Espanyol vs Barcelona LIVE: Copa del Rey quarter-final

  • Espanyol host Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night
  • The Catalan club are looking to extend their unbeaten run to 30 matches 

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Barcelona travel to take on Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday night.

Ernesto Valverde is looking to extend his team’s unbeaten run to 30 matches against his former club.

Join me, SPENCER MORGAN, as Sportsmail guides you through all of the action at the RCDE Stadium with help from PETE JENSON. Kick-off is at 8pm with team news expected around an hour before.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona are looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points 

Lionel Messi and Barcelona are looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points 

Lionel Messi and Barcelona are looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points 


Alexis Sanchez agrees a four-and-a-half-year Man Utd deal

  • Alexis Sanchez’s deal to Manchester United is imminent after agreeing terms 
  • The wantaway Arsenal star will earn £269,000-a-week after tax at United
  • Arsenal believe Henrikh Mkhitaryan will join them too as part of the deal

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Manchester United have agreed terms with Alexis Sanchez over his transfer to Old Trafford with the Chile international set to become the club’s highest earner on £450,000-a-week.

The huge figure means Sanchez will take home about £14million each year – or £269,000 a week.

Arsenal believe Henrikh Mkhitaryan will join them too as part of the deal though the Armenian was at Carrington on Wednesday.

Mkhitaryan has not been happy with the way United have pushed him into leaving though recognises that Arsene Wenger wants him in London and that he will likely gain more game time at Arsenal than he has enjoyed under Jose Mourinho. 

Alexis Sanchez (right) was seen in Mill Hill on Wednesday with ArsenalFanTV personality Troopz as the former closes in on a move to Manchester United this month

Alexis Sanchez (right) was seen in Mill Hill on Wednesday with ArsenalFanTV personality Troopz as the former closes in on a move to Manchester United this month

Alexis Sanchez (right) was seen in Mill Hill on Wednesday with ArsenalFanTV personality Troopz as the former closes in on a move to Manchester United this month

Arsenal forward Sanchez will join the Red Devils after agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal

Arsenal forward Sanchez will join the Red Devils after agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal

Arsenal forward Sanchez will join the Red Devils after agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal

The 29-year-old will become the club's highest earner on around £14million-a-year after tax

The 29-year-old will become the club's highest earner on around £14million-a-year after tax

The 29-year-old will become the club’s highest earner on around £14million-a-year after tax

Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan was at United training on Wednesday

Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan was at United training on Wednesday

Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan was at United training on Wednesday

The 29-year-old Sanchez is understood to have demanded around £500,000 a week at Manchester City equating to £269,000 a week after tax.

Sanchez will earn a basic salary of £350,000 a week plus a further £100,000 a week in image rights.  He will also receive a signing fee of £30m split over four years.

United have been happy to spend the money to recruit a player of Sanchez’s quality in this window and to snare him away from their rivals with Chelsea also backing away from matching the demands.

Arsenal believe Mkhitaryan will sign for their part of the transfer with the 28-year-old likely to be given a settlement from United to boost his contract at the Emirates.

Jose Mourinho has cut a happy figure at United following the bid from United and was at Carrington on Wednesday with his representative Jorge Mendes and Ed Woodward as they go over the finer details of his own contract extension.

Jose Mourinho arrived to United training on Wednesday ahead of Sanchez agreeing terms

Jose Mourinho arrived to United training on Wednesday ahead of Sanchez agreeing terms

Jose Mourinho arrived to United training on Wednesday ahead of Sanchez agreeing terms

United remain in the market for further additions in the summer and will look to add Gareth Bale plus two midfielders and a full back.

Arsenal are pushing to complete a deal for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang also from Borussia Dortmund.

Sanchez was spotted in Mill Hill on Wednesday as he went to get his haircut Gentlemen’s Grooming Salon called The Stag.

ArsenalFanTV star Troopz bumped into the forward during his trip and shared a selfie of the pair via his Snapchat account.

Manchester United's Mkhitaryan is expected to join Arsenal in this transfer window

Manchester United's Mkhitaryan is expected to join Arsenal in this transfer window

Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan is expected to join Arsenal in this transfer window

The 28-year-old was left out of United’s squad for the win over Stoke on Monday night

The 28-year-old was left out of United’s squad for the win over Stoke on Monday night

The 28-year-old was left out of United’s squad for the win over Stoke on Monday night


Kristen Bell recalls fight with husband on Jimmy Kimmel

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are happily married with two kids, but the couple almost called it quits early in the relationship.

The 37-year-old was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday when she recalled a monumental fight with the actor that got so out of control, they nearly ended things for good.

The Veronica Mars star told Kimmel that the incident took place when she and her husband embarked on a motorcycle road trip to visit their parents when they were first dating.

Serious talk: Kristen Bell told Jimmy Kimmel about her major fight with husband Dax Shepard when she stopped by his show on Tuesday

Serious talk: Kristen Bell told Jimmy Kimmel about her major fight with husband Dax Shepard when she stopped by his show on Tuesday

Serious talk: Kristen Bell told Jimmy Kimmel about her major fight with husband Dax Shepard when she stopped by his show on Tuesday

According to the actress, the fight started after she changed the music that Shepard had chosen for the road. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star revealed that she and her husband ‘are both control freaks.’

Bell told Kimmel, ‘That fight got bigger and bigger as we’re on the road, which morphed into a fight about helmet laws.’

She continued: ‘Because Dax Shepard believes that if he’s in a state that does not have a helmet law, he should be observing the local culture and not wear his helmet.

‘I was like “excuse me no, you have to wear a helmet,” so this morphs into an even bigger fight,’ she said on the talk show.

Bad memory: Bell grimaced when recollecting the huge fight she had with her husband at the beginning of their relationship

Bad memory: Bell grimaced when recollecting the huge fight she had with her husband at the beginning of their relationship

Bad memory: Bell grimaced when recollecting the huge fight she had with her husband at the beginning of their relationship

The Couples Retreat star said that the duo compromised by agreeing on an appropriate safety plan for Shepard to wear the helmet, but the fight escalated when it started to rain because Bell’s husband didn’t want to wear the helmet.

The mother of two further told Kimmel: ‘Through all of Ohio up to Michigan, we were fighting so bad we both lost our voice, ’cause we were screaming at each other on the motorcycle.’

She then added: ‘I refused to hold on to him so I held on to the back of the motorcycle.’

Looking back: The Frozen star told Kimmel that she reached a compromise with her husband after their big fight and ended up happily ever after

Looking back: The Frozen star told Kimmel that she reached a compromise with her husband after their big fight and ended up happily ever after

Looking back: The Frozen star told Kimmel that she reached a compromise with her husband after their big fight and ended up happily ever after

The Veronica Mars star told Kimmel that when they arrived to her mother’s home, Bell’s mom was unaware of any tension and comically sat the couple down to watch episodes of Alf on VHS.

‘Dax describes that moment as he says he sat down, “I had an out of body experience,”’ the blonde beauty said to Kimmel.

The Bad Moms actress further revealed her husband’s thoughts and told the talk show host that the comedian thought to himself, ‘I hate this girl I’m sitting next to, we’re on the verge of a breakup, I think her mom is crazy, and all of a sudden I’m watching Alf.’

Compromise: The Bad Moms actress smiled as she reached the resolution to her dramatic story

Compromise: The Bad Moms actress smiled as she reached the resolution to her dramatic story

Compromise: The Bad Moms actress smiled as she reached the resolution to her dramatic story

Bell said that the actor left after three episodes of Alf but despite his departure, the couple talked things through and worked it out.

The Zootopia star said to the host, ‘We continued dating Jimmy,  and that’s the moral of the story.’

The blonde star also added, ‘We worked through it, it’s about compromise. It’s about understanding the other person’s wants and needs, and we weren’t listening to each other back then, but now we listen.’

Chic on the street: The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star smiled as she walked to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Chic on the street: The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star smiled as she walked to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Chic on the street: The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star smiled as she walked to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Before Bell appeared on the show, she was seen smiling and walking to the set wearing a chic and edgy ensemble.

The star wore a black leather hat with a red short sleeve sweater, fitted blue jeans, and black leather booties.

The mother of two accessorized her outfit with large dark sunglasses and a small black leather purse.

Autographs for all: Bell stopped to sign autographs before she made her appearance on the talk show

Autographs for all: Bell stopped to sign autographs before she made her appearance on the talk show

Autographs for all: Bell stopped to sign autographs before she made her appearance on the talk show

Walking in stride: The blonde star looked like she was in a good mood as she walked to the set with a security escort

Walking in stride: The blonde star looked like she was in a good mood as she walked to the set with a security escort

Walking in stride: The blonde star looked like she was in a good mood as she walked to the set with a security escort

 

 

Southend boss Phil Brown to leave after five years

  • Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after five years in charge 
  • Seven defeats in eight matches have left Southend two points above drop zone
  • Off-field problems have also blighted Brown’s time in charge and were to blame
  • Brown took over in March 2013 and led Southend to promotion from League Two 

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Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after he was placed on gardening leave.

The club released a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating that Brown would step aside ‘whilst a settlement agreement is completed’.

Seven defeats in eight matches have left Southend just two points above the relegation zone in League One.

Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after he was placed on gardening leave

Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after he was placed on gardening leave

Southend manager Phil Brown is set to leave the club after he was placed on gardening leave

‘The club has today placed its manager, Phil Brown, on gardening leave whilst a settlement agreement is completed,’ said the statement.

‘Additionally the club has today terminated the employment agreements of Graham Coughlan (assistant manager), Brian Horton (football coordinator) and Bob Shaw (head of recruitment).

‘We wish to thank Phil Brown’s back room staff and especially Graham Coughlan who has been a loyal employee of the club, contributed continuously and without reservation, for some eight years.’

Brown took over in March 2013 and guided the Essex club to promotion from League Two

Brown took over in March 2013 and guided the Essex club to promotion from League Two

Brown took over in March 2013 and guided the Essex club to promotion from League Two

Brown took over in March 2013 and led Southend to promotion from League Two via the play-offs two years later.

It was hoped the club could mount a promotion challenge this season after missing out on the play-offs by a single point last time but that has not materialised.

Off-field problems have also blighted Brown’s time in charge and former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger had his contract with Southend terminated on January 4 because of ‘re-occurring disciplinary issues’.

Seven defeats in eight have left Southend two points above the relegation zone in League One

Seven defeats in eight have left Southend two points above the relegation zone in League One

Seven defeats in eight have left Southend two points above the relegation zone in League One

The statement continued: ‘Recent performances have been unacceptable and in the board’s view the lack of discipline, Nile Ranger a case in point, has only served to compound the position.

‘The club’s success as we enter a new era is paramount and we shall adopt a zero tolerance in our efforts to achieve this objective.’

Southend added that the club has ‘identified a principal target and subject to securing his services will be tasked with replacing the management team without delay.’

Southend travel to Rochdale, who are second from bottom of the table, on Saturday.

Lady Gaga gives a shout out to pal Donatella Versace

A star of her status probably isn’t short of freebies.

But Lady Gaga made sure to give a shout out to her pal Donatella Versace as she landed in Milan on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old posted several pics to Instagram showing off her outfit, her accommodation and a rather fancy bedspread.

Ciao! Lady Gaga made sure to give a shout out to her pal Donatella Versace as she landed in Milan on Wednesday

Ciao! Lady Gaga made sure to give a shout out to her pal Donatella Versace as she landed in Milan on Wednesday

Ciao! Lady Gaga made sure to give a shout out to her pal Donatella Versace as she landed in Milan on Wednesday

‘@donatella_versace you are the most wonderful friend, and inspiration and comfort to my life,’ she wrote. ‘Thank you for these beautiful gifts I will never forget this moment I am speechless as usual. 

‘You always make Milano my home, and as an Italian American girl it means so much. Ti Amo my queen.’

The singer was clearly enjoying exploring her heritage, making an obligatory stop into a cafe and sharing a pic of her lipstick slathered cup. 

‘Dreaming in a café. #joanneworldtour I wonder whose [lipstick] that’s is. Ruby who? #Milano,’ she captioned it.

Mates: 'You always make Milano my home, and as an Italian American girl it means so much. Ti Amo my queen.'

Mates: 'You always make Milano my home, and as an Italian American girl it means so much. Ti Amo my queen.'

Mates: ‘You always make Milano my home, and as an Italian American girl it means so much. Ti Amo my queen.’

Swag: The 31-year-old posted several pics to Instagram showing off her outfit, her accommodation and a rather fancy bedspread

Swag: The 31-year-old posted several pics to Instagram showing off her outfit, her accommodation and a rather fancy bedspread

Swag: The 31-year-old posted several pics to Instagram showing off her outfit, her accommodation and a rather fancy bedspread

Gaga is a frequent wearer of Versace’s designs, and has been rocking them throughout her Joanne world tour.

The legendary designer repaid the compliment by posting a montage of the popstar to her own Instagram account.

‘Gaga, a true friend and a true Versace ICON! #ladygaga,’ she wrote.

Icon: The legendary designer repaid the compliment by posting a montage of the popstar to her own Instagram account

Icon: The legendary designer repaid the compliment by posting a montage of the popstar to her own Instagram account

Icon: The legendary designer repaid the compliment by posting a montage of the popstar to her own Instagram account

Collaborator: Gaga is a frequent wearer of Versace's designs, and has been rocking them throughout her Joanne world tour (pictured together March 2014)

Collaborator: Gaga is a frequent wearer of Versace's designs, and has been rocking them throughout her Joanne world tour (pictured together March 2014)

Collaborator: Gaga is a frequent wearer of Versace’s designs, and has been rocking them throughout her Joanne world tour (pictured together March 2014)

The Pokerface hitmaker just kicked off the European leg of the tour on Sunday with a couple of shows in Barcelona, Spain. 

After Italy she has stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and France, as well five gigs all over England.

Meanwhile her Instagram feed is littered with comments from Brazilian fans begging her to reschedule her only South American — and only cancelled — show, which she pulled after being hospitalized for body pain caused by fibromyalgia.

Braids: The Pokerface hitmaker just kicked off the European leg of the tour on Sunday with a couple of shows in Barcelona, Spain

Braids: The Pokerface hitmaker just kicked off the European leg of the tour on Sunday with a couple of shows in Barcelona, Spain

Braids: The Pokerface hitmaker just kicked off the European leg of the tour on Sunday with a couple of shows in Barcelona, Spain

'Where's the [fire] at ?': While there she posed up a storm in thigh-high Versace boots

'Where's the [fire] at ?': While there she posed up a storm in thigh-high Versace boots

‘Where’s the [fire] at ?’: While there she posed up a storm in thigh-high Versace boots

Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow stands by her claims

‘Dear Dylan,

Hello. I apologize for this being the first time I address you in print, what will be the first of several apologies today. 

I am writing to express my belief in and support of you.

I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress. 

I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which I am terribly sorry. 

For this I also owe an apology to Mia.

What I have to say next is not a justification, simply a description of my background with Woody at that time and since. 

As an adolescent, I cherished my copy of his book “Without Feathers.” 

I played the Diane Keaton role in a high school production of “Play It Again, Sam” and had grown up, like so many in my generation, in awe of his films. 

As a young actress I landed the dream role of Linda Ash in “Mighty Aphrodite,” and the artistic license he allowed me to create the character was thrilling. 

We were friendly though not close, but in no way did he ever overstep his bounds with me; I never personally experienced what has now been described as inappropriate behavior toward young girls. 

But this does not excuse my turning a blind eye to your story simply because I wanted desperately for it not to be so.

It is difficult to sever ties and denounce your heroes, your benefactors, whom you fondly admired and felt a debt of gratitude toward for your entire career’s existence. 

To decide, although they may be fantastically talented and helped you enormously, that you believe they have done things for which there can be no excuse. 

But that is where we stand today.

In December I called your brother Ronan, sharing about the aftermath of my and other women’s coming forward about Harvey Weinstein. 

How it had been a sometimes empowering, sometimes bitter and heartbreaking experience, as more and more details came out of hidden damage this man had done me. 

Of how I felt somehow more vulnerable and triggered (though certainly grateful) when millions of people showed me their support online, as though now my life had been reduced to one victimization… I told him I wanted to learn more about you and your situation. 

He pointed me toward publicly available details of the case I had ruefully never known of, which made me begin to feel the evidence strongly supported your story. 

That you have been telling the truth all along.

I am so sorry, Dylan! I cannot begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you. 

As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you. I am so, so sorry!

We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined. 

This kind of abuse cannot be allowed to continue. If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it. 

The cognitive dissonance, the denial and cowardice that spare us painful truths and prevent us from acting in defense of innocent victims while allowing “beloved” individuals to continue their heinous behavior must be jettisoned from the bottom of our souls. 

Even if you love someone, if you learn they may have committed these despicable acts, they must be exposed and condemned, and this exposure must have consequences. I will never work with him again.

I am sorry it has taken me a few weeks to come out in support of you since that conversation, but it has been a process for me to own this truth and make this irrevocable break.

I send you love and inclusion and admiration for your courage all this time. I believe you!!! I am grateful to you and admire your integrity and bravery, one woman who has had to stand virtually alone all these years speaking her painful truth. You are a true hero, and I stand with you.

