actually programmed the festival a number of times over.
What were the decisions that led to this particular format, which is a hybrid format? Doing just the normal physical festival was obviously quite dicey. Then we looked at a hybrid and then fully online. And we had to really evaluate, should the show go on. For us it was also hugely important to continue to be that platform that is present and current and able to support the film makers, to continue to be that ground for development, and to allow the industry side also to continue.
We’ve never done online screening screenings before. So that leads us down into a rabbit hole of trying to work out what platforms we use, what these different platforms offer. One of the main priorities was making sure that the filmmaker’s works were as protected as possible. Unfortunately I don’t think any of them are foolproof.
Which system did you go with in the end? We are actually working with our Singapore partner, the independent cinema called The Projector. They actually built their own virtual platform called Projector Plus.
How much smaller is the program? We are at about 70 films, instead of around 90. When we first did the call for entry earlier in the year, we did not know what we’re going to get back. That’s because the independent film industry (saw production very hit by the coronavirus). And even the big studios were struggling, titles were getting pushed out and delayed. So it makes us even more grateful to know that more than 90% of the films that we have in the festival are actually 2020 releases. We’ve been pleasantly surprised.
Do you have to limit how many people are going to see the film and pay the rights accordingly? Yes, there’s restrictions on all cinemas depending on the size of the cinema and these safe management measures that have been put in place. At the moment the maximum number of people in any cinema in Singapore is 150. We’ve got some films that are only theatrical screenings, and some that are both online and physical. None that are online only. If you’ve got a filmmaker that says, you know I envisaged this film to be on the big screen with a lot of audience, we try to respect that.
How are the Q&A’s with film makers and panels being handled? They’re all going online. They will actually be recorded. What we’re doing is we’re collecting questions from audience members before the screenings. Many of the questions will then be posed to the filmmakers. We would love to do it live. We thought maybe we could do it live-streamed in the cinema, but that’s just encouraging people to hang around, which we don’t want these days.
What are your current thoughts on the state of Southeast Asian cinema? We have a Southeast Asian focus. We want to make sure that we continue with the South and Southeast Asian short film competition. We’ve got our Asian features section and, with the producers, the Southeast Asian Film Lab. It’s very much an area that we want to continue to support and develop. The potential there is enormous.
You have this weird situation where you kick off the festival, but there’s no red carpet. How do you know it started? When we realized we couldn’t do red carpet we were actually exploring whether we could do a drive-in cinema, reworking that beautiful classic. But in the end, we couldn’t. It’ll be on social media, so there’ll be photos to prove it (laughs).