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When McDonald and Dodds next on and will there be another season?

A perfectly normal portrait of a perfectly normal family… honest (Picture: ITV)

ITV’s new detective show Mcdonald and Dodds premiered on 1 March, providing viewers with a gentle dose of drama for their Sunday night viewing.

Taking place in the city of Bath, the show centres around DC Dodds, a shy and unassuming detective, played by Jason Watkins, who has returned to the frontline after working on the desk for a decade.

He’s paired up with the tough and driven DCI Lauren McDonald who is played by actress Tala Gouveia.

The first episode saw the pair scratch the surface of the dark secrets of a wealthy family, headed by father Max Crockett (Robert Lindsay), whose house was the scene of a deadly crime.

Viewers at home described it as ‘King Lear with a twist’ presumably refering to the power grab between Max Crockett’s three daughters and girlfriend.

So, when will it return, and how many episodes are left?

When is the next episode of McDonald and Dodds – will there be a new season?

The drama will return on Sunday 8 March and will air from 8pm to 10pm on ITV.

Episode two will feature some new faces, such as Joanna Scanlan (The Woman in White, No Offence, The Thick of It) who will play the director of a private clinic, The Mara Retreat.

Freddie Fox (The Three Muskateers), Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) and Michele Dotrice (Vanity Fair) will also join the cast.

It is not known if ITV plans to commission more episodes after the current two-part series.

There’s been a murder in genteel Bath in McDoland and Dodds (ITV)

According to The Express, executive producer Daniel Timmer explained the decision behind the two-part, two-hour episodes, saying: ‘I guess the contract with the programme with something like this is two hours is a nice time to invest in something that has a beginning a middle and an end.

‘Life is muddled and messy and doesn’t end well necessarily but this has a hopefully finite conclusion where everything is resolved.’

So… by the sounds of things, it doesn’t seem as though it will be back.

But, never say never,

McDonald and Dodds returns to ITV on Sunday 8 March at 8pm

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The Masked Singer’s Joel Dommett fears axe after revealing Queen Bee’s identity

The Masked Singer fans think Nicola Roberts is Queen Bee – but is she? (Picture: ITV Picture Desk)

Joel Dommett has revealed he fears he won’t be asked back to host The Masked Singer after he ‘told everybody’ who Queen Bee is.

The final of the ITV talent show will come to an end on Saturday night, and there are just three contestants left including Queen Bee, Hedgehog, and Octopus.

And although the secrecy on the show is second to none, the former Extra Camp presenter revealed he let slip the identity of our favourite bee.

‘The prospect of not being asked back for series two because I had told everybody who Queen Bee is, is enough of a scare not to tell anybody,’ he told the Daily Mirror.

After a tense semi-final episode, which saw both Denise van Outen revealed as Fox and CeeLo Green unveiled as Monster, we’re left with just three stars in disguise.

As it stands, Queen Bee is the favourite to win, and fans are convinced they already know who’s under the costume, with Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts the hotly-anticipated favourite to be unveiled.

Is Nicola Roberts Queen Bee? (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty)
Who will win The Masked Singer? (Picture: ITV)

Jason Manford is a popular guess for Hedgehog due to clues involving links to the West End – he has appeared in a couple of plays including Sweeney Todd and Curtains – and belting out Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger.

As for the Octopus, there is no clear winner at the moment with a number of names swirling around social media including Jane McDonald, Ashley Roberts, Kerry Ellis, Emily Symon, Lucy Pargeter, and Katherine Jenkins.

The 34-year-old also appeared on This Morning earlier this week where he laughed off how hard it has been to keep the hidden celebrities a secret.

But while he was remaining tight-lipped, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby couldn’t help but push for spoilers.

Joel called the Octopus a ‘mad one’ (Picture: Rex/ITV)

‘Hedgehog has thrown a lot of people off,’ the presenter smirked: ‘They were posh at the beginning, and then a bit Mancunian, and now it’s back to [Michael] Bublé again.’

He then looked really shocked as he squirmed: ‘It’s not Bublé, oh gosh, I almost just gave it away!’

Turning his attention to Hedgehog’s competition, Joel added: ‘Octopus, this was a mad one.

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‘I think they were kind of hiding their voice in the early stages and now it is starting to come out, so it’s getting better.

‘But people like to disguise their singing voices and their talking voices.’

The Masked Singer concludes Saturday at 7pm on ITV.

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Hollyoaks’ Luke Morgan ISN’T in the flash forward episode sparking fan fears he will die after dementia diagnosis

LUKE Morgan will not feature in the Hollyoaks New Year’s Eve flashforwarded episode fuelling fears he is going to be killed off next year.

Soap fans have been terrified Luke – who is played by actor Gary Lucy in the Channel 4 soap – is going to die next year after being diagnosed with dementia.

 Hollyoaks fans are convinced that Luke Morgan is leaving the soap again


Hollyoaks fans are convinced that Luke Morgan is leaving the soap againCredit: Channel 4

The Sun Online can reveal actor Gary will not appear in the special hour-long episode which will jump forward a yea rot explore the new drug dealing County Lines storyline, meaning he could die in the next year.

While Luke’s ex Mandy and his friend Nancy both appear in the flash-forward, Luke does not and his absence is conspicuous.

Taking to a fan forum, many asked if Luke’s dementia diagnosis meant he would be saying farewell to the village.

It comes after Luke dumped his girlfriend Cindy Cunningham just days after proposing to her.

Fans were left in tears at the emotional scenes and started questioning Luke’s future.

“Oh wow. Yeah. Not expecting this at all. I think he’ll die in late 2020,” one person wrote.

