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Our favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran sat down with Dermot O'Leary to talk all things Éire. 

Naturally, things took a personal route and Dermot quizzed Ed about his most-loved things to do in Ireland.

That includes his favourite city on his recent tour, his number-one place to visit and all the gigs he has done around the country before he hit superstar status.

 

Cork night #1 ! @zakarywalters

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Now, before you take your guesses: Dublin-folk take a seat.

The Galway Girl singer said the wanna-be capital, Cork was his number one fav stop on his tour around Ireland.

Although, Dublin has a special place in his heart as he's gigged in Whelan's, Vicar street and the Olympia.

 

Dublin night #2 !

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When asked what was the difference between Belfast, Dublin and Galway crowds on his tour, Ed's answer was way too relatable for any Irish person.

Poor Belfast was washed out of it when it came time for the 27-year-old to take to the stage.

Therefore, the crowds' enthusiasm had been well dampened, according to the singer. 

Ed confessed to Dermot that he has more of a connection to an Irish crowd than a Scottish – ah, bless.

Don't get too big headed though, this is due to the influence of Irish music and taking about five annual trips growing up, to our beautiful country. 

Adding sweetly in the intimidate Q and A, Ed said the guy who made him want to write music was Irish.

Now getting to the proper juicy part, Ed's favourite place in the Emerald Island is….Dingle Bay.

Honestly, we cannot even blame him. 

Situated in Kerry, it marks one of the westernmost points of mainland Ireland, and it's breathtaking. 

Unsurprisingly, the bay is a usual hot-spot with tourists too.

However, Ed advised anyone wanting to live in Ireland to move to Wexford.

It seems like the singer is always true to his roots – and we love him for it.

Ed and Dermot's chat was a part of Ireland.com's tourism project.

So sit back, enjoy the natter and the incredibly beautiful Irish spots featured throughout the video, which is bound to give you the travel bug.

  

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Strictly Come Dancing has revealed the next contestant in their celebrity lineup. In a first for the show, a YouTuber will hit the Stricly dance floor this season.

Vlogger and author Joe Sugg has been confirmed as the fourth contestant. 

“My knowledge of dance isn't the best, so I'm just going to go into it completely open minded,” he said.

Joe did admit that he’s feeling slightly nervous about all the tan and lycra he’ll have to wear:  “I do feel pretty nervous about it. I just hope they have child sizes as I'm tiny!”

Strictly confirmed Katie Piper as the first contestant yesterday morning.

The mum decided to take part in the show to boost her confidence: “'I think it gives a wider message, my past is irrelevant, to be able to go forward and do these things is a bigger wider message. That’s something I want to take forward, and it’s nice to be part of something so light-hearted!''

Star of stage and screen Danny John-Jules will also be hitting the dancefloor. The Red Dwarf star said he is thrilled to be taking part in the BBC show.

Joining Joe, Katie and Danny will be popstar Faye Tozer. The Steps member said being part of Strictly is a dream come true: “I’m going to relish every moment.”

Strictly will continue to reveal more contestants in the coming weeks. Rumour has it the launch show will air on Saturday, September 1.

We are so excited for the show to return to our screens!

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Watching beauty videos on YouTube is one of our favourite pastimes, but occasionally we can get a tad bored with the content. 

Luckily, with all the lazing about that the festive season allows us,m we stumbled upon one YouTube beauty guru with an epic twist. 

Introducing Sailor J, the parody beauty account that mixes sensational makeup looks with social issue discussion. We subscribed in three seconds flat. 

 

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Sailor uses her tutorials to help unfortunate singletons catch a man, using the bamboozlement and witchcraft that is makeup.

'I bought this brush from a woman at the mall,' she declares in GETTING A MAN 101, one of her popular videos. 

'She had a wedding ring on, so clearly she knows what she's doing.' 

Sailor also takes the absolute p*** out of the consistent insistence of males that makeup is 'false advertising.'

'A man is going to find me and think – 'Wow, a woman born with gold eyelids.' 

Her most viewed video Contouring 101, has over 1.2 million views thanks to it's time on the trending page, and for good reason. 

'If men find out we can rearrange the bones of our face, we're finished. We might as well pack our bags and go to the nunnery,' she proclaims, in full Sailor J persona. 

'If the men find out we can shape shift, they're going to tell the church.'

 

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'Beautiful women don't have foreheads,' she says sarcastically. 

'If you have too big of a brain, it means you have ugly things like opinions and thoughts of your own.' 

We'll leave you to watch it for yourself:

 

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All is not as it seems in that Love Island villa.

First we learned that 99.5% of Samira's journey was edited out, plus not to mention 99.9% of her relationship with Frankie.

And now ex-contestant Savanna Darnell – yer one with the fab hair who got about four seconds of air time – has dropped another bombshell.

 

HERE WE GO #loveisland #supportsav

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She appeared on Lewys Balls YouTube channel where she nattered away about all things Love Island.

Oh, and mentioned that she had been cosying up to one Mr Wes Nelson.

Yep, Megan's boyf wasn't as loyal as he made out to be. And we are shook.

"Me and Wes actually really got on. We shared a bed – they never showed that. We had a cuddle, we were singing the whole time, up till stupid o' clock giggling and laughing in bed – that's what you didn't see hunnies."

So the producers simply edited all their time together out?

''They just never wanted to show it,'' Savanna said. 

This hasn't been the only time recently that the ITV show has been hit with claims of deceptive editing and re-shooting.

One eagle-eyed viewer took to Twitter to expose a scene that looked like it had been filmed twice if you look at Georgia's manicure from one frame to the next. 

Bit sus, no?

As well as continuity issues a la Georgia's nails, ''The Kiss'', which quickly became the most saturated plot line of the series, was also put under the microscope.

Because I am sad and have no life, I've watched the clip below quite a few times and I'm still none the wiser.

Is the first kiss them saying hello and the second kiss them saying goodbye?

Watch the vid below and deicide for yourselves, it's a tricky one.

However, one thing is one million percent for sure: Love Island is a reality TV show and the producers know we want all the dramz, so they edit the footage to give us that.

Fair enough we say, but if any producers are reading this, we beg you – don't make us hear ''I'm loyal babes, I'm real, that's just who I am'' one more time. We just can't. 

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There are dozens of influencers out there who are empowering all kinds of women, from the fit fam to the body positive movement. However, one group that we’ve struggled to see being represented are ladies that are a size 14, until now…

The wonderful Lucy Wood has inspired many women to embrace their size 14 bodies with her encouraging and honest videos.

The writer has bravely opened up about her body in a series of videos, where she shares her body confidence tips and fashion advice for women who are ‘a little bit fat.’

As a size 14 woman myself, Lucy’s videos have made me feel comfortable enough to dress the way I want, instead of covering up every inch of my body.

There is so much pressure on women to look a certain way, and that is why content creators like Lucy are so important.

One of the main reasons why I love the autumn and winter months is because I feel more body confident. I love wearing snuggly jumpers, giant scarves and chunky boots. However, once the summer rolls around I can’t help but dread the change of style.

 

 

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When I turn over the calendar from May to June I can’t help but fret about the struggles of dressing my size 14 body in ‘suitable summer clothes’.

My mind fills with a wave of worries- How will I cover up my pasty pale legs? Won’t my stomach look too big in light summer dresses?

Since watching Lucy’s inspiring videos, I have realised that it doesn’t matter what size you are. We should all dress in a way that makes us feel good. You can wear a floral playsuit whether you are a size 8 or a size 14.

You don’t have to cover up your body just because you’re that little bit chunkier than your friends. Embrace the skin you’re in and follow in Lucy’s footsteps.

She’s paving the way for us size 14 ladies and I’ll proudly march beside her.

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Late last year, following a string of high profile sexual abuse allegations, a movement was created encouraging people to open the conversation and provide support for victims who has suffered in silence for too long. 

Since then, countless people have shared their own personal experiences through #MeToo, marking a shift in how we tolerate the issue. 

With that, many parents have chosen to break down barriers and open the discussion with their own children, in the hope that they will gain a greater awareness, and the ability to identify inappropriate behaviours. 

In an effort to inspire more of these types of conversations, YouTube channel Cut shared a poignant video of parent having a frank and honest conversation with their kids about sexual abuse. 

In the video, titled 'Parents Explain #MeToo', three mothers talk about what the movement represents and why it's so important. 

The emotional clip shows mother Nicole, explain what sexual abuse is to her son Nolan, before revealing that she had been assaulted as a child. 

“Sexual assault is where people do inappropriate things to other people including things with the private parts we just talked about. So a lot of people are scared to talk about when those bad things happen to them, okay?” she says.

“It happens to a lot of men and women, boys and girls. It happened to me when I was younger, I didn’t even tell Daddy until two years ago.”

“I think it’s important for you to know because these things can happen to kids, too.”

In similar discussions, two teen girls discuss the issue with their own mothers, with one even opening up about an inappropriate incident that happened to her at school. 

“I’m very proud of you. It’s okay to talk about these things,” her mother says.. 

“And that is the right thing to do, is to tell somebody right away. And you have to learn how to always speak up and don’t let anybody ever take advantage of you. This is never okay and it’s never your fault."

While the video may feature just three conversations, it highlights the need for children to be aware of the issues that happen around them and brings to light the importance of having an open line of communication between parent and child 

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Logan Paul came under fire last month after filming the body of a suicide victim and uploading the footage to the internet. 

YouTuber visited Aokigahara, Japan, also known as the suicide forest due to the high number of suicides that occur there.

While there, Paul and his posse of friends discovered the body of an individual who has taken their own life.

 

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Rather than respectfully leaving the individual alone, the YouTuber, who has over 15 million followers, filmed the body and made a vlog out of the experience. 

The video faced huge backlash, but was featured on YouTubes trending page for a number of hours. 

The video was eventually removed, but many other YouTubers felt that there was a double standard for Paul's videos versus theirs because oif his massive following. 

YouTube recently tightened their rules surrounding advertiser friendly content on the video hosting site, leading to a large number of alternative channels being de monetised completely . 

 

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While Paul's suicide body video did not get advertising suspended on his account, a recent video of him toying with the dead bodies of animals has. 

A video uploaded by Paul to his channel shows him using a tazer gun to damage the bodies of dead rodents. 

Animal lovers were outraged by his behaviour, and claimed that his actions would incite cruelty to animals in his very young fan base. 

 

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'How many chances does Logan Paul get?' reads a PETA statement.

'PETA finds it repulsive that this “internet personality” with millions of impressionable young followers has not learned the lesson that there is sadness, not humour, in the death of others.'

'This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it.'

On the back of this criticism, YouTube has suspended advertising on his channel. Advertising makes up a huge portion of income for YouTubers. 

'In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behaviour, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels,' reads a tweet from YouTube. 

Perhaps now he will finally learn his lesson?

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Disgraced YouTube star Logan Paul is attempting to regain his followers' trust after a video he filmed in the Aokigahara, also known as Japan's 'suicide forest', received huge backlash online.

The video, which was uploaded on December 31 and has since been deleted, contained footage showing the body of an individual who had taken their own life.

Needless to say, the video was widely condemned for its graphic and insensitive content.

Since then, Logan has apologised for his misguided actions, saying: Let's start with this—I'm sorry.'

‘I've never faced criticism like this before, because I've never made a mistake like this before.’

‘I'm surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I'm still a human being. I can be wrong.’

‘I didn't do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the Internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity.’

Three weeks after the YouTuber issued his official apology, he has now returned to the platform with a seven-minute suicide awareness video which he hopes will 'make a difference in the world'.

The video, which has received a largely positive response so far, follows Logan he attempts to educate himself by speaking to a number of suicide experts and mental health activists, as well as a suicide survivor.

The 22-year-old also pledged to donate $1 million to prevention groups.

"It's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being. I’m here to have a hard conversation so that those who are suffering have easier ones," he says.

The video finishes with a message urging anyone who may be feeling emotionally distressed to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Shane Dawson has issued a lengthy apology after fans accused him of joking about paedophilia in an unearthed podcast recorded six years ago.

Fans of the YouTube star were left furious after Pop Blast posted a edited audio clip in which the 29-year-old made controversial comments about meeting a six-year-old girl with over 100,000 followers on Instagram.

"I said OK, why do you have so many followers? And she said, 'Oh I’m a cheerleader' Oh really? And she shows me her Instagram which are like… First of all, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but she’s like sexy," he said in the podcast.

 

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Shane, who's YouTube channel has over 11 million subscribers, then went on to explain his “justification for paedophilia,” describing it as a “fetish” that some people have.

"Here’s my justification for paedophilia – people have foot fetishes, people have fetishes about everything, that’s fine, do your thing," he says.

"So why is it when somebody looks at and Googles like ‘naked baby’ on Google and jerks off to it, they can get arrested? I don’t understand that."

Needless to say, the viral clip garnered huge backlash, prompting the internet star to issue an apology.

"I am not a f**king pedophile!,” Shane said in a video uploaded on Wednesday.

