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Strictly Come Dancing eyeing up Mrs Hinch and Zoella for 2020 series



Will Mrs Hinch or Zoella be appearing on Strictly this year? (Picture: Rex; Getty)

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are looking to book a big social media star in an attempt to attract a younger audience to the upcoming series of the BBC show.

According to reports, producers are eyeing up the likes of Mrs Hinch and YouTuber and influencer Zoella, as well as TikTok star Holly H for the 2020 line-up.

Last year, Zoella’s brother Joe Sugg competed in the programme alongside vlogger Saffron Baker, with a source disclosing that they ‘proved booking a big name from social media attracts a young audience.’

The insider continued to The Sunday Mirror: ‘Holly H, Mrs Hinch and Zoella are very much on the bookers’ radar.

‘Most of Strictly’s older viewers will not know what TikTok is but it is becoming such a big platform they think it will be a perfect way of attracting young fans to the show.’

Joe Sugg appeared on the show last year (Picture: BBC)

Other names reportedly approached for the show include former pop star Myleene Klass, Jonathan Ross’ wife Jane Goldman and Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly.

BBC boss Kate Phillips revealed that they are ‘looking very carefully’ into airing Strictly this year.

When chatting on a video call held by the Edinburgh TV Festival as part of its The Controller series, Kate said (via PA): ‘We are absolutely looking very carefully at Strictly and how we could do Strictly this autumn.

‘That is absolutely one of our big priorities, making sure we can bring you a great Strictly. But I think inevitably things are going to change.’

Meanwhile, head judge Shirley Ballas said that she was certain the show would return in 2020.

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Speaking to The Sun, Shirley said: ‘I spoke to some people and they will do anything and everything to make sure that show goes on. ‘

We are in tough times with the coronavirus but where there is a will, there is a way. ‘I feel like they will come through.’ has contacted Zoella, Holly H and Mrs Hinch’s reps for comment and the BBC.

Strictly Come Dancing is expected to return in the autumn on BBC One.

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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 is set to launch on August 18



After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s  Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio today announced that the next-gen Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18. Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99) and premium deluxe ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports.

The last part may come as somewhat of an amazement, given that Microsoft and Asobo are utilizing resources from Bing Maps and some AI enchantment on Azure to basically reproduce the Earth — and the entirety of its air terminals — in Flight Simulator 2020. In any case, the group more likely than not invested some additional energy in making a portion of these bigger air terminals particularly sensible and today, if you somehow managed to purchase even one of these bigger air terminals as an extra for Flight Simulator X or X-Plane, you’d effortlessly be burning through $30 or more.

The default release highlights 20 planes and 30 hand-demonstrated air terminals, while the luxurious release knocks that up to 25 planes and 35 air terminals and the top of the line form accompanies 30 planes and 40 air terminals.

Among those air terminals not displayed in the entirety of their great detail in the default release (they are as yet accessible there, incidentally — just without a portion of the additional detail) are any semblance of Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Frankfurt, Heathrow and San Francisco.

Similar remains constant for planes, with the 787 just accessible in the exclusive bundle, for instance. In any case, in light of what Asobo has appeared in its ordinary updates up until now, even the 20 planes in the standard release have been demonstrated in unquestionably more detail than in past forms, and possibly past what some additional items give today.

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Robinhood raises $320M more, bringing its latest round to $600M at an $8.6B valuation



The stakes keep getting higher for American discount brokerage Robinhood, which today disclosed that it has added hundreds of millions of dollars to its previously disclosed funding round.

Counting the $280 million that the organization had just declared, Robinhood said that it was “satisfied to share” that it “raised an extra $320 million in resulting closings.” Its now $600 million subsidizing round brings its post-cash valuation to $8.6 billion. Fortune previously announced the news.

(A detail, yet the new capital is a piece of the equivalent round as it was raised at a similar cost. TechCrunch revealed when the organization’s $280 million round was declared, the fintech organization was worth $8.3 billion. Another $300 million in capital at a level offer value implies that the organization’s valuation ought to have ascended by just the dollar sum included. As it did.)

Robinhood’s new capital was as obvious as its first tranche of this megaround; the previous startup is seeing interest for its item flood as financial specialists of all sizes partake in the year’s tremendous value unpredictability. Many contributing and-reserve funds centered fintech organizations are getting a charge out of a colossal year, as buyers hope to store and utilize their money.

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Snapchat tests TikTok-style navigation for exploring public content



Snapchat could be gearing up to more directly challenge TikTok. The company confirmed it’s testing a new experience that allows users to move through Snapchat’s public content with a vertical swiping motion — a gesture that’s been popularized by TikTok,  where it allows users to advance between videos. Snapchat says the feature is one of its experiments in exploring different, immersive visual formats for community content.

The test is centered around content that is distributed freely to Snapchat Discover, not your companions’ private Stories. But since Stories can have various parts, clients will at present tap to progress through the Story, as in the past. However, in the new analysis, an even swiping movement — either to one side or right — will leave the experience, rather than moving you between Stories, as in the past.

For any individual who invests a lot of their energy in TikTok, the vertical swipe currently feels like a progressively regular approach to travel through recordings. Also, it’s practically bewildering to come back to Snapchat or different applications where the level swipe is utilized.

This test was first spotted by online networking consultant Matt Navarra, citing a post from Twitter client @artb2668. One photograph being shared shows the spring up in the application which discloses how to explore the new experience, while a video gives you a thought for the vibe.

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