2018 has proven to be a massive year for reality television scandals, dramas and some major surprises. From Stormy Daniels pulling out of the last ever series of Celebrity Big Brother at the very last moment to Ant McPartlin’s shock drink-driving arrest – there’s been no shortage of unforgettable moments.Scroll through our round-up of what we believe to be the most shocking reality television moments of the year…Read more10 most searched internet celebrities of 2018The most searched people we lost in 2018The most searched female celebrities of 2018
Ant McPartlin's ex-wife has thanked her fans and friends for their support over her alleged dismissal.
David Walliams couldn't help but promote Britain's Got Talent and slate Simon Cowell on tonight's X Factor.
Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle has opened up about her traumatic childhood, revealing that her father used to hit her. Susan’s dad was a miner who moved from Ireland to Scotland and served in the Second World War as a sergeant major in the Royal Engineers. It was due to his time in the war.” Since coming second on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, the Scottish singer has racked up an estimated £25million fortune – but still lives in the modest family home where she was brought up in Blackburn, West Lothian.
Alesha Dixon has been secretly preparing for a new career in acting. Alesha says she’s looking for a “kick-ass” screen role in either a superhero movie or a TV drama and hopes the offers will start to role in before she embarks on the next season of Britain’s Got Talent. Alesha thinks a role like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’ would suit her down to the ground, and so do we.
Let’s be honest, it’s been a pretty great year for Lance Corporal Richard Jones. The star became the first ever magician to win Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, nabbing himself a spot at the Royal Variety Performance as well as a cool £250,000, and now he has been announced as a guest star in West End magic show ‘Impossible’. Richard will join a whole host of other magicians and illusionists at the Noel Coward Theatre from July 8th to August 27th this year, and we’re willing to bet that even Simon Cowell will be popping along to show his support.
Cast your minds back to 2015′s Britain’s Got Talent competition, and you might remember Calum Scott blowing the judges away with his incredible singing voice - A voice that even persuaded Simon Cowell to press that all-important Golden Buzzer. Having initially impressed with his version of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, which was later released as a single, Calum eventually came sixth in the grand final. Now, the singer has announced that he’s signed a deal with Capitol Records over in the US, with a source saying it’s a ‘dream come true’ for him.
Simon Cowell has already admitted that he wants to hire Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Vadik & The Bear for son Eric’s third birthday.
Simon Cowell’s son Eric is in for a bear-y good birthday (sorry), if his dad gets his way. During Britain’s Got Talent last night (May 24), which saw Richard Jones and Boogie Storm win final places, Simon admitted that he wanted to hire the dancing bear from Vadik & The Bear’s act for Eric’s third birthday. Vadik & The Bear - or a group of bears and a penguin, to be precise - performed a dance medley on last night’s semi-final, earning a standing ovation from Simon but sadly, a buzzer from Alesha Dixon.
A storm is brewing between Britain’s Got Talent and their loyal viewers - a Boogie Storm, to be precise. Yep, if you didn’t see Tuesday’s semi-final (May 24), Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act, dancing Stormtroopers called Boogie Storm, won a place in Saturday’s grand final, beating 14-year-old dancer Jack Higgins. The decision was taken to the public vote as the judges were split over who to put through between the two, with Simon and Amanda Holden choosing to save Boogie Storm while David Walliams and Alesha Dixon chose to put Jack through.
One of this year’s most unforgettable Britain’s Got Talent auditions came from sword swallower Alex Magala, who shocked audiences both at home and in the theatre with his dare-devil act.
If you watched Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday (April 30), the chances are you saw male vocal group Vox Fortis blow the judges away with a moving performance of ‘We Will Stand Together’. While the group, who were together for six months before their audition, sailed through to the next stage of the competition, they’ve now revealed that Cameron Jones decided to leave due to ‘personal reasons’. Rodney Clarke, Thomas Goodridge, Julius Williams and Elias Hendricks have revealed that they will now continue as a four-piece.
If you watched Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions (April 30), you’ll have seen dancing duo ‘Bitter Harvest’ blowing the judges away with their beautiful ballet performance and earning themselves the right to stay in the competition.
It seems like barely an episode of Britain’s Got Talent can go by this year without a fix claim or twenty popping up from under the woodwork. Saturday’s episode (which aired on April 30) was no exception, with controversy now surrounding 14-year-old Jasmine Elcock, who stunned the judges, the audience and the viewers (us included) with a gorgeous performance of Cher’s ‘Believe’.
Paul O’Grady has revealed that he doesn’t regret turning down an offer to host Britain’s Got Talent. Paul was reportedly originally lined-up to front the show, with Simon Cowell, Fern Britton and Piers Morgan in the judging seats. In developing the pilot, there were even plans to call it ‘Paul O'Grady’s Got Talent’.
It’s no secret that Simon Cowell isn’t always a massive fan of the unusual and extravagant acts that David Walliams sometimes presses the golden buzzer for on Britain’s Got Talent. This year though, reports claim Simon is taking extra steps to ‘protect the credibility’ of the talent show by banning David from pressing the golden buzzer for any ‘stupid’ acts’. It’s thought that David’s habit of putting the more, er, quirky acts straight through to the semi-finals infuriated Simon, who felt the move ‘devalued’ the buzzer.
Simon Cowell has been revealing some behind-the-scenes secrets from Britain’s Got Talent, explaining that Amanda Holden was actually Cheryl’s replacement on the judging panel, and that now, she’s here to stay. Chatting to the Radio Times, Simon revealed that Cheryl originally signed up to sit on the BGT panel when the show started in 2007, but after she pulled out at the last-minute, Amanda was drafted in as her replacement - and the rest, as they say, is history. With the show now on its tenth series, Simon is sure that Amanda will be staying on right until the very end, revealing: “Even if we were to say, ‘You’re not on the show’, she would still turn up.
Amanda Holden has proven that she has got TALENT that reaches beyond being an actress, singer and presenter! What’s more, the BGT judge is tapping her feet to Jessie J’s hit single, Bang Bang and truly making it her own! Holden is clearly squeezing in rehearsals for her upcoming role in the dance-focused play, Stepping Out, whenever she can.
TOWIE has got some more very special guests lined-up this weekend after welcoming Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother star Megan McKenna into their world last Sunday (March 13). This time, the newest Essex cameos will come from the brilliant Britain’s Got Talent finalists Stavros Flatley. Stavros Flatley - made up of Demetri Demetriou and his son Lagi - won viewers’ hearts during 2009′s series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Britain’s Got Talent are pulling out all the big guns for their tenth anniversary, taking inspiration from some well-loved fairy tales for their magical new trailer.Though it’s not *entirely* clear what’s going on from the photos, it looks like David Walliams is playing a Mad Hatter-esque role, while Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon become perfect princesses.Boss Simon Cowell, meanwhile, is of course the king, with his own gold crown and guard dog.But which act will get their happily ever after and win the grand prize this year? Only time will tell.The full BGT trailer airs tonight (March 11) on ITV before Coronation Street.