Zoe Ball has revealed she got a bit of a telling off behind the scenes of The Masked Dancer after attempting to break one of the show’s cardinal rules.On Thursday night, it was discovered that Zoe – who previously made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing – had been competing on The Masked Singer’s dance-centric spin-off as Llama.As fans of the franchise will know, it’s one of the show’s most important rules that the celebrity contestants keep their identities a total secret, not just from their friends and families, but also from one another.However, Zoe has admitted that while she was taking a break from filming, her curiosity got the better of her.She told This Morning’s Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond: “I tried to have a conversation with Scarecrow when we were all standing on stage. I could see Scarecrow was a bit naughty, so I was like, ‘Scarecrow’s totally gonna talk’.”Things didn’t quite go her way, though, with producers swiftly intervening, telling Zoe to “keep away” and “back off”.Zoe added that she still has “no idea” who the remaining six contestants are, recalling: “You’re looking at their physiques and the way they’re moving, I’m looking at Squirrel, doing the proper dancer’s warmup, thinking ‘who is that?’.”Among the celebrities rumoured to still be in the competition include Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, Pussycat Dolls performer Ashley Roberts and Take That singer Howard Donald.Two more celebrities will be shown the door in Friday’s episode of The Masked Dancer, airing at 7pm on ITV.READ MORE:Louise Redknapp Shares Hilarious Video Of Moment Her Son Found Out She Was On The Masked DancerThe Masked Dancer Loses Two More Surprising Stars In Double EliminationThe Masked Dancer Fans Think They've Worked Out That Craig Revel Horwood Is Secretly On The Show
Line Of Duty star Gregory Piper has warned “anything is on the table” when it comes to his corrupt character Ryan Pilkington. The actor has hinted another character could lose their life at the hands of the organised crime gangster, who has been masquerading as a police officer. Gregory appeared on Thursday’s edition of This Morning, when he was asked by Alison Hammond if his character could kill again, having bumped off PC Lisa Patel in episode three. Gregory said: “I mean, you know, you will have seen what he’s done before, so I think anything’s on the table.”He added of Ryan: “Jed [Mercurio, the show’s creator]’s characters are very grey, like real life, they’re not good or bad. But Ryan is just not very nice at all, so it’s hard to see good in him.”Ryan was recently described by The Telegraph as the “most punchable TV villain since Joffrey in Game Of Thrones” – a title which Gregory admitted he’s flattered by. “It’s an amazing response to have, to have people so invested,” he said. “Joffrey was a brilliant character, so to be compared to him is just amazing.”Gregory – who appeared in the first series of Line Of Duty when he was just 13 years old – also admitted he had no idea he would have such a prominent role in the current series when he was asked to return as a member of the OCG in series five.He revealed: “Going through [series five], you have the last two episodes held from you, you don’t see it in one go.“And then towards the end, you start to see those episodes. So you don’t know what the amazing Jed is going to do next. You’re always on your toes.”Gregory’s co-star Martin Compston, who plays DI Steve Arnott, has teased that Sunday night’s episode will leave fans “needing therapy” after the titles roll. This week’s instalment follows a series of dramatic events in episode four, which saw the OCG ambush a police convoy in an attempt to kill solicitor Jimmy Lakewell. It was also revealed that DCI Davidson is related to someone already known to AC-12 after a DNA sample of Davidson’s found at PS Farida Jatri’s house was a match for “a nominal” (aka a non police officer) already on their database – and fans already have a (very plausible) theory as to who they might be.Meanwhile, it has already been confirmed that this Sunday’s episode will see the return of AC-3 boss DCS Patricia Carmichael, played by Anna Maxwell Martin. An unannounced actor will also be making their debut in the series, after their identity was accidentally leaked by the BBC Maestro website earlier this week. Line Of Duty continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One, while This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV. READ MORE:Line Of Duty Viewers Spot Another Easter Egg In Graffiti Tunnel, But What Does It All Mean?The 9 Burning Questions We Have After Line Of Duty's Most Explosive Episode Of The Series So FarLine Of Duty Fans Reckon They Already Know Who DCI Davidson Is Related To
