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Jb Gill to present children's TV show

Jb Gill is to present a five-part children's show on his farm. The 25-year-old singer - who starred in pop group Jls alongside Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold and Oritsé Williams - bought the property in Orpington, Kent four years ago and is set to open his doors to welcome the CBeebies cameras for 'Down On The Farm'. Jb - whose real name is Jonathan Benjamin - explained: ''I spend a lot of time on the farm, so it will be great to share this experience with the CBeebies audience. ''This is a really exciting venture for me, and I look forward to learning
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Weekly News Catchup: Brits, Baubles and Bonkers Big Brother

Welcome to Digital Spy's Weekly News Catchup, looking back at the biggest stories on the site over the past seven days.

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Awards season kicked off properly this week, with the Oscar nominations and Golden Globe Awards (and Critics' Choice Awards).

Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel were named the best films by the Globes judges and both picked up nods from the Academy a few days later.

'Dick Poop' got a surprise nomination at the Oscars, but incredibly The Lego Movie, Ava DuVernay, Mica Levi, David Oyelowo and Jake Gyllenhaal were all snubbed.

"You can create this stuff, George, but you sure can't direct it"

George Lucas didn't pick up an Academy nomination (or much love from the fans) when he directed the three Star Wars prequels.

He perhaps wisely handed over the reins to Jj Abrams for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, but this week
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Britain's Youngest Carers review baths, pills, dementia and homework

Former pop star Oritsé Williams remembered nursing his mother as a 12-year-old in this sobering look into the lives of child carers

Conventional thought has it that in the early years of the relationship, the parent-child covenant is almost exclusively a one-way street. Your parents bring you into the world and you settle in for a "here, let me do that" existence until such a time as you achieve a certain level of maturity and skill. But what happens when the roles are reversed when the child becomes the de facto parent?

Britain's Youngest Carers (Channel 4) met just a few of the "hidden army of young carers" that have taken on the job of looking after their ill and disabled parents and loved ones. There are officially 200,000 of them in the UK, though the unofficial figure veers into the absurd: 700,000. Ex-boyband member Oritsé Williams (formerly of Jls) was one
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Bones, 24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day: Sky1, 9pm

Time is running out when the override device is used to trigger an international incident. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) leads Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) and Mark (Tate Donovan) on a mission to locate their target.

Meanwhile, Audrey (Kim Raver) pursues diplomatic channels to prevent all-out war, and Chloe's (Mary Lynn Rajskub) fate hangs in the balance.

Bones: Sky Living, 9pm

David Boreanaz is behind the camera this week to direct the season finale of the American crime drama.

Booth (Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) visit an exclusive private school to investigate the death of a Venezuelan ambassador's son, found hanging from a tree.

Episodes: BBC Two, 10pm

The season finale kicks off as interest in The Opposite of Us intensifies when the script becomes the subject of a bidding war. As a result, Beverly (Tamsin Greig) struggles to keep Sean (Stephen Mangan) focused on returning to London.
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Jls Oritsé Williams to front Britain's Youngest Carers on Channel 4

Oritsé Williams is to front an upcoming Channel 4 documentary.

The Jls member will present the one-off programme Britain's Youngest Carers, in which he will meet young carers who look after their parents every day.

He will also meet up with experts who help young people cope with such difficult situations.

Williams's mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 12, and he soon became her carer.

The documentary will include Williams meeting a 6-year-old boy who cares for his mother by undertaking daily chores.

Britain's Youngest Carers will air later in 2014, and will be produced by Maroon Productions.

Singer Williams said of the documentary: "I wanted to make this film on Britain's young carers to bring awareness to the public after feeling isolated as a young carer myself. In this programme I expose the unknown."

