Bolton-born Lady Showbiz, aka Karen Walters, casts an eye over this week's celebrity news. An entrepreneur, she has worked in entertainment for more than 12 years and is also a presenter on Bolton FM, as well as patron to Bolton Hospice and on the board of Boot Out Breast Cancer​

Celebrities are now an inspiration as they get older.

Dame Helen Mirren, aged 70, Joanna Lumley, aged 69, and Dolly Parton, aged 70, were named in a survey as role models.

I for one love that females are topping the survey. It’s not that long ago a female over the age of 40, we would be seen as old, overlooked in employment, and not referred to as beautiful!

David Sinclair, director of 'The Longevity Centre UK, said: 'Old age should not be a barrier to an active lifestyle.

"Indeed, our recent research last year revealed one in four men and one in 10 women aged over 85 had sex in the last year.'

Oh my how times are changing and, according to research, to launch GrandFest 2016 - 41 per cent of 60 to 69-year old do not see themselves as beginning old age for 15 years. 

So... c'mon Julie (Walters) aged 66, saying to the Radio Times: 'The thought of overcoming your fear is interesting'. You are NOT too old, you CAN do I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and I'm sure you can overcome the spiders.

As Little Mix embrace their feminism and embark on  'Get Weird' tour, embracing their different shapes and sizes and looking stunning... even in BIG PANTS!  Dame Joan Bakewell, caused fury as she announced that eating disorders, such as anorexia are linked to narcissism and is about people having a desire to be 'beautiful, healthy and thin'.

For girls, and boys suffering anorexia, it is usually the only thing in their life that 'they can control' - they may be suffering bullying, divorce or bereavement. Thankfully she apologised, frankly she had no option.

Elvis is alive! After the successful collaboration with the Philharmonic Orchestra last year, scoring a number one with album If I Can Dream, The King is now being taken on tour via the stage and with the King's ex-wife, Priscilla set to make a guest appearance.

The six-date arena tour commences on November 17 in Glasgow, taking in Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, London and Manchester. Tickets go on sale Friday -