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Who Is Rachel Johnson? Evicted Celebrity Big Brother 2018 Housemate And Boris’s Sister

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WHILE not quite as famous as her older brother Boris – Britain’s Foreign Secretary and ex-Mayor of London – Rachel Johnson is still a big name.

And her profile is only getting bigger now that she’s appeared on Celebrity Big Brother – although she was the second housemate evicted. Here’s her story and how she made her name…

Getty Images Rachel Johnson appeared on CBB 2018

Who is Rachel Johnson?

The only daughter of Stanley – who memorably entered I’m A Celebrity 2017 – and Charlotte Johnson, Rachel has three siblings who, like her, have all excelled in their chosen careers.

Born in September 1965, Rachel was raised and educated in both the UK and Brussels as her father worked for the European Parliament.

While studying at Oxford, Johnson edited the famous student newspaper Isis – which has also been edited in the past by former chancellor and now Evening Standard editor George Osborne.

After leaving uni, Johnson pursued a career in journalism and has worked for the Financial Times and the BBC and has written columns for several other newspapers.

Rachel is no stranger to TV cameras either and regularly appears on discussion panels, including Question Time and Sky News’ The Pledge.

Getty Images Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel

She famously split with Brexit-backing Boris over the question of Britain’s EU membership in 2016 – campaigning for Remain during the referendum.

Following the result, she joined the Lib Dems due to the Tories support for Brexit.

She is married to Ivo Dawnay – who works for the National Trust – and splits her time between London and Exmoor.

The couple has three children.

Dan Wooton’s Bizarre column exclusively revealed how Rachel would be one of the housemates in Celebrity Big Brother 2018.

A TV source said: “Bosses want this year’s show to be quite different. There are lots of intelligent, cultured people going in, all with strong opinions.

“People have been chosen because they might clash — but hopefully there’ll be heated debate and discussion rather than just screaming and storming out. Rachel is a great signing and fits the bill.”

What books has Rachel Johnson written?

As well as editing The Lady, a weekly magazine, Rachel has written several successful novels.

These include Notting Hell – a book about couples living in posh London area Notting Hill – and Shire Hell, a follow-up.

She has also written The Mummy Diaries and Winter Games.

In 2015 she released the third book of her Notting Hell series titled Fresh Hell.

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What’s On Tv Tonight? Shows To Watch On Friday 23 February From Six Nations Rugby Union France V Italy

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WHAT can’t you miss on TV tonight? Our guide to the must-see shows…

Six Nations rugby union France v Italy, 7.30PM, BBC One

BBC Six nations Rugby Union France V Italy: Italy will hope they can build on sparky performances from the likes of Matteo Minozzi

France open the weekend taking on the tournament’s whipping boys, Italy, in the Orange Vélodrome.

The French are still finding their feet under new coach Jacques Brunel and his approach has so far been based on defence and physical force.

For the sake of our Friday-evening viewing, let’s hope he decides to open up and play a more running game.

After all, last year France won this fixture 40-18 and they do have thrilling talent such as winger Teddy Thomas.

Italy will hope they can build on sparky performances from the likes of Matteo Minozzi (right).

Gogglebox, 9pm, Channel 4

C4 Gogglebox: Giles and Mary (l-r) are back, complete with their botanical wallpaper and matching chair Gogglebox airs Leon Bernicoff’s final scenes in adorable farewell

Friday nights just haven’t been the same without our Gogglebox chums making us laugh about the week that was in TV.

So hooray!

Giles and Mary (l-r) are back, complete with their botanical wallpaper and matching chair, alongside lots of our other favourites, including Jenny and Lee, the Siddiquis and the Malones.

An Island Parish: After the Hurricane, 9pm, BBC Two
This one-off documentary returns to the once idyllic Caribbean island of Anguilla, where parishioners are still struggling after devastating hurricane Irma, which struck in September 2017.

When Simone Connor and her dad Neville return to their restaurant, they find everything, including the kitchen sink, has been blown away.

The Graham Norton Show, 10.35pm, BBC One

BBC The Graham Norton Show: When Simone Connor and her dad Neville return to their restaurant, they find everything, including the kitchen sink, has been blown away

There’s a treat in store for all Graham Norton fans, as tonight’s episode looks back at some of the best bits from the past series.

