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'Do They Know It's Christmas' Writer Midge Ure Reacts to David Bowie's Death: 'We'd Heard Rumors About Him Not Being Well'

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'Do They Know It's Christmas' Writer Midge Ure Reacts to David Bowie's Death: 'We'd Heard Rumors About Him Not Being Well'
More than 30 years ago, David Bowie joined rock luminaries Paul McCartney, Bono, Phil Collins and many more for the now-classic holiday song, "Do They Know It's Christmas." As news of Bowie's death shocks the world Monday, Midge Ure, who wrote the 1984 hit with Bob Geldof, is speaking out about the legend's impact on the world of music. "I don't think that you could go any further than David Bowie," the Scottish musician and singer-songwriter said during an appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain. "I think if you spoke to any musician who has been around in the last 30, 40 years, we
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Gordon Honeycombe, former TV-am newsreader, dies aged 79

Former ITN broadcaster best known for reading the morning news in the 1980s, died in Australia after spending final weeks at care home

The former TV newsreader Gordon Honeycombe has died in Australia aged 79.

The British broadcaster, best known for his time on ITN and TV-am, was said to have been ill for some time.

V sad to hear Gordon Honeycombe has died. Total professional & gentleman with whom I was thrilled to present a programme in 1995 for #itn50

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here 2015 rumours: Who's entering the jungle?

It feels like only yesterday that Gemma Collins was crying mascara stained tears while complaining of contracting malaria - but this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here is now just a mere month away.

Last year's series saw Carl Fogarty crowned King of the Jungle. But which stars will be enduring the Australian kangaroo anus-eating adventures on the ITV show this year? Here's the rumoured line-up so far:

Stephanie Davis

Who? Former Hollyoaks actress who was recently axed due to being "unfit to work because of alcohol consumption".

The rumour: The 22-year-old is reportedly "hot property" as a number of reality shows try to sign her up, according to The Mirror's unnamed insider. The star - who played Sinead O'Conner for five years in the Channel 4 soap - is no stranger to TV competitions, previously taking part in Over the Rainbow - a BBC One talent
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Rustie Lee set for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Rustie Lee has reportedly signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' and is going to bring her ''larger than life'' personality to the jungle. The Jamaican-born celebrity chef - who rose to fame as a cook on breakfast show 'TV-am' in the 80s - declined an offer to go in the jungle last year citing medical reasons, but is now ready to test herself and has agreed to travel Down Under to face the Bushtucker Trials for the new series. Bosses hope as well her famous laugh Rustie will stir things up with her political views
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Gladiators stars Hunter, Panther and Saracen reveal the challenge they dreaded the most

Three original Gladiators stars have reunited to discuss the iconic nineties ITV gameshow.

Hunter, Panther and Saracen appeared on Good Morning Britain today (August 17) and revealed which challenge they feared the most during filming.

Here are Gladiators' 12 best games, from Hang Tough to The Wall

Hunter (real name James Crossley) said: "The Pole-Axe was a bit of a dreader, wasn't it? The American Gladiators refused to do it."

Saracen (Mike Lewis) explained: "We had individual poles, and the first one to the top hit a button and the contender falls off. But it was a 40ft free fall."

Crossley described the challenge as a "lose-lose scenario" as even if they won the competition they would still have to fall.

Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? 10 stars of the hit 90s show then and now

The stars of the hit TV show recently reunited for ITV's The Saturday Night Story,
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Fair warning: Piers Morgan will be back on Good Morning Britain in July

Consider yourselves warned: Piers Morgan will be back on the Good Morning Britain sofa next month.

The controversial broadcaster - who hosted the breakfast show for a week in April - will again fill in for Ben Shephard, who's off on his holidays.

But he'll only be on the programme for three days, from July 13 to July 15.

Morgan had mixed reviews for his time on Good Morning Britain in April, which in his first show saw him compare politician Ed Balls to Darth Vader and laugh off a contributor's swearing.

It seems that Susanna Reid will be pleased to be on the sofa with him again, as she previously suggested that it is a "real privilege" working with Morgan.

On the other hand, someone who probably won't be tuning in to watch is John Cleese, who hit the headlines recently after branding Morgan a "chancer" who "hasn't been talented for
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How to watch the General Election: Your complete guide to all the TV

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage.

What to watch now

If you missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? fear not, 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.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

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

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening this week. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage over 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, 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.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start
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Former England footballer Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke

Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke.

The former footballer and broadcaster, who previously had a minor stroke in 2012, was taken ill on Sunday (May 3).

