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Katie Price's daughter Princess reveals mum won't walk for a year - and needs mobility scooter - Birmingham Live
Katie broke both feet on holiday and is now reliant on getting around on a mobility scooter
Katie Price's daughter Princess has revealed it could be a year before her mum is able to walk again. Katie's 13-year-old daughter from her marriage to Peter Andre has been on holiday in Turkey with her mum, brother Junior and her mum's new boyfriend, Carl Woods. Speaking out on Instagram Live, earlier this week Princess said: "She'll be in a wheelchair for three to six months - but she won't walk for a year." Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Katie broke both feet and ankles as she scaled a wall at a Turkish theme park. She posted on her YouTube channel on Monday (August 3) that she had jumped over a wall at the park - as a short cut but did not realise how big the drop was on the other side. Katie Price has been posting pics of her larking about on a mobility scooter since returning to the UK In Monday's video Katie was seen writhing in pain in her video as medics tended to her injuries but the former glamour model has clearly adapted to her current situation. Upon returning to the UK, Katie posted a new video larking about in her new mobility scooter. The video shot by Carl, shows Katie speeding around a department store with the Batman theme playing - in a bid to find some light relief. It's been a stressful time for the mum of five and she has been regularly posted updates on her eventful life on You Tube. In a video posted just before jetting off for the ill fated break, Katie explained: " We really needed this holiday, with Harvey in hospital, Princess losing Rolo..." Katie's lookalike daughter Princess with brother Junior on holiday Harvey, 18, is Katie's eldest son from her relationship with Ex Villa striker Dwight Yorke and suffers from various health issues. In July he was rushed to hospital but given the all clear by medics. He was recovering at a residential care home while Katie was in Turkey - but mother and son have now been reunited at home. Princess's French bulldog puppy Rolo which was a gift for her 13th birthday, suffocated after getting stuck under an armchair in what has been described as a freak accident. Katie's two other children - Jett and Bunny - from her marriage to Kieran Hayler were understood to be with their father during the holiday.
Dean Smith opens up on transfer targets as Aston Villa learn Man United's Jack Grealish update - Birmingham Live
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Dean Smith on Ollie Watkins It will be a busy summer ahead for Aston Villa in the transfer window as they search for a new striker. One candidate could be Brentford's Ollie Watkins - a regular on the Villa rumour mill as a potential target for the club and a player well known by current head coach Dean Smith. Smith managed Watkins during his time at Brentford, and admitted that the forward had been on his radar longer than that. "Young Ollie Watkins - I tried signing him a year earlier from Exeter City but he wanted to stay another year," said Smith on Sky Sports today. Watkins scored 13 goals during that extra season at Exeter before eventually making the move to Brentford, and hasn't looked back. He's hit double digit goal tallies in every season since. "I like that at even a young age he went on loan to Weston Super-Mare and scored fourteen odd goals there at a young age. He's got a great attitude and he doesn't stop working. He's a joy to work with" added Smith. However, since Watkins' turn as a centre-forward he has been nothing short of a revelation. Watkins has scored 25 goals this season - his best return yet, and Smith knew he'd be able to step up to the void left by Neal Maupay. "I played him a few times at striker. I always said to him he'd be a striker, he likes playing off the left and we felt that was the best area for him to go and get goals - but we played him at centre-forward at Bristol City away and he ran them ragged. Maupay came on and scored the winner and Ollie was disappointed that he didn't score. That's the sign for me of a top striker, he'll do well." Sign up for our Villa newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Trezeguet latest After confirming their place in the Premier League for the 20/21 season, Aston Villa will find it a lot easier to hold onto their key players in the current transfer window. And that doesn't just apply to Jack Grealish - linked with a move to Manchester United. Trezeguet, who emerged as a key player and a standout in Villa's run-in has been linked for the last few months with a return to Turkey. While Villa will look to improve their front three - Trezeguet enjoyed a dramatic upturn in form precisely when the Villans required it. The Egyptian winger signed from Kasimpasa last year has enjoyed a sizeable boost to his reputation and a return to the Super Lig appeared to be on the cards with Villa heading towards relegation. However, the situation for the player and club has changed - with Turkish football writer Ertan Süzgün reporting that despite interest from three leading Turkish clubs, Villa aren't too interested with moving Trezeguet on. Freshly-crowned Super Lig champions Istanbul Baakehir as well as eternal rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have reached out to Trezeguet's agent William DAvila to prepare an offer for the player. According to Süzgün's report, it would be a fully paid loan rather than a direct transfer. Still - the Villa will have to pressed a lot harder to consider parting ways with a player who will still be a key part of the side going forward, regardless of what happens in the transfer window. A loan probably will not float their boat. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Manchester United and Jack Grealish bid Manchester United are biding their time in their pursuit of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known to be an admirer of Grealish and the 24-year-old playmaker has been extensively linked with a transfer to Old Trafford since the turn of the year. United are prioritising a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho though, which has cast doubt over where Grealish will start the new season. According to the Daily Mail, Solskjaer is still looking to add Grealish to his ranks but any bid to sign the midfielder will come 'late in the window'. The report adds that Grealish is 'no longer a transfer priority' for United with Sancho at the top of their hit list. Villa value Grealish, who has three years remaining on his contract, at around £80million and owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens aren't likely to budge. Grealish led the way for Villa last season with eight goals and six assists in 36 Premier League starts. Smith on Benrahma Said Benrahma has existed as a constant transfer link for Aston Villa over the past year. First linked after Villa's play-off final win over Derby County, the show-stopping winger wasn't fated to move to Villa Park with an attractive deal failing to land on Brentford's table. Now, with the Bees falling to Fulhamin the Play-off final it's hard to believe he won't end up in the Premier League anyway - and has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Villa among other clubs. Said Benrahma of Brentford Villa head coach Dean Smith knows Benrahma well, and helped bring the winger to London as part of Brentford's recruitment team during a scouting mission. "We were fortunate enough to see young Benrahma in the French second division on-loan from Nice," said Smith speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of tonight's play-off final. "Really liked what I saw - he's got everything. It takes a while sometimes for people to adapt to a new country, but I was confident he'd make an impact." Brentford signed Benrahma after a loan spell at Châteauroux where scored nine goals and set-up a further five. A fee under £3 million delivered 27 goals and 22 assists at Brentford over the last two seasons - and now the Premier League awaits one way or another for Benrahma.
Latest NHS coronavirus figures show just two new deaths in Midlands hospitals - Birmingham Live
The highest number of Midlands deaths to date has been at hospitals within University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
A further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,347. NHS England said the patients were aged between 52 and 86 years old. All had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed. There are fears a winter wave of Covid-19 will overwhelm the NHS (Image: PA) The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows: East of England 0 London 0 Midlands 2 North East & Yorkshire 1 North West 1 South East 0 South West 1 Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Since the coronavirus crisis started, the Midlands has recorded the highest number of deaths (5,868) outside London (6,144). The peak for the Midlands was on April 8, when 186 deaths were recorded in its hospitals. Most of the Midlands deaths were in hospitals within University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where 965 Covid-19 fatalities have been recorded to date. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Deaths at the trust's hospitals peaked at 38 recorded fatalities on April 8. Within the Midlands, this is followed by a total of 523 coronavirus deaths to date at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and then a total of 380 deaths at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. The number of deaths at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust also peaked on April 8, when 20 coronavirus deaths were recorded. Sandwell is among six areas of England with high rates of infection but, as yet, no local lockdown. Residents in Sandwell are urging people to stick to social distancing measures as they fear a local lockdown being imposed - and are also asking for more to be done to halt the rise in infections. NHS England also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where coronavirus is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on the death certificate. This change was introduced for deaths that occurred on April 24 and subsequently. Today, two deaths have been reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.
Dwight Gayle sends West Brom eight-word message before Premier League decider - Birmingham Live
West Bromwich Albion vs QPR - The striker notched 23 times while on-loan at The Hawthorns last year
West Bromwich Albion can clinch promotion back to the Premier League tonight should they better Brentford's result. Slaven Bilic's men host QPR at The Hawthorns with the Bees entertaining Barnsley at Griffin Park. Albion will be hoping to end their two-year stay in the Championship by winning tonight after being thrown a lifeline by Brentford last week. West Brom, of course, lost away at Huddersfield to gift Thomas Frank's side advantage - only for Brentford to crumble at Stoke. Sign up for our West Brom newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Now, with the Premier League firmly in sight, Albion's staff and players have been sent a well-wish message from a goal hero they've missed dearly. Newcastle ace Dwight Gayle spent last year on-loan at the Hawthorns and smashed in 23 goals in 39 games to take Albion to the play-offs. Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores his side's first goal of the game against Aston Villa (Image: Laurence Griffiths/NMC Pool/PA Wire) Against Villa, of course, West Brom lost over two legs with Gayle getting controversially sent off in the first-leg encounter at Villa Park. Albion tried desperately to re-sign Gayle last summer, and tried again in the January but for Steve Bruce to keep him up at St James' Park. The 30-year-old has recently been enjoying a new lease of life for Newcastle having scored three times in his last seven Premier League matches. Now, on the eve of Albion potentially clinching promotion, Gayle issued the following heartwarming message to everyone associated with Albion. He said: "All the best tonight to everyone at WBA (fingers crossed)." One Albion fan responded: "Miss you." Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Another put: "What a top bloke and striker, oh to have him up front for us tonight." While a third said: "The Prince. Wish we had him this season, we would have been up by lockdown." Albion's game against QPR kicks off at 7.30pm this evening. Follow Joe Chapman for live updates and match action and reaction.
Wolves eyes turn to Liverpool as Nuno sends reminder to Adama Traore - Birmingham Live
Here’s our analysis following another satisfying evening for those of an old gold persuasion
Wolverhampton Wanderers are one game away from another European adventure after cruising past Crystal Palace last night. Daniel Podences first goal in English football and Jonny Castro Ottos superb finish handed Wolves a 2-0 victory over Palace and lifted them back up to sixth. A win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday will see Wolves finish sixth in the Premier League and secure Europa League football as the bare minimum for 2020/21. Heres our analysis following another satisfying evening for those of an old gold persuasion: Wolves daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox There's a quick and easy way to stay on top of all the Wolverhampton Wanderers news with our daily newsletter. Delivered straight into your email inbox each day, the bulletins will feature the latest Wolves news, views, gossip and opinion. All you have to do is punch your email in at the top of the article - it looks just like this... And what's more, it's absolutely free! You can also get all the latest updates by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We also have a free app which you can download. It is always up-to-date with the latest news from across the region. Google Play Store and App Store A record points haul Palace were billed as the perfect opponents having lost six on the spin before arriving at Molineux, and so it proved. Roy Hodgsons side arent in any danger of relegation and have no European aspirations - and it has shown in their performances recently. Rui Patricio was allowed to cruise to his 13th Premier League clean sheet of the season with Palace barely laying a glove on Wolves. Wolves' victory means they have now eclipsed their points tally from last season. One more win and they will improve on their seventh-place finish in 2018/19 too. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles A little reminder for Adama Immediately after the Everton victory Nuno singled out Adama Traore for missing a gilt-edged chance and he used his latest post-match press conference to demand improvement from Wolves coveted winger. Traore missed a chance early in the second half but played a key role in creating Wolves' second goal with a stunning burst between two Palace defenders. Opposition boss Hodgson felt Traore was one of the best players on the pitch but the Spaniard isnt completely satisfying Nuno right now. Asked what improvement he specifically wants from Traore, Nuno responded: So many things. Better decisions. More tasks inside the shape. But hes doing fantastic so lets keep on trying to make him a better player. A new-look front three Podences emergence in the last three games has come at the perfect time. The Portugueses vision has re-energised Wolves attack and made it difficult for Nuno to replace him in this system. With 26-goal Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore - when hes at his best - undroppable, Podence has forced his way ahead of compatriots Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto. Nuno is blessed with options in attack and Jota especially is far more proven at this level than Podence, but the newest Portuguese is making a huge impression. In a 3-5-2 formation Jota is Jimenezs likeliest partner but Podence and Traore could well be the answer in Nunos preferred 3-4-3. All eyes on Liverpool Wolves have done their job and will now watch the action unfold at Anfield on Wednesday night. A win for Chelsea against Liverpool - who have taken their foot off the gas since being crowned champions - would guarantee Frank Lampards side Champions League football. And with Chelsea due to play Arsenal in the FA Cup final next week Wolves will be hoping Lampards team take their foot off the gas. With Spurs playing Palace on the final day, Wolves will almost certainly need to beat Chelsea to finish sixth.
Wolves caught in Champions League war between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp after UEFA decision - Birmingham Live
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Klopp speaks out Jurgen Klopp says the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to overturn Manchester City's Champions League ban 'wasn't a good day for football'. In February City were banned from competing in the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA after being accused of breaching financial fair play regulations. However, the decision was overturned by CAS on appeal and Pep Guardiola's side are free to compete in Europe next term. The CAS ruling means Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are fifth and sixth in the Premier League respectively, now need to finish fourth to qualify for the Champions League. Both teams had been hoping to sneak into European football's premier competition through finishing fifth but City's reinstatement means that is no longer possible. And Liverpool manager Klopp has now given his opinion on the ruling which has been widely scrutinised by football fans across the country. "I am happy that City can play in the Champions League but I don't think it was a good day for football yesterday, to be honest," said Klopp. "Just because I think FFP is a good idea. It's there for protecting teams, protecting the competition. "That was the idea at the start, that nobody overspends and stuff like this. Clubs have to make sure that money they want to spend is based on the right sources." Klopp added: "I really hope that FFP stays because it gives at least kind of borders that you can go to but not over, which is good for football. "If you start doing it so that nobody cares anymore, the richest people or countries can do what they want to do and that would make the competition really difficult." Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool Sign up for our Wolves newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Pep hits out Pep Guardiola involved Wolves, Liverpool and Arsenal in a seething tirade following a massive decision that went in the favour of his Manchester City side. City had a ban from the Champions League overturned - a ban which had given Wolves hopes of a place in Europe's top tier tournament via a 5th place finish. However, the ban was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday, after being deemed not to have broken Financial Fair Play regulations set by UEFA - with CAS unable to uncover any evidence of City disguising funding methods via Etihad sponsorship. However, the team will need to pay a £10m fine - down from £25m - after the club were found guilty of failing to cooperate with UEFA during their investigation. An annoyed Guardiola has thus demanded an apology from UEFA while bringing Wolves, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United into the general argument - claiming that City's wealth doesn't sit well with traditional and current rivals. "We should be apologised to because if we did something wrong we will accept the decision from UEFA because we did something wrong," said Guardiola before bringing up Wolves. Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City reacts "We dont expect Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea or Wolves to defend us but we have the right to defend ourselves when we believe what we have done is correct and three independent judges said this. "Today is a good day, yesterday was a good day for football because we play by the same rules as all the clubs in Europe. "If we had broken FFP, we would have been banned but we have to defend ourselves because we were right. People said we were cheating and lying and the presumption of innocence was not there. "When we were proved right we were incredibly happy because we can defend what we have done on the pitch. "This club tried for the whole history, at Maine Road or without heroes like Colin Bell or Mike Summerbee, the legends that we have had, we have done our best to do it on the pitch. "I know that for elite clubs like Liverpool, United, Arsenal, it is uncomfortable us being here. "But they have to understand we deserve to be with them and fighting for the achievements that they have achieved in the past. We deserve to be stronger year by year. There are incredible people in this organisation working to make us better. "We dont have to ask permission to be there, we deserve to be there. When we lose, I will shake my hands and congratulate them but all the time we have done. Guys, accept it." Wolves' path to the Champions League Announce Champions League football in three years, one Wolverhampton Wanderers fan responded to the announcement that Fosun had completed their takeover in 2016. The comment was entirely tongue-in-cheek and sticklers for accuracy will point out that it proved to be incorrect. Wolves only managed the Europa League in three years - but they now stand on the cusp of the Champions League in four. Fosun were one of four Chinese ownership groups to arrive in the region in 2016 as all of the West Midlands' leading football clubs were snapped up. While the brash former owner of Aston Villa, Tony Xia, boasted of his plans to reach the Champions League, Fosun remained fairly quiet in the background. Their first season in power wasnt great - a 15th place finish in the Championship is nothing to shout about - but their humility allowed them to own those early mistakes. It also guided them towards Nuno Espirito Santo, a decision which has been the trigger for the most remarkable of rises. Theres a feeling from within that this journey hasnt peaked, and yet here they are, potentially three games away from a place at European footballs top table. Read more about how Wolves can seal Champions League football
