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Ferne McCann admits her dating life has ‘fallen flat’ in lockdown

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Ferne McCann has admitted her dating life has ‘fallen flat’ after ‘finding herself’ in lockdown.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline the First Time Mum star, 29, admitted that despite having a ‘few date offers’ she prefers to ‘find that chemistry’ by meeting someone face-to-face.

Ferne also revealed that she’s found it ’empowering’ speaking so openly about her struggles with incontinence, after partnering with Always Discreet to host a series of  Pelvic Power workouts.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ferne McCann, 29, has admitted her dating life has ‘fallen flat’ after ‘finding herself’ in lockdown, and despite a ‘few date offers’ she isn’t keen on finding romance on Zoom

Ferne told MailOnline she hasn’t been interested in trying to find a new man in lockdown, after revealing she’d split from her boyfriend Albie Gibbs in May.

The former TOWIE star said: ‘Lockdown would have been a great time to spark up some conversation, but being single – I’ve had this conversation with lots of my single friends – conversations with new love interests in lockdown last from two days to a week… and then it falls flat, 

‘It’s a mutual understanding, there’s nothing you can talk about. For me, I didn’t have any Zoom dates or that. I like to be in front of someone to have that chemistry, the lookout for love hasn’t been a priority.

‘I’m on this whole like ”I’m 30 tomorrow, I’ve got a house to run, I’ve got my hair to wash,” I’m not looking for love, and when I put that out to the universe, and said ”it would be great I’d love to be chatting to a few guys right”… zilch! Nada!’

Happy: The star revealed that she's found it 'empowering' speaking about her incontinence struggles, after partnering with Always Discreet to host a series of Pelvic Power workouts

Happy: The star revealed that she’s found it ’empowering’ speaking about her incontinence struggles, after partnering with Always Discreet to host a series of Pelvic Power workouts

‘Now I’m like ”no no no” they’re coming to me, I’m not saying they’re flocking in, I’ve had a few date offers don’t get me wrong. 

‘I want to get my 30th out of the way, I’ve got a busy couple of weeks. There’s no time, honestly it’s going to have to be someone really special to be like, life needs to stop so I can go on a date.’

The star admitted that during her time in lockdown she’s spent plenty of time focusing on her spirituality, and has had regular sessions with her therapist.

She added: ‘Lockdown overall in hindsight was a real positive experience for me. I know that obviously, like everyone I had my good points I had my low points and there were times I really really struggled, but overall there were so many positives. 

‘I could really focus on a business that I neglected, spending more time with Sunday and my mum, cooking and being outside in nature, I have been able to meditate every day and write down my gratitudes and this is something that is really important to me.’ 

‘I’ve been doing lots of reading, I’m really into spiritual positive mindset and the power of the universe I’m so big into that, it’s more time spending with you.’

Challenging: Ferne also told MailOnline that while she's enjoyed being home with her daughter Sunday, two, (pictured) during lockdown, it has been 'intense' at times

Challenging: Ferne also told MailOnline that while she’s enjoyed being home with her daughter Sunday, two, (pictured) during lockdown, it has been ‘intense’ at times

Ferne also told MailOnline that while she’s enjoyed being home with her daughter Sunday, two, during lockdown, it has been ‘intense’ at times.

She added: ‘It was fun at first, it was a lot of fun. And it was so nice to spend good quality time with her and the pace of life slowed down, and to give her my full undivided attention was amazing. 

‘Of course it was intense at times and she was going through her terrible twos so I made the wise decision of moving my mum in at the start of lockdown.

‘She’s moved back out now, Sunday’s gone back to nursery, she thrives when she’s around others and I think for children it’s important to have that stimulation from other children.’

Toned: As an avid exercise lover, Ferne is set to release her first pelvic floor workout on her new platform Embodyment, which launches on 5th August

Toned: As an avid exercise lover, Ferne is set to release her first pelvic floor workout on her new platform Embodyment, which launches on 5th August

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‘It was a nice break from both of us no matter who you’re lying with whether it’s your two year old daughter to your boyfriend, relationships were tested.

‘So it definitely had its positives but I’m kind of glad that she’s going to nursery and getting that education and seeing other children is so important, for it to be just me and her is not normal. 

‘It was nice but it’s nice we’re getting that normality and routine back as she thrives on that. ‘

‘She’s such a good girl and she makes me laugh so much everything she says, she’s been saying lately ”that’s a good idea.”

‘She’s obviously learning from the best, everything she says I think ”oh my god I say that.” She’s just funny she’s really funny she makes me laugh she has a great personality.’ 

Candid: Having spoken candidly about her struggles with incontinence in the past, Ferne told MailOnline she's been overwhelmed by the 'groundbreaking' response she's had from fans

Candid: Having spoken candidly about her struggles with incontinence in the past, Ferne told MailOnline she’s been overwhelmed by the ‘groundbreaking’ response she’s had from fans

Ferne has once again partnered with Always Discreet to present a series of workouts to help women exercise their pelvic floors.

