Veteran BBC presenter Sue Barker has slammed the Corporation for the way it handled her departure from one of its most popular game shows. The former tennis player turned presenter had been hosting Question of Sport – the world’s longest running TV sports quiz show – for 24 years until 2020, when the broadcaster decided to rebrand the show with a new host. Barker told another BBC show, BBC Breakfast , that her employer had wanted her to say she was stepping down by choice, rather than being replaced. She said: “They [BBC] wanted to refresh the programme and that’s absolutely fine. “So we knew it was going to happen and it was just the way in which it happened and the way it was handled, and the way I think the BBC wanted me to say that I was walking away from it. “And yet, I’d never walk away from a job I loved. I didn’t mind being replaced. Absolutely fine. That happens. But it was just the way it was handled. “I think if we look back on it we could have … [Read more...] about BBC Former Presenter Slams Broadcaster For Handling Of Exit From World’s Longest TV Quiz
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Christian Bale has made fresh fans with his recent appearance as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder , but there’s one role in another franchise that he would entertain – to satisfy the kid in him. The star of the Dark Knight trilogy and Oscar winner (for The Fighter in 2011) told The Hollywood Reporter he could be persuaded to join the Star Wars franchise – but only to continue the work of the famous but unidentified stormtrooper who banged his head on the doorframe in the background of A New Hope. Bale said: “All I ever wanted in Star Wars was to be in a Star Wars outfit and hit my head on a door or something as I walked through. “The real nerds who watched Star Wars way too many times always knew about that one scene where the Stormtrooper hits his head on the door as he comes through. I wanted to be that guy. That was it. “But look, if I’m fortunate enough to be more than that, oh man, yeah. What a delight that would be. I’ve … [Read more...] about Christian Bale Reveals The One ‘Star Wars’ Role That Could Persuade Him To Join The Disney Franchise
Getty Composite New York Jets rookie Breece Hall is commemorating his NFL arrival with a special present for himself ... by getting an amazing diamond chain with a nod to his own nickname!! TMZ Sports is told ... the 21-year-old former Iowa State star wanted to get himself a "trophy" after going 36th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft ... so he hit up Al The Jeweler -- owner of Labelle Jewelry in Totowa, NJ -- to come up with something special. The piece features Hall's initials made out of roughly 25 carats of baguette and round cut diamonds ... and ruby claws and marks to honor his "Breece the Beast" moniker. To top it all off, the pendant sits on an incredible Cuban link chain ... which also features about 35 carats of diamonds. Al has become the go-to guy for New York Jets players -- as we previously reported, he made a couple awesome diamond sauce bottles for fellow rookie Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner . No word on how much … [Read more...] about NY Jets Rookie Breece Hall Cops ‘Beast’ Chain, Welcome To NFL Gift!