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Paula Lane quits Coronation Street

11 hours ago

Paula Lane has quit 'Coronation Street'. The 29-year-old actress - who has played Kylie Platt in the ITV soap for five years - recently revealed she will welcome her second child with husband Tom Shaw in the summer and has now confirmed that she will bow out of the soap before the baby is born. She tweeted: ''So it's official, I can now confirm I'm leaving Coronation Street this summer after a wonderful 5 years. It's time to fly the nest...'' Paula - who will leave after taking part in a ''huge top-secret storyline'' - added in a statement: ''This has »

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Sir David Attenborough turned down Sir Terry Wogan for a job

16 hours ago

Sir David Attenborough refused to give Sir Terry Wogan a presenting job in 1965. The late legendary broadcaster, who died at the end of last month following a short battle with cancer, wrote to the 89-year-old naturalist when he was just 26 years old asking to be considered for a vacancy at the BBC but his efforts were rejected because he didn't fit the channel's criteria. In a series of correspondence dug up from the BBC Archive, Sir Terry - who was working for Irish Broadcaster Rte at the time - said his main reason for penning the letter was ''simply ambition'' »

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Stephanie Davis praises Celebrity Big Brother for saving her life after attempted suicide

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Stephanie Davis believes 'Celebrity Big Brother' has saved her life. The 22-year-old actress is confident her four-week stint in the infamous abode, which led to her meeting her new boyfriend Jeremy McConnell, has given her a new lease of life and has helped her stamp out her depressive thoughts following her attempted suicide a few years ago. She said: ''A few years ago I didn't really have much self-worth and I got taken advantage of and it all got too much and I got really depressed and I ended up taking an overdose. I took it [the overdose] at home and »

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Stephanie Davis dumped Sam Reece over text

16 hours ago

Stephanie Davis dumped Sam Reece via text message. The 22-year-old actress seemingly ended things with the handsome model, whom she dated for a year, when she embarked on a steamy affair with Jeremy McConnell, 25, in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house last month. But she decided to seal the deal the night after she left the infamous abode when she fired off a message to the hunk to call time on their toxic romance for good. She explained: ''I sent a text to Sam the next day. I said a lot of things. I just said, 'It's nice to see you're making »

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Dan Walker to co-present BBC Breakfast

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Dan Walker is set to co-present 'BBC Breakfast'. The 'Football Focus' host, 38, is ''thrilled'' to be saddling up next to Louise Minchin on the red sofa three days a week - Monday to Wednesday - when he joins the early morning television news programme at the end of the month. He said: ''I'm thrilled to be joining the 'BBC Breakfast' team. I have watched the show avidly over the years and am even looking forward to setting my alarm clock and doing what I can to make it even more successful.'' Dan's new gig will see him replace Bill Turnbull after »

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Mark-Francis Vandelli quits The Jump with broken ankle

16 hours ago

Mark-Francis Vandelli has been forced to quit 'The Jump'. The 'Made in Chelsea' star, 27, has become the fourth celebrity to pull out of the dangerous winter sports show after he snapped his ankle while battling it out in the aggressive Snow Cross challenge in Sunday night's episode (07.02.16). A spokesperson for Channel 4 said in a statement: ''Whilst racing during the show on Sunday evening, Mark-Francis fell, injuring his ankle. He received immediate medical attention but sadly will not be able to continue in the competition due to an ankle fracture which has now been treated.'' The posh boy sparked speculation »

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EastEnders' Ben Mitchell hit with baby bombshell

21 hours ago

EastEnders' Ben Mitchell will be hit with a bombshell this week as his girlfriend Abi Branning reveals she's pregnant. The confused mechanic - played by Harry Reid - was planning to break the news to his smitten lover (Lorna Fitzgerald) that he's actually in love with handsome hairdresser Paul Coker (Jonny Labey) and has been having an affair with him while she's been on a skiing holiday. But the wannabe bad boy's feelings will be dealt a blow when the bossy babe makes a shocking revelation upon her return. Harry explained: ''Ben was so nearly there! He was finally about to »

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Gogglebox's George Gilbey to become a dad

21 hours ago

'Gogglebox's George Gilbey is set to become a father. The reality TV star - who won over the hearts of the nation when he appeared on 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2014 - has revealed he and his girlfriend Gemma, who have been dating for nine months, are expecting a little girl in June. He said of his news: ''I'm ecstatic. I am so, so excited. It was amazing when we found out we were having a girl.'' The 31-year-old hunk met Gemma, a school deputy head, at Ascot last year and struck up a romance with her almost immediately after realising she »

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Christopher Biggins to quit pantomime

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Christopher Biggins is planning to quit pantomime next year. The 67-year-old actor kick-started his budding career on stage in 1965 - playing Rat in 'Dick Whittington' at Wiltshire's Salisbury Playhouse - but he has revealed his final curtain call will come in 2017 following four decades in the industry. He told The Sun newspaper: ''Last year was so exhausting. I'm going to have a sabbatical this year, then I'm going to go back and finish the year after. That's going to be my last one.'' The funnyman, known for his contagious laughter and catchphrase ''naughty naughty'', has been dedicated to writing, »

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Coronation Street's Carla Connor hit with twisted blackmail plot

21 hours ago

'Coronation Street's Carla Connor is set to be driven out of Weatherfield by Tracy Barlow's vicious blackmail plot. The lingerie factory boss - portrayed by Alison King - will come to blows with the toxic florist (Kate Ford) at a wedding fair next week after Tracy discovers her archenemy, who is engaged to be married, had a one-night stand with her boyfriend Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill). Alison said: ''Tracy has Carla over a barrel. She'd like nothing better than to get rid of Carla, to ruin her and take away everything she has that Tracy has always been jealous of.'' In a twisted »

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Jake Wood named UK's Weirdest Crush for second time

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Jake Wood is ''honoured'' to be named the UK's top Weird Crush for the second year in a row. The 'EastEnders' star has been handed the award in heat magazine's annual poll, ahead of the likes of Ed Sheeran and Greg Davies. Jake said: ''I must be the weirdest crush in the history of weird crushes. I'm quite honoured. Last year I was delighted, and this year I'm even more bowled over. Lost for words. ''I must be slightly weirder then Ed [Sheeran] and that's a great honour to me. I'm obviously the hottest weirdest ginger.'' When the 43-year-old actor - who is currently »

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Hannah Spearritt has 'amicable' relationship with ex Paul Cattermole

9 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST

Hannah Spearritt has an ''amicable'' relationship with her ex-boyfriend Paul Cattermole following their split last year. The former S Club 7 singers called time on their romance in November, following just three months of dating, but, despite the heartbreaking separation, the pair have remained friends. The actress said: ''I'm single. Me and Paul are talking. it's such a big subject and it's hard not go too much into it and say it in a nutshell. There's so much to it. we're still friends. We're amicable. Life is too short. We've known each other too long.'' And, although the blonde beauty is enjoying the »

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Ollie Locke to film top secret show in South America

9 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST

Ollie Locke is set to spend the next three weeks in South America shooting a new ''top secret'' TV show. The 27-year-old hunk may have just wrapped up his hosting gig on his new straight-talking programme 'Love Fix' and is gearing up to film the next series of 'Made in Chelsea' but he certainly shows no signs of slowing down as he's just jetted across the pond on a mystery project. He said: ''I'm leaving tomorrow to film abroad for the next three weeks. I'm filming on the other side of the world. I honestly can't tell you but you'll find »

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Beth Tweddle can move hands and feet after back surgery

8 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST

Beth Tweddle can move her hands and feet following ''successful'' surgery on her broken back last night (07.02.16). The Olympic gymnast, 30, underwent an emergency operation to fuse two fractured vertebrae in her neck after she was involved in a horror smash training for 'The Jump' on Saturday (06.02.16) and, despite being in a lot of pain, she's already started showing signs of a positive recovery. Beth's parents, Ann and Jerry, said in a statement: ''The early medical indications were positive as Beth was able to move her hands and feet, despite being in a lot of discomfort. ''At 20:00 GMT last »

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Danniella Westbrook teases EastEnders return

8 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST

Danniella Westbrook has hinted she could be making an explosive return to 'EastEnders as Sam Mitchell this year. The 42-year-old actress has been in ''talks'' with producers about reprising her role as the blonde bombshell in the BBC One soap as bosses attempt to reunite the whole Mitchell clan to bid farewell to matriarch Peggy (Dame Barbara Windsor, 78), as she loses her battle with cancer. Speaking on 'This Morning today (08.02.16), she said: ''They're [the bosses] in talks with my agent at the moment ... But you will probably see a bit of Sam Mitchell this year.'' However, the troubled star »

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Matt Smith excited for Chris Chibnall to take control of Doctor Who

8 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST

Matt Smith believes Chris Chibnall will be a great 'Doctor Who' showrunner. The former Eleventh Doctor is sure Chris will be a fantastic replacement for the outgoing boss Steven Moffat because he understands ''the legacy'' of the BBC One sci-fi series - on which he has worked on as a writer numerous times since it returned to TV in 2005. Matt told Digital Spy: ''I don't know him that well but I think he's a brilliant writer, I think he understands the show, the history of the show, the legacy. ''Steven pretty much is 'Doctor Who', but the show will always endure »

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Eamonn Holmes 'going through hell'

8 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST

Eamonn Holmes is ''going through hell'' as he recovers from a double hip replacement operation. The 56-year-old presenter is in a lot of pain after going under the knife, but insists it is nothing compared with the agony he felt for years before having the procedure. In a call to 'This Morning' earlier today (08.02.16), he said: ''I am going through hell! No, the truth is, I think anyone would rather not be going through what I am but to anyone who is facing this operation, I want to say that the people here really do know what they are doing and »

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Stephanie Davis vows never to speak to Sam Reece again after toxic love affair

8 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST

Paula Lane has quit 'Coronation Street'. The 29-year-old actress - who has played Kylie Platt in the ITV soap for five years - recently revealed she will welcome her second child with husband Tom Shaw in the summer and has now confirmed that she will bow out of the soap before the baby is born. She tweeted: ''So it's official, I can now confirm I'm leaving Coronation Street this summer after a wonderful 5 years. It's time to fly the nest...'' Paula - who will leave after taking part in a ''huge top-secret storyline'' - added in a statement: ''This has »

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Rita Ora to return to The Voice?

8 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST

Rita Ora is set to make a shocking return to 'The Voice'. The 'Body on Me' hitmaker turned her back on the BBC One singing show two years ago to join rival 'The X Factor' but it now looks like she's planning to reclaim her spinning chair on the programme next year when it makes its shift to ITV. A source explained to the Daily Star newspaper: ''Rita is one of the hottest properties in entertainment so it is no surprise 'The Voice' producers want her back. They were devastated when she moved to 'The X Factor' last year. ''But now it »

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Beth Tweddle needs surgery on back after The Jump horror smash

8 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST

Beth Tweddle needs emergency surgery on her back following a horror smash on 'The Jump' over the weekend. The Olympic gymnast was airlifted to hospital on Saturday (06.02.16) after she ploughed into a barrier and damaged her spine while practicing for the winter sports show. Beth's mother and father Ann and Jerry announced in a statement yesterday (07.02.16): ''Beth had a fall on the slopes whilst in training for 'The Jump'. She is stable and due to undergo routine surgery on her back. ''Beth and the family would like to thank everyone for their good wishes. We will keep you »

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