Alan Carr - Alan Carr leaves the BBC Radio 1 studios in Portland Place after co-hosting the Nick Grimshaw Breakfast Show for Comic Relief at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th February 2015
Alan Carr - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015
The live advert has never been done before in the U.K
Sam Smith is having a remarkable time of it. He’s top of the charts, winner of Critics Choice award at the BRITs and was named the Sound of 2014 by the BBC. And now he’s set to break advertising history by singing live in a ground-breaking three-and-a-half minute ad break during Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Channel 4 at around 10.45pm on Friday 30 May.
Sam Smith is set to make advertising history
"It's incredible to be part of a world first. Stay with Me being broadcast live to the nation will be a very special moment for me," said Smith. Google UK's Stephen Rosenthal said: "Through Google Play Music, we're looking to shake up the way music lovers connect with the bands and tracks they love. What better way to show our ambition than lay on this world first with Sam Smith, one of the hottest acts on the planet today."
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Ant and Dec look to be taking over telly with TWO shows up for Entertainment Programme gong.
The duo won't only be up for Entertainment Presenter(s) of the year - a prize they have won for 12 years running - but they are also in with a chance of collecting gongs for two shows they have been presenting over the years. Their entertainment variety show 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' will be up against jungle reality show 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' for Entertainment Programme of the year, while both will also be competing against Keith Lemon's 'Celebrity Juice' and chat-show 'The Graham Norton Show'.
'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' made a comeback in February 2013 after a four-year break having ran since 2002. As for 'I'm A Celebrity.', the pair recently finished presenting their thirteenth series in which Westlife's Kian Egan was crowned King of the Jungle.
The comedy world mourns the loss of the influential manager and producer.
Addison Cresswell, an influential comedy agent and producer, who helped along the careers of noted British comedians like Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre among others, has passed away. Cresswell was 53. His management company Off The Curb, released a statement Monday, saying that the producer had "passed away in his sleep at home".
Cresswell famously managed Jonathan Ross' 2006 deal with the BBC.
The statement said Cresswell be would be "fondly remembered as a devoted mentor, a dear friend and an unforgettable character". Cresswell reportedly had a heart attack on Monday morning, BBC News reports.
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Which of the six nominees will you vote to become King or Queen of comedy?
The nominations are in for this year's British Comedy Awards King or Queen. Out of various awards for television performances, breakthrough comedians, and entertainment personalities, one comedian will rise to be crowned the year's King or Queen of Comedy at the ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Though there are 15 categories in total, only one - the King or Queen of Comedy - is open to public voting meaning British people will choose their favourite comedian of the year. Entertainers up for one of the country's most prestigious comedy awards include Jack Whitehall, David Mitchell, Sarah Millican, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Alan Carr.
Miley Cyrus is making her London press rounds - starting with Chatty Man!
In the past few weeks, Miley Cyrus has proven that, if anything, she knows how to keep people talking about her, making her the perfect guest on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man. Luckily for everyone, except perhaps those still scarred by her VMA performance, she didn’t forget to bring her foam finger, which unfortunately wasn’t utilized during her mandatory tweking session.
Miley's episode is set to air this Friday.
Of course, more observant viewers will note that during the show, which will air this Friday (September 13) at 10pm, Miley was sporting a different foam finger to the one she… um… violated during the VMAs. So perhaps she has a different one for every occasion? You know, the casual foam finger and then the evening wear foam finger she only whips out for award shows and the like. Really, with Ms Cyrus’ business savvy, we can picture her creating an entire industry around different styles of foam fingers.
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Millie Mackintosh was actually one of the best dressed at the BAFTAs, but the harsh London weather was not in her favour.
Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh had a nightmare from start to finish during her BAFTA's red-carpet arrival on Sunday evening (May 12, 2013). The 23-year-old reality star wore a pretty stunning looking Sass & Bide black dress, though the waist-high slits proved problematic as the wind and rain battered the Royal Festival Hall in London.
"I'm wearing Sass & Bide, first time I've worn a Sass & Bide dress. I'm a little bit worried about walking in it because it's slit up to here. But I love the dress, and it's quite a different look from what I did last year," she told The Sun on the red-carpet. Millie, who is engaged to rapper Professor Green, was attending the show to support her E4 show which was nominated for Best Reality and Constructed Factual Programme. And guess what. It won!
The result was a little controversial, though Alan Carr beat Ant and Dec to best entertainment performance for Chatty Man, so anything's possible at the BAFTAs. Elsewhere, James Bond actor Ben Whishaw won leading actor for his performance in Richard II (The Hollow Crown), beating out Sean Bean and theatre legend Derek Jacobi, while Sheridan Smith won lead actress for Mrs Biggs ahead of Sienna Miller and Rebecca Hall. However, the night belonged to revered actress Olivia Colman, who won the BAFTA for both supporting actress (Accused) and female performance in a comedy programme (Twenty Twelve).
