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Saturday 01 June 2013
Criticisms come after Sir Bruce Forsyth said he'd prefer separate versions of the show for adults and kids
Thursday 30 May 2013
The winner of BBC1 talent show The Voice, Leanne Mitchell, is on course for an embarrassing flop with her self-titled debut album looking likely to miss out on the top 100.
Monday 27 May 2013
These so-called "documentaries" are a deliberate attempt to demonise and marginalise the poor as sub-human examples of a welfare system gone to rot
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Simon Cowell has hired former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer/actress Paulina Rubio as judges on the American version of The X Factor.
Monday 29 April 2013
Britain's Got Talent saw its audience drop by a million viewers last night but it remained way ahead of rival The Voice.
Monday 15 April 2013
ITV's talent show drew in 10.5m viewers compared to 6.7m for The Voice
Sunday 14 April 2013
According to early data, Simon Cowell’s talent contest peaked with a huge 13.03 million viewers
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Simon Cowell has confirmed there will be format changes to this year’s X Factor.
Monday 18 March 2013
It’s not all about the price tag for Jessie J.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
John Walsh offers some tips for next time
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The Voice coaches were all smiles today when they reunited for the second series of the BBC1 show.
Monday 11 February 2013
Actress Helen Mirren explained the inspiration behind her pink hair on the red carpet at last night's Baftas ceremony.
Thursday 31 January 2013
The "Price Tag" singer will shear her ubiquitous dark locks to raise money on Red Nose Day
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Doctor Who and Sherlock go head to head tonight for some of the biggest prizes at the National Television Awards.
Monday 21 January 2013
Beyoncé’s second inaugural performance didn’t have the impact of her version of Etta James’s “At Last” in 2009. Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” this time, she still inevitably stopped the show.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales