Jackson exits MasterChef

Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson has exited Celebrity MasterChef in the first episode of Knockout Week. The athlete was narrowly beaten by Christine Hamilton and Neil Stuke on the BBC One show. Hamilton and Stuke will compete against Lisa Faulkner, Dick Strawbridge and Chris Walker for the title.

Celebrity MasterChef pulls 4.26m

BBC One’s Celebrity MasterChef drew an audience of 4.26 million viewers on Wednesday night, giving it a 20% audience share in the 8pm hour slot. New Channel 4 show Newlyweds pulled in 2.3 million in the 9pm hour.

Webb to host new Channel 4 comedy

Robert Webb will host a new comedy show for Channel 4 which will look at social networking sites and other online sources. The series will be entitled Robert’s Web and will screen alongside Peep Show next year.

BBC Three pilots to screen online

Three BBC pilots will screen online a week before they hit TV screens to allow fans to get in early. Neil Morrissey’s Inn Mates, The Klang Show and The Adventures of Daniel will all be available to watch on the BBC Three blog, with Inn Mates online now.

Rickitt returns to UK screens

Ex-Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt will return to British screens this August in kiwi soap Shortland Street. Living will be screening the show weeknights starting from where Rickitt’s character Kieran entered the soap.

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