UK TV

UK TV: ANDI PETERS TO HOST ITV GAME SHOW

Television presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist and voice actor Andi Peters will return to our television screens this year. Peters  has signed up to host new ITV daytime quiz show Ejector Seat. Via Digital Spy The game sees six players sitting on “imposing” seats, each at the top of a track that leads towards “the edge”. If they answer questions incorrectly, their seat starts to move back towards the edge – and if they fail to stop themselves, they’re ejected from their seat []

UK TV: FORMER EASTENDERS: E20 STAR MODUPE ADEYEYE JOINS HOLLYOAKS CAST

Well.. well… well… what has brought this on Hollyoaks casting team and producers? To my knowledge the last time Hollyoaks cast a black actress was back in 1995 when the drama first aired. Anyway…. Former Eastenders: E20 star Modupe Adeyeye will play Blessing Chambers,  a glass collector in the strip club she lives above and we will quickly learn that Blessing has not had the easiest ride up to now. I look forward to seeing what story lines the script writers have in []

UK TV: MONEY SUPER MARKET COMMERCIAL FEATURING SNOOP DOGG

Our main man Phil feels truly epic after saving £304* on his car insurance at MoneySuperMarket. Armed with swaggery confidence, Phil cruises down the streets of LA, basking in the glory of his money savviness. Everyone in the neighbourhood admires him as he passes by. Phil amazes onlookers with his slicker-than-average moves, driving donuts and bouncing to the hydraulics of his sick ride. He’s the life and soul of his very own money-saving party! Rapping legend, Snoop Dogg, and his hip-hop honeys []

NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS: EASTENDERS STAR KHALI BEST WINS ‘BEST NEWCOMER’

Eastenders star Khali Best took home the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at last night’s annual National Television Awards. A shocked Khali said in his speech: Hello everyone. Wow, wow this is mad,’ Khali said as he began his speech. ‘This is mad. Good god almighty. ‘Well first of all I didn’t think I was going to win so I’m going to keep it real, keep it honest and come from the heart. ‘First of all I want to thank God. Secondly thank my []

UK TV: 90S GROUPS ETERNAL AND DAMAGE JOIN ‘THE BIG REUNION’

It has been confirmed that hit 1990s groups Eternal and Damage will join ‘The Big Reunion’ 2014 line up. Eternal – Sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, along with Kéllé Bryan will reunite but still no word on whether Louise Redknapp will be joining her former band mates. Louise left the band in 1995 to pursue a solo career. I will never forget reading an interview that featured in black British women’s publication Pride Magazine, not long after Kéllé Bryan was controversially sacked by the Bennett sisters []

UK TV: YOUNG, BRITISH AND BROKE (WATCH FULL LENGTH BBC THREE DOCUMENTARY)

Former Pop World and T4 presenter Miquita Oliver who has experienced her own financial difficulties and was declared bankrupt several years ago, goes undercover in the documentary ‘Young, British and Broke’ to investigate Britain’s most controversial type of borrowing (payday loans) and meets people whose loans have spiralled out of control, sometimes with devastating results. But for every person she talks to who is desperate for cash to survive, there are others just after money for new clothes and parties. So how much []

UK TV: SINGER JAMELIA JOINS DAYTIME TV SHOW ‘LOOSE WOMEN’

It has been announced that singer Jamelia (Jamelia Niela Davis) is to join the hit daytime ITV1 show Loose Women. She will join the Loose Women presenting team as a panellist and her first show will be Wednesday 27th November. Jamelia said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to become a Loose Woman! I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and feisty opinions with the other women and the viewers and can’t wait to get my teeth into some great debates and to discuss issues []

UK TV: CHANNEL 4 RESPONDS TO ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’ BACKLASH

Several weeks ago Channel 4 and production company Acme brought viewers the documentary ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’, in honour of ‘Black History Month’. ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’ (which was originally going to called ‘Yardie Wives’) focused on two English women,Debbie and Holly who ‘are each immersed in or passionate about Jamaican culture, from X-rated bashment styles to food, patois or having a family with a Jamaican-born man’. After the documentary aired the backlash came thick and fast and singer Shola Ama also []