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Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton has revealed that he used alcohol to cope with his break-up from Karen Hauer, and received help from none other than Russell Brand.

The 36-year-old relied on Brand for support when he realised that his drinking had gone too far after he split from the fellow dancer last year.

Speaking on his podcast The Kevin Clifton Show, he said:

"I didn't know how to deal with it. It was affecting my work, it was affecting mine and Karen's relationship. I didn't know how to function as a person."


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"It's as close as I can imagine to what might be like depression. I fell into a real tough spot. I started drinking a lot. I was going out and drinking all the time.

"I talked to some of the people on Strictly about it," he added. "I was constantly stressed out, constantly emotional, constantly sad. It got to a point, and then me and Karen ended up breaking up."

Russell has battled numerous addictions from alcohol to drugs, and reached out to Kevin when he saw he had a problem, advising him to quit booze for two months.


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Since quitting alcohol, Kevin's life has improved drastically and he's found happiness with Stacey Dooley after the pair met on Strictly, winning the 2018 series together.

He said on his podcast: "My life over the past year has gone from darkness, despair and self hatred to everything going so much better.

"I'm so much happier now than I was a year ago." Kevin and Karen got married in 2015 but split up only three years later.

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Congratulations are in order for superstar couple Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, who got ENGAGED on Valentine's Day.

Perry shared the news just an hour ago on her Instagram, captioning the image; "Full Bloom." Adorable, we can't cope.

Katy is sporting a stunning ruby and diamond ring, a tear in her eye, and surrounded by a bunch of cute red heart balloons. Our feels are legit exploding right now, we just LOVE love.


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Orlando shared the same image to his own Instagram, simply captioning the snap, "Lifetime."

The singer posted a sweet shot of Orlando asleep with her puppies, and honestly it's like they're trying to break us. It's working.

They're definitely one big, happy family/squad goals;

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The happy pair began dating in January 2016, but split briefly in 2017 for unknown reasons.

Thank the Gods, they reunited last April and have been blissfully happy ever since. They're just meant to be.

We can't WAIT to see the photos of their wedding, which is sure to be a colourful and grand affair knowing Katy's style.

Not to mention the celebrity guests; we wonder if their ex-partners, Miranda Kerr and Russell Brand will show up? Either way, CONGRATS GUYS.

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He is known for his crazy, sex and booze-fuelled past.

And Russell Brand has now been asked, in light of the #MeToo movement, how he feels looking back.

His response?

No regrets.


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At height of his fame, Russell reportedly had sex with up to five women a day before going to sex rehab. Speaking in 2010, shortly after his wedding to Katy, he admitted of his single days: ‘I was having sex with different women three, four, five times a day. In Ireland, nine in one evening.’ Since his wild days, Russell has left his rock and roll lifestyle for quiet living in the Oxford countryside. Now the father-of-two, who is married to Laura Gallacher, also admitted in the recent interview that he has never looked after his daughters – Mabel, two, and Peggy, six months – for a 24-hour period. He said: ‘Um, I’ve done like, a night. But they’re asleep then.’ Asked if he has spent a longer amount of time in sole charge of his children, he shared that his wife has never been away for that long for it to even happen. ‘No. She wouldn’t go away for 24 hours, Laura,’ he said. ‘She respects and cares for their safety too much.


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The 43-year-old was once famous for his womanising ways, claiming to have slept with hundreds of women.

When asked about the #MeToo movement, he said, ''I just feel that [#MeToo] is a really positive change, it’s a sign of real awakening.''

The actor, who was married to singer Katy Perry for two years said that divorce taught him that ''no one was put on this Earth to make me feel better. That’s no one’s job.''

He was at one stage reported to have been sleeping with up to five women a day before ending up in sex rehab.


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He said, not long after he married Katy that, ''I was having sex with different women three, four, five times a day. In Ireland, nine in one evening.''

Nowadays, things couldn't be further from his old life.

He's settled down in the Oxford countryside with hsi wife, Laura Gallacher, and their two daughters – two-year-old Mabel and six-month-old Peggy.

How things change, huh?!


Russell Brand and his wife Laura Gallacher welcomed their second child into the world over the weekend. The Sun confirmed that Laura gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.

They shared that the parents are overjoyed following their baby girl’s safe arrival.

“Obviously they are over the moon, and Russell will no doubt be gushing about her whenever he next performs stand-up,” the source said.

It is understood Russell and Laura want to keep their children out of the spotlight, so didn’t feel the need to make a grand announcement.

They are also parents to daughter Mabel, who will be two-years-old in November.

Russell previously admitted that becoming a dad made him a better man.

Appearing on The View, the 42-year-old admitted: “I love being present and being a father to my daughter [11-month-old Mabel] – it’s completely changed my outlook.”


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He continued: “I was a person who was obsessed with fame, obsessed with what people think of me…but I know nothing can make me happy except for my inner life, and my inner connection.”

“Having a baby is the materialisation of ‘I’m not the most important person in the world’,” he added.

Russell and style blogger Laura tied the knot last year, after two years of dating. The couple said "I do" in an intimate ceremony near their home in Henley-on-Thames.

We can’t wait to find out what name they chose for their daughter.


There's no doubt that their relationship and subsequent marriage surprised many, but the union between Russell Brand and Katy Perry seemed like it was set to truly last.

Until it wasn't, that is.

Following a 14-month marriage, the British comedian and US singer decided to part ways in 2012, and the years that followed were peppered with veiled snipes between the pair.

But it seems like 42-year-old Russell is more than ready to draw a line under the reported ill will, and make peace with the Chained to the Rhythm singer.

Speaking to Grazia, Russell, who became a father for the first time last year, insisted that his marriage to Katy is not something he regrets, nor is it something that creates negative connotations.

"I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind," he said of a possible friendship with the singer.

"I don’t regret being married to Katy at all,” he said. “I have very positive feelings about that whole experience and Katy is an extraordinary woman."

Russell, who married his daughter's mother, Laura Gallacher, last month, fears than an inability to make amends would speak poorly of him.

"If we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?" he asks.

Reflecting on his relationship with Katy, Russell dismissed the notion he was unhappy, saying: "[It] a very important and lovely time in my life."

We wonder if Katy is on the same page…


Russell Brand, 42, married long-term girlfriend, and mother of his child, Laura Gallacher, 30, in an intimate ceremony on Saturday.

According to The Sun, the couple tied the knot in front of close family and friends at Remenham Church near their home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxon.

A source close to the pair reportedly told the paper: “They wanted a very small, personal affair, with their daughter Mabel, family and close friends rather than a circus. It was a lovely occasion. Mabel was guest of honour.”

Guests at the service included Noel Gallagher, Jonathan Ross and Laura's presenter sister, Kirsty Gallacher.

Russell is said to have spent £2,300 to hire a New Orleans paddle steamer to transport guests to an Indian-themed wedding reception.

The pair, who have known each other since 2007, began their romantic relationship in 2015 and welcomed their daughter, Mabel, in November 2016.

The British comedian famously married singer, Katy Perry, in 2010, however their relationship quickly broke down leading to a speedy divorce in July 2012.

Once know for his womanizing ways, Russell has been keeping a low profile since becoming a father for the first time.

Previously speaking of fatherhood, Russell said: “It’s the most wonderful thing. To have something outside of yourself that’s more important than you. Other than West Ham United.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!


It has been six years since the world lost a musical icon in the form of Amy Winehouse. 

The unique, poignant, and infinitely talented woman had her life cut short, and has been missed by the music community, and the public at large, ever since. 

Russell Brand has penned a touching tribute to the late star on his website, and his words are both moving and refreshingly real.


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'I’ve known Amy Winehouse for years,' he begins his anecdotal tribute

When I first met her around Camden she was just some twit in a pink satin jacket shuffling round bars with mutual friends, most of whom were in cool indie bands or peripheral Camden figures Withnail-ing their way through life on impotent charisma.'

He begins his tribute by making reference to his own past of drug taking.

'I was myself at that time barely out of rehab and was thirstily seeking less complicated women so I barely reflected on the now glaringly obvious fact that Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction.'

'All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them.'

'They communicate to you through a barely discernible but unignorable veil,' he wrote


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He spoke of his awe of Amy and her great and undeniable talent.

'The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie and Ella, from the font of all greatness.'

'A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine.'


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'My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened.'

'We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease.'

Brand finished his tribute by addressing the way in which society, health services and the government deals with addiction.

