Well done Sam, consistently the best contestant on this years show. A very worthy winner, also, best of luck to a great runner up Nicholas McDonald.
"Up on your feet, you can't sit down if anyone is performing," instructed the bossy compere. "Try not to sit there taking pictures all night, it just looks stupid," he added. Within minutes of arriving at my seat in Wembley Arena I realised it was time to give up my autonomy and learn the instructed dance moves. Here are five more things I learned from being in the audience...
Fanny always encouraged her viewers to think big, and to think glamorous, but she was mindful of limited time and limited budgets. World War II and rationing were not distant memories for them, nor were the days before labour-saving home appliances like washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
Morrissey's assertion in Autobiography about being offered a role on EastEnders as Dot Cotton's long-lost son has been called into question by several people associated with the series.
I first became aware of a world beyond this one when I was six years of age. I was living with my family at my grandmother's house at the time. One day I was coming down the stairs when I saw a man on the landing. He looked to me for all the world like an everyday man...
For many people, the biggest day of December begins the morning after Santa pops down the chimney. But, for an array of pop stars, Facebook campaigners, charity singles and chart watchers, attention is focused on another day - the day the Christmas Number One is confirmed. The race for the Christmas Number 1 is as festive as turkey and mulled wine. And this year, with the big day falling on December 22 (and BBC Radio 1's counting down the Top 40 from 4-7pm), it is likely to be as spicy a race as we have seen for some time.
First of all, if you didn't get the witty wordplay of my title, don't bother to read on. I'm joking Mum, you're my only fan, please read on. Dan's class; dance class? Never mind, this isn't Strictly Pun Dancing after all. I'm sorry*, I'll stop now.
It's very rare to hear this from a journalist, but there is one story out there, one huge monumental mystery, which I hope will never be resolved. I am talking about the greatest and most enduring mystery of the 20th Century: The Lord Lucan scandal.
As Christmas fast approaches, it's important to get planning now and prepare in advance to ensure a stress-free festive season. We all know that feeling when something unexpected happens on Christmas day, but there are simple measures you can put in place to prevent this - you'll be amazed how easy they are! And it's not just the kitchen that requires some TLC - keep you and your guests safe and warm at home by bleeding radiators, hanging heavy curtains to block out the cold and setting the room thermostat at 21°c (70°f). Here are my top tips on how to avoid Christmas disasters in the kitchen.
For those of you who watched this week's episode, you'll know that I went on a date with the youngest of the Thompson clan, Sam Thompson. The feedback from Twitter suggested that most of you sympathised with the awkwardness of the situation. A lot of you were in a clear amount of pain watching it.
Christmas is just around the corner and so too is the X Factor Final. But first, as the tension grows, (in my best Peter Dickson voice) it's the Semi Final.
The countdown to Christmas has begun and we'll be bringing you a new upload every festive day until the big one - that's 25 December in case you were unsure. Jamie kicked off the show with a perfect party dish - crispy fried squid - and Food Tube fans have already been feasting their eyes on some tasty Christmas delights including Gennaro Contaldo's bruschetta...
hanks to years of unrequited love; a great deal of which came from the girls in my year and partly because of what Britney Spears did to my heart - I have come to a conclusion. We no longer secretly yearn for objects of our affection in the way that we used to.
Binky and I have moved in together and it's been amazing. We have a lot of fun... too much fun. Admittedly, I was a little surprised by Alex wondering around in extremely skimpy boxers, but there has been no awkwardness since Alex has learned to wear trousers around the house.
This weekend we can officially start talking about Christmas and it wouldn't be the festive season without the food. That's right, December is here and we've got 25 delicious recipes and superb seasonal tips to make sure you're fully prepared to celebrate.
From Hammer to The Hunger, Twilight to True Blood, when it comes to screen memes, vampires really do seem to be the gift that keeps on giving. But I'll confess that when I heard that Sky Living were going to screen a lavish new adaptation of Dracula made for NBC, I was initially sceptical.