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Stephen Mulhern hosting secrets exposed as body movements directed by by ITV director

ITV directors.The Saturday Night Takeaway star is known for his iconic sense of humour and partnership with fellow comedy legends Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - but he actually has less creative control than fans might think.Stephen was recently spotted filming for the all-new series of ITV game show In For A Penny in Liverpool ONE, and fans couldn't believe how things went on the day.Standing on the balcony outside a row of restaurants, Stephen could be seen chatting to various guests of the show, while ITV crew members made their way around the crowd scouting for who would be best to appear on camera.One source exclusively told Daily Star of his appearance: "So at first I thought Stephen was ad-libbing to camera and doing his own thing. He obviously had the audience and the guests in hysterics as he chatted to them!"But then I spotted that every time he moved - like put a hand to his chin, or gestured to the camera, or even pointed at something - he was following the direction of his director."She’d put a hand to her chin and he’d copy her a few seconds later, or she’d do finger guns towards the camera and he’d follow shortly after.

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Simon Cowell sparks concerns for the Queen as he hints Her Royal Highness may not be able to attend this year’s Royal Variety Show.During Sunday night’s (June 5) grand final of Britain’s Got Talent, the 62-year-old couldn’t help but get choked up as he gushed over this year’s impressive slew of contestants who gave it their all for one last time.After each stellar act, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly struggled to get some fresh comments from the judges as the group continued to remain speechless at their impressive performances.But when the Geordie double act asked the dad-of-one to give his honest review of stand-up comic and impressionist artist Ben, the entrepreneur hinted that the monarch may not be able to attend this year’s performance.He told the talented performer: "Thank you, by the way, for reminding us - I know the money is important and the bragging rights of winning are important. "But actually this year more than any, anyone who gets the change to perform - please God it is the Queen [at the Royal Variety] - it's gonna be a huge big deal."And actually, I've got to tell you everyone's brought their A-game tonight [but] from when we first met you, your confidence has gone up." He continued: "Like you said, you've been on the road for 20 years, I think your bookings are gonna go through the roof - trust me, after this." It was at this point that fans rushed to Twitter to share their concerns for Her Royal Highness as many questioned his concerns for the Queen's health online.
Britain’s Got Talent fans fume as Ant and Dec address the Queen on Platinum Jubilee
Britain’s Got Talent fans were left furious as presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly addressed the Queen during a live semi-final.The hosting duo were chatting about the ways to vote on the show, assuming that the Queen might not know about them all if she’d missed any of the live shows.Though they addressed the monarch as “ma’am”, fans were quick to point out that the Queen wasn’t watching from Buckingham Palace.One Twitter user posted: “Ant, Dec, the Queen ain’t watching lads!”, as another followed up: “The Queen doesn’t give a sh*** she’s not watching! #BGT.”“I refuse to believe the Queen is watching this crap,” someone else giggled.Others pointed out that it looked as though judge Amanda Holden had dressed to emulate the monarch herself, who is celebrating 70 years on the throne this Bank Holiday weekend.Amanda rocked a silky red corset and accessorised with a Union Jack flag skirt as she took her seat beside Simon Cowell.The TV personality wore her trademark caramel locks in loose waves with a tiara on top of her head.Amanda's puffball skirt was so long she had to drape it across the back of her chair to keep it off the floor.One person gushed: "Amanda looks so good."As another said: "Amanda looks stunning, absolutely gorgeous!"But others weren't so impressed, as one viewer quipped: "Who does Amanda think she is with the Tiara and the flag thingy? The Queen, you are not, hun.""Amanda Holden wearing a tiara. Someone remind her it’s the Queen’s Jubilee...
Britain's Got Talent fans fume at fix as singer Loren Allred through to final
Britain's Got Talent fans were left calling out a 'fix' over the result of the third semi-finals which saw Loren and Five Star Boys make it through to the last round of the show.Loren Allred made it through by public vote and was visibly over the moon when the verdict was announced, while Five Star Boys made it through by judges vote.However, The Phantom, who was up against Five Star Boys, unfortunately didn't manage to win over Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams enough to make it into the finals.Fans were very vocal about their upset that Mary P was sent home, with many turning to Twitter to question why she was voted out over The Phantom.Many viewers also wondered whether the show was a "fix" as Loren performed after three acts which didn't impress the audience.Loren is known for her vocals on The Greatest Showman and sang for Rebecca Ferguson, who mimed over her lyrics.In previous episodes, teacher turned singer Tom Ball made it through via public votes, which left him speechless as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly announced his win.Comedian Eva Adley and magician Keiichi Iwasaki went head to head in an attempt to secure the judges but after David, Alesha and Amanda voted for the young star, Keiichi was sent home.Fans were divided over the verdict and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.One said that they were "not impressed" with the results while another branded the move a "sympathy vote".In the previous semi-final show, rappers Flintz and Taylor landed a spot along with comedian and impressionist Ben Nickless.The tense show saw Ben storm ahead of the other contestants as he won the votes while Flintz and Taylor were kept in by the judges.The tow acts will now battle it
Britain's Got Talent viewers baffled as judge Alesha Dixon turns up dressed in 'duvet'
Britain's Got Talent fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Alesha Dixon's outfit during the semi-finals show on 2 June.Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly opened the show with the help of the contestants as they made their way down to centre stage.They introduced Alesha along with her fellow judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Simon Cowell before they turned their attention to the first act of the night.However, many ITV viewers were left bewildered after they caught sight of the singer's ensemble for the night.Alesha styled her long dark hair in a sleek bun on the top of her head and accessorised with large diamond earrings but the main event got everyone talking.She wore a giant puffy white dress that exposed her shoulders and arms, bunched at the centre to mimic the shape of a rose as she sat behind the judges table.Confused fans went to Twitter to compare her outfit to some similar looking objects.A viewer tweeted out: "From a distance, it looks like Alesha has came as a giant prawn cracker tonight!"Another said: "So we had Alesha sporting the Morph suit dress last night and now she’s sporting the air bag activation dress tonight."One baffled fan also added: "Alesha Dixon bringing her duvet to the Britain's Got Talent show on TV tonight."This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated. Please refresh the page regularly for the latest news, pictures and video.You can also get email updates on the day’s biggest TV stories straight to your inbox by signing up for our soaps and Hot TV newsletters .Get all the very best news, pictures, opinion and video on your favourite TV shows by following Daily Star every time you see our name.
BGT fans divided as Tom Ball and Eva Abley make final and Keiichi Iwasaki sent home
Britain's Got Talent acts Tom Ball and Eva Abley have made it through the grand final.Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams were all on hand to offer their advice as eight new acts took to the stage on Wednesday (June 1) night for the third semi-final.Dan gushed as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly urged him to talk about his win, clearly overjoyed about the achievement.Tom won by viewer votes and Eva was voted for by David, Alesha and Amanda as she went up against Keiichi Iwasaki.However, some viewers didn't agree with the final verdict and thought that Keiichi should have been given a chance.Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the final and seemed divided as they posted.One wrote: "Not impressed with tonight's results but it's the way it goes."Another said: "Never forget the power of a sympathy vote [...] Keeiichi should have gotten the vote!"Britain's Got Talent has been slammed by fans in recent days who have deemed the show the "worst series ever".Fans of the ITV talent show have been left disappointed by this year's contestants and think that she show is full of "sympathy acts".Viewers often share their thoughts on Twitter and have voiced their opinions on the series loud and clear, with one unimpressed fan saying that they "stopped watching the show a long time ago" due to the fact that "everyone has a sob story".Another said there was "no talent to be seen" whilst one irritated fan simply said it has been "very boring".A firm fan favourite in recent weeks has been Ben Nickless, an impressionist who won the hearts of the judges and the nation.Many thought that he was the best act on the lineup and assumed he was going to win and viewers went wild for him.A fan gushed on
