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Love Island’s Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan can’t keep their hands off each other at drive-in movie

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They’re the latest ex-Love Islanders to couple up.

And having been kept apart during lockdown, Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they smooched in the front of Luke’s car at a drive-in movie over the weekend.

Making the most of relaxed social distancing, the couple were finally allowed to go for a date together, with hunky Luke, 25, whisking Lucie, 22, to watch The Joker at Daisy Duke’s Drive In, Teesside.

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Coupled up: Having been kept apart during lockdown, Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they smooched in the front of Luke’s car

Luke wore a black baseball cap as he sat behind the wheel, with Lucie in the passenger seat next to him.

The pair didn’t seem to spend much time watching the film, constantly leaning in to make out.

Lucie was seen grabbing Luke’s chin as she pulled him in for a kiss.

The duo reclined their seats back to watch the film and cuddle up some more.

Catching a film: The pair were snapped at a drive-in movie over the weekend

Catching a film: The pair were snapped at a drive-in movie over the weekend

Catching a film: The pair were snapped at a drive-in movie over the weekend

Date night: Making the most of relaxed social distancing, the couple were finally allowed to go for a date together

Date night: Making the most of relaxed social distancing, the couple were finally allowed to go for a date together

Date night: Making the most of relaxed social distancing, the couple were finally allowed to go for a date together

Cosy: Hunky Luke, 25, whisked Lucie, 22, to watch The Joker at Daisy Duke's Drive In, Teesside

Cosy: Hunky Luke, 25, whisked Lucie, 22, to watch The Joker at Daisy Duke's Drive In, Teesside

Cosy: Hunky Luke, 25, whisked Lucie, 22, to watch The Joker at Daisy Duke’s Drive In, Teesside

Smooch: The pair didn't seem to spend much time watching the film

Smooch: The pair didn't seem to spend much time watching the film

Hot and bothered: They were seen constantly leaning in to make out

Hot and bothered: They were seen constantly leaning in to make out

Smooch: The pair didn’t seem to spend much time watching the film, constantly leaning in to make out

Loved up: Luke wore a black baseball cap as he sat behind the wheel, with Lucie in the passenger seat next to him

Loved up: Luke wore a black baseball cap as he sat behind the wheel, with Lucie in the passenger seat next to him

Loved up: Luke wore a black baseball cap as he sat behind the wheel, with Lucie in the passenger seat next to him

PDA: Lucie was seen grabbing Luke's chin as she pulled him in for a kiss

PDA: Lucie was seen grabbing Luke's chin as she pulled him in for a kiss

PDA: Lucie was seen grabbing Luke’s chin as she pulled him in for a kiss

The couple ordered food, with staff at the cinema delivering it via the car window.

The pair went public last week, with Luke branding the surfer his ‘partner in crime‘ in a sweet social media post shared on Saturday.

The former heating engineer and the model looked loved-up as they shared a hug on the beach during a romantic surfing trip in Yorkshire.

Just hours after going Instagram official, the Luke’s ex-girlfriend Demi Jones- who he was partnered up with on Love Island’s winter 2020 series – appeared to make a thinly-veiled dig at her co-star as she liked a tweet about being ‘better off alone’. 

Lean back and enjoy the show: The duo reclined their seats back to watch the film and cuddle up some more

Lean back and enjoy the show: The duo reclined their seats back to watch the film and cuddle up some more

Lean back and enjoy the show: The duo reclined their seats back to watch the film and cuddle up some more

Quality time: The pair have been unable to see much of one another due to lockdown

Quality time: The pair have been unable to see much of one another due to lockdown

Quality time: The pair have been unable to see much of one another due to lockdown

Dinner's up: The couple ordered food, with staff at the cinema delivering it via the car window

Dinner's up: The couple ordered food, with staff at the cinema delivering it via the car window

Dinner’s up: The couple ordered food, with staff at the cinema delivering it via the car window

Parking up: They were directed to their spot at the drive-in by the staff

Parking up: They were directed to their spot at the drive-in by the staff

Parking up: They were directed to their spot at the drive-in by the staff

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Going strong: Luke branded his new girlfriend his 'partner in crime' in a sweet social media post shared on Saturday

Going strong: Luke branded his new girlfriend his 'partner in crime' in a sweet social media post shared on Saturday

Going strong: Luke branded his new girlfriend his ‘partner in crime’ in a sweet social media post shared on Saturday

Luke and Lucie sported matching wetsuits as they put on a cosy display in the image uploaded to the hunk’s platform, which he captioned: ‘My partner in crime.’

The surfer commented: ‘Youuuu’ with a heart-eyed emoji, while the Justin Bieber-lookalike’s BFF Luke Trotman, who confirmed the pair’s romance days earlier, cheekily wrote: ‘Double date but no surfing.’ (sic)

Influencer Demi, 22, meanwhile, proved she’s well and truly over Luke as she recently liked a tweet about focusing on herself in lockdown. 

The message read: ‘Lockdown has taught me I’m better off alone man, I have no patience for anyone’s rubbishiness.’ (sic)

''Lockdown has taught me I’m better off alone man': Just hours after going Instagram official, the winter contestant's ex Demi Jones appeared to make a thinly-veiled dig at her co-star

''Lockdown has taught me I’m better off alone man': Just hours after going Instagram official, the winter contestant's ex Demi Jones appeared to make a thinly-veiled dig at her co-star

”Lockdown has taught me I’m better off alone man’: Just hours after going Instagram official, the winter contestant’s ex Demi Jones appeared to make a thinly-veiled dig at her co-star

Showered with love: The 25-year-old heating engineer's post was met with reaction from the model, 22, and his BFF Luke Trotman, 23

Showered with love: The 25-year-old heating engineer's post was met with reaction from the model, 22, and his BFF Luke Trotman, 23

Showered with love: The 25-year-old heating engineer’s post was met with reaction from the model, 22, and his BFF Luke Trotman, 23

In good company: The surfer planted a kiss on her new boyfriend's head in a separate video

In good company: The surfer planted a kiss on her new boyfriend's head in a separate video

Having fun: They later put on kooky displays for their first TikTok video

Having fun: They later put on kooky displays for their first TikTok video

In good company: The surfer planted a kiss on her new boyfriend’s head before the pair put on kooky displays for their first TikTok video

Confirmation: The duo confirmed their blossoming relationship during their surfing trip over the weekend

Confirmation: The duo confirmed their blossoming relationship during their surfing trip over the weekend

Confirmation: The duo confirmed their blossoming relationship during their surfing trip over the weekend

In June, the auburn-haired reality star broke her silence on her split from Luke, ruling out any chance of a reconciliation.

They officially called it quits in May, a decision she claims was encouraged by the Redcar native. 

In an interview with MailOnline, she said: ‘We’ve completely called it off now, I think it was brought about more from his behalf than mine, but we’re mutual and friendly. 

‘With lockdown, it drove us apart and we live so far away from each other. I feel like there wasn’t a lot of effort made with communication, so we drifted as a result. It’s a shame and bad timing.

‘I had my hopes that he’d ask me once we came out of Love Island but it never really happened. As lockdown went on, little effort was made so it was called off.’

Before dating Demi, Luke was coupled up with former VIP hostess Jess Gale and Casa Amor bombshell Natalia Zoppa, both 21, during his stint on Love Island’s first-ever winter series earlier this year.

Blonde beauty Lucie was in an on-off six-month relationship with catering company owner Joe Garratt, 23, and previously dated male model Charlie Frederick.

Split: Blonde beauty Lucie was in an on-off six-month relationship with catering company owner Joe Garratt, 23, (pictured in November) and previously dated model Charlie Frederick

Split: Blonde beauty Lucie was in an on-off six-month relationship with catering company owner Joe Garratt, 23, (pictured in November) and previously dated model Charlie Frederick

Split: Blonde beauty Lucie was in an on-off six-month relationship with catering company owner Joe Garratt, 23, (pictured in November) and previously dated model Charlie Frederick

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Kate Garraway’s husband Derek’s six-month battle with coronavirus ‘becomes longest in the UK’

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Kate Garraway’s husband Derek has reportedly become the longest surviving patient with coronavirus, after spending 184 days in and out of intensive care.

The former lobbyist, 53, was first hospitalised with the disease on March 29, he was on a ventilator and put in an induced coma shortly thereafter before he was woken up in July, but progress is said to be ‘very slow.’

According to a report from The Sun on Monday, Derek is one of ‘only a handful’ of people to be in hospital for six months with coronavirus.

Fighting it: Kate Garraway's husband Derek's six-month battle with coronavirus 'becomes the longest in the UK', it was claimed on Monday

Fighting it: Kate Garraway’s husband Derek’s six-month battle with coronavirus ‘becomes the longest in the UK’, it was claimed on Monday

A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Kate has been so brave and her strength is awe-inspiring. But the truth is that progress is very, very slow. 

‘Derek has now been hospitalised for six months which makes him one of only a handful of people who have been in hospital for this long.

‘It’s incredibly tough for Kate though because some days he shows signs of improvement, and then 24 hours later he has taken a worrying turn for the worse. It’s literally one step forward, two steps back.’

Worrying: Derek's progress is said to be 'very slow', which a source claimed has been 'incredibly tough for Kate' because of his fluctuating physical health

Worrying: Derek’s progress is said to be ‘very slow’, which a source claimed has been ‘incredibly tough for Kate’ because of his fluctuating physical health

The source went on to claim that Kate is thankful Derek is ‘still here’ as it means she has hope he will pull through after so many have lose their loved ones. 

According to the publication, Fatima Bridle was the longest-surviving patient with COVID-19 before returning home in August, after 141 days in hospital at the time. 

MailOnline has contacted Kate’s representatives for comment. 

Illness: Derek was first hospitalised with the disease on March 29, he was on a ventilator and put in an induced coma shortly thereafter before he was woken up in July

Illness: Derek was first hospitalised with the disease on March 29, he was on a ventilator and put in an induced coma shortly thereafter before he was woken up in July

On Friday Kate offered viewers an update on her husband’s condition, as she admitted it had been a difficult week for the family.

She turned to co-host Ben Shephard, 45, and said: ‘Tough week with Derek. It has been a tough week.’

Later in the show, Lorraine Kelly appeared on screen to discuss what would be coming up on her show, and said: ‘I’m sorry to hear it’s been a tough week, Kate – but we love having you on the telly!’

Derek was hospitalised after suffering serious complications from Covid-19 and has remained in intensive care ever since, in a minimally conscious state from which no one knows if he will ever recover.

Strong: On Friday Kate offered viewers an update on her husband's condition, as she admitted it had been a 'tough' week for the family

Strong: On Friday Kate offered viewers an update on her husband’s condition, as she admitted it had been a ‘tough’ week for the family

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday’s YOU magazine about the family’s ordeal earlier this month, Kate revealed doctors had warned her Derek wouldn’t survive, and expressed her shock at seeing his appearance as his ‘worn-out and thin’ body struggled to fight the virus.

Derek, who she revealed has lost eight stone during the battle, is one of an estimated just five people in the world whose bodies have been damaged so much by Covid.

Kate recalled: ‘Doctors were saying, “He’s not going to make it.’

Unable to breathe, he was put into a medical coma to give his lungs a rest. Before he went under, he called Kate and said, “I love you, you’ve saved my life.”

A timeline of Derek’s coronavirus battle  

MARCH  

Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.  

She said: ‘Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] ‘god you look ill.’

 ‘He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, and was struggling to breathe,

‘I rang Dr Hilary (Jones) and tried to get through, he talked to Derek. He said put me back on, I think you need to call an ambulance’

Derek, 52, was taken into hospital on March 30 and remained in an unresponsive condition. 

APRIL  

Kate and her children isolated at home after she displayed ‘mild symptoms’.

Kate said: ‘Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill. I’m afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

‘I’m afraid he is still in a deeply critical condition, but he is still here, which means there is hope.’ 

MAY 

Kate said: ‘The journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as every day my heart sinks as I learn new and devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight. 

‘But he is still HERE & so there is still hope.’

That month, Kate and her family took part in the final clap for carers

She said: ‘I’ll never give up on that because Derek’s the love of my life but at the same time I have absolute uncertainty’

JUNE 

On June 5, Kate revealed Derek is now free from coronavirus but continues to fight against the damage inflicted on his body

JULY 

On July 5, Kate revealed Derek has woken from his coma but he remains in a serious yet critical condition.

On July 8, she announced she would be returning to GMB, after being urged by doctors to ‘get on with life’ during Derek’s recovery.   

She added that Derek had ‘opened his eyes’ after waking from his coma, but has been told his recovery could take years.  

On July 13, Kate returned to GMB for the first time since Derek was hospitalised.    

On July 28, Kate revealed she’d paid an ‘extra emotional’ first visit to Derek, and admitted she’s ‘frustrated’ by his slow progress.

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For several weeks, the family’s only contact with Derek was through hospital staff, so when Kate first saw her husband, she found him unrecognisable.

Kate recalled: ‘When I finally got to FaceTime him, seeing him unconscious was a big shock.

‘He’s lost nearly eight stone in weight, a lot of it muscle throughout his body. He looked worn-out, thin and pale with dark circles under his eyes and there were lots of tubes.’  

Kate contracted coronavirus herself at the same time as Derek, but made a full recovery.

Kate contracted coronavirus herself at the same time as Derek, but made a full recovery. 

Last month, the presenter discussed wanting to donate her blood plasma to Derek in a bid to help him in his battle.

The TV host said she she was ‘desperately researching anything she could do to help’ her husband who remains very sick in hospital.

Her GMB co-host Adil Ray, 46, said: ‘On the show last week, you would have seen Kate talking about the potential importance of blood plasma transfusions for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

‘That day the number of people offering to donate went up 300 per cent.

Kate said: It’s a lovely lovely thing. The process which is similar to giving blood, only takes 45 minutes and can be used to help treat patients who aren’t producing enough of their own antibodies to fight COVID-19.

‘The reason it’s popped up, why I was talking about it, was because when Derek first got sick, I was desperately researching anything I could do to help.

‘I watched him be consumed by the virus despite all the brilliant efforts of those around trying to help him in the NHS.’

She continued: ‘I was told at the time, because it was one of the ideas I had, ‘what about giving my blood, there are antibodies in my blood because I’ve had it, will that help?’ they said no because the trials for it hadn’t really started.

‘I started talking about it last week because I found out that now it is being used which is fantastic.’

Adil said: ‘Kate, I will say this, you’re so inspiring at a time like this.’

Kate replied: ‘I don’t know about that, I feel very emotional about it actually, not just the idea that people are coming forward but that it might save lives.

Kate revealed she is reluctant to talk about Derek ‘every week’ on the show as she doesn’t want to upset viewers, but was reassured by Adil that she has been ‘inspiring.’

Kate said Derek ‘is very much still with us,’ but it is still a ‘waiting game’.

In July Derek emerged from his deep coma and started showing some signs of consciousness, occasionally opening his eyes.

Only a few weeks ago, Kate was finally allowed to visit Derek in hospital. Coronavirus precautions mean the children and Derek’s parents haven’t been able to yet.

She admitted: ‘I see him quite infrequently, not as often as I’d wish’. 

Discussing the moment doctors told her that Derek may never recover, Kate confessed that she threw up in shock.

She said: ‘We hope and believe he will come out of it, but we just don’t know.

‘The heart of the family has been ripped out and we don’t know if we will ever get it back.’

Giving an update on his condition, she continued: ‘At first it was all about Derek’s lungs.

‘But then his kidneys started failing and he was on dialysis. Now they’ve realised Covid can affect every cell of the body: most recently Derek’s been having problems with his intestines.

‘The absorption of food and vomiting are problems and they’re trying to work out whether that’s because his cells don’t produce the enzymes to digest.

‘His liver and heart and blood vessels have been affected.’

Last month, Kate revealed she paid an ‘extra emotional’ first visit to Derek, as he continues to slowly recover from COVID-19. 

Heartbreaking: Kate revealed earlier this year doctors had warned her Derek wouldn't survive, and expressed her shock at seeing his appearance as his body struggled to fight the virus

Heartbreaking: Kate revealed earlier this year doctors had warned her Derek wouldn’t survive, and expressed her shock at seeing his appearance as his body struggled to fight the virus

The Good Morning Britain presenter also told Ben Shephard that it was ‘lovely’ to see her partner as (28 July) was his 53rd birthday, but she continues to be ‘frustrated’ by his slow progress.

Kate told Ben: ‘I did go and see Derek, he’s had a tough couple of weeks, and it’s just frustrating.

‘It would have actually been his birthday today so I was extra emotional so I was thinking about the day he was born.

She added: ‘What the doctor said to me was, ‘Sometimes, Kate, a day when nothing has gone backwards is a positive’.’ 

As Ben agreed that Derek had ‘a stable day,’ Kate added: ‘It’s just I’m desperate for a step forward. It’s always lovely to see him and so it’s wonderful to have the chance to see him.’

Doting mother: Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11 [pictured in December]

Doting mother: Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11 [pictured in December]

Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11.

Earlier this year, Kate took a break from work in order to look after their children in lockdown and be there for Derek.

The journalist made a welcome to present Good Morning Britain in July after being away for 14 weeks and has now announced she will be returning to her Smooth Radio show so Derek ‘can hear my voice as well as many of the songs we both love.’

