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Dermot O'Leary wanted for Daybreak

31 December 2013 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Dermot O'Leary is being eyed to host 'Daybreak'. ITV bosses are planning a major shakeup of their signature breakfast news show - which is currently hosted by Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly - following poor ratings and have turned their attention to 'The X Factor' presenter after Eammon Holmes turned down the job. Producers had hoped to lure Eammon, 54, away from his presenting job at Sky News and return to the early morning ITV slot he once fronted as host of 'Daybreak' predecessor 'GMTV'. However, the presenter has opted to stay with Sky and ITV are now hoping to sign Dermot or »

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Splash!: Digital Spy's Anna Williamson confirmed as contestant

20 December 2013 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy's showbiz columnist Anna Williamson has been confirmed as a contestant on the forthcoming second series of Splash!.

Williamson, who presents on Daybreak and children's channel Nickelodeon, and serves as an ambassador for mental health charity Mind, joins singer Una Foden and rugby star Martin Offiah in next year's lineup.

''I'm thrilled to be able to tell my Digital Spy family first officially that I'm to take part in the upcoming series of Splash! for ITV," she said.

"The training is hardcore but under the watchful eye of coach Tom Daley I'm starting to learn the art of diving.

"It's so much harder than it looks, trust me, and the heights are petrifying!"

Williamson also told Digital Spy that her work with mental health and children's charities inspired her to sign up for the show.

"As a ChildLine counsellor I work with young people on facing their fears, and helping them set personal goals, »

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Union J, Jeremy Kyle, The Chase for Text Santa specials on ITV daytime

16 December 2013 5:51 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV's daytime schedule will be taken over by the Text Santa fundraiser on Friday, December 20.

Special editions of some of the channel's classic daytime shows will be broadcast in the lead-up to the main event at 8pm.

Daybreak will kick off the festivities from 6am, with special guests Union J discussing their involvement in the campaign and a behind-the-scenes look at the Take Me Out Text Santa special.

Liberty X will chat about their Big Reunion Christmas single 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' on Lorraine from 8am.

In place of his usual chat show, Jeremy Kyle will present a special edition of the programme at 9.25am, after which Text Santa hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will chat about what the evening has in store on This Morning.

Let's Do Christmas...with Gino and Mel will give viewers a guide to a stress-free Christmas at 1.30pm and Peter Andre »

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Susanna Reid denies quit rumours: 'If you cut me open I'd bleed BBC'

16 December 2013 2:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Susanna Reid has dismissed rumours that she may depart the BBC.

The newsreader has been linked with moves to ITV and Channel 5 in recent weeks, following her success on Strictly Come Dancing.

It has been claimed that she could be offered a deal worth £500,000 to front BBC Breakfast's ITV rival Daybreak.

However, the presenter denied the speculation, stating that she could never leave the BBC.

"If you cut me open I would bleed BBC," she is quoted as saying by The Mirror. "I said when BBC Breakfast moved to Salford that the BBC runs through me like a stick of rock - and nothing has changed."

Reid will take part in next week's first all-female Strictly final, alongside Natalie Gumede, Abbey Clancy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Watch Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton perform the Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing below: »

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Louis Walsh: X Factor has no 'international star' this year

14 December 2013 1:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

ITV's daytime schedule will be dominated by its Text Santa fundraiser on Friday 20 December. Daybreak's Richard Arnold will go behind-the-scenes on Text Santa's 'Take Me Out' special from 6am with Union J - Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley, Jj Hamblett and George Shelley - joining Aled Jones and Kate Garraway to discuss their involvement in the festive day. Liberty X will talk about 'The Big Reunion' Christmas single 'I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday', which was released on December 15, on talk show 'Lorraine' at 8:30am. Chat show host Jeremy Kyle will present a special edition of his show from 9:25am which »

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Anchorman 2's Steve Carell Hijacks Live Newscast, Delivers the Weather Like Brick Tamland!

11 December 2013 1:22 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will Ferrell's got some serious live TV news competition from Steve Carell! Following in the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues star's footsteps, Steve made an appearance on Daybreak, a London morning TV show. But while Will (as Ron Burgundy) was seated in the anchor's chair, Steve (who plays Brick Tamland) hijacked his way onto the Dec. 11 weather forecast, taking meteorologist Laura Tobin by surprise! Steve even offered Laura some words of advice before he joined her in front of the green screen. "Clear your mind," he said, "and think of anything but the weather!" But after a few seconds of Laura talking about the fog, Steve couldn't help but intervene. "You're not »

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Steve Carell - 'Anchorman's' Brick Tamland - takes over weather forecast

11 December 2013 9:45 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"The Office" alum Steve Carell has been making the rounds promoting "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," and just like Will Ferrell, he's been doing it in a way to honor his news anchor character. Instead of hosting the news like Ron Burgundy, Carell took some time while visiting ITV's "Daybreak" to promote his role.

He took over for weather reporter Laura Tobin as he learned the different symbols used on a British weather map. "You're all over the place!" he ribs her. "This is the hardest job in the world!"

