HERE’S your daily roundup of celebrity news that have made headlines over the past 12 hours.
Neil Jones confirmed that Kevin Clifton will be replacing him as Alex Scott’s professional partner in tonight’s Strictly for the second week – and the reason behind Gorka’s snub has been revealed.
Strictly’s Neil Jones forced to QUIT as Alex Scott’s dance partner for a second week after injury
On last night’s episode of It Takes Two Neil admitted that he won’t be on our screens tonight because he is still in pain following a leg injury from Halloween week.
Kevin Clifton is stepping in again – but he had longer than 45 minutes to practice this time, taking over Alex Scott’s rehearsals from Wednesday evening.
Neil insisted that he will be ready to dance again next weekend, telling Alex: “Nail the dance, go through, and I am ready for you on Monday morning.”
Strictly’s Gorka snubbed for Kevin Clifton as Neil Jones’ replacement because ‘he went to get coffee’
Strictly fans were outraged that Kevin has been drafted in as Neil’s replacement and not Gorka Marquez, who was demoted to backing dancer in this year’s series of the show.
However, it has been revealed that the star’s caffeine fix is what really cost him the job, meaning that he wasn’t in the right place at the right time.
An insider explained that after Neil pulled out of Saturday’s show just 45 minutes before they went live they had to grab whoever was available, and it just so happened to be recently-eliminated pro Kevin.
They shared: “It would have been Gorka but he’d gone out for coffee and with 45 minutes to go, it needed to be the fastest option.
“Kevin was there, it was literally a case of grabbing the nearest person, so he got the gig.”
The source continued to The Mirror: “Now it seems unfair to swap partners again, so Kevin will dance with Alex for the second time.”
Danny Walters quits EastEnders after three years – as soap boss hints Keanu could be killed off in devastating scenes
The Sun Online revealed that EastEnders hunk Danny Walters had quit the soap after three years – with it being hinted that Keanu Taylor could be killed off.
Viewers know that he enjoyed a sordid affair with Phil Mitchell’s wife Sharon, and is expecting a baby with both her and Phil’s daughter Louise, so it wouldn’t be unlikely for him to meet a grisly end as the truth outs.
An insider told The Sun Online: “Keanu should know that secrets never stay secret in Walford and he’s been playing with fire for months.
“The truth is going to come out in spectacular fashion and bosses are promising that Keanu’s exit is going to be explosive.”
Caitlyn Jenner set to star on I’m A Celebrity 2019 after ITV bosses agree £500,000 fee
We also revealed that Caitlyn, 70, is set to jet from Malibu to the Aussie outback later this month after commanding one of the biggest fees in I’m A Celeb’s 19-year history.
Bosses have shelled out more for Caitlyn, the world’s most famous transgender woman, than anyone else this year — topping £500,000.
Caitlyn was married to Kim Kardashian’s mum Kris — and producers hope she will reveal secrets of the clan.
Katie Price claims she was snubbed for X Factor: Celebrity because Simon Cowell FANCIES her
The former glamour model has been desperately trying to achieve success in the charts over the years, with several failed attempts at a music career.
Now the mother-of-five has shared her outrage at not being approached for X Factor: Celebrity – suggesting that it’s because Simon Cowell has a huge crush on her.
Speaking on her new YouTube video, which was uploaded last night, Katie reflected on her reality TV career as she discussed programmes she’d want to do in the future.
When it came to the celebrity spin-off, Katie snapped: “Why the f*** did they not have me on Celebrity X Factor?!”
She also slammed the talent taking part – apart from Megan McKenna, who she has backed to win.
Joe Swash finally reunites with Stacey Solomon and baby Rex in the Maldives after gruelling DOI rehearsals
Joe jetted to join Stacey and their boys on a luxury family holiday in the Maldives, after work commitments held him back.
The star documented the moment he reunited with everybody, beaming as he cuddled baby Rex and gushed: “He’s finally got his daddy back.”
Stacey later shared a snippet of Joe fast asleep in bed as the jetlag took its toll.
Kym Marsh joined by Corrie co-stars Lucy Fallon and Tina O’Brien for glam night out after filming final scenes
Kym looked sensational as she marked her Weatherfield exit with some of her nearest and dearest from the cobbles last night.
Lucy Fallon, Rina O’Brien, Jane Danson, and Alison King were all spotted out in Manchester for the glam do.
Kym Marsh announced she was leaving the soap in February after 13 years of playing Michelle Connor.
She exclusively told The Sun at the time: “It’s been an incredibly difficult decision but it feels like the right time.”
Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s £2.2million California ranch with a 1.5 acres of land and stables
Kimye have splashed out £2.2million on a California ranch with 1.49 acres of land.
The property itself – found in Hidden Hills – is split in the middle by a street, with a 3,874 square foot house on one side.
We took a peek inside the new home – which even has stables a luxurious swimming pool, and modern kitchen with marble surfaces.