Danny Morgan interview: Double Date, horror, filmmaking

Nikki Baughan Aug 31, 2017

A big hit at Horror Channel FrightFest, we chat to Danny Morgan about the upcoming horror, Double Date...

London-born actor/writer Danny Morgan (Off The Hook, Ideal, On The Road) had a very good reason for turning to the horror genre when it came to writing his first screenplay. “I thought that was a genre I could do something in, because there are so many crap horror films. I thought ‘well, it’s not going to stand out horribly if it’s completely terrible’. So I went into it with a good frame of mind!”

It’s a characteristically self-deprecating remark from Morgan who, along with director Benjamin Barfoot, can rest assured that Double Date is one of the funniest and most entertaining British horror comedies of recent years. Following screenings at Karlovy Vary and Edinburgh, it brought the house down at this year’s London’s Horror Channel FrightFest,
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Meet the 6 contestants in The People's Strictly for Comic Relief

For huge fans of Strictly Come Dancing, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

For the first time in the show's history, people who aren't soap stars or singers are being given the chance to pull on the sequins and partner with a Strictly professional, performing in the ballroom in front of millions - all in the name of charity.

11,000 people applied to take part in The People's Strictly for Comic Relief, but only these six were chosen...

1. Trishna Bharadia & Aljaz Scorjanec

Age: 35

From: Buckinghamshire

Trishna, who is a Multiple Sclerosis and disability fundraiser, tells DS that she loves Strictly Come Dancing. She has the programme on series record, and watches the show every week with her sister.

"We'll always try and guess what the judges' scores are going to be and all of that stuff," she explains.

And she's a "big" fan of her partner Aljaz, who she'll be dancing a jive with.
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The People's Strictly: Which pros will be taking part?

The People's Strictly for Comic Relief has announced which professional dancers will be taking part in the show.

Natalie Lowe, Janette Manrara, Aljaz Skorjanez, Aliona Vilani, Ian Waite and Robin Windsor have all signed up to perform with members of the public for the four-part series.

The news comes after the BBC unveiled the six people who will be taking part in the show as a reward for their "tireless and selfless work which has helped change so many lives for the better".

They are Phillip Barnett, Trishna Bharadia, Anna Kennedy OBE, Cassidy Little, Heather Parsons and Michael Pattie - although details of which pro will be paired with which contestant have not yet been revealed.

The pros will take their partner behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing and immerse them "in the full showbiz experience" before five weeks of dance training to help them prepare to take to the famous Strictly dance floor.
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The People's Strictly for Comic Relief confirms contestants

BBC One has announced the contestants who will be taking part in The People's Strictly for Comic Relief.

The four-part series, which will air in the lead-up to Red Nose Day on Friday, March 13, selected the six individuals for their "tireless and selfless work which has helped change so many lives for the better".

The contestants who will perform in the ballroom include:

- Phillip Barnett, who has raised more than £2 million after founding a children's theatre charity 20 years ago;

- Trishna Bharadia, who as an Ms sufferer has worked to raise awareness around the condition;

- Anna Kennedy OBE, who set up the UK's largest school for autism;

- Cassidy Little, who lost the lower half of his leg in an explosion while serving as a medic in Afghanistan and has helped his colleagues through rehab;

- Heather Parsons, who set up a charity to support intensive care patients
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Mum of the Year Awards to air on Channel 5, hosted by Fiona Phillips

Fiona Phillips will host this year's Tesco Mum of the Year Awards, which for the first time ever will be broadcast on Channel 5.

The awards, which are now in their eighth year, take place at London's Savoy on March 3.

Since 2006, Tesco has given out the awards to inspirational mums around the UK.

This year's winners will include Anna Kennedy, who remortgaged her home to set up a school for autistic children, Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall and local Gloucestershire pre-school campaigner Mireille Williams.

There will also be a 'Celebrity Mum of the Year' award at the event.

"I am delighted to be bringing such an inspiring and emotionally-charged event to Channel 5," said Channel 5's entertainment, daytime and soaps commissioner Greg Barnett.

"On a day when we celebrate mums, we'll be championing some of Britain's best."

Tasha Gladman, Tesco brand communications director, said: "Many mums are unsung heroines and the Tesco Mum
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