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Tracy Barlow to be arrested in Coronation Street

Tracy Barlow will be arrested for murder in 'Coronation Street' next month. The pawnbroker - played by Kate Ford - killed Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry) and Maddie Heath (Amy James-Kelly) back in May when she set fire to Victoria Court and the past is now set to catch up with her when she is confronted by police in front of her friends and family in the Rovers Return pub. A show source said: ''Everyone will be cheering when Tracy gets arrested.'' Earlier this year, the villainous character stole keys to Carla Connor's (Alison King) flat and used a candle to sneak around but
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Jimi Mistry wore fireproof underwear on Coronation Street

Jimi Mistry had to wear fireproof underwear when his 'Coronation Street' character was killed off. Jimi's character Kal Nazir was carried out of Carla Connor's apartment in a body bag in last night's (28.05.15) episode of the ITV soap after finding himself trapped on the balcony during a blazing inferno and the 42-year-old actor has now revealed he had to take special precautions while filming the tear-jerking scenes. He said: ''It wasn't pleasant. You look at it and think it might be camera angles and all that - but it was real. ''It was safe but it was real. ''We had a lot of
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Jake Wood quits EastEnders

Jimi Mistry had to wear fireproof underwear when his 'Coronation Street' character was killed off. Jimi's character Kal Nazir was carried out of Carla Connor's apartment in a body bag in last night's (28.05.15) episode of the ITV soap after finding himself trapped on the balcony during a blazing inferno and the 42-year-old actor has now revealed he had to take special precautions while filming the tear-jerking scenes. He said: ''It wasn't pleasant. You look at it and think it might be camera angles and all that - but it was real. ''It was safe but it was real. ''We had a lot of
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Jimi Mistry to leave Coronation Street

Jimi Mistry is to leave 'Coronation Street'. The actor will exit the soap later this year after his character, gym owner Kal Nazir, is embroiled in a dramatic storyline with a ''fantastic'' twist. Speaking about his departure, Jimi said: ''When I was told about this storyline I felt it was a brilliant way to say goodbye to Kal and I am really looking forward to filming my departure scenes.'' 'Corrie' producer Stuart Blackburn is keeping details of the plot close to his chest, but it is believed Kal will walk away from Weatherfield as part of the recently revealed storyline which will see
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Pixie Lott says she won't be a victim of the Strictly Come Dancing curse

Pixie Lott has said that the so-called "curse of Strictly Come Dancing" isn't something her or boyfriend Oliver Cheshire are worried about.

The 23-year-old, who is one of the favourites to win the BBC competition, has said that she and married dance partner Trent Whiddon go on double dates with their significant others.

According to the Evening Standard, Lott said of a romance between herself and Whiddon: "There's no chance of that - they all get on really well.

"Trent has met Oliver and we've met Trent's wife, and we all go out together all the time."

She added: "Everyone gets on really well. I think it has just made the experience even better."

A number of celebrities and professionals who have competed on the show have gone on to become an item in the past.

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev, Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff, and Jimi Mistry and
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Coronation Street's Gary Windass to have affair with newcomer

'Coronation Street's Gary Windass is to have an affair with newcomer Alya Nazir. The builder - played by Mikey North - is set to cheat on his girlfriend Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) after he finds himself in bed with the beautiful receptionist (Sair Khan) following a boozy night out. However, the flame-haired hunk's world will come crashing down when he discovers his one night stand actually lives on the cobbles and is the daughter of gym instructor Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). Gary begs Alya to keep his dirty little secret under wraps, but she threatens to expose his naughty antics to wheelchair-bound
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Nick Tilsley turns violent after discovering his wife has new lover

'Coronation Street's Nick Tilsley is to suffer a breakdown after discovering his estranged wife has a new lover. The restaurant owner - played by Ben Price - is set to go off the rails after his former beau Leanne (Jane Danson) strikes up a relationship with his pal Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). In scenes to air next month, Leanne admits to Kal she's worried about telling her former husband the truth. According to the Daily Star newspaper, she says: ''I was sitting there, looking him in the eye and I couldn't do it. ''He's been doing really well and this could really
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James Corden and Gary Barlow embark on road trip for documentary

