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The X Factor final: Live blog - All the action as it happened

13 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Eight-piece boybands, middle-aged men dressed as Egyptians getting honey rubbed on their chests, Louis Walsh being... Louis Walsh. Yes, this series of X Factor might not have been the most thrilling, but even in a non-vintage year, there has been plenty to laugh at and enjoy.

This evening's final features Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini battling for the prize of a record contract and the chance to hit the charts in time for Christmas. All the betting and polls seem to suggest that it's a one-horse race with Fleur running away with it, but The X Factor has thrown up surprises in the past, so nothing can be ruled out.

The X Factor: Find out Andrea, Ben and Fleur's final songs

The X Factor: 10 things we learned from the final press conference

The live final is always a spectacular affair, with hordes of special guests over the weekend (Sheeran! »

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Steve Brookstein: Louis and Simon are irrelevant

9 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Steve Brookstein has branded Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh ''irrelevant''. The 46-year-old singer was the first ever winner of 'The X Factor' but his career bombed afterwards, but he has now come out to criticise show boss Simon and has called Louis - who has been a judge on every series - an ''imbecile''. He told The Guardian: ''Louis Walsh is a complete imbecile. He is a complete imbecile. What's he had? Westlife. Westlife! ''Louis Walsh is irrelevant, musically irrelevant. Simon Cowell is musically irrelevant.'' Steve - who has just released his no-holds barred memoir 'Getting Over the X' - also revealed that when »

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Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty wins I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here 2014

7 December 2014 2:35 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty has been crowned King of the Jungle on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

The Superbike champion beat Jake Quickenden to the title on tonight's finale (December 7).

Speaking after finishing second, Jake said: "[Foggy] was absolutely Crocodile Dundee.

"He deserves it. He's a legend and I couldn't have lost to a better guy."

Speaking after winning the competition, Foggy said: "I just think it's all a dream. I think someone's playing a joke on me!"

Foggy was then crowned King of the Jungle by last year's winner Kian Egan. He proceeded to walk across the bridge and was greeted by his wife.

Third-place finisher Melanie Sykes was eliminated earlier in the evening, while Edwina Currie left the jungle on Saturday (December 6).

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! aired tonight on ITV. »

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The X Factor: Jukebox Week results - as it happened

30 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

With the acts getting two songs each to sing, you know things are heating up on The X Factor.

Last night, the remaining five acts performed two songs each – one chosen by the public and the other by acts such as One Direction and Sam Smith – but who will be singing their final song tonight?

Join us from 8pm as we live blog the results from Jukebox Week.

21:02So that's it from me this week. See you back here next Saturday for the Semi-final!

21:01The original Elphaba from Wicked and Frozen's Idina Menzel will also be performing with 'a special guest'. Intriguing.

21:00Anyway, next week, current winner Sam Bailey will be performing as will Fifth Harmony.

20:59So there's no bands left, will it become boring? The stage will be very empty from now on, now Stereo Kicks have been sent home.

20:57Stereo Kicks are »

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Craig Charles leaves I'm a Celebrity following death of brother

20 November 2014 1:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Craig Charles has left I'm a Celebrity following the death of his brother.

The Coronation Street actor was informed by producers on Thursday morning that his brother Dean had passed away.

Charles was exempt from the public vote for the latest Bushtucker Trial, and it has now been confirmed that he will fly home from the jungle.

A spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Craig decided to leave the I'm a Celebrity camp earlier today and will be heading back to his family in the UK. We send our sincere condolences to Craig and his family."

Former I'm a Celebrity winner Kian Egan is among those to have tweeted their condolences, writing: "This is so sad."

Charles rose to fame in the cult BBC sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf as Dave Lister, and has also worked on the likes of Coronation Street, Robot Wars and Takeshi's Castle. »

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I'm a Celebrity: 9 things we learned from Joe, Laura and Rob

15 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is back tomorrow... and three people who know a lot about the show are its spinoff's hosts Joe Swash, Laura Whitmore and Rob Beckett.

The trio, who have flown to Aus for the next month so that they can pop up on ITV2's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now!, recently sat down with us to chat dream guests, squabbling with each other, annoying celebrities who refuse trials and much much more. So here are 9 things we learned from them!

