ANGELLICA Bell is known for her various presenting roles after starting out on CBBC. However, it turned out she’s a culinary sensation too when she was crowned the WINNER of Celebrity MasterChef 2017 earlier this year. Here’s the lowdown on the bubbly TV star… Londoner Angellica Bell was raised and educated in Ealing and has a politics degree from the University of the West of England. She is the daughter of Labour politician Julian Bell, who has led Ealing council since 2010. In 2010, Angellica married fellow TV presenter Michael Underwood in a ceremony in New York. The happy couple have two children together, Elijah Joseph, five, and Kaziah Mae, four. Angellica’s big break came in 2000, when she became a main anchor on CBBC. She hosted a wide variety of TV shows, from EastEnders Xtra to 50/50. Seven years after landing her first telly roles, the popular presenter appeared on her first daytime telly programme. She worked on The Great British Village … [Read more...] about Angellica Bell took on Celebrity MasterChef and won… but do YOU remember where her career started out?
STRICTLY Come Dancing has shimmied its way triumphantly onto our screens for the 15th fabulous series. But who's left in the line-up attempting to waltz, tango and foxtrot to the glitterball trophy? Here's the lowdown on the celebs, the judges and the pros… Episode eight of the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday, October 15 at 6.45pm on BBC One. Tonight's episode goes head-to-head with The X Factor on ITV, Secret's of China's Forbidden City on Channel 4 and Ace Ventura on Channel 5. Strictly always airs in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time. There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November. Dream team duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be continuing their three-year reign as queens of the dance floor. The pair took over from the late Bruce Forsyth in 2014, as the presenter … [Read more...] about Here’s the lowdown on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up
THIS year's X Factor will see a return of the show's most nail-biting round. The Six Chair Challenge - and it's got even more intense for 2017. So what do we know about this round which Dermot O'Leary criticised so harshly last year? Here's all the info you need. The Six Chair Challenge is the first big singing round with a live audience on The X Factor. After hopefuls are split into four different categories and assigned a mentor for the show, the Six Chair Challenge sees the contestants whittled down mercilessly to just six per group. Contestants have to sing individually in front of judges and a live audience at Wembley Arena – the first time they perform for a live audience in the series. Each act’s mentor then decides if they deserve one of six coveted seats – but they could be knocked out if their mentor decides to replace them with a subsequent performer. There have been plenty of upsets over the years, including Janet Grogan – who was booted … [Read more...] about What is the X Factor 2017 Six Chair Challenge and who has made it through so far to judges’ houses?
STRICTLY Come Dancing’s movie week saw everyone from Wonder Woman to Baloo and Mary Poppins take to the stage on the BBC show. Yet just which famous face saw their dreams to grasp the Glitter Ball fall short? Here’s the lowdown. Strictly Come Dancing’s Reverend Richard Coles became the second celebrity to be given the boot after his Flash Gordon dance fell flat yet hailed his time on the dancefloor “a joy”. The veteran broadcaster faced Simon Rimmer in the dance off and got sent home by the panel of four judges. Richard, 55, dressed up as the iconic movie character for a Paso Doble on the previous show, but he ended up in the bottom two. Here’s the lowdown on who’s been in the bottom two each week and who’s left the competition… WEEK ONE: No one left WEEK TWO: It was Brian Conley vs Chizzy Akudolu in the dance-off – we said goodbye to Chizzy WEEK THREE: The dance-off this week was between Rev Richard Coles and … [Read more...] about Here’s the lowdown on who’s left Strictly Come Dancing so far
NIALL Horan fans will be overjoyed to learn he is going on a solo UK tour for the first time next year. The 24-year-old former One Direction band mate is about to release his debut album Flicker and now you can get your hands on tickets for his gigs. Here’s the low-down… Niall Horan is taking his musical prowess, and solo hits like Slow Hands, This Town and Too Much To Ask, round the country next March. Tickets for the UK dates range between £39 and £52. Here is the full list of the dates: Tue 13 March – Odyssey SSE Arena, Belfast Thu 15 March – O2 Apollo, Manchester Fri 16 March – O2 Apollo, Manchester Sun 18 March – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow Mon 19 March – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow Thu 22 March – O2 Academy Brixton, London Sat 24 March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Mon 26 March – Bournemouth International Centre Tue 27 March – The Brighton Centre You can get tickets, which went on sale October … [Read more...] about When is Niall Horan’s 2018 UK tour? Tickets, dates, venues and prices
