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Ofcom to investigate Big Brother and Loose Women

Ofcom to investigate Big Brother and Loose Women

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Ofcom, the TV watchdog, has launched an investigation into episodes of Celebrity Big Brother and Loose Women. It received 25,257 complaints after Roxanne Pallett claimed housemate Ryan Thomas had physically abused her on Celebrity Big Brother.Thomas, who went on to win the Channel 5 show, was accused of punching her in an episode on 30 August. Image: Ryan Thomas went on to win this year's Celebrity Big Brother Many viewers defended the Coronation Street actor as play-fighting and criticised Pallett for trivialising domestic abuse.The former Emmerdale actress, who slept in a spare bedroom after claiming she was uncomfortable sleeping in the same room as Thomas, decided to leave the house on 1 September. Thomas was ...
Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending

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The makers of Big Brother have announced that the show is being axed at the end of the current series.Big Brother's Twitter account shared the news that the 19th series, launching on Friday night, would be the last.Channel 5 confirmed Celebrity Big Brother was also ending.The show first appeared on screens in 2000 and was extremely popular, but viewing figures have dwindled in recent years.A spokesperson told the BBC: "The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last - of either celebrity or civilian versions - on Channel 5. "We'd like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success." Endemol released a statement shortly after Channel 5's announcement to say they were "d...
Celebrity Big Brother: Ryan Thomas named winner

Celebrity Big Brother: Ryan Thomas named winner

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Ryan Thomas has been named winner of Celebrity Big Brother after a controversial series that has seen walk-outs and thousands of complaints.They were sparked by an incident between Thomas and Roxanne Pallett, in which the former Emmerdale star claimed to have been repeatedly punched.She accused ex-Coronation Street actor Thomas of deliberately hurting her, but later admitted she got it wrong.Thomas said he had feared he would get a call from police over the incident.He appeared shocked and shook his head as he left the house, telling host Emma Willis he was "overwhelmed". Roxanne Pallett: "I overreacted" Thousands of complaints over episode 'It scared me'Thomas was shown footage from the incident with Pallett - which Big Brother bosses had described as "almost play-fighting" - describing ...
Eric Church's brother Brandon dead at 36

Eric Church's brother Brandon dead at 36

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July 4 (UPI) -- Brandon Church, the younger brother of country music star Eric Church, has died at the age of 36, his family announced. "It is with great sadness that the Church family confirms that Eric's brother, Brandon, passed away Friday evening," a family statement said Tuesday. "In lieu of flowers please leave a message for the family and/or make a donation to a Scholarship Memorial Fund created in Brandon's memory." Brandon Church's father, Kenneth Church, said his son had a history of seizures and had one at his home in Granite Falls, N.C., Friday, then another as he was being transported to the hospital. The second seizure appeared to have caused him to go into cardiac arrest. Granite Falls Police Department Chief Chris Jenkins said foul play is not suspected. Brandon Church wr...
Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis talks busy schedules and The Voice judges

Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis talks busy schedules and The Voice judges

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GETTYPRESENTING: Emma Willis is currently one of the most on-demand UK presentersThe likeable lass is presenting two of the biggest shows of the season, The Voice UK on ITV and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5.But says she wouldn’t have it any other way.“You know what, I’ve got a really nice job,” says the 41 year old, who also makes appearances on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side alongside Rylan Clark-Neal.Looking decades younger than her years, Emma has become a household favourite and seems to take diva contestants and megastar judges in her stride.“On live TV you have to think on your feet and that takes time and experience,” she tells us.GETTYBUSY: Emma has her hands full at the moment presenting two of this years biggest shows so far “We have the addition of Olly