Celeb guests on Your Face or Mine charity specials are paid up to £3,500 to appear. A whistleblower said the fees offered by bosses on the game show, fronted by Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan, are often more than they raise for charity. A source said: “A celebrity with a savvy agent can get up to about £3,500. Bosses are so desperate they will throw money at them. “It makes a mockery of it being a charity special.” In Your Face or Mine, airing on Comedy Central, couples answer embarrassing questions in return for cash for Cancer Research. Star couples to play include Love Island’s Chris Hughes and Olivia Atwood, who have since split. A spokesman for Chris, 25, insisted he had donated half his joint fee to charity Calm. Other shows do not pay stars for charity specials and guests on Bake Off’s Stand Up for Cancer just get transport and lunch cash. A source said: “Agents trying to get a fee get short shrift.” But today, C4 and Bake Off … [Read more...] about Celebrity guests on Your Face or Mine charity specials paid £3,500 to appear
MEGHAN Markle is letting her maternal instincts come through and hugging children and fans at royal engagements, despite it contradicting royal protocol. The former actress is settling into her duties as the newest member of the royal clan including making regular public appearances. Today she was out with her future husband at the UK trials for the 2018 Invictus Games and once again cuddly Meghan embraced guests with a hug. This however, is not something that members of the royal family are encouraged to do on the whole. Kate often only gives a hug if a child dives for it, while the Queen keeps things formal with some of her trademark waving and the occasional handshake. The monarchy's website says: "There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms." By traditional forms they mean handshake, bow or courtesy. Meghan also hugged a starstruck school girl on a royal … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle can’t stop breaking royal etiquette as she hugs guest at Invictus Games trials… and shows she’s a natural with kids with cute toddler
FAY Maschler is a tough critic when it comes to food - literally. Here's everything you need to know about the London Evening Standard's restaurant reviewer... Who is Fay Maschler? Fay Maschler (née Fay Coventry), 72, was born in India. In 1972 she won a contest and became the London Evening Standard's restaurant critic. The position was only meant to be for three months but she's been in the role for over 40 years. She raises the bar high and once described a Gordon Ramsay kidney dish as “toxic scum on a stagnant pond.” What books has Fay Maschler written? Fay has written a number of books including... Cooking Is A Game You Can Eat Teach Your Child To Cook Good Food Fast London Restaurant Guide Eating In Cooking Is A Way Round The World Is Fay Maschler married? Fay Maschler is married to thriller writer Reg Gadney. The couple have four children, Ben, Alice, Hannah and Amy from Reg's previous marriage. Fay's first husband was the publisher Tom Maschler. They … [Read more...] about Who is Fay Maschler? MasterChef guest judge, restaurant critic and food writer
JEREMY Kyle was left unimpressed during a segment on today's show - after a guest confessed he splashed out on his own lie detector test in a bid to avoid going on the programme. Guest Edward told Jeremy that he thought his "shifty" girlfriend, Michelle, was cheating on him after she "developed a different rhythm" in the bedroom and wanted to try out all sorts of new positions. So, he spent £70 on his own lie detector test and attempted to get to the bottom of his girlfriend's new-found lust. Jeremy said: "This man went and spent seventy quid and bought his own lie detector. "He put a chair in the kitchen, strapped her on, and it gave him fourteen different answers to the same questions!" Edward said: "I don't think the machine was a very good one!" MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZHEALTH WORRY Danniella Westbrook's cancer fears after bleeding for 'nine weeks constantly' BAD FOR BOW Olivia Attwood carried out of a bar for necking booze from the tap on night out DAN'S PAIN Danny Jones' … [Read more...] about Jeremy Kyle mocks guest for buying his own £70 lie detector test to expose ‘cheating’ girlfriend after she turned into a saucy minx in the bedroom
IT has been another busy year in the news - with plenty of material to be ridiculed on Have I Got News For You. Heading into it's staggering 55TH series, here's all the important info about the show's return. When is Have I Got News For You next on TV? Have I Got News For You returns for its 55th series on Friday, April 6th at 9.30pm on BBC1. Jeremy Paxman will be guest hosting the episode but regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop will be there as always. This week, they will be joined by Steph McGovern and Josh Widdecombe. Among some of the notable guest presenters over the years have been Boris Johnson, Jeremy Clarkson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lorraine Kelly and Anne Robinson. What is Have I Got News For You? The series is a comedy quiz show that grills celebrity contestants on the week's headlines. It was originally hosted by Angus Deaton, but since 2002 has used a different guest host each week after Deaton left the show. It launched in 1990 with team captains Paul … [Read more...] about What time does Have I Got News For You series 55 start on BBC One tonight and who’s guest hosting with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop?