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Nearly Time For A Tumble With Sarah Harding, Lucy Mecklenburgh And Andrea Mclean – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 28 July 2014

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Nearly Time For A Tumble With Sarah Harding, Lucy Mecklenburgh And Andrea Mclean – the BBC today confirmed the line-up for their upcoming new gymnastics reality show with a group photo of the celebrities who will be taking part.

As well as Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud, Luck Mecklenburgh of TOWIE and Loose Women presenter Andrea Mclean there will be a number of other stars attempting to learn some new acrobatic and circus skills to perform live on BBC television.

From the world of music joining Sarah Harding are Amelle Berrabah from Sugababes and  Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps. From television, joining Lucy and Andrea, come Emma Samms from Dynasty, John Partridge from Eastenders and Bobby Lockwood from teen-fantasy show Wolfblood. Derrick Evans better known as tv fitness instructor Mr Motivator was to have been part of the new series but has been ruled out due to suffering a knee injury whilst rehearsing a vault for the show. As a result of the injury Evans had to have surgery to repair a ruptured tendon. BBC producers have not yet decided whether to bring in a last minute replacement or just continue with one fewer competitor. Read the rest of this entry »

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BBC’s New Celebrity Gymnastics Show Tumble – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 13 June 2014

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh

BBC’s New Celebrity Gymnastics Show Tumble – the BBC has today announced the line-up for Tumble, its new Saturday night celebrity gymnastics show.

Amongst those competing in the new sports show are former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, TOWIE’s Lucy Mecklenburgh, boxer Carl Froch, the current WBA unified world super middleweight champion and Loose Women’s Andrea McLean.

The selection of reality show stars, music stars and sports stars as well as tv presenters looks like the producers have tried hard to ensure there is interest for the whole family in the new Saturday night prime-time show.

There are also some names from the past involved including the original early morning fitness champ Mr Motivator (Derrick Evans), Dynasty’s Emma Samms and singer Ian “H’ Watkins from Steps.

Completing the show’s line-up are John Partridge from Eastenders, Bobby Lockwood from Wolfblood and singer Amelle Berrabah from Sugababes.

Lucy Mecklenburgh said of her inclusion in Tumble: ‘I’m scared, nervous and more excited than I can describe about Tumble! To have the opportunity to learn a new skill is a dream come true for me. Although I’m sure I’ll be falling over a lot before then!’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Andrea McLean, Aliens v Wizards – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 23 January 2012

Aliens vs Wizards – the BBC has announced that Russell T. Davies has a new action adventure drama which is to be shown on the children’s channel CBBC.

The setting will be familiar to Davies as it is being shot in Cardiff just like his most famous work, Doctor Who. Aliens vs Wizards will be looking at the adventures of two 16-year old friends; one is a wizard and the other is a scientist. They are working together to stop aliens attacking them and the Earth.

Davies returned to the UK from Hollywood last year after his partner, Andrew Smith, was diagnosed with brain cancer. It marks a return to children;s tv for Davies who started his career working on shows such as Children’s Ward, Breakfast Serial and Dark Season. He said of his return to Children’s tv: “Writing for children is the biggest challenge of all and I think CBBC stands right at the heart of broadcasting,”

Without doubt Davies best known tv work came about in 2005 when he brought back Doctor Who to our screens for the first time in 16 years. He was also responsible for the hugely popular spin-off programmes Torchwood and the CBBC programme The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The new Aliens vs Wizards series will consist of a total of 12 30-minute programmes and is set to be shown on CBBC in the Autumn this year.

Andrea McLean – feels like it has been a rough start to the year as far as relationships are going with yet another one biting the dust.

Andrea spoke to the Daily Mirror about her sadness at the end of her second marriage to builder Steve Toms. The couple have been married since 2009 with Andrea previously being married to childhood sweetheart Nick Green, a tv producer.

Her revelation comes just a week before her autobiography. “Confessions of a Good Girl” is released. Andrea said: ”

“I felt I couldn’t open my heart like this about my life without opening it fully. Sadly you can tell by reading my book that my marriage was disintegrating while I was writing it.

“But back then I still hadn’t fully faced up to the truth of what was happening to us. I had hoped we’d be together for ever, I insisted I wouldn’t make the mistakes I made in my first marriage and I wrote about how my heart would lift with love when I saw his name flash up on my phone. And I really meant it. I tried for a year to save our marriage. I tried so hard.”

As well as the sad times Andrea talks about her childhood growing up in Trinidad and her early days as a weather girl on GMTV. After her first marriage failed Andrea met second husband Steve when they were both working on a home makeover show for UKTV called “Our House.”

In a cruel twist one of the topics discussed on Loose Women in Andrea’s first show of the year was “why do marriages break down at Christmas?” Andrea said she struggled to get through the programme and thought none of her fellow presenters noticed her discomfort but after the show Sherrie Hewson spoke to her and said: “You’re young, ­beautiful and a lovely person and you deserve to be happy – so if you’re not happy about anything in your life, please don’t wait like I did.”

Andrea said that Sherrie’s comments made her think carefully about her life and she realised that it made sense and she had to move on with her life.

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Andrea McLean Nude Photos – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 29 November 2011

Will Young – it has been confirmed today that Will Young, Tom Jones and Will.I.Am will be joining Jessie J on the panel for the new BBC programme The Voice.

Although the others have already signed their contracts for the show it is believed that Will has not yet fully signed up although he has confirmed he will be taking part.