The first workout is set to be released on her new Embodyment platform on Thursday 6th August, which also happens to be Ferne’s 30th birthday.

It comes after research revealed a majority of women have never seen a workout specifically designed for their pelvic floors, with some admitting that since they’ve begun exercising at home they’ve experienced bladder leaks for the first time. 

Having spoken candidly about her struggles with incontinence in the past, Ferne told MailOnline she’s been overwhelmed by the ‘groundbreaking’ response she’s had from fans.

She said: ‘Of course it was uncomfortable initially speaking about it and slightly embarrassing but now I’m at the stage where I’m like whatever, and honestly the response was groundbreaking

‘It was unbelievable the floods of messages, me personally I was receiving… I think where it is, it is an uncomfortable area.

‘Women don’t often put themselves first, and I think that’s really important to look after number one, not only with exercise but internally looking after down below, but also your mind, body and soul, when you start looking after number 1 and being kind to yourself, everything else just falls into place. 

‘Relationships, work, cleanliness, just how you feel about yourself it’s so important.’

Important: She added that she's found the opportunity to speak about incontinence 'empowering'

Important: She added that she’s found the opportunity to speak about incontinence ’empowering’

Admitting she’s found the opportunity to speak out about her incontinence ’empowering,’ she said: ‘You might feel uncomfortable about it at first, and then you might push yourself into a situation you might not feel confident in. 

‘There’s definitely something empowering about that and I definitely feel confident about that now.’

On her upcoming Pelvic Power by Always Discreet workouts, Ferne gushed: ‘It’s going to be lots of different exercises, simple fun, just to encourage women who might be experiencing bladder leaks, might not have had a child, just women of all ages to get involved, try something new and teach them how to do it. 

‘My personal trainer, who I’ve been working with for five years Ellie, she was the first person I opened up to because that’s how I noticed experiencing these leaks through exercise.

‘I wasn’t able to do these exercises that I wanted to do, especially cardio things like that, I opened up to her about it and that’s when I went to see a women’s physio. 

‘My physio and personal trainer teamed together to design these workouts you can do from home, but you can do them from anywhere. 

‘It’s connecting the mind with that area, it’s really connecting the two and consciously squeezing your pelvic floor muscles. 

‘For me turning 30 I want to do things that… if I can use my platform and talk about my personal experiences and help others I’m all for it. 

‘I’ve been talking about bladder leaks, and vaginas for the best part of a year and a half. It’s really putting a spotlight on women’s health and I think that’s important to talk about.’

We're back! Earlier this month, Ferne also revealed she was back to work filming her reality series First Time Mum, with strict social distancing rules in place

We’re back! Earlier this month, Ferne also revealed she was back to work filming her reality series First Time Mum, with strict social distancing rules in place

Earlier this month, Ferne also revealed she was back to work filming her reality series First Time Mum, with strict social distancing rules in place.

Ferne also announced her new venture Embodyment, which is set to launch on August 5 – although she is yet to unveiled the nature of the business.

The TV star is a fitness lover and recently unveiled the results of her three week fitness challenge by sharing comparative before and after snaps alongside each other.

The mum-of-one assured fans she used ‘no editing and no filters’ to enhance her gym honed physique.

Always Discreet has partnered with Ferne McCann to launch Pelvic Power by Always Discreet, a free pelvic floor workout series that will be live every Thursday throughout August at 8am.

Impressive: Last month, she also unveiled the results of her three week fitness challenge by sharing comparative before and after snaps alongside each other

Impressive: Last month, she also unveiled the results of her three week fitness challenge by sharing comparative before and after snaps alongside each other

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A Question Of Sport: Alex Scott breaks her silence in message to her fans

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Alex Scott said that her A Question Of Sport hosting job was not a done deal on Instagram on Friday as she thanked her fans for their ‘love and support.’  

She wrote: ‘The love & support shown to me yesterday has me smiling through the weekend #thankyou I am going to #keeponkeepingon like always!

‘The only thing that is signed sealed delivered that I am buzzing about right now though is….@Aubameyang7 @Arsenal #COYG.’ 

'Thanks for the love and support': Alex Scott thanked fans on Instagram on Friday after Gary Lineker prematurely congratulated her on getting the A Question Of Sport hosting role

'Thanks for the love and support': Alex Scott thanked fans on Instagram on Friday after Gary Lineker prematurely congratulated her on getting the A Question Of Sport hosting role

‘Thanks for the love and support’: Alex Scott thanked fans on Instagram on Friday after Gary Lineker prematurely congratulated her on getting the A Question Of Sport hosting role

Keeping fit: She went for a run in the sunshine that day after receiving both supportive and abusive messages on Twitter following rumours she will take over from Sue Barker

Keeping fit: She went for a run in the sunshine that day after receiving both supportive and abusive messages on Twitter following rumours she will take over from Sue Barker

Keeping fit: She went for a run in the sunshine that day after receiving both supportive and abusive messages on Twitter following rumours she will take over from Sue Barker

Her words came after BBC pundit Gary, 59, was accused of race-baiting when he tweeted a rumour as fact and urged people not to have a problem with the appointment.

