Can Rylan Clark win Celebrity Masterchef?
Former X-Factor contestant Rylan Clark is to test his culinary skills on the tenth edition of Celebrity Masterchef. He'll be looking to impress returning judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Lisa Faulkner and Matt Dawson.
Rylan Clark will test his culinary skills on Celebrity Masterchef
Clark is just one of the famous faces on this year's show and he'll be joined by 80's pop icon Chesney Hawkes, Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips, Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt, former soap star Sheree Murphy, Tom Parker from The Wanted, TV presenter Sam Nixon and the paralympian Danny Crates.
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Margaret Thatcher's death has incited plenty of views on Twitter.
A website titled "Is Margaret Thatcher Dead?" has received a slew of criticism in recent years for its tasteless daily updates of whether or not the Baroness had passed away. Nevertheless, the website finally showed a huge YES today as reports came in that the former Prime Minister died from a stroke. She was the first female prime minister when she entered Downing Street in 1979.
Though the intellectuals, historians and biographers are having their say on Thatcher's legacy, the celebrities were also weighing in on her passing - among them, Harry Styles. The One Direction star came out as a Labour supporter last year, though he paid tribute to the former Tory leader in a tweeting this morning, saying, "RIP Baroness Thatcher.x" He and his One Direction pals buddied up with Prime Minister David Cameron for their Comic Relief campaign earlier this year.
Geri Halliwell, who has made no secret of her love for Thatcher, was another celebrity to pay tribute, saying, "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power ,Margaret Thatcher , a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x"
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We've all heard of a sore loser, but after Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clarke spoke to The Sun today (Jan 26) following his victory, it looked as though most people were in unanimous support of what he had to say, particularly when he began ranting about everyone's favourite couple to hate, Spiedi.
Clarke was quick to criticise his fellow former housemates Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, who looked for a while like being the front runners to win the show despite their odious behaviour throughout the show's run. The X Factor reject told the paper: “I've never met two people that made me feel so uncomfortable being around them in my life,” adding that he, like many others, believes that the pair were playing a game to turn the rest of the housemates against each other to take the title.
"At the end of the day Speidi played a game. They've taken the crown from Nasty Nick," the reality TV veteran said, adding, “I did think they were genuinely gutted that they didn't win. Part of me does think that they are made up for me. But f*** 'em, I won in the end."
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If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Rylan Clark may not have the talent to write timeless lyrics like that, or even win The X-Factor, but he proved he had what it takes to entertain Celebrity Big Brother views to finally win a reality show.
Speaking to host Brian Dowling, Clark said: "Honestly, through the past year, people have been picking up the phone for me and I really appreciate it." He's not wrong, but given that he's appeared in two high-profile shows, it's not the greatest of achievements. But fair play to Rylan, after the disappointment of an X-Factor boot out, it must have taken a lot to thrust himself back into the public eye. Perhaps a lot of money, we don't know. "They hated me three months ago. I've been the biggest fan of Big Brother." And Speaking about his nemesis Speidi, he said: 'I don't have any ties to Heidi and Spencer, but they're a genuine couple. I wish them the best of luck in life. They are absolutely made for each other.
"The reason I came on this show is to show people who got me wrong. You can call me whatever you want, but don't ever call me fake," he added. "One thing they gave me in the house was a headache."
x factor has come under fire from Ofcom regulators for the excessive appearance of the ultra-posh Corinthia Hotel overlooking the Thames, reports the Guardian.
X Factor producers, by showing the hotel repeatedly, gave it 'undue prominence' which is in breach of programming in the UK. Although the show wasn't paid for its featuring in a couple of episodes, they did receive discounted rates for the contestants to stay there - which undoubtedly was taken gratefully as it's normally £3000 per night!
