BBC defends London 2012 team size
The BBC has defended the size of its London 2012 Olympic Games team, saying that they are not the only press corporation who have used a large amount of staff for an event. Our American colleagues at NBC have used over 2,800 staff at previous Olympics, while The Times reported that there were 380 staff working on Sky Sports’ excellent host-broadcasting operation for last year’s Champions League final at Wembley. Sky have said in the past that 130 people are involved in covering a single Premier League game,” said the BBC’s director of London 2012 Roger Mosey.
McGovern clarifies Downton comments
Elizabeth McGovern has clarified her recent comments regarding the standard of season two of Downton Abbey. The actress was quoted in saying she wasn’t that keen on the second run of the ITV drama. “When asked about the second series I said that the tone differed slightly from the first. There would be some people who would naturally prefer the more domestic detail of series one and others who would love the faster pace and heightened drama of the war years. That does not translate that series two was any less entertaining than series one – and many millions of people around the world agree with me,” she clarified.
Kelly Rowland unlikely to return to X Factor
It is understood that Kelly Rowland will not be returning to The X Factor as a judge this season. Gary Barlow is the only one to have officially signed on to return.
Janice Dickinson rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother
Janice Dickinson has become the latest celebrity to be rumoured for the 2012 season of Celebrity Big Brother.