Britain’s Next Top Model

9:00pm Monday, October 4 on LIVING

For series six of Britain’s Next Top Model, LIVING turned up the heat by bringing supermodel Elle Macpherson to judge the fiercest fight in UK fashion. But in a unique twist, it is up to the public to narrow the field from three aspiring models to two when the first ever live final gives British fashion fanatics something to chatter about this week. Then Elle and her fellow judges – gorgeous male model Charley Speed, top stylist Grace Woodward and British designer Julien Macdonald – have the final say in who takes home the crown and the fabulous prizes.

A series of tough ‘go-sees’ and a run-in with one of the world’s stinkiest foods selected Tiffany, Joy and Alicia in last week’s penultimate instalment to be the final trio of girls battle it out in front of a national TV audience as the public judges their performance on the runway and in front of the camera. This is the remaining three competitors’ chance to wow Top Model fans watching at home when they attempt to pose, prance and pout their way down the catwalk into a top level modeling career.

Once the British public have made their selections via a live call-in vote, it is down to Elle and the rest of the judging panel to select the ultimate winner from the lucky pair of girls. When the competition comes to a boil, who will keep their composure and come out on top when the last two contenders model for the judges and an audience of industry insiders in the nail-biting live finale this week?

9:00pm Monday, September 13 on LIVING

The fiercest fight in British fashion goes international this week as series six of Britain’s Next Top Model takes the final five girls to Malaysia. But it is not just the tropical setting that is hotting up the competition. With only five girls remaining, the model hopefuls must step up their game to win the battle for the coveted top model crown.

The girls enthusiastically pack for Malaysia as this week’s instalment gets underway, and they just get more ex- cited about their visit when they land and receive a superstar welcome and the keys to a luxury penthouse. Malaysia native and shoe-design supremo Jimmy Choo greets the ladies and gives them some advice on how to make it in the fashion business. The aspiring models are thrilled with their trip, but when supermodel host Elle Macpherson sets them the challenge of mastering Malay traditional dance, they can’t forget that they are finalists in one of the most intense competitions around.

The girls then face a night-time photoshoot for Baby-G brand watches in which they must look tough, but pretty. The shoot is particularly special for Alisha, who is celebrating her 19th birthday with a special gift from Elle. Both the party and the shoot are soon over, however, and the girls prepare for one of the tensest eliminations yet. Elle and her fellow judges – designer Julien Macdonald, male model Charley Speed and top stylist Grace Woodward – must narrow the field to just four model hopefuls as the show approaches the first ever live finale.

8:00pm Tuesday, September 7 on LIVING

This week Britain’s Next Top Model turns the tables on the model hopefuls and puts them behind the camera as well as in front of it as series six of the UK edition of the smash hit international modelling competition continues on LIVING. Only five girls remain to face �ber-glamorous new host Elle Macpherson and her panel of judges – top British designer Julien Macdonald, male model Charley Speed and renowned stylist Grace Woodward – in a nail-biting elimination.

To earn their place in the final four, the girls must please photographer Nicky Johnston when he sets them a challenge to style and shoot their own fashion spread with another contestant acting as their model. Some of the girls reveal themselves as budding photographers, while others distinguish themselves with their bad taste.

Then the model wannabes have to prove they are ready for the big time with a shoot for Company magazine, which will feature the winner of the competition as a cover girl. But the magazine’s editors have a surprise prop for the girls to work with – presenter George Lamb, who puts the girls at ease with his down-to-earth charm. And finally, the ladies head off to the London Wasps rugby club, where A-list photographer Terry O’Neill, Elle and the Wasps players help the girls get a great picture. It is a high-pressure shoot leading up to a shock revelation at elimination. What surprises does Elle have in store for the final five?

Nicole exits Top Model

Britain’s Next Top Model has bid farewell to Nicola Wright after the 18-year-old was voted off the reality show last night. Nicola failed to impress on the week’s visit to the set of soap Hollyoaks and the horror-themed photoshoot.

Celebrity MasterChef finalists selected

Celebrity MasterChef judges John Torode and Greg Wallace have chosen their three finalists to compete for this year’s title. Christine Hamilton, Lisa Faulkner and Dick Strawbridge will fight it out for the title after actor Neil Stuke was eliminated.

