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Boris Johnson offers to host all Euro 2020 games in the UK and outlines plans for joint bid for 2030 World Cup

Boris Johnson offers to host all Euro 2020 games in the UK and outlines plans for joint bid for 2030 World Cup

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Boris Johnson has offered to host every European Championship game in the UK this summer – and wants the World Cup in Britain and Ireland in 2030. The Euros – pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic – are due to be staged across 12 countries, with the semi-finals and final being held at Wembley in London. AFP Johnson wants the UK to host the European Championship and the 2030 World Cup But with the Covid restrictions still causing disruption throughout Europe – and given England’s successful vaccine roll-out – Johnson has offered to take on extra games if UEFA is forced to alter its plans. Speaking to The Sun, the PM said: “We are hosting the Euros. We are hosting the semis and the final. “If there’s, you know, if they want any other match...
Anne Robinson to become the new host of Countdown

Anne Robinson to become the new host of Countdown

Entertainment
Getty ImagesTV presenter Anne Robinson is to be the new host of Countdown, Channel 4 have confirmed.She will become the game show's first female host in its 39-year history when she replaces Nick Hewer later this year. Robinson, 76, well known for her acerbic wit on BBC quiz show The Weakest Link, said she was "beyond thrilled" to be joining Countdown. "The show is almost as old as I am and just as historic," she joked.Her appointment was announced on Monday's episode of Steph's Packed Lunch.The announcement comes after Nick Hewer confirmed in December that he would be departing Countdown after a decade in the hot seat.In a series of tweets, Hewer said coronavirus lockdown had made him reconsider his career path.Delighted to be back in the Countdown studio after another enforced lockdown, ...
Mastermind: John Humphrys to step down as host

Mastermind: John Humphrys to step down as host

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PA MediaJohn Humphrys will step down as host of long-running BBC quiz Mastermind at the end of the current series.Writing in the Daily Mail, Humphrys, 77, said he would be giving up the role in March, after 18 years."Now, after more than 750 shows, it really is time to finish," he said in a nod to the show's catchphrase.Humphrys, who took on the quizmaster role in 2003, said he did not envy his successor - adding Mastermind was a show you tinkered with "at your peril".The BBC said it wanted to thank Humphrys for his work on the programme. "He has been a first class presenter and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the future," a spokesman added.There is currently no word on who might follow in Humphry's footsteps."When the present series comes to an end in March there ...
Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

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Alex Trebek: Jeopardy! game show host dies with cancer aged 80

Alex Trebek: Jeopardy! game show host dies with cancer aged 80

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