It's that time of the year again - Strictly Come Dancing is back with a host of new faces set to fight it out for the Glitterball trophy. Mike Bushell, Catherine Tyldesley, David James, Chris Ramsey, Saffron Barker and Emma Barton are among the famous faces who will cha-cha-cha their way across the dance floor when the 17th series of the hit show returns in the autumn. In the years since Strictly Come Dancing's launch, 15 celebrities have been crowned winners with Natasha Kaplinsky taking home the inaugural crown in 2004. Here, we take a look at all of the show's winners since its inception in 2004. 2004 Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole BBC newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first ever winner of Strictly Come Dancing, way back in the summer of 2004. She took home the inaugural Glitterball trophy along with dance partner Brendan Cole after only eight weeks of dancing. 2004 Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett The second series of Strictly took place just months after the first in … [Read more...] about Which stars have won Strictly Come Dancing over the years?
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Eurovision 2019 is a mere three months away - and the public will soon be asked to decide this year's UK's entry. Hosted by the BBC, Eurovision: You Decide will see six acts sing three songs in a major overhaul to the selection process. The panel of Mollie King, Marvin Humes and Rylan Clark-Neal will hear two different versions of the songs performed by two different artists. They will then decide which act from each pair goes through to a final public vote to represent the UK at the 64th edition of the contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. When is Eurovision: You Decide? The show will be held on Friday, February 8 with presenters Mel Giedroyc and Swedish Måns Zelmerlöw, who won the contest in 2015. It will be broadcast from Media City in Salford and airs from 7.30pm on BBC Two. Who are the contestants and what songs will they be performing? Kerrie-Ann - Sweet Lies Ex-teacher Kerry Ann is performing an upbeat version of Sweet Lies. The 32-year-old from Plymouth said she … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Eurovision: You decide
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm Singer Susan Boyle on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Sword swallower Alex Magala of Los Angeles by way of Moldova on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJudges Howie Mandel, Mel B and Simon Cowell on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Juggler Viktor Kee on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Performance troupe Light Balance on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Knife-throwing act … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’ takes on the world with new ‘Champions’ season
TV star and celebrity chef John Torode is a veteran at putting amateur cooks (in addition to pros and famous faces) through their paces in the MasterChef pressure cooker. Along with Gregg Wallace, he loves tucking into delicious food before giving his frank verdict on the dish. Here's the lowdown on the chef... How old is John Torode? The Melbourne-native is 53-years-old and currently lives in London. He is most famous for his role as TV judge on MasterChef, starring in both the British and Australian versions of the show. At 16 years old, John left school to attend catering college and after a decade of training, he moved to the UK in 1991, to work at a sous chef at Quaglino's. Torode was in good hands, as he worked under restaurateur Sir Terence Conran, who he describes as a "genius". While working at Quaglino's, John first met his fellow MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, who was running a vegetable supply company. Who is the Celebrity MasterChef's partner? John Torode first … [Read more...] about How old is John Torode, who’s the MasterChef presenter’s partner Lisa Faulkner and what are his signature recipes?
BIG Narstie is an English grime artist and internet personality who's best known for his YouTube videos - including his parody agony aunt style series Uncle Pain. Here's the story of how the grime start went mainstream. Who is Big Narstie? Big Narstie is an English grime MC who was born on November 17, 1985. He began his career back in 2002 as a member of grime crew N-Double-A, but is better known for his solo work. He shot to prominence back in 2006, when he signed to Dice Recordings, an independent record label. His song Brushman - which sampled tracks by Oasis, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys - was one of the first grime/indie records to receive support from multiple mainstream radio stations. He is also known for his YouTube videos and Uncle Pain agony aunt-style parody. Believe it or not, Big Narstie isn't his real name. His real name is Tyrone Lindo. What happened when Big Narstie was on Gogglebox? Big Narstie has a whole host of famous friends, including Ed Sheeran. In November 2017 … [Read more...] about Who is Big Narstie and what’s his real name? Grime star and Ed Sheeran’s friend