Life by Press Association April 8, 2019, 12:02 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The BBC has signed up YouTube stars as part of its efforts to “modernise” daytime. Famous YouTubers, including LadBaby, the social media personality who scooped last year’s Christmas number one, will take part in a new TV series unveiled by the broadcaster. The Customer Is Always Right will air on BBC One daytime, which has traditionally been associated with popular TV stalwarts like Bargain Hunt and Homes Under The Hammer. The 15-part series will feature “popular YouTube personalities” giving their verdicts on products, from a GPS cat tracking device to a scented candle that melts into massage oil, created by entrepreneurs. The show comes after Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC programming and daytime, told the Press Association that the schedule was being refreshed. “We are trying to modernise daytime and have a new … [Read more...] about BBC signs up YouTube stars in bid to ‘modernise’ daytime
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BBC One has moved to modernise daytime TV by giving YouTuber stars their own show that combines the popularity of Gogglebox and Dragons' Den. Famous YouTubers, including LadBaby, the social media personality who scooped last year's Christmas number one, will take part in a new TV series unveiled by the broadcaster. The Customer Is Always Right will air on BBC One daytime, which has traditionally been associated with popular TV stalwarts such as Bargain Hunt and Homes Under The Hammer. The 15-part series will feature the "popular YouTube personalities" giving their verdicts on products, from a GPS cat tracking device to a scented candle that melts into massage oil, created by entrepreneurs. The show comes after Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC programming and daytime, said the schedule was being refreshed. "We are trying to modernise daytime and have a new generation of hits," he said. "We've got lots of long-running, popular shows that people love. There's nothing wrong with that. But … [Read more...] about Auntie Beeb embraces YouTubers with new ‘Googlebox-style’ TV show
Smart home devices are slowing taking over our homes, with Google Home products some of the most popular tech products shoppers are choosing to invest in. If you're looking to buy one, prices often fall at various points throughout the year, with Black Friday and Christmas offering the biggest mark downs. But that doesn't mean you can't find decent discounts at other times in the year too - it's just a case of knowing where to look. Before taking the plunge it is worth ddeciding which device to go for. Google has four-piece line up of smart home devices: the Google Home, the Google Home Mini, the Google Home Max and the Google Home Hub, which has its own screen. Each rival Amazon's on smart home range (we've got the same price comparison for Amazon's full range here) and range from £49 for the mini up to £399 for the newer Google Home Max, which is right up there in terms of music quality if you're looking to feel every beat of a song. With the devices sold at so many … [Read more...] about Cheapest place to buy a Google Home devices- best deals spotted online
DUA Lipa continues to build her empire as a pop artist with countless hit songs and awards. But there is more to know about the star's career accomplishments and romantic life. So, here's the lowdown on Grammy winner Dua Lipa. Who is Dua Lipa? Dua Lipa was born in London on August 22, 1995, and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008. She comes from a musical background with her father, Dukagjin Lipa being a Kosovar Albanian rock singer as well. Returning to the UK at the age of 16, Dua picked up work as a model and tried to launch her singing career. Using YouTube as a platform from the age of 14, she became known for her cover songs before landing a deal for her own material. What has Dua Lipa's career been like so far? In 2015, Dua was signed with Warner Bros. Records, released her debut single New Love, and began working on her debut album. Her second single saw the rising star gain success across Europe, charting in eleven top ten … [Read more...] about How old is Dua Lipa, what did she win at the Grammys 2019, and what are her biggest songs?
There used to be a notion in punk-rock circles that even aspiring to success was somehow ‘selling out’ – wanting to reach a wider audience was akin to selling your artistic soul and credibility. This is not an issue that worries Frank Carter. He’s aiming for the biggest stages as possible for his music, and forthcoming third album End of Suffering looks like taking him and his band, The Rattlesnakes, to the next level.But that doesn’t mean he’s compromising the in-your-face assault of his sound.‘It’s light years away from the second one – we’re very proud of it,’ he tells The Guide.The title comes from a Buddhist mantra that got under his skin while he was working on new material.‘I haven’t suddenly found Buddhism, but I was in LA and going through a transition in my life and met a young artist there who was focusing on putting mantras into his work. It was one of those phrases that stuck with … [Read more...] about Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes BIG INTERVIEW: ‘All the best music should be challenging’