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Former Westlife star BRIAN McFADDEN is on the hunt for a woman who can cook.

Despite hosting cooking game show Who’s Doing The Dishes? the singer insisted he has no interest in learning how to make his own meals.

He said: “I cannot cook. I can make beans on toast and eggs, that’s it. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked anything.”

But his lack of skill in the kitchen is apparently shared by his ex-wives KERRY KATONA and VOGUE WILLIAMS, as well as former fiancee DELTA GOODREM.

McFadden, 36, told the Press Association: “I’ve had three partners — Kerry, Delta, Vogue. Not one could cook anything. Takeaways and dinners out the whole time.

“The next woman I’m going to meet, I’m going to hope she can cook, just so I can stop eating takeaways.

“I’m going to have to go on Tinder and go ‘I’m looking for a chef’.”

Strictly Come Dancing champion JAY MCGUINESS believes ED BALLS could follow in the dancing footsteps of fan favourite JEREMY VINE.

Ed Balls
Ed Balls

Judge CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD compared Vine to “a stork that had been struck by lightning” during last year’s competition, but the radio presenter was able to remain in the show until week eight by mobilising public support.

McGuiness, who lifted the glitterball trophy in December, said former shadow chancellor Balls could be in with a chance.

Appearing on Loose Women, he explained: “Well, you remember Jeremy Vine? He wasn’t in any way trained or anything like that, and people loved him and he went so far.

“So I think if people fall in love with his personality...”

Former Downton Abbey actress JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY has signed up to appear alongside ANDREW SCOTT in a new production of Hamlet.

The Jamaica Inn star, who shot to fame as Lady Sybil Crawley, will play Ophelia in the Almeida Theatre production.

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott

Sherlock star Scott — who will play Hamlet — and actress JULIET STEVENSON (Gertrude) have previously been announced for the play, directed by the Almeida’s associate director ROBERT ICKE.

LUKE THOMPSON also joins the cast as Laertes, for the production which opens in February next year at the London theatre.

SIMON COWELL has blasted ZAYN MALIK for developing a TV show inspired by One Direction — without consulting him first.

Malik, who quit the boy band last year to go solo, is reportedly set to executive-produce a scripted TV series called Boys.

Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik

But music mogul Cowell told Entertainment Today: “I think he should have come to me with it, if I’m being honest with you.”

However, he added: “Nothing surprises me any more.”

Cowell, 56, suggested he should have been involved in the TV series from the start.

He said: “I like everyone who’s got ambition but I’m not going to lie, there’s always part of me that thinks they should give it to me.”


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