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Denise Van Outen to make sensational return to Channel 4's The Big Breakfast

It has been confirmed that Denise Van Outen will make a sensational return to hit TV show The Big Breakfast when it relaunches on Channel 4 this week. The former host will hand over the reins to new presenters Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu.

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Peter Crouch joins The Masked Singer panel as 'spectacular' costumes announced
The Masked Singer panel as the fourth season's fun new costumes have also been announced.The former footballer, 41, will join returning panellists Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall in the line-up.Former Strictly Come Dancing pro and The Masked Dancer's Oti Mabuse has also been added to the ITV show's judging panel this series.READ MORE: Masked Singer's Joel Dommett 'annoyed' as he's forced to pull out of BBC Comic ReliefShe and Peter will replace Mo Gilligan and Rita Ora on the panel respectively.However, Mo is expected to make a surprise appearance on the series at some stage.Joel Dommett will return to host the new series of The Masked Singer, while the season will also welcome the show's first ever contestants competing as a duo.The unknown celebs will team up on stage as Pillar and Post, with one celeb dressed as a stack of letters while their partner is dressed as a postbox.Other new costumes for the series have also been confirmed.They include a superhero-styled Cactus, Astronaut and Pig - who will be dressed in a waistcoat and pink tartan socks.Masked Singer costumes Odd Socks, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Slug, Pearly King and Onomatopoeia complete the line-up.Earlier this year, it was confirmed that The Masked Singer would return for a fourth and fifth series, while The Masked Singer producer Derek McLean previously teased that the fourth run would be "spectacularly surreal".The announcement followed former Neighbours star Natalie Imbruglia winning the show's third season while dressed as Panda back in February.She later revealed that she had used a secret trick to enhance her disguise.Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts won The Masked Singer's first series as Queen Bee, while soul singer Joss Stone stormed to victory as
Big Brother bosses 'eyeing up Celebrity Gogglebox star' to host show amid return
Gogglebox's Mo Gilligan has reportedly become the top name bosses are eying up to present the reboot edition of Big Brother next year.The comedian is said to have found himself thrown into the mix alongside the likes of Rylan Clark and original host Davina McCall, who presented the show for ten years between 2000 and 2010.But while the popular programme is reportedly returning to screens in 2023, bosses are believed to have had a whole hat full of names they want to entertain fans.READ MORE: Big Brother to 'represent contemporary Britain' as revival talk escalatesSpeaking to The Sun, an insider said: "He has the one thing that any Big Brother needs — pure on-screen energy."The source went on to claim that while Davina and Rylan are both excellent presenters, bosses were keen to put a fresh spin on the programme that last aired in 2018."So they want a host who is not associated with the reality show's previous incarnations," the source added before going on to say: "They also want a cool figure who is going to hook in the younger viewers the reboot is likely to appeal to."It was rumoured in April that ITV were keen to get the programme back on screens five years after the famous house closed its doors in 2018 after an emotional finale episode.News about the programme started circling earlier this year, with sources saying it "needs the full treatment" for it to return to its "legendary former glory".Big Brother had originally started as a social experiment in 2000, with members of the public entering the house where they could be watched 24 hours a day on television.Shortly after the first series became a hit, Channel 4 who aired the programme at the time launched a celebrity edition of the show with the likes of Jackie
Claudia Winkleman apologises to Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff after false affair claim
Claudia Winkleman has issued a grovelling apology to Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff after she falsely claimed her relationship with Ben Cohen started while they were on the show together in 2013.The 50-year-old has said sorry after her comments while filming The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4."The couple I knew had got together were Ben and Kristina," Claudia revealed, according to MailOnline.READ MORE: Mary Berry rules out Strictly Come Dancing despite close friendship with hostKristina has always stated that her romance with Ben did not start until one year after he was on the BBC show with her.They were partnered together in the competition back in 2013 when, at the time, Ben was with his wife Abby for 11 years.However, following the end of his marriage in 2014, he and Kristina started a relationship.The Strictly dancer was left furious at Claudia's false claims and reportedly even threatened to take legal action against her.This has resulted in the presenter making a grovelling apology to Kristina and CohenIn a message, that seen by MailOnline, Claudia said: "[I] am so, so sorry. I thought the question was about who has found long-time love [via Strictly]."I said, 'Ben and Kristina', excitedly, and then I said Stacey and Kevin [referring to Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton who were on the show together in 2018 and have been together since 2019]."Claudia continued: "So sorry, I'm a moron.