Pep Guardiola reacts as Wolves and Man United set for Champions League decision - Birmingham Live
Wolves news - the CAS will publish their verdict on Monday (July 14) ahead of next season's Champions League
Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City will be able to compete in next season's Champions League. City were handed a two-year ban from European competition earlier this year after breaching financial fair play regulations. The ban would mean that the fifth placed team in the Premier League, currently Manchester United, would qualify for Europe's top competition. Sign up to our Wolves newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or by clicking here Wolves are just six points behind United, with two defeats on the spin serving as a massive dent to their top-four hopes. Guardiola's side have taken their appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) and the decision is expected on Monday (July 14) at 9.30am. Ahead of the verdict, the City boss has said he is sure that his side will be exonerated of all charges and deny the fifth placed team a route into the Champions League. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "The intention every season is to play in the Champions League and do the best possible. It is not about what will happen on Monday. "I'm confident because I saw the arguments of the club that next season we will be there but we have to wait and after I give my opinion or the club will give their statement."
Solihull man arrested over alleged £500,000 furlough fraud 'is tip of the iceberg' - Birmingham Live
More than £27.4 billion has been claimed through the scheme, supporting 1.1 million employers and 9.4 million furloughed jobs
The arrest of a man in Solihull over alleged furlough fraud could just be the tip of the iceberg, according to experts. More than £27.4 billion has been claimed through the scheme, supporting 1.1 million employers and 9.4 million furloughed jobs. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it had arrested a male from Solihull, West Midlands, on Wednesday, in connection with allegations of a £495,000 fraud of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg's Fiona Fernie told BirminghamLive: HMRC has started investigations into companies and individuals that it believes have fraudulently made claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has paid out more than 27bn." She added: The Government now intends to clawback as much money as possible from those whose claims were wrong. "Nobody who has received these grants should be complacent, the proposals for clawback are not confined to instances where the claim was fraudulent it applies to cases where there has been a lack of proper care as well." (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) She added: Given the number of changes there have been to the scheme since it was first introduced, there are likely to be a significant number of cases where people have inadvertently made incorrect claims and the repercussions could be long-lasting. "Imposing the clawback by way of treating the grant as taxable allows HMRC to impose its normal investigation, assessment and penalty regime to wrongly made claims. "This means that HMRC will be able to assess the tax due (and thereby impose the claw back) within four years after the grant was made in the case of an innocent error, six years if the error was careless, and twenty years if the claim was fraudulent. "In cases of fraud HMRC may prosecute and in certain circumstances companies and individuals may be treated as deliberate defaulters and be publicly named on HMRCs website. "In some cases, HMRC may involve the police. She added: It is likely to be a major problem for some who are investigated and receive assessments. "Once the assessment is issued, the burden of proof will be on the taxpayer to show that it is wrong. "A combination of the lack of clarity in certain aspects of the detailed rules of the scheme, and the length of time which may elapse before an HMRC investigation is complete, may make it very difficult to prove entitlement to the grant. "It is therefore vital that the accuracy of claims is considered now. Fiona said: HMRC have received over 3,800 reports of fraudulent claims under CJRS and this case shows they are already taking action in the most obvious cases of misuse. "HMRC will always investigate complaints and tip-offs which suggest that the system has been abused. "It is only right and proper that those who have made false claims should be caught and penalised. "However, not all such complaints have substance and HMRC will be wary of the possibility that the complaints are themselves untrue and represent a backlash from employees who have lost their jobs. "HMRC will also be sensitive to the possibility that some of the incorrect claims are merely mistakes rather than carelessness or deliberate abuse. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles She continued: Nonetheless businesses will be required to notify HMRC if they know (or discover) that they have received a grant to which they were not entitled. "Penalties will apply for failure to notify. "Companies should therefore carry out a review now and make corrections to any claims they discover to be incorrect prior to the deadline for the first obligation to self-declare in order to avoid penalties. "The timescale is relatively short that deadline is 90 days after Royal Assent of the Finance Act and Royal Assent is normally around mid to late July."
