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Rylan Clark voted off 'The X Factor'

25 November 2012 2:00 PM, PST

Rylan Clark has become the latest singer to leave 'The X Factor'. The controversial contestant admitted he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders after he became the eight contestant to be voted off the ITV series despite giving his ''best vocal performance'' to date. The flamboyant singer was joined in the bottom two by boyband Union J. Rylan performed 'Wires' by Athlete and Union J sang Snow Patrol's huge hit 'Run' for survival. Following their sing-off Nicole Scherzinger voted to save her act Rylan, but Tulisa Contostavlos, the band's mentor Louis Walsh and his biggest critic Gary Barlow all agreed »

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Victoria Pendleton voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'

25 November 2012 2:00 PM, PST

Victoria Pendleton has become the latest celebrity to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The emotional Olympic gold medalist became the seventh contestant to leave the BBC reality series tonight (25.11.12) after she and professional partner Brendan Cole lost a dance-off against former English cricket captain Michael Vaughan and his partner Natalie Lowe. Judge Craig Revel Horwod chose to save Micahel, saying: ''Well this couple completely smashed it and I thought they were fantastic, Michael and Natalie.'' His fellow judges Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell agreed saying they thought Victoria's performance was the weakest. The 32-year-old athlete, who had the lowest judges' score on »

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Sinitta: Simon Cowell will replace Gary Barlow on X Factor

25 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Simon Cowell wants to replace Gary Barlow on 'The X Factor' next year. The music mogul is worried about his flagship singing competition and plans to return for the final series of the ITV1 show in 2013, but while his former flame Sinitta says he is a huge fan of Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos, she revealed he wants to claim his head judge spot back from Gary. She told The People newspaper: ''Simon cancels Gary out, so sorry Gary. They both wrinkle their nose at certain things but Simon's instincts are sharper. Simon's the one who can spot the X Factor.'' Sinitta »

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Kimberley Walsh: The X Factor 'misses Cheryl'

25 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

The BBC and ITV have struck a deal to ensure their Christmas specials won't clash. Popular BBC One series 'Call The Midwife' and ITV1's period drama 'Downton Abbey' were initially set to overlap by an estimated 15 minutes during their Christmas Day special episodes, but the two broadcasters have now reached an agreement to make sure both can be watched in full. An insider revealed: ''It is the season of goodwill and there was a realisation that the audience would lose out if there was a clash. ''Think of it as a special Christmas present for viewers.'' The 75 minute episode of 'Call The »

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Chico Slimani slams Gary Barlow's judging talents

25 November 2012 1:00 AM, PST

Chico Slimani has slammed Gary Barlow for being ''charisma-less'' on 'The X Factor'. The former contestant has dubbed the ITV1 talent show judge ''Gary Bore-low'' and believes Simon Cowell - who quit the programme last year to set up the Us version of 'X Factor' - needs to return to the panel because he would be the ''pièce de résistance''. He said: ''Simon Cowell is a 'pièce de résistance' in any TV show, definitely. He's definitely better than that Gary Bore-low. He's charisma-less. ''There were so many brilliant artists he could have picked but he didn't ... he's just stuck in »

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Linda Robson evicted from I'm a Celebrity

24 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Denise Van Outen felt ''relieved'' for Victoria Pendleton following her 'Strictly Come Dancing' exit. The TV presenter admits she feels ''sad'' when any of the contestants depart on the BBC One show, but she is pleased the ''exhausted'' Olympic gold medallist - who left the competition on Sunday (25.11.12) - is now able to have a rest after going straight from competing at London 2012 to training for the programme. She said: ''Now when people leave you've spent a lot of time with them so it is sad. But for her I felt a little bit relieved because she's actually »

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Fabrice Muamba set for Strictly Xmas special

24 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Fabrice Muamba will appear in a 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special. The footballer - who collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this year - has made a speedy recovery and will be partnered up with professional dancer Aliona Vilani for a festive episode of the BBC One ballroom dancing competition. The 24-year-old star told the Daily Mail newspaper: ''This is definitely the hardest thing I have done since my recovery. I'm feeling good now. I've already been training with Aliona for a week and there are no complaints. ''But I have a new respect for dancers. I have »

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Chris Barrie: There is more Red Dwarf to come

24 November 2012 1:00 AM, PST

Chris Barrie thinks there is more 'Red Dwarf' to come. The 52-year-old actor - who plays Rimmer in the sci-fi comedy series - is confident there will be more after the latest 10th series, but admits he was nervous about coming back and spoiling what fans thought of it before. He said: ''It's been very exciting to find out how the show was going to go down, but it's quite a nerve-wracking time really, you know? ''The phrase that was used was 'spoil the legacy', you know, the body of work of 'Red Dwarf', you don't want to turn up with »

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Downton Abbey commissioned for fourth season

23 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

'Downton Abbey' will return for a fourth season. ITV has commissioned the show - which takes place in the early 20th century - for eight new episodes plus a feature length Christmas special with filming set to begin in February 2013. Gareth Neame, Managing Director of Carnival Films, the show's makers and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey said.''Viewers can look forward to more drama, comedy, love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry, ambition, despair and romance.'' Laura Mackie, Director of Drama at ITV, added: ''We're thrilled to welcome back a drama series that has become a much anticipated part of all our lives every autumn »

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James Arthur: 'X Factor is a blessing'

23 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

James Arthur is ''blessed'' to be in 'X Factor'. The guitar-playing contestant - who suffered with panic attacks earlier on in the talent show - admits he has struggled with fame since he started on the show, but is still delighted to be a part of the process. Speaking at the launch of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in London yesterday (22.11.12), he said: ''I still struggle with the photo thing to be honest, when people want photos, but I've always had that. ''But I do feel really blessed, it's been an amazing journey so far. I'm really appreciative of everything that's happened.'' James »

