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Strictly - It Takes Two host Zoë Ball pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 27th October 2016

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Zoe Ball And Norman Cook Announce Split

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TV presenter Zoe Ball and her DJ husband Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim, have announced they are to split after 18 years of marriage. The couple announced their separation in a joint statement, saying they had “come to the end of our rainbow.”

Zoe BallZoe Ball has announced her split from DJ Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim

A statement posted on both their Twitter accounts read: “With great sadness we are announcing that we have separated. After many exciting adventures together over the last 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow.”

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Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook , Woody Fred Cook - Zoe Ball arrives at the BBC Radio 2 studios with her children at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook and Woody Fred Cook
Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook and Woody Fred Cook

Zoe Ball Pictured Kissing 22 Year Old Boyband Singer At 'Strictly' Xmas Party

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Drunken shenanigans at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ production wrap party in London’s Soho this week, as married presenter Zoe Ball was snapped locking lips with a boyband member half her age on the dancefloor.

45 year old Zoe, who presents the BBC2 spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, has been married to DJ Norman Cook (who of course goes by the stage name Fatboy Slim) for 16 years, and has two children with him – 15 year old Woody and five year old Nelly.

Zoe BallZoe Ball was pictured kissing a guy 23 years younger than her at the 'It Takes Two' Christmas party

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Chris Evans Denies Friend Zoe Ball Will Be Joining Him On 'Top Gear'

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‘Top Gear’ host Chris Evans has denied that his good friend Zoe Ball will be joining him when the BBC motoring show returns next year. Ball was said to be the frontrunner in the race to find Evan’s co-host for the series, having reportedly excelled during a screen test.

Chris EvansChris Evans has denied Zoe Ball will be his new co-host on ‘Top Gear’.

But Evans rubbished the rumours on twitter Monday, writing, ‘Hilariously inaccurate story in 2days paper. Re my good friend Zoe Ball excelling in Top Gear screen test. She hasn't even been for one.’

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Zoe Ball Emerges As Frontrunner To Join Chris Evans On New 'Top Gear'

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Zoe Ball looks set to join old friend Chris Evans as a co-host on the new series of ‘Top Gear’. The 44 year old is being touted as producer's first choice to join the show, becoming the series’ first ever female presenter.

Zoe BallWill Zoe Ball be ‘Top Gear’s’ first female presenter?

A source told The Mirror, “Zoe looks like a certainty after the screen tests. She was brilliant down on the race track and she’s enthusiastic about cars.”

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Jodie Kidd Says No To 'Top Gear' Gig, But Will Zoe Ball Say Yes?

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Former model Jodie Kidd has revealed she’s turned down a presenting job on the new series of ‘Top Gear’ saying that she feared the gig would ‘take over her soul’. Kidd had been the favourite to join Chris Evans and become the show’s first female presenter but now it seems Zoe Ball could be joining the line-up instead.

Jodie KiddModel Jodie Kidd will not be ‘Top Gear’s’ new presenter.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Kidd confirmed a woman would definitely be joining the new ‘Top Gear’ but added that it will not be her. “Am I doing it? I am not," she told the newspaper. “I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman.”

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Zoe Ball - Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena Birmingham - Opening Night at Barclaycard Arena, Strictly Come Dancing - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 16th January 2015

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Zoe Ball - An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan's Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The famous personalities, as well as patrons, ambassadors and patients of Alder Hey, have shown their support for the campaign by wearing the scarves with their initial displayed as a collegiate style appliqué letter. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: "Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for us. "We're extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones." The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Tinie Tempah and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at www.Matalan.co.uk priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter prefect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. The money raised by Alphabet Scarves will go towards a new state-of-the-art children's hospital, education and research centre 'Alder Hey in the Park'. Planned to open in 2015, Europe's only children's 'hospital in a park' will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families. Coupled with first class teaching and research the hospital will be designed to attract the best talent in the world. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children's Charity "We are incredibly excit - - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Zoe Ball - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) after-party held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Want To Bring Back 'Morph'? Then Back The Kickstarter Campaign!

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Tapping into the nostalgia gland of anyone brought up in the 70s and 80s, a Kickstarter campaign from Aardman Animation – the creator’s of Wallace and Gromit – promises to bring back the lovable clay-constituted Morph, should they raise enough money.

