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Ash is an Entertainment Reporter at The Huffington Post UK. He has previously worked for Heat, Digital Spy and the Daily Star. He loves all things celeb, reality TV and Cheryl Cole.
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'Loose Women': Denise Welch And Carol McGiffin Left Out Of 2,500th Episode Retrospective

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (12:55)

They may be some of Loose Women's most popular panellists ever, but Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin were almost airbrushed out of the show's history as it celebrated its 2,500th edition.

The ITV daytime chatshow, which has been on air since 1999, broadcast a special episode on...

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What Is The Met Gala? Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Met Ball

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (12:54)

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment and fashion industries will be out in force on Monday (2 May), as New York plays host to the 2016 Met Gala.

The swanky bash - formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, and also called...

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David Gest Funeral: Showbiz World Says Goodbye To 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (12:06)

The showbiz world turned out to say an emotional goodbye to David Gest on Friday (29 April), as his funeral took place. 

The likes of Denise Welch, Kerry Katona, Kym Marsh and Dean Gaffney were all present at Golders Green crematorium, as they celebrated the life...

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'Britain's Got Talent': Simon Cowell Risks His Life During Dangerous Crossbow Audition

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (10:59)

Simon Cowell puts his life on the line during a seriously dangerous 'Britain's Got Talent' audition, set to air on Saturday (30 April) night's show. 

The music mogul is seen risking being shot by a crossbow, as he assists Ben Blaque with his unique act on the ITV talent show.

After Ben calls Simon to the stage to help him, he explains that there are six crossbows which are all set up to trigger each other, with the last one aimed at an apple placed above his own head.

Explaining how Simon will play a part in his stunt, Ben confirms he will be blindfolded, with Si ringing a bell in front of the first target, which Ben will have to hit from his sense of hearing alone.

Amanda Holden and Ant and Dec look horrified as they realise there is a real possibility Simon could be impaled by the arrow. 

"Simon's right in the way of that," Amanda screeches, as Simon begins to look increasingly worried. 

It is the second time the judges have been left on the edge of their seats this series, following sword swallower Alexandr Magala's audition.

The performer diced with death as swallowed a sword and proceeded to perform a series of jaw-dropping stunts.

Watch a clip of Ben's audition above, and see it in full when 'Britain's Got Talent' airs tomorrow night at 8pm on ITV. 


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Susanna Reid Thought 'Good Morning Britain' Bosses Were Joking About Piers Morgan Appointment

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (16:26)

Susanna Reid has admitted she thought producers were pranking her when they told her Piers Morgan would be her co-host on 'Good Morning Britain'. 

The controversial broadcaster joined the ITV breakfast show's presenting line-up last year, after impressing bosses with a guest stint, but it seems Susanna...

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Lisa Riley Ignored By 'Loose Women' As They Fail To Recognise Her After Dramatic Weight Loss

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (14:32)

The 'Loose Women' admitted they'd had trouble recognising Lisa Riley when she made an appearance on the ITV daytime show on Thursday (28 April).

The former '

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'Sherlock' Season 4 Release Date Teased By Martin Freeman

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (12:46)

Martin Freeman has teased fans of when they can expect the new series of 'Sherlock'. 

The actor, who plays Doctor Watson on the hit BBC drama, has revealed he believes the much-awaited fourth season will hit our screens near Christmas. 

Speaking on Friday's (28 April) edition of 'The...

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'EastEnders': Denise Welch Eyes Longer Stint As Kyle Slater's Mum, Alison

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (11:36)

Denise Welch has revealed she is hoping for a longer stint in 'EastEnders'. 

The former 'Loose Women' panellist is set to appear on the BBC soap next week as Alison Slater - the mother of Stacey Branning's new-found brother, Kyle. 

And while the character will only feature...

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Mark Farmer Dead: 'Grange Hill' And 'Minder' Star Dies, Aged 53

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (10:51)

Former 'Grange Hill' actor Mark Farmer has died at the age of 53.

