So Bootcamp is over for another year and for the remaining acts, it is down to them to give the performance of their lives.
So, here we go with the brutal eliminations. Forget doing another audition, one third of them were out without even singing. Perhaps a good thing for us! Disappointing for the culprits but that's the nature of the game.
The opening round up montage shown tonight, made me realise what great talent we've had so far this series, a lot more than 12, so the choices are going to be interesting. The live shows will be fab.
Weeks of speculation over the celebrity line up has finally ended and the 14 stars are well into preparations for the opening night. The show may be on it's 10th series but the glitterball trophy remains one of the most desired prizes out there.
Our first treat tonight, following my roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner, was the singing Russell Brand, aka Eddy String. Annoying, yes, can he sing no, was it entertaining, a little. Not for me. Too soon for another Frankie.
Week four kicks off in Liverpool. The City that gave us the Beatles, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, OMD and X Factor's favourite son, Marcus Collins.
Yes at times, the original series was way over the top, containing a spectrum of awkwardly bright props, suspect acting along with Horrible Histories style costume design, and clichéd moments that made most of us embarrassed. We didn't mind.
Bad Education is currently top of the "Most Popular" programmes on BBC iPlayer, so I thought I'd give it a look. Oh dear. It quickly becomes clear that the writer has never spent any time in a state school. Or in a multi-cultural environment of any kind.
It seems of late that every change of seasons brings with it another documentary on Islam; this time it was one by Tom Holland, an academic in the fie...
In September 1977, an episode of Happy Days changed the world forever. In 'Hollywood Part 3', The Fonz jumps over a shark to prove how brave he is. The episode marked the beginning of what is seen as a downward spiral for the series.
I had high hopes, no pun intended, as Russell Brand's usual display of eloquence is enough to draw people into the drugs debate.
This Friday night at 9pm, four stars of Coronation Street will appear in Corrie Goes to Kenya, the first of two documentaries on ITV1. The programmes follow Sue Cleaver, Ryan Thomas, Brooke Vincent and Ben Price as they visit Mombasa, where they will use their thespian skills to challenge the misconceptions around HIV/AIDS.
Cheryl and Julie were the first two to enter the house, and were soon told by Big Bro to create a real life soap opera, by following the instructions given via earpieces... I remember the days when the drama wrote itself and did not have to be directed like one big episode of The Truman Show.
Don't be fooled by the economics degrees, Peabody awards and general smarts possessed by the female characters in The Newsroom. Because they will also, of course, have a propensity to knock things over, send mass emails by mistake, hide under beds while boyfriends have sex above them, and generally behave massively unprofessionally.
There should be a cut off point for women to stop wearing bikinis as it's tacky and indecent when they get to a certain age.