Strictly Maisie Smith’s mum warns teen is ‘vulnerable and nervous’ behind scenes

Strictly Come Dancing star Maisie Smith’s mother has shared her concern that the teenager has been left ‘upset and vulnerable’ while taking part in the show. At 19-years-old, Maisie – who stars on BBC soap EastEnders – is the youngest contestant of the 2020 Strictly competition. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the usual […]

Gary Rhodes’ defiant motive for spiky hair amid BBC’s battle to give it the chop

Gary Rhodes and his wife Jennie had just finished a laid-back dinner together at their home in Dubai when the TV chef died suddenly a year ago today. Aged just 59, Gary was in a ‘happy mood’ after a day shooting a new show for ITV, his family said in a statement, revealing that he […]

Maisie Smith frowns as she heads to rehearsals after second bottom two battle

Maisie Smith looked glum as she headed back to the studio after landing in the bottom two on Strictly Come Dancing for the second week in a row. The EastEnders actress, 19, cast a frown across her face as she made her way to training on Tuesday morning after another shock result. The flame-haired beauty, […]

Maisie Smith’s Strictly dance partner is being kept on his toes by her mum

Strictly star Maisie Smith’s dance partner Gorka Marquez is being kept on his toes – by her mum. Julia has been texting him for updates on her daughter. The EastEnders star, 19, has been putting in the hours after landing in the bottom two twice. Maisie said her mum had been “non-stop messaging”, adding: “If […]

Gavin and Stacey stars spark reunion rumours as they enjoy night out near set

Gavin and Stacey icons Joanna Page and Mathew Horne have sparked reunion rumours after they were seen on a night out together. The pair, who played the on-screen lovers, were seen catching up over a few drinks at The Alchemist bar in Cardiff last night. A fan of the show, who managed to take a […]

Strictly’s Katya explains why Nicola Adams’ lack of ‘grace’ won’t hold her back

Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Jones says Nicola Adams lacks “natural grace”. But there’s no way that’s going to stop the show’s first ever same-sex couple fighting for victory. Katya reckons that what boxer Nicola lacks in “natural grace” she makes up for with “aggressive positivity”. Either way, the pro, 35, is confident she can […]

Rhys Ifans set to portray child sex abuser Jimmy Savile in chilling BBC1 drama

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has been tipped to play paedophile Jimmy Savile in a chilling new BBC1 series. The 53-year-old star, known for starring in Notting Hill and Enduring Love, has reportedly been approached by television bosses over the upcoming role. Titled The Reckoning, the new BBC mini-series is set to follow the life of […]

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall to miss The Search live show as she’s self-isolating

Jade Thirlwall will miss this Saturday’s installment of The Search after being forced to self-isolate for 14 days amid the pandemic. The Little Mix star, 27, will join her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson via video call for the live episode of their BBC One talent competition. Little Mix: The Search released […]

AJ Pritchard rules out Strictly return and bro Curtis says he’d turn it down too

AJ Pritchard has ruled out returning to Strictly Come Dancing as a professional. The 25-year-old announced earlier this year that he’d be stepping away from the BBC One show after four years. But now that the show is set for a return on Saturday night, is he regretting his decision? During an exclusive chat with […]