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Editor Reports: Britain’s Got Talent or has it?

Britain’s Got Talent: Has it lost its shine? Our editor, Doug Lambert, is bored. Bored of ITV talent shows it seems; as he explains in this edition of ATV Reports. Am I the only one who is utterly bored of Britain’s Got Talent? There have been a mere handful of episodes from the current series but it feels like the Simon Cowell vehicle has been on for months and months.

Big Brother to end?

Next year could see the controversial reality television show Big Brother end. Next year could be the final year of Big Brother claims its host Davina McCall. The long-time host of the controversial series feels the show is running out of time and that Channel Four will axe it next year when its contract with producers Edenmol runs out. The last series of the show wasn’t a hit with viewers

Baby Number Four For McFadden

EastEnders star Steve McFadden is to become a father again, according to The Sun. The 50-year-old actor who has played hardman Phil Mitchell since 1990 in the BBC1 soap is expecting his fourth child with mum-of-three Dr Rachel Green. Green has left her husband to be with the actor and the couple have been secretly dating for almost a year after meeting on the school run. A source revealed “Steve

ATV Icons: Lucille Ball

Exactly twenty years since her death we celebrate one of televisions enduring personalities, Lucille “Lucy” Ball – star of stage and screen for over fifty years. Ball appeared in serious and comedy roles over her decades performing, but is most fondly remembered for her CBS series, I Love Lucy.

Bea Arthur Dies

Golden Girl Bea Arthur has died aged 86. The actress and comedian was, according to her personal assistant suffering from Cancer. Sitcom The Golden Girls has been a popular part of British television schedules since the late 1980s. Originally screened on Channel 4 the series has found a new generation of fans thanks to re-runs on Living TV. In the comedy, revolving around four ‘elderly’ retired well-off women sharing a

Stephanie Parker dies

A young actress who starred in the BBC drama Belonging has been found dead it has emerged. Stephanie Parker, 22, who played Stacey Weaver for six years in the long-running TV programme was found dead on open ground near Pontypridd on Saturday morning. It is believed that the actress hung herself. Agent Mark Jermin paid tribute to the actress and said “Our thoughts are with the family and it is

Peter Rogers passes away

Legendary Carry On producer Peter Rogers has passed away at the age of 95. Peter Rogers, producer of the Carry On series of films, has passed away at the age of 95. Rogers was one half of the creative duo that brought the Carry On franchise to screens with his partnership with director Gerald Thomas spanning 31 films between 1958 and 1992. A new entry in the franchise has been

ATV Icons: Michelle Ryan

Over the Easter weekend Michelle Ryan guest-starred in Doctor Who as one-off companion Lady Christina De Souza but the actress is still perhaps best known for her role of Zoe Slater in EastEnders.