Peter Purves

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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…

Peter Purves 'horrified' at female Doctor Who

14 Jul 2017

TV gossip

Peter Purves is "horrified" by the thought that a female may be cast as the new Doctor Who. The 78-year-old actor portrayed the Time Lord's companion Steven Taylor for two seasons in 1965 and, although he's looking forward to seeing a new actor play…

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…