The actor, best known for his role as Gary Hargreaves in the BBC children's drama, reportedly passed away following a short battle with cancer.

His death was announced on a 'Grange Hill' fan account on Twitter,...

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WISE WORDS: Lorraine Kelly Reveals Why She'll Never Be Able To Complete Her Bucket List

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (18:30)

Despite many changes to the ITV's various breakfast shows over the years, there has been one face who has remained a constant presence, and that's Lorraine Kelly

Regarded as the queen of breakfast telly thanks to her reassuring nature, infectious giggle and naughty sense of humour, it's not hard...

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Bradley Walsh Defends 'The Chase' From Fix Accusations

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (17:14)

Bradley Walsh has spoken out against accusations ‘The Chase’ is fixed.

The host of the ITV daytime quiz show defended himself from fans’ suggestions he asks the Chasers’ questions quicker than he does the contestants’, giving them an unfair advantage.


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Coleen Nolan Opens Up About Mental Health On 'Loose Women': 'I Had Counselling For Six Months'

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (15:23)

Coleen Nolan has revealed she had counselling for six months after she struggled to cope with the breakdown of her marriage to Shane Richie.

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Lynda Bellingham's Widower, Michael Pattemore Slammed By Loose Women's Saira Khan

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (14:09)

Loose Women’ panellist Saira Khan has launched a scathing attack on Lynda Bellingham’s widower, Michael Pattemore.

The presenter has branded him “slimy and untrustworthy”, in a piece written for The Mirror, in light of his much-publicised dispute with Lynda’s sons over her...

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Prince Dominates Midweek Chart, With Five Albums Occupying Top Spots

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (11:49)

Prince is on course to dominate this week's UK album chart, following his death last week.

The late singer is currently holding all top five positions in the midweek chart, early sales figures have revealed. 

His 2001 greatest hits collection, 'The Very Best Of' is at the number one...

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LOUD & PROUD: Where Are All The Bisexual Men In The Entertainment World?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (16:25)

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Over the past two weeks, HuffPost UK has been celebrating the broad range of LGBT culture in the world of British entertainment as part of our Loud & Proud series. However, while...

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Rita Ora Poses Topless On Cover Of French Magazine Lui In Her Most Naked Photoshoot Yet (PICS)

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (18:17)

Remember when Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her naked Paper magazine cover back in 2014? Well, Rita Ora looks set to follow in her footsteps after unveiling her latest photoshoot.

The ‘X Factor’ judge has posed topless on the cover of French...

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Loose Women's Andrea Opens Up About Postnatal Depression As Show Launches New Mental Health Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (14:28)

Loose Women’s Andrea McLean has opened up about her mental health struggles.

The presenter revealed she had suffered from postnatal depression after...

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Victoria Wood's Funeral To Be Private Affair With 'Small And Intimate' Service

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (12:09)

Victoria Wood's funeral will consist of a "small and intimate" service to remember the life of the comedy legend, a friend has revealed.

The stand-up comedian and writer passed away following a short battle with cancer last Wednesday (20 April), aged 62.

A friend of Victoria's has now told...

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Jeremy Clarkson Spends Thousands On Coming Up With Name For New Amazon Prime Show

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (11:17)

Jeremy Clarkson has claimed to have spent thousands of pounds on trying to come up with a name for his new Amazon Prime show.

The former ‘Top Gear’ star has so far had not luck in naming his latest project with Richard...

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Charlotte Church Launches Scathing Attack On Kim Kardashian: 'She's A T*t'

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2016 | (10:52)

Charlotte Church has launched a scathing attack on Kim Kardashian, branding the US reality star a "tit" who is all about "ego", "vanity" and "shallow things". 

The singer-turned-activist has admitted she fails to see Kim's contribution to society, as she appeared to backtrack on her defence of the 'Keeping...

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