With just a few hours left, it’s Julian Clary that is looking most likely to win the current series of Celebrity Big Brother. One betting shop punter has even placed a £15,000 bet on the camp comic triumphing over his housemates.
After Julie Goodyear and Prince Lorenzo were evicted on Wednesday night, bookies Ladbrooks took the bet which, at odds of 8-11, could mean a £26,000 pay out.
Julian is currently 4-7 favourite with Martin Kemp at 10-3, Coleen Nolan at 7-1, the Situation is 10-1, Ashley McKenzie is 20-1 and MC Harvey is the rank outsider at 50-1.
Celebrity Big Brother ends tonight, with coverage on Channel 5 from 9PM.
OK, so anyone under 35-ish will struggle to remember this but there was a sports-based show in the 1970’s called Superstars and it was a right laugh. It now looks that the enormous success of the Olympics may see it return to our screens.
Superstars was presented by the late David Vine and basically involved a number of famous sports stars engaging in a number of sporting challenges in a different city each week. The ‘different city’ always seemed to be Bath, but let’s not get into that debate now.
The resulting programme was entertaining because all of the participants had to compete in sports in which they were not traditionally proficient. This meant that little know sportsmen and women regularly became household names by being better at sports than established names. For instance, judo star Brian Jacks became inordinately well known because of his ability to do an insane amount of squat thrusts, bar dips or press ups despite no-one ever knowing what judo was.
It now appears that the BBC wants to re-visit the format back in order to capitalise on the success of British athletes such as Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.
We at TV scoop believe that if they use the original theme tune the whole shebang would be a huge hit. Here’s a reminder:
Or if they can coax Kevin Keegan to come out of retirement and fall of his boke again then the whole thing would work a treat. See this clip:
Bosses at the X Factor have confirmed that the final of the upcoming series will move from its traditional London base to the Manchester Central Centre.
Show sponsors TalkTalk will be giving away 10,000 tickets to the final, which will feature this year’s judging panel Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh. Walsh said: “Our live final is going to be another major event – so The X Factor 2012 has everything! I believe it’s going to be our best series yet.”
The last series of the show has been criticised by both show boss Simon Cowell and Gary Barlow, who called the contestants ‘lazy’. As expected, though, all of the judges are being extremely enthusiastic about this year’s run, which starts this Saturday at 8PM on ITV1.
The X Factor gossip grapevine is abuzz with news that the duets for the show’s final have been revealed.
According to tabloid reports, Robbie Williams, Rihanna, Will.I.Am and Christina Aguilera have all signed up to appear in the final alongside a contestant.
However, you’ll have to wait until Saturday night to see the singing couples because it hasn’t yet been confirmed who has been paired with who.
It is thought that Dannii Minogue is desperate for Matt Cardle to team up with Christina Aguilera, while Will.I.Am may be joining forces with Cher, after admitting to being a fan of the rapping wannabe.
That leaves Robbie Williams who would be great with One Direction, and Rihanna who will surely push Rebecca Ferguson to the top.
To be perfectly honest, the Great British Menu (BBC Two, Tuesday, 16 June, 8pm) has been a bit lame this year. Instead of letting the food and brilliantly pithy judges do the talking, some daft sod thought it might be a good idea to let the chefs loose on the mic. We all know that people who cook aren’t always that great at being warm and engaging. In fact, I’m pretty much convinced that most chefs are insufferable idiots who actually need bringing down a peg or two by arrogant critics. Anyway, regardless of all that, the best episode of Great British Menu is always the season final, where all the dishes from all the regions are whittled down and served up to some VIPs.
The End. Finished. Over. Last night, the 86th and final episode of The Sopranos had its premiere on UK television and now we Brits can finally appreciate the controversy that surrounded the show’s last scene when broadcast in the US. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at how creator David Chase decided to spend our final minutes with Tony Soprano.
Waking at the safe house he had fled to, Tony and his crew adapted to life without green vegetables and with a new recruit in the form of a stray cat. Tony met with Agent Harris, informing him of the bank used by the two Arabs he was interested in, hoping that the FBI worker would reciprocate with news of Phil Leotardo’s location. Harris didn’t oblige on this occasion, but this odd relationship was clearly a source of optimism for a beleaguered Tony.
It’s late on a Friday afternoon, your boss has already knocked off and you’re inching ever closer to the door. Hang on one minute. You may be stuck at the office, staring at a computer screen but here at the Scoop we’re determined to get the weekend started early. All new X-Factor starts tomorrow night on ITV1 and in celebration of all the talentless wannabes that will soon darken our TV screens, we give you last year’s losers. In this classic rendition of Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, the most memorable failed auditionees from 2006 were brought together to murder a song that was already pretty painful. Watch out for the woman who misses her line – her stricken face is a gem!