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Girls, I spent Saturday night in London at the Leicester Square Theatre being serenaded by the evergreen star Tony Christie. He of course also popped up in Emmerdale a couple of years back and told me backstage: “I loved it, being a Yorkshireman myself, and I would love to go back somehow.”

Ever wanted the skin of a ‘Loose Woman’? ITV think you will, as they have brought out a range of skincare products and perfumes all inspired by the girls on the show. Can’t quite see it taking off, can you girls?

Ever wanted the skin of a ‘Loose Woman’? ITV think you will, as they have brought out a range of skincare products and perfumes all inspired by the girls on the show. Can’t quite see it taking off, can you girls?

EastEnders once again won the best soap prize at the British Soap Awards but fans don’t seem to share in their happiness. Ratings for the show are now dipping under 10 million and at points as low as eight million … Shane Ritchie’s return’s not worked then?!

Former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens is reportedly in advanced talks to appear in the upcoming celebrity version of Big Brother. The reality show will launch on Channel 5 later this summer with a fourweek run featuring famous faces living in the iconic house.

Simon Cowell says he tried his best to stop judge Dannii Minogue from leaving the X Factor, but a friend reveals: “It’s his show he runs it and gets the final say on who is on the panel … how hard did he fight to save her then?”

Suzanne Shaw has revealed that she is expecting a quiet Emmerdale departure for her character Eve Jenson. Last month, the actress announced that she had decided to leave the ITV1 soap for family reasons. “I don’t think it will be dramatic at all ... but I have loved my time playing Eve that’s for sure,” she giggled.

EastEnders legend June Brown has predicted that her character Dot Branning will struggle to cope without beloved husband Jim living under her roof. “It’s a tough storyline, but I think viewers will also relate to it well,” June tells me.

Coronation Street star Sam Aston has predicted that people will always see him as ‘little’ Chesney Brown. The actor, who joined the soap in 2003, told me that most of his fans are senior ladies who find him cute. He laughed: “He's about to become a dad, but even so I'm sure people will still see me as little Ches. I've always had the same reaction on the female front. I get the mature ladies, rather than the young ones. It's dead sad...”

Acts eliminated at the halfway stage of Britain’s Got Talent have voiced discontent at their treatment by the show’s producers. Groups who were sent through to the second stage of the competition by Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre, but kicked off the show before the live semifinals, have claimed that they feel “frustrated” and “used”. Oh dear...

It appears that former Deputy Primie Minister John Prescott is a turnoff even out of office. His recent stint on the illadvised ‘Piers Morgan Show’ failed to pull in even two million viewers, giving Morgan his lowest audience to date.

Hollyoaks will bid farewell to a trio of male characters in the coming months as three actors have decided to leave the soap. Show bosses have confirmed that Alex Carter is to bow out from the teen drama after nearly a year back on screen as Lee Hunter, while Dean Aspen and Ashley Margolis have also chosen to depart their roles as double act Duncan Button and Ricky Campbell. After spending a decade in soapland, while starring in Hollyoaks and Emmerdale, 28yearold Carter is now hoping to pursue other opportunities.

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardener has had nothing but trouble since debuting his new fake hair on the show three months ago. “Everyone wants to touch it and see how thick it is so I am worried it will all start to fall out again,” he said. “Not great is it?”

Superambitious Chloe Madeley, daughter of Richard and Judy, who had her 15 minutes of fame on this year’s ‘Dancing On Ice’ is still holding out to land the presenting role on ‘The Xtra Factor’. With no shame she trills: “I am young, trendy and ideal for the job, what’s the problem?” Err...

TNT has confirmed that its reboot of ‘Dallas’ could still be picked up for a full series. However, a spokesman for the network has since announced that TNT executives will make a final decision on the show's future in the next few weeks, after viewing the completed pilot episode. The show, which will feature original Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, is not expected to premiere before 2012 if it receives a full series commission.

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed that she will marry boyfriend Jamie Lomas next year. The actress, who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV1 soap, admitted that she has been contemplating marriage for a while and will be organising a ceremony in 2012 ... via a celebrity magazine of course...

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