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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband support the "f**king people" in Election Wipe teaser

4 hours ago

Charlie Brooker has teased tonight's (May 6) Election Wipe special with a sweary compilation promo.

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are seen appealing to the UK's "f**king people" in cleverly-tweaked clips.

How to watch the General Election this week: Your complete guide to all the TV

Brooker's unique take on the General Election will air tonight at 9pm on BBC Two, on the eve of the big day itself.

Airing a few hours before the polls open, Brooker will present his irreverent look at the election campaign, delving into the big stories and the weirdest moments from the big parties.

Regular favourites Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas will also return for the 60-minute special along with other guests. »

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How to watch the General Election this week: Your complete guide to all the TV

5 hours ago

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening this week - it's kind of been in the news, and a few people have been talking about it. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the TV you need in the next few days...

What to watch now

You might have missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? last night (May 5), but fear not, for the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

The warm-up

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting in the spirit of it early. Our pick for tonight »

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Graham Norton: 'I pinch myself that I'm still doing my job'

5 hours ago

Graham Norton has admitted that he pinches himself when he thinks about his chat show success.

Norton, who will host the BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday (May 10), explained that he still remembers the first time he realised he wanted to present a chat show.

"I just remember all those years ago when I stood in for Jack Docherty on Channel 5, and I was behind the desk doing a thing, and it was just the weirdest thing - it was like, 'Oh my God, I've found my dream job but it's somebody else's'," he said.

"So then when I got my own show on Channel 4, it was the first time I really cared about something. I didn't want to mess it up. And I pinch myself that all these years later I am still doing that job - I've been lucky enough to weather the various dips and troughs."

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Champions League scores 3.6m on ITV, Channel 4's No Offence launches with 2.2m

8 hours ago

ITV's European football coverage topped the ratings outside of soaps on Tuesday (May 5), according to overnight data.

Juventus and Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg entertained 3.58m (17.1%) between 7.30pm and 10pm.

BBC One's 24 Hours in the Past dropped to 3.22m (15.2%) for its second episode at 9pm, while Del Boys and Dealers continued with 1.73m (18.5%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, Coast Australia interested 1.32m (7.1%) at 7pm, before Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made was seen by 2.11m (9.9%), and Wastemen gathered 1.76m (8.3%) at 9pm.

Channel 4's No Offence launched with an impressive 2.15m (10.1%) at 9pm, with a further 323,000 (2.1%) tuning in on +1. Earlier, Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It attracted 1.77m (8.3%) at 8pm (270k/1.3%).

On Channel 5, Britain's Horror Homes fascinated 830k (3.9%) at 8pm (88k/0.4%), while 20 Moments That Rocked Britain averaged 981k (5.3%) at 9pm (104k/0.9%).

Educating Joey Essex: General Election, What Are You Sayin'? intrigued 421k (2.0%) at 9pm, »

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A guide to being a BAFTA host, by Graham Norton

18 hours ago

There are a lot of very nervous television stars at the moment, because the BAFTA TV Awards are on Sunday! But they all just have to choose a red carpet look and practise their gracious winner/loser faces. For Graham Norton, it's a much bigger deal - not only is he nominated for two awards, but he's hosting the whole shebang! Read on for everything you need to know about what it's like to host the BAFTAs...

1. You always wonder whether you should say yes to the hosting job again.

"Every year I think, 'Shall I do it again?' But then on the night, at the end of it, you kind of think, 'Actually, I quite enjoyed that, it wasn't that bad'. And then it comes round again. I read somewhere this is my ninth time. I thought, 'Ooh, that sounds like I should do it one more time and then stop'. »

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BAFTA TV Awards 2015: Jeff Pope talks Cilla, success and his future endeavours

18 hours ago

Philomena, Mrs Biggs, The Widower and most recently Cilla - Jeff Pope has made a career out of plowing real-life stories to produce drama on both the big and small screen; and it's paid off, with the writer winning two BAFTAs and an Academy Award.

His latest accolade is a BAFTA TV Special Award - an honour presented in recognition of an outstanding creative contribution to television, with previous recipients including TV exec Jane Tranter, director Paul Greengrass and dramatist Alan Clarke.

