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Terry Wogan may be no more the king of breakfast radio having hung up his mike last week, but the presenter tells me he is not quitting his role as coanchor on Children in Need. They will have to drag me off that one, he said. I started the show and it gets bigger each year, I just love doing it.

Could we see the return of an 80s classic on TV in 2010? Remember comedians Hale and Pace who were Sunday night regulars on ITV? Gareth Hale, who also popped up in the nodefunct Channel Five soap Family Affairs tells me: We have just come back from a tour of Oz together and its been very successful. Suddenly it appears were in favour again here in the UK too. Fingers crossed...

Actor Shane Ritchie, who played Alfie Moon in EastEnders, is currently appearing in panto in High Wycombe through January but admits his big deal with ITV is now no more and he would consider a move back to Albert Square if the script was right of course...

Comedian Victoria Wood is already working on a new 2010 project. She tells me: Its a new comedy play based on the career of Morecambe and Wise. Given that Eric comes from my original home town, I figure I know how he ticks a bit really. It will be an affectionate look at their lives and success.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been having lessons on how to sign autographs. He told me: Honest I have never done that signing stuff, so I had to have lessons in how to do a fast signature at signings ... its been mad really!

ExBaywatch blonde Pamela Anderson may have recently appeared in panto in south London, but the actress is also looking for more work on the stage in London too. I hear she has been approached to appear in the touring version of Calendar Girls from spring next year you read it here first...

Loose Women panellist and Strictly Come Dancing diva Lynda Bellingham has her tellall book out in two months, and admits she is nervous. She said: You do get carried away writing it, then you send it off and think what I have done what have I said? But its all too late now, I just hope people enjoy the book.

Remember the huge fuss about Anne Robinson returning to Watchdog on BBC One? Despite the hype the show was not a stellar success in the ratings, hence the reason bosses have now decided that it should go out live on its return later in 2010.

After his success on Strictly Come Dancing Chris Hollins tells me he loves ribbing fellow BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull who did not get as far as me in the competition. Its all friendly but I know it irks him a bit, he laughed.

Jason Donovan is still smarting over the failure of his last ITV drama Echo Beach after it was axed after just one series. Towards the end it was starting to build up and get good ratings, but by that time people had really decided it had to go, he said. It should have been saved really, we were a good cast.

Jude Law says that he was not overfamiliar with the Sherlock Holmes books despite appearing in the new big screen blockbuster by Guy Ritchie, but a quick scan of his CV shows he appeared as an extra in the ITV version starring Jeremy Brett in the 90s right Jude?

Chat show host Jonathan Ross has a contract renewal option in a month or so. But there are tricky times at the BBC, where all stars are being asked to take pay cuts due to cutbacks. Jonathan who has already made a few bob, as they say, has told bosses: I would be willing to take a pay cut, whatever it takes to stay at the BBC as I love working for them.

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud tells me she is launching her debut album with the help of rapper Wyclef Jean. I think he will add some cool to my album, she said: I just hope I get my own show to showcase my album like Cheryl did last year.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke tells me she hopes the ban gets lifted on her performing on Strictly Come Dancing this coming year as: I would love to perform on the show, but its like if you have won X Factor they wont take you on the show. I want that to change.

Strictly Come Dancing runnerup Ricky Whittle tells me that after his success on the show he would now like to take on the world of musicals. I do see myself moving into that direction, he said. I just hope some offers come my way from doing the show.

Chris Evans may have taken over from Terry Wogan on Radio Two but he is also seeping back into TV too. Bosses have signed him up when Adrian Chiles takes a break from the One Show to sit in his place. Chris told me: I was a guest on the show and was approached after that which is great, as I am a fan.

Coronation Street actress Vicky Binns tells me that she never thought that her character Molly would turn out to be a marriage wrecker.

Thats the beauty of soaps, she is totally reinvented, but you know people seem to forgive quite quickly too ... I sort of feel sorry for Tyrone now a bit," she giggled.

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