The broadcaster also confirmed she would be heading back to the Global studios in London to record her show from 10am to 1pm every day, after her friend Myleene Klass filled in for her.

As she announced her return to the airwaves, Kate acknowledged the frightening circumstances she currently faces, but hopes work will provide a welcome distraction for both herself and her husband.

Heartbreaking: Discussing the moment doctors told her that Derek may never recover, Kate confessed that she threw up in shock [pictured in 2008]

Heartbreaking: Discussing the moment doctors told her that Derek may never recover, Kate confessed that she threw up in shock [pictured in 2008]

She said to The Sun: ‘I’m delighted to be returning to my morning show on Smooth and to my Global family who have been a big support to me. 

‘Things are still hugely challenging and a long way from being normal, but I’d like to think that this will give Derek yet another opportunity to hear my voice as well as many of the songs we both love.

‘My heartfelt thanks go to Myleene Klass who has been brilliantly caretaking the show for me and to all my regular listeners for their messages of support.’

Throughout all this, Kate has been holding the fort at home, trying to present a chipper front for the sake of the children.

REVEALED: HOW THE CRUEL LEGACY OF COVID MAY LAST A LIFETIME 

Covid-19 could leave survivors with debilitating illnesses that last for years, doctors have warned since the outbreak spiralled out of control.

One leading medic called it ‘this generation’s polio’ – a disease that killed thousands and left a generation with life-long mobility issues. 

Patients who spend weeks fighting the disease can suffer from long-term complications caused by permanent damage to their lungs and liver, but serious problems can also blight people who only have a minor illness. 

SCARRING AND LONG-TERM LUNG DAMAGE 

Several recent studies have highlighted proof Covid-19 causes fibrosis – scarring of the lung tissue – that makes it harder for the organs to work.

A research paper published in a Chinese journal in March said ‘pulmonary fibrosis may be one of the major [long-term] complications in Covid-19 patients’.

A build-up of scar tissue in the lungs can reduce their capacity to absorb air, leaving a patient with breathing difficulties, shortness of breath or a cough. 

Insufficient oxygen also has knock-on effects on the other vital organs, which rely on the chemical to work. Without it, they cannot work as efficiently and may start to fail or work less efficiently. 

Failing kidneys may result in a patient needing long-term medication or dialysis, while a severely damaged liver could require a transplant to treat. 

IMMUNE SYSTEM OVER-REACTION CAN DAMAGE HEART, LIVER & KIDNEYS

Evidence is also emerging that the virus may affect the the liver, kidneys, heart and blood vessels because of the way it can force the immune system to attack healthy parts of the body.

As well as the potential of immediate death in the case of kidney failure, a heart attack or a stroke, any damage to these vital organs can cause lifelong disability and dramatically increase the risk of dying young.

A paper in the journal JAMA Cardiology in March reported a fifth of patients in a group of 416 who were hospitalised in Wuhan, China, had suffered heart damage.

Another study in Wuhan found that 16 out of 36 intensive care patients developed irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmia, which can weaken the heart’s ability to pump blood. 

Coronavirus can also cause blood clots, scientists say, which raise the risk of stroke or heart attack. 

The heart problems are thought to occur as a result of the virus triggering a ‘cytokine storm’, where the immune system overreacts to the infection.  

GROWING EVIDENCE OF BRAIN DAMAGE AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS 

Long-term brain damage may also be a consequence of Covid-19 infection, according to emerging research of patients who caught it.

Doctors around the world say they are seeing growing numbers of people with neurological symptoms such as headaches, loss of smell and taste, tingling sensations, losing the ability to speak and even seizures and strokes, the BBC reported

Dr Elissa Fory, from the Henry Ford Foundation in Detroit, said: ‘We don’t know yet if the encephalopathy [brain damage] is more severe with Covid-19 than with other viruses, but I can tell you we’ve been seeing quite a lot of it.’

Symptoms affecting the brain are harder to measure and track – it took months for officials in the UK to admit a lost sense of smell was a symptom of coronavirus – but they can be permanent. 

HOSPITAL STAYS AND TREATMENT CAN BE DEBILITATING 

As well as damage caused by the virus itself, patients who are seriously ill with Covid-19 – particularly those in intensive care – will suffer long-term health problems just from being in hospital. 

Physiotherapists warn patients muscles start to waste away quickly when they are in hospital beds, which can leave them with mobility problems for a long time – especially if they are already elderly, which many coronavirus patients are.