1. Joe - who has obviously been in the jungle himself - thinks Laura and Rob could handle it.

"Definitely," he said. "I think they'd both do brilliantly. I think they've both seen enough of it to know how it works. I think Laura – all girls sort of struggle with the fact that they've got no makeup or mirrors or hairdryers. »

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Viewers decide 'I'm A Celebrity' contestants to go in jungle jail

12 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Viewers will decide which 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' contestants will face the ''celebrity slammer''. A host of famous faces have arrived in Australia for the start of the ITV reality series - including former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson, TV presenter Melanie Sykes and 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Gemma Collins - and half of them will be put in a jungle style jail as the action kicks off on Sunday (16.11.14). Kian Egan - who was crowned King of the Jungle last year - told Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden on 'This Morning': ''The big surprise »

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13 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winners ranked: Who was best?

12 November 2014 5:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After 13 series, there have now been more than enough I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winners to fill up their own all-star series.

They all had to endure creepy crawlies, tough Bushtucker Trials and mockery by Ant & Dec, but they all won the hearts of the nation for a couple of weeks.

Some of them may have fallen from grace since, while some have soared up the UK fame ranks. But who were the best champions from their respective series? Here's our just-for-fun, don't-take-it-too-seriously Top 13.

13. Carol Thatcher - Series 5 (2005)

Potentially the most surprising winner of the lot, no-one could have guessed that Margaret Thatcher's daughter would have been voted the nation's favourite.

Viewers were won over by how involved she was in the tasks, her no-nonsense attitude, and the fact that she was only up against Sid Owen and Cannon & Ball.

12. Matt Willis - Series 6 (2006)

The Busted »

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I'm a Celebrity 2014: The 10 stars' first jungle pictures

11 November 2014 9:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV officially confirmed the worst-kept secret in reality TV this afternoon - the identities of the ten stars heading into the I'm a Celebrity jungle.

The official photos of the series 14 cast have also now been released, revealing what they all brush up like in their Bushtucker Trial gear.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Meet the 10 stars taking part

1. Michael Buerk

2. Jimmy Bullard

3. Craig Charles

4. Gemma Collins

5. Carl Fogarty

6. Nadia Forde

7. Vicki Michelle

8. Tinchy Stryder

9. Melanie Sykes

10. Kendra Wilkinson

I'm a Celebrity launches on Sunday (November 16) at 9pm on ITV.

Last year's I'm a Celebrity was won by Westlife singer Kian Egan.

Spinoff show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Now! is back on ITV2 with hosts Laura Whitmore, Joe Swash and Rob Beckett.

The show will raise money for ITV's Text Santa this year. 15p from every phonecall will be donated to the appeal. »

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I'm a Celebrity lineup confirmed: Michael Buerk, Kendra, Craig Charles

11 November 2014 7:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Broadcaster Michael Buerk, rapper Tinchy Stryder, Us reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson and Towie's Gemma Collins are among the 10 celebrities confirmed for the 14th series of I'm a Celebrity.

10 stars will be heading into the jungle with hosts Ant and Dec this week, ahead of the show's launch episode on Sunday (November 16) at 9pm on ITV.

This year's 10 jungle celebrities are:

1. Michael Buerk

2. Jimmy Bullard

3. Craig Charles

4. Gemma Collins

5. Carl Fogarty

6. Nadia Forde

7. Vicki Michelle

8. Tinchy Stryder

9. Melanie Sykes

10. Kendra Wilkinson

Last year's I'm a Celebrity was won by Westlife singer Kian Egan.

Spinoff show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now! is back on ITV2 with hosts Laura Whitmore, Joe Swash and Rob Beckett.

The show will raise money for ITV's Text Santa this year. 15p from every phonecall will be donated to the appeal. »

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X Factor for Girlband vs Boyband week on November 8 Live Show

30 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor will have a Girlband vs Boyband theme on next week's show.

This year's run has so far included Number Ones, 1980s hits and Movies Week, while this Saturday's show is the Halloween-themed Fright Night.

X Factor Live Shows to be moved to Sundays next year?

