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Can Ant & Dec identify members of S Club Juniors and Blazin' Squad?

24 April 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Would you be able to pick out lesser known members of S Club Juniors and Blazin' Squad today?

That's the task presented to Ant & Dec during this weekend's episode of Britain's Got More Talent, when presenter Stephen Mulhern gets them to play a special version of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

After watching a snippet of S Club Juniors' 'One Step Closer' music video, Ant has to pick out singer Stacey McClean from a lineup of five women.

Here's a clue - you may recognise the real McClean from her appearance on The X Factor back in 2009, when she made it to Dannii Minogue's final six in Dubai.

Dec is faced with a more difficult task when he's asked to find Blazin' Squad's Mc Freak, who is today better known by his real name Oli Georgiou. Can you pick out the real Mc Freak?

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James Corden's TV show could learn from Simon Amstell

24 March 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Corden’s Us TV debut is a success, but the mutual back-slappery of such chatshows is almost unwatchable – all the more so when the hosts are comedians

Did you ever watch Simon Amstell on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, or Popworld, and think he was being unnecessarily cruel? Probably. Britney Spears cut short an interview in tears; where-are-they-now mainstay Preston flounced out when Amstell mocked his wife Chantelle Houghton. Noel Fielding told the press Amstell “ruined” Buzzcocks by being too abusive.

Related: James Corden's Late, Late Show debut: witty, inspired and horrendously charming

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- Brian Logan

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Death in Paradise stays top with 6.7 million on Thursday

16 January 2015 3:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Death in Paradise easily won the Thursday ratings outside soaps, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One drama attracted an average 6.72 million viewers (29.4%) at 9pm, down around 200,000 from last week's return.

Earlier, Watchdog appealed to 3.85m (17.0%) at 8pm, while Question Time was seen by 2.99m (25.5%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Masters Snooker coverage scored 1.02m (4.8%) at 7pm, followed by Nature's Weirdest Events with 1.67m (7.4%) at 8pm. Super Rich & Us interested 1.61m (7.1%) at 9pm, while the finale of Never Mind the Buzzcocks amused 909k (5.1%) at 10pm.

ITV's Kyle Files attracted 2.45m (11.2%) at 7.30pm (104k/0.5% on +1). Birds of a Feather tickled 4.22m (18.2%) at 8.30pm (142k/0.6%) and Bring Back Borstal was seen by 1.76m (7.7%) at 9pm (155k/1.0%).

On Channel 4, Location, Location, Location gathered 1.89m (8.3%) at 8pm (179k/0.8%), followed by Maisie Williams's one-off drama Cyberbully with 1.09m (5.0%) at 9pm (258k/1.7%).

Channel 5's Benefits fascinated 1.16m (5.2%) at 8pm (217k/0.9%), followed by Celebrity Big Brother »

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