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The X Factor: The best bits from the press launch, from Strictly chat to Cheryl picking Grimmy as a judge

27 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is back on Saturday, so the judges (minus Rita, who was off doing some tour in the Us) - showed up at a glitzy launch this week to tell Digital Spy all about the show's highly-anticipated comeback.

From the judges' thoughts on arch rival Strictly to Cheryl being responsible for Nick Grimshaw's job, and Simon trying (and failing) to get down with the kids, there's loads going on already.

1. Simon has not managed to nail the youth speak yet.

Nick joked that Simon has been trying to "cotton on to contemporary youth jargon", but Simon didn't exactly help himself when he smirked: "I was just trying to smash it up." Grimmy was despairing: "Mash it up! Mash it up, not smash it up." Never mind, eh, Simon. (He was also asked if he'd called anything "on fleek". "Yeah, quite a bit, yeah.")

2. Cheryl is enjoying being an executive producer. »

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You need to watch Jamie Oliver's new health campaign Sugar Rush, it will shock you

27 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You may roll your eyes upon hearing that Jamie Oliver's latest crusade is to convince the government to impose a sugar tax for the UK, but once you've seen his new Channel 4 show, you'll probably agree with him.

Ten years ago, Jamie's School Dinners became a huge influence on MPs making rule changes to improve the state of food provided by schools, and now he wants to take a step further by making it clearer just how bad the sugar situation is right now in the UK in Sugar Rush.

"If we get this right we can make a real change over the next five years," he said at a Q&A at Channel 4's headquarters in London today (August 27).

He admitted that trying to encourage a tax is "the most ridiculous context in the world", but that "amazing things could happen if this goes well".

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9 reasons to get excited for Rita Ora's X Factor debut: 'Flirting with contestants comes naturally to me'

24 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is upping its game for Saturday night supremacy against Strictly Come Dancing this year by bringing in two new judges – Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and Voice defector Rita Ora.

Rita has had a bit of natter with The X Factor's official press team about her expectations for series 12, and we bring you the nine biggest talking points below:

1. Why leave The Voice for X Factor?

Simon Cowell certainly didn't pull any punches in his ratings battle with the BBC this year, stealing away The Voice's Rita Ora for his new-look judging panel.

"There's always been the hearsay of whether or not I'll do it for the past three or four years in the papers," she acknowledged. "But it was all about timing for me. X Factor is a big deal to me, I wanted to make sure I was ready for it. There was a lot to do with my schedule, »

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9 reasons why Rita Ora is going to own The X Factor: 'Flirting with contestants comes naturally to me'

24 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is upping its game for Saturday night supremacy against Strictly Come Dancing this year by bringing in a new judge - Voice defector Rita Ora.

1. Why leave The Voice for X Factor?

"There's always been the hearsay of whether or not I'll do it for the past three or four years in the papers," she acknowledged. "But it was all about timing for me. X Factor is a big deal to me, I wanted to make sure I was ready for it. There was a lot to do with my schedule, my music career and all that.

"I wanted to make sure the focus is fair on each job that I take on. It was coming closer to filming and Simon wanted to meet, the only time he could meet was at midnight. I was coming back from a show and he was filming Britain's Got Talent. »

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Britain's Got Talent: Here's how to get your Jules & Matisse 50p refund

18 August 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We do love a scandal, but it seems that the Britain's Got Talent Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse farrago has come to a natural end now that Ofcom has slapped the show on the wrist for misleading viewers.

ITV's forlornly announced that anyone who wants refunds of the money spent on phone votes can get them. But how? Who on earth is claiming them? And what can you actually buy with the princely sum of 50p on these days?

1. Can I claim a 50p refund?

You can get your money back if you voted for Jules & Matisse (but only if you voted for Jules & Matisse, so no pulling a fast one if you're a fan of Old Men Grooving - we're watching you) . It only counts if you voted on a landline or mobile. No luck if you were sensibly thrifty and used the free votes on the app. Take that, sensible thrifty people! »

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National Reality Television Awards 2015 nominations announced

17 August 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Britain's Got Talent', 'The Voice' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' will battle it out at the fifth annual National Reality Television Awards next month. The primetime hits will battle it out for the Best Reality Competition Show prize at the awards ceremony, to be held at Porchester Hall in London on September 30. Other shows in the mix for the big prize include ratings winner 'The Great British Bake Off' and Channel 5's controversial 'Celebrity Big Brother'. 'Britain's Got Talent' stars David Walliams and Alesha Dixon are up for Best Reality Show judge along with 'The Voice' coach will.i.am and 'Bake Off's' Paul Hollywood. BBC »

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ITV In Rule Breach Over ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Stunt-Double Dog Act – Update

17 August 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update, August 17: Fitting for the dog days of summer, the case of Britain's Got Talent and the canine finale-act switcheroo has reared its head once again. After a detailed investigation into the events of the May 31 Season 9 ender, British media regulator Ofcom today ruled that ITV was in breach of Rule 2.14 of the Broadcasting Code for "misleading viewers." Here's a refresher: The high-rated show had culminated with trainer Jules O'Dwyer and her dog Matisse taking the… »

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Britain's Got Talent: Ofcom rules viewers were "misled" over Jules & Matisse tightrope switch

17 August 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent has been found in breach of the Ofcom code after the controversy surrounding winners Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse.