Carell's "Anchorman" character Brick Tamland wouldn't have been able to handle that much stimulation, despite being a weather reporter himself, so good on Carell for keeping it together. Too many loud noises, and Brick is pretty much useless. And put a lamp in front of him? Good luck trying to have a conversation.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" hits theaters on Dec. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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7 celebrities presenting the weather: Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg, more

11 December 2013 9:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steve Carell surprised viewers and presenter Laura Tobin when he gatecrashed a weather update on ITV's Daybreak this morning (December 11).

The Anchorman actor walked in during the forecast and stood in front of the weather map before offering Tobin some advice.

We amuse ourselves with clips of other celebrities who've tried their hands at hosting the weather - from Prince Charles to Mark Wahlberg - below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks could cheer any cold, grey morning with this dance-filled forecast. The actor was promoting Larry Crowne on a Spanish TV programme back in 2010, and when inevitably asked questions in Spanish which he didn't understand, he performed a little dance instead.

The next thing Hanks knew, he was presenting the weather forecast and dancing A Lot. We have no idea what's going on, and neither does Hanks.

Gerard Butler

Presenter Clare Nasir attempts to look as cool and breezy as the »

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I'm a Celebrity Kian Egan: I realised how much I love wife Jodi Albert

9 December 2013 4:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner Kian Egan has spoken about his emotional reunion with wife Jodi Albert.

Egan, who was crowned King of the Jungle last night, said on Daybreak and Lorraine that it was a "very emotional moment" seeing his wife again.

"It was just so special to see her in such a weird circumstance, I suppose, and it just made me realise how much I loved her and how much I missed her, being away from her for so long," he said.

"We had zero communication a week before I actually went in... And it's not just not seeing her, it's the no communication, not being able to know how our little boy was doing."

Egan added: "Normally I'm the type of guy when I'm at home that I'm the one making sure everything is okay, so it's that kind of thing that plays »

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Tom Daley video is the perfect springboard for ITV's Splash! | Media Monkey

9 December 2013 1:44 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Publicity around show's mentor provides great profile – but will contestants such as Saturdays singer Una Foden get a look-in?

The names of the first few contestants in ITV's Splash! have leaked out – but given recent developments, their mentor Tom Daley is likely to attract all the attention. According to the Sun, Saturdays singer Una Foden has signed up for the diving contest – unlike bandmates Rochelle Humes and Frankie Sandford, who chose to strut their stuff in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Daley has already started training the celebrities for Splash!, which starts next month – and Foden tweeted her support last week for Daley when he posted his "coming out" video: "Huge respect for @tomdaley1994 for coming out in such a brave manner. Lovely guy too X" Other stars featuring in the diving contest include Hollyoaks' Gemma Merna, radio and TV presenter Paul Ross and model Danielle O'Hara, while Daybreak »

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Steve Davis on I'm a Celebrity: 'It's the most amazing thing I've done'

5 December 2013 12:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Steve Davis has praised the show following his exit from the jungle.

The snooker star became the fifth celebrity to be voted out of camp last night (December 4).

Speaking to Daybreak's Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones, he said: "I haven't stopped laughing from the moment I went in - it's been the funniest, most amazing thing I've ever done.

"I've not been primed up by anyone to say that - I would suggest anybody who is a celebrity, for want of a better word, if they ever got the chance, and was offered the chance - go! It's just brilliant!"

Davis admitted that he found the social side of camp living the hardest to deal with, adding that he had to learn to be a "team player".

"I think initially the hardest thing to cope with was making sure that »

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Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones sing 'Fairytale of New York' - video

5 December 2013 7:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly have performed a Christmas duet together.

The Daybreak presenters sung The Pogues' classic 'Fairytale of New York'.

The pair listened back to the video for the first time on the show today (December 5), having recorded it earlier in the week.

"You said come down, we'll do this for a right laugh, it'll be really funny," Kelly said.

"I've always wanted the chance to sing with Aled - I obviously can't hold a note - you never said it was going to go on the interweb and then on the telly!"

'Fairytale of New York' was first released in 1987 and featured guest vocals from Kirsty MacColl. It reached number two in the UK chart and topped the Irish chart.

It charted again on its re-release in 1991, and has been in the UK top 20 every year from 2005 to 2012.

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Leona Lewis feels her songs don't suit 'twerking'

4 December 2013 1:20 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Dec. 4: Leona Lewis has claimed that people will never see her twerking to her own songs because they don't go well with the explicit dance form.

During an interview on 'Daybreak', the 'Bleeding Love' hit maker explained that it might look weird if she just suddenly started 'twerking' on stage while singing one of her songs, Metro.co.uk reported.

The 28-year-old singer had previously condemned controversial singers Rihanna and Miley Cyrus for setting a bad example for kids by making the provocative dance popular. (Ani) »

- Ketali Mehta

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I'm a Celebrity's Annabel Giles: 'Amy Willerton isn't being picked on'

2 December 2013 5:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Annabel Giles has dismissed suggestions that campmate Amy Willerton is being "picked on".

