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Big names congratulate Love Island winner
SOME of football’s most famous faces have congratulated Barnsley lad Tom Clare and Manchester model Molly Smith on being crowned the first Love Island All Stars’ winners. The hit ITV2 show hosted the final on Monday night and was watched by more than one million people across the UK. Tom, who used to play football for the Barnsley FC academy, entered the show for the second time in as many years in January - but...
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Barnsley lad Tom Clare wins Love Island final
BARNSLEY lad Tom Clare has won the Love Island final. The former Barnsley FC academy star has been coupled up with model Molly Smith in the South African villa. It has been Tom’s second stint on the hit ITV show, after reaching the final last year. Molly’s ex-boyfriend, Callum, was also in the final two. But the Barnsley man came out victorious, and was crowned the Love Island All Stars winner.
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Barnsley’s Tom favourite for Love Island crown
BARNSLEY lad Tom Clare is the bookies’ favourite to win the Love Island final on Monday night. The 24-year-old, who attended Darton College as a youngster, has been in the South African villa for the last month and is currently coupled up with model Molly Smith. Molly’s ex-boyfriend is Callum Jones, who is also in the villa - he’s also one of the favourites to take away the £50,000 cash prize. The former Barnsley FC...
Tom pays tribute to ‘amazing fans’
BRIT Award-winning singer Tom Walker said he thoroughly enjoyed his time in the town centre at the weekend - and is hoping to return back to Barnsley and its ‘amazing fans’ in the near future. The popstar, from Scottish town Kilsyth, has an average seven million monthly listeners on Spotify. After performing a free gig in Tamworth earlier on in the year, the 32-year-old took to social media asking his fans where he should perform...
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BRIT Award-winning Tom Walker to perform in town centre
BRIT Award winner Tom Walker will perform two free sets in the town centre this weekend. The multi-platinum selling pop star, whose hits include Leave A Light On and Head Underwater, will be in the Glass Works square on Saturday at 11am and 1pm. Tom asked his fans on social media where he should perform, asking for towns which are often left out of mainstream tours. Barnsley came out top of the list and Tom...
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Barnsley’s Sam spreads some joy
CHILDREN in Hull were thrilled to receive a visit from Barnsley’s own Sam Nixon. Known for hosting CBBC shows like Copycats and Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up, Sam is also a trained chef and serves as the ambassador of bread makers Jacksons of Yorkshire. Last week he made a trip to McMillan Nursery School to let people sample the company’s new tiger loaf, which was created in partnership with Judith Kerr’s picture book ‘The...
Band to share stage with soul legend
A POPULAR Barnsley band will be playing alongside a legend of soul music this summer. Under The Influence, fronted by Darfield man Jamie Marsh, have been announced as one of the acts featuring at the Askern Music Festival on Saturday July 13. Topping the bill will be Billy Ocean, someone who the band regularly cover in their sets. It is another boost for the band who are gathering momentum again after a break. Jamie said:...
Why Kenny decided to move on ...
MANY of us were sad to see Barnsley actor Kenny Doughty make his final appearance as DS Aiden Healy in the Christmas special of Vera. Kenny left the series after almost ten years and and admits it wasn’t an easy decision to make. In an interview with Radio Times, Kenny, who is originally from Ardsley, said: "I made the decision before we started filming series 12. That was initially going to be the...
Barnsley's Tom Clare in shock recoupling with Molly Smith
BARNSLEY’S Love Island star Tom Clare has coupled up with model Molly Smith in a shock recoupling. The ex-Barnsley FC academy star arrived in South Africa for his second stint on the iconic ITV2 show earlier this week. He’s already managed to ruffle a few feathers, after having dates with Georgia Steel, Arabella Chi - whose ex-boyfriend was Manchester City star Ruben Dias - and Manchester model Molly. But in yesterday’s shock...
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Band frontman coming to town
THE frontman of a top-selling band is bringing his solo show to the Birdwell Venue early this year. Tom Clarke, lead singer with The Enemy, will headline his own show on February 9. It is a rearranged date with last year’s scheduled dates put back. With his Coventry-based band they hit top spot in the album charts in 2007 with ‘We’ll Live and Die In These Towns’. They followed that up two years later with...
Love Island's Tom Clare and Molly Smith named public's favourite
BARNSLEY’S own Tom Clare and model Molly Smith have been named the public’s favourite couple after surviving being dumped from the Love Island villa. The former Barnsley FC academy star entered the South African villa last week - and on Tuesday’s show was named as the public’s favourite couple. One of Tom’s best friends, Casey O’Gorman, has now arrived in the villa as a bombshell - but he’s got his sights set on...
Will Tom Clare spark fireworks in the Love Island Villa?
BARNSLEY lad Tom Clare has found himself in the middle of a love triangle - and it could cause fireworks in the villa. Tom is currently coupled up with model Molly Smith, but there’s clearly a connection with Georgia Steel - who he has reportedly had a ‘fling’ with on the outside. She is coupled up with Molly’s ex Callum - but on the ITV2 show this weekend, Georgia confirmed she’d prefer to...
Tom makes Love Island return
BARNSLEY lad Tom Clare has returned to the Love Island villa less than a year after making it to the final of the ITV show. The former Barnsley FC academy star fell short at the final hurdle of last year’s show after being in a couple with Samie Elishi from London. He made his return to the TV screen on Tuesday night as a ‘bombshell’ for the All Stars season of the show - and...