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Jasmin Walia loses it in the next instalment of The Only Way Is Marbs (June 25) as she throws her drink in Dan Osborne's shocked face following an argument in a Marbella nightclub.
Brits abroad, eh?
We all know drink-throwing in Towie is commonplace but accusing a female cast member of sleeping with every bloke in Marbella will pretty much guarantee it.
And while we don't always condone such reckless behaviour, here's 10 other classic TV soakings below:
1. Towie's Mario & Lucy
"Another one-night-stand in Marbella?" a smug Mario let's slip as Lucy walks past him in a bar as the cast enjoy their annual summer break in Marbs last year. After a fight about cheating and who has been sleeping with who in Marbella, Lucy shouts: "I'm not the mug, you are," before throwing her entire glass of Sangria in his face and all over his skin-tight crisp white shirt.
2. Mic's »
The first Britain's Got Talent live show of the series helped ITV secure a strong ratings performance on Monday night (May 26), collecting an audience of over 9 million.
Monday's first semi-final, which was won by boyband Collabro, pulled in an average audience of 9.12 million (39.1%) from 7.30pm. A further 448k watched on +1.
Figures dropped for the results show at 9.30pm, which pulled in 7.86 million (33.3%). 288k checked out the results on +1.
On BBC One, a Bank Holiday showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides attracted 3.07 million (13.1%) at 8pm.
BBC Two's 50th birthday celebrations continued with 1.49 million (6.3%) tuning in for The Fast Show Special at 9pm and 1.49 million (8.0%) sticking around for the Goodness Gracious Me reunion at 10pm.
Channel 4's reality series The Island with Bear Grylls pulled in 1.67 million (7.1%) at 9pm, while What The Dambusters Did Next attracted 1.01 million (4.6%) at the same time on Channel 5.
Elsewhere, Stephen Mulhern's »
After weeks of auditions, the Britain's Got Talent live shows kicked off last night - and Digital Spy was in the audience to get a first-hand look at Christian Spridon's ridiculous shirtless dancers. But what else did we see? Well, not much. But that won't stop us from bringing you a Behind-the-scenes look at all the action - here's what we spotted!
1. Simon Cowell sits on cushions to make himself look taller.
Well, we assume it's to make himself look taller. At the first ad break, a woman rushed in with a tower of cushions to put on the judges' chairs - but only Simon got two. For extra comfort or extra height? Who knows. What we do know is that he wouldn't stop leaning back in his chair like a naughty school boy. Sit up straight, Simon. We thought he was going to fall backwards, and then he'd be sorry. »
After Walliams suggested that his golden buzzer act Christian Spridon was a better singer than Dixon who he said made a career miming, Dixon responded by soaking her glass of water all over Walliams - in a move reminiscent of Sharon Osbourne's quarrel with Louis Walsh all those years ago.
Britain's Got Talent first semi-final: All the action - Live Blog
After Spridon's performance of 'It's Raining Men', Dixon told the singer: "I am speechless. If it wasn't for all the dancers, I probably would have buzzed you too. It was so out of tune, it was ridiculous. It didn't work for me but it was so much fun."
Walliams, however, claimed that Spridon could win the competition and mocked Dixon for miming throughout her career. But Dixon reacted to »
Britain's Got Talent pulled in 9.18 million viewers last night (April 26), topping Saturday primetime ratings once again, according to overnight data.
42.6% of the audience share tuned into the ITV talent show from 7pm, while an added 897k (4.3%) viewers watched an hour later on ITV+1.
Later on the channel, quiz show Amazing Greys continued with 3.11m (15.3%) at 8.15pm, and Law & Order: UK thrilled 1.38m (8.3%) at 9.15pm. The Americans was seen by 461k (2.8%) at 10.15pm.
On BBC One, Pointless Celebrities entertained 3.38m (16%) from 7pm, followed by Dale Winton's National Lottery: In It To Win It at 7.50pm, which pulled in 3.62m (17%).
Medical drama Casualty enthralled 4.7m (23.4%) at 8.40pm, while Rob Brydon's The Guess List continued with 3.52m (19%) at 9.30pm.
Over on BBC Two, 850k (3.9%) tuned in to watch coverage of the snooker world championship at 7pm, while 950k (4.5%) were entertained by a showing of the pilot episode of Porridge at 8pm. »
Walliams instantly had an important question, asking: "Are we allowed to have someone who's died? Like Louis Walsh?"
Meanwhile, Dixon made no secret of her desire to win - and got so overexcited that items in her dressing room began to fly about.
Elsewhere, Cowell surprised no-one when he reached the letter "M", choosing: "Me."
Britain's Got More Talent airs tomorrow (April 26) at 8.15pm on ITV2. »
Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7pm
The search for a star continues, as the judges Simon, Amanda, Alesha and David travel the country for more singers, dancers, performing animals, and other madcap acts. Ant and Dec present, while Stephen Mulhern hosts the aftershow Britain's Got More Talent.
The golden buzzer sits in the middle of the judges' desk, ready for this week's outstanding acts. Will anyone follow in the dancing footsteps of Paddy and Nico and make it through to the live shows?
The hostage drama opened with a surgeon, Ellen (Toni Collette), being ordered to kill Us President Kincaid as she operates on him. Finally in the season finale, the day of the surgery has arrived. The First Lady has realised Ellen's deception and corners her demanding the truth. Blair's squad of hired terrorists pose as secret service agents, and establish their final plans. »
A motocross display team called Bold Dogs leave the judges fearful in a new clip from Britain's Got Talent.
