Strictly judge predicts same-sex couples on next year's show

September 11, 2017 1:09 pm0 comments
Strictly judge predicts same-sex couples on next year's show

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has predicted there will “probably” be same-sex couples dancing on the show next year. Prior to the launch show Susan Calman faced criticism for taking part in their absence, and the BBC issued a statement saying they had “no plans” to introduce them. […]

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James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

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James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy - and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

Media playback is unsupported on your device James Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2’s Hyde Park festival on Sunday – perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy. The star’s take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You’re Beautiful, Bonfire Heart […]

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Bake Off: Paul Hollywood in Nazi outfit apology

September 10, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Bake Off: Paul Hollywood in Nazi outfit apology

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has apologised after being pictured wearing a Nazi uniform. The Sun on Sunday published pictures of the celebrity baker in a World War Two outfit, including a swastika armband. The 51-year-old said the pictures dated from 2003, when he went to a New […]

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Manchester Arena: Peter Kay delivers defiant message at reopening concert

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Manchester Arena: Peter Kay delivers defiant message at reopening concert

Comedian Peter Kay has delivered a message of defiance at Manchester Arena’s reopening concert, declaring “we can’t let terrorists win”. Kay appeared at the We Are Manchester show on Saturday alongside other local heroes including Noel Gallagher. More than 14,000 fans were there, four months after a bomb killed 22 […]

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: Strictly pays tribute to former host

September 9, 2017 2:09 pm0 comments
Sir Bruce Forsyth: Strictly pays tribute to former host

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing have paid an emotional tribute to former co-host Sir Bruce Forsyth at the start of this year’s series. Sir Bruce, who died in August aged 89, had a showbiz career that lasted 75 years – 10 of them on Strictly. The tribute started with a […]

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Strictly Come Dancing: Susan Calman 'offended' by dance partner row

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Strictly Come Dancing: Susan Calman 'offended' by dance partner row

Susan Calman has strongly defended her decision as an openly gay woman to dance with a male professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. The Scottish comedian and writer has faced criticism on social media for taking part in the show – because it does not have same-sex dancing couples. Calman […]

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Lady Gaga 'hasn't seen' her own Netflix documentary

September 8, 2017 2:39 pm0 comments
Lady Gaga 'hasn't seen' her own Netflix documentary

Lady Gaga has revealed she “hasn’t seen” the new Netflix documentary about her life behind the scenes. Gaga: Five Foot Two is currently showing at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), but will debut on the streaming service later this month. “This film is not my vision, it’s [director] Chris […]

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TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

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TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

This year’s Toronto Film Festival has officially opened – with tennis drama Borg/McEnroe kicking off proceedings. The film tells the story of the famous Wimbledon men’s final of 1980, and stars Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as McEnroe and Borg respectively. Welsh actor Scott Arthur, who plays McEnroe’s tennis partner […]

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Sir Quentin Blake illustrates Roald Dahl's final book, 26 years on

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
Sir Quentin Blake illustrates Roald Dahl's final book, 26 years on

Roald Dahl’s final children’s book has been illustrated by his longtime collaborator Sir Quentin Blake, 26 years after it was first published. Billy and the Minpins was originally published as The Minpins in 1991, shortly after Dahl’s death, with illustrations by Patrick Benson. An updated version has now come out […]

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Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

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Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

Producer Nile Rodgers has admitted to feeling “uncertainty” about working on George Michael’s new single. Fantasy, a remix of a 1980s outtake, premiered on Radio 2 on Thursday. Rodgers’ confession came in response to a fan who expressed “mixed feelings” over the song’s release, eight months after Michael’s death. “You […]

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