Published: 08:25 EST, 8 January 2018 | Updated: 08:25 EST, 8 January 2018
She recently landed a hosting role on This Morning, after winning I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! in December.
And Georgia Toffolo received high praise from viewers during her show debut on Monday, as she candidly discussed her experience with trolls and bullying online.
However, while the 23-year-old was branded a 'fantastic role model' on Twitter, viewers were far less impressed with Scarlett Moffatt's appearance – and were quick to slam her 'unnatural' segment on the Golden Globes.
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Here she is: Georgia Toffolo received high praise from viewers during her This Morning debut on Monday, as she candidly discussed her experience with trolls and bullying online
Awkward: While the 23-year-old was branded a 'fantastic role model', viewers were less impressed with Scarlett Moffatt's appearance (R), with the girls giggling together on the sofa
Georgia, otherwise known as 'Toff', won over viewers with her first appearance on the show – making her debut with a pre-filmed ski segment in the Alps, before discussing life after the jungle on the sofa.
Yet, despite her success in the Outback, Toff admitted she had still suffered at the hands of cruel trolls over her skin, since her return to the UK.
Having struggled with spots and blemishes throughout her teenage years, she explained: 'When I was in the jungle I felt great because I was away from criticism.
Honest: Despite her success in the Outback, Toff admitted she had still suffered at the hands of cruel trolls over her skin, since her return to the UK
Confidence knock: She explained: 'When I was in the jungle I felt great because I was away from criticism. I am very lucky that I get lovely comments, but there a few nasty ones'
Hurtful: She went on to confess she felt more insecure than ever thanks to those who target her appearance online, continuing: 'I am feeling really spotty at the moment'
Positive: However, she added: 'At least I am lucky enough that I can cover up my spots. I do think about young boys who can't cover them up with make-up'
'I am very lucky that I get lovely comments, but there a few nasty ones. It's so annoying, as all the horrible ones stick in your mind.'
She went on to confess she felt more insecure than ever thanks to those who target her appearance online, continuing: 'I am feeling really spotty at the moment.
'I read comments saying 'Oh she needs to get some Clearasil', and I just think that is just so mean.'
Impressed: Her positive attitude and honesty about online bullying was met with high praise from viewers
Big fans: Viewers took to Twitter to praise her honesty and deem her a 'fantastic role model'
As host Holly Willoughby agreed, the Made In Chelsea star added: 'At least I am lucky enough that I can cover up my spots. I do think about young boys who can't cover them up with make-up.'
She also revealed the ITV show were sending her to cover the Oscars – something she never thought she'd have the chance to do.
'It's like there's been a mix up. Can you believe it?!', she said excitedly. 'Its unreal.'
Her positive attitude and honesty about online bullying was met with high praise from viewers, who deemed her a true role model to young girls on Twitter.
This is her moment: She also revealed the ITV show were sending her to cover the Oscars – something she never thought she'd have the chance to do
Not as good: While Toff made a winning first appearance on the show, Scarlett Moffatt's segment on the Golden Globes did not go down as well with viewers (pictured with Toff)
One wrote: 'So nice to see Toff as part of the #ThisMorning family. She will be a fantastic role model especially for young women. Don’t listen to the horrible trollers, you are amazing.'
While another added: 'How and why would anyone want to troll anyone? Toff is fantastic person and don't deserve it please stay strong @ToffTalks the people that matter love you just as you are X'
Others agreed, chiming in: 'Ignore the trolls Toff. They live very lonely lives & can’t cope with people being happier than them' and 'Still adore Toff!'
While Toff made a winning first appearance on the show, Scarlett Moffatt's segment on the Golden Globes did not go down as well with viewers.
Giving insight: The Gogglebox star covered the awards ceremony on the sofa – gushing about Oprah's speech and the star-studded guest list
Not impressed: However, viewers were quick to pick up on her excessive use of the word 'amazing', and claim the brunette was not at all natural in front of the camera
The Gogglebox star covered the awards ceremony on the sofa – gushing about Oprah's speech and the star-studded guest list.
However, viewers were quick to pick up on her excessive use of the word 'amazing', and claim the brunette was not at all natural in front of the camera.
One wrote: 'Everything’s just amazing, Scarlett needs a dictionary!' while others mocked: 'Aww- wasn't that amazing?' and 'Amazing amazing amazing amazing…'
Awkward: Fans mocked her constant use of the word 'amazing' on Twitter in their droves
Stylish: Both girls had looked equally stylish on the show, and ignored the wintry January weather to slip into summery mini dresses
Another agreed, adding: 'Moffatt trying to sound like she has depth n substance #ThisMorning and literally just repeating the word amazing' while another commented: 'Sorry, but Scarlett is not a natural at this at all'
A further fan went on to confess her disappointment in the segment, writing: 'I thought I'd love Scarlett on @thismorning but genuinely just not a fan she's not doing "amazing"'.
Both girls had looked equally stylish on the show, and ignored the wintry January weather to slip into summery mini dresses.
Chic: Toff showcased her famously slender frame in a bright blue dress
Co-ordinated: She teamed the frock with matching blue velvet court shoes
Toff showcased her famously slender frame in a bright blue dress, teamed with matching velvet court shoes, while Scarlett gave a flash of her leggy figure in a thigh-skimming black number, adorned with pink flowers all over.
As well as appearing live on the show, Toff had also appeared in a skiing segment in the Alps, filmed during her recent trip to Verbier.
Speaking of the exciting opportunity on the slopes, she said: 'It combines all my favorite things. I just love skiing, I love a bit of good scenery, and I love having a good boogie!'
Monday's installment saw her chat to one of the instructors, while next week's will see her try her hand at parachuting.
Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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