This year's alternative Christmas message broadcast on Channel 4 will be delivered by children who survived the Grenfell Tower blaze in June.
There’s nothing better than sitting down in front of the TV on Christmas Day evening while tucking into a sandwich packed full of Christmas dinner leftovers. One of the mostly hotly-anticipated Christmas specials returns for a double bill this year. The episodes feature matriarch Agnes (Brendan O’Carroll) refusing to buy a Christmas tree, and Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) has an internet date.
Former Bake Off favourites are returning for a Christmas special. Eight former stars of the show will make a comeback for the festive double-header, including Selasi Gbormittah, whose oozing of coolness and calmness helped him reach the series seven semi-final. While Paul Jagger may or may not have the moves like his namesake, the prison governor certainly knows how to create an incredible ‘lion bread’, so viewers will no doubt be eagerly anticipating his Christmas showstopper.
Netflix has confirmed British drug dealer drama Top Boy is to make a return with Drake at the helm. The 31-year-old rapper will executive produce the new 10-episode run of the programme, which will see Ashley Walters and rapper Kano reprise their roles as Dushane and Sully respectively. Drake is to revive Top Boy for Netflix.
Prue Leith’s fellow The Great British Bake Off judge has admitted he was “horrified” when she accidentally revealed who had won the show before the final aired. Paul Hollywood was shocked when his fellow judge made the gaffe by tweeting that Sophie Faldo had triumphed in the finale – nearly 12 hours before the episode aired. During an episode of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice host Jo Brand couldn’t resist poking fun at Prue.
Channel 4 have confirmed Liam Gallagher will appear in a Celebrity Gogglebox special alongside his mum and son. The 45-year-old singer will feature on an upcoming Stand Up To Cancer special edition of the show with his mother Peggy and 16-year-old lad Gene as part of a star-studded line-up which also features Ed Sheeran, and Jessica Hynes. Liam Gallagher has been confirmed as one of the famous faces on this week’s Celebrity Gogglebox.
Yahoo Celebrity is choosing not to name the triumphant baker in question to ensure the finale is not spoiled for readers. Prue later expressed regret after her mishap, blaming the six-hour time difference in Bhutan. Following the gaffe, some Bake Off fans were up in arms at finding out who has won before the show has aired on Channel 4.
The Labour leader will wax lyrical about TV shows with a mystery celebrity for a charity version of the Channel 4 show.
Channel 4 News is facing criticism for providing a platform to a woman who has previously declared her support for terrorists and her hatred for "honkies" and "Israeli parasites".
As promised, a look at the new dramas due to air on Channel 4, following my recent BBC roundup. Joanna Scanlon is the brash and bold yet caring on-your-side Inspector Viv Deering, only ever upstaged by the scene stealing Paul Ritter as forensics expert Miller, with his colourful turn of phrase and brilliant deductions.
Juno Temple (Vinyl, The Dark Knight Rises) and Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) have joined an already impressive cast list for the Channel 4/Sony joint venture, Electric Dreams, airing on telly later this year.
The chilling series based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel featuring female subjugation is set to debut on Channel 4 later this month. In an America faced with environmental disasters and plunging birth rate, Gilead is a dystopia where a twisted fundamentalist regime treats women as property of the state. “Kathy, you are just a woman, the only thing you know is laying on your back with your legs in the air splayed.” Republican Mark Germaud to fellow member of Perry County School Board, Kathy Carron.
A picture of Noel Fielding painted black whilst dressed up as 80's tennis ace Bjorn Borg has gone on sale for £800.
Channel 4 News has admitted naming the wrong man as the main suspect in yesterday’s London terror attack. Trevor Brooks – known as Abu Izzadeen – was identified as the man suspected of being responsible for the events at Westminster during a live broadcast. Simon Israel, Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News, confirmed his mistake on Twitter yesterday evening, admitting: “I got it wrong”.
Paul Hollywood says the Great British Bake Off will remain “exactly the same” when it eventually ends up on Channel 4. Well, we can think of one or two or maybe even THREE things that’ll be a little bit different, Paul. “The Bake Off won’t change in the sense that the format will stay exactly the same, the tent will stay the same, the challenges and really the bakers (will not change),” the 50-year old told Jonathan Ross.