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White Dee to join Benidorm

White Dee has joined the cast of 'Benidorm'. The 'Benefit Street' star - whose real name is Deirdre Kelly - is set to make a cameo in the next series of ITV's popular comedy show - alongside Sherrie Hewson, Tim Healy and Jake Canuso - when it returns to screens next year. The 44-year-old's manager, Barry Tomes, told the Daily Star newspaper: ''I always thought she would be brilliant in the series. I can imagine her sharing benefit tips by the pool while rubbing in the baby oil. It would be TV gold. It's a show that she has wanted to
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Benidorm to return for another series

'Benidorm' will return for another series. The eighth season of the popular comedy - starring Sherrie Hewson, Tim Healy and Jake Canuso - is set to wrap up tonight (22.02.16) but fans won't have to wait too long to see their favourite characters getting up to mischief in the Solana hotel as bosses have confirmed they're set to kick off filming for the next installment in four weeks' time in Costa Blanca, Spain. Saskia Schuster - the commissioning editor of 'Benidorm' - said: ''The storylines for the new series of 'Benidorm' are wonderfully sharp and funny capturing the very heart and
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David Morrissey to replace James Nesbitt in The Missing

'Benidorm' will return for another series. The eighth season of the popular comedy - starring Sherrie Hewson, Tim Healy and Jake Canuso - is set to wrap up tonight (22.02.16) but fans won't have to wait too long to see their favourite characters getting up to mischief in the Solana hotel as bosses have confirmed they're set to kick off filming for the next installment in four weeks' time in Costa Blanca, Spain. Saskia Schuster - the commissioning editor of 'Benidorm' - said: ''The storylines for the new series of 'Benidorm' are wonderfully sharp and funny capturing the very heart and
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Jake Canuso up for Strictly Come Dancing

'Benidorm' star Jake Canuso wants to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The actor - who plays barman Mateo Castellanos in the sitcom - is a big fan of the BBC ballroom show and thinks he could do well because many years ago he used to dance. When asked if he would like to take part in a reality TV show such as 'Strictly...', Jake said; ''You know what I was talking about that long ago I would love to do 'Strictly...' because 555 years ago I used to dance and of course I think they wouldn't get me in because they think
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David Beckham wants to trek jungle with Bear Grylls

'Benidorm' star Jake Canuso wants to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The actor - who plays barman Mateo Castellanos in the sitcom - is a big fan of the BBC ballroom show and thinks he could do well because many years ago he used to dance. When asked if he would like to take part in a reality TV show such as 'Strictly...', Jake said; ''You know what I was talking about that long ago I would love to do 'Strictly...' because 555 years ago I used to dance and of course I think they wouldn't get me in because they think
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Benidorm cast get the giggles in exclusive outtakes clip

If this exclusive outtakes clip is anything to go by, it appears the cast of Benidorm have just as many laughs off screen as they do in front of the camera.

The cast descends into laughter as Johnny Vegas forgets a fellow character's name, while Jake Canuso admits defeat after getting tongue-tied in a scene.

The laughter keeps coming as Tim Healy's mistake suggests he's thinking of the catering table, and once again Vegas tries to control his giggles as a scene goes wrong.

Benidorm was recently renewed for an eighth series.

The comedy will film seven new episodes in Spain later this year.

Dame Joan Collins reprised her role as Solana Group boss Crystal Hennessy-Vass in the current seventh series, which airs on ITV.

Benidorm series 7 is out on DVD on 23rd February and available to order from Amazon.
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - CBB: Live Eviction, Ascension

Benidorm: ITV, 9pm

More belly laughs from our favourite chaotic holiday resort as the seventh series continues with more celebrity cameos.

Joyce Temple-Savage (Sherrie Hewson) leaves Mateo (Jake Canuso) in charge while she recovers from her dodgy botox disaster. Meanwhile Les (Tim Healy) is in for a shock when his ex-wife Gloria (Denise Black) turns up at the Solana.

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction: Channel 5, 9pm

After this week's surprise eviction twist rocked the house, who will be the next housemate to get booted out?

The public cast their votes once again, while host Emma Willis chats to tonight's evictee.

Ascension: Sky1, 9pm

Don't miss the second instalment of this gripping three-part sci-fi drama, starring Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town).

The year is 1963 and a group of humans have been sent into space to ensure the survival of the human race. 50 years into their century-long voyage,
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20 things we saw at The National Television Awards' 20th ceremony

Kris Jenner not knowing which way is up, Dermot O'Leary propped on Amanda Holden's knee and the entirety of Danny Dyer's speech - there were definitely a lot of funny and bizarre moments during last night's National Television Awards.

And Digital Spy had front row (well, near enough) seats to both the ceremony and afterparty - so here's 20 things that you wouldn't have seen on TV last night.

