Tulisa pens an open letter to Jesy Nelson after Odd One Out documentary

Tulisa Contostavlos has penned an open letter to Little Mix star Jesy Nelson after the singer bravely opened up about a secret suicide attempt in her BBC documentary Odd One Out.

Tulisa was Jesy and Little Mix's mentor during their time on The X Factor in 2011.

Posting the message on Twitter, the Young singer said: "Dear Jesy.

"What a brave, beautiful, talented and loved girl you are.

  • Little Mix's Jesy Nelson admits cruel online trolls labelled her 'deformed' and 'repulsive'

"Knowing you were going through all of this in silence breaks my heart but to see the person you have become, rise above the dark times and now be in a place to help others shows the world just how strong you have always been."

She signed off the post: "I love you Jesy."

During the documentary, the Essex gal revealed how she was left a broken woman from vile online trolls abusing her on social media.

Jesy, 28, said: "I just remember thinking, 'I just need this to go away, I’m going to end this'.

"I remember going to the kitchen and just took as many tablets as I could.

"Then I laid in bed for ages and kept thinking, 'Let it happen. Hurry up'."

She heartbreakingly added: "I just remember thinking this is never going to go.

"I’m going to constantly wake up and feel sad for the rest of my life.

"So what is the point in being here? I physically couldn’t tolerate the pain any more."

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BBC Breakfast viewers in hysterics as on-screen clock breaks – so hosts prop office one up on the desk – The Sun

BBC Breakfast viewers were left in STITCHES after the on-screen digital clock stopped working.

But fortunately Ben Thompson came to the rescue and propped up an old-school one instead.

The retro style reinforcements by the BBC news pro left viewers in hysterics as Twitter was awash with people confused by the addition to the desk.

TV favourite Naga Munchetty and co-host Charlie Stayt tried to style things out as Ben Thompson improvised by handing them the backup clock – and viewers went wild.

Fans took to Twitter to come up with their own hilarious takes on the proceedings and how it was affecting their morning.

Ben said: "I've fixed your problem. People this morning are only watching us for the clock because they need to get ready for work and school and all that.

"So if I just leave that there. There we go. Put that on camera three."

Naga added: "Shall we just prop it by my coffee."

Ben continued with his hand on the rogue clock which was about to roll away: "The things that I do for this programme."

He jumped on Twitter and joked: "If you're missing our BBC Breakfast on-screen clock, sorry, we're having a few tech problems. But don't worry. I fixed it."

One viewer commented on social media and joined in on the breakfast banter: "Argh. Never realised who much I rely on the BBC Breakfast clock when getting ready for work."

Another added: "Technical difficulties on BBC Breakfast means they've brought out an alternative wee clock for the bottom screen. Bless."

One woman joked: "BBC Breakfast put the digital clock back on, you're throwing my morning off."

A fan laughed: "No on-screen clock so a kitchen clock placed on the table will suffice."

A viewer made himself laugh by asking: "What's happened to the clock? I don't know when to get up."

It was causing a lot of tardiness with the general public with another asking: "Where is the on-screen clock this morning? I'm apparently lost without it."

Another joked about being late for work: "Where is the clock? Messed my morning up! If I'm late for work, I blame you! (I don't trust my other clocks)."

One viewer applauded the addition and said: "Loving the clock solution! Low tech wins."

A lady wrote on the social media outlet: "Umm, the physical clock on set for BBC Breakfast, it's messing with my head."

Another viewer demanded the clock's return: "Bring back Ben's clock!"

While another pleaded: "There's no clock on screen. Sort it out or the nation will all be late for work."



It's not the first time the presenters have been left red-faced. An infamous blunder came about last year during an interview with Monty Python comedy legend Eric Idle – and they used a photo of comedian Steve Punt instead.


BBC viewers were also previously left horrified after hearing some random sounds behind a live broadcast.

'Sex noises' were heard during the show while talking to political correspondent Emma Vardy.

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Amazon Boards ’12 Years A Slave’ Director Steve McQueen’s Forthcoming BBC West Indian Drama ‘Small Axe’

Amazon has boarded the forthcoming BBC drama from 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen.

The revelation emerged as Georgia Brown, Director of European Originals at the SVOD service, was speaking at the House of Lords’ Communications Committee debate on the future of public service broadcasting in the UK. She also revealed it’s called Small Axe.

It’s not clear which territories are covered by Amazon’s pact for the six-part series but former Fremantle exec Brown revealed that Amazon was co-producing the long-in-the-works project, with the official commission coming from the BBC in August 2015. She added that it was “coming imminently.”

The show, which is being produced by The Frankenstein Chronicles producer Rainmark Films, is a look at the lives of a group of friends and their families living in West London from 1968 to 2014. The Oscar-winning writer and director has said that the series will tell the story of a West Indian community in the heart of London across three decades, beginning at the moment of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech in 1968.

It starts in 1968, when a small restaurant called The Mangrove opens in Ladbroke Grove, a place of camaraderie and friendship that becomes a social heart for the community – and, over time, a flashpoint for resistance.

Tracey Scoffield exec produces with David Tanner producing. It was commissioned by BBC content chief Charlotte Moore and former BBC drama boss Polly Hill.

McQueen said back in 2015, “These stories are passionate, personal and unique. They are testimony to the truth of real lives and urgently need to be told. This is about a legacy which has not only made my life as an artist possible, but also has shaped the Britain that we live in today.”

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