In gratitude and solidarity,

Mira Sorvino’ 

App gives you money based on how far you’ve walked

A free app that rewards you for being active by paying you in its own currency has overtaken WhatsApp as the most popular app on the market.

Founded in 2016, Sweatcoin has seen a dramatic increase in popularity recently with more than two million active weekly users.

The ‘sweatcoins’ can be spent at over 300 stores, including Boohoo.com, Graze and Hellofresh.  

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Sweatcoin allows users to accumulate coins in exchange for steps which can be exchanged for goods in a range of different shops

Sweatcoin allows users to accumulate coins in exchange for steps which can be exchanged for goods in a range of different shops

Sweatcoin allows users to accumulate coins in exchange for steps which can be exchanged for goods in a range of different shops

WHAT IS SWEATCOIN  

Sweatcoin is an app which rewards coins in exchange for steps taken by the user. 

1,000 steps equals 0.95 sweatcoins.

Sweatcoins can be used to buy goods and services from a variety of different places.

The app has over two million active weekly users and is now the fastest growing health and fitness app of all time.  

The app tracks your movement and currently rewards every 1,000 steps with 0.95 sweatcoins. 

The sweatcoins are then exchangeable for a variety of products in the store. 

It has already received more than £4 million ($5.7 million) in backing from a number of different investors.

Currently, the app is only available in the UK, Ireland and the US. 

However, the company plans to use its financial backing to expand and reach out to Europe and Asia in the near future.

Anton Derlyatka, co-founder of Sweatcoin, told TechCrunch: ‘We have a very bold plan to take the concept of fitness into the future which even includes the ability to pay taxes with sweatcoin.’  

Oleg Foment, co-founder of Sweatcoin, also said: ‘As we grow and execute upon our vision, we plan to develop an open-source blockchain DLT technology that will allow Sweatcoin to be traded like any other major crypto- or fiat currency.’ 

The London-based app has become the fastest growing health and fitness app in history, increasing its revenue by 266 per cent in the last quarter.

The app overtook Facebook-owned WhatsApp to become the number one ranked free app in the Apple app store. The developers hope that one day users will be able to pay taxes with the currency accumulated by their steps

The app overtook Facebook-owned WhatsApp to become the number one ranked free app in the Apple app store. The developers hope that one day users will be able to pay taxes with the currency accumulated by their steps

The app overtook Facebook-owned WhatsApp to become the number one ranked free app in the Apple app store. The developers hope that one day users will be able to pay taxes with the currency accumulated by their steps

The popularity of the app has skyrocketed in recent months, with downloads reaching over 2 million active weekly users with a total number more than 5 million users

The popularity of the app has skyrocketed in recent months, with downloads reaching over 2 million active weekly users with a total number more than 5 million users

The popularity of the app has skyrocketed in recent months, with downloads reaching over 2 million active weekly users with a total number more than 5 million users

Chi-Hua Chien, a board member at Sweatcoin, said: ‘Sweatcoin is the fastest growing health and fitness app in history for a reason.

‘Turning movement into real-world value for millions of people is the lever that is required to change behaviour.

‘Sweatcoin establishes beneficial new consumer rituals: the users become more active in a sustainable way and reap the economic benefits of their increased activity through a simple, easy-to-use, free product.’

The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play store.

The app is currently only available in the US, UK and Ireland but the developers hope to take the fastest growing health and fitness app ever into mainland Europe and Asia in the future

The app is currently only available in the US, UK and Ireland but the developers hope to take the fastest growing health and fitness app ever into mainland Europe and Asia in the future

The app is currently only available in the US, UK and Ireland but the developers hope to take the fastest growing health and fitness app ever into mainland Europe and Asia in the future

Gaz Beadle and Emma McVey head home with newbord

He confirmed the arrival of his first child, a son, earlier this week. 

And Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle and his girlfriend Emma McVey were seen heading home with their new bundle of joy from St Mary’s hospital in London on Wednesday. 

Emerging from the Lindo Wing, the former Geordie Shore star, 29, looked like a natural as he carried his newborn in a carrier seat while accompanying his lady love to the car.  

