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The X Factor will never be the same again: Voiceover Man Peter Dickson leaves the show

28 July 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor will never be the same after Peter Dickson confirmed his departure from the show.

Dickson has been the distinctive voice of the show since it first started in 2004.

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"After the best 11 years with the X Factor, it's time for me to check out and cut loose," Dickson confirmed on Twitter.

Dickson began his career at the BBC and was the corporation's youngest ever TV news presenter at the age of 17.

He had stints on BBC Radio 2 as an announcer and worked on The Steve Wright Show on Radio 1. His own Peter Dickson's Nightcap ran for four years on Radio 2.

The X Factor 2015: 8 stars who could replace Voiceover Man Peter Dickson on the show

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Question Time and Mock The Week: how do BBC's Thursday night veterans keep it fresh?

12 June 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Though David Dimbleby has presided over Question Time since the time of John Major, the injection of new blood to the panel gave the programme a fresh feel. The comedy show, by contrast, was business as usual

Having so far run for 35 years and 10 years respectively, the BBC’s Thursday night double-bill of topical panel shows – Question Time (BBC1, 10.35pm) and Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) – are both veterans by televisual standards. Mock-nervously aware of this fact, Dara Ó Briain started last night’s opening episode of the latest series of Mock the Week with an in-the-news quip about BBC2 having just axed Never Mind the Buzzcocks, so you never knew which long-running joke show might be next.

From last night’s evidence, the two schedule perennials are taking very different approaches to the challenge of remaining fresh. Although the miraculously consistent David Dimbleby is at the start of his »

- Mark Lawson

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Is it a mistake to axe Never Mind the Buzzcocks?

30 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Last week BBC2 announced that the anarchic music panel show is to be dropped after almost 20 years. Are they right?

While it has provided moments of comic delight over the years, not to mention a reliable place to get my regular Phill Jupitus fix (I love him), I won’t be sad to see it go. The schedules aren’t exactly short of comedy panel shows at the moment and money saved by putting this one down could be well used trying something new. A sketch show, for instance. Where the hell did all the sketch shows go? Buzzcocks was born into a world where pop music was easily accessible on television and the guests were all familiar faces, no matter which era of pop they sprung from. Now it is an odd combination of fortysomething men and tiny hipster YouTube children I have never heard of. Dipping ratings and »

- Julia Raeside and Amy Dawson

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Mock the Week to celebrate 10th birthday with 14th series

28 May 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mock the Week will celebrate its 10th birthday when it returns next month.

The BBC Two topical series will come back for six weeks in June and July for its 14th series, before returning again in September and October.

Dara O'Briain will serve once again as host, along with regular panellists Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons.

Other comics that are set to appear include Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Katherine Ryan, Josh Widdicombe, Rob Beckett, Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, James Acaster, Matt Forde and Ellie Taylor.

Topics will include the election aftermath, the royal baby, American presidential candidates and a summer of sport.

Mock the Week first debuted on BBC Two on June 5, 2005. Other regular panellists over the years have included Frankie Boyle, Rory Bremner, Russell Howard and Chris Addison.

Fellow BBC Two comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks was recently axed after 18 years. »

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Never Mind The Buzzcocks cancelled

26 May 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' has been cancelled. The pop music panel quiz - most recently hosted by comedian Rhod Gilbert - will not be returning after almost 20 years on air, after BBC channel controller Kim Shillinglaw and BBC entertainment controller Mark Linsey decided to axe it. A BBC spokeswoman confirmed the news, saying: ''After 28 series we've decided not to bring 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future. We'd like to thank the team at Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, all the brilliant hosts over the years and of course Noel »

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16 amazing moments from Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Huey smashes a mug, Preston storms off, Dappy flies in

26 May 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 28 series, with the BBC confirming the much-loved show will not be returning.

The ingenious - and often hilarious - pop music panel quiz arrived on screens way back in 1996, and ran for over 260 episodes.

Hosts including Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell and Rhod Gilbert have appeared alongside team captains Phil Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey and Noel Fielding. Here are some of the greatest moments.

1. Boys will be boys!

Preston took an immediate dislike to being described by Simon Amstell as a "professional celebrity" on introduction, before Amstell joked that his band The Ordinary Boys have no fans.

But it was when he began to read extracts from Preston's then-wife Chantelle Houghton's biography - with the line "The photoshoot was for the Daily Mail, which made me feel really posh and upmarket" - that he stormed off the show in disgust. »

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BBC axes Never Mind the Buzzcocks after 20 years

26 May 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Music panel show, which has featured team captains including Phill Jupitus, Noel Fielding, Sean Hughes and Bill Bailey, has run to 28 series

The BBC has pulled the plug on Never Mind the Buzzcocks after 20 years and 28 series of the music panel show.

The show, which has been presented by Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell and, in its latest incarnation Rhod Gilbert, has featured team captains including Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey and Noel Fielding.

Related: Never Mind the Buzzcocks: top five moments

Related: Phill Jupitus interview: 'I am not everyone's cup of teA'

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- John Plunkett

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on BBC Two

26 May 2015 5:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled.

Channel controller Kim Shillinglaw and BBC entertainment controller Mark Linsey have confirmed the end of the show, Broadcast reports.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "After 28 series we've decided not to bring Never Mind the Buzzcocks back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future.

"We'd like to thank the team at Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, all the brilliant hosts over the years and of course Noel and Phill for the years of enjoyment they've given BBC Two viewers."

The pop music panel quiz first aired in November 1996, and has run for over 260 episodes over 28 series.

It was hosted by Mark Lamarr for its first 17 series. Guest presenters took over for the 18th run, before Simon Amstell took over hosting duties for four series.

The show returned to having guest hosts for series 23 to 27 and Rhod Gilbert took the role »

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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?

Meanwhile, Mulhern »

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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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