Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special

He’s had a best selling book, built his own fashion and hair range, and coined countless catchphrases, but now Joey Essex is on a quest to add one vital achievement to his CV – a GCSE. 
Having failed to make the grade in the past, Joey is facing his demons and going back to school, on a mission to pass an academic GCSE in General Studies. 

Third celebrity contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 confirmed

Laura Whitmore is the third celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

The announcement was made this morning (Wednesday 10 August) on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, where Laura joined Grimmy in the studio to confirm she is taking part in the brand new series.

“I have watched Strictly and been obsessed with the show since series 1. It's an incredible show and I feel so honoured to be asked to part of it. I'm not going to lie, I'm slightly petrified too!” said Laura.

TV presenter Laura’s first major presenting job came after she beat 3,000 other hopefuls to win a coveted MTV VJ role. From there her presenting career has gone from strength to strength, reporting from music and film festivals around the world and interviewing some of the biggest names in show business from Coldplay to Sir Michael Caine, Justin Timberlake to Justin Bieber. She went on to anchor ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now and this year hosted online coverage for the BAFTAs and fronted The Brits Are Coming on ITV.

ITV announces brand new season of original event drama Safe House

Hollywood star Stephen Moyer returns to the UK to take the lead role in a brand new season of original event drama Safe House
Safe House, produced by leading independent production company Eleventh Hour Films, commences filming for ITV later this month with an all new cast and crime story.
The 4 x 60' series stars internationally renowned British actor Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Fox drama series Shots Fired) as charismatic yet impulsive ex-police officer Tom Brook who runs a police safe house, which stands by the edge of the sea on the rugged coastline of Anglesey, a wild and beautiful sanctuary.  

Will Young Confirmed as Second Celebrity Contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Multi-million selling Brit Award-winning singer and actor Will Young is the second celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

The announcement was made this afternoon (Tuesday 9 August) on the official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter and Facebook accounts, where Will was confirmed as the second contestant taking part in the brand new series following a number of teasing tweets from him earlier in the day alluding to big news on the horizon.

Channel 4 announces new slate of populist investigative series

Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs for Channel 4, has commissioned a new slate of populist investigative and consumer-related series. The raft of commissions include a new two part series Secrets of Our Favourite Foods, a new health pilot Be Your Own Doctor, and recommissions for Supershoppers and Tricks of the Restaurant Trade. These series will focus on bringing strong journalism and accessible investigation to features in engaging manners.

Secrets of Our Favourite Foods (w/t) examines and celebrates Britain's best- loved brands, telling the stories of the iconic dishes that defined our meal times and changed the way we eat forever. Chef, restaurateur and presenter Simon Rimmer revisits our favourite foods from the past, from Angel Delight to Smash, Lyons Maid ice cream to Babycham, examining what was in them, how they were sold to us, and why we loved them. The 2 x 60 series is a new commission from Firecrest Films.