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New parents: Gary 'Gaz' Beadle and his girlfriend Emma McVey were seen heading home with their new bundle of joy from St Mary's hospital in London on Wednesday

New parents: Gary 'Gaz' Beadle and his girlfriend Emma McVey were seen heading home with their new bundle of joy from St Mary's hospital in London on Wednesday

New parents: Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle and his girlfriend Emma McVey were seen heading home with their new bundle of joy from St Mary’s hospital in London on Wednesday

Bundle of joy: Emerging from the Lindo Wing, the former Geordie Shore star lovingly carried his newborn in a carrier seat

Bundle of joy: Emerging from the Lindo Wing, the former Geordie Shore star lovingly carried his newborn in a carrier seat

Bundle of joy: Emerging from the Lindo Wing, the former Geordie Shore star lovingly carried his newborn in a carrier seat

Following the birth of their first child, the loved-up pair faced unfair criticism about their parenting choices just one day after welcoming their first child.

But Gaz and Emma proved they had put pushed everyone’s opinions to one side, as they headed home to officially start their family life together. 

Looking relaxed and happy, Gaz cut a casual figure in a fur-lined jacket, which he teamed with a white top and casual black skinny jeans.  

Emma looked flawless following a few days in hospital, cutting a casual figure as she emerged in a Calvin Klein grey co-ord. 

Fatherhood: First time dad Gaz looked like a natural as he accompanied his lady love to the car

Fatherhood: First time dad Gaz looked like a natural as he accompanied his lady love to the car

Fatherhood: First time dad Gaz looked like a natural as he accompanied his lady love to the car

Family: Gaz and Emma proved they had put pushed recent criticism to one side, as they headed home to officially start their family life together

Family: Gaz and Emma proved they had put pushed recent criticism to one side, as they headed home to officially start their family life together

Family: Gaz and Emma proved they had put pushed recent criticism to one side, as they headed home to officially start their family life together

Looking relaxed and happy, Gaz cut a casual figure in a fur -lined jacket, which he teamed with a white top and casual black skinny jeans

Looking relaxed and happy, Gaz cut a casual figure in a fur -lined jacket, which he teamed with a white top and casual black skinny jeans

Looking relaxed and happy, Gaz cut a casual figure in a fur -lined jacket, which he teamed with a white top and casual black skinny jeans

Emma looked flawless following a few days in hospital, cutting a casual figure as she emerged in a Calvin Klein grey co-ord

Emma looked flawless following a few days in hospital, cutting a casual figure as she emerged in a Calvin Klein grey co-ord

Emma looked flawless following a few days in hospital, cutting a casual figure as she emerged in a Calvin Klein grey co-ord

With her glossy brunette locks catching the wind, Emma looked relaxed and peaceful as she carried some towels and a blanket. 

The pair were engrossed in chatter as they headed down the stairs and made their way to an awaiting vehicle. 

Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car. 

The nurse looked to be enjoying the company of the couple as she smiled and laughed along with them and also held open the door for Emma as she made her way down the stairs.  

With her glossy brunette locks catching the wind, Emma looked relaxed and peaceful as she carried some towels and a blanket

With her glossy brunette locks catching the wind, Emma looked relaxed and peaceful as she carried some towels and a blanket

With her glossy brunette locks catching the wind, Emma looked relaxed and peaceful as she carried some towels and a blanket

The pair were engrossed in chatter as they headed down the stairs and made their way to an awaiting vehicle

The pair were engrossed in chatter as they headed down the stairs and made their way to an awaiting vehicle

The pair were engrossed in chatter as they headed down the stairs and made their way to an awaiting vehicle

Helping hand: Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car

Helping hand: Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car

Helping hand: Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car

Helping hand: Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car

Helping hand: Ensuring that everything went smoothly, Gary and Emma were joining by a nurse during their walk to the car

The nurse looked to be enjoying the company of the couple as she smiled and laughed along with them and also held open the door for Emma as she made her way down the stairs

The nurse looked to be enjoying the company of the couple as she smiled and laughed along with them and also held open the door for Emma as she made her way down the stairs

The nurse looked to be enjoying the company of the couple as she smiled and laughed along with them and also held open the door for Emma as she made her way down the stairs

Their sighting comes after Gaz silenced Instagram trolls on Wednesday when he shared the first pictures of his girlfriend Emma breast-feeding their son.

Just one day before, the couple faced a backlash for giving the days old newborn a bottle, where breast-feeding is commonly considered beneficial for the baby’s immune system. 

On their last day in hospital, former Geordie Shore star Gaz woke up to Emma feeding their son at 7.30am.

