Adrian Chiles is returning to the BBC for the first time in three years after he quit the corporation for ITV.
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Monday 30 August 2010
The BBC and ITV's Saturday night ratings war is at an end, the controller of BBC1, Jay Hunt, has signalled, saying she would no longer be alarmed if her network ceased to be Britain's most popular channel.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
The first appearance of Alex Jones and Jason Manford together on The One Show sofa drew in extra viewers last night.
Sunday 01 August 2010
If I call you fat, is it kind or cruel? A plain-speaking government health minister says describing the overweight as "obese" isn't direct enough to make them lose weight. According to Anne Milton, if a doctor uses the F-word, we're more likely to realise it's our responsibility to shed surplus poundage. She's expressing a personal view and not government policy, but this no-nonsense approach has found support in the medical profession. Obesity has become a meaningless word. It sounds as if you're suffering from a social disease, not a condition that's clogging up your arteries and hastening your date with a coffin. This modern blight isn't confined to the two-legged – a charity report claims half our dogs are obese and will suffer early deaths. We're killing our pets by overfeeding them, human-style.
Monday 26 July 2010
BBC bosses were today hoping to repeat the success of former One Show presenter Christine Bleakley by unveiling a replacement who even looks like her.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb were star guests on BBC 1's Breakfast programme yesterday, sending the show's publicists into overdrive. The pair's interview with presenters Sian Williams and Charlie Stayt was posted on Breakfast's website and discussed on its Facebook page and Twitter account.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Party of the year, we're assured, was the Serpentine Gallery's summer bash last week – to which Diary duly dispatched a reporter, hoping to garner some celebrity wisdom for your reading pleasure.
Saturday 10 July 2010
The Mystery of the Gay Bishop Who Never Was has yet to be resolved.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Jonathan Ross has signed a deal to present a chat show for ITV, it was announced today.
Monday 05 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Got up this morning, day four of my Consciousness Cleanse, and found freedom through forgiveness. Managed to forgo an unholy fry-up thanks to fab new book I'm reading called Women, Food and God, then ditched usual work attire in favour of experimenting with "new ways to wear khaki".
Friday 02 July 2010
Days after the Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, publicly congratulated the national team for securing their place in the quarter-finals, Senator Alfredo Jaegli used a football theme to express his disagreement with the President's performance. Jaegli donned a comical hat and brandished a mock red card during Lugo's annual address on government plans and achievements, presumably ruling the President out of the next meeting.
Monday 28 June 2010
While England's band of stars were busy being humiliated by Germany, their WAGs were out in force.
Saturday 26 June 2010
A few weeks before the studio lights are due to go down on Jonathan Ross's Friday night chat show, leaving the one-time BBC stalwart to reflect on the ignominy that followed the "Sachsgate" affair in 2008, ITV is rumoured to be in talks with the presenter about a comeback.
Monday 21 June 2010
TV presenter Christine Bleakley is looking forward to working with her "old friend" Adrian Chiles again after it was announced she has signed a deal to move to ITV.
Monday 21 June 2010
The BBC has withdrawn its offer of a new contract to The One Show presenter Christine Bleakley, prompting immediate speculation that she is to join ITV.
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