School’s Out For Summer!

A2003675-C923-417F-A548-98C7C83C2B5DSchools out for Summer and parents here on the island are now tearing their hair out of what to do with their kids for the next 3 months! Those of us whose work takes in the summer now struggle to keep them entertained. I’ve banged on for ages that it’s far too long a holiday but unfortunately I can’t see it changing. So we need to get on with it and our two will be doing tennis, boxing, swimming and football. Basically anything to wear them out!

Love Island bosses are reportedly launching a winter Love Island after this year’s soaring viewing figures.

This show’s producers are said to be looking to cash in on the gap in the schedule this year left by Celebrity Big Brother and they think this could be the perfect way to fill it.

ITV big-wigs are keen to avoid another flop like Survival of the Fittest and have therefore decided to stick to the same format as Love Island to ensure the show is a success.

It is claimed that the show will be filmed not here unfortunately but in South Africa over Christmas.

After the flop of Survival of the Fittest producers want to keep the format simple and mop up the gaping hole Celebrity Big Brother left reality TV hungry audiences.

Winter Love Island makes sense as fans adore the drama and love triangles and everyone wants to enjoy a bit of sun on screens in the cold winter months.

It’s still in the very early stages and casting isn’t even close, but producers at ITV Studios and crew are definitely gearing up for it.

If you’re a fan and you’re here in Mallorca on Thursday then you might want to get yourselves to Gringos at the Pirates theatre. Joe Garrett who was voted out of Love Island this week will making a personal appearance.

What about a Love Island for the over 50’s? Or should we just call it Benidorm?

After the euphoria of getting past Albacete last Sunday on aggregate by 2-1, it was a disappointing result for Real Mallorca on Thursday as they lost their play-off final 1st leg by 2-0. Having been reduced to 10 men on 35 minutes it could have been a lot worse and not helped by a Ref who wasn’t that great either like most in this league to be honest. So on to Sunday where it’s an amazing sellout of 21,000 and 100’s more could have been sold I am told. A great atmosphere is a must for the team to get themselves back in the game. Interestingly if Mallorca are winning after extra time by 2-0 then it doesn’t go to penalties. They will be promoted as they finished in 5th place and Deportivo finished 6th. Much better way of doing it in my opinion. The winners are guaranteed a pot of at least 40 million euros and if Mallorca triumph it means the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona etc will be coming to the island which boosts our economy. It will help airlines, hotels, bars, restaurants and not to mention the island being shown to a worldwide tv audience.

Good luck to Atlético Baleares who also got themselves through last Sunday against Melilla by 1-0 and now face Mirandes in a two legged play-off to go up to La Liga 123 where Mallorca currently are. They’re away this Sunday and at home next Sunday.

Another sellout of tickets happened this week at the WTA Mallorca Open over in Santa Ponsa. Now in its fourth year it’s now attracting both great players and the crowds too. On Thursday World Number 6 Angelique Kerber played the former World Number 1 Maria Sharapova. On my home to Santa Ponsa that afternoon the queue of cars came out to the roundabout from where the venue is  and people were walking to the venue. Kerber won in two sets. It carries on until Sunday and if you can’t get there it’s on BT Sport. Two sellouts in the same week shows the island is a hotbed for sport and long may it continue as it once again shows us in a positive light.

The “dad bod” is apparently more preferable to women than washboard abs .

The term “dad bod” is a relatively recent one, dating back to 2015.

According to the Collins English Dictionary, its an untoned and slightly plump male physique, especially one considered attractive.

Survey results published by Planet Fitness show 78% of people think confidence is king.

The summary said: “Nearly four in five among both women and men believe a ‘dad bod’ is a sign of a man who is confident in his own skin.”

Their findings also showed how 65% of people say the dad bod is attractive, and 61% said men with dad bods are sexy, which is up 10% from last year.

Not just that, but the men who have a dadbod were also found to be a happy lot.

“More men with a dad bod – this year in comparison to last – say they are happier with their body – 79% vs. 64%,” the survey reported.

“Having that body type has improved their life in some way – 72% vs. 62%

“Dad bod has made them more relaxed – 46% vs. 37%

“Men who say their ‘dad bod’ has improved their life this year claim their body type has helped them accept themselves – 48%.

“Or made them less concerned with their appearance – 47%”

I knew it but I’m still doing some gym stuff nevertheless.

Good luck with keeping your kids entertained.

Enjoy your weekend!

Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at www.radioonemallorca.comon mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. . If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!

Feel free to email him at rprior@globobalear.

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