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I was lucky enough to spend an evening with the great Osmond brothers at St George’s Concert Hall in Bradford, where they gave me an exclusive preview of their new album.

It’s a winner, girls, and they also let slip they are considering an ‘Audience With’ special for ITV ... catch the boys on tour right now with ‘Boogie Nights’.

 

 

Kym Lomas has confirmed that she’s signed a new deal to stay in Coronation Street for another year. The actress, who plays Michelle Connor, is believed to be getting a good fee for her role as the factory assistant manager, and Kym trills: “The show is at its best right now and I know they have big plans for Michelle in the future.”

 

 

Former Countdown host Carol Voderman slipped off her designer heels and broke her nose, which she privately told her many Twitter followers... The presenter has battled cruel comments that she has had a secret nose job, but she laughed: “It’s so not true, but I do know I will be more careful walking now.”

 

 

Sir Tom Jones has admitted some of his comments on the last season of The Voice were scripted by producers. But the singer is determined every remark will be his own in this new series, and said: “Last year we were given suggested lines, just in case we got stuck, which I tried to work in on a few occasions. But I now want it to be all me and it will be.”

 

 

Time Team has been axed by Channel 4 after 15 years, but fans are hoping that it can be saved at the 11th hour. “Presenter Tony Robinson reveals: “It’s amazing the following the show has, but I just hope we can at least come back for specials, as it has a special place in people’s hearts.”

 

 

Ant and Dec have thankfully no plans to return to the pop charts full time, even though a digital re-issue of the song “Ready to Rumble” hit number one over the weekend.

The boys reveal: “It’s been great fun, but it’s just part of the show, we’re not back to rule the charts.”

 

 

Daybreak replaced GMTV with a promise to “offer a more credible journalistic approach and more breaking news”, but that promise seems to have been mislaid. In March Daybreak’s hosts assessed the impact of the Cypriot banking crisis with … the dad from Stavros Flatley, who was a runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent...

 

 

Ex-Cruise singer and Loose Women presenter Jane McDonald is going back to her roots and singing at a hotel in Harrogate for a special weekend break package. The diva, best known for her big voice and dresses, admits: “It’s only in Harrogate so I can still be home and in my own bed, which is great.”

 

 

EastEnders’ editing team have revealed they have to play a guessing game about what new music is destined to become a hit. Jennie Harris, EastEnders’ post production and music co-ordinator, has to predict chart-topping hits months before they happen when putting background music on the show.

 

 

One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson has revealed that he turned down roles in soaps due to the “horrendous” working conditions. Wilson said he had been offered parts in a number of serials, but did not want the tough workload. “I did a small part in Emmerdale once, because I was short of cash, but soap stars have a fairly horrendous schedule,” he said.

 

 

Emmerdale bosses have been struggling with filming after being hit by heavy snowfall. The freezing weather conditions have left the Emmerdale set in the Harewood Estate looking like the middle of winter, when it is meant to be May in soapland, due to filming six weeks in advance.

 

 

It looks like it could be all-change at This Morning with secret tests on-going with presenter Jake Humphrey, who also presents sport. A source revealed to me: “We are planning some radical changes to the show after the summer break, and fans will like what we have planned. It needs refreshing as the show celebrates 25 years on air this year.”

 

 

The Voice UK coaches have reportedly been banned from describing the show’s chairs’ movements as “spinning”. Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue and Will.i.am must use the word “turning” instead. But will this landmark word actually change around the fortunes of the ailing show?

 

 

Coronation Street star Helen Worth is reportedly planning a glitzy wedding at The Ritz in London. The 61-year-old actress – who plays unlucky-in-love Gail McIntyre on the Street – is set to tie the knot with teacher Trevor Dawson, 55, in a church near the famous five-star hotel, in front of all her Coronation Street pals. A source said: “Helen loves The Ritz and jumped at the chance to book it for her reception. She has a home in London and loves it.”

 

 

Soap star Suranne Jones is back in the hit ITV drama ‘Scott And Bailey’ but admits she would love a role in another drama – Mr Selfridge. She said: “It’s great and I am addicted to it ... I think I love the storylines, plus the fact that everyone is so well dressed. I would be up for a guest role if asked, for sure.”

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