Britain's Got Talent's Alesha Dixon distracts ITV viewers with her eye-catching outfit
Britain's Got Talent fans seemed baffled when judge Alesha Dixon turned up to the finals in a bright neon pink catsuit.As Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly welcomed the audience and viewers to the show, they cut to the judges.As Alesha came on screen, viewers noticed something unusual about her outfit and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.She wore a skin tight pink all in one suit that came up to her neck and covered her hands entirely with gloves.The singer styled her hair in a half bun with the lower half worn straight behind her shoulders as she sported a minimal yet glamorous makeup look.A confused fan wrote: "What the f*** is Alesha wearing?"Another baffled fan jokingly called her the Pink Panther while one called her "sensational".A nostalgic viewer tweeted that she looked like a pink version of Morph while others said that the colour "hurt their eyes".Another simply wondered how she was going to use the toilet.Alesha and her co-star Amanda Holden have been a talking point of the series as their daring outfits and sparkly ensembles have captured the eyes of the nation.Fans of the ITV talent show will know that the stars love to wear glamorous dresses and glitzy outfits whilst they sit behind the judging panel, but have sometimes received scrutiny for their fashion choices.51-year-old Amanda is no stranger to showing off her impressive physique in figure-hugging dresses that show off her skin, but some viewers aren't so keen.Many have complained about the star and she once received 633 Ofcom complaints over a black dress that split down to her navel.The Heart Radio presenter spoke to OK! Magazine about the ordeal and joked that her breasts are "all everyone seems to talk about" when the show is on.She claims
BGT fans divided as Maxwell Thorpe and Jamie Leahey land place in live ITV final
Britain's Got Talent 2022 final.The first semi-final show on Monday (May 30) evening saw the first round of contestants take centre stage.Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams were all on hand to offer their verdict and hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly kept an eye on proceedings.Sheffield busker Maxwell received the most public votes and the judges had to decide to give the second spot to ventriloquism act Jamie or magician Junwoo.Clearly torn with who they believed deserved a place in the final show, the vote went back in the hands of the viewers.Receiving the most votes from the public Jamie Leahey managed to edge his way through to the final show on Sunday night.Jumping on Twitter, fans shared their thoughts on the first pair of finalists with many congratulating them.One person wrote: "Very happy with the two in the final so far! Thoroughly deserved!"Meanwhile another said: "Maxwell Thorpe is an absolute dream for the eyes and ears."A third added: "Happy for both finalists tonight on @BGT- young North West lad with his chicken and a busker from Sheffield."However although some viewers were happy, many others were not pleased with the result.BGT viewers who were impressed with an act called The Witches were hoping that they made it through to the finals but unfortunately they didn't.Fans at home were quick to blame the judges for The Witches result and said their distractions aided in their final place slot.Taking to Twitter again, disappointed spectators shared their thoughts on the spooky act.One person said: "First disappointment of the series..
Amanda Holden wows Britain's Got Talent fans in daring gold dress held up by luck alone
Amanda Holden has left fans shocked over her outfit during the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals after she previously admitted she wouldn't hold back with her controversial choices on the ITV show.Amanda took centre stage on the show and stepped out in a shoulderless sequinned corset style dress with loose sleeves that bared her shoulders and chest, with a leg slit that reached the top of her thigh.She styled her signature blonde hair slicked back in loose waves behind her shoulders and wore glamorous makeup to accentuate her beauty.The judge accessorised with stacks of gold earrings.The fans were divided and rushed to Twitter to comment on Amanda’s daring dress but noticed something unusual about her complexion.An impressed viewer wrote: “Amanda looks so good.”However, another tweeted about her "heavy fake tan" and said that her face was "a different colour to her body".Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly welcomed her onto the show after an opening act from the cast of Moulin Rouge and asked her about the contestants.She said that BGT have received a high standard of auditionees this year, potentially because everyone had been practicing during lockdown.The Heart Radio presenter has garnered complaints in the past from disgruntled viewers who deem her BGT looks as inappropriate.The 51-year-old loves to show off her petite frame and impressive toned figure in skin-tight dresses and the occasional revealing neckline, but some fans don’t think her outfits set the right tone for the family friendly talent show.BGT has previously received Ofcom complaints due to her fashion choices and she has even opened up about the situation to OK! Magazine.After the show amassed 633 complaints over a black sequinned dress she wore in