O'Dwyer and her dog act triumphed in the last series of the show - but viewers were later shocked to discover that a dog walking on a tightrope had not actually been Matisse but a doggy double, Chase.

Ofcom has now confirmed that the show breached rule 2.14, which states that broadcasters must make sure viewers are not "materially misled" about any competition or voting.

The regulator added that it ended up receiving 1,175 complaints about the switch, which O'Dwyer revealed during a chat on Lorraine the day after the final.

In its response, ITV admitted that producers considered changing the name of O'Dwyer's act to reflect the fact that other dogs were taking part, but decided that it could spoil the "surprise reveal of Chase during the semi-final performance and the »

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Cilla died from 'traumatic head injury'

14 August 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Britain's Got Talent', 'The Voice' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' will battle it out at the fifth annual National Reality Television Awards next month. The primetime hits will battle it out for the Best Reality Competition Show prize at the awards ceremony, to be held at Porchester Hall in London on September 30. Other shows in the mix for the big prize include ratings winner 'The Great British Bake Off' and Channel 5's controversial 'Celebrity Big Brother'. 'Britain's Got Talent' stars David Walliams and Alesha Dixon are up for Best Reality Show judge along with 'The Voice' coach will.i.am and 'Bake Off's' Paul Hollywood. BBC »

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7 reasons why everyone can't stop talking about Tattoo Fixers

7 August 2015 3:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"I was, um... drunk. It was 5am in Magaluf."... "A mate had just bought a tattooing kit. I was 14." So goes the standard, red-faced reasoning from visitors to E4's Tattoo Fixers, a temporary cover-up clinic erected in London's Hackney to first chuckle at, and then eventually fix, the nation's errant ink.

It's fair to say the Digital Spy office is a bit obsessed with the goings-on of perma-stunned receptionist Paisley and her three tattooists-in-chief, but we're not the only ones. Catch any episode and you can see why, even through covered eyes and a good degree of wincing, you just have to watch.

1. The tattoos that need fixing are hilariously, shockingly bad

Many a visitor's shame quickly turns to our delight as the skin-ink on show is invariably so utterly, insanely, unrelentingly awful that it's impossible for viewers at home not to howl at the TV through tears of laughter, »

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Who could be going into the Celebrity Big Brother house? All the rumours

6 August 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big Brother is just around the corner - we have an eye, a theme and a launch date! But while we're excited about that, it also means Celebrity Big Brother is drawing ever closer, so our thoughts naturally turned to who might be heading into the house this summer.

We've already heard that we're in for a UK vs Us theme this series, but that's nothing without housemates, so we've rounded up the rumours - from the likely to the... not at all likely. Read on to see who might be popping in...

Janice Dickinson

Who? "The world's first supermodel", Janice used to be a very outspoken judge on America's Next Top Model. She's been on I'm a Celebrity, and also hit the headlines recently after alleging that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her.

The rumour: Janice has been rumoured to be going into the house for ages now, with some »

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Amanda Holden

4 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Holden doesn't drink alcohol often because she's ''petite'' and ''doesn't handle booze very well''. The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge was a guest at Piers Morgan's 50th birthday party and did allow herself to indulge in a few drinks but she insists it's a rare occurrence for her to enjoy a tipple because she gets tipsy easily. Amanda - who stands at 5ft 5in - said: ''I barely drink, because I'm quite petite and I don't handle booze very well. Two or three drinks and I'm gone. Although I had a great time at Piers Morgan's 50th, though - we stayed »

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Amanda Holden on Bgt future: 'If Simon wanted to do a panel change, then that's totes fine by me'

3 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Could Amanda Holden be finally getting boss Simon Cowell back for that Bgt Nick Grimshaw prank? Because the TV star has just hinted that next year might be her last on Britain's Got Talent.

The 44-year-old presenter and actress - who's been on the judging panel of the ITV talent show since it began in 2007 - told The Mirror that Cowell gets "nervous" when she threatens to leave.

"Simon [Cowell] keeps getting twitchy and nervous when I say I'm going to leave, which I like! I just think that 10 years sounds better than 11.

"I'd 100% miss it and I'd never watch it ever again. I'd find it incredibly hard to see someone else sat next to my good friends at the judges' table."

On her relationship with the music mogul and fellow judges Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, she enthused: "We're all really close and we've all got each other's backs.

"But even though we're mates, »

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Amanda Holden on her marriage: 'I've never been naughty - apart from when I had the affair'

3 August 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Amanda Holden has reflected on her affair with Neil Morrisey, and insisted that she's "never been naughty" during her current marriage.

Speaking to The Mirror, the Britain's Got Talent presenter commented that husband Chris Hughes "wears the trousers" in their relationship.

