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Fleeshman to pen tracks with Sir Elton

7 November 2008 12:08 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Richard Fleeshman is to pen tracks with childhood idol Sir Elton John. The former Coronation Street actor and Soapstar Superstar winner told the Manchester Evening News that Sir Elton has been "so supportive" of his career. Fleeshman, who supported Sir Elton on his summer arena tour, said: "We're going to be writing some songs together towards the end of this month. "It's really nice of him to do it and we're just going to see what happens. Sometimes (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Ex-'Emmerdale' star inspired by weight jibes

14 July 2008 1:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon has admitted that she was inspired to lose weight after being taunted about her size on Soapstar Superstar. The actress, who played Delilah Dingle on the ITV1 soap, was shocked to receive criticism over her appearance from Soapstar judge Billy Sammeth when she competed in the 2007 contest. She later discovered that posters on an internet forum agreed with his comments. Tamaddon told Take 5 magazine: "People were saying, 'She's definitely not a size 10 - a 14 more like'. I was a size 10 then and all right, I was curvy. I watch the show back now and think how massive my boobs were. Now I've gone down a whole cup size. Those comments did upset me, but they gave me a kick up the bum." Hayley has lost a stone in weight since she (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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