Love Island facing Ofcom investigation after 192 furious viewers complained Amber and Anna were BULLYING Danny – The Sun

LOVE Island could face another Ofcom investigation after 192 furious viewers complained Amber and Anna were BULLYING Danny.

Fans accused the two girls of acting “immature” and “pathetic” as they turned on Danny for dumping Yewande from the villa and kissing Arabella two hours later.

 Love Island viewers branded Amber 'pathetic' over her reaction to Danny and Arabella sharing a snog
Love Island viewers branded Amber ‘pathetic’ over her reaction to Danny and Arabella sharing a snog

Despite admitting it had been a tough choice, Danny went with his heart and chose the busty model over the intelligent scientist.

It meant Yewande, 23, was booted out of the villa – despite only knowing Arabella for two days.

His decision caused shockwaves in the villa – and brought out a “nasty” side to some of the Islanders.

This led to fans going directly to TV watchdog Ofcom to complain about their behaviour over fears Danny was being made a victim of bullying.

 Anna was furious about Danny's betrayal of her pal Yewande


Anna was furious about Danny’s betrayal of her pal Yewande
 But viewers felt sorry for Danny, saying he was being bullied by the girls


But viewers felt sorry for Danny, saying he was being bullied by the girls

Amber says: “Look at them,” with her fellow castmates clearly not liking what they see.

She then adds: “You wouldn’t jump in her grave that quick would you,” to which Amy replies: “Her bed’s not even cold yet.”

 Danny Williams and Arabella Chi share a passionate kiss just hours after Yewande's departure


Danny Williams and Arabella Chi share a passionate kiss just hours after Yewande’s departure
 The new couple seem very happy together - but the other Islanders are not impressed


The new couple seem very happy together – but the other Islanders are not impressed
 Love Island's Amber and Molly-Mae were left stunned by the snog


Love Island’s Amber and Molly-Mae were left stunned by the snog
 Anna kept saying 'bye' to Danny with Jordan branding her childish


Anna kept saying ‘bye’ to Danny with Jordan branding her childishCredit: ITV

ALREADY this series, TV watchdog Ofcom has been contacted almost 3,000 times over complaints about the show.

The key moments so far:

  • Ofcom received 486 complaints in four days after Maura Higgins tried to seduce Tommy Fury. She attempted to force a kiss as he lay on the sofa, but the boxer kept dodging her advances.
  • Before that, there were 684 complaints about Joe’s “abuse” towards Lucie. It led domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid to speak about his “controlling behaviour”.
  • Last night, 192 furious viewers complained Amber and Anna were bullying Danny as they made him feel bad about choosing Arabella over Yewande in the recoupling.

Amber shot Danny daggers and when he came over to speak to her about it, she insisted she wasn’t causing problems.

Meanwhile Anna kept saying “bye, bye” and waving at him, which partner Jordan branded “childish”.

Love Island viewers agreed that their behaviour was out of line, with one writing on Twitter: “The girls on #loveisland are actually so pathetic.”

Another added: “Nah all these girls can get right in the bin. Acting like it’s year 9 science. Embarrassing.”

A third tweeted: “Anna is 28? Acting like a 14 year old, get a grip you daft b***h.”

A fellow viewer wrote: “How pathetic is Anna?”

Danny Williams and Arabella Chi share their first kiss just moments after Yewande Biala leaves the Love Island villa


Game of Thrones Maisie Williams announces next TV project –

Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams has signed up for a new comedy series on Sky, titled Two Weeks to Live.

Following her breakout role in Game of Thrones – which concluded after eight wondrous seasons last month – Maisie previously hinted at taking a break from her acting career, so this news is certainly a pleasant surprise.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 5

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According to Deadline, Maisie’s upcoming project will be a six-parter written by Cheat‘s Gaby Hull, in which she plays a “young misfit” living a secluded life in the country.

The synopsis expands: “When an unlikely prank goes wrong, she finds herself on the run from a murderous gangster and the police with a massive bag of stolen cash. With the survival techniques she has picked up from her upbringing, however, she might just get through.”

