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Channel 4 appoints 'bloke called Dave' as new CEO

David Abraham, who transformed the reputation of the broadcaster UKTV with the marketing slogan "Everybody knows a bloke called Dave", was yesterday revealed as the new chief executive of Channel 4.

Basshunter 'too clingy' says Big Brother housemate Katia

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has said she dumped DJ Basshunter because he was "too clingy".

'Just flirting' Katia spends night with Big Brother housemate

Celebrity Big Brother contestants Katia Ivanova and Basshunter spent the night cuddled up in bed together.

Davina McCall: 'Television is not good for children'

Davina McCall has said she feels bad about allowing her children to watch TV.

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Katia Ivanova speaks of Ronnie Wood romance

Katia Ivanova has revealed how she was "madly in love" with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

6.2m watch Celebrity Big Brother launch show

Around 6.2 million viewers tuned in to watch contestants enter the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house last night, making it the biggest show of the day across the terrestrial channels, Channel 4 said.

Return of the goth?

Kate Moss, Big Brother and Victoria Beckham are turning gothic mainstream

Celebrity Big Brother: A house where nobody knows your name

The underlying theme for what Channel Four promise us will be their final Celebrity Big Brother had been supplied by Jean Paul Sartre – that famous suggestion from Huis Clos that "Hell is other people". Regular viewers of CBB's opening episodes will know that Sartre got it slightly wrong: for those desperate enough to enter this mausoleum of fame: "Hell is other people not having a clue who you are".

Vinnie Jones 'offered Big Brother cash deal'

Vinnie Jones is said to have been offered one million dollars to join his former football rival Paul Gascoigne in the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house.

Jade Goody is 'most mourned celebrity'

Big Brother star Jade Goody has proved to be the most mourned celebrity this year, according to an online tribute site.

Terence Blacker: Why satire no longer stings the powerful

It no longer hurts because the satirised are now part of the game

Boy George's Big Brother ban plea rejected

Former Culture Club singer Boy George was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house today before the programme starts.

Boy George to discover Celebrity Big Brother fate

Former Culture Club singer Boy George will know tomorrow morning whether he has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house before the programme starts.

Jade Goody widower Jack Tweed to face rape charge

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody is expected to deny raping a teenager.

How TV's big sister coped with the end of Big Brother

Davina McCall admits she cried when Channel 4’s ground-breaking reality show was axed. But there’s plenty to look forward to, she tells Rob Sharp
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