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Abbey Clancy cuts a chic figure in a monochrome houndstooth coat

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She recently returned from a family getaway to Dubai

And despite the chilly weather, Abbey Clancy was warm and cosy in a houndstooth coat as she stepped out for a spot of furniture shopping in London on Friday.

The model, 33, battled the winter chill in the longline coat with the black and white print as she carried her purchases out of the West Elm Market shop.

Lovely: Abbey Clancy, 33, was wrapped up in a stylish houndstooth coat on Friday as she went shopping for furniture in London on Friday

Lovely: Abbey Clancy, 33, was wrapped up in a stylish houndstooth coat on Friday as she went shopping for furniture in London on Friday

Lovely: Abbey Clancy, 33, was wrapped up in a stylish houndstooth coat on Friday as she went shopping for furniture in London on Friday

Despite the low-key outing Abbey proved that she could still put on a stylish display as she headed out for the afternoon.

The mother-of-four opted for the simple black and white coat with a houndstooth print with a tie belt cinched in to highlight her slender waist.

Abbey teamed the cover-up with blue flared jeans and a Louis Vuitton clutch bag as she exited the shop with her purchases in hand. 

Lovely: The model battled the winter chill in the longline coat with the black and white print

Lovely: The model battled the winter chill in the longline coat with the black and white print

Stylish: She teamed the cover-up with blue flared jeans and a Louis Vuitton clutch bag

Stylish: She teamed the cover-up with blue flared jeans and a Louis Vuitton clutch bag

Lovely: The model battled the winter chill in the longline coat with the black and white print as she carried her purchases out of the West Elm Market shop

Abbey’s outing comes shortly after she defended her daughter Sophia’s modelling debut after they collaborated for a campaign with Lipsy.

The star shares daughters Sophia, eight and Liberty, four, as well as sons Johnny, 21 months and Jack, five months with her husband Peter Crouch, 38.

During an appearance on Lorraine earlier this month, Abbey remained defiant in the face of critics of the tender age of Sophia’s modelling debut.

Abbey stated: ‘I just think there’s so much bad stuff in world, any excuse have fun with my daughter! I’ve never pushed her into it., she wanted to do it! Having four kids, spreading my time is hard, so I appreciate spending time with my daughter.’

Sweet: The star shares daughters Sophia, eight and Liberty, four, as well as sons Johnny, 21 months and Jack, five months with her husband Peter Crouch, 38

Sweet: The star shares daughters Sophia, eight and Liberty, four, as well as sons Johnny, 21 months and Jack, five months with her husband Peter Crouch, 38

Sweet: The star shares daughters Sophia, eight and Liberty, four, as well as sons Johnny, 21 months and Jack, five months with her husband Peter Crouch, 38

Off she goes! Abbey was spotted heading into the West Elm Market shop in Central London

Off she goes! Abbey was spotted heading into the West Elm Market shop in Central London

Flawless: Despite the casual look, Abbey still cut a stylish figure for the outing

Flawless: Despite the casual look, Abbey still cut a stylish figure for the outing

Off she goes! Abbey was spotted heading into the West Elm Market shop in Central London to make her purchases

During an appearance on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, host Chris Moyles comically goaded Abbey’s husband Peter Crouch, 38, about her and insisted that she was ‘out of his league’, which the former England star insisted is true.

He said: ‘Yeah I’ve pulled the wool over her eyes for 14 years! Like a magician! It’s a strange thing yeah, one of the wonders of the world!’

Of their first meeting, Peter said: ‘Yeah I remember the occasion. We met, it was great, we got on fantastically well…

‘She gave me her number – amazingly – she went away and I carried on, and I should have known then, but I was talking to someone else who was also female…

‘She came over and said “Look at you! Who do you think you are?” as if we were married already. She went mental! And I was like “I’m only talking”. I should have known then!’

Out and about: She was effortlessly chic in the longline printed coat, with a tie belt cinched in to highlight her slender waist

Out and about: She was effortlessly chic in the longline printed coat, with a tie belt cinched in to highlight her slender waist

Out and about: She was effortlessly chic in the longline printed coat, with a tie belt cinched in to highlight her slender waist

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Holland EXCLUSIVE: South Korea’s first openly gay K-Pop star says he ‘will fight for LGBT rights’

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He is the first K-Pop idol to be openly gay in the South Korean music industry.