'Coronation Street's Nick Tilsley is to suffer a breakdown after discovering his estranged wife has a new lover. The restaurant owner - played by Ben Price - is set to go off the rails after his former beau Leanne (Jane Danson) strikes up a relationship with his pal Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). In scenes to air next month, Leanne admits to Kal she's worried about telling her former husband the truth. According to the Daily Star newspaper, she says: ''I was sitting there, looking him in the eye and I couldn't do it. ''He's been doing really well and this could really
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Coronation Street bosses hire new beauty Sair Khan

'Coronation Street' bosses have hired Sair Khan to boost the soap's glamour. The 26-year-old actress, whose only prior TV role was an appearance on 'Doctors', has been selected by bosses of the ITV soap as they hope she will be able to attract as much male attention as the departing stunner who plays Tina McIntyre. Sair will be part of the first Muslim family to ever feature in the Manchester based soap and will play Alya, the daughter of personal trainer Khalid ''Kal'' Nazir played by former 'EastEnders' star Jimi Mistry. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Alya is a
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EastEnders star Ricky Norwood caught up in racy video drama

'Coronation Street' bosses have hired Sair Khan to boost the soap's glamour. The 26-year-old actress, whose only prior TV role was an appearance on 'Doctors', has been selected by bosses of the ITV soap as they hope she will be able to attract as much male attention as the departing stunner who plays Tina McIntyre. Sair will be part of the first Muslim family to ever feature in the Manchester based soap and will play Alya, the daughter of personal trainer Khalid ''Kal'' Nazir played by former 'EastEnders' star Jimi Mistry. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Alya is a
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Muslim family to appear in Coronation Street for first time

ITV soap opera to introduce family based around character of Khalid "Kal" Nasir, played by former EastEnders actor Jimi Mistry

The first Muslim family will appear in Coronation Street after its producer said it was "bizarre" it had never happened before.

ITV bosses confirmed on Monday that Weatherfield's first Muslim family would be based around the character of personal trainer Khalid "Kal" Nasir, played by former EastEnders star Jimi Mistry, who joined the 53-year-old soap last month.

A widower with two children, he will be joined on the cobbles by his relatives later this year.

Marc Anwar, who recently appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the Bafta-nominated film Captain Phillips, has already been cast as Kal's father Sharif, and soap bosses are looking to cast Kal's mother and his two children.

Producer Stuart Blackburn said: "Kal and his son and daughter live with his mum and dad, so we're going to
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Jimi Mistry weds Flavia Cacace

Jimi Mistry has married 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Flavia Cacace. The 40-year-old actor tied the knot with the professional dancer - whom he was paired with in the 2010 edition of BBC One ballroom competition - yesterday (29.12.13) at London's St. Pancras Renaissance hotel. The 34-year-old stunner shared a photograph from the wedding on Twitter, which she accompanied with the caption: ''Had the most amazing day with family & friends @StPancrasRen xxx (sic).'' As well as posting the message, Flavia changed her surname on the social networking site from Cacace to Cacace-Mistry. Several stars took to Twitter to congratulate the couple
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Jimi Mistry says joining Coronation Street was an easy choice

Jimi Mistry says joining 'Coronation Street' wasn't a difficult decision. The actor recently joined the soap as Gary Windass' old army friend Khalid and he insisted it wasn't a tough choice despite previously focusing on films. Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, he said: ''Not really, I have to be honest with you, because it's about the opportunity. I've done loads of things, a lot of travelling around the world doing this, that and the other. ''I met with Stuart [Blackburn] the producer and there was an opportunity to join the show. Corrie has been a big favourite of mine over the years. It
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'Strictly' romances: From Joe and Kristina to Kara and Artem

Strictly Come Dancing is set to start next Friday (September 27), with stars such as Abbey Clancy, Julien Macdonald and Vanessa Feltz competing for the ballroom dancing crown.

In anticipation to the start of the series, which runs up to Christmas, the first previews of the contestants rehearsing ahead of the live shows have already been released online.

But along with the conscientious training, tough competition - and, at times, chemistry - comes salacious speculation about romance between the celebrities and their dance partners.

Cast your beady eye back over the real (and reported) romances - from Joe and Kristina to Natasha and Brendan - throughout the series below.

