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    Now we make no bones about the fact that we love Rihanna here at Eleven, but some people appear to have taken their support of her a little bit too far.

    Apparently the farmer who recently told the Bajan singer to "get orf moi land" for cavorting topless in his field has been the subject of hate mail from some of her nuttier fans.
    The Sun reports that Alan Graham has been labelled a "Bible-bashing maniac" by Ri-Ri's fans, although he reckons he's not losing any sleep over the abuse.

    He said: "I'm taking it all in my stride, it'll soon die down. To be honest, all this fuss has kept me back a bit. I've got straw to harvest that I haven't been able to finish yet."

    And he even said that Rihanna would be welcome to pop round for tea and biscuits if she was ever in the area again.

    He said: "I'd love to have her back. She was lovely and gracious when I spoke to her. Just as long as I know what she's wearing before the visit."

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    Now we make no bones about the fact that we love Rihanna here at Eleven, but some people appear to have taken their support of her a little bit too far.

    Apparently the farmer who recently told the Bajan singer to "get orf moi land" for cavorting topless in his field has been the subject of hate mail from some of her nuttier fans.
    The Sun reports that Alan Graham has been labelled a "Bible-bashing maniac" by Ri-Ri's fans, although he reckons he's not losing any sleep over the abuse.

    He said: "I'm taking it all in my stride, it'll soon die down. To be honest, all this fuss has kept me back a bit. I've got straw to harvest that I haven't been able to finish yet."

    And he even said that Rihanna would be welcome to pop round for tea and biscuits if she was ever in the area again.

    He said: "I'd love to have her back. She was lovely and gracious when I spoke to her. Just as long as I know what she's wearing before the visit."

    What do you reckon? Do some people take it a bit too seriously? Comment below...

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    Topshop mogul Philip Green's daughter Chloe is reported to have dumped Made in Chelsea co-star Ollie Locke in favour of Lucien Laviscount, of Celebrity Big Brother fame.

    The pair are reported to have hooked up after meeting at posh London bar Sketch, and were then spotted together at the launch of celeb hairdresser Adee Phelan's new salon in Birmingham. She is 20 and he is 19.
    The Daily Mail quoted a source as saying: "At first Chloe was quite shy as everyone at the party was only interested in speaking to Lucien, but he kept putting his hand on her back and smiling broadly to reassure her.

    "He made sure her glass of champagne was topped up and if someone came over to chat, he tried to involve Chloe in the conversation. They didn't leave each other's side and at the end of the night they checked in to the Malmaison."

    Chloe split from 24-year-old Ollie a couple of weeks ago, shortly after her place in the new series of E4 show Made in Chelsea was revealed.

    She said: "It was just too intense and I think we both knew it wasn't working. It got to the point where we were arguing so much it wasn't fun any more."

    She insisted that the split had nothing to do with long-haired Ollie's bisexuality, however she didn't mention his silly hair - and it doesn't take a genius to spot that Lucien has a nice short buzzcut.

    What do you reckon? Do they make a good couple? Will it last? Comment below...

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    Topshop mogul Philip Green's daughter Chloe is reported to have dumped Made in Chelsea co-star Ollie Locke in favour of Lucien Laviscount, of Celebrity Big Brother fame.

    The pair are reported to have hooked up after meeting at posh London bar Sketch, and were then spotted together at the launch of celeb hairdresser Adee Phelan's new salon in Birmingham. She is 20 and he is 19.
    The Daily Mail quoted a source as saying: "At first Chloe was quite shy as everyone at the party was only interested in speaking to Lucien, but he kept putting his hand on her back and smiling broadly to reassure her.

    "He made sure her glass of champagne was topped up and if someone came over to chat, he tried to involve Chloe in the conversation. They didn't leave each other's side and at the end of the night they checked in to the Malmaison."

    Chloe split from 24-year-old Ollie a couple of weeks ago, shortly after her place in the new series of E4 show Made in Chelsea was revealed.

    She said: "It was just too intense and I think we both knew it wasn't working. It got to the point where we were arguing so much it wasn't fun any more."

