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After a busy and exciting weekend for the UK – which saw the country finish second in the Eurovision Song Contest and, Queen Elizabeth II honoured as part of her official Platinum Jubilee Celebration – we’ve got news from all corners of the celebrity spectrum to round up for you in our first Social Buzz of the week!
Eurovision winner heads back to Ukraine
Oleh Psiuk celebrates winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 / Picture Credit: Jens Büttner/dpa/Alamy Live News
Following a historic win in Turin, Italy, Eurovision winner Oleh Psiuk said goodbye to his girlfriend before heading to the airport and heading home to serve Ukraine, helping defend the country against Russia’s invasion.
Speaking ahead of his journey, he said: “Our culture is under attack. We wanted to present our music to the world last night. I wrote the Eurovision song for my mum way before the war – but afterwards, it started taking a different meaning for different people.”
Psiuk explained: “I’m going back home as I run a volunteering organisation that helps refugees with food, accommodation, and medication. I will keep doing that. We will host Eurovision in a newly rebuilt and happy Ukraine.”
Kardashians not supporting Kourtney and Travis Barker wedding?
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have tied the knot / Picture Credit: Kay Blake/Zuma Press Wire
California played host to the wedding of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker on Sunday (May 15th, 2022), but it appears as though the rest of the Kardashian clan didn’t show up to support the two as they exchanged vows.
After being engaged for seven months, the pair tied the knot in Santa Barbara but, both Kim and Khloe instead showed off their hair and outfits for the weekend on social media, rather than even mentioning their sister’s life-changing ceremony.
Both Kendall and Kylie Jenner were also absent, with the latter joining Travis Scott in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards, whilst mother Kris Jenner promoted her skin care line on Instagram. Rob Kardashian remained silent on socials.
Exactly why none of the aforementioned family members showed up remains to be seen, but reports suggest that a full-scale wedding is still to take place and that this past weekend was just an opportunity for the two to make their partnership and marriage legal.
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Strictly Come Dancing responds to Rachel Riley’s claims
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke / Picture Credit: BBC/Guy Levy
Rachel Riley is coming off as a bit of a sore loser, as she’s still clearly not over losing Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 to Abbey Clancy. Despite meeting her now-husband Pasha Kovalev on the show, Riley didn’t miss the opportunity to take away from Clancy’s win when speaking to The Times in a new interview.
Riley said that producers “know from the start who they want to win and what journeys they want to take different people on,” saying that in order to achieve their goals, “they can obviously fix the scores”.
The BBC swiftly responded to these remarks with a statement which read: “This claim is categorically untrue. The BBC has strict procedures and editorial guidelines in place regarding impartiality and Strictly upholds all of these.”
Perhaps it’s time to move on, Rachel…
David Tennant and Catherine Tate for Doctor Who return
Catherine Tate and David Tennant are making a return to Doctor Who in 2023 / Picture Credit: BBC Studios/Alistair Heap
Following the news that Ncuti Gatwa would become the next Doctor, fans of Doctor Who are now getting excited all over again, as it was revealed that both David Tennant and Catherine Tate would be making a return to the series for its 60th anniversary celebrations.
After 12 years, the former Doctor and his assistant, Donna Noble, have reunited to film scenes that are set to appear at some point in 2023.
Showrunner Russell T Davies teased: “Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”
We can’t wait! It looks as though the future of the sci-fi series is in incredibly safe hands.
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