The Sunday Mirror confirms, what had been suspected for a while, EastEnders is brining back another old face for a short reprisal; as the show seems to be turning into a combination of Byker Grove and Hollyoaks. A rather disturbing image if ever there was one – while the same paper reports that ‘bitchy’ Jason Gardener is to be dropped as a judge from Dancing On Ice. In other news The One Show is to be ‘rocked’ by Adrian ‘god awful beard’ Chiles quitting the show.




One’s Not For Returning


Sunday gossip suggests BBC Sport presenter and face – all be it recently with a terrible beard – of BBC One’s The One Show – Adrian Chiles is posed to quit the series after the Friday edition was handed over to Radio Two DJ, and former Big Breakfast host, Chris Evans.


Chiles has hosted the show – five days a week – since it launched in Birmingham back in 2006, the pilot run co-presented with former Loose Women host Nadia wot-her-face, the show then re-located to London and second co-host Myleene Klass was replaced by Christine Bleakley – which made the show watchable.


Its tipped that BBC Breakfast sport presenter and recent Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins will replace him. Hollins stood-in for Chiles last week.



Lucy Benjamin Back To Square One


With the recent storyline in EastEnders – when yet another Mitchell-relation (Yawn) turned up in Albert Square – it wasn’t entirely surprising to hear that the character of Lisa Fowler might pop back. Not that we’re suggesting it was a bit predictable – we’d never have forseen it, honest.


Yes having recently seen the return of Phil Mitchell’s daughter – Louise – it was only a matter of time before her mother – played by Lucy Benjamin – popped round for a good old shout-out with the man she shot.


“Lisa is a great character and we look forward to seeing her back on the Square.” An EastEnders insider tells The Mirror. While clearly on some mind-altering drug.



Danced Off The Ice


This seems a strange story, why would ITV axe one of the main reasons people watch Dancing On Ice? Most of the complaints in my household are that Jason Gardener’s comments can’t be heard for all the booing by the audience.


Everyone loves to hate the baddie and, the This Morning fashion expert, Gardener has become the ‘baddie’ on the ice block.


Today, however, The Sunday Mirror report Jason has been told he’s no longer to be part of the Sunday night version of Strictly Come Dancing – just on ice. It follows over 400 complaints about the 38-year-olds ‘overly bitchy’ comments in the last series. A number of viewers contacted Ofcom and ITV about comments he made towards contestant Sharon Davies, when he said of her not being voted out of the show by the public that it was like “faecal matter that won’t flush”


The television regulator did not uphold the criticism, stating people knew what to expect from Gardener and the show.


The paper goes on to say, new television sensation, flamboyant Pineapple Dance Studios star Louie Spence will take Gardeners place. It looks like Jason is now the faecal matter that will be flushed out of ITV’s Sunday night bog.


The ITV insider speaking to the newspaper said “Jason became a victim of his own success.”

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