Caroline’s shock as show’s tough regime delivers just a 1.5lb weight loss | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


The Men Behaving Badly actress, 60, said rumours that contestants on the BBC One show lose masses of weight are untrue. Caroline, who alongside her partner Johannes Radebe danced the cha cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass last night, has lost just 1.5lb since training began. She said: “I don’t think it has changed my life! It hasn’t really changed me physically that much. I am a bit stronger but all the rumours of losing 4st in four days are absolutely untrue.

“I have worked over five weeks and lost a pound-and-a-half. I am quite surprised because I’m moving about from dawn ’til dusk.

“Has it changed my life? Not really, no. But the best thing that has happened is that I have met this person named Johannes and I really like him.”

Caroline’s performance impressed the judges last night and had her rivals in stitches with a “feisty

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The Latest: Austria starts tough lockdown to slow virus


VIENNA — Austria has started a new tough lockdown meant to slow the surging spread of the coronavirus in the Alpine nation.

As of Tuesday, people are only allowed to leave their homes to purchase groceries, to go to jobs deemed essential, to exercise or to help people who need assistance.

All restaurants, shops, hair salons and other services have been ordered closed, and the nation’s schools have been moved to remote learning programs.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday ahead of the lockdown, which is to run through Dec. 6, that “all of social and public life will be brought down to a minimum.”

Austria currently is registering more than 527 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days — more than 10 times the rate that authorities say is sustainable. Over the last seven days it has reported 46,946 new coronavirus infections.

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