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John Oliver and other hilarious celebrity pranksters
Stardom can sometimes seem like very serious business, as everyone’s reputations are on the line and there are matters of security to be considered. Then there are those stars who just don’t care about all that! On ‘Last Week Tonight,’ John Oliver recently took a hard look at Health Care Sharing Ministries (HCSM)—non-profits with common religious beliefs that share medical bills—and highlighted how they often exploit morality clauses to deny coverage to specific groups of people like LGBTQ+ or even the obese. Of course, John Oliver is never one to miss an opportunity for a little fun, so he decided to call out the hypocritical "churches" by starting one of his own. Oliver brought back his fake church from 2015, Our Lady Of Perpetual Exemption, which he'd initially created with Rachel Dratch to expose US tax laws that allow preachers to be able to say almost anything on TV, Deadline reports. This time, the pair reprised their roles as televangelists to peddle memberships to their own HCSM, complete with a very real and hilarious website that you can explore for yourself here. “Let me be clear. When you sign up for a membership you’re not paying for your own first aid kit, you’re paying for someone else’s and they are paying for yours,” Oliver said. “And that gives you freedom from insurance. And us from responsibility!” Dratch quipped. From legends like George Clooney to up-and-comers like James Corden, click through to see some more of the most brilliant, hilarious, and impressive pranks that stars have pulled.
Tonight's pre-recorded episode ofwill reveal the dancers and their celebrity partners.
And just hours ahead of Saturday's premiere, pro dancershared a video of his celebrity partner's bruised and battered feet after a gruelling rehearsal.
With her face hidden, the 31-year-old captured the star barefoot on his Instagram Stories, drawing attention to cuts on her heels and bruises on her toes.
'Ouch! Welcome to Strictly partner,' Giovanni captioned the footage that saw the star dressed in slinky black leggings and moving around in a circle on the spot.
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 launches in style as pairings are unveiled
Dusting off their paddles were returning judges Shirley Ballas, 61, Craig Revel Horwood, 56, and Motsi Mabuse, 40, alongside the newest addition to the panel , Strictly's longest-serving professional dancer Anton Du Beke, 55. © Provided by Daily Mail 189543527 Drenched in sequins, the talented professional dancers glittered across the ballroom before the show's hosts and judging panel made glamorous entrances. Tess sat atop a plastic white horse while dressed in a cripst white strapless jumpsuit as her blonde tresses billowed in the breeze.
The female celebrities on this year's season of Strictly are TV presenter AJ Odudu, businesswoman Sara Davies, actress Katie McGlynn, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly, actresses Rose Ayling-Ellis and Nina Wadia, as well as comedienne Judi Love.
Also joining the ladies are rugby player Ugo Monye, athlete Adam Peaty, actor Greg Wise, journalist Dan Walker, presenter Rhys Stephenson, TV chef John Waite, comedian Robert Webb and musician Tom Fletcher.
The Strictly crew have been learning sign language as actress Rose, 26, who plays Frankie Lewis insoap EastEnders, makes history as the show's first deaf contestant.
Executive producer Sarah James also confirmed that Rose will be accompanied by an interpreter both in rehearsals and during the live episodes.
Strictly Come Dancing: Rose Ayling-Ellis signs as first deaf entrant
Rose Ayling-Ellis used her platform on the show to further include audience-members - signing through her introduction at the start of the programme.And Rose Ayling-Ellis left many viewers on the brink of tears, as she used her platform on the show to introduce fans to sign language.
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Speaking to the press, Sarah James said: 'I think already myself and the team have learned a lot from Rose. She's an amazing person, she is also very honest about what she needs and what we need to adapt, so it's been an ongoing conversation.
'All of the team are doing deaf awareness training, which has been brilliant, and we're learning some sign language, and that's been brilliant as well.'
'Obviously, Rose will need an interpreter with her at all times so she will always have an interpreter with her in training. And then on the show, you may see an interpreter occasionally on camera – obviously she'll need somebody to interpret the judge's comments and her chats with Claudia (Winkleman).
'But other than that, I know that Rose is looking forward to the show just like everybody else and I can't wait to see what she does.'
Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood has fear of being 'cancelled'
The judge, 56, explained that he believes that in general there is a 'fear of offending certain groups' which has led to a suppression of free speech . © Provided by Daily Mail The fear is real: Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood, 56, has admitted that he has to watch what he says for fear of being 'cancelled' Craig told The Sun: 'There is not as much freedom of speech as we used to have, with the fear of offending certain groups.'We live in a very homogenised world now — I think speeches in ten years won't be allowed any opinion as you will be offending someone.
The actress previously said she hopes by taking part in Strictly she will 'break down barriers' for the deaf community.
'To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting... and a little bit scary,' Rose said.
'It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open.
'I hope I will do the deaf community proud and break down more barriers. But I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill and even better I get to learn whilst wearing beautiful dresses made especially for me.'
Rose looks incredible in her eye-catching frock for her professional portrait, with her tresses transformed into glamorous tumbling curls, thanks to long hair extensions.
Rose Ayling Ellis becomes FIRST EVER deaf contestant on Strictly .
Rose Ayline Ellis received a silent applause from the live audience as she became the first ever deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. After performing the Jive, the EastEnders actress, 26, made her way over to the judges where she was met by Tess Daly using sign language to applaud and congratulate her. Rose made history on the first live show of the series as she danced to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift with Giovanni Pernice.