He wrote on Thursday: ‘Congratulations and good luck to @AlexScott on being the new host for Question Of Sport. 

‘Smart, knowledgeable and perfectly qualified for the role. Oh… and if you have a problem with Alex getting the job, you might just be part of the problem.’ 

'Thank you': Alex shared a sweet message following the rumours of her possible appointment on the much love sporting show

'Thank you': Alex shared a sweet message following the rumours of her possible appointment on the much love sporting show

‘Thank you’: Alex shared a sweet message following the rumours of her possible appointment on the much love sporting show 

Afterwards, lots of people tweeted their support towards Alex, who is of Irish and Jamaican descent, getting the job, but others sent vile abuse. 

One wrote: ‘Wow, I see you got the job Sue Barker has done so well for so many years. It’s obviously because of your presenting skills. Nothing else. Nothing PC. Nothing about having token black people on the BBC. You must be very proud.’

Another wrote: ‘She will fail…black and no charm.’

Changes: Sue, 64, has been axed from the BBC show, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right) and Alex has been widely tipped to replace her

Changes: Sue, 64, has been axed from the BBC show, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right) and Alex has been widely tipped to replace her

Changes: Sue, 64, has been axed from the BBC show, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tufnell (right) and Alex has been widely tipped to replace her

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Congratulations and good luck: Gary was accused of 'race-baiting' after he prematurely confirmed the news on Twitter and called out anyone who had a problem with the decision

Congratulations and good luck: Gary was accused of 'race-baiting' after he prematurely confirmed the news on Twitter and called out anyone who had a problem with the decision

Congratulations and good luck: Gary was accused of ‘race-baiting’ after he prematurely confirmed the news on Twitter and called out anyone who had a problem with the decision 

A third added: ‘What’s the obsession with her she’s absolute dug meat…just because she’s a black woman #positivediscrimination’

The BBC was forced to deny claims she had got the role as 64-year-old Sue Barker’s replacement, saying that nothing had been decided just yet.  

A BBC Spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘This is all speculation, and no conversations have been made about the future line-up.’

Sweaty: While on her run, Alex whipped off her top to show her sports bra and leggings

Sweaty: While on her run, Alex whipped off her top to show her sports bra and leggings

Sweaty: While on her run, Alex whipped off her top to show her sports bra and leggings

Fit: She was giving it her all on her fast-paced sprint in a north London park

Fit: She was giving it her all on her fast-paced sprint in a north London park

Fit: She was giving it her all on her fast-paced sprint in a north London park 

No diva: She kept a low profile as she put herself through her paces

No diva: She kept a low profile as she put herself through her paces

No diva: She kept a low profile as she put herself through her paces 

Lovely: Alex was deep in concentration when she ran with her phone in hand and has been keeping positive despite the furore surrounding her possible new job

Lovely: Alex was deep in concentration when she ran with her phone in hand and has been keeping positive despite the furore surrounding her possible new job

Music lover: She had AirPods in as she pounded the pavement

Music lover: She had AirPods in as she pounded the pavement

Lovely: Alex was deep in concentration when she ran with her phone in hand and has been keeping positive despite the furore surrounding her possible new job

Ex England defender and former Strictly contestant Alex, 35, has been rumoured to become 64-year-old Sue’s replacement after she was axed as host after 24 years, alongside team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. 

Gary’s latest post comes days after he appeared to shrug off the new BBC director-general’s warning to staff to cut out political tweeting as it is revealed he will not be bound by the new impartiality rules.

The outspoken Match of the Day presenter suggested he was relaxed by Tim Davie’s anti-bias drive, which called upon staff to rein in their social media.

He replied ‘nah’ in response to suggestions he should be ‘terrified’ of the clampdown.

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Racism: While lots of people have been supportive about the thought of Alex hosting AQOS, others have sent vile abuse

Racism: While lots of people have been supportive about the thought of Alex hosting AQOS, others have sent vile abuse

Racism: While lots of people have been supportive about the thought of Alex hosting AQOS, others have sent vile abuse  

As a freelance presenter Lineker has space to voice his opinions and has not been hamstrung by the BBC’s code of impartiality which restricts full-time employees. 

A BBC spokesman said: ‘[Lineker] is not involved in any news or political output for the BBC and, as such, any expression of his personal political views does not affect the BBC’s impartiality.’  

The Match Of The Day host has signed a new five-year contract with the broadcaster, with a 23% pay cut – from £1.75 million to around £1.35 million. 

The wording of Gary’s tweet about her appointment also seemed to ire the masses when he was accused of ‘race-baiting people for an argument’.

They wrote: ‘Lineker is real race baiter – seems he loves to stir things – I like Alex Scott – but Lineker should just get on with his other job as housing Officer ( to anyone but British) #DefundTheBBC.’

‘What a smug, arrogant man you are! What was the point of that last comment? no need! You’re just baiting people for an argument.

‘If she’s the right person for the job then good for her, no need to bring colour into it. You’re part of the problem!’ 

‘Your last comment of your tweet is part of the problem stop starting a stupid debate!!’   

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Tone deaf: Gary was accused of 'baiting people for an argument' with his latest post

Tone deaf: Gary was accused of 'baiting people for an argument' with his latest post

Tone deaf: Gary was accused of ‘baiting people for an argument’ with his latest post 

Meanwhile, a source claimed that rumours Alex would be given the new job had ‘nothing to do with gender, nor is it a case of the BBC trying to be woke’. 

An insider told The Sun that Alex was ‘lined up’ as Sue’s replacement because she has lots of sporting knowledge and experience.

They said: ‘Like Sue, she’s a former sportswoman and she also has five years of broadcasting under her belt. 

Confirmed: Alex's star has risen all the more since she competed on Strictly in 2019

Confirmed: Alex's star has risen all the more since she competed on Strictly in 2019

Confirmed: Alex’s star has risen all the more since she competed on Strictly in 2019

‘This has nothing to do with gender, nor is it a case of the BBC trying to be woke. 

The source also explained how Alex had impressed BBC bosses when she appeared on the show in the past. 

The BBC has failed to reach its 2020 target for Black, Asian and minority ethic (BAME) leaders, they admitted on Tuesday.

In a briefing to outline their annual report, new director-general Tim Davie told journalists that the organisation needs to ‘do better on diversity’.

The BBC launched a report in 2018, which committed to a 15% BAME leadership target by 2020. 

They pledged to appoint at least two BAME members on every senior leadership group by the end of 2020.   

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Celebrity reactions: TV star Richard Osman and Piers Morgan also waded into the debate about Alex's rumoured appointment following Gary's tweet

Celebrity reactions: TV star Richard Osman and Piers Morgan also waded into the debate about Alex's rumoured appointment following Gary's tweet

Celebrity reactions: TV star Richard Osman and Piers Morgan also waded into the debate about Alex’s rumoured appointment following Gary’s tweet 

Alex has guest-starred on A Question Of Sport twice, with one occasion being aired in November 2016.

During the episode she appeared alongside Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, England cricketer Mark Wood and Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg. 

During her athletic career, Alex has represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics and was awarded an MBE in 2016 as well as scoring 12 goals for England. 

After retiring from football in 2017 she went on to be the first female pundit on Sky Sport’s Super Sunday show. 

Alex has plenty of presenting experience as she has also co-presented CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show. 

On screen: Alex previously appeared on A Question Of Sport in 2016 alongside Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg (pictured during the show)

On screen: Alex previously appeared on A Question Of Sport in 2016 alongside Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg (pictured during the show)

On screen: Alex previously appeared on A Question Of Sport in 2016 alongside Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg (pictured during the show)

Last year, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with professional dancer Neil Jones.   

It comes after Sue, who will stay on as the corporation’s face of Wimbledon, told of her sadness at having to leave the show after 24 years.

She said that the BBC had to remove her from A Question Of Sport as she would never have left her dream job voluntarily. 

She told Sportsmail on Sunday: ‘I love the show so much they would have to remove me, it would have been tough for me to walk away.

‘I’ve absolutely loved my 24 years fronting A Question Of Sport, it’s been my dream job,’ she said.

‘But I understand the BBC want to take the show in a new direction and I’m sad to say goodbye.’

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017)

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017)

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017) 

Family: Alex, pictured with her mother, Carol in March 2019, is of Irish and Jamaican descent

Family: Alex, pictured with her mother, Carol in March 2019, is of Irish and Jamaican descent

Family: Alex, pictured with her mother, Carol in March 2019, is of Irish and Jamaican descent 

Barker will continue with presenting duties for the next two summers at Wimbledon, having signed a three-year deal last year. 

Sportsmail understands she signed a new three-year contract last year to carry her through until at least 2022, something that will come as a relief to many viewers. 

Sue, Matt and Phil are yet to comment on Alex’s new role. MailOnline has contacted their representatives for comment.  

The decision to axe Miss Barker sparked fury from critics who accused the BBC of ageism, including former BBC radio and TV presenter Wendy Austin who tweeted: ‘No ageism/sexism in the BBC then… 

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Something to say: Shortly after Gary's tweet, fans took to Twitter in their droves to express their views, which were a mixed bag

Something to say: Shortly after Gary's tweet, fans took to Twitter in their droves to express their views, which were a mixed bag

Something to say: Shortly after Gary’s tweet, fans took to Twitter in their droves to express their views, which were a mixed bag

Ex-newsreader Jennie Bond told GMB: ‘Sue will be hurting this morning. You can’t do anything about your age and there is a pressure on television, particularly for women, to look younger.’ 

