Posts From Ian Westhead

Replacing Fern: Our Contenders

With yesterday’s news that Fern Britton was stepping down from presenting ITV’s This Morning we take look a look at some possible contenders for joining Phillip Schofield on the daytime show. Yesterday it was announced that after a decade co-presenting This Morning Fern Britton was stepping down from July to concentrate on other projects and spend more time with her family. Tabloid speculation over who ITV will hire to replace

Ray Quinn Wins Dancing On Ice

Ray Quinn has predictably been crowned the winner of the fourth series of ITV’s Strictly Come Dancing rip-off Dancing On Ice. Read on for the full ITV Press Release… Ray Quinn has been crowned the Dancing On Ice champion 2009 beating Donal Macintyre to the title. Ray Quinn said: “I am absolutely speechless I have been dreaming of this moment from the beginning, the fact we did it together from

Dancing on Ice Contestants Revealed

Several ex-soap stars are amongst the line-up of “celebrity” contestants in the fourth series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. The 13 contestants for the forthcoming fourth season of Dancing On Ice have been confirmed by ITV and there are several ex-soap stars amongst them. Tabloid favourite and Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallet, who will soon leave the Yorkshire Soap, is one of the soapies appearing in the dancing competition. Gemma Bissix,

Funeral For Summer Wine Star

The funeral service takes place today for Kathy Staff who played Nora Batty in the BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine and starred in over 700 episodes of ITV soap Crossroads as cleaner Doris Luke. The small town of Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, is expected to be brought to a stand still today as the funeral for one of its biggest names takes place. Kathy Staff who was born in

Alexandra Burke wins X Factor 2008

  Alexandra Burke has won ITV’s titan singing contest The X-Factor beating off tough competition from boyband JLS and Irish singer Eoghan Quigg.   Alexandra Burke won The X-Factor last night after pulling in the most votes from viewers. The singer, from London, beat off tough competition from boyband JLS and singer Eoghan Quigg. According to the show’s host, Dermot O’Leary, over eight million votes were cast last night in

More celebrity documentaries for Five

  Five has ordered three fast turnaround documentaries as part of Dawn Airey’s plan to make sure all prime-time shows on the broadcaster pull in at least one million. The three new documentaries will all be looking at ITV presenters or shows.   Five has commissioned three new documentaries as part of Dawn Airey’s plan to make sure all prime-time programmes on the show pull in at least one million