Another England World Cup rollercoaster: It’s time to hold on tight

They score, the fans erupt, then the Three Lions tick another box in their tournament list with a huge blunder.

Big kick off is all about formations on the pitch

Opening Ceremony

One Show host Christine Bleakley 'torn' over TV offers

TV presenter Christine Bleakley admitted tonight she is "torn" by offers to make her future with ITV or the BBC - but has not yet plumped for either.

£1.5m shake-up for GMTV

Long-running morning slot GMTV is to drop its name in a £1.5 million shake-up.

Ian Burrell: James Corden v Adrian Chiles: let the TV battle begin

View from the Sofa: Chiles will lead the ITV line-up against his old team-mates in what could be a close contest

Adrian Chiles: Comfortable on the ball

He's the most relaxed sports presenter since Desmond Lynam. And now ITV is hoping that his easy-going charm will at last make the channel contenders in the great World Cup TV ratings battle

Penny Smith tearful farewell to GMTV sofa

Penny Smith bid a tearful farewell to her GMTV job today as she bowed out after 17 years on the sofa.

Matt Gatward: Chiles looks solid selection to keep lid on expectations

View From The Sofa: World Cup warm-up matches, ITV

Jason Manford to take over from Adrian Chiles on The One Show

Comedian Jason Manford will step into Adrian Chiles's shoes on The One Show, the BBC announced today.

DJ Chris Evans buys £12m car to celebrate audience record

Chris Evans splashed out on a £12 million Ferrari as he celebrated pulling in a bigger breakfast show audience than Sir Terry Wogan.

Matt Baker lined up as One Show stand-in

Former Blue Peter host Matt Baker has been lined up as a stand-in host following the departure of Adrian Chiles from The One Show.

Business diary: 'Working Lunch' pleads for a reprieve

Why did Working Lunch, the BBC show on which Adrian Chiles made his name and which now features the housewives' favourite Declan Curry, choose yesterday to run an item entitled "Is it time to leave GMT behind?", weeks after the move to British Summer Time prompted that debate at some length elsewhere? Could it be the BBC's announcement last Friday that the show is to be axed – and replaced by a new current affairs show entitled, wait for it, GMT?

Pandora: Tony Blair will go to the ball

Much tittering in the publishing industry last week, following the news that a certain Icelandic volcano had rendered Tony Blair (plus tan) unable to return from the Middle East. Not only was he due to join the Labour Party on the campaign trail, but he was to be thrown a no-expense-spared do at the London Book Fair by his publishers, Random House, in order to meet and greet industry figures. Unable to cancel the event, the champagne and canapés had to be passed around without him.

Pandora: Flatley lords it again

It might, as they say, be best to sit down. Michael Flatley – Irish jigster, sometime holder of the world record for taps per second, all too easily confused with Mick Hucknall – is making a comeback. More than that: he plans to rejoin Lord Of The Dance, the multimillion-pound tap-dancing monolith he founded in 1996.

Adrian Chiles climbed BBC ladder with blokeish charm

With his blokeish charm and Brummie accent, Adrian Chiles has climbed the ranks to become one of the best-known faces of the BBC.

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