On Monday, sources disclosed to Sportsmail that Alex is well-liked by the broadcaster and in the mix to replace Barker as presenter. 

Ex-Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas was also said to be in the running to become one of the new team captains, with the BBC keen to diversify. 

Shortly after the announcement, fans took to Twitter to express their views. 

They wrote: ‘A tired old show – which has had multiple team captains and previous presenters – deciding to freshening things up is hardly earth shattering.’ 

‘I hope the ratings plummet! , which they will as hoards switch off the BBC. this is purely a decision taken to appease the racial slant. Sue Barker will always be the face of QoS.’ 

‘All the very best to Alex Scott. Always need to liven things up a bit. Alex always comes across very well.’ 

‘At times people are thrust into a position as a token gesture. But in the case of Alex Scott it’s thoroughly warrented. She’s one of the best right now.’ 

End of an era: It was revealed this week that Sue had been  axed as host of the show after 24 years. She will still be continue with presenting duties for the next two summers at Wimbledon

End of an era: It was revealed this week that Sue had been  axed as host of the show after 24 years. She will still be continue with presenting duties for the next two summers at Wimbledon

End of an era: It was revealed this week that Sue had been  axed as host of the show after 24 years. She will still be continue with presenting duties for the next two summers at Wimbledon

Alex Scott: The girl who dreamed of playing at Wembley, showed up Alan Shearer, dined with Putin and won legion of fans on Strictly 

By Amie Gordon for MailOnline 

She unlaced her football boots and swapped the pitch for the ballroom, and now Alex Scott could add another string to her bow as rumours abound that she is to take the helm at a Question of Sport.

After days of fevered speculation, the 35-year-old England player-turned-pundit has been tipped as Sue Barker’s successor on the long-running BBC sports show.

Former Strictly contestant Scott, who once revealed she faced threats of rape and acid attacks, could take over next year after Barker, 64, was axed after 24 years, alongside team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell.

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017)

Career: Alex has previously played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (pictured in 2017)

Confirmed: Alex's star has risen all the more since she competed on Strictly in 2019

Confirmed: Alex's star has risen all the more since she competed on Strictly in 2019

From the pitch to the ballroom: Alex played for England and Arsenal before becoming a successful TV presenter (left in 2017). Right, on Strictly last year 

The move would be Scott’s biggest presenting gig to date, having forged a successful career as a pundit on Sky Sports and the BBC.

The former Arsenal right-back, who was brought up on a council estate in Poplar, east London by her single mother, was taken on by the London club aged just eight.

She worked in the Arsenal laundry room as a teenager to make extra cash, before going on to Captain the women’s team and lead them to FA Cup victory.

Alex and Neil were eliminated on week 11 of Strictly, and the footballer's stint on the show saw her dance alongside Kevin Clifton for two weeks after her dance partner had to pull out temporarily because of an injury

Alex and Neil were eliminated on week 11 of Strictly, and the footballer's stint on the show saw her dance alongside Kevin Clifton for two weeks after her dance partner had to pull out temporarily because of an injury

Alex and Neil were eliminated on week 11 of Strictly, and the footballer’s stint on the show saw her dance alongside Kevin Clifton for two weeks after her dance partner had to pull out temporarily because of an injury

She said it ‘blows my mind’ when young girls hail her as an inspiration.

Speaking last year, she said she didn’t have any female footballers to look up to when she was a child, and instead idolised her mother Carol McKee and Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

Scott founded an academy for young female footballers, finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances and was awarded an MBE in 2017.

But it hasn’t all been plain sailing. After covering the men’s World Cup in Russia for the BBC in 2018, Scott has been dogged by abuse online and turned to alcohol and underwent therapy in a bid to cope with the trolling.

But the retired Lioness will defy the critics if she takes up the post next year.

Star in the making: The former Arsenal right-back, who was brought up on a council estate in Poplar, east London by her single mother, was taken on by the London club aged just eight

Star in the making: The former Arsenal right-back, who was brought up on a council estate in Poplar, east London by her single mother, was taken on by the London club aged just eight

Star in the making: The former Arsenal right-back, who was brought up on a council estate in Poplar, east London by her single mother, was taken on by the London club aged just eight

Scott played her last game in 2018, and finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances, playing in three World Cups. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 – pictured here with her mother, late grandmother and neice

In an interview with the Guardian in 2018, Scott, who was born to parents of Jamaican and Irish descent, detailed the abuse she was subjected to.

She said: ‘The comments were like: ‘I know where you live. I’m going to come and throw acid in your face. I’m going to rape you.”

While she says she’s learned to ignore the comments, she says seeing how ‘it upsets my mum is hard.’

