Matt Hancock paid £45k for SAS reality TV show

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was paid £45,000 for taking part in Channel 4 reality show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. The fee - revealed on the register of MPs' financial interests - is a fraction of the £400,000 he is reported to have got for ITV's I'm A Celebrity.
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King Charles borrowed £20m to save Dumfries house - but he'll never live there

King Charles III's Scottish restoration project, Dumfries House, is to be showcased on ITV on Wednesday evening in the documentary, A Royal Grand Design. The royal acquired the property in 2007 when he was the Prince of Wales, before his son Prince William took the title. The website explains: "Used £20million of his own charitable foundation’s money and personally brokered a £45million deal to secure the house and its collection of Chippendale furniture."
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16.6 million watched England claim victory over Wales in World Cup

An average audience of 16.6 million TV viewers watched England’s 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday night.The World Cup match on BBC One also had an audience share of 67.9%, according to overnight figures from ratings agency Barb provided by the BBC.The number does not include those who watched on the Welsh language channel S4C.Others will have watched the game on iPlayer, although those figures will not be reflected in the overnight data from Barb.England secured victory over Wales with two goals from Marcus Rashford and one from Phil Foden, securing them a place in the last 16.It comes after...

Fairy lights and some of the other unexpected costs of Christmas

Money-saving whizz and national treasure Martin Lewis has highlighted some of the unexpected costs of Christmas.Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, he urged people against using bright incandescent lights, as they can be “expensive” to run.Instead, he recommends using LED lights to get your fill of festive sparkle. “If you’ve got LED lights, a string of 100 – which is a pretty decent amount – if you were to have them for six hours every day over a month, would cost 18p [for the month] roughly,” he said.“So they are not very expensive to run. I know many people who...

Watch Argentina vs. Poland World Cup 2022 Match From Anywhere

Two of the most feted and prolific goal-scorers in the history of soccer meet for the first time ever internationally, as Lionel Messi of Argentina faces Robert Lewandowski of Poland in a must-win World Cup match for the South American team. Both have been crowned Best FIFA Men's Player in the past three years: Lewandowski in 2020 and 2021, with Messi taking the title in 2019.

Matt Hancock paid £45,000 to appear on Celebrity SAS

Matt Hancock was paid £45,000 to appear on an upcoming series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, it has been revealed.The former health secretary – who finished third on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! – declared the payment in an update to the MPs’ Register of Interests published on Wednesday.It showed the MP spent 80 hours filming the Channel 4 programme while parliament was in recess between late September and early October – shortly before heading to Australia to appear in the jungle.Mr Hancock is yet to declare the amount he was paid to appear on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, which...

Miriam Margolyes deals out dubious dating advice on This Morning

Miriam Margolyes has doled out her rather unconventional dating advice for any single people looking for love this festive season.The British-Australian actor, who is known for her candid and honest manner, made a slew of suggestions for those seeking romance during an appearance on ITV’s This Morning.Margolyes took viewers’ calls with hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby and was asked by a caller named Leanne how she can become more confident in dating.At first, the Harry Potter star suggested dating websites and apps, “like Grindr”, although she appeared not to realise that it specifically caters to gay communities.Schofield chimed...

​Council urge Glastonbury to improve crowd control for 2023 festival

Mendip District Council has urged for better crowd control at Glastonbury Festival’s 2023 event during a meeting with the scrutiny board on Tuesday, November 22. The board asked that the festival improve safety aspects, and work on “excessive loudness and low-frequency noise” in light of complaints from local residents following this year’s event.

Brighton film and TV producer Derek Granger dies aged 101

Brideshead Revisited producer Derek Granger has died at the age of 101. During his TV career, Granger also produced ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street in its early days from 1961-1962 when he worked at Granada Television, now known as ITV Granada. A statement from his close friends said: “Brideshead...

Matt Hancock paid £45,000 to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Matt Hancock was paid £45,000 to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, it has emerged. The former health secretary declared the payment in an update to the MPs' Register of Interests published today. The entry also revealed he spent 80 hours filming the programme while parliament was in...

‘It’s on ITV – Oh well’: Has Gary Lineker invoked the TV curse?

In the superstitious world of football fandem, there is just one omen worrying England supporters ahead of their last-16 tie – the so-called ITV curse. The terrestrial rivals have dramatically different records in producing wins for England at major tournaments. Since the first match of France 1998, the BBC has enjoyed a 75 per cent win rate at the World Cup, while ITV's is just 13 per cent.