Weekly themes are usually revealed on the preceding week's results show or Xtra Factor broadcast, but producers have confirmed the November 8 plans early.

The 2014 judging panel features former Spice Girl Mel B and ex-Girls Aloud star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

It is rounded out by former Boyzone and Westlife manager Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell, who has played a key role in the careers of several girl and boybands, including former X Factor act One Direction.

The eight-piece Stereo Kicks are the sole remaining boyband in the group, being joined in Walsh's category by mixed boy/girl group Only The Young. »

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The X Factor: Week 3's Movie Night song choices revealed

24 October 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

And The X Factor title goes to...

Nope, we've not got that far yet. Still another couple of months to go - but Saturday night is Movie Night on ITV's primetime reality TV juggernaut.

So dust off your gladrags, order in the popcorn and stop trying to work out which member of Stereo Kicks is which for a moment - because tomorrow night's song choices are in. There's power ballads aplenty, so expect more key changes than a Westlife album.

Which young hopeful will be hoping to meet the challenge of his rivals, who wants you to 'Listen' to them and which soloist has the unenviable task of singing a track originally performed by four artists? Find out below...

X Factor 2014 Movies Week: Original versions playlist

Boys

Jack Walton

'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor (from Rocky)

Andrea Faustini

'Listen' by Beyoncé (from Dreamgirls)

Jake Quickenden

'She's Like »

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Strictly Come Dancing - Week 4 Live Blog

18 October 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

So the popcorn, sparkly score paddles and Donny Osmond have all been put back into storage after the excitement of Movie Week. And now the Strictly Come Dancing show must go on!

Tonight, the remaining 13 dancers will give it their best (Scott Mills will probably just give it...) to avoid the dance-off and face more humiliation fun next week.

So join Digital Spy as we pull up an armchair and chow down on some top-notch tangos and smashing salsas...

20:23Thanks for watching along with Digital Spy, and don't forget to tune into the results show at 7.20pm. Oh, and to come back to DS at 7.20pm too! Goodnight!

20:22Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are on tomorrow. Truly something for all the family. Well, your eight-year-old niece and granny, anyway.

20:19Time for the all-important time wasting recap now. And we get to re-live the horrors of Scott's Total Eclipse of the Rhythm. »

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Rachel Stevens and Una Foden named as coaches on The Voice Of Ireland

6 October 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rachel Stevens and Una Foden have been announced as coaches on The Voice Of Ireland.

The ex-member of S Club 7 and The Saturdays singer join Bressie and Kian Egan on the coaching panel for the show's upcoming fourth series.

Foden said in a statement: "I'm delighted to be a part of the fantastic team behind The Voice of Ireland. I love the show and I can't wait to sit in that chair.

"I know the talent that Ireland has to offer, so that button is going to see a lot of action. I'm excited to be working with Bressie, Kian and Rachel but it will be me who finds this year's winner!"

Foden also voiced her excitement about joining the show on Twitter.

Super excited to announce that I'll be joining the judging panel for the next season of @RTETheVoice w/ @KianEganWL @nbrez @msrachelstevens

— Una Foden (@UnaTheSats) October 6, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: week one live blog

27 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Nearly three weeks after the launch night, the live shows are finally upon us. Six celebrities danced on Friday and nine on Saturday there was no public vote or elimination, but the judges scores are carried over to next week. Who was your early favourite?

8.26pm BST

So thats it! Ill be back next Saturday for what will inevitably be a ridiculously long show, so stock up on booze and Kendal mint cake. Thank you to everyone for joining in with your brilliant comments, please come and say hello on Twitter at @heidistephens, particularly if youre a newbie.

Have a great week, and Ill see you next Saturday! Keeeeeep dancing! Hx

8.23pm BST

So after week 1, Frankie and Kevin are at the top of the leaderboard, with Scott and Joanne at the bottom. I may have got over my outrage about this by next week, but unlikely.

First interminable recap »

- Heidi Stephens

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'Shake It Off', 'Toxic': The first Strictly song and dance list is here

24 September 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing has unveiled the first song and dance list of the series.

The celebrities will take to the floor for the first live show this weekend, and we now know what songs they'll be performing to - and, more importantly, which dances they'll be attempting.

