Tonight, Thursday, 27 December at 7:30PM we’re being treated to a festive episode of the ever popular game show, Family Fortunes, which is of course hosted by Vernon Kay.
An All Star team from Emmerdale – with captain Lucy Pargeter who plays Chas Dingle – compete against an All star Daybreak team which is headed by captain Aled Jones. Both teams are hoping to win thousands of pounds for their chosen charities… Read more & comment »
Silver fox Phillip Schofield returns to ITV1 tonight – Sunday, 23 December at 8:00PM – with a brand new Celebrity Christmas special!
Phillip Schofield is back baby yeah to host another celebrity special of The Cube for ITV1 which tests celebrities’ skill, nerve and determination to win.
This year’s Christmas Celebrity Special will challenge model and TV presenter Melanie Sykes and street dancer and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo, but who will come out top? Read more & comment »
There’s a real treat in store for fans of Come Dine With Me because not only is the Celebrity Christmas special airing on Monday, 17 December, but it’s a special with a difference, because one of the celebs isn’t invited back to complete the week of dinner parties after night three!
And that celeb is former Celebrity Big Brother housemate – and Simon Cowell’s former lover – Jasmine Lennard.
Things begin amicably enough, with Strictly Come Dancing celeb and actress Chelsee Healey hosting the first festive dinner party, which has a Caribbean Christmas theme…
But the pressures of cooking become too much and Chelsee abandons her guests during dessert.
However, X Factor singer Marcus Collins eventually persuades her to return to the table and enjoy the rest of the night with her guests, which include I’m A Celebrity star and Benidorm actress Crissy Rock, as well as former Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard and of course, model Jasmine… Read more & comment »
ITV’s official Emmerdale website has exciting news for fans of the show today in that the soap’s bosses are looking for two viewers to audition for the parts of extras who will star in the show’s 40th anniversary episodes.
Here’s what the site says, complete with details of how you can enter!
We have some very exciting news… In celebration of Emmerdale’s 40th birthday this October we are offering two lucky fans, plus one partner each, the chance to be an extra in one of the 40th week episodes!
Just imagine schmoozing with some of your favourite characters on set or in the village whilst also being part of the action. To be honest, it doesn’t get cooler than that… Read more & comment »
Alexander Armstrong, who began his TV career as a comedy actor, has become the darling of game shows of late – though I still fail to see why anyone would take part or even watch Pointless – and he’s about to add another notch to his game show belt with Prize Island, which is set to air on ITV later this year.
He’ll host the new game show alongside Big Brother’s Bit on the Side host Emma Willis, and both will oversee four couples who will “battle for survival” and to win the prize of £50,000. And as you’ll see after the jump, ITV are looking for peeps who want to compete on the show.
To be filmed on what the Sun describes as “an exotic hideaway” the contestants will have to use all their skills and resourcefulness in a series of challenges spanning four rounds.
In pairs, the contestants will sent off into jungle-like areas to carry out their challenges, until just one couple walks away with the money from the Buried Treasure finale round… Read more & comment »
Red or Black? hosts Ant and Dec have told TV Biz that they, and the show’s bosses, have learned from mistakes made in last year’s debut series.
As fans of the show may recall, last year the ITV show aired every night for a week, and was dogged by one controversy after another, such as the revelation that its first millionaire winner, Nathan Hageman, had previously been convicted for assaulting a woman.
The Geordie lads are of course currently filming the show’s second series – which has already seen one lucky winner landing TV’s biggest ever cash prize of £1.5million – but during a break in recording, Dec TV Biz, “We kind of figured it was a Saturday night show last year.
“We all got that wrong and hold our hands up to that… Read more & comment »
As we reported recently, during filming for this year’s Red or Black? game show, one lucky winner scooped TV’s biggest ever prize which was the whopping and very nice thank you sum of £1.5milllion…
However, it’s been reported today that the winner, lucky Graham Fletcher, may have had a friend upstairs overseeing his efforts on the show – in which contestants have to simply guess whether a particular challenge will be won by red or black; the colours representing the opposing sides – given that his mum and dad are called Mary and Joseph.
And freakily enough, Graham is a carpenter, as was the famous son of another Mary and Joseph.
However, the Sun, who reported the bizarre coincidence, haven’t noted any miracles being attributed to Graham, but I reckon it might be a plan to hand him a few loaves and sardines and see what happens… Read more & comment »
As fans of hit game show Red or Black? will probably know, rather than airing the series live, as was the case in its first outing last year, the show is now pre-recorded…
And during filming yesterday for an early round of the game show, one contestant scooped a massive £1.5million, which is the biggest cash prize in the history of TV game shows.
The contestant, named only as Graham, walked away with the whopping amount after six and a half hours of playing the game, and evidently showing some aptitude for guessing colours.
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “The prize pot had rolled over after players on the two previous editions failed to land the £500,000 jackpot…” Read more & comment »
BBC Learning have announced that they are giving school children a chance to write an episode of Doctor Who, which will air on the channel.
The only prerequisite for the storyline is that it should be sports themed.
Entitled ‘Script to Screen’ the competition, which was originally announced Blue Peter last week, will ask upper primary school pupils to pen and develop a three minute script that takes Doctor Who on a new quest through time and space.
The BBC’s statement about the competition reads…
Children can be as creative and imaginative as they want to be in order to put together a story that is filled with all the excitement and adventure of the popular BBC One sci-fi drama… Read more & comment »
In a poll conducted ahead of Channel 4’s big money quiz show The Bank Job, 2,000 Britons were asked whose picture they’d most like to see on bank notes…
And Ant and Dec, who are of course the nation’s sweethearts in terms of telly duos, made fourth place in the results table of whose image should appear on our cash.
In first place was Sir David Attenborough, while Princess Diana and her son Prince William made second and third places respectively.
Of the poll, the Sun states, “Two thirds didn’t know the historical figures on our cash — and would welcome a change.”
However, 23% of those polled said that Katie Price was the person they’d least like to see on bank notes… Read more & comment »
Since Channel 4 revealed the details of their new and exciting show, The Bank Job – which will be hosted by former Big Brother’s Little Brother host George Lamb – the game’s online version has racked up a massive 1.7 million games played!
And as you’ll know if you read this article about The Bank Job, the only way to get yourself on the show as a contestant is to play the games online, and over 100,000 of you have done just that.
In the online game, players take on each other in head-to-head battles to answer general knowledge questions in a ‘virtual’ vault. The winner is whoever leaves that virtual vault with the most money.
But of course the show, which debuts on January 2nd and which will play over five consecutive nights, is based in a real bank vault, where very real and very large sums of money are at stake for those lucky enough to make it to the live shows… Read more & comment »
Yes, I know we’re not even past Christmas yet, but for those who suffer post-yuletide blues, here’s something to cheer you up in advance…
A look at the highlights on Channel 4 in the first week of 2012.
It begins with new and high stakes game show, The Bank Job, which is hosted by the gorgeous George Lamb, whose equally gorgeous dad is former EastEnder, Larry Lamb.
Moving quickly on before I go there – the whole dad son ménage a trois thing – the new show begins on the 2nd January at 10pm, and will air over five consecutive nights. You can read all about it here… Read more & comment »
Channel 4 have just announced that the rather edible George Lamb is to host a new game show entitled, The Bank Job.
Launching in the first week of January, the new show will be aired live from an actual bank vault in London, and across six consecutive nights, contestants have the chance to walk away with life changing amounts of money.
In each round of the game, twenty-five safety deposit boxes containing different amounts of money can be won by answering general knowledge questions.
However, the competitors’ time in the vault is limited, so they face a big dilemma’ stay in the vault and get more cash, or leave before their time’s up and face losing out on thousands… Read more & comment »
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
For all you movie fans and especially the big kids among you, we have another great competition launching on Unreality TV.
To celebrate the November 28th release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray & DVD, we are giving away eight copies of the new DVD and you don’t even have to answer a question to win one.
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It’s been reported today that Deal Or No Deal presenter Noel Edmonds could face a bill of £1million by way of settlement after a recent court case which saw his former friend, Ulrik Lawson, claiming Noel owed him money.
Lawson claimed in High Court yesterday that Noel hadn’t paid him for carrying out renovation work on a luxury home that the TV presenter owned.
Lawson said that Noel had originally agreed to pay £260,000 for the work, but later reneged, counter claiming that Lawson had said he’d do the work for free.
The judge who oversaw the case told Noel that he “did not accept” his argument that Lawson had agreed to carry out the work for free, and therefore ordered him to pay just over a quarter of a million to his former friend.
The rest of the £1million bill will cover court costs. Read more & comment »