Amal Clooney overcome with emotion as she fights tears at Prince's Trust Awards
Amal Clooney struggled to fight back the tears as she presented an award at The Prince's Trust Awards.The Award ceremony was aired on ITV on Thursday, May 26, with Amal taking to the stage to present the last award of the evening.Looking dazzling, Amal graced in front of the cameras in a fantastic floor-sweeping floral gown as she took to the stage to honour a very special lady.George Clooney's wife had the biggest presenting gig of the evening which was handing out the Women's Empowerment Award - the first of its kind.The deserving winner was Tanzila Khan who despite being disabled had continued to battle for women's rights to education in Pakistan.Tanzila was also responsible for creating a business that allowed women in her country the right to sanitary products - which she explained were not so freely available.After Amal's empowering and emotional speech, Tanzila took to the stage to collect her award from hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.Tanzila went on to explain all of her hard work and dedication to providing women with equal opportunities and sanitisation products.Fans were simply left in awe of her brilliance and took to Twitter to air their praises.One online user wrote: "Wonderful to see amazing female role models like Amal Clooney at the Prince’s Trust Awards - a true beauty with brains!"Another penned: "Many congratulations to Tanzila, love her confidence and determination to help others! #PrincesTrustAwards #princestrust #PrinceCharles #AmalClooney."A third echoed: "Congratulation for winning award for EMpowerment Award Winner,Tanzilla. Disability is working for her & no hindrance.
I'm A Celeb's Dec shuts up Ant on This Morning as he gives away All Stars spoilers
This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were joined on their famous sofa by fellow ITV presenting duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, but Dec seemed a little flustered as Ant began to speak.The This Morning presenters quizzed the pair about their new book before the conversation turned to their latest presenting plans.They confirmed that the next series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here is expected to take place in Australia as usual.The duo said that that they've had a great time in Wales the past two years, but that the show is planned to return to its homeland due to Covid-19 restrictions easing.Phil and Holly then asked about the planned All Stars series, which they confirmed was "not just kings and queens" but many fan favourites that viewers will recognise.Ant then added that the All Stars series is set to take place in South Africa, which got a side eye look from his pal Dec.Fans noticed and took to Twitter to post about their thoughts.A viewer wrote: "Ant spilling the beans."Another wrote: "I can't stop laughing over what Ant said. Just love it when they come on the show, makes me laugh."Earlier in the show, Holly had congratulated the presenters on "another BAFTA" award, which they said they were "not expecting".They also touched upon Ant and Dec's recent drag makeover and the pair confirmed that they had received "loads of messages" from fans that were inspired by their image.The boys also said that during the filming for Britain's Got Talent, they had contestants that "never would have auditioned before," but due to Covid-19 they decided to give it a chance as "anything could happen".This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated.
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to sign '£30 million' deal to stick with ITV
Ant McPartlin, 46, and Declan Donnelly, 46, are set to sign a "£30m deal" to keep them with ITV.Their current contracts are reportedly coming to an end next year, however this new deal would see them remain with the broadcaster for another three years.ITV is keen to keep the Britain's Got Talent hosts and is determined to keep other rivals, including streaming giants Netflix and Amazon at bay.The famous TV duo are amongst the most successful in the business, fronting shows like I'm A Celebrity, Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain's Got Talent, and their new game show Limitless Win.According to a TV insider, the new deal, which would see the duo land £15 million each, will "see them through to their 50th birthdays."They said to the Sun: "They both still seem to have the Midas touch when it comes to making programmes."“Keeping them on board is a shrewd move for ITV, who view them as their two biggest stars — with no sign that’s going to change in the near future," they added.They revealed that executives at the channel are "conscious" of the fact that competition in TV is "fiercer than ever" and admitted there are some "big steamers with deep pockets" who are waiting to snap up the duo.Last weekend, the pair took home the Best Entertainment Show gong for Saturday Night Takeaway at this year's BAFTA TV Awards held at London's Royal Festival Hall.After their win, the best pals didn't hold back when asked about former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan at the winners' press conference.The cheeky pair were told Piers hates them for winning stacks of TV awards, and their response was nothing short of hilarious.Ant said: "That's great, I don't mind that," while Dec quipped: "We're doing something right, then."For more of
