Maddy Hill has admitted she was “pleased” to leave EastEnders. The 26-year-old actress was last seen in Albert Square as Nancy Carter in April after deciding to leave the BBC One soap after two years - and the blonde star admits it was an “obvious choice” to quit the programme to progress her career. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, she said: “It was really difficult in terms of my relationships and friendships, but it was an obvious choice in terms of my career progression and the character.
Looks like Britney Spears has found some time in her busy schedule for a spot of London sightseeing.
The One Direction star is going it alone.
Since appearing on The X Factor in 2012, Rylan Clark-Neal has fast become a household name, with a successful career as a television presenter and chat show host – so what are some of the perks of his newfound fame and fortune?
Lord Sugar has been criticised for comments he made on last night’s One Show, when he appeared to suggest that he’d be more likely to hire a tattooed man that a tattooed woman. Could it be that he’s hiding a secret Amstrad tattoo under his business suit somewhere?
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has teamed up with energy giant Shell to create an interactive music video and support the launch of a solar energy project in Brazil. Shell has worked with a Brazilian start-up company to install solar panels in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most headline-grabbing favelas, Santa Marta. It is the start of a global ‘energy relay’ known as Make the Future, that will see Shell and six energy entrepreneurs provide sustainable technology in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
Rob Kardashian’s childhood crush was his SISTER Kim Kardashian, his fiancée has revealed. Blac Chyna announced during an E! video teaser that the sock designer, 29, used to be a big fan of his raven-haired beauty sibling, 35. At first, Rob divulged one of Chyna’s secrets, saying: “Her childhood crush is Ricky Martin,” and she launched into a version of the singer’s hit Livin’ La Vida Loca.
Coronation Street On Tour has been closed due to damage. Daily tours of the ITV soap’s set in Glasgow have been called off until further notice after a tear in one of the air-wall panels at the inflatable Showdome was spotted. A spokesperson for Coronation Street On Tour told the Glasgow Evening Times: “Technicians are on site assessing the situation.
Alan Sugar claims he'd employ a man with tattoo's but not a woman
Matt Richardson fronted the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack in 2013, but he was swiftly replaced by radio DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford the following year. Responding to Jamie East’s question about whether anyone had ever been sacked or left a job by “mutual consent”, Matt candidly tweeted: “I found out The Xtra Factor sacked me when I read the paper that day. At the time, Matt and Caroline shared announcements on social media, thanking the team and fans for their support, but agreed that it was time to “pass the baton” on.
Kate Bush fans are to be treated to a live album recorded during the singer’s residency at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014.
The pair team up for a quirky music video for Shell
It’s probably the biggest musical mismatch since Elton John and Eminem were persuaded to share a stage together at the Emmys. If rumours are true, we could be shielding our ears from the sound of lovable X-Factor twins Jedward and Dido teaming up to make sweet music together. Yep, that’s Jedward and DIDO, the singer-songwriter who shifted a shedload of CDs (remember them?) in the 1990s with her not-at-all-depressing tales of relationship breakdowns and ex-boyfriends.
Frankie Bridge has spoken candidly about how motherhood has changed her outlook on life. The Saturdays singer, who is currently supporting Superdrug and P&G's FeelSuper campaign to raise money for Marie Curie, has opened up about the biggest lesson she has learned being a mum-of-two to her and husband Wayne Bridge's sons Carter and Parker.
Doctor Foster is back! The BBC has released the first promotional images of Suranne Jones as Gemma Foster in the next instalment of the acclaimed drama. Suranne, 38, portrays betrayed wife Gemma, a GP who discovers her husband (played by Bertie Carvel) has been unfaithful. "I am thrilled to announce we will all be reunited to tell Gemma's next chapter," she said.
Although Craig Revel Horwood is "loving" single life, the Strictly Come Dancing judge has revealed that he is looking for love, telling the Loose Women panel what he wanted in a partner. Chatting about his difficult break-up from boyfriend Damon Scott back in May, he said: "That was unremarkable. There is nothing really, I guess, you can do about it because there is a side to everybody's story, everyone's broken relationship.
Lord Alan Sugar has called on the BBC to commission a new programme to follow up with the past winners of The Apprentice. Speaking about the show’s champions, Lord Sugar said: “They’ve turned into great business people.
The pair met on the latest series of Big Brother and said they “can’t wait for the future”.
While some contestants were so enthused for the week of flower power that they coordinated their outfits for the occasion (Jane and Selasi, we're looking at you), others were more concerned about the perfection required for the week (cough, Rav). After all the male contestants in the competition found themselves in a spot of baking bother following a less than impressive technical round, Tom eventually pulled it out of the bag with a stunning show stopper winning Star Baker of the week, while poor Rav was the latest contestant to go home after his blossom cake wasn't quite up to scratch. While viewers on the Twittersphere continued to mourn Val's departure, with one writing: "This show isn't the same without Val getting everything wrong and accidentally baking a baguette," and another writing: "ITS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT VAL #GBBO #BRINGBACKVAL," the bakers wasted no time launching straight into their citrus meringue creations.
Another day, another soap opera death that we just cannot get over.
Attention muggles! The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is here, and it has given fans their first real insight into what to expect from JK Rowling's magical prequel. The film, which is set prior to the events of the Harry Potter series in 1920's New York City, follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) after he accidentally releases a host of magical creatures and attempts to round them up before they wreak havoc in the city.
Holly Willoughby had a special visitor at the ITV studios on Thursday morning – her son Chester. Chester pressed one hand on the glass and rested his knee on the windowsill as he looked out at the passing boats, oblivious to the fact his photo was being taken. "So this little bundle of joy and delight not only came to @thismorning today but also came into the world 2 year ago today! Happy birthday beautiful boy... love ya Chester xxx," Holly captioned the photo.
The daughter and granddaughter of Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs have been sent to jail, police have confirmed. The 81-year-old actor, who played textiles boss Mike Baldwin on the Street for 40 years, has previously disowned the pair, who have struggled with drug addiction for years. 51-year-old Karen Briggs and her daughter Emma Beach, 28, were sent to prison yesterday after being charged with theft.
Sarah Jessica Parker is getting ready to make a dramatic return to television, nearly 12 years after the final season of Sex and the City aired on the small screen. The 51-year-old actress - who stars in the new HBO show, Divorce - talked about her highly-anticipated return with guest host Miley Cyrus on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Thursday. "I love the show, it's an unusual but amusing look at a marriage," she confessed, before adding: "I was simply interested in the idea of marriage and to see what that means in a relationship.
Kate Hudson is on the search for a hot new man – who looks just like Brad Pitt. The 37-year-old actress, who split from ex fiancé Matt Bellamy in 2014, opened up about her dating prospects during an appearance on Howard Stern's radio show this week, and said she wouldn't turn down the newly-single star. Kate has been linked to a number of famous faces in the past – including Nick Jonas, Derek Hough and Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez.