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‘Into It': ‘X Factor' Novelties, Kids' TV Future And Kesha's Stunning Comeback

Into It | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

The rumoured proposed changes to 'The X Factor' have got the 'Into It' team talking this week, specifically Simon Cowell's plans to rid the show of novelty acts. Plus, Kesha's triumphant return sparked a discussion about the most effective pop comebacks of recent years, with Rihanna getting the thumbs up from the group (which is more than can be said for Lady Gaga).

Ex 'Blue Peter' Presenters Lament Decline In Viewing Figures, Following Zero Rating

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Blue Peter’ veterans Peter Purves and Janet Ellis have lamented the show’s decline in viewers after a recent episode recorded zero viewers. A r...

‘Blue Peter’ Fails To Attract A Single Viewer For Recent Episode

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

BBC bosses have insisted that ‘Blue Peter’ is as popular as ever, after a recent episode of the BBC show failed to attract a single viewer, accord...

'Blue Peter' Stars Past And Present Lead Tributes to John Noakes

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Blue Peter’ stars past and present are leading tributes to John Noakes, whose death was announced on Monday (29 May) morning. The presenter was ...

'Blue Peter' Presenter John Noakes Dies, Aged 83

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

John Noakes has died at the age of 83, it has been confirmed. The TV star, who was best-known for his time as a ‘Blue Peter’ presenter, had suffe...

So... Gethin Jones Told Us About A Time He Actually Sh*t Himself During A 'Blue Peter' Interview

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Being put in embarrassing situations is part and parcel of being a ‘Blue Peter’ presenter, but we were not quite ready for a story Gethin Jones re...

Builders At The O2 Accidentally Dug Up The Blue Peter Time Capsule 33 Years Early

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Builders at the O2 arena have accidentally dug up a time capsule buried by Blue Peter presenters - 33 years early. In 1998, the children’s programme...

The ‘Blue Peter’ Time Capsule Has Been Dug Up… Three Decades Too Early

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Readers of a certain age will fondly remember the moment ‘Blue Peter’ presenters Katy Hill and Richard Bacon buried a time capsule back in 1998. I...

'Blue Peter' Presenter Konnie Says Being Asian Helped Get Her Job At BBC

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Blue Peter’ veteran Konnie Huq was recently voted the show’s most popular presenter, after her record-breaking stint between 1997 and 2008. Now...

Why I Decided To Change My Name

Ayo Akinwolere | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ayo Akinwolere

Your name is such a crucial part of your identity and I've always been seriously proud of my Nigerian heritage. Yoruba is my first language, I still speak it regularly and I live for Nigerian food. I loved having the opportunity to show Britain my love for the cuisine on Celebrity Masterchef last year.

10 Kids TV Shows From the 90s That Saved Me From a Life of Internet Notoriety

Olivia Tilley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Tilley

Kids' TV today isn't what it used to be - it's all CGI and 3D. Back in my day, the most exciting plot twist involved a character opening their lunch box only to realise that their mum had packed them TWO Wagon Wheels, instead of one.

John Noakes Found Alive, After Going Missing From Mallorca Home

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

We’re pleased to report that John Noakes has been found alive, after going missing from his home in Mallorca. The 81-year-old ‘Blue Peter’ le...

The Myth Of The Maiden Voyage

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

While it does make a much more exciting and interesting story, which is why it's managed to survive over 30 years, it is complete nonsense. But we're slowly getting the truth out there.

The 12 Sexiest Blue Peter Presenters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The sexiness - or otherwise - of children's TV presenters is in the news, thanks to comments by a CBBC executive. And it got us thinking. We know ...

Imagine if Apple Stopped the iPhone

James Whiting | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
James Whiting

2013 has been a year of tremendous progress for the malaria campaign globally and locally. We are delighted with the UK cross party support for the malaria campaign. Parliamentarians can see the value of sustaining its prosecution, and the public appear to share our conviction that it is unacceptable in the twenty first century for children to die for want of treatment costing less than £1...

WATCH: Here's Something We Prepared....

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

News that Biddy Baxter is to receive a Special Award at this year's Children's BAFTA Awards ceremony will send a warm tickle through the hearts of man...

The New Blue Peter Presenter Spells Doom For Millennials

Ben Dalton | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The glowing brunette - we've all despairingly clawed at the pictures on BBC News - was recently picked from tens of thousands of hopefuls to ascend to the hallowed seat of Blue Peter Presenter Number Three. A saviour of our times, a pearly-whited messiah; Russell is tipped to breathe new life into the, until now, increasingly turgid CBBC behemoth.

So You Think You Can Be A Blue Peter Presenter?

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

The BBC is launching a talent show with a difference - to find a new presenter for 'Blue Peter'. CBBC duo Dick and Dom will host the search for the...

Why Has Apple Made An All-Aluminium 'Blue Peter' Badge?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech

Apple's chief designer Sir Jonathan 'Jony' Ive has been given a rare gold Blue Peter badge - and designed his own out of aluminium. The man behind ...

Would Fifty Shades Have Seen the Light of Day if E.L. James Had Been Forced to Find a Print Publisher First?

Alex Leger | Posted 28.01.2013 | Home
Alex Leger

The rise of the ebook is crucial to the emerging success of Indie Authors. By cutting out the middlemen - agents, publishers, traditional bookshops - authors can realise better returns and connect more directly with their readers. Most notable, of course, is the phenomenon of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey - now the best-selling book in British history.

Blue Peter and the Golden Age of British Children's Television

Alex Leger | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Leger

I finally retired last year after 36 years on the show to write my memoirs, but here's hoping Blue Peter and its brilliant presenters celebrate many more amazing adventures showing just how good the best children's TV can be.

Caroline Frost

Mike Oldfield Reveals What DIDN'T Make It To Olympic Opening Ceremony

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

A central part in the £27-million Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza, his tunes played to a billion people around the globe – so how did Mike Ol...

Blue Peter Presenter Becomes Latest Celeb To Leave Twitter Over Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has decided to leave the microblogging site Twitter, claiming her "not very thick skin" meant she could not deal wi...

BBC Completes Sale Of Television Centre, In The Same Week As Bush House Closes Doors To World Service

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

It really is the end of an era for those who love, and have worked at, the BBC. In the same week as Bush House on Aldwych closed its doors for the...

The Week's Biggest Jokes: As Served Up By Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Comedy

This week, Theresa May took a drubbing from the police, Great Britain took the Olympic torch, Rebekah Brooks took it badly, Chris Moyles took the role...