Shows like Big Brother, MasterChef, Pointless and Peaky Blinders could all head to ITV in buy-out of the production company that makes the shows.
Richard Osman has turned down a mega-money deal to appear on The Jump - and hit out at the show. The Pointless host has been approached by bosses of the winter sports programme to take part in the forthcoming series in January, but has insisted he will never agree to join the Channel 4 show because he claims the format was “100 per cent ripped off” from production giants Endemol, where he is creative director. Taking to his Twitter account, he said: “Just got asked if I’d consider appearing on The Jump.
It has been revealed that kind-hearted Pointless host, Alexander Armstrong, fast-tracked an episode of the hit BBC show so that a cancer-stricken contestant could watch her shining moment before she died.
Mary Berry was left in shock when Alexander Armstrong shouted “m****rf***r” during a celebrity special of Pointless. The TV presenter thinks he may have lost the respect of the Great British Bake Off judge forever after she heard him screech the offensive word for no reason when she appeared as a guest on an all-star special of the teatime show several years ago. Speaking to the MailOnline, Alexander explained: “When we swear during filming, particularly when we have celebs on, it reminds them that we will edit it.
British TV is the home to some amazing game shows, from the trickiest, like Eggheads, where you practically have to be a genius to take on the professional quizzers, to Deal Or No Deal, which mainly involves being able to count and engaging in some banter with host Noel Edmonds.
Pointless is supposed to be a light-hearted teatime quiz show but the latest episode took a bit of a concerning turn when Keith Chegwin and Iain Lee made a questionable quip that outraged viewers have dubbed “casual racism”. The duo were taking part on a celebrity special of the BBC quiz show alongside Antony Costa, Michelle Heaton, Lisa Maxwell, Rav Wilding, Nicholas Parsons and Helen Lederer when they gave the questionable answer. In the show, the pair were asked to use a visual clue in order to guess the name of a pop band, with Keith and Iain being shown a photo of two young Asian girls looking at a range of spices.
Police in Kingsbridge, South Devon, were keen to stress the pointless nature of the crime, which saw the red car’s door, petrol cap, locks and windscreen wipers glued down. In a later update, the police force added that an old St John’s Ambulance building had been broken into and “some superglue was stolen”.
Ben Cohen was left with his head in his hands after he fluffed the name of Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell on a celebrity edition of the BBC game show. Ben, 37, who competed on Strictly and is expecting a child with dancer Kristina Rihanoff, 38, made the awkward gaffe when host Alexander Armstrong asked for the names of TV talent show judges. Ben yelled he wanted to go home after his blunder.