 Viewers were in tears as Luke dumped his girlfriend Cindy


Viewers were in tears as Luke dumped his girlfriend CindyCredit: Channel 4

A second viewer commented: “Unless it’s a misdiagnosis or something, I think this must be the end for Luke.”

And a third added: “Soaps do often kill off an iconic character in an anniversary year. But I think Gary is absolutely going to smash this and it will be heart-breaking to watch.”

A fourth fan was really upset at the possibility of Gary leaving, and wrote: “Not happy about it at all, plus they did change his character from when he left to how he was when he came back with Luke saying he’s a loser all the time.

“He was more positive when he first left. I really wanted to see him back to be more like his old self & move forward.”

Hollyoaks fans break down in tears as dying Luke dumps Cindy to save her from watching him die

Gary, 38, first joined Hollyoaks back in 1999 and was a series regular up until 2002.

During this time he received much praise for taking on the male rape storyline and won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2000 British Soap Awards.

He returned to the soap in 2017, and then again earlier this year following his character’s stint behind bars.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm with a first look episode following at 7pm on E4

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Kourtney Kardashian clashes with KUWTK fan over wanting more privacy

Kourtney Kardashian bites back at fan who says she’s not entitled to more privacy (Picture: E!)

Kourtney Kardashian has grown a little tired of sharing her life on camera and she’s got no time for anyone saying she is obliged to, as she stars on a reality TV show.

The mum-of-three has starred alongside her family on Keeping Up With The Kardashians for years now, but recently announced she wanted to take a step back from filming to spend more time with her kids and gain a little more privacy.

Her decision to do so seems to have sparked a bit of a feud, though, between Kourt and her sisters Khloe and Kim.

Taking to Instagram, Kourtney shared a clip from Sunday night’s episode of KUWTK, where she’s seen venting her frustration to mum Kris Jenner over her sisters not respecting her decision to not share as much on camera anymore.

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Kourtney says: ‘They can’t give me one second to breathe. I shared everything from my relationship with Scott. Everything. To where all these people were involved in my relationship, it was horrible for our relationship.

‘I would fight for them if they said these were their boundaries, I would stick up for them. So I’m like, “Why would you not stick up for me?”‘

The clip prompted one fan to hit back at Kourtney and suggest that ‘contractually’ she is obligated to share her private life, and if she doesn’t want to then she should quit the show altogether.

The fan suggested Kourt is contractually obligated to share her personal life (Picture: Instagram)

‘then don’t be on the show! Contractual she cannot pick and chose….especially a relationship….sorry she’s gotta go (sic),’ the fan commented.

‘No special exceptions…no fair to the others complying with the contract!

‘If she now wants privacy she can have it….exit left…..but not while E is cutting a check and their core fan base is watching! (sic)’

Calling out the fan, Kourtney replied: ‘have you seen my contract? “Contractually”,’ while adding a crying laughing face emoji.

Kourtney biting back comes after an earlier preview clip of Sunday’s KUWTK episode did the rounds online.

The 40-year-old could be seen clashing with Khloe and Kim, as they called out Kourtney for not sharing as much on camera anymore and claiming that by her pulling back, they have been forced to share more.

‘Our job is about being open and honest and sharing a lot of ourselves and it just seems like for the past few years now, Kourtney hasn’t really been open about her personal life on camera,’ Kim argued.

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‘All the days Kourtney isn’t filming, Khloe and I are picking up the slack and having to share more.’

She claimed that Kourtney is so ‘secretive’ with them now, that she finds out things about her sister by reading them online, but Kourt, who is rumoured to be dating her ex Younes Bendjima again, told her sisters to ‘respect’ her boundaries, as she would do the same for them.

‘This is crazy,’ she says. ‘If they wanted privacy, I would never follow them or expose them.’

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I’m A Celebrity CATCH UP

DAN Osborne is currently on his way to the I’m A Celebrity jungle after Jacqueline Jossa threatened to quit.

The former EastEnders star removed her wedding ring after Myles Stephenson told her that her husband cheated with his ex Gabby Allen.

Catch up on what went down exactly by reading out I’m A Celebrity live blog.


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Kaye Adams caught up in gunfire as she tried to escape Hong Kong riots

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Kaye Adams revealed she was caught up in gunfire when trying to escape riots in Hong Kong.

The 56-year-old explained there was one moment she had to flee from danger, during her recent holiday.

During an appearance on Loose Women, she joked that co-star Nadia Sawalha had begged her to come home to safety.

‘There has been a lot of trouble out in Hong Kong recently, the protests have been going on all summer,’ she began. ‘But they did come to a head in the time that I was there.

‘On the last day, we were going around this tourist market, typical thing.

‘Suddenly I just saw people rushing towards me and I heard gunfire. I saw the tear gas and then felt the tear gas, it’s in the back of the throat and the eyes…’

Speaking about her instant reaction to flee, Kaye admitted she had no idea where to run to.

Kaye was forced to flee in Hong Kong (Picture: ITV)

‘You go to run, as a tourist, and you don’t know where you’re running,’ she continued. ‘Because you don’t know this city.

‘Are you going to run into it? Do you run away from it?’

‘It’s not that I really feared for my life, but it was a real reminder that, in life, you can’t be too complacent.

‘A young Hong Kong gave me this mask and said, “Wear this and stay safe.”’

Kaye shared videos of the protests on her Instagram page, admitting things had become ‘too much’ and that it was ‘scary’.

The protests in Hong Kong have entered their sixth month, with more violence erupting in the city over the weekend.

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Demonstrations started peacefully in early June, sparked by proposed legislation that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

But by the time the bill was withdrawn, the protests had hardened and broadened into a resistance movement against the territory’s government and Beijing.

Loose Women continues on weekdays, at 12.30, on ITV.

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