TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has spat his dummy out over the BBC’s coverage of the recent Diamond Jubilee River Thames boat pageant, saying it all left him “angry and rattled.”
Branding the BBC’s commentary as “inane”, he went on to say, “I haven’t blushed for a long time [but] sometimes I get angry.”
To Radio Times, he added, “I got very angry during the Diamond Jubilee coverage when the Queen was wrongly called ‘Her Royal Highness’ and presenters were vague on facts.
“One said the Queen has outlasted 12 prime ministers and ‘at least’ six American presidents.
“We all make mistakes but when somebody obviously hasn’t done their homework, that gets me a bit rattled.”
Yeah, it keeps me awake at nights Al… Read more & comment »
Celeb gardeners Alan Titchmarsh and Diarmuid Gavin turned Rosemary & Thyme – or modern day Miss Marples – to confront a stalker who was making Diamuid’s life a misery…
The saga began when Diarmuid acquired the stalker, who would turn up to the recordings of his shows and inundate him with messages.
However, things took a potentially sinister turn when the stalker broke into Diarmuid’s house, and told his pregnant wife Justine, “I’m in love with your husband.”
Bravely, a bemused Justine told the woman, “In that case, you need to see a doctor.”
But of course, it must have been terrifying to be confronted by this woman, so the BBC called in the police, who investigated, but took no further action… Read more & comment »
The nation’s favourite gardener is set to bring his unique horticultural skills to ITV1 for the first time – in a new peak time gardening series.
Love Your Garden – with Alan Titchmarsh (8x’30) follows the writer, broadcaster and TV personality as he travels the country with a team of esteemed experts to find some of Britain’s most beautiful domestic gardens and show viewers how to recreate the look themselves – with minimum fuss.
Rather than sprawling country estates or celebrated public gardens, Alan will focus on the gardens of Britons who have turned their plots into magical outdoor living spaces. And even if you’re not a gardener and have a tiny space, Alan will demonstrate how to make it magical too. Read more & comment »
Alan Titchmarsh will remain on ITV for the foreseeable future and the famous gardener has just inked a deal tying him to the channel, worth £11 million.
As well as continuing with ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’, the presenter will also front a new show set to rival BBC’s Gardeners’ World. As he hosted the series for six years before leaving the Beeb, Alan is the perfect man for the job.
Alan, 61, told The Sun:
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TV gardener turned chat show host Alan Titchmarsh has defended himself against critics, who hit out at his ‘nice’ interview with David Cameron.
The Times claimed that Alan’s grilling of the Conservative party leader was “more Paxo than Paxman” and mocked him for asking Cameron what he thought of Cheryl Cole’s split from her husband Ashley.
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Carol Thatcher has stormed off the set of Alan Titchmarsh’s chat show after he challenged her on her book about her mother.
Carol recently wrote a book about her mum, Margaret Thatcher’s, life. She included many personal details including stories about her mums battle with dementia.
Alan, a friend of Margaret Thatcher, accused Carol of cashing in and asked: Read more & comment »
I really liked Alan Titchmarsh when he gardened. He was cute yet intelligent, kind of lovely in a very geeky way. But the sexed up version of the Alan Titchmarsh show just doens’t dit right with me.
I am no prude, but I just don’t like to see Alan talking about games to spice up my sex life, or placing stickers on a scantily clad model’s bottom!
In the clip above from today’s Alan Titchmarsh show, Alan can be seen discussing the sexy board games like ‘Monogamy’ and coincidentally ends up reading out quite a risque card, which doesn’t leave much to the imagination.
From the man who fronted Pebble Mill at One and Gardeners World, Alan must be wondering what on earth he has done to offend ITV so badly that they make him endure this embarrassment day after day.
My advice to Alan would be to return to the Beeb asap, before his career sinks down the U bend!
Alan Titchmarsh will be celebrating all things Christmas in these special festive editions of his chat show.
Every day there will be expert advice on every aspect of Christmas and plenty of ideas to make your seasonal celebrations perfect.
Alan will also be joined by some great guests to get you in the Christmas mood, including Sir Cliff Richard, Terry Wogan, Paul Potts and Aled Jones. Read more & comment »
Gardening guru, Alan Titchmarsh has signed a two year chat show deal with ITV.
Titchmarsh will be presenting another series of his current show, which proved a big daytime hit earlier this year. He will also be making a Christmas special with guests including Liza Minnelli and Sir Cliff Richard.
ITV1′s controller of daytime programmes, Adam MacDonald, said: “I’m sure the show will go from strength to strength over the next two years.”
He added: “The first series of The Alan Titchmarsh Show was a supremely confident, top quality programme which established an instant rapport with the daytime audience.”
Alan Titchmarsh makes an epic journey across the length and breadth of the country to explore the huge diversity of British wildlife
in The Nature Of Britain. The series will come to our screens on BBC One next week.
Tell us about your new series
It’s all about the nature of Britain. It’s the natural follow-on from British Isles – A Natural History, in which we looked at the history of our landscape and how we came to be in the state that we are now. It struck me then that it would be good to take a closer look at animal and plant relationships and their different habitats, and it divided up very naturally into eight. [The Nature Of Britain] looks at how animals and plants are reliant on each other in each of these eight, disparate environments.
Were there any particular highlights for you?
There were so many! Sitting on a riverbank for three-and-a-half hours in the pouring rain, waiting for a kingfisher to perch on a post – which he did, eventually! Also watching otters in broad daylight up in the Shetlands, and in the Sound of Sleet – which is that lovely stretch of water off the coast of Scotland – watching minke whales. There have been so many. Read more & comment »
The ever offensive John McCririck has been kicked off Alan Titchmarsh’s ITV chat show for suggesting that Ingrid Tarrant is bad in bed.
The Daily Mirror reports that McCririck said: “You had a cheek to say he smelt of vindaloo and fish and chips in bed. You can’t be any good in bed, that’s why he strayed away.
“Poor old Chris Tarrant – look at what he had to work with if he was bad in bed.”
Alan, not known for his temper, is said to have immediately told John to leave the show, in a bid to protect Ingrid’s dignity.
The incident will be shown on Alan’s show this Thursday, 3PM on ITV1.
Alan Titchmarsh makes an epic journey across the length and breadth of the country to explore the huge diversity of wildlife in The Nature Of Britain.
The eight-part series, which can be seen this October on BBC One, is the first comprehensive portrait of the links between Britain’s plants, animals and the places where we live for over 20 years and a first for the channel.
Using the very latest in filming technology, such as ultra-high speed cameras and the heli-gimbal camera mount which gives rock-steady aerial shots, The Nature Of Britain brings many TV exclusives to our screens. Read more & comment »