Read on for the full list of songs and dances you can expect on Friday and Saturday:

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec - Cha Cha to 'I'm Every Woman' (Chaka Khan)

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev - Cha Cha to 'Can You Feel It?' (The Jacksons)

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton - Waltz to 'Someone Like You' (Adele)

Gregg Wallace and Aliona Vilani - Cha Cha to 'Hot N Cold' (Katy Perry)

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara - Tango to 'Toxic' (Britney Spears)

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus - Jive to 'Happy' (Pharrell Williams)

Judy Murray and Anton du Beke »

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Should Tulisa head to the jungle for I'm a Celebrity?

3 September 2014 4:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Queen Cheryl has nabbed your spot on The X Factor, your first solo album has bombed and nobody really needs an N-Dubz reunion. What would you do right now if you were Tulisa Contostavlos?

The messy courtroom battles might be over, but what she chooses to do next might define her entire career. More music, having a proper go at acting and a return to TV are all possibilities, and it's the latter which has made the tabloids this week, with rumours that she's a target for the new series of I'm a Celebrity.

ITV would no doubt love to snap Tulisa up for the show. She's opinionated, she's colourful and she divides the public - so she'd no doubt end up gagging on kangaroo balls every night with Ant & Dec sniggering on the sidelines.

Money wouldn't be an issue because she's got enough of a backstory and she's actually »

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Joey Essex, Peter Andre and Keith Lemon for Ant & Dec's 'Takeaway on Tour'

22 July 2014 3:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joey Essex, Peter Andre and Keith Lemon are among the stars set to appear on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway tour.

Guests on the live shows will also include Melanie C, Chris Moyles, Kian Egan, Paddy McGuinness, Stephen Mulhern, Nicky Byrne, Eamonn Holmes and Vernon Kay.

Blue will also be Ant & Dec's house band for 'Takeaway on Tour'.

Ashley Roberts recently announced she would be joining the tour. The I'm a Celebrity runner-up and former Pussycat Doll will host each night's Ant v Dec segment.

The duo have also confirmed that they will perform 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' during the shows.

'Takeaway on Tour' will visit 12 UK arenas between August 6 and September 12.

The full dates for 'Takeaway on Tour' are as follows:

August 6 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

August 9 - Birmingham, LG Arena

August 10 - Birmingham, LG Arena (matinee and evening show)

August 12 - Leeds, First Direct Arena

August 13 - Leeds, »

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Fame Academy: David Sneddon, Alistair Griffin - Where are they now?

4 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Fame Academy may only have lasted two series, but boy, did it burn bright. And even though it was over ten years ago that it was on our screens, we're still belting out David Sneddon's utter tune 'Stop Living The Lie' at our DS karaoke sessions.

But the news of series two's Alistair Griffin teaming up with Kimberley Walsh for a Tour de France single got us thinking - what happened to all of our favourite Fame Academy contestants? Well, here's what we could find out about 16 of the students over both series...

Series One

Ashley House

Ashley might have been eliminated in week one of Fame Academy (the shame) but he's not let that little disappointment hold him back. He went on to guest star in an episode of Cbbc's Mi: High... look, we promise, this gets better. He's now a sports presenter who helped launch Arsenal TV, »

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Britain's Got Talent first semi-final: As it happened

26 May 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You say Britain. We say Talent. Britain. Talent! Britain. Talent! You get the idea.

That catchy ditty from the unforgettable (ahem) DJ Talent can only mean one thing. The Britain's Got Talent Live Shows are upon us.

It might not be as exciting as The X Factor, but what else are you going to do on a miserable Bank Holiday Monday?

Expect tearful children, tearful Amanda Holden and a truly mixed bag of contestants who will help reformulate the dictionary definition of the word 'talent'.

Our live blog kicks off at 7.30pm. Join us then when all the action kicks off on ITV.

21:59Anyway, I'll be back again tomorrow for more singing, more dancing and possibly even more ad breaks. If that's possible!

21:59I now feel awful because Jon was a really gracious loser and dedicated his win to his brother. I feel a little bit mean. This »

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