Tenacious? On the run? Skilful? This part sounds like it was made for Maisie after her Arya experience.

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The actress had this to say about her upcoming project – which will film later this year: “Looking forward to getting into something new, I think Two Weeks to Live has really great potential and I want to make something incredible with this wonderful team!”

Director of comedy at Sky, Jon Mountague, added: “With Maisie Williams leading from the front, Two Weeks to Live is to die for. Bold, British and very, very original, we can’t wait to wow audiences with even more great comedy”.

Two Weeks to Live will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland next year.

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Michael Jacksons bodyguard claims he was killed by the stress of allegations – AOL UK

Michael Jackson (Credit: Getty)

Michael Jackson’s bodyguard Bill Whitifield has claimed that stress over child abuse allegations was one of the contributing factors to the star’s death.

Jackson died in 2009 of a cardiac arrest, attributed to a fatal dose of the anaesthetic propofol, but Whitfield believes that the weight of the accusations also took their toll on the King of Pop’s health.


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Leaving Neverland: First trailer drops for Michael Jackson documentary

Leaving Neverland: First trailer drops for Michael Jackson documentary

First trailer lands for controversial Michael Jackson abuse documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’

The first trailer for controversial Michael Jackson documentary LeavingNeverland has been released

The film has proved controversial after alleging Jackson abused two children.

SANTA MARIA, UNITED STATES: Entertainer Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California 12 May, 2005. Jackson’s defense team is in a strong position after ‘Home Alone’ star Macaulay Culkin told jurors 11 May he was outraged by claims Jackson had fondled him. But the 24-year-old actor did admit on Wednesday that he had shared Jackson’s bed when he visited the superstar’s Neverland ranch in the early 1990s. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Reed Saxon (Photo credit should read REED SAXON/AFP/Getty Images)

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D’après les informations de Puremé, le documentaire “Leaving Neverland” sur Michael Jackson, sera diffusé dans la première de “Contre-enquête”, sur M6.

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Secondo una cerchia ristretta di amici ed ex collaboratori, MJ sarebbe vivo e vegeto e potrebbe tornare da un momento all’altro con un tour in Uk.

D’après certains amis de Michael Jackson qui soutiennent une théorie du complot, le roi de la pop ne serait pas mort et s’apprêterait même à remonter sur scène.

The controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland now has a UKair date, despite a plea from the late singer’s family for the two-part filmto not be shown

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 1984 photo, Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as part of their Victory Tour concert. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network’s programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that “Leaving Neverland,” includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel’s guidelines require. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

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U.S. pop singer Michael Jackson, pictured in this March 19, 2001 file photo at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, will reunite with his brothers for an all-star concert to mark the superstar’s 30 years as a solo artist, reported April 17, 2001. The concert, scheduled for September, will be Jackson’s first performance with his siblings as a member of the “Jackson 5” since the 1980’s.


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Speaking to The Sun, he said: “The last time I saw him was about two weeks before he passed away. He didn’t seem happy.”

Whitfield said that he wasn’t aware of any major health issues and blamed the singer’s physician Dr Conrad Murray for giving him the wrong dosage. Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served two years in prison.

However, elaborating on what he believes to be the cause of Jackson’s death, Whitfield said it was down to “all forms of stress, whether it was coming from his family, his lawyers, his management, some fans, the negativity of being labelled a child abuser.”

Michael Jackson's former bodyguard Bill Whitfield (Credit: PA)He also touched on the star’s financial situation, saying: “We were going through a time where a lot of people were not getting paid because of the financial situation with Mr Jackson’s companies and management.”

He added: “Mr Jackson got quiet. He was more reserved and seemed down.”

The former bodyguard also hit out at the recent documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men detailed the abuse they allegedly received from Jackson when they were children.

“Anyone who personally knew Mr Jackson knows he was not the individual they’re describing in any shape or form,” said Whitfield.

