THE Great British Bake Off remains, for many, the highlight of their summer, but in recent years, baking fans have been given an extra treat to kickstart their year. And it looks like the New Year special will be no different as stars from 2017 and 2016 reunite one final time. Here's the lowdown on who's back in the tent... Who are The Great New Year Bake Off 2019 contestants? Candice Brown Former winner and fan-favourite Candice, 33, was born in North London to parents who ran pubs. At the time she applied for 2016's Great British Bake Off she was a PE teacher based in Bedfordshire, with a passion for pies, cakes, and baking in her pyjamas with high heels on. During her time on the show, she became well known for her ever-changing lipstick colours, however, it was her incredible creations that saw her emerge as the Queen of Baking. The TV star revealed in September that she said her "I do"s with boyfriend Liam Macauley, 31, in a secret wedding in France. … [Read more...] about Who are The Great New Year Bake Off 2019 contestants?
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CHANNEL 5 viewers have been left furious as Jane McDonald dominates TV schedules with SIX shows on New Year's Eve alone. The BAFTA winning presenter and singer has a whole evening of shows on December 31, kicking things off at 8pm with Christmas Cruising with Jane McDonald. Another four shows follow, including Jane McDonald and Friends NYE Special - in two parts - and Jane McDonald: My Life Story, before culminating with Jane: 12 Cruises of Christmas. The final show of the evening doesn't end until 1.35am, giving viewers on Channel 5 a solid five and a half hours of the 55-year-old. However for some, its all a bit too much, with one writing on Twitter: "There’s only so much Jane McDonald one can take. How’s C5 ratings nowadays anyway?" Another disgruntled Channel 5 viewer added: "#jeremykyle #Thismorning trust me Jane McDonald is NOT taking over the telly at Christmas not in this house id rather have a STI than a day with that noisy northern idiot." Jane McDonald sings Let … [Read more...] about Channel 5 viewers furious as Jane McDonald dominates Christmas TV schedules with SIX shows on New Year’s Eve alone
By Stephanie Schulte | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: November 30, 2018 at 10:41 am | UPDATED: December 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm We’ve collected some of the most notable events happening in Riverside and San Bernardino counties for the holidays. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 70+ Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Southern California 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in 2018 25 ho ho holiday concerts coming to Southern California These 12 holiday light shows put on dazzling displays across Southern California The list below is organized alphabetically by city and then chronologically. Beaumont 21st Annual Christmas Light Parade: Get into the holiday spirit at Beaumont’s annual holiday parade. Also nearby, the Holiday Craft Extravaganza runs from 4-8 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont.The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Palm Avenue and 12th … [Read more...] about 42 Christmas and holiday events in the Inland Empire for 2018
By Michelle Mills | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: November 28, 2018 at 1:04 pm | UPDATED: November 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm Looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holidays? Do you need an activity for the kids when they’re out of school? Are you entertaining out-of-town guests? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, we can help. We have collected dozens of holiday activities happening throughout Southern California, from festive boat parades to Santa’s Village. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in 2018 25 ho ho holiday concerts coming to Southern California These 12 holiday light shows put on dazzling displays across Southern California The list below is organized by county and the chronologically by event date, with ongoing events listed first. Los Angeles County | Orange County | Riverside … [Read more...] about 70+ fun Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Southern California
While most of London spends Christmas Day opening presents, eating too much, drinking too much, watching TV and generally spending time with friends and family amid the tinsel and baubles, it's easy to forget not everyone celebrates Christmas. Our diverse city is home to people from many religions and cultures and as such not everyone may wish to mark the occasion because of their beliefs. Others may choose not to celebrate for personal reasons - perhaps it isn't a happy time of year for some people. It might be that your friends and family are far away and you don't really have anyone special to spend Christmas with, so you're looking for something to do around others. Or maybe you're a person or family who just simply wants to escape the noise, craziness and over-indulgence and do something completely different. So what do you do if you're not celebrating on Christmas Day like everyone else seems to be? Everything is closed, right? And there's no way of getting to places, is there? … [Read more...] about Things to do on Christmas Day in London if you don’t celebrate Christmas