Tea at the Kremlin: The 35-year-old alongside Rio Ferdinand (right) with Vladimir Putin (centre) in 2018

Tea at the Kremlin: The 35-year-old alongside Rio Ferdinand (right) with Vladimir Putin (centre) in 2018

Tea at the Kremlin: The 35-year-old alongside Rio Ferdinand (right) with Vladimir Putin (centre) in 2018 

In 2008, Scott moved to US side Boston Breakers for two years before returning to Arsenal, leading her team to an FA Cup victory as Captain.

In 2011 she founded the Alex Scott Academy for female footballers aged 16-19.

The former Arsenal right-back was taken on by the London club at the age of just eight

She played her last game in 2018, and finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances, playing in three World Cups.

Touching on the growing popularity in women’s football, she told The Sun on Sunday, ‘I love the fact girls have more visibility now. Not just across sport, in all industries.’

The 35-year-old England player-turned-pundit (pictured at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017) is thought to be Sue Barker's successor on the long-running BBC sports show

The 35-year-old England player-turned-pundit (pictured at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017) is thought to be Sue Barker's successor on the long-running BBC sports show

The 35-year-old England player-turned-pundit (pictured at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017) is thought to be Sue Barker’s successor on the long-running BBC sports show

Speaking to Hello! magazine alongside her Strictly partner last year, Alex told the magazine she was single and happy as she denied rumours she and her partner Neil Jones had struck up a romance.

She added: ‘I’m single but it’s not like I need to find someone. I like things to happen organically and if someone comes into my life and we get on, then great. It’s not like I need to go searching for it.’

She said she and Neil shared a ‘connection’ but Scott confirmed she, ‘came out of a long-term relationship’ just before she went on Strictly.

The duo were eliminated on week 11 of Strictly.

Scott captioned this snap: 'Yes I did work in the Arsenal laundry aged 16/17 to earn some extra cash, and I got to have a photo with my fave [Ian Wright..But I still pinch myself as I fast forward to the now..I managed to go on to captain Arsenal and make a career for myself along the way. #dreambig' [sic]

Scott captioned this snap: 'Yes I did work in the Arsenal laundry aged 16/17 to earn some extra cash, and I got to have a photo with my fave [Ian Wright..But I still pinch myself as I fast forward to the now..I managed to go on to captain Arsenal and make a career for myself along the way. #dreambig' [sic]

Scott captioned this snap: ‘Yes I did work in the Arsenal laundry aged 16/17 to earn some extra cash, and I got to have a photo with my fave [Ian Wright..But I still pinch myself as I fast forward to the now..I managed to go on to captain Arsenal and make a career for myself along the way. #dreambig’ [sic]

After rising to the top of her game in football, Scott went on to become the first female pundit for men’s Premier League games on Sky Sports.

In 2018, she travelled to Russia alongside Rio Ferdinand to meet Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

The pair and a host of other ‘world football legends’ – including Peter Schmeichel and Lothar Matthaus – enjoyed tea and cake with the Russian president before gifting him a football shirt emblazoned with his name.

Speaking in 2019, she made clear her ambition to appear on prime time TV when she said she would more than happily ‘put my name in the hat’ should Gary Lineker decide he’s ‘had enough’ of fronting Match of the Day.

Scott played her last game in 2018, and finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances, playing in three World Cups. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 - pictured here with her mother, late grandmother and niece

Scott played her last game in 2018, and finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances, playing in three World Cups. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 - pictured here with her mother, late grandmother and niece

Scott played her last game in 2018, and finished her career as the second most capped England player with 140 appearances, playing in three World Cups. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 – pictured here with her mother, late grandmother and niece

But Scott said her presence on screen in a traditionally male-dominated profession triggered horrendous abuse which began while she was still playing.

The former Arsenal right-back was taken on by the London club at the age of just 8

The former Arsenal right-back was taken on by the London club at the age of just 8

The former Arsenal right-back was taken on by the London club at the age of just 8

The star was close to her late grandmother, who she ‘listened to for hours about her childhood in Jamaica’

In conversation with Watford captain Troy Deeney as part of the Heads Up campaign focusing on mental health, the star revealed the extent to which the online ‘trolling’ affected her.

‘When I retired, getting trolled, I found that I was turning to drink to try and hide everything, hide what I was feeling,’ she said.

‘I didn’t tell anyone, I didn’t tell my mum because I didn’t want her to worry or put that stress on her. I was just that person (who thought) ‘I can look after myself, I can deal with stuff’ but obviously sometimes that’s the wrong way.

‘I got to a dark place and it was over Christmas, that’s when I was like ‘I can’t carry on like this, it’s not me, I need to seek help’ and that led me into therapy.

Alex pictured in a throwback school photo with her big brother

Alex pictured in a throwback school photo with her big brother

Alex pictured in a throwback school photo with her big brother 

‘I want to take that stigma away from it. Now when I talk about mental health, straight away I’m smiling because I know what it’s done for me to leave that place. I’m content.

‘I’m happy, and I’ve used the tools that I’ve learned to be in that place.’

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror last year, she said: ‘I had all of it — for being a woman on TV, for being a woman of ­colour on TV, that I’m ticking a box, death threats.

‘I had the lot. But I’m still standing. All the time I thought, ‘No, I’m good at my job’. That’s why I did my degree, so no one can ever say I’m just there because I’m a tick in a box.’

Speaking after her stint on Strictly, Scott revealed she was undergoing therapy to cope with the abuse, telling the Sun: ‘I would say I’m still on a journey. I’m still in therapy so I’m still learning how to communicate with my emotions more.’

Scott, pictured here as a youngster in east London, said it 'blows my mind' when young girls hail her as an inspiration

Scott, pictured here as a youngster in east London, said it 'blows my mind' when young girls hail her as an inspiration

Scott, pictured here as a youngster in east London, said it ‘blows my mind’ when young girls hail her as an inspiration

 

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Myleene Klass flashes her £35,000 bespoke engagement ring as she kisses fiancé Simon Motson goodbye

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Myleene Klass flashed her eye-watering £35,000 black diamond ring as she headed to work at Global Studios on Friday. 

The presenter, 42, passionately kissed her new fiancé Simon Motson goodbye as he dropped her off in London ahead of her Smooth Radio show. 

Myleene looked effortlessly stylish in a plunging zebra print maxi dress, but all attention was drawn to her bespoke ring.  

Wow: Myleene Klass flashed her eye-watering £35,000 black diamond ring as she headed to work at Global Studios on Friday

Wow: Myleene Klass flashed her eye-watering £35,000 black diamond ring as she headed to work at Global Studios on Friday

Wow: Myleene Klass flashed her eye-watering £35,000 black diamond ring as she headed to work at Global Studios on Friday

Myleene teased a hint of cleavage in the summer dress which featured ruffles on the sleeves. 

She added a boost to her height with velvet platform heels and accessorised the outfit with oversized shades and one of her many Chanel handbags.

The former HearSay star wore her brunette locks in soft waves and accentuated her flawless complexion with a pretty make-up look.  

Smitten: The presenter, 42, passionately kissed her new fiancé Simon Motson goodbye as he dropped her off in London ahead of her Smooth Radio show

Smitten: The presenter, 42, passionately kissed her new fiancé Simon Motson goodbye as he dropped her off in London ahead of her Smooth Radio show

Smitten: The presenter, 42, passionately kissed her new fiancé Simon Motson goodbye as he dropped her off in London ahead of her Smooth Radio show

Gorgeous: Myleene looked effortlessly stylish in a plunging zebra print maxi dress, but all attention was drawn to her bespoke ring

Gorgeous: Myleene looked effortlessly stylish in a plunging zebra print maxi dress, but all attention was drawn to her bespoke ring

Gorgeous: Myleene looked effortlessly stylish in a plunging zebra print maxi dress, but all attention was drawn to her bespoke ring

Wow: Myleene settled on a black diamond ring that is the only one of its kind

Wow: Myleene settled on a black diamond ring that is the only one of its kind

Wow: Myleene settled on a black diamond ring that is the only one of its kind

Earlier this week, Myleene revealed she designed her own engagement ring following the proposal.

The mother-of-three was astounded when her partner of five years popped the question last month with a promise ring on the fifth anniversary of their first date.

After the initial shock wore off, the couple got to work designing a unique band for the star, eventually settling on a black diamond ring that is the only one of its kind.

For the project, Myleene enlisted the help of Ira Kormind, the director of 77 Diamonds and a personal friend of hers.  

Romance: The media personality admitted she was shocked when her partner popped the question last month on the fifth anniversary of their first date

Romance: The media personality admitted she was shocked when her partner popped the question last month on the fifth anniversary of their first date

Romance: The media personality admitted she was shocked when her partner popped the question last month on the fifth anniversary of their first date

Together, they came up with a head-turning 7.63 carat emerald-cut natural black diamond centre stone and a dazzling split band set with 114 delicate white diamonds, meaning the whole ring comes in at around 9-carats in total. 

Oliver Horner Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told MailOnline that the ring would retail up to £35,000. 

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Myleene told how Simon, 45, got down on one knee in their garden shed which he made into a replica of where they had their first date and surprised her with a nine-carat diamond ring. 

Replica: Myleene told how Simon got down on one knee in the couple's garden shed, which he recreated into a replica of the place they had their first date

Replica: Myleene told how Simon got down on one knee in the couple's garden shed, which he recreated into a replica of the place they had their first date

Replica: Myleene told how Simon got down on one knee in the couple’s garden shed, which he recreated into a replica of the place they had their first date

A night to remember: Ever the romantic, Myleene told how Simon also decorated the shed walls with framed photos and filled their garden with fairy lights

A night to remember: Ever the romantic, Myleene told how Simon also decorated the shed walls with framed photos and filled their garden with fairy lights

A night to remember: Ever the romantic, Myleene told how Simon also decorated the shed walls with framed photos and filled their garden with fairy lights

A night to remember: Ever the romantic, Myleene told how Simon also decorated the shed walls with framed photos and filled their garden with fairy lights

A night to remember: Ever the romantic, Myleene told how Simon also decorated the shed walls with framed photos and filled their garden with fairy lights 

She said: ‘We’re engaged! I was absolutely blown away. He even replicated the dinner we had – burger and fries, followed by cherry pie.

