Colin Salmon

One of the UK’s leading actors, Colin Salmon has found fame alongside stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Dame Judi Dench. He has starred in three Bond films as Charles Robinson; Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough alongside numerous other TV and film roles including blockbuster Resident Evil and Doctor Who. An avid football supporter and once ranked in People magazine’s poll of 50 Most Beautiful People in the world, Colin could be set to thrill on the Strictly dance floor. Continue reading »

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

EP: 7949 & 7950 Sunday 9 September 2012 19:00

Gloria’s scheming and flirting ruffles more than a few feathers.
Jason’s reveal leaves Tommy and Tina stunned.
Will Kirsty give birth in the Rovers?


EP: 7951 Monday 10 September 2012 19:30

Izzy’s decision shocks her family.
Will Kirsty accept Tommy and Tina’s peace offering?
And Tracy stirs up tension at the Barlow’s family dinner.


EP: 7952 Monday 3 September 2012 20:30

Gary and Izzy are torn apart.
Will Gloria succeed in reuniting Stella and Karl?
Rita comforts a downhearted Tina.


EP: 7953 Wednesday 12 September 2012 20:30

Has Tina found a solution to her problems?
Leanne pleads with Stella to take Gloria back.
Izzy and Gary try to repair their relationship.


EP: 7954 Friday 14 September 2012 19:30

Tina makes a life changing decision.
Faye drops a bombshell on Tommy.
Could a new arrival spell trouble for Gloria?


EP: 7955 Friday 14 September 2012 20:30

Tommy delivers a devastating ultimatum to Tina.
An old flame knocks Lloyd for six.
Gail sets out to find the truth about Gloria.

Clare Balding has started an interesting debate on how The X Factor is seen in a new light following the success of the Olympics this summer.

The BBC presenter, who was widely praised for her presenting work during London 2012, said in a recent interview with Heat magazine that the games have made the new X Factor season look different.

I watched The X Factor last Saturday. It just felt different,” she said.

“After the Olympics, we now really admire real people, achieving things that have taken a lot of training and dedication, and some hint of sacrifice. Continue reading »

During his Controller session at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival today, Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, announced a wealth of new commissions for the channel, including a season of programmes around the subject of birth, as well as new comedy, entertainment and drama series.

BBC Three is currently the MGEITF’s Digital Channel of the Year and is nominated again this year.

Zai said: “At BBC Three we’re never afraid to try new things and we’re the only channel that brings such a rich and diverse offering specifically to young audiences in the UK. Continue reading »

British Olympic hero Mo Farah has signed up to feature in the Virgin Media advertising campaign.

The 10,000m and 5,000m champion will join Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as promoters of the brand.

Farah will don the blond Richard Branson goatee in the print ad campaign.

“After delivering a stellar performance in the Olympic Games, Mo has found a special place in all of our hearts and is a fully-fledged national hero,” Jeff Dodds, executive director of brand and marketing communications at Virgin Media, said. Continue reading »

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, weeks of building excitement, and a not-too-shabby test event, the Paralympics have finally arrived.

For 12 days, viewers of Channel 4 will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top class competitive sport.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be the biggest event in Channel 4’s history. Close to 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast during the twelve days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, marking the most extensive Paralympic Games coverage ever broadcast in the UK. Continue reading »

It’s been reported today that during the closing ceremony of the Olympics – where of course One Direction joined a host of other music stars to perform live – 1D band member Zayn Malik met a “sexy” dancer, and asked her for her phone number!

Zayn is of course dating Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, and it has been rumoured recently that the pair are planning to move in together, but in light of the report from Entertainmentwise, Perrie might want to rethink the idea.

According to sources at the show, Zayn asked for the phone number of one pretty dancer “through his security and PR team.”

The source said, “When the security guard came over she thought she was going to get told off for asking for a photograph with Zayn.

“When he then asked for her number, she thought it was a joke. She was too embarrassed to look over when he asked for the number…

“But he seemed to be playing it cool and didn’t really react when she said no.

“She was the only one brave enough to ask for a photograph with Zayn.” Continue reading »

One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has of course proven that he’s a fan of the older women, having dated Caroline Flack and Lucy Horobin – both of whom are in their thirties – however, his latest I So Would candidate is maths whiz, Carol Vorderman!

At 51, Carol is 33 years older than Harry, but that hasn’t put him off – though she might feel differently – and a friend of his recently told the Sun, “Harry absolutely fancies the pants off of Carol, and has for years.

“He has always said that he would love to take her on a date but that he wouldn’t have the guts to actually ask her out in case she turned him down.

“But Carol is definitely the ultimate cougar for Harry.”

Well, to be fair to him, when you see these pics of Carol, y’really can’t blame him… Continue reading »

Aussie girl band The Veronicas have told The Fix that they would “do” any of the 1D boys, but most especially Harry Styles.

Jessica – who with partner Lisa Origliasso make up The Veronicas – “[I’d pash] Harry, because he likes older women. I think that Harry boy’s adorable.

“It’s those big green eyes.”

Lisa added, “He’s beautiful, I think they’re all beautiful, from what I’ve seen of them…” Continue reading »

Meet the cast of new MTV reality series The Valleys.

Nicole Morris

Age: 19
Occupation: Hair dresser
Hometown: Swansea

Meet Nicole. Flirty and fun, this party girl lives by the motto, “Don’t hate me because you ain’t me.” Her colourful outfits and big hair match her bubbly personality and you can’t help but smile with this ditzy diva around.


Liam Powell

Age: 26
Occupation: Works for his dad’s furniture import company
Hometown: Ystrad Mynach

Meet Valley’s nice guy Liam or Lip as he’s known to his rugby mates. The self-proclaimed “only gay in the village” loves the idea of moving to Cardiff to gain the experience and contacts to make it in the music business.
Jenna Jonathan

Age: 21
Occupation: Law student
Hometown: Tonyrefail

Forget Legally Blonde, Jenna is The Valleys very own Legally Brunette having just completed a law degree. Just like her heroine Elle Woods, pretty, glam and slightly ditzy, Jenna even carries an adorable pet Chihuahua called Princess around in her handbag.
Leeroy Reed

Age: 21
Occupation: Labourer
Hometown: Bridgend

Get ready to meet Wales’ next (or should that be first?) urban music sensation. Leeroy is all about his music and wants to use The Valleys to get himself heard.
Carley Belmonte

Age: 21
Occupation: Call centre senior manager
Hometown: Caerphilly

Rosé wine-guzzling party girl Carley wants to swap life working in a boring call centre for the chance to do something that she thinks she’d excel in, and that’s promotions.
Darren Chidgey

Age: 25
Occupation: Bricklayer
Hometown: Bridgend

Ladies’ man Darren – or Chidgey as everyone calls him – has an ego as big as his muscles. He rates himself as a ten out of ten and says that girls are always fighting over him.
Natalee Harris

Age: 23
Occupation: Call centre supervisor
Hometown: Pontypool

Chatty, bubbly and vivacious, you’ll struggle to get a word in edgeways with this Valley girl around.


Aron Williams

Age: 19
Occupation: Leisure centre assistant and student
Hometown: Tredegar

Don’t be fooled by Aron’s cute baby face – this boy kicks butt, literally. He’s a three-time world champion kick boxer whose ambition in life is to make a career for himself in the sport.


Lateysha Grace

Age: 19
Occupation: Accounts administrator
Hometown: Port Talbot

Move over Katie Price. Lateysha is coming to steal your glamour model-turned-business woman crown. All while looking as gorgeous as Beyonce, who people mistake her for all the time!


Anna Kelle

Age: 31
Occupation: Glamour model, photographer and Valleys boss
Hometown: Cardiff

AK is The Valleys resident empowered female! She’s here to put an end to the bimbo glamour model stereotype and make the housemates realise that it takes hard work to make it as model.


Jordan Reed

Age: 28
Occupation: Promotions manager
Hometown: Cardiff

Business comes before pleasure with night club promoter Jordan. He’s here to show the housemates that organising parties for a living isn’t all fun and games.

“There’s a myth that promotions is easy and you just open the doors and people turn up. It’s my job to show how much graft goes in to pulling off a good event,” Jordan insists.

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