RSS

Tag Archives: Tess Daly

Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 7 September 2014

Sexy Rachel Riley showing cleavage on Countdown

Rachel Riley

Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – tonight saw the launch of the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing with the new series pairings revealed as we also learnt today of a new Strictly romance.

The launch show saw some new professionals make their debut as well as the first sighting of this year’s crop of Strictly celebrities. It also was the beginning of the Tess Daly/Claudia Winkleman co-hosting partnership and saw Sir Bruce Forsyth take to the Strictly stage to hand over his presenting mantle to Claudia.

Almost of more interest than all of this though was the news that Rachel Riley and her Strictly dance partner Pasha Kovalev have announced that they have been an item for some while.

Pasha confirmed the news to the UK media today. Although there is no suggestion that they were dating at the time of the show they did keep in touch after their time dancing together and earlier this year love blossomed.

Rachel announced the end of her marriage to Jamie Gilbert in November last year, just a few days after she and Pasha were voted off the show. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 7 September 2014

Posted by on September 7, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Claudia Winkleman Takes Something Off For Strictly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 02 September 2014

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman in glamorous evening dressesClaudia Winkleman Takes Something Off For Strictly – the new Strictly co-host is clearly taking her latest high-profile presenting job very seriously as she has revealed she has taken something off that famous fringe of hers in readiness for her new role.

In an interview with the Radio Times Claudia said ‘a very long fringe over dough balls in Pizza Express when you’re flirting with your husband is one thing. It’s different if you’re connecting with an audience and expecting them to watch. I cut it out of respect for them.’

It seems that the decision to have her fringe snipped was all her own and she was not acting on BBC orders. Claudia said that the Strictly production team had not told her to get her fringe trimmed as they were “too sweet” but she thought that they would think it a “good thing” that she had got it done.

The magazine article also shows the first official photo of the Tess Daly-Claudia Winkleman presenting partnership. As well as debuting her new look hair there is also a rare sighting of Claudia in a glamorous dress. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Claudia Winkleman Takes Something Off For Strictly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 02 September 2014

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , ,

Strictly’s Tess Daly Dreams Of Making It On US TV – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 21 July 2014

Tess Daly great boobs showing under dressStrictly’s Tess Daly Dreams Of Making It On US TV – despite hosting the most successful weekend prime tv show in the UK it seems that Strictly’s Tess Daly is still hoping that she will get the chance to present a top US tv show.

Speaking to Woman magazine Tess ‘I’d love to live in the States for a couple of months a year, just because it feels like you’re on holiday the whole time. I love that sunshiney, everything-is-possible vibe. But it’s not really practical to take the kids out of school here and schlep over there to do the rounds. If I was offered a show on a plate that would be very tempting but right now the focus is on the kids.’

If she does get the chance to host or co-host an American tv show Tess might find that things are not quite as easy as they are here in the UK. She will be starting off as a complete unknown for one and this can make things quite difficult when you are used to a certain level of fame and recognition. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Strictly’s Tess Daly Dreams Of Making It On US TV – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 21 July 2014

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , ,

BAFTA Awards 2014 Plus Red Carpet Fashion News – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 May 2014

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly at 2014 BAFTAsBAFTA Awards 2014 Plus Red Carpet Fashion News – tonight saw the annual British Academy of Film and Television Awards, better known as the BAFTAs.

They were hosted by talk show host Graham Norton and held at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The big winner of the night was Broadchurch, with the ITV series picking up a total of 3 BAFTAs for Best Drama, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Olivia Coleman is turning into something of a BAFTA specialist as her Best Actress award followed her 2 award triumph last year. As last year  the actress seemed very emotional following the win and apologised for crying saying “Sorry, not cool!”

Another show that did well this year was The IT Crowd, which finished its 4-series run last year, picking up both the Best Male and Best Female Comedy Performance awards. Katherine Parkinson, who plays Jen in the series, has also appeared in an episode of Sherlock recently and has picked up something of a geek fanbase. Richard Ayoade, who plays Moss said that he hoped his award would inspire “other nasal men with no facial expression”.

The special award this year went to Cilla Black for her 50-year long show biz career and this year’s Fellowship was awarded to Julie Walters in recognition of her outstanding contribution to tv and movies, Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on BAFTA Awards 2014 Plus Red Carpet Fashion News – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 May 2014

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Claudia Winkleman Is The New Strictly Co-Host With Tess Daly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 May 2014

Claudia Winkleman with long fringe shows cleavage in sexy black dressClaudia Winkleman Is The New Strictly Co-Host With Tess Daly – the BBC has seen sense and given the Strictly fans what they were hoping for today with the news that Claudia Winkleman will now be co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly.

Following the news of Sir Bruce Forsyth’s departure from the show there had been several possible new hosts suggested including John Barrowman, Graham Norton and Anton Du Beke. From the very start however the person to beat looked like Claudia who had done a great job in the last couple of series standing in for Bruce when he was either ill or taking a break from the show. The only real question was whether the BBC would be happy to break with the old-fashioned stereotype of having a male female duo to present a Saturday prime time show.

Although Tess is a big Brucie fan she clearly enjoyed the shows that she co-presented with Claudia and the 2 women have contrasting styles which provide a welcome break from the usual somewhat tired format that is normally served up to viewers. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Claudia Winkleman Is The New Strictly Co-Host With Tess Daly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 May 2014

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , ,

Bruce Forsyth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing, Who Will Replace Him? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 4 April 2014

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly from Strictly Come Dancing Series 1 2004 - Tess in backless dressBruce Forsyth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing, Who Will Replace Him? – after the BBC1 controller publicly announced she was going to talk to Sir Bruce about his future on the show (see our article from 10 March) it was no surprise to hear today that the 86-year old presenter will not be returning to co-host the show later this year.

Although there are plenty of tributes being paid to Brucie today the main topic of conversation has been who will be the person to step into his shoes on the show?

This is not a new topic and we have discussed it on a couple of occasions here with mostly the same names coming up each time with the odd outside bet thrown in. Without any doubt if the BBC are looking for a straight one for one replacement then the man must be dance pro Anton Du Beke. He has variously been described as a “young Bruce” or a “Bruce lite” and he certainly has the necessary dance knowledge having been in every series of Strictly since it started in 2004 (only New Zealander Brendan Cole has also been in all 11 series of Strictly). At 47-years old one wonders how many more series of the show Anton wants or is able to do anyway as it is known for being physically demanding and presenting would undoubtedly be an easier option, physically at least.

There is definitely plenty of competition for the job though and the other main contender is Claudia Winkleman who has been presenting the Sunday results show with Tess Daly since Bruce stopped doing both shows back in 2010. Claudia is a very popular presenter and has done very well in the last couple of years when she has stood in for Bruce both when he had scheduled time off in the series and also when she stood in at the last-minute when he was taken ill. As well as being very funny and quick-witted she has an obvious rapport with co-host Tess Daly and this may stand her in good stead when they look at a full-time replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Bruce Forsyth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing, Who Will Replace Him? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 4 April 2014

Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , ,

Is Sir Bruce About To Leave Strictly? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 March 2014

Bruce Forsyth with Tess Daly in cleavage revealing white gownIs Sir Bruce About To Leave Strictly? – after many months of rumours it is looking like it might finally be time for Sir Bruce Forsyth to hang up his Strictly Come Dancing shoes.

The BBC1 Controller Charlotte Moore has been talking about the show with The Sunday Times and revealed that she will be holding talks with the 86-year old presenter on his return in April from his annual holiday in Puerto Rico.

Moore admitted that it was important to have “the conversation” with Sir Bruce and said ‘Strictly is a phenomenon of British television and very robust. But it isn’t about one presenter.’ Read the rest of this entry »

 
Comments Off on Is Sir Bruce About To Leave Strictly? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 March 2014

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Trending now

 

Tags: , , , ,