@GaryLineker Amen to that. Sad day.
BRIT bosses are looking for someone new after singer Michael Buble had to pull out
It looks like X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary is in line to replace Michael Buble to host the BRIT Awards next month after the singer quit to focus on his son’s health following the three-year-old’s liver cancer diagnosis.
Is Dermot O'Leary going to host the BRITs?
O’Leary is said to be in talks with the show’s producers and is said to be thinking the offer over before making a decision.
Continue reading: Dermot O'Leary Could Be Hosting The BRITs Next Month
Dermot O' Leary and Dee Kopang attend Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016
The ‘X Factor’ returned on Saturday night with old faces back on the judging panel, but it wasn't enough to bring in the viewers.
The ‘x factor’s’ return on Saturday night gave the ITV talent show its lowest ratings for a series opener in 10 years, despite the revamped judging panel. On Saturday night Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh all returned to the show as judges, alongside Simon Cowell, while Dermot O’Leary was back as host.
‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell
But the much hyped return of the fan-favourite judges didn't give the show the ratings boost it had hoped for. On Saturday night 6.8 million viewers tuned in, which was 800,000 down from last year's launch episode and the lowest numbers for a series opener since 2005.
Dermot is now back fronting the series after quitting in March last year.
Dermot O’Leary has revealed that ‘x factor’ boss Simon Cowell admitted he’d made a mistake by letting him leave the ITV talent show last year. Now back as host, Dermot confirmed that his exit last March was because he'd heard bosses were “looking at other presenters”.
Dermot O’Leary is back as the host of ‘X Factor’
Speaking to The Sun, Dermot said that he got a phone call from Simon in February, where the music mogul told him: “I’ve made a mistake, I’d love to get you back.” Dermot then flew to Hollywood to meet Simon where they spent three hours “chatting about the show and life in general”.
The BBC chart show could be about to make a comeback after being axed in 2006.
Classic chart show 'Top of the Pops' could be set to make on comeback on Friday nights, with Fearne Cotton and Dermot O’Leary fronting a new look show. According to The Mirror, BBC bosses have been discussing how a revamped 'TOTP' could work, in conjunction with Radio 1 moving its chart show from Sundays to Fridays.
Fearne Cotton could be set to host a new look 'TOTP'.
An insider told the newspaper, “'Top of the Pops' is a great brand name and the BBC are keen to use it. Some at the highest level are massive supporters of the plan and have given the go-ahead. The new Friday night charts could be the perfect tie-in – with 'Top of the Pops' a brilliant start to the weekend.”
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to the judging panel for the upcoming 12th series of 'The X Factor'.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge.
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Simon Cowell shows his support for Dermot O'Leary via Twitter after the presenter announces he is leaving 'The X-Factor'.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he would no longer be hosting The X-Factor. 41-year-old Leary announced he would be leaving the show on Friday (27th March). The presenter, who has hosted the show for eight years since taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007, informed fans of his decision on Twitter.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he is leaving The X Factor.
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.
Albums of Note... Dave Grohl managed to rally a group of rock’s big players together to record an album designed to accompany his Sound City documentary – about the legendary LA recording studio of the same name. Amongst the stars making an appearance on Sound City: Real to Reel are Sir Paul McCartney, Josh Homme and Stevie Nicks; the latter of whom provides one of the album’s highlights:
“[The] tracks that do command attention… are worth wading through the mire for. One can only assume, for instance, that Lindsay Buckingham and the rest of Fleetwood Mac will be kicking themselves upon hearing 'You Can't Fix This,' because this is simply the greatest Fleetwood Mac song that never was.”
Using a tried-and-tested formula of acoustic versions and covers, this most recent instalment of the series sees further performances for Dermot O'Leary's radio show now available to own. The artists included cover a broad spectrum, from near-unknowns to arena fillers, and predictably results vary from the terrific to the terrible.
A brave and successful take on 'Eleanor Rigby' from Emeli Sande begins proceedings, while Will Young reminds us of his vocal talent on a lovely rendition of Blondie's 'Hanging On The Telephone'. The classic Jackson 5 number 'I Want You Back' loses its magic in the hands (or should that be voice?) of Rachel Sermanni, but the running is immediately rescued by The Do taking on Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire'. They morph the rock anthem into a chill-out moment and in vocalist Olivia Merilahti have a fantastic talent. Of those presenting their own material, Florence + The Machine and Jessie J give solid presentations of 'Never Let Me Go' and 'Price Tag' respectively, while Robbie Williams' altered performance of 'Candy' does well to take it away from sounding like an advertising jingle and make it a folk-style sing-a-long.
An ill-advised attempt at Blur's 'Song 2' from Plan B begins the second disc in horrendous manner, something that becomes all the more surprising once you hear the beautifully soulful version of 'Empire State Of Mind' gifted by Maverick Sabre. Miles Kane gives a decent rendition of The 'Stones 'Play With Fire' before Dry The River provide a highlight of this release with a lovely cover of 'Homeward Bound', originally by Simon & Garfunkel. A trio of British bands close out this record and, for an act with such a fierce live reputation, Kasabian's 'Days Are Forgotten' is limp to say the least. By contrast, the Manic Street Preachers bring a raucous 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough' and Athlete provide a stirring 'Wires' - a worthy selection as the latter book-end.
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@GaryLineker Amen to that. Sad day.
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