 

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"I loved the feeling of making somebody shocked and laugh because they couldn't believe what was coming out of my mouth. I wasn't confident enough to make smarter jokes. I was making the easy jokes,” he continued

"I was playing crazy stereotypical characters. I was doing sh*t that was racially insensitive, I was doing sh*t that was homophobic, I was doing shit that could be considered fat shaming, I was doing some f**ked up comedy stuff that I'm not proud of.”

Shane, who is known for his controversial content, insists that he has “changed so much as a person and as a creative” since the time of the recording.

 

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"The stuff that I was saying back in those times I would never say now. Ever. Because I don't think that's funny. Listening to that clip now, I didn't laugh."

"I didn't think it was funny. But when you hear that clip, you hear my co-host laughing, which was my goal. I wanted to always make her shocked and laugh. That was our thing."

You can watch Shane's full apology here.

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A 20-year-old woman, who decided to go topless at the Rhythm & Vines Festival in New Zealand this week, has found herself the subject of debate after she punched a man who groped her.

The incident, which was captured on film, saw Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller making her way through the crowds at the New Year's Eve festival when she was chased by a man who then appeared to grope her.

Madeline and her friend Kiri-Ann Hatfield immediately retaliated by following the man back to where he sat with a group of friends before hitting him repeatedly.

Worryingly, some members of the public who have viewed the footage placed blame at Madeline's door by suggesting her decision to go topless resulted in the altercation, with one YouTuber asking: "Wtf do you expect going topless to a drunken festival?"

Responding to that particular narrative, Madeline told The Daily Mail that her decision to go topless did not justify the man's actions.

"A human’s body is their own, and nobody has a right to touch you without your consent, regardless of what they’re wearing or the lack thereof," she argued.

“He grabbed my breast. I hit him. There was a lot of built up anger coming from harassment throughout the day. This happens everywhere, not just New Zealand," she added.

"I stand by my actions and hope that I’ve inspired women to feel comfortable in their bodies, no matter how they look, and to stick up for themselves when anybody says otherwise, or tries to deny you the right to protect your own body."

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If you’re anyway familiar with current YouTube trends, you’ll have heard of Paul Logan by now.

The former Disney TV actor boasts over 15 million followers on his channel, which focuses on vlogs, challenges and titles such as ‘MY ASSISTANT GOT PREGNANT IN MY HOUSE’ and ‘MY NEW $3,000,000 WATCH.’

The YouTuber has found fame with his young following, but has received major criticism for his most recent video.

 

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The internet celebrity is currently uploading vlogs and videos from a trip to Japan.

In one video, the YouTuber visits Aokigahara, also known as the suicide forest due to the high number of suicides that occur there.

While there, Paul and his posse of friends discover the body of an individual who has taken their own life.

 

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Paul filmed the deceased individual and uploaded the content to his channel, where it was viewed by his 15 million strong audience.

The video caused shock waves due to its graphic and insensitive content and Logan is under fire for the upload.

He has since apologised for his misguided actions, saying: ‘Let's start with this—I'm sorry.’

‘I've never faced criticism like this before, because I've never made a mistake like this before.’

‘I'm surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I'm still a human being. I can be wrong.’

‘I didn't do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the Internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity.’

‘I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention…I'm often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have and with great power comes great responsibility.’

'For the first time in my life I'm regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won't happen again,’ he finished.

While Paul did include a number of suicide prevention contact details in the video, the entire situation was perceived as insensitive and disrespectful.

His apology was met by scepticism from many. 

'How is filming someone’s death a “mistake” then you post it on YouTube? That was not a mistake,' said one Twitter user. 

'You CHOSE to do it and you should have known the consequences so now you can face them.'

The video has since been removed, but versions of it and videos criticising its content are still available. 

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If you have been on YouTube in 2017, you will have definitely stumbled upon an ASMR video or two.

Autonomous sensory meridian response is an experience that can be characterised by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin.

The sensation typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, and can be brought about by specific sounds. 

ASMR videos have gained popularity online as a method of mind fullness and relaxation. 

Not everyone enjoys the effects of ASMR, but they have gained a cult online following. 

From videos of pronounced whispering, hair brushing and tapping, the videos can be a little odd, but for fans of the sensation, they're well worth a watch. 

Ikea is tapping into the ASMR market with their latest youtube offering. 

The furniture giant has created an ASMR video showcasing Ikea products. 

The video is being hailed by ASMR converts, and we got a little tingly watching it ourselves. 

Check it out for yourself below:

 

 

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