• Pasha Kovalev to return for final Strictly Come Dancing performance

    Strictly Come Dancing fans are in for a treat on Saturday night. The professional dancers will return to perform a group routine on The Greatest Dancer, joining the show's judges, Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and fellow Strictly pro Oti Mabuse. The performance will mark Pasha Kovalev's final Strictly stint after he confirmed his departure from the BBC show on Wednesday. "He is appearing on BBC1 The Greatest Dancer on Saturday night with the Strictly pros and then a well-deserved break before The Strictly Pro Tour starts in the spring," his publicist confirmed to HELLO!. "He has had an incredible time

  • Stephen Merchant reveals 'humiliating' film scene with 'the Queen'

    Stephen Merchant has opened up about his role as programmer Frans Balder in The Girl in the Spider's Web, which also starred Claire Foy as the heroine, Lisbeth Salander. The Logan star admitted that he was embarrassed during filming with Claire, as his character had to hide while the Hollywood star, who played the Queen in the first two series of The Crown, fought the bad guys without him. Joking about the awkward situation, he said: "I only wanted to do [the film] because there was an action element and I was very excited to be tackling an assassin in

  • Another cast member leaves Death in Paradise following heartbreaking exit

    First Kris Marshall, then Danny John-Jules, now this?! Thursday night's dramatic episode of Death in Paradise saw Josephine Jobert, who plays Florence Cassell in the popular series, exit the show. In the episode, the DS was shot in the stomach and left for dead, and upon recovering, discovered that her fiance Patrice had been killed. Since she felt like she couldn't stay in Saint Marie following the devastating news, she decided to leave the island, and said an emotional goodbye to her partner, DI Jack Mooney. Florence has exited the show Fans were devastated by the revelation that Josephine was leaving the

  • What Neil Jones really thinks of his Strictly Come Dancing chances

    While fans were devastated following Pasha Kovalev's announcement that he has quit Strictly Come Dancing, others were quick to suggest that Neil Jones should take over and be given a celebrity partner for the very first time! The professional dancer, who has been on the show since 2016, performs in the group dances and is on hand if a dancer is unable to perform, but has never been partnered with a celebrity. But would he like to now that Pasha has quit? Find out what he had to say… Neil has spoken about getting a Strictly partner Previously speaking to HELLO!

  • Video: will Matthew Wright ever take to the dance floor on Strictly Come Dancing?

    Matthew Wright may be known as the long-time host of The Wright Stuff, but would the TV star ever consider twirling around the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor? New dad Matthew, 53, has opened up to HELLO!, revealing that he could not physically compete in the dance show due to his medical history. "I don't think I could," he said. "I've had spinal surgery and anything involving lifting would be a bad idea, in fact in the jungle sleeping in the camp beds almost killed me." His wife Amelia added: "[It's a] shame, because you really can dance…" MORE: Matthew

  • Strictly's Ian Waite reveals why the show is harder than ever for the professionals

    Strictly Come Dancing star Ian Waite has revealed he would only return to the popular BBC show under "really special circumstances". The former professional dancer, who appeared on the series from 2004-2009, has teamed up with fellow pro Vincent Simone for the very first time in their brand new production - The Ballroom Boys. Speaking exclusively to HELLO!, the 48-year-old confessed as much as he loved his time on Strictly, he would never return as a professional full-time. "I'm not sure I'd go back as a dancer," he shared. "I would like go back as a judge or do