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Finding Love on TV

Jo Boyd | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jo Boyd

It is a couple of weeks since my Take Me Out episode aired and I am still asking myself why I did it... We all know that first dates are usually quite nerve-wracking - now imagine being filmed by a camera crew with a microphone recording every embarrassing word that comes out of your mouth. Did it feel natural? No. While the date wasn't scripted, there was plenty of off-camera prompting from producers hoping to spark some romance - which tends to make you think the date is going better than it is.

Why the Arts Should Embrace Dementia-Friendly Initiatives

Vicky McClure | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vicky McClure

Sadly, I know from that personal experience that dementia is one of those illnesses that can be very scary for anybody, especially at the first stage of dementia when there's a state of confusion for everybody. So, I'm really glad the entertainment world is making such a fuss out of dementia because raising awareness is so important to people who have the condition, their carers and loved ones because there is still a stigma attached to it. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a cure for dementia in sight so that means we've got to make sure that people living with dementia can live well in their communities.

Reid Alert!

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Susanna Reid had us singing our favourite Sugababes song as she arrived at the Sun Military Awards on Friday afternoon. No, not ‘Freak Like Me’...

A Slovakian TV Chef Got Caught Doing Something Really Suspicious On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Chris York | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A TV chef has been caught doing something rather suspicious on live TV. During a segment of the Slovakian TV show, 'Telerano', the camera cuts to t...

'90s Kids - 'Robot Wars' Is Yours

Thomas Pickles | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Pickles

When Robot Wars hits our screens again, it'll make us children again. It'll be like a shot in the arm against the clogged-up world of adulthood. Smelling salts. A pep-talk. The greatest reality check in history.

TV Risks Killing the Goose Laying Football's Golden Egg

Simon Sapper | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Sport
Simon Sapper

Footie fans are used to roller-coasters of emotion, but this January is a particularly breathless experience for many. After the FA Cup action over the weekend, there are busy programmes both midweek and next weekend - and cup replays for some the midweek following...

11 People Who Think Derren Brown Could Be A Threat To Humankind

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Derren Brown is back and this time he's making us kill each other. Well, not quite but his latest show has caused quite a stir for getting poor uns...

Why I Love Watching Supergirl With My Son

Rosanna Savone | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

Within minutes, he was next to me watching it. When Supergirl saved her sister Alex by landing that airplane in the bay, he was hooked. By the end, he was whizzing around the living room flying around like a superhero.

The Latest 'Game Of Thrones' Instalment Won't Be With Us Anytime Soon

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

'Game Of Thrones' author George RR Martin has publicly apologised for being unable to finish the sixth book ahead of the HBO television series. 'Th...

The Christmas Message WE Would Like to See

Sandi Toksvig | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK Politics
Sandi Toksvig

WE wish you a very merry Christmas and a jolly happy New Year. And I'm letting you in on a little tiny secret, what I'm getting the family. Now, really I thought they have pretty much everything... and then I thought, i know, something radical, something brand new, something no one has ever tried anywhere in the world - equality. Isn't that a wonderful idea? can you just imagine? everybody - men, women, children, everybody! - getting on better and being happier because they've all got equality.

Showbiz Review Of The Year 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

2015 has had more than its fair share of jaw-dropping, gobsmacking, where-the-hell-did-that-come-from? moments. There was Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘To...

Newscaster Fits 12 'Star Wars' Puns Into One Weather Report

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Comedy

5 News weather reporter Sian Welby was feeling the force of 'Star Wars' fever on Wednesday, when she managed to cram 12 different puns into her 40 sec...

BBC Presenter Kathy Secker Found Dead, Aged 70

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

The popular TV presenter, Kathy Secker, has died at the age of 70. The broadcaster was a household name in the North East of England after presenti...

The Beeb's Shocking Omission From Sports Personality Of The Year

David Fearnhead | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

British tennis is not a world force by any stretch of the imagination and yet Andy Murray lifted the entire nation to become Davis Cup champions. They say no one man wins a team event, but Murray surely tested that theory to the limit. Murray deserves the crown, but he is not the tennis champion that has been overlooked...

Sport Needs Positive Role Models

Ruth Hunt | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Sport
Ruth Hunt

Tyson Fury's comments also touched on another important area of our work. He claimed his views were rooted in the Bible. It's often assumed that people of faith can't be LGBT or respect LGBT people. By suggesting his homophobia is rooted in his faith he has helped perpetuate this damaging myth.

Perrie Edwards Is No Victim, And It's Time To Stop Treating Her Like One

Daniel Welsh | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

Poor old Perrie, eh? Getting dumped by Zayn off One Direction. The poor lamb. The shame of it all. However was she to cope? Poor. Old. Perrie. It didn't matter that 'Black Magic' was number one for about a hundred years, and she was travelling the world with three of her best mates to promote their latest album, which was becoming one of the year's most anticipated. The 'victim' label had stuck, and it was showing no signs of going anywhere.

I'll Rest in the Afterlife

Martyn Sibley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I always tend to get a bit more philosophical in the winter. With the recent Paris attacks and the Serious Case Review (SCR) of the 3 killed children ...

The Department of Ability: Calling For Disabled Characters in Children's Comic Books and TV

Emily Davison | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The children's entertainment enterprise is a thriving industry with studies showing that 70% of children (between the ages of 0-8) spend their time watching nearly 2 hours of TV a day. The comic book industry is a multi billion-dollar enterprise with many popular annual events like Comic Con being dedicated to comic book fans and enthusiast alike.

Kylie And Dannii's First TV Performance Together In 30 Years Is Camp As Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s been a long time coming, but Kylie and Dannii Minogue have finally reunited to perform together on TV. READ MORE: Kylie Has Duetted With Ig...

Shall We Dance? Science Says 'Go on, It's Good for You'

Imogen Aujla | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Aujla

Whether it's Gleb Savchenko sweeping Anita off her feet or Aliona Vilani foxing Jay into a trot, the stars on Strictly look to be having a whale of a time. But it's not just a few lucky celebs who can benefit from dancing. Anyone taking part in any kind of dance can reap a whole range of rewards.

Sky Is About to Change TV Again

Edward Lowe | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Like Apple, their ability to see the direction of the market and deliver the product to meet consumer needs is unparalleled in the TV industry. Therefore, it seems likely that Sky Q will set a new standard for the TV experience.

Come In From The Cold And Curl Up On The Couch With These TV Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

As the days get shorter, darker and colder, there's no better way to beat the winter blues than by curling up on the sofa in front of your favourite t...

Sky's New TV Service Is So Powerful It's Literally Going To Take Over Your House

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech

Sky has unveiled Sky Q, a brand-new premium TV package that looks to replace Netflix and Amazon Prime by offering 4K Live TV, On Demand, fibre-optic b...

Lauren Says Living In The 'X Factor' House Was Like 'Being In Prison'

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘X Factor’ contestant Lauren Murray has described her time living with the other finalists in their shared house as being like ‘Big Brother meet...

'Come Dine With Me' Contestant Banned From Every Asda In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

A primary school teacher, who appeared on the Channel 4 show ‘Come Dine With Me’, has been exposed as a serial shoplifter. READ MORE: 'Come Di...