The VERY intriguing fan theories for Killing Eve series three

As Killing Eve returns, FEMAIL reveals the VERY intriguing fan theories for series three – from Eve having a fling with Carolyn’s daughter to Nico being framed for Gemma’s murder

  • First episode of third series of spy thriller lands on BBC iPlayer on Easter Monday
  • Fans have been speculating online over whether Villanelle really killed Eve
  • Others offered theories ranging from Eve being trained to be an assassin to Villanelle being reunited with her mother, whom she thought was dead 

Since Villanelle pulled that trigger on her nemesis-turned-lover and left her bleeding on the ground amidst Roman ruins, fans have been desperate to find out if Eve Polastri survived the gunshot. 

And the wait is nearly over, with the first episode of the third series of the acclaimed spy thriller landing on BBC iPlayer on Easter Monday, after airing in the US on BBC America and AMC the day before.

Given Eve, played by Sandra Oh, appears in the trailer, it seems fair to say that psychotic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) didn’t dispatch the MI6 officer.

Many fans have observed how such an outcome mirrors the equally shocking end of season one, when Eve thought she’d killed Villanelle after stabbing her in the stomach.

Either way, theories about how the next installment of the drama will play out are abound on social media. Here FEMAIL brings you some of the potential plot lines that avid watchers of the show are predicting for series three.

Eve and Villanelle are reunited in episode four 

Assuming Eve survives – and it’s a pretty safe bet she does, given her name makes up half the title of the show – at some point the two women are going to come face-to-face once more.

One fan who has read between the lines of several critics’ reviews has deduced that a dramatic reunion will take place at the end of episode four – prior to a standalone episode dedicated to Villanelle.

Twitter user @killingkyra shared a thread quoting a review by Paste Magazine which states that writer Suzanne Heathcote has made a decision to keep Eve and Villanelle separated ‘minus one brief and surprising scene’ for at least the first five episodes.

She then cites another reviewer who claims the duo’s reunion ‘comes when you least expect it: with a violent and electrifying encounter’.

Since Villanelle pulled that trigger on her nemesis-turned-lover and left her bleeding on the ground surrounded by Roman ruins, fans have been desperate to find out if Eve Polastri survived the gunshot

The fan then shares another critic’s comment that episode five ‘kills the series momentum’ after ‘the events at the end of four’.

She concludes: ‘Eve and Villanelle will have one (violent and electrifying) scene together within the first five episodes, and that it will most likely take place at the end of episode 4, just before Villanelle’s stand-alone episode.’

Just another four weeks to wait for that, then.

Eve is being trained up to become an assassin 

In the final episode of series two, Eve became a killer herself – bludgeoning The 12’s Raymond (Adrian Scarborough) with an axe in a hotel hallway to stop him strangling Villanelle.

It was a scene that made even the most violent slasher movies look tame, with Eve delivering frenzied blow after blow, sending blood spattering over the walls – something Villanelle appeared to take great pleasure in, once she’d recovered from near asphyxiation.

In the final episode of series two, Eve became a killer herself – bludgeoning The 12’s Raymond (Adrian Scarborough) in a hotel hallway while he did his best to strangle Villanelle

Eve, on the other hand, was horrified by her violent onslaught – made worse when Villanelle let slip in the final scene that she could have defended herself as she was carrying a gun.

So, why didn’t she use it? Twitter user @srev_8 reckons it was all a test to see if Eve had it in her to murder someone – and become a member of The 12.

He tweeted: ‘My #KillingEve theory is that they’re training Eve to be the next top assassin. 

Twitter user @srev_8 reckons it was all a test to see if Eve had it in her to murder someone – and become a member of The 12

‘This has all been a set up of tests to make sure she will be the ultimate one who won’t get caught. And I think Bill is number 1 of the 12. Villanelle was just a pon.’ 

All very Hunger Games, no? For those who may have forgot, Bill was Head of Security Section at MI5 and a close companion of Eve’s in season one. Sadly he met a sticky end at the hands of Villanelle on a nightclub dance floor in Berlin.

Nico is framed for Gemma’s murder 

At the end of the penultimate episode of season two, Eve’s long-suffering husband Nico fell prey to conniving Villanelle yet again.

Having been confronted by the assassin while he and Gemma – a fellow teacher with a major crush on him – moved his belongings into a storage locker, he woke up to find Gemma dead next to him, having been suffocated by a plastic bag tied around her head. 

At the end of the penultimate episode of season two, Eve’s long-suffering husband Nico fell prey to conniving Villanelle yet again when she killed his friend Gemma

Theories abound on Reddit that Nico will be put in the frame for Gemma’s murder – which was all part of Villanelle’s master plan.

CommotioCerebri suggested Villanelle killed Gemma ‘to frame Niko for Gemma’s murder or to permanently scare him away’. 

‘She can’t kill him, so this is how she can remove him from Eve’s life,’ they wrote.

TishLaDish14 agreed, writing: ‘I would think either of your theories is viable. Maybe a combination of both? Frame him to keep him away from Eve? But oy, what if Eve wants to “rescue” him?’  

Theories abound on Reddit that Nico will be put in the frame for Gemma’s murder – which was all part of Villanelle’s master plan

Redditor101lol also mooted the possibility on their thread Theory for Season 3: ‘Villanelle will believe that Eve is dead following the events of the season 2 finale. Niko could possibly be framed for the murder of Gemma and could be placed in jail. 

‘This would cause Eve to become distressed and track down Villanelle once again. This time, Villanelle will have no idea that Eve is coming for her and will carry on with her life as an assassin. Some time in the season Villanelle will find out that Eve is alive somehow and other events will happen.’

Redditor101lol also mooted the possibility on their thread Theory for Season 3 : ‘Villanelle will believe that Eve is dead following the events of the season 2 finale. Niko could possibly be framed for the murder of Gemma and could be placed in jail’

Villanelle is Konstantin and Carolyn’s daughter 

In a recent interview, Fiona Shaw – who plays Carolyn – let slip that her character has ‘got more children than we know’.

‘You never know who she was actually married to and who was the father of those children, whether it’s the same father,’ she told Enterntainment Weekly. 

One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘I got a sneaky feeling Konstantin is gonna turn out to be the father of Villanelle’

In series three we meet Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine (played by Gemma Whelan) – but some fans suspect Villanelle could be the product of a Carolyn-Konstantin tryst, and thereby Geraldine’s half-sister.

Twitter user @Nerdzilla76 mused: ‘I wonder if my theory I mentioned last time about Villanelle being Carolyn/Konstantin’s daughter is about to come true?’ 

Another fan, Twitter user @CDC_1919, wrote: ‘I got a sneaky feeling Konstantin is gonna turn out to be the father of Villanelle, on the steps in Rome when she says her family are all dead he quips… well, almost all of them!’

Eve has a fling with Carolyn’s daughter

Earlier this year The Sun revealed Villanelle – who is living in Barcelona at the beginning of series three – gets married to a Spanish woman in the new series.

‘It seems that Villanelle and her Spanish bride are very loved-up,’ a source claimed.

‘The scenes that Jodie and co have already shot include a big Spanish band and the cutting of a cake, before she spots an enemy among the guests and goes after them.’

Some fans have suggested that newly awakened bisexual Eve starts up a sexual relationship with Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine (possibly in retaliation) – which leads to a reunion with Villanelle.

Some fans have suggested that newly awakened bisexual Eve starts up a sexual relationship with Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine – which leads to a reunion with Villanelle

Twitter user @vxllanelle1 mused: ‘Okay a concept. Carolyn’s daughter also turns out to be an assassin, maybe working for MI6? She meets Eve. She seduces Eve. And then BOOM jealous Villanelle turns back up.’

Asked by a fellow fan whom she would rather Eve had her bi-awakening with, @villainoveralls said: ‘I wouldn’t mind seeing Eve hook up with Carolyn’s daughter since V is married and she uses that to finally come into her sexuality fully and own it,’ while @JClawesome deduced: ‘Eve and Carolyn’s daughter are gonna f***.’ 

