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Exercise is hard. And this particular kitty has absolutely no time for it.

Laila’s owner has been desperately attempting to get her to do some exercise. The cat is now so fat that she needs to use doggy stairs to get up to the bed.

But – as owner Lee Ferinden, who’s from Florida, caught in this hilarious video – Laila is less than keen.

When Lee attempted to get Laila to walk on the treadmill to shed a couple of pounds, the kitty flopped dramatically like a sack of potatoes.

As Lee tried to pick Laila up by her flanks and bring her up on her paws, the gigantic feline fell on her back and pretended to be dead.

We get it Laila. No one likes the treadmill.

Exercise? I thought you said extra fries (Picture: Caters News)

Try as Lee might, Laila just wouldn’t budge, and all Lee could do was stroke her belly as she laid still with her paws up in the air.

‘Laila was a normal-sized kitten until after we moved here to Gainesville and she was spayed,’ explains Lee.

‘She started gaining weight rapidly and stopped jumping on things.

Laila goes to fat camp every week (Picture: Caters News)

‘More than a year full of vet trips and tests, we were struggling to figure out how she could be gaining a pound a month on a strict diet.

‘We have had every test you can think of and nothing is medically wrong with her.’

Obesity in cats can be a really serious problem, and Lee was pretty concerned about her beloved pet. After ruling out any underlying health conditions, Lee knew what had to be done.

‘Finally we began exercising her, she’s on a strict diet and walks with her dad once a day,’ says Lee.

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‘She also goes to Fat Camp on Wednesdays at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine.’

Laila is clearly trying her best. But the treadmill was just one step too far.

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Ryan Evans marked the milestone by proposing to girlfriend Kym Brown (Picture: SWNS)

The tiniest baby born in Britain in the past 20 years has celebrated her first birthday against all odds.

Isabella’s dad Ryan Evans, 26, said the day was a ‘celebration of survival’ before he marked the milestone by proposing to her mum Kym Brown, 25.

The pair were told to expect the worst when Isabella was born at just 24 weeks on June 14, last year, weighing less than a pound.

She was so tiny her hands were smaller than 1p coins.

But Isabella defied the odds and her proud parents threw a family party at their Bishop’s Cleeve home in Gloucestershire to celebrate.

Isabella has celebrated her first birthday (Picture: SWNS)
Her hands were smaller than 1p coins when she was born last year (Picture: SWNS)
She was smaller than a can of Coke when she was born (Picture: SWNS)

After singing Happy Birthday and getting Isabella to blow out the candle of her cake, Ryan took a moment to thank guests for coming.

He said: ‘Obviously it’s not just a birthday celebration. It’s a celebration of survival really.

‘For a long time we did not think she would get to this point. We are now finally a family. There’s only one thing left to make us a real family.’

Kym jokingly called into the crowd: ‘Dad, did you hear that?’ before Ryan got down on one knee beside her.

As he pulled out the diamond ring, the emotional mum exclaimed ‘What?’, before nodding her acceptance with Isabella in her arms.

The proposal is the culmination of a tough year for the couple after Isabella was born by emergency caesarian at 24 weeks weighing just 12oz.

Ryan proposed to Kym to mark the milestone (Picture: SWNS)
She is the tiniest baby born in Britain in the past 20 years (Picture: SWNS)
Isabella has defied the odds (Picture: SWNS)

After two life-saving operations and months or scares she was eventually released from hospital at six months old in December last year.

Kym said after the party: ‘After all we have been through this is the happiest day of my life.’

She thanked Ryan for being an ‘amazing dad to our little girl’.

She added: ‘Our beautiful little miracle turned one, a huge milestone for such a little fighter.

‘I am so, so proud of her, the most amazing person I know. Her smile keeps me going every single day.’

Ryan, who admitted he had to pluck the courage to propose in front of everyone with a few drinks, said: ‘I can’t wait for us to be man and wife.’

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The autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range – better known as Boaty McBoatface – on its first mission (Povl Abrahamsen /BAS /SWNS.COM)

The yellow submarine dubbed Boaty McBoatface has returned from its first expedition with data which links increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

The mission was undertaken in April 2017 and saw the autonomous vessel explore 110 miles at depths of up to 4,000 metres in the Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean some 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula.

The data collected was published on Monday in the scientific journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) and showed Antarctic winds, growing stronger due to the ozone layer’s depletion and increasing greenhouse gases, were adding to turbulence deep in the ocean.

The turbulence sees warm water at mid depths mixing with cold, dense water at greater depths, with the warming water from the sea bed then becoming a contributor to rising sea levels. The finding has not previously been factored in to predictive models considering temperature and ocean level rises.

‘The data from Boaty McBoatface gave us a completely new way of looking at the deep ocean – the path taken by Boaty created a spatial view of the turbulence near the seafloor,’ said Dr Eleanor Frajka-Williams, of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Boaty has obtained ‘unprecedented data’ from its first voyage exploring one of the deepest and coldest ocean regions on Earth, say scientists. (PA)

The data was collected as part of a joint project involving the University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, the British Antarctic Survey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and Princeton University.

‘This study is a great example of how exciting new technology such as the unmanned submarine Boaty McBoatface can be used along with ship-based measurements and cutting-edge ocean models to discover and explain previously unknown processes affecting heat transport within the ocean,’ said Dr Povl Abrahamsen, of the British Antarctic Survey.

Boaty dived to depths of up to 4,000 metres to obtain information about temperature, water flow speed and turbulence from Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean some 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula. (PA)

The robotic submersible was given the name originally chosen for a polar research ship by irreverent contestants in a public competition.

Embarrassed officials decided to ignore the popular vote and instead named the vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough in honour of the veteran broadcaster.

A storm of protest on Twitter led to a compromise that allowed the Boaty McBoatface name to live on. The submarine is able to collect significant amounts of previously unattainable data due to the way it can manoeuvre at great depths.

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DC Rebecca Bryant was the family liason officer supporting relatives of murder victim Lynford Brewster (Picture: Media Wales)

Three killers had their murder convictions quashed because a police officer involved in the case hid the fact she knew a member of the jury, a misconduct hearing was told.

Detective Constable Rebecca Bryant lied about knowing juror Lauren Jones, who was her son’s girlfriend, and sent texts telling her ‘don’t tell them who you are’ on the eve of the murder trial in 2016.

Their relationship was discovered weeks after Dwayne Edgar, Jake Whelan and Robert Lainsbury were sentenced to life for stabbing Lynford Brewster, 29, to death in Cardiff in June 2016.

DC Bryant was assigned to the case to support the victim’s family, but her relationship to Miss Jones saw the three life sentences quashed by the Court of Appeal in July last year.

The killers were jailed for a second time following a re-trial in March.

At her misconduct hearing in Cardiff on Monday, DC Bryant – who has served with South Wales Police for 21 years – admitted three breaches to standards of professional behaviour.

DC Bryant has served with South Wales Police for 21 years (Picture: media Wales)
Lynford Brewster was stabbed to death by three men in 2016 (Picture: Media Wales)

Presenting officer Jeremy Johnson said the officer told the teaching assistant to keep their relationship secret if she was selected to serve as a juror.

DC Bryant said in a text the evening before the trial: ‘Don’t tell any of them who you are to me in case they think I told you about it (the case) even though I haven’t.’

Mr Johnson told the hearing: ‘DC Bryant knew the juror. She was the family liaison officer and failed to reveal that to the court or the CPS.’

The police officer also told her son’s girlfriend she could miss a day of her jury service to go to the hairdresser by claiming she had an unspecified appointment that could not be changed.

Mr Johnson said: ‘It is instructing a juror to give incomplete information, and misleading that the juror has an appointment when they might be sitting, but withholding the fact it is a hair appointment as opposed to something more important.’

A complaint was made to the CPS after the trial, leading to the officer being questioned by the force’s Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea.

DC Bryant has admitted three breaches to standards of professional behaviour (Picture: Media Wales)
Dwayne Edgar was found guilty of the murder of Lynford Brewster at re-trial (Picture: Media Wales)
Jake Whelan was also jailed at re-trial after the first murder convictions were quashed (Picture: Media Wales)
Robert Lainsbury was the third killer convicted for Lynford’s murder (Picture: Media Wales)

Mr Johnson said: ‘She told DCI O’Shea she didn’t know the juror. That was untrue.

‘She corrected the position the following day, but by that stage the CPS had been given untruthful information in denying that underlying concern.’

