• Lee Ryan joins EastEnders as bad boy 'Woody' Woodward

    Lee Ryan has announced he has joined the cast of EastEnders. The 33-year-old – best known as a member of British boyband Blue – will appear on screen this spring for a short stint as bad boy 'Woody' Woodward. "I'm so excited to be part of the show," Lee said of his new TV project. "Woody is a brilliant character and the best role I could have wished to play. It's clear he has been leading a full and colourful life – I can't wait for people to see what he's like. Everyone at EastEnders has been so welcoming.

  • Sherlock tops the BBC’s top 10 characters of all time - see who else made the cut

    Benedict Cumberbatch's iconic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes has topped a worldwide poll of the most popular BBC television characters, and the actor said that he was "honoured" by character's popularity, joking to the BBC: "Who would have thought a high-functioning sociopath could be so popular… All over the world?" READ: Will a female Time Lord replace Peter Capaldi? According to the poll, which surveyed over 7,000 people from around the globe, the sonic screwdriver swinging Time Lord Doctor Who came in second place with 17.6% of the vote, while Idris Elba's genius yet controversial detective John Luther took third place wiith

  • Gavin Rossdale has the best response to The Voice fans asking who he is

    Every Saturday night, Gavin Rossdale appears on TV screens as a judge on The Voice UK. And every Saturday night Twitter is abuzz with the same question – who is Gavin Rossdale? The lead singer of rock band Bush and Gwen Stefani's ex-husband, Gavin has shifted almost 20 million albums. The Grammy nominee has captivated the US music industry, although he hasn't experienced the same level of success on home soil, hence the endless stream of confused tweets. Gavin Rossdale: 10 things you need to know "Who IS Gavin Rossdale?? Why is he judge? #justsayin," one viewer has tweeted, while another

  • Game of Thrones: Has Sophie Turner just revealed a huge Game of Thrones spoiler?

    Warning! Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Sophie Turner has revealed that she will be returning to the hit fantasy show Game of Thrones for its eighth and final season, meaning that her character Sansa Stark will most certainly survive the upcoming seventh series of the programme. Chatting to HeyUGuys on the BAFTA red carpet, the X Men: Apocalypse star spoke about her busy schedule, explaining: "We've just finished shooting season seven of Thrones, and I've got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season eight. I've got a busy year

  • Love Actually child actress looks barely recognisable as filming for the sequel begins: see picture

    Following the announcement of a Love Actually sequel, the cast and crew have come together to start filming the highly-anticipated project. Emma Freud, the partner of the film's director Richard Curtis, took to her Twitter page on Thursday morning to treat fans to a few behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming special. One of the snaps sees her partner posing with a grown-up Olivia Olson, aka Joanna who sang All I Want for Christmas Is You at the school concert. "Oh hello #rednosedayactually cast member looking slightly older than she did in the original film....," tweeted Emma. Olivia, now 24, played

  • Benedict Cumberbatch returning to BBC - but not as Sherlock!

    Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to the BBC to produce and star in a 90-minute television adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestselling novel, The Child in Time. The 40-year-old will play a children's author named Stephen Lewis who has to deal with the sudden death of his daughter, Kate. Speaking about the role, Benedict said: "I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me — profound, beautiful, and very moving. Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty." GALLERY: 10 brilliant books we can't wait to read in 2017 Benedict will produce and star in The Child in

  • Amanda Holden has a new role! Take a first look at her in CBBC's the Worst Witch

    Amanda Holden will be appearing on the new adaptation of CBBC's Worst Witch! The star will appear as Miss Pentangle, the glamorous and friendly head teacher of a different school which takes part in the Annual Spelling Bee against the main school, Cackle's Academy. The Britain's Got Talent judge will appear alongside Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsay, who plays the lead character Mildred Hubble in the popular children's show. The official synopsis reads: "Everyone is excited [about Miss Pentangle's arrival], all except Miss Hardbroom, who balks at hearing the rival school will be visiting Cackle's and that Mildred

  • EastEnders icon June Brown – 90 today – once appeared in Coronation Street!

    June Brown is an EastEnders icon, having played the role of Dot Cotton for the past 30 years. But did you know she actually appeared on rival soap Coronation Street first? On Thursday, ITV decided to mark the star's 90th birthday by sharing a clip of June when she appeared on Corrie in 1971. June was cast as guest character Mrs Parson, and the short video sees her on screen with Coronation Street favourite Ena Sharples, who was played by the late Violet Carson. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY EastEnders star June Brown appeared in Coronation Street in 1971 June was inundated with

  • Ola Jordan says The Jump left her with permanent leg damage after freak accident

    Ola Jordan has revealed that her leg will "never be the same" following her freak accident on The Jump. The former Strictly Come Dancing star took part in the reality TV show in December 2014, but was forced to pull out due to a serious leg injury. More than two years later, Ola fears she has been left with permanent damage. EXCLUSIVE: Ola talks about extent of her leg injury "I still haven't recovered 100 per cent. My leg will never be the same," Ola told the Daily Star. "It's as good as it can get. I can do pretty much

  • Justin Timberlake reveals the one thing he likes more than donuts!

    Justin Timberlake has revealed that his biggest passion in life is, of course, his loved ones! Preparing for the DVD release of family movie Trolls, the 36-year-old star said his wife Jessica Biel and their son 22-month-old son Silas - as well as donuts - are the things that make him happy. "For me the top thing is family - my wife and son and then right under that, donuts," he confessed during a recent Q&A session. Trolls stars Justin and fellow Hollywood actor Anna Kendrick, and is based on Anna's character who goes on a quest to prevent a

  • Love Actually's Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster reunite: see first look

    Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have reunited to film scenes for the highly-anticipated Love Actually sequel - 14 years after the original movie's release. The actors, who played widower Daniel and his beloved stepson Sam respectively, were pictured recreating their bench scene by the Thames on Thursday afternoon. The one-off special, appropriately called Red Nose Day Actually, is being made in aid of Comic Relief and will see the return of some of the much-loved characters. Emma Freud, the partner of the film's director Richard Curtis, also took to her Twitter page to share pictures from the shoot as filming