Twitter user @vxllanelle1 mused: ‘Okay a concept. Carolyn’s daughter also turns out to be an assassin, maybe working for MI6? She meets Eve. She seduces Eve. And then BOOM jealous Villanelle turns back up’

Villanelle is reunited with her mother   

A character who appears in one of the trailers for season three has some fans convinced it’s Villanelle’s long-lost mother.

It transpires Dasha, played by Harriet Walter, is a former Russian gymnast – who is seen brutally beating up her teenage lover in a flashback scene – and an old associate of Villanelle’s who tracks her down.

Killing Eve fans believe Dasha could be closer connected to Villanelle than she lets on, with @VillanelleEves claiming it’s ‘obvious’ she’s her mother – despite a distinctly non-maternal moment in the trailer where the two women try to strangle each other.


Dasha, played by Harriet Walter, is a former Russian gymnast – who is seen brutally beating up her teenage lover in a flashback scene – and an old associate of Villanelle’s who tracks her down

Writing on Twitter, they said: ‘Konstantin said in series 2 in the last episode: not all your family is dead, and Villanelle said her mom has creepy hair in s1, so I’m almost sure… If it’s not her mother I really wonder who she is. Age, appearance, behavior all match to be her mother, and why to make a trailer from the past of a non-important character?’

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jodie Comer hinted that Villanelle does come face-to-face with someone who she thought was dead.

Naturally she could be talking about Eve, but there is the possibility she’s referring to someone else.

Killing Eve fans believe Dasha could be closer connected to Villanelle than she lets on, with @VillanelleEves claiming it’s ‘obvious’ she’s her mother

‘It’s that thing of: You believe someone’s dead, then you live with the fact that someone’s dead and then they’re not,’ she told the publication.

‘How do you come back from that? How does that change your relationship that you once had? Does it? Is there a new opportunity? Is there a chance or is there a need to finish what you did? That’s probably going to be the biggest thing for Villanelle.’  

Killing Eve series three, episode one will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer on Monday 6 April, followed by a BBC One airing on 19 April. Further episodes will be released on iPlayer each Monday on a week-by-week basis.

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Easter wishes, quotes and poems: The best messages for your loved ones this Easter holiday

The Easter bank holiday will be different this year due to social distancing measures put in place by the Government to stop the spread of coronavirus. These measures mean people are confined to their own homes and many won’t be able to travel to see their families and loved ones this weekend. Easter, which starts with Good Friday on April 10, will last until Easter Monday on April 13.

Easter wishes and messages for loved ones

Sending sweet thoughts for a happy, hoppy Easter.

May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday.

I hope this Easter holiday fills your home with peace, joy, and plenty of colourful Easter eggs.

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May you feel the bright, joyful blessings God has to offer you during this Easter holiday.

Giving thanks for friends like you on this special occasion. Happy Easter!

During this hopeful time of year, I wish you and yours the best this Easter.

I hope the Easter Bunny gave you all the sweet treats you ever wanted!

Wishing you sunshine and a basket full of chocolate on this beautiful day. Happy Easter!

Easter quotes

“Let everything you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life” – S D Gordon

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

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“Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

“It’s when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge.” – Anthony T Hicks

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

“That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be more springs.” – L M Montgomery

“We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” — Pope Francis

I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” – Dolly Parton

Easter poems

Easter Is a Time of Love

Easter is a time of love,

A time of death and pain undone,

So we may know the power of

The love that lives in each one.

Each love we feel, unstained and free,

Redeems us-as with you and me.

He Lives

Happy Easter! Allelujah!

Jesus Christ, He lives!

Serve Him to receive salvation;

Eternal life he gives!

I Had an Easter Bunny

I had an Easter bunny,

One day she ran away.

I looked for her by moonlight,

I looked for her by day.

I found her in the meadow

With her babies 1, 2, 3.

So now I have four rabbit pets

To run and jump with me.

