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Joe Pasquale has reportedly signed up for ITV’s Dancing on Ice. The comedian and former I’m A Celebrity winner is said to have joined the latest series of the talent competition, which launches in January.



 



 



After leaving the dancefloor of Strictly Come Dancing Jerry Hall confessed to pals she was in fact relieved. “I hated all the hard work needed, plus I had no time for myself as it takes up so much of your life,” she said.



 



 



Rihanna and her muchhyped Sky Living show ‘Styled To Rock’ has been axed after just one series. The channel is citing poor ratings, while others suggest the pop star’s failure to turn up more than three times during the long shoot may have been part of the problem...



 



 



Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has backed Denise Van Outen to triumph on this year’s show. Miss Van Outen is the second favourite behind Olympic gymnast Louis Smith with the bookmakers, and Craig believes that she has what it takes to be victorious...



 



 



Mary Berry is reportedly unsure about whether she will appear on the planned US version of The Great British Bake Off. CBS announced the show, which has the working title Bake Off, earlier this month. “I like the idea, it’s all down to time and the commitment that it will take, but we will see.”



 



 



Sir Roger Moore is to host an episode of Have I Got News For You. The James Bond star will join team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton on Friday November 23. “I’m really looking forward to appearing on one of my favourite shows and just hope Ian and Paul will treat this old English actor gently,” said Roger.



 



 



Kylie Minogue, back with a new orchestral album of her songs, says she never appreciated her time with Pete Waterman, who gave the soap star many of her big hits. “I was too young and I just thought everyone could have top 10 hits with no problem, now of course I see all the hard work involved,” she said.



 



 



Dame Maggie Smith, star of Downton Abbey, says she owes her big break to Carry On star Kenneth Williams. “We were great pals and I think, looking back, I owe him so much in what he taught me and the like ... a super talent too,” she said.



 



 



David Walliams has released an autobiography called ‘Camp David’ and publishers had hoped that his clout as a comedian would help sell masses of books. So far noone is laughing, including his publisher, as it’s just reached over 10,000 in sales...



 



 



ExGMTV host Fiona Phillips recently criticised her former school on a reunion visit, claiming they did “nothing for me”. The school have tactfully now taken down the huge poster they use to have of her … touché.



 



 



Singing diva Katherine Jenkins, who did so well on the US version on Strictly Come Dancing, tells me she has landed her own Christmas special in which “all my dancing skills will be put to the test and hopefully with some great star guests too.”



 



 



X Factor host Dermot O’Leary’s attempts at dancing at the opening of the show each week have not been well received by fans. Dedicated viewers have stated online: “It looks bad and adds nothing to the show, so why do it?”



 



 



I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! will return for its 12th series on ITV1 soon, launching with a 95minute premiere on Sunday. Ant and Dec will head back to Australia to host another batch of celebrities, who will have to face their fears, endless insects and critters and life in the jungle.



 



 



Gary Barlow is to take a guest role in Miranda Hart’s TV sitcom as the new man who sets her heart aflutter. The Take That star, 41, has a oneoff role in the BBC One series which returns next month. X Factor Judge Gary has already filmed his scenes for the Baftawinning show.



 



 



Anne Kirkbride has indicated her intention to remain on Coronation Street for the rest of her acting career. The Deirdre Barlow actress, 58, is celebrating her 40th year on the show next month in an ITV documentary titled Deirdre And Me.



 



 



Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh  says she will be the best dancer in the group after competing on Strictly. “I used to be the worst, but this is so going to help me with the new routines,” she said.



 



 



The Apprentice boss Sir Alan Sugar is annoyed when people mention that he had his eye ‘fixed’. He told a friend: “I think it should only be about my role, not about my vanity.”



 



 



Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati has announced that she is leaving the soap. The actress’s character Sunita Alahan will bow out next year, and show bosses have promised an “explosive exit” for the Weatherfield mum.



 



 



Rap ‘star’ Dappy had landed his own 12week reality show on ITV2, and predicts it will be huge. He said: “All my fans get to see the real me, and what I do in my daytoday life. My fans will love it.”





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