Inside Ant and Dec's friendship - rocky start, secretly related and drink-drive fury
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been gracing our television screens for decades and it is hard to imagine one without the other.Over the years, the dynamic Geordie duo has accumulated a loyal fanbase after first being cast for CBBC's show Byker Grove in 1989 as PJ and Duncan.The two always seemed inseparable but not many know they actually didn't get along at first.Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show in 2006, Dec said: "We didn't particularly like each other at first, I thought he was miserable.”"We've rowed a few times - we're quite competitive," Ant added. However, their friendship soon blossomed after discovering their joint love for football, in particular Newcastle United.They soon became best pals and even lived next door to each other.Like any other friendship, theirs wasn't perfect and even included a rocky period when Ant was battling his demons.Below we take a look at the ups and downs of one of the most iconic friendships in British history.After being booted off Byker Grove, Ant and Dec decided to tackle the music industry and recorded two albums under their character names of PJ and Duncan.One of their most famous hits, Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble, was nominated for a BRIT Award.The pair eventually decided to leave the music industry behind and turned their attention to presenting.One of their first jobs in 1994 saw them co-host children's show Gimme 5 on CITV and just a year later they landed their own programme, The Ant & Dec Show, this time on CBBC.
Ant McPartlin brands Stephen Mulhern 'dirty lobster' as he interrupts BAFTA speech
Ant McPartlin branded Stephen Mulhern a "dirty lobster" after the funny-man interrupted his acceptance speech at the 2022 TV BAFTAs.Stephen joined Ant and Declan Donnelly on-stage after they won the award for Entertainment programme for Saturday Night Takeaway.As Ant and Dec started sharing their thanks, Stephen poked his head through in between them and thanked the crowd.Ant turned round and told him: "We'll get to you, you dirty lobster!"He was actually referencing a scene from the show in which Stephen had dressed as a bright red lobster, but he called him it again towards the end of their speech.When they finally got going, Ant said: "What a great start to the night!"Dec confessed they were "convinced they weren't going to get it this year" so had "just come for a party".He went on: "This is a really wonderful cherry on the cake, this is for season 17 of Saturday Night Takeaway which we did with no studio audience."The Geordie lad explained they'd wondered whether "anyone was watching" at home, because of the strange way the show was being filmed due to the Covid pandemic.Ant told the audience: "We still love doing it."And then stepped aside for "one last word from the dirty lobster".Stephen then popped up between Ant and Dec again and added: "Thank you guys!"This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated.
Lisa Armstrong to 'elope' with boyfriend after 'cringe' wedding to Ant McPartlin
Lisa Armstrong has reportedly hinted that she wants to elope with her current partner to avoid another "cringe" wedding.The former Deuce bandmate and makeup artist met I'm a Celeb presenter Ant in 1994 before he popped the question during a holiday in Dubai in 2005.They tied the knot at a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire a year later and Ant's co-presenter Declan Donnelly assumed the role as his best man.However, after 11 years of marriage, the couple called it quits in 2018 and Ant agreed to hand over an estimated £31 million to his ex-wife.Lisa, who is the head of make-up and hair for BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, began dating James Green in 2020.The duo have been inseparable ever since they started their whirlwind romance, and Lisa seems happier than ever following a challenging few years.It looks like things are well and truly on the up in the romance department as the loved-up couple are reportedly now ready to say "I do" and planning a summer wedding on a tropical island.Lisa is said to want the "complete opposite" of her first wedding to Ant and has even been "dropping hints" about eloping.“She looks back at her wedding pictures with Ant and cringes, as it was so formal,” a source told Heat magazine.Instead of a star-studded ceremony, the 45-year-old reportedly wants to keep things intimate with just close friends and family and stay clear of "a big showbiz wedding"."She doesn’t want anything big or traditional like that – she thinks it’s embarrassing when you’ve already had a big wedding," said the source."This is a completely new chapter of her life – she wants something different.”Lisa and 38-year-old James announced they were dating last year and friends have said the dad-of-two is a “perfect match”