Monday, September 01 2014

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The X Factor

The X Factor has seen its audience drop by a million in a day, as the second edition of the show failed to match the success of the series opener.

Channel 4

Channel 4 Factual Entertainment Head, Liam Humphreys, has announced the return of The Jump and a number of new commissions for 2015.

US Talk Show Host Shot Dead

A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, police have said.

BBC Trust Announces First Chairwoman

Rona Fairhead, the former head of the Financial Times Group, is to be the new chairwoman of the BBC Trust, it has been revealed.

Strictly's Full Line Up

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series has been revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on September 6.

Ofcom May Investigate Bake Off

Communications watchdog Ofcom could launch an investigation into The Great British Bake Off’s “bin-cident” row after viewers complained about the alleged sabotage of contestant Iain Watters’ Baked Alaska.

Gentlemen Could Return

Cult TV show The League Of Gentlemen could be set for a comeback.

Bake Off Contestant Leaves

Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC said her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

Evans Keen For TFI Friday Return 

Chris Evans has revealed TV chiefs asked him to bring back his hit show TFI Friday for a 20th anniversary special, but wanted him to do it a year early.

Scott Mills Joins Strictly

TV and radio presenter Scott Mills is the tenth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Free X Factor Voting

X Factor viewers will be able to vote for free for the first time in the latest series.

Primetime Emmys

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman took home best lead and supporting actor awards for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson respectively in the hit BBC series Sherlock, with the show's writer Steven Moffat picking up the outstanding mini-series writer gong at the US Primetime Emmys.

Steve Backshall Joins Strictly

Bafta-winning naturalist Steve Backshall is set to swap the jungle for the ballroom when he takes to the floor in Strictly Come Dancing.

Doctor Who

The debut of Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord in the new series of Doctor Who appears to have been a success.

Jonathan Ross Return 'A Disgrace'

 The return of Jonathan Ross to Radio 2 six years after the Sachsgate scandal has been branded “a disgrace” by a fellow BBC presenter.

Stars In Their Eyes Revival

Harry Hill is to host a new revival of TV singing show Stars In Their Eyes.



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