    She insisted that the split had nothing to do with long-haired Ollie's bisexuality, however she didn't mention his silly hair - and it doesn't take a genius to spot that Lucien has a nice short buzzcut.

    What do you reckon? Do they make a good couple? Will it last? Comment below...

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    Picture the countdown commotion to nine o'clock behind the scenes at Television Centre; there are people rushing here and there checking make-up, checking lighting, checking sound levels and checking my blood pressure!

    Everybody has a job to do, they know how to do it and they are all getting on with it so the sheer professionalism of the BBC is something to behold as they draw the strings of the show together to produce our favourite weekend viewing.

    The nervous tension mounts as the minutes pass and we all spend the last few moments wishing each other good luck and going through our own moves in our heads.

    The band strikes up, Bruce strides out, and the 2011 series of Strictly is up and running.
    The tension is palpable as Holly and Artem take to the floor and we are all spellbound by their slinky, sensual, sizzling cha-cha-cha. The judges open with 28 points - it's an awesome start and I'm wondering whether I can match their performance and points.

    Waltzing into our hearts comes Dan Lobb and Katya to take 24 points with their graceful elegance and charm.

    My old buddy Lulu and partner Brendan Cole were fun and entertaining and I predict things are going to get better and better for them as the series progresses.

    Am I right in thinking the judges were a tad hard on Robbie and Ola's cha-cha? I thought they used the floor well, and they entertained us with an original and exciting performance. They could well be the ones to watch in times to come.

    I am "coming out of my shell" as the last performer on Strictly's opening show. The pulses are pounding, I feel queasy and clammy, but determined to do the best I can and not let the fabulous Flavia down.

    Flavia opens my shell and I hear a huge, heart-warming cheer and there I am - the biggest pearl you've ever seen and we cha-cha to Bananarama's Venus. I think it all went pretty well, but it was such a whirl and a swirl I can hardly remember what happened. All I know is that Flavia is thrilled and when we get a standing ovation at the end (the first ever for a first night) I feel myself filling up with tears of emotion and relief.

    The judges give us 21 points, but does it matter? Not when it's compared to the pleasure and satisfaction I have from getting through my first Strictly session successfully and also from the fabulous feedback flooding in from all quarters.

    A BIG thanks to all you Twitterati out there who were tweeting so much my performance ended up trending. That's another first for me!

    So the big opening night has come and gone. What a wonderful night!



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    BBC

    Picture the countdown commotion to nine o'clock behind the scenes at Television Centre; there are people rushing here and there checking make-up, checking lighting, checking sound levels and checking my blood pressure!

    Everybody has a job to do, they know how to do it and they are all getting on with it so the sheer professionalism of the BBC is something to behold as they draw the strings of the show together to produce our favourite weekend viewing.

    The nervous tension mounts as the minutes pass and we all spend the last few moments wishing each other good luck and going through our own moves in our heads.

    The band strikes up, Bruce strides out, and the 2011 series of Strictly is up and running.
    The tension is palpable as Holly and Artem take to the floor and we are all spellbound by their slinky, sensual, sizzling cha-cha-cha. The judges open with 28 points - it's an awesome start and I'm wondering whether I can match their performance and points.

    Waltzing into our hearts comes Dan Lobb and Katya to take 24 points with their graceful elegance and charm.

    My old buddy Lulu and partner Brendan Cole were fun and entertaining and I predict things are going to get better and better for them as the series progresses.

    Am I right in thinking the judges were a tad hard on Robbie and Ola's cha-cha? I thought they used the floor well, and they entertained us with an original and exciting performance. They could well be the ones to watch in times to come.

    I am "coming out of my shell" as the last performer on Strictly's opening show. The pulses are pounding, I feel queasy and clammy, but determined to do the best I can and not let the fabulous Flavia down.

    Flavia opens my shell and I hear a huge, heart-warming cheer and there I am - the biggest pearl you've ever seen and we cha-cha to Bananarama's Venus. I think it all went pretty well, but it was such a whirl and a swirl I can hardly remember what happened. All I know is that Flavia is thrilled and when we get a standing ovation at the end (the first ever for a first night) I feel myself filling up with tears of emotion and relief.

    The judges give us 21 points, but does it matter? Not when it's compared to the pleasure and satisfaction I have from getting through my first Strictly session successfully and also from the fabulous feedback flooding in from all quarters.

    A BIG thanks to all you Twitterati out there who were tweeting so much my performance ended up trending. That's another first for me!

    So the big opening night has come and gone. What a wonderful night!



    Find out what's in store with Russell's horoscopes

    (C)COPYRIGHT RUSSELL GRANT ASTROLOGY LIMITED - www.russellgrant.com

     


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    BBC

    Picture the countdown commotion to nine o'clock behind the scenes at Television Centre; there are people rushing here and there checking make-up, checking lighting, checking sound levels and checking my blood pressure!

    Everybody has a job to do, they know how to do it and they are all getting on with it so the sheer professionalism of the BBC is something to behold as they draw the strings of the show together to produce our favourite weekend viewing.

    The nervous tension mounts as the minutes pass and we all spend the last few moments wishing each other good luck and going through our own moves in our heads.

    The band strikes up, Bruce strides out, and the 2011 series of Strictly is up and running.
    The tension is palpable as Holly and Artem take to the floor and we are all spellbound by their slinky, sensual, sizzling cha-cha-cha. The judges open with 28 points - it's an awesome start and I'm wondering whether I can match their performance and points.

    Waltzing into our hearts comes Dan Lobb and Katya to take 24 points with their graceful elegance and charm.

    My old buddy Lulu and partner Brendan Cole were fun and entertaining and I predict things are going to get better and better for them as the series progresses.

    Am I right in thinking the judges were a tad hard on Robbie and Ola's cha-cha? I thought they used the floor well, and they entertained us with an original and exciting performance. They could well be the ones to watch in times to come.

    I am "coming out of my shell" as the last performer on Strictly's opening show. The pulses are pounding, I feel queasy and clammy, but determined to do the best I can and not let the fabulous Flavia down.

    Flavia opens my shell and I hear a huge, heart-warming cheer and there I am - the biggest pearl you've ever seen and we cha-cha to Bananarama's Venus. I think it all went pretty well, but it was such a whirl and a swirl I can hardly remember what happened. All I know is that Flavia is thrilled and when we get a standing ovation at the end (the first ever for a first night) I feel myself filling up with tears of emotion and relief.

    The judges give us 21 points, but does it matter? Not when it's compared to the pleasure and satisfaction I have from getting through my first Strictly session successfully and also from the fabulous feedback flooding in from all quarters.

    A BIG thanks to all you Twitterati out there who were tweeting so much my performance ended up trending. That's another first for me!

    So the big opening night has come and gone. What a wonderful night!



    Find out what's in store with Russell's horoscopes

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    After throwing her shawl over Sinitta's head at judges houses, we're still totally devastated we won't get to see any more crazy antics from Goldie Cheung on The X Factor.

    The singer quit the show last week after making Louis' final four in the Overs category, and there has been mounting speculation about the reasons behind her decision.

    It was previously reported that Goldie left the competition as she felt she would miss her family too much and feared being turned into a joke act. Umm, have you seen your own act, Goldie?

    But it has since been revealed that Goldie quit after she was told she would be filmed in the X Factor house.
    A neighbour of her's told the Daily Star on Sunday, "Yes, she's got this extrovert side to her but I've been told that she had reservations about moving down to London and living in the house. She would've struggled with the cameras constantly being on her while at the same time she would've missed her kids terribly.

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    "In the end, after agonising over the decision, she decided to quit. It was a massive opportunity for her to turn down and I know she's very grateful for the opportunity she's had. It must have been just too much of a challenge for her."

    Goldie was replaced in the competition by Natalie Cassidy, sorry we mean Sami Brookes.

    She is the first ever contestant to quit The X Factor at this stage and is now said to be considering TV work in Hong Kong.

    Goldie, you're gone but you certainly won't be forgotten... Until next week anyway.

    Are you sad to see Goldie go? Did Louis make the right choice in Sami to replace her? Leave a comment below.

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    ITV

    After throwing her shawl over Sinitta's head at judges houses, we're still totally devastated we won't get to see any more crazy antics from Goldie Cheung on The X Factor.

    The singer quit the show last week after making Louis' final four in the Overs category, and there has been mounting speculation about the reasons behind her decision.

    It was previously reported that Goldie left the competition as she felt she would miss her family too much and feared being turned into a joke act. Umm, have you seen your own act, Goldie?

    But it has since been revealed that Goldie quit after she was told she would be filmed in the X Factor house.
    A neighbour of her's told the Daily Star on Sunday, "Yes, she's got this extrovert side to her but I've been told that she had reservations about moving down to London and living in the house. She would've struggled with the cameras constantly being on her while at the same time she would've missed her kids terribly.

    Big


    "In the end, after agonising over the decision, she decided to quit. It was a massive opportunity for her to turn down and I know she's very grateful for the opportunity she's had. It must have been just too much of a challenge for her."

    Goldie was replaced in the competition by Natalie Cassidy, sorry we mean Sami Brookes.

    She is the first ever contestant to quit The X Factor at this stage and is now said to be considering TV work in Hong Kong.

    Goldie, you're gone but you certainly won't be forgotten... Until next week anyway.

    Are you sad to see Goldie go? Did Louis make the right choice in Sami to replace her? Leave a comment below.

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    ITV

    After throwing her shawl over Sinitta's head at judges houses, we're still totally devastated we won't get to see any more crazy antics from Goldie Cheung on The X Factor.

    The singer quit the show last week after making Louis' final four in the Overs category, and there has been mounting speculation about the reasons behind her decision.

    It was previously reported that Goldie left the competition as she felt she would miss her family too much and feared being turned into a joke act. Umm, have you seen your own act, Goldie?

    But it has since been revealed that Goldie quit after she was told she would be filmed in the X Factor house.
    A neighbour of her's told the Daily Star on Sunday, "Yes, she's got this extrovert side to her but I've been told that she had reservations about moving down to London and living in the house. She would've struggled with the cameras constantly being on her while at the same time she would've missed her kids terribly.

    Big


    "In the end, after agonising over the decision, she decided to quit. It was a massive opportunity for her to turn down and I know she's very grateful for the opportunity she's had. It must have been just too much of a challenge for her."

    Goldie was replaced in the competition by Natalie Cassidy, sorry we mean Sami Brookes.

    She is the first ever contestant to quit The X Factor at this stage and is now said to be considering TV work in Hong Kong.

    Goldie, you're gone but you certainly won't be forgotten... Until next week anyway.

    Are you sad to see Goldie go? Did Louis make the right choice in Sami to replace her? Leave a comment below.

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    With clothes on that is! Oh, and made out of wax as well of course.

    Yep, this is the new waxwork of Ri-Ri which was unveiled at the London branch of Madame Tussauds today - just as a make-up artist dressed as a French maid was putting the finishing touches to it.

    We hope the red hair and those famous cheekbones will be enough to help visitors guess who the dummy is supposed to be, because we fear they might be confused by the fact that almost her entire body is covered by clothing.

    Yes, we know that she's showing a bit of leg, but if you look closely you'll see that even that is covered by a stocking!
    If you want to see more of Rihanna, it's best to stick to the real thing.

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    With clothes on that is! Oh, and made out of wax as well of course.

    Yep, this is the new waxwork of Ri-Ri which was unveiled at the London branch of Madame Tussauds today - just as a make-up artist dressed as a French maid was putting the finishing touches to it.

    We hope the red hair and those famous cheekbones will be enough to help visitors guess who the dummy is supposed to be, because we fear they might be confused by the fact that almost her entire body is covered by clothing.

    Yes, we know that she's showing a bit of leg, but if you look closely you'll see that even that is covered by a stocking!
    If you want to see more of Rihanna, it's best to stick to the real thing.

    What do you reckon of the likeness? Would you have guessed who it was? Comment below...

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    With clothes on! Oh, and made out of wax as well of course.

    Yep, this is the new waxwork of Ri-Ri which was unveiled at the London branch of Madame Tussauds today - just as a make-up artist dressed as a French maid was putting the finishing touches to it.

    We hope the red hair and those famous cheekbones will be enough to help visitors guess who the dummy is supposed to be, because we fear they might be confused by the fact that almost her entire body is covered by clothing.

    Yes, we know that she's showing a bit of leg, but if you look closely you'll see that even that is covered by a stocking!
    If you want to see more of Rihanna, it's best to stick to the real thing.

    What do you reckon of the likeness? Would you have guessed who it was? Comment below...

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    With clothes on that is! Oh, and made out of wax as well of course.

    Yep, this is the new waxwork of Ri-Ri which was unveiled at the London branch of Madame Tussauds today - just as a make-up artist dressed as a French maid was putting the finishing touches to it.

    We hope the red hair and those famous cheekbones will be enough to help visitors guess who the dummy is supposed to be, because we fear they might be confused by the fact that almost her entire body is covered by clothing.

    Yes, we know that she's showing a bit of leg, but if you look closely you'll see that even that is covered by a stocking!
    If you want to see more of Rihanna, it's best to stick to the real thing.

    What do you reckon of the likeness? Would you have guessed who it was? Comment below...

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    Love them or hate them, chances are you know a few Steps songs. Hell, who are you kidding? You knew every move to the Tragedy dance routine, so don't even bother trying to deny it.

    Once one of the biggest bands of the late nineties and early noughties, Steps sold over 25 million records worldwide spawning classic hits such as One For Sorrow and 5,6,7,8.

    However, when members H and Claire decided to leave the group in 2001, the pop party came to an abrupt end.

    But as the group become a subject of a Sky Living documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the split, Lisa Scott-Lee and Lee Latchford-Evans chat exclusively to Eleven about building bridges, those Britney rumours and dueting with Tinie Tempah.
    The first part of the documentary showed a clear divide in the group. Are things still awkward between you and the other members?
    Lee: I think me, Lisa and Faye were the most hard done by over the history of Steps. It was very tough to come back and talk about stuff. We were upset, gutted and shocked more than anything. I didn't believe it. There's even a part of me now 10 years on going 'did it happen?'.
    Lisa: We've all been honest and we've talked about it. It was like therapy, that's why it was quite emotional. Steps was such a massive part of our lives and now we are in a really, really good place. We've all aired our views and been able to build bridges.

    It was reported last week that Britney Spears played a part in the split. What's the story there?
    Lee: She wanted me and she didn't want H!
    Lisa: There's no truth in that. People have picked up on the fact that when we supported her on tour in America and Canada, four of us were on the tour bus and H flew because he had insomnia. He's the worst sleeper I have ever met. I felt for him because it's hard when you're trying to promote something. He chose to fly and I think the media like to see that as having special treatment. We understood his reasons and that had nothing to do with the split. That was very early on, so it was nothing to do with Britney. Her conscience is clear!

    So, the question on everyone's lips, what is next for Steps then?
    Lee: Everyone thinks that they all know what's going on and what's happening, but even we don't know how it ends.
    Lisa: We wanted to just be really honest and show the fans what happened with the split, because they never knew. Everyone has guessed over the 10 years. Our Ultimate Collection is our way of thanking them for their support but then from there we don't really know what is going to happen. It's quite exciting really. If they love the album and they want to see us touring, if the demand's there we'd love to do it.
    Lee: I don't think we could do it with just our mums in the audience! That wouldn't pack out an arena would it? We wouldn't want to do it and fail. We've always said we would never want to tarnish the name of Steps.

