Showbiz News

New role for Lady Penelope actress

Lady Penelope's chauffeur Parker will still be played by David Graham

The new look Thunderbirds will get a blast from the past after the co-creator of the original series signed up to voice one of the characters.

Friday night's all right for charts

It will be a black sabbath for traditionalists if the charts move to Friday

The chart show - long a staple of Sunday evening listening - could move to a different day after the music industry announced new albums and singles will all be released on Fridays from summer.

Aussie Margot nails American accent

Will Smith and Margot Robbie play a pair of con artists in new film Focus

Former Neighbours star Margot Robbie has revealed how she nailed an American accent for her latest film with the help of an unlikely tip from a voice coach.

Brit Awards stage ratings revival

The Brits attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers

The Brit Awards recovered following a ratings low with 5.8 million viewers last night - but suffered at the hands of the Comic Relief version of Bake Off.

Redmayne on track with Thomas DVD

Eddie Redmayne is keeping his career on track after his Oscars win by signing up to provide the voice for one of the engines in the new Thomas the Tank Engine DVD.

Brits fashion goes back to black

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly set the trend with matching black three-piece suits

The Brit Awards may be synonymous with pop music but stars appeared to channel their inner rockers with black the central theme of the red carpet catwalk.

Golden boys carry off Brit honours

Ed Sheeran with his awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year at the Brit Awards

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honours on what was a muted night - literally in the case of Kanye West - at the Brit Awards.

Reversed decline - and now a fall

John Prescott pictured after being soaked by a member of Chumbawamba

The Brit Awards used to be a byword for the perils of live television with presenters fumbling their lines, punches thrown on stage and chaos permanently waiting in the wings.

Sheen shines in Bake Off marquee

Michael Sheen took the spoils with a pavlova

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen beat stiff competition from his fellow celebrity bakers to take home the star baker award on tonight's episode of The Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

Winkleman hopes to impress judges

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman has been nominated for a top award

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is in the running for a Royal Television Society (RTS) award for her presenting duties on the hit BBC1 show.