16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
DANCING on Ice could soon have to rename itself Swimming in Water if problems with the rink are not fixed in time.
Bosses are splashing out thousands of pounds on insulation after the ice in Bovingdon, Herts, began to melt ahead of rehearsals for the show’s launch on January 6.
The first show, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, is set to air on January 6 but bosses are said to be worried about the ice melting
Gemma Collins lands awkwardly during training as she prepares for hit show
A telly source said: “They already have three chillers powered on generators to keep the ice cold, but the studio seems to be too warm to keep everything frozen.
They have been installing insulation so the temperature doesn’t rise any more. It’s very hard to get it right — a few degrees out and puddles can begin to appear.”
The show returns on Sunday nights with Holly Willoughby and co-host Phillip Schofield at the helm.
The line-up includes Towie’s Gemma Collins, singer Brian McFadden, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan and Grease actress Didi Conn.
Producers have reportedly spent thousands of pounds of installing intulation
Gemma Collins is part of the 2019 Dancing on Ice line-up
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BIZARRE TV COLUMN
Love Island: Santa claws come out
TEARS, tantrums and a couple pretending everything is fine in paradise – it sounds like any other Christmas get-together.
Jack and Dani put on a united front
Georgia wore a Christmas jumper with two creatively placed puddings
Sam is thought to have confronted Georgia during the reunion
Hailey paired her festive jumper with black boots and a mini skirt
Tonight’s Love Island: The Christmas Reunion, on ITV2 at 9pm, sees Sam Bird confront Georgia Steel about her cheating. And Ellie Brown challenging Charlie Blake about his.
Meanwhile, Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham do their best to act as if they haven’t had a big row. Anything to protect their TV deals and endorsements.
Michael puts his PM Ed on
HE’S already played two British Prime Ministers on screen, now Michael Maloney has got a hat-trick.
Michael Maloney will play Edward Heath in The Crown
The Suffolk-born actor will play Edward Heath in the third series of Netflix drama The Crown, alongside Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter.
Michael played John Major in BBC2’s Margaret, and Sir Robert Peel in The Young Victoria. He is now set to begin filming scenes which will show him rowing with a notorious trade union leader.
In an exclusive interview at the Sky Women in Film and TV Awards, Michael said: “I’ve done an awful lot research. It’s been very, very interesting. All I know in advance is I’m going to have an argument with Arthur Scargill. I’m not sure who wins yet. I think I got the job in April and I’ve been waiting to do it ever since. So at last I’m starting.”
I hope he’s not heading for a winter of discontent.
Edward Heath was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974
[boxout headline=”bizbit”]LAST year’s Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn has announced her pregnancy.
The Sweets in the City owner exclusively told The Sun: “I’m so excited. It’s fantastic news to round off a brilliant year.”
Lucky to have a grandma like Joanna
JOANNA Lumley is arguably an unlikely Black Eyed Peas fan, but that hasn’t stopped her from securing a spot as host of their ITV special on Saturday night at 10.05pm.
Joanna has revealed she is a fan of WILL.I.AM
But she admits she hasn’t kept in contact with lead singer WILL.I.AM after filming a BBC1 documentary with him in 2014, saying: “No of course not. People like me don’t stay in touch with Will.
‘Hi Will, I’m your grandmother’s age’.
“But he is wonderful and it’s been lovely to see him.”
Anyone would be lucky to have a grandma like Joanna.
She’ll need a big chimney
CRANBERRIES are not the only saucy thing in Mary Berry’s house this Christmas.
Mary Berry’s new show will air Monday night at 8:30pm on BBC1
The cheeky Bake Off queen flirts up a storm on BBC1’s Mary Berry’s Christmas Party tonight at 8.30pm, with news anchor Huw Edwards, and she also reveals her ideal festive treat – Poldark hunk Aidan Turner.
While making a meringue roulade with Aidan’s co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, Mary says: “Aside from Aidan Turner, I can’t think of anything more I’d like for Christmas.”
She’ll need a big chimney.
[boxout headline=”Bizbit” intro=”JAMES May has made off with a part of The Grand Tour set after Amazon said it would move away from studio-based shows.”]Jeremy Clarkson posted on social media yesterday: “James May has stolen a carpet from our tent.”
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[boxout headline=”Soapbox” intro=”IN EastEnders, Hayley has moved in with the Ahmeds after last week’s events, but Alfie wants her to come home. When he tries to resolve the situation, he’s surprised to learn that Hayley wants to give Cherry up.”]And Ian comes to Jean’s rescue after she is the victim of an attempted mugging.
Meanwhile, in Coronation Street, Kate and Rana have a blazing row after Rana admits she doesn’t want a baby at all.
In the bistro, Kate bites her tongue when Michelle innocently talks about her baby plans with Robert. But, later, over a drink with Adam, Kate comes up with a cunning plan to seduce him in order to finally get the thing she’s been longing so desperately for.
WHAT? 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4, 9pm.
WHY? This episode, the 200th, features a touching back story for motorcycle accident victim Ky, plus a love story and an insight into the life of a long-serving staffer.
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