DC Bryant has admitted breaching standards of professional behaviour relating to her failing to disclose her relationship to Miss Jones, helping her mislead the court with her hair appointment, and then denying that she knew Miss Jones when confronted with the allegation.

DC Bryant’s admissions relate to breaches of trust, responsibility, integrity and honesty, apart from in relation to Miss Jones’ hair appointment, which the officer denies was dishonest behaviour.

The hearing continues.

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The idea of ‘divide and conquer’ harks back thousands of years.

Whether it is by gender, class, wealth or race, humans love walling themselves into distinct categories then using those categories to create hierarchies.

In the case of race, this hierarchical distinction ended up with slavery, countless programmes of ethnic cleansing and the retention of ‘othering’ based on the colour of skin even to the present day.

But what happens if we take away these racial categories that divide us into subgroups?

If, instead of defining as black, white, Asian or any other singular category, we defined ourselves as a little bit of everything, would it herald the dawn of a more accepting, ‘post-racial’ age?

And would that mean racism would end?

The mixed-race population is the fastest-growing ethnic group in the UK with 2.2% of the population now identifying as having mixed heritage, up from 1.2% in 2001.

International migration is increasing at between 1% and 2% every year, and over 240 million people are living in a country different from where they were born.

The latest projections suggest that by 2050, up to 30% of the UK population will be from ethnic minorities and the number of people who identify as mixed-race in the UK could rise to 4.2%.

Global travel has never been more accessible and improving tolerance has allowed for the relative normalisation of interracial, heterosexual marriage – in this country at least.

One in five younger people in the UK say that they disapprove of mixed-race marriages compared to one in four aged 55 and over – according to a study conducted by anti-racist organisation People In Harmony.

But will multiraciality really be the end of racism in the future?

To answer that we need to understand where racism comes from.

Scientists generally agree that the concept of race is not grounded in biology or genetics but relies on cultural ideology rather than science.

But that doesn’t mean that race doesn’t exist.

Will multiraciality really be the antithesis of racism in the future? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

The impact is still very real, with racist laws still in place in some countries.

It becomes all the stranger when geneticists argue that all non-Africans descend from a few thousand homo-sapiens who left Africa around 60,000 years ago (though the exact date is now disputed).

But if racism is a man-made social structure, does that mean that man can also destroy it?

Before we can think about the future of racism, we have to deep dive into the past.

‘The origins of racism are rooted in colonialism so we are going back to the 15th century,’ Prof Peter Wade, professor of social anthropology at the University Of Manchester, tells Metro.co.uk.

‘Prior to that, there were already lots of ideas about blood in the sense of ancestry.

‘In the 14th century, people in Spain and Portugal who had Jewish or Muslim ancestry were discriminated against, legally.

‘They were then transmitted to the New World when the Spanish and the Portuguese travelled there and began to take on ideas about the inferiority of black, African blood and indigenous blood too.

‘The transatlantic slave trade, the conquering of Indigenous peoples, the genocide of Indigenous peoples and so on, exacerbated those kinds of beliefs.’

But how has a set of ideologies formed seven centuries ago endured until today? Prof Wade says that the concept of racism isn’t rigid.

‘Racism as an ideology or the set of structures that create racialised inequality change all the time,’ he says.

‘Now that colonialism no longer exists and the transatlantic slave trade doesn’t exist, nevertheless, racism is able to adapt to different kinds of economic and political scenarios.’

This slippery adaptability is the tricky thing about racism and makes it hard to predict when or how it could ever be eradicated in the future.

It has shifted many times before.

The Irish and the Italians were once groups seen as distinct from white people but, as they sought to distance themselves from black people, they were ultimately accepted as white.

In the US, the perceived threat of becoming a majority non-white nation coincides with a rise in hate crimes for three consecutive years.

The goal posts are always moving in favour of whoever holds the most power at that particular moment in history.

And studies have shown that this fear of a loss of power is causing white Americans to develop ‘negative attitudes’ towards people of other races.

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Progressive campaigners are looking for an end to hate crimes and racial definitions.

Removing binary racial categorisations is ambitious but, if that happens, will another arbitrary ranking system just take its place?

The idealised view from supporters of a truly mixed-race future is a population where everyone is mixed to a similar degree, removing the need or desire for racial hierarchies.