One episode saw the contestants moving into the Hotel which saw winner James Arthur exclaiming about their rooms, and Rylan Clark (currently a contestant in Celebrity Big Brother) gush over the size and quality of the hotel, saying: "It's absolutely amazing here ... I've never really seen anything like it to be honest. It's a million miles away from the place I live back home ... Oh my god James, it's massive! There's a phone in the toilet!"
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Heidi Montag opened up about her regrets on telling the public about her plastic surgery whilst relaxing in a Jacuzzi with Rylan on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The former 'The Hills' star rose to fame following her 10 surgical procedures that she once had in the space of one day. However, looking back on media reports about her, she wishes that she had been more 'private' about the ops which included rhinoplasty, breast implants, liposuction and chin reduction. 'I kind of wish I'd never talked about it and that I'd kept it more private', she told former 'X Factor' contestant and housemate Rylan Clark whilst winding down in the house hot tub on Monday (January 7th 2013). Rylan seemed very curious about surgeries. 'So you'd had a lot of surgeries?' He asked her. 'Yeah I did, it was just when I was young. I wanted it and I just got a few things done, and then I got a few more things done', she replied.
Despite Rylan's reassuring comments that she looked 'brilliant', Heidi insisted that telling the papers 'backfired' on her and she even lost contact with her mother. 'I didn't talk to my family for two years and I never thought that would happen to me, me and my mum were like best friends growing up', she confessed. She also admitted that TV 'changed' her and reflected that, 'I should have just stood up for myself.'
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The new series of the reality show started last night (January 3rd 2013) with 'X Factor' 2012 contestant Rylan Clark and jockey Frankie Dettori being the first to arrive. They were tasked with deciding which celebrity from each pair that arrived would be cast into the darkness of the basement and which would enjoy the house luxuries. Former Volkswagen model Paula was selected for the basement instead of 'Heartbeat' star Tricia Penrose.
However, it was only hours before Paula complained that she was feeling a 'little ill' and was advised to re-enter the main house by the BB doctor. Just how ill she is is uncertain; certainly, she doesn't seem sick enough to have to leave the house, but she has struggled with alcohol dependency for a large chunk of her life, even being turned away from the show in previous years for failing psychiatric tests according to TV psychologist Jo Hemmings who worked on the show when it aired on Channel 4. 'Paula Hamilton - because sending an alcoholic who failed her C4 psych tests three years ago is SUCH a good idea... #cbb', she wrote on Twitter.
So, the newest series of the show that managed to die a hard death only to be sadly revived like a second Frankenstein's monster, rehashed from the original - more nuts and bolts and scars than can be counted, and probably scarier - has returned. That's right, Celebrity Big Brother is back with a new cohort of desperate celebrities whose own careers have failed and are willing to do anything to regain the spotlight, or a spot of extra cash.
So, here's the tragic lineup for this year:
1. Frankie Detorri
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It's here. It's finally here. Big Brother 2013 airs tonight (January 3, 2012) on Channel 5 from 9pm. A two-hour launch show presented by Brian Dowling will introduce this year's contestants, which have been kept safely under wraps for weeks.
In one of this year's televisual lowlights, the has-beens and nobodies will love each other for a bit, then hate each other for a bit. Someone will probably say, "She's totally different from her on-screen character," and Rylan from The X Factor will end up winning. If the tabloids are to be believed, Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan could be among those entering the famous house, as will Page 3 girl Lacey Banghard, from Neighbours actor Ryan Moloney, Eastenders star Gillian Taylforth and Heartbeat's Tricia Penrose. No? Us neither.
We can just imagine Frankie Dettori talking Lindsay Lohan through his epic Gold Cup win on Colour Vision at Royal Ascot last year, or the Hollywood star telling the jockey about her latest film The Canyons. Yep, this is shaping up to be the most bizarre Celebrity Big Brother in history.
The whole thing kicks off tonight (January 3, 2012) and although Chanel 5 have refused to reveal the identities of the stars lined up to appear, friends of Dettori have confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that he will be taking part. Lindsay Lohan has been in London for several days now, seemingly for no good reason.
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