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The British Comedy Awards were held last night, presented once again by Jonathan Ross. It saw a room of the country's funniest people come under one roof to celebrate and ridicule one another, as is the British tradition.
Twenty Twelve and The Thick of It have been compared since the former hit screens in 2011. It satirises the shambolic organization of this year's the Olympic games, while The Thick of It satirises the inner workings of the British government. However, despite audiences loving Twenty Twelve and it receiving four nominations in the three categories that it's eligible for, it failed to take home anything. Both Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes from the show were nominated for Best Actress, but they lost out to The Thick of It's Rebecca Front. It seems an odd snub given that everyone has been celebrating all things Olympic since it was revealed that London got the deal.
Another surprise was Jack Whitehall's voted win of King of Comedy for 2012. He was up against some serious comedy heavy weights that have done the circuit for years: Alan Carr, Lee Mack, David Mitchell, Graham Norton and last year's Queen of Comedy, Sarah Millican. Initial speculation had assumed David Mitchell would get the prize, for his many panel show appearances, Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look. However, Whitehall has really broken through this year, with popular shows Bad Education and Fresh Meat, which are a lot better than they sound.
Olivia Colman has been nominated twice in the same category for the upcoming British Comedy Awards. The 39-year-old, perhaps best known for playing Sophie on Peep Show, is up for Best Actress for two BBC shows, Rev and Twenty Twelve.
The decision has left some comedy fans bemused, though the general consensus is that Colman has put in two excellent performances and therefore has every right to be nominated twice. She played Hugh Bonneville's character's long-suffering assistant Sally Owen in the London Olympics comedy and plays Tom Hollander's wife Alex Smallbone on religious comedy Rev. Though having two chances to win the award, Colman still faces stiff competition to land the gong, with Twenty Twelve co-star Jessica Hynes also nominated. The Thick Of It's Rebecca Front, who plays the MP Nicola Murray, is also up for Best Actress. Colman - now considered one of the UK's top actresses - has already had a superb year, winning a slew of awards for playing an abused charity shop worker in Paddy Considine's gritty drama Tyrannosaur.
Elsewhere at the comedy awards, The Thick Of It is one of five shows to receive three nominations, along with The Graham Norton Show, Rev, Cardinal Burns and Harry Hill's TV Burp. Steve Coogan picked up a couple of nominations for Alan Partridge: Welcome To Places In My Life. This year's King or Queen of Comedy will be contested by Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican. The award winners will be announced live on Channel 4 on Wednesday 12 December.
For someone who spends more time holding out his microphone to the audience, ironically meaning the crowd do most of the leg work at his concerts, Robbie Williams can still attract the crowds. His latest show - at the 02 London - had gone down marvellously.
He was even given a Twitter boost by his pal and old band mate, Gary Barlow, who posted, "Have a great show tonight @robbiewilliams #O2london", and after the show, celebrity praise was ample, with comedian Alan Carr tweeting, "Just seen @robbiewilliams at the 02 - amazing - what a showman!! Now how can I get him on @chattyman hmmmmn!!!!" The Telegraph were perhaps the most doting, however, giving the show a 5 star review, writing, "The show was staged in the round and it felt fitting because we were seeing many sides of Williams - the self deprecating comedian making cracks about the Queen not recognising him, the Norman Wisdom impersonator and the great British pop icon."
"Tonight was triumphant," the review went onto say. "A reminder that Robbie Williams remains one of the national treasures of British pop. 'They said it was leaving me, the magic was leaving me' he had sung earlier on 'Be A Boy', adding 'I don't think so.' I don't think so either, Robbie." So it looks like Robbie's still got it!
Louis Tomlinson has described the gay rumours about him and band-mate Harry Styles as ‘really degrading’ towards his current girlfriend.
The One Direction singer initially found the suggestions funny and seemed to play up to it a lot when the cameras were around. However, since starting dating Eleanor Calder, he admits it has all become wearisome. He spoke to overtly homosexual comedian Alan Carr in a pre-recorded interview for his show ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man’. ‘I just think it’s really degrading towards her’, he said, according to The Mirror, after being asked about the issue.
Louis and Harry have even had a ‘Brangelina’ style nickname coined for them; Larry Stylinson; which has annoyed Louis even more. He previously told MTV News that he finds it ‘hard to deal with’ since being in a relationship and said that it affected how he was with Harry in public, confessing that although they want to mess around like normal friends, they can’t because of the ensuing false reports. Earlier this month he posted a rather cryptic Tweet that could be in reference to the rumours: ‘Still months on reading ridiculous conspiracy theories. It's upsetting that I have to read them daily. Thank god for the lovely people on here’, the comment read.