Ryan Reynolds has been seeking the advice of footballing legend David Beckham after buying a local British club. The Deadpool star was announced as one of the new co-owners of the fifth division team Wrexham AFC in November last year. He and fellow actor Rob McElhenney – of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia fame – took over the club saying they wanted to turn the small team into a “global force”.And in order for them to do that, Ryan reckons all he needs to do is to errrm, stare into Goldenballs’ eyes.Speaking to Alison Hammond on This Morning, he said of the Inter Miami FC owner: “If you can just make heavy eye contact with Beckham for... about 20 seconds, your football knowledge grows exponentially. “Sometimes I just FaceTime him and I’m just like, ’Don’t speak. Just stare at me″.”Ryan and David struck up a friendship after Ryan’s superhero character made a quip about the footballer’s voice in Deadpool. Becks later appeared in an online sketch where Deadpool apologised for saying he sounded like he “mouth-sexed a can of helium”.Last month, Ryan had a hilariously NSFW response for David after the actor shared a snap of himself next to 100 bottles of his Aviation Gin.Ryan posted the pic on Instagram, which he captioned: “I signed 100 bottles of @AviationGin for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Weird name for a person but tbh if that were my name, I’d drink that much too. #LCBO.”He later added, “UPDATE: the bottles I signed in my last post were actually for BC liquor stores not Ontario. Now signing 100 bottles for Ontario and before you ask Newfoundland, NO.”When David commented “that’s a sore wrist if ever I saw one”, Ryan quipped, “I’ve intensely trained my wrist since I was 15. Wait… what are we talking about?” READ MORE:Ryan Reynolds' Response To David Beckham’s ‘Sore Wrist’ Comment Is Hilariously NSFWRyan Reynolds And Blake Lively’s Hilarious Valentine’s Messages Are So On BrandRyan Reynolds Wore An 'A-hole' Costume On Sesame Street And Well, You Do The Maths
You might not have heard, but there’s now a vacant seat behind the Good Morning Britain desk.Five years after joining GMB, Piers Morgan has permanently left the show, following an even more controversial few days than usual. He departed after casting doubt on various claims made by Meghan Markle during her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, storming off the set when confronted by a colleague and attracting upwards of 40,000 complaints.The question now turns to exactly who will be taking over from him on ITV’s flagship breakfast show?Well, that’s yet to be confirmed, but while we await news from the broadcaster about Piers’ successor, we’ve rounded up 11 candidates we predict could be in the running...Ranvir SinghStarting with a pretty obvious one, on Susanna Reid’s first day hosting GMB after Piers’ exit, it was Ranvir Singh who sat on her right-hand side, so she’s obviously a favourable choice with both the show’s producers and its main anchor.Ranvir has been with GMB since its launch, but is having a real moment right now, thanks in no small part to her involvement in last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, where she made it through to the semi-final. Since Strictly, Ranvir has covered for Lorraine Kelly while she was on holiday from her show – so she’s obviously held in high regard by ITV daytime execs. Eamonn Holmes Eamonn Holmes obviously already has plenty of daytime experience, with GMTV, Sunrise and This Morning all under his belt, and he’s previously co-hosted GMB numerous times while Piers has been on holiday.Having recently had his regular Friday slot on This Morning handed to Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond, Eamonn does have more time on his hands too, which would free him up for a more permanent slot at GMB.However, if GMB bosses were hoping for a safer pair of hands after Piers’ exit, Eamonn might not be the way to go.The presenter has come under fire a number of times in recent history – including for his harsh criticisms of Meghan Markle on talkRadio and his comments about a coronavirus conspiracy theory live on This Morning early in the pandemic, which led to Ofcom issuing guidance to ITV.Jeremy KyleAlthough Jeremy Kyle’s talk show was axed in 2019, ITV has always made it clear that the presenter is welcome to return to the broadcaster with a different project, with director Kevin Lygo saying over a year ago that they were “looking to find another show” for the host.Jeremy has also guest hosted GMB in the past on multiple occasions, so he’s obviously up to the job.Again, though, it’s all down to whether ITV would want to replace Piers with another host known for his abrupt and confrontational style.Richard MadeleyCould the departure of Piers Morgan signal the return of the UK’s king of daytime to the early-morning slot? We have to admit, we kind of hope so.Like Eamonn Holmes and Jeremy Kyle, Richard Madeley has also served as a guest presenter on GMB on multiple occasions, last hosting in February 2020, right before the