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UK TV ratings: Game of Thrones finale shocks 1.3 million on Sky Atlantic

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

Game of Thrones' season five finale attracted a huge audience for Sky Atlantic on Monday night, overnight data reveals.

The action-packed hour-long episode shocked an average 1.34 million (6.6%) at 9pm, rising from last week's 1.09m.

On E4, the 100th episode of Made in Chelsea failed to attract a significant audience, dipping by around 20,000 to 355,000 (1.7%) at 9pm (168k/1.1% on +1). A special reunion episode hosted by Rick Edwards brought in 258k (1.3%) at 8pm (103k/0.5%).

BBC One's The Met topped the night outside soaps with 3.47m (16.8%) at 9pm, while Stolen Childhoods was seen by 1.88m (9.3%) at 8.30pm.

On BBC Two, 100k House gathered 1.47m (7.4%) at 8pm, followed by Japan: Earth's Enchanted Island with 2.60m (12.6%) at 9pm and Episodes with 922k (5.4%) at 10pm.

ITV's Johnny Kingdom appealed to 2.60m (13.2%) at 8pm, while Sir Ian McKellen comedy Vicious tickled 2.39m (11.5%) at 9pm (129k/0.8%). Jason Manford's It's
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Game of Thrones, Made in Chelsea

Dark Matter: Syfy, 8pm

Brand new sci-fi drama series starring Marc Bendavid and Melissa O'Neil begins tonight on Syfy.

The show follows the crew of a derelict spaceship that awakes from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got there.

Made in Chelsea: E4, 9pm

E4's structured-reality show hits its 100th episode tonight, as Spencer, Jamie, Binky, Lucy and the others continue their London adventures.

The episode is preceded by a special reunion hosted by Rick Edwards, before several of the cast take part in a Virtually Famous special at 10pm.

Game of Thrones: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Season five comes to a dramatic close as the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and his followers continue to make Cersei's (Lena Headey) life a misery at King's Landing.

Meanwhile, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) begins a long march in the North, Jon (Kit Harington) faces fresh challengers
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Rick Edwards will roast celebrities in new ITV2 panel show Safeword

Rick Edwards has proved to be very adept at mickey-taking on various shows, and he's now taking it to a new level.

ITV2 has commissioned new comedy panel show Safeword, which will involve celebrity guests being roasted by others throughout the programme.

Safeword will see celebrities have their social media accounts hijacked as rival teams attempt to delve deeper into their personal and professional lives.

The only way for the celebrities to make it stop is by using their personal safeword.

Seven 45-minute episodes will air on the channel in July, with regular captains Katherine Ryan and David Morgan being joined by celebrity guests and comedians each week.

ITV's commissioning editor of comedy Claire Zolkwer said: "Rick's love for celebrity culture paired with Katherine and David's comedic talents is a perfect combination for a great, fun ITV2 watch."

Edwards will also host a special Made in Chelsea reunion show to
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Made in Chelsea is heading to La for a new spinoff show

Made in Chelsea is heading to Los Angeles for a new 6-part series.

SW3's finest will hit up Beverly Hills' most stylish locations for Made in Chelsea: La.

Spencer, Jamie, Binky and co previously swapped out Chelsea for the Big Apple in last year's Made in Chelsea: NYC.

"Los Angeles is a playground for the young, rich and the beautiful, so it's going to be really exciting to see the cast embrace everything it has to offer," said executive producer Ros Coward.

"Whether they are hanging on beaches, shopping in Beverly Hills or partying on Sunset Boulevard, I've no doubt we'll see everything we love about Made in Chelsea but times 100."

Made in Chelsea: La will air in summer 2015 - but before that, the BAFTA-winning reality series will celebrate its 100th episode on Monday, June 15.

E4 will host a Made in Chelsea takeover on that date -
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E4 orders sci-fi comedy drama Tripped from The Missing writers

E4 has ordered two new comedy dramas, both with a sci-fi twist.

The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play lead character Danny in parallel universe series Tripped.

