In this week’s edition, an update on the Bake Off debacle, who was elected as Labour leader, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to get divorce, and more!
1. No more soggy bottoms on Bake Off
In an update to last week’s story, Mary Berry, from nearby Bath, has announced that she will not be moving with GBBO to Channel 4. Mary said that she was staying with the BBC because of how it nurtured her, and the show. Mary said “My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them” and added, “farewell to soggy bottoms”. Paul Hollywood, the other judge on the hit baking show, announced that he will be staying with Bake Off as it moves channels. He tweeted:
There are also rumours that the BBC will be creating a new televised baking competition with Mary, Mel and Sue. As soon as we hear any news confirming this, we will let you know!
2. Corbyn re-elected at Leader of the Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as Labour leader. He pledged to “wipe the slate clean”, after winning 61.8% of the vote. Corbyn now has the troubled task of uniting the party and bringing it back together. Jeremy Corbyn said that he was “honoured” to have been re-elected as Labour’s leader, and explained that “we have much more in common than divides us”.
3. Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt
Jolie has filed for divorce from Pitt, claiming that she made the decision “for the health of the family”. The celebrity pair got married in 2014, having been together since 2004. Last year, Angelina Jolie told The Telegraph “Brad and I have our issues”. The couple, known as ‘Brangelina’ are one of the most famous couples in Hollywood. According to reports, the divorce papers listed the date of separation as 15th September.
4. Donald Trump Jr causes outrage after comparing refugees to Skittles
Donald Trump’s eldest son tweeted the picture with the question “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?”. There was an outcry on Twitter, with people posting pictures of Syrian refugees with the caption “Not a Skittle”. Wrigleys, Skittles’ owner, commented on the tweet, saying “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people”.
5. Are you addicted to your phone?
According to a new survey, 1 in 3 UK grown-ups check their phone in the middle of the night and 2 in 3 said that they check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up. For some people, the fear of missing out on the latest news or social media post is what keeps them gripped to their devices, the survey showed. Paul Lee, head of technology, media and telecommunications research at Deloitte, said “we are reaching an age of ‘peak smartphone’”.