• Anton du Beke hits back at fix claims: 'Strictly is the purest sort of television there is'

    Anton du Beke has hit back at the claims that Strictly Come Dancing is fixed. The 49-year-old has rubbished claims that producers pre-arrange who will continue on to the next week of the competition. The professional dancer, who has been performing on the show since the series started in 2004, said he was annoyed that these claims have overshadowed this weekend’s final. Professional dancer Anton Du Beke has hit back at claims Strictly Come Dancing is fixed Last weekend viewers became suspicious of some wrong-doing after Anton and his partner Katie Derham were chosen to continue to the final over Anita and

  • Dwayne Johnson reveals name of newborn daughter

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed the name of his newborn daughter. Two days after welcoming the little girl, Radaronline has stated that the actor and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian have named their first child Jasmine. The 43-year-old is said to be overwhelmed after becoming a father for the second time, the actor already has a 14-year-old daughter Simone with his ex-wife Dany Garcia. Dwayne and his girlfriend Lauren have named their daughter Jasmine The couple kept everyone guessing about the sex of their unborn child only announcing the joyous news in November, when Lauren was 8 months pregnant. Confirming the

  • Six-year-old boy overwhelmed when he discovers he's going to be a big brother

    At the age of six Jake Dooley had almost given up hope of becoming a big brother. He had made it no secret to his parents that he wanted a little brother or sister to play with, so when his mum revealed she was pregnant it was almost too much for the young Irish boy. After giving birth to a still born baby three years ago, Jake’s parents, Teresa and Tommy, had begun to try again for a child but had warned their son that it may not be possible. Jake was overwhelmed when he heard the happy news The video that

  • Watch: Downton Abbey hosts 'Downton's got Santa' in comedy skit for charity

    The characters of Downton Abbey are getting in the festive mood. To support ITV’s annual charity appeal Text Santa, the cast of the popular TV show have put together their own festive take on the talent show Britain’s Got Talent, to help them search for the Abbey’s perfect Father Christmas. The cast of Downton Abbey star in the Text Santa appeal In the ten-minute clip Lord Grantham, Lady Edith Crawley and her aunt Isobel Crawley are the three tough judges who are given the task of choosing who should be Santa Claus for the holiday season. Stars such as Sir Bruce

  • Queen Elizabeth's signed Christmas gift tags sell for almost $7,000 at auction

    Sold! A collection of personal Christmas gift tags from Queen Elizabeth and her family went under the hammer at a London auction – and the handwritten notes give an insight about how the Royal Family exchanges presents. The Queen signed her tags "Mummy" to her four children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, while using her nickname "Lilibet" for other relatives. Gift tags signed by the Queen and other senior royals have sold for nearly $7,000: Getty Images The tags are from Christmas cards, with some featuring the Windsor Castle insignia, and others featuring drawings of such seasonal

  • Prince William receives early Christmas presents for Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton

    Christmas came early for Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte! On Monday, Prince William received presents for his 7-month-old daughter and wife, while visiting charities in Birmingham. The royal mother-daughter duo will no doubt be able to enjoy doll time one day thanks to their new gifts.Photo: Getty Images Businessmen Satnam Sagoo and his brother Pally presented the 33-year-old with the two custom-made Bonnie & Pearl dolls appropriately named Catherine and Charlotte. The $125 hand-finished dolls were gifted on behalf of the international charity Football for Peace, while William was visiting the organization.The two dark-haired dolls stand tall at 19 inches, one

  • Kate Middleton goes Christmas shopping in London

    Her sister Pippa said she likes to get Christmas shopping done early, and it looks like Kate Middleton has taken the advice to heart. Not leaving the task to the last minute, the royal mom-of-two was spotted picking up gifts in London on Friday. The 33-year-old visited department store Peter Jones as she prepares for a family holiday season with husband Prince William and their two children, Prince George, 2, and 7-month-old Princess Charlotte. Kate was sporting a familiar look – the Reiss houndstooth coat she wore last week – for the outing, and was seen holding a shopping bag

  • Kate Middleton plays drums at children's Christmas party at Anna Freud Centre

    Children at the Anna Freud Centre had a special red-clad guest at their Christmas party this year – and no, it wasn't Santa! Kate Middleton paid a visit to the organization in North London on Tuesday, where she joined in on their Christmas party and the Family School's end of term celebrations.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERYKate spread Christmas cheer with children at the school Photo: Getty ImagesThe Duchess was greeted by scores of excited children, as she looked festive donning a red pleated Alexander McQueen dress — which she has previously worn twice before. The stylish royal completed her

  • Princess Charlene and Prince Albert hand out presents to children in Monaco

    Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene helped out Santa on Wednesday, when they handed out gifts to excited children at the royal palace in Monaco. The children were in high spirits as they were greeted at the royal palace by the Prince and Princess and their niece and nephew, Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb.CLICK HERE FOR FULL PHOTO GALLERY Prince Albert and Charlene were joined by their niece and nephew to hand out Christmas presents to children Photo: Getty ImagesNever one to disappoint, Charlene looked as chic as ever. Hoping to keep out the cold weather the 37-year-old wore a high-neck black

  • Queen Elizabeth kicks off Christmas boarding a train to Sandringham

    All aboard! Queen Elizabeth proved she's almost like the rest of us common folks boarding a passenger train to Norfolk on Thursday, where she will spend Christmas at her country Sandringham estate.Unlike the other train commuters, England's longest reigning monarch was, but of course, given VIP treatment. Her Majesty along with her husband Prince Philip were given a first class carriage cordoned off for themselves.As they've done in previous years, the royals took the 10:44 a.m. train from King's Cross in North London to King's Lynn in Norfolk. The small train station is located just a few minutes away

  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte star in new Christmas family portrait

    It's the photo we've all be waiting for! Prince William and Kate Middleton have given royal fans a gift for the holidays, unveiling an adorable new family portrait. In what is only the second official picture of the foursome, the proud parents-of-two posed with their little ones, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the photo, which was taken in October at Kensington Palace. The Cambridges, who are all set for Princess Charlotte's first Christmas, are the picture of happiness, with dad William keeping an eye on a grinning Prince George while Kate balances their little Princess on her knee.

  • Watch: Crown Princess Victoria and daughter Estelle star in sweet Christmas video

    The Swedish royals are getting in the holiday spirit. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has shared a sweet video of her and her family baking together in preparation for Christmas. In the video Princess Estelle and husband Prince Daniel help the future queen to bake traditional festive treats. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Filmed in The Bakehouse at Skansen museum and zoo in Stockholm, the video shows the trio having fun while baking traditional Swedish delicacies together. An excitable Princess Estelle has her hair tied into pigtails and wears a gingham apron as she helps her parents to roll the dough before

  • Princess Eugenie shows off her holiday spirit with perfect Christmas-inspired manicure

    Safe to say Princess Eugenie nailed her holiday look at Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas luncheon. The young royal was spotted sporting a festive set of manicured nails as she rolled into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. The 25-year-old was dressed in black for the occasion and added a dash of pizazz to her Christmas party attire with a deep red manicure. Eugenie topped off her nail polish with different holiday designs on her nails including a glittering gold snowflake and Rudolph, complete with his cute red nose. Princess Eugenie attended the annual Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace Photo: Getty Images Prince William and