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7 items from 2016


Tess Daly: ‘I have extreme germ phobia’

17 December 2016 1:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The presenter on red patent leather shoes, split ends and The Naked Civil Servant

Born in Stockport, Daly, 47, began her career as a model. In 1999 she presented Find Me A Model on The Big Breakfast, and since 2004 has co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing; the 2016 final is tonight on BBC1. Daly is married to the presenter Vernon Kay; they have two daughters and live in Buckinghamshire.

Related: Bryan Cranston: ‘Who would play me in the film of my life? Mr Bean’

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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Bake Off: the public revolt – what we learned in batter week

15 September 2016 12:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In the week the BBC lost Bake Off, Mel and Sue were good eggs, Paul pulled it out of his arse, Mary Berry was an assassin – and the public’s cry rang out. Is this the shape of things to come?

Not mentioning the week’s biggest Bake Off controversy would be like a zookeeper trying to ignore elephants in the room. The some-would-say-ironically-named Love productions, who developed the show with the BBC, have sold it to Channel 4 for £25m, and lost key talent in the process. Most people assume Hollywood will live up to his starry name and follow the dough. Not Mel and Sue though, who quit in response to the news the show was leaving its spiritual home. They chose the dusty grail, for they know the true value of things. They are both expected to be replaced by Vernon Kay.

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12 (sort of) memorable soap star singles

7 August 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jenny Morrill Sep 6, 2016

Den Of Geek raises a glass to some lesser-known soap star pop singles, from Coronation Street to Neighbours and more...

“Do you remember the guy who played that guy in that thing? His song was good wasn't it?”

The above is an example of a conversation regularly heard in our house. The only variants are that sometimes it was 'that girl from that thing', and a lot of the time the song was far from good.

Well sod it – I think we as a nation need to have more discussions about Craig McLachlan and Stefan Dennis. It's the only way our society will grow. So here are 12 songs from Soapland that weren't done by Kylie, Jason, or Kylie and Jason.

1. Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) – Bulldog Nation

Here we see Coronation Street's finest and supermarket manager extraordinaire with an indie effort from 2000. Did You Know - Kennedy »

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Car-crash TV: six celebrity sports flops

4 May 2016 4:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As ITV axes The Drive, we look back at a squad of shows that also ran out of juice, from Tumble to The Games

The wheels have fallen off ITV’s Drive, the celebrity driving game in which Angus Deayton, Mariella Frostrup and Louis Walsh put the pedal to the metal in the name of small-screen entertainment.

The good news for ITV was that it proved as popular as BBC2’s Top Gear. The bad news was the Top Gear we’re talking about is the old one, pre-2002, before Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman turned it into something worth watching.

Related: Vernon Kay's Top Gear rival The Drive hits the skids

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- John Plunkett

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Vernon Kay's Top Gear rival The Drive hits the skids

4 May 2016 1:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV show featuring celebrities including Louis Walsh and Mariella Frostrup will not return for a second series

Chris Evans’s new Top Gear is set to face one fewer rival after ITV moved to axe The Drive after just one series.

The Vernon Kay-fronted show, which has been called an extended version of Top Gear’s “star in a reasonably priced car” segment, features celebrities including former X Factor judge Louis Walsh, presenter Mariella Frostrup and rapper Professor Green racing each other in different cars each week.

Related: Car-crash TV: six celebrity sports flops

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- Mark Sweney

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ITV's Drive draws 2m viewers, leaving BBC's Top Gear in pole position

6 April 2016 2:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Vernon Kay-fronted show features celebrities racing each other in different cars each week

BBC Top Gear’s mantle as the biggest motoring show on TV appears intact after ITV’s new celebrity racing series, Drive, got off the starting line with 2 million viewers on Tuesday night.

The show, which has been called an extended version of Top Gear’s “star in a reasonably priced car” segment, features celebrities including former X Factor judge Louis Walsh, presenter Mariella Frostrup and rapper Professor Green racing each other in different cars each week.

Related: Top Gear: Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc star in first trailer for revamped show

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- Mark Sweney

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Drive review – even Top Gear fans will be bored silly

5 April 2016 11:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Whose desperate idea was it to extend ‘Star in a reasonably priced car’ to an hour-long show? There’s more fun to be had at home playing Scalextric. Plus, How Not to Do Diy

It must have sounded like a winner at the first production meeting. ITV are in desperate need of a show for petrolheads, so let’s adapt one of the most popular elements of Top Gear and turn it into an hour-long programme. “What could possibly go wrong?” as the luckless Vernon Kay says near the start of Drive (ITV1). A question to which the answer is invariably “almost everything”.

There was a very good reason “Star in a reasonably priced car” was kept down to a five-minute slot, which is that it was actually quite boring watching someone drive round in circles. It might be fun to do, but TV fails to give any real impression »

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