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After baking and sewing, gardening should be the next post-retirement pastime to capture younger audiences. Here's how TV bosses could make the potting shed primetime-friendly
The Great British Bake Off started the trend and The Great British Sewing Bee – recently commissioned for a second series – built on the formula: take a retirement-age-friendly pastime, celebrate its traditional values while making it appealing for a young audience, then present it on TV for a reappraisal by the nation's under-40s. Home improvements could be the next topic revived by TV executives, but there is the potential for damage and death should Diy fever sweep the nation, so the most likely candidate for a semi-hipsteresque new lease of life therefore has to be gardening, and not just because of mounting excitement for this year's Chelsea flower show coverage.
But as the old saying goes, there's more than one way to creosote a fence, »
- Peter Robinson
Murs's music career continues to soar (who'd have thought it!) and he's probably not going to have time this autumn to hashtag his bulge and get saucy with the Flackster and cheeky with Louis Walsh every Saturday night.
The T4 host was cruelly dumped off the show at the last minute and replaced by Olly Murs. His hilarious response on Twitter to the news showcased why he deserved the gig ("Got my bag packed, train tickets booked to Birmingham, copy of Simon's autobiography! Can't wait!... What's that you say? Olly Murs?!??!?!") and »
Today's celebrity pictures include Warhorse's Jeremy Irvine and Alice Eve announcing the BAFTA 2013 nominees ahead of the ceremony on February 10 in Central London. Also in the capital, former T4 presenter Rick Edwards returns to the catwalk for the Oliver Spencer fashion show as part of Men's Fashion Week, Pixie Geldof leaves The Groucho Club, and Jason Orange attends the Kooza Cirque Du Soleil opening night at the (more) »
- By Naomi Gordon
3 items from 2013
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