People’s lungs can also be irreparably damaged by ventilators, the intensive care machines which help people to breathe when they cannot do it alone.

The machines work by blowing air into the lungs through a tube inserted directly down the throat and into the airways. The pressure of the air being forced into the lungs can tear and split the delicate tissue inside the lungs and leave them permanently damaged. This is a trade-off: the machines are usually a last resort for people who can’t breathe on their own and would die without the ventilator.

People who get seriously ill are also at a risk of developing depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of their ordeal after the initial infection has gone. 

EVEN MILD ILLNESS CAN DRAG ON FOR MONTHS 

There is growing evidence that even mild Covid-19 can have long-lasting consequences and the UK Government last weekend launched a study into the after-effects of the illness.

Experts on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warned that Covid-19 patients could be left with ‘extreme tiredness and shortness of breath for several months’ even if they were not hospitalised.

Concerns about the lasting effects of the illness were discussed in a SAGE meeting which took place on May 7. 

Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS, revealed some patients need psychological treatment for ‘post-intensive care syndrome’. 

And another scientific advisor to the Government told The Telegraph that ‘a very high proportion’ of Covid-19 survivors ‘cannot get back to a normal life’. 

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Is this the moment The Block’s Luke and Jasmin cheated in plain sight?

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The Block contestants Luke and Jasmin denied they stole and copied a design aesthetic from a former 2014 team to win the children’s room challenge.

However, it appears the couple may have actually cheated in plain sight and viewers were completely oblivious.

In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, Jasmin was seen looking at a photo on her phone which resembled an almost exact replica of their finished room. 

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SPOT the difference: How The Block's Luke and Jasmin (pictured) cheated in plain sight during a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment on the renovation show

SPOT the difference: How The Block's Luke and Jasmin (pictured) cheated in plain sight during a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment on the renovation show

 SPOT the difference: How The Block’s Luke and Jasmin (pictured) cheated in plain sight during a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment on the renovation show

An eagle eyed viewer pointed out the moment on Twitter, writing: ‘Yes you could literally see this picture on Jas’ phone when showing Dan the ladder!!’  

‘Really original ideas coming from Jas in house 4. This is an Airbnb in Byron,’ another user wrote. 

An accompanying photo to the Tweet thread showed a room which also had polkadot wallpaper, a timber ladder and framing for the top bunk. 

'Yes you could literally see this picture on Jas¿ phone when showing Dan the ladder!' Jasmin was seen looking at a photo on her phone which looked similar to her finished room.

'Yes you could literally see this picture on Jas¿ phone when showing Dan the ladder!' Jasmin was seen looking at a photo on her phone which looked similar to her finished room.

‘Yes you could literally see this picture on Jas’ phone when showing Dan the ladder!’ Jasmin was seen looking at a photo on her phone which looked similar to her finished room.

'Really original ideas coming from Jas in house 4': Eagle eyed viewers pointed out the eerily similar designs online

'Really original ideas coming from Jas in house 4': Eagle eyed viewers pointed out the eerily similar designs online

‘Really original ideas coming from Jas in house 4’: Eagle eyed viewers pointed out the eerily similar designs online

From Byron to The Block: An accompanying photo to the Tweet thread showed a room which also had polkadot wallpaper, a timber ladder and framing for the top bunk from an Airbnb listing

From Byron to The Block: An accompanying photo to the Tweet thread showed a room which also had polkadot wallpaper, a timber ladder and framing for the top bunk from an Airbnb listing

From Byron to The Block: An accompanying photo to the Tweet thread showed a room which also had polkadot wallpaper, a timber ladder and framing for the top bunk from an Airbnb listing

Despite initially giving the couple the perfect score of ten, judge Shaynna Blaze later told TV Week that she believed the couple had created a ‘literal carbon copy’ of 2014 star Kyal and Kara’s recent home renovations.

The 57-year-old explained: ‘I thought, “I’m just going to have a look” – and I found an identical one. There are one or two teeny-tiny tweaks, but it’s literally a carbon copy!’ 

While she couldn’t quite put her finger on it at the time, Shaynna explained that the pair’s room is a ‘copy’ of another image she found through a simple internet search.

The interior designer fumed: “We’re not into copy-and-pasting. And not only that, it takes months and expertise to put all that together – the research, actually finding all those pieces.

