Steve Jones and Phylicia Jackson - A variety of celebs were photographed as they attended the Attitude magazine Awards 2014 at Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th October 2014
Boxer Ricky Hatton is one of the most surprising names to be plucked out for this years Lets Dance For Comic Relief, with the hardman sure to set off some smiles when he drops the boxing gloves in favour of something a little more dance-floor appropriate.
Hatton is among 15 other celebrities who have signed up for the one-off show, with impressionist Jon Culshaw, ventriloquist Nina Conti and stand-up comic Tim Vine also confirmed to appear. One person who is particularly looking forward to the upcoming instalment of the show, which has been a fixture in the Comic Relief schedule since 2009, is co-host Steve Jones, who said he looks forward to this show more than any other he fronts. He told press recently: "It's still the most fun I have on TV so I am ecstatic. Let's Dance is back with a host of famous faces along with famous arms, necks, legs and fingers all attempting to dance for our viewing pleasure."
Alex Jones, Steve's surname-sharing co-host, has also expressed her excitement for the upcoming project, saying, "We have some of our best comedians as panellists, and an unbelievable line-up of brave celebrities, who are all prepared to don their dancing shoes to raise lots of money for this year's Red Nose Day."
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After 14 years of broadcasting, the beloved TV format T4 has been axed by it's umbrella company, C4. The channel has cited declining figures of T4 due to the massive rise in viewers for one of the network's other channels, E4 which is now the highest rated channels for 16-34 year olds.
Reported on DailyMail.com, Dominic Bird, who is Head of Formatting at C4 said:'Whilst T4 has historically been a much loved destination for our young audiences, its popularity has been incrementally diminished over time by the digital revolution. In a landscape where Channel 4 now provides E4, the nation’s most popular channel for 16 -34 year olds... T4 has been fighting incredibly hard maintain the cut through it once enjoyed and now is the right time to look at more appropriate ways to serve our younger viewers.'
Cheryl Cole is certainly pulling no punches in her new autobiography 'Cheryl: My Story', with one particular passage touching on the first time she met current X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. The Girls Aloud star, 29, recalls the "embarrassing" and "awkward" couple of minutes she spent with the Pussycat Dolls singer.
In a leaked extract from the book that appeared on Twitter, Cole writes, "The first time I met Nicole was when she was performing on The X Factor in London.Oh my God, Cheryl! You're just as pretty in real life! I heard your song on the radio!' she had gushed. It was really embarrassing." Though all this seems pretty harmless, Cheryl reportedly adds, "Then she started singing 'Promise This' to me, and I swear to God the woman sang the whole song, to my face. It was just so awkward, and every time I stood next to her she started singing it again.I thought how that would be like me going up to Britney and singing the whole of 'Baby, One More Time' in her face. Can you imagine how weird that would be?" Essentially, readers of Cheryl's book will learn - pretty quickly - that the Geordie singer isn't too keen on Scherzinger. She also details a meeting on The X Factor USA, when she went over to greet Nicole and presenter Steve Jones, saying, "Steve was normal and friendly but Nicole was singing and dancing to her own songs, and I found that a bit crazy and odd."
Nicole was initially given a presenting role on Simon Cowell's stateside version of the show, though eventually replaced Cheryl as a judge. She now holds Cole's former position on the UK show.