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13 Dec 12 15:36
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from DS Headlines

Dancing on Ice series eight will commence on January 6, 2013.

ITV announced the return date over Twitter, one week after revealing that the show's lineup of professional skaters has been overhauled.

"It's back! Dancing on Ice returns 6.15pm Sunday 6 January on ITV1," the network wrote.

Frankie Poultney, Nina Ulanova, Matt Gonzalez, Brooke Castile, Jodeyne Higgins, Sean Rice, Lukasz Rozycki and Alexandra Schauman will not be returning for the upcoming series, meaning many of the celebrity contestants will have new skating partners.

Next year's lineup is rumoured to include Pamela Anderson, Anthea Turner, Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie, former EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas, gymnast Beth Tweddle, The Only Way is Essex star Lauren Goodger, rugby player Gareth Thomas, singer Dionne Bromfield and comic Joe Pasquale.

Five of the new professional skaters have been named as Robin Johnstone, Jenna Harrison, Andy Buchanan, Olga Sharutenko and Michael Zenezini.

Jason Gardiner will return as a judge to replace last year's panellist Louis Spence, while Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley will continue to host the programme throughout the next series.
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Report George Bailey August 21, 2013 10:35 PM BST
oops just read the last post...I'm just repeating earlier ones
Report Cider August 21, 2013 10:47 PM BST
They had to try something to halt the decline and think it's quite a good idea from a viewer perspective. To get an near instant result is quite exciting with the results show to follow.
Report Cider August 22, 2013 5:49 PM BST
**** have some Zain/Perrie markets
Report Cider August 22, 2013 5:51 PM BST
Report TheMadness August 22, 2013 5:53 PM BST
More opportunities to make money.
Report squares August 23, 2013 9:23 AM BST
SCD - Natalie Gumede
Report attitude adjuster August 23, 2013 9:29 AM BST
going to Hamilton tonight

Loveable Rogues and Amelia Lily on afterwards ShockedExcited
Report squares August 23, 2013 9:42 AM BST
singing all their well-known hits
Report timbuctooth August 25, 2013 3:00 AM BST
Rachel Riley for SCD?
Report GeorgeBrush August 25, 2013 10:23 AM BST
Blokes locking themselves in bedrooms across the nation
Report squares August 25, 2013 10:59 AM BST
that'll get chit chat watching
Report hemsby August 26, 2013 2:05 PM BST
Tony Jacklin for SCD according to today's Sun.
Report GeorgeBrush August 26, 2013 2:29 PM BST

Fig'll back him
Report squares August 26, 2013 3:04 PM BST
just imagine if Monty got the gig Crazy
Report GeorgeBrush August 26, 2013 3:10 PM BST
We'd have to get a restraining order
Report five leaves left August 26, 2013 5:27 PM BST
Monty Love
Report squares August 27, 2013 5:19 PM BST
from tmix

probably a link to SCowell - so even more control

X Factor bosses have teased a new ‘fifth judge’ aspect to this year’s auditions.

In a teasing Twitter post, the show’s official social media accounts revealed an announcement will be made this coming Friday, ahead of Saturday night’s TV premiere of the new series.

This year’s line up of judges has seen Sharon Osbourne make a return to the panel, joining Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger.

Every aspect of the show has been revamped, with a completely new double audition stage that’s seen the comeback of the judges’ rooms.

The categories were given straight after, putting a new spin on bootcamp which itself has gone under a radical transformation to add drama and plenty of tears.
Report five leaves left August 27, 2013 5:20 PM BST
As a new series of Strictly draws closer, we are excited to reveal we'll be adding an extra celebrity to the line-up this year. Yep, 15 celebrities will be making their dance floor debut in the autumn!
Report GeorgeBrush August 27, 2013 6:06 PM BST
ffs, it's chronic getting rid of all the duffers as it is
Report squares August 27, 2013 8:27 PM BST
SCD launch show recorded this time next week.

On TV 7th Sept.

Lives not until Sept 27th/28th.
Report five leaves left August 27, 2013 8:32 PM BST
Oh, we should have some names leaking soon then
Report GeorgeBrush August 27, 2013 9:03 PM BST
Jess doing it?