No Second Chance

If there was no resurrection,

there would be no hope for mankind.

We would have no second chance

and no peace of mind.

The Power Of The Resurrection

We’ve been given the greatest gift,

The most precious, wonderful promise ever made.

It’s about the resurrection.

This truth will never fade.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Richard’s True Diagnosis Is Revealed & Amelia Gives Birth

DeLuca came in with the game-changing save when it came to Richard’s diagnosis in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 finale. Plus, Amelia gave birth and Owen learned a shocking secret.

The search continues to figure out what is wrong with Richard Webber. Maggie, Bailey, and Katherine are by his side trying to make him comfortable, but he’s just getting worse. Meanwhile, DeLuca and Meredith are working hard to find his true diagnosis. DeLuca realizes he may have found something. Maggie tells Meredith that she’s worried about DeLuca. Maggie is pretty convinced that Richard has Alzheimer’s because that’s what Tom and Amelia also think. Maggie reveals Katherine is taking Richard home. Meredith is adamant that Richard does not have Alzheimer’s.

Teddy and Owen are getting married — tonight. Owen is mad at Tom for not seeing his time-off request. Tom didn’t think it was super urgent and thought it would be a few months. When he finds out that the wedding is tonight, Tom congratulates Teddy and quickly walks away.

DeLuca is furious with Katherine and Maggie for taking Richard home. Richard wants to walk to the car but he slips. He gets upset and admits he lost feeling in his toes for a moment. Meredith picks up on that. Richard reveals that his toes and fingers are numb. When Meredith touches his calf, Richard flinches. Meredith immediately wants to do an EMG to test Richard’s nerves. Meredith was right. It’s not Alzheimer’s. Richard doesn’t want to do any more tests but Meredith gets Katherine to agree.

The crew brings in Tom and Amelia. They both agree that this is a fantastic catch. Richard’s mind isn’t the only thing failing him — it’s his body, too. Now they have to figure out what’s exactly wrong. After this team meeting, Amelia’s water breaks! This time, it’s not a false alarm.

Teddy goes to see Tom and he brings up the wedding. Tom knows Teddy doesn’t really want to get married. “You can’t live without me,” he tells her. Teddy stresses that the wedding is happening.

Meredith and Bailey are about to do a biopsy on Richard when DeLuca runs in. He throws their tools on the floor to get them to listen. He mentions that Richard’s hip replacement was made of cobalt. His hip is deteriorating because of cobalt poisoning. Bailey gives DeLuca a vial of blood and tells him to get it tested immediately. Turns out, DeLuca is right. The first step is to get the cobalt out ASAP. DeLuca wants to scrub in. At first, Bailey says no. Meredith defends him and says this is a career-defining moment for DeLuca. Bailey comes around but tells DeLuca that he can’t touch Richard.

Bailey goes to Link, who is by Amelia’s side. She tells them about the cobalt toxicity. They need the best surgeon for Richard. Carina says that Amelia still has hours to go, so Amelia gives her blessing for Link to operate. While Link has to go, Amelia makes Bailey stay. Maggie, Owen, and Levi are in surgery when Maggie gets a text about Richard. She decides to stay and finish the operation. She knows Richard is in the best hands.

Tom is not done trying to convince Teddy not to go through with the wedding. “Don’t throw your life away, Teddy,” he pleads. He refuses to give up on what they have. He tells her that he’ll be waiting for her tonight if she decides not to go through with the wedding. As much as she wishes she could, she can’t resist him. They have sex on the couch.

Link and DeLuca start Richard’s surgery. Link discovers a ton of tissue damage. He says that many other patients had cobalt hip replacements. This could be a game-changer for DeLuca. Everyone is watching the surgery and everything goes perfectly. Meanwhile, Bailey is with Amelia. She gets behind Amelia just like George did with her all those years ago.

Levi tells Owen that he also has a voicemail from Teddy. Owen asks to play it. The voicemail is just Teddy moaning while having sex with Tom. Awkward.