‘When he got down on one knee and started fumbling around under the table, I thought he was joking. Then I thought: ‘Oh my God, he’s for real.’ I was completely speechless.’ 

The couple’s engagement has delighted Myleene’s daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, who have been determined to see the couple walk down the aisle while Simon’s children, a 13-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter, are also thrilled. 

Myleene and Simon began dating in 2015 after she split from husband Graham Quinn in 2012, and they welcomed their first child together, son Apollo, in August last year. 

Overjoyed: The couple's engagement has delighted Myleene's daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, who have been determined to see the couple walk down the aisle

Overjoyed: The couple's engagement has delighted Myleene's daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, who have been determined to see the couple walk down the aisle

Overjoyed: The couple’s engagement has delighted Myleene’s daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, who have been determined to see the couple walk down the aisle  

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Tana Ramsay enjoys stroll with son Oscar, 17 months, in London 

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They spent the majority of lockdown at their £4.4 million Cornish home.

Yet Tana Ramsay appeared to have returned to London on Friday as she enjoyed a stroll with son Oscar, 17 months.

The wife of Gordon Ramsay, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of grey skinny ripped jeans with an oversized black T-shirt.

Stepping out: Tana Ramsay appeared to have returned to London on Friday as she enjoyed a stroll with son Oscar, 17 months

Stepping out: Tana Ramsay appeared to have returned to London on Friday as she enjoyed a stroll with son Oscar, 17 months

Stepping out: Tana Ramsay appeared to have returned to London on Friday as she enjoyed a stroll with son Oscar, 17 months

Adding some glamorous touches, Tana teamed the items of clothing with a red Gucci handbag and black sunglasses. 

Tana opted for comfortable footwear in the form of Adidas trainers as she enjoyed her stroll in the British capital.

The mother-of-five appeared busy as she pushed Oscar in a carrier and went on her mobile device. 

Just last weekend, Tana and Gordon’s son Oscar proved he’s inherited his father’s dance moves as they took part in a viral TikTok challenge.

Keeping it casual: The wife of Gordon Ramsay, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of grey skinny ripped jeans with an oversized black T-shirt

Keeping it casual: The wife of Gordon Ramsay, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of grey skinny ripped jeans with an oversized black T-shirt

Keeping it casual: The wife of Gordon Ramsay, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of grey skinny ripped jeans with an oversized black T-shirt

In a cute video shared to Instagram, the chef, 53, sang along to Nightcrawlers’ Push The Feeling On, before jumping out of his car to showcase his fancy footwork.

The TV personality’s youngest child, 17 months, was the spitting image of his father as he boogied in a puddle.   

The clip kicked off with the outspoken star jamming to music in a car, before he leapt out of the vehicle and onto the beach to cut some serious shapes on the beach by his £4.4 million Cornish home.

Glamorous: Adding some glamorous touches, Tana teamed the items of clothing with a red Gucci handbag and black sunglasses

Glamorous: Adding some glamorous touches, Tana teamed the items of clothing with a red Gucci handbag and black sunglasses

Glamorous: Adding some glamorous touches, Tana teamed the items of clothing with a red Gucci handbag and black sunglasses

Sweet: Just last weekend, Tana and Gordon's son Oscar proved he's inherited his father's dance moves as they took part in a viral TikTok challenge

Sweet: Just last weekend, Tana and Gordon's son Oscar proved he's inherited his father's dance moves as they took part in a viral TikTok challenge

Sweet: Just last weekend, Tana and Gordon’s son Oscar proved he’s inherited his father’s dance moves as they took part in a viral TikTok challenge 

Following in his footsteps, the toddler excitedly wiggled his arms and legs as he grooved to the hit track, which has been widely used for the famous Friday Dance challenge.

Gordon shares his baby boy, Megan, 22, Matilda, 18, and twins Jack and Holly, 20, with his long-term wife Tana, 46. 

Earlier this week, the culinary artist revealed he’s set to make his debut as a prime time game show host, as part of a new deal inked with the BBC.

He will front the new show – called Bank Balance – following a fierce bidding war between the BBC and rival network ITV.

Impressive: In a cute video shared to Instagram, the chef, 53, sang along to Nightcrawlers' Push The Feeling On, before jumping out of his car to showcase his fancy footwork

Impressive: In a cute video shared to Instagram, the chef, 53, sang along to Nightcrawlers' Push The Feeling On, before jumping out of his car to showcase his fancy footwork

Impressive: In a cute video shared to Instagram, the chef, 53, sang along to Nightcrawlers’ Push The Feeling On, before jumping out of his car to showcase his fancy footwork

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