Emmy presenters announced

The first crop of presenters have been announced for the upcoming Emmy Awards. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, Mad Men’s January Jones, The Office’s John Krasinski and Ricky Gervais will all present awards at the Jimmy Fallon-hosted ceremony which takes place on August 29.

Desperate Housewives actor joins Gossip Girl

Desperate Housewives and Mad Men actor Sam Page has joined the cast of Gossip Girl for the upcoming season. Page, who played Bree’s scheming step-son on DH recently, will reportedly join the series as a love interest for one of the major characters.

Mandy Moore to return to Grey’s

Grey’s Anatomy will regain singer-turned-actress Mandy Moore for the seventh season of the medical drama. Moore has agreed to reprise her role as a patient called Mary who featured in the show’s sixth season.

Secret Britain draws 6m

BBC One’s new factual series Secret Britain has opened to 6 million viewers on Sunday night. The show, which features Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury exploring largely unknown areas of the UK, took a 24.9% audience share in the 9pm slot.

9:00pm Monday, August 16 on LIVING

Screams and soap stars await the eight remaining finalists on Britain’s Next Top Model, as the sixth series of the search to find the UK’s next fashion phenomenon continues. International style icon and successful entrepreneur Elle Macpherson takes the helm this season, making this edition of the wildly popular modelling competition the most glamorous and demanding to date. Joining the spectacular new host at the judging table are male model Charley Speed, renowned stylist Grace Woodward and top British design Julien Macdonald.

A long drive lands the ladies in Liverpool on the Hollyoaks set this week, and they are thrilled to meet some of their favourite TV stars in the flesh. But do the model hopefuls have the acting skills for a challenge that requires them to improvise dramatic scenes? Thankfully, the cast are on hand to offer tips. At the end of the challenge, the winner and a friend are treated to a double date with two Hollyoaks stars!

The girls’ thespian skills are really put to the test when they do a guest spot on the show, and Joy surprises her fellow contestants with her comedic gifts. Finally, the girls are decked out in fake blood, torn dresses and prop knives for a horror-themed photoshoot. With one girl asked to play a man-eating zombie and another a psycho axe killer, this is one shoot that is more frightening than fashionable – especially since another hopeful will be sent home when it is finished. Viewers can find out who will be the latest BNTM casualty, exclusively on LIVING.

Amba claims Top Models chasing “air-time”

Eliminated Britain’s Next Top Model contestant Amba Hudson-Skye has slammed her fellow competitors, claiming they are constantly chasing “air-time”. Amba made the decision not to retaliate whenever she was provoked by others in the house, saying she wasn’t interested in conflict while others seemed to enjoy it.

MasterChef finals tasks revealed

Celebrity MasterChef has released its tasks for finalists Neil Stuke, Christine Hamilton, Lisa Faulkner and Dick Strawbridge in the coming weeks. Among other things, the four will cater for the Sealed Knot- an English civil war re-enactment group, 800 schoolboys at Harrow, and special guests at a dinner at London’s Olympic Stadium.

Sheen tops TV salary list

Charlie Sheen has topped a list of the highest-paid actors on TV, ahead of the likes of Hugh Laurie and Tina Fey. Sheen receives a whopping $1.25m per episode for Two and a Half Men with his co-star Jon Cryer following with a pay cheque of $550,000.

Sherlock finale draws 7.3m

BBC One’s Sherlock finale pulled an audience of 7.3 million on Sunday night, the largest audience of its three episode run. The show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, pulled an audience share of 31.3% for its timeslot.

Chris Walker exits MasterChef

Chris Walker has been eliminated from the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen at the end of Knockout Week on the BBC One reality show. Walker, who was up against Lisa Faulkner, Christine Hamilton, Neil Stuke and Dick Strawbrige, served a loin of pork which was deemed too complex by judges Greg Wallace and John Torode.

Amba leaves Top Model

Amba has been eliminated from the race to become Britain’s Next Top Model after delivering a less-than-impressive performance in the week’s tasks. The aspiring model was criticised by judges for not utilising what she’s got in the photo shoots.

