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All-black and aviators: Happy Valley's off-duty police look – stylewatch

Sarah Lancashire reprises her role as Sarah Cawood in the BBC’s second series of Happy Valley, going full-on tough in a pair of aviators

The second series of the anything-but-happy Happy Valley, which started last night, opens with a flashback story involving sheep hustling, acid and a failed attempt at ovine euthanasia, told with deadpan humour by police sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) in head-to-toe black and aviators.

It’s not really an outfit. It’s her off-duty policewoman look, so accidental: black trousers, black T-shirt, black fleece, fag in hand and those epic aviators. Forgettable, except when backdropped by well-kept plants and the drystone walls of Yorkshire, the light-and-shade narrative made real.

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12 forgotten hosts of the biggest TV shows from Brian Dunkleman to Daisy Donovan

American Idol was announced to be coming to an end after 15 seasons yesterday (May 12), but did you know that Ryan Seacrest used to have a co-host?

Brian Dunkleman hosted the Fox competition's first season alongside Ryan Seacrest, before the latter took sole control. History has not been kind to poor old Brian since, with Fox TV CEO Dana Walden joking about a possible reunion for the pair.

"Where is Brian Dunkleman? If you give me his number, I will call and invite him," she joked, though Dunkleman gave as good as he got last night:

I knew American Idol would never last without me #Cancelled

— brian dunkleman (@briandunkleman) May 11, 2015

To honour Dunkleman, we have collected a few hosts of massive shows that you may have cruelly forgotten, starting with the man himself.

1. Brian Dunkleman (American Idol)

The comedian co-hosted the Fox series with Ryan Seacrest for its first season, which
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Ex-Eurovision host Sarah Cawood hits out at 'arrogant' BBC: 'We Love This S**T!'

Sarah Cawood hosted BBC Three's Eurovision coverage back in 2010 but that hasn't stopped her hitting out at the broadcaster for its treatment of the competition.

In a column for Attitude magazine, the TV presenter said that this year's contest would be "monumentally anticlimactic" and claimed the BBC doesn't want to host the competition again.

Cawood complained that the UK was being "represented by a band they don't know singing a song they didn't choose" after the BBC chose 'Still in Love with You' by Electro Velvet.

"You only have to glance across your social media platforms on Eurovision night to see that the UK Love This S**T and the event itself remains one of the highest rated shows the BBC has each year," she said.

"I have never understood the arrogance of the Beeb which results in UK public having little or no say in who represents our fine country at Eurovision.
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Downton Abbey leads TVChoice Awards nominations

'Downton Abbey' leads this year's TVChoice Awards nominations. The hit ITV period drama has notched up three nods at this year's awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Allan Leech and Best Actress for Joanne Froggatt. BBC One's critically acclaimed 'Happy Valley', meanwhile, is up for Best New Drama and lead actress Sarah Lancashire has also been nominated for her incredible portrayal of police sergeant Sarah Cawood. 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated once again in the Best Actor category, while the show is also up for Best Drama following its third series earlier this year. The battle of the soaps will see
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Channel 5 boss wants to bring back 'Night Fever', 'Eldorado'

Channel 5's Ben Frow has reportedly spoken of his desire to revive classic shows on the channel.

Director of programmes Frow cited the channel's karaoke series Night Fever - which originally ran from 1997 to 2002 - as a format he would like to revamp.

"[There's] no point trying to do yet another talent show but karaoke... perhaps it's time to bring it back," ThisIsVERiFiED.com quotes him as saying.

Night Fever was originally hosted by Madness frontman Suggs, and later co-hosted by Will Mellor and Sarah Cawood.

Frow also admitted that he would be keen to bring back short-lived BBC One soap Eldorado, which ended after just one year.

"It would play nicely with our two current 'sunny' soaps, Neighbours and Home & Away," he claimed.

Frow recently vowed to avoid "downmarket" programming on Channel 5 in future, insisting that he would never have commissioned Channel 4's recent Bodyshock documentary The Man with the 10-Stone Testicles.
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Jeans for Genes Launch Party Pictures

Nikki Grahame attends Jeans for Genes Launch Party.Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Nikki Grahame attends Jeans for Genes Launch Party.Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Nikki Grahame attends Jeans for Genes Launch Party.Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Sarah Cawood and Angellica Bell attend Jeans for Genes Launch Party.Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Gemma Collins attends Jeans for Genes Launch Party.Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. 09/05/2011 - Angellica Bell - Jeans for Genes Launch Party - Arrivals - Kettners - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos 09/05/2011 - Angellica Bell - Jeans for Genes Launch Party - Arrivals - Kettners - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos 09/05/2011
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TV review: Downton Abbey and All New Celebrity Total Wipeout

Downton Abbey – your one-stop shop for exhaustive detail on aristocratic etiquette

There's a shrill blast from a steam train's whistle, a puff of smoke, a name – Hugh Bonneville – across the screen. I think I know what kind of beast we're dealing with here. Ah, here's the magnificent gothic country pile, great fir trees, lawns, a gravel drive, kedgeree and ironed newspapers for breakfast, more big names – Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern. It is conceived and written by Julian "Gosford Park" Fellowes. Downton Abbey (ITV1, Sunday) is essentially Gosford Park, in instalments, for television.

It's set a little earlier – we start off in April 1912. The Titanic has just gone down, taking with her two male heirs to Lord Grantham's title and estate. Heir loss – it is a problem back then. Girls don't count for anything – can't even vote, let alone inherit property. A few other things haven't happened yet, some bad (world
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In Pictures: '2010 Glastonbury Festival Atmosphere'

Pixie Geldof attending the 2010 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton.Photo copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. Atmosphere at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton.Photo copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. Corinne Bailey Rae attending the 2010 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton.Photo copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. Sarah Cawood attending the 2010 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton.Photo copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. 06/24/2010 - Pixie Geldof - 2010 Glastonbury Festival - Day 1 - Worthy Farm, Pilton - Somerset, UK © Solarpix / PR Photos 06/24/2010 - Pixie Geldof - 2010 Glastonbury Festival - Day 1 - Worthy Farm, Pilton - Somerset, UK © Solarpix / PR Photos
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Eurovision 2010: (more) ones to watch Eurovision 2010: (more) ones to watch

All the fun of the qualifiers from Eurovision's second semi-final, plus the losers it will be most difficult to forget

The first Eurovision semi-final blog

Eurovision 2010: Saturday night liveblog

In pictures: Eurovision 2010 dress rehearsals

Night two of the Eurovision semi-finals brought with it another wave of joy and despair, this time involving a job lot of Bacofoil, one song that went "oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh", and another that amounted to little more than an underwhelming Smurfs comeback.

Meanwhile, if the prospect of Saturday night's epic run feels like a slog – although not, of course, if you spend it with us on our marvellous liveblog – spare a thought for BBC co-host Sarah Cawood. Even before last night's semifinal she appeared to be feeling the Euroburn, tweeting the rather despondent message "you know you've had too much eurovision nonsense when All the songs start sounding sort of Ok.
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Corden 'pursuing Sarah Cawood'

James Corden has been text messaging Euromillions presenter Sarah Cawood in a bid to get a date, a report has claimed. The actor is said to have fallen for Cawood when he appeared on the National Lottery show in March and they met again at the premiere of What Happens In Vegas last month. A friend of Cawood told the Sunday Mirror she had (more)
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