Debbie McGee says Strictly showdance will be a ‘nice swansong’

Debbie McGee has promised that her final dance on Strictly Come Dancing will be “a very nice swansong” to her journey on the show.

The four finalists (BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly stars happy for BBC to keep voting figures private as they prepare for finale

Strictly Come Dancing finalist Debbie McGee has revealed she agrees with the BBC’s policy on not releasing voting figures for the hit show.

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy (Ian West/PA)

Hollywood executives launch commission for sexual misconduct

Hollywood executives have launched a commission to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.

Morgan Spurlock (Yui Mok/PA)

YouTube Red drops Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me 2 after harassment confession

Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me sequel has been dropped by YouTube Red after the documentary filmmaker confessed to being “part of the problem” in a blog post detailing past sexual harassment and infidelity.


Strictly finalists choose their favourite dances of the series

Alexandra Burke has listed a tango by fellow finalist Gemma Atkinson as her favourite routine on this series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Nelly (Yui Mok/PA)

Rape case against rapper Nelly dropped by US prosecutors

Prosecutors have dropped a rape case against rapper Nelly after his accuser refused to co-operate.

Joe McFadden (Guy Levy/BBC)

Joe McFadden reveals secret to Strictly Come Dancing success ahead of final

Strictly Come Dancing finalist Joe McFadden has revealed his secret weapon for success in the competition.

Iain Lee (ITV/PA)

I’m A Celeb bullying accusations continue as follow-up show airs

I’m A Celebrity’s bullying furore continued almost one week after the show ended as Rebekah Vardy broke down in tears after discovering the accusations.

Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)

Music fans ‘crucified’ by secondary ticketing sites, artist booking agent says

Music fans are being crucified by the secondary ticketing site, a booking agent has warned.

Ed Sheeran (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Anti-Theresa May song band in bid to rival Sheeran for Christmas number one

A band who reached number four in the charts with a song labelling Theresa May a “liar” have launched a bid for Christmas number one.

Gemma Atkinson (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

Gemma Atkinson: Strictly success has inspired broader women to dance

Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma Atkinson was told she would be too muscular to take part in the competition, she has revealed.

The Royal Court Theatre (Jeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock/PA)

Royal Court theatre u-turn on production cancelled over harassment allegations

The Royal Court has reversed its decision to cancel a production of Rita, Sue And Bob Too following accusations of censorship.

Alexandra Burke (Guy Levy/BBC)

Alexandra Burke: Mum would be proud of me for reaching Strictly final

Alexandra Burke has said her late mother Melissa Bell would be proud of her for reaching the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Carrie Fisher (Ian West/PA)

Petition to make Princess Leia an official Disney princess passes 100k signatures

A petition calling for Star Wars’ Princess Leia to be named an official Disney Princess has passed 100,000 signatures.

Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)

Ed Sheeran tipped to land Christmas Number One

Ed Sheeran  is front-runner in the race for the Christmas Number One.

Debbie McGee (Guy Levy/BBC)

Debbie McGee: Strictly success has opened new doors for me

Debbie McGee has said she wants to capitalise on her Strictly Come Dancing success.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (Ben Birchall/PA)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to guest-edit National Geographic UK

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Mo Farah and Dame Ellen MacArthur are among the high-profile Brits who will guest-edit the UK edition of National Geographic magazine in 2018.

Chris Hollins (Ian West/PA)

Chris Hollins: Strictly celebs take unofficial dance lessons before show starts

Former Strictly winner Chris Hollins says celebrities take unofficial dance lessons as soon as they are booked for the show.

Heinz Wolff death

Great Egg Race presenter and scientist Heinz Wolff dies at 89

Renowned scientist and television presenter Heinz Wolff has died aged 89.

Debbie McGee (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

Debbie has regained her sparkle since Strictly, says mother Babs

Debbie McGee’s mother has sent the star an emotional message ahead of the Strictly Come Dancing final.

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