"Chris wears the trousers, but I choose them!" Holden joked. "I've never been naughty [pauses]… Well, apart from when I had the affair with Neil [Morrissey]. Apart from that, I was, and still am, a very good girl."

Holden welcomed her first child with record producer partner Hughes in 2006 and the couple tied the knot two years later, before having their second daughter - following drastic medical complications - in 2012.

The 44-year-old TV star and actress's first marriage was to Corrie star Les Dennis in 1995, but after her highly-publicised affair with Men Behaving Badly's Neil Morrisey in 2000, the pair went on to divorce three years later.

Holden also spoke about »

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Are you ready for The X Factor 2015? Watch the exciting first trailer here

3 August 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The countdown starts here - ITV has unveiled the first trailer for The X Factor 2015.

Fans of the show have spent all day trying to unlock the trailer on social media, and now we've got our first look at the new-look judging line-up and presenting team.

The X Factor 2015: Everything we know so far including the judges, auditions and rumours

The trailer sees brand new hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs enter The X Factor laboratory to find out the secret formula of the singing competition.

The X Factor 2015: 8 big changes that have been made this series

New judge Nick Grimshaw is shown being fitted with a special judging microchip and soon starts saying old, familiar catchphrases, while fellow newcomer Rita Ora is put through feedback training - but gets a little too easily distracted.

Meanwhile, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been turned into a 'Chez-bot' and cloned several times »

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These are the 8 most ridiculous Ofcom complaints of the past 12 months

31 July 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

EastEnders tested pre-watershed limits last night, with Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) branding her scheming brother Max (Jake Wood) a "complete and utter bastard".

Carol's outburst is far from the most traumatic event to occur on the BBC One soap in its 30-year run - or even in the past 12 months - but her potty mouth certainly ruffled a few feathers, with 29 people grumbling to Ofcom.

"People will complain about anything," you might think - and you'd be right. Below are just a few of the complaints made to UK regulator Ofcom in the past year - from hypnotism conspiracies to getting het up over helium.

1. Four people were annoyed they couldn't guess who killed Lucy Beale

This isn't the first time in 2015 that 'Enders has come under fire - a quartet of angry viewers contacted Ofcom in February to complain about the 'Who Killed Lucy?' plot reveal.

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Peter Dickson quits The X Factor

28 July 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Peter Dickson has quit 'The X Factor'. The booming voiceover artist has revealed he is bowing out of the ITV series after 11 years, having become synonymous with the show since he joined in 2004. Announcing the news on Twitter, he wrote: ''After the best 11 years with the X Factor, it's time for me to check out and cut loose. (sic)'' The 58-year-old TV announcer - who also works on 'Britain's Got Talent' - was known as the distinctive voice of the live shows during which he would announce the contestants as they took to the stage. The news comes ahead of the »

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The X Factor will never be the same again: Voiceover Man Peter Dickson leaves the show

28 July 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor will never be the same after Peter Dickson confirmed his departure from the show.

Dickson has been the distinctive voice of the show since it first started in 2004.

Rachel Adedeji saying goodbye to Peter Dickson is the only tweet we need today

The X Factor 2015: Everything we know so far including the judges, auditions and rumours

"After the best 11 years with the X Factor, it's time for me to check out and cut loose," Dickson confirmed on Twitter.

Dickson began his career at the BBC and was the corporation's youngest ever TV news presenter at the age of 17.

He had stints on BBC Radio 2 as an announcer and worked on The Steve Wright Show on Radio 1. His own Peter Dickson's Nightcap ran for four years on Radio 2.

The X Factor 2015: 8 stars who could replace Voiceover Man Peter Dickson on the show

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The X Factor 2015: 8 big changes that have been made this series

27 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Filming for The X Factor is well underway, as the auditions have been completed and Boot Camp starts this week. But don't expect it to be like previous series, because lots and lots of changes have been made this year. In fact, the show is going through so much of a revamp that we thought we'd better start keeping track.

Read on for 8 things that are new, different or changed this series, from the Judges' Houses format to the people involved...

The X Factor: 13 brilliant and bonkers auditions that make us excited for the new series

The X Factor: How one act's audition went heartbreakingly wrong

1. The judges (obviously)

The biggie. We've got a refreshed judging panel this year - Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have held onto their spots, but they've been joined by Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora for the new series.

Not only does this »

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The X Factor: David Walliams, Nick Grimshaw and Simon Cowell are the big new love triangle apparently

27 July 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Watch out David Walliams - Simon Cowell has a new bromance.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has issued a warning to Britain's Got Talent judge Walliams after she spotted Cowell getting friendly with new X Factor panellist Nick Grimshaw.

"Nick and Simon are the new David and Simon," she told the Daily Star. "They are like two big kids. I think David Walliams needs to watch out because Simon has a new boyfriend."

If Cheryl sounds like she's stirring the pot, maybe it's because Nick and Simon have mainly bonded over taking the mickey out of her.

"Me and Simon love each other," Nick said.

"David is out and I'm in. I think we upped it to a new level this week, because we wound Cheryl up something rotten. I love her but she is so easy to wind up and she can't help but react. We were both making cat noises at »

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