‘When you present it in a competition and say, “I put this together”, it’s like, “Well, no you haven’t! You just copied somebody else’s hard work and claimed it as your own.”‘

'It was a carbon copy!' Despite giving Luke and Jasmin the perfect score of ten, judge Shaynna Blaze (pictured) has now admitted that she had a nagging feeling that the design of their bedroom was one she had seen elsewhere

'It was a carbon copy!' Despite giving Luke and Jasmin the perfect score of ten, judge Shaynna Blaze (pictured) has now admitted that she had a nagging feeling that the design of their bedroom was one she had seen elsewhere

‘It was a carbon copy!’ Despite giving Luke and Jasmin the perfect score of ten, judge Shaynna Blaze (pictured) has now admitted that she had a nagging feeling that the design of their bedroom was one she had seen elsewhere

Not happy: Shaynna, has accused the pair of cheating, explaining: 'I thought, "I'm just going to have a look" ¿ and I found an identical one. There are one or two teeny-tiny tweaks, but it's literally a carbon copy!'

Not happy: Shaynna, has accused the pair of cheating, explaining: 'I thought, "I'm just going to have a look" ¿ and I found an identical one. There are one or two teeny-tiny tweaks, but it's literally a carbon copy!'

Not happy: Shaynna, has accused the pair of cheating, explaining: ‘I thought, “I’m just going to have a look” – and I found an identical one. There are one or two teeny-tiny tweaks, but it’s literally a carbon copy!’

Spot the difference? Luke and Jasmin's (left) bedroom appeared to be inspired by a room designed by former 2014 team Kyal and Kara (right)

Spot the difference? Luke and Jasmin's (left) bedroom appeared to be inspired by a room designed by former 2014 team Kyal and Kara (right)

Spot the difference? Luke and Jasmin’s (left) bedroom appeared to be inspired by a room designed by former 2014 team Kyal and Kara (right)

Jasmin, 36, was quick to deny the cheating claims, telling the publication that the design of the room was a product of a moodboard she had created.

She also claimed that if she were to cheat, she ‘wouldn’t have done it so openly’. 

However, a producer of the show has previously said that the act of sourcing inspiration and recreating designs is allowed on the program. 

‘Contestants take inspiration from many things, magazines, shop window displays and previous Block rooms… Nothing can be copied 100 percent because too many factors come in to play,’ producer Anna Scarff told Nine in 2017.   

‘Paint colour, furniture availability, layout of rooms and time, these are the forces that shape their creativity. They may take inspiration from these things, but their hard work and their own ideas always prevail.’

The Block continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel Nine 

Defending themselves: Jasmin, 36, was quick to deny the cheating claims, telling the publication that the design of the room was a product of a moodboard she had created

Defending themselves: Jasmin, 36, was quick to deny the cheating claims, telling the publication that the design of the room was a product of a moodboard she had created

Defending themselves: Jasmin, 36, was quick to deny the cheating claims, telling the publication that the design of the room was a product of a moodboard she had created

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Letitia Wright discusses ‘creating spaces’ for black women in the film industry

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Letitia Wright has discussed ‘creating spaces’ in the film industry in a new interview.

Starring in ELLE UK‘s November issue, the Black Panther star, 26, declared ‘we have to be that solid foundation for each other’ as she posed in an accompanying cover shoot. 

On there not being enough space carved out for black women historically to succeed, the actress, who is set to depict the hardships of London‘s West Indian community for Steve McQueen’s new series Small Axe, admitted: ‘It’s sad and it hurts.’

'We have to be a solid foundation for each other': Letitia Wright has discussed 'creating spaces' in the film industry in a new interview for ELLE UK's November issue

'We have to be a solid foundation for each other': Letitia Wright has discussed 'creating spaces' in the film industry in a new interview for ELLE UK's November issue

‘We have to be a solid foundation for each other’: Letitia Wright has discussed ‘creating spaces’ in the film industry in a new interview for ELLE UK’s November issue

The screen star, who has played major roles in Black Mirror and Avengers: Endgame, went on to share how she stays motivated and lives by a powerful quote by actor Will Smith.

Letitia said: ‘But, the funny thing is, if you actually step aside from that mentality and go, no, there’s space for all of us [to succeed], we just have to keep building a wall. 

‘The bricks at the bottom have to be laid first before the bricks on the second row can be laid. So, if you say, OK, you lay your brick there, and I’ll lay my brick in the next two months. 

‘Let me make sure that your brick that’s laid is good and solid and paid well… Then, soon, you have a wall. Yes, I stole that from Will Smith. 