Pope started his career in journalism - working as a reporter and researcher - and says the skills he learned have kept him "in good stead" throughout his career as a screenwriter.

"It was dealing with stories - things that had happened, facts," he explains. "It's getting the material and shaping it."

Pope also credits his journalistic roots with inspiring his passion for 'true to life' drama - series, »

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The Island: Will the women have to be removed after getting dangerously ill?

18 hours ago

Five weeks in to The Island with Bear Grylls and the women make one disastrous mistake that could spell the end of their survival journey.

Desperate not to waste any of the pig they caught and killed in last week's episode, four of the group decide to preserve the remaining meat in one of the two jerry cans they usually use for water purification.

The controversial decision leads to a divide in camp, with vegetarian Jaime angry that her purification system has been ruined.

Things get worse when the meat in the container turns rancid, causing the group to become seriously ill with diarrhoea. One woman faints from exhaustion, dehydration and hunger.

Not only have the women now lost one of their water containers, but they find themselves in danger as the medical team warn that if they don't up their water intake, they may be taken off the island. »

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Are these puppets fit for a king? Newzoids reveals its new Royal Family dolls

18 hours ago

Princess Charlotte isn't even a week old, but she's already had a marionette makeover for this week's Newzoids.

The royal family are round to celebrate the new baby in the episode, while puppet versions of Britain's politicians are on the campaign trail ahead of Thursday's election.

Elsewhere, a zombie Harry Styles meets a vampire Simon Cowell on tonight's show (May 6).

Impressionists including Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson and Lewis Macleod do the voiceover work, and also sent up the likes of Beyoncé, Wayne Rooney and Ant & Dec.

The likes of Jeremy Clarkson and Barack Obama also appear in the six-part series.

Newzoids continues tonight (May 6) on ITV at 9pm. »

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Graham Norton on hosting the BAFTAs: 'This one I do get nervous about, the audience isn't a normal audience'

18 hours ago

There are a lot of nervous TV stars at the moment, as we approach the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday.

For Graham Norton, it's a huge moment - not only is he nominated for two awards, he's presenting the show. Read on to know what it's like to be in his shoes...

1. You always wonder whether you should say yes to the hosting job again.

"Every year I think, 'Shall I do it again?' But then on the night, at the end of it, you kind of think, 'Actually, I quite enjoyed that, it wasn't that bad'. And then it comes round again. I read somewhere this is my ninth time. I thought, 'Ooh, that sounds like I should do it one more time and then stop'. So maybe I'll do that."

2. You will get nervous - because it's not an easy crowd.

"This one I do get nervous about, »

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Geordie Shore: Marnie and Aaron get everyone wailing in Wales - 11 outrageous moments

19 hours ago

Oh, Geordie Shore - you just can't resist being a bit naughty, can you? Yep, the group - minus an absent Scott - might have decamped to Bangor in Wales this week, but just because they'd left Newcastle behind, it didn't mean they'd left the drama behind. Thanks a lot, Aaron and Marnie. Read on for tonight's 11 outrageous moments...

1. Charlotte is totally over Gary. Totally.

Poor Charlotte had to meet Gary's girlfriend Lillie in last week's episode, and she's still stewing over it. In fact, one of the first things she said in this week's episode is that she's done with him - after all, why did he lead her on if it wasn't going to lead to anything? "I've got no time for Gary," she said. "It's all got to be on his terms. I'm sick of it. I'm making this decision for myself - I don't want to speak to him any more. »

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11 outrageous Geordie Shore moments: Marnie and Aaron get everyone wailing in Wales

19 hours ago

Oh, Geordie Shore - you just can't resist being a bit naughty, can you? Yep, the group - minus an absent Scott - might have decamped to Bangor in Wales this week, but just because they'd left Newcastle behind, it didn't mean they'd left the drama behind. Thanks a lot, Aaron and Marnie. Read on for tonight's 11 outrageous moments...

1. Charlotte is totally over Gary. Totally.

Poor Charlotte had to meet Gary's girlfriend Lillie in last week's episode, and she's still stewing over it. In fact, one of the first things she said in this week's episode is that she's done with him - after all, why did he lead her on if it wasn't going to lead to anything? "I've got no time for Gary," she said. "It's all got to be on his terms. I'm sick of it. I'm making this decision for myself - I don't want to speak to him any more. »

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Here are the best reactions to Joey Essex's leap into politics: What Are You Sayin?!