Link rushes back to Amelia’s room and she’s already given birth to their baby boy. They are both instantly smitten with their baby. After surgery, Owen goes to a supply room and listens to the full voicemail. He is devastated. After they’re done having sex, Teddy tells Tom that she’s still marrying Owen. This was their goodbye.

Richard wakes up and he’s doing extremely well. Everyone is ecstatic, especially Katherine. However, Richard remembers everything that happened before the poisoning. He tells Katherine to get out. Meredith heads out for the night and finds DeLuca crying on the floor. She takes him home with her. Teddy is at home ready to marry Owen. She walks down the hall to find Owen and sees everyone cleaning up. Owen got pulled into a last-minute surgery and told everyone to go home. Teddy realizes that something is terribly wrong. The truth always comes out, whether you like it or not.

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Rihanna, Jack Dorsey Donate $4.2 Million to Aid Domestic Violence Victims Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey have teamed up to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles, California during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

The $4.2 million joint grant to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles will help provide support and resources to individuals and children suffering from domestic violence, including shelter, meals and counseling. CLF and Dorsey have each committed $2.1 million to the fund.

According to the Los Angeles Housing Authority, an estimated 90 people per week have been turned away from full shelters since the stay-at-home order went into effect last month. The joint grant is expected to cover 90 domestic violence victims per week through 10 weeks.

While Rihanna and Dorsey’s grants will aid domestic violence victims in Los Angeles, “victims of domestic violence exist all across the world, so this is just the beginning,” the announcement states.

Last week, Rihanna’s CLF and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation donated $2 million to support undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers in Los Angeles and New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, Rihanna donated a supply of personal protective equipment via her foundation to the state of New York to assist the state in its pandemic mitigation efforts. CLF also donated $5 million to multiple organizations around the world to help protect healthcare workers and marginalized communities in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus crisis sees sales of homegrown grub boom and rise in beer and chocolate jobs – The Sun

THE coronavirus crisis has seen food brands rise to the challenge to feed the nation, with sales booming.

While big-name brands are busy expanding their workforces, thousands of small firms have stepped up to fill the shelves, too.

The food and drink industry contributes £28billion to the UK economy annually and employs 430,000 people — but 96 per cent are small or medium-sized firms.

And while 8,500 new products hit stores each year, three in five are made by small “challenger” brands, meaning food and drink is a tasty area for new job opportunities.

The lockdown has seen demand for certain products — including chocolate and beer — rocket, and job openings have soared, too.

Vacancies available range from developing products, sales and marketing, distribution and design, to even starting your own brand.

The chocolate industry is worth £1.1billion to our economy and dozens of firms have set up in recent years.

Among them are doisyanddam.com, founded by pals Edward Smith and Richard Wilkinson, with products sold in stores including Sainsbury’s.

Edward, 31, says: “A typical day involves eating my weight in chocolate. I know that sounds fun, but try tasting six new products before lunch and still having an appetite.

CHANGING CUSTOMER HABITS

“There’s space for small brands to develop ideas which respond to changing customer habits. Chocolate is one of those areas.”

Young Foodies is the UK’s largest community of food and drink businesses.

Co-founder Theadora Alexander says: “There are hundreds of brand teams you can join, with opportunities in some of the most exciting roles you’ll find anywhere.”

See youngfoodies.co.uk to find out more details.

On a home run

Could coronavirus start a home-working revolution?

Three in ten of us believe flexible working will become the nation’s preferred way to work.

And 43 per cent say they would ask for a remote-working option in a future job, according to a new report.

A quarter of workers claim commuting left them exhausted before they even started work.

Chris Biggs of accountants Theta Financial Reporting, which carried out the poll, said: “Covid-19 is having a huge impact on business and productivity at the moment.

“Even as offices and co-working spaces reopen, the appetite of employees to return immediately may be diminished.

“Employers will need to look at more permanent solutions.”

Jobspot

FARMFOODS is recruiting for store assistants and warehouse roles.

Search at farmfoods.co.uk/join-us.php.

