Harry Gration says ‘he’s a softie’ after he cried in clip with Michael Parkinson

Yorkshire telly legend Harry Gration was left in tears after a video chat with old pal Sir Michael Parkinson on his last show. Harry, 69, has presented the BBC Look North news programme since 1982 and is “loved to bits” by viewers and colleagues. But on the eve of his 70th birthday, Harry who was […]

Princess Diana was ‘seduced and betrayed into infamous Panorama interview’

It is 25 years since Princess Diana’s bombshell interview with Martin Bashir and a new documentary has looked into how it came about, posing new questions in the process. The BBC’s Panorama have been accused of taking advantage of the vulnerable nature of the Princess at the time and her private secretary, Patrick Jephson, has […]

Strictly’s First Look images show how stars and contestants will keep far apart

Strictly Come Dancing will look dramatically different for the 2020 season as first look images show contestants, judges and hosts all social distancing for the new episodes. Strictly’s highly anticipated return begins tonight with the first episode of the eighteenth season of the long-running BBC show. The launch episode will show celebrity contestants paired with […]

Jacqui Smith says Strictly cast is ‘suffering’ as GMB fans call her ‘knackered’

Strictly Come Dancing star Jacqui Smith has admitted that the celebrities are ‘suffering’ because of the gruelling rehearsals. Just one day before the BBC dance competition makes a triumphant return to television, the politician admitted that it hadn’t all been a walk in the park. Chatting to Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins on Good Morning […]

Victoria Wood hid first secret cancer battle from her loved ones for years

Victoria Wood secretly fought cancer four years before her eventual death from the disease, a new biography reveals. Let’s Do It, published yesterday, tells how in December 2012 the comic had to quit directing BBC’s Loving Miss Hatto for a year of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and ops on a malignant lymph node. After the diagnosis of […]