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Jeremy Clarkson's cancer scare

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Jeremy Clarkson had a cancer scare just two days before the 'fracas' that lost him his job at the BBC. The former 'Top Gear' host has admitted he was given a ''stern'' warning by a doctor to have it checked immediately but was in the middle of filming for the motoring show and said that ''always came first''. Writing in his column for The Sunday Times newspaper, he said: ''Two days before the 'fracas', I'd been told, sternly, by my doctor that the lump on my tongue was probably cancer and that I must get it checked out immediately. ''But I couldn't do »

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Danny Dyer's extended break

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Danny Dyer has been given an extended Easter break. The 'EastEnders' star has reportedly had his filming schedule altered by the soap's bosses in order to allow for him, his fiancée Jo and their two younger children, seven-year-old Sunnie and Arty, 18 months, to go on a holiday to the Caribbean. A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ''Everyone has been delighted with Danny's first year on the show - he has thrown himself into the role of Mick wholeheartedly. But appearing in a soap isn't really that glamorous - it is pretty full-on and can be a real treadmill of early »

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Sam Faiers blasts ex Joey Essex

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Sam Faiers split from Joey Essex for the ''sake of my sanity''. The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star claims the 24-year-old television personality has a ''real skill'' for twisting things and is ''unable'' to deal with anything real. She said: ''If delusion was an Olympic sport Joey would have a gold medal. He is like Peter Pan, frozen in time and unable to handle anything bad or real. ''He plays on the 'Little Boy Lost' act and has always had a real skill for twisting things round to suit him because he has never really been made to grow up and »

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Holly Hagan predicts weight gain

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Holly Hagan is expecting to put on ''at least'' half a stone while shooting 'Geordie Shore'. The 22-year-old reality star has gone from a size 16 to a size 8 through diet and exercise but knows she'll have to relax her strict regime for the show as staying sober doesn't make for good TV. She said: ''I've cut down on alcohol - when I'm not in the 'Geordie Shore' house. I don't drink much at all... ''When we go back in [the house], we're drinking for six weeks at a time and we know we'll put on at least half a stone. ''And when »

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Jasmin Walia eyes Bollywood movie

18 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Jasmin Walia wants to star in a Bollywood movie. The 'Only Way Is Essex' star has revealed she is keen to try her hand at acting and thinks being named 'Sexiest Asian in the UK' has helped her chances. Speaking at last night's (17.04.15) Asian Awards, she told Bang Showbiz: ''At the moment I'm doing Towie but ideally I want to get into acting and singing, and possibly, I'm working on acting in Bollywood. I would love to do that. ''The transition to Hollywood, I'd love to make that. It's something I just really want to do. I've had a couple of »

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Amanda Holden's Britain's Got Talent role for life

18 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Amanda Holden will be a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' for ''as long as it keeps running''. The 44-year-old actress and television personality has revealed she has had a personal assurance from the show's creator - and fellow judge - Simon Cowell that she will always be welcome on the panel until the show ends. She said: ''Will I bow out? Well, I don't know ... but if they beg me to come back, of course! ''Anyway, Simon's said that as long as it keeps running I'll be on it. Actually, I need to get that in writing from him, really!'' But if she »

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Craig Revel Horwood wants Dermot O'Leary on Strictly Come Dancing

18 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Craig Revel Horwood wants Dermot O'Leary to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The 41-year-old television personality quit his hosting duties on rival show 'The X Factor' after nearly a decade at the helm but he hasn't been short of job offers as the BBC One competition's judge has offered the star a role on the show as a dancer. He said: ''Now we can get Dermot, I'd love to see him dance on 'Strictly'. ''I've heard that he might be quite good actually.'' And Craig, 50, is particularly happy that 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion Caroline Flack, joined by Olly Murs, is to replace Dermot »

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Jermain Jackmain: Stevie McCrorie shouldn't give up day job

18 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT

Jermain Jackman thinks it's ''amazing'' Stevie McCrorie wants to keep his day job. The 20-year-old singer - who was crowned king of 'The Voice' last year - has offered words of advice to this year's winner and admitted he is fully behind his decision not to give up his position as a fireman. Speaking at the launch of the New Look Wireless Festival at London's Mondrian hotel, he exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''He is an amazing vocalist and I wish him the best of luck. I know what he is going through, the ups and downs and the rollercoaster. I would just »

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Stevie McCrorie stopped gig for pesky wasp

17 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

Stevie McCorie had to stop a gig once because he was scared of a wasp. The 'Voice UK' winner has a phobia of the stinging insects, and during a gig on Glasgow's Royal Concert hall steps last week he was besieged by a buzzing bug. The wasp was trying to fly into his mouth and although he tried to carry on performing he had to stop playing his guitar and try and swat the insect away. Speaking exclusively to Bang Showbiz, Stevie said: ''I was singing and playing the guitar and I just stopped, trying to knock the wasp away. I just got »

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Jenny Agutter was mistaken for Mary Whitehouse

17 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

'Call The Midwife' star Jenny Agutter doesn't ''feel any different'' to when she was a sex symbol in her 20s. The 62-year-old actress accepts she is now longer the object of men's attention but was shocked when someone thought she was Mary Whitehouse - an English social activist famous for her censorship campaigns who died in 2001 aged 91. Jenny - who appeared in nude scenes in 'Walkabout' and cult horror film 'An American Werewolf In London' - said: ''I don't feel any different (now) but I know I'm not that young woman that (people) might have been fantasising about (any »

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Kristian Kiehling wanted explosive EastEnders exit

