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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

How I helped bring television history to an inglorious end

As the 'Big Brother' door opens for the last time, former housemate Jon Tickle spills the beans

Big Brother fans must pay for 24-hour online streaming

Big Brother bosses announced today that a live internet feed is to return for fans - but at a cost.

Jack Tweed tells of suicidal thoughts after rape arrest

Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed said today he contemplated suicide after being arrested on rape charges, for which he was later cleared.

Katy Guest: Talk about me behind my back, but make it good

When the 11-year Big Brother phenomenon finally limps to an end this summer, it will have left us with several abiding legacies. Some of these are positive, such as the knowledge that we can always vote for the underdog/outsider/weirdo and really wind up the Daily Mail.

Jack Tweed cleared of raping student

Jack Tweed, widower of reality television star Jade Goody, walked free from court today after he was found not guilty of raping a student.

Rape accused Jack Tweed 'unaware friend was in room'



Jack Tweed today told the jury trying him for rape that he had no idea his friend was in the room watching until he knelt on the bed and started having sex with the same woman.

Jack Tweed friend claimed woman 'did not protest'

The man accused of raping a teenager at the same time as Jack Tweed told police she "did not protest" so he stayed to see if he could join in.

Student 'became withdrawn after Jack Tweed rape'

The 20-year-old student allegedly raped by Jade Goody's widower went from being a bubbly, active teenager to a vulnerable young woman who only feels safe in the comfort of her own home after the attack, a court heard today.

Student 'frozen with fear during Jack Tweed rape'

A 20-year-old student today described how her body went in to "complete lockdown" when she was allegedly raped by the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody and his friend.

Great Works: Christ Pantocrator (circa 1150), Anon

Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

Jade Goody's children to visit grave on Mother's Day

Jade Goody's children have not stopped talking about their mother since the day she died, their father Jeff Brazier said

Big Brother auditions: The exhibitionists' exhibitionists

A Slice of Britain: It is their last chance. The final series of 'Big Brother' is casting, and so the Britons who are most desperate for fame – and least encumbered by inhibition – queue through the night for auditions and their turn to out-humiliate everyone else

C4 sends the cameras in to Notting Hill to explore unknown reality show territory

David Cameron's London neighbourhood of Notting Hill is to be the setting for a long-running observational television series that Channel 4 hopes will fill the void left by the departure from its schedules of Big Brother.

How We Met: Lisa Butcher & Dr Linda Papadopoulos

'She keeps trying to find me a date, but... her judgement can be questionable'
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