The cheeky little fella will be back in 12 new one-minute episodes using the traditional clay and stop-frame animation if the required £75,000 is collected. It comes after news that Aardman are developing a Shaun the Sheep movie.

“We plan to make a series of all new Morph episodes and we’d love you, his loyal fans, and maybe also you, his new fans, we’d love you to be involved,” reads the Kickstarter blurb. “But we don’t want to second guess what you want. Get involved in the production. Contribute ideas, gags. Tell us what you want to see.”

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The New Dr Who Will Be Revealed This Sunday, But Who Will It Be?

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With Matt Smith's time as the Universe's most famous time altering, Tardis-flying hero, Doctor Who, coming to an end, we've all been scratching our heads over the prospect of his potential successor. Could it be a man, a woman, a lime-green half-man-half-woman? The possibilities are limitless, however the reality will be made apparent sooner than some might expect, as the BBC intends on revealing the 12th Doctor during a live show being aired this Sunday (4 August) on BBC1.

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Current Doctor Matt Smith with his sidekick Jenna Coleman and the show's head, Steven Moffat

The show, which will be presented by Zoe Ball, will feature some in-depth Doctor Who discussion, as well as interviews with current Time Lord Matt Smith and executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, with the new Doctor's unveiling serving as the main attraction for the Who-filled evening. According to reports from the BBC, the mystery person has already been chosen following a series of rigorous screentests, organised incognito by the Beeb under the codename 'Houdini.’

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Peter Capaldi To Be Announced As 'Doctor Who' In Special Live Show?

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The new Doctor Who will be revealed in a special live show on Sunday (August 4, 2013) with 'The Thick of It' star Peter Capaldi the clear favourite with the bookmakers.

According to the BBC, the half-four show will be presented by Zoe Ball and is set to feature an interview with the current Doctor Who Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat. The casting remains shrouded in secrecy, with only a handful of those working on the long-running BBC show privy to the selection.

"The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat said. "For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

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Dress Code Black: Stars Show Up To BAFTA Awards In Monochrome Attire

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Awards shows are fun not only to see who wins each award, but also to see what the stars are wearing down the red carpet. We common folk may not be able to purchase the very same, but we can damn sure try to get close. This year's BAFTAS seem to make replicating red carpet styles easier than normal as it seems simplicity is key, and black is best.

The staple of every woman's wardrobe, the solid, stable and dependable LBD (little black dress) has been transformed. No longer little, these gowns hit the floor in a flourish of appropriate drama. X Factor's Caroline Flack turned up in a fairly understated gown, figure hugging in all the right places, with simple lines, the whole outfit is set off by the sheer lace long sleeves which turn what could have been a boring dress into something beautiful.

Laura Whitmore is rocking a jumpsuit with a slit down the front, and long sleeves, bridging the often difficult gap between sexy and sophisticated. She has accessorized her simple elegance with chunky gold cuffs and bright red lipstick. Zoe Ball's shiny dress is certainly the most unusual of the evening, but it fits her perfectly and she needs nothing but a great pair of earrings, a statement pair of rings and a what looks like an effortless hair style to make it work for her.

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Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

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Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the song ‘Moon River’ but had many other hits, including ‘Raindrops Are Falling on My Head’ and ‘Music To Watch Girls By.’ Tony Christie told BBC News that Williams was “up there with Sinatra, Bennett,” referring to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. “I enjoyed a chat with him backstage at the Royal Albert Hall some years ago,” Christie added, “and he was a lovely man, very gentle…he was a pleasure to have met.”

Williams’ influence spread far and wide; many of the songs that he recorded and performed have become staples in the musical upbringings of several generations. The composer Don Black, who wrote ‘Born Free’ (another classic Williams track) said that he was the “ultimate professional… He was a great guy, he was very professional but didn't take himself too seriously. That type of performer doesn't exist anymore. It's gradually becoming the end of an era.”

It’s not just Williams’ contemporaries that have been paying tribute to the late singer though; Tim Burgess, the singer of The Charlatans, said “Andy Williams was a real smooth guy, that's for sure. Rest in peace, Andy.” The Radio One DJ Zoe Ball also posted a touching message on her Twitter page, to say “what a chap. May his star always shine bright.”

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