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara and former dance partner Artem became an item when they teamed up together to win the series in 2010. The pair have since moved in together, although the former EastEnders star has previously said that the pair
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Jimi Mistry joins Coronation Street

Jimi Mistry has joined the cast of 'Coronation Street'. The 40-year-old actor - who is known for playing Dr Fred Fonseca in EastEnders - will grace the screens in November after landing the role of ''roguish'' ex-squaddie, Khalid, who has been tipped to ''send tongues waggling and pulses racing.'' Bosses are remaining tight-lipped on story lines, but Khalid - known as Kal for short - is the pal of Gary Windass (Mikey North) and looks set to stir trouble among male residents on the Cobbles after his ''wandering eye'' goes astray. Show producer Stuart Blackburn said: ''I'm thrilled to welcome Jimi to
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Tina Hobley quits Holby City

Jimi Mistry has joined the cast of 'Coronation Street'. The 40-year-old actor - who is known for playing Dr Fred Fonseca in EastEnders - will grace the screens in November after landing the role of ''roguish'' ex-squaddie, Khalid, who has been tipped to ''send tongues waggling and pulses racing.'' Bosses are remaining tight-lipped on story lines, but Khalid - known as Kal for short - is the pal of Gary Windass (Mikey North) and looks set to stir trouble among male residents on the Cobbles after his ''wandering eye'' goes astray. Show producer Stuart Blackburn said: ''I'm thrilled to welcome Jimi to
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TV highlights 19/03/2013

  • The Guardian - TV News
My Life: The Burns Club | Live Football League | Lily Cole's Art Matters | Bedtime Live | What Do Artists Do All Day? | The Syndicate | The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track | Dallas

My Life: The Burns Club

5.45pm, Cbbc

When she was a toddler, 12-year-old Holly was badly burned by hot fat from a chip pan. The accident left her with scars on her head, where no hair grows. However, placing tissue expanders, specially made balloons, beneath the scalp may help cover these bald patches. A moving and uplifting documentary follows Holly through her surgery, as well as introducing other children who have endured similar traumas, including Stephanie, 14, who nearly died in a fire and shares her experiences of dealing with bullying. Jonathan Wright

Live Football League

7.30pm, Sky Sports 1

No longer journo catnip now that the headline-courting Paolo Di Canio has departed as manager, Swindon Town are still an eye-catching proposition on the pitch.
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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

We've got telly treats galore for you lucky people in this week's Tube Talk TV picks.

From award-winning Us shows to fantastic British drama, we've rounded up the programmes you can't possibly afford to miss this week (we're nice like that, you see).

Just before we kick off proceedings, let us get sentimental for a moment and remind you to bid farewell to the iconic heart of the BBC with a special programme, Goodbye Television Centre on Friday (March 22) at 8.30pm. It's the end of an era!

The Syndicate: Tuesday (March 19) at 9pm on BBC One

Kay Mellor's endearing drama The Syndicate returns to BBC One on Tuesday night, with a slight change of scenery from last series's Leeds supermarket to a Bradford hospital, and a new set of intriguing characters, played by the likes of Alison Steadman and Jimi Mistry .

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, and
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Exclusive Interview: Stuart Hazeldine

Most of you will know Stuart Hazeldine for his blazing debut feature Exam, a tense and claustrophobic thriller starring Jimi Mistry and Colin Salmon, but you may also know him as a prolific Twitterphile and one of Hollywood’s hottest screenwriter.

With credits like The Mutant Chronicles and the as-yet-unproduced Paradise Lost adaptation (originally cast with Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker before the funding got pulled), as well as a whole host of uncredited rewrites on the likes of The Day The Earth Stood Still, and spec scripts for sequels to Alien and Blade Runner, he is a force to be reckoned with, both as a writer and as a director.

Stuart was kind enough to give me some of his time and discuss his career to date and his directing methods, as well as 3D, Stress and, er, Tripods…

Thanks for your time, Stuart. Let’s start with the
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'Strictly Come Dancing' Jimi Mistry, Flavia Cacace engaged

'Strictly Come Dancing' Jimi Mistry, Flavia Cacace engaged
Strictly Come Dancing stars Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace have announced their engagement. The couple, who got together after partnering for Strictly's 2010 series, revealed their happy news on Twitter yesterday (January 6). "Sorry I've been a bit quiet, wanted to wish you all a very happy new year," Cacace wrote. "I've had a wonderful time and have some amazing news. "All I need to say is @JimiMistry has made me the happiest girl in the world. Xxxx." East is East actor Mistry responded on his own profile: "And you've made me the happiness man xxxxx." The pair later thanked fans for their congratulatory messages, with Mistry (more)
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