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Vic Reeves fulfils 'lifelong ambition' in joining Coronation Street
Comedian Vic Reeves will be fulfilling a ‘lifelong ambition’ when he joins Coronation Street later this year. The comic, real name Jim Moir, will step onto the famous cobbles as TV presenter Colin who visits Weatherfield to film Norris Cole and Mary Taylor after they’re chosen to appear on his TV show. Vic, one half of Shooting Stars along with Bob Mortimer, is due to sta...
22nd May 2017
Leah Barniville stuns Britain's Got Talent judges with 'flawless' performance
When diminuitive Leah Barniville took to the Britain’s Got Talent stage on Saturday night and was asked by Simon Cowell if she could win the competition, the quietly spoken contender explained that whilst she would try her best, she realised that any performer would always find someone who was better. The self possessed 14-year-old from Ratoath in County Meath, Ireland then proceeded...
22nd May 2017
Black Eyed Peas planning 'unforgettable' show for Champions League final
While The Voice’s will.i.am enjoys a break from his vocal coaching sideline, he’s back with the Black Eyed Peas to mark the Champion’s League final opening ceremony. The band, also featuring apl.de.ap, Taboo, will set the mood for football fans waiting for Real Madrid take on Juventus in the showpiece fixture of the European club football calendar.  Singer Fergie, wh...
22nd May 2017
Golden buzzer act Kyle Tomlinson embarasses David Walliams
The fifth and final golden buzzer was pressed on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night. David Walliams, who is renown for rewarding idiosyncrasy rather than excellence when he chooses his favourite performance, was compromised in his choice this year by a decision he made back in 2014. When 15-year-old Kyle Tomlinson from Sheffield introduced himself to Simon Cowell, Amanda Hol...
22nd May 2017
Comic duo Vic and Bob are back for a special Big Night Out
Comic duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are back for a very special Big Night Out. The pair will be revamping their now classic comedy show, which was first broadcast in 1990, for a one-off evening of sketches, songs and stunts. The show bounced Vic and Bob onto mainstream television and they’ve since gone on to front a number of successful comedy series such as Shooting Stars, Bang Ba...
22nd May 2017
Coronation Street's Kym Marsh sees double when she meets her waxwork figure
Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh sees double in the Rovers Return – but she isn't tipsy on the job, she's the latest star to be made into a lifelike waxwork.  And the 40-year-old, who plays barmaid Michelle Connor on the cobbles, was more than just a little shocked at the likeness of her Madame Tussauds figure. Her Corrie character was not only looking back...
20th May 2017
VIDEO: Trailer reveals clues to this year's Big Brother housemates
Big brother bosses have revealed the first official trailer for the new series – and as you can expect it’s got all the makings of a very explosive line up. We already know that this series will centre round the “culture culture clash of modern Britain” – and the video promo (see below) has revealed there will indeed be a mix up of backgroun...
20th May 2017
Harry Styles joins James Corden in hilarious Carpool Karaoke
There is absolutely no doubt that Harry Styles has a charmed life. Inadvertently becoming part of a manufactured boyband on a talent show which subsequently enjoyed global success would be quite sufficient for most. However, having left One Direction on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, Styles has not only ventured into the world of acting and been commended for his efforts in the so...
19th May 2017
Lisa Appleton gives Britain's Got Talent's Hoop Guy a run for his money
Lisa Appleton is in a spin about this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent. She has a bee in her bonnet about some of the, ahem, quirkier acts that have been put through (we’re blaming David Walliams for all of them). In particular, the former Big Brother star can’t get her head around how a man and a hula hoop can make the grade. John Parnell, aka Hoop Guy But...
19th May 2017
Lisa Appleton's daughter Sophia pulls out of Love Island after finding a fella
Lisa Appleton’s daughter Sophia has pulled out of appearing on Love Island after finding love. The 27-year-old posted on Facebook that it had been a “hard decision” to leave, but wished everyone the best. She wrote: “Well as you all know, I could have been on Love Island this year, everyone keeps asking me what’s going on… so I’m putting it out th...
19th May 2017
BBC viewers praise 'powerful, heartbreaking' drama Three Girls
BBC viewers have praised the “powerful” but “heartbreaking” drama Three Girls after the third and final episode aired last night. The drama, based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale, followed the lives of three vulnerable teenage girls at the hands of their perpetrators, how they were ignored by the authorities directly responsibl...
19th May 2017
Caroline Lucas only winner in ITV's Leaders' Debate
Now that all the political parties have published their manifestos, before the general election on June 8, it was entirely appropriate that a television debate be broadcast so that all the leaders could be quizzed about their aims and ambitions. However, with Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May’s absence, last night’s Leaders' Debate on ITV 1 was a lacklustre and awkward  piec...
19th May 2017
5 films coming your way in 2017
Some might say the film industry is dying. And while Netflix and Amazon have made television reign supreme in terms of attracting the big audiences, to the humble film fan, this feels very wrong. Thankfully there are many great films to look forward to this year, so cancel your Netflix subscription, deactivate your Amazon Prime and get down to your local cinema to watch these five films&hel...
18th May 2017
Simon Cowell needs to find his Mojo and back the poodle
Britain’s Got Talent audiences and impresario Simon Cowell, like nothing more than a canine conjurer. Two dog acts have won the much loved talent show so far in seasons six and nine, with Ashleigh and Pudsey rising to practically national treasure status. So given the clear love of, and clamour for, an entertaining pooch, why were Derbyshire lass Lynne Land and her pooch Mojo con...
18th May 2017
Vlogger's dad has a hilarious message for general election voters
This is a party political broadcast for the "People’s Party". And it is 64-year-old Franklin MacQueenie who is looking for your votes after becoming pretty damn annoyed with… well, everyone. Speaking in his first ever vlog (see below), just weeks before the general election, the father-of-two from Manchester makes it quite clear he is not happy about the NHS becoming...
18th May 2017
Christopher Timothy aka James Herriot joins cast of EastEnders
After Emmerdale won the Bafta for best soap this weekend, and having already scooped the best serial drama award at the NTAs earlier in the year, Coronation Street and EastEnders have been put on notice to seriously up their game. Scriptwriters are continuously devising more convoluted and dramatic plot lines to entice their audiences but it seems that a decision has been made to intro...
18th May 2017
Conservatives will 'means-test pensioners' for winter fuel allowance to pay for social care
Pensioners will be means-tested for their winter fuel payments to fund social care, Theresa May announced today. The Conservative Party manifesto hopes to save up to 2.8 billion from the £300 saved from the allowance, which will only be offered to the poorest of retired people. The pension triple lock, which guarantees that state pensions rise by at least 2.5 per cent a year with inf...
18th May 2017
You can be George Clooney's neighbour... for a cool £1.5 million
Fancy hobnobbing with Hollywood elite in northern Italy? Well now you can... but it'll cost you a pretty penny. Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson Muse frontman and actress Kate Hudson's former flame Matt Bellamy has put his luxurious Lake Como apartment on the market for a cool €1.7 million (approx £1.5 million). He's listed the exclusive lakefront...
18th May 2017
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dies aged 52
American rock singer Chris Cornell has died, aged 52. His representative Brian Bumbery told Associated Press in a statement that the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s death was “sudden and unexpected”. Cornell had been in the middle of a tour with the band, performing a sell-out concert in Detroit on Wednesday night, just hours before his death. Fellow musicians have...
18th May 2017
June 4 likely Big Brother launch date
As UK citizens are being bombarded by political campaigners eager to secure our vote in the upcoming general election, there are twelve individuals who will definitely not be at the ballot box on June 8. It has been revealed that this year’s edition of Big Brother, which traditionally begins on a Tuesday, will in fact launch on Sunday, June 4, so the contestants will be well ensconced...
17th May 2017
David Tennant and Billie Piper return to Doctor Who
David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning to Doctor Who to reprise their roles as the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler. But before you get excited, they won’t be on screen – they’re recording for three audio episodes called Part of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures - Volume 2. Tennant portrayed the Doctor from 2005 until 2009, while Piper played Rose in 2005 and 2006,...
17th May 2017
Christopher Eccleston reveals 'traumatic' effect of dementia on his father
Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed that dementia ‘dismantled’ his father’s personality. Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, the Salford-born actor made the heartbreaking revelations in a blog piece to highlight the devastating effects of the disease. He said: "To see a man like that almost without speech, and unable to even recognise his sons, was ver...
17th May 2017
The Liberal Democrats will 'legalise cannabis, oppose Brexit and help first-time buyers'
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to legalise cannabis, oppose Brexit and help young people buy their first home in their general election manifesto. Following on from Labour yesterday, leader of the Lib Dems Tim Farron launched his party’s vision for the future of Britain. Mr Farron said he would inject £6 million a year into the NHS by putting 1p on national insurance, and b...
17th May 2017
Could Matt Edwards win Britain's Got Talent?
Last weekend 34-year-old Matt Edwards was handed the opportunity of a lifetime. Walking onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage on Saturday after a long line of dismal and deluded auditions, the Suffolk man’s awkward demeanour did not bode well that anything out of the ordinary was about to take place. However, once Matt had settled into his routine it became obvious that his claim...
17th May 2017
'A story that needed to be told' – Little Boy Blue cast praised by ITV viewers
ITV viewers have heaped praise over the cast of Little Boy Blue, the dramatisation of 11-year-old Rhys Jones’ murder. The programme, which ended its four-part run on Monday night, followed the story of the schoolboy who was gunned down by 16-year-old Sean Mercer on his way home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool in 2007. Sinead Keenan and Brian F O'Byrne (Melanie...
16th May 2017