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Rachel Riley left wide-eyed as Countdown viewers call out ‘filth’ over two cheeky words

When asked about this by MailOnline, she said: “As long as they’ll have me!

“I’m halfway there already. She did 26 years when I took over.

“I love it and I’m really lucky that it brings me other opportunities, and it’s not every day so I’ve been able to have loads of family time.”

“It’s really fun and I’m really good friends with Susie who I’ve worked with all this time and the team behind the scenes are brilliant.”

Countdown airs on weekdays on Channel 4 at 2.10pm.

Author: Fay Watson
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Helen Skelton hits out at backlash from viewers over her short skirts ‘I don’t have time!’

Helen continued: “I think anybody who works in telly would find it very difficult how to say no to it.”

Despite her hint, Helen appears to be fully booked up.

She explained: “I’m in the middle of filming two series for Channel Four and this live series for Channel Five and I’ve got this National Grid podcast starting next which is 12 months of me kind of exploring the nation’s clean and green energy.

“To be honest, I’m chock-a-block full at the minute and I’m kind of really excited about the podcast.”

Discussing the podcast that has seen her become a judge for National Grid’s Voices for a Green future competition, she said: “It’s not something I’ve ever wanted to do before, but when National Grid approached me about doing this, I was like ‘yeah, I mean that’s kind of a bit different’.

“It’s a chance to kind of really get out and find out about how many green energy sources you know this country is already using, we’ve come so far in terms of moving away from fossil fuels and I don’t think people realise it.”

Author: Daniel Bird
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NOW TV viewers will lose a popular channel overnight, Sky confirms

Sky-owned streaming service NOW, formerly NOW TV, will remove popular Discovery channel from its Entertainment Membership. With no change in price, NOW subscribers will lose access to the channel. That includes both access to the live channel as well as on-demand content.

The first sign that something might be brewing was when NOW stripped out all mention of the Discovery channel from the FAQ section on its website earlier this month. If that sounds familiar, it’s likely because there was a threat that Sky Q customers could lose access to all Discovery-owned channels last year. However, the two companies reached a long-term agreement to keep the channels on its satellite service.

However, that clearly hasn’t helped those who watch Sky TV through its contract-free service, NOW.

Discovery recently launched its own streaming service, dubbed Discovery+, which includes its live channels and on-demand boxsets. There is a free subscription tier that includes access to live channels Really, Quest, Quest Red and a few more. There’s also catch-up shows from the last 30 days, but not access to the full on-demand catalogue. To get access to that, you’ll need to pay £4.99 a month.

As well as on-demand boxsets, Discovery+ adds access to all channels, including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and more.

If you’re desperate to catch up with every episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Ghost Adventures, and more, you might want to consider taking out a standalone subscription to Discovery+. You can get a slight discount if you pay for an annual subscription, which costs £49.99, or £4.20 a month.

Speaking about the decision to drop Discovery from NOW, a spokesperson for the company told ISPreview: “We are constantly evaluating the needs of our customers and aim to deliver an ever-changing range of high-quality content that they love. From June 30, Discovery content will no longer be available on NOW, however our members can still enjoy fantastic shows from Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime and many more.”

The news comes a few weeks after NOW decided to add children’s live channels and boxsets to its Entertainment Membership at no extra cost. Priced at £9.99 a month, subscribers will get access to Sky One, Sky Atlantic, MTV, Sky Crime, Sky Documentaries, Sky Comedy, Challenge, National Geographic, and more.

The latest shake-up also saw Sky increase the price of its NOW Boost add-on service for all new customers. Currently, £3 a month, those joining the contract-free streaming service after July 15, 2021 will need to pay an extra £5 a month to unlock 1080p High Definition, the ability to stream on multiple screens in the same house with the same subscription, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and 50 frames-per-second for sports.

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Nintendo's Direct “Dominated” E3 2021, Peaking At 3.1 Million Viewers

When E3 is done, the discussion normally turns to who ‘won’ it. The general consensus this year seems to be Nintendo and Microsoft put on the best shows, but there are plenty of other takes on the annual event.

According to E3’s official voting panel – comprised of editors from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+, Game Bonfire and IGN China – Microsoft held the best presentation. It also apparently showed off the most anticipated game: Forza Horizon 5.

Now, while we could leave it there – if you want to know who really ‘won’ E3, or at least who was the most popular – it was Nintendo’s E3 Direct broadcast. According to data from Stream Hatchet – “Nintendo Dominated” E3’s developer conferences, with its highest peak of viewers coming in at 3.1 million.

Keep in mind, the stats for all broadcasts cover both YouTube and Twitch views:

In second place was Xbox with 2.3 million viewers. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, noted how it was the company’s most viewed E3 ever – congratulations to the team.

