RAK-SU have been inundated with female attention and messages online after their X Factor victory.
But I can reveal hunky singer MYLES STEPHENSON is no stranger to internet advances — and has taken them one stage further.
Getty Images – Getty 17 Rak-Su’s began meeting up with Love Island beauty Malin after they both connected on social media
The singer enjoyed a secret hook-up with Love Island’s MALIN ANDERSSON during his time on the ITV talent show after she messaged him online.
And after hitting it off on social media the pair met up in person for a more intimate liaison.
An X Factor source said: “Myles clearly took a fancy to Malin after she made contact on Twitter and Instagram.
“They met up in secret and enjoyed a few nights together at her home in Milton Keynes before going their separate ways.
ITV 17 Love Island star Malin dropped the singer messages on Twitter and Instagram while he was on The X Factor
Rex Features 17 Myles Stephenson has been inundated with female attention since his X Factor victory with Rak-Su
Rex Features 17 Malin Andersson made a name for herself when she featured in the 2016 series of ITV2’s Love Island
“It was a cheeky move by Myles given X Factor’s bosses ask contestants to concentrate on the show while they’re still involved.”
The pair’s romance was brief as Myles still harboured feelings for his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Bignell.
The couple had agreed to go their separate ways in September weeks after the latest series got under way.
And shortly afterwards Malin got in touch to spark the Love Island and X Factor mash-up.
ITV 17 Rak-Su became the first boy band to win The X Factor after their victory on Sunday’s show
17 Malin was coupled with Terry Walsh but dumped him after she was eliminated from Love Island
Getty Images – Getty 17 Rak-Su have all said that relationships were not their focus as they enter their career in the music industry
Malin featured in the 2016 series of ITV2’s Love Island.
She coupled up with fellow contestant TERRY WALSH inside the villa but dumped him shortly after she was voted out.
In their exclusive chat in Tuesday’s column, Myles and his Rak-Su bandmates said girls were off the agenda while they try to establish themselves in the music industry.
After this revelation, I doubt chart domination isn’t the only thing on their minds.
Rak-Su win The X Factor 2017 beating Grace Davies in the final
LIAM GALLAGHER must believe in Christmas miracles after admitting his ideal present would be ending his feud with brother NOEL. He said: “I want our kid to come to his f***ing senses. That’s what I want for Christmas. I love him.”
Blue move for Katy
KATY PERRY channels MADONNA and The Smurfs in her latest stage outfit.
The pop star vamped up her all-blue latex outfit with Madge’s famous coned bra cups as she took her Witness tour to Wisconsin in the States on Monday.
BackGrid 17 Katy Perry’s Witness tour outfits have taken major inspiration from Madonna’s iconic cone bra look
During one of her tunes, she was seen giving the middle finger on stage just hours after winning her legal battle against two nuns who had tried to stop her buying a former LA convent for £10.8million that she wanted to turn into a home.
The sisters said they were not happy with Katy buying the property due to her provocative music and sold it elsewhere without the right to do so. The court awarded the singer a settlement of £3.75m.
I can’t imagine those nuns will be too impressed with her latest on-stage antics either.
Splash News 17 Katy Perry also seem to took inspiration from Grace Jones for bright red hooded tour costume Pop princess Katy Perry performs her new 'Witness' world tour
Stormzy filling his boots after very lucrative year
STORMZY’s boots might not be very big – but his bank balance is certainly filling up nicely.
The grime star, who reached the top ten with Big For Your Boots, turned over a massive £2.5million.
Getty – Contributor 17 Grime artist Stormzy turned over a massive £2.5million compared to £200,000 last year
A staggering 12 times more than the £200,000 he netted the previous year, new accounts filed at Companies House have revealed.
His Hashtag Merky Touring firm made up £1.9million of the total.
An insider said: “He’s built up a huge following and shifted a lot of music to earn himself some very respectable money.
“He can certainly afford some nice Christmas presents this year.”
Getty Images – Getty 17 Stormzy scooped the gongs for Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act at this year’s Mobo Awards
It’s been a great year for the Croydon rapper, who’s debut album Gang Signs & Prayer topped the charts.
And last month, he picked up a hat-trick of awards at the 2017 Mobos – Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act.