Bookies will have to install crush barriers
Report squares August 28, 2013 9:39 AM BST
XF no longer putting up the contestants in London hotels - searching for a mansion in North London or Hertfordshire.

Must be some forumites who can oblige.
Report squares August 28, 2013 9:40 AM BST
Barlow impressed by the girls category and oc his own, the groups.

Dermot rates the oldies.
Report attitude adjuster August 28, 2013 9:41 AM BST
Mr Timothy Vernon Polls,esq  Wink
Report GeorgeBrush August 28, 2013 9:52 AM BST
Get the separate XF and SCD threads rolling sq
Report squares August 30, 2013 6:50 AM BST
Judges on Stepping Out = Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep SadCryPlain

Host = Davina Cry

Report five leaves left August 30, 2013 3:37 PM BST
What's this show all about squares?
Report timbuctooth August 30, 2013 3:40 PM BST
I think they dance with their real life partners.
Report squares August 30, 2013 3:46 PM BST
from DS Headlines

New ITV entertainment show Stepping Out has confirmed its judging panel.

Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep will all appear live every Saturday night as The Front Row, judging six celebrities and their real-life partners on their ability to dance

Hosted by Davina McCall, Stepping Out will see The Front Row joined by a weekly mix of celebrities, stage and screen performers and choreographers, along with family and friends.

The dancing couples will be given individual 'him and hers' scores, which from week two, will be combined with the viewer votes. The couple at the bottom of the leader board will hang up their dancing shoes and leave the competition.

ITV has also confirmed the following competitors lineup:

> Brian McFadden of Westlife fame and his wife Vogue Williams.
> Loose Women star Denise Welch and husband Lincoln Townley.
> JLS's Oritsé Williams and his girlfriend AJ Azari.
> Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, designer and TV personality, and wife Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen.
> World champion boxer Carl Froch and girlfriend Rachael Cordingley.
> Actress Glynis Barber and her husband Michael Brandon.
Report five leaves left August 30, 2013 3:46 PM BST
ok cheers Tim.
Just seen on DS

ITV and basically the same format as strictly and DOI.
We might struggle for markets.
Dance shows tend to be far less popular with punters
Report five leaves left August 30, 2013 3:47 PM BST
You beat me to it squares Silly
Report squares August 30, 2013 3:50 PM BST
also on DS headlines

Nigel Harman has been cast as a character based on Simon Cowell in the upcoming X Factor musical.

The former EastEnders star will channel the music mogul in the comedy theatre project from Harry Hill.

I Can't Sing! will be directed by Olivier Award-winner Sean Foley, and will premiere at the London Palladium on March 26, 2014 after previews.

Harman will play a character based on X Factor boss Cowell, while The Color Purple actress Cynthia Erivo and Holby City's Alan Morrissey will also appear.

The actor has recently appeared on the West End in shows including A Chorus of Disapproval and Shrek the Musical.

Simon Cowell will appear at the musical's press launch on Monday (September 2).

Actor Alexander Hanson was previously linked to the role of Simon Cowell in the production.
Report timbuctooth August 30, 2013 4:36 PM BST
Speaking of Dave, anyone else watching `Long Lost Families`? I hated her on BB, and her very presence on `Million Pound Drop` stops me from ever watching it. However, she is quite good on LLF.
Report five leaves left August 30, 2013 4:39 PM BST
I watch sometimes. It's a very decent show of that type and I agree Davina comes across extremely well. I even like Nicky Campbell on it Shocked
Report squares August 30, 2013 4:42 PM BST
can't stand stuff like LLF so no thank you.
Report bearcub August 30, 2013 4:43 PM BST
I loved it Blush
Report timbuctooth August 30, 2013 4:46 PM BST
Yes, Campbell is good too. Today`s episode is about to finish in.... Brighton! Starting on ITV+1 in a few minutes for anyone with nothing better to do than enjoy an hour of `feelgood` tv.
Report five leaves left August 30, 2013 4:55 PM BST
I'm usually with you squares. I hated Surprise surprise. But that was in a big glitzy studio with bloody Cilla Black dragging some poor soul up on stage which made it feel very exploitative.
LLF is made by the same people who produce WDYTYA and has a similar feel to it.
Far more heart, care and thought goes into the whole the show.
Report timbuctooth August 30, 2013 4:59 PM BST
Not the best episode, today. Brother and sister  are never as good as parent and child and, in the  mother and daughter story,the daughter was a bit `colder` than usual.
Report squares September 6, 2013 5:13 PM BST
for 2014, from DH Headlines

Celebrities will take on winter sports in a new Channel 4 series.

