• Brendan Cole defends Karen Clifton over Will Young's Strictly departure speculation: 'They got along fantastically'

    Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has defended fellow dancer Karen Clifton after her celebrity partner, Will Young, announced he was leaving the BBC competition for "personal reasons". Brendan, who has been partnered up with American singer Anastacia, has spoken out in support of Karen after rumours claimed she was behind the reason the former Pop Idol winner left the show.  "What really disappoints me is that the media will use Karen as the scapegoat and say he was being pushed too hard by her," the professional dancer wrote in his weekly column for Digital Spy. "That's what I read last

  • Gogglebox 'posh' couple Steph and Dom announce departure from the show: 'We just felt it was time'

    Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom have officially confirmed they have left the popular Channel 4 show, claiming it was purely their "decision" to do so. The posh couple, who have appeared in the reality TV series since the start, told The Sun that "everyone" should get the chance to appear on the much-talked-about show. "We think it's important that everyone gets their chance to be on Gogglebox and give their opinion," the TV favourites said. "Having been on it from the beginning we felt like we'd pretty much said all we needed to say, and we knew what we were

  • Hugh Grant confirmed to star in Paddington 2

    Hugh Grant has joined the cast of the much anticipated sequel to Paddington. The family movie, which will be released in November 2017, will also star Brendan Gleeson. The film franchise is based on Michael Bond's Paddington book series, and follows the adventures of the marmalade-loving bear who travels to London from Peru in search of a home. Hugh, 56 - who is dad to four children, Tabitha, four, Felix, two, John, three and a nine-month-old daughter - will take on the role of actor Phoenix Buchanan, while Harry Potter star Gleeson will play "Knuckles" McGinty, described as a "notorious safe-cracker and legendary

  • Competition: win a Victoria boxset signed by Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes!

    Fans of new period drama Victoria are in for a treat. We have five boxsets of Victoria series one to give away – signed by Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes themselves! For a chance to win one of the five boxsets available, head over to Hello's Twitter @hellomaguk and retweet the competition message! The competition will close on Friday. HELLO! has teamed up with Victoria to celebrate the release of the new show, which follows a young Queen Victoria on her journey from hormonal teenager to respected monarch. Jenna, of Doctor Who fame, plays the fresh-faced Queen alongside Tom, who stars as Prince