• Nick Hewer announces he is leaving The Apprentice

    Nick Hewer has decided to leave The Apprentice after a decade working as Lord Alan Sugar's advisor on the hit BBC show. The PR expert, 70, said he thought it was the "appropriate time" to end his tenure, but said his departure was with "relief tinged with regret". Nick has a long-standing relationship with Lord Sugar; the pair started working together in 1983 when Nick began promoting Alan's Amstrad brand. Nick Hewer is leaving The Apprentice after a decade on the show His exit was announced as he filmed the final of this year's series, which will be screened on

  • George Clooney poses for Downton Abbey selfie

    George Clooney posed for a selfie with the stars of period drama Downton Abbey ahead of his guest appearance on the show. The 53-year-old makes a one-off appearance in the drama for their Christmas special in aid of ITV's Text Santa charity campaign, which airs on Friday night. In the snap George is seen surrounded by the main characters including Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery as they smile for a selfie ahead of the charity sketch.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY George Clooney posed for a selfie with the cast of Downton Abbey The actor plays a guest visitor to

  • Christmas TV guide: top 10 shows to watch

    Settle down in front of the TV for a bumper selection of small-screen crackers this Christmas. From gripping soaps, festive films and one-off specials to the Queen's speech, there's something for everyone in this year's guide. Arguably one of the most anticipated shows to hit the box is Downton Abbey's Christmas special. It's grouse-shooting season and Lady Rose's father-in-law Lord Sinderby has rented out Brancaster Castle in Northumberland and invited the Crawley family to a shooting party. Surprises are in store as the families become better acquainted with each other, while back at Downton, the servants hold the fort.