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

1. Everyone calm down. The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod are still very much together.

In September, Matt Agnew revealed it was chemical engineer Chelsie McLeod who he had chosen to given his final rose to.

But since their announcement as a couple, the two have – seemingly – shared a lack of time together.

And fans have noticed, obviously. Many have even speculated that the new couple have already called it quits.

But on Thursday, the newest Bachie couple put the relentless rumours to rest, posting a selfie whilst on date night.

“Date night with this one,” the 32-year-old astrophysicist shared with his nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram.

“In shock a program like Bachelor can work! Very happy for you both,” one user commented.

 

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It’s not the first time the pair have addressed whispers of a split. A few weeks back Chelsie posted to her instagram stories following concern from her followers.

“Hey guys. I’ve had quite a few people message me and ask if Matt and I are still together,” Chelsie said.

“And I can confirm that we are. And the reason that we haven’t done any posts together in a while, is that he’s overseas visiting his nephew who was born when we were filming.”

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So there we have it, Matt and Chelsie are indeed still a couple.

2. There’s a rumour that Matt Preston and Gary Meighan will host a new cooking show without George Calombaris.

They’re the three musketeers of the culinary world, but it now appears Matt Preston and Gary Meighan will be hosting a new cooking show without fellow judge MasterChef George Calombaris.

According to the Herald Sun, Preston and Meighan are “cooking up a new television show” for Channel Seven next year.

Channel Seven is expected to announce the news at the network’s Upfonts next Wednesday.

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The publication claims that Calombaris was held off the list after the controversy earlier year, where he was fined $200,000 for underpaying his restaurant staff.

While we're excited at the possibility of Matt Preston and Gary Meighan returning to our screens, we wonder if it will be the same without George Calombaris joining them in the kitchen.

3. After failing to find love three times on The Bachelor, Richie Strahan has a new girlfriend.

Richie Strahan hasn't had much luck when it comes to finding love on reality TV. He tried to find a connection with Sam Frost on The Bachelorette, then went on to have a romance with Alex Nation on his season of The Bachelor and tried again on this year's Bachelor in Paradise. 

But now, Richie has found love in the real world.

Richie shared a photo of him and his new girlfriend on Instagram, which was taken at one of his friend's wedding.

"I think she is secretly plotting to kill me!" he captioned the post.

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At the moment, Richie's new girlfriend is shrouded in mystery, for all we know about her is that she's 27 and lives in Perth.

Nevertheless, fans were quick to congratulate Richie and wish him happiness in his new relationship.

That is, everyone except Richie's former Bachelor in Paradise co-star, Alex Bordyukov, who decided to make an unusual comment about... erm nudes.

"What was that malarkey about never going public? Also, you post it on the same day you talk to me and reassure me I’m the only one for you? And, where are my promised nudes?" Alex commented.

"Slight of hand, nudes incoming! Keep your phone close, really close," replied Richie.

It's definitely an interesting way to congratulate your friend. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

4. “I felt blindsided.” The painful way Jenna Dewan found out about ex-husband Channing Tatum’s relationship with Jessie J.

It turns out we weren't the only one who were surprised when Channing Tatum announced his relationship with Jessie J, months after his split from ex-wife, Jenna Dewan.

In Dewan's new book, Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day, the actress reveals that she “felt blindsided’ when she learned that her ex-husband had moved on with singer Jessie J.

After nine years of marriage, Dewan, 38, and Tatum, 39, announced their split in April 2018.  Tatum's relationship with Jessie J later become public knowledge in October that year.

“I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face — and over the internet, as it was happening,” Dewan wrote in her book, which E! News published an excerpt of this week.

But while the news may of come as a shock for Dewan, there appears to be no bad blood between the two talented women.

In November last year, Jessie J took to Instagram to call out the commentators who compared her appearance to Dewan's.

Dewan later tweeted her support for Jessie J, calling her post a “beautiful message.”

Dewan is pregnant with her first child with her boyfriend Steve Kazee.

5. Cancel. Your. Plans: Three brilliant new TV shows that dropped this weekend.

Three brilliant new TV shows are dropping this weekend.
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Not to be dramatic at all, but this weekend a miracle will be taking place.

A miracle that involves three highly anticipated and expertly crafted new TV shows all becoming available for you to watch and enjoy.

If there was ever a time to shun all of your friends and cut yourself off from your entire family, this would be the time, because you now have a lot of high-quality new shows to devour.

Here are the three new TV offerings you should watch immediately.

Looking for Alaska

There are many reasons why Looking for Alaska deserves a spot at the top of your Must Watch list.

The series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and has been developed for the small screen by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the producing partnership behind hit shows like Gossip Girl and The O.C.

The series begins with high-school student Miles (Charlie Plummer) shaking up his somewhat lonely life by heading to boarding school at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama. Once there, he befriends fellow boarders Chip “The Colonel” Martin (Denny Love) and Takumi Hikohito (Jay Lee) and quickly becomes swept up in the thrall of the mischievous Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth).

Looking for Alaska is an addictive melting pot of teenage friendship and first love that will also greatly appeal to adults.

Looking for Alaska premieres Saturday, October 19, only on Stan.

Read our earlier article with all of the details on the new TV shows that dropped this weekend. 

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