SYD Little rose to fame as one-half of one of TV's most popular comedy double acts of the 70s as Little and Large. The comedian turned waiter has now signed up to appear on The Real Marigold Hotel but how old is the showbiz legend and when was he on Celebrity MasterChef? Here's the lowdown... Who is Syd Little? Syd Little was born Cyril Mead on December 19, 1942, and is best known as one half of TV double act Little and Large. Prior to his TV fame, the 75-year-old worked as an interior designer before touring Manchester pubs as a singer and guitarist. He has two children with wife Sheree and the two currently co-run the Steamer pub in his hometown of Fleetwood. In 2015, he took part in BBC's Celebrity MasterChef but he was eliminated after the third round. Who are Little and Large? While performing guitar at a club one night Syd's friend Eddie McGinnis joined him on stage for a chorus of singing and comedy. What spawned was one of TV's most successful double … [Read more...] about Who is Syd Little? Real Marigold Hotel cast member for series 3, comedian from Little and Large and former Celebrity MasterChef contestant
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THE Real Marigold Hotel series three will see nine older celebrities head to India. But where did they film and where did they stay? Here’s what we know… Where is The Real Marigold Hotel filmed? The third series of The Real Marigold Hotel has been filmed in Udaipur, India. The second series was filmed in Kochi, while the first was in Jaipur. There has also been The Real Marigold on Tour, which has visited Florida, Kyoto, Chengdu, Havana, Reykjavik and Chiang Mai. Where is Udaipur? Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, can be found in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan, just near to the Gujarat border. It is surrounded by Aravali Range, which separates it from Thar Desert and it has the stunning backdrop of Lake Pichola. It is almost exactly in the middle of Mumbai and Delhi. Can I stay in the hotel? This year the stars are staying in an old haveli. A haveli is a traditional townhouse or mansion in India, which usually … [Read more...] about Where is The Real Marigold Hotel filmed, where is Udaipur and can I stay in the hotel?
Finding Your Feet (12A, 111 mins) Comedy/Drama/Romance. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence. Director: Richard Loncraine. Rating: 2 stars A WELL-TO-DO wife learns that being a free woman is better than being a kept lady in Richard Loncraine's frothy comedy drama, which is choreographed to appeal to mature audiences who checked into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Finding Your Feet isn't on a par with that feel-good octogenarian odyssey and screenwriters Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft struggle to add depth to the two-dimensional characters and a flimsy plot that repeatedly tangos towards aching predictability. Thankfully, Loncraine has attracted a stellar British cast to flesh out the roles and they elevate mediocre material drizzled in mawkish sentimentality. Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton brings a touching vulnerability to her haughty lady of the manor, who may never take control of her life because she is … [Read more...] about Comedy/drama Finding Your Feet “tangos towards aching predictability”
PUBLISHED: 13:11 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:07 28 September 2016 Prudence Ivey Why are we so obsessed with describing areas of north London as villages? jenifoto Ask anyone who lives in one of north London’s nicer enclaves just what it is they particularly like about the area and the phrase “village atmosphere” will come up with infuriating regularity. But what should people say instead? The Gatehouse I’ve always found north Londoners’ addiction to describing their part of London as a village a bit baffling: surely the reason most people move to London in the first place is to escape the genuine countryside villages where they grew up. My colleague India did spend part of her childhood living in an actual village called Netheravon in rural Wiltshire. For the sake of research, I’ve asked her to help me with a compare and contrast of her real life village in Wiltshire and the soi-disant urban villages covered by the Ham & High. 1. … [Read more...] about Seven reasons why you DON’T live in a village if you live in Hampstead or Highgate (and why that’s a good thing)
Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicked off in January with an all-female line-up of eight housemates. The first batch, who entered the house, were all women to mark the centenary of the female vote in 1918. However, eight male contestants joined the eight females in the CBB house after just a few days The first eviction took place last Friday and saw transgender newsreader India Willoughby booted off the show. Here's the full list of all the CBB 2018 contestants and who has been evicted so far. CBB 2018 contestants Ann Widdecombe Controversial ex Tory MP Ann Widdecombe was the first to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house. Sources exclusively revealed to the Mirror Online that the 70-year-old was a last minute signing. Known for her controversial and divisive opinions, the former Tory politician is pro Brexit and has made it clear she isn't a fan of reality stars. During her time in parliament she opposed the legality of abortion, inflamed the LGBT community after voting against lowering … [Read more...] about Who is left in Celebrity Big Brother 2018? Meet the remaining male and female contestants in the CBB house