In case you haven’t heard, in what is a twist in the story not many saw coming – or believed was even genuine at first – Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been arrested in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organised crime group, and are being detained for 24-hours alongside two other Romanian suspects.
Prosecutors in the country said Tate and the other three suspects “appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost”.
Need a bit of context to that last part? Well, let us bring you up to speed.
Earlier this week, 36-year-old former professional kickboxer turned controversial media personality and self-professed misogynist Andrew Tate took to social media to ask 19-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg to provide him with her email address so that he could send her “a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions”.
Tate – who has grabbed headlines several times this year due to his misogynistic comments, which have previously seen banned from Twitter, Instagram, and most notably TikTok – gloated that he currently has 33 cars and that “this is just the start” of his growing collection.
Alongside his tweet demanding Thunberg’s contact details, Tate also shared a picture of himself filling one of his Bugatti supercars with fuel.
But Thunberg was having none of it.
The teenage activist then hit back at Tate in what is a now-viral tweet with over 2.3 million likes and counting in less than 24 hours, writing on Twitter: “Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at smalld**[email protected].”
After retweeting several tweets from other people in response to Thunberg’s comment that supported his side, Tate then decided it was time to properly respond to his “small d**k energy” being called out, and shared a somewhat confusing two-minute video of himself directly addressing Thunberg.
Sat in a dark mahogany wood office, wearing a boxing-style robe, and smoking a cigar, Tate went on a rather confusing rant in his video response, claiming that Thunberg was referring to herself in her comeback, and that she is the one with “small d**k energy”.
He also accused the “global matrix” of deploying a “bot farm” to make the 19-year-old’s tweet go viral.
But by far one of the most bizarre parts of the video sees Tate address someone off-camera by telling them to “bring me pizza” and to make sure “these boxes are not recycled”, before continuing with his explanation.
And it was those very pizza boxes that could have been the key to his downfall.
After being met with a tidal wave of praise for her initial response to Tate, with some even calling it 2022’s “peak moment” and the tweet skyrocketing into the top 10 most liked tweets of all time, Thunberg didn’t miss what could be one of her last chances to take a swipe at Tate following his arrest.
Taking to Twitter once again this morning following an action-packed night, Thunberg didn’t hold back and cleverly called-out Tate’s refusal to recycle.
Her tweet reads: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”
With many likely having been waiting with baited breath to see what Thunberg had to say about the arrest, her latest tweet seems to be heading in the same direction as her first response, and has already gone viral racking up over 600,000 likes and 115,000 retweets, and counting in less than two hours.
Thousands of people have once again praised Thunberg for her perfectly-timed words.
Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.