hello, this is breakfast with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. a lifeline for thousands of businesses hit by the collapse of carillion. £100 million worth of taxpayer backed loans are being offered to firms who need help, but some companies tell breakfast it's too little, too late. good morning. it's saturday 3rd february. also this morning: rage boils over in court. a father of three girls abused by the doctor of the american gymnastics team apologises for his actions and says he's no hero. "talk is cheap. " the boss of the fbi hits back at donald trump in a row over a memo that accuses the bureau of bias. in sport, a stunning comeback in the tennis, for a new british star. in his first professional match on red clay, cameron norrie, causes a major upset, coming from two sets to love down to level the davis cup tie against spain. and the six nations gets under way,
here in cardiff. and severe pain causes lady gaga to cancel the last ten dates of her european tour. and ben rich has the weather. good morning. your saturday looks great, damp and cold in most places. snow over some high ground in the north and then the weather looks set to stay cold throughout the rest of the weekend and into next week. all the details on the way. good morning. first, our main story. small businesses affected by the collapse of carillion are being offered the chance to apply for government backed loans from high street lenders.
thousands of suppliers were left unpaid after the firm went into liquidation in january. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. britain's second biggest construction company collapsed three weeks ago leaving debts of almost £1 billion and a pensions deficit ofa similaramount. apart from those directly employed at carillion, thousands of smaller suppliers and contractors faced ruin due to unpaid debts. now the government is providing guarantees to small firms worth £100 million through the state—backed british business bank. these will allow companies who lost money due to carillion get bank loans. but it also means taxpayers might be on the hook if someone defaults. additionally the uk banking sector has promised to take the circumstances surrounding carillion into consideration if individuals face problems repaying loans, overdraft or mortgages. the extent of the damage to the wider uk economy of one firm's collapse is coming into sharp focus. joe lynam, bbc news. kevin mclaughlan owns a painting and
decorating firm that carried out work on behalf of carillion. he gave us work on behalf of carillion. he gave us his response to the announcement. a meeting i had in the city with one of the developers, a job we were on, five companies went into liquidation. some people don't want to talk. it's like yourself. if you have mortgage arrears, do you tell your friends? have mortgage arrears, do you tell yourfriends? i have mortgage arrears, do you tell your friends? i went public because the story needs to be told. persistent we in is wrong. a lot of people are hurting, manufacturers, trades, suppliers. ithink people are hurting, manufacturers, trades, suppliers. i think the fallout is only going to accelerate. a father whose three daughters were among those abused by us gymnastics doctor larry nassar has apologised, after trying to attack
him at a court in michigan. nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison last month after more than 150 women testified that he had sexually abused them. monika plaha reports. to my parents, thank you for all your love and support through all of this. throughout larry nassar‘s sentencing hearings, women have shared their horrific tales of abuse at the hands of the disgraced doctor. on friday, the testimonies continued, with the heartbreaking account of the margraves family, whose three daughters were all victimised. after hearing two of his daughters recount their ordeals, randall margraves asked for a turn to speak as a distraught father. i would ask you to, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon. i have a feeling... would you do that? that is not how our... yes or no? no, sir, i can't do that. would you give me one minute? you know that i can't do that.
that's not how our legal system... well, i'm gonna have to... the chaotic and raw moment showed the guilt and pain that parents and families are still struggling with. believing the father had suffered enough, the judge said he would be released without charge. there's no way that this court is going to issue any type of punishment given the circumstances of this case. at a press conference afterwards, the margraves girls defended their father. he reacted in a way that i feel most fathers would have done and probably wanted to do in a situation like this. randall margraves said he was not a hero, but the real heroes were his girls and the other victims. if it wasn't for all the brave girls and women that have come forward before now, i don't know if my family could have come forward now. the case has inevitably sparked numerous investigations into why michigan state university, where he was employed, along with usa gymnastics and the us olympic committee failed to stop him.
