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Chris Evans was left fuming after unnamed ex took his 'massive telly' after breakup - express
express.co.uk
24.01.2023 / 22:13

Chris Evans was left fuming after unnamed ex took his 'massive telly' after breakup

He continued: “The day we split up, that was a thing, you know.The telly was a thing.“You know, I thought… It spoke volumes to me… Unfortunately, I didn’t have a show to text into.“By the way, that was the last I saw of the telly that was the worst idea I’d ever had in my life, but I loved that.”Meanwhile, Chris recently praised Ken Bruce for leaving the BBC, branding him "Super Ken" for landing a brand new radio show contract at the age of 71.The beloved radio DJ stunned his fans when he announced he will be leaving his mid-morning weekday show after 31 years.Chris, who quit BBC Radio 2 in 2019, was delighted to hear that Ken had done the same.The radio legend has revealed that he is set to join Greatest Hits Radio - and Chris was particularly impressed that Ken had signed a contract with the company aged 71.The star mentioned Ken on Virgin Radio last week whilst mocking his colleague Paul Heaton for sneezing.“Here’s Ken Bruce choosing to skip away from Radio 2 and his incumbency of 45 years to a brand new contract at the age of 71,” he said."And poor Paul’s pulled his back just sneezing,” he continued.“Super Ken, Super Ken, Super Ken Bruce,” Chris then said in a sing-song way.“If you wanted a superpower what would you have?” he asked listeners.“I’d just want to be Ken Bruce for a minute - see what it feels like.“Brand new contract at 71!” Chris explained again.

I tried to take my own life twice after end of my marriage & beat breakdown by acting like toddler, reveals Rylan Clark - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain
thesun.co.uk
22.01.2023 / 14:53

I tried to take my own life twice after end of my marriage & beat breakdown by acting like toddler, reveals Rylan Clark

HE’S the reality TV favourite who’s been tipped to take over veteran DJ Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 slot. So it’s hard to believe that less than two years ago Rylan Clark had such a severe mental breakdown that he went into isolation at home, twice attempted suicide and spent time in a psychiatric hospital. Now the brave 34-year-old presenter has opened up about the steps he used to overcome his problems and admits he had to treat himself like a “toddler” and praise himself just for turning on the kettle and shower.

Lorraine Kelly reveals she's 'up for' hosting ITV's middle-aged Love Island - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - Scotland
dailyrecord.co.uk
20.01.2023 / 22:19

Lorraine Kelly reveals she's 'up for' hosting ITV's middle-aged Love Island

Lorraine Kelly has revealed that she would be up for hosting a version of Love Island for middle-aged people, a show announced by ITV.

Lorraine Kelly favourite to be named as host of ITV's middle-aged Love Island - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - Scotland
dailyrecord.co.uk
20.01.2023 / 20:25

Lorraine Kelly favourite to be named as host of ITV's middle-aged Love Island

Lorraine Kelly could be named as the host of ITV's middle-aged Love Island, if predictions are correct.

Ken Bruce fans vow to 'follow him' in exit as 'Radio 2 is over' amid Scott Mills backlash - express
express.co.uk
20.01.2023 / 18:25

Ken Bruce fans vow to 'follow him' in exit as 'Radio 2 is over' amid Scott Mills backlash

Sadler5Sue said: “Will definitely follow Ken to @greatesthitsuk Radio 2 is so over now.”BorlaseGillian added: “Had never heard of greatest hits radio, I have now and will be listening to this station when Ken joins.”Tis_Tiff tweeted: “Looks like this is my new radio station to listen to at work starting april then!” (sic)NewHarpsichord typed: “Congrats to the team at Greatest Hits Radio - you will have a new listener with me, and I suspect many (many) others!”The news comes as Scott Mills has been dragged into the fury from BBC Radio 2 listeners, who have been sharing their dismay over Ken’s Radio 2 exit.When Ken left the show after 31 years of hosting, listeners began speculating who could potentially replace the stalwart presenter with some suggesting Scott could be an option.The 49-year-old left BBC Radio 1 in August to switch over to Radio 2 and take over Steve Wright's very popular early afternoon slot, which has led some listeners to think something similar might have happened with Ken.Steve, who spent 23 years at the radio station, announced he would be stepping down from daytime radio in September when Scott announced he'd be taking over.Lucy fumed: "It's so sad to see Ken Bruce leave radio 2. Another legend is leaving.

