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Claudia Winkleman at the 2018 Royal Television Society Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Among the winning shows were 'This Country', 'Three Girls' and 'The End of the F***ing World'. Meanwhile, the Special Recognition Award went to 'The Crown', Charlie Brooker took home the Judges' Award and Jimmy McGovern got a Lifetime Achievement award - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 20th March 2018
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant was part of an anti-fur campaign in 2013
Alexandra Burke has sashayed and swayed into the hearts of Saturday night viewers since appearing on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing; however, recent reports of her wearing a fur coat have grated with some viewers after she appeared in an anti-fur advertisement just four years ago.
Alexandra Burke has angered some fans after wearing fur
The former X Factor winner has been branded "disgusting" for wearing a fur-lined jacket, despite stripping naked to protest the wearing of fur in a campaign for PETA.
Continue reading: Alexandra Burke Has Been Criticised For Wearing Fur
The TV presenter wants to spend more time with her husband and three children,
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman has announced she is leaving movie review series ‘Film 2016’ after six years at the helm. Winkleman, who also presents ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on the BBC alongside Tess Daly, says she is leaving the show because of a desire to spend more time with her family.
Claudia Winkleman is leaving Film 2016 to spend more time with her family
In a statement Winkleman said: "I’m incredibly sad about leaving the Film Show and it wasn’t an easy decision. At this time of year I juggle all kinds of things for TV and radio and the show simply deserves someone who can give it their all.”
Continue reading: Claudia Winkleman Announces Departure From 'Film 2016'
Ball will host The Michael Ball Show from 11:00 to 13:00 every Sunday.
Michael Ball has been announced as taking over the Radio Two Sunday slot previously held by the late Terry Wogan. Wogan, who sadly passed away in January, had presented ‘Weekend Wogan’ since 2010, but had taken a break from the show in November 2015 due to ill health.
Michael Ball will take over Terry Wogan's Radio 2 slot.
Speaking to the BBC, Ball said: "I feel so honoured to have been asked to return to Sunday mornings on BBC Radio 2. I learned so much from my great friend and mentor Sir Terry Wogan. He was simply the best.”
Continue reading: Michael Ball To Take Over Terry Wogan's Radio Two Slot
Forsyth had been hoping to co-host the 'Strictly' Christmas special, but has been forced to withdraw as he's recovering from surgery.
The veteran presenter, 87, underwent an operation on an abdominal aortic aneurysm in mid-November, but his doctors have decided that the filming, due to start to next week, will come too soon for Forsyth “to have made a full recovery”.
The BBC released a statement on Thursday (December 3rd) saying that “Due to the long studio hours, he is unable to host the show, but will still play a part in the production.” The episode itself will be broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC One, and regular host Claudia Winkleman will be taking over Forsyth’s presenting duties for the short special episode.
Continue reading: Sir Bruce Forsyth Pulls Out Of 'Strictly' Christmas Special
It is claimed that professional Ola Jordan wanted the singer as her dancing partner
The sight of Peter Andre’s body parting waves on his now infamous Mysterious Girl soundtrack may have been almost 20 years ago but it seems there are some who still swoon over his saucy dance moves. It looks like one of these is Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan who, it has been claimed, was furious when the BBC One show didn’t match her with the suave singer.
Pete is a man in demand on his new show Strictly Come Dancing
The Mirror believes that the blonde dancer had a "massive meltdown" when she realised Andre wasn’t her guy and that she was instead with Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas.
Continue reading: Peter Andre Is A Wanted Man On The Strictly Dance Floor
'Strictly' returns to screens in September on BBC One.
The nights are starting to draw in, the football season has started, and now another reminder that autumn is nearly upon has arrived with the news of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s first contestant.
BBC Radio 2 DJ and presenter Jeremy Vine is the first celebrity name to be confirmed for the ever-popular dance competition. The news was announced on Vine’s Radio 2 colleague Chris Evans’s breakfast show on Monday (August 10th). The 50 year old presenter, who is stand-up comedian Tim Vine’s brother, told Evans: “How could I say no to the biggest show in TV? Yes, yes, yes and yes again to the sequins and the Samba!”