Vincent Simone recently suggested that Willerton is being isolated by some of the other contestants, but Giles - who was voted out of the jungle last night - dismissed the claims.

"I don't think she is being picked on," Giles said on Daybreak. "When you're in a group and you are relying on food like we are - and I don't know if you know how much 500 calories is. It's two handfuls of rice and two handfuls of soya beans per day. That's it!

"So when you rely on winning tokens and things to get food in so that you can feel a little bit fuller than perhaps you are, when you discover that someone is jeopardising the possibility of getting food, then it starts turning a bit difficult, »

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'Towie's James 'Arg': 'I want a shot at I'm a Celebrity'

21 November 2013 6:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Towie star James 'Arg' Argent has revealed that he would like to appear in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Arg's co-star and friend Joey Essex is currently taking part in the ITV reality series, and he told Daybreak that he hopes to follow in his footsteps with a stint in the jungle.

He said: "Two of my closest friends have done it now... maybe I'll get a shot one day."

Speaking about Essex's jungle flirting with Amy Willerton, Argent said: "She's lovely... I am a bit jealous, yeah. If it doesn't work out with them two hopefully he'll introduce me to her after.

"She's naturally pretty, she's well spoken - a bright girl."

Arg added that he hopes Joey Essex's ex-girlfriend Sam Faiers doesn't enter the jungle for his friend's sake.

He said: "It'd be good entertainment value but I think one of the main reasons »

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Regular Doctor Who Personnel Changes “Brutal” Says Jenna

19 November 2013 11:53 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Jenna Coleman appeared on ITV’s Daybreak show earlier today, in which she revealed a few feelings about recording Matt Smith’s final Doctor Who moments. Most interesting was her description of the show’s cast turnaround being “so brutal” – something that we wonder might be a sign that the actress herself is perhaps considering moving on

The post Regular Doctor Who Personnel Changes “Brutal” Says Jenna appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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Matt Smith's 'Doctor Who' exit was brutal, says Jenna Coleman

19 November 2013 5:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Matt Smith's Doctor Who exit felt "brutal" and "traumatic", his co-star Jenna Coleman has admitted.

The actress spoke about filming Smith's regeneration scene and Peter Capaldi's arrival as the 12th Doctor on ITV's Daybreak this morning (November 19).

"I knew it was going to be sad, but it was really traumatic," Coleman said. "It was very emotional and overwhelming."

The 27-year-old added that "the nature" of Doctor Who - with the show's ever-changing cast - means that filming on the series can be "so brutal".

"It's a strange thing [but] it's the nature of the show," she conceded.

"Matt leaves, Peter arrives in his costume and the scene carries on. You just keep going - that's the show."

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' airs on Saturday (November 23) at 7.50pm on BBC One. It will also be simulcast worldwide, and screened in cinemas around the globe. »

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Eamonn Holmes to stay with Sky News despite talk of Daybreak move

5 November 2013 9:20 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Presenter to continue fronting Sunrise, ending speculation he was being lined up to front troubled ITV morning show

Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes has signed a five-year deal to stay with the channel amid reports he was being lined up to front ITV's troubled early morning show Daybreak.

The Northern Irishman, who presents the early morning show Sunrise, told fans on Twitter: "I have happily presented @SkyNews #Sunrise for 8 years now, and sometimes there is a time when you just know that it's right to move on ... But this is Not that time. I'm afraid you will be waking up to me on Freeview 82, Ch 11 Pick TV and Sky 501 for the next few years."

The head of Sky News, John Ryley, said: "When Eamonn joined Sky News in 2005 it was a massive coup and eight years on that hasn't changed.

"Eamonn's inimitable style and rapport with his Sunrise team has »

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Lorraine Kelly's cold Christmas wish

1 November 2013 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Lorraine Kelly is hoping to be inundated with books about Antarctica this Christmas. The 'Daybreak' host is ''fascinated'' with the freezing cold land mass - the most southern continent on Earth - and as well as reading about the area she would love to receive an Antarctica-inspired jumper over the festive period. She said: ''I am a nightmare to buy presents for because I am not really into 'stuff' like jewellery or clothes. I do like books though, especially about Antarctica. I also like the idea of giving a donation to charity. ''I'm fascinated by Antarctica and I love penguins, so »

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'Daybreak' drops third boss in three years

1 November 2013 1:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has confirmed the departure of Daybreak's third boss in three years.

Editor Karl Newton has left his position after less than a year in the position. He oversaw the breakfast show's new look with presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones last year.

However, the show has continued to struggle in the ratings against rival BBC Breakfast.

Earlier this week, the programme was seen by only 700,000 viewers, less than a third of the BBC's audience. Newton will be replaced temporarily by Neil Thompson.

Newton said that he is "pleased to be leaving Daybreak having helped the programme turn a corner and having returned the breakfast format to its journalistic roots, with politics, exclusives and popular investigative content".

Last year, former Channel 5 news editor David Kermode left the editor position on the show, having taken over from Ian Rumsey in 2011.

Daybreak replaced GMTV back in September 2010 with Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley as presenters. »

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