This Norway mum and son freak out on American TV

It’s difficult to decide what’s more amazing about this video clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ahmed Valentino Kerigo’s display of physical strength or the bonkers reaction he and his mother have to being invited to Los Angeles to appear live on the popular talk programme.

This Norway mum and son freak out on American TV
Screenshot: EllenTube/The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Kerigo caught the DeGeneres’s attention with a video showing him doing “flying pushups” in which the Oslo man set a world record by performing the feat at a height of 1.36 metres. 
The talk show host was understandably impressed but when she found out that his mother, Muni, was a big fan of the show, DeGeneres decided she would surprise them live on air. 
The two thought they were fielding a Skype call from one of the show’s producer but instead got the shock of a lifetime when the host herself popped up on the screen. 
See their wild reaction here:
The Kerigos will be flown to Burbank, California to appear on the Ellen Show on person, where Ahmed will show off his pushup skills.
Ahmed told DeGeneres that he got into street fitness after seeing a video on YouTube. Below you can see his world record in the flying pushup, which he told VG he hopes to top when he goes to California.

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Norwegian reality show introduces sexual consent rule for contestants

The latest series of Paradise Hotel in Norway has introduced an on-screen consent requirement for contestants planning on having sexual contact following allegations of abuse on the Swedish version of the show.

Norwegian reality show introduces sexual consent rule for contestants
The show has introduced on-screen consent requirements. Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Contestants in the latest series of Paradise Hotel, which aired on Monday night, will require contestants to demonstrate on-screen with a thumbs up to the camera that they consent to any sexual activity.

“We were told from day one that if we were to have sex, we had to consent with a thumbs up to the camera from both parties,” Stian Trulsen, a contestant on the hit reality series, told newspaper VG

Earlier this year, it was alleged that a male contestant abused two female participants on the Swedish edition of the show. Swedish prosecuting authorities are investigating the alleged abuse. 

Christian Meinseth, program manager for production company Nent which makes the show, said the new rules weren’t directly introduced because of what happened on the Swedish programme. 

“No, but we have, of course, worked with the series and looked at our practices around the format, so we ensure that Paradise Hotel is both a good watch and fun to be a participant in,” Meinseth told VG. 

“We are very concerned about the participants’ safety, and we have not had any challenges around the new rules,” Meinseth added. 

The program manager added that the production company wanted the show to reflect a more modern approach to sex. 

“At the same time, we are also careful to monitor language use and how the participants describe each other. Everyone should show respect for each other, and there will be more focus on the game itself. Viewers can look forward to an exciting and entertaining season,” he said. 

The 15th season of the show, which has been on Norwegian tv screens since 2009, will also include a “paradise talents” week where there is a focus on inner values as part of several on-screen and off-screen measures to try and promote more healthy sexual relationships.