But his success has been somewhat overshadowed by the emergence of a series of homophobic tweets he sent between 2011 and 2014.
Among them, he repeatedly used the terms “a f****t,” “f**” and “gay” in a negative and derogatory fashion.
Getty – Contributor 17 Stormzy has been under fire recently for old tweets showing him using homophobic slurs
He has since apologised for his past “ignorance”, and said his comments were “unacceptable and disgusting”.
It’s deeply depressing that he felt that language was ever OK.
BEYONCE’s marriage to straying JAY Z was kept together by daughter Blue Ivy. A US source said: “It was very rough for them to stay married. It took Beyonce a long time to trust again, but keeping her family together was very important.”
Sam has the bow factor
PRINCE HARRY may think twice about SAM SMITH’s bid to sing at his wedding after an awkward run-in the first time they met.
The singer has recalled how he ended up with his face near the royal’s private parts after a massive faux pas while bowing.
Getty – Contributor 17 Sam Smith on Watch What Happens Live,joked about what a gaffe he made of bowing to Prince Harry
Sam said: “I’ve met him a few times. They told me to bow, and I really bowed. I was at a right angle. It was like I was going to . . . ”
The star’s description of the moment with ANDY COHEN on US telly is too rude for a family paper, butit’s far from regal.
I told last month how Sam, who is dating actor BRANDON FLYNN, has a dream to sing for Harry when he weds MEGHAN MARKLE next year.
Sam hopes to follow in the footsteps of ELLIE GOULDING, who sang for PRINCE WILLIAM and KATE MIDDLETON’s big day.
Getty – Contributor 17 Sam Smith hopes to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding next year
If any royal would see the funny side it’s Harry.
- box office: PADDINGTON 2 is set for a very beary Christmas after the furry favourite returned to the top of the UK box office chart with £2.8million in takings, knocking WILL FERRELL and MARK WAHLBERG’s Daddy’s Home 2 into second place.
- premiere: A FILM as spectacular as The Greatest Showman deserves a debut to remember. The circus musical, starring HUGH JACKMAN, will boast the world’s first Hollywood premiere on an ocean liner, aboard the Queen Mary 2 in New York tomorrow.
- royal rebel: PRINCES WILLIAM and HARRY paid a visit to the set of new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. MARK HAMILL revealed: “I said, ‘Look – my father is Lord Vader, my sister is Princess Leia. Doesn’t that make me royalty?’ William said yes, but Harry wasn’t so sure.”
- awks: JAMES FRANCO’s sister-in-law ALISON BRIE saw more of him than she bargained for during filming of The Disaster Artist. James’ brother DAVE, who appears in the movie with them, revealed: “That naked scene was my wife’s first day coming to set.”
Margot looks herself again
MARGOT ROBBIE finally looks herself again at the Hollywood premiere of latest movie I, Tonya.
The actress wore prosthetics on her chin, cheeks, nose, under her eyes and even around her neck to play disgraced Olympic figure skater TONYA HARDING.
Getty Images – Getty 17 Margot Robbie transformed into her usual glamorous self at the Los Angeles I, Tonya after being in prosthetics for the film’s production
On the red carpet at LA’s Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday Margot joined Tonya, who was implicated in an attack on her competitor NANCY KERRIGAN in the Nineties.
And on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week Margot told stand-in host CHRIS PRATT she was once too lazy to help her mum clear a snake out of the driveway almost leading to disaster.
She confessed: “I said, ‘Mum, I’m really busy on MSN. Like, no.’ And she’s on the driveway and there’s this python – it was huge, it had wrapped its way up her arm and it’s trying to strangle her around her neck.”
Alamy 17 Margot wore prosthetics attached to her chin, cheeks and under eyes to play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding
Daisy’s airs and graces
FIVE years ago DAISY RIDLEY was making do with minor roles in Silent Witness and Casualty. But now life is very different for the Star Wars actress.
With two of the hit sci-fi films under her belt and a starring role in Murder On The Orient Express, it’s all change.
PA:Press Association 17 In five years, Daisy Ridley has gone from small roles on Silent Witness to huge franchise Star Wars
She said: “When we did the press tour for the first Star Wars movie, I got very used to having a fancy seat. It was awesome. But I’ve travelled home to see my family a couple of times in economy and I’m like, ‘Oh, this is how normal people travel.’