We get to hear Ryan Gosling (below) tell a very funny story about how his parents forced him to sell cling film as a kid, while Kenneth Branagh tells of the moment Dame Judi Dench flashed him backstage at a theatre production.

The Old Grey Whistle Test Live: For One Night Only, 9pm, BBC Four

BBC The Old Grey Whislte Test Live: For One Night Only: Packed with archive footage, and Peter Frampton, Richard Thompson and Albert Lee perform

Hosted by Radio 2’s Bob Harris, this live show marks 30 years since the music series was last broadcast.

It’s packed with archive footage, and Peter Frampton, Richard Thompson and Albert Lee perform, while guests include Dave Stewart and Joan Armatrading.

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Amanda Holden Looks Furious After Ant And Dec Destroy Her Set For An Undercover Prank On Saturday Night Takeaway

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AMANDA Holden looks furious after Ant and Dec destroy her set during an undercover prank for Saturday Night Takeaway.

The 47-year-old heads to what she assumes is just another normal day selling her homeware range at QVC.

Amanda Holden looks furious as she’s pranked by Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway

But the cheeky Geordie duo wreak havoc in the first Undercover in a brand new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and make sure Amanda endures the presenting gig of her nightmares.

Amanda is left unaware that her Britain’s Got Talent colleagues are doing everything possible to cause complications and calamity behind the scenes.
Amongst the pair’s escapades are discarding dirty cups and banana skins around the supposedly good as new set as well as gluing a drawer shut.

A bemused Amanda is left desperate to cut to a commercial break, while Ant and Dec instruct one of the production team to call her ‘Mandy Pandy’.

The presenter doesn’t realise the Geordie duo are wreaking havoc on her QVC show

The set falls apart around Amanda

Ant and Dec hope she doesn’t cotton on to what is happening

And in perhaps their most daring move of the day, they invade the set in the middle of one of Amanda’s broadcasts.
With sparks flying, quite literally, in their final set piece, has Amanda fallen hook, line and sinker for Ant and Dec’s most ambitious prank yet?

A source previously told The Daily Star about the prank: “They wreaked havoc on set. Amanda had no idea what was going on.

“It’s the boys’ most nerve-wracking hidden camera prank in the show’s history.

Amanda is the first celebrity to be pranked in the new series

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Gogglebox Siblings Pete And Sophie Sandiford Pay Tribute To Leon Bernicoff

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It’s the show that’s made stars of couch potatoes watching telly.

And siblings Sophie and Pete Sandiford, who made their debut last year, still can’t believe their luck to have joined the Gogglebox family.

C4 Gogglebox: Sophie and Pete (above) made their debut on E4’s Vlogglebox; Leon (right) appeared on the first 10 series of the show Gogglebox airs Leon Bernicoff’s final scenes in adorable farewell

“It’s been one big pinch-me moment,” says Sophie, 22, a shop-window dresser when she’s not filming.

“We can still pop out for milk, but I can always tell when we’re on telly because my phone buzzes with new Twitter followers.”

“We’re still gobsmacked that we’re on the show,” adds Pete, 24, who works in insurance.

“A woman came up to me saying me and Soph were ace – when people take the time to do that, it means a lot.”

The pair, from Blackpool, love hanging out at each other’s houses.
“I’m always round Pete’s, feet up, watching the box,” laughs Sophie. “We’re fans of SAS: Who Dares Wins. That process really draws you in.”

C4 Gogglebox: Leon, pictured here with wife June passed away last December

“I think I’d smash it if I went on that,” reckons Pete.

“No you wouldn’t,” adds Sophie. “Sorry to disappoint you, but no!”

As Gogglebox returns, Leon Bernicoff – who died last December – his wife June and their often funny, always sweet commentary of the week’s TV will sadly be missing.

“Leon was the Grandfather of Gogglebox, the main man,” says Pete.

“He’s a character who will never be replaced,” reflects Sophie. “We’ll all miss him dearly.”

GOGGLEBOX, Friday, 9pm, C4

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