Strong message: The Black Panther star, 26, declared 'we have to be that solid foundation for each other' as she posed in an accompanying cover shoot for the magazine

Strong message: The Black Panther star, 26, declared 'we have to be that solid foundation for each other' as she posed in an accompanying cover shoot for the magazine

Strong message: The Black Panther star, 26, declared ‘we have to be that solid foundation for each other’ as she posed in an accompanying cover shoot for the magazine

'Let me make sure that your brick that's laid is good': The screen star shared how she stays motivated and lives by a powerful quote by actor Will Smith

'Let me make sure that your brick that's laid is good': The screen star shared how she stays motivated and lives by a powerful quote by actor Will Smith

‘Let me make sure that your brick that’s laid is good’: The screen star shared how she stays motivated and lives by a powerful quote by actor Will Smith

‘I’ve listened to that since I was 16, but he has a point: we have to be bricks, we have to be that solid foundation for each other or else what’s the point?’

The media personality rose to worldwide prominence as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, scooping coveted prizes at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the NAACP Image Awards and the British Academy Film Awards last year.

On being recognised by members of the public, the TV and film star shared: ‘As soon as you go to Sainsbury’s, you could even be wearing a hat but they’re like, ‘Yo, I swear that’s my girl from Black Panther!’

Letitia’s next role will see her transform into Altheia Jones in anthology series Small Axe, which presents five stories of how the West Indian community shaped their own destiny between the 1960s and 1980s, despite the racism and discrimination they faced.

'I get spotted in Sainsbury's!' The media personality rose to worldwide prominence as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther (pictured)

'I get spotted in Sainsbury's!' The media personality rose to worldwide prominence as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther (pictured)

‘I get spotted in Sainsbury’s!’ The media personality rose to worldwide prominence as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther (pictured)

Serious: The five-part series also stars Letitia Wright among a vast cast

Serious: The five-part series also stars Letitia Wright among a vast cast

‘It’s about standing up for justice’: Letitia’s next role will see her transform into Altheia Jones in anthology series Small Axe, based on London’s West Indian community (pictured)

'I keep a very small circle': The thespian also apoke about maintaining a small friendship group with longtime friends John Boyega (pictured) and Damson Idris

'I keep a very small circle': The thespian also apoke about maintaining a small friendship group with longtime friends John Boyega (pictured) and Damson Idris

‘I keep a very small circle’: The thespian also apoke about maintaining a small friendship group with longtime friends John Boyega (pictured) and Damson Idris

The Cucumber star drew parallels between her upcoming show and the Black Lives Matter movement as she told the publication: ‘Preparing for it, doing it, giving all that you can to it and then you get to 2020 and you’re like, hold up a minute, this is happening again. 

‘People aren’t going out to protest because they want to. Its aggravation after aggravation and standing up for justice.’ 

Elsewhere in the interview, the thespian spoke about maintaining a small friendship group with longtime friends John Boyega and Damson Idris and dealing with the pressures of being a high-profile actress.  

Out now: Read Letitia's full interview in the November issue of Elle UK

Out now: Read Letitia's full interview in the November issue of Elle UK

Out now: Read Letitia’s full interview in the November issue of Elle UK

The Identity School of Acting alum said: ‘I really pride myself on the circle that I keep and it’s a very small circle, it’s almost like a dot. 

‘I remember I asked actor Naomie Harris a few years back for some advice, and she met with me and said, ”How you carry yourself is how people will respond to you.” So, if I turned up and I have a Gucci bag or [I’m] in the club every day – there’s no problem with that, if that’s your vibe – but I’m very quiet and all about the work. 

‘We’re all a family, we all support each other. And – I’m not going to lie – in the UK because we’re so small, like, it’s such a small pond of actors, we just support each other and love each other.’

The Guava Island star has previously credited her Christian faith for helping her overcome depression.

Recalling a time she saw pop star Justin Bieber while attending a session at megachurch Hillsong in the US, Letitia shared: ‘They had a free early morning sermon and my friend was adamant we get there on time. 

‘Walking through, seeing Justin Bieber there with his notepad and hoodie on at 9am, I was like, What?’

Candid: The Guava Island star has previously credited her Christian faith for helping her overcome depression

Candid: The Guava Island star has previously credited her Christian faith for helping her overcome depression

Candid: The Guava Island star has previously credited her Christian faith for helping her overcome depression

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