“Listening to these gentlemen speak on the Mr Jackson I knew tells me how much they are seeking to get money out of it.”

– This article first appeared on Yahoo

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Meghan Markle snubbed from Tatler’s most ‘powerful’ Brits list over Kate Middleton feud – The Sun

EARLIER this week, posh mag Tatler announced their 2019 “Social Power Index” listing the top 10 people they think hold the most influence in the UK.

While Prince William and Kate Middleton nabbed the coveted top spot, the question on everyone’s lips was: where were Meghan and Harry?

 Kate Middleton topped Tatler's Social Power Index for 2019 this week


Kate Middleton topped Tatler’s Social Power Index for 2019 this weekCredit: PA:Press Association

Despite the fact that Meghan Markle topped Vogue’s 25 Most Influential Women of 2019 earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were noticeably absent from the rival magazine’s round-up.

While speculation about their absence was rife, one source points out Richard Dennen, the editor of the society bible, is close chums with the Cambridges.

Richard attended St Andrews University and studied Art History at the same time as Kate, while William did Geography.

The journalist also previously admitted to the Evening Standard that he had been on “a few holidays with Kate… the summer I graduated, we went on two holidays together, back-to-back in France.”

He added: “I think she’s lovely.”

 Tatler editor Richard Dennen counts Lady Kitty Spencer amongst his friends


Tatler editor Richard Dennen counts Lady Kitty Spencer amongst his friends

The pair were also pictured together in a social media snap that saw the adventurous Duchess posing in a tree with Richard, who also counts Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer as a pal.

The Tatler Social Power Index is hugely influential in telling high-society their place in the pecking order.

What appears to be an apparent slight of Harry and Meghan comes after the royal brothers famously “fell out.”

Rumours of a rift between the Cambridge and Sussex households have been circulating since the end of last year.

 An insider told Fabulous Digital that Meghan's absence from the list was a snub


An insider told Fabulous Digital that Meghan’s absence from the list was a snubCredit: Getty – Contributor

Last November, The Sun exclusively revealed that Meghan had “left Kate in tears” over her strict demands for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.

An insider claimed the incident followed a “stressful” dress fitting — just weeks before Meghan married Prince Harry.

Last week it was confirmed that the Royal Foundation – the charity set up by Prince William and Prince Harry – would be separated as the Sussex and Cambridge households focus on their own charitable endeavours.

In April, it was reported that “protective” Prince William was worried about how quickly his brother’s relationship with the former Suits actress had moved.

Tatler’s ‘Social Power Index’ of 2019

  1. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  2. Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
  3. Joseph and Sabine Getty
  4. Harper Beckham
  5. The Hon Will and Lohralee Astor
  6. Jamie Redknapp
  7. Laura Kuenssberg – BBC Political Editor
  8. Lord and Lady Bamford
  9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards
  10. The Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley
 The Tatler editor attended university with Kate and William


The Tatler editor attended university with Kate and WilliamCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Rumours of a 'rift' between the Sussex and Cambridge households have been circulating since last year


Rumours of a ‘rift’ between the Sussex and Cambridge households have been circulating since last yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Royal author Katie Nicholl claims that the Duke of Cambridge’s “well-meaning, brotherly advice went down quite badly with Harry, who felt William wasn’t being as supportive as he might have been.”

But is Richard using the social power list to make it clear which side of the Cambridge Sussex rift the magazine is on?

A source told Fabulous Digital: “He was chums with Wills and Kate at St Andrews. This may be his way of showing his allegiance. He’s traditional in his approach so maybe he’s not a huge fan of Meghan”

Fabulous Digital has approached Tatler and Buckingham Palace for comment.

In more Royal Family news, Kate Middleton REMOVED diamonds from Princess Diana’s iconic earrings while Meghan Markle blinged up her ring.

And Meghan Markle “will christen Archie on US Independence Day so her American friends can attend”.

Plus Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved away from Kate and William to “maximise their potential”, an expert has claimed.

Matt Cardle tells Lorraine about his contact with Meghan Markle before she got together with Prince Harry

Eminems dad dead at 67 – Marshall Bruce Mathers dies aged 67 after heart attack at home – The Sun

RAPPER Eminem’s dad Marshall Bruce Mathers has died aged 67.

Neighbours said he had a heart attack at home in California.

 Eminem's dad, Marshall Bruce Mathers, died of a heart attack


Eminem’s dad, Marshall Bruce Mathers, died of a heart attack
 Eminem's fraught relationship with his dad inspired many of the star's songs, including his hit Cleanin' Out My Closet


Eminem’s fraught relationship with his dad inspired many of the star’s songs, including his hit Cleanin’ Out My ClosetCredit: Getty – Contributor

Marshall had a strained relationship with his son and the pair had been estranged for years.

According to TMZ, Marshall – who went by Bruce – married the rapper’s mum Debbie when he was 22. She was just 15 when they wed and they had their son two years later.

But the couple split up shortly after and Eminem settled in Detroit with his mum, the entertainment site reports.

Eminem’s fraught relationship with his dad inspired many of the star’s songs, including his hit Cleanin’ Out My Closet.


In previous interviews, Eminem said he wrote letters to his dad as a child, only for them to come back  “return to sender.”

The rapper said Mathers would sometimes call while family members were babysitting, but would never speak to him on the phone.

In 2001, Bruce published a letter addressed to his son in a newspaper.

He explained his side of the story, claiming Debbie kept their son away from him.

In “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” Eminem rapped: “My fa***t father must’ve had his panties up in a bunch ‘Cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, I don’t, on second thought, I just f***in’ wished he would die. I look at Hailie, and I couldn’t picture leavin’ her side.”

 Mathers, pictured reading about his son in a music magazine


Mathers, pictured reading about his son in a music magazine
 Eminem attends the 'Southpaw' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City


Eminem attends the ‘Southpaw’ New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York CityCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Eminem poses in his dressing room with his 'Best Hip Hop' and 'Global Icon' during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome


Eminem poses in his dressing room with his ‘Best Hip Hop’ and ‘Global Icon’ during the MTV EMA’s 2013 at the Ziggo DomeCredit: Getty – Contributor

For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online, where we will bring you live updates as soon as they happen, before anyone else.

Quebec: Conditions align for severe thunderstorms, risk of tornadoes – The Weather Network

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 12:30 pm – PLAN AHEAD: Severe weather threat stretches across parts of southern Quebec through Wednesday evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for parts of southern Quebec by 5 a.m. Wednesday, with that risk area expanding to much of the region by the noon hour. As the heat and humidity builds throughout the day, conditions could be favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening hours. More on the timing and impact of these storms, below.


  • Severe thunderstorm risk stretches across southern Quebec Wednesday
  • Heightened risk area along the Ontario and Quebec border through the evening hours
  • Large hail and isolated tornado threat for some areas
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area


A severe weather scenario is developing across parts of southern Quebec Wednesday as rising temperatures and abundant moisture fuels the instability for storms to fire up.


An initial line of thunderstorms is expected to move through the Mont-Laurier area through the early afternoon hours, with the line quickly filling in as it moves east, bringing storms as far south as Gatineau.

“Most of these storms will stay isolated and discrete, which means they have the potential to rotate,” says Weather Network meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal.

A round of storms is expected in the Montreal area around the commute hour, some of which could still be severe at the time. The storms will then push eastward through the evening reaching Quebec City by around 10 p.m.



“The area that needs to be monitored closely will be near the Laurentians, where there is enhanced wind shear present,” says Whittal. “This occurs when winds change their direction as you go up in the atmosphere, which can then promote the risk for rotating supercell thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes.”


A severe thunderstorm watch is currently in effect for southern sections of the province, likely to be upgraded to a warning as the day wears on.

In addition to the isolated tornado threat, there’s also the risk for these storms to produce large hail, heavy rain and strong wind gusts.

“Boaters may be surprised by strong gusts over bodies of water,” Environment Canada warns.

