Samia Ghadie - Celebrities arrive at The Manchester Opera House for press night of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Priscilla Presley. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th December 2014
Those looking forward to getting to see former Playboy model and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson pull some flexible shapes on the ice this winter will have been left disappointed after the first weekend of the new series of Dancing On Ice saw the 45 year-old become the first celebrity eliminated.
The result could be considered harsh on Anderson, who – with her partner Matt Evers - had placed third after the judges vote the first time round. However, once the voting was put over to the public she found herself in the bottom two and having to skate again, facing the subsequent humiliation of losing out to TV unfunnyman Keith Chegwin in the skate-off.
Blaming her most famous assets, Anderson told presenter Phillip Schofield “I just stumbled, my dress...my boobs fell out, it happens”. She also took to Twitter to express her sorrow at being knocked out so early, writing: "Thanks for everything. Sorry I was voted off... My dress fell apart in save-me skate. Devestated [sic]. Sorry international calls were not excepted [sic]. I couldn't vote with my own phone." Those who made it through on the first weekend were Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie, Eastenders’ Matt Lapinskas, Olympic gold-medal winning Beth Tweddle and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward. Six other contestants, including TV presenter Anthea Turner and Olympic boxing gold medallist Luke Campbell skate for the first time next weekend.
Bill Tarmey's death occurred in Tenerife on the morning of 9 November 2012 at the age of 71. The much loved actor was most famous for his role of Jack Duckworth on British soap Coronation Street. At his funeral, his colleagues have been paying tribute.
"Duckworth will forever be a Coronation Street legend,' said Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor. "On behalf of everyone who works at Coronation Street and has worked on the programme for 52 years, and the loyal viewers who have followed the programme throughout these years - Bill, we salute you." The Metro also reported Nigel Pivaro, who played Jack and Vera's tearaway son Terry, speaking of Tarmey's "warmth, wit, patience and wisdom"
"I think those qualities that he had in abundance we will keep them in our hearts as his legacy. Today the world is a little poorer for not having him with us and heaven is a little richer," he continued to say.
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