Second City's Michael Lehrer, 44, 'died with dignity' following ALS battle, his wife says - express - Britain - USA
express.co.uk
19.01.2023 / 17:49

Second City's Michael Lehrer, 44, 'died with dignity' following ALS battle, his wife says

There is no cure for the disease and people with it lose the ability to control muscle movements, including the ability to speak, swallow and breathe.The comedian continued to perform and made dozens of appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast "Kill Tony".During his stand-up routines, he often referred to his battle with ALS.Michael previously said. “One question: Where the f*** did all that ice bucket money go?”A post shared by Joe Rogan (@joerogan)He also noted his TV bingeing habit and observed, “Netflix is the best thing that happened to disabled people since in-call hookers!”Tributes have since poured in for the comedian.Rogan posted on Instagram: "The courage this man had to do stand up while battling a debilitating disease was insanely impressive, and though he struggled to get words out the man would KILL onstage."He was a real legend, and I’m going to miss him very much.Gemma Atkinson hits back as family video is branded ‘so irresponsible’[LATEST]Kim Kardashian turns herself into 'British chav' after losing bet[US]BBC Radio 2's Scott Mills reacts to Ken Bruce 'replacement' backlash[RADIO]"Repost: @killtonyshow We knew it was coming yet there are still no words for it.

Chris Evans applauds 'super' Ken Bruce for leaving BBC in favour of new contract aged 71 - express
express.co.uk
18.01.2023 / 18:31

Chris Evans applauds 'super' Ken Bruce for leaving BBC in favour of new contract aged 71

Chris Evans, 56, has applauded Ken Bruce for quitting his job at BBC Radio 2.The beloved radio DJ stunned his fans when he announced he will be leaving his mid-morning weekday show after 31 years.Chris, who left The Radio 1 Breakfast Show in 1997, was delighted to hear that Ken had done the same.The radio legend has revealed that he is set to join Greatest Hits Radio - and Chris was particularly impressed that Ken had signed a contract with the company aged 71.The star mentioned Ken on his Virgin radio show this morning whilst mocking his colleague Paul Heaton for sneezing. “Here’s Ken Bruce choosing to skip away from Radio 2 and his incumbency of 45 years to a brand new contract at the age of 71,” he said.

Ken Bruce, 71, quit BBC amid fresh ageism storm as he follows raft of older stars out the door - www.thesun.co.uk
thesun.co.uk
18.01.2023 / 01:53

Ken Bruce, 71, quit BBC amid fresh ageism storm as he follows raft of older stars out the door

THE BBC was at the centre of another ageism storm earlier tonight after Ken Bruce quit Radio 2 for a rival commercial broadcaster. The 71-year-old turned down a new contract after becoming concerned by the corporation’s drive for younger talent, The Sun can reveal. Following an exodus of older stars — all over 60 — the presenter will join Greatest Hits Radio in April, taking his cult quiz segment Popmaster with him.

Lorraine Kelly pays tribute to 'best presenter' Ken Bruce after shock departure - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Scotland
dailyrecord.co.uk
17.01.2023 / 23:13

Lorraine Kelly pays tribute to 'best presenter' Ken Bruce after shock departure

Lorraine Kelly paid tribute to the 'best presenter' Ken Bruce after it was announced he would be leaving BBC Radio 2 after 31 years.