There are parts of the world where this ‘mixing’ has happened already.

‘The unequivocal lesson from Latin America is that even when everyone is mixed, racism doesn’t go away,’ explains Prof Wade, who has written books on race in Latin America.

‘In Latin American societies, mixture has been going on for 500 years. A majority of people in these societies would recognise themselves as mixed.

‘Nevertheless, we still see very clear racism, simply because some people see themselves as, and are, more European and less black or indigenous than others. Not everybody is equally mixed.

‘In a theoretical future scenario where everyone is mixed to the same extent, and we were all the same shade of brown – racism might still exist, but it would take a very different form.’

Even if everyone is mixed, human beings will never look exactly the same.

Prof Wade says even the most minuscule differences are enough to generate racial categorisations.

‘Human beings are incredibly attentive to fine degrees of difference,’ he says.

‘We are always going to be ready to attribute significance to those differences and to make hierarchical distinctions, so that some people can claim superiority based on exactly what they look like, in terms of familiar aspects like skin colour, hair type or nose shape.’

Interracial families and mixed-race children are frequently held up as bastions of a liberal, progressive future, but the reality is that mixed-race societies can also uphold racism.

Outside of Latin America, there aren’t many – if any – countries that claim to have a mixed-race majority population, but some Caribbean countries have a large proportion of mixed inhabitants.

Nearly a quarter (24.2%) of the population of Trinidad and Tobago identify as mixed.

But, like in Cuba, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, racism still persists in these countries.

There are high levels of anti-black racism and state violence in Trinidad and Tobago today.

Despite the evidence against it, the promise of a mixed, ‘post-racial’ future is still alluring for many.

Lise Funderburg, author of Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity, thinks ‘an opportunity’ to end racism can be found with multi-racial individuals were

‘If we can’t slot people into familiar categories, perhaps we’ll be forced to reconsider existing definitions of race and identity, presumptions about who is us and who is them,’ she wrote in National Geographic

‘Perhaps we’ll all end up less parsimonious about who we feel connected to.’

The implication is that the very presence of mixed-race people can somehow aid conflict resolution and reduce society’s need to compete, dominate and divide.

‘The idea that a growing mixed-race population will offer some kind of cure for racism is highly idealistic’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

There is in fact evidence that supports the possible social benefits that mixed-race populations can help to achieve.

Research found that white people are more open to discussing race-related issues after exposure to a mixed-race person.

But can these ‘qualities’ really help to eradicate racism in the future? Or is that a dangerous rhetoric?

Academics think the idea that we ‘won’t see colour’ if everyone in the future is a similar shade of brown, is far too simplistic – that it ignores the causes and implications of racism that run so much deeper than skin tone.

‘I think the idea that a growing mixed-race population will offer some kind of cure for racism is highly idealistic and even dangerous,’ explains Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury, sociology professor at Manchester University.

‘Such ideas belie the deep-rooted nature of racism, and run counter to the historical and contemporary lived experiences of mixed-race people.

‘The desire to romanticise mixed-race people as a solution to society’s racial ills is not reflective of reality. It is only reflective of the kind of stories that society would like to believe about itself.

‘To bring an end to racism, society would really need to grapple with its past and to consider how its institutions systematically disadvantage racially minoritised communities.

‘This is a far greater task than merely celebrating Meghan Markle.’

Dr Joseph-Salisbury thinks that the superficial idolisation of mixed-race people could also have damaging consequences for other minority groups.

‘Whilst compliments on our hair and skin-tone might appear benign, they are tied to a wider system of anti-blackness that pathologises those with darker skin-tones and tighter hair,’ he says.

‘Put more simply, if we have the good hair, by implication, who has the bad hair?’

A lot of hopes are being pinned on mixed-race communities. Is it fair or even remotely realistic to ask interracial families to carry the burden of racial resolution?

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The increased visibility of the mixed-race population may have the potential to ‘positively shift racial attitudes’ but, as study author Duke University psychologist Sarah E. Gaither has said, ‘trying to ignore race effectively means trying to ignore racism, which lets the current racial inequities continue’.

If that’s the case, more beige babies won’t mean less racism.

Experts think that in order for us to move forward, we need an honest, rigorous dissection of our past, and a reevaluation of the social systems in place today that still actively oppress millions of minorities.

‘One school of thought says that capitalist society, and also liberalism, liberal democracy, is inherently a society that depends on inequality,’ Prof Wade says.

‘In its very constitution, inequality is rooted in there.

‘If you have a capitalist society then you’re always going to have inequality, and racism feeds on that.

‘And in that scenario, if you want to get rid of racism – and sexism and patriarchy – then you have to overturn capitalism and have a completely different kind of society.’

Clearly, this is a big ask.

And what of humanity’s ever-present need to divide and separate itself?

Separating out all the issues into right and wrong will never be a case of black and white.

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Joe's Uncomfortable With Lucie's Friendships With Boys | Love Island 2019 - YouTube

Women’s Aid have spoken out to praise Love Island fans for recognising the possessive behaviour Joe Garratt is showing towards Lucie Donlan on the show.

Joe and Lucie’s relationship has become a cause for concern among those watching the show, as the distressed surfer has been seen by her in-villa other-half to tone down her friendships with boys and start spending more time with the girls.

Fans are worried for Lucie (Picture: ITV)

The treatment caused 302 complaints to Ofcom by viewers who voiced their concern, with the watchdog telling us they are now assessing the complaints.

In a statement released on their website, Adina Claire, Co-Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: ‘Controlling behaviour is never acceptable, and with Love Island viewers complaining to Ofcom in record numbers about Joe’s possessive behaviour towards Lucie, more people are becoming aware of this and want to challenge it.’

‘Abusive relationships often start off with subtle signs of control, so it’s important that it is recognised at an early stage,’ they continued. ‘Love Island viewers are now very vocal in calling out unhealthy behaviour between couples on the show, and this is a positive development.’

They then added: ‘If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in a relationship, call the Freephone 24/7 National Domestic Violence Helpline, run by Women’s Aid in partnership with Refuge, on 0808 2000 247 or visit www.womensaid.org.uk.’

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Amid the row, former stars of the show such as Dani Dyer, and current presenter Caroline Flack, have also spoken out to defend Lucie with some viewers saying that he’s been ‘gaslighting’ her to doubt her motivations.

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It officially doesn’t get fiercer than Arya Stark anymore (Picture: HBO)

Fans are little livid neither Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) nor Captain America (Chris Evans) won best fight at the MTV Movie & TV Awards overnight.

That plaudit went to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

We can all applaud Brie Larson for that one, Captain Marvel is one tough boss legend, but seeing as, you know, Arya killed the Night King in Game Of Thrones but a few weeks ago everyone was seeing red.

Because that has to go down as one of the best moments in TV history, right? Just us?

Even though she really repped that episode and helped save her home in the Battle Of Winterfell against the White Walkers, Arya faced stiff competition in the form of Captain America versus Thanos in Avengers: Endgame,  and Ruth Bader Ginsburg against inequality.

Okay, the Notorious RBG should have won that one…

Anyway, it took fans about 22 seconds to reach peak anger as they took to social media, the steam fresh from their ears, to sound off against this perceived massive injustice.

Brie brought her stunt doubles on stage for the award (Picture: Getty Images North America)

For many, it was the fact Maisie really honed her skills over the past decade to win this war (Brie still kicked butt, let us remind you of that).

‘Y’all Maisie didn’t need no stunt double sis trained herself since the age of 12 to fight with her left hand since Arya Stark is left handed she is an ambidextrous fighter now,’ a Game Of Thrones expert reminded the world.

Some were just really, how do you say, surprised.

‘I’m honestly surprised Captain Marvel beat out both captain American vs Thanos and Arya vs white walkers for best fight,’ one fan, who was still collecting their thoughts added. ‘Like no shade to Captain Marvel I’m just surprised.’

Others were rooting for Captain America as well.

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‘The fact that @ChrisEvans didn’t win best fight at the MTV movie awards is f*cking ridiculous!!! It could’ve at least been Arya tho,’ one colossally angry fan wrote. ‘That fight in captain marvel was garbage. I’m f*cking livid.’