National Television Awards 2015 as it happened: Live blog

NTAs 2015: Best reactions to 'Georgie Shore', David Tennant and more

1. We were seated in the first row, outside of the red-carpeted pen that was holding all the celebs at the front. Sat next to us were some of the Geordie (or should that be Georgie, Kris Jenner?) Shore lads and lasses that didn't quite make the cut into being classed as proper celebrities. Marnie Simpson, along with newbies Chloe November and Nathan Henry,
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Benidorm's Jake Canuso: "I'd love to do Strictly Come Dancing"

Benidorm actor Jake Canuso has admitted he would love to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

The star, who plays waiter Mateo on the ITV show, revealed his hopes during an interview on This Morning today (Thursday, January 15).

When asked if he would follow in co-star Nadia Sawalha's footsteps and go into the Big Brother house, he said: "I've watched a bit of Big Brother… but I can't watch it because of all the horrible stuff that goes on. Would I do it? I prefer to do stuff like Splash! that I did where I learn something.

"I'd love to do Strictly, and people always go that you can't do it because you were a dancer - but that was two hundred and fifty years ago!"

Canuso also described what it was like working with his co-stars, saying of Johnny Vegas: "I adore him. He's brilliant."

He added
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Jake Canuso wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

Jake Canuso wants to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The 'Benidorm' star - who appeared on ITV diving competition 'Splash!' in 2013 - has confessed he would love to compete on the BBC One ballroom dance contest as it would give him the chance to ''learn something'' and insisted his previous dance experience wouldn't give him an upper hand. However, the 45-year-old actor - whose new 'Benidorm' co-star Nadia Sawalha is currently appearing on 'Celebrity Big Brother' - admitted he wouldn't be too keen to star on the Channel 5 reality series. He said: ''I've watched a bit of 'Big Brother'... But
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Johnny Vegas to return to Benidorm

Johnny Vegas is to return to 'Benidorm'. The 42-year-old comedian - who starred in the ITV show from 2007 to 2009 - is set to make a comeback to the sitcom next year as his well-loved character Geoff Maltby, alongside Crissy Rock, who will play Janey York again, and Elsie Kelly as Noreen Maltby. Show favourites Sherrie Hewson, who plays manageress Joyce Temple Savage, Tim Healy, who plays Les/Lesley, and Jake Canuso, who plays hunky bar worker Mateo, will return to the Spanish Solana resort as usual. The ITV director of entertainment Elaine Bedell said:''After another successful run on screen we're
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Benidorm to return for 7th series, Johnny Vegas to come back

Benidorm is to return for a seventh series, ITV has confirmed.

Johnny Vegas, Elsie Kelly and Crissy Rock have also been announced to be making returns as The Oracle, Noreen and Janey York, respectively.

The Oracle was last seen in the third series, when he began dating Chantelle Garvey, while Noreen last appeared in series five and Janey stopped managing the Solana resort in the fourth run.

Benidorm's sixth series averaged 6.8 million viewers for ITV, scoring its highest figures since 2011.

The new series will also include returning characters Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Les/Lesley (Tim Healy) and Mateo (Jake Canuso) among others.

ITV's Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell said: "After another successful run on screen we're thrilled that a new series is about to start shooting on location in Spain.

"We're equally pleased that some familiar faces from the Solana's past will be making a welcome return to the sunshine.
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Joan Collins stars in Benidorm finale - watch video

Joan Collins has joined the cast of Benidorm for the series six finale.

The 80-year-old former Dynasty actress plays Crystal Henessy-Vass - chairman and CEO of the Solana Hotel Group and Joyce Temple-Savage's (Sherrie Hewson) boss.

Crystal arrives at the Solana to inspect the 4-star Benidorm hotel, and the straight-talking manager is quick to make an impression on barman Mateo (Jake Canuso) and Les/Lesley (Tim Healey).

The final episode of Benidorm airs Thursday night at 9pm on ITV.

Collins revealed last year that she turned down a role in Goldfinger, after being offered the iconic part of Jill Masterson.
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Benidorm unveils new series six trailer - watch

A new trailer for Benidorm's sixth series has been released by ITV.

The clip teases the arrival of the Dyke family, played by Perry Benson, Hannah Waddingham, Bel Powley and Danny Walters, who will join the regular cast at the Solana resort.

Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, Sheila Reid, Oliver Stokes, Sherrie Hewson, Kenny Ireland, Tim Healey and Jake Canuso all return to the ITV comedy for the new series.

Meanwhile, Matthew Kelly is back as Cyril Babcock and former Brookside actor Philip Olivier will star as a "sexy new barman".

Joan Collins will play Crystal Hennesy-Vas, the CEO of the Solana Hotel Group, while former Coronation Street star Ken Morley also appears.

Benidorm returns to ITV on Thursday, January 2 at 9pm.

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Win The Bible boxset on Blu-ray

To mark the release of The Bible on 26th December, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event has been a huge success in the USA and continues to entertain and inspire across the globe.

Narrated by BAFTA award winner Robert Powell (Jesus of Nazareth), The Bible features powerful performances from a formidable UK cast including Nonzo Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kierston Wareing (Eastenders), Louise Delamere (Waking the Dead), Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch) Jake Canuso (Benidorm), Paul Freeman (Hot Fuzz), Simon Kunz (The Parent Trap) and Peter Guinness (Centurion). Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado stunningly portrays Jesus Christ and beloved Irish actress Roma Downey stars as Mother Mary.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Jack Whitehall's Bad Education: Pictures from today's Christmas special

Jack Whitehall's hit BBC Three comedy Bad Education returns for a Christmas special tonight, and the pupils of Abbey Grove bring their own unique take on the festive tradition of a school theatre production.

After Mr Fraser (Mat Horne) places Alfie (Jack Whitehall) in charge, the teacher and his class decide to mash-up RoboCop and The Nutcracker to create their own special show Robocracker.

Frances Barber, playing Alfie's estranged mother, Jake Canuso, cast as her new husband Javier, and Whitehall's Fresh Meat co-star Greg McHugh will all cameo in the episode.

The comedy has constantly broken ratings records since it launched on BBC Three in 2012.

Earlier this year, the first episode of series 2 premiered on iPlayer, which proved to be a successful experiment with more than 1.5 million requests prior to its television airing.

A Us version of the show, An American Bad Education, has been ordered by the ABC network.
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Joan Collins, Matthew Kelly, Krankies for new 'Benidorm'

Benidorm will return for a sixth series in the New Year on ITV and a new family will be joining the series regulars.

Perry Benson, Hannah Waddingham, Bel Powley and Danny Walters will play the Dykes, a new family who arrive at the Solana resort.

The Dykes are from Watford and Clive (Benson) is firmly under the thumb of no nonsense wife Tonya (Waddingham). The two kids are "young, single and looking for fun".

The four newcomers join returning cast regulars Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, Sheila Reid, Oliver Stokes, Sherrie Hewson, Kenny Ireland, Tim Healey and Jake Canuso. Meanwhile, Nicholas Burns will return as Martin Weedon for the first time since series three.

This year's guest cameos will include the return of Matthew Kelly as Cyril Babcock, former Coronation Street actor Ken Morley as the head of a local hairdressing mafia and Philip Olivier as a "sexy new barman".

Also
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'Bad Education': First look at Harry Enfield in Jack Whitehall comedy

Harry Enfield and Samantha Spiro are the latest actors to have landed guest roles on the second series of BBC Three's comedy show Bad Education.

Enfield and Spiro are set to appear in the fourth episode of the show's second run, which will be available from today (September 17) on BBC iPlayer.

The episode, titled 'Valentine's Day', will subsequently air on BBC Three on Tuesday, September 24 at 10pm.

Enfield has been cast as Martin, Alfie's dad, while Spiro has been cast as Professor Green, Martin's new love interest.

Greg McHugh, Frances Barber and Jake Canuso are among the other guest stars in series two of the comedy, which stars Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne and Sarah Solemani.

Ahead of the show's return earlier this month, Whitehall told Digital Spy that he felt the "pressure" of matching the success of the first run of episodes.

"It was quite a lot of pressure, I guess.
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'Bad Education': First look at Jack Whitehall in series two

Jack Whitehall returns to Abbey Grove School next month for the second series of his hit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education.

The first pictures for series two feature Whitehall's self-styled maverick Alfie Wickers taking part in the school's synchronised diving competition, organised by Headmaster Mr Fraser (Mat Horne), who has been inspired by Tom Daley reality show Splash!.

Alfie's class don't normally take part in the school swimming gala, but he ends up luring his class to join in after taking a bet from deputy head Miss Pickwell (Michelle Gomez).

American actor Kyle Soller is a new addition to the cast in episode two as Mr Schwimer, who is a history teaching rival for Alfie.

Sarah Solemani also returns as Alfie's love interest Miss Gulliver.

Other storylines in series two will include a drugs awareness day that ends in utter humiliation for Alfie, Fraser staging Abbey Grove's own Take Me Out,
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'The Bible': Mark Burnett and Roma Downey tackle Genesis to Revelation

Each Christmas and Easter season, History and other cablenets air a number of documentaries on various aspects of the Bible, usually featuring talking-head experts and iffy-looking dramatic re-creations.

Often these productions take a skeptical look at the historicity or accuracy or veracity of biblical accounts, as if the last thing in the world a documentary would want to be seen doing is taking anything in the Bible at face value.

But skepticism was the last thing on the minds of reality TV mogul Mark Burnett ("The Apprentice," "Survivor") and his wife, actress Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel"), when they set out as executive producers of "The Bible," airing Sundays from March 3 to March 31, which is Easter Sunday this year.

Joined by their faith and a love for the sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity, they have spearheaded a 10-hour, five-part dramatic series that spans the Old and New Testaments,
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