Merge 104.8 | 17 November 2020
Ellen DeGeneres has thanked her “amazing” staff while accepting the People’s Choice Award for Daytime Talk Show Of 2020. She said she “loves” the crew for giving “100% of themselves” – after her show was accused of having a “toxic” environment. Ellen then thanked her fans for “sticking by her” following multiple allegations of workplace misconduct and claims from former employees that she’s “mean.”
Simon Cowell will be making his first public appearance at a charity event in December since breaking his back in an accident in August. He broke his back in three places after falling off his electric bike and has been forced to step away from public life as he recovers. After the accident he had emergency surgery to have rods inserted into his back and was told he couldn’t work for six months.
Ed Sheeran’s first demo album that he recorded when he was just 13 is being sold for the second time after a previous copy made $66k at auction. The current seller bought the collection of love songs from his mother and is keen to support musicians from the area. There are 20 copies of the CD and Ed still owns 19 of them after previously saying that he didn’t want anybody to ‘get hold of a copy’. It will be sold alongside a copy of Ed Sheeran’s second CD, The Orange Room, released in 2005.