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Andrew Scott: Important I don’t always play freaks

Sherlock star Andrew Scott has said it is important he does not only portray “freaks”.

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Rajar figures don’t show full picture, says Radio 1 controller

The radio industry needs to “wake up and start judging success in a different way” instead of focusing on traditional ratings, the controller of BBC Radio 1 has said.

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Louis Walsh: ‘About time’ X Factor winner hails from Scotland

X Factor judge Louis Walsh said it is “about time” the show had a winner from Scotland as auditions kicked off in Edinburgh.

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Sister of murdered school girl Milly Dowler ‘lost her childhood’

The sister of murdered school girl Milly Dowler has said she lost her childhood the night her younger sibling went missing.

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New song from Prince’s father to celebrate 101st birthday

A new song from Prince’s late father is to be released to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday.

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Riz Ahmed, Naomie Harris and Warwick Davis added to Oscars panel in diversity drive

Riz Ahmed, Naomie Harris and Warwick Davis are among the actors invited to become film academy members as it makes a bid to boost diversity at the Oscars.

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Peter Kay sends message to young fan battling cancer

Peter Kay has sent a heartwarming message to a cancer-stricken fan as he prepares to organise a special fundraising gig for the youngster.

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Soap fans upset about shows being disrupted for football

Coronation Street and Emmerdale fans are outraged that both soaps have been ditched from two nights of this week’s TV schedule to make way for football.

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R2-D2 character built from Star Wars film parts sells for more than £2 million

A complete R2-D2 made from pieces salvaged from the Star Wars films by a British enthusiast has been sold for 2.76 million dollars (£2.13 million).

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Love Island fans rally behind Camilla after Jonny heartbreak

Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow was left single after Wednesday night’s episode as Jonny Mitchell dashed off to embark on a romance with Tyla Carr.

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Dallas actress Linda Gray: I still talk to late co-star Larry Hagman

Dallas actress Linda Gray has said she believes her late co-star Larry Hagman’s spirit is around her and that she often talks with him.

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Adele uses Wembley gig to urge fans to donate to Grenfell Tower survivors

Adele has made an emotional plea with fans to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire as she kicked off the first of four sold-out London shows.

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Lack of diversity in UK film industry is leading to skills shortage, review finds

Star Wars boss Kathleen Kennedy and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli have called for more diversity in the UK film industry as research found there is a “pandemic lack of inclusion” in the business.

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Andy Warhol’s ‘first selfie’ sells for £6m

Andy Warhol’s “first selfie”, the painting which catapulted the pop artist to worldwide fame, has been sold at auction for £6 million.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley announces birth of son with Jason Statham

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has welcomed her first child with actor Jason Statham.

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Paolo Nutini cleared of drink-driving charge

Singer Paolo Nutini has been cleared of drink-driving in his home town earlier this year.

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Guy Ritchie, Rita Ora and Charli XCX among stars stepping out at Serpentine Summer Party

Brooklyn Beckham and Rita Ora were among the dozens of stars turning out for the Serpentine Summer Party on Wednesday evening.

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Love Island’s Simon says Jonny has had ‘weight lifted’ by dumping Camilla for Tyla

The Love Island villa was hit with a surprise dumping in Wednesday’s episode, and Simon Searles was the unlucky hunk to receive the booting.

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Former Pan’s People star Ruth Pearson dies aged 70

Ruth Pearson, one of the founding members of Top Of The Pops dance troupe Pan’s People, has died at the age of 70, her publicist said.

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A life in books: The late Paddington author Michael Bond on his earliest reading memories

Michael Bond was still dreaming up new adventures for his most famous creation – Paddington Bear – right up until his death at the age of 91.

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