VIEWERS were left in awe as ITV's Victoria showed it's first gay kiss. But did Did Lord Alfred Paget and Edward Drummond have an affair in real life? We take a look... After six episodes of hot anticipation between the two men, they finally kissed in episode seven of ITV's series two of Victoria. Whilst enjoying a beautiful sunset in Scotland, Lord Alfred Paget and Edward Drummond were seen gazing into each others eyes. They then lent into each other and shared a tender kiss. Both of these characters are REAL historical figures. Lord Paget, played by Jordan Waller, was an equerry to the Queen, while Edward, played by Leo Suter, was Prime Minister Robert Peel’s private secretary. Daisy Goodwin, the show’s writer, admitted she had been "creative" in her interpretation of history. Speaking about the show to the Daily Mail she said: "Some people might get very cross with me. "But if it did happen, we would never know. She went on: ‘The word homosexual did not … [Read more...] about We reveal if Victoria’s Lord Alfred and Edward really DID have an affair
AFTER a dazzling Movie Week, viewers will be waiting to see how Strictly can outdo itself with its dance themes and song choices. Here is the low-down on who will be dancing what to which tunes on Week Four, following the departure of Rev Richard Coles… Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez will Jive to Proud Mary by Tina Turner Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara will Quickstep to Mr Blue Sky by ELO Brian Conley and Amy Dowden will dance the Paso Doble to I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole will Jive to Marry You by Bruno Mars Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova will perform a Viennese Waltz to Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice will Cha Cha Cha to The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) by Cher Gemma Atkinson and Aljaž Škorjanec will Paso Doble to Viva La Vida by Coldplay Joe McFadden and Katya Jones will Cha Cha Cha to You Keep Me Hangin’ On by … [Read more...] about Check out the songs and dances Strictly’s stars will compete with this week
THE Only Way Is Essex continues on ITVBe TONIGHT, and it’s jam-packed with drama, lashes and swimming in fake tan. Incredibly, this is the 21st series of the show – here’s what we know about it… The 11th episode of series 21 is on tonight, Sunday October 15, at 10pm on ITVBe. It is up against the news on BBC and ITV and We’re The Millers on Channel 5. Towie is shown on Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is available on the ITV Player for catch up if you miss it. The Towie cast is seeing plenty of familiar faces this time around – with old faves Mario Falcone, Mike Hassini and Arg returning to the cast after hiatuses. Love Island’s Amber Davies is likely to be joining with her Essex boyfriend Kem Cetinay as well, plus their villa comrade Chloe Crowhurst. And there are two newbies joining the cast too – Ruby Lacey and Maddie Hooper. Here is the confirmed cast so far… Mario Falcone Mike Hassini James ‘Arg’ Argent Megan … [Read more...] about The Only Way Is Essex is back on TONIGHT – find out all the details here
STRICTLY Come Dancing has returned for another year as the latest batch of stars vye to waltz their way to victory. Want some help deciding who to back for the Glitterball trophy? Have a look at the bookies’ odds on who will rock the floor in 2017… Sun Bets odds: 9/4 Who is Aston Merrygold? Aston Merrygold was a member of UK boy band JLS, who came second to Alexandra Burke on The X Factor in 2008. Sun Bets odds: 5/2 Who is Alexandra Burke? Alexandra Burke is singer, stage star and actress, who shot to fame after winning The X Factor in 2008. Sun Bets odds: 9/2 Who is Debbie McGee? Debbie McGee is a performer, TV personality and the widow of magician Paul Daniels. Sun Bets odds: 10/1 Who is Joe McFadden? Joe McFadden is a Scottish actor known for his roles in Holby City and Heartbeat. Sun Bets odds: 10/1 Who is Gemma Atkinson? Gemma Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model who recently starred on Emmerdale and is now into mixed martial … [Read more...] about Check out the odds on who will win Strictly Come Dancing 2017 now
LOUIS Theroux has become a household name on the back of his documentaries, with his deadpan style earning him a legion of fans. For his latest hard-hitting BBC series, Dark States, he visits America once again– here’s the inside track on the show. The first part of Louis Theroux: Dark States starts on BBC Two at 9.00pm, on Sunday, October 8. Dark States explores the dark underbelly of US cities, with the first show, Heroin Town, focusing on drug addiction. There are three hour-long documentaries in total, with the subsequent shows airing over consecutive weekends. Episode one goes up against The Last Post on BBC One, Victoria on ITV and Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamond on Channel 4. During the series, the acclaimed documentary maker lifts the lid on the unseen criminal and social issues blighting America. In the first episode, Heroin Town, he visits Huntington, West Virginia, embedding himself with a community devastated by widespread opiate use. One in ten babies in the … [Read more...] about Louis Theroux is exposing the underbelly of US cities for his next series
CHERYL Tweedy is making a huge comeback to The X Factor this year to help Simon Cowell select the acts he will take to the live shows. Here's all you need to know about the judges' houses stage of the competition - the last step before the drama-filled live shows... Judges' houses serves as the penultimate stage in The X Factor competition. The four judges are assisted by a celebrity adviser as they pick the contestants they will be taking to the live finals. There's guaranteed crying and it's almost certain that someone will jump into a conveniently nearby swimming pool to celebrate. There are some familiar faces returning to The X Factor for judges' houses along with some more surprising appearances. Cheryl Tweedy Cheryl has kept a low profile since the birth of her son Bear, with only a handful of public appearances to date. Returning to The X Factor to assist Simon Cowell sort through his category, the pair are bound to squabble over their choices. Simon has rented out a stunning … [Read more...] about Cheryl, Stormzy and Kelly Osbourne to join X Factor for judge’s houses – all you need to know…
NEW cooking show A Celebrity Taste of Italy continues TONIGHT. But when is the show on Channel 5, who are the celebrities appearing and what is it all about? Celebrity Taste of Italy continues TONIGHT (Friday, October 13) at 9pm on Channel 5. Each episode lasts an hour and will continue on a weekly basis for one month. Tonight’s episode is the third in the four-show series and goes up against Have I Got News For You on BBC One, Gardeners’ World on BBC Two, Cold Feet on ITV and Gogglebox on Channel 4. Celebs Ian Lavender, Rula Lenska, Judith Chalmers, Johnny Ball and Diana Moran are packed off to stunning Tuscany to learn how to cook. They will be staying in a shared villa and help to prepare a classic Italian lunch, featuring chicken liver pate, bread, cheese and vegetables. The celebs will provide plenty of drama, as Rula flirts with the locals constantly and Johnny Ball confesses his lack of cooking ability. There will be shopping trips, cooking lessons and exercise … [Read more...] about Brand new cooking show A Celebrity Taste of Italy is on Channel 5 tonight
THE Last Post is a brand new army drama coming to the BBC. But where was it filmed and where is it set? Here's the lowdown... The Last Post is set in the Yemeni city of Aden in the 60s – but the series has been filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Margery Bone‚ an executive producer of the show‚ said that the six-part drama needed coastal‚ mountain and desert settings. She added: “Cape Town doubled perfectly for all these elements so it was an easy decision to base ourselves there. “Finding a disused British naval base that overlooked Simon’s Town bay enabled us to give our drama the kind of scale it is normally difficult to achieve on a television shoot.” The Last Post starts on BBC One on October 1 at 9pm. The first episode goes head-to-head with Dragons' Den on BBC Two, Victoria on ITV, Electric Dreams on Channel 5 and The Expendables 3 on Channel 5. The series runs for six episodes. It will be … [Read more...] about Where is The Last Post filmed? Filming locations for the new BBC drama
DRAGONS Den continues with its 15th series – with a new list of entrepreuners hoping to impress the fearsome dragons. But when is it on? And who are the new dragons? Here is what we know… Dragon’s Den continues tonight (Sunday, October 15) on BBC Two at 8.00pm. Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaires who are willing to invest their own cash to kick-start the businesses. After each pitch, the Dragons have the opportunity to ask questions about the venture. The entrepreneurs don’t always have to answer, but of course, what they choose not to address could very well affect the outcome. A Dragon who, having heard the pitch, does not wish to invest, must declare themselves “out”, implying that they leave the discussion. The line up this year includes two new Dragons. Supplement supremo Tej Lalvani and cashpoint queen Jenny Campbell – will be brandishing their chequebooks alongside serial … [Read more...] about All you need to know about the new series of Dragons’ Den returning to BBC Two TONIGHT
CHANNEL 4’s new show Escape pushes the boundaries of reality TV as contestants have to flee a staged plane crash. The show will be hosted by ex-Special forces and SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton. Escape continues TONIGHT, Sunday, October 15 at 8pm on Channel 4. It goes up against Antiques Roadshow on BBC One, Dragon’s Den on BBC Two and The X Factor on ITV. A group of five engineers will be left stranded in the desert with the wreckage from a simulated plane crash. Using the surrounding wreckage, contestants will have to build a vehicle such as an air-board, hovercraft or car, to escape to civilisation. The five one-hour episodes will put the team of four in a different terrain — desert, snow, jungle or on water. The team consists of an aerobatic pilot, a traditional craftsman, an aerospace engineer and two mechanical engineers. They must complete their task without access to a workshop and using improvised tools – while food and water are … [Read more...] about Channel 4’s new reality show Escape sees contestants escape a plane crash