pandemic hit.And let’s face it, his unique presenting style (which often includes faux pas and various unintentionally hilarious scenes) would definitely be a change of direction for the daytime show after Piers’ departure.Alex BeresfordAlex Beresford has been with Good Morning Britain since its 2014 launch, initially serving as a relief weather presenter for Laura Tobin, but as the years have gone on, he’s become increasingly popular with viewers and seen his role grow.In recent times, he’s sat on the panel with the main presenters and even guest presented GMB.Given the praise he received after calling out Piers Morgan on what would ultimately prove to be the presenter’s last day at GMB, we could imagine producers wanting to give him some more airtime, so would not be surprised if he became part of the main presenting line-up in the near future.Sean FletcherSimilarly, Sean Fletcher was also part of Good Morning Britain’s original line-up as a sports presenter, but has since taken on the role of relief newsreader and occasional guest host.With another reshuffle on the cards at GMB, this could be Sean’s time to take on an even bigger role at the daytime show. Adil RayCurrently a holiday relief presenter on Good Morning Britain, Adil Ray has also stepped in during Piers’ absences in the past, meaning he’s already got experience hosting the show with Susanna.More recently, Adil has been hosting the new ITV gameshow Lingo too, so he’s had an even bigger presence on the daytime scene.We’d love to see Piers’ face if Adil were to be given the role though, given that the two clashed on Twitter just a few months ago, when Adil made a joke at Piers’ expense while guest hosting Have I Got News For You. Charlene WhiteAfter more than a decade presenting the news for ITV, Charlene White branched out even further in 2021, when she became a permanent anchor on Loose Women, which has already seen her win praise from viewers.This mix of news credentials and favour with daytime audiences mean the presenter would be a great fit for GMB, especially if they’re looking to recruit someone completely new for the team. Richard Bacon Admittedly, Richard Bacon might seem like a left-field choice, but like many of the other presenters we’ve listed, he has actually presented Good Morning Britain before, filling in for two episodes in April 2019, and later returning for a handful of shows the following August.In recent years, Richard has taken his career Stateside, fronting the magazine show Top 30 and producing a “whodunnit”-style gameshow called The Hustler. But with a vacant slot on the GMB line-up, this could be a chance for the former Blue Peter star to stage a mainstream TV comeback in the UK. Kate GarrawayOf course, Kate Garraway is currently already a key presenter on Good Morning Britain, hosting on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as occasional appearances during school holidays.Kate has been with ITV breakfast shows in their various incarnations for over two decades, so many viewers would not doubt be happy to see her role expanded – plus she’s proved in recent times that she can give politicians a grilling every bit as good as Piers Morgan. Andi Peters Good Morning Britain fans can see Andi Peters on the show most days, fronting competition coverage and other one-off segments. But let’s be honest – who wouldn’t want to see more of Andi Peters on their TVs in the morning?With countless presenting roles – not to mention work behind the camera– to his name, Andi would be more than qualified for the job, as he proved when he filled in for Lorraine Kelly on her daytime show last year.Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.READ MORE:Meghan Markle Reportedly Complained To ITV About Piers Morgan Prior To GMB Exit'We Agreed To Disagree': Piers Morgan Insists Good Morning Britain Exit Was 'Amicable''Shows Go On, And On We Go': Susanna Reid Addresses Piers Morgan's Good Morning Britain Exit
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield returned to This Morning on Monday and couldn’t hide just how delighted they were to be reunited on the ITV show.The presenting duo, who have been on their annual summer break for the last few months, shared a hug as they returned to the studio.But as we’re still living in strange times, Holly and Phil made sure they adhered to social distancing for their embrace by using a plastic screen with built in arm coverings.Awwwwww.“What are we going to call this are we calling this, the cuddle curtain?” Holly enquired.“Is it weird I’m really excited about this?” Holly continued. “If you had done this this time last year I would have thought you were some sort of weirdo, but this year I’m all over this.”Phillip added: “It’s made of thick plastic which means that we can actually give each other a hug.”After the pair embraced, Holly said: “I don’t want to let go. Now we’ve touched it we are the only ones that can touch it so can we keep cuddle curtain in the corner?”Holly has been isolating for the last two weeks after returning from a family holiday in Portugal.The 39-year-old presenter was forced to cut her break short to the luxury Quinta do Lago resort in the Algarve so she could quarantine ahead of her return to the This Morning studio.Last week she shared her excitement at being reunited with her “silver fox” Phillip.Sharing a clip on Instagram of a preview of ITV’s favourite daytime TV shows, Holly wrote: “This September we are all back... a new term begins!“Can’t wait to see you and be reunited with my Silver Fox (errrr just typed ‘silver fox’ in and my phone suggested an emoji!!!!!!!) ... see you soon @thismorning @gmb @lorraine and @loosewomen.”Holly recently shut down reports she was preparing to leave This Morning.The presenter was the subject of a story in The Sun on Sunday, claiming she has “paved the way” to exit the daytime show and focus more on primetime series. The report came after it was revealed Holly has walked away from the company who managed her career – and also look after This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield’s – to set up a firm of her own. However, a representative for the star has insisted she still has a future with the ITV daytime show, telling The Mirror: “Holly loves This Morning and working with Phil.“She is the happiest that she’s ever been on the show and has no plans to leave.”READ MORE:
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Holly Willoughby has shut down reports she is preparing to leave This Morning.The presenter was the subject of a piece in The Sun on Sunday, claiming she has “paved the way” to exit the daytime show and focus more on primetime series. The report came after it was revealed Holly has walked away from the company who managed her career – and also look after This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield’s – to set up a firm of her own. However, a representative for the star has insisted she still has a future with the ITV daytime show, telling The Mirror: “Holly loves This Morning and working with Phil.“She is the happiest that she’s ever been on the show and has no plans to leave.”Holly has co-hosted This Morning with Phillip from Monday to Thursday since 2009.The pair – who also front Dancing On Ice together – are currently on their annual summer break from This Morning.As well as her roles on This Morning and Dancing On Ice, Holly also works as a brand ambassador for Marks & Spencer and Garnier. She is also teaming up with Bradley Walsh for a full series of Take Off With Bradley & Holly on the BBC, which was commissioned after a one-off Christmas special last year. Holly surprised fans earlier this year when she announced her departure from Celebrity Juice, after 12 years as a captain on the Keith Lemon-fronted panel show. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Holly Willoughby (@hollywilloughby) on Aug 22, 2020 at 6:57am PDTHolly is currently isolating with her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children after returning to the UK from their family getaway, prior to her return to This Morning on 1 September. Regular Friday hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are filling in for Holly and Phillip over the summer, while guest presenters Rochelle Humes, Ore Oduba, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary have also taken the reins on Fridays.On her last day on the show in July, Holly spoke of her hopes to be reunited with her glam squad when she returns to work in September.Posting a video of her pre-show routine on Instagram, she wrote: “Here’s hoping this is the final time I do this.”This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.READ MORE:
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Ainsley Harriott has reflected on his 2018 viral moment, which saw him surprising an elderly woman at her home with an announcement of: “Why hello Jill…!”Last year, Ainsley was part of a surprise for one lucky ‘This Morning’ viewer, who, as you can probably guess, was named Jill.The pensioner’s children surprised her for Mother’s Day by having Alison Hammond and the ‘This Morning’ team show up at her home live on air, but the proceedings quickly took a surreal turn.Seated next to Alison on the sofa, Jill looked somewhat overwhelmed as watched two men carried an enormous TV into her living room for her to enjoy future episodes of ‘This Morning’ on.The cherry on top, though, was Alison’s revelation that Ainsley was arriving to cook her a “treat dish” for breakfast, at which point the TV chef tip-toed in, waving a frying pan and uttering the immortal line: “Why helloooo Jill.”Almost a year on, Ainsley sat down with Radio 1′s Greg James – a “why hello Jill” superfan, who was partly responsible for the scene going viral – to discuss the infamous moment, admitting he hadn’t a clue that it would gain such infamy.
Wherever Alison Hammond goes, calamity usually follows, and things were no different when the ‘This Morning’ reporter presented a segment live from the French Alps.Disaster struck as Alison took to the slopes during a live link-up with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Thursday’s show.Despite not actually being able to ski, Alison had been sent to Val d’Isère to present a segment about the winter sports destination.As the item wrapped up, she told Holly and Phil she was off to enjoy a bit of après-ski, but given her lack of skiing ability, she decided to hitch a lift down the slopes rather than going it alone.After jumping on the back of someone else’s skis, Alison soon came a cropper, crashing to the ground.Undeterred – but after much laughter – Alison jumped straight back on, only for the same thing to happen again the moment they began to gather some pace.
‘Big Brother’ was once the most talked-about show on TV, but 18 years on, its future has been left hanging in the balance after a string of poorly executed series and tumbling ratings.One of Channel 5′s top bosses has spoken out to say the show will not be returning “in its current form” after its deal expires later this year, with many fans now questioning whether this is the final death-knell for the former reality juggernaut.All is not lost, however, as the 2018 series gives bosses the chance to remind people why they once loved the show - or failing that, to go out with a huge bang.Having a wide-ranging mix of people, not only allows us to see the interesting interactions of people whose paths may not cross in real life, it also gives the public the chance to identify with at least one of the characters - arguably what made the early years on Channel 4 such a success.Hardcore fans of the show would also argue having a real social experiment would require the return of the live feed, so we can watch housemates unedited and unfiltered (bird tweet sound effects permitting).When you compared this with how ‘Love Island’ looked on telly, with its gorgeous villa and sun-kissed garden, it isn’t hard to see why people were abandoning ‘BB’ in favour of its rival.
Here at HuffPost UK Entertainment, we like to think our celebrity knowledge is pretty tip top.Someone else who also knows a thing or two about those famous types in This Morning’s Alison Hammond.As the ITV daytime show’s showbiz correspondent, she’s interviewed some of the biggest names on the planet, including Will Smith, Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, Victoria Beckham, and of course Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.So, as we caught up with Alison for a chat, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to challenge her to a game of ‘Celebrity Head’s Up’ and put our collective knowledge to the test.But who came out on top?Watch the video above to find out...
If you thought Kay Burley was the queen of royal coverage - think again.Alison Hammond has dethroned the Sky News host, after providing hilarious commentary of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first public engagement on Friday (1 December).The couple were in Nottingham to visit a World Aids Day charity fair, hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust, after announcing they were to wed earlier this week.And after Alison became an internet sensation with her Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling interview, there was only one person ‘This Morning’ was going to send to cover the event.However, Alison is never one to be deterred, and then made it her mission to talk to Meghan instead.Enlisting those around her to help call her over, Alison then barged her way through the crowd, as the poor camera man struggled to keep up with her.