I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s been a busy old week on the reality TV front, and some of the best news I’ve heard in ages is that the lovely Mark Wright – late of TOWIE, and more recently of the Aussie I’m A Celeb jungle – has landed a role in a movie!

The Sun reports that Essex boy Mark will star alongside Kelly Brook as her “love interest” in a British-based gangster movie. Danny Dyer and Tamar Hassan are to star as well.

A source close to the movie told the paper, “Mark is keen to get into acting and Cockney gangster films are right up his street.

“He loves The Business and Football Factory, so it’s a dream for him to work with Danny and Tamar.

“Add Kelly into the mix, he’s made up.”

I’m really chuffed for him! He’s such as nice guy – as witnessed on I’m A Celeb – so good on ya Mark!

More good news today – and also from the Sun – is that BGT judge Amanda Holden and her new baby daughter Hollie are back at home, safe and well.

As you’re probably aware, Amanda and Hollie were both critically ill following the baby’s birth, and had to spend several days in intensive care, where Amanda received blood transfusions.

Amanda’s spokeswoman, Alison Griffin, confirmed that Amanda and Hollie were now at home, saying, “She is thrilled to be home with her family.

“Hollie is absolutely beautiful — and Amanda and Chris are completely besotted with their girls.”

So glad for them it all ended happily!

Finally, it seems that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new search for an singer/actor to take the part of Jesus Christ in a remake of Jesus Christ Superstar is open to both men and women.

The search for the new star is to be televised, X Factor styly, and ultimately, the new musical will play at venues all across the UK.

A source close to the project said, “Andrew wants to create the best performance he can and if that means hiring a woman to be Jesus then so be it.

“For him it’s all about the talent.”

However, it seems Lloyd Webber is braced for a backlash from Christian groups, who have already started muttering “blasphemy”…

But there again, if he hadn’t opened it to both genders, surely Equity would have had something to say about inequality?

Guess you can’t please all the people all the time, however, as Mary Magdalene is expected to be played by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, that could end up being a sticky wicket if a woman was cast as Jesus.

However, auditions kick off this month, and will see Andrew himself heading up the panel of judges.

The contestants will be whittled down to join a boot camp, and from there, the best acts will be invited to the judges’ houses round, where 12 of them will be selected for the live TV shows.

I can’t wait to see how this turns out actually! I smell c.. c… controversy!

More reality TV news soon.

Ofcom investigates Clarkson

Media regulator Ofcom is investigating Jeremy Clarkson over his comments on The One Show regarding the striking public service workers. Ofcom has received nearly 800 complaints while the BBC received 32,000.

Tinchy Stryder rumoured for Big Brother

Tinchy Stryder has been rumoured to be joining Celebrity Big Brother’s next season. The rapper is among a list of celebrities that includes Nocola McLean, Natasha Giggs and Frankie Cocozza who have been rumoured for the Channel 5 series.

Cher signs with L.A. Reid

X Factor’s Cher Lloyd has signed a deal with L.A. Reid’s label Epic in the US. “I went over to America to do some more recording and stuff like that and now I’m signed to Epic with L.A. Reid,” Cher said.

Savage eyes I’m A Celebrity

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Robbie Savage says he is eying up a spot on next year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

Ex-TOWIE star Kirk Norcross has branded ex-castmate and I’m a Celeb runner up Mark Wright a fake.

He claimed that Wright acted in the celebrity jungle in order to get votes, “Everyone is saying, ‘Ah, Mark, he’s really nice!’ So he must have acted the whole way through.”

He also added that Wright is intimidated by him, “He sees me as a challenge. I’ve got a club — Mark tried to get a club. I had a blue convertible BMW — Mark chose the same car.”

Not keen with stopping there, he went on to insult his looks and his ex-fiancee Lauren Goodger, “He’s a good-looking guy but he’s got a fat a*se.”  He claimed Goodger’s days on the show are numbered now that Wright has left the show, “I think it was her mistake to focus on just one storyline.”

Norcross has left TOWIE now to film the second season of The Batchelor for Channel 5 and said of his decision, “I reached my peak. I also felt I was becoming known as the fiery guy who would flare up, which isn’t me.  It’s just weird how it got, with so many characters fighting for storylines. TOWIE is a great show, but I couldn’t see what storyline I was going to end up with – I think I’ve quit while I was ahead.”

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Russell Kane is our jungle guide for this highlights show featuring the best moments ever from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. 

Everyone’s favourite ex camp mates are back to talk through their best bits, and celebrity fans list their fave camp memories. Join us for the tears, the tantrums, the romances and the rows that all make up the greatest hits we call Jungle Gold.. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Russell Kane is our jungle guide for this highlights show featuring the very best Bushtucker trials ever from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. 

Everyone’s favourite ex camp mates are back to talk through their jungle japes, and celebrity fans list their fave trials of all-time. 

Monday, 5 December 2011, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

What do the celebrities do when they are thrust back into their world of luxury? 

This 60 minute show for ITV1 follows the transition from camp survivor to re-born celebrity. 

From the moment the celebrities leave the jungle to return to the extravagant Versace hotel, the show follows them during their first few days of freedom on Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast.

Misha B leaves The X Factor

Misha B has missed out on a spot in the grand finale of The X Factor next weekend after her elimination last night. The final will be contested between Amelia Lily, Marcus Collins and Little Mix.

Savage departs Strictly

Robbie Savage has been eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing. The former footballer was voted out ahead of Jason Donovan.

Tom Jones and Will Young for The Voice UK?

Jessie J has claimed that Tom Jones and Will Young will be joining her and will.i.am on the judging panel of The Voice UK. So far only Jessie J herself and will.i.am have been confirmed.

9.67m watch I’m A Celebrity final

9.67 million viewers watched Dougie Poynter be crowned the winner of this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!. The final was down almost 3m on last year’s finale.

Mad Dogs third season to begin filming in Jan

Mad Dogs actor Philip Glenister has confirmed that a third season of the British drama is set to begin filming in January. The second series will screen early next year.

Saturday, 3 December 2011, 9:30PM – 10:30PM


They have survived the Bushtucker Trials, jungle life and their fellow celebrities but who will win the ultimate prize as the viewers vote for this years King or Queen of the Jungle.

Willie Carson leaves I’m A Celebrity

Willie Carson has been voted off I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!. Carson received the least amount of save votes from the public.

DCI Banks renewed

ITV1 crime drama DCI Banks has been renewed for a third season. The series will return for six episodes.

Doctor Who movie not casting yet

David Yates has said that they have not yet begun to look for  an actor to play The Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who movie adaptation. “Everything has to start with a great script, so that’s more important than [casting].”

I’m A Celebrity soars to 8.35m

Crissy Rock’s exit from I’m A Celebrity was seen by a total of 8.35 million viewers on Wednesday night. Over on BBC One in the same timeslot Frozen Planet pulled 5.18m.


Willie Carson has been eliminated from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

The former jockey lost out to Dougie Poynter, receiving the fewest amount of votes to save.

Carson said of life in the jungle: “Not having the outside world [was tough]. A lot of things were harder, they made it harder.

“I don’t mind the conditions, it was not getting the food and having to do things and getting into trouble [I didn’t like]”.

When asked by Ant & Dec who he wants to win the series, Carson said: “All of them.”

Source: Digital Spy

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