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Sam Attwater, who won last year’s ‘Dancing On Ice’, is now starring at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End in Dreamboats and Petticoats. Sam tells me: “It’s a funpacked show and everyone is on their feet towards the end. Come on down, I want to see all my soap fans there...”



 



 



Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth denies he is quitting the show after agreeing to take a short midseries break next month. “I agreed this break with the producers prior to the show starting,” he tells me. “I am thrilled that we’re going to Wembley again and I think we will have a great final too.”



 



 



Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood admits he gets some satisfaction from his new heartthrob status. The show’s cojudge has become a housewives’ favourite since first appearing in the hit BBC series. “It’s a bit of an embarrassment, but it’s very flattering,” he said. “Any man who says it isn’t tells fibs...”



 



 



John McCririck has blasted TV ageism and said he was devastated after being sacked as a result of ‘audience research’. The 72yearold, the longserving face of Channel Four racing, was dropped last week as the channel unveiled its new presenting team to join Clare Balding.



 



 



Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles bowed out with the worst ratings ever of his career at Radio One, and now his hopes of longterm West End career are looking unlikely too as it was revealed he is the Rex Harrison of musical theatre, by speaking his role in ‘Superstar’ rather than singing it.



 



 



Kylie has said that she is open to becoming a judge on The X Factor, noting that such a role could be “really fulfilling”. The singer, whose sister Dannii Minogue sat on the panel from 2007 to 2010, admitted that starring in the show is probably not as challenging or scary as she’s imagined.



 



 



Pamela Anderson is hoping to join the cast of Dancing On Ice, I can reveal. The model and former Baywatch star has become a reality TV mainstay in recent years, appearing on Dancing With The Stars and four international editions of Big Brother. Pam reveals: “It’s a new challenge, and I like the idea of the danger, but it’s if I can fit it all in, given the amount of training.”



 



 



Louis Walsh is less than happy that he has been written out of the Girls Aloud story after being “removed” due to lack of interest in their early career. Louis was hoping for a bit more, but it appears the girls have really moved on now.



 



 



FORMER soap star Ben Hull, who appeared in the cult soap Brookside, is now a shopping channel star. Ben tells me that he moved into this area as “acting work dries up and you have to turn your hand to many other areas.”



 



 



Could it soon be the end of Dragon’s Den? It appears that ratings are way down year after year, and this is despite a new huge marketing campaign and, the Dragons investing more money in the series than ever before.



 



 



HRH The Duchess of Cambridge  has seen off competition from a host of stunning celebrities to be named the most naturally beautiful woman in the UK. The Duchess’s classic English rose beauty saw her top the poll ahead of the likes of freshfaced television presenter Holly Willoughby, who came second, pop princess Cheryl Cole and actresses Keira Knightley and Emma Watson.



 



 



The planned spinoff products of This Morning and Loose Women have now been put on ice after the initial run of perfume, talcs and books etc failed to take off and they were stuck in pound stores across the UK. A spokesman said: “We are looking at relaunching in the new year, but for now we are relooking at what to focus on.”



 



 



Former Westlife singer Kian Egan is now a roving reporter for Holly Willoughby’s new show Surprise Surprise. He tells me: “It’s a natural progression for me, and I like the idea of live TV. I just hope people enjoy the new phase of my career.”



 



 



Is Harry Hill now regretting leaving the Saturday night show TV Burp after his live tour bombed? Insiders reveal that despite being well off he was stunned at the tour failure and thinks he may be looking at a return to TV in a big way. Maybe he would not say no to TV Burp in the future...



 



 



Al Murray the Pub Landlord Ahas moved into the world of radio after his TV shows were axed. His new series on Radio Two will see him interview a celebrity about their hopes and fears and what they plan for the future. If successful the show will be turned into a full series in the new year.



 



 



Remember Michael Greco who played Beppe in EastEnders? The actor now pops up alongside Hollywood star Kevin Costner in new Five drama ‘Hatfield’. 



He tells me: “It’s packed with lots of English actors and I think more soap stars from our world will be appearing too.”





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