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Jess Glynne ‘wholeheartedly sorry’ over ‘unacceptable’ transphobic slur in interview

Jess Glynne ‘wholeheartedly sorry’ over ‘unacceptable’ transphobic slur in interview

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Singer Jess Glynne has said she is "wholeheartedly sorry" after using an "unacceptable" transphobic slur in an interview.The British star, best known for hits including chart-toppers I'll Be There, Hold My Hand and Rather Be, told a story about visiting a transgender strip club during an appearance on comedian Mo Gilligan's podcast. A video clip from the recording has since been circulated online, with Glynne facing heavy criticism.In a statement posted on Instagram, the singer said: "I want to address my appearance on the @mothecomedian podcast, when a story I told caused massive and righteous offence."Firstly, I want to say that I am wholeheartedly sorry. ...
Jess Varnish: Former GB cyclist loses employment tribunal appeal against British Cycling

Jess Varnish: Former GB cyclist loses employment tribunal appeal against British Cycling

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Former Great Britain cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her employment tribunal appeal against British Cycling.Varnish, 29, has spent years in a legal battle over her claim she should be considered an employee of the governing body or funding agency UK Sport.The former European team sprint champion lost her initial case in January 2019.Her appeal has now been dismissed after a two-day remote hearing in May.The judge, Mr Justice Choudhury, ruled that: "The [original] tribunal was entitled to conclude, based on an evaluative judgment taking account of all relevant factors, that the claimant was not an employee or a worker. "The tribunal had not erred in its approach to the assessment of employee status and nor had it reached conclusions that no reasonable tribunal, properly directed, could have r...
Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

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The All I Am hitmaker failed to appear onstage for her allocated time slot at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Jess Glynne pulled out “due to exhaustion”, reportedly leaving the crowd – made up largely of children and teens – in floods of tears. Now, the festival promoter John Giddings has spoken out against her behaviour, labelling it “shocking”. Speaking to The Mirror, the organiser of the annual music event blasted the no-show and said that she will never be booked to perform there again.  Related Articles He said: “It shows no regards for people that bought a ticket. It’s so sad that an artist would do that to their fans.”“She’s let them down.” Before adding: “She will never be booked to play the Isle of Wight again.”The 29-year-old pulled out of her...
Last Night of the Proms: Saxophonist Jess Gillam steals the show

Last Night of the Proms: Saxophonist Jess Gillam steals the show

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Media playback is unsupported on your device She may only be 20 years old, but saxophonist Jess Gillam was the indisputable highlight of the Last Night of the Proms.Covered in glitter, the musician gave a sprightly, airborne performance of Milhaud's Scaramouche that brought the Royal Albert Hall to its feet.It came just two years after she made the final of BBC Young Musician, and 12 months after her Proms debut.Her solo was widely praised by viewers and Prommers alike. Skip Twitter post by @LeonAndJune Last Night of the Proms!Watching the young extremely talented saxophonist Jess Gillam.She obviously enjoys playing so much.A joy to watch!!— LeonAndJune (@LeonAndJune) September 8, 2...
Taxi for one! Jess Impiazzi pulls down her top in boozy fail

Taxi for one! Jess Impiazzi pulls down her top in boozy fail

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JAMES CURLEYCLOSE CALL: Jess Impiazzi almost exposed her nipples The MTV starlet, was spotted stumbling out of a central London pub looking worse for wear.Joined by two pals, Jess looked bleary-eyed as she searched for a taxi home.Dressed down in leggings and a cameo jacket, the buxom gal appeared to have been caught off guard by sneaky paps, though she soon lapped up the attention.With beer stains on her top, Jess clambered into a rickshaw before showing off her best 'duck face' pout.Jess Impiazzi strips off Reality TV babe Jess Impiazzi flaunts her incredible figure JAMES CURLEYCHEEKY: Jess pulled down her top as cameras flashed around her Not stopping there the cheeky gal pulled down her grey top to expose her chest.Pushing her assets together, Jess created a seriously impressive ...