Latest Christine Bleakley Stories

2008-10-11 09:00:17

The Belfast Telegraph has a message for its readers today - an old saying adapted for a new era. It's "Vote Early, Vote Often". You'll be relieved to know this has nothing to do with elections but instead refers to tonight's editions of X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. Co Down's Christine Bleakley is an early favourite on the BBC1 dance show, while Dungiven teenager Eoghan Quigg is bidding for X Factor glory on ITV. But they won't stand a chance of success without strong support from...

2008-10-11 09:00:17

By Maureen Coleman Northern Irish television viewers were today urged to get voting as two local talents prepared to put on the performances of their lives. Pubs in Dungiven are expected to be packed out with punters tonight, cheering on schoolboy Eoghan Quigg in his first live outing on the X Factor. The 14-year-old is one of 12 finalists who will get the chance to sing live on the ITV show tonight in a bid to win over the judges and the voting public. And on BBC1, Newtownards girl...

2008-08-29 03:00:37

HITTING THE DANCEFLOOR... Models Jodie Kidd and Lisa Snowdon, chef Gary Rhodes, and former S Club 7 singer, Rachel Stevens, are among celebrities hoping to foxtrot their way to victory in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. The sixth series will feature two more couples than in previous years and even more episodes. The weekend show returns to BBC1 with hosts, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. Pictured right - The women: The One Show presenter, Christine Bleakley, model Jodie Kidd,...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By Rick Fulton STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced the line-up for this year's celebrity dance off. The sixth series of the popular BBC One series, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, begins again next month, and there will16 contestants in the mix - two more than last year. Making up the female hopefuls are ex-EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace, S Club 7 beauty Rachel Stevens, The One Show co-host Christine Bleakley, shamed model Jodie Kidd, George Clooney's...

2008-08-23 12:00:38

NORTHERN Ireland's Christine Bleakley could be the One to watch in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. The One Show star is tipped to turn twinkletoes when the celebrity ballroom dancing series returns to our screens in three weeks. Christine, (27), is said to be part of the lineup that 80-year- old Bruce Forsyth will oversee in his final series of the BBC smash. She'll be competing against former S-Club singer Rachel Stevens, ex- Eastender Jessie Wallace and former BBC...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.