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Spectre had an alternative premiere in Birmingham last night - full of Celebrity Big Brother and Towie stars

27 October 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Just when you thought you'd seen all the glitz and glamour at the Spectre premiere in London last night - little did you know there was an alternative red carpet screening happening over 100 miles away in Birmingham...

The city's Cineworld at the NEC's Resorts World complex celebrated its opening by premiering the Sam Mendes-directed movie, which saw glittering guests such as Celebrity Big Brother winner James Hill and runner-up Austin Armacost, and former Towie stars Maria Fowler and Abigail Clarke gracing the red carpet.

Other stars included Danielle Lloyd and her new partner Michael O'Neill, former footballer Dion Dublin, Ex on the Beach star Jemma Lucy and comedian Jasper Carrott.

Meanwhile in the capital, the official world premiere was given the royal seal of approval with the attendance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.

007's Daniel Craig also posed on the red carpet along with co-stars Christoph Waltz, »

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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

22 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »

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Jim Davidson blasts lack of working class comedy: 'BBC are all lefties'

7 January 2015 5:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jim Davidson has criticised the BBC for having a left-wing bias and said that there isn't enough working class comedy on TV anymore.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner and stand-up comic, who hosted primetime BBC shows such as The Generation Game and Big Break in the '90s, said that modern TV is dominated by university-educated talent.

Watch Jim Davidson talk about political correctness, the BBC and Dappy:

"The BBC are all lefties really. If you sliced the BBC in half, the Guardian newspaper would fall out," he told Digital Spy.

"There was a time when I was growing up, when comedy came from the working class streets of the big cities. Billy Connolly, me, Jasper Carrott, Jethro. All working class lads. And now, they all come from universities and all us old guys are old hat."

Davidson added: "And who is the worst? Me. Since Bernard Manning died, »

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