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Live television is 'a high-wire act with no safety net'

2 September 2011 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

TV host Ortis Deley was dropped this week as Channel 4's main presenter of its world athletics coverage after an excruciating series of blunders. Jon Henley talks to other broadcasting veterans about the thrill, the adrenaline - and the nightmare of going live

It's tough, live TV. We tend to forget it these days, perhaps because there's so much of the stuff, but anyone in doubt need only ask Ortis Deley. Until this week the 38-year-old broadcaster, first talent-spotted as a contestant on Blind Date, had enjoyed a blameless career, mainly in children's and youth programmes on cable stations and at the BBC. For the past two years, he had co-presented Channel 5's The Gadget Show.

Now, following several hundred complaints and an excruciating three-minute YouTube compilation entitled Ortis Deley's Presenting Masterclass, he is probably better known as the man Channel 4 dropped as the main presenter of »

- Jon Henley

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Nick Ross: 'I've never worked with a minger'

26 August 2011 12:11 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

TV veteran shows little sympathy for former Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly's call for more older female faces on screen

Miriam O'Reilly may have won her age discrimination case against the BBC. But she found little sympathy for the plight of older presenters at a TV industry conference on Friday, with broadcasting veteran Nick Ross arguing that he has "never worked with a minger".

The 63-year old former Crimewatch presenter paid short shrift to O'Reilly's talk of the need for more older female faces on British TV, arguing that being on screen is all about being young and attractive.

"Like it or not, TV is a lookism medium. The fact is that looks are important for boys and for girls," he said, speaking as part of a panel debate at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. "In 40 years of TV I have never worked with a minger."

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- Mark Sweney

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'Crimewatch' UK riots special announced

12 August 2011 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has announced a special episode of Crimewatch focusing on the recent UK riots. The 30-minute episode, titled Riots Caught on Camera: A Crimewatch Special, will be presented by Crimewatch host and former police officer Rav Wilding. The programme will appeal for viewers to help identify many rioters and looters that were caught on camera during the violence. Wilding will also visit the areas of the UK that were affected by the riots. BBC One's Question (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Rav Wilding sets up London riots Twitter account to help police

9 August 2011 8:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rav Wilding has set up a Twitter account to help the authorities identify those involved in the ongoing London riots. The Crimewatch presenter and ex-police officer launched @RiotCCTV this afternoon and told members of the public to send photographs of rioters to the feed to help his former colleagues. Wilding said: "Rather than send your cctv stills to my personal site please send to @riotcctv that I've just set up, and will pass to police. "Thanks for all your submissions to @RiotCCTV we need it to be in one place to view/ID them.... stay safe." The Twitter feed describes itself as a "temp (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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Kate Garraway quits 'Daybreak'

17 July 2011 2:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kate Garraway has reportedly quit her role as entertainment editor on Daybreak. The presenter, who was the only GMTV host to secure a role on its replacement, will leave when her contract runs out in September. Possible replacements are said to include Crimewatch's Rav Wilding. Garraway's exit is thought to have come as a blow to her colleagues and follows the resignation of her former husband and the show's editor Ian Rumsey last week. "Kate is a very popular member of the team so this is a huge blow. Morale really is at an all-time low," an insider told the Daily Star (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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Sharon Osbourne Reunites With Family Jewels Thanks to Crimewatch

14 July 2011 4:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Losing jewelry is devastating to any woman. Now imagine it was a 10-carat diamond Tiffany band ring that wasn't just lost, but stolen right in front of you! That's what happened to Sharon Osbourne in 2004, but we're happy to say that Ozzy's wife has been reunited with her rock—thanks to a TV show. Sharon was so distraught after the loss of her ring, she had put up a £100,000 reward for its return, and someone was paying attention. The Sun reports that the ring, worth £2million, was featured on the BBC1 show Crimewatch. Presenter Kirsty Young said, "Let's just talk about this little beauty here, quite a bobby dazzler...If you recognize that »

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Sharon Osbourne overjoyed after stolen 200k pounds ring appears on Crimewatch - Realbollywood.com News

14 July 2011 3:55 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, July 14: Sharon Osbourne was overjoyed after her long-lost 200,000-pounds wedding ring turned up on BBC show Crimewatch.

The ten-carat diamond Tiffany band, which was nicked by masked raiders during a 2million-pound burglary in 2004, appeared on BBC1's Crimewatch.

"Let's just talk about this little beauty here - quite a bobby dazzler," the Sun quoted the show's presenter Kirsty Young as saying.

"If you recognise that incredible ten-carat ring or anything else,. »

- Abhijeet Sen

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Rav Wilding denies steroid-fuelled Chantelle rows

22 May 2011 9:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rav Wilding has denied accusations that he was verbally abusive to ex-lover Chantelle Houghton as a result of steroid use. The Crimewatch presenter split with the Celebrity Big Brother winner in April after a "disturbing" public row. Sources have since claimed that Wilding, a former soldier and police officer, would often "flare up and go berserk" at Houghton after taking physique-boosting drugs. An insider told The Mail on Sunday: "Chantelle and Rav were having problems and just before he went to Norway she told him, 'You need anger management, you need to stop taking steroids'. "He used to flare up and go berserk and Chantelle realised they couldn't ignore a blazing row that they had before he went away, but they did have a lot of arguments. "She has got her wedding dress [from her marriage to Samuel (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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The Ray Winstone Retrospective!

20 May 2011 12:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Tracker stars Ray Winstone in one of the most powerful and adventurous roles of his career to date. An epic manhunt set in 1903 against the spectacular backdrop of New Zealand’s remote, rugged and dramatically beautiful South Island, Tracker teams Winstone with acclaimed New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison. Ray Winstone stars as Arjan van Diemen, a legendary guerrilla fighter from The Boer War who is promised a huge bounty if he can hunt down Kereama (Morrison) a Maori seaman who goes on the run after being wrongly accused of murdering a British soldier. But as the chase escalates, the two opposing men realise they share more than just a common enemy in the British…Tracker is directed by Ian Sharp and is executively produced by Stephanie Pettigrew, Gareth Wiley, Richard Fletcher and former Crimewatch presenter and novelist Sue Cook.

In celebration of the release of Tracker – out to buy on »

- Paul Heath

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Rav Wilding 'wants Chantelle Houghton back'

1 May 2011 7:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rav Wilding has reportedly told Chantelle Houghton that he wants to rekindle their romance. The pair split earlier this month after pictures of them arguing were published in a tabloid newspaper. The Crimewatch presenter accused Houghton of using him for publicity and was told to take a holiday by unimpressed BBC bosses. However, he has apparently since called the Celebrity Big Brother winner to arrange a reunion. "The call came out of the blue," a friend told The People. "To say (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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Unlucky in love stars to be paired off on new show?

28 April 2011 4:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

A group of singleton stars could find themselves paired off with a hot love match on a new reality show. The primetime dating series will see unlucky-in-love celebrities invited on to discuss their likes and dislikes, while a computer comes up with their perfect match. With newly single Chantelle Houghton - who split from 'Crimewatch' presenter Rav Wilding earlier this month - Calum Best, Big Brother's John James Parton and 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Chloe Simms all reportedly set to appear, the show could create a new wave of hot celebrity couples. An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "There are »

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Houghton, Wilding 'split due to paparazzi'

27 April 2011 11:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rav Wilding reportedly broke up with Chantelle Houghton after she tipped off the paparazzi about their location. According to sources, Wilding broke into a rage during their picnic earlier this month because the 27-year-old had told photographers about their romantic date in the park. Onlookers commented that Houghton looked "terrified" while the Crimewatch presenter made angry gestures in her direction. An insider told Now: "Rav had no idea the photographers were there and because Chantelle arranged the (more) »

- By Kristy Kelly

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Chantelle Houghton: "I'm devastated"

26 April 2011 4:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chantelle Houghton has said that she is still "devastated" by her break-up from Rav Wilding. It was suggested last week that the Celebrity Big Brother star first learned of the split via Twitter, though friends of Crimewatch host Wilding rejected the claims. Speaking at the launch of her Vardo clothes shop in Essex, Houghton told Heat: "I don't know if I can even be bothered to wake up tomorrow. "It's been a horrible, horrible time. It's awful. (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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Chantelle Houghton 'learned of split on Twitter'