THOUSANDS of care roles are available in the North West, including cooks, care workers and cleaners.

See greater.jobs/search-and-apply.

Prepare to work in crisis

Workers under 25 will be the hardest hit by the Covid-19 fallout, a new study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found.

Here Sophie Phillipson, founder of hellograds.com, which offers tips for those graduating from university, reveals how they can find work during the pandemic.

  1. Focus your job search on companies crucial to the coronavirus response. Sectors seeing the biggest hiring increases include transport and logistics, hardware and networking, supermarkets, food production and healthcare.
  2. It’s likely you will have to alter your expectations. Don’t expect to be able to pursue your career aspirations in this climate. Any work looks better than none on your CV.
  3. If you are struggling to land paid work, volunteer. There are thousands of community roles delivering food and medicines to people who can’t leave their homes.
  4. Future employers may ask what you did during lockdown. If you’re not working or volunteering, you could use the time to access free courses and trial free software to develop new skills.
  5. Grow your professional network on LinkedIn. Those who have been furloughed or lost work may have more time to answer your industry questions.
  6. Get ready for when things pick up again. Get your CV and LinkedIn profile sparkling, and research a list of companies to target.

Amazon's amazin'

Amazon is delivering 70 new roles for apprentices, including in software development, digital marketing, automation and ­network engineering.

Jonathon Williams is an engineering technician at Amazon’s Swansea fulfilment centre – a role he landed after completing a three-year apprenticeship.

He said: “While I was an apprentice, Amazon paid my course fees as well as a wage, so I was earning while learning.

“As I spent my first year off-site with other Amazon apprentices, I now have friends all over the country and we still meet up.”

Inspired by Jonathon, his twin brother Alex joined Amazon’s scheme – and is in the final year of his ­engineering apprenticeship.

See amazon.jobs/apprentices to apply.

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Take a peep into the homes of the lockdown celebrities

Through the coronavirus keyhole: Whose sitting room makes headlines and who’s got a rock star kitchen? Take a peep into the homes of the lockdown celebrities and see if you can work out who lives in a house like this

  • Celebrities, politicians and sports stars have been giving a peak into their homes
  • We can learn about our favourite famous faces from the books, clutter and decor
  • But can you tell whose house is whose based on the clues below? 

A telling book on a shelf, a giveaway knick-knack or a garish set of curtains, it’s amazing what you can learn about people from their isolation selfies. 

Celebrities, politicians and sports stars have been giving everyone a tantalising peak into their private lives. 

But can you tell whose house is whose? Let’s play: through the corona keyhole!

A slice of the action: Check out this stylish kitchen of a glam TV and radio presenter. Daughter Hollie is helping make pizzas — they look pretty good so… has she got talent?

Treasured library: This resident has only been in his job a few weeks, but he’s already one of the busiest men in the country. Wonder if he’s got Gordon Brown’s autobiography on his bookshelf — or George Osborne’s?

Please hold, one’s call is very important to us: This famous lady has held the heart of an heir for almost half a century… but it looks like there’s still space in this royal’s affections for horses and hounds, too, judging by the photos scattered around her very cluttered office!

A very pregnant pause: This posh star of a Bafta award-winning reality TV show gives us a unique glimpse into her boudoir. Seems she won’t be seen on the streets of Chelsea any time soon…

By George, who on earth could this be? Good Evening, and welcome to the BBC News at Six O’Clock. Or is it Ten? Or midday? It’s hard to know just where you are in these self-isolating times

Do ya think I’m hungry? With her rocker husband upstairs playing with his train set, someone else has got to dish up dinner

Plain confusing: On air, this newsman loves nothing more than to dazzle viewers with his garish neckwear. Yet he clearly prefers neutral surroundings at home

Speaker’s corner: Where better than a tranquil, book-lined bolt-hole to perfect this politics presenter’s entertaining brand of excitable exasperation?

Exer-site: This lovely lounge is becoming a very familiar morning sight for families. Doesn’t it make you want to join in with a spot of PE?

