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Olly Murs and Niall Horan to join the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa



The Bafta award winning Gogglebox returns once again with a celebrity special for the third time. Olly and Niall will be joining previously announced England stars Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Olly Murs said “I’m such a big fan of Gogglebox so being able to be on it with Niall is amazing, especially when it’s for such a brilliant cause like Stand Up To Cancer. We all need to play a part in beating cancer so let’s all join together and raise as much as we can.”

Niall Horan added, “With every penny raised going towards finding cures for cancer, we’re honoured to be a part of Stand Up to Cancer’s fundraising this year. Olly and I had a great laugh filming Gogglebox and hope that we can raise as much as possible for such a great cause"

This very special edition of the TV review programme will join some famous faces as they gawp and gossip at the week’s TV. Between their own cutting remarks, tears and laughter will be the views of the genuine Gogglebox households including retired Leon and June, hairdressers Christopher and Stephen and Derby family the Siddiquis.

UTV’s new channel identity goes live

UTV’s new brand goes live on air this Monday morning at 6am, with a fresh look and feel which firmly positions UTV as part of the ITV family. 
 
Spearheaded in-house by ITV Creative in conjunction with the UTV Creative team, UTV Live News’ identity has also been completely revamped in keeping with the ITV News network.
 
Terry Brennan, Head of News and Programmes at UTV said:  “ITV is committed to investing significantly in UTV to provide viewers with a high quality news, current affairs and regional programming service. We recognise that UTV’s brand heritage is exceptionally strong in Northern Ireland which is reflected by its market leading position. This is something we wanted to build upon when the channel joined ITV, keeping the strong connection with the UTV audience, but clearly positioning UTV as part of ITV, the UK’s largest and most successful commercial broadcaster.

ITV Racing line-up announced

A host of names have been added to ITV’s racing line-up as the channel moves towards the start of its coverage next year.
 
A range of key presenting, reporting, commentating and on-screen expert roles have been filled as ITV gears up to broadcasting its first race on New Year’s Day.
 
Oli Bell will present ITV’s weekly racing morning magazine show and Richard Hoiles will be the lead commentator, joined in the commentary box by Mark Johnson. Experts on the team include Hayley Turner, Mick Fitzgerald, Jason Weaver, Luke Harvey and Brian Gleeson. Brough Scott will also appear as a regular guest offering his insight 30 years on from when he presented ITV’s Racing coverage.

Most Haunted Returns For Halloween Special On UKTV Play


Halloween 2016 is about to get even scarier as Most Haunted embarks on a two-hour special from HMP Shrewsbury in an exclusive UKTV Play event.

Most Haunted is renowned for its Halloween spectaculars, and for 2016 Yvette Fielding and her Most Haunted Team are returning to the deserted prison which Yvette vowed never to set foot in again.

HMP Shrewsbury proved itself to be a formidable place in the last series in a three-part special when Yvette experienced some of the most frightening activity in the 15 year history of Most Haunted. The deserted prison has a history of executions, dead inmates and Yvette is bravely returning to face the apparitions, dark shadows and paranormal activity that many believe still exist there.

England Footballers to join Celebrity Gogglebox



Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be settling down on the Gogglebox sofa as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer spectacular on Friday 21st October.

The Bafta award winning Gogglebox returns once again with a celebrity special for the third time.

Jamie Vardy said “Being fans of the show ourselves, we can’t wait to join the Gogglebox families and hope that together we can raise vital funds and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain added, “With one in two of us developing cancer in our lifetime, it’s so important for us to join together and do as much as we can. By being part of this Gogglebox special, we’re delighted to help support this amazing cause so let’s raise as much as we possibly can and really make a difference.”