    Are there any plans to release new material?
    Lisa: We haven't actually talked about that because that again is something that's possibly in the future...
    Lee: A tour is quite easy because we've got a back catalogue and it would be very nostalgic. To actually look that far ahead into the future and look at the way the market is now, which is very different to back then. I think we would fit in, there's a place for us.

    How would you see the sound of Steps in 2011?
    Lisa: You have to look in the charts now and see what's current. I've always enjoyed dance music. I would like to see us go more down a pop-dance route, like Cascada.
    Lee: Everyone always says to us that the chorus Lady Gaga's Judas is Steps all over. A few songs out there that when you take away the image of us and just listen to it, you start to think actually that could work. It does do that circle and I think it's come back around to us actually. Name me a boy/girl band right now.

    Are you fans of your old stuff now?
    Lee: For me, some of the songs definitely. I've always said from day one when I went to the audition, it was a job and I did the best I could and made great friends and had the best experiences. There's definitely songs in there I think are wicked tracks. They're very cleverly written and performed very well!

    What's your favourite Steps song?
    Lee: It's quite easy for me - It's The Way You Make Me Feel.
    Lisa: That's actually the group favourite, we all like that but I also like Deeper Shade of Blue because I like the dance.

    Is there a particular outfit that makes you cringe looking back?
    Lisa: All of them! But do you know what, I wouldn't change anything because every costume went with every song and they all had their place is Steps history.

    What was your most embarrassing moment in the band?
    Lisa: We wore a lot of sequins in the band and there was a time when we were doing Party in the Park where there was over 100,000 people, and I had sequin trousers on and the sequins got stuck at the knees so I couldn't actually walk off the stage! I had to do a kind of crab-walk off stage.
    Lee: No, that was just part of the routine!

    You had a clean cut image as a group. Were there any scandals in the band we never knew about?
    Lee: The biggest scandal is in the show. It's what happened behind the scenes of the split and there was a bit of a divide. We did keep up the Steps tradition of being happy and all that, which most of the time was easy because we were. But we were human and we had exciting times, we travelled the world, of course there's darker times - we're only normal. But we're not rock and roll stars either.

    H came out after he left the band, was that hard to conceal while you were in the band?
    Lee: We were both shocked! (laughing)
    Lisa: We felt quite protective over him because he was a bit more immature than the rest of us. We felt like we needed to look after him, so whenever the subject came up, we'd all very quickly move it on. It's fascinating the way it's changed now, doing interviews 10 years on, the line of questioning is very direct. We can be honest and H has obviously come out in that time, there are no secrets and it's a very personal thing coming to terms with that.

    Earlier this year Blue reformed and did Eurovision. Is that something Steps would ever consider?
    Lisa: No!
    Lee: I think that would be a big no.
    Lisa: We got asked to do Eurovision quite a few years ago, after the split, and to be honest I don't think it would be the right move for us. It's a gamble, talking about the politics side of it, we're never going to be as popular as a country. And as much as Steps could be Eurovision, I don't think it's something that we'd do.
    Lee: It's an honour to be asked to do it, it's a really credible thing - there you are representing your country, that's fantastic. But realistically, no-one seems to do well out of it.

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    Steps was formed through an audition process. What do you make of shows like The X Factor?
    Lee: The process has always been there but it's never been filmed and they never made such hype about it. It's a double edged sword - you have this amazing opportunity to get out there and hit a load of people in a special way and get your talent out there. On the flip side is when the people are not very good and they're shown quite a lot of. That side of it I don't really agree with and unfortunately that's the side that everyone wants to watch which is quite sad because it's supposed to be about talent.

    You've both dabbled in reality TV. Would you do anymore?
    Lisa: No!
    Lee: We're doing it now!
    Lisa: Our show is more of a documentary. I wouldn't want to do another reality show unless it was something where you were learning a skill, like Strictly. I wouldn't do pure reality again. I loved Dancing On Ice. It was amazing and it's actually one of my highlights. I loved all the costumes.

