Red or Black? – the new ITV gameshow starring Ant and Dec and produced by Simon Cowell’s company Syco TV has not got off to the best of starts. The show has managed to lose 2 million viewers by the end of its second show this weekend. To add to their woes ITV have discovered that their first £1m winner is in fact a convicted criminal who has served two and a half years in jail for ABH and aggravated burglary.
Apparently the Red or Black? management had learnt of the man’s criminal past during a record check but kept him on because he had already served his sentence.
For those of you who did not watch the programme this weekend The Guardian described Red or Black? as being like “You Bet meets Deal or No Deal on a grand scale”. Although on the face of it that together with Ant or Dec should have made for good telly The Guardian unfortunately also described it as “dull beyond belief”.
See what you think with this clip of last Saturday’s first episode of the show.
Carol Vorderman – Carol last appeared on our pages after she won the female Rear of the Year Award and then lead a Conservative Party study on numeracy in our schools.
She has since got herself a job as one of the main presenters on ITV’s Loose Women. She started the new job this week and before appearing she was given some fashion advice by Mark Heyes during a shopping trip to House of Fraser in London. Despite being warned off her recent trademark tight t-shirt and tight jeans combination by Mark she is still wearing these this week.
She was given the advice that she could show cleavage or legs but not both at once but as she has worked so hard on her figure Carol decided that she could ignore the advice. She said that if a 50-year old man was told to wear older clothes to match his age it would be unfair so she would wear what she felt comfortable with. As you can see from our photo here she is certainly proud of her “Rear of the Year” title and happy to choose outfits that show it off, including the high heels.
You can see what Carol is wearing by tuning in to Loose Women on ITV1 every weekday at 12.30 p.m.
Sarah Harding – Girls Aloud singer Sarah is believed to have split from her fiance. Sarah and Tom Crane were due to get married next year after Tom proposed to Sarah on New Years Eve 2010 while on holiday in the Maldives.
They are said to have had a row over work commitments as Tom has been in Ibiza over the summer and Sarah has been working back in the UK. The couple have been together since 2007 and the latest row does appear final although they have had bust-ups in the past. This time Sarah is said to have gone partying for 3 days and also refused to answer her phone.
Sarah was always known as the party girl of the group but had said in recent interviews that she had changed and was mostly to be found at home in front of the tv with her animals.
Away from the music business Sarah has found work as a model for the Ultimo lingerie range and also had some work in tv and movies.
We are sure she won’t remain single for long!
Guy Ritchie dad – film director Guy Ritchie and his girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsley, have become parents to a new baby boy. Jacqui gave birth to the baby boy in London’s Portland Hospital yesterday. The child is Guy’s first with Jacqui but he already has an 11-year old boy, Rocco, and an adopted Malawian son, David Banda, from his marriage to Madonna.
Madge, who divorced from Guy some 3 years ago, is said to have sent the happy parents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate them on their new arrival.