The Alpine Games will air in early 2014 ahead of the broadcaster's coverage of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The series will be stripped across ten nights, with contestants taking part in events including slalom and ski jumping.

Expert coaches and Olympians will train the celebrities for their challenges, with the names of those competing yet to be confirmed.

"The format is simple and compelling; the scale is enormous." said Andrew Mackenzie of production company Twofour.

"I'm looking forward to seeing our first skier patiently waiting at the top of a large ski jump ramp."

Twofour previously produced celebrity diving series Splash! for ITV.

too much clothing required for winter sports really Plain
Report GeorgeBrush September 6, 2013 5:22 PM BST
Definite potential for celeb death, I loikes it
Report bearcub September 6, 2013 5:24 PM BST
Big Brother babe Hazel O'Sullivan offered 'huge sum' to appear on I'm A Celebrity 2013

BIG Brother hottie Hazel O'Sullivan has been 'offered a huge sum' to join the line-up of the next series of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Report stu September 6, 2013 6:28 PM BST
Plenty bikini time...Silly
Report squares September 10, 2013 11:41 AM BST
Mercury noms tomoz
Report GeorgeBrush September 10, 2013 12:00 PM BST
Any obvious ones?
Report squares September 10, 2013 12:01 PM BST
no obvious standout for the award imo
Report GeorgeBrush September 10, 2013 12:02 PM BST
Good, last few years the fav has won Plain
Report squares September 10, 2013 12:04 PM BST
that's not to say there won't end up being a hot fav which wins Sad
Report squares September 10, 2013 12:04 PM BST
some of these markets leakier than GS's bladder
Report GeorgeBrush September 10, 2013 12:07 PM BST
One or two false steamers though
Report GeorgeBrush September 11, 2013 11:59 AM BST
Kylie joins the voice
Report squares September 11, 2013 8:16 PM BST
Mercury Noms

some good ones on here

Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'
David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
Disclosure - 'Settle'
Foals - 'Holy Fire'
James Blake - 'Overgrown'
Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'
Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity'
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle'
Laura Mvula - 'Sing To The Moon'
Rudimental - 'Home'
Savages - 'Silence Yourself'
Villagers - '{Awayland}'
Report GeorgeBrush September 11, 2013 8:20 PM BST
Some bloody recurring names

Is the market up?  Suppose I should look
Report five leaves left September 11, 2013 8:28 PM BST
Which one is the token Jazz act? They must win one year
Report GeorgeBrush September 11, 2013 8:30 PM BST
lol, never will

If Bowie promised to turn up at the ceremony the slags would probably give it to him

He won't OC
Report bearcub September 14, 2013 9:30 PM BST
Report five leaves left September 14, 2013 9:40 PM BST
I can't post it either
Report five leaves left September 14, 2013 9:40 PM BST
Report five leaves left September 15, 2013 12:00 AM BST
Emma Love still doing BB
Report five leaves left September 19, 2013 11:46 AM BST
Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs the final judge
Report Cider September 19, 2013 5:37 PM BST

More cracking work from Bonkers Cool
Report squares September 19, 2013 7:16 PM BST
blimey Crazy
Report Cider September 19, 2013 7:44 PM BST
Lush vocal from Bex. Stardom surely awaits.
Report squares September 24, 2013 10:10 AM BST
Story on DS headlines - Gareth Malone trying for Crimbo No 1 again.
Report mach October 4, 2013 8:44 PM BST
ShowbizSecrets Protected account  3h 
#Splash is returning to @ITV in January 2014, for 7 episodes.
Report five leaves left October 10, 2013 7:43 PM BST
MrCelebUK™ ‏@MrCelebUK 2h

IM A CELEBRITY: Olympic athlete @sallyGunnell is rumoured to be entering the famous celebrity jungle this November.
Report five leaves left October 11, 2013 7:54 PM BST
Good for Belo

    By Claire Hodgson

Big Brother's Brian Belo reaches settlement with TOWIE bosses after claims they stole the idea from him
11 Oct 2013 16:56

The reality star took legal action against ITV and Lime Pictures and has settled the case out of court, according to reports
Brian Belo developed an idea called Totally Essex Brian Belo developed an idea called Totally Essex

Big Brother winner Brian Belo has reached a settlement with ITV and Lime Pictures, after taking legal action against the makers of TOWIE last March.