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Limahl 'shocked' to be voted off I'm A Celebrity

23 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

Colin Baker has lost two stone following his 17-day stint on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'. The former 'Doctor Who' star is delighted to have shed so many pounds during his appearance on the ITV1 reality show and while he admits the Australian jungle experience was ''harder'' than he first thought, he is hoping celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager goes on to be crowned Queen of the Jungle. Speaking about his weight loss, he said: ''That's the good thing! I've lost two stone in two and a half weeks - think how much you'd have to pay to go »

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Brian Conley's anti-depressant woes

23 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Brian Conley stopped taking anti-depressants while he was in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' jungle. The 51-year-old comedian decided to stop with his course of medication despite being on them for 15 years, and he reveals ITV told him if he did not comply then he would not be allowed on the show. He said: ''They said if I did not comply with these regulations then I would not be on the show. ''It all got very serious when it was legally binding.'' Brian admits things in the jungle became ''extreme'' and after an examination it was decided he »

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X Factor to introduce live voting results

23 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Simon Cowell will introduce the results of each week's 'X Factor' public vote live on next year's series. The music mogul is hoping the decision will prove the ITV1 talent show isn't a fix and help win back sceptical viewers after fans were left outraged when favourite Ella Henderson was voted out of the competition on Sunday (18.11.12), while seemingly-unpopular Christopher Maloney is still in the running. An insider said: ''If the viewers knew popular acts like Ella and James Arthur were pulling in low numbers of votes it would encourage them to pick up the phone. ''Revealing the voting numbers each »

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Bruce Forsyth admires Strictly contestants

23 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Helen Flanagan has been given sleeping pills to help her cope on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'. The former 'Coronation Street' actress - who had to do seven Bushtucker Trials in a row last week - has been struggling to deal with the Australian jungle, according to her ex-campmate Limahl, who believes the blonde beauty was ''ill-equipped'' to manage the experience. The Kajagoogoo singer told the Daily Star newspaper: ''One night she whispered that she was given sleeping tablets as she was that stressed out. She is in crisis. ''Poor Helen told me she was cracking up in »

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Coronation Street's Stella and Sunita to team up against Karl

23 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Coronation Street's Stella Price and Sunita Alahan are to join forces for a showdown with Karl Munro. The Rovers Return landlady, who is played by Michelle Collins, and former barmaid Sunita (Shobna Gulati) will turn to her old boss to take on the gambling addict - who cheated on Stella with Sunita earlier this year - when she fears he is playing away again because he keeps disappearing. A show insider told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Karl has got away with his bad boy behaviour for too long. ''He thinks he's got Sunita wrapped around his little finger. But he won't »

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Limahl is second campmate out

23 November 2012 1:00 AM, PST

Limahl found taking part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' ''a test''. The Kajagoogoo singer became the second person to leave the Australian camp last night (22.11.12) after finding himself in the bottom two alongside Hugo Taylor, and admitted the experience was among the toughest things he had ever done. Speaking to hosts Ant and Dec, he said: ''It really is a test. Being away from home comforts, so far away from loved ones. It's a test of other personalities. That was the biggest test really.'' The 'Too Shy' hitmaker - who entered the camp several days after the »

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Kerry Katona is jealous of Helen Flanagan's body

23 November 2012 1:00 AM, PST

Robert Llewellyn always promises ''never'' to go back to 'Red Dwarf'. The 56-year-old star - who plays the robotic Kryten in the sci-fi show - never wants to film another series once he has finished working on it, but always goes back eventually. He said: ''It's one of those shows where at the end I go, 'I'll never do that f***ing show...' but I've said that every single time since 1989.'' Robert assumed recording the 10th series of the programme - the first since mini-series 'Back to Earth' in 2009 - would be strange, but claims every time the crew, including Danny »

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Jls: X Factor 'needs' Simon Cowell back

23 November 2012 1:00 AM, PST

Jls think 'The X Factor' ''needs'' Simon Cowell to return to the judging panel. The 'Hottest Girl in the World' hitmakers - who finished second on the competition in 2008 - believe the music mogul should return to the ITV1 programme because he is the ''best judge in the world'', although they admit it will be ''very difficult'' because he has such a busy schedule. Marvin Humes said: ''Simon has to return, he has to. He's the best judge in the world. He has to return, definitely. He still does 'Britain's Got Talent' and Us 'X Factor' so with his »

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Francis Boulle worried about Ollie and Gabriella 'going at it'

22 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

Francis Boulle hopes the 'Made in Chelsea' producers don't start filming Ollie Locke and Gabriella Ellis ''going at it''. The diamond-mining heir has hinted the former couple have got back together after splitting in the E4 show's first series, and as a result he is concerned TV bosses will film Ollie's ''ferret having a run around'' in a similar way to programmes such as MTV reality show 'Geordie Shore', which often features raunchy scenes. He said: ''I think we are a very different show to 'Geordie Shore', but I genuinely hope we don't start filming Ollie Locke and Gabriella Ellis going »

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Rylan Clark hits back at Gary Barlow

22 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

Rylan Clark has hit back at Gary Barlow after he called the controversial 'X Factor' contestant ''absolute s***e''. The Essex-born singer has been criticised by the Take That star throughout his stint on the ITV1 show for his vocal talent, but he has responded and said the programme is more about entertainment rather than having the perfect voice. In a series of tweets, which have now been deleted, he wrote: ''I'd rather be 'absolute s***' than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot....... #boreme @GBarlowOfficial. ''And I entered the x factor.... Not the voice..... Cheers...... (sic)'' Gary »

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