Noticeably, indie publisher Devolver Digital was also up with the best – attracting over one million viewers with its parody skit littered with real game announcements. So, what did you think of E3 2021? Was Nintendo’s presentation your favourite?

Leave a comment down below.

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Peter Levy responds to viewers annoyed by Look North Euros disruption

Stalwart BBC presenter Peter Levy has responded to viewer grievances about the disruption to the BBC Look North schedule because of Euro 2020.

The Look North anchor, 65, took to Twitter last night to respond to one regular viewer and confirmed that “it’s going to be a bit all over the places for a few weeks”.

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He promised viewers: “I’ll keep you posted on air and on here.”

Today’s local bulletins will be delayed by the Turkey vs Wales match which is being shown live on BBC One from 5pm, local news will be shown at the later time of 7.55pm.

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In the original complaint the viewer said that coverage of the Euro 2020 “messes up tv dinner watching local news at 18.30” leaving their routine in tatters.

The complainant suggested that most households now have access to BBC Wales where they believed the match should be shown so the BBC could “leave us all to enjoy fish and chips, on a comfy sofa at our usual time.”

In a sympathetic reply, Peter Levy wrote: “Yes sorry about timings, it’s going to be a bit all over the places for a few weeks.

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“I’ll keep you posted on air and on here. Tomorrow night is 7 55pm.”

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Disruption to regular broadcasts is also to be expected on Friday (18 June) when Croatia face the Czech Republic at 5pm on BBC One.

Author: [email protected] (Gregory Ford)
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GB News viewers love Michelle Dewberry's Hull accent

Michelle Dewberry debuted her new show on GB News tonight.

The former Apprentice winner was competing with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UEFA Euro 2020 for viewers’ attention.

She hosted her prime time two-hour slot, Dewbs & Co, at 6pm on the new Freeview channel, just as Mr Johnson held a press conference in which he announced there would be a delay on fully lifting restrictions.

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Tweeting about the show, one said: “I thought the accent would grate after about 30 minutes but no, she’s doing fine and importantly bright and intelligent. Great start.”

“@MichelleDewbs has such a fantastic accent!” another said.

While a third Tweeted: “A thoroughly enjoyable programme Michelle, you did an excellent job! #GBNews is now a permanent fixture on my TV screen.”

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But some were not quite as complimentary about some aspects of the show.

“Love the show,” one said. “Nice to see new faces and love your accent. Needs to be a bit brighter instead of the dark background and can some please sort out the reflection of the auto-cue behind you as it is distracting. Other than that great channel.”

Another said: “24hrs on still many technical issues remain. @MichelleDewbs looked relieved to make it through her show. Now on @afneil’s show there are sync issues with Boris Johnson’s statement.”

A third Tweeted: “You’re coming across great and like real person!!! which is completely refreshing. Sound is a real issue though, but sure it’s just a teething issue. Good luck to all a GBN.”

Others picked up on “issues” too.

“Loved the show,” one said. “Interesting and well presented. I’m sure the glitches will be ironed out.”

Another said: “Watched you and you were smashing, yes a few technical problems but you did a marvellous job. It must have been difficult your first show. Well done love.”

“@MichelleDewbs you did perfect…don’t b***** worry about the tech issues they’ll get fixed,” another Tweet said. “Your confidence will grow as you do more… just don’t think too much about it. Well done!”

Last night’s GB News launch show hosted by Andrew Neil came in for criticism from some, for “grainy pictures” and “out of sync” dialogue, but others were urging the dubious to give Dewbs a chance, after she discussed with Andrew the stories and voices she was keen to air on her programme.

Michelle herself tweeted that she was feeling “a healthy mix of nerves and excitement” ahead of her show launch tonight and that kind messages of support she had received were all “massively appreciated”.

After the channel launch last night, she tweeted: “Never, ever been as nervous on TV as I was just then.

“Everything I do, I do in honour of my sister and I know she will be looking down, watching us and super proud. History in the making. Thanks to everyone for your support. Much appreciated. Onwards and upwards #gbnews.”

Author: [email protected] (Sophie Kitching)
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Viewers furious as Dame Barbara Windsor left out of BAFTA tributes

BAFTA viewers were not happy as the award show did not honour Dame Barbara Windsor.

During the show a number of stars who were lost in the last year were mentioned in a touching video.

Halfway through the BBC‘s coverage, host Richard Ayoade told people watching at home: “Now it’s time to pause, reflect and remember the people we have sadly lost in the past 12 months.”

Musician Alexis French then began playing Bluebird on the piano as a montage began to play.

Various television stars who have passed away in the last year were included such as Ann Lynn, Larry King, Tony Morris, Frank Windsor and Ronald Pickup.

But it did not mention Dame Barbara, The Mirror reports.

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Host Richard Ayoade told viewers it was ‘time to pause, reflect and remember the people we have sadly lost in the past 12 months’

As the montage continued, viewers saw clips of people such as Sabine Schmitz, Des O’Connor CBE, Charlotte Cornwell, Alan Igbon, commentators Peter Alliss and Murray Walker OBE appear on screen.

This was followed by a photo of Big Brother star Nikki Graheme, Tony Armatrading, Alan Curtis, Mark Eden, Archie Lyndhurst and former Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs MBE.

As the video went on, tributes were made to Geoffrey Palmer OBE, Nicola Pagett, Margaret Nolan, Bobby Ball, Charles Beeson, Colin Leventhal and Mahmood Jamal.

The final celebrities shown on screen were Frank Bough, John Sessions, Paul Ritter, Rosalind Knight, Trever Peacock, Dame Diana Rigg DBE and Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory OBE.

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Dame Barbara Windsor passed away on December 10 last year but was missing from the tributes montage.

Taking to Twitter, many viewers tuning in at home were not happy with her absence.

One person asked: “Did I miss it or did the @BBC just miss off the late Dame Barbara Windsor when paying tribute to those who we have lost this past year on the @BAFTA’s?

“If so, that’s pretty shocking considering she was one of the best actresses the BBC has ever had!” they added.

Another wrote: “Surprised Barbara Windsor wasn’t amongst the tributes #VirginMediaBAFTAs.”

A third viewer claimed: “dame barbra windsor should have been there !! #VirginMediaBAFTAs and a fourth person fumed: “where the hell was barbara windsor ???? #VirginMediaBAFTAs.”

Another asked: “Why did they not include Barbara Windsor #VirginMediaBAFTAs.”

Author: [email protected] (Kirsty McCormack, Lucy Marshall)
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BAFTAs 2021 viewers blast 'woke' ceremony: 'It was stomach-churning nonsense'

The BAFTA TV Awards took place in London with the stars of the small screen gracing the red carpet at the paired-back ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic. Richard Ayoade hosted the event which was later criticised by some on social media.

Viewers took to Twitter to slam the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for having a “woke” agenda.

They claimed the ceremony had been “totally politicised”.

This year the academy celebrated its most diverse list of winners.

However, some said the organisation should be renamed the “WAFTAS” or “Woke Academy”.

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“It was so great to see so much diversity in the #BAFTAS last night. Hopefully this is a sign of the future and not a one off,” another added.

Last night’s winners included Paul Mescal, who won the leading actor accolade for his role in Normal People, and Michaela Coel who scooped the leading actress award for I May Destroy You.

The show, which was written and produced by the 33-year-old star, also won best miniseries.

Also at the event, dance troupe Diversity won Virgin Media’s must-see moment for their Britain’s Got Talent routine, which was inspired by the BLM protests.

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen blasted as viewers hit out at star for 'selling out'

Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen and her family have captivated audiences as they share their life working on their farm. The Channel 5 favourite has recently been hit with claims of “selling out” as some fans urged the shepherdess to not be “exploited”.
It comes after the 46-year-old took to Instagram and shared a snap alongside her son Miles promoting the use of Crave Pet Food protein strips and chunks for their sheepdog Midge.

It is not uncommon for people with large social media followings to be approached by companies to advertise their products through their online accounts.

This can result in either a payment or the person posting being able to use the product free of charge.

In view of her 325,000 followers, Amanda penned: “A treat every now and then does no harm and Midge loves @cravepetfooduk protein strips and chunks.

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“Sheepdogs are highly intelligent and extremely energetic so we use the CRAVE treats with 100% natural chicken or beef as a reward for good behaviour #satisfytheirnature.”

Viewers inundated the comment section, as one wrote: “Please don’t do the advertising.”

Another commented: “Nooo don’t sell out to these companies keep it real!”

“Please don’t spoil it!! Innocence, hard work believing in your roots!! Don’t be taken over by exploitation! You are such a lovely family,” a third added.

Another commented: “Can’t believe people are whinging about her doing an advert? So what nothing wrong with it at all. Don’t like it don’t follow her. Some people need to get a life.”

“How many people who have judged Amanda have that many children to feed. Amanda, I take my hat off to you. You are amazing,” another remarked.

Amanda has previously opened up about her life on the farm and admitted the family had been reliant on tourists in previous years.

She said: “I know a lot of people will think ‘Well, not a lot has changed with your life as a shepherd’ and while it may seem like in the countryside, the pandemic is so very far away but that’s actually not the case.

“In the first instance, we have diversified as a farm and we are very reliant on tourists.”

Amanda continued to the Mirror Online: “The first six months of the year is very hands-on with the sheep throughout the winter but, come the end of lambing season, we’re looking after people instead, shepherding tourists.

“Of course, that never happened last year – the people never came.”

Our Yorkshire Farm is available to watch on My 5.

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