“I’d forgotten. I’ve become a light traveller, but I always pack warm socks for the plane. I also travel with two crystals, which were given to me. They are my tokens of love and protection. They come with me everywhere.”
Most people would just take a book.
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Maria Fowler and boyfriend Kelvin Batey are engaged after romantic trip to Paris
MARIA Fowler and boyfriend Kelvin Batey are engaged. The former Towie star, 31, announced the news tonight on social media and revealed Kelvin, 36, popped the question in Paris. She shared a pictur…
MARIA Fowler and boyfriend Kelvin Batey are engaged.
The former Towie star, 31, announced the news tonight on social media and revealed Kelvin, 36, popped the question in Paris.
Rex Features Maria Fowler and boyfriend Kelvin Batey are engaged. Maria Fowler
She shared a pictured of a padlock engraved with: "Kelvin and Maria, engaged in Paris, December 2017, Our Next Chapter, Together – Always"
Alongside it, she wrote: "I SAID YES 💎💍 #Engaged #Paris2017."
Her followers were delighted for the couple, posting congratulatory messages.
In September, the couple were spotted leaving a clinic after getting his ‘n’ hers hair transplants.
While Maria has never mentioned feeling insecure about her hair before, she did open to The Sun Online about how she lost her post-baby weight.
The star wanted to lose her “mum tum” after giving birth to her first baby, a daughter called Evie, last September.
During her pregnancy Maria put on 3st – taking her weight up to 11st 7lbs – but after overhauling her diet and lifestyle, she’s feeling back to her best.
Maria told The Sun Online: “I had more muffin tops than Mr Kipling!
“I was eating for two when I was pregnant but now I’m back to my pre-baby weight and feel sexier than ever.”
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X-Men star Hugh Jackman reveals how he gave up the role of James Bond to star in The Greatest Showman
HOLLYWOOD superstar and Wolverine himself HUGH JACKMAN put it all on the line for his epic new musical masterpiece. The Aussie turned down a shot at playing James Bond and even risked his health in…
HOLLYWOOD superstar and Wolverine himself HUGH JACKMAN put it all on the line for his epic new musical masterpiece.
The Aussie turned down a shot at playing James Bond and even risked his health in order to get his new £63million movie telling the story of circus king PT Barnum to the big screen.
© 2017 20th Century Fox/New Regency. All Rights Reserved. Hugh Jackman, who is starring in 'The Greatest Showman', has taken his hand at guest editing Bizarre
And today he reveals all as The Greatest Showman takes over The Greatest Showbiz Column, ahead of its UK release on Boxing Day.
Hugh, who also starred in X-Men spin-off Logan this year, pitched the film to movie bosses just 24 hours after having a skin cancer op on his nose after a string of health scares.
He tells me: “It has been 23 years since a studio had said yes to an original musical.
“I thought there’s about a one in ten chance this movie happens. But we’re going for it.
Bizarre's Dan Wootton with the Hollywood A-lister Handout The actor is famously known for his portrayal of Wolverine in X-men
“My doctor had said, ‘Do not sing, you’ve just had 80 stitches in your nose. They really could split apart, you could get an infection’, which I’d had before in a similar operation.
"So I was like, ‘Don’t worry I’m not going to risk that, I’m just going to speak it and someone else will sing it’.
“But the emotion of the song and the moment took over me.
‘I wanted to do musicals and Shakespeare’
Alamy Cirque du Soleil is the modern version of the circus portrayed in The Greatest Showman
“I have been involved with this for seven and a half years. It’s been honestly, Dan, like one of the best years of my life.
“Logan has similar kind of personal attachment for me. I was involved in that from the beginning. I was involved in this from the beginning.
“I never thought that they would happen back to back.
“I love that they happened back to back because I like doing very different things all the time but it really has worked out.
AP:Associated Press Hugh Jackman in a scene from 'The Greatest Showman' Second trailer for Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman
“I couldn’t have written the script better myself.”
A few years ago Hugh was offered the chance to take on the role of James Bond — but he rejected the approach so he could make movies just like The Greatest Showman.
He explains: “I wasn’t handed it. I think it was, ‘Are you interested?’.
