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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive continues with improved ratings on ITV

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive's Friday evening (February 27) viewing figures were up on last week's launch numbers.

The second episode in the celebrity survival show was seen by an average audience of 3.03 million (14.1%), which was slightly up on last week's average of 2.91 million (13.6%).

Earlier on in the evening, ITV's Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant was seen by an average audience of 2.83 million (12.9%).

The One Show was once again the evening's highest-rated programme outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.01 million (20.8%) from 7pm on BBC One.

It outperformed the likes of A Question of Sport with 3.2 million (15.5%), Room 101 with 3.13 million (14.5%) and The Musketeers with 2.84 million (13.2%).

BBC One's evening ended with 3.72 million (28.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. This week's guests included David Beckham, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman.

Over on BBC Two, Wanted in Paradise kicked things off with 970k (4.9%) at 7pm, followed by 2.02 million »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Musketeers, 12 Monkeys

27 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Musketeers: BBC One, 9pm

It's an odd fit for Friday nights, but The Musketeers continues to provide rousing adventure fare every single week.

Tonight, the king's cousin Princess Louise (Perdita Wicks) is targeted for assassination - but is there more to this particular crisis than meets the eye?

12 Monkeys: Syfy UK, 9pm

Syfy's TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam's cult sci-fi movie comes to the UK.

Nikita's Aaron Stanford takes on the Bruce Willis role of a time traveller from a dystopian, plague-ravaged future who arrives in the present day.

The Last Leg: Channel 4, 10pm

It's the last in the current series for Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker's irreverent review series.

Joined by comedian Sarah Millican, the trio are looking to offer their own unique insight into some of the most difficult and delicate issues in modern Britain.

The Graham Norton Show: BBC One, »

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7 Facts You Didn't Know About 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme Song

25 February 2015 5:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Will Smith has been going back to his roots lately, rapping the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and participating in a Fresh Prince parody with Jimmy Fallon. While any self-respecting child of the '90s knows the lyrics to the catchy theme song, we've compiled some facts about the tune that you might not have known.

News: Will Smith Surprises with Fresh Prince Rap

1. There's more lyrics. The full version is three minutes long and has several verses.

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2. The song is popular overseas. A full-length version of the song reached No. 3 on music charts in the Netherlands when it was released there in 1992.

3. It's reaching a whole new generation. The video has more than 16 million views on YouTube.

4. It caused a school lockdown in 2013. A medical receptionist at Ambridge High School in Penn. mistook the line "shooting some B-ball outside of the school" for "shooting some People outside of the »

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Ant & Dec and Happy Valley nominated for Rts Programme Awards

25 February 2015 2:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ant & Dec and Happy Valley are among the nominees at this year's Rts Programme Awards.

The Royal Television Society's ceremony will celebrate the best of television and related media from 2013-14.

BBC One's Happy Valley is up for Best Drama Series alongside Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty. Prey, The Driver and The Honourable Woman are nominated for Best Drama Serial.

Sarah Lancashire is also recognised for Happy Valley in the Best Actor - Female category, along with Sheridan Smith for Cilla and Murdered by My Boyfriend's Georgina Campbell.

Best Actor - Male will be fought out between Toby Jones for Marvellous, Tom Hollander for A Poet in New York and Adeel Akhtar for Utopia.

Graham Norton is nominated for two awards, including Best Entertainment Programme for The Graham Norton Show, where he goes up against Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and A League of Their Own.

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Will Smith Can Still Rap the Fresh Prince Theme Song - and It Never Gets Old!

24 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Will Smith proved he's still got it! The ability to rap The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's theme song, that is. The actor reprised the '90s sitcom's famous rhymes with a little help from a very enthusiastic audience on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. The feat never fails to impress his fans, even after more than 18 years since the show's final episode. (Remember when he grabbed the mic on The Graham Norton Show in London?)The actor, 46, paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit to promote his new movie Focus (out Friday), in which he plays a veteran con artist opposite Margot Robbie. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive opens to 2.91 million on ITV

21 February 2015 4:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive opened to 2.91 million (13.6%) viewers last night (February 20).

