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"It's kind of kicking off," said Radio 1's Matt Edmondson, half an hour into his preamble to the annual Teen Awards that had already seemed to last for three days. "This is amazing, there are pop stars literally everywhere," panted his co-presenter Jameela Jamil, as if she had just clapped eyes on the Virgin Mary and not Jade from Little Mix.

A follower ‘possessed by a demon’ in Soweto

Lessons in love – but who are the teachers? Thousands expected at Wembley event on romantic fulfilment sponsored by controversial church

The vast arena will packed to the rafters, filled with the happily married, the single, and those in troubled relationships – but all looking for a lesson in love. Yet behind the white teeth, perfect hair and hypnotic stage show of the "Love School" tutors lies a sinister secret.

The X Factor judges: Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger

X Factor 2013: 11m tune into Sunday night's show

The new series of the X Factor has continued to pull in audiences after more than 11 million people tuned in to watch the second episode.

Dereck Chisora: The boxer who threatened to shoot David Haye

Boxing: Dereck Chisora says David Price is right

Dereck Chisora has urged David Price to make swift work of his rematch with Tony Thompson – so that they can agree a domestic showdown for the summer.

Nathan Cleverly (left) finds the ribs of Tommy Karpency in Cardiff

Boxing: Frank Warren believes Nathan Cleverly must impress against Robin Krasniqi

Promoter Frank Warren believes WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly must impress in his title defence against Robin Krasniqi if he is to fight Bernard Hopkins.

Dereck Chisora: The boxer who threatened to shoot David Haye

Boxing: Dereck Chisora issued new license following David Haye brawl

Dereck Chisora has regained his British Boxing Board of Control licence a year after it was withdrawn following his behaviour in Germany last February.

Frankie Boyle performing at Give It Up for Comic Relief

Comic Relief apologises for Frankie Boyle's dead Queen jokes at charity gig

Comic Relief has apologised to its supporters after Frankie Boyle caused controversy at a charity gig with a string of gags about the Queen.

This joker's wild: a liberated Russell Brand

Russell Brand hails 'perfect' anti-addiction concert acts

Russell Brand said he had put together the "perfect bill" for his anti-addiction concert with acts including Noel Gallagher, Rizzle Kicks, and Nicole Scherzinger.

Ricky Burns will try to add the IBF title to his WBO belt

Boxing: Ricky Burns fight put back a month after Miguel Vazquez suffers infection

The WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns' unification title fight with IBF belt-holder Miguel Vazquez has been delayed by a month due to the Mexican suffering from a severe viral infection.

Legendary lyricist: Leonard Cohen

Disappointment as Leonard Cohen swaps concert from Paddock Wood's hop farm venue to Wembley Arena

Music fans have been told that two UK concerts by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen have been switched to a different venue about 75 miles away.

Frank Turner and Billy Bragg, The Roundhouse, London

"I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up/ And most of all I will not grow up", belts out the lean 30-year-old Frank Turner on his rousing anthem "Photosynthesis", and the bolshie folkie from Winchester is the highlight of this inaugural Able2UK concert for disabled awareness.

China's Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei held their nerve and won gold in the women's doubles

Badminton: China win scandal hit women's doubles competition

China ended the controversial Olympics women's doubles competition with gold after all as their second-best pair Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei held their nerve in the final.

China’s Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli in the women’s doubles badminton

Badminton: Lord Coe hits out at 'depressing' and 'unacceptable' women's pairs amid match-throwing allegations

An apparent attempt by four women's doubles pairs to throw Olympic badminton matches is "depressing" and "unacceptable", Lord Coe said today.

England's badminton No.1 Rajiv Ouseph

Badminton: Team GB's last hope Rajiv Ouseph explains the importance of the poker face

Ahead of his match today Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph says that a having a poker face is useful in badminton.

Badminton: Petr Koukal overcomes cancer to compete at London 2012

Petr Koukal may not have won any matches at London 2012 but the Olympics have allowed him to celebrate his life's greatest victory.

Badminton: Scott Evans ready for Lin Dan

Ireland's Scott Evans claims nothing can ruin his big moment as he prepares to face Olympic champion Lin Dan.

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