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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Jimmy Savile (left) and Alistair McGowan who is playing him at the Park Theatre
Chris Evans: the presenter in his 'TFI Friday' heyday

TFI Friday: The most controversial moments from Shaun Ryder to making children cry

From Shaun Ryder swearing to making little boys cry, Chris Evans and the TFI team certainly had their moments

John Inverdale

Wimbledon 2015: John Inverdale dropped by BBC following on-air blunders

Inverdale came under fire for making a sexist remark and recently said the c-word during live radio

Richard O'Brien in the Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze is coming back – but not exactly as we know it

Like Richard O'Brien you too could get your hands on one of those golf ball-sized Swarovski crystals

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon calls female journalist 'a b***h' in front of 1,900 people

'Laura Snapes totally wants to f**k me / get in line, b***h', he said

Amy Schumer says the funniest things

Yes Amy Schumer’s ‘I can catch a d**k any time’ comment is funny, but these jokes are funnier

From the scatalogical to the ontological, here are the comedian's best quotes

The longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction included three authors who had been longlisted for the Prize before

Baileys Prize 2015: Why we sadly still need women-only book prizes

Why does having a vagina still matter in publishing? Because women's voices are not being heard

The Sisters, 1950, by Lucian Freud

Previously unseen painting of the woman who broke Lucian Freud's heart

Paintings of British artist's second wife Caroline Blackwood goes on show

Back together: James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear: 'BBC has offered Richard Hammond and James May £4.6 million to return'

The presenters have previously said they won't return without Jeremy Clarkson

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were both among the top 10 selling acts of 2014

British music achieves 13% of global sales

‘Popularity of UK music is only going in One Direction,’ says Sajid Javid MP

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Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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