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2011-03-28 13:20:00

AYLESFORD, England, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Door2Tour.com has reported that while the overall viewing figures for the 2011 series of Dancing on Ice may not have reached the heights of the show's first airing in 2006, the coach holidays and short breaks website latest revenue figures show an unprecedented year-on-year increase of over 1000% in packages for the live tour. The 5th live tour, hosted by Andi Peters and featuring skating legends Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, is...

2010-12-09 02:00:00

LONDON, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - UK Free Bets Site Freebetshere.com Aids Punters who Bet on Television Specials by Collating Free Bets Offers From Some Well Known UK Bookmakers Popular free bets (http://www.free-bets.co.uk/) directory Freebetshere.com, has recently launched X Factor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Strictly Come Dancing free bets offers to run alongside the more traditional bookmaker offers of football and horse racing. The best things in...

2010-11-08 05:40:00

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Leisure Hotels has announced it will be offering a series of Strictly Come Dancing Experience Breaks. The breaks will feature some of the most popular Strictly Professional Dancing Stars and judges from the TV show and they have been arranged in exclusive collaboration with BBC Worldwide. The Strictly Professional Dancing Stars appearing at the breaks are Anne Widdecombe's partner Anton Du Beke with his professional partner...

2009-10-04 13:33:28

Professional dancer Anton Du Beke of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing says he is not a racist despite calling TV star Laila Rouass a Paki. De Beke admitted to using the term of abuse for a Pakistani in reference to Rouass, known for her role on Footballers' Wives, and said he has since apologized for the remark, The Sunday Telegraph reported. There was no racist intent whatsoever but I accept that it is a term which causes offense and I regret my use of it, which was done without...

2009-07-19 11:21:40

The British government's official voice for older people, Joan Bakewell, alleges the BBC routinely cuts ties with female news presenters after they turn 50. The Sunday Times of London reported the ageism czar for the British government met with BBC director-general Mark Thompson this weekend to discuss the broadcaster's lack of older female TV news stars. It's like they have all somehow died off, Bakewell, 76, said. Television has this enormous influence and the lack of women over a certain...

2009-07-09 13:53:56

Pop star Alesha Dixon will be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing when the British TV competition series starts its seventh season this fall, the BBC said. Dixon, 30, won the 2007 edition of the popular dance-off. She is to replace outgoing judge Arlene Phillips, who is set to assume the duties of Strictly Come Dancing expert on The One Show. Slated to return as regular Strictly judges are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, the BBC said.

2009-06-21 11:22:54

The BBC's new series Strictly Come Dancing on Wheels will combine celebrities with disabled dancers in wheelchairs, an official for the British network says. BBC3 official Danny Cohen said among the celebrities lined up for the provisionally titled new series are singer Heather Small and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, The Sunday Telegraph reported. This is a really important project for us. The series will be surprising, fun and glamorous, Cohen said. Participating celebrities will each be...

2008-12-21 13:30:26

British TV actor Tom Chambers, star of Holby City, has won the BBC One dance competition series Strictly Come Dancing. Clare Harding said her 31-year-old husband had been intently practicing his dancing skills to defeat pop star Rachel Stevens in this weekend's finale, The Sunday Times of London reported. He has told me he is happiest on the dance floor, sad Harding, who married Chambers during the sixth season of the dancing series. He has worked so hard for 14 weeks to get here. Harding,...

2008-10-12 03:00:05

By ASK MORAG Q I'VE been trying to exercise more but can't seem to get motivated on dark, winter nights. I just want to stay indoors and eat chocolate. A EXERCISE doesn't have to mean jogging around dark streets. Why not go a bit Strictly Come Dancing and find a local salsa or jazzercise class? It's more fun and if you enjoy it then it's more likely to work. Q HOW can I stop myself snacking on my kids' meals during the school break? I find it hard to resist if they are having chips. A...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.