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Ant and Dec are in trouble with unionists over a comment they made on Saturday Night Takeaway's The Dredge

Another week, another load of celeb dirt.

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt from the top to the very bottom.

Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals Source: Mike Marsland

Over the weekend, Ant and Dec got themselves into a bit of trouble after they made a comment on Saturday Night Takeaway about Great Britain. 

While introducing Sofa Watch, Dec said “Can I just stop you there for a second? What about Northern Ireland? Yeah, see Northern Ireland is not actually part of Great Britain, but we still want Northern Ireland to be part of Sofa Watch.” You can watch that clip here.

Viewers didn’t like that comment at all. The Irish Post gathered some responses from viewers on Twitter and compiled them into a list. The responses ranged from “Ant and Dec referred to Northern Ireland as not part of GB. That’s me finished with Ant and Dec”, to “What the f**k are Ant and Dec on about?”

Some of the calmer responses were along the lines of “When did Northern Ireland leave Great Britain?” but mostly, there were just a lot of red-faced angry emojis. (Belfast Telegraph)

Celebrity Sightings At The Late Late Show Source: Phillip Massey

In other news from the north, Saoirse Ronan’s been holidaying in Derry. 

Back in December, the 23-year-old actress was chatting on Good Morning America, when she was asked a question from an Irish man in the audience. Intrigued by the man’s accent, Saoirse asked where he was from. He told her that he was from Derry, and she replied “Ah, very good. I love Derry! It’s one of my favourite cities.”

Well, it turns out it’s actually true. Saoirse paid a visit to Derry over the weekend and took a walking tour to go look at some of the historic sites. All bundled up in a hat and scarf, she even posed for photos with the staff from Derry City Tours.

Who knows? Maybe she’ll drop down to Dublin soon.(Derry Now)

2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards - Show Source: Kevin Winter

Eminem slammed the National Rifle Association in his performance at the iHeart Radio Awards last night.

The 45-year-old performed the song Nowhere Fast alongside singer Kehlani, with a new verse added onto the beginning of the song.

He rapped:

This whole country is going nuts, and the NRA is in our way. They’re responsible for this whole production, they hold the strings they control the puppets. [...] They love their guns more than our children.
Source: ePRO Team: Support for Eminem & Shady Records/YouTube

Before the performance, Eminem and Kehlani were welcomed to the stage by Big Sean and Florida school shooting survivor Alex Moscou, who had just spoken about the upcoming anti-gun march in Washington, D.C. (Metro)

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Scarlett Moffatt revealed that losing three stone made her miserable. (Mirror)
  • Kylie Jenner is finally back at it with the bathroom selfies (Metro)
  • Prince William might have to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle (
  • Steve-O is proudly celebrating a decade of sobriety (NME)
  • Jesy Nelson from Little Mix wants to make it in Hollywood as an actress (OK!)

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