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The Coronation Street actor was informed by producers on Thursday morning that his brother Dean had passed away.
Charles was exempt from the public vote for the latest Bushtucker Trial, and it has now been confirmed that he will fly home from the jungle.
A spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Craig decided to leave the I'm a Celebrity camp earlier today and will be heading back to his family in the UK. We send our sincere condolences to Craig and his family."
Digital Spy rounds up the best reactions to Sunday's series premiere below:
1. The action begins from the first introductions!
As a rule, if you have to explain why you're a celebrity, you're not. #justsaying #ImACelebrity
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) November 16, 2014
"Hello, I'm Michael. Who are you?"
Oh, it has begun people!
— Chris Moyles (@ChrisMoyles) November 16, 2014
Ah, the awkward moment when the one who is in there for going out with someone famous tries to explain why they're in there #ImACeleb
— Yahoo Celebrity UK (@YahooCelebUK) November 16, 2014
Craig Charles failed to mention the two things he's most famous for. »
Mark counts down 15 great episodes of The Simpsons from its often-overlooked past 15 years...
Last week, we counted down our list of the top 50 episodes of The Simpsons ever made. It's a tough list to make, picking out less than 10 percent of the 552 episodes broadcast to date, to select the very best of the best. This is despite the off-hand consensus of some viewers that the series has been total rubbish since season 10.
We don't hold much truck with this assumption. The Simpsons is an institution and to suggest that more than half of it is garbage is more than a bit reductive. Admittedly, there's much to support the argument that few episodes produced in the twenty-first century can quite stand up to the genius of the earlier canon, but anything would suffer in comparison to that golden age of the show.
If you're one of the people who stopped watching the series after the nineties, »
The BBC's World Cup coverage launched in full over the weekend and despite having approximately 456 pundits flown out to Brazil, somebody, somewhere thought it was a smart idea to give Phil Neville his first big co-commentary gig in the England v Italy game.
Don't worry, Phil, there's only 15 million people watching. Nobody will notice if you get off to a shaky start. Oh, hang on.
Barely registering above a whisper, Neville sounded like he'd come straight off the set of Jamaica Inn. Throw in a staccato presentation manner, which meant that he barely broke into sentences longer than half a dozen lines long (Was he actually being really smart and speaking in Haikus?), and you've got a recipe for one the most simultaneously snooze-inducing »
Former “Robot Wars” commentator Jonathan Pearce had a tough time telling goals from non-goals during the TV broadcast of Sunday's France-Honduras World Cup matchup in Brazil, and he caught major heat from the Twitter-verse over it. Despite slow-motion replays which showed the Honduras goalie inadvertently pushing the ball over the line and into the net for a goal, the British commentator seemed befuddled by the officials’ tech-aided call. Also see: Hollywood Kickin’ It at the World Cup: Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio (Photos) “First they're saying it's not a goal, then they're saying it's crossed the line. Which is it? »
- Todd Cunningham
BBC Two celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend and we've been asking our readers for their fondest memories and favourite ever shows from the channel.
Here is just a small sample of your replies.
The Day Today - Snossis
Robot Wars was the start of the weekend! - Bassebuwa
"Everyone born in the late 80s/early 90s will remember having their tea in front of The Simpsons, Fresh Prince and - to mark the start of the weekend - Robot Wars. BBC Two used to be incredible. It's a shame it's now a shadow of its former self."
Bring back Red Dwarf! - Pointy
I miss BBC Ceefax - Kessuki
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