MTV Movie and TV Awards 2019 Winners List

Best Movie
Avengers: Endgame'

Best Comedic Performance
Dan Levy (David Rose) - Schitt's Creek

Breakthrough Performance
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Show
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) - The Handmaid's Tale

Best Documentary
Surviving R. Kelly

Best Hero
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Kiss
Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Movie
Lady Gaga (Ally) - A Star is Born

Best Fight
Captain Marvel - Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva

Best Host
Nick Cannon - Wild 'n Out

Most Frightened Performance
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) - Bird Box

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

Most Meme-able Moment
The Bachelor - Colton Underwood jumps the fence

Best Show
Game of Thrones

Best Villain
Josh Brolin (Thanos) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Real-Life Hero
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - RBG

Best Musical Moment
A Star Is Born - Shallow

Generation Award
Dwayne Johnson

Trailblazer Award
Jada Pinkett Smith

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Brie thanked her double for helping her to bring the superhero to life (Picture: Getty)

Brie Larson welcomed her Captain Marvel stunt doubles to stage at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, thanking them for training her and helping her to bring the superhero to life.

The film won the best fight awards thanks to the epic scene between Captain Marvel and Minn-Erva, and Brie thanked Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett after she won the award, and dedicated it to the pair.

‘This is so cool. First and foremost thank you MTV and thank you to the fans,’ she shared.

‘Thank you so much for voting for this film we’re so proud of.’

‘They are the living embodiment of Captain Marvel.’ (Picture: Getty)

She continued: ‘But I wanted to take this moment to really say thank you to the two women that are standing here beside me.

‘These are the women who trained me and were also the stunt doubles for Captain Marvel. I could not have made this film without them.

‘They are really the baseline for who she is. They are the living embodiment of Captain Marvel.’

‘These are the women who trained me’ (Picture: Getty)

Captain Marvel’s win made it a big night for Marvel Studios with Avengers: Endgame also taking home three awards.

Thanos was named villain of the year, while Endgame took home best movie and best hero went to Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/ Iron Man.

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Speaking about the hat-trick of wins, co-director Anthony Russo told MTV News: ‘It’s amazing. I mean, look, the MTV audience is so passionate, and to see the movie embraced, to see the movie celebrated, it’s a very special feeling.

‘There’s so many people who have worked so long, and so hard to bring this to the screen and do justice to the story, and it kinda feels like we might of.’

The best movie win comes after fellow Marvel movies Avengers (2012) and Black Panther (2018) won the award in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

MTV Movie and TV Awards 2019 Winners List

Best Movie
Avengers: Endgame'

Best Comedic Performance
Dan Levy (David Rose) - Schitt's Creek

Breakthrough Performance
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Show
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) - The Handmaid's Tale

Best Documentary
Surviving R. Kelly

Best Hero
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Kiss
Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Movie
Lady Gaga (Ally) - A Star is Born

Best Fight
Captain Marvel - Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva

Best Host
Nick Cannon - Wild 'n Out

Most Frightened Performance
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) - Bird Box

Reality Royalty
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

Most Meme-able Moment
The Bachelor - Colton Underwood jumps the fence

Best Show
Game of Thrones

Best Villain
Josh Brolin (Thanos) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Real-Life Hero
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - RBG

Best Musical Moment
A Star Is Born - Shallow

Generation Award
Dwayne Johnson

Trailblazer Award
Jada Pinkett Smith

MORE: Noah Centineo thanks Lana Condor’s lips as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before stars win MTV’s Best Kiss

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A huntsman spider eats a pygmy possum at a lodge in Tasmania, Australia (Picture: Justine Latton/ Facebook)

If you don’t like spiders, then you may want to look away now.

The stuff of nightmares came true in one Australian lodge when a huntsman spider ate an entire possum.

The astonishing images were taken by a husband and wife as they travelled across the far southern state of Tasmania.

Justine Latton and her spouse were on a road trip to Mt Field at the weekend they came across the extraordinary scene.

She posted a photograph of the huntsman devouring the pygmy possum to the ‘Tasmanian insects and spiders’ Facebook page.

The spider may have been ‘drinking the digestible liquids’ of the possum (Picture: Justine Latton/ Facebook)

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It has since garnered a huge amount of attention, with people speculating on what may have happened.

Robyn Gates said the scene was entirely plausible and either animal could have ended up as the other’s prey.

She wrote: ‘If the pygmy was just cold it would be an easy target and the spider may just drink the digestible liquids of the possum.’

Nice.

Julie Southwell suggested the pygmy possum was already dead when it became lunch.