“Weirdly, at drama school we’d all kind of muck around and voted on what each other would most likely be if they made it to Hollywood and everyone voted me as a Bond.
AP:Associated Press Zac Efron, left, and Hugh Jackman in a still from the film
"So in a way I could see myself being more of a Bond than a Wolverine.
“Wolverine has been the greatest gift of my career but it’s been a little surprising to me how long I’ve done it, how many movies, how successful it is and at a certain point how known for that role I was becoming.
“I always wanted to do different things. I wanted to do musicals, I wanted to do Shakespeare and theatre and dramas like Prisoners.
“I just thought the practicality of doing those two behemoths would mean not just that I wouldn’t have the opportunity but I worried that it would be sending a message to the business like that’s what I want to do, I want to be known for.”
Film 4 On the role of Bond, Hugh said 'At drama school we’d all kind of muck around and voted on what each other would most likely be if they made it to Hollywood and everyone voted me as a Bond'
Life-affirming movie The Greatest Showman focuses on Barnum’s legendary circus freak show of the 1860s and also stars ZENDAYA, ZAC EFRON and the brilliant newcomer KEALA SETTLE as a bearded lady.
Hugh says: “It’s trying to walk in people’s shoes and understand them before judging them.
“Back in Barnum’s day, it was sacrilegious what he was doing.
“People believed they (the subjects of freak shows) were God’s mistakes. Families were ashamed. They were locked in basements.
Getty – Contributor Zac Efron performs in Crosswalk The Musical in New York City with James Corden during "The Late Late Show with James Corden'
“He made them famous and really wealthy. It’s not dissimilar to X-Men if you think about it.
“The mutants is really a euphemism for a freak or just feeling different or literally every teenager on the planet.
“Feeling misunderstood or feeling the pressure to be someone they’re not, like music that they don’t really like, wear clothes that everyone thinks is cool but they don’t love.”
The movie is being released at a time of increasing social tolerance, including the vote to allow gay marriage in Hugh’s home country.
Alamy The Greatest Showman focuses on Barnum’s legendary circus freak show of the 1860s
He says: “Huge strides have been made. If you look what’s going on about sexual preferences. Australia just voted for, you know, equality and gay marriage.
“In terms of history, if you take a 40,000ft view, massive changes are happening really quickly.
"I would say things are moving at a historic level in terms of speed and our ability to open our minds to
people who are different than us.”
With the festive release of The Greatest Showman, and Hugh already having a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, he is taking a rare break from acting.
Alamy Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum (1810-1891), an American politician, showman, businessman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
He says: “I’m unemployed right now. My wife loves that I’m unemployed right now but talk to us in about a month.
“I am happy to say I don’t know what’s next. I’m kind of deliberately creating a little bit of a vacuum in order to just find the next thing.
“I’m back to Oz for Christmas and then I don’t know what’s next — unique, surreal, I’ll admit at times a little frightening, but 90 per cent exciting.”
That’s a perfect way to describe The Greatest Showman, too.
- The Greatest Showman is in UK cinemas from Boxing Day.
THE success of La La Land, right, provides hope that The Greatest Showman can achieve box office glory, Hugh thinks. He says: “We’re a more traditional, all-family musical. I think our musical probably plays to a slightly wider audience.
“I love La La Land and I love the fact that it convinced studio people and money people that this can actually make money and be a good business as well as give great joy. I am someone who’s always loved musicals. But a bunch of people out there are like, ‘I’ll never see this’.
“It’s like, ‘I’ll never eat Japanese food’, they’re very definite about it.
“And I think La La Land surprised people. I think any time a film can do that, it’s great for everybody.”
Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won an Oscar for La La Land, have provided material for The Greatest Showman. Hugh says: “They’re on a roll, and I love that Michael Gracey, our director, found them.
“We started with the idea of finding the biggest writers on the planet.
“We went up to PHARRELL WILLIAMS, BRUNO MARS, MACKLEMORE & LEWIS, who actually give a little help on the first number.
“And then we got these young guys and that’s how they’re going in.”
- CIRQUE du Soleil is the modern version of the circus portrayed in The Greatest Showman. Hugh says: “If Barnum was alive today he’d be researching virtual reality, he would be saying, ‘How do I reach as many people as possible as powerfully as possible in a way they never thought possible’.”
