• EastEnders confirms Abi Branning's exit date

    EastEnders fans can expect highly-emotional scenes next week when Abi Branning's life support machine is finally switched off. Abi (actress Lorna Fitzgerald) was declared brain dead after falling from the roof of the Queen Vic on Christmas Day, and her family will make the heart-breaking decision to turn off her life support in the episode airing on Friday 19 January, Digital Spy confirms. Abi has not regained consciousness since the accident, and her father Max has refused to accept his daughter's fate. But next week, the Brannings are told nothing more can be done for Abi, and Lauren (Jacqueline

  • Find out which British actress has replaced Stephen Fry as BAFTAs host!

    Joanna Lumley has been confirmed as this year's BAFTA Film Awards host, replacing Stephen Fry who has stepped down after 12 years at the helm. The Absolutely Fabulous actress, 71, will be the first female host since Mariella Frostrup co-presented the annual awards show with Stephen in 2001. Joanna, who received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2017, shared her excitement over the new appointment: "Honestly, how exciting is this?" she said. "It's just so unbelievably thrilling. Who thought I'd turn into Stephen Fry? I want to thank Bafta so much for asking me to do this. I said yes indecently quickly." Joanna Lumley

  • Coronation Street's Malcom Hebden, 78, 'hospitalised with illness'

    Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden is recovering after being admitted to hospital. According to The Mirror, the 78-year-old, who plays Norris Cole on the ITV soap, fell ill and required treatment from doctors. There is currently no more news on his condition, but the actor is said to now be on the mend. Malcom previously suffered a health scare in 2012, when he was taken to A&E for tests after falling ill on the Coronation Street set. He was later back filming a few hours later, the newspaper reports. Norris Cole actor Malcolm Hebden was taken ill in hospital Malcolm has played loveable Norris

  • Ant and Dec face Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in NTA battle

    Ant and Dec are in the running for the best TV Presenter gong at the 2018 National Television Awards. The Geordie duo are up against This Morning stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and The Chase's Bradley Walsh. Ant and Dec are reigning champions, having won the coveted title every year since 2001. The nominations were announced on Tuesday, with Phil taking to Snapchat to reveal: "Nominated for the 1st time EVER in the NTA 'Best Presenter' category!!" He then quipped, "But as Ant & Dec have won it 16 years in a row, I won't work on a

  • Fans delighted at Hugh Grant's BAFTA nod for Paddington 2

    Hugh Grant has received a surprise Best Supporting Actor nomination at the upcoming BAFTA awards for his role in Paddington 2, in which he plays the antagonist, a has-been actor who dons several different disguises for his nefarious plot. Fans were delighted to see that the Notting Hill actor has been recognised for the role, with one writing: "I did let out a small whispered 'yaaaaas' at one of the performances of the year - Hugh Grant in Paddington 2 - becoming BAFTA NOMINATED", while another added: "I really hope Hugh Grant gets the BAFTA for Paddington 2. Not

  • Hugh Grant, 57, set to welcome fifth child

    Hugh Grant is set to become a father for a fifth time. The British actor, 57, is set to welcome his third child with his Swedish TV producer partner, Anna Eberstein. Anna's mum Susanne Eberstein confirmed the exciting news to the Swedish newspaper Astonbladet, saying: "I'm very happy to be getting another grandchild. She's due rather soon." READ: Golden Globes 2018: All the highlights The pair already share a son, John Mungo, who was born in September 2012, and welcomed their second child together in December 2015. Hugh also shares two children – Tabitha, six, and Felix, four - with receptionist