The BBC director-general has addressed the controversy surrounding hit show Strictly Come Dancing, saying the organisation “will never tolerate unacceptable behaviour” and that “the line should never be crossed”. Tim Davie made the comments at a news briefing following the release of the broadcaster’s annual report, which reveals, among other things, the salaries of its
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Huw Edwards is among the BBC’s highest-paid stars of the last year, despite being suspended in July 2023 amid allegations of misconduct. The newsreader, who officially resigned earlier this year, was paid between £475,000 and £479,999 in the 2023-24 financial year, making him the broadcaster’s third-highest-paid presenter. Salary details of on-air talent have been published
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A former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has recalled having a “frustrating” experience on the show, comparing it to a “pressure cooker”. Olympic boxer turned wrestler Anthony Ogogo told Sky News that participants are part of a “fishbowl of… emotion” and even “strong-willed” people like him could buckle “under that pressure”. Ogogo added that although he
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Adidas has apologised to Bella Hadid after the supermodel was removed from a shoe campaign that was in reference to an Olympics at which Israeli athletes were killed by pro-Palestinian terrorists. Adverts featuring the US supermodel for a relaunch of an Adidas shoe from the 1972 Munich Olympics were pulled on Friday, after pro-Israel groups
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Snoop Dogg will carry the Olympic torch in the final stages of its journey, just before it heads towards the Eiffel Tower. The US rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr, is in Paris as a special correspondent for Sky’s partner network NBC. Snoop, 52, shared a photo of himself outside the city hall
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John Mayall, the British blues musician whose band was a training ground for Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood and many other superstars, has died aged 90. A statement on Mayall’s Instagram page said he died on Monday at his home in California. “Health issues that forced John to end his epic touring career have finally led
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Roberta Taylor, who was known for her roles in EastEnders and The Bill, has died. In a statement, her agent Roxane Vacaa said: “Sadly I can confirm that Roberta died on 6 July. She was 76.” The London-born actress was popular with TV audiences for playing Irene Raymond in EastEnders between 1997 and 2000. Her
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Amanda Abbington has suggested there are 50 hours of footage which her ex-Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice “doesn’t want anyone to see” as she reiterated accusations about him during their training. The Sherlock actress claimed the footage was from video cameras she alleges were installed after she raised concerns about the Italian professional dancer to producers
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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Television is expanding its relationship with Long Bright River author Liz Moore, acquiring her novels The God of the Woods and The Unseen World for series development. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty, who are executive producing Peacock’s Long Bright River limited series adaptation based on Moore’s novel as part
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EXCLUSIVE: Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Sony Pictures‘ untitled thriller from producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. Phoebe Dynevor and Whitney Peak are also starring, with Tommy Wirkola writing and directing. Plot is being kept under wraps. McKay and Messick are producing through HyperObject Industries. Hounsou was most recently seen in the box office hit A Quiet Place: Day One with Lupita
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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has commenced production on The Long Walk, its adaptation of the 1979 novel from Stephen King, starring Cooper Hoffman and David Jonsson, adding seven to the cast. The newcomers are Garrett Wareing (Ransom Canyon), Tut Nyuot (The Witcher: Blood Origin), Charlie Plummer (National Anthem), Ben Wang (American Born Chinese), Jordan Gonzalez (Pretty Little
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Earlier this summer we had to endure the misbegotten Summer Camp which was yet another attempt by Diane Keaton, joined by Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard, to mix comedy and later-in-life drama in an older female bonding flick. Keaton had great success in the first film that announced this subgenre, 2018’s Book Club, which smartly
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