17 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

Kristian Kiehling wishes his character Aleks Shirovs' 'EastEnders' exit included a siege and Nigel Farage. The 38-year-old actor left the BBC soap in the episode that air last (16.04.15), after his market inspector alter ego discovered his girlfriend Roxy Mitchell had been cheating on him with her sister's husband Charlie Cotton. Before exiting Albert Square, Aleks' was also confronted by Tamwar Masood for overcharging the market traders on their rents and pocketing the cash himself. Kristian eventually made the decision to scurry away from Walford with his estranged wife and their daughter but he has revealed he suggested a more spectacular scenario »

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Steve-o liked Stacey Solomon 'right away'

17 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Steve-o stalked Stacey Solomon online as soon as he met her. The 'Jackass' star has revealed that he liked the former 'X Factor' contestant ''right away'' when they met filming 'The Jump' earlier this year. Speaking to Keith Lemon on 'Celebrity Juice', Steve-o said: ''We were in Austria for six weeks together (for The Jump) and pretty much on the first night I was just getting creepy and looking her up online. I liked her right away and we just started having a great time.'' Stacey is also just as keen on the 40-year-old star, and has introduced him to her children, Zachary, »

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Mark Wright 'probably won't bother' to vote

17 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Mark Wright ''probably won't bother'' to vote in the upcoming general election. The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant has confessed he doesn't want to get ''stressed'' out about it by investing too much of his time in deciding on who to vote for and instead wants to sit back and watch the results as they're announced. He said: ''I don't take loads of interest in politicians or politics actually. ''I probably won't vote. I've stuck to a thing of not voting and I think I should just stand back and watch. ''I like to watch it all happen.'' The former 'The Only Way Is »

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Stars in their Eyes axed

17 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

'Stars in Their Eyes' has been axed from ITV. The Harry Hill fronted singing show - which launched in February - has been cancelled after just one series due to low ratings. The show - a reincarnation of the hit 90s version fronted by Matthew Kelly - attracted just under two million viewers a week, compared to 10 million in its heyday, losing out on audience numbers to rival BBC One show 'The Voice'. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''There are no plans to bring it back. ''Bosses liked it but it just didn't resonate with the viewers.'' It is thought the »

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Dermot O'Leary congratulates Caroline Flack and Olly Murs

17 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Dermot O'Leary has congratulated Caroline Flack and Olly Murs after they were announced as the new hosts of 'The X Factor'. The 41-year-old presenter took to his Twitter account last night (16.04.15) after the former 'Xtra Factor' hosts were confirmed as his replacements following his decision to step down from the ITV singing competition earlier this year. He wrote: ''Huge congrats to @ollyofficial and @carolineflack1 be gentle with the old girl...that's the show, not Louis. (sic)'' The announcement comes after weeks of speculation as to whether or not the former colleagues - who hosted the ITV2 spin off show together from 2011 to »

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Philip Glenister thinks Top Gear is perfect the way it is

17 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Philip Glenister thinks 'Top Gear' is perfect the way it is. The 'Life on Mars' star is reportedly in the running to replace Jeremy Clarkson as the main host of the show after the controversial presenter was sacked for attacking a producer and leaving him with a split lip. And while the BBC are currently deciding on how best to bring the motoring show back, Philip doesn't think they should do anything drastic. He said: ''If it ain't broke, don't fix it. ''I have been on it before in the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car slot. It rained when I did it »

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Emma Atkins has given birth to her first child

17 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT

'Emmerdale' actress Emma Atkins has given birth to a baby boy. The 40-year-old star, who plays Charity Dingle on the ITV soap, has revealed she and her businessman boyfriend Tom welcomed their first child ''just before'' her recent birthday. She told The Sun newspaper: ''We've had a lovely, healthy baby boy. ''He arrived just before my 40th birthday, which was the best present.'' It was revealed earlier this year that Emma's character had been sent to jail because she was already eight months pregnant and had managed to continue filming without any of the viewers at home noticing. A source said at the time: ''She's »

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Natalie Dormer didn't have a backup plan if she failed at acting

17 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT

Natalie Dormer didn't have a backup plan if she failed at acting. The 'Game of Thrones' star has always wanted to be an actress and even during lean periods of her career, she never considered giving up and doing something else. She said: ''There was no plan B. There can't be. It was always, 'This is who I am, I'm an actor.' ''I want to tell stories. I'm obsessed with exploring the human condition. The way humans navigate what it is to exist and facing morality as we tell stories. ''Because life's hard, you know? Look at the news, the world is unjust. It's »

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Simon Cowell: X Factor will be unrecognisible

17 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT

Simon Cowell plans to make 'The X Factor' ''unrecognisable''. The music mogul's friend Sinitta claims he is ''on a mission'' to change the ITV talent show and added he is the only judge on the programme who is guaranteed to return for the next series. She said: ''When I last saw Simon, there was a glint in his eye and I knew it was time for change. ''I can see there being more alterations to the point where it is unrecognisable. ''The only person guaranteed a place on the panel is Simon. He's on a mission and I don't think there's any stopping him.'' Sinitta »

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Calum Best: Ianthe has got me settled

16 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

Sam Faiers split from Joey Essex for the ''sake of my sanity''. The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star claims the 24-year-old television personality has a ''real skill'' for twisting things and is ''unable'' to deal with anything real. She said: ''If delusion was an Olympic sport Joey would have a gold medal. He is like Peter Pan, frozen in time and unable to handle anything bad or real. ''He plays on the 'Little Boy Lost' act and has always had a real skill for twisting things round to suit him because he has never really been made to grow up and »

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