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Strictly Come Dancing is still months away, but the rumours about which celebrities could be taking part this year are really starting to heat up now - and they've been going since January. So it felt like a good time to start to put together all the speculation we've heard to see if we can figure out who'll be hitting the ballroom in the new series.
Whether these stars actually end up donning Lycra and glitter remains to be seen, but these are the most likely according to the rumours we've heard lately...
Who? Actress (and Robbie Williams's wife)
The rumour: Ayda is the first person we spotted being linked to this year's Strictly... all the way back in January, less than a month after last year's series finished! Apparently, she was approached for the show last year but had to pull out because she became pregnant. »
He is joined by Rebecca Mayer as co-executive producer, who co-exec produced the “FabLife” pilot, and Karl Newton and George Davilas as senior supervising producers. Newton’s credits include the U.K. morning show “Daybreak.” Davilas is an Emmy winner for the syndicated talk show “The Doctors,” which he also launched.
“We have strategically assembled a diverse team with strong leadership in Shane Farley and co-ep, Rebecca Mayer, who will join executive producers Tyra Banks and Mark Schulman,” said Lisa Hackner, ABC Entertainment’s exec VP of daytime & syndicated programming, who made the announcement. “This is a dream team of award-winning »
- Whitney Friedlander
Congratulations to Jules O'Dwyer and her loveable border collie Matisse who won Britain's Got Talent last night (May 31). We must admit we came over a tad teary-eyed when Matisse's three-legged collie companion Skippy made his debut in their final act.
Last night's final prompted us to look back at all eight winners from the ITV talent show to see how they faired after their victories.
From Collabro to Pudsey the dog - which acts have had the most success post-bgt? Here's our ranking below:
1. Paul Potts
Paul Potts stunned the judges, audience and viewers of Bgt alike with his breathtaking rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' on the ITV talent show's first run in 2007. His audition became a YouTube sensation and was later confirmed as the fourth most viewed YouTube video in the UK.
Following his transition from Carphone Warehouse salesman to Bgt winner, Potts released his debut album One Chance »
ITV breakfast show pulls in fewer viewers than its predecessor, despite £1.5m revamp and hiring of Susanna Reid
And despite high-profile signings such as Susanna Reid from the BBC, Gmb is still being regularly beaten by rival BBC Breakfast.
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- Tara Conlan
The presenter said that her temporary Good Morning Britain co-host "brings a whole new energy to the programme".
Morgan is standing in for Ben Shephard on the ITV breakfast show this week.
Speaking on Loose Women, Reid said: "It's fantastic working with him but he's a force of nature.
"It's like sitting next to a mini tornado and I think whenever anyone gets interviewed by him, they feel like they've been through a tornado!
"You should see the looks on guests' faces after they've been interviewed by Piers. They're like, 'What just happened?!'"
She continued: "It's a real privilege working with him though. He's been there, done it. It's incredible the kind of career he's had.
"It's fantastic and he brings a whole new energy to the programme and I am very much looking forward to working with him again tomorrow, »
Sony's online gaming division has a new owner, and has been renamed Daybreak Game Company...
Soe, or Sony Entertainment Entertainment, has been sold to a new owner, and has promptly been renamed and turned into a multi-platform endeavour. The new name for the company is Daybreak Game Company, and the new owner, investment firm Columbus Nova, and Daybreak have outlined plans for the future, with a statement on the official Soe site.
"Today, we are pleased to announce that we have been acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm well known for its success with its existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. This means that effective immediately Soe will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company. Yes, that means PlayStation and Xbox, mobile and more! »
6 items from 2015
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