THE funeral of TV star Dale Winton will take place on Tuesday, on what would have been his 63rd birthday.

The Supermarket Sweep star was found dead at his home in north London on April 18 and will be laid to rest at a church in central London.

David Walliams, Paul O’Grady and Steve Allen were among the stars to pay tribute after the news of his death emerged.

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THE Queen’s knowledge and passion for farming and the environment will be showcased in three special episodes of Countryfile set on the royal estates.

The BBC One programme will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and 30 years since its first episode was broadcast with a series of specials called Queen And Country.

Presenters Matt Baker, Anita Rani, John Craven and Adam Henson have been granted permission by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to explore the grounds surrounding the royal estates of Windsor, Balmoral and Sandringham.

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SIR Anthony Hopkins has said he does not know if he is a grandfather after becoming estranged from his daughter.

The actor, who starred in two films with his only child, Abigail, said he does not care either way.

The actress, whose mother is Sir Anthony’s first wife Petronella Barker, is now approaching 50.

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CORONATION Street’s Jack P Shepherd has said he has to “shake off” his character after filming scenes for his male rape storyline.

The actor’s alter ego David Platt has been struggling to cope since he was drugged and assaulted by Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton).

Asked how he relaxes after shooting the challenging scenes, Shepherd said: “I take myself off for a short while to shake off David.

“I have to take myself into quite a dark place to get that emotion so it is important to get yourself back in reality quickly.”

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The actor, 30, said it has been vital to handle the story properly.