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6 items from 2015

Strictly Come Dancing: The 6 most disastrous partnerships ever on the show

2 October 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Oh dear: there's trouble in Strictly Come Dancing paradise. Judge Craig Revel Horwood has been stirring the pot by suggesting that pro Kristina Rihanoff was "gutted" to be paired with Daniel O'Donnell, while another report suggested that Oti Mabuse thought her celeb Anthony Ogogo was an "arsehole" before they started working together (Anthony's insisted that's not true).

But both of those duos could have had it a lot worse, as these six disastrous partnerships from the past prove:

1. Lynda Bellingham & Darren Bennett (series seven, 2009)

How far did they get? Finished in 13th place

What's the problem? We didn't know it at the time, but Lynda's widower Michael Pattemore revealed in his book My Lynda that she didn't get on with her partner Darren - because he was a "miserable git" who wanted to dance solidly with No Fun Allowed. "Even when they went for a cup of coffee afterwards, she »

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Lynda Bellingham thought her Strictly Come Dancing partner was "such a miserable git"

24 September 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lynda Bellingham thought her Strictly Come Dancing partner Darren Bennett was "such a miserable git", according to her husband Michael Pattemore.

The late TV star, who died of cancer aged 66 last year, is said to have hated her 2009 stint on the BBC One ballroom competition due to the unflattering costumes and her professional dance partner.

In an extract from Pattemore's new book My Lynda, he writes: "There were two things about Strictly she didn't like. One was her body image. She always thought she looked fat. I kept saying she didn't.

"She picked this ruched gold dress and she said it made her look 20 times bigger than what she was."

He went on to claim that the actress and broadcaster had "no fun" with Bennett - who starred on Strictly for five years from 2004.

"And the other thing, she said her partner Darren Bennett was such a miserable git," he wrote. »

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Amanda Redman recalls her 'hideous' year

27 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Redman endured a ''hideous'' 2014. The 58-year-old actress lost her mother Joan and her close friend and former 'Loose Women' presenter Lynda Bellingham within the space of 24 hours, and has admitted the emotional turmoil left her feeling ''so lonely''. The 'New Tricks' star said: ''I lost Lynda on the Sunday and my mother on the Monday. Their funerals were just days apart. ''It wasn't great. My husband drove me up to attend them but then he had to go back to London. I made my way into this apartment they had sorted for me. ''It was so empty in this baron place. »

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Is HBO really planning a remake of All Creatures Great and Small?

27 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

HBO is apparently hoping the Yorkshire Dales will be the setting of the next Downton Abbey-style British hit.

The Us network is reportedly developing a new version of BBC drama All Creatures Great and Small, according to The Mirror, but it's probably worth taking this news with a pinch of salt.

The original series starred Christopher Timothy as vet James Herriot alongside the likes of Robert Hardy and future Doctor Who lead Peter Davison.

It was one of the biggest shows on UK television during its heyday, running from 1978 to 1980 and 1988 to 1990.

Based on the books by Alf Wight, the series was brought back for a three-part sequel titled Young James Herriot in 2011.

Set in the fictional Yorkshire village of Darrowby, the series also starred late actress Lynda Bellingham as Herriot's wife Helen. The role was originally played by Timothy's real-life partner Carol Drinkwater before their split.

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Joe Pasquale says I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is 'popcorn for the eyes'

10 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Christopher Biggins and Patricia Hodge were among the celebrities to pay tribute to Lynda Bellingham at a memorial service yesterday (11.02.15). The 66-year-old actor and the 'Miranda' star were among the 300-strong congregation at the service, which was held at St. Stephen's Church - where she married husband Michael Pattermore in 2008 - in central London to celebrate the life of the actress, who passed away from colon cancer in October at the age of 66. Leading the tributes was Lynda's husband Michael who said: ''Six years and nine months ago I stood here, about to marry the most beautiful woman in »

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Loose Women to wear black and orange at NTAs for Lynda Bellingham charity

21 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The stars of Loose Women will pay tribute to Lynda Bellingham at the National Television Awards tonight (January 21).

Panellists Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams, Linda Robson, Sherrie Hewson, Jane Moore, Janet Street Porter and Jamelia will wear black outfits with orange accessories, the colours of the charity Action Against Cancer.

Bellingham was heavily involved with the charity before her death in October. She died at the age of 66 following a battle with cancer.

Her husband, Michael Pattemore, has since become the charity's ambassador.

Nolan said: "Cancer affects so many lives and families and anything that might raise awareness of the work that these charities do is worthwhile.

"Lynda was such a fantastic Loose Woman and an incredible friend. She is always in our thoughts."

Pattemore added: "Lynda would be so proud to see so many people supporting Action Against Cancer, which is such a great charity... one day we will beat this disease. »

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