And Holland detailed his experiences since revealing his sexuality when he debuted in 2018 with his hit song Neverland, the first K-Pop music video to show a same-sex kiss on screen. 

The singer, 23, talked exclusively to MailOnline following his first European tour, and spoke passionately about supporting his fans and the LGBT+ community, as well as his experiences within the industry.

Holland EXCLUSIVE: South Korea's first openly gay K-Pop idol discussed discrimination, how grateful he is for fans' support, and said he 'will fight for the rights of the LGBT community'

Holland EXCLUSIVE: South Korea's first openly gay K-Pop idol discussed discrimination, how grateful he is for fans' support, and said he 'will fight for the rights of the LGBT community'

Holland EXCLUSIVE: South Korea’s first openly gay K-Pop idol discussed discrimination, how grateful he is for fans’ support, and said he ‘will fight for the rights of the LGBT community’

Holland, whose real name is Go Tae-seob, shared his determination to help others, saying: ‘People look to me to represent the LGBT community in Korea at the moment, they support me and look at me that way so there’s no reason for me to refuse.

‘I will fight for the rights of the LGBT community in Korea. All the actions that I foresee from my music, the message that I send, and what I write, all of that intends to resolve and change the traditionalist views in Korea.’ 

Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, which in 2003 ended its classification as ‘harmful and obscene’, and there is growing public acceptance of LGBT+ relations and annual gay pride rallies attract thousands.

However, discrimination remains widespread and gay people suffer hate crimes, according to campaigners, while conservative lawmakers are also pushing to end protections for sexual minority groups.

Supportive: Holland, whose real name is Go Tae-seob, shared his determination to help others, saying: 'People look to me to represent the LGBT community in Korea'

Supportive: Holland, whose real name is Go Tae-seob, shared his determination to help others, saying: 'People look to me to represent the LGBT community in Korea'

Supportive: Holland, whose real name is Go Tae-seob, shared his determination to help others, saying: ‘People look to me to represent the LGBT community in Korea’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a Catholic widely seen as a liberal, has come under fire for refusing to legalise gay marriage although he has said discrimination against LGBT+ people is not acceptable.

On if he ever had any difficulties in the industry because he’s openly gay, Holland admits: ‘I never had issues with people I worked with, and I feel like if someone had an issue with me because of my sexuality then they wouldn’t even work with me in the first place.

‘I never had a hard time, personally. One of my goals is even if someone has an issue with me because of my sexuality, I hope that by working with them then they will have a different mindset. 

‘People are uncomfortable with [others being gay], but me speaking up about it has made those who thought they were uncomfortable with it get used to it.’

Though, when asked if he ever felt directly discriminated against he pauses, before saying: ‘In Korea? I can’t say no to that. 

‘There were a couple of times I caught on to the fact a person was uncomfortable with me. But I never had a direct conversation or confrontation with someone who said, “I don’t like you because you’re gay”.’

And he goes on to add happily: ‘In the music business in Korea there are a lot of people who are open-minded and supportive of the LGBT community so I have been supported by a couple of people.’ 

Starting his career as an independent artist in K-Pop, Holland admits that he feels the traditional trajectory in the industry ‘doesn’t really suit [him]’, though he is quick to point out that he isn’t trying to criticise any big music labels or groups.

Candid: On if he ever had any difficulties in the music industry, Holland admits: 'If someone had an issue with me because of my sexuality then they wouldn’t even work with me'

Candid: On if he ever had any difficulties in the music industry, Holland admits: 'If someone had an issue with me because of my sexuality then they wouldn’t even work with me'

Candid: On if he ever had any difficulties in the music industry, Holland admits: ‘If someone had an issue with me because of my sexuality then they wouldn’t even work with me’

‘[Companies] mould them into what they think will be the best for them,’ he explains. ‘So, what the company and the artist must do is divided equally, its very distinct.

‘There are other elements that artists focus on, but the main things they do is practice singing and dancing. But, for me, my focus is finding a crew who are able to support and help me tell the message that I want to send to fans.

‘I’ve been doing it a long time by myself, and because of that I’ve become stubborn because I have my own way of doing things. I’m a little bit bossy!’ 