    Maybe Steps could get their own reality show once the documentary finishes?
    Lisa: Well the show is kind of like that but it's nice it's a documentary and not a reality show. We were very heavily involved in the whole process and felt very strongly we didn't want to do it like that.
    Lee: I also like the mystique at times, because when we were about there was no Twitter, Facebook, iTunes or YouTube - we just had tapes and CDs! The world is now very reality based and it's almost a quick fix for people and what I like about Steps is that people still want to know what it's like, without showing it warts and all.

    Who is the rudest celeb you've met?
    Lisa: We bumped into Christina Aguilera in America... It was when she was just starting out, she had big minders and we were in the corridor and they literally pushed us out the way to make room for her because she was coming through.
    Lee: We've met a lot of people from the biggest stars you can think of to people just starting out. It's those big stars that you love and admire who are all really nice people, they're quite down to earth. Yet the people who are up and coming who haven't got that level of success and think they've got it, they're the ones that have the attitude. They've got so much more to learn.

    Who's the biggest celeb name you've got in your phone?
    Lisa: We're all about our family and friends really. Our best friends are the friends we've had over the last 15 to 20 years, not necessarily celebrities.
    Lee: We used to do the scenes of going out to clubs and meeting loads of people, but haven't done that for years, and part of that is just fake at the end of the day. It's nice to go out with your mates and have a drink and a laugh, but over the time we've all met people, but wouldn't call them everyday and be like 'hi!'

    So you wouldn't want to be stumbling out of clubs with the cast of TOWIE then?
    Lisa: I mean I haven't got anything against them and I haven't seen much of the show because I live in Dubai.
    Lee: It's huge though, and dare I say it, it's because there isn't anything else out there.

    Who is your dream collaboration?
    Lisa: It's more about producers these days, they're like artists in their own right. I think someone like RedOne we'd love to work with. He's done amazingly for Gaga and I can see that would really work.
    Lee: Mark Ronson would be interesting. I met Tinie Tempah a while ago and he was a really sweet guy. He was actually a bit of a fan.
    Lisa: Really?!
    Lee: Yeah, I'm not going to say he was a big fan, but he was a really lovely bloke to talk to and he knew of Steps because it was his era. He's doing very well, so that would be pretty cool and I mean that because he's such a nice bloke.
    Lisa: It would be interesting!

    Steps Reunion continues at 9pm on Wednesday on Sky Living. Steps: The Ultimate Collection is released 10th October.

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    Celebs need the paparazzi and the paparazzi need the celebs - it's always been that way and it probably always will be.

    But that doesn't mean that some celebs don't enjoy trying to get one over on the paps whenever they can, such as wor Cheryl Cole for example.
    Writing on her Twitter feed, Chezza said: "So the paps think they're funny.. Trying to be tricky.. tut tut tut.. smh.

    "What's funny is not what they got its what they missed.. :o LMFAO"

    SMH stands for "shaking my head" by the way. She may be new to this Twitter lark, but she's certainly got the lingo down already.

    And she went on: "In NY they ride around on peddle bikes.. Next time I'm gonna drive round and round the block until their legs fall off.. Hahahahaha."

    So there you go American paps, you have been warned. Unfortunately her spelling is probably even harder for you to understand than her Geordie accent.

    Oh well.

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    Celebs need the paparazzi and the paparazzi need the celebs - it's always been that way and it probably always will be.

    But that doesn't mean that some celebs don't enjoy trying to get one over on the paps whenever they can, such as wor Cheryl Cole for example.
    Writing on her Twitter feed, Chezza said: "So the paps think they're funny.. Trying to be tricky.. tut tut tut.. smh.

    "What's funny is not what they got its what they missed.. :o LMFAO"

    SMH stands for "shaking my head" by the way. She may be new to this Twitter lark, but she's certainly got the lingo down already.

    And she went on: "In NY they ride around on peddle bikes.. Next time I'm gonna drive round and round the block until their legs fall off.. Hahahahaha."

    So there you go American paps, you have been warned. Unfortunately her spelling is probably even harder for you to understand than her Geordie accent.

    Oh well.