A statement from the 75-year-old's family read: "His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family. They will issue a bulletin on his condition when it is appropriate.

"He was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on 13 May at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane."

Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 games for England between 1959 and 1967, putting him fourth on the list of all-time scorers for the national team.

The striker played for Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, Brentwood, Chelmsford City, Barnet and Woodford Town in club football.

He enjoyed a successful broadcasting career after retiring from the game in 1980.

He presented ITV's TV-am and
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Newzoids: Why ITV's new show is 'spikier, edgier' than Spitting Image

Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson have made their names with their impressions of the famous faces all around us - and now they're back to provide more familiar voices in ITV's new satirical, topical puppet show Newzoids.

But how is it different from the classic series Spitting Image? Who is the best political leader to impersonate? And why did Michael McIntyre freak out at his impression? Digital Spy sat down with Jon and Debra to find out the answers to all those questions and more...

So how is this not Spitting Image?

Jon: "It's got a 21st century feel to it. It's a different rack of characters which generates a different style of joke. It's faster, somehow. And it just sort of reflects the whole coalition, social media generation. Nowadays, the puppets have got more of a spikiness, more of an edgy exaggeration to them. And of course, the comedy
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When British daytime TV and geek heroes collide

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Doctor Who, Star Trek and more: what happened when sci-fi, horror & fantasy heroes have popped up on British daytime TV over the years…

Pre-YouTube, fandom was a hard-earned thing. It took research, dedication and enough patience to hover over the family video player’s ‘record’ button for an entire episode of TV-am in anticipation of six minutes with Sylvester McCoy. Six minutes in which the Seventh Doctor would be polled if he was a cat or dog person and then asked to taste a lemon roulade.

Scarcity bred desire in those days, so we took what we could get from our heroes of yore, even if that meant watching Hammer Horror legend Ingrid Pitt make a chocolate mousse, or the aforementioned McCoy attempt to answer fan questions above the hubbub of a Nottingham swimming pool complex. The collision of geek icons and UK daytime magazine shows was sometimes illuminating, sometimes excruciating,
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I'm a Celebrity's Nadia Forde: 'The Jimmy, Jake thing was twisted a bit'

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! eliminee Nadia Forde has insisted that Jimmy Bullard and Jake Quickenden are on good terms despite their uncomfortable "banter".

Speaking on Good Morning Britain today - after being voted out of the show last night - Forde suggested that the men's recent encounter had been blown out of proportion.

"Tension has been high in the jungle at times between different campmates and when you're living on top of people, it's hard for there not to be any tension," she said.

"I've tried to try and stay out of it as much as possible, and I do think that the Jimmy thing has been twisted a little bit. I've only just realised what that was when I got out."

She continued: "Jimmy and Jake are great friends so I don't think there is any animosity there despite what was said... I do know
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Watch Lorraine Kelly and Phillip Schofield in new ITV mornings promo

A new ITV promotional video has been revealed.

Phillip Schofield, Lorraine Kelly, Janet Street-Porter, Jamelia and Gok Wan are amongst those that feature in the clip.

The video celebrates shows in ITV's weekday mornings schedule, such as Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women.

Kelly was among the stars who went make-up-free in support of BBC Children in Need.

Schofield also stars in the recently unveiled Cadburys Christmas advert.
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National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.

The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at nationaltvawards.com or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Full list of 2015 nominations:

Chat Show Host

Adam Hills

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

Jonathan Ross

Michael McIntyre

Paul O'Grady

Piers Morgan

Sarah Millican

Comedy

Benidorm

Big School

Birds of a Feather

Blandings

Boomers

Citizen Khan

Derek

Mrs Brown's Boys

Not Going Out

Outnumbered

The Big Bang Theory

The Wrong Mans

W1A

Daytime

Animal Saints and Sinners

Antiques Road Trip

Bargain Hunt

BBC Breakfast

Coach Trip

Escape to the Country

Father Brown

Fifteen to One

Flog It!
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Lorraine Kelly celebrates 30 years of breakfast TV: 12 classic pictures

Congratulations to the loveable Lorraine Kelly, who celebrates 30 years of presenting breakfast television today (September 29).

After receiving a gift of 30 golden cupcakes and Ben Shephard dressed in a kilt on Lorraine Live this morning, the 54-year-old Scottish presenter was also surprised with the announcement that she's set to star on Corrie tonight.

An emotional Kelly responded: "It's been overwhelming and amazing. I can't believe it's been 30 years, it's gone by in a flash, but you know, you're only as good as your team and my team, both on-screen and off-screen, are fabulous, the very best. I'm going to cry!"

Kelly began her TV career as an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news on TV-am in 1984, before moving to presenting on Good Morning Britain in 1990, GMTV with Lorraine between '94 and 2010, Daybreak and Lorraine.

To commemorate three decades of entertaining morning TV, we take a trip down memory lane with 12 classic pictures
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Lorraine Kelly celebrates 30 years in breakfast television

Lorraine Kelly celebrated her 30-year career in breakfast television during a special edition of Lorraine today (September 29).

The morning TV stalwart, who had no idea about the surprise-filled show, was joined by a kilt-wearing Ben Shephard as he treated the 54-year-old to a trip down memory lane.

Joined by a host of past colleagues including Timmy Mallett, Anthea Turner and Dr Hilary Jones, Kelly was surprised by the appearance of her daughter Rosie, who joked that she still can't accept all of her mum's past fashion choices.

Former GMTV host Eamonn Holmes also left Kelly a message about their time together working on the programme.

He said: "We thought we were brilliant, we thought we were really good, then there was a review in a posh newspaper, and it just said, 'This programme is presented by two unknown big round faces', isn't that right Lorraine? But what they say is very well and good,
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UK TV readies Robin Williams films

UK TV readies Robin Williams films
UK broadcasters have begun changing their schedules to celebrate the work of Robin Williams, the Us actor and comedian who has died at the age of 63.

Sky’s director of entertainment channels Stuart Murphy said he and colleagues had spent the morning discussing the Good Will Hunting star after news broke of his death broke on Monday night.

Sky 1 will air Jumanji at 8pm this evening, while Awakenings will be scheduled at 10pm. This will replace episodes of Modern Family, a repeat of An Idiot Abroad and an episode of Glee.

Sky Movies will also line up other Williams films, including Dead Poets Society, Hook and Mrs Doubtfire as well as features in which the comedian had supporting roles such as Night At The Museum and The Butler.

Murphy hinted that there may be further coverage. “We have all been talking about #RobinWilliams today at work. Total genius. Looking to see what else we can get on
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Jonathan Ross leads Robin Williams tributes on Good Morning Britain

Jonathan Ross was among the stars to pay tribute to Robin Williams on Good Morning Britain.

Ross described Williams as a warm-hearted man both on and off screen.

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"There was something about his warmth on screen and the way he played those characters that made you feel like you knew him and indeed I can say having met him many, many times, that warmth was off screen as well," Ross said.

"He was incredibly generous with his time, incredibly warm-hearted, just a lovely man to be around so it's an enormous loss not just on screen but on the planet.

"When we were talking off screen, I did get the feeling at that time that there were highs and lows in his life very much so. It's a
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After Manimal, which other 1983 TV shows should Will Ferrell reboot?

The actor and comedian is planning to reprise the ultimate naff 80s action-adventure as a comedy. But there are plenty of others he could have gone for

Master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man Manimal has been a symbol of TV naffness for so long that Will Ferrell producing a big-screen reboot feels almost pre-ordained. Repositioning it as a comedy is a smart way of leveraging the shows mushrooming online reputation try to keep a straight face while watching the original credits but whats really impressive is the fact that Ferrell has tracked down a TV show from 1983 that hasnt already been rehashed. The A-Team, Fraggle Rock, Bananaman, Inspector Gadget, LeVar Burtons Reading Rainbow and Bob Holnesss Blockbusters all debuted that year, and all have either been remade or are being prepped for some sort of comeback. ITV even rebooted Good Morning Britain, for all the good it did.
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Dolly Parton is writing a movie about her life: Who should play her?

Dolly Parton is writing a movie about her life: Who should play her?
Dolly Parton revealed in an interview on Good Morning Britain today (June 6) that she is writing a movie about her life.

"I've lived a long time, I've done a lot of stuff - I think there's enough to make a movie and a stage play!" said the iconic country music star.

Although it's early days, we're already pretty pumped for Dolly Parton: The Movie. Dolly in 3D, on IMAX and available on Blu-ray - it's what we've always wanted.

But the big question, of course, is who could possibly step into Dolly's high heels? She might be able to play an older version of herself, but who could possibly take on a young Dolly and pull it off?

A quick survey of the Digital Spy office threw up the suggestions "Christina Hendricks", "Jessica Chastain", "Jennifer Lawrence" and, most worryingly of all, "Jessica Simpson".

The best suggestion - in
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