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Natasha Henry

Freelance journalist, writer, pundit and commentator. I've worked for Sky News, Sky Sports News, the Daily Mirror, The Voice, Channel 4, the Guardian, Mail Online, Arise TV, Radio 5 Live and more.

Strictly Come Dancing: Week Three – Fresh scandals and frenemies

Week 3 means one thing; Movie Week! This year may have been one of the best movie weeks that I can remember. There was some real surprises and everybody really stepped up!

With Susannah being the first to leave the competition last weekend, it’s really on for the couples to keep improving and avoid that dreaded dance-off. The standard is really high this year so one off night could be the end for you. I must say, hats off to the costume, hair and make-up departments because every celeb and pro looked incredible!

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Strictly Come Dancing: Week One on the floor with some surprising scores

🎵 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 🎵

No, not Christmas time. It’s Strictly time, of course! It just so happens to also be the countdown to Christmas but Strictly first and everything else later!

And what a phenomenal start it was. I was pleasantly surprised by all the celebrities, they all raised their game and it’s only week 1!

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The State: Can you glorify the truth?

The State is exactly what drama should be. A show that raises questions about the world we live in, questions that we may or may not want to answer. Questions that we may not get the answers to; but will make us think, nonetheless.

The journey of those who leave British shores to travel to Syria in the ‘name’ of Islam is something that is debated on an hourly basis.

Despite what certain parts of the mainstream media would have you believe; the story isn’t as simple as a bunch of Muslims wanting to bomb us all because they despise western ways. Nor is it only brown people who make the decision to join ISIS or its variations. Like most things in life, it is far more complicated than that.

Many of the reasons are touched on in the first hour-long episode.

The young London Muslim who feels he is honouring his brother’s memory. The single mother who wants to offer her medical services as the new Islamic State builds itself. The young girl who has never used a communal bathroom and wants to be “a Lioness amongst the Lions”.

I’ve seen lots of comments suggesting that it is glamourising the idea of terrorism, but you rarely see that when the subject matter is rape or any other kind of abuse. Regardless, it doesn’t.

It’s trying to show you why people are making those decisions, and why some believe they are doing the right and noble thing when they make this choice. A choice that often results in them giving up their life.

It’s trying to show us that we cannot truly try to stop radicalisation until we consider the causes of how people are brainwashed in this way.

I don’t have all the answers, sadly none of us do. But maybe The State will help us all start to ask the right questions.

The State is on Channel 4 at 9pm until Wednesday, or it can be found on All4.

Made in Chelsea – Ibiza: F**k your journey!

I adore Louise’s such obvious distaste for the Sam and Mimi situation. Hashtag big sister goals. As someone who has been there, done it and worn the t-shirt – she did date Spencer + Jamie – she can see the car crash coming a mile off.

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Made in Chelsea – Ibiza: Same crap, different country

I can’t be the only one wondering how our richest reality TV stars would fare in the party capital of Ibiza.

But I think we all agree they are visiting a different part of the country than we are used to seeing splashed all over the tabloids every summer.

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