She wrote: ‘Just sad as the pygmy possums like so many creatures are struggling. I don’t begrudge the huntsman its meal, he or she needs to survive.’

Brendon McIntyre said: ‘That is a damn big huntsman and quite death-defying to hang off the wall like this while holding onto dinner.’

The possum may have been dead before it became lunch (Picture: Justine Latton/ Facebook)

Pygmy possums are about the same size as a mouse and weigh less than a golf ball.

Tasmania is home to two types of pygmy possums – the little pygmy and the eastern pygmy.

They are not usual prey for the huntsman spider, who normally target small birds, frogs and geckos.

But experts say while the picture documents a rare event, the terrifying scene was entirely plausible.

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Noah thanked Lana’s lips (Picture: Chelsea Lauren/REX)

The MTV Movie and TV Awards have honoured a whole load of steamy smooches over the years.

Clinches worthy of the Best Kiss award include Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart in Twilight, that upside down in the rain kiss in Spider-Man and Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar swapping spit in Cruel Intentions.

And now, Noah Centineo and Lana Condor have joined that hallowed hall of fame.

The stars of To All The Boys I Loved Before won the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Kiss, and Noah had only one thank you to offer out – to Lana’s lips.

Fair enough.

The pair beat out Jason Momoa and Amber Heard’s kiss in Aquaman, Camila Mendes and Charles Melton’s necking sessions in Riverdale, Venom’s kiss for Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, and Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells’ smooch in Sex Education.

The co-stars burst out laughing when they won the coveted prize for Lara-Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky’s soccer field kiss at the end of the Netflix hit movie, and as per usual, won our hearts with their adorable speech.

The pair were delighted with their Golden Popcorn award (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV)
Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky <3 (Picture: Netflix)

Lana, 22, said: ‘Wow. About a year and a half ago we made this little movie and we had no idea this was gonna happen. This is all because of you guys, the fans. Thank you.’

And Noah, 23, added: ‘Thanks to Lana’s lips.’

Imagine Noah Centineo thanking your lips. We’re sure this line will spark even more fan fiction.

Lana couldn’t leave the speeches at that, though, and concluded with a sweet message for Pride month.

She said: ‘I just wanted to say thank you to Noah for being an amazing partner. And also, kiss who you wanna kiss, love who you wanna love and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.’

The stars have finished filming the sequel (Picture: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Noah won Breakthrough Performance (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV)

Sadly, Lana and Noah didn’t recreate Lara Jean and Peter’s kiss on stage, but they did pose for some adorable pictures with their Golden Popcorn trophies.

The internet’s crush Noah looked as charming as ever, keeping it casual in a black t-shirt teamed with silver chains.

Meanwhile, Lana rocked a satin mini-dress with a nature print and balloon sleeves, paired with drop earrings and poker straight hair.

What a good looking couple.

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Lana and Noah may have another shot of winning the Best Kiss award in 2020, as we await the sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before to drop.

Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship will be rocked by the arrival of John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), a former crush of Lara Jean’s, so we can expect fireworks and a whole lot of thirsting.

Filming wrapped last month, so Netflix, we’ve gotta ask – what gives?

At the MTV Movie and TV Awards, Noah also won a solo gong for Breakthrough Performance for his heartthrob-creating role as Peter Kavinsky.

MTV Movie and TV Awards 2019 Winners List

Best Movie
Avengers: Endgame'

Best Comedic Performance
Dan Levy (David Rose) - Schitt's Creek

Breakthrough Performance
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Show
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) - The Handmaid's Tale

Best Documentary
Surviving R. Kelly

Best Hero
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Kiss
Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Best Performance in a Movie
Lady Gaga (Ally) - A Star is Born

Best Fight
Captain Marvel - Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva

Best Host
Nick Cannon - Wild 'n Out

Most Frightened Performance
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) - Bird Box

Reality Royalty
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

Most Meme-able Moment
The Bachelor - Colton Underwood jumps the fence

Best Show
Game of Thrones

Best Villain
Josh Brolin (Thanos) - Avengers: Endgame

Best Real-Life Hero
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - RBG

Best Musical Moment
A Star Is Born - Shallow

Generation Award
Dwayne Johnson

Trailblazer Award
Jada Pinkett Smith

MORE: Netflix responds to backlash as Gaten Matarazzo prank show is branded ‘disgusting’

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