• Claire Foy paid less than Matt Smith for The Crown, despite playing the Queen

    The producers of The Crown have revealed that Claire Foy, who plays the Queen in the smash hit Netflix show, was actually paid less in the first two seasons that her co-star Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip. Speaking at the INTV Conference on Tuesday, creative director Suzanne Mackie confirmed that Matt was given a better wage due to his popularity following Doctor Who, while Claire was a relatively unknown actress ahead of the show. She added that this will change in the future, saying: "Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen." Matt was paid more than

  • Loose Women cancelled for rest of the week - find out why

    Loose Women is taking a break from TV for the rest of the week! The daytime show, which usually airs every day and features a group of female hosts discussing important issues and interviewing guests, will take a break for the rest of the week while ITV covers the Cheltenham horse racing event, which takes place over four days this week. Ruth Langsford confirmed that the show will be back on 19 Monday, but fans have been missing the show, and took to Twitter to discuss the decision to take it off the air for a week. Loose Womenwill be

  • Len Goodman opens up about Brendan Cole's Strictly exit: 'Pros should defend their celebrities'

    Len Goodman has opened up about Brendan Cole after he was axed from Strictly Come Dancing, defending the professional dancer for standing up for his celebrity dance partners. Speaking on Good Morning Britain about Brendan, Len said: "I always thought the pros should defend their celebrities. If you're not careful, you can come across as a bit of a bully, picking on people that can't defend themselves. So I think it's admirable to say, 'I can't agree with you on that'. Maybe he went a tad over the top with it, but no, I think it's good that the

  • HBO producer reveals devastating news about Game of Thrones final season

    Game of Thronesfans suspected it could happen, and now a HBO executive has confirmed that there wasn't a dry eye in the house during the final read-through of season eight as characters began "falling down to their deaths". Chatting at the Best of HBO INTV Conference, HBO's senior vice president, Francesca Orsi, spoke about the read-through of the season eight finale, explaining: "It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers. None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths." No one is safe in the

  • Coronation Street's Sean Wilson reveals why it was 'awkward' returning as Martin Platt

    Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson has opened up about his "awkward" return as Martin Platt following a 12-year absence from the soap. Chatting to Manchester Evening News, Sean said of his first scenes – which took place in the Platt's living room: "I like to pride myself on being prepared for these things, but it was a bit weird. I wasn’t kind of set up this weird feeling I had inside me. The script was good but Jack was doing it in a little bit of an awkward way because that's where he was and the place just felt

  • Coronation Street's Bill Roache returns to work ten days after losing daughter

    Bill Roache has returned to work on Coronation Street just ten days after his daughter Vanya passed away. The actor was granted compassionate leave by show bosses and told to take as much time off as he wanted, but Bill, 85, has made the decision to return. The TV star appeared to be in good spirits as he filmed scenes with his new on-screen baby granddaughter. A Corrie source told The Sun: "Bill made it clear he wanted to be back at work, he's a total professional even after nearly 60 years on the show. But everyone was keen to make