Audience member joins DSB Supergroup

An audience member has been added to the Don’t Stop Believing Supergroup after catching the eye of producers while he was in attendance at Sunday’s show. Dominic Smith impressed with a break dance routine and a rendition of Fly Me To The Moon.

The Songtimers take out DSB heat

Songtime Theatre Arts School group The Songtimers has taken out this week’s heat on Don’t Stop Believing. The group, which say they are inspired by Glee, impressed the judges with their renditions of Man in the Mirror and Keep Holding On.

The X Factor to return late August

The X Factor has been confirmed for an August 21 starting date on ITV1. The show will return with judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louie Walsh and Cheryl Cole at 8.30pm with The Xtra Factor following on ITV2.

Amba Hudson-Skye has been eliminated from Britain’s Next Top Model in this week’s episode.

Amba’s effort in the bikini shoot and jewellery task failed to win over judges Julien Macdonald and Grace Woodward who criticised the aspiring model for not making the most of what she’s got.

In summing up her performance, Woodward said: “It’s like having a Ferrari but not knowing how to drive it. What’s the point?”

Meanwhile, Charley Speed said of Amba’s photograph: “From a modelling perspective you could have been fiercer in your eyes and body-wise I agree there is not enough going on.”

Speaking after her exit, Amba said: “The experience has been the most challenging of my life. It has also been the most amazing. I’ll miss everything, even the early mornings.”

Source: Digital Spy


9:00pm Monday, August 9 on LIVING

This week, as the sixth series of the worldwide modelling phenomenon continues on LIVING, the nine remaining contenders trade rain-drenched Britain for the sunny Mediterranean. Host Elle Macpherson sends her Britain’s Next Top Model hopefuls on their first international shoot, but can they adapt to the lifestyle of a jet-setting fashion superstar?

The girls will have to prove themselves capable of handling the pressure if they want to wear the winner’s crown. Before their oversees trip, the girls head out of London to hone their sales skills, as R&B diva and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ winner Alesha Dixon challenges them to flog her new jewellery range live on TV. Multitasking on air proves tough for nervy Joy, who delivers a shockingly bad performance.

Meanwhile, bubbly Charlotte is in her element, and goes on to win the challenge and a gorgeous diamond necklace. It is then time for the contestants to taste the high-flying lifestyle of a top cover girl when they are whisked off to Gatwick airport for a frantic �500 shopping spree in the departure lounge. The girls think they are there so that stylist Grace Woodward can judge their shopping savvy, but it turns out Grace has a surprise up her sleeve – the would-be models have been booked on a glamorous shot for swimwear designer Melissa Odabash at a luxurious spa in Spain! Cue a mad dash to the departure gate, this week only on LIVING.

Sherlock pulls 6.4 million

The second episode of BBC One’s new drama series Sherlock drew an audience of 6.4 million on Sunday night, down 610k on the premiere episode. The episode entitled The Blind Banker took an audience share of 25.6% in the 8.30pm – 10pm slot.

Macey leaves Celebrity MasterChef

Dean Macey has exited the MasterChef kitchen in the quarter-finals of the BBC One show. Macey, up against fellow celebrities Lisa Faulkner, Chris Walker and Dick Strawbridge, failed to convince the judges he was talented enough to advance to the next stage.

Delita exits Top Model

Britain’s Next Top Model has said goodbye to Delita Cole after the 18-year-old from Liverpool failed to impress the judges enough to send her through. Cole’s effort in the chocolate photo shoot and Beyonce fragrance commercial wasn’t up to Top Model standard and the judges sent her home.

Elliott Gould to guest on CSI

Veteran actor Elliott Gould has signed on to appear in crime series CSI in a guest role. The actor will take on the role of a casino mogul who runs in to the CSI team after his casino becomes a crime scene.

Sky1 orders more Strike Back

Sky1 has ordered another season of Strike Back, the action series starring Richard Armitage. The actor will reprise his role for ten more episodes in the second season which is expected to air late 2011.

Former X Factor finalist join DSB super-group

Former X Factor finalist Phoebe and Tita Lau have joined the Don’t Stop Believing super-group which adds five new members each week. The pair were a part of the 2008 X Factor in which they were half of the all-girl group Girlband.

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