Charming prints: By the look of his bookcase, this popular royal likes reading. Along with talking to his plants

Answers: 

1. Amanda Holden

2. Rishi Sunak

3. Duchess of Cornwall

4. Millie Mackintosh

5. George Alagiah

6. Penny Lancaster

7. Jon Snow

8. Robert Peston

9. Joe Wicks

10. Prince Charles

Picture research: Claire Cisotti

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Cake Stand Heels Are the Micro Shoe Trend Worth Investing in

Ahh, shoes — remember those? It's been a while since we've worn a pair that didn't look like slippers, slides, or a well-loved sneakers, but when the day comes to actually wear heels again, we plan on being prepared. After giving it some thought, we figured it time to invest in some cake stand heels, aka a micro footwear trend for 2020.

The name itself is pretty self-explanatory. Rather than coming to a plain old point like a stiletto, the backs of these babies flare out like a cake stand. It's a small detail that makes a big statement, and we already picture them styled with everything from strappy tank dresses to a crisp pairs of khakis.

Of course, we don't just have to imagine it — there's picture proof that this trend is on the rise. Take a look at some examples on how to wear cake stand heels, ahead, then treat yourself to a pair, ASAP.

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Celebrities have been wearing cake stand heels since last summer, causing them to become even more popular over the past few months. Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and even Rihanna are a fan of this trend, stepping out in options by the designer Amina Muaddi.

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If you need further proof these heels are happening, Givenchy included a few wooden pairs in its spring 2020 collection.

RELATED: I Tested 25 Pairs of Block Heels — and These Are the Most Comfortable to Walk In

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The flare was smaller and more subtle at Carolina Herrera, but we still spotted it on the spring 2020 runway.

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This isn't a seasonal thing, either. Jacquemus made sculpted cake stand heels for fall 2020, while Moschino included platform pairs to go with its Marie-Antoinette-themed clothes.

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This trend looks super sweet when paired with full skirts and dresses.

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Flared heels help give your everday jeans a bit more pizazz.

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There's nothing like a statement shoe to make structured pants seem less basic and boring.

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Plus, cake stand heels aren't just for sandals and slides — some boots have this detail, too.

It's time to shop for a pair for yourself, starting with the celeb-loved brand Amina Muaddi.

Amina Muaddi Gilda Glitter Mule

Shop now: $945; nordstrom.com

Amina Muaddi Naima Toe Loop Sandal

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Fashion Nova Flirt And Flare Heels

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Topshop Nutmeg Yellow Flare Heel Mules

Shop now: $55; prettylittlething.com

Pretty Little Thing Black Cake Stand Mule Heels

Shop now: $132; macys.com

Steve Madden Women's Scorpius Dress Sandals

Shop now: $130; vincecamuto.com

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Black hole shock: Scientists baffled by supermassive black hole sizes

At the heart of every galaxy lies a supermassive black hole, which can have a mass billions of times that of the Sun. However, how these black holes came to be so huge remains a mystery, with astronomers offering up new theories.

There are a few ways in which a black hole can form.

Scientists believe the most common instance is when a star, thousands of times the size of the Sun, collapses in on itself when it dies – known as a supernova.

Another possible way is the collision of two neutron stars can cause a black hole.

The gist is that a massive amount of mass located in one spot can cause a black hole.

The biggest supermassive black holes have been devouring everything in their wake for upwards of 13 billion years when the Universe was still in its infancy.

When astronomers look back in time, they cannot find any stars or black holes big enough to form even the basis of some of the supermassive black holes which exist today.

This is why experts explore the idea that a huge amount of gas and dust localised in the universe could have gathered and under their own gravitational pull, collapse in on themselves, to make these monsters which exist today.

Astrophysicist Paul Sutter, of the SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, wrote for Space.com: “In one line of thinking, supermassive black holes got their start with the first generations of stars to appear in the cosmos.

“These stars, made of pure hydrogen and helium (because there weren’t any heavier elements around back then), grew to massive proportions, perhaps as much as hundreds of times the size of the sun.