Jeremy Vine is the first contestant to be confirmed for 'Strictly' 2015
Bruce Forsyth has had to cancel his appearance on 'Strictly' this weekend after being diagnosed with flu.
Bruce Forsyth has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Saturday show of 'Strictly Come Dancing' after suffering from a nasty onset of the dreaded flu.
It's rare for the 85-year-old entertainer to miss a day of work with his last absence from a show being in 2009 - a good record for someone of his age. However, the BBC has revealed that he is once again simply too ill to present the dance contest this week.
"Sir Bruce Forsyth has the flu and therefore isn't feeling well enough to present tomorrow's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One," read a statement from the BBC. Don't worry too much though as the TV company also added, "The show looks forward to his return next week." Meanwhile, his place alongside Tess Daly has been temporarily usurped by Claudia Winkleman, whose usual post is the Sunday night results show.
Introducing 'The Great British Bake-Off' spin-off, 'The Great British Sewing Bee' which looks to have made a promising start after Tuesday's episode.
Following the substantial success of 'The Great British Bake-Off', the BBC has returned with another TV contest; this time it's 'The Great British Sewing Bee'.
The baking show garnered a phenomenal amount of viewing in 2012, topping the BBC Two Weekly Ranking list for every episode of season three and reaching a whopping 6,743,000 viewers in the final episode. It has been the most successful season of 'The Great British Bake-Off' so it's without surprise that the BBC want to keep ratings high with a new spin-off show. 'The Great British Sewing Bee' sees judges May Martin from the WI academy and Savile Row suit designer Patrick Grant inspecting the sewing skills of a variety of stitching enthusiasts from 82-year-old needle ninja Ann who has been sewing since she was a young child, to 41-year-old mechanic Mark who used to make outfits as part of his steampunk passion. Presenting is Claudia Winkleman, former host of 'Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two', in an unusual change of scenery.
The first episode, which aired on April 2nd 2013, saw contestants attaching zips to skirts - a challenge that seemed a walk in the park for Ann, though contrastingly alien to Mark who fared much better in the made-to-measure dress challenge. As much as it feels like a bit of a 'cashing in' charade, it doesn't look like BBC2 are going to lose an audience over it as early reviews suggest a positive start.
Continue reading: 'The Great British Sewing Bee' Takes Over From BBC's Popular 'Bake-Off'
Claudia Winkleman loved the Bake Off so much, she was more than up for a Sewing Bee
Baking products went up in sales by around 600% during the peak of British Bake Off mania, so it was only a matter of time before the format was pushed into a different context. But is sewing the right one? Will be see a marked increase in needles and thread?
It’s ironic, really, that the BBC are trying to swap a few ingredients around to get the same results, such is the science of baking, but that’s exactly what they’re doing. Sewing Bee will hold the same format; contestants being judged on three weekly tasks by an expert in the field with a star sewer being decided on each episode. It’s designed for Bake Off fans, but with a twist. Can it work? Host Claudia Winkleman certainly thinks so. "I think it's exciting to see people making something from nothing,” she explained of the new series. "At one point they're asked to make a tailored jacket. I assumed they were made by wizards or dolphins, you can't be a human and just make a jacket, that's ridiculous, but they did it right in front of our eyes.” Winkelman will have to go round and bother people while they sew, and laugh about sewing, so, don’t ever say she’s got it easy. "The contestants would hate me because I'd go in and say, 'How's it going?' And they'd be like, 'Get out of my way'.
Claudia Winkleman has no arms, apparently
Continue reading: Can 'The Great British Sewing Bee' Rival The Bake Off?
No one throws a Halloween party like Jonathan Ross so it would seem! The great and the good of the celebrity world dressed up in their most unholy gladrags to attend a special party at the television presenter's house. Leading the way was (500 Days) Of Summer actress Chloe Moretz whose dripping black-painted make-up couldn't disguise a beaming smile from the teen star. Jamie Hince and Kate Moss were also in attendance, the musician and the model pulling off a damn fine look as Gomez and Morticia Addams from The Addams Family.
Continue reading: PICTURES: Stars Come Out For Jonathan Ross' Halloween Bash
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