The four-part series will follow Danny and stoner friend Milo (George Webster) as they trip through alternate worlds, meeting different versions of themselves.

Tripped has been adapted from an E4 pilot titled Alt, written by Doctor Who's Jamie Mathieson.

Mathieson remains as co-creator and co-writer of episode one, while The Missing writing duo Harry and Jack Williams take over scripting duties for the remainder of the series.

Blake Harrison said: "I'm really excited to be working on Tripped. It's always frustrating when good actors make me look bad but on this show I get to have a lot of scenes with myself so I should look alright!

"Also they've let me have a sword so if anyone brings me a cold steak,
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E4's Tool Academy has been cancelled, says Rick Edwards

Tool Academy will not be returning.

The E4 show, presented by Rick Edwards, saw wayward boyfriends be brought up to scratch by their long-suffering girlfriends, and ran for three series.

In an interview with Heat magazine, Edwards said it was a "shame" the programme would not be coming back.

"I find myself getting asking the same things quite a lot in my day-to-day life," he explained. "These are, 'Is Tool Academy coming back?' No, it isn't, shame."

Edwards added that he also gets asked if he is friends with the cast of Made in Chelsea - for which he presents the spin-off End of Season Party - and that people will just shout 'T4' at him.

Tool Academy was described as a "relationship boot camp" and saw girlfriends secretly enrolling their boyfriends for the programme.

After tackling tasks that tested their commitment and romance, the 'tools' were
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Rick Edwards: 'Kirstie Allsopp was my worst interview'

Rick Edwards has said that his worst interview was with Kirstie Allsopp.

The former Tool Academy host said that he was forced to apologise to the Location, Location, Location presenter following the interview.

When asked by Heat magazine what his worst interview was, the 35-year-old replied: "There was one that was just awful - Kirstie Allsopp."

Asked why, Edwards said: "Actually, I don't think I can say. What I can tell you is I had to text her to apologise, against my wishes.

"But, because I'm polite, I did it. But she never texted back. I didn't really mind texting her, but I think not texting back, even just to say, 'I received your text, thank you', is just rude."

Last year, Edwards reacted to a story in which Allsopp said that young women should have a baby by the age of 27 and shouldn't go to university with the reply: "Prick.
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Made in Chelsea, Mapp and Lucia

Eight out of Ten Cats Does Countdown: Channel 4, 9pm

Jimmy Carr hosts a Christmas edition of the mix-matched panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz.

Team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by guests including Kathy Burke, Alex Horne and David Mitchell, plus Countdown's in-house maths maverick Rachel Riley and lexical expert Susie Dent.

Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies: BBC Four, 9pm

Al casts a (golden)eye over great British spy movies past and present.

He also recalls some of the screen's most famous spies, such as Harry Palmer, George Smiley and the one and only James Bond. Contributors include former MI5 chief Stella Rimington.

Made in Chelsea: E4, 9pm

In this reunion special, Rick Edwards is joined by the Chelsea residents to discuss the dramas, hook-ups and break-ups of the past series.

Expect fireworks as viewers find out the latest news on the series' biggest relationships.
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Made in Chelsea's End of Series Party to return with Rick Edwards

The Made in Chelsea End of Series Party is to make a return in December.

Rick Edwards will host the final episode of the current eighth series, which sees the cast reunite at a special dinner party to discuss this year's events.

The event will be broadcast in late December on E4, following the Christmas special, which airs on December 22.

The End of Series Party special has aired since the second series, but it did not return for this year's summer run or its New York spinoff.

Don't suppose any of you want to pardy with us at the #madeinchelsea End Of Series Party? http://t.co/3xykgthCxY pic.twitter.com/F2bBp50ZNL

Made in Chelsea (@E4Chelsea) November 24, 2014

The episode will be filmed on Tuesday, December 16 at a London venue.

Made in Chelsea continues tonight (November 24) at 9pm on E4.
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Made in Chelsea's Ashley James lands new teen makeover show

Former Made in Chelsea star Ashley James has landed her own television show.

James - dubbed "Fit Ashley" by Chelsea reunion host Rick Edwards - dated Francis Boulle and Ollie Locke during her time on the E4 hit, but left after two series in 2013.

She has now become the host of a new makeover show on children's channel PopGirl, Broadcast reports.

The series, Style Stars, sees a group of teenage girls trying out various fashion challenges set by James. The show also has an interactive element, allowing viewers to vote for the winner and share their own photographs and fashion tips online.

"We know our viewers love fashion and they're always looking for ways to customise their style," PopGirl's Stephanie Wahlstrom said. "Style Stars shows real fashion savvy girls taking ordinary to extraordinary."

Style Stars will air later this summer on PopGirl, which is on Sky 626 and Freesat 604.
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Rick Edwards still 'addicted' to Made in Chelsea

Rick Edwards is still ''addicted'' to 'Made in Chelsea'. The TV presenter, who hosts the E4 reality show's end-of-season party episodes, insists he hasn't tired of the drama among the rich socialites on the show and still watches it religiously. He exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''I'm just kind of addicted to 'Made in Chelsea'. I don't really watch that much TV, and there's certainly not much TV where I think, 'I have to be in at this time on this day.' But 'Made in Chelsea' is probably the only show where, if someone says to me, 'Do you want to do something
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Mrs Brown's Boys tops Monday ratings with 8.7 million on BBC One

Mrs Brown's Boys topped Monday (December 30) night's ratings, pulling in 8.71 million viewers, according to overnight data.

The New Year special 'Who's a Pretty Mammy?' was watched by 20.3% of the audience share when it aired on BBC One at 9.30pm.

The impressive ratings come after a festive edition of the Brendan O'Carroll comedy was the most-watched programme on Christmas Day this year.

Elsewhere on the channel, 4.67m (20.3%) tuned in to see famous faces including David Bradley and James Allen take on Celebrity Mastermind at 7pm, while a showing of fairytale movie Shrek Forever After attracted 3.79m (16%) straight afterwards at 7.30pm.

Over on BBC Two, Dad's Army drew in 2.02m (8.69%) at 7.30pm, followed by a special Christmas University Challenge at 8pm, which was seen by 2.3m (9.9%).

The channel's new series The Sacred Wonders of Britain kicked off with 2.36m (9.79%) viewers at 8.30pm.

Aside from soaps, ITV's primetime programming was taken
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One Direction add another dimension to Doctor Who debacle | Media Monkey

Matt Smith makes V-sign and Steven Moffat holds his head in his hands as 1D's spot in 50th anniversary show is hit by glitches

For Doctor Who fans, the BBC's offerings on Saturday went from the sublime to the ridiculous. While BBC1's The Day of the Doctor has won stellar praise, BBC3's follow-up show, Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty, rapidly spun into a black hole. Zoe Ball (celebrating her own birthday) managed to maintain her pzazz as she talked to a string of former Doctor Who companions, but co-host Rick Edwards appeared increasingly bemused. Matt Smith was typically amusing in his interview with Ball, and Steven Moffat, interviewed with Jenna Coleman and John Hurt, was in spiky form, again attacking Michael Grade for axing the show in 1989: "I wanted to make [the 50th anniversary] about the Time War. And I wanted that 16-year gap to mean something. I thought it
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Made in Chelsea is back – could season six be the best yet?

It started off as Towie's posh rival, but it has developed its own compulsive edge, delighting viewers with its mix of crimes and misdemeanours – and the inevitable punishments

It's been two and a half years since E4 catapulted its viewers into a telly-friendly version of Chelsea: a vision of SW3 without District line delays, McDonald's or Kings Road traffic, where a soft lens segued from posh pub to plush restaurant, cocktail bar to golf course. While ratings for Towie have taken a hit of late, season five was Made in Chelsea's highest rated to date, with an average of 1.1 million people tuning in each week. It picked up a Bafta for Best Reality and Constructed Factual programme this year and has just been recommissioned for a further three seasons. Not bad for a show initially thought of as little more than a posh rival to ITV2's vajazzle-a-thon.