THE Last Post is a brand new army drama which continues on the BBC tonight. But what is it about? And when can you watch it? Here’s the lowdown… The Last Post starts on BBC One on tonight, October 15 at 9pm. The third episode goes head-to-head with Louis Theroux: Dark States on BBC Two, Victoria on ITV, Electric Dreams on Channel 5 and We’re The Millers on Channel 5. The series runs for six episodes. It will be available on the iPlayer after it has aired. The show is written by BAFTA winner Peter Moffat. The Last Post is based on his childhood memories and his father’s career as an officer in the Royal Military Police. It will focus on his mother’s struggle with being what the army required her to be. The series is a close up view of army life set in the heat, glamour and extreme danger of Aden (Yemen) in the 1960s. The series has an all-star cast, here’s who’s in it… Jessie Buckley Jessie Buckley was born December 28, 1989 and is an … [Read more...] about The BBC is bringing you a brand new army drama The Last Post – the lowdown
VICTORIA, the hit ITV drama, continues on our screens tonight. The gripping show follows the life and trials of Queen Victoria and stars Jenna Coleman but who else stars in the show? Here’s all the info… Victoria has an all star cast, and there are some new faces for the second series: Jenna Coleman Jenna reprises her role as Queen Victoria, leading the country while also attempting not to fail in her duties to her husband Prince Albert and their children. Jenna is a well-known face on TV thanks to roles on ITV’s Titanic, Emmerdale and Doctor Who. Tom Hughes The role of Prince Albert is played by Tom Hughes, who is dating Jenna off-screen, as he continues to battle with his position as the Queen’s spouse. Hughes’ big break came in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s movie Cemetary Junction. He and Jenna first met in Dancing on the Edge back in 2013. It’s believed the real-life couple will have multiple sex scenes in the upcoming series but … [Read more...] about Victoria is back for a second season – we reveal the all-star-cast
ELECTRIC Dreams is the exciting new sci-fi anthology series from Channel 4, featuring an all-star cast. But where was the new series based on Phllip K. Dick’s filmed? Here’s what you need to know… Philip K. Dick is responsible for writing futuristic classics including Minority Report, Blade Runner and Total Recall. He also produced a series of short stories, which have inspired the TV anthology series adapted by leading British and American writers and directors. Viewers can expect to be taken on a far reaching journey of their imagination as they visit a different world in each episode. The show was shot in both America and England – here’s what we have found out Chicago Known as the windy city, Chicago is the United States’ third most populous city and one of the biggest cities in the world. It’s not only a major centre of finance, technology, media and culture but features is many films and television series. The Sears Tower is one … [Read more...] about Get the lowdown on ALL of filming locations for new show Electric Dreams
IT may have only just started but The X Factor 2017 final will come around before you know it. So when is the big finale where the winner is crowned and where can you get your ticket? Here's all the details... The X Factor usually finishes a fortnight - or less - before or Christmas Day to ensure the winner has a good chance of bagging Christmas Number One. However, this year one of Simon's "big" changes has seen the final moved way forward to Saturday, December 2, meaning it'll be barely even festive. Whether or not the winner's single will be remotely Christmassy, then, is also up for debate. Most past years has seen the final held at London's Wembley Arena, away from the usual smaller studio venue. But no finale venue has been confirmed for the 2017 as yet. You must be 16 or over to get tickets for The X Factor final - but they are free of charge if you manage to nab one. The tickets for the show for Saturday, December 2 will come available at Applause Store here. All you need … [Read more...] about When is the X Factor 2017 final? Date, time, tickets and everything you need to know
IF you thought you watched a bit too much TV wait till you get a hold of the stars of Gogglebox. The hit reality show turns the camera on ordinary TV viewers. But what’s the deal, when’s it on and what do we know about it? We’ve got all the info. Gogglebox has returned to Channel 4 for its tenth series and airs TONIGHT (Friday, October 13) at 9pm. Airing once a week, each of the episodes lasts an hour – and fans can expect at least 15 episodes as that’s how many there were in the previous series. The premise of Gogglebox is simple – turn the camera on TV viewers to see how they react to what they’re watching. Cameras are placed in a number of different living rooms across the UK to record what happens as families, couples and friends watch the biggest shows of the week. The people featured in the show – usually discovered by Channel 4 bosses – are from a wide variety of backgrounds and have different tastes. When the show began, … [Read more...] about Gogglebox is back on Channel 4, which families are in the line-up?