Holland’s decision to follow his own path has clearly worked in his favour though, as his music boasts millions of views on YouTube, his debut track Neverland has been streamed 12 million times, while his single Loved You Better has gotten over 2 million views since its release two months ago.

Honest: When asked if he ever felt directly discriminated against he admitted he couldn't 'say no to that' but added that 'there are a lot of people who are open-minded' in the music industry

Honest: When asked if he ever felt directly discriminated against he admitted he couldn't 'say no to that' but added that 'there are a lot of people who are open-minded' in the music industry

Honest: When asked if he ever felt directly discriminated against he admitted he couldn’t ‘say no to that’ but added that ‘there are a lot of people who are open-minded’ in the music industry

The singer’s first European tour saw him perform at the ULU in London to an adoring crowd of fans, with many bringing flags from all ends of the LGBTQ+ spectrum to fly during the concert to represent their respective sexual identities.

The singer’s affection is evident as he talks about the experience, and admits: ‘When I was younger, I went through the same things that my fans are going through, or probably going through, now and it was very hard for me to do that. 

‘During that period of time I was very inspired and  felt support by listening to pop singers who supported the LGBT community, and in the K-Pop scene in Korea it’s still a taboo to support the LGBT community, or to have a conversation about it. 

‘I felt we should have someone in K-Pop who can support the younger generation who are going through a hard time because of their sexuality, so that’s why I decided to become a singer.’

Success: Holland debuted in 2018 with his hit song Neverland, which has garnered over 12 million views on YouTube, and he often uses his personal life as inspiration for his music

Success: Holland debuted in 2018 with his hit song Neverland, which has garnered over 12 million views on YouTube, and he often uses his personal life as inspiration for his music

Success: Holland debuted in 2018 with his hit song Neverland, which has garnered over 12 million views on YouTube, and he often uses his personal life as inspiration for his music

Holland often uses his personal life as inspiration for his music, explaining how songs I’m So Afraid and I’m Not Afraid from his self-titled debut album represented the fear he felt about coming out to his family, but also how he felt when he realised he had support from his fans.

His latest track Loved You Better continues this idea, and sees the singer look back on his struggles while at school, as he admits the song was ‘mostly focused on trying to help and heal my fans, it felt like something that I had to do for them.’

The gratitude Holland feels for the support of his fans is obvious from the way he speaks about them, gushing about how he wants to write songs that support them. 

‘I didn’t expect to get this much love from my fans since my debut, really,’ he says, the appreciation he feels evident in the tone of his voice. 

Showing his support: His latest track Loved You Better sees Holland look back on his struggles while at school, and he admits it was 'mostly focused on trying to help and heal my fans'

Showing his support: His latest track Loved You Better sees Holland look back on his struggles while at school, and he admits it was 'mostly focused on trying to help and heal my fans'

Showing his support: His latest track Loved You Better sees Holland look back on his struggles while at school, and he admits it was ‘mostly focused on trying to help and heal my fans’

‘I have so many positive and supportive friends around me, and I’m so proud of that and so I want to do my best for them,’ he adds.

Of where he’d like to see his career go next, Holland reveals his desire to tour in ‘more conservative’ countries where he feels he can ‘bring value and meaning’ by representing the LGBT community for fans.

‘Somewhere where its more conservative, like Korea. It’s important to me to go where the fans need me and want to meet me the most. 

‘So, I want to remember as an artist to fly to countries to show fans my support, rather than just be focused on commercial success.’ 

Thankful: The gratitude Holland feels for the support of his fans is obvious from the way he speaks about them, as he gushes that he always wants to 'do [his] best for them'

Thankful: The gratitude Holland feels for the support of his fans is obvious from the way he speaks about them, as he gushes that he always wants to 'do [his] best for them'

Thankful: The gratitude Holland feels for the support of his fans is obvious from the way he speaks about them, as he gushes that he always wants to ‘do [his] best for them’

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Ben Foden’s new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith is PREGNANT with their first child

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Ben Foden’s new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith is expecting their baby 19 months after his divorce from Una Healy, MailOnline can reveal.

Friends of the Celebrity X Factor star say he is ‘absolutely delighted’ at becoming a father for the third time.

Rugby player Ben, 34, married Jackie from New York in August just two weeks after they started dating. 

He already shares two children Aoife, seven, and five-year-old Tadhg, with The Saturdays singer, Una, 38. 

‘Ben and Jackie are over the moon,’ a source told MailOnline.

‘They’re so excited to become parents together for the first time and are looking forward to starting their new lives as a family. 

Happy: Ben Foden is expecting a baby with his new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith, who revealed her growing baby bump in an image she shared this week which was taken over Christmas

Happy: Ben Foden is expecting a baby with his new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith, who revealed her growing baby bump in an image she shared this week which was taken over Christmas

Happy: Ben Foden is expecting a baby with his new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith, who revealed her growing baby bump in an image she shared this week which was taken over Christmas 

Blossoming: Jackie recently shared a photo of her from a friend’s wedding where two pals were seen cradling her bump – with her disguising her stomach with a love heart

Lovers: Ben married Jackie in August after just two weeks of dating, telling his Instagram followers: 'When someone like her comes in to your life, why would I wait?'

Lovers: Ben married Jackie in August after just two weeks of dating, telling his Instagram followers: 'When someone like her comes in to your life, why would I wait?'

Lovers: Ben married Jackie in August after just two weeks of dating, telling his Instagram followers: ‘When someone like her comes in to your life, why would I wait?’

‘The plan is to move from America back to the UK and raise the baby here – there’s lots to organise but they can’t wait for their new arrival.’ 

Moving on: The Saturdays singer Una has since moved on from her marriage with Ben and is now in a long-term relationship with Irish sportsman David Breen

Moving on: The Saturdays singer Una has since moved on from her marriage with Ben and is now in a long-term relationship with Irish sportsman David Breen

Moving on: The Saturdays singer Una has since moved on from her marriage with Ben and is now in a long-term relationship with Irish sportsman David Breen 

Jackie revealed her baby bump in an image she shared this week of her and Ben in Vermont which was taken over Christmas. 

In the Instagram photo, entrepreneur Jackie could be seen posing with Ben and her skis, while proudly showing her bump from a side angle. 

She captioned the picture: ‘America the beautiful. Missing my Benny while he’s in Vegas and reminiscing about what a beautiful Christmas we had.’ 

Their split came days before they had planned to move to the US with their two children, which resulted in Ben starting his new life having signed with Rugby United New York on his own. 

Ex-England rugby international Ben first married The Saturdays singer Una in her native Ireland in 2012, after the pair dated for four years. 

The couple divorced in July 2018 after six years of marriage when Ben confessed to cheating on Una with PR Becky Milne. 

Family: The former England rugby international is already a dad to Aoife and Tadhg, who he shares with ex-wife Una Healy

Family: The former England rugby international is already a dad to Aoife and Tadhg, who he shares with ex-wife Una Healy

Family: The former England rugby international is already a dad to Aoife and Tadhg, who he shares with ex-wife Una Healy 

Una has since moved on from Ben with new long-term partner Irish sportsman, David Breen. 

Ben married Jackie on board a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts in August despite the pair only knowing each other for a few weeks.

Following the ceremony, Ben said: ‘The world has a funny way of working things out, many people think I’m a bad person – as I’m sure they’ll be many nasty comments left under this post by keyboard warriors a plenty. 

‘But I met a girl who seriously swept me off my feet and in a time of hardship showed me love, a deep devoted love. 

‘People will say we are mad or crazy or even fools, as @snackyjax and I had only been dating seriously for a little over two weeks before deciding to get married. 

Over: Their six-year marriage ended in 2018 after Ben confessed to cheating on Una, with the sportsman moving to the US on his own following his signing with Rugby United in New York

Over: Their six-year marriage ended in 2018 after Ben confessed to cheating on Una, with the sportsman moving to the US on his own following his signing with Rugby United in New York

Over: Their six-year marriage ended in 2018 after Ben confessed to cheating on Una, with the sportsman moving to the US on his own following his signing with Rugby United in New York

‘But when someone like her comes in to your life, why would I wait?’

Ben revealed to MailOnline last year that he plans to move back to the UK with Jackie and buy a house together in Cheshire. 

Speaking in October, he said: ‘My life has changed a lot over the last seven months.

‘I have been in America and I got married. In New York it’s a very busy way of life, everyone is quite healthy.

‘Jackie loves all these shakes in the morning. She’s not a vegan or vegetarian but we have more of a vegetarian diet together. She has been a very positive influence on my life and my diet.  

‘But we’re planning to move back to England next summer and buy a house in Cheshire…’

Cosy: The Celebrity X Factor star, who took part in the show to make his children proud, revealed he's planning on moving back from America to the UK and buying a house with Jackie

Cosy: The Celebrity X Factor star, who took part in the show to make his children proud, revealed he's planning on moving back from America to the UK and buying a house with Jackie

Cosy: The Celebrity X Factor star, who took part in the show to make his children proud, revealed he’s planning on moving back from America to the UK and buying a house with Jackie 

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Amy Schumer shares her first ‘parenting hack’… a blanket lined BOX for son Gene to play in 

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Excited new parents regularly spend a fortune buying the latest educational playthings to nurture their infant.

But while she may be relatively new to parenthood, Amy Schumer has already learnt that sometimes the best toys are the cheapest.

Sharing a tongue in cheek ‘parenting hack’ to YouTube, the 38-year-old explained that she puts her nine-month-old son Gene inside a box to entertain him.  

Genuis: Amy Schumer shares her first 'parenting hack'... a blanket lined BOX for son Gene to play in

Genuis: Amy Schumer shares her first 'parenting hack'... a blanket lined BOX for son Gene to play in

Genuis: Amy Schumer shares her first ‘parenting hack’… a blanket lined BOX for son Gene to play in

The comic explained to viewers of the short clip: ‘This is our first Youtube video and we want to give our advice about parenting, because we’ve learned so much.’

She then showed a box in her book-lined sitting room, draped with blankets around the edges. 

‘Our first advice tip is a good toy for a baby around seven, nine months old.

‘And it is exactly free, and what it is is a box.’

No need to spend big! 'it is exactly free, and what it is is a box,' explained Amy, of her creation

No need to spend big! 'it is exactly free, and what it is is a box,' explained Amy, of her creation

No need to spend big! ‘it is exactly free, and what it is is a box,’ explained Amy, of her creation

Fun for baby: The comic lined the box with blankets and filled it with toys for Gene to explore

Fun for baby: The comic lined the box with blankets and filled it with toys for Gene to explore

Fun for baby: The comic lined the box with blankets and filled it with toys for Gene to explore

Filmed by her husband Chris Fischer, she told fans: ‘Make sure there are no staples in it. You put blankets around it, and you put some toys, and we put an egg crate around the bottom. 

‘And they can like hold onto the edge and stand or fall or whatever, and they really like being in their box.’

While Amy filmed her ‘hack’ in her typically jokey fashion, her tip was a good one.

Safety first! Amy had been busy baby-proofing the rest of the room, with the coffee table covered in blankets to cushion the hard edges and protect the exploring toddler

Safety first! Amy had been busy baby-proofing the rest of the room, with the coffee table covered in blankets to cushion the hard edges and protect the exploring toddler

Safety first! Amy had been busy baby-proofing the rest of the room, with the coffee table covered in blankets to cushion the hard edges and protect the exploring toddler

Soft landing: The box had foam egg crate at the bottom, for her son to fall on

Soft landing: The box had foam egg crate at the bottom, for her son to fall on

Soft landing: The box had foam egg crate at the bottom, for her son to fall on

Many a parent has remarked that their child preferred a gift’s packaging to the shiny new object inside. 

By lining the box with soft foamy egg crate, Amy made it safe for her son to practice standing, all while keeping him from crawling off to get into mischief in the room.

It also appeared Amy had been busy baby-proofing the rest of the room, with the coffee table covered in blankets to cushion the hard edges and protect the exploring toddler.

Amy, who welcomed her son last May, is already looking to expand her family – this time via IVF. 

Family time: Amy and husband Chris Fischer are seen in a new Instagram post with Gene, whose face they no longer share on social media

Family time: Amy and husband Chris Fischer are seen in a new Instagram post with Gene, whose face they no longer share on social media

Family time: Amy and husband Chris Fischer are seen in a new Instagram post with Gene, whose face they no longer share on social media

The Trainwreck star has been documenting the process in frank social media posts in the hopes that her story will inform and educate others. 

Taking to Instagram, she shared this week of the process: ‘They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoah right? 

‘For all of those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1! But what a drop off right? ‘ 

 

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