Stewart Turner

  • The awkward Helen Mirren interview Michael Parkinson refused to apologise for

    Michael Parkinson's interview with Helen Mirren was one of his most toe-curling.

  • Barbeque ’67 – the bizarre story of the UK’s ‘first ever rock festival’

    We remember Barbeque '67 - the UK's first ever rock festival, which featured 1960s icons like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream playing against the bizarre backdrop of an agricultural outbuilding in Lincolnshire.

  • Sue Perkins says she quit the Great British Bake Off 'in a heartbeat'

    If you had visions of former Bake Off host Sue Perkins taking a long and agonising amount of time to decide to quit the show a few months back, think again. Opening up for the first time about her big decision not to end up squished between endless commercials over on Channel 4, Sue admitted that she made the decision “in a heartbeat”. 47-year-old Sue also admitted she was more than a little bit baffled about why GBBO had to move to Channel 4 in the first place.

  • Anais Gallagher shames her mum Meg Mathews for flaunting £120 towel

    Teenager Anais Gallagher has hilariously called out her mum Meg Mathews for ostentatiously flaunting a £120 designer towel in front of a charity poster. “Finished at last packing presents, Physio, homing dogs , and now coco the best massage #missioni towels ….. spot Oscar sleeps between my legs for the whole time ……” trilled Meg, in what’s possibly a contender for the smuggest Instagram update of all time. Alongside the caption was a photo of a naked Meg getting a rather nice pre-Chrimbo massage – but it was the poster for charity Unicef in the background that stole most of the attention.

  • John Partridge offers to help homeless EastEnders co-star Danniella Westbrook

    Help could be at hand for homeless EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook, after former co-star John Partridge saw worrying photos of her and urged her to “get in touch”. The 45-year-old actor, who played Christian Clarke in the BBC soap, told The Sun: “I mean I love Danniella. It’s terrible to hear that and if Danniella sees this or reads this and she needs something then she should get in touch.

  • Coleen Nolan forces trial seperation from husband - by going on Celebrity Big Brother

    Well, it’s certainly one way of sorting out your marriage woes, isn’t it?

  • Victoria Beckham books Mel C for extravagent New Year's Eve party

    Remember how Posh and Sporty decided they had far better things to do than hook up with the Spice Girls again earlier in the year? Victoria Beckham has shown the world exactly where her loyalties lie – by booking old pal Melanie Chishom to perform at her and David’s lavish New Year’s Eve bash in the Maldives. 42-year-old Mel C showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for rejoining the girl group a few months back, and Victoria decided she was far too busy with all of that fashion stuff to get back on stage and belt out ‘Wannabe’ for the umpteenth time, too.

  • EastEnders fans shocked by Danny Dyer's incredible trouser bulge

    EastEnders viewers really didn’t know quite where to look during last night’s episode.

  • Geordie Shore's Scotty T walks out of panto after money row

    Geordie Shore fans hoping to catch one of their favourite stars donning a crown to star as Prince Charming in Snow White this Christmas are in for a nasty shock. Yep, Scotty T has just WALKED AWAY from his role in a Leeds panto after an almighty row over how much money he’s getting.

  • East 17's Tony Mortimer confesses he hates 'Stay Another Day'

    Nothing quite says Christmas like four rough-looking lads from Walthamstow wearing oversized parkas, does it?

  • Dawn French says she relished her raunchy new TV role

    Comedy star Dawn French isn’t usually the kind of person you associate with raunchy sex scenes, but she admits she’s relished the opportunity to get stuck in during the filming of new Sky drama Delicious. Admitting that the role is a wee bit different to the Vicar of Dibley, Dawn said: “I’m in my late 50s and, despite what the younger generation might think, we do still have an interest in sex.

  • Craig Revel Horwood says Len Goodman will beg to come back to Strictly

    If last night’s big farewell to Strictly head judge Len Goodman left you a trembling wreck, here’s a little bit of good news.

  • Weatherman accused of hangover as Shipping Forecast goes badly wrong

    The BBC’s Shipping Forecast is such an iconic radio institution you could well imagine it still being broadcast in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. Poor old Tomasz failed to finish the forecast and had to hand over to newsreader Chris Aldridge after he spluttered his way through the round-up. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point southerly (very long pause….) or south-easterly four or five (sobbing, groaning, heaving followed by deep swallow) increasing six at times, fair, good.

  • BBC bans Rick Stein from wearing his favourite shirts on TV

    If you’ve ever caught an episode of Rick Stein’s Long Weekends, you’d be forgiven for wondering if the affable TV chef is receiving some sort of backhander from Ralph Lauren. Rick’s just been BANNED from wearing his favourite polo shirts on all future episodes of any BBC show. During a recent episode of the BBC 2 show show, while ironing a pink shirt on camera in Greece, Rick said: “People like Michael Portillo or Michael Palin, I am sure they get people who iron their shirts.

  • Has Simon Cowell already lined-up a wife for his son Eric?

    Little Eric Cowell is barely two years old, but it sounds like his old man’s already got his life mapped out for him. A month or so after suggesting admitting he’d actively encourage Eric to leave school at 16, it sounds like the X Factor star has already sorted him out with a partner, too. The object of Eric’s affections is Coco, who just happens to be the daughter of Simon’s ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour.

  • Could Scarlett Moffatt soon be presenting the Great British Bake Off?

    Scarlett Moffatt’s quest for world domination is showing no signs of slowing a couple of weeks on from her I’m A Celebrity win. The much-lived Geordie star is apparently now a shoo-in to replace Mel and Sue on Channel 4’s new look Great British Bake Off when it returns to our screens sometime in 2018. “Scarlett is now a serious contender – she opened a lot of eyes to her potential on I’m a Celebrity,” an insider has told The Mail on Sunday.

  • Kim Kardashian returns to social media with a series of raunchy photos

    Kim Kardashian has FINALLY broken her lengthy social media silence – in the most Kim Kardashian way possible.

  • The biggest celebrity social media fails of 2016

    What could possibly go wrong if you give a celebrity a mobile phone and their very own Twitter account? Well, quite a lot actually. 2016 has seen more than its fair share of itchy-fingered stars making ill-advised comments on their social media channels. Some blamed their ‘people’ and managed to get away with it all, while other less fortunate souls were unceremoniously dumped from their lucrative TV roles. We look back at 10 of the past twelve months’ most toe-curling social media fails

  • 2016's biggest celebrity Photoshop fails

    Some celebrities just can’t help firing up Photoshop before they upload that selfie to their Instagram account, can they? And no matter how many times eagle-eyed fans clap eyes on wonky walls, bendy doorframes and even missing limbs, they still keep on doing it. These are some of the worst offenders from the past twelve months. One hamfisted photo-editor even managed to make our list twice

  • 2016's biggest celebrity Photoshop fails

    Some celebrities just can’t help firing up Photoshop before they upload that selfie to their Instagram account, can they? Fans wondered if TOWIE star Amy Childs needed to get the builders in after spotting her rather dodgy looking door frame in October.