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UK NEWS: BBC 1XTRA CLEANS HOUSE AND RESHUFFLES TIME SLOTS

The bigwigs over at BBC 1xtra have decided to clean house in 2011 (fired DJs) and have implemented some changes (reshuffled DJs time slots). Fellow blogger Miss Lala reports that Twin B will take over the breakfast show slot, a slot which was previously held by DJ Trevor Nelson.  Trevor will move to the 10am-1pm slot and Gemma Cairney will take over on weekday afternoons. Nick Bright (7am-10am) with the weekend breakfast show.  Charlie Sloth will present on Saturdays (10am-1pm) CJ Beats, on Sunday (10am-1pm) Sarah Jane Crawford, weekend afternoons (1pm-4pm) DJs who []

UK NEWS: GOLDIE TEAMS UP WITH PRINCE HARRY IN NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR MUSICAL TALENT

Via BBC News Drum ‘n’ bass star Goldie has teamed up with Prince Harry to help organise a concert featuring 12 young musicians chosen after a nationwide search. BBC Two series Goldie’s Band – By Royal Appointment will follow Goldie as he searches the UK for 17 to 24-year-olds with “raw musical talent”. The musicians will then be mentored by artists including former Robbie Williams songwriter Guy Chambers. The series will end with a Buckingham Palace gig in front of Prince Harry. []

UK NEWS: THE ‘BIG DAWG’ TIM WESTWOOD OFFERED £50K TO APPEAR ON TV SHOW ‘DANCING ON ICE’

The “big dawg” Tim Westwood has claimed via Twitter that producers from ITV1 show Dancing On Ice have offered him £50K to appear on next years show as one of the ‘celebrity’ contestants. As expected most of Tim’s followers have encouraged him to join next years line up, I’m guessing  for their own amusement. The Hip Hop/Rap show BBC Radio 1/ 1xtra DJ replied, “I’d have to dance on ice with a woman who looks like a man in drag. But then later followed up with, “What time does Baywater rink shut tonite? []

UK TV: JASON LEWIS – SNIGGERS WITH ATTITUDE CLIP

British comedian Jason Lewis’ new comedy sketch show Sniggers With Attitude will air soon on the BBC, but in the meantime check out this clip from the show. Jason has found a strange new way to eradicate knife crime forever. Walk around carrying a giant black dildo instead. Funny. Your thoughts please…

UK NEWS: BBC UNDER PREASURE TO FIRE DJ TIM WESTWOOD AFTER HE ENCOURAGES DRUG USE AT FESTIVAL

Via The Mail The BBC was facing calls yesterday to sack a DJ who was filmed encouraging fans to take drugs as a rave festival. Controversial Radio 1 presenter Tim Westwood, who was earlier this month unveiled by the corporation as the face of a new charity scheme, was filmed goading a crowd with a slew of four-letter expletives whilst DJing at the event last weekend. The footage shows the 52-year-old on stage shouting over the audience: ‘Are you ready to party []

UK NEWS: PLAYRIGHT BLASTS BBC’S ‘WELCOME TO LAGOS’

Via Digital Spy Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka has branded a BBC documentary about the slums in Lagos “condescending” and “colonialist”. Aired on BBC Two, three-episode mini-series Welcome To Lagos tracked people living in the poorest areas of the Nigerian city to celebrate their industriousness. Speaking to The Guardian, Nobel Laureate Soyinka said that the documentary was “the most tendentious and lopsided programme” he had ever seen. Despite the series receiving critical praise in the UK, Soyinka said that it demonstrated “the worst []

UK TV: ACTRESS TIANA BENJAMIN QUITS EASTENDERS

Via Digital Spy EastEnders actress Tiana Benjamin is to bow out of the BBC soap later this year, Digital Spy can confirm. The 25-year-old – who has played beautician Chelsea Fox since May 2006 – recently decided to leave her Albert Square counterpart behind and pursue other projects. Speaking of her decision, she said: “I have had an amazing time at EastEnders and this has been a very difficult decision for me to make but now seems like the right time to []