• Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick splits from wife after one year of marriage

    Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick has announced her separation from wife Rosie Nicholl. Michelle – best known to ITV soap fans as Vanessa Woodfield – married music teacher Rosie in April 2015, but has now revealed that they decided to split last year. Speaking to the Daily Star, 40-year-old Michelle said: "We are still good friends. It was one of those things where we did drift apart. We had a big fairytale wedding and I still love that day, it was brilliant. It is just really sad and one of those things that happens." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Michelle Hardwick has confirmed

  • Great British Bake-Off: Prue Leith tipped to replace Mary Berry as a judge

    Cookery expert Prue Leith is tipped to replace Mary Berry on the upcoming series of The Great British Bake-Off, it has been reported. According to the Sun, the 76-year-old is on the shortlist to join original judge Paul Hollywood on the popular series when it moves to Channel 4 later this year. "In cookery circles, she's practically royalty," an insider told the publication. "Both are from similar backgrounds, so hopefully viewers will be accepting and give Prue a chance to win them over." Prue, who is of South African origin, certainly has many similarities to Mary. She is the same

  • Victoria series 2 begins filming: see first pictures from set

    The first pictures from the second series of ITV's Victoria has been released. The official Twitter page of the popular period drama announced that filming is well and truly underway. Posting an image from the set of the cast gathered in a room, the caption read: "And so series 2 begins... #Victoria #VictoriaPBS." The show's production company Mammoth Screen also shared a video of an elaborate chandelier, teasing fans by asking them which show they were on set for. Last week, some of the drama's actors took to Twitter to reveal the first read-through was taking place. Nell Hudson,