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Craig Colton voted off The X Factor after voting deadlock

Craig Colton was voted off  The X Factor last night (20.11.11). The 22-year-old hopeful – who landed in the bottom two alongside Amelia Lily – fought back tears as judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh took the decision to deadlock after giving the acts two votes apiece. Following a sing-off which [&hel...More

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BBC2 axes Shooting Stars – for the second time

BBC Two has pulled the plug on the quiz show – presented by Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves – for the second time after it first aired from 1995-1997, followed by a second run from 2008. A BBC spokeswoman said: “In future there will be less space on BBC Two for comedy and entertainment panel […]...More

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EastEnders’ Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic torch

EastEnders’ Billy Mitchell is to carry the Olympic torch on the BBC One soap. The hapless video shop worker – played by Perry Fenwick – will find out on tonight’s (15.11.11) show that he has been successful in his application to carry the flame for the London 2012 games in a storyline that will see […]...More

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I’m A Celebrity Freddie Starr hospital dash down to dodgy egg?

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here’s Freddie Starr (right) was rushed to hospital yesterday (14.11.11) after eating a dodgy egg. The 68-year-old comedian – who underwent a quadruple bypass following a heart attack last year – was struck down with suspected food poisoning after consuming a fermented egg during a head-...More

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X-Factor 2011: Lady Gaga prayed for Kitty Brucknell – thankfully he didn’t listen

Lady Gaga prayed for Kitty Brucknell after they met on Sunday night’s (13.11.11) X Factor results show. The Edge Of Glory hitmaker – who ran on stage to console the sobbing hopeful when she learned she had been eliminated from the ITV1 series – asked the Lord to “help and guide Kitty in her future […]...More

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X Factor 2011: Kitty Brucknell’s nine lives run out, Misha B stays in competition

ALL PICTURES: ITV.com Kitty Brucknell was voted off The X Factor last night (13.11.11). The controversial hopeful – who landed in the bottom two alongside Misha B – took on head judge Gary Barlow’s advice and stripped everything back with her sing-off performance of ‘Over The Rainbow’ following Saturday night’s L...More

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X Factor 2011: Tulisa reckons 2 Shoes will bring back the fun factor

Tulisa Contostavlos insists 2 Shoes will bring “the fun factor” back to The X Factor. And I think she’s probably right. The N-Dubz singer – who mentors the Essex-based duo, made up of Lucy Texeira and Charley Bird – insists if the pair are voted back into the ITV1 show this Saturday (12.11.10) as a […]...More

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Louis Walsh: I’m definitely not going to win X Factor. Kitty Brucknell is ‘high maintenance’

Louis Walsh thinks he’s “definitely not going to win” this year’s X Factor.  There’s nothing like feeling positive, eh Louis. The Irish judge – who only has one act, Kitty Brucknell, left in the competition – admitted the controversial singer is “high maintenance”, and he thinks the final will ...More

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Frankie Cocozza: I’ll regret X Factor boot forever

Frankie Cocozza reckons he will regret getting chucked off The X Factor for the rest of his life. The 18-year-old wannabe rocker – who was sensationally axed from the ITV1 show on Tuesday (08.11.11) after boasting about taking cocaine – admitted while he has tried the illegal drug “six times”, he is not addicted and [&hellip...More

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George Michael slams EastEnders for ‘scary’ gay portrayal

George Michael has launched a twitter rant at EastEnders’ portrayal of gay couple Christian Clarke and Syed Masood’s relationship. Christian (John Partridge) has been falsely accused of molesting sexually-confused teen Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe), and the openly gay singer was disgusted at the BBC One soap’s “pathetic”...More

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I’m A Celebrity 2011. TOWIE’s Mark Wright named favourite ahead of Dougie Poynter and Antony Cotton

  TOWIE star Mark Wright (pictured above)  has been tipped to be this year’s King of the Jungle after the line-up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here was unveiled. The 24-year-old is the bookies’ early favourite to win the competition, with William Hill offering odds of 7/2 on him surviving until the […]...More

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X Factor voting to open at 4pm today – all phoneline money to Help for Heroes

Fans can vote to put either 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr or James Michael back in to The X Factor from 4pm today (10.11.11). With one of the acts – who were rejected from the ITV1 show during the first week of the series – set to re-enter the series for Saturday night’s Queen […]...More

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One axed X Factor act to return after Frankie Cocozza exit. Phoneline money to Help For Heroes

In a bizarre but conceivably charity money-making twist, one of the first four acts to leave The X Factor will be voted back into the show on Saturday (12.11.11).  Fans will see either James Michael, Amelia Lily, 2 Shoes or Jonjo Kerr rejoin the competition in the wake of Frankie Cocozza’s shock exit. Frankie, 18, […]...More

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Funeral of Sir Jimmy Savile brings Leeds to standstill

Sir Jimmy Savile’s funeral brought the city of Leeds to a standstill yesterday (09.11.11). The Jim’ll Fix It presenter’s golden coffin was taken on a 20-minute farewell tour of the city, as police closed surrounding roads to cope with the thousands of fans who turned out to pay their respects to the star, who died […]...More

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Coronation Street’s Lesbian wedding ends in disasater

Coronation Street’s Sian Powers is set to ditch girlfriend Sophie Webster at the altar. The teen lesbian, played by Sacha Parkinson – flees the pair’s nuptials when she finds out her lover had a fling with bisexual Amber Kaliari (Nikki Patel), the daughter of corner shop owner Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin). In the scenes, which [&h...More

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Frankie Cocozza booted off X Factor. Paddy Power pays out!

Paddy Power has eased the suffering of beleaguered Frankie Cocozza backers by refunding losing outright bets placed on the 18-year old hell-raiser after he was spectacularly booted off the show earlier today. In excess of £10,000 has been handed back to over 1,200 Paddy Power customers who, somewhat optimistically, bet on wild child Frankie winnin...More

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X Factor 2011: Review and pictures

Well it wasn’t a classic X Factor weekend. The dance theme left some of the more croonery acts struggling, especially Janet Devlin who looked very uncomfortable outside of her sub Enya comfort zone, forgetting the words to the Jackson 5′s I Want You Back. And then there was Frankie Cocozza who hasn’t been good enough […]...More

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X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh ‘at war’ over Frankie Cocozza

X-Factor judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh are said to be “at war”.  The  judges – who have repeatedly clashed throughout the ITV1 competition – are reportedly no longer on speaking terms after Louis slammed Gary’s act Frankie Cocozza as “bad karaoke” and the Take That singer was less than complimentary ...More

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Olly Murs: I’d be gay if I didn’t fancy Caroline

Olly Murs would have to be “gay” not to fancy Caroline Flack.  The Xtra Factor presenter – who co-hosts the ITV2 spin-off show alongside Caroline Flack – explained while he has a crush on Caroline, he is “100 per cent single and ready to mingle”. Olly said: “I think Caroline and I have got to […]...More

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EastEnders: Christmas tragedy for the Masood family

EastEnders’ Masood family will see their Christmas end in “tragedy” this year.  As Yusef Khan’s reign of terror over Zainab – played by Nina Wadia – comes to a climax, one of the family will lose their life at the hands of the evil doctor. An insider explained: “Zainab’s starting to see Yusef’s...More