Happy birthday to my little brother @Jahmene xx
ITV2 had been the home of 'The Xtra Factor' for 13 years.
Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson have both lost their jobs today, as ITV announced that ‘The Xtra Factor’ – the ‘X Factor’ support show hosted by the pair last year – was being axed in favour of a digital spin-off.
“’The X Factor’ is our biggest ITV entertainment show, in terms of online engagement. We have taken the decision to move away from a linear switchover show, and instead focus our efforts on our digital platforms, in support of the main show,” an ITV spokesperson told The Mirror on Wednesday (January 18th).
‘The Xtra Factor’ was launched on ITV2 thirteen years ago, and helped launch showbiz careers for the likes of Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton and Caroline Flack.
Continue reading: 'The Xtra Factor' Axed By ITV In Favour Of Digital Spin-Off Show
Amid rumours that there might be TWO 'Big Brother' houses this year, Rylan told fans to keep following the show's social media accounts.
‘Big Brother's Bit On the Side’ host Rylan Clark-Neal has teased a potentially significant format change to the reality TV mainstay, although he has begged his fans to stop asking him for more housemate news on social media after revealing the new contestants were going “into hiding”.
The showbiz presenter – and former winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2011 – appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ on Wednesday (June 1st) to hint that a big twist to the long-running show was in the pipeline, and told fans to keep their eyes glued to Twitter for the latest news.
At the same time, he also said that he had almost revealed too much and that he wouldn’t be commenting on any further news until the new series begins next week, on Tuesday June 7th on Channel 5.
The scrape left former ‘Allo’ Allo’ actress Vicki Michelle hospitalised.
Police are said to be investigating a fight which took place during ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ companion show ‘Bit On The Side’, which left actor Vicki Michelle hospitalised. Michelle was said to be injured after champagne glasses were allegedly thrown during a row between evicted housemate Farrah Abraham and former contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.
Farrah Abraham was reportedly involved in a fight during a live broadcast of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’.
A statement from Hertfordshire police read, “Hertfordshire constabulary received a report at 10.55pm on the evening of Tuesday 22 September regarding an incident which is alleged to have occurred in the Elstree Studios in Borehamwood. The incident occurred a short time before the call.”
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.
Continue reading: Rylan Clark Among Contestants For Celebrity Masterchef 2015
Holly Willoughby, Rylan Clark, Emma Willis and Phillip Schofield - Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take part in a summer task on London's Southbank for 'This Morning' - London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th June 2013
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"
Continue reading: Margaret Thatcher Dead At 87: Harry Styles (Of All People) Lead Tributes
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."
Continue reading: CBB Winner Rylan Clarke Blasts Spiedi And Laments Victory
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
Continue reading: 2013 Celebrity Big Brother Cohort, Let's Meet The Lucky Contestants
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.
Any kind of 'reality' television gets the rumour mill going, as we all realise that 'real life' is so much more interesting than fiction. But when it includes celebrities, it's even more exciting. The Celebrity Big Brother rumour mill has been churning away ferociously over the past couple of days, particularly because three people that have already been tipped as entering the house have landed in London... with no particular other reason to be in Blighty.
Heidi Montag and her husband Spencer Pratt touched down at Heathrow with five enormous bags and one suitcase. While The Mirror think those bags may be a sign that they're not heading into the famed house- contestants can only take one bag in- they may in fact be planning to stay a little longer than the show itself... "or there's going to one almighty pre-launch hissy fit between Spencer and a CBB producer" as the paper noted.
Lindsay Lohan also arrived in London over the weekend amid similar speculation, but her appearance could merely be continuation of her following Max George from The Wanted around. He's on the way to New York today, however, to perform at a New Year's Eve event- which she must have known about. Lindsay is also due in court in the US on January 15th and with the show beginning on January third and going on for much longer than just two weeks, it looks unlikely that she'll be participating.
Happy birthday to my little brother @Jahmene xx
What time does #Doris finish? Does she have an end time or is it just when she fancies?
Poor love #Doris https://t.co/hcA6W76ZRB
If anyone in Essex finds a couple of artificial palm trees (stolen from the BB house) blowing down their road they're from my garden. #Doris
Doris is taking the piss mate 😡
. @LittleMix deserve every success going. 4 lovely normal girls who work hard. Well done to them! X
YOU KNOW Stella Mcartney is half cut and shaming herself for being in that shot! LOVE HER!
It's not the brits unless @GeriHalliwell is wearing this. Sorry but I'm right https://t.co/tqhm3G395m
Want to see me prank shoppers in @sainsburys ? Literally took over the store for #rednoseday was so funny x https://t.co/4XrI0lt8rr
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When you're literally obsessed with a place in the sun..... need to look at my life
What a morning @thismorning x https://t.co/nn77pMjKDw
Proud of my TV mum @RuthieeL doing an amazing job on @qvcuk tonight ❤ x
Good luck tonight @RuthieeL @qvcuk 😂😂😂 https://t.co/WHvJAfWUad
So looking forward to seeing my @RuthieeL on @qvcuk tomorrow night! Don't fall over! Xxx https://t.co/4CSn7aQVra
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