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Aretha Franklin said to be 'seriously ill'

Image caption The star’s albums include Lady Soul and I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”, according to a person close to the veteran soul singer. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Franklin was gravely unwell. The 76-year-old cancelled […]

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UKTV: Dave and Gold channels return to Virgin Media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Comedy panel show Taskmaster is among the programmes returning to Virgin Media customers’ TVs Television channels such as Dave and Gold are returning to the screens of Virgin Media customers after a fees dispute with UKTV was resolved. Virgin Media said that free-to-air channels had already been restored, with […]

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Ant and Dec postpone 2019's Saturday Night Takeaway

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ant McPartlin said his treatment for addiction is going “very well” Ant and Dec have postponed next year’s Saturday Night Takeaway, with the show not set to return until 2020. Dec Donnelly will also front November’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ alone, while Ant McPartlin continues to […]

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Chuckle Brothers star Barry dies at 73

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“To me, to you” – watch Barry Chuckle, left, in this ChuckleVision moment from 2006 Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73 after a short period of ill health. The entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in […]