Wayne Rooney is embarking on a search for the country’s best undiscovered footballer in a new TV show for Sky One.

The 22 year England and Manchester United player will give an insight into the newlywed’s life and personality on the show “Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker.

A team of judges will whittle down 50 candidates before two finalists go head-to-head to win an, as yet, undisclosed prize.

Applications for the show will be out next month.

Alexandra De-Gale has been removed from the Big Brother house as a result of intimidating behavior that she was repeatedly warned about.

The decision was based on a conversation that Alexandra had with Darnell where she allegedly told him that “I’m not throwing water at anyone. It’s bigger that that… personal offence is never forgotten. Do you know what I mean? We are just inside the house. I’ve got a very, very, very, very, very strong team outside the house.

“I just can’t wait to see my mans and them and see what their plans are, who they got… I’m not talking about those mans, I’m talking about my gangster friends. The got some instructions to follow out.”

Later she continued with “I get to go out, see everyone’s friends, I get to see their family. I get to do the **** I wanna do. Pow, pow, pow”.

After discussing the comments, other housemates Dennis, Rebecca and Rex viewed them as threatening and and bought their concerns to the attention of the producers who then took the appropriate action.

Alexandra’s removal airs on Channel 4 tonight.

Coming soon to Five is a brand new show called Sex: How To Do Everything, presented by American sex gurus Em and Lo (Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey). The series aims to show the nation how to have better sex, shed inhibitions and broaden sexual horizons.

Ten hour-long episodes will be produced, each with a different theme such as seduction, orgasm, fantasy sex.

Each week in Sex: How to do Everything, Em and Lo will take to the streets of London and New York to find out what’s going on between the nations’ sheets, discover what else we’d like to be doing, and give advice on how to really get the most out of sex.

Em and Lo said:

“We’ve long suspected that while Americans like to talk the talk when it comes to sex, it’s the Brits who really walk the walk behind closed doors. Now we can put our theory to the test with this show. In the process, we’ll hopefully be able to improve the lust lives of people on BOTH sides of the pond.”

Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey have written seven books including bestsellers, Positions of the Day: Sex Every Day and Every Way and The Big Bang: Nerve’s Guide to the Sexual Universe. The sexperts have been writing sex and advice columns together for nine years and created the groundbreaking singles site, Nerve Personals.

ITV has announced its Spring/Summer line-up on ITV1, featuring a factual led season underpinned by new entertainment and drama programmes.

Highlights include; brand new factual series Martin Clunes: A Man And His Dogs which sees Martin set off on a captivating, sometimes surreal, two-part adventure to discover the history of man’s best friend and Griff Rhys Jones paints a landmark portrait of three of the world’s greatest cities for a new three-part documentary in Griff Rhys Jones: Greatest Cities of the World.

In drama, hit U.S acquisition Pushing Daisies comes to ITV1, starring Anna Friel and Lee Pace and in entertainment Marco Pierre White is back on ITV1 on a mission to rediscover all that is great about British food in Marco Pierre White’s Great British Feast. Also on ITV1 this summer Britain’s Got Talent returns for a second series with the judges determined to find the most talented performers from across the country.

Full list of the Spring/Summer 2008 Line Up
Coming soon

BBC One is searching for the Nation’s Favourite Choir. Whether you belong to a chorus of angels, a bevy of beatboxers or a big band of barbershoppers – they want to hear from you.

From Beyoncé to Beethoven, Green Day to Gospel, the glitter balls will be out in force and you and your choir could be the stars.

To apply, simply download the application form, send in a video and tell them what’s so special about your group.

If you know of any choirs you think should get involved, or want to promote Choir Wars to your choir, print out our flyer.

For the chance to perform on BBC One’s Choir Wars and become the Nation’s Favourite Choir apply now!

Due to the popularity of the MySpace MTV presenter search, MTV are making a TV show about it called Pick Me MTV.

The guys at MySpace and MTV have been running a presenter search to find a new rising star to front the MTV news bulletins. They’ve had shed loads of audition videos – so many in fact that they’ve decided to make a TV show about the search. It’s called Pick Me MTV and will follow the fortunes of the lucky wannabes who have submitted a video and made it through to the televised auditions.

You can check out the audition videos at www.myspace.com/randomreport (trust me, there’s some real beauties), and the video which has the most clicks by Sunday 2nd March will join the other hopefuls in the final rounds of the Pick Me MTV auditions.