the conservative mpjacob rees mogg, a prominent brexit campaigner, has been caught up in scuffles. police were called, but so far no arrests have been made. the university of the west of england said it was appalled by what happened and it fully supported free speech. i think that we live in a free society and freedom of speech the boss of the fbi has hit back at donald trump in a row over the release of a secret republican memo, which accuses the agency of political bias against the president. in an email to staff, christopher wray said "talk is cheap" and that the bureau would continue to investigate "independently and by the book." democrats have said the release was another effort to undermine the inquiry into alleged collusion with russia. 0ur north america correspondent peter bowes reports. this is the memo that sunk relations between the president and the fbi to a new low. the document, written
by republicans, makes the case that the justice department and the fbi showed bias towards donald trump while buying on one of his advisers. a warrant for the surveillance operation was based on a dossier of information compiled by a former british intelligence agent who was desperate for donald trump to lose the election. i think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country, and when you look at that and you see that and so many other things, what's going on, a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse than that. but the democrats say the memo doesn't tell the full story and is a shameful effort to discredit the ongoing investigation into the trump campaign's links with russia. the head of the fbi is defiant. addressing his staff, christopher wray said: reporter: is the memo a dud, sir, is it a dud?
donald trump is smiling again but this is a vicious fight at the heart of the us government. some are saying the only winners are the russians. peter bowes, bbc news. lady gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates of the european leg of her world tour due to severe pain. shows in london and manchester are among those affected. in a statement posted on twitter she said she was devastated, but needed to put herself and her well—being first. the singer has fibromyalgia, a long—term condition which can cause pain all over the body. we understand that people will be
able to get a refund on tickets from the point of sale on monday. it's a case that has shaken the medical profession — a junior doctor, hadiza bawa—garba, was struck off for life last week after the death of a six—year—old boy. she had been found guilty of killing jack adcock through gross negligence manslaughter. but many in the medical profession suggest she has been made a scapegoat. more than 8,000 doctors have signed a petition calling for dr bawa—garba to be reinstated, claiming that the decision sets a dangerous precedent. as victoria kirby—keyes explains. it was february 20 when six—year—old jack adcock, a child with down‘s syndrome is, died of a cardiac arrest at leicester infirmary. he
had developed sepsis. dr bawa—garba stopped others from performing cpr, thinking that the was a notice is not to resuscitate. if he had been given the treatment and passed away, we would have been devastated, but we would have been devastated, but we would have been devastated, but we would have been able move on instead of having to fight. dr bawa—garba was found guilty of malpractice. it was found that there had been problems with the system. the general medical council has challenged decisions in the high
court and one. now she has been struck off, i would like to think thatisit struck off, i would like to think that is it and they leave us alone and let us grieve and get on with oui’ and let us grieve and get on with our lives with our beautiful daughter. but now many of dr bawa—garba's fellow medics have given their support. they have raised £200,000 so she can begin an appeal to practice medicine again. kirsty mckinlay is a clinical negligence barrister and we're joined from london by drjenny vaughan who started the crowd funding campaign. ifi if i could ask you first, doctor vaughan, it's difficult herring from the family as we did then the film a moment ago, but what is the principle behind your support? can i first of all said that it is absolutely tragic that the child has died and my heart goes out to the family. however, hadiza bawa—garba