HUGH thinks circus boss Barnum wanted the world to “just have some fun”. He says: “His quote that, ‘The noblest art is that of making others happy’ is beautiful. That ultimately is what we’re trying to do with this film.”
- THE circus in the film features animals, which were all created using CGI, apart from one horse. Hugh says: “Remember this as a bygone era. I love the fact that there are no animals in circuses now. No one involved in our film is advocating for that, it’s just a historical fact.”
Hugh on his co-stars
Zendaya: ONE of the most impressive young women I’ve ever met. I hadn’t heard of her when the name came up, but my daughter knew. I was so impressed with her from the get go. I’ve worked with BEYONCE and she’s got a similar thing where she’s just a natural. She’s an amazing singer, dancer, actor and she’s one of the smartest, most mature young people you’ll meet.
Getty – Contributor Hughs co-star actress Zendaya attends "The Greatest Showman" premiere red carpet
Zac Efron: HOW great is he in this movie? You know the guy from Hugh School Musical. I thought he was great in that, then Hairspray ten years ago, fantastic. His work ethic is amazing. We worked out together yesterday. I’ve still got a little bit of pride in me so I try not to put myself in situations where I’m going to be completely humiliated – he’s a very, very fit guy.
© 2017 Twentieth Century Fox FIlm Corp. All Rights Reserved. Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman are even workout buddies
Michelle Williams: SHE’S one of the great actors. She’s been nominated for four Oscars, she might get another one this year. I saw her on Broadway do Cabaret. She’s a phenomenal singer. She’s perfect to play (Barnum’s wife) Charity because you needed to have someone grounded, that you believed that no matter what was going wrong in their relationship would stand by him.
AP:Associated Press Actress Michelle Williams who has previously been nominated for four Oscars stars in The Greatest Showman
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Chloe Khan pictured walking her dog in a thigh-skimming sexy Santa dress
CHLOE Khan was every inch a Christmas treat as she walked her dog in a sexy Santa dress in Liverpool today. The 26-year-old slipped into the thigh-skimming red and white number and over-the-knee he…
CHLOE Khan was every inch a Christmas treat as she walked her dog in a sexy Santa dress in Liverpool today.
The 26-year-old slipped into the thigh-skimming red and white number and over-the-knee heeled boots for a festive finish.
JON BAXTER Chloe Khan was every inch a Christmas treat as she walked her dog in a sexy Santa dress in Liverpool today JON BAXTER The 26-year-old slipped into the thigh-skimming red and white number and over-the-knee heeled boots for a festive finish
She looked to have had a spot of trouble with the car park ticket machine, enlisting the help of a workman to sort her problem out.
The glamour girl waved him goodbye and went on her way, walking her pooch with a smile on her face.
Chloe has sparked rumours she's undergone her third nose job after sharing a clip of her face wrapped in plaster.
Posting a short video of herself using a reindeer filter, the reality star appeared to have bandages wrapped around her surgically-enhanced nose.
JON BAXTER Chloe's tattoo on the back of her leg was just about visible JON BAXTER She looked to have had a spot of trouble with the car park ticket machine JON BAXTER She enlisted the help of a workman to sort her problem out JON BAXTER The busty beauty waved him off JON BAXTER A quilted Chanel handbag hung off her arm JON BAXTER She crouched down to stroke her pooch JON BAXTER She was soon on her way again with a smile on her face JON BAXTER Chloe clearly wasn't feeling the December chill
The Celebrity Big Brother star has made no secret of her desire to go under the knife to correct a botched nose job, previously revealing on This Morning that she was considering an operation in January.
While Chloe – who recently also sparked engagement rumours – has spent an incredible £100k on surgery overall, she admitted her last surgery – which she underwent in Ukraine – left her with major complications.
Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford in August, she confessed: "I can't breathe or smell through my nose anymore.
"My first nose surgery was on Harley Street, a British surgeon, conservative and minimal. He didn't want it to look freakish but I wanted it to be small. They wouldn’t do what I wanted,' she said, her reason for deciding against returning to them."
Instagram Chloe has sparked rumours she's undergone her third nose job Instagram The reality star has admitted to spending £100k on surgery over the years
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