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Strictly Come Dancing 2022, Halloween Week results: EastEnders actor James Bye is out

Bye faced Fleur East in the dance-off – the second for the singer, who is failing to connect with viewers. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Celebrating BBC 100 – Helen Skelton is top with a Blue Peter Charleston

The presenter triumphed on a bizarre show overtaken by birthday theming. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Harry Reid talks Witness for the Prosecution

As the Agatha Christie play celebrates its fifth birthday, the actor chats about returning to the role of Leonard Vole. Read my full London Theatre interview here

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Bonnie Langford: All I did in Doctor Who was say ‘but Doctor…’ and scream

I chatted to Bonnie Langford about Anything Goes, Doctor Who, EastEnders and more. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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Audio memory and good vibrations: how Strictly’s first deaf dancer might take home the glitterball

Deaf choreographer Mark Smith and deaf dancer Billy Read explain how Rose Ayling-Ellis will fare when she makes British TV history. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Speaking: The launch

Hello and welcome back to the safe, lovely, happy, sparkly world of Strictly Come Dancing! Here there are no rogues proroguing (just the odd lord – or maybe viscountess – a-leaping), and the only Article 50 we are concerned with … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Leon Lopez

Leon Lopez has had an unusual career trajectory, from pop group A:M and TV soaps like Brookside and EastEnders to musical theatre (including Rent and We Will Rock You) and directing independent films. He’s currently working with the RSC, celebrating … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Bitter experience has obliterated all possible hope for Strictly’s annual fright fest – best watched several dozen drinks in, when the more disturbing details begin to blur round the edges – but this was an abysmal show even by Halloween … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

I wouldn’t want to imply that the producers of Strictly have some kind of substance-abuse problem and/or are suffering a collective nervous breakdown. It’s just difficult to find another explanation for the acid-trip train wreck that was Movie Week. Or, … Continue reading

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Warde Street, Park Theatre

The advantage of basing drama on real events, particularly emotive ones like the 2005 London bombings, is that they have inbuilt resonance; the disadvantage, all too apparent in 2013 play Warde Street, is that it can be challenging to articulate a … Continue reading

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