Gaz looked in his element as he carried the baby

Gaz looked in his element as he carried the baby

Gaz looked in his element as he carried the baby

Happy family: The reality veteran and his girlfriend became parents on Monday

Happy family: The reality veteran and his girlfriend became parents on Monday

Happy family: The reality veteran and his girlfriend became parents on Monday

Happy family: The reality veteran and his girlfriend became parents on Monday

Happy family: The reality veteran and his girlfriend became parents on Monday

Silencing the critics: Emma was videoed breast-feeding Gaz's son on Wednesday morning, after facing criticism for choosing to bottle feed

Silencing the critics: Emma was videoed breast-feeding Gaz's son on Wednesday morning, after facing criticism for choosing to bottle feed

Silencing the critics: Emma was videoed breast-feeding Gaz’s son on Wednesday morning, after facing criticism for choosing to bottle feed

‘Home today,’ a sleepy-looking Gaz wrote across the Instagram Stories post, as he panned around the room to his other half, who was seemingly nursing the child.

A representative for Emma McVey has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.

While Gaz woke up on the floor, Emma and their baby were sat up and resting in one of the beds, two days after the birth.

He said: ‘Thank god, this is the last day I will wake up on this f***ing floor. Get me home!’  

Doting dad: Gaz and Emma fell victim to trolls just hours after welcoming their first child when they were criticised for bottle-feeding, and as such, he took the comments off this sweet Instagram post

Doting dad: Gaz and Emma fell victim to trolls just hours after welcoming their first child when they were criticised for bottle-feeding, and as such, he took the comments off this sweet Instagram post

Doting dad: Gaz and Emma fell victim to trolls just hours after welcoming their first child when they were criticised for bottle-feeding, and as such, he took the comments off this sweet Instagram post

Take that, haters: Gaz also shared a picture of a rude emoji, directed at the trolls

Take that, haters: Gaz also shared a picture of a rude emoji, directed at the trolls

Take that, haters: Gaz also shared a picture of a rude emoji, directed at the trolls

While the duo have been trying to adjust to new parenthood, their bonding time has been marred by cruel commentary from fans.

Gaz and Emma – who have a combined reach of 3.6million Instagram followers – were challenged on their decision to bottle feed the child in a post that went up on Tuesday.

The comments section was filled with a flurry of criticism, forcing Gaz to manually switch off responses to his post. 

Some users argued that babies who are breastfed are proven to be healthier, while others claimed it was a greater strain on the National Health Service.

Capturing a moment: Gaz captured an Instagram Story of the moment on their last day in hospital 

Capturing a moment: Gaz captured an Instagram Story of the moment on their last day in hospital 

Capturing a moment: Gaz captured an Instagram Story of the moment on their last day in hospital 

Early start: He complained about waking up on the floor of their private room at 7.30am

Early start: He complained about waking up on the floor of their private room at 7.30am

Early start: He complained about waking up on the floor of their private room at 7.30am

Too cute: Hands-on dad Gaz has been getting thoroughly stuck into parenting

Too cute: Hands-on dad Gaz has been getting thoroughly stuck into parenting

Too cute: Hands-on dad Gaz has been getting thoroughly stuck into parenting

Heading home: Gaz and his girlfriend brought their baby home on Wednesday afternoon

Heading home: Gaz and his girlfriend brought their baby home on Wednesday afternoon

Heading home: Gaz and his girlfriend brought their baby home on Wednesday afternoon

Rather than respond to critics, Gaz opted to turn off the comments function after which the post garnered a whopping 338,653 likes.

The new dad has been getting stuck into parenting over the last two days.

He described the horror of changing his newborn’s nappy on Tuesday, saying: ‘Just changed my first nappie… 2 words black tar… if you know you know (sic).’

He posted the tweet alongside a shocked face, baby and a cheeky monkey emoji. 

Fans were quick to share their experiences with the television personality. One wrote: ‘The worst. Nobody informed me of this & I almost had a heart attack & rang the buzzer for midwifes.’

While another added: ‘It’s a bit of a shock if no one tells you beforehand isn’t it?’  

Learning curve: Gaz has been sharing an insight into the first days with fans

Learning curve: Gaz has been sharing an insight into the first days with fans

Learning curve: Gaz has been sharing an insight into the first days with fans

He later replied to a fan congratulating him on becoming a father. He wrote: ‘Cheers mate… literally best day ever still hasn’t sunk in… sure it will tonight after a few nappies.’

Gaz looked absolutely smitten with his son when he announced the arrival on Twitter andInstagram, saying that his reaction was to both ‘cry and panic’ at the birth. 