From the makers of award winning show, ‘The Virgin Diaries,’ ‘The Bedroom Diaries’ is another frank and hard hitting programme, following the lives of nine young people on a personal journey through the stormy waters of adolescence.

The series follows the troubled teens as they record their own video diaries over a period of six emotional weeks. They speak openly and honestly about their feelings and experiences as they struggle to deal with a range of issues such as sexuality, promiscuity, relationships, religion and gender confusion.

Fourteen year old Katty is partying too hard since the separation of her parents. Her drinking and sexual antics are a huge cause of concern to her mother who tries to keep her on the straight and narrow. And then there’s Davey (21), who’s confused about his sexuality and doesn’t know if he is gay, straight or bisexual. Despite bringing home both boys and girls to his parents’ house, they cling to the hope that he is straight.

This is powerful stuff, and provides a revealing insight into the complexity of teenage angst.

‘The Bedroom Diaries’ airs daily from Monday 4th February – Friday 15th February, 9pm on MTV ONE.

ITV Productions in conjunction with Globe Productions are to produce a unique musical drama that promises to be one of the television events of 2008, with music penned by Gary Barlow.

Britannia High will feature a group of super-talented young performers who sing, dance and act in a fictional performing arts school.

Viewers will be taken on a journey from the first real life casting process through to an eight part scripted drama series which will conclude with a spectacular live episode.

The Documentaries

Before the drama transmits, viewers will be given an insight into how the show is put together in two specially filmed 60 minute documentaries. These episodes will serve as an introduction to the drama itself, as viewers see how acclaimed Theatre Producer David Ian, Britannia High’s Director of Choreography Arlene Phillips, along with the Series Producer Brian Grant, and the production team select the young actors and actresses who are to be the stars of the show.

The documentary cameras also go behind the scenes to meet the writers who are creating the plotlines and shaping the characters of Britannia High. Viewers will also sneak into the recording studios where Gary Barlow teams up with some of the best song writers in the business as they compose the setpiece musical numbers. In addition, viewers will also have the chance to see choreographer Arlene Phillips in action, as she puts the young cast through their paces.

The Drama

We finally enter the world of Britannia High – a contemporary British performing arts school where students live by the motto Life Is Not A Rehearsal. Over eight hour-long episodes, we follow the lives of the group of ambitious, intelligent and charismatic pupils who are all bursting with talent and vying for centre stage in the school’s end-of-term showcase which will make up the spectacular live series finale. Each episode will be driven by the fictional scripted stories of life at Britannia High and will include original musical numbers performed by the cast, composed by Gary Barlow and his team of world renowned songwriters and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

The Live Finale

Britannia High will climax with a 90-minute live episode, taking the form of an end-of-term Students’ Showcase, featuring performances from the cast, intertwined with drama segments that conclude the story and journey of the characters.

The Producers

Britannia High is a co-production between ITV Productions and Globe Productions, the television production arm of Universal Music.

The original idea for the series was devised by Arlene Phillips and David Ian. They are also Executive Producers.

The show was commissioned by Paul Jackson, ITV Director of Entertainment and Comedy and Michaela Hennessy-Vass ITV Commissioning Editor, Comedy.

The Co-Executive Producers are Kieran Roberts Controller of Drama ITV Manchester,

Mark Wells, Controller of Entertainment ITV Productions and Anita Land for Globe Productions.

The Series Producer and Lead Director is Brian Grant and the Head of Music is Chris Neil.

The Producer of the drama is Gareth Philips and the Documentary Producer is Sarah Woolley.

The Casting Director is Janie Frazer.

The Writers

The writers of the 8-part drama are: lead writer Tom MacRae, Damon Rochefort, Julie Jones, Harwant Bains, Kirstie Falkous and John Regier.

Paul Jackson said: ‘This is an exciting new format, not quite like anything else on British Television and we’re confident audiences are going to love it. ITV1 has lined up some of the biggest names in music and entertainment to make Britannia High. We hope to captivate viewers with the real and scripted stories of these talented young people going through the time of their lives, as they struggle to realise their dreams. For them this is most definitely not a rehearsal.’

Kieran Roberts comments: ‘Britannia High will be a brilliant, high quality British drama, with the added bonus of an innovative format integrating song and dance into the show. The preceding documentaries will follow the cast selection and drama production process, where we will find sparklingly talented new actors and base the drama around them.’

Mark Wells said: ‘This programme is a true hybrid of music, entertainment and drama. We’re delighted to have on board the exceptional talents of Gary Barlow, Arlene Phillips and David Ian, whose meticulously high standards will ensure the musical elements are spectacular.’

Five today unveiled some compelling new winter programmes for 2008, with an emphasis on engrossing human interest stories, factual programming and contemporary documentaries.

It Pays to Watch is a new money programme presented by Martin Lewis, one of Britain’s leading consumer journalists. In this entertaining new magazine series, money-saving zealot Martin Lewis shows viewers how to get more cash in their pockets without having to get a new job, downsize or rob a bank. Expert Lewis can save a family an average of £5,000 a year, not by teaching them to cut back, but by showing them how to beat the system.

Britain’s Bravest tells the incredible stories of real emergencies, rescues and bravery from around the country. Using powerful testimonies and dramatic reconstruction of the events, the series will make use of all available archive footage from the emergency services videos and recordings, CCTV images and user generated footage.

I Own Britain’s Best Home, a series which aims to unearth the most desirable domiciles in Britain and the people lucky enough to live in them. A team of presenters – each representing a different field of expertise – will be scouring the nation for remarkable and beautiful homes before the viewer decides which deserves to be crowned Best Home in Britain. Coming at the subject from three directions – Architecture, Interior Design and Construction – the series will also be full of information about how to recreate the looks featured in each show.

The Rough Guide To…, a new 15-part series presented by Julia Bradbury and Toby Amies. For viewers who really want to know where the very best beaches, luxury destinations and island-escapes are, or how to choose the most responsible holidays and sporting and wildlife destinations in 2008, this new series is going to tell it as it is, revealing the ultimate travel experiences for the savvy international traveller.

Make Your Child Brilliant is an aspirational, ground-breaking series following expert brain trainer Bernadette Tynan as she embarks upon a nationwide search to spot children who are slipping through the net of our education system, and unlock their hidden gifts. Bernadette has spent nearly 20 years researching the secrets of the brain and developing brain training techniques guaranteed to bring out the best in any child. Each week she goes into a new school and picks a seemingly ordinary child whose gifts are being missed.

The Shop is an eight-part high street fashion entertainment series. The Shop will be a place where the audience can genuinely interact with the show, with fashion takeouts and entertainment stunts featuring the shoppers themselves. Guest celebrities will also have the chance to stock and set sections of The Shop themselves, but will anyone buy what they’ve got to offer? The Shop will transmit later in the year.

Five’s Director of Programmes, Jay Hunt, said: “From money to food, dramatic rescue to ground breaking natural history, Five’s winter programming is distinctive and ambitious. I am excited to have such a creatively interesting line-up at the heart of the peak schedule.”

Other programmes coming up on Five in early 2008 include:

In The Man Who Lives With Bears, Charlie Vandergew has, for the last 15 years, allowed 30 bears – black bears and the more dangerous grizzly brown bear, the same breed that killed Timothy Treadwell – into the backyard of his cabin in Alaska. This programme documents Charlie’s story, following him into the wilds of Alaska as he attempts to live with wild Grizzlies.

The Kate Moss Years, follows the life of Kate Moss, undoubtedly the most iconic and controversial British model and icon for our generation. This two-part, history documentary charts the story of British popular culture since the late 80’s, using Moss as a prism for wider events and phenomena within the era.

So You Think You Can Be A Single Parent follows three celebrities as they attempt to cope with the rigours of being a single parent. Rhona Cameron, Jayne Middlemiss and Iwan Thomas take on the role of being a single parent with real families, on real budgets and in real circumstances.

It Pays To Watch is a Money Saving production for Five.

Britain’s Bravest is a Fever production for Five.

I Own Britain’s Best Home is a TalkBackThames production for Five.

The Rough Guide is a Lion Television production for Five.

The Shop is a Twofour production for Five.

Make Your Child Brilliant is an Electric Sky production for Five.

The Man Who Lives with Bears is a Firecracker production for Five.

The Kate Moss Years is a North One production for Five.

So You Think You Can Be A Single Parent is a Granada Factual London production for Five.

Want to win some DVDs? On the 16th of October Emmerdale turns 35 and to celebrate they’re releasing three new DVDs and we want to send them to you!

Just tell us in 20+ words why you love Emmerdale in the comments section here and you’ll be in the draw. One person will win a copy of each of the three new DVDs while three runners up will each win a copy of the 35th Anniversary and Best of Emmerdale DVDs.

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