Liverpool given green light to seal sensational double Wolves transfer - Birmingham Live
Wolves news - the Reds have been heavily linked with Traore, while Jimenez name-checked the champions in a recent interview
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has urged his old team to splash the cash and land Wolves stars Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore this summer. The two have linked up to devastating effect this season, helping to guide Wolves to the edges of the Champions League race. Liverpool have been extensively linked with Traore, with Jurgen Klopp labelling him as 'unplayable' earlier in the campaign. Sign up for our Wolves newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Reports in Spain have suggested the champions could launch a summer move for Traore, with some going as far to say the Reds boss has made contact with the Spaniard. Jimenez meanwhile, has caught the attentions of most major clubs in Europe after a prolific two-year spell at Molineux. After making his loan move a permanent one last summer, the striker has netted 24 goals in all competitions, including in the January game against the Merseysiders. Manchester United has been mooted as a potential destination, with the player himself mentioning Liverpool when discussing the speculation around his future. Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring against Liverpool (Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images) Its something very cool," he told BolaVIP last month. "I dont know if they are true, they are rumours. Since they are talking about me, different teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool They are teams that in the history of football are important. That they are mentioning you there, whether you want to or not, some rumour will come to them as well so there it can be opened. Its an incredible thing to be on the radar, be rumours there, and on the lips of those teams. Its something good to continue growing, making an effort and taking it as an incentive so that, if possible, give even more to achieve it. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Wolves are under no financial pressure to sell their stars and will demand premium transfer fees for both of their stars, with reports that Traore could fetch up to around £90m. But Collymore, writing in the Mirror has suggested that both could add something to Klopp's squad next season. Liverpool should have two Wolves players on their shopping lists this summer Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore. Troare is the obvious one but Jimenez has settled into the Premier League like a duck to water. Hes great in the box, attacks crosses exceptionally well, links play and is an all-round eight out of ten in the art of striking. He could provide real competition for Bobby Firmino at Anfield.
Phillip Schofield makes big career announcement with This Morning fans in shock - Birmingham Live
The This Morning co-host said the book, titled Life's What You Make It, charts the "ups and downs" he has been through
Phillip Schofield is releasing a book about his career and private life. The This Morning host has revealed he has written an "honest" book. Silver-haired Schofe, who presents the ITV1 daytime TV favourite alongside Holly Willoughby, announced the book on Tuesday. On July 7, Schofe said the book, titled Life's What You Make It, charts the "ups and downs" he has been through and said the book would go "behind the scenes" of his life. The star added: "In 2017, I wrote the first chapter and I sent it to a few friends and they said, 'Oh my god, you have to write this', and I knew I couldn't, and you know why. "And then my life changed and then lockdown happened and I ended up with a shedload of time on my hands and I thought, well, you have thought about it for long enough and you have written all these notes, why don't you do it, and so I did. "And I wrote and I wrote and I loved it and it is done." He said he wrote the first line when he was 14 "and I knew exactly how I wanted it to start, should I ever write it". He added: "It will take you behind the scenes of my life and my career and my family and my friends and the ups and downs that there have been. "Lots of ups, loads of fun, but some really very emotional times as well." Plenty of fans voiced their surprise at the news - but were left delighted, and promised to read it when released.