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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Mickey Mouse degree? Nah, I’m doing X Factor
Friday 11 January 2013
The "Could It Be Magic" singers are making cameo appearances in some of our best-loved TV shows
Tuesday 08 January 2013
See the nominations in full
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Big Brother was the most complained-about television programme of the year, new figures show.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Reality show Big Brother was the most complained about TV programme of the year, new figures show.
Monday 17 December 2012
X Factor winner James Arthur proved nothing is impossible when his debut single rocketed to the top of the charts.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Cowell confirms he will join Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams for the show in 2013
Wednesday 12 December 2012
X Factor bosses meet today to discuss the final line up for the 2013 tour
Tuesday 11 December 2012
The "winner" of The X Factor?
Monday 10 December 2012
The X Factor's ratings slide has continued with Sunday's final pulling in 2 million fewer viewers than last year.
Friday 07 December 2012
Audiences have plummeted throughout the latest series of the once unstoppable X Factor.
Monday 03 December 2012
The X Factor saw its semi-final audience plummet with 2.6 million fewer viewers than last year, while rival Strictly Come Dancing continued to be a step ahead.
Sunday 02 December 2012
This collection of collaborative covers trawls Holland's Hootenanny shows, with a dozen specially recorded tunes thrown in.
Friday 30 November 2012
There will be more blind auditions and fewer live shows in the new series of The Voice as BBC bosses attempt to improve its viewing figures.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
He can't be leaving Merlin, surely?
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you've embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father
- 2 Overheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
- 3 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark