• Anne Kirkbride to be honoured with 'dignified' send-off on Coronation Street

    The cast of Coronation Street will pay tribute to Anne Kirkbride in the ITV soap this summer. The late actress' character Deirdre Barlow will be written out of the show in what a source has said is a storyline fitting for the much-loved star, who appeared in the soap for over 40 years. Anne died on 19 January following a short battle with breast cancer. Since then scriptwriters from the long-running soap have been working on ways to give her a "dignified" send-off, which has been approved by Anne's husband David Beckett and her family. Cast members will film the episodes

  • Olly Murs and Caroline Flack confirmed for X Factor job

    After weeks of denials and veiled suggestions, The X Factor confirmed on Thursday that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will be hosting the upcoming season of the hit talent contest. "I'm incredibly excited and proud to be returning to The X Factor alongside Caroline," said Olly in an official statement. Olly and Caroline have proven TV chemistry thanks to their two-year stint hosting The Xtra Factor together on ITV2. Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will be presenting series 12 of The X Factor "I love the show and it kick-started my career in music which has given me the opportunity to do