Lorraine Kelly corrected by presenter over Ken Bruce post as she laments star’s BBC move - express
express.co.uk
17.01.2023 / 18:43

Lorraine Kelly corrected by presenter over Ken Bruce post as she laments star’s BBC move

He tweeted: “More of a move elsewhere than the end…”Lorraine soon backtracked: “True. But still sad to see him leave Radio 2.”But Lorraine was not the only broadcaster to pay tribute to Ken’s extensive career.Zoe Ball and Dan Walker have led a series of emotional tributes to "King Ken" on social media.Radio 2’s Zoe Ball shared a sweet picture of the two of them hugging on Twitter as she wrote: “King Ken!“The Bruce, THE Popmaster, my dear radio neighbour and the Champion of Champions.“I will miss our coffee machine chats my friend.

Big Brother stars who look unrecognisable now – from teenage rapper’s hunky glow-up to winner’s ‘pregnant lips’ - www.thesun.co.uk - Scotland
thesun.co.uk
17.01.2023 / 17:23

Big Brother stars who look unrecognisable now – from teenage rapper’s hunky glow-up to winner’s ‘pregnant lips’

AFTER being on camera 24 hours a day, Big Brother stars might have found it hard to sink back into anonymity. But some memorable housemates are now so unrecognisable, even the most eagle-eyed fans would struggle to pick them out.

Ken Bruce quits BBC Radio 2 show after 31 years on air - www.dailyrecord.co.uk
dailyrecord.co.uk
17.01.2023 / 17:07

Ken Bruce quits BBC Radio 2 show after 31 years on air

Ken Bruce has quit his BBC Radio 2 morning show after 31 years on air.

Zoe Ball and Dan Walker lead emotional celebrity tributes as Ken Bruce quits BBC Radio 2 - express
express.co.uk
17.01.2023 / 16:13

Zoe Ball and Dan Walker lead emotional celebrity tributes as Ken Bruce quits BBC Radio 2

Ken Bruce has stunned fans after announcing he has quit his mid-morning weekday show on BBC Radio 2 to join Greatest Hits Radio. His friends, co-stars and former BBC colleagues have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the radio legend.Radio 2’s Zoe Ball shared a sweet picture of the two of them hugging on Twitter as she wrote: “King Ken!“The Bruce, THE Popmaster, my dear radio neighbour and the Champion of Champions. “I will miss our coffee machine chats my friend.

BBC Radio 2 announces the return of Piano Room Month - completemusicupdate.com
completemusicupdate.com
17.01.2023 / 14:19

BBC Radio 2 announces the return of Piano Room Month

BBC Radio 2 has announced the return of its Piano Room Month, with a whole range of artists performing live cover versions with the backing of the BBC Concert Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios. Specifically in the Piano Room at Maida Vale Studios, hence the name of the series.

BBC announces music TV programming over the festive break - completemusicupdate.com
completemusicupdate.com
08.12.2022 / 16:11

BBC announces music TV programming over the festive break

The BBC has announced the full range of music programming it will have on its TV channels over the festive break, with documentaries and live performances aplenty to keep you entertained. Very little of it is Christmas music too, so that’s a plusWhen does the festive break actually start though? Covering its back, the Beeb has put forward a schedule that starts this weekend and runs through to 1 Jan.

Eco-warriors Coldplay are up for touring in a ‘plane powered by milk’ - metro.co.uk
metro.co.uk
19.08.2022 / 02:13

Eco-warriors Coldplay are up for touring in a ‘plane powered by milk’

Coldplay have let it be known they’re interested in flying ‘in a plane powered by milk’, as you do.The eco-conscious band are keen to use renewable energy whenever they’re on the road, and Chris Martin, the band’s lead singer, wants to push the boundaries even further in the coming years.He shared: ‘We’re about halfway where we want to go. A place we are struggling is transport.‘That’s where we need help and we need technology to develop so that we can fly in a plane powered by milk or something like that.