19 hours ago

We're merely two days away from Thursday's big election, but the moment you've been waiting for finally arrived tonight...

Joey Essex met the likes of Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on - *takes breath* - Educating Joey Essex: General Election, What Are You Sayin?! as he attempted to learn more about politics.

The ITV2 show was met with mixed reactions on social media - some applauded the Towie star's enthusiasm, while others weren't impressed with his lack of knowledge. Let us know what you thought as Digital Spy rounds up the best Twitter reactions below:

Thank you for all of your amazing tweets tonight .. you got #EducatingJoey trending. love you guys so much. Vote !

Joey Essex (@JoeyEssex_) May 5, 2015

@LabourEoin ed milliband came across so well with joey Essex just convinced my hubby to vote for first time!

— jess (@jessicakate77) May 5, 2015

Joey Essex is the only person who »

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Britain's Got Talent Misstasia promise: 'We're not sickly sweet!'

5 May 2015 9:22 AM, PDT

Britain's Got Talent group Misstasia have revealed that they don't think they're sickly sweet.

The Disney singing group - Rosie, Katie, Enola and Georgie - made it through to the next round of the competition on Saturday night after performing a song from The Little Mermaid and acknowledged today that they might not be for everyone.

"I think maybe people think of us a little bit like Marmite - you either love us or you don't like us," Katie told Digital Spy. "I think we just come across as ourselves really."

Rosie added: "We're just how we are. I think if you take yourself too seriously in life it just doesn't work. You need to just mess around and have fun with your friends. Our message is just to not take yourselves too seriously - there's a child in everyone still."

Georgie pointed out that they've had far more positive comments than negative ones, »

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Made in Chelsea: Lucy Watson is finally back! And 15 other best bits

5 May 2015 9:12 AM, PDT

Is there something in the water in Chelsea? Suddenly, everyone seems to be hooking up and even Lucy Watson came back proclaiming she wasn't a man hater anymore. Unfortunately for Andy, it turns out that being a player ain't all it's cracked up to be. Read on for this week's 16 best bits...

1. Stevie's latest declaration on women.

Last series, Stevie stunned us all with his philosophical pronouncement: "Women are beautiful but complex." This week, faced with Andy's Fleur-Jess dilemma and Alik's troubles with Louise, he had only one thing to sigh knowingly: "Girls are hard work." So there you go.

2. This week's utterly pointless Mark-Francis scene.

Yes, don't panic, normal service has most definitely been restored - Mark-Francis couldn't have been in a more pointless scene this week. He bumped into none other than Toff, who was researching some kind of politics piece (because the general election is this week, »

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Christopher Eccleston's Safe House tops Monday with 4.2m on ITV

5 May 2015 8:48 AM, PDT

Christopher Eccleston's Safe House topped the ratings outside of soaps on Bank Holiday Monday (May 4), according to overnight figures.

The penultimate episode of the four-part drama brought in 4.18m (16.7%) at 9pm on ITV (198k/1.1% on +1). Earlier, Wild Ireland interested 2.68m (11.5%) at 8pm (147k/0.6%).

BBC Two's World Championship Snooker coverage entertained 3.31m (16.0%) between 7pm and 11pm.

On BBC One, a repeat of Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers transfixed 2.35m (10.9%) at 7.30pm, while Ve Day: Remembering Victory was watched by 2.82m (11.9%) at 8.30pm.

Channel 4's Food Unwrapped averaged 1.24m (5.3%) at 8pm (118k/0.5%), while Stranger on the Bridge was seen by 1.43m (6.1%) at 9pm (219k/1.3%).

On Channel 5, Police Interceptors thrilled 778k (3.3%) at 8pm (47k/0.2%), before Gotham rose to 945k (4.0%) at 9pm (68k/0.4%), and Person of Interest gathered 599k (3.4%) at 10pm (69k/0.8%).

Game of Thrones brought in 1.0m (4.3%) for Sky Atlantic at 9pm, while E4's Made in Chelsea rose »

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Britain's Got Talent beats EastEnders to become the biggest show of 2015 so far

5 May 2015 8:32 AM, PDT

Britain's Got Talent is officially the biggest show of 2015 so far.

Simon Cowell's annual talent contest has overtaken EastEnders Live, with the April 25 episode getting consolidated viewing figures of 11.9 million and a 50% audience share.

The live anniversary episode of EastEnders - which featured the conclusion of the soap's Who Killed Lucy? storyline - was watched by 11.6 million.

The latest series of Britain's Got Talent has so far averaged 11.5 million viewers in the consolidated ratings.

Meanwhile, companion show Britain's Got More Talent is now ITV2's most watched programme of 2015 so far with a consolidated audience of 1.8 million viewers.

The show's latest girl group Misstasia have admitted that they were surprised about the X Factor tweet storm they faced over the weekend.

Britain's Got Talent continues on Saturday (May 9) at 8pm on ITV. »

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Qatar 2022 documentary crew are arrested and have their gear destroyed

5 May 2015 8:21 AM, PDT

A film crew making a documentary about the controversial 2022 World Cup due to take place in Qatar has been arrested and interrogated by that country's authorities.

The team was denied permission to leave for five days and also had its equipment destroyed and footage deleted, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Ard journalist Florian Bauer and his team had been documenting the treatment of migrant workers for their film The Selling of Football: Sepp Blatter and the Power of Fifa.

Bauer and his cameraman, camera assistant and driver arrived in Qatar on March 26, were arrested the following day and were held for 14 hours.

The reporter did not have a permit to film in Doha and the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy claimed this was the reason for the detention and destruction of footage.

"The journalist and the film crew concerned were not arrested as a result of reporting on allegations surrounding »

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ITV won't be investigated by Ofcom over Kanye West's sweary Brits performance

5 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT

Kanye West's sweary Brits performance will not be investigated by Ofcom.

The media watchdog cited ITV's attempts to "mute the majority" of the rapper's offensive language as the reason for its decision.

The rapper took to the stage at London's O2 Arena for a live performance of 'All Day' in February, but viewers at home had to put up with continuously interrupted coverage.

Despite ITV's attempts to mute West's offensive language, some words slipped through the filter and could be heard by viewers at home, resulting in 151 complaints to the media regulator.

An Ofcom spokesman said: "We received a number of complaints that Kanye West's language, shortly after the watershed, was offensive but we will not be taking the matter forward for investigation.

"Having carefully assessed these complaints, we noted that before the programme ITV took steps to ensure that offensive language was not used, and during the »

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Britain's Got Talent's Misstasia on X Factor tweet storm: 'It was a shock'

5 May 2015 7:16 AM, PDT

Britain's Got Talent group Misstasia have admitted that they were surprised about the X Factor tweet storm they faced over the weekend.

The Disney singing group made it through to the next round after impressing the judges, but member Enola Dyer later ended up in hot water after old tweets emerged in which she had described sister show The X Factor as a "fix".

Speaking to Digital Spy today, Dyer confessed that she was surprised to see her old messages dug up by the press.

"It was a bit of a surprise because obviously it was years ago and it was a bit of banter between me and a friend from ages ago," she said. "Obviously now I've learnt not to tweet things, but I didn't really understand Twitter back then as well.

"So yeah, it was a bit of a shock to see that in the papers but it »

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RuPaul thinks a UK version of Drag Race is going to happen

5 May 2015 7:15 AM, PDT

RuPaul is confident that a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race will be made.

The original show's fourth season is coming to the UK on truTV in June, and RuPaul told Digital Spy that he thinks fans will start calling for a remake.

RuPaul: 'Plastic surgery has come out of the closet and we're here to welcome it'

Explaining that he loves the show "with a passion", RuPaul said: "It comes on in the UK in June, and I'm so excited about it! I'm so excited, because for years people have gotten it bootleg, and now they actually get to have it for real."

Asked about a UK adaptation, which has been rumoured for some time, he added: "Jonathan Ross has been trying to make that happen, and I predict that it will happen, especially after the truTV run. People are going to be so ravenous for it that »

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