Daisy
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Tool Academy set for axe?

'Tool Academy' looks set to be axed. Rick Edwards, who hosts the E4 reality show - which sees 12 unsuspecting bad boys sent to a relationship boot camp - has revealed it is ''unlikely'' the programme will return for a third series, but he thinks there are plenty of potential candidates around for another successful season. He said: ''It's looking unlikely, which is a shame because, whilst I'm biased, I do think it's a good, funny show. And exactly the kind of original show that E4 should be doing. ''Also, it's the thing that people always ask me about. There
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Hugh Laurie wants to reunite with Stephen Fry

'Tool Academy' looks set to be axed. Rick Edwards, who hosts the E4 reality show - which sees 12 unsuspecting bad boys sent to a relationship boot camp - has revealed it is ''unlikely'' the programme will return for a third series, but he thinks there are plenty of potential candidates around for another successful season. He said: ''It's looking unlikely, which is a shame because, whilst I'm biased, I do think it's a good, funny show. And exactly the kind of original show that E4 should be doing. ''Also, it's the thing that people always ask me about. There
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'Made in Chelsea' Spencer Matthews cheats on Lucy Watson

Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews has admitted to cheating on new girlfriend Lucy Watson.

The 25-year-old made the revelation during the Made in Chelsea End of Season Party episode, which airs next week but is currently available to view early on 4Od.

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Asked why he wasn't with Watson while being interviewed by Rick Edwards, Matthews confessed: "I cheated on her, Rick. Pretty recently. A couple of days ago. I was in Greece."

Watson later joined him on stage, revealing that she ended the relationship after finding out about his infidelity on Twitter.

She sarcastically said: "He managed to admit it over text, which was very brave of him."

The 22-year-old then turned to him and stated: "After this has finished, please do not speak to me ever again."

Matthews made an appearance at a
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Big Brother, The Apprentice, Game of Thrones: the week in social TV

Analysing the week's most tweeted-about television, from will.i.am breakdancing on The Voice to Nigel Farage and George Galloway on Question Time

In this new weekly blog, we'll be using the data gathered by analytics company SecondSync to look back on how Twitter users reacted to the previous seven days of television. We'll be searching for trends, revelations, spikes and dips, and also for somebody who can explain why Towie's Joey Essex is being forced to choose between a girlfriend and a monkey. First, the top 10.

The big three

Eight of the week's most tweeted about shows featured real people in real, "real" or "pretty people doing stuff" situations. Big Brother's live launch, on Channel 5 on Thursday, was huge, reeling in an average of 3,506 tweets per minute. You can see who this year's characters are likely to be from the points at which everyone got overexcited: Wolfy's entrance
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'Coronation Street' wins big at NTAs

Rick Edwards thinks Alex Reid should star on a celebrity edition of 'Tool Academy'. The 33-year-old TV presenter - who hosts the E4 reality show, which sees 12 unsuspecting bad boys sent to a relationship boot camp - believes the 37-year-old cage fighter would be a good addition to a celebrity version of the series but admits the standard of stars would be worse than on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. When asked who should be sent to boot camp on a celebrity edition of 'Tool Academy', he said: ''I don't honestly know which celebrities are badly behaved in their personal lives.
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Today's Celebrity Pictures: BAFTAs 2013, Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel

Today's Celebrity Pictures: BAFTAs 2013, Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel
Today's celebrity pictures include Warhorse's Jeremy Irvine and Alice Eve announcing the BAFTA 2013 nominees ahead of the ceremony on February 10 in Central London. Also in the capital, former T4 presenter Rick Edwards returns to the catwalk for the Oliver Spencer fashion show as part of Men's Fashion Week, Pixie Geldof leaves The Groucho Club, and Jason Orange attends the Kooza Cirque Du Soleil opening night at the (more)
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