The reality show, which sees eight celebrities attempt to survive in the rainforests of Costa Rica, peaked with 2.98 million from 9pm on ITV.

Earlier on in the evening, Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant was seen by an average audience of 2.6 million (11.2%).

The One Show was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps, attracting 3.83 million (20.1%) at 7pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.37 million (16.4%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm, while The Musketeers played to 3.02 million (14%).

Featuring guests such as Sean Penn, the evening ended with 2.94 million (22.7%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on BBC Two, Antiques Road Trip kicked things off with 1.52 million (7.7%) at 7pm, followed by 1.93 million (8.3%) for Mastermind and 1.48 million (6.4%) for Food and Drink.

Italy Unpacked continued with 1.28 million (5.9%), while Qi rounded things off with 1.18 million (6.7%).

Gogglebox continued to score high ratings for Channel 4. »

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Broadchurch dips to 5.6 million for penultimate episode on ITV

17 February 2015 7:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Broadchurch dipped by around 200,000 viewers from last week, overnight ratings reveal.

The ITV drama's penultimate episode was seen by an average 5.67 million (23.9%) at 9pm, with an added 298k (1.9%) on +1. Earlier, Robson Green's More Tales from Northumbria opened with 3.61m (16.2%) at 8pm.

BBC One's live Fa Cup coverage of Manchester United's win over Preston North End topped the night with 5.74m (24.6%) at 7.30pm.

Later, an EastEnders special of The Graham Norton Show entertained 2.21m (21.6%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, University Challenge quizzed 2.44m (11.0%) at 8pm, followed by Only Connect with 2.07m (8.5%) at 8.30pm. A Cook Abroad appealed to 1.49m (6.3%) at 9pm, while House of Fools returned with 661k (3.8%) at 10pm.

Channel 4's Food Unwrapped attracted 1.08m (4.5%) at 8.30pm, while Ukip: The First 100 Days intrigued 916k (3.9%) at 9pm (171k/1.1% on +1). Catastrophe amused 509k (3.1%) at 10pm.

On Channel 5, My Daughter Stole My Husband fascinated 1.01m (4.4%) at 8pm, followed by Benefits »

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Jamie Dornan Has No Choice but to Eat a Life-Size Christian Grey Cake

16 February 2015 5:54 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jamie Dornan came face-to-face with an even sweeter version of himself on The Graham Norton Show on Friday. During the Fifty Shades of Grey actor's interview, he was presented with a life-size cake crafted to look like his character Christian Grey. With Graham's encouragement, the actor indulged in a piece cut out from his abs. As if that wasn't hilarious enough, baker Rose Dummer was in the audience, and she explained what compelled her to make the confection in the first place. Watch all the action unfold in the clip, above, and prepare to laugh at our collection of must-see viral videos. »

- Nick-Maslow

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‘Fifty Shades’ Star Jamie Dornan Has a Tasty Bite of His Own Six Pack Abs (Video)

16 February 2015 11:07 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s a dessert dish Jamie Dornan tried to wrap his mind around. On Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show,” the star of “Fifty Shades of Grey” continued his press tour for the film when Norton presented the actor a treat: a replica cake in the shape of a shirtless Christian Grey in unbuttoned pants. Dornan stroked the cake’s left arm before eating an abdominal muscle with a wide-eyed look. The cake came complete with a pink, licorice whip. See photos: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ London Premiere: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Steam Up Red Carpet “How do you taste? »

- Alicia Banks

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Jamie Dornan Eats His Own Abs, Fulfills Countless Women's Fantasies

15 February 2015 1:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We all know Jamie Dornan is yummy, but this is taking it to the next level. While visiting The Graham Norton Show on Friday, the Fifty Shades of Grey star was presented with a life-sized cake version of his character Christian Grey. The enormous confection, made by Rose Dummer of Rosie Cake Diva, took a team of four people two to three weeks to prepare and included an edible licorice whip. Dornan looked appropriately horrified as host Graham Norton grabbed a knife and proceeded to cut into the cake's (extremely chiseled) abs. "Has it got cream in it?" asked fellow show guest Stephen Mangan. »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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Jamie Dornan Takes Bite Out Of Abs

14 February 2015 2:28 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro has some stiff competition from a woman over in England!

When "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan recently appeared on "The Graham Norton Show," the host revealed a life-size cake a woman had baked of the character Christian Grey.

The edible statue is shirtless with his jeans partially undone. Licorice tassels and other toys and accessories reminiscent of what Christian and Anastasia Steele use in the film are at the statue's feet, and are also safe for consumption.

Watch: Jamie Dornan: Will His Wife See ‘Fifty Shades’?

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Jamie Dornan Eats His Own Abs

14 February 2015 10:36 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just when you thought you have seen it all when it comes to Fifty Shades of Grey products, there's one ode to Christian Grey that has even Jamie Dornan perplexed.

On The Graham Norton Show, audience member Rose baked a Christian Grey character cake. She says it took four people and two to three weeks to recreate that chiseled body.

Fitting with the risky movie theme, the cake comes with licorice whips and Dornan's six pack abs.

Watch: Jamie Dornan Reads 'Fifty Shades' in Different Accents

Graham cuts into the stomach to give Dornan a piece of his own body.

Once he tastes it, he says, "Better than I imagined."

Watch: Is 'Fifty Shades' a Love Story or a Sexy Romp?

The actor has one burning question after he eats the cake. He asks Rose, "Why did you do it?"

She explains it was made for an international cake show, and it comes »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - NCIS, The Graham Norton Show

13 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Musketeers: BBC One, 9pm

Series 2 of the BBC One historical drama reaches its halfway point this week.

Athos must return to his home to protect the people from a baron who believes the Musketeer has forsaken his birthright, and intends to claim the land for himself. More worryingly for Athos; he meets his ex-fiancé.

Benidorm: ITV, 9pm

The seventh series of the popular comedy reaches its end tonight, but fear not; it's been recommissioned for an eighth already!

Ruth Madoc guest stars as Clive, Terri and Tiger hatch a scheme to get Clive's money back. Meanwhile, Mateo tells Lesley how disastrous life at home is.

NCIS: New Orleans: Channel 5, 9pm

The NCIS franchise introduces its newest spin-off show in tonight's feature-length episode.

The New Orleans team must deal with the murder of an NCIS member-turned-congressman. The killer may have more personal than political reasons for the murder, »

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EastEnders: First look at the cast on Graham Norton

12 February 2015 4:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A special EastEnders-themed edition of The Graham Norton Show is to air next week, as part of the show's 30th anniversary.

Norton will be joined by a lineup of the show's best-known stars, including June Brown, Pam St Clement, Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright, John Altman, Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, Danny Dyer and newest signing Richard Blackwood.

Watch three clips from the special Graham Norton Show below:

Graham asks Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer if they know who killed Lucy Beale. They assure him they don't, so they ask Lucy Beale herself.

Graham introduces Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer to their very own miniature dolls from an EastEnders model village in Torquay.

Graham gets a lesson in how to receive an EastEnders slap from Pam St Clement and he practices his technique with Danny Dyer, Shane Richie and a surprise »

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Celebrity Big Brother final watched by 2.5 million on Channel 5

7 February 2015 3:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother's live final was seen by 2.5 million people (11.4%) on Channel 5.

Friday's (February 6) show, which saw Katie Price crowned winner ahead of Katie Hopkins, peaked with 2.75 million (13.1%) at 10pm and was seen by nearly 200k on Channel 5+1.

It was followed by Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, which was seen by an average audience of 1.19 million (11.4%) at 10.50pm.

BBC One's Six Nations Rugby was the evening's highest-rated show. The game between Wales and England was seen by an average audience of 7.31 million (31.4%) from 7.30pm.

An average audience of 4.3 million (2.2%) watched The One Show at 7pm, while 3.39 million (24.1%) tuned into The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 3.53 million (14.5%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis Money Show was seen by 3.5 million (15.4%) at 8pm.

The Big Allotment Challenge was BBC Two's highest-rated show of the evening, playing to 1.32 million (5.4%) at 9pm.

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Zoe Ball to present EastEnders aftermath show

30 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Zoe Ball is to present a live ''aftermath'' show from the 'EastEnders' set after Lucy Beale's killer is revealed. The 'Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two' host will be joined by 'Newsround' anchor Ore Oduba and former 'EastEnders' actor Joe Swash on Albert Square following the dramatic live episode on February 20, when Lucy's killer is set to be unveiled. In addition to Zoe's live show, beloved 'EastEnders' stars including June Brown (Dot Cotton), Pam St. Clement (Pat Butcher), Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) and Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) are to appear on a special edition of 'The Graham Norton Show' on the »

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Celebrity Big Brother Live Eviction watched by 2.2 million

24 January 2015 4:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction was seen by an average audience of 2.29 million (9.6%) on Channel 5 yesterday evening (January 23).

Down by more than 600k on last Friday's live show, the latest episode was seen by a further 348k (2.0%) on Channel 5+1.

An average audience of 995k (6.3%) watched Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side from 10-11.30pm.

Channel 5 also secured 336k (1.6%) for Race to the Pole at 7pm, followed by 879k (3.9%) for Ice Road Truckers at 8pm.

With an average audience of 5.82 million (25.3%), BBC One's live coverage of the Fa Cup fourth-round match between Cambridge and Manchester United was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps.

It was preceded by The One Show, which entertained 4.5 million (22.2%) at 7pm.

With guests including Gary Lineker, Jessica Chastain and McBusted, The Graham Norton Show rounded the evening off with 3.42 million (24.8%) at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 4.03 million (16.9%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis »

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You'll Want to Try Jessie J's Secret Talent For Yourself

21 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

During her visit to The Graham Norton Show last week, Jessie J revealed a very strange talent: she can make it sound like she's been trapped in a box by speaking with her mouth closed. What's more, though, she can belt it out with her mouth closed, too! Jessie's been blowing us away lately with her cover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and her performance in "Bang Bang" with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, but seeing her do the same with her lips pressed together really takes it to another level. Don't believe us? Watch the video above and just try not to wish for a whole "inside the box" album. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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8 Actresses Who Were Told They Weren’t Pretty Enough to Succeed

21 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s really hard to imagine, but some of the most successful actresses were actually told early on in their career that they weren't attractive enough to make it in Hollywood! 

The latest movie star to drop the bombshell about being called unattractive is Jessica Chastain, who has had quite the year, starring in four films and receiving a Golden Globe nomination.

And, sadly, she’s not the only one. Here are seven other actresses who have had the same experience.

1. Meryl Streep: The most Oscar nominated actor of all time was told to her face that she wasn't pretty enough to star in the 1976 classic King Kong? Meryl explained on The Graham Norton Show that she was asked to audition with producer Dino de Laurentis by his son. Upon meeting the actress, Dino asked his son in Italian, "Why do you bring me this ugly thing?” A sassy Meryl who also understood Italian quickly responded »

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8 Actresses Who Were Told They Weren’t Pretty Enough to Suceed

21 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s really hard to imagine, but some of the most successful actresses were actually told early on in their career that they weren't attractive enough to make it in Hollywood! 

The latest movie star to drop the bombshell about being called unattractive is Jessica Chastain, who has had quite the year, starring in four films and receiving a Golden Globe nomination.

And, sadly, she’s not the only one. Here are seven other actresses who have had the same experience.

1. Meryl Streep: The most Oscar nominated actor of all time was told to her face that she wasn't pretty enough to star in the 1976 classic King Kong? Meryl explained on The Graham Norton Show that she was asked to audition with producer Dino de Laurentis by his son. Upon meeting the actress, Dino asked his son in Italian, "Why do you bring me this ugly thing?” A sassy Meryl who also understood Italian quickly responded »

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