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Jack Whitehall's Casting As Gay Character In Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Slammed


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Disney is facing a backlash over the casting of Jack Whitehall as the studio’s first openly gay major film character in the upcoming film Jungle Cruise.

The comedian, who is straight, announced he was “honoured” at being appointed to the role for the film, due to arrive in 2019. However, the news has led to some criticism from the LGBTQ+ community, with many asking why Disney couldn’t have given the role to a gay actor.

Furthermore, reports on Wednesday (August 15th) that Whitehall’s character will be “hugely effete” and “very camp” led to campaigners for LGBTQ+ rights warned that Disney risked getting the tone wrong for a potential watershed moment by “playing up to negative tropes and received ideas about queer people”.

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Work Commitments See The End Of Jack Whitehall And Gemma Chan's Relationship


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This Christmas might not be the best for British comedian Jack Whitehall, who has recently split from his partner of six years Gemma Chan. It seems the pair are simply too busy for a relationship as their careers continue to blossom, but they are at least staying friends.

Jack Whitehall and Gemma Chan at the Vogue 100th Anniversary GalaJack Whitehall and Gemma Chan at the Vogue 100th Anniversary Gala

29-year-old Jack and 35-year-old Gemma first met on the set of 'Fresh Meat' and have been dating ever since. However, in September they finally called it quits as it becomes increasingly difficult to enjoy couple time together. Gemma has apparently moved back in with her parents in Kent. 

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Jack Whitehall and an Injured Idris Elba Seen Leaving Sexy Fish Restaurant in Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th August 2017

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Jack Whitehall , Gemma Chan - The Bad Education Movie" - World Premiere - VIP Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th August 2015

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Cast, Jack Whitehall, Kae Alexander, Nikki Runeckles, Charlie Wernham, Layton Williams and Ethan Lawrence

The Bad Education Movie Trailer


The end of GCSE exams is approaching and, while many students around the country will be preparing for a messy weekend in Magaluf, it's a guarantee that none of their antics will match those of Mr. Wickers and his troublemaking class. He's always been a terrible teacher, but for Alfie Wickers, a true adventure is needed to seal his unbreakable bond with his tearaway pupils - and so it's off to Cornwall they go, to the chagrin of the kids' worried mothers. It might seem like an innocent school trip, but they're forced to prepare themselves for some unexpected incidents involving seriously menacing farmer locals, as well as Alfie's ruthless old school chums. It gets even worse when the group go missing, and wind up wanted by police and all over the news. But it still could go down as the best school trip ever.

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Jack Whitehall Wins 'King Of Comedy' For Third Time


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Jack Whitehall has been named as “king of comedy” for the third consecutive year at the British Comedy Awards 2014.

The 26 year old comedian and actor won the publicly-voted prize at the ceremony in Wembley, north-west London, on Tuesday evening. He beat the other nominated contenders David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Graham Norton, Greg Davies and Jo Brand.

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Jack Whitehall won 'King of Comedy' at the BBC Comedy Awards for a third time a row

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James Corden And Julia Carey "Delighted" To Be Expecting Second Child


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James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child together, a rep has confirmed to the Mirror. The couple were last spotted at the weekends TV BAFTAs on Sunday night where a very small bump could clearly been seen under Carey's form-fitting black dress but now the news has been confirmed officially.

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James Corden & Julia Carey Have Announced They're Expecting A Baby.

"James and Julia have loved every minute of becoming parents to their toddler Max and were keen to give him a brother or sister who is close in age," said the representative. "They're delighted to be pregnant again and can't wait to expand the family."

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Is BBC3 Facing Closure Despite High Profile Opposition?


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In 2010 BBC 6Music was saved following a vocal campaign from both high profile individuals in the music industry and fans of the show. Fast-forward 4 years and a similarly niche sub-section of the BBC – the television channel BBC3 – is facing extinction, unless a social media campaign and some celebrity backers can save it.

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The news of BBC3’s impending downgrade from fully fledged digital channel to limited online-only content provider came as Tony Hall made a speech last week, in which he said "tough choices" would have to be made if the corporation was to meet its savings target.

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Addison Cresswell Dead At 53: Remembering The Top Comedy Agent


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The British comedy scene has been left in shock after the unexpected death of top manager and agent Addison Cresswell who passed away in his sleep at home on Sunday (21st Dec.) night aged just 53 after what is believed to have been a heart attack.

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The Agent Behind Some Of The Biggest Comedy Names (Such As Michael McIntyre, Pictured) Has Died.

A sorrowful statement released from his company confirmed "Agent, producer and charity fundraiser Addison Cresswell passed away in his sleep at home last night at the age of 53. "Widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry, his clients included Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Dara O Briain and Sean Lock.

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British Comedy Awards 2013: Jack Whitehall, David Mitchell, Sarah Millican Up For Funny Crown


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The nominations are in for this year's British Comedy Awards King or Queen. Out of various awards for television performances, breakthrough comedians, and entertainment personalities, one comedian will rise to be crowned the year's King or Queen of Comedy at the ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross.

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Sarah Millican [L] & David Mitchell [R] Are Both Up For The Comedy Award.

Though there are 15 categories in total, only one - the King or Queen of Comedy - is open to public voting meaning British people will choose their favourite comedian of the year. Entertainers up for one of the country's most prestigious comedy awards include Jack Whitehall, David Mitchell, Sarah Millican, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Alan Carr.

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Jack Whitehall And His Father Team Up In 'Backchat': What's The Verdict?


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Jack Whitehall teams up with his theatrical agent father for his latest show 'Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad', the first episode of which has hit TV screens to a warm welcome.

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Michael and Jack Whitehall team up for the latter's latest show

Jack Whitehall has had a string of comedy successes in recent years such as 'Hit The Road Jack', which saw him on a comedy tour of the UK in 2012; Channel 4 comedy show 'Fresh Meat', in which he stars as an upper-class, wannabe ladykiller at university; and his self-written school comedy 'Bad Education' which sees him play a generally useless young teacher.

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Jack Whitehall - The 2013 NME Awards held at The Troxy - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th February 2013

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Jack Whitehall - BAFTA Arrivals London United Kingdom Sunday 10th February 2013

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Jack Whitehall - Celebrities join a host of famous faces to model this year's Dinosaur Red Nose and Comic Relief T-shirts designed by Stella McCartney United Kingdom Wednesday 6th February 2013

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Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!


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2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer throughout the holiday season making the couch our favourite place in the world in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Here are our highlights still available to watch on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Channel 5 online. 

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Doctor Who: The Snowmen

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