Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas of Electro Velvet, the UK’s entrants for this year’s Eurovision contest

The Eurovision flops that became top of the pops

Take note Electro Velvet

Abba perform their winning song 'Waterloo' at the Eurovision Song Contest, 1974

Eurovision: The winners that became big hits

From ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Satellite’ the campest competition in Europe can bring considerable commercial success

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlie feels the lack of food on The Island with Bear Grylls

The Island with Bear Grylls: More than 600 complaints are made about animal killings

Animal rights groups have called the killing and eating of pigs and a crocodile a "cheap ratings ploy"

Melissa Benoist a Supergirl

Supergirl, first look trailer: Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's Superman's cousin

Melissa Benoist and Calista Flockhart star in a TV adaptation of the DC Comic

Eddie Redmayne is reportedly favourite to play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne looks set to play Newt Scamander in JK Rowling's new film trilogy

The actor is in talks to play the author of Hogwarts set text Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Billy Elliot to be made into a film (again)

Confused? The play based on a film is to be a film for the second time

Emilia Clarke as Daenarys Targaryen 'Mother of Dragons'

Game of Thrones: 'Jay Z bought Daenerys Targaryen's dragons eggs for Beyonce'

Can you Bey-lieve it? Emilia Clarke reveals the most precious props on the HBO set found a good home

Christie's staff hold up Picasso's Les femmes d’Alger (version O) ahead of the auction

The shady world of art auctions: How can a Picasso truly be worth $179 million when the art market is so murky?

Chandelier bids, guarantees and the duopoly of Christie's and Sotheby's — Matilda Battersby shines a light on the art auction process

Carrie Underwood winning American Idol in 2005

American Idol ending after 15 seasons

The Fox Network's 'ratings Death Star' has been cancelled

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