According to Broadcast, the case was due to be heard at the High Court today but a final attempt at negotiations saw all parties reach a settlement.

Belo, himself an Essex boy, claimed that the makers of the structured reality soap had adapted and reproduced part of a format he had originally developed with Sassy Films and Massive TV.

The trio said they took the idea to Lime Pictures in March and July 2009 and sent a tape and treatment to ITV in November 2009. The show launched on ITV2 in 2010.

They also highlighted a series of emails that they believe demonstrated ownership of the format.

A key part of ITV's defence was that the concept developed by Belo, Sassy and Massive - called Totally Essex - was not a “dramality” show like The Only Way is Essex, but a “fly on the wall documentary".

Watch the Totally Essex trailer below.

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Report bearcub October 11, 2013 8:01 PM BST
He probably settled for a 6pack of cider Sad
Report five leaves left October 11, 2013 8:04 PM BST
Report five leaves left October 11, 2013 8:06 PM BST
TBF he's a smart guy
Smart enough to pull off the dumb act for 10 weeks and win BB
I'm sure he'd do well on here betting on it too
Report bearcub October 11, 2013 8:10 PM BST
I watched the trailer for his idea a few months back.
I'm amazed itv had a nerve to say they never copied his idea, he even had half the cast in it.
Report Henry VIII October 11, 2013 8:18 PM BST
He'll have got a large amount then. Not as much as without the theft but good for him anyway.
Report five leaves left October 11, 2013 8:24 PM BST
Hopefully enough so that he doesn't have to wear a mankini on BOTS ever again
Report bearcub October 12, 2013 10:42 AM BST
It’s been revealed this weekend that former Big Brother winner Brian Belo – who’s one of my Top Five BB favourites of all time – is celebrating having banked a cheque to the value of £1million after a lawsuit against ITV and Lime Pictures ended with the settlement.
Report five leaves left October 12, 2013 2:28 PM BST
Good for him
Report five leaves left October 13, 2013 12:52 PM BST
Despite not having the greatest line-up this year, Strictly trouncing XF

Strictly Come Dancing: 9.8m
* peak: 10.9m
The X Factor: 8.1m (35%) inc +1
* average down -1m on last year's first live show (9.06m/40% inc +1)
* average down -400k from last week's Judges' Houses Saturday (8.48m/36.1% inc +1)
* peak: 9.5m (40%) inc +1
Report five leaves left October 13, 2013 1:05 PM BST
Figures during the clash

"@Jake_Kanter: The gap was more marked when the Strictly & X Factor overlapped at 8-8.30pm. Strictly got 9.8m (38%) and X Factor 7.2m (28%). #tellyratings"

XF not that far down on it's average figure so it shouldn't make a big difference to the vote of the 1st 3 acts.
Report hemsby October 13, 2013 1:26 PM BST
@mermhart: If people who stole my laptop last night in W6 out there. Please please please return. Precious creative projects all lost. Will reward. RT.

Someone's stole Miranda's laptop .......Party Time Grin (although bear will be distraught)
Report squares October 13, 2013 1:30 PM BST
i wonder if that means we will be spared the Christmas Fitness DVD - or is that already completed
Report bearcub October 13, 2013 1:33 PM BST
Sad Poor Miranda
Report Cider October 13, 2013 1:35 PM BST
Is someone offering a reward for the thief to keep it?
Report five leaves left October 13, 2013 1:39 PM BST
We could have a whip round.
If Lorna goes tonight I'll stick in a tenner
Report Cider October 13, 2013 1:43 PM BST
Terrible figures for xf and the show was awful to boot. Half a chance of peaking less than 10 for this year's final I'd have thought. Whoever came up with the ridiculous idea of the fake backstage scenes omg.
Report five leaves left October 13, 2013 1:56 PM BST
The Voice did
Report hemsby October 16, 2013 3:17 PM BST
Big gamble today on Apu to be the next character killed off on The Simpsons Sad

No more of these gems ?