The act performed a variety of dangerous stunts on motorbikes outside the arena in the hope of impressing the judges with their unique audition.
Their stunts were so extreme and dangerous, that it caused Simon to shield his eyes at one point, while Alesha said the act's performance was "amazing".
Britain's Got More Talent airs on Saturday (April 19) at 8.20pm on ITV. »
In this weekend's episode of the show, Mulhern is lucky enough to get a twerking lesson from auditionee Katie May O'Hanlon.
Watch Stephen Mulhern twerking below:
While Mulhern hasn't quite got the wiggle factor of Miley Cyrus - "That's, er, not it," O'Hanlon tells him - he seems mystified by the discovery that you can also twerk upside down.
But Mulhern isn't the only Bgt star busting some moves, as judge David Walliams shows off his signature high kick in the episode.
As Alesha Dixon looks on and giggles, Mulhern questions why exactly Walliams needs to kick his own hand as part of the routine.
Taking his advice, Walliams kicks into mid-air - and reaches completely new heights.
Britain's Got More Talent airs on Saturday (April 19) at 8.20pm on ITV. »
Pointless Celebrities: BBC One, 7pm
The start of a new run of celebrity specials of the daytime quiz show fronted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. This week, it's a 1970s special complete with comedy Village People moustaches. There's a round on pop music, which should suit Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman. The other teams involved are actors Paul Henry and Madeline Smith, DJ Edward Stewart and Sally James (of Tiswas fame), and Sally Thomsett and Anna Karen.
Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7.15pm
ITV's biggest talent show is back with its great variety of singers, dancers, gymnasts, comedians and performing dogs. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the audition rounds have it all. Ant and Dec present, claiming about Simon Cowell that "if anything, parenthood has made him grumpier". The media mogul presides over the judging panel, alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
With the introduction of the Golden Buzzer, »
Ahead of the new series launch, Digital Spy caught up with the judges and Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern to see who has picked the best golden buzzer act and whether parenthood has changed Cowell's judging style.
Is Cowell training his dogs Squiddly and Diddly to dance? Is Dixon a tougher judge this year? Are Rita Ora and Rihanna in talks for The X Factor? Watch our interview with the stars to find out the answers to these questions and more.
Britain's Got Talent returns on Saturday (April 12) at 7.15pm on ITV. »
Meanwhile, Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern recently told Digital Spy: "I don't know what David was thinking! I don't know whether he did it to annoy the other judges but the reality is that [his act] is through so it is very bizarre."
However, Walliams has now explained that he likes the more unusual acts, saying: "Before I joined the show the reason that I loved it as a viewer was I loved all the eccentric characters, so I love to champion those acts, because if it's all too straight and there are too many singers it might as well be The X Factor. I »
ITV has confirmed the launch date of this year's Britain's Got Talent.
The eighth series of the reality competition will premiere on Saturday, April 12 at 7.15pm, ITV confirmed on Twitter today (April 2).
Confirmed: Britain's Got Talent returns Saturday 12 April at 7.15pm on ITV @GotTalent pic.twitter.com/pXLzckln22
— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) April 2, 2014
Mulhern recently spoke to Digital Spy about what to expect in the new series, including the introduction of a golden buzzer.
Watch a promo for the new series below: »
It's getting closer, everyone! Britain's Got Talent is coming back for its eighth series, so it's time to start dusting off your magic wand, shaking out your pom poms and getting the dog treats ready. But we wanted to know a bit more about what we should expect, so we grabbed Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern for a bit of a chinwag. Read on for news of twerking, virtual babies and tin foil...
1. There is a big range of acts this year.
"I'm really enjoying it. I can't believe that it has been eight years now, but the great thing is there are a lot more variety acts this year rather than singers, which is amazing. And I don't like to get people's hopes up too much, but I think Britain's Got More Talent has even more exceptional talent than ever before. Of course, I say that with »
The spinoff's host is joined by previous acts such as Stavros Flatley, Steve Hewlett and The Showbears in the video, which culminates with Mulhern and his guests performing at the Britain's Got Talent auditions.
Watch the video below:
But it's bad news for Mulhern, who is despondent when all four judges buzz him off the stage.
Walliams poses as one of the music mogul's nannies - although perhaps not one we'd ever employ - wearing a nurse's hat with a brunette wig and a short maid's dress, complete with white apron.
As the pair's friendship seems to be based on outdoing one another by playing practical jokes, we round up a few of their recent attempts to wind each other up:
Driving Cowell crazy
Oh, David! Here he is pretending to be Simon Cowell's chauffeur during Britain's Got Talent auditions at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Walliams emerged from a Rolls Royce in a smart suit and typical chauffeur hat, before opening the door for Cowell. Although we're still not entirely sure why.
Big fan male
Walliams was at it again during the London Bgt »
Is there anything more perfect on a Sunday evening than sitting down for a good old quiz show? No, which is why we're very happy that Stephen Mulhern is back with a brand new series of Catchphrase this weekend! To celebrate, we caught up with Stephen for a natter about rubbish contestants, trying not to follow in the footsteps of previous host Nick Weir, and why we're about to see a worthy successor to the infamous snake charmer rudeness...
Were you glad to get back to Catchphrase for a second series?
"Yes, I must say I was really, really pleased. It doesn't feel like going to work. With Catchphrase, there is something about it where as soon as you go back into the studio it just feels right. We have a couple of specials in this series, like a Mother's Day special, which is hilarious. It has David Walliams and »
17 items from 2014