that day faced an almost impossible day. i am a mother and that day faced an almost impossible day. iam a motherand i that day faced an almost impossible day. iam a mother and i have that day faced an almost impossible day. i am a mother and i have been a doctorfor 25 day. i am a mother and i have been a doctor for 25 years and i have day. i am a mother and i have been a doctorfor 25 years and i have never seen a doctorfor 25 years and i have never seen a case doctorfor 25 years and i have never seen a case that has caused so much anxiety and worry across our profession. notjust for doctors, but people in different areas of health care. people are thinking, if iadmit to health care. people are thinking, if i admit to my mistakes, i could end up i admit to my mistakes, i could end up on i admit to my mistakes, i could end upona i admit to my mistakes, i could end up on a manslaughter charge and end up up on a manslaughter charge and end up like her. dr bawa—garba is a paediatrician who had a completely unblemished career before this happened. she has been criminally convicted, sanctioned and struck off. basically what, what we think is she has been made a scapegoat. it's a completely tragic death, but it sets all the patient safety and reporting of error is backed by 30 yea rs. reporting of error is backed by 30 years. we're not saying that doctors are above the law. things like
reckless doctors should be sanctioned, but you have to scratch the surface and look at the facts. we are concerned that all the factors were not taken into account. cani factors were not taken into account. can ijust factors were not taken into account. can i just say, factors were not taken into account. can ijust say, dr bawa—garba is not on trial again here. you mentioned criminal negligence and manslaughter. people will be thinking that how can it be right that someone convicted of that charge can carry on within medicine? well, first of all, the thing to say is that it is interesting that the tribunal that looked at the whole picture didn't actually think that she should be restored back after a section of years to the medical register. what is not widely known is that all the hospital actions that were necessary to make the hospital said that they were not hurt that day. a lot of doctors are looking at the case and saying, that could be me. ifaced the challenges
day when i go to work. i faced the challenge where the was inadequate cover. there failure with certain systems. it means we went get the open systems. it means we went get the o pe n safety systems. it means we went get the open safety culture that could save lives. why are we not like the airline industry? why are we scapegoating individuals are not saying, what is the hospital going to do about this? how are they going to do about this? how are they going to be held accountable. white is it that two people have been convicted when it's only through whole systems analysis and looking at the human factor is that we really make patients safe. let's bring in a criminal negligence barrister. m ista kes
criminal negligence barrister. mistakes are made in hospitals, but what takes it to court? there are three branches. there is civil litigation where a patient will sue the trust. this case is unusual because the doctor faced criminal prosecution and that is gross negligence. the test for gross negligence. the test for gross negligence is not just negligence. the test for gross negligence is notjust something a reasonable practitioner will do, it has to be something that is truly exceptionally bad and in this case the doctor was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter by a jewellery, a properly directed jury. they found that she had done something that was not just let
religion, but gross negligence. one of the key issues here, is it likely that that doctor who has been convicted is likely to do harm to a patient in the future? that is the decision if you liked that the medical tribunal was trying to make and they came to a clearjudgment that it was not the case. that's right. the pts rules, that looking at the signs, which is what we are talking about. 0r at the signs, which is what we are talking about. or they were talking about was the sanction, whether it should be suspension or erasure. the difference is it's notjust about whether she is a good doctor, because she had been practising, but there are other factors. it's about whether she can practice well. part of it is whether or not she is a
good doctor and also public perception. it's vital that patients trust their doctors. it's about the public having faith in the medical profession. if people don't, they will not go to the doctor. what the high court said in part of the judgment is that it is an important factor and the only real sanction where someone has been found guilty byajury of where someone has been found guilty by a jury of negligence manslaughter is erasure. doctor vaughan, would it be possible for a doctor to go back to work having been found guilty of manslaughter? absolutely because they are doctors who have gone back to work having been found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter. people have made honest errors. we feel that she has been blamed. what
is interesting is that when the gmc made this decision, they admitted that it was nothing to do with her medical competence. so why have they taken such a hard line on her when it is clear that others have gone back to work. and when they have gone back to work, has there been a public outcry? has there been a problem with public confidence? whether problem would be with public confidence is when people see the doctor and the doctor cannot whistle—blower, speak up about errors, discuss things openly, that is the way you make patients safe. you don't make patients safe bike scapegoating and individual doctor. i'd also like to make the point that dr bawa—garba was black. there is a worrying rise when you look at doctors that are being sanction that there is an increase in the number
of black doctors. reyes could have played a part in this. we are worried that black and ethnic minority doctors who really i —— the we rely on heavily field they cannot report errors. let's pick up a couple of those issues. can i ask about, in courts of law, the feelings of the family, what happened to them has a bearing to a degree on the process. does this have any bearing on it? in this situation, in terms of the gmc... have any bearing on it? in this situation, in terms of the gmc. .. is itan situation, in terms of the gmc. .. is it an entirely medical decision? it's about her, is not really about the family. part of it is about her insight and what went wrong and that's a fact that the panel takes
into account, but it is not really about the family. in criminal cases they might have a big team impact statement. in civil cases it's all about the family because it is all about the family because it is all about their loss. doctor vaughan, briefly, what would you like to happen now? i would like to see... this case has caused widespread consternation across health care and there are no winners here. my heart goes out to the family. i have had thousands of e—mails or the doctors concerned. we have to create an open safety culture, like the airline industry. we need to make patients safe and doctors need to feel that when they come into work to serve patients, patient safety is top priority. the only way to do it is to look carefully at criminalisation
in health care and actually go through the whole system's approach where you have people openly speaking out without fear of criminal sanction. you hold people accountable, but you make people say. we know from the airline industry that it has led to 8 degrees in accidents. —— decrease in accidents. thank you. time now for the weather. many high ground in the north will see the snow, but that the rest of us see the snow, but that the rest of usa see the snow, but that the rest of us a cold and damp day, courtesy of this stripe of cloud. the weather
front has stalled across the country. pretty cold air, which is why there is snow on higher ground. throughout the day we push this cloudy, doubt whether further ease, but it's a slow process. —— cloudy, damp weatherfurther east. the wealth and the south—west, a few glimmers of brightness for a time, but throughout the afternoon the area of cloud, patchy rain and hill snow will fizzle away. i can't promise it will be dry in cardiff
for the six nations match. there is a chance of rain, the similarly in paris. wintry showers moved in from the north east and as temperatures drop away, some icy stretches and possibly frost. we will start the day a lot colder because of what's happening in continental europe. i mention it because we will be bringing ourair in mention it because we will be bringing our air in from that part of the continent. bitterly cold northerly winds and wintry showers. possibly the odd snow shower. lighter winds in the north, but further south it will feel like
freezing. we will still have that cold north—easterly wind on monday. whether france could bring some snow. largely dry elsewhere with temperatures between three and 6 degrees. that is all for now. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. it's time now for a look at the newspapers. beverley turner is with us this morning. what have you picked out for us? we will look more at the fbi trump story. trump is selling this asa trump story. trump is selling this as a smoking gun that will prove once and for all that the intelligence services in america are biased against him. it won't be a
career ending message that has come out. it started with a dossier that says that resident trump got up to all sorts with some prostitutes in a hotel. there is a lot of finger—pointing going on. hotel. there is a lot of finger-pointing going on. what happens, because politics is so polarised in america right now, is when you turn up information, people will read into it whatever they wish. of course, and no one will look at the detail of it. trump's core fan base definitely went. the message he is getting across is that the media is against me. he has said
that the investigation should be dismissed. it has undermined the credibility of mueller, and it's what we expect from trump. he said a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves. you have picked up the story that is interesting. we have spoken a lot about it over the last few weeks. it is plastic. at home i have been genuinely trying to cut down on the amount of plastic i use. you do feel guilty, don't you? it's a brilliant story. water coolers will now be on train platforms which