22 April 2011 8:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Friends of Chantelle Houghton have claimed that she only found out she had been dumped by Rav Wilding when he broadcasted it on Twitter. The 27-year-old Celebrity Big Brother contestant, who had been dating Crimewatch presenter Wilding for six months, was said to be "utterly shocked" when she read his posts on the microblogging site. The couple were spotted having an "aggressive" argument in Richmond Park last week, shortly after which Wilding Tweeted that they were "no longer in a relationship". Houghton's friend told The Sun: "In her mind she was really upset and obviously trying to work out what (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Houghton found out about split on Twitter

22 April 2011 8:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Friends of Chantelle Houghton have claimed that she only found out she had been dumped by Rav Wilding when he broadcasted it on Twitter. The 27-year-old Celebrity Big Brother contestant, who had been dating Crimewatch presenter Wilding for six months, was said to be "utterly shocked" when she read his posts on the microblogging site. The couple were spotted having an "aggressive" argument in Richmond Park last week, shortly after which Wilding Tweeted that they were "no longer in a relationship". Houghton's friend told The Sun: "In her mind she was really upset and obviously trying to work out what (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Chantelle Houghton breaks silence on Wilding

22 April 2011 3:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chantelle Houghton has spoken out about her relationship with "aggressive" Rav Wilding. The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate, who dated Crimewatch presenter Wilding for six months before they were spotted having a public argument last week, said that she has found their split very "painful". Houghton told The Mirror: "You give six months of your life to someone - you don't expect this treatment. Everyone could see it was aggressive. I've had such a horrible week - it's been the toughest of my life. "For a girl, especially, it's been horrible. No girl wants to go through this. I find it really painful to talk about. I'm hurt - and I don't feel (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Rav Wilding 'told to take holiday by BBC'

20 April 2011 12:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Crimewatch host Rav Wilding has reportedly faced questioning by BBC bosses over press reports about his private life. According to The Mirror, the 33-year-old was called in after pictures showed him rowing with Chantelle Houghton in a South London park. The ex-policeman later confirmed the end of his four-month relationship with the Big Brother star, claiming that it "wasn't the genuine thing I thought it was". The paper claims that, while Wilding does not face losing his job, he has been told to "go on holiday" to sort things out. "For many executives, Crimewatch (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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Rav Wilding confirms Chantelle Houghton split

18 April 2011 12:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rav Wilding has confirmed that his relationship with Chantelle Houghton is over. The Crimewatch and One Show correspondent used his Twitter account to address speculation after photographs of the pair having an argument in Richmond Park appeared in the Sunday papers. "Sadly Chantelle & I are no longer in a relationship as I've had to draw a line under it," he wrote. "It's been a really difficult week and a lot has gone on, & I appreciate everyone's kind words. The relationship wasn't what I wanted so badly and wasn't the genuine (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Chantelle, Rav Wilding have "disturbing" row

17 April 2011 1:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Celebrity lovers Chantelle Houghton and Rav Wilding have been photographed having a furious public bust-up, which left the former Big Brother winner in tears. The 27-year-old reality star jetted out from Heathrow on Saturday after a romantic picnic with the Crimewatch presenter in London's Richmond Park turned sour. In pictures published by The People, Houghton can be seen looking "terrified" as Wilding stands over her and gestures angrily in her direction. An onlooker commented: "One minute they were both happy sitting on the grass and suddenly things switched. Rav was flipping out. "The two were having an almighty row. She looked absolutely shocked as he pointed his finger at her and (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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Houghton, Wilding have "disturbing" row

17 April 2011 1:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Celebrity lovers Chantelle Houghton and Rav Wilding have been photographed having a furious public bust-up, which left the former Big Brother winner in tears. The 27-year-old reality star jetted out from Heathrow on Saturday after a romantic picnic with the Crimewatch presenter in London's Richmond Park turned sour. In pictures published by The People, Houghton can be seen looking "terrified" as Wilding stands over her and gestures angrily in her direction. An onlooker commented: "One minute they were both happy sitting on the grass and suddenly things switched. Rav was flipping out. "The two were having an almighty row. She looked absolutely shocked as he pointed his finger at her and (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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