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 »
The BAFTA award winning programme is back with a bang! But the question remains: will someone finally beat The Cube and take home the top prize of a quarter of a million pounds?
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It’s been reported today by Broadcast Now that two of of the stars of Coronation Street are to take on The Cube – which is of course hosted by Phillip Schofield, and ‘voiced’ by Colin McFarlane – in a bid to raise money for charity.
Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Hayley Cropper, will star on the Christmas special alongside Ryan Thomas who plays Jason Grimshaw.
It’s not yet been revealed which charity they’ll be hoping to raise funds for, nor when the show will air.
And of course, they aren’t the first Corrie stars to take on the infamous Cube, as Jennie McAlpine played the game along with boxer Ricky Hatton last January.
However, Julie and Ryan are probably be hoping to emulate the success of Tom Fletcher – of boy band McFly – who got right to the last level, and ended up winning £100,000 for his nominated charity. Read more & comment »
The Cube host Phillip Schofield has branded both Sir David Jason and Jonathan Ross as “cowards” for turning down the chance to appear on the hit game show.
Speaking to The Sun’s TV Biz, Phillip said, “We have a huge amount of celebrity fans who are a bunch of cowards.
“They say to me, ‘Oh gosh, I definitely want to do it’. Sir David Jason wants to play, Jonathan Ross wants to play.
“We’ve told them, ‘You can come any day of the week,’ but there’s this endless list of people who miraculously when you phone say, ‘I am not available’.
“The only person who will beat The Cube is someone who is brave and prepared to lose a lot of money.”
However, the stars of Coronation Street didn’t bottle out of appearing on the show, and we’ll soon see how they got on next Sunday in a Corrie special of the show. Read more & comment »
Phillip Schofield presents a special celebrity edition of the nailbitingly tense gameshow.
This time around, Tom Fletcher from top pop group McFly steps up to the plate, hoping to bag some big money for his chosen charity. He has support from his bandmates Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd as he takes part in the game, but can he really stand up to the might of the Cube? Read more & comment »
I’m so glad that Saturday night TV is picking up. Mind you, after the god-awful summer schedules for Saturday, it doesn’t take much.
That said, Walk On The Wild Side and The Cube both make excellent half-hour-each diversionary telly, and both are brilliant in their own way.
This weekend is the first time I’ve seen Walk On The Wild Side and having seen it, I’m going to catch-up on the previous episodes on iPlayer. In case you’ve never seen it, the concept uses footage of animals and Jason Manford – and a whole host of other folks – do voiceovers to provide very amusing ‘what they might be saying’ stuff. Read more & comment »
In the first few minutes, I thought this show was going to be… well, I can’t utilise handy swear words – what with this being a family site and all – so I’ll put something that rhymes with what I was thinking; absolute ‘trucking plight’.
Phillip Schofield was presiding and let’s face it, he’s the thinking woman’s totty is our Phil, so I was already sold there, but as he introduced the rules and ‘The Cube’, I thought the whole thing was the rather sad lovechild of Crystal Maze and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. And there was a little nod to Top Gear thrown in for good measure in the form of the anonymous ‘Body’ who demonstrates the games in a Stig-like outfit, complete with concealing mask.
So, prepared to be bored witless, it was with some surprise that within minutes, and by the time the first ever contestant, Dean, got to playing for £20,000, my underwear was making it’s way to a place where the sun don’t shine and I was yelling at my telly while groaning when Dean lost a life, of which he had nine by the way. Read more & comment »