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

1. “The best man I know”: Fergie finally weighs in on Prince Andrew allegations.

Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, has defended the royal in wake of his ‘disaster’ BBC Newsnight interview.

In his appearance on the current affairs program last month, the Duke of York denied allegations that he had sex with a then-17-year-old named Virginia Giuffre in 2001 and defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duchess of York spoke to Vogue Arabia in an exclusive interview, revealing the impact the scrutiny has had on their family.

“When I talk about Prince Andrew, I talk about family because the last six months have been hard on the girls and me,” Ferguson said, referencing the couple’s two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Watch: Prince Andrew’s message for his accuser.

Video by BBC

She continued, “To see such a wonderful man go through such enormous pain. He is the best man I know. It’s just incredible what he has done for Britain, and it’s all nonsense.”

The couple married in 1986 before divorcing in 1986. They reportedly live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor with their two daughters.

Fergie’s interview comes after Prince Andrew announced he has stepped down from his official public duties in the wake of the scandal. Princess Beatrice has also had to alter the plans for her impending wedding to millionaire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as it is understood the planned carriage processions and live TV coverage have both been scrapped due to the scrutiny surrounding her father.

2. MAFS’ Susie Bradley and Todd Carney have vanished from Instagram, and honestly, we can barely keep up.

Since February, former Married At First Sight star Susie Bradley has been dating former NRL star on-and-off and it’s… hard to keep up.

In October the two went through a high-profile, messy split. But according to the Daily Mail, the two have since rekindled their romance. Though this time, they are doing it in private as they try to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

Now, the pair have both deleted their personal Instagram accounts where they both had thousands of followers. Which we hope means that the pair are taking time out as they try to rebuild their relationship.

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Image: Instagram.

Rumours of a rekindled romance began earlier this month, when a photo by a business named Lil Crumbs Designer Cakes was shared on Instagram that featured Susie and Todd picking up a cake for Susie's daughter's birthday party.

Susie was an intruder on this year's season of MAFS, and was paired with Billy Vincent before the two clashed and parted ways.

3. There’s a lot going on in the Kardashian-West’s holiday card.

Christmas is around the corner. And that means everyone is sending out their annual family Christmas cards, including the Kardashian-West family.

Uploading their 2019 Christmas card to Instagram yesterday, all five of them were in attendance, including seven-month-old Psalm who made his social media debut.


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The West Family Christmas Card 2019

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Dressed in grey trackies (well, all except Kanye who wore white ones, because unique), they sat on a white staircase and posed for the, erm, somewhat festive shot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

As someone who loves to be taken very, very seriously, please, Kanye was repping his usual 'no smile' look. However, it seems not all the kids got the memo.

Too bad.

4. Today, in things rich people do: Jackie O hired a Christmas tree stylist.

Jackie O Henderson has taken Christmas decorating to a whole new level.

Instead, of digging the annual decorations out of a dusty box and slapping them on the tree, she went for a more polished look.

So much so, she hired someone to decorate the tree for her.

The KIIS FM radio host uploaded a photo to Instagram of her daughter, Catalina, posing with the pine and wrote, "Loving our new mermaid Christmas tree this year.


"Thanks to @alanaarena and @danceranddasher for the install. At night it is even more spectacular.

"Love the fact that you can choose a different tree every year and you don't have to worry about taking it down. Win win!!!"

Might have to save up in time for next year...

5. An affair with an alleged ‘stalker’: The strange story behind Colin Firth’s marriage breakdown.

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Nearly two years after the affair was made public, the high profile have split. Image: Getty.

After 22 years of marriage, actor Colin Firth and his wife, Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli, have separated.

“They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children. They kindly ask for privacy. There will be no further comment,” they said in a joint statement from their publicists.

Firth, 59, and Giuggioli, 50, share two children together, Matteo, 16, and Luca, 18.

The actor, known for his prominent roles in seminal films Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary and The King’s Speech, has been married to Giuggioli since 1997.

But in recent years, their marriage has been at the centre of headlines concerning Giuggioli's affair with the couple's alleged stalker.

Two years ago, Colin Firth asked Italian police to investigate a man he believed was stalking his wife.

Within days of the investigation being made public, Giuggioli admitted she had had an affair with the accused, an Italian journalist named Marco Brancaccia who was her childhood friend.

Read all the details of Livia Giuggioli's affair with the couple's alleged stalker here

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