15 May 2020 00:34
KEITH Lemon called Stacey Solomon a "beautiful rodent" as he made cheekily fun of her looks on The One Show tonight. 4 Naughty Keith Lemon said his Teen Wolf looked like Stacey Solomon Holding up crafts he had made while promoting his new show Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft, Keith said: "I made Teen Wolf, which is fantastic from one side, but when you turn him the other way he looks like Stacey Solomon with a beard." Defending his comments, Keith replied: "Stacey said to me herself 'I've got horse-like features', I look like a rodent' and I said, yes, but a beautiful rodent. The joker's interview got off to a rocky start when he thought Michael had given out the wrong information about his Channel 4 series. Introducing the Celeb Juice presenter, Michael said: "There's a new crafting on our TV screens and it's fronted by an inspired choice of Keith Lemon." London (CNN) Britain has approved a coronavirus antibody test developed by pharmaceutical company Roche and is now working towards acquiring enough kits for widespread testing. UK health officials determined the tests were "highly specific," with an accuracy of 100%, in an independent evaluation, Public Health England (PHE) said in a statement to CNN.
"Last week, scientific experts at PHE Porton Down carried out an independent evaluation of the new Roche SARS-CoV-2 serology assay in record time, concluding that it is a highly specific assay with specificity of 100%," said Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK Coronavirus Testing Programme. "This is a very positive development because such a highly specific anti-body test is a very reliable marker of past infection," he said. Antibody blood tests to find out whether individuals have had Covid-19 are unlikely to be generally available on the NHS any time soon, it has emerged, despite continued enthusiasm from government ministers and advisers on Thursday. At the daily Downing Street press conference, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said the antibody test could be "game-changing" if it emerged that people who had gone through coronavirus enjoyed long-term immunity. "I think it's very exciting that there's a very, very reliable, possibly even 100% reliable, antibody test," he said.
But the Department of Health and Social Care appeared in no rush to take up the offer or that from Roche, which also says it can provide millions of tests to the UK. In addition to the recent huge expansion of the UK's swab-based coronavirus testing capacity, we are exploring the use of antibody testing across the NHS and ultimately the wider public," said a spokesman. "We are delighted that devices are progressing through validation, and are actively working on our plans for rolling out antibody testing and will make announcements in due course." Underlying the cautious approach will be anxiety that individuals will seek antibody tests on the assumption that if they have had Covid-19, they will be immune and can freely mix with other people. But scientists say it is not known whether any level of antibodies is enough to prevent re-infection, whether immunity lasts more than weeks or months, and whether people could still carry the virus and infect others. "A positive result to a reliable antibody test will tell us if that person has encountered the virus in the past and mounted an immune response.
"Like many other British businesses McLaren has been severely affected by the current pandemic and we are therefore exploring a variety of different funding options to help navigate these short-term business interruptions," the spokesman said, without giving details. McLaren were the first Formula One team to furlough staff in April because of the new coronavirus, with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz joining senior management in taking a pay cut. The team announced on Thursday that Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo would be joining in 2021, with Sainz heading to Ferrari. The Formula One team are the second most successful in the sport's history, after Ferrari in terms of race wins and championships, and gave Mercedes' six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton his debut in 2007. Ferrari will pair Charles Leclerc with Carlos Sainz in 2021 as the Italian team looks to get back to Formula One's summit. Following the announcement of his impending move, take a look at Sainz's career so far. Sainz later raced in British and European championships and made his mark at the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, winning seven races with DAMS to take the title and draw interest from F1 teams... A month after winning the 3.5 Series, it was confirmed Sainz would be making the step up to F1 with Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso. Sainz, who was part of Red Bull's young driver programme, finished ninth on debut at the Australian Grand Prix and went one better in Malaysia. Sainz collected 46 points in 2016 and ended up 12th in the championship standings. That was brought forward for the final four races of the 2017 season, though, after Jolyon Palmer left Renault, and Sainz concluded the season with 54 points to finish ninth in the drivers' standings. Sainz had just one full campaign with Renault - his fifth-place finish in Azerbaijan his best return - and switched to McLaren for 2019, replacing compatriot Fernando Alonso. He had a far from ideal start with his new team, retiring in Australia and then crashing in Bahrain and China, before he began to consistently finish among the points. And Sainz showed his comfort in the McLaren around the Red Bull Ring, making his way through the field to finish eighth at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix having started from the back of the grid. A spot in the top three had proved elusive for Sainz in his F1 career - and that did not look like changing when he lined up at the back of the pack for the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix.