Kylie Minogue comes home, but we’ll never get her out of our heads | Rebecca nicholson
Kylie Minogue has revealed that after 30 years of living in the UK, she is returning to Australia, her country of birth. “Friends called me, my friend at my local restaurant said, ‘Kylie, what do you mean? You can’t go, ”she told Zoe Ball on Radio 2, saying she couldn’t believe the public reaction to her decision.
If you’ve listened enough, after midnight you might have heard moans and cries in the breeze, as fans on dance floors across the country mournfully sang to each other on Can’t Get You Out of My. Head and asked why. Why, Kylie, why? Why are you leaving us?
How could Kylie leave it all behind? A few weeks ago, I stopped at every gas station on a route from London to Bristol, to find them stranded or closed when the fuel tank was low; when he was pushing red and a freeway station turned out to be open, drivers across the forecourt cheered when they knew they were about to pay the price of gasoline on highway, which seemed more catastrophic than any clip of torrential rain inundating city streets.
I don’t know how anyone could tear themselves away from this Prime Minister’s apparent inability to recognize a state of affairs where food banks are being hit by food shortages, in a country where the need for food banks has increased by 128% in the last five years. Today underprivileged families are losing the extra money that could have meant that with smart budgeting they didn’t have to choose between warming up or feeding themselves.
I wondered how Kylie could have decided to leave the UK when I saw so many newspaper front pages on the same day with the word ‘war’ splashed on it and they weren’t even reporting the same story. Gas or flu? Take your pick, but it looks like both will be as ubiquitous as glitter at a Kylie Minogue concert this winter.
However, there has always been this beautiful summer that we were able to spend safely outside, with our loved ones, under a blazing sun, warming us up for a winter where few can afford to turn on the heating without being ask if it would be more economical to just wear two sweaters instead.
Minogue says she has been talking about returning to Australia for some time and is spending more time there with her family. It’s obviously a personal choice, but what if Minogue was the canary of the coal mine? Will the last Kylie to leave Britain turn off the lights?
Matthew Macfadyen: Could Tom Weasel Win a Bafta?
The next TV Bafta ceremony will take place in May 2022 and a handful of rule changes were announced last week. One that should inject some international glamor is the fact that UK actors appearing on non-UK shows will be eligible for the performance categories. I don’t want to come forward, because the third season is not with us yet, but that puts all the actors who are not in a show called Succession at a slight disadvantage. It’s not hard to imagine that he will be dominated by the Roy family and his associates, from the weasel Tom Wambsgans of Matthew Macfadyen to the formidable patriarch of Brian Cox, Logan Roy.
He also paves a way for all the movie stars who tease him on the small screen, like Kate Winslet in Easttown mare, to get the green light, thus giving a Hollywood boost to the red carpet, as when the film Baftas broadened its criteria. Whether this puts smaller, British-produced shows at a disadvantage remains to be seen, but borders and borders are not what they once were on TV. After all, the series everyone is talking about right now is a South Korean satirical horror / thriller called Squid game.
Freya Cox: vegans are fun – the proof is in the pudding
Freya Cox, the lovable 19-year-old Great british pastry shop competitor of Scarborough, is vegan, although the show deals with cooking across the spectrum and the cooking challenges often involve the use of dairy products, she has on occasion used dairy in the challenges techniques, so that it is a fair competition. “Sorry if that’s disappointing to hear, but once the show is over I plan to vegetate the recipes for all of you,” she wrote on Instagram, which sounds fair enough.
No matter what she did, Cox was never going to win. It was as easy to see coming as one of Prue Leith’s necklaces. Actress Sara Pascoe has previously spoken about receiving hate messages from vegan activists after making vegan bread and butter pudding on the celebrity version, because she appeared alongside people who used real butter.
Even before this series started, Cox was criticized by trolls for riding a horse while being a vegan. There remains a popular trap mentality towards vegans, on the part of people who are just waiting for them to be wrong. (How do you know someone heard this joke about how you can tell if someone is vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.)
Cox shows that you can cook without dairy ingredients, if you want to. If her goal is to get people to see the possibilities, then she shows that it is flexibility, not dogma, that will achieve it.