• Bake Off: Were the judges and presenters paid for charity specials?

    Channel 4 has responded to claims that Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding were paid 'thousands' for appearing on the Great British Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer charity specials. It has been reported that the foursome all received a fee for the episodes, while the celebrity contestants who took part donated their earnings to charity. A spokesperson for Channel 4 has now issued a statement. "Our aim is to raise as much as possible for Stand Up To Cancer," it read. "Those contracted for long-running series make a significant donation to the campaign. As a

  • First look of Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies season two

    Big Little Lies has released the first picture from season two - and it features newcomer Meryl Streep! Leading star Nicole Kidman, who plays abused wife Celeste Wright, took to her Instagram page to share the snap, writing: "First day on the set with Meryl and 'my' darling boys! #BigLittleLies." The image sees Meryl taking on the role of Celeste's mother-in-law Mary Louise Wright, bonding with her on-screen grandsons, played by Cameron and Nicholas Crovett. Meryl Streep in the second series of Big Little Lies HBO then released the same picture, along with the cryptic message: "Family is everything. Here's your

  • First Dates reveals why they deleted popular 'catch-up' segment – and what will happen in the future

    First Dates fans were left fuming after one of the most popular segments of the show – the contestant catch-ups – was deleted from Wednesday night's episode. Viewers missed seeing what happened to the couples after their dates at the Paternoster Chop House restaurant in central London, and didn't hesitate in venting their frustration on Twitter. One viewer complained: "That wasn't a proper update! Did any of the couples see each other again? Why have they changed it?!" Another wrote: "Wanted to go to bed 40 minutes ago but stayed up watching #FirstDates waiting to see the 'what happened next'

  • The Durrells: Exciting new trailer sees Louisa welcome royalty - but is all as it seems?

    The Durrells play host to a special guest – but all is not what it seems when Louisa mistakes their guest for actual royalty. The upcoming episode sees the beloved family receive a telegram from Larry, who is in Athens for a short trip, announcing that he has a friend coming to stay - Prince Jeejeebuoy. Louisa, played by Keeley Hawes, immediately begins to clean the house in preparation for his arrival, whilst their good friend Spiro offers to pick up champagne for their guest. Keeley Hawes stars in The Durrells However, Larry doesn't stop at inviting Prince Jeejeebuoy to the