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Celeb in 5: Saturday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. Well, ah. It appears MAFS’ Dan and Jessika are Instagram official.

While we were all going about our lives, our good friend Jessika Power from this season of Married at First Sight, appears to have made her relationship with fellow contestant Dan Webb Instagram official.

The 27-year-old from Perth uploaded a photo to her Instagram Stories of the pair out together on what looked very much like a date.

Minutes later, however, the image was pulled from Instagram – we assume by a couple of p*ssed off producers.

The Instagram account @MAFSfunny were savvy enough to screenshot the picture, and upload it to their own account.

Jessika and Dan have been photographed out together by fans since the show wrapped up – suggesting that the show’s most controversial couple, who have both been cheating on their partners for weeks, could outlast them all.

2. “I almost crumbled on national TV.” Miguel Maestre on being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

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If there's a more upbeat bloke in this country than TV chef Miguel Maestre we haven't met 'im. But the notoriously chipper Spaniard, famous as a co-host of Channel 10 lifestyle show The Living Room, hasn't been his usual self lately.

Speaking to TV Week, Miguel shared that he was rattled by being the first celebrity voted off the current season of Dancing With The Stars.

"I almost crumbled on national TV, because it was such a shock," he told the tabloid. "In the initial moments, I really doubted myself. I wasn't the positive person I usually am and I've never felt that before."

The chef's exit from the show on February 26 brought his friend, Living Room/DWTS host Amanda Keller, to tears on live television, which stung even more.

"I felt like I let my best friend and my family down," he continued. "It's just human to feel disappointed, but I didn't want anyone to see me like that. I took it so seriously and gave it my all because it's for a serious cause."

Miguel was dancing to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention charity R U OK?.

3. "A lot of it is scripted." Keira Maguire speaks candidly about reality television.

 

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Keria Maguire has spoken honestly about what it's like to be a contestant on reality television. Speaking to podcast The Buzz this week, the former Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise star shared, "Yes it is scripted".

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"I reckon it's about 60-70 percent reality," she said. "Obviously everything's positioned."

She continued: "These are situations they're not normally put in. So these people are reacting to unrealistic situations. Everything is heightened. Everything is over the top."

Talking to hosts Mikkayla Mossop and Joey Carroll, Maguire painted a scene of what it's like on set.

"You've got a camera in your face [and someone] saying, "This is what we need to talk about, this is how we... want you to explain it."

"So yes it is scripted."

Maguire, who found love with Jarrod Woodgate on last year's season of Bachelor in Paradise, also said of the set in Fiji: "The place looks good on TV, but it’s a dump."

4. The biggest celebrity hair trend of the season.

The days of bronde (that's blonde and brunette) and rose and lilac tones are gone, and we're going back to basics, according to these changing celebrity manes.

The likes of Lucy Hale, Emilia Clarke and Emma Roberts have recently switched their ombre locks for a solid chocolate brown shade and we're in favour of the look for simplicity's sake alone.

Instyle have already dubbed it the colour of spring 2019 (that's autumn for us) and it's the flattering, low maintenance colour you simply must take to your next hair appointment, or for the brave, the box dye section of your nearest pharmacy.

Just look at these fabulously chocolate brunette celebs here...

 

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5. "Do you mind if I give you a hug?" The moment Waleed Aly met Jacinda Ardern.

When Jacinda Ardern and Waleed Aly met for an interview, in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack which killed 50 people, they greeted each other with a hug, initiated by the Prime Minister.

In a preview for the interview, which is due to air on Monday, the journalist and politician are seen greeting each other with a handshake, before Jacinda Ardern asks Aly, “Do you mind if I give you a hug?”

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The world leader and journalist share a touching moment. Image: Channel 10.

“Not at all,” The Project co-host responds.

“I know that might seem strange!” the New Zealand Prime Minister says as the two embrace.

For everything we know about their upcoming Monday night interview, read our earlier story here.

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