DOZENS of life-like human figures have appeared on the roof of the This Morning studio in London. They were installed as part of a drive to prevent suicide in young men- Here is what you need to know... What is This Morning's Project 84? Project 84 is an art installation created by US street artist Mark Jenkins. The 84 statues have been placed around the edge of the ITV HQ roof on the South Bank of the Thames. Each represents a real British man who has taken his own life. On average there are 84 male suicides in the UK each week. This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield unveiled the statues outside the studio at the start of the show on Monday March 26. People are being encouraged to get involved on social media using hashtag #project84. Why is This Morning highlighting male suicide? The powerful artwork is part of a new suicide prevention drive aimed at helping men who are struggling. Three in four suicides are male and it is the biggest killer of men … [Read more...] about What is This Morning’s Project 84 about, what is the CALM zone and how is the ITV show highlighting male suicide?
DAYS after being criticised for filming its Manhunt series about the murder of Milly Dowler at the exact spot where the schoolgirl went missing, ITV is at it again. I’m told the broadcaster is working on a new drama about the notorious White House Farm murders, risking the anger of surviving relatives. The bloodbath in Essex in August 1985 saw Jeremy Bamber, above, jailed for shooting three generations of his own family. A source said: “It’s still in the early stages. But if it comes to fruition, it could open up some old wounds for the family.” The programme could reopen the debate over Bamber’s guilt, with campaigners doubting the prosecution case and fighting to clear his name. Britain was gripped by the case, which saw Bamber found guilty of gunning down his parents June and Nevill as well as his sister Sheila and her six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas. MOST READ IN TVTo be fran-k The lowdown on Francesca Abbott, a dancing … [Read more...] about ITV risks wrath of surviving relatives over plans for Jeremy Bamber ‘bloodbath’ drama
Five men from Hoddesdon hit the jackpot after going on an ITV gameshow and winning a tense final round. Paul Cooper, Archie Barrow, Connor Jipps, Andy Griffiths and Matt Bartlett all appeared on ITV's Tenable, presented by Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis. The game, which features the team trying to fill a list of ten for a certain question, goes on for six rounds, with each teammate being able to add more cash to the final prize. Paul Cooper, who works in marketing, said that Connor had watched the first series of Tenable and persuaded the others to sign up and submit an application to play for a jackpot of up to £125,000. After being successful they entered a team named Hashtag Lads. Mr Cooper said: "We had to send in the application, and then we had telephone interviews and Skype conversations, all together, with a researcher for the production company. "I guess they must have liked us because we were picked to go on the show." Tenable is filmed in … [Read more...] about Five Hoddesdon men took on an ITV quiz show and won the grand prize
It's been a British TV tradition for the last 15 years, Ant and Dec head to Australia for six weeks to present a show about a bunch of shrieking celebs who are terrified of spiders, snakes and crocodiles. However, rumours are swirling that this year's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! could look very different, as Ant and Dec could be replaced by fresh faces. According to the Daily Star On Sunday , ITV bosses are considering the impossible: scrapping the popular duo and getting in some other presenters to freshen up the format. However, ITV has strongly denied the claims to Mirror Online. "It is utter nonsense to suggest that Ant and Dec are set to be replaced on I'm A Celebrity," a spokesman told The Mirror. It would have marked a huge change in the show as the Geordie pair have fronted I'm A Celeb since its very first series in 2002, and their faces are just as familiar to audiences as witchetty grubs and kangaroo anuses. But with Ant taking time away from the screen … [Read more...] about ITV rubbish rumours Ant and Dec will be scrapped from I’m A Celebrity
Burton Addiction Centre took centre stage on a prime time ITV documentary exploring laws surrounding cannabis – and whether the drug should be decriminalised. Television personality Jeremy Kyle, who has himself admitted to a past gambling addiction and has suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, hosted 'The Kyle Files', aired on ITV at 8pm on Monday, March 26. Two separate segments in the show were shot at the Station Street addiction clinic, which provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation for hundreds of people, including detoxification and residential services. During the first half of the show, the TV celebrity spoke with two clients at the Burton centre, following a group therapy session, where consequences of actions were discussed. He questioned the pair about their experiences with rehabilitation therapy, and the benefits they have received. One interviewee answered: "Going through life I've tended to want to fix myself with something. For me, sitting in a group. When … [Read more...] about Spotlight for Burton Addiction Centre on ITV documentary series