Stephen Merchant makes Prince Andrew dig while discussing Queen's Platinum Jubilee on BBC The One Show - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
31.05.2022 / 23:31

Stephen Merchant makes Prince Andrew dig while discussing Queen's Platinum Jubilee on BBC The One Show

Comedian Stephen Merchant has viewers in stitches as he made a dig at Prince Andrew during his interview on The One Show. The Outlaws and Extras star joked about the Duke of York's famous interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis as he was asked if he had any plans to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Rylan Clark demands critics 'lay off' Eurovision co-star Scott Mills amid backlash - www.dailystar.co.uk - Britain
dailystar.co.uk
24.05.2022 / 14:39

Rylan Clark demands critics 'lay off' Eurovision co-star Scott Mills amid backlash

Rylan Clark has demanded critics "lay off" Scott Mills while he stands in for Ken Bruce on Radio 2.Earlier this week, the Radio 1 DJ, 49, confirmed on Twitter that he would be filling in for the iconic 71-year-old broadcaster as he takes a period of absence from the mid-morning radio programme.Scott wrote in a tweet: "All week I'm sitting in for Ken Bruce on @BBCRadio2 from 9.30am. "Each day @mimiwebb will be picking her 'Tracks of My Years' just after 11.30am."Following some criticism and negativity which came to light in wake of the announcement, Rylan leapt to his Eurovision co-star's defence.

ITV Corrie fans blast Fiz for 'victim blaming' Rosie Webster as she defends John Stape - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Canada
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
24.05.2022 / 08:41

ITV Corrie fans blast Fiz for 'victim blaming' Rosie Webster as she defends John Stape

Coronation Street fans were aghast as Fiz Stape told her daughter Hope about her late father John in Monday night's episode. Corrie viewers blasted Fiz for glossing over the truth as she gave 11-year-old Hope a potted history of the serial killer teacher.

Amanda Holden freaks fans out with 'disturbing' Instagram vs Reality video - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
23.05.2022 / 19:59

Amanda Holden freaks fans out with 'disturbing' Instagram vs Reality video

Amanda Holden left fans 'terrified' with a jokey transformation video on her Instagram. The Britain's Got Talent judge and Heart radio presenter provided a twist on the usual 'Instagram vs reality' post.

Zoe Ball taken aback as Steve Coogan slams Radio 2 in Alan Partridge chat: 'Lost its way!' - express
express.co.uk
17.05.2022 / 14:53

Zoe Ball taken aback as Steve Coogan slams Radio 2 in Alan Partridge chat: 'Lost its way!'

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show in character as Alan Partridge. In true Partridge style, ‘Alan’ told a series of jokes and couldn’t help but take the opportunity to skewer the radio station.The skit began with Zoe informing listeners that a caller named “Alan” was on the line.Listeners then heard Steve Coogan’s distinctive voice asking Zoe to put him “through to the duty manager”.He continued: “I want to speak to the duty manager about the show and the state of it.“I’ve got a few concerns.”Zoe responded reluctantly: “Ok, is this something that I can help with...”‘Alan’ let out a long sigh and said despondently: “Zoe, I’ll level with you, I haven’t listened to Radio 2 since Dale Winton left.“I am only listening today because I am touring the country with my live show and the bus driver likes it, and he’s big.”Zoe chuckled and said: “Well, I’m glad you are listening again Alan,” to which he quipped: “Well that makes one of us!”The host sounded taken aback and gasped: “Oh, oh!”Explaining his issues with the radio station, ‘Alan’ remarked: “I just feel like the entire station has lost its way.“It just doesn’t feel like Radio 2 anymore, people want to know who your station is aimed at.“6 Music [is for] Guardian readers in their 40s who ride skateboards.

Eurovision viewers rave about Norway's 'amazing' performing banana wolves - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - New York - Ukraine - Norway
ok.co.uk
15.05.2022 / 00:19

Eurovision viewers rave about Norway's 'amazing' performing banana wolves

The long wait is over and its finally time for the Eurovision final. Plenty of acts have gone on in the first half including bookie favourite Ukraine but there is one act that has blown away Eurovision viewers. Norway performed the song Banana wolf dressed up as wolves.

Every time the UK has won Eurovision as Sam Ryder is tipped for victory - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - New York - Sweden - Italy - Ireland - Ukraine
ok.co.uk
14.05.2022 / 16:27

Every time the UK has won Eurovision as Sam Ryder is tipped for victory

Eurovision might have been on our screens since 1956, but the UK hasn't had much luck in winning over the years. In fact, in all of its 66 year history, we've only been able to beat the competition and claim the win on five occasions. Our friends in Ireland have proven the most successful, having won Eurovision seven times.

Zoe Ball apologises after abruptly dropping out of BBC Radio 2 show due to illness - www.dailystar.co.uk
dailystar.co.uk
05.04.2022 / 13:05

Zoe Ball apologises after abruptly dropping out of BBC Radio 2 show due to illness

BBC radio show mid-way through due to feeling "unwell". Leaving half an hour after arriving at the mic, Zoe left BBC Radio 2's breakfast show early which left fans feeling concerned about her swift departure on Monday morning (April 4). Dropping out abruptly and being quickly replaced by travel reporter Richie Anderson, listeners were worried about the popular host.

Zoe Ball apologises to fans as she reveals why she left part way through Radio 2 show after feeling unwell - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Hague
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
04.04.2022 / 23:03

Zoe Ball apologises to fans as she reveals why she left part way through Radio 2 show after feeling unwell

Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball has apologised to fans after leaving part way through her breakfast show. The broadcaster sparked concern after her unexpected absence on Monday morning (April 4).

Zoe Ball apologises for leaving BBC Radio 2 show early and explains absence - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
04.04.2022 / 21:57

Zoe Ball apologises for leaving BBC Radio 2 show early and explains absence

Zoe Ball has apologised for leaving her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show early on Monday after "not feeling too well". The presenter, 51, took to Twitter to issue an update over her absence as she revealed that her tyre had burst on the way to work in the morning and she hadn't realised the impact it had on her. Zoe penned: "Apologies for this morning gang, tyre went on the way in to work.

Zoe Ball sparks concerns as she drops out of BBC Radio 2 mid-show with mystery illness - www.dailystar.co.uk
dailystar.co.uk
04.04.2022 / 15:35

Zoe Ball sparks concerns as she drops out of BBC Radio 2 mid-show with mystery illness

BBC Radio 2 viewers were left concerned for Zoe Ball's welfare today after she pulled out of her breakfast show midway it though due to a mystery illness.Before her abrupt exit, Zoe, 51, arrived 25 minutes late for her show after stand-in presenter Richie Anderson explained her lateness was due to a flat tyre. She later left the show and Richard said she'd gone home because she was “not feeling well".Concerned listeners rushed to Twitter to speculate over the reasons for Zoe's absence.One said: "Well in @richie_anderson holding the Radio 2 fort this morning. Hope@ZoeTheBall is ok - she just vanished off air! Another said: "@ZoeTheBall Love you Zoe, hope you’re okay!"A third added: "She sounded quite chipper when she first got in.

Who is Sam Ryder? From TikTok to representing the UK at Eurovision - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - Italy
ok.co.uk
10.03.2022 / 19:55

Who is Sam Ryder? From TikTok to representing the UK at Eurovision

Singer-songwriter Sam Ryder will be representing the United Kingdom at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, set to be held in Turin, Italy in May 2022 with the song SPACE MAN.The 31 year old hopeful will compete against the rest of Europe in the hopes of the UK being crowned the winner of the competition. Sam has some serious singing credentials already under his belt and has racked up millions of likes on social media before being selected as this year's singer. But who is the artist set to fly the flag for the UK? Let's take a look.

TikTok star Sam Ryder to represent the UK at Eurovision - completemusicupdate.com - Britain
completemusicupdate.com
10.03.2022 / 15:15

TikTok star Sam Ryder to represent the UK at Eurovision

Right, so this year’s UK Eurovision entry has been announced. And my natural instinct is to be sarcastic about it. But I just listened to Scott Mills on Radio 1 desperately pleading with the nation to get behind our 2022 entry and stop being so negative about Britain’s Eurovision dabblings.

