How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey …

Made in Chelsea star added to Strictly line-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are clearly excited. Are you? Reality TV star Laing, who was persuaded to demonstrate his credentials by performing “the worm” in front of the Loose Women panel said he’d known for a month about his participation but had to keep it a secret, even from his own mum. Image copyright Getty Images Earlier on Monday, Seduction singer Michelle Visage – best known for her role as a judge …

Love Island: A turning point for travellers on TV?

Gypsies and travellers are people who have a travelling lifestyle and see it as an important part of their ethnic or cultural identity, with Romany gypsies and Irish travellers being a part of this group, according to the government, The past This series of Love Island isn’t the first time travellers have been seen on TV. People from traveller backgrounds have appeared on reality shows before Tommy Fury – including the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2011, Paddy Doherty, and …

‘VIP abuse’ accuser jailed for 18 years

‘False and malicious’ People falsely accused by Beech, and relatives of some of those who have died since the investigation began, said they were the victims of “a totally unjustified witch hunt”. They were also critical of those who publicised the allegations. Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor, accused by Beech of being involved in murdering two boys, broke down in court at times as he read a victim impact statement. He said Beech’s “false and malicious lies” had caused “ordinary …

Motsi Mabuse to replace Darcey as Strictly judge

“She is a wonderful dancer in her own right and already has years of experience as a judge under her belt,” she continued. “We’re all looking forward to welcoming her to the Strictly family.” Sarah James, Strictly’s executive producer, echoed her sentiments, saying the new judge’s “natural warmth, energy and passion for dance” would make her “the perfect addition”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Motsi Mabuse (second from left) has judged her sister’s performances on Let’s Dance The 28-year-old …

Lewis Hamilton to young fans: Believe in yourself

Skip Instagram post by lewishamilton View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by lewishamilton Image Copyright lewishamilton lewishamilton He speaks about those supporters a lot – especially after significant wins – and wants his admirers around the world to share the same self-belief he had growing up. “I truly believed and knew I was going to get to Formula 1,” he says. “That belief is what’s got me to where I am, so I always try to …

Donovan ‘didn’t think twice’ about Joseph return

The 51-year-old said he had no reservations about playing a supporting role in a show he previously starred in. Image copyright Johan Persson Image caption Yarrow follows in the foosteps of Donovan, Lee Mead and This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield This character is played by Sheridan Smith, who has her own personal connection to the material. “The first theatre show I ever saw was Joseph on a school trip,” said the actress, who saw the musical when Phillip Schofield played …

Nick Knowles banned from driving

Mr Hill said: “From this moment in time, you are not able to drive any motor vehicle in any public place.” Knowles, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, asked: “I can drive home, right?” to which Mr Hill replied: “No.” The presenter responded: “I’m joking.” Related Topics Cheltenham Cirencester Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Galloway sacked by talkRADIO over tweet

The original tweet from Mr Galloway on Saturday night saw the former Labour and Respect MP face a backlash on Twitter. Image Copyright @georgegalloway @georgegalloway He defended the comment, claiming a number of Tottenham fans were flying the flag of Israel in the crowd and it showed an affiliation to a “racist state”. But he was accused of being racist himself, including by Tottenham itself. In a statement, the club said: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read …

Neil and Katya on Strictly and ‘surviving’

And now they’re preparing another show of unity by staging Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream, telling the story of how they met, fought to become World Latin champions – and fell in love. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charles Venn, who competed on Strictly in 2018, will narrate Somnium Survive is what they appear to have done. Despite recent testing times, the Strictly couple, who’ve been married for six years, come across as relaxed, happy and excited about what lies …