BBC’s Bodyguard is up for three Baftas at tonight's award ceremony. During the lead-up to the big occasion, questions concerning a second series have been brought up. Let’s find out more... How many TV Baftas is the show nominated for? BBC's Bodyguard scooped three nominations at the 2019 Bafta TV Awards. The show is up for Best Drama, but faces tough competition from Killing Eve, Save Me and Informer. Meanwhile, Keeley Hawes will go head-to-head with the likes of Ruth Wilson, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer for Best Leading Actress in a television series. Bodyguard is also nominated for Virgin Media's must-see moment titled Julia Montague Assassinated.Richard Madden was shockingly snubbed from the Lead Actor category, which surprised fans. "I can't believe Richard is not nominated for best lead actor," one fan shared on Twitter. Will there be a second series of the show? Despite its incredible success, with over 17 million viewers tuning in for the finale, BBC has yet to … [Read more...] about How many TV Bafta nominations does Bodyguard have, is there a series 2 and who’s in the cast with Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden?
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Roman Kemp's girlfriend Anne-Sophie Flury has treated I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! viewers to a sneak peek at the lavish Versace hotel - where the contestants' wives and girlfriends have been holidaying during their partners' jungle stints. In a series of snaps posted to her Instagram on Wednesday, the neuroscientist tapped in full relaxation mode as she lounged with Chloe Madeley and Suraya Maxwell, the wives of axed stars James Haskell and Andrew Maxwell respectively. Radio host Roman's girlfriend and her new pals have been living in the lap of luxury during their time at the five-star hotel, with their days consisting of topping up their tans by the pool, sipping on cocktails and even jet-skiing. Luxury: Roman Kemp's girlfriend (pictured with James Haskell's wife Chloe Madeley and Andrew Maxwell's wife Suraya) has treated I'm A Celeb fans to a peek at the Versace hotel The girls displayed their incredibly toned physiques in clingy swimwear as they enjoyed … [Read more...] about Inside I’m A Celeb WAGS’ five-star trip: Roman Kemp’s girlfriend shares sneak peek at lavish Versace hotel as the stars’ loved ones lounge by the pool, sip on cocktails and even go jet-skiing
Round midnight in a provincial disco on the northernmost edge of Europe, someone is grinding their bottom into mine. In front of me there is a dancefloor teeming with burly, over-refreshed farming lads and over-enthusiastic lasses wearing three, maybe four outfits at once (leopardprint leggings plus puffball skirts plus bolero jackets plus baseball caps). Right behind me, bumping bums, his skinny-malink body bent double, his little pixie face beaming up at me, thumbs aloft, is Jón 'Jónsi' Birgisson: poet, artist, songwriter, inventor of his own language ('Hopelandish'), and possessor of a beautiful, mystical, keening singing voice that has helped lend the band he fronts an air of mystique and wonder unsurpassed on the world stage. 'Wooh!' yells Birgisson before goose-stepping his way onto the dancefloor. Just over there, his normally furrow-browed bandmate Kjartan Sveinsson is pole-dancing - that is, dancing with a pole, on his own - to the Spice Girls' 'Wannabe'. Sigur … [Read more...] about There’s no place like home
January 1 Centenary of the birth of The Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger.7 Winners of Costa category awards announced.11 Release of the biopic Colette, starring Keira Knightley.12 50th anniversary of the publication of Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint.14 TS Eliot prize for poetry awarded.29 Costa prize-giving with book of the year revealed. Germaine Greer turns 80. FictionThe Wall by John Lanchester (Faber)Capital took on the financial crisis; this latest novel imagines a future rocked by global migration and climate disaster, in which a wall has been built around Great Britain to keep out “the Others”. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield (Doubleday)The follow-up to the bestselling The Thirteenth Tale is a hugely pleasurable 19th-century mystery combining folklore and scientific discovery, set around the Thames. Border Districts by Gerard Murnane (& Other Stories)First UK publication for the cult Australian author who, at nearly 80, is gaining … [Read more...] about 2019 in books: what you’ll be reading this year
Good morning. Less than a week to go and the big questions are whether Boris Johnson can bear to face a grilling from BBC veteran (and the prime minister’s former Spectator boss) Andrew Neil, and how the main party leaders will fare in tonight’s BBC debate. We have the best of other news, including a potentially problematic exchange involving Joe Biden on the campaign trail. What’s going on? Neil has thrown down the gauntlet to Johnson, challenging him to a BBC interview. The prime minister has so far failed to commit – making him the only leader of a major party not to have faced the presenter during the campaign. At the end of his interview with Nigel Farage last night Neil turned to the camera and addressed an audience of millions about Johnson’s failure to take part. “We have been asking him for weeks now to give us a date, a time, a venue. As of now, none has been forthcoming,” he said, adding that the prime minister’s attendance at … [Read more...] about Friday briefing: Johnson won’t be brought to Neil