Monday, 22 October 2012
The Daily: October 22
By Rosie MartinBruce's holiday from Strictly Come Dancing
Sir Bruce Forsyth is to take a week's holiday next month, halfway through the current series of Strictly Come Dancing. He will miss one show on November 10th so he can rest before the following week's live episode at Wembley Arena. Brucie, named last month as the longest serving male TV entertainer by the Guinness World Records, has never voluntarily missed a show before. A spokesman for the show said: "Even national treasures are allowed to take a week off." Meanwhile Jerry Hall's stint on the show came to the end and Strictly beat its rival show X Factor by the biggest ever margin in ratings with a record 2million extra viewers tuning in.
Buy your 'pukka' sandwich at Boots!
The lovely Jamie has created a range of 21 'Jamie Does Lunch' products for Boots, including sandwiches, wraps, salads and dips, offering twists on classic recipes like Empire chicken salad, Bombay potatoes and Indian carrot salad, as well as more exotic bites such as the Italian-inspired sandwich Muffuletta.
Jamie said "I wanted to make lunchtimes really exciting, so my range takes inspiration from all over the world, with everything from British classics to Moroccan flatbreads."
The new lunchtime line launched today in 100 Boots stores in key commuter sites.
'Touching Distance' James Cracknell's heroic survival
James Cracknell, the two time Olympic Champion, and his wife Beverly Turner have written a book 'Touching Distance' describing their difficult journey following Cracknell's cycling accident in July 2010.
Cracknell was hit by the wing mirror of a petrol tanker travelling at 70mph during his attempt to reach New York from Los Angeles in 16 days by running, cycling, rowing and swimming. He suffered severe brain injury which greatly affected his personality.
In an extract from the book, James describes how he felt when he returned home "I had to relearn most tasks and physical skills, even walking. To those around me, I was short-tempered, frustrated and angry."
The book is an honest and powerful account of James survival, released on October 25th RRP £18.99.
Great Expectations premiere closes BFI London Film Festival
Charles Dickens greatest novel 'Great Expectations' latest remake, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham and Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, closed the British Film Institute's London Film Festival last night. Expectations are high for the film with War Horse's Jeremy Irvine starring as the young orphan Pip who falls in love with Miss Havisham's adopted daughter, Estella, played by Holliday Grainger.
Helena Bonham Carter jokingly said of her role: "The archetypal image of Miss Havisham is somebody who's probably a pensioner in a bridesmaid's dress, so when Mike phoned me up, first of all I was like 'Jesus, am I that old?' and he said 'no, no, no, no, darling you are the right age'.
Great Expectations is released in cinemas in the UK on November 30
Clare Balding host of new BBC show 'Britain's Brightest'
The gold star of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics, former lady jockey champion Clare Balding will return to our screens as the host of a new Saturday night entertainment BBC show 'Britain's Brightest'. The show will uses puzzles and challenges to find the most brilliant brain from 24 hopeful competitors. Clare said of her new role "I am so excited to be given the opportunity to explore and test intelligence in a format that will be fun, informative and entertaining."
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