Facing his demons has meant an evolution in not only his party reputation but also in his music. With his next album on the way, backing of a label state side and his latest single 'Kids Again' released this week, Example speaks honestly and frankly about life as it is right now.
The knockouts flew by this weekend and my brain was slightly a frazzle as 28 acts vied for a place in the final 12. In a format change, this year each teams seven acts were all up against each other. No fast passes or as previously groups of three, it was literally "every man for themselves".
It's been an exciting week of welcoming old faces and introducing new on Food Tube. We've been back-flipping around the kitchen with a parkour legend, getting to grips with a seriously big cheese, hanging out with the lady who introduced the gastro-pub to NYC and preparing to celebrate St Patrick's Day...
If I see one more creme egg brownie picture in my facebook feed I'll scream. It's time to break out, try something new. I know they're good, I know. But a change is as good as a rest. And these babies are a little less guilt inducing. They've got oats in them for goodness sake. Slow release carbs combined with an Eastery sugar fix.
Backed by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé, the 'Ban Bossy' campaign - calling for the prohibition of the apparently gendered word 'bossy' - is a big deal, whether you support it or not.
A-listers aren't just famous for their hard work and talent - they're famous for winning the genetic lottery, they're famous for being in the right place at the right time, they're famous for the privileged starts they had, that allowed them to explore and hone what talent they had and make the necessary connections to get ahead in life.
Sometimes in bedsits you have to leave notes - "please don't drink my milk" or "don't eat all my bread" - but you don't expect to have to leave a note "please don't poo in the shower". It's like you wouldn't expect to have to leave signs "please don't vomit in the oven" or "I'm sorry your pet hamster died, but please don't leave it in the freezer".
I won the Champion of Champions final of the last ever ITV1 show and I've got to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me. It's the greatest of privileges for me and I simply could not have done it without your votes. This week's blog is going to read like a rather emotional Oscar's acceptance speech and apologies for that in advance but it has to be said.
True to form, the Oscars on Sunday night was a truly momentous occasion. Even the Monday morning dopiness brought on by staying up to watch it on television was offset by the excitement of scrutinising every last detail and poring over critiques.
To celebrate International Women's Day I went to Africa with Sport Relief earlier this week to visit two projects working hard to empower young women living in the continent's biggest slum. Here are the eight things that inspired me the most during my time in Nairobi, Kenya...
It's the final this Sunday and I'm going to re-double my efforts to come up with my best performance of the whole series. I will be quite happy that I won't have to be doing any more flying - it's wasn't my finest hour. I'll be keeping my feet on the ground in future - in all senses of the phrase.
Width in sobriety is new friends, fresh places, activities and perspectives. People who are very newly sober but have worked this out will not drink again. There a direct correlation between people who embrace a full sober life, (and this concept of width) and successful sobriety.
Yesterday, the arrogant but brilliant Pound for Pound Number One fighter in the World, Floyd Mayweather announced that if Britain's Amir Khan wants to...
We are asked to believe companies are going to withdraw from Scotland because the future is so uncertain. Let's not be confused here. When they tell you about seeking clarity, the only clarification they would like is for someone to withdraw the possibility of a fairer and more democratic and therefore accountable state. Unfortunately that's not going to happen so they will continue to throw their toys out of the pram until such time as they know that independence is inevitable and then, like countless money minded people before them, they will work out that they'd be better off staying put as there is a very good chance of making money. Believe me, there will be so much more of this to come.
We fired up our frying pans at Food Tube HQ this week and challenged the whole family to come up with top toppings for Shrove Tuesday. And the gang did not let us down, whipping up a splendid batch of Pancake Day videos.
The idea that fur is springing into fashion again is absurd, even though that's the line the fur trade has tried to sell to reporters for more than a decade. You may see more fur on the catwalk, but that's because fur is so cheap that furriers have resorted to paying designers to use it. Its presence on the catwalk does not reflect what people are wearing on the high street.