STEPHEN Fry is one of Britain’s most admired and respected entertainers – and has been a fixture on our screens for decades.
From Jeeves and Wooster to Blackadder and QI and the beloved Harry Potter audiobooks, there are few people out there who would not recognise Fry’s iconic style, humour and voice.
ITV Picture Desk Stephen Fry is a master of many trades
How old is Stephen Fry?
Stephen was born in Hampstead, London, on August 24, 1957, making him 60 years old.
He was best known as half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie with collaborator Hugh Laurie.
Aside from comedy, Stephen is also an actor and won a Golden Globe for his lead performance in the 1997 film Wilde.
He’s written and starred in a number of documentary series, including his Emmy-Award winnning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.
His private life hit the headlines in 2015 when he married the aspiring comedian and writer Elliott Spencer, 30 years his junior.
Why did Stephen leave QI?
He dazzled many of us with his wit on BBC Two’s comedy panel show before calling it a day in early 2016.
Die-hard fans of the show were inconsolable at the loss of the funnyman from the show, but Stephen said in an official statement: “For 13 years I had one of the best jobs on television.”
Announcing that he would hand over the baton to Sandi Toksvig after hosting the ‘M’ series, he added: “After passing the alphabetical halfway mark I thought it time to move on, but I will never cease to be grateful to John Lloyd for devising QI and for everyone else for making it such fun.”
BBC The star fronted BBC Two’s QI for 13 years
Alan Davis, who worked with him on the show later suggested budget cuts were behind Stephen’s decision to leave.
He told the Daily Mail: “For budget reasons, they ended up making him do three shows in 24 hours.
“Sometimes he’d go upstairs and have a vodka and tonic and a lie down, then come back and say, ‘I don’t want to do this’.
“I sympathise, because I felt exactly the same way. It’s not fair.”
Twitter Stephen married Elliott Spencer in 2015
When did Stephen announce he had prostate cancer?
He revealed on his Instagram on February 23 that he had spent 2 months secretly battling the disease.
He confirmed that he underwent a life-saving operation in January and is now cancer-free.
Fry, 60, tweeted a 12 minute video, with the caption: “For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.
“I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on.”
Has he been knighted?
No knighthood as yet, instead Stephen has had to make do with the title of National Treasure.
But with several petitions raised to make the star a Sir, it could well be likely Stephen has rejected the honour in the past.
There is no information publicly available about how much Stephen is worth.
How many times has Stephen Fry hosted the BAFTAs?
Fry hosted the BAFTAs in 2017, the 12th time he had presented the glamorous event.
It was announced he would return as host for the 12th time after facing criticism in 2016 on Twitter following his comments on his friend Jenny Beavan’s attire for the event.
He said of the Mad Max costume designer: “Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag lady.”
Stephen stepped down ahead of 2018 ceremony, with comedy great Joanna Lumley taking the reigns.
Tina Malone Attends James Bulger Charity Ball As She’s Seen For The First Time Since Being Questioned By Police For Identifying Tot’s Killer On Twitter
TINA Malone was seen out for the first time since she was the centre of a police probe, for posting a picture online of a man who she believed was child killer Jon Venables.
She has also spoken out about her recent run in with the law, and remains unapologetic.
Flynet Pictures Tina Malone attended the James Bulger Charity Ball in Liverpool
Tina – who was attending the James Bulger Charity Ball in her native Liverpool – had been accused of breaking a court injunction which bans photos of Venables or his co-accused Robert Thompson, when she tweeted a recent picture of Venables.
She has since said she did not know it was illegal to identify him online.
But opening up about the recent events to the Daily Star, the actress said: “Here I am posting a picture of a self-confessed paedo child-killer who has built a manual on how to rape a baby, yet I am the one being threatened and vilified and possibly going to prison.
“How can anyone tell me that he has been granted lifelong anonymity when he has gone on to repeat another two crimes, one even of the same ilk.
GC Images – Getty Tina has spoken out about tweeting the picture, saying the killer does not deserve a second chance
When asked about possible violent implications if his identity was revealed, Tina said: “Well you know what, do the crime, do the time.
“How many times are we going to put a child killer, or a paedo or a rapist in prison for them to come out and re-offend.
“You commit that heinous a crime, you don’t deserve a second chance.
“How do we not get rid of these people and wipe them from the earth?”