isa will now be on train platforms which is a brilliant idea. years ago the notion used to be that you drank from a water fountain. years ago the notion used to be that you drank from a waterfountain. now with health and safety, the idea is that you take a refillable bottle. you don't have too. there will be kids drinking from it. and if you hold your thumb very tightly over it, you can make its brain. i probably should not have said that! do not try that at home. another story, there's something about going backin story, there's something about going back in time with this. it's a police force in avon and somerset. they are advertising for anyone over the age of 25 to drive police officers around on 10—hour shifts, unpaid. not sure who this would
appeal to. someone who is retired or someone appeal to. someone who is retired or someone who is nosy. they will get a car, an unmarked vehicle, and they will drive police around. do you get to use the car? it's ambiguous in here, but i doubt you get a chance to ta ke here, but i doubt you get a chance to take it home. also, they are busy not going to be the chases in the ca i’s not going to be the chases in the cars and things. at first i thought, this is for boy racers everywhere, but it doesn't sound like it. it means you get to drive the police to a home that may have been burgled. it means that police will be able to carry out admin tasks. basically means they get a chauffeur. but if they get a call out, they are not
going to not go because the driver isa going to not go because the driver is a civilian? put your foot down. go, go, go! it's spectacularthat the police would advertise for a ten hour unpaid shift. but there is a lot of support for the police. i'm sure it will appeal to some people. my sure it will appeal to some people. my dad would go up thatjob. my mum would love it because she would be able to find out everything that is going on. she could put the light on and lean out the window. at wick got time for another one? i do think we have. i think we are done. thank you. it's 9:30am. it's warming up in
saturday kitchen. 0ur our special guest is sarah haglund. you are facing food heaven or food help? i have a really sweet tooth. so that is food heaven. my hell is gnocchi. and bone marrow which i really wa nt gnocchi. and bone marrow which i really want to like because it is meant to be good for you and it is horrible. and the other thing is sweet breads. i think i have been honest and brave. you have. please let it be heaven. the lines will be opened soon. we have two great chefs here as well. what have you got for us? keeping you busy. we have crab,
a soy, and spicy sauce. and we have a soy, and spicy sauce. and we have a pasta master there will be some fresh pasta. a wide ribbon pasta with my ragout recipe with big chunks of meat. don't forget, you quys chunks of meat. don't forget, you guys are chunks of meat. don't forget, you guys are in charge of sarah's food heaven and food hell. something about saturday mornings, it is always the spicy stuff which gets me. in a good whereabouts way? i like spicy things. bit more enthusiasm in yourface! hello, this is breakfast with
charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. coming up before ten, ben will have the weather for you. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. contractors affected by the collapse of carillion will be able to apply for government backed loans from high street lenders. thousands of suppliers were left unpaid after the construction giant went into liquidation injanuary. ministers say the state—owned british business bank will guarantee £100 million of lending to those firms, which should make it easier for them to borrow. kevin mcloughlin owns a painting and
decorating firm which carries out work on behalf of carillion. he gave his response to today's announcement. a meeting i had in the city with one of the developers, with five companies who had gone into liquidation, i spoke to lots of people and they said do you know anyone else? a lot of people do not wa nt to anyone else? a lot of people do not want to talk. if you have mortgage arrears, di canio friends? the reason i went public is because i knew we had it ring—fenced and we could deal with it. the story has to be told. the system we have is wrong. there are a lot of people hurting, manufacturers and trade suppliers. i believe the fallout is only going to accelerate. a father whose three daughters were among those abused by us gymnastics doctor larry nassar has apologised, after trying to attack him at a court in michigan. nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison last month, after more than 150 women testified that he had sexually abused them.
