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

1. Kim Kardashian just spent a ridiculous amount of money on a Michael Jackson jacket for her six-year-old daughter.

Kim Kardashian has gifted her six-year-old daughter, North West, a $94,779 jacket previously owned by Michael Jackson.

And Merry freakin’ Christmas indeed.

By god that is a lot of money.

“We won this on an auction for Northie for Christmas,” said the 39-year-old, sharing her win on Instagram.

“North is a really big Michael Jackson fan and we knew she would love this.”

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Image: Instagram @Kimkardashian and Getty.

The pop star originally wore the velvet and bejewelled number in 1997 while celebrating Liv Taylor's 65th birthday in Los Angeles. Apparently Julien’s Auctions - the auction house responsible for the jacket - had originally expected the jacket to sell for between $15,000 and $30,000, with Kim's bid going waaaay above the estimated price.

In order for the jacket to fit North, Kim stated that the body and sleeves will be shortened, but don't worry, because they'll be adjusted to fit North as she grows up. You know... for the cost per wear factor.

Maybe she can now pair her new $94,779 jacket with her $17,000 Hermes Birkin bag.

On a completely different note, we have never felt this much wardrobe jealousy...

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2. "I used to be a stripper." Someone found Channing Tatum's dating app profile and sign us up.

Channing Tatum is looking for love and turns out he does what the rest of us do nowadays - heads online.

The Magic Mike actor split up from singer Jessie J in November after a year of dating and according to US Weekly is now enlisting the help of celebrity dating app Raya.

Raya describes itself as "an exclusive platform for people in creative industries." Its primary goal is for "like-minded people to have an easy, accessible, and comfortable platform on which to connect" and apparently applications are reviewed by some "anonymous global committee".

US Weekly says Channing wrote "And yes, I used to be a stripper. Sorry," in his bio and has Brown Sugar by D'Angelo as his profile song.

The lyrics include things like: "Oh, sugar when you're close to me, you love me right down to my knees. And whenever you let me hit it, sweet like the honey when it comes to me," and GOODNESS CHANNING.

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The 39-year-old was previously married to Jenna Dewan. The pair share six-year-old daughter, Everly.

3. Fans think they've guessed another contestant appearing on next year's I'm A Celeb... Get Me Out Of Here!

It seems like I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! fans have cracked the mystery of who is this season's 'Reality TV beauty' and it's none other than Love Island's Erin Barnett.

Channel 10 released another teaser featuring seven celebrities answering a set of questions with their identities hidden by emojis and vocal dubbing.

However, even with the technological altering, Twitter users picked up on Barnett's blonde hair, love of her two dogs, and distinct voice.

We got you Erin Barnett. Image: Twitter @ImaCelebrity and Instagram @erin.alysha.
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The 23-year-old took part on Love Island Australia in 2018 has a popular lifestyle Youtube channel with 223,000 subscribers.

Although she originally left the competition with Eden Dally (who is currently with MAFS' Cyrell Paule), she is currently dating a Melbourne-based man, Mick.

However, we'll have to wait 'til January 5 for our suspicions to be confirmed. For now, here are all the clues as to who the other jungle-bound celebrities might be.

4. "They've been seen." What we know about Harry and Meghan's Canadian Christmas getaway.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted to skip the usual royal Christmas festivities this year, choosing to spend their holiday in Canada instead.

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They've been keeping a low profile, but they're some of the most famous people in the world, so it was only a matter of time before we learned how Harry, Meghan and Archie have been enjoying their time away.

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Image: Getty.

So what have the royals been up to?

Uhh... Jogging. Lots of jogging.

According to Bev and Pierre Koffel, owners of the upscale Deep Cove Chalet restaurant in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, "They jog around, so they've been seen," Bev Koffel told the Vancouver Sun.

A number of other locals confirmed the royals were spotted jogging.

They've also been on several hikes in the area, according to Bev.

"It’s kind of exciting. I hope everything goes fine for them," she said.

"They’re breaking away from tradition and I just wish them all the best."

The Sussexes have reportedly been visited by a number of friends while based in Canada, including Meghan's mother Doria Ragland who joined them for Christmas Day.

5. Everything we know about the 2020 season of Married At First Sight Australia.

WE’RE SO CLOSE.

Married At First Sight Australia is returning to our televisions on February 3, and we can already sense the drama.

Nine released a couple of new promos this week, confirming much of what we already assumed to be true about the upcoming season.

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Image: Channel 9.
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The latest promos give us a real insight into the season to come (unlike Nine’s first promo, which depicted MAFS as classy and not as the trash we know and love).

There’s yelling, swearing and heck yes, Elizabeth Sobinoff is back.

We document all the drama you can expect on MAFS 2020 in our earlier post here.

Feature image: Instagram @KimKardashian.

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