He accompanied it with the caption: ‘WOW what a feeling no words can describe it meet our son he is perfect in every way and healthy weighing 6lbs 2.

‘@emma_jane1392 is fine and did amazing… I am a dad can’t believe it… I cried I smiled I panicked but I will be there for him no matter what xxx (sic)’

It’s not yet known whether the couple have decided on a name and the details about the birth have been kept tightly under wraps.

Overjoyed: Emma also shared a sweet tribute to her newborn, joking that the baby took after her with 'super long legs' 

Overjoyed: Emma also shared a sweet tribute to her newborn, joking that the baby took after her with 'super long legs' 

Overjoyed: Emma also shared a sweet tribute to her newborn, joking that the baby took after her with ‘super long legs’ 

Gaz and Emma have been dating since August 2016, but they briefly split in May 2017 after she branded him a ‘cheat and liar’, before they rekindled again.

The reality star quit raucous MTV show Geordie Shore ahead of Series 16 to focus on his family and take fatherhood seriously. 

Gaz told MTV: ‘After 15 seasons of Geordie Shore, obviously I have decided to leave. I cannot be on Geordie Shore and be a dad at the same time.

‘I’ve done Geordie Shore, I’ve done everything I could possibly imagine doing on Geordie Shore and now I’m just ready for that next chapter in my life and to be honest with you, I cannot wait.’   

Proud: Gaz admitted that he cried when he met his son, and couldn't describe the feeling

Proud: Gaz admitted that he cried when he met his son, and couldn't describe the feeling

Proud: Gaz admitted that he cried when he met his son, and couldn’t describe the feeling

Severe gum disease could lead to cancer

Severe gum disease could lead to one of the deadliest types of cancer, two major studies have concluded.

The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, play a role in pancreatic cancer. 

Scientists claim it is the first evidence that the bacteria can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and cause tumours.

It offers hope of a cheap way of screening for pancreatic cancer, which is known for being vicious and having low survival rates.  

The findings, made by Finnish researchers, adds to the ever-growing list of cancers that are now linked to gum disease.

An array of research in recent years has repeatedly pointed to a strong link between the avoidable condition and breast cancer.

The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer

The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer

The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer

Several other scientific trials have shown it can increase the risk of lung, gallbladder and throat cancers, as well as melanoma.

What was the first study? 

Helsinki University researchers used data from 70,000 adults to make their findings – considered to be the first of their kind.

They found a clear link between periodontitis and cancer mortality, with the biggest association recorded for the pancreatic form.

The study, led by Professor Timo Sorsa, was published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Periodontitis is the final stage of gum disease, which can be prevented early on by getting rid of plaque. It can lead to tooth loss. 

Professor Sorsa said: ‘These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body.’

He said this is ‘most likely in conjunction with the bacteria, and take part in central mechanisms of tissue destruction related to cancer’.

What was the second study? 

While another study discovered bacteria that causes periodontitis, called Treponema denticola, may have an effect on the onset of cancer.

WHY YOU SHOULD BRUSH YOUR TEETH

Since childhood we are told to brush our teeth twice a day, or risk painful cavities and rotting teeth.

But research in April 2016 suggested properly cleaning our teeth may also help ward off a particularly vicious form of cancer.

Scientists discovered that pancreatic cancer – one of the most deadly – is linked to two types of bacteria that also cause gum disease.

New York University experts found that people who had these two bugs in their mouths were up to twice as likely to develop pancreatic cancer over the next decade. 

The researchers noted how an enzyme from the bug that allows it to multiply also exists in malignant tumours of the gastrointestinal tract.

This enzyme has the ability to help cancer cells invade healthy tissue and spread around the body – where it becomes deadlier.

It also diminishes the effectiveness of the immune system, which can help to find and kill cancerous cells in the body.

Those findings were published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: The facts 

Around 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK, but that figure is five times as high in the US. 

Doctors call the disease ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ because the symptoms – back ache, jaundice and weight loss – are often mistaken for those of indigestion, acid reflux or back strain. 

Symptoms are often vague in the early stages, leaving many to only seek medical advice when they have back pain or unexpectedly lose weight.

If the cancer is caught early enough for surgery, up to a quarter people will live for five years. Patients have a 9 per cent chance of surviving that long.

But if it has spread to nearby tissues, many don’t make it past the six-month mark. Survival can be as low as two months in its most advanced stages.