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Coronation Street spoiler: Sally Dynevor ‘shocked’ by Frank Foster storyline

Sally Dynevor was “shocked” when she learned her Coronation Street alter-ego would fall into the clutches of evil Frank Foster. The 48-year-old actress – who plays Sally Webster in the ITV1 soap – thinks viewers will become increasingly worried about her trusting character, as she refuses to believe the violent factory boss ...More

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Coronation Street lesbian kiss makes Guardian Top 10 as Sophie and Sian walk down the aisle

The kiss between Corrie characters Sophie Webster and Sian Powers has been voted number 4 in a Guardian Top 10 lesbian kisses of all time. Writer Julie Bindel selected kisses from fiction and real life and selected the Corrie kiss ahead of Brookside’s famous lesbian kiss and another in Hollyoaks. Tonight’s episode of Corrie (ITV1, [&hel...More

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BBC dominates ratings with EastEnders most watched Christmas Day programme

EastEnders won the annual Christmas ratings battle, with 9.9 million viewers. The BBC soap’s festive edition – which featured downtrodden wife Zainab Khan finally standing up to her husband, Yusuf, and the revelation Phil Mitchell is being stalked by his own son, Ben – beat competition from Coronation Street and period drama Downton A...More

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EastEnders: Pat Butcher confronted by Derek Branning

EastEnders’ Pat Butcher will be confronted by her gangster nephew Derek Branning on her deathbed. The Albert Square legend, played by Pam St. Clement, will bow out of the show at Christmas, but while the cause of her death – rumoured to be either in a fire, a heart attack or cancer – is unknown […]...More

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Does Jonathan Creek pilot from 1997 show that BBC knew about phone hacking?

By Marc Moninski The BBC was fully aware that hacking into people’s answerphone messages was a widespread journalistic practice as long ago as 1997. If proof is needed, just watch this clip from the pilot episode of Jonathan Creek called ‘The Wrestler’s Tomb’ – produced by the BBC’s own in-house entertainment department, and aired on [&...More

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Ricky Gervais to sign Channel 4 deal after Life’s Too Short ratings flop

Ricky Gervais is set to sign a deal with Channel 4.  The 50-year-old comic has filmed a pilot for a new sitcom for the network and is said to be “very pleased” with the show, which has a working title of Derek. Channel 4 chief Jay hunt is reportedly “thrilled” with the show, which is […]...More

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David Bowie’s lost Top of the Pops recording to air tonight

Recently unearthed footage of David Bowie performing on a Top Of The Pops Christmas special from 1973 is to be broadcast on BBC 2 tonight (December 21, 7.30pm). The footage, which sees the singer play The Jean Genie, had beenthought lost until last week, when retired TV cameraman John Henshall came forward with a copy […]...More

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TV Burp to continue without Harry Hill?

TV Burp could carry on without Harry Hill. The comedian quit the show earlier this year – complaining that the ITV1 programme had left him feeling “suicidal” – but producers Avalon are keen for it to continue and are now looking for a replacement. Funnymen Lee Mack, Al ‘Pub Landlord’ Murray and Russell Kane have ...More

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Coronation Street spoiler: Audrey Roberts collapses

Coronation Street’s Audrey Roberts will be rushed to hospital after she collapses on the cobbles. Concerned onlookers immediately call 999 after the gossipy hairdresser passes out in the street and an ambulance is sent to rush her the nearest hospital. However, it turns out the health scare just a false alarm as medics reveal Audrey […...More

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Harry Judd’s disastrous Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal

Harry Judd feared he would not win Strictly Come Dancing after a “disastrous” dress rehearsal.  The McFly drummer – who beat off competition from Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan, who finished second and third respectively, to win the Glitter Ball trophy on Saturday night (17.12.11) – nearly dropped his professional partner...More

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Coronation Street: Michelle Collins to become Rovers Return landlady

Michelle Collins’ Coronation Street’character, Stella Price, is set to become the landlady of the Rovers Return. The actress will buy the pub after current owner Steve (Simon Gregson) puts it up for sale to ease his debt problems, and she admits she is “quite excited” to become the manager of the iconic drinking establishmen...More

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Tulisa Controstavlos: Little Mix Cannonball single is ‘formality’

Tulisa Contostavlos says Little Mix’s debut single is “a formality”. The N-Dubz singer mentored the group -  whose cover of Damian Rice’s Cannonball reach number one in the UK singles chart yesterday (17.12.11) – to victory on The X Factor and thinks they can go on to establish their own identity now they have release...More

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Coronation Street’s Bill Roache predicts we will communicate telepathically after world disasters.

Coronation Street’s Bill Roache who plays Ken Barlow has predicted a series of “earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis,” will cleanse the earth in 2012. The 79-year-old actor believes the world is heading for a series of natural disasters sent to disperse “negative energy,” which will then herald a new “gol...More

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Alesha Dixon backs Chelsee and Harry to win Strictly Come Dancing

Alesha Dixon is backing Chelsee Healey and Harry Judd in tomorrow’s (17.12.11) Strictly Come Dancing final. The panellist – who judges the BBC One show alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood – admitted while the Waterloo Road actress is a “brilliant dancer”, a lot of women have a “soft spot&...More

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Jimmy Savile’s amazing £5m charity donation

Sir Jimmy Savile left £5 million to charity when he died. The Jim’ll Fix It host – who passed away in October aged 84 after battling pneumonia – raised £45 million throughout his life for good causes and it has now been revealed he left behind charity accounts amounting to more than £5 million. A […]...More

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Sir David Attenborough discusses The Bachelor King 3D – his latest Sky 3D movie

Last night Tech Digest, TV’s Scooop’s sister title, was invited to the première of Sky 3D’s latest natural history movie, The Bachelor King 3D. Helmed by Sir David Attenborough, the movie tracks the trials and triumphs of a King penguin from adolescence to adulthood. You’d expect nothing less from an Attenborough flick, but...More

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LCD, LED and plasma televisions: which is for you?

Sponsored post As modern televisions look very similar to each other with pleasing to the eye, shiny and stream lined designs, you could be forgiven for thinking that LCD, LED and plasma TVs are all the same. They even have similar features such as the ability to access the Internet or display photos. But despite […]...More

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Coronation Street’s Rosie Webster to dump Jason for TV fame

Coronation Street’s Rosie Webster is set to dump Jason Grimshaw just before she leaves Weatherfield. The brunette beauty – who is portrayed by Helen Flanagan – will flee to London when she agrees to appear in a Big Brother-style reality TV show, but she is told to be single for the programme so she ends […]...More

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Strictly Come Dancing: Ola and James Jordan axed from Strictly tour – by email

The professional dancers – who have appeared on the live shows every previous year – are furious after receiving the informal notification telling them they would “not be needed” for the live tour. James – who partnered Alex Jones during this year’s series – tweeted: “Myself and Ola will definitely NO...More

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Helen Flanagan looking forward to freedom from Coronation Street having worked since she was 9

Helen Flanagan will enjoy the “freedom” she will get once she leaves Coronation Street.  The 21-year-old actress, who has played Rosie Webster in the ITV1 soap for the past 12 years, says she will be sad to say goodbye to the show but is looking forward to having less restrictions in her life. Helen – […]...More