• Jennifer Hudson wows with impromptu performance on The Voice

    Jennifer Hudson wowed the audience with an impromptu performance of her hit single, Spotlight while filming The Voice. The star gave into the crowd's chants for her to sing, and asked them what they would like to hear, with one particularly keen fan screaming: "Spotlight". The star began a singalong then belted out the song, showcasing her stunning vocals and seriously impressing her fellow judges, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale. STORY: The Voice UK contestant reveals shock after will.i.am accidently pressed the button The Oscar-winner filmed the audience as she performed, and celebrated when she realised she had managed to

  • Is upcoming period drama Howard's End the new Downton Abbey?

    The BBC has announced plans to adapt the E.M. Forster novel Howards End into a four-episode miniseries! The drama will have an all-star cast, including Agent Carter actress Hayley Atwell, who will play Margaret Schlegel, and Pride and Prejudice's very own Mr Darcy Matthew Mcfadyen as Henry Wilcox. The show will likely draw comparisons with period drama Downton Abbey; both focus on class divisions in England at the turn-of-the-century. Like Downton, which followed the lives of both upper and working class life in the early 19th century, Howards End follows three families; the working class Basts, the wealthy Wilcoxes and

  • Emma Thompson reveals it's 'too soon' to be part of Love Actually sequel after Alan Rickman's death

    Love Actually actress Emma Thompson has confirmed she will not be taking part in the sequel, which will air next month on BBC One as part of the Red Nose Day appeal. The 57-year-old, who starred alongside the late Alan Rickman as his betrayed onscreen wife, revealed it's "too soon" to revisit the movie - just one year after the death of her "dear friend". Speaking at the Beauty and the Beast premiere on Thursday, Emma explained: "Richard [Curtis, the writer] wrote to me and said 'darling we can't write anything for you because of Alan' and I said

  • Death in Paradise: Fans react as Ardal O'Hanlon makes his debut

    Death in Paradise fans tuned in in their droves to watch Ardal O'Hanlon make his debut on the show this week. It was announced earlier this month that the Irish actor would be replacing Kris Marshall as Saint Marie's lead detective – and viewers weren't disappointed when DI Jack Mooney stepped up to solve his first mystery on Thursday night. DI Mooney and his daughter Siobhan were brought in for the season finale of the hit BBC show, and the episode closed with the pair deciding to make their home on the island. STORY: Kris Marshall reveals personal reasons led

  • Is Cat Deeley joining Ant and Dec on SM:TV Live comeback?

    Who's ready for another round of Wonky Donkey?! Ant and Dec have revealed that that they have already discussed how to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SM:TV Live, the incredibly popular Saturday morning children's show which the cheeky duo hosted alongside Cat Deeley back in 1998. Chatting to ITV's This Morning, Dec said: "We are talking about maybe doing something if we can get Cat [Deeley] back from America - she’s a big star out in America now - so she might come back if we beg!" Ruth Langsford offered to fill in if the popular TV presenter was

  • Why Gavin Rossdale has worn the same outfit on every episode of The Voice

    Fans of The Voice might have noticed something very strange about the show's judges. Every week, Gavin Rossdale, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am wear exactly the same outfits. In recent weeks, eagle-eyed viewers have taken to Twitter in their droves to ask why the panel haven't changed their clothes in the two months since the series began. But it turns out there is very good reason… The eight episodes that make up the Blind Auditions are filmed over the course of a week, but during filming producers don't know which singers will end up in the episodes after

  • Find out why Nadia Sawalha turned down a role with Russell Crowe in Gladiator

    Nadia Sawalha has revealed that she turned down the chance to star opposite Russell Crowe in Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. Appearing on Friday's episode of Loose Women, the 52-year-old - who starred in EastEnders for two years - explained how she refused to go and meet with director Ridley Scott because she was worried about her weight. "I got a call from a friend and she said she knew a small role that would be perfect for me and that I just had to fly out and meet this director," she told the panel. "The first thing I thought was 'Oh