Britain’s Got Talent is returning for its 12th series as Simon Cowell and his celebrity pals once again set about finding out what talent old Blighty has to offer. Past winners so far have ranged from classical singers, to dance and theatre groups, gymnastic troupes and of course, dogs. So this year’s victor is anyone’s guess. Ant and Dec fans will have their fix of the Geordie duo at the start of the series at least as the show replaces family favourite Saturday Night Takeaway in the weekend schedule. Read on for full details on show times, hosts, judges and more. When does BGT start? The first show will air on Saturday April 14 on ITV at 8pm and then weekly until the final stages when they switch to live shows, which are usually nightly for the last couple of weeks. Auditions have already taken place around the country and been filmed. This year bosses also went to Benidorm in Spain to look for talent, but as far as we know the show isn’t changing its name to … [Read more...] about When does Britain’s Got Talent 2018 start, who was last year’s winner and who are this year’s hosts and judges?
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We've known him as crime-fighting Michael Knight, hunky lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and as our most outrageous Britain's Got Talent judge. But TV and movie star David Hasselhoff 's now tackling his most challenging role to date: playing the Hoffbot, a robot version of himself. What's more, his part has been written entirely by Artificial Intelligence. It's all part of a short film It's No Game, which will premiere at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. For David, it's a long way from Baywatch and Knight Rider. Instead, viewers will get to see David deliver a tearful performance as a Hoffbot who desperately wants to be real. For the actor - who's known as The Hoff - the film is a reflection of his real life anxiety. “It’s about the Hoffbot wanting to be a man and not wanting to be written by something else," says David, 64. “It’s really timely for me because that’s where I am at my life right now. It came out a lot more emotional when I started doing it, … [Read more...] about David Hasselhoff takes on most challenging role yet as a ROBOT version of himself in new short film
For most, finding anything to laugh about in the current political climate is more challenging than shopping on Oxford Street after the sun's gone down on December 24. So comic David Walliams has done his best to lighted the mood as Brexit continues to divide the nation. The Little Britain star puts on his best Theresa May moves during a hilarious photo shoot for Heat magazine . Rolling back the years to when he was dressing up with Matt Lucas, the funnyman dons the Prime Minister's traditional black suit with low cut top and shakes his hips. He has even mastered the 62-year-old's hairstyle and bold red lipstick as he re-creates May's cringy dance moves from the Conservative party conference earlier this year. The poor PM has taken a kicking this week on social media as Hollywood star Andy Serkis' freakish Gollum spoof went around the world. It's not the first time the 47-year-old has taken aim at May. Last year he shared a comical picture of her from what appeared to be the 80s with … [Read more...] about David Walliams takes aim at Theresa May with hysterical cringy dance mock-up
From the foxtrots of America to the paso dobles of Spain, the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing transports us all over the world quicker than you can say cha-cha-cha. But it’s not just the dances that are international. For, over the lifetime of the show, and as we waltz towards series 17, the professional dancers have come from 19 different countries. And now, thanks to newcomer Nancy Xu, that includes China. The 28-year-old has been dancing since she was a child and has revealed she was pushed to be the best by her strict parents. Nancy said: “They said to me, ‘you can do better’. "This is the way they show love, tough love. Chinese parents won’t say, ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ – very different from Western parents.” Nancy left her hometown Huaihua, in Hunan, when she was just 11 to learn at the Guangdong Dance Academy, in Guangzhou, and only got to see her parents on rare visits. “Since I left … [Read more...] about New Strictly Come Dancing pro comes from 19th different country – here’s the full list
EVERY Autumn, millions of viewers tune in to see celebs and Strictly stars strut their stuff on the dancefloor for the chance of winning the glitterball trophy. Here's the full list of winners from the show so far... 2004 - Natasha Kaplinsky The first series of the show ran from May to July 2004, before being moved to its now regular Autumn/Winter spot. Alongside Brendan Cole - one of the only professionals to remain on the show throughout - presenter Natasha won the first top prize after beating out seven other competitors. Their highest scoring dance was the samba, which earned them 37 points. 2004 - Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny will go down in Strictly history as the first ever contestant to win a perfect 40.Facing tough competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis, Jill trounced the competition to win the glitterball. She was partnered with professional Darren Bennett, who remained on the show until 2009. 2005 - Darren Gough Darren Gough shook off his tough guy image to become … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing winners list – from Stacey Dooley to Caroline Flack