Arts & Screen

Celebrity Masterchef to put 20 budding star cooks to the test

The new series of Celebrity MasterChef will see stars including former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and comedian Vic Reeves put to the test in the kitchen.

Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril by Ian Livingstone

Book reviews: Fantasy heroes, sisterly love and a trip through time

A fantastic fantasy series celebrates a special anniversary, a family of sisters face new dramas and the world springs to colourful life in some sparkling new children’s books for August.

Wedding Day Winners

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you're engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC's new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

Face the judges: Who are this year's stars?

Everything you need to know about this year's Strictly contestants so far

Scottish comedian Susan Calman is the ninth celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up.
Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from Batman

Jack Nicholson's Joker costume to go up for auction

The hammer wielded by Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from Batman are among the pieces of movie memorabilia set to be sold at auction.

Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

Book review: Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

When her husband’s 11-year-old love-child turns up on her doorstep one hot London night, Cat Lupo must decide whether she could ever give the now motherless girl a home.

The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Book review: The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Mentally battered and bruised by six years of conflict, a young war widow steps on board a train in search of a new life… and determined to seek out answers to mysteries from her childhood.

Rev Richard Coles has signed up for Strictly

Rev Richard Coles joins Strictly

Communards star, turned vicar, the Rev Richard Coles has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing and admitted of his cha, cha, cha: "God does not always endow us with gifts equally".

Big Brother star Kieran Lee pictured with his proud mum, Yolanda Clough at their home in Burnley.

Big Brother star Kieran has his eye on a TV career

Sensational tabloid headlines about his so-called saucy antics do not phase Big Brother star Kieran Lee.
Spice World is 20 years old

Girl Power: Take our Spice World quiz

As Spice World the film turns 20, we celebrate with a look back at the band that started it all.

Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Book review: Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Former military man Van Shaw is desperately trying to live every day above ground and on the right side of the law, but crime is in his genes. Can he turn down the chance to get his hands on a long-forgotten, hidden stash of gold?

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Book review: Perfect adventures, secret cooking and wild mazes

Summer fun just got better with the arrival of a sunshine collection of new children’s books.

Ikea staff modelling the rugs

Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones fans may well have admired the warm fur cloaks worn by Jon Snow and members of the Night's Watch in the hit show
Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness to host BBC tribute show Even Better Than The Real Thing

Paddy McGuinness has been announced as the host of new tribute act show Even Better Than The Real Thing.

Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Book review: Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Inspired by the experiences of her great aunt in the early years of the 20th century, one of the North West’s most popular storytellers brings us the drama-filled tale of two sisters fighting for their place in the world.

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Book review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Cat Kinsella is a young, up-and-coming detective in the Met but she has a dark and dangerous secret… a secret that could tear apart her career and her family.
Anna Richardson hosts Channel 4s dating show Naked Attraction

Dating show naked attraction avoids Ofcom investigation

Dating show Naked Attraction will not be investigated by Ofcom, after the regulator said the material was "justified by the context of the programme"
Looking for love?

Take Me Out looking for singletons for new series

Ever fancied being on TV? Well if you're single and looking for love, now's your chance!

Audiences cottoned on to young dancers' show

Lancashire's proud cotton industry was the theme of a moving and innovative performance by a quartet of talented students from Burnley College.
Anthony McPartlin (left) and Simon Cowell who has backed the presenter to make a full recovery

Simon Cowell backs Ant McPartlin to make full recovery during rehab

Simon Cowell has backed Ant McPartlin to make a full recovery as the star receives treatment for depression, as well as alcohol and substance abuse.
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