Blue Peter

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I'm a celebrity . . . get me in the Fringe!

19 Jul 2018

The festival is a place where youthful ambitions are realised or thwarted. It's also somewhere that many famous faces come to see what all the fuss is about

While Irish dancer and performer Sarah Blanc tours with her love-letter to the man who donned the finest mullet in *3Neighbours*2 history (for which there was a heap of competition, eh Kylie?), Jason himself is in town with a reflection on his four…

Blue Peter will never get axed

3 Sep 2017

TV gossip

Dick and Dom don't think 'Blue Peter' will ever get the axe permanently. The long-running children's television show has been heavily criticised in recent weeks after it became apparent that it's lost a staggering amount of viewers, but the comedy…

Former Blue Peter stars speak out about zero rating episode

6 Jul 2017

TV gossip

Peter Purves finds it "unbelievable" that a recent re-run of a 'Blue Peter' episode failed to attract a single viewer after the show was screened on CBBC. The 78-year-old star - who was a presenter on the show from 1967 until 1978 - is devastated…

Ex-Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies

29 May 2017

TV gossip

Former 'Blue Peter' presenter John Noakes has died aged 83. The popular TV presenter - who was the longest-serving host of the children's programme - has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A family statement read: "Whilst he will be…

Konnie Huq thought Blue Peter was 'best job'

12 Feb 2017

TV gossip

Konnie Huq thought working on 'Blue Peter' was the "best job in the world." The 41-year-old presenter appeared on the children's television programme for a decade from 1997 until she walked away in 2007 and she has admitted she thoroughly misses…

Helen Skelton is pregnant!

27 Nov 2016

TV gossip

Helen Skelton is pregnant with her second child. The 33-year-old television presenter - who already has 17-month-old son Ernie with her husband Richie Myler - announced the news in a series of tweets posted on her Twitter page on Saturday afternoon…

Steven Spielberg gets Blue Peter badge

22 Jul 2016

TV gossip

Steven Spielberg has been given a gold 'Blue Peter' badge. The Oscar-winning director was awarded the highly-sought after accolade, which has previously been given to the Queen, JK Rowling and Sir David Attenborough, by host Lindsey Russell on…

Anthea Turner is dating again

29 Nov 2015

TV gossip

Anthea Turner is dating Elizabeth Hurley's ex-boyfriend. The 55-year-old television presenter reportedly struck up a relationship with multi-millionaire former banker David Yarrow, 49, a few weeks ago in a bid to help her get over her heartbreaking…

Chris Evans hints that former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon is third Top Gear host

19 Jun 2015

TV gossip

Chris Evans has hinted that Richard Bacon could be set to join him on 'Top Gear'. The 49-year-old radio DJ has taken over the top spot from Jeremy Clarkson after he was axed from the show for punching a producer and he's now on the hunt for two more…

Gethin Jones to join Tinder?

13 Aug 2014

TV gossip

Gethin Jones is thinking about joining Tinder. The former 'Blue Peter' presenter has confessed he's considering signing up for the popular dating app but claims he would like to use it to find a girlfriend rather than to meet women for…

Richard Bacon welcomes baby daughter

11 Feb 2014

TV gossip

Richard Bacon has become a father again. The radio host took to Twitter today (11.02.14) to announce that his wife Rebecca McFarlane gave birth to their daughter Ivy, their second child, last Thursday (06.02.14). The 38-year-old presenter posted a…

Doctor Who and Only Fools and Horses top Britain's dream schedule

24 Sep 2013

TV gossip

'Doctor Who' and 'Only Fools and Horses' were among the shows chosen in Britain's dream TV schedule of all time. The iconic TV series were named as favourites along with documentaries such as Michael Palin's 'Around The World In 80 Days' and…

Helen Skelton quits Blue Peter

9 Aug 2013

TV gossip

Helen Skelton has quit 'Blue Peter'. The 30-year-old TV presenter - who joined the programme in 2008 - announced on yesterday's (08.08.13) episode that she is to depart the show at the end of September. She said: "[I'll] always count my time on…

Blue Peter cut from BBC One

16 May 2012

TV Gossip

'Blue Peter' is being axed from BBC One. The TV show - presented by Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood - is currently shown on Friday afternoons but will soon be moved on to the BBC's digital channel CBBC. Eventually the corporation will move all…

Andy Akinwolere wanted more time on Dancing On Ice

9 Jan 2012

TV Gossip

Andy Akinwolere believes he still had more to give in 'Dancing On Ice'. The former 'Blue Peter' presenter and his professional partner Maria Filipov became the first pair to be voted off the ITV1 show last night (08.01.12) but wishes he could have…

Gethin Jones to host new quiz show

13 Jun 2011

TV Gossip

Gethin Jones is to host a new ITV1 quiz show The former 'Blue Peter' presenter will front 'Holding out for a Hero', which will see contestants not playing for personal gain, but competing to win large sums of money for unknowing recipients who…

Cat’s out of the bag as Blue Peter apologises

26 Sep 2007

Blue Peter has apologised to viewers after an online poll was rigged to name the show’s cat. The cat was named Socks, revealed to be the second most popular name from the results of the poll. Viewers had actually chosen the moniker Cookie. The…

Socks the cat becomes new Blue Peter scandal

20 Sep 2007

Blue Peter became embroiled in a new phone in scandal after it emerged production staff ignored a viewer poll to name the programme’s new cat. The children’s television show purported that Socks had been selected by viewers, however sources claim the…