Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink driving

Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink driving Media playback is unsupported in your machine TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban after pleading responsible to drink driving. Talking exterior Wimbledon Magistrates’ Courtroom, he mentioned: “I let myself down, I let lots of people down. For that I am really sorry.” He additionally mentioned he was “grateful no-one was harm” within the three-car collision

The BBC reporters who strip off to host The Bare Podcast

The BBC reporters who strip off to host The Naked Podcast “It is awkward, it is embarrassing, however everyone seems to be on the identical stage,” snort Jenny Eels and Kat Harbourne, the ladies behind The Bare Podcast. The pair strip off with an interviewee simply earlier than the podcast dialog begins. The query, in fact, is why? “When Kat got here up with the thought, I pressured her to

Why extra authors are going audio-only

Why more authors are going audio-only A brand new assortment of brief tales that includes works from 18 well-known authors is bypassing print and going straight to audiobook. Might this be an indication of issues to return? Final week, figures from Nielsen Bookscan confirmed audiobook gross sales have doubled within the final 5 years, rising by 12% in 2017 alone. Their rising recognition was mentioned to have been largely driven

Kylie Minogue 'grateful' for first primary album since 2010

Kylie Minogue 'thankful' for first number one album since 2010 Actress turned singer Kylie Minogue has stated she is “overwhelmed, joyful, proud [and] emotional” to have her first UK primary album in eight years. “I do not know the place to start out,” stated the Aussie star, who final held the highest spot in 2010 along with her album Aphrodite. “Thanks to everyone who has been concerned in getting Golden

Love, Simon: The teenager movie serving to individuals come out

Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out “It is onerous for me to wrap my head round it. It is past overwhelming.” It is no shock writer Becky Albertalli feels this manner – the ebook she wrote as Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda has been made into the cultural phenomenon that’s Love, Simon. Not solely has it been delighting audiences, with stars like Neil Patrick Harris and

Why crime fiction is making a killing

Why crime fiction is making a killing British readers have develop into extra gripped by crime and thriller novels, with gross sales up by 19% between 2015 and 2017, new figures counsel. The rise has been fuelled by the expansion of psychological thrillers and the success of huge names like Lee Youngster, James Patterson and Dan Brown. Final 12 months, 18.7 million crime books had been bought – 19% greater

Woman Leshurr: YouTube's queen bee

Lady Leshurr: YouTube's queen bee Ten years in the past, Woman Leshurr would’ve been thought of a rapper, pure and easy. However in the present day, the 29-year-old’s vastly profitable on-line movies make her tough to classify. “I by no means thought I might be classed as a YouTuber, however I assume I’m technically,” she tells BBC Information. “YouTube has completed all the pieces for my profession.” Leshurr (whose stage

Isaac Gracie: From choir boy to the charts

Isaac Gracie: From choir boy to the charts Isaac Gracie’s life modified ceaselessly the day his voice broke. From the age of seven, the London-born singer had been a chorister, rehearsing and performing six occasions every week with the Ealing Abbey Choir. “I used to be within the full cassocks and every little thing,” remembers the 23-year-old. “And by the tip of it I had a giant, fats chain as

Olivier Awards 2018: Hip hop musical Hamilton dominates

Olivier Awards 2018: Hip hop musical Hamilton dominates Media playback is unsupported in your system Hip hop musical Hamilton has swept the board on the Olivier Awards, choosing up seven gongs from its 13 nominations. It equals Matilda’s 2012 report for many Olivier Awards gained by a musical. The West Finish manufacturing of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s present about US founding father Alexander Hamilton gained finest new musical and excellent achievement in

Peter Kay stage look delights Automobile Share followers

Peter Kay stage appearance delights Car Share fans Peter Kay has appeared on stage for the primary time since cancelling all future work initiatives, together with his stand-up tour, for household causes. The comic greeted virtually three,000 followers at Blackpool Opera Home, over the past of three charity screenings of his BBC comedy Automobile Share. The 44-year-old thanked the viewers for coming to see the particular finale of the sitcom