'We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care,' he said, ending his call to action


If there was ever a worldwide vote for 'person least likely to be in a boyband', there's a pretty good chance Russell Brand would come in at number one (or top ten at least). 

But as turns out, everything you thought you knew about the British comedian is a lie. 

Appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell revealed that he had once auditioned for the boyband, 5ive, admitting that the process had been a "pitiful experience". 

"As a young man, I made many mistakes. During one of my frenzies brought on by the methamphetamine, I thought that perhaps I'd do rather well in the boyband 5ive."

He went on to explain how he arrived into audition room with beer in hand before putting it to one side so he could belt out his best rendition of Extreme's More Than Words

"It was a pitiful experience, the people were staring down at the table in disbelief and great disappointment by the time I left."

As we know, Russell didn't make the cut, but according to the man himself, he could have been "the maverick in the boyband. The troubled one, the first into rehab one." 

He's nothing if not self-aware. 

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Russell Brand became a first-time dad this week, which he announced at a performance in Nottingham on Sunday night.

According to the Mirror, the comedian confirmed the news that his fianceé Laura Gallagher had given birth, and now new reports are suggesting he's finally named his little one.


Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting

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The Daily Star reports that Russell and Laura named their newborn daughter Mabel, however, the new parents want to raise her "gender-neutral."

Before Mabel was born, the former husband of Katy Perry told Jonathan Ross: "We don't know the gender.


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"I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be whatever the hell it is."

We hope Mabel is happy and healthy, sure isn't that all that matters?



Russell Brand reportedly announced the birth of his first child while performing at a gig in Nottingham last night.

According to The Mirror, the controversial comedian confirmed that his fiancée Laura Gallacher has given birth, but did not disclose the baby’s gender.

One fan told the site: “[Russell] was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he ‘needed to get down the f*cking M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby’.”

Late last month, the 41-year-old star told the Evening Standard that he felt “lit up” by the idea of becoming a parent.

“I’m very excited about becoming a dad and I’m preparing myself,” he said. “I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want.”


The beloved Dame Helen Mirren

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Russell and Laura have been involved in an on/off relationship since 2007.

The actor famously married Katy Perry in October 2010.  That marriage officially ended in divorce in July 2012.



It's been four years since Russell Brand famously ended his year-long marriage to Katy Perry by text, but it seems the comedian is finally ready to give marriage another go as he has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend Laura Gallacher.

According to The Sun, Russell and his pregnant partner Laura revealed the news of their engagement at an intimate “hippy-style” get-together at their Oxfordshire home over the weekend.

A source said the couple – who reunited last year in Rome, having previously dated in 2007 and 2009 – were eager to keep their celebrations quiet: “Russell didn’t want a big fuss this time after his very public relationship with Katy."

“Laura is also keen to keep their romance low-key, so the small, intimate party was very much in keeping with their ‘homebods’ image."

“As they are becoming parents, Russell wanted to do the right thing and make Laura his wife."

“She’s delighted he asked.”

Laura's sister TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher seemed to confirm the news yesterday when she posted a congratulatory pic of herself and Laura to her Instagram account.


Congratulations to my gorgeous sister @daisypoppets

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The image was captioned: "Congratulations to my gorgeous sister @daisypoppets."

The news comes just weeks after it was reported that Laura is five months pregnant with the couple’s first child.

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Comedian and actor Russell Brand is said to be expecting his first child with girlfriend Laura Gallacher, according to reports this morning.

The 40-year-old, who was married to Katy Perry for one year before their split in 2011, is known for his womanising ways but it looks like he may be settling down as The Sun is reporting that his 27-year-old girlfriend is five months pregnant.

The paper was told by a source that the Get Him to the Greek star is “absolutely made up" by the news, adding: "Russell might have bedded many of the world’s most stunning women but now it’s all about Laura and becoming a dad." 

“Most of his closest friends have children and he was desperate to start a family. He and Laura are thrilled to bits at the prospect of becoming parents. They have shared the happy news with close family and friends."

Russell and Laura have been on and off for nine years, splitting in 2007 before reconciling and then parting ways again in 2009.

We're not sure saying you've slept with some of "the world's most stunning women" in your baby announcement is appropriate, but sure look, at least he's happy.