Be sure to check back as we continue to track this line of severe thunderstorms.


Kevin Feige explains why Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final movie of Phase 3 –

Marvel boss Kevin Feige has explained why the decision was taken to make Spider-Man: Far From Home the final movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3.

Avengers: Endgame was the last hurrah for a number of the original Avengers, including Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow. But it’s not actually the end of Phase 3 until next month’s Spider-Man film.

Feige shared that it was important to follow Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) and how he copes in the aftermath of Tony Stark’s death, given the importance of their relationship.

“We’ve been working for many years on Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home,” he said (via “Those were the films that were culminating the entire Infinity Saga of the MCU.

“And as we were working on Endgame, we realised that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because – spoiler – we lose Tony Stark at the end of Endgame.

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“And the relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor Tony Stark and become the true hero that he was always meant to be.

“It’s for that reason that Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are essentially two pieces of the same story, and it’s not over yet until Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

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First reactions for Spider-Man: Far From Home have been hugely positive, with many praising Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio.

Samuel L Jackson also reprises his role as Nick Fury in the movie, in addition to Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Zendaya as MJ, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.

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Spider-Man: Far from Home will be released on July 2. Spider-Man: Homecoming is out now on Digital Download, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Drag SOS on Channel 4 isnt RuPauls Drag Race – and thats a good thing –

There’s no denying that drag is big business right now. After 11 seasons and four All Stars series of RuPaul’s Drag Race, queens are dominating the mainstream, taking home Emmys, selling out Wembley and winning Celebrity Big Brother.

But as successful as the show has been, it’s easy to forget that drag is more than just being able to turn a sickening look. It’s about finding your place and identity, and sticking two fingers up to the world that tells you to look and act a certain way to fit in.

Enter Drag SOS. Not an anti-Drag Race, but a drag-themed show that offers a different look into the dazzling world that, let’s face it, we all want to be a part of.

The thing that will strike you most about Drag SOS is just how lovely it is. The Family Gorgeous, made up of Cheddar Gorgeous, Anna Phylactic, Lil, TeTe Bang and Liquorice Black, tour the country in a glittery bus to find those needing a bit of extra sparkle in their lives.

It covers all grounds, from a father struggling to bond with his gay son to a single mum who has lost her identity, to a woman who needs a confidence boost after her transition. Think Queer Eye but with drag queens.

Drag SOS

Channel 4

There’s warmth and heart by the bucketload and the queens themselves aren’t immune to it either as they share their own stories. Their emotion shows this is more than just a reality show to them, it’s helping real people with real issues.

While giving Digital Spy a drag makeover, Anna Phylactic says: “There were lots of people just with so many amazing stories.

Digital Spy drag makeover with Anna Phylactic for Drag SOS

Digital Spy gets a drag makeover from Anna Phylactic

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“I think the one that affected me most was a woman called Alison who we met in Dudley. It was just a really sad story because she had transitioned and then we were wondering whether her family would actually come and see the show.

“We’re all still in contact with them now.”

There is the argument that Drag Race tries to put all its contestants in one box. The earlier seasons especially heaped praise on the queens that looked ‘fishy’ and could work a runway, while the more camp acts would be criticised for not bringing enough glamour.

One of the advantages of seeing the returning queens come back for All Stars seasons is to see how they have honed their craft and really discovered who they are.

Drag SOS

Channel 4

Drag SOS is all about the journey to that discovery, condensed into hour-long instalments of life-affirming journeys.

“That’s the fun of drag, now it’s got more popular everyone is just waiting to be perfect straightaway,” Anna says. “I feel like you need to take that time and experiment and work out what your drag is.”

The show sends the message that drag is for everyone, no matter your gender or sexuality – and no one puts it better than female Family Gorgeous member TeTe.

“When I started doing drag, no-one told me that I couldn’t,” she says. “When I started doing drag I didn’t see people who represented me so I decided to create it myself.”

Cheddar adds: “With TeTe being a woman, she’s the one all the people question and yet she’s the best drag queen around. She does absolutely everything. I can’t sew, she sews, does hair and make-up, entertainment.”

There’s no denying that RuPaul and her army of queens have shone a real light on the drag scene and brought it in to the mainstream. Anna doesn’t believe that a show like Drag SOS could even exist without Drag Race leading the way.

“When it first started, it was very much a niche programme with a very niche audience whereas now there are people that you don’t expect like people that are straight that have never been on the gay scene ‘yaassing’ and saying phrases from RuPaul’s Drag Race,” she says.

But Drag Race also does its job as a reality show very well, with heavy edits and an emphasis on catfights and behind-the-scenes drama. Now, that spotlight is expanding and showing there is more to the scene than bringing a reveal to the runway.

“I think people always think we are going to be mean or bitchy. I think for years that was how some people were but I have never been about that. I’m more about making connections with people and making it an enjoyable experience,” Anna says.

“I think the main thing is that we’re not scary. People do perceive us that we are a bit weird and scary and hopefully they see us as human beings.

“I hope people that feel a little different will maybe see themselves. Or when they see us running around Scarborough in big, silly heels they go, ‘Actually, maybe it’s alright if I do that’. That’s the main thing.”

Drag SOS begins tonight, Tuesday, June 25, at 10pm on Channel 4.

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Most popular baby names of 2019 so far – including 80s classics making a comeback – Mirror Online

The most popular baby names of 2019 so far have been revealed, including a host of new monikers inspired by hit Netflix shows, Love Island and Game of Thrones .

A number of names popular in the 80s are also making a comeback, and despite the uncertain (and sometimes laughable) political landscape many British parents have found inspiration from what’s going on at Number 10 .

Parenting website BabyCentre has analysed the baby register for the past six months to find out what names mums and dads have been picking for their new arrivals.

Olivia and Sophia hold on to the top two spots on the girls list, which is unchanged from 2018.

Lily is a new entry at number three, overtaking Amelia. Freya jumped up an impressive 15 places earning a place in the top 10 for the first time.

Picking a name is a huge name for all new parents

There are lots of new names on the list – and they are all adorable


Muhammad is top of the boys list, but Oliver dropped from second place to fourth.

Noah takes the runner up spot followed by George after our future king.

There are also lots of popular 80s names popping up, including Jason, John, David, Hannah and Emma.

Lorna Marsh, senior editor at BabyCentre, said: “We are seeing a real rise in strong and stable names, especially those with a 1980s twist.

“Whatever anyone’s thoughts on that decade’s politics, they were at least more settled.

Some of the older names are making a comeback


“Perhaps this is why parents of baby Michaels and Maxines are compensating for the current turmoil with solid 80s choices.”

One parent went for a very political option, naming their little one Blair Margaret.

The experts have also noticed the rise of many names inspired by popular TV shows.

Game of Thrones’ actors Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, and Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, both clearly had an impact with both names featuring on the list.

Meanwhile character names Tyrion and Theon rose in popularity and 2019 has even seen a registration for the double character combo of Arya Cersei.

Many of the contestants on ITV’s hit reality TV show Love Island also feature, including Amber, Kem, Camilla, Kady, Cara, Nathan and Marcel.

Many of the names are inspired by the year’s most popular TV shows



  1. Olivia
  2. Sophia
  3. Lily
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isla
  7. Amelia
  8. Freya
  9. Isabella
  10. Emily
  11. Aria
  12. Evie
  13. Grace
  14. Isabelle
  15. Ella
  16. Ivy
  17. Sophie
  18. Willow
  19. Charlotte
  20. Elsie

There are a few big changes on the list



  1. Muhammad
  2. Noah
  3. George
  4. Oliver
  5. Charlie
  6. Harry
  7. Leo
  8. Arthur
  9. Jack
  10. Freddie
  11. Jaxon
  12. Ethan
  13. Jacob
  14. Theo
  15. Oscar
  16. Alfie
  17. Henry
  18. Archie
  19. Joshua
  20. Thomas

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