PA:Press Association Jon Venables lives under a taxpayer funded anonymity
Tina has been an ambassador for The James Bulger Memorial Trust and has said in the past that she was friends with the murdered lad’s mum Denise Fergus.
James was murdered on February 12, 1993, and both of his killers live under taxpayer funded anonymity – with publication or sharing of any details regarding his current ID and whereabouts being punishable by jail time.
Gigi Hadid ‘exchanging Flirty Text Messages’ With Lewis Hamilton Following Zayn Malik Split
SHE only split from her boyfriend Zayn Malik last week, but has Gigi Hadid already moved on?
It’s being reported the Supermodel, 22, has been exchanging “flirty messages” with Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, 33.
Tommy Hilfiger Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton have reportedly been sending each other ‘flirty messages’
The Victoria’s Secret model and the four-time world champion racing driver recently spent time together when they filmed an advert for Tommy Hilfiger.
And it now looks like they could soon be more than just friends.
According to The Mirror the pair have been texting each other, and are now starting to get flirty.
A source told the paper: “They have a big connection.”
Tommy Hilfiger The pair recently spent time together when they filmed a Tommy Hilfiger advert
Last week Gigi and Zayn, 25, revealed they had broken up after two years together.
Lewis, meanwhile, has previously dated a string of high profile beauties, including Nicole Scherzinger, 39, Rita Ora, 27, and Rihanna, 30.
On Friday Tommy Hilfiger released their new advert which saw the pair of them speeding around a racing track in a white Porsche.
Gigi was left screaming in terror as she hit the race track with Lewis for the designer clothing giant’s new ad.
Tommy Hilfiger The pair looked like they were having fun as they sped round a racing track
Gigi was seen picking the Brit driver up in the Porsche before shaking hands and speeding round the track.
She hit speeds of 120mph proving she’s no slouch behind the wheel, but that paled in comparison to Lewis’s efforts.
Lewis had Gigi screaming and grabbing his arms as he raced around the track and pulled donuts.
As the car came to a halt Gigi looked thrilled with the experience, and both she and Lewis had smiles on their faces.
The new video came as ex-boyfriend Zayn looked a little down in the dumps while continuing to work on new music down in Miami.
The Sun exclusively revealed that Gigi had split from the singer earlier this week, before the former flames confirmed the end of their relationship in separate statements on Twitter.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid gives four-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton the ride of his life… before he returns the ‘favour’
A source close to the couple told us: “Sadly Zayn and Gigi have separated.
“They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship.”
Zayn later wrote: “Gigi and I have an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend.
“She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time. We love you all.”
Shortly afterwards, Gigi posted her own statement, which read: “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years… not only in the relationship, but in life in general.
Getty – Contributor Gigi and Zayn dated for two years before splitting earlier this month
Adele Puts Las Vegas Residency Plans ‘on Hold Over Worries Hot, Dry And Sandy Winds Will Ruin Voice’
ADELE’S plans for a big money residency in Las Vegas have been reportedly put on hold over fears the weather there could “ruin her voice.”
Last month The Sun reported that the singer was considering a £500,000 night residency in Sin City, however she is now worried that her already problematic vocal chords could be further damaged by the hot and sandy winds.
PA:Press Association Adele’s plans for a Vegas residency are reportedly on hold over concerns of the impact the weather could have on her voice
A source told The Daily Star: “Adele is always looking at potential work ideas.
“But the sandy, hot and dry winds could mean problems for her voice.”
They added that her five-year-old son was also weighing on her mind.
“Another thing on her plate is Angelo. She wants to spend time being a mother.”
Getty Images – Getty Source say the singer is also worried about her five-year-old son
Adele’s vocal issues have been long documented and she was left “devastated” last summer when she had to cancel her last two Wembley shows on her tour.
In a letter to fans she said: ““To say I’m heartbroken would be an understatement.”
Last month The Sun reported that the superstar singer travelled to Sin City on a secret mission to determine whether to take on a lucrative £500,000-a-night residency in the party capital of the world – potentially seeing her rake in £2 million a week if she were to perform four nights as Celine does.
She was weighing up an offer from the casino group to take over from Elton John and visited Celine at her show at The Forum in Caesars Palace to seek advice about life in Vegas.
Adele with her idol Celine Dion, at the Canadian singer’s show in Las Vegas
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