The programme is the BBC’s version of an X Factor style show and was introduced to America as just that when it was launched, an” X Factor killer show”. The panel seems to be a very strong one covering all ages, styles and with bags of experience between them. It is not however the original panel envisaged by the BBC as they were hoping to obtain the services of Kylie although her high fee was a stumbling block, with Kylie turning down a final BBC offer of £1 million to appear on the show. It is believed that the pop princess was asking for a £2.5 million fee to appear as a judge on the show.

32-year old Will did of course rise to fame after winning Pop Idol back in 2002. At the time the result was something of a surprise as Will’s fellow finalist Gareth Gates was seen as the competition’s frontrunner. Since appearing on Pop Idol Will has carved out a great career for himself with a lot of record success, his last album Echoes was released in August this year and went straight to Number 1.

As well as finding fame as a singer Will has also had a number of acting roles including a part in the film Mrs Henderson Presents, tv performances including a part in Bedlam and also some theatre work including a role in The Vortex by Noel Coward.

As if all this diversity of career was not enough Will has also won a number of awards including the coveted Male Rear of the Year Award in 2005.

Andrea McLean – the Loose Women presenter has been responding to the change in the weather by getting her clothes off for a magazine shoot.

The 42-year old has stripped off for Closer magazine and says she feels better about her body now as a mother of 2 than she did when she was younger. She said: “I feel a lot more body confident than I did in my 30s. When posing like this was suggested, my instinct was to shy away. But I won’t have many more opportunities to do these kind of photos at my age, so I decided to go for it!

She also said about getting older: “There’s something about hitting your 40s where you think, ‘The pressure’s off – I’m never going to look like Cindy Crawford, but I’m very happy to look like me.'” Part of the reason for her new-found confidence may be the fact that she has recently lost a stone and 2 dress sizes on the cabbage soup diet.

Andrea has always turned heads with her looks, whatever she thinks, since she first hit our screens in 1997 as a GMTV weather girl. Her looks and personality soon found her other roles on such shows as Our House and Dancing On Ice before she gained her current role on Loose Women.

She has been married to her second husband Steve Toms since 2009 and has 2 children, a daughter with Steve and a son from her previous marriage.

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Maria Sharapova, Andrea McLean, Freddie Mercury, Dannii Minogue – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 05 September 2011

Dannii Minogue – Dannii is in Melbourne this week for the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The main talking point around Dannii at the moment is her new pixie style hair. For the opening party Dannii wore a gold dress with a split down the front and paired this with some matching Georgina Goodman shoes.

39-year old Dannii is the ambassador for MSFW which is now in its 17th year and is a big draw for people to the Melbourne area. Dannii is well-known for her style and fashion advice and as well as designing her own clothing range she has recently published a book “Dannii:My Style”, which she will be promoting at shops in the UK later in September.

Dannii has just got back from a holiday in Thailand with boyfriend Kris Smith and little 13 month old Ethan. Any problems which may have troubled the pair looked to be long gone as they smiled and laughed their way through their break in the sun.

Maria Sharapova – Russian born Maria has been knocked out in the 3rd round of the US Open tennis tournament by Italian Flavia Pennetta. The 6-3, 3-6 6-4 defeat was Maria’s first 3 set loss this year.

Maria looked to be on good form earlier in the tournament but never settled in this match making 60 unforced errors in the defeat.Maria was the latest in a number of top female seeds to fall in the Flushing Meadows tournament and said ” Losing isn’t fun for anyone because we work to win. We don’t work to lose”.

Maria previously won the US Open back in 2006 and has also won Wimbledon (2004), Australian Open (2008), as well as twice being a semi-finalist in the French Open (2007, 2011). Maria is known beyond the world of professional tennis having been featured as a model in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and in a number of adverts for various products including those for several fashion houses. This may be a factor in her being the most searched-for athlete in search engines during 2005 & 2008.Back in June this year Maria was named as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time Magazine.

Andrea McLean – the ex GMTV weather girl and presenter of ITV’s Loose Women has been talking about her fear after suffering a bad reaction to anaesthetic whilst undergoing a routine operation.

Andrea was in hospital for surgery on an umbilical hernia. She had put off the operation for some time due to her fears that people would think she had gone in for a tummy tuck. She finally decided to go in for the op when a colleague asked her when her baby was due.

The day after her op Andrea’s head swelled up, her skin turned white and she had problems struggling for breath. Her husband, Steve Toms, was so frightened he ran into the hospital corridor screaming for assistance.

Andrea was given oxygen, adrenalin and steroids to counteract the bad anaesthetic reaction and was allowed home a few days later after observation. Although she is now fine she did suffer a panic attack in the shower after coming home.

Freddie Mercury – anyone visiting the Google search engine page today will see that they are celebrating what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday today with an animated video for Queen’s hit “Don’t Stop Me Now”.

Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Zanzibar this day in 1946. The flamboyant Queen frontman died in 1991 after a long battle with HIV. Although he was born in Zanzibar the formative place in Freddie’s childhood was Mumbai, India where he lived until he and his family came to the UK when he was around 17.

As well as the Google tribute singer Katy Perry has created a video tribute to the much missed star. Although they had a number of big hits it was as a live band that Queen and Freddie were taken to the public’s heart. In 2009 a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time.

Sit back and watch a video of Queen’s iconic hit, Bohemian Rhapsody.

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