-Thank you, come again
-Yes! I am a citizen! Now which way to the welfare office? I'm kidding, I'm kidding, I work, I work.

-Yes, yes, I know the procedure for armed robbery. I do work in a convenience store, you know.

-Please do not offer my god a peanut

-Ah! the searing kiss of hot lead; how I missed you! I mean, I think I'm dying.

-I have been shot eight times this year, and as a result, I almost missed work.

-Be careful when we capture him! We cannot claim the reward unless we have 51% of the carcass

-Hey, hey, this is not a lending library. If you're not going to buy that thing put it down or I'll blow your heads off!

-Silly customer, you cannot hurt a Twinkie!

-Nickel off on expired baby food

-I will not lie to you.  In this job you will get shot
Report Cider October 19, 2013 2:43 PM BST
squares, if you are about check inbox
Report squares October 19, 2013 3:09 PM BST
will do
Report bearcub October 19, 2013 3:20 PM BST
You will probably need a mirror hth  Mischief
Report mach October 24, 2013 8:18 PM BST
This is probably old news to many of you, but it's the 1sr I've read about it, The article is a good read

What Will The Ladbrokes Exchange Mean For Punters And The Industry?
Report five leaves left November 3, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
Strictly p1ssed up again

StrictlyComeDancing clear Sat night victor with 9.978m, 43.8% share (11.06m peak). #TheXFactor had 7.873m including +1, 34.1% share (9.19m). #TVRatings
Report bearcub November 6, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
Tim wins Big Brother OZ
Report LendUsAFiver November 6, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
nice article mach.

Betfair did get way too greedy, that much is obvious. I'm pretty sure big investor(s) in Betfair made the decision to cripple the markets through tax, grab the short term gains, sell the stock and then short the company...
Liquidity has been poor this year. Betfair need to lower commissions before it's too late.
Report bearcub November 6, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
I see the Lads exchange is up and running

They have an x factor market which they have obviously seeded themselves
Report five leaves left November 6, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
If that's the case you can see them banning people who win too often
Report bearcub November 8, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
The winner of this year's X Factor will release their single during the week of what qualifies as the 2013 Christmas No.1.

The ITV show has avoided the festive chart battle for the last two years, but the Official Charts Company has announced that the single will release on Monday, December 16 - following the contest's final the day before - with the No.1 being revealed the following Sunday, December 22.

2011 winners Little Mix and 2012 winner James Arthur both reached the top spot, but their singles were released the week before Christmas.

Matt Cardle's Biffy Clyro cover in 2010 was the last X Factor winner's single released during Christmas No.1 week and it topped the charts.

In 2009, however, Joe McElderry was beaten to No.1 by an anti-Simon Cowell campaign's push for Rage Against The Machine's 1993 single 'Killing In The Name'.

Also in the running for this year's Christmas top spot are 11-year-old choirboy Jack Topping and Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard & Adam
Report squares November 26, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
CSS - AJ axed.  Carol McGiffin joins Rylan and Emma.
Report squares November 26, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
or even CBB Blush
Report bearcub November 26, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
We're very excited to announce that Carol McGiffin will be joining the Celebrity Big Brother team as head panelist on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Psych.

Carol came fourth in the last series of Celebrity Big Brother and is an experienced broadcaster and journalist. She was most widely known for her time as a regular panelist on Loose Women, which she quit before entering the CBB House last summer.   

Carol McGiffin comments: "When I was in the house I was a straight talker, and it will be the same on Bit On The Psych. I'm really looking forward to getting inside the housemates heads and seeing what mates them tick".

Bit On The Psych will air on Saturday nights after the main show and will be co-presented by Rylan Clark and Iain Lee. Iain Lee joined the Big Brother team last summer as a regular panelist on Bit On The Psych. An established radio and television broadcaster, Iain's previous credits include Inside Out London and The 11 O'Clock Show. 

Emma Willis and Rylan Clark will return for Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side which will air Monday to Friday after Celebrity Big Brother.

Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 in January.
Report bearcub November 27, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
Ronan Keating: 'I'd love to replace Gary Barlow on X Factor'

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