Radio 2 announces Piano Room Month live sessions - completemusicupdate.com - Britain - city Sande
completemusicupdate.com
17.01.2022 / 13:57

Radio 2 announces Piano Room Month live sessions

BBC Radio 2 has announced that it will broadcast a series of 20 new live sessions with artists including Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Jamie Cullum, Joy Crookes and Emeli Sandé. Starting later this month, one session a day will air on Ken Bruce’s weekday morning show, with each performer backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.Dubbed Radio 2’s Piano Room Month – because the sessions will be recorded in the Piano Room at the broadcaster’s Maida Vale Studios, see? – each artist will perform three songs each – one new, one old and a cover.All the performances will be broadcast live, aside from Ed Sheeran and Jamie Cullum, who are pre-recording their efforts.

UK’s longest married couple, aged 102 and 100, celebrate 81st wedding anniversary - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - city Milton
dailyrecord.co.uk
14.01.2022 / 08:07

UK’s longest married couple, aged 102 and 100, celebrate 81st wedding anniversary

The UK’s most enduring married couple have been celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary this week - and joking that friends predicted they “wouldn’t last long”.

Chris Martin admits that eco touring has “a long way to go” - completemusicupdate.com
completemusicupdate.com
09.12.2021 / 14:59

Chris Martin admits that eco touring has “a long way to go”

Chris Martin has admitted that there is still “a long way to go” to make touring entirely environmentally friendly. However, he says, with the plans Coldplay have put in place for their world tour next year, they have been able to make their live shows more sustainable in ways the band “didn’t dream were possible”.Speaking to Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2, Martin said: “We’ve been working with some amazing brains to see how we can cut down as much of the environmental impact as possible.

Test your musical knowledge against the experts behind iconic PopMaster quiz - www.thesun.co.uk
thesun.co.uk
29.11.2021 / 14:11

Test your musical knowledge against the experts behind iconic PopMaster quiz

RECKON yourself top of the pops? Now you can prove your charts knowledge in a PopMaster quiz. DJ Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 music quiz has run for two decades, and a new board game has teasers from the 1950s to the present day.

Anne-Marie: The Voice judge ‘couldn’t even open the door’ during worst bouts of anxiety - express
express.co.uk
27.09.2021 / 23:57

Anne-Marie: The Voice judge ‘couldn’t even open the door’ during worst bouts of anxiety

“Even now my parents have read the book and they message me saying, ‘I wish I’d noticed,’” she explained.“That makes me feel so sad because I don’t want them to think that they’re bad parents.”Elsewhere, Anne-Marie was a guest on Ken Bruce’s show last weekend as she discussed her “Tracks of My Years”.Speaking to the radio host, she said of her upcoming book: “I don’t try and put on fake happiness.“I want people to know the truth.“It took me too long to get to a place where I liked myself and I

Ken Bruce bids farewell as BBC Radio colleague ‘moves on’ after 14 years on air - express
express.co.uk
10.09.2021 / 16:57

Ken Bruce bids farewell as BBC Radio colleague ‘moves on’ after 14 years on air

BBC Radio colleague the best as they presented their last show.The veteran BBC presenter bid farewell to Shaun Keaveny, 49, who is leaving the broadcaster after 14 years.Shaun confirmed earlier this week he would be stepping down from his BBC Radio 6 show.However, today was his last show as he broadcast from the London studio.To mark the moment, Ken took to Twitter to share his thoughts.He penned earlier today: “So @shaunwkeaveny moves on; a unique broadcaster and a top bloke.“Your next

Ken Bruce bids farewell to BBC colleague as he shares emotional last day 'It's too much' - express
express.co.uk
13.08.2021 / 12:57

Ken Bruce bids farewell to BBC colleague as he shares emotional last day 'It's too much'

BBC Radio Two co-star Matt Lucas.This came as the latter shared how it was his last day standing in as the host of the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.Matt made the announcement as he revealed Zoe would be back presenting from Monday morning.He thanked his colleagues on the breakfast show, saying: “It’s been a wonderful two weeks, I’ve really enjoyed it.”Then during Matt’s handover to Ken who follows with his radio show, he said: “It’s time to hand over, well it’s my last time, to Mr Ken Bruce.”Ken was

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