UK TV

UK TV: ‘LOOSE WOMEN’ SUFFERS RATINGS SLUMP / HOST KATE THORNTON AXED

First she was axed from hosting The X-Factor and now Kate Thornton has been axed from co-hosting Loose Women. I think Kate is a pretty good host so I don’t quite understand why TV executives feel the need to replace her. Via The Daily Mail ITV daytime show Loose Women has sacked two presenters in an attempt to shore up a dramatic slump in ratings. Former X Factor host Kate Thornton, who joined the show in 2009 as a co-anchor, and Zoe []

UK TV: BBC DRAMA ‘CASUALTY’ ANNOUNCES TWO NEW CAST MEMBERS

Long running BBC drama Casualty has announced two new castings. Digital Spy reports former Hotel Babylon actor Michael Obiora and newcomer Madeleine Mantock have joined the cast. The new recruits will make their on-screen debut in the BBC hospital drama  in late August as newly qualified nurses Lloyd and Scarlett .  Click HERE to read more… …………………………… Casualty has been on forever (25 years to be exact). Is original cast member Charlie still in the show? Anyway congratulations Michael and Madeleine and good luck!

UK TV: ‘STOLEN’ STARRING NONSO ANOZIE

You may not recognise the name, but it is highly likely that you would have seen the handsome face of British actor Nonso Anozie, 32, somewhere before as he has already built up an enviable CV as a thespian, having appeared in respected works on TV (Occupation, Prime Suspect), film (Cass, RocknRolla, Atonement, and the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian), and theatre (King Lear, Othello, Death and the King’s Horseman). This Sunday sees Nonso star in the controversial BBC drama Stolen alongside Damien Lewis []

UK COMEDY: MEET THE ADEBANJO’S – SHORT REVIEW

On the 26th June the first episode of the highly anticipated British-Nigerian sitcom Meet The Adebanjo’s debuted online at midnight. First let me say that the team behind this sitcom have worked extremely hard to get to this point so congratulations to them. Now on to my thoughts….. In the first episode viewers were introduced to the mother (Gladys), bumbling tight-fisted father (Bayo), pre-teen son (Toby) who wants to be a ‘player’ and thinks he’s a bit of a ‘ladies man’, annoying []

VIDEO: CHRIS EVANS TELLS BLACK GUEST HE CAN ‘BARELY SEE HER’ ON THE BBC ONE SHOW

Oh dear oh dear……. While discussing the planets and outer space with a guest (does anyone know her name) on the BBC One Show this evening, the guest tells hosts Chris Evans  and Alex Jones  that “there’s plenty out there for us to see but unfortunately not tonight”. Motor mouth Chris then replies “It’s terrible tonight. I can barely see you to be honest” [at mark 0.13]. Watch footage below. ……………………………………………………… So wrong. So awkward. I suggest the One Show team checks []

UK TV / VIDEO: BBC DEFENDS ‘HOLBY CITY’ GAY KISS

I am a huge Holby City fan and this was a really good episode. I just thought the characters were in competition with each other, hence the constant arguing.  I had no idea there was more to it. Hahaha! Via Digital Spy  The BBC has defended broadcasting a kiss between two male Holby City characters. Complaints were received from “some viewers” who thought that the scene in the BBC One hospital drama between Dan Hamilton (Adam Astill) and Antoine Malick (Jimmy Akingbola) was “inappropriate”. The []

UK NEWS: KATIE PRICE LEFT SHAMED AND CONFUSED AFTER OPEN AUDITIONS FOR HER NEW “REALITY” SHOW FLOPS

You would think that network Sky Living would have realised by now that the public has grown tired of Katie Price and her foolish antics. Auditions for her new “reality” TV vehicle Discovered By Katie Price (LOL), where she attempts to find a new ‘top’ model, failed to generate much interest from the public in Westfield Shopping Centre yesterday.   Via The Daily Mail She was probably prepared to fend off the advances of a legion of desperate wannabes at live auditions for her new reality show. []

UK COMEDY/VIDEO: DEBUT EPISODE OF ‘MEET THE ADEBANJOS’ LAUNCHING ONLINE

New British Nigerian comedy Meet The Adebanjos will be launching online in the UK and the USA on SUNDAY 26th JUNE! Sign up to the mailing list NOW for exclusive details of where to watch at http://www.meettheadebanjos.com/ Meet the Adebanjos is a brand NEW revolutionary family sitcom about a British-African family living in the London. In a entertaining way it deals with how a larger than life dad struggles to instill his old fashion African values in his British household.

UK TV/VIDEO – SHOOT THE MESSENGER (TALK SHOW) HOSTED BY HENRY BONSU

On a recent episode of Shoot The Messenger one of Britain’s most influential businessman Ken Olisa discusses his passion for philanthropy. Business Strategy Consultant Nathalie Richards reviews the papers. Dance entrepreneur Ben Douglas (Click HERE if you need reminding who this self-hating clown is) recounts a turbulent week in which he was racially abused at the Bafta’s ( HAHAHA! NO SYMPATHY). And young, gifted, Ghanaian and about to blow up – singer/songwriter Obenewa performs live in the studio.   Via http://www.voxafrica.co.uk/ …………………………………………………………………………… Henry Bonsu should be on television a lot []