    What do you reckon? Does Chezza need to brush up on her spelling or doesn't it matter? Comment below...

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    Celebs need the paparazzi and the paparazzi need the celebs - it's always been that way and it probably always will be.

    But that doesn't mean that some celebs don't enjoy trying to get one over on the paps whenever they can, such as wor Cheryl Cole for example.
    Writing on her Twitter feed, Chezza said: "So the paps think they're funny.. Trying to be tricky.. tut tut tut.. smh.

    "What's funny is not what they got its what they missed.. :o LMFAO"

    SMH stands for "shaking my head" by the way. She may be new to this Twitter lark, but she's certainly got the lingo down already.

    And she went on: "In NY they ride around on peddle bikes.. Next time I'm gonna drive round and round the block until their legs fall off.. Hahahahaha."

    So there you go American paps, you have been warned. Unfortunately her spelling is probably even harder for you to understand than her Geordie accent.

    Oh well.

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    James Corden is rapidly going up in our estimation.

    The other week he confessed to getting the wrong end of the stick while trying to woo Lily Allen - and now he's made a damn good job of impersonating Adele for a magazine shoot.
    The Gavin and Stacey star, 33, said: "I sent Adele the pictures from this shoot. She cracked up. She thought they were great. To become her, if only for a moment, was an honour.

    "I love Adele so much. I find what she's achieved and keeps achieving an inspiration to any young singer-songwriter out there.

    "I met her on her first-ever TV performance on T4. You could just tell then how huge she was going to be. She's exceptional.

    "It makes me excited about presenting the BRITs next year, knowing that the biggest-selling female artist in the world is going to be there. And she's part of our little island. She's just taken over the world."

    And James also spilled the beans on that story about Lily Allen, saying that he didn't feel like he'd betrayed any confidences.

    He said: "I didn't feel bad for writing about her. Because, literally, all I was writing was that nothing happened. I've no idea what I was thinking! She might have fancied me at first, but I f**ked that up.

    "I was so overconfident on the show that when I was alone with her I didn't know what to say or do. I just turned into a mumbling idiot. I think the more time she spent with me, the less she fancied me!

    "I fancied her so much that I turned into this kid who went, 'Yeah, sure, whatever you want, Lily'."

    And when asked if he is still friends with Lily, he replied: "Not really. I sent her a message when she got married, saying good luck. Her bloke, Sam, is really, really lovely."

    The full interview is printed in the current edition of Heat, on sale now.

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    James Corden is rapidly going up in our estimation.

    The other week he confessed to getting the wrong end of the stick while trying to woo Lily Allen - and now he's made a damn good job of impersonating Adele for a magazine shoot.
    The Gavin and Stacey star, 33, said: "I sent Adele the pictures from this shoot. She cracked up. She thought they were great. To become her, if only for a moment, was an honour.

    "I love Adele so much. I find what she's achieved and keeps achieving an inspiration to any young singer-songwriter out there.

    "I met her on her first-ever TV performance on T4. You could just tell then how huge she was going to be. She's exceptional.

    "It makes me excited about presenting the BRITs next year, knowing that the biggest-selling female artist in the world is going to be there. And she's part of our little island. She's just taken over the world."

    And James also spilled the beans on that story about Lily Allen, saying that he didn't feel like he'd betrayed any confidences.

    He said: "I didn't feel bad for writing about her. Because, literally, all I was writing was that nothing happened. I've no idea what I was thinking! She might have fancied me at first, but I f**ked that up.

    "I was so overconfident on the show that when I was alone with her I didn't know what to say or do. I just turned into a mumbling idiot. I think the more time she spent with me, the less she fancied me!

    "I fancied her so much that I turned into this kid who went, 'Yeah, sure, whatever you want, Lily'."

    And when asked if he is still friends with Lily, he replied: "Not really. I sent her a message when she got married, saying good luck. Her bloke, Sam, is really, really lovely."

    The full interview is printed in the current edition of Heat, on sale now.

    What do you reckon? Should James go on Star in Their Eyes? Comment below...

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