“They lived fast and died quickly in titanic supernova explosions, leaving behind collapsed cores — the first big black holes.

“Or, perhaps the first and biggest black holes were never stars at all. Instead, perhaps such objects formed when a cloud of gas went unstable and collapsed.

“That would explain why massive black holes appear so early in cosmic history, and how they could get so big so quickly.

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“Whatever the case, the seeds of today’s monsters were laid in the very early universe, when it was less than a billion years old.

“But, as big as these objects were when they were born, they still had to gorge themselves to become the true monsters that they are today.

“Computer simulations of the behavior of stars, black holes, galaxies and gas in the early universe suggest that these black holes grew quickly, reaching their hulking state within just a few hundred million years of their formation.”

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Public Figures Who Went Back to the Healthcare Field amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, from Actors to Miss England

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The former defensive back for the Tennessee Titans was already a third-year neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, when he pivoted to working to save patients with coronavirus.

Rolle left professional football in 2013 to enroll in medical school to turn his dream of becoming a brain surgeon into a reality.

“Our neurosurgical floor has been transformed into a floor just full of COVID-19 patients,” Rolle told ESPN. “It is hectic, that’s for sure.”

“I was seeing so many individuals with respiratory distress and respiratory compromise, and the numbers are staggering. Our bed space, our operating rooms may even be turned into ICUs because there are so many people that are either positive with COVID-19 or suspected of having it.”

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The Bachelor's Hannah Ann Sluss Shades Peter Weber's Manhood

Hannah Ann Sluss appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Off the Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe and shared what she really thinks of Peter Weber‘s “manhood.”

When asked to compare it to a vegetable, the model from Tennessee picked cauliflower “because it has no taste.”

“Cauliflower needs a lot of flavor. It’s just bland,” she said. “There’s no taste.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe said she was “thinking, like, more of a limp asparagus.”

“Yes, but asparagus is good though,” Sluss told The Bachelorette alumna. “Cauliflower is just bland.”

As fans will recall, Sluss met Weber on season 24 of The Bachelor. They ended the season with an engagement but called it off after Weber admitted he couldn’t give her his whole heart. Sluss claimed Weber downplayed his feelings for fellow finalist Madison Prewett and that he wanted to find “closure” with Hannah Brown, whom he pursued on season 15 of The Bachelorette.

“I’m not ever going to, like, discredit how I felt towards him. Like, I stand by I was in love with him,” she said. “But seeing him and just seeing where my life is at and like more of the woman that I have become, I do think that there is someone out there that’s way more compatible for me.”

Weber reunited with Prewett on After the Final Rose. While it looked like they were going to give their relationship another go—despite his mother Barb expressing her concerns—the two later announced the decision to go their separate ways. In fact, Sluss said she’s “actually cool” with Prewett.

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Sluss is moving on, too. Not only has she relocated to California, but she’s also sparking romance rumors. When asked about her “last date,” Sluss said she had a “FaceTime date” and that someone dropped off coffee. However, she wouldn’t name names and simply referred to this suitor as “mystery man.” Although, Sluss said this person is not a part of Bachelor Nation. She also said they’re not “exclusive” and that it’s just a “quarantine fling.”

Sluss isn’t the only one raising eyebrows. Weber and Kelley Flanagan, who went home week seven, have also been stirring speculation. The pilot and the attorney are social distancing together in her Chicago apartment.

While Weber told The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous podcast, he’s “crushing” on Flanagan, they’ve both said they’re not dating. Although, Weber had “no comment” on whether they’ve kissed.

So, what does Sluss think of them hanging out? 

“I am just kind of like, ‘Oh, that’s cool, I guess,'” she said. She later added, “I met Kelley through the show. I’m cool with Kelley. We’re not going to be best friends or anything, but I’m definitely cool with her. So, it’s not like, ‘Oh, this was, like, my best friend. Now, she’s dating, like, my ex-fiancé,’ you know? Because we met through the show.”

To listen to the full episode, check out Off the Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe.

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