randall margraves' daughter morgan spoke after the incident in the courtroom. it was hard for my dad to hear what each of us experienced specifically today, and it's easy to get caught up when emotions are running high. he reacted in a way that i think most fathers would have done and probably wanted to do in a situation like this but after reflecting on what happened earlier, my father is remorseful. justice cannot be served by one individual, it must go through the judicial system. the conservative mpjacob rees mogg — a prominent brexit campaigner — has been caught up in scuffles with protesters who tried to disrupt a speech he was making to students at a university in bristol. police were called but, so far, no arrests have been made. the university of the west of england said it was appalled by what happened, and it fully supported free speech. the boss of the fbi has hit back at donald trump in a row over the release of a secret
republican memo, which accuses the agency of political bias against the president. in an email to staff, christopher wray said "talk is cheap" and that the bureau would continue to investigate "independently and by the book." democrats have said the release was another effort to undermine the inquiry into alleged collusion with russia. lady gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates of the european leg of her world tour due to "se shows in london and manchester are among those affected. in a statement posted on twitter she said she was devastated, but needed to put herself and her well—being first. the singer has fibromyalgia, a long—term condition which can cause pain all over the body. backin back in 2013! spoke to lady gaga. that was not long after a hip injury
derailed her world tour. let's look back. you know, i worked really hard. i then truly have a threshold for pain, meaning i can take a lot of it. i just for pain, meaning i can take a lot of it. ijust kept going. ijust went out on stage doing the show. 0ne went out on stage doing the show. one night in america, i started to feel some pain and that was after 99 shows. i had a crater in my hip and it is all fixed now. you said as you are on stage now, you arejust it is all fixed now. you said as you are on stage now, you are just going through the motions, making sure everything is working properly? iamb reawakening my everything is working properly? iamb reawa kening my muscles. everything is working properly? iamb reawakening my muscles. i am dancing the same way i have always danced. i'm going in there with no fear but ican i'm going in there with no fear but i can feel my muscles spasming and waking up as i am dancing. it is kind of exciting. ifeel like
frankenstein! that was back in 2013. who knows if some of the issues that affected to then affect her now. the hair was pa rt then affect her now. the hair was part of her mermaid says. that is pa rt part of her mermaid says. that is part of her mermaid says. that is part of her mermaid says. that is part of her look, she likes to look wacky. very effective with the lighting. where will your crustaceans? if i had lighting. where will your crustaceans? ifi had known, clearly. . . crustaceans? ifi had known, clearly... just to confirm that the tour dates in london and manchester are cancelled. you can get a full refund. so the six nations, it all starts. we will speak to 0lly foster in a moment. but the other big stories briefly. they recognise the man behind you? a lot of people will not. no andy murray, no kyle edmund, so up steps, cameron norrie. he's 22 and made his davis cup debut against spain yesterday and came from two sets down, to beat world number 23 roberto bautista agut, and level the tie at 1—1.
liam broady lost the first singles match to albert ramos—vinolas. but norrie produced the performance of his life to beat a man ranked 91 places above him in the world. he only turned professional last june and this was his first ever professional match on red clay. jamie murray and dominic inglot play in the doubles rubber later today and it's live on bbc two and the bbc sport website from 1 o'clock this afternoon. ijust looked at my forehand the whole match and thought i was tougher than the guy. physically had some problems in the end but i was really pumped with my efforts, it's given me lots of confidence. my first match on clay so i'm just stoked. stoked! steph was so excited she threw her spoon on the floor. it was worth dropping the whole kitchen! he says stoked because he was born in new zealand and grew up in south africa. i tell you who else
is stoked, the bolton wanderers fans. in the championship, bolton wanderers are out of the relegation zone, after a 1—0 win over promotion chasing bristol city. former newcastle forward sammy ameobi scored this cracker late on. city remain in 5th. in rugby league, wigan and wakefield are off to winning starts, while st helen's lived up to their billing as super league favourites, thrashing last season's runners—up castleford 46 points to six. ben barba collected man of the match going overfor two tries, while mark percival scored a hat—trick. so then, as promised, back to the big kick—off in the six nations by. big kick—off in the six nations rugby. 0ur man 0lly foster is pitch side under the roof in cardiff, where whales are hoping to bring scotland's new—found confidence crushing down into the turf. guess, they certainly are. good morning. it is amazing how busy this stadium is. getting ready for 711,000 500.
