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Fox Intl. Channels to Launch First Free-to-Air Channel in the U.K.

London — Fox Intl. Channels is to launch its first free-to-air channel in the U.K. on Oct. 1. The entertainment channel, YourTV, is primarily aimed at women.

YourTV will provide viewers with “sensational real-life stories, irresistible experiences and thrilling tales,” said Fic. “From uplifting relationship features to shocking accounts of wrongdoing, audacious characters to inspirational advice.” The channel will air for 20 hours each day across the U.K., from 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. It joins Fic’s U.K. portfolio that also includes pay TV channels Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Baby TV.

Jeff Ford, managing director Fox Intl. Channels U.K., said: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of YourTV, our first free-to-air channel, an exciting next step in the evolution of our U.K. brand portfolio. Providing a daily treat of compelling scripted and unscripted series for viewers, YourTV is a fresh new destination for entertainment.
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Gizzi Erskine: 'Arrggh! Don't call me a domestic cook'

Food writer Gizzi Erskine on ghoulish movies, diets and why she won't be compared to Nigella

"I hate baking!" says Gizzi Erskine, a trained chef turned food writer and television presenter. She jabs the air with a buttermilk-fried chicken wing for emphasis. "I mean, I don't hate baking, of course, but if I turn on the telly and see another twee girl making cupcakes, I'm going to jump out of the window. It bores me; everything is very safe. You will never see me cooking to camera, really sweet and lovely, because it's just not me. I want to do the boys' stuff."

Erskine, who is 33, has been on the food scene for a few years, but she wonders sometimes if she is a bit "weird" – her word – for the mainstream. She might have a point, too. Before training at Leiths School of Food and Wine in her early20s,
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Domestic goddess wanted: who's going to be the next Nigella Lawson?

Once, Nigella ruled. Now there's a battle for her domestic goddess crown – and style is just as important as the ability to whip up a crème brûlée. Meet the contenders…

Rachel Khoo

Style From her immaculately painted lips (often pink, but best when they're true red) to her chunky short fringe (all the better for showing off her inquisitively coquettish brows), the look is pure Amélie. Khoo's clothes underline what her make-up bag is getting at. The obligatory Nigella-ish cropped cardigans are present and correct in powder blues and hot pinks. The dresses hint at that carefree-girl-on-a-push-bike-shopping-at-a-vegetable-market cliché, but on closer inspection those polka-dot dresses with elasticated belts are more likely from the vintage rails at Topshop (cross-back spot dress, £52) or the sanitised online vintage boutiques found in the "marketplace" section of asos.com. But there's nothing wrong with that.

Background Most cookery shows sell viewers the dream of a
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