It’s the return of Britain’s Got Talent! For the 2014 series, Simon Cowell returns, joined by Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and loveable Little Britain star David Walliams!
The subject of featuring contestants who are quite clearly totally lacking in talent on shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor has been a contentious one from the get-go, with many critics believing that by encouraging fundamentally deluded and talentless individuals to try out for such shows, they’re being set up as objects of derision.
And that’s evidently an opinion held by comedian Jo Brand, who has stated that she has “huge ambivalence” towards BGT and X Factor – but she cited Britain’s Got Talent particularly – for featuring wannabes who are suffering from mental health issues with the specific intention of mocking and laughing at them. Read more & comment »
Ant & Dec’s Takeaway on Tour has revealed that a huge line up stars will join the boys on their first ever live tour this summer!
Following the format of the prime time award-winning ITV show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant & Dec will be joined on stage at each of their 34 shows by a host of famous faces who will take on star guest roles as Saturday night is brought to life in each City.
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Former Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan has joked that current BGT judge Amanda Holden “hadn’t eaten a morsel of food” during the five-months of filming for the last run of the show, fearing that if she did, show boss Simon Cowell would sack her!
Stating that she had been on the “Don’t Want To Be Culled By Cowell” diet, the former newspaper editor hastily added, “I was joking, obviously.” Read more & comment »
When it was revealed last year that X Factor boss Simon Cowell was set to become a father for the first time, the rumour mill went into overdrive as it was simultaneously reported that the mother of his child was the wife of Cowell’s then close friend, Andrew Silverman.
And while Simon’s former lover and right-hand woman Sinitta reacted badly to the news, the majority of Cowell’s inner circle said nothing and chose only to congratulate him on the news that he was set to be a daddy. Read more & comment »
Collabro’s Jamie Lambert has recently admitted that he is indeed gay, but nobody ever asked, so he never said.
Lambert, who is one fifth of Britain’s Got Talent revealed that his family knew about his sexuality years ago, but seeing as nobody has ever asked him about it during his time on BGT, he never opened up about it.
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It was a happy day for kids – big and small – everywhere yesterday as the much-anticpated Pudsey the Movie premiered.
Lovely Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams joined the adorable Pudsey and his sweet owner Ashleigh Butler at the big event, and the little dog proved to be a real star on the red carpet, dancing and performing tricks, much to the delight of the many youngsters who attended the premiere. Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that music mogul Simon Cowell is celebrating having heard the news that his US talent quest show America’s Got Talent has been renewed for another year by the NBC network.
The new season will be the show’s tenth outing, but of course, it’s only one of a rather whopping 62 versions of Got Talent, which is a figure that earned the franchise a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful reality TV show ever. Read more & comment »
Despite the fact that presenting duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are both romantically involved – Ant is of course married to make-up artist Lisa and Dec is dating his manager Ali Astall – it seems that some fans don’t let that stop them from imagining they are in a relationship with one, or both, of the Geordie duo…
And apparently, the lads see the evidence of that when fans send them erotic fiction that’s based on them. Read more & comment »
It’s been confirmed today that Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden will be standing in for preggers Holly Willoughby on ITV daytime show, This Morning.
Amanda took to Twitter to announce the news, writing, “Am thrilled to say I am stepping into @hollywills stiletto’s whilst she’s on maternity leave.cant wait !!” Read more & comment »
Ever since the last series of Britain’s Got Talent ended – with classical singers Collabro announced as this year’s winners – there has been much speculation about which of the show’s judges will return for the next series.
And as we reported some weeks ago, show boss Simon Cowell promised that the talent quest was to undergo a “shake-up” ahead of the new run. Read more & comment »