kicking things off in this year's six nations championship. across the six weeks there are 15 matches to decide which is the best team in the northern hemisphere. 1 million fans will be at all those stadium from rome, to edinburgh, london and dublin to hear in cardiff. let's bring in the chair of the wru, gareth edwards. good morning. the reason is open. it will be quite an honour to kick things off? yes, the six nations opens with great expectations from every nation. we all think we will be the champions but reality kicks in today. scotland coming to wales. a rejuvenated scotland from a successful autumn series. everyone has injuries. yes, it is disappointing to lose some
players but the welsh team has a fresh look to it and hopefully they will turn it on. a great opportunity for them. they know scotland are a very positive and accomplished unit. warren gatland has picked ten scarlets players. ten years ago warren gatland started his journey with wales. what has he done for wales in ten years? five ayr it has been remarkable. the current day professionalism that someone has survived. it is a cut-throat industry. he has brought a lot of discipline and credit to himself and his team. obviously, he will look for the next 18 months looking for a bank. despite the fact he has been here ten years, i think he has still got a job to do and being a competitive animal he wants to ensure he does a good job. what about this stadium with the roof on? it isa
about this stadium with the roof on? it is a cacophony. you have to leave your groundsman over their putting the lines down. it is one of my favourite stadiums. it is fantastic. all credit to scotland. it highlights the renewed confidence with scotland. i think it is only right that we would say that is our stadium so we would say whether we have the roof closed or not. it is credit to scotland. every international player wants to play in the best environment and atmosphere and there is nothing like cardiff with the roof closed. do you think it is an open championship? we have ireland in france later and italy against england tomorrow. briefly, what do you think about this championship over the next six weeks? i think it is very open. the first weekend of the six nations really does establish minimum. it is a critical game for us and for
scotland. gareth edwards, thank you. remember, the winning's championship runs alongside the men's. a great start for the wales women. they pipped scotland up in colwyn bay. at 2:15pm it will be a cracking opening. thank you. now with just as many crunching challenges as the six nations, is the mainly women's sport of roller derby. 38 nations are competing for the third world cup in manchester this week. you can watch it live on the bbc. for a taste of how physical it gets, i've been to train with some of the highly—fancied england team. rollerskating has never been so physical. in the sport of roller derby, thou shalt not pass. it looks like organised chaos, but this is all about tactics and preparation for the third world cup. it's basically british bulldog
on roller skates, mainly played by women since roller derby was started in america in the 1930s. and believe me, there are all tactics going on at the moment in this melee. so, there are two teams of five attacking and defending at the same time. each team nominates a player to be their so—called jammer. they wear a helmet with star on and they score a point for every opposing player they can muscle their way past. they can be helped by their teammates to get through, but their opponents are out to hit them off their feet, or at least off the track, and don't forget your opponents are trying to do exactly the same and get their own jammer through, hence the carnage. you grow rhino skin, so after awhile you don't see the bruises anymore and you just become immune to it. there are injuries, you can get hurt, but it's the same with any sport, it's the risk you take. if you bend your knees and if i come in and just make a hit...
0k, yeah, that's legal. so that's not a foul, that's perfectly good. you that was a great fall as well. was it? that's one of the things you have to learn. and once you've got that, you can have a go at being the jammer. you can maybe go around the outside or dart through the middle. we've gotta be nimble, we've gotta be quick. it's pretty full on, it's good teamwork. the camaraderie of working with people, figuring things out, coming up with crazy tactics that work. it's claimed this is the fastest—growing women's sport in the world... we got halfway round... ..and they're so good they are teaching us men. it's quite rare in sports, especially with so many well—developed sports, for women to really push and drive the progression. you can see how popular the women's game has become at the third world cup, which comes to a climax this weekend in manchester. it's live on the bbc as 38 nations try to knock the usa off their perch. it's amazing to have it,
it's the first time it's been outside north america and because it's promoted a lot for women, it's just giving them the opportunity to really get involved and feel like it's ok. back on the training track with the england players who skate with the rainy city club, i was working on my rhino skin and seeing the tactics that will be so crucial, which mainly involved putting me on the floor. know shame in falling, it is one of the early things you learn!|j know shame in falling, it is one of the early things you learn! i love a roller 5; there is one the have 21?
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about which we will come to. thank you, ben. you might think if you are a voice coach if you have to audition it might make it easier. but there is a young gentleman, wayne eilean ten who is the manchester inspirational voices choir leader who taught us to sing in our christmas special. —— wayne ellington. tonight, though, the tables are turned as wayne goes solo when he auditions for the voice. we can speak to him in a moment, but first here is a sneak preview of his performance. this is for me and my family. but mostly for me! # father led with examples of how to
help you. # when you left off, you did not really go, you are watching me from my head to my toes and i will not go without. # i won't walk without you, no... cheering was dilemma crow # it is plain to see ui here with we are not going to show you any more of that because we do not want to give the game away. i had goose bumps seeing that, wayne. what was it like? it was absolutely amazing. scary. i know how you guys felt at
christmas. it is worth explaining if people did not see it. we did a singing thing at christmas and you we re singing thing at christmas and you were our voice coach and you taught us. were our voice coach and you taught us. you are used to link using other people, how different is it when it is you, you are the one and you are on yourand is you, you are the one and you are on your and out there? very, very different. it is kind of scary, but then you have to really think quick on your feet to pull itself together, compose yourself, and get thejob done. together, compose yourself, and get the job done. i will be honest, when i saw you were coming in today, it said the fear of god through me because i thought we had to sing! but you were brilliant at getting our heads in the right place. how did you prepare for this? did you ta ke did you prepare for this? did you take your own advice? did you prepare for this? did you take your own advice ?|j did you prepare for this? did you take your own advice? i did and i had a vocal coach as well. they were really, really brilliant. they were great. being a vocal coach myself, i
have not been coached for a long time, so why was open to taking their advice and support and encouragement. it was really good to be on that side of the fence. encouragement. it was really good to be on that side of the fencem encouragement. it was really good to be on that side of the fence. it is a curious thing, the whole principle of the voice is —— the whole thing with the voice is it is based on your voice only, they do not see you. it is a physical thing, you are and noting but they cannot see that. the audience can. that part is removed. does it affect what you do? not at all. when i go out on stage i make sure i sing for other people. i make sure i sing for other people. i make sure i connect internally and i connect with anyone that is listening anywhere. i connect with the song. i make sure i am in tune with the music and i make sure i
listen to the music and that i understand the blokes of the song very well so i can at least bring out what i am singing. we are seeing you with your choir, an award—winning choir no less! so for you in everything you do, you have so you in everything you do, you have so many elements of what you do. you teach coaching and now you're doing it yourself. i think we have a clip. this feels a little self—indulgent but this is when you did some work with asked. # have yourself america to christmas. i got the wrong note! # little donkey, little donkey... i cannot sing unless i am answering.
—— i cannot sing unless i am dancing. it feels like it is bad luck to broadcast christmas things at this time of year. whether you we re at this time of year. whether you were good or not, i do not know what happened in the voice. we will find out tonight. you are very good at helping other people sing. out tonight. you are very good at helping other people singlj out tonight. you are very good at helping other people sing. i like teaching people and i can draw it out of people. everyone can sing. steph, your comments made me laugh when i looked back, you said you sounded like a dying cat.|j when i looked back, you said you sounded like a dying cat. i did, you made me feel like i was diana ross. what would you say to anyone watching now who says they cannot sing. you'd generally believe they can. what would you say?|j sing. you'd generally believe they can. what would you say? i would say as long as they have a willingness to give it a go, give it a try, and
see what happens, you will need a good vocal coach who believes in you. what is it like behind—the—scenes at the voice? do get together with the other contestants? guess, we are all mingling. it is tv so there is a lot of waiting around, you are always waiting around. not with us! behind the scenes it is fantastic. you are well cared for, they feed you, there are smacks and stuff. did you practice at home by getting your family and friends to sit in chairs and spin around! not at all! i have watched the programme quite a few times in the past. this is something that i would never really put myself forward for. i would not normally do this. for me to make the step, it is a huge thing. i know it has already happened, i will wish you well will stop we do not know what happened.
you can see how wayne gets on by watching the voice on itv tonight at 8pm. that's it from us today. chris mason and tina daheley will be here tomorrow morning from 6. have a lovely weekend. goodbye. have a good one. this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: the head of the fbi has defended its work after a classified memo was released accusing it of bias against president trump, and abuse of power. i think it's terrible. you want to know the truth? i think it's a disgrace what's going on in this country. i think it's a disgrace the government has announced a package of financial support for small companies affected by the collapse of the outsourcing firm carillion. in a crackdown on organised crime, russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their luxury lifestyles in the uk. conservative mpjacob rees—mogg accuses the treasury of ‘fiddling' it's figures on brexit and is caught up in a scuffle with protesters at a student event. the six nations kicks off later when scotland take on wales at the principality stadium in cardiff. and at 10.30am the travel show