Mrs Brown’s Boys’ main man Brendan O’Carroll to host new BBC panel show For Facts Sake

Mrs Brown's Boys' main man Brendan O'Carroll to host new BBC panel show For Facts Sake
Brendan O’Carroll is ditching his Mrs Brown get-up for a new BBC One panel show

Mrs Brown’s Boys’ frontman Brendan O’Carroll is about to turn game show host, after being snapped up to front the new BBC panel show For Facts Sake.

Yup, Brendan will be ditching the wig and the padded bra and appearing as himself as main man of the quiz, which will set out to celebrate ordinary people and their extraordinary facts.

And he’s not the only Mrs Brown’s Boys’ regular who’ll be showing up either – as other cast members will be heading up the two teams as they go against each other in a bid to outdo each other with their knowledge of fascinating facts and true trivia.

‘I’m really excited to be doing a show where I don’t have to wear a bra!’ Brendan quipped.

Mrs Brown's Boys' main man Brendan O'Carroll to host new BBC panel show For Facts Sake
Nope, he won’t be doing it as the Mammy (Picture: BBC)

‘When we did the pilot it was great fun, if we can capture that on the screen we are all in for a good time.’

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content said: I can’t wait for Brendan O’Carroll to bring his own inimitable warmth and wit to a brand new comedy panel show for BBC One.

The show will air on BBC One later this year.

And given the continued popularity of Mrs Brown’s Boys – which won the festive ratings battle with almost 7m viewers tuning in on Christmas Day – we’re guessing this one could be a ratings hit too…

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Amanda Holden becomes latest victim of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway pranking

Amanda Holden becomes latest victim of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway pranking
Amanda Holden isn’t quite sure what’s going on (Picture: ITV)

As Saturday Night Takeaway returns, so does Ant and Dec’s infamous pranking – and this time Amanda Holden is the unsuspecting victim.

This weekend’s show will see their Britain’s Got Talent colleague enduring the presenting gig of her nightmares as the pair go Undercover – and leave her wondering what on earth’s going on.

They make their move as Amanda prepares to do some filming for shopping channel QVC selling her homeware range – unaware that Ant and Dec are attempting to cause chaos behind the scenes.

Amanda Holden becomes latest victim of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway pranking
Dirty cups on set anyone? (Picture: ITV)

Cue dirty cups and banana skins being discarded around the set, a somewhat awkward moment with a stuck drawer, and a set invasion in the middle of one of her broadcasts.

Amanda Holden becomes latest victim of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway pranking
Will she guess what’s going on? (Picture: ITV)

Oh, and let’s not forget about that production team member who’s been instructed by the duo to refer to her as ‘Mandy Pandy’ (er, right) – or the fact that sparks will, literally be flying in the finale.

Amanda Holden becomes latest victim of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway pranking
Chaos reigns (Picture: ITV)

But has Ms Holden fallen for it all – or has she wised up to the fact that Ant and Dec are behind all the peculiar goings-on?

You’ll just have to tune in and find out.

Undercover will feature in the brand new Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway which returns to ITV on Saturday 24th February at 7pm.

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Gogglebox’s Chris Butland-Steed announces he’s leaving the show after 5 years

Gogglebox’s Chris Butland-Steed announces he's leaving the show after 5 years
Chris Steed and Stephen Webb (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)

Gogglebox original Chris Butland-Steed is leaving the show after five years, while his ex and on-screen partner Stephen Webb will continue.

The Brighton-based hairdresser became one of the most beloved faces on the show, known for his scathing put-downs across a variety of shows from the sofa in his home in Hove, West Sussex.

Channel 4 have since announced he is standing down from the show and won’t be appearing in the next series, with reports suggesting he’ll be replaced by his ex Stephen’s mother.

Gogglebox’s Chris Butland-Steed announces he's leaving the show after 5 years
Chris Steed and Stephen Webb have been a regular on the show since series one (Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: ‘Chris has decided to pursue other opportunities but we want to thank him for his fantastic contributions across ten series.’

The move is speculated to have occurred after Chris fell out with his on-screen pal and ex-lover Stephen.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: ‘Stephen has sorted out a deal with the producers. He can carry on appearing in the show with his mum – and that meant cutting out his ex.

‘Chris had hoped he would be able to sort out a deal with another friend but it didn’t work out and he will not be featured in the new series.’

Stephen’s mum has briefly appeared on the show before, and is believed to have been motivated by the absence of Leon Bernicoff following his death in December.

The Siddiqui family and the Tappers are now the only remaining original Gogglebox stars, having both been on the show since series one. has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

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EastEnders spoilers: Stacey Fowler discovers who mysterious Hayley is

Stacey discovers who mysterious Hayley is in EastEnders
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Stacey Fowler has had her eyes opened in EastEnders as newcomer Hayley has made her aware of who she is – has Stacey come face to face with a relative as rumours continue to mount that Hayley is a Slater? Or has Hayley revealed something else to her? 

Fans know that Hayley is out to get Martin and when she flirted with him and gave him her number, viewers knew that she had ulterior motives. Next week, she joins Martin when he takes the kids out and when he is late home, Stacey hits the roof – but has Hayley deliberately led Martin astray to make him look like he isn’t co-operating with Stacey?

Stacey reacts to Hayley in EastEnders
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Tonight, Stacey was taken aback when Hayley kissed Martin’s cheek and after Martin was out of earshot, Hayley whispered something in Stacey’s ear after she demanded to know who she was.

Whatever Hayley told her certainly shut Stacey up and gave her food for thought – so could they be allies and team up to bring Martin down?

And will Hayley’s secret be what triggers the return of Stacey’s relatives Mo, Jean and Kat?

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This Morning introduced viewers to the world’s hottest vet and absolutely no one could concentrate on the animals

This Morning is the gift that keeps on giving – not only are we getting a load of information on some really cool animals, but it’s being fed to us by the hottest vet in the world.

Now, can anyone remember what animals were actually on the show?

Dr Evan Antin appeared on the show on Thursday to show off some interesting exotic animals, but you may know him from the excruciatingly hot American vet from your late night Insta stalks.

Thank you This Morning for introducing us to Dr Evan Antin, the world's hottest vet

Dr Evan was introduced to us with a Shamrock Macaw perched majestically on his arm, as Phillip Shcofield asked him: ‘Do people think you’re an actor rather than a proper vet?’

‘Yeah all the time’, Evan said. ‘Even when I go into the exam room, they’re like, “Are you really my pet’s doctor?”

‘I mean it is what it is, overall that title has brought me a lot more positive things so I’m still grateful for it.’

The 31-year-old said that he’d got into animals at his young age after growing up with a creek in his back yard.’

But it’s doubtful anyone remembers that bit, because as far as Twitter is concerned, Britain was getting a little bit hot under the collar at the site of Dr Evan.

The Los Angeles doctor brought out a number of exotic guests, including an Eagle Owl, a chameleon and the Shamrock Macaw – who seemed a little bit ungrateful to be perched on Evan’s arm.

‘She’s getting a little bit impatient here,’ he said, before the bird let out a shrill scream and full-on bit Evan.

Can’t say we wouldn’t have done the same.

This Morning continues weekdays at 10.30am on ITV1.

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EastEnders spoilers: Louise Mitchell and Hunter Owen get together thanks to Tiffany Butcher?

Louise and Hunter get together as Tiffany matchmakes in EastEnders?
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Louise Mitchell and Hunter Owen could be about to embark on their already predicted romance in EastEnders as Tiffany Butcher works on uniting them. But will her efforts at getting them together pay off?

Hunter and Louise have history as Louise and her mum Lisa used to live with him and Mel in Portugal. Hunter has been enjoying catching up with Louise and as he and Mel settle back into Walford, they spend more time together and Tiffany notices sparks.

Earlier in the week, Karen Taylor encourages Louise, Bex and Tiffany to include Bernadette in their friendship group so she isn’t relying on being mates with Ted Murray. However, Tiffany helps her to sneak off and have another game of chess.

Tiffany makes friends with Louise in EastEnders
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Elsewhere, Hunter is busy helping Mel with the re-opening of the club but feels irked by Jack Branning hanging around, which leads to him sabotaging the sign.

Later in the week though, things are looking up as Tiffany puts her plan into action and plays matchmaker in her own unique way. Can she get Hunter and Louise to become an item?

And what is Tiffany’s ulterior motive?

One to watch: Friday 2nd March at 8pm on BBC One.

10 EastEnders spoilers: Aidan’s killer revenge, Louise new romance, Martin in danger

Killer revenge, Louise romance, Martin danger and 7 more EastEnders spoilers
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There are new relationships potentially blossoming in EastEnders as Mel Owen grows closer to Jack Branning when she is grateful for his help while Mel’s son Hunter may have found romance with Louise Mitchell thanks to some matchmaking courtesy of Tiffany Butcher. 

But it’s not all love and harmony in Walford – Aidan Maguire continues to remain on a mission of revenge and when the Carters stand up to him, they may end up regretting it when the repercussions become clear. Meanwhile, mysterious Hayley has Martin Fowler just where she wants him as she plots to bring him down.

Here are the latest EastEnders developments:

10 EastEnders spoilers

  • Aidan delivers a huge threat to Mick as he confronts him over the drugs dealing at the Vic.
  • Mel allows Jack to help her at the club but they realise that they aren’t alone when the burglar alarm is triggered.
  • Bernadette sneaks off from her friends to spend some more time with Ted.
  • Hayley causes Martin to be late back with the kids, prompting Stacey to take action.
  • Linda arrives back and confronts Aidan when she realises what is going on but Mick worries about the consequence.
  • Mel offers Billy a job as doorman after setting him a challenge.
  • Aidan gives Keanu a risky job to undertake.
  • Mariam puts pressure on Masood to find a wife.
  • Kim and Denise brace themselves for the results of the DNA test.
  • Tiffany plays matchmaker between Louise and Hunter but what is in it for her?

Monday 26th February

Mick confronts Aidan in EastEnders
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The Carters are at a loss over how to stop Aidan and when Mick stands up to the dealer, he is forced to come face to face with Aidan. As Mick makes his feelings clear, Aidan hits back with a threat that he can’t ignore.

Mel arrives at the club to find the alarm playing up again and when Jack arrives to help out, she reluctantly accepts. But before long, they realise that they aren’t alone in there. Elsewhere, Stacey is fuming to come across a letter from Martin’s solicitor but he insists that it was sent by mistake.

Karen enlists the help of Louise, Bex and Tiffany to hang out with Bernadette but with Tiffany’s help, Bernadette manages to sneak away to play more chess with Ted.

Tuesday 27th February

Martin hangs out with Hayley in EastEnders
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Martin takes Arthur and Hope for the day and promises Stacey that he will have them back on time. When he meets up with Hayley though, he is swayed by her influence and ignores messages and calls from Stacey – leading to big consequences.

Linda arrives home and gets to the truth about what is happening with Aidan but her actions land the family in a worrying situation. Mel sets Billy a challenge when he pleads for a job and before long, he is given an offer.

Keanu helps Jay out at the parlour when the power goes out.

Thursday 1st March

The club reopens but Hunter has a surprise for Mel in EastEnders
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It’s the day of the club opening and Hunter is keen to help Mel ensure that it goes smoothly. Jack also helps out and reaches out to Hunter as it is the anniversary of Steve’s death. Mel is grateful but Hunter soon responds by sabotaging the new sign.

Aidan gives Keanu a mysterious package to hide in a coffin at the parlour and also offers Mick some hush money. But Linda takes matters into her own hands, leading Mick to make a decision that could have huge consequences.

Mariam continues to put pressure on Masood to find a wife.

Friday 2nd March

Jay asks Keanu what is going on in EastEnders
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Jay catches Keanu trying to move the box he is hiding from Aidan while Tiffany tries to matchmake Louise and Hunter and the Carters face huge repercussions from Aidan for their actions.

Kim finds a letter with DNA results and prepares for both outcomes as Denise comes round – but a misunderstanding leaves Denise upset. After things calm down, Denise decides that it’s better not to know the results but will Kim agree?