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The Spill: Monday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. “It’s nothing serious”. Abbie Chatfield has addressed rumours she’s dating Todd King.

Abbie Chatfield was the feminist icon of The Bachelor 2019 after she vied for the heart of astrophysicist Matt Agnew, before being let go in the final episode.

Chatfield, a property analyst from Queensland, admitted she was “heartbroken” in the months following the dumping, but has since moved on from Agnew – who is still with his final woman, chemical engineer Chelsie.

On Monday, photos were published by New Idea of Chatfield kissing Todd King, the runner-up of Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette.

 

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However, whilst fans were quick to assume the two runner-ups are in a relationship, Abbie tells Mamamia that is not exactly the case.

“We’re good friends and have had a weekend together but that’s it,” the 24-year-old says to Mamamia, adding the pair were hoping to keep it a secret for a while longer.  

“[It’s] nothing serious.”

Which means… maybe this Bachie queen could still be our Bachelorette next year? Please, Osher.

2. ‘She was tricky with demands.’ There are rumours Lindsay Lohan might be replaced on season two of the Masked Singer.

From the moment she took her seat on the judging panel on The Masked Singer, Lindsay Lohan has copped a bit of heat from fans, mainly because of her wild guesses and limited knowledge on Aussie home grown celebs.

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But now it looks like Lohan might not be returning for the second season of the reality show, according to New Idea. 

“[Lindsay] was tricky with demands and had a complete lack of respect for time schedules,” an unnamed source supposedly told the publication.

The 33-year-old actress will apparently be replaced by Aussie singer Kate Ceberano, who is suspected to be the Lion on the show.

But Channel Ten has yet to confirm if a second season of The Masked Singer will go ahead, let alone make a statement about the judging panel.

 

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Just last week, one of the show’s former contestants, Wendell Sailor, made a comment about Lohan and the long breaks she takes while filming the show.

“About a minute before I had to perform, they said, “Lindsay’s hungry, she’s going to have a break.” It was like an hour break! We were there for a while,” Wendell said on KIIS FM.

But Lohan has since denied claims that she is hard to work with on the show.

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“People want to find the negative for no reason. There was nothing negative about [filming The Masked Singer],” she told KIIS FM.

While we don’t know if the rumour about Lohan’s replacement is true or not, fans have always questioned if Lohan is the right fit for the show.

3. ‘Our secret is out.’ Kate Middleton’s brother James just got engaged to his French girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet.

It’s not quite another royal engagement, but it’s the next best thing.

Kate Middleton’s (rather attractive) brother, James – who is a royal-in-law, if you will – just announced he asked his French girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet to marry him – and she said “oui”.

James, who is a little more low-key than his sisters Kate and Pippa, confirmed the news on his Instagram account, posting a cute selfie and the words: “Our secret is out but we couldn’t be happier to share the news.”

Visible in the shot, Alize’s engagement ring features a large, sapphire stone, is not that dissimilar to her future sister-in-law Kate’s.

James, 32, first went public with Alizee, 29, this summer when he took her to Wimbledon and they enjoyed the men’s singles final from the comfort of the royal box.

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4. Jessica Mauboy’s boyfriend Themeli Magripilis has put a ring on it after 10 years of dating.

From one engagement to the next!

Australian singer Jess Mauboy is also engaged, to her boyfriend of 10 years Themeli Magripilis.

Magriplis posted a picture of his now-fiancee lying on a pebbled beach on the island of Kalymnos, Greece. And although it’s not completely noticeable at first, if you look closely, there is a diamond ringe on Mauboy’s wedding finger.

“My paradise!” Magriplis captioned the picture, prompting friends and family to leave congratulatory comments.

 

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The former Australian Idol, now 30, met Themeli on a dance floor in her hometown of Darwin when she was just 18.

In an interview with WHO magazine in 2016, Mauboy said she felt like she was already married.

“I love the idea of having children with Themeli. I love the idea of being married to him. We already kind of are,” she said.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

5. The Masked Singer was no accident: Osher Günsberg has some of the best instincts in TV.

When ads started dropping for The Masked Singer, Australian audiences collectively cocked our heads, squinted our eyes and wondered why on earth anyone would think such a concept would work on free-to-air television.

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Then, on the night it premiered, over 1.5 million of us tuned in.

The show is Network 10’s highest rating program of the year – and it’s no coincidence at all that its host is Osher Günsberg.

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Osher and the judges (Dannii Minogue, Dave Hughes, Lindsay Lohan and Jackie O) from the Masked Singer. Image: Ten.

For almost 20 years, the 45-year-old, who started his career in broadcasting, has had impeccable instincts for what will work on Australian television. It's a skill that has rewarded him with a unique strand of longevity in the entertainment industry, and opportunities which will see him appear on Network 10 four out of seven nights this week.

Of course, those appearances aren't including his bi-weekly podcast, or his role as the voiceover for Bondi Rescue.

So how is he so good, you might ask?

In an interview with Tanya Hennessy on his podcast Better Than Yesterday, he admitted that he does certain things or says certain things while hosting purely for the edit room or the capacity for meme-age.

Because he knows that's how shows gain traction in 2019. 

Whether it's intentional or not, Günsberg's commentary of his own shows has become iconic on social media, leading to a cult following.

You can read our earlier article on Osher Günsberg's brilliant TV instincts here.

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