Strictly's Claudia Winkleman's apology to Kristina Rihanoff revealed after affair claims
Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman has apologised to former professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff after revealing that she and Ben Cohen began their romance whilst participating in the dance show back in 2013.MORE: Claudia Winkleman reveals surprising Strictly Come Dancing secret you never knewClaudia, 50, made the comment on Monday, whilst recording Friday's edition of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4.WATCH: Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman's 5 Style Lessons"The couple I knew had got together were Ben and Kristina," Claudia revealed, according to MailOnline's Richard Eden.READ: 'Heartbroken' Claudia Winkleman struggling to come to terms with separation from eldest sonRELATED: Claudia Winkleman urged to go to the doctor amid this worrying symptomFollowing Claudia's comments, Kristina threatened to take legal action against the presenter but was soon contacted with a heartfelt apology. Kristina and Ben began their relationship in 2014In the message, seen by Richard Eden, Claudia reveals she is "so, so sorry," before clarifying that she misunderstood the question she was asked on stage."I thought the question was about who has found long-time love [via Strictly]," she wrote.Kristina and Ben were partnered together in the 2013 series of Strictly and made headlines when they embarked on a relationship a year later, in 2014, following the end of his marriage to Abby, his wife of 11 years.At the time, Abby spoke of the betrayal to a newspaper and branded Kristina "a [explicit] Russian dancer", something she has since confessed she deeply regrets.
Alison Hammond begs for Big Brother host role and says show 'needs to change it up'
Alison Hammond has admitted she would like to present the next series of Big Brother, the show from which she found her fame.The Channel 4 show was very popular in the 2000s and featured public and celebrity versions, in which stars spend a few weeks in close proximity to each other as they complete challenges for prizes.The show is known for its hilarious moments, fiery feuds, strange antics and of course, its famous finalists.Alison Hammond was on the show back in 2002 alongside fellow housemate Jade Goody.It helped skyrocket her career and she now enjoys a regular Friday spot on ITV’s This Morning, alongside former Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host Dermot O’Leary.The show came to an end in 2018 but rumours have been circulating for some time about the programme’s alleged return.It aired for 18 years and was a huge hit with the masses, which is why speculation has grown about its comeback.Some think that ITV have bought the rights to bring the show back and Alison could be a contender.She lasted just two weeks in the house back in the early 2000s but her bubbly personality and witty one-liners make her the perfect fit for the presenting role.She spoke about the potential gig on The Late-ish Show with Mo Gilligan and opened up about her enthusiasm to return.When asked if she would be good at presenting the show, she replied: “I think so, they need to change it up a bit. We’ve got to put it out there into the universe.
Soccer Aid 2022: Liam Payne captains England as Martin Compston, Lucien Laviscount and more sign up
Liam Payne will captain England during this year’s Soccer Aid football match as Robbie Williams performs Angels for 60,000 fans at half-time.The former One Direction singer will lead out the Three Lions as the world’s biggest celebrity football match returns in June to raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).The match between England and the Soccer Aid World XI will feature a variety of recognisable faces including debuts from Alex Brooker, Lucien Laviscount and Arsène Wenger.Liam, 28, said: ‘It doesn’t get much better than captaining England in Soccer Aid while fundraising for Unicef.‘I can’t believe I get to run out onto the pitch with some of my heroes all while raising money for such a great cause. To be given the captain’s armband is a real honour and I’m determined to lead us to victory!’Soccer Aid 2022 will see the return of Usain Bolt as captain of Soccer Aid World XI FC, with the Jamaican back in London 10 years on from his gold medal wins at London 2012.Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Harry Redknapp, Gary Neville, Fara Williams, Chunkz and Dermot O’Leary will also make their return to the pitch.Maya Jama and Alex Scott will once again present the charity match, which will take place at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.During half-time Soccer Aid co-creator Williams, 48, will perform his 1997 hit ballad Angels.He added: ‘I already know that it is going to be one of the most special nights of my career – and I want as many of you as possible to be part of it.
Inside The Masked Singer Tour - new judges, same host and brand new disguises
The Masked Singer is a cultural phenomenon so an exciting arena tour is the natural next step.The ITV series has been entertaining audiences since its UK inception in 2020 and a touring version of the hit show will be hitting the road later this year.With 10 dates lined up from Liverpool to London, The Masked Singer: Live On Stage will take place in April, with just a few changes on board.While comedian Joel Dommett will be returning on presenting duties, The Masked Singer judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross will be replaced with three other superstar judges.So, what other changes can The Masked Singer fans expect from the tour?The Masked Singer: Live On Stage tour will welcome former competitors Aston Merrygold and Denise Van Outen as judges this time around.They will be joined by a mystery third celebrity judge who will change every night of the tour.Of the tour, Denise said (via Daily Record): "I am so excited to be a judge on The Masked Singer Live tour."I'm sure we're going to be thrilled by an incredible line-up of mystery celebrities bringing electrifying live performances to audiences up and down the country."Aston added: "The idea of taking The Masked Singer to arenas around the country is absolutely brilliant."The show is not about judgment, it’s about having fun and keeping the audiences guessing."I am so happy to be joining the panel."Being on other side of the desk will be exhilarating in a completely different way, but still with all the excitement and drama of the TV series.