Channel 4's Ade Rawcliffe said: "The statistics about the number of young carers
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Oritse Williams wants X Factor role

Jls' Oritse Williams wants a place on 'The X Factor' panel. The 26-year-old singer revealed he wouldn't turn down the offer to be a Judge on the show after assigning the success of his Brit Award-winning band to their appearance on the ITV show in 2008. When asked if he'd ever consider sitting on the 'The X Factor' panel alongside the likes of Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Sharon Osbourne, Oritse said: ''I'd never say no to something like that. I think where we've come from - you know we came through 'The X Factor' and I feel like it really kind
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Kylie Minogue too small for chair on The Voice

Jls' Oritse Williams wants a place on 'The X Factor' panel. The 26-year-old singer revealed he wouldn't turn down the offer to be a Judge on the show after assigning the success of his Brit Award-winning band to their appearance on the ITV show in 2008. When asked if he'd ever consider sitting on the 'The X Factor' panel alongside the likes of Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Sharon Osbourne, Oritse said: ''I'd never say no to something like that. I think where we've come from - you know we came through 'The X Factor' and I feel like it really kind
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Jls Oritsé Williams: 'Marvin Humes will kill it on The Voice UK'

Jls star Oritsé Williams has predicted that bandmate Marvin Humes will end up "taking over" TV following his recruitment to The Voice UK.

Humes was confirmed as Emma Willis's co-presenter for series three of The Voice last month. The pair will replace original hosts Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates.

Speaking to Digital Spy at the Pride of Britain Awards this week, Williams stated that Humes "will be great" on the BBC show, but admitted that he is not tempted to follow him into presenting.

"My brother's killing it. He's doing everything, he's taking over," he said. "It's amazing to see. Marvin's got many talents.

"I think he's going to be great [on The Voice]. His presenting skills, you've seen on This Morning [are great]. He's only going to be more amazing when he's doing it on such a bigger platform.

"Presenting's not really for me. I think Marvin's got that, I wouldn't want to
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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: 'I turned down Strictly to dance with wife'

Stepping Out star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Strictly Come Dancing because he wanted to dance with his wife Jackie.

The former Changing Rooms star said that he is often asked why he has never appeared on the BBC dancing series.

He told Pa: "So many people have always asked me for years and years why I've never done Strictly and I've never said yes to Strictly - because I don't want to dance with anyone else... crazy!

"For goodness' sake, why would I want to spend ten weeks learning to dance when actually the woman that I've been married to for the last 25 years very patiently has been waiting for me to rumba her?"

Brian McFadden, Denise Welch, Oritsé Williams, Carl Froch and Glynis Barber also feature on the lineup for the new ITV series.

The new show is hosted by Davina McCall and Mel B,
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Davina McCall: 'Stepping Out is different to other dance shows'

Davina McCall has said that new ITV project Stepping Out is different to other dance shows.

The presenter will front the Saturday night Strictly Come Dancing rival, which sees celebrities team up with their real-life partners in an attempt to master a different genre of dance each week.

McCall said that the show's in-depth look at the contestants' relationships will set it apart from other dance programmes.

She said: "I am so excited to be a part of Stepping Out. It is going to be full of joy and laughter.

"One of the main reasons why I am really looking forward to the show is that it is much more than a dance show. It is about the couples and how they relate to each other, and I really like that aspect of it. It makes it very different to other dance programmes."

The presenter - who also hosts
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Mel B to judge ITV dance show 'Stepping Out'?

Mel B has reportedly signed up to be a judge on ITV's new dance show Stepping Out.

The Spice Girl has agreed a six-figure deal to join the Strictly Come Dancing rival and will finalise her contract in the next few days, according to The Sun.

The series, hosted by Davina McCall, sees six celebrities team up with their real-life partners to master a different genre of dance each week.

Mel B, who had been linked to a role on The X Factor after impressing bosses with a guest stint, will fly between the UK and Us during the show's five-week run to fulfil her commitments as a judge on America's Got Talent.

The rest of the judging panel is yet to be decided, but will include other celebrities, as well as dance experts and guest judges that change weekly.

Stepping Out will launch on August 31, the same night The X Factor
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Davina McCall to host ITV 'Strictly' rival: Lineup revealed

Davina McCall has been revealed as the host of a new ITV show that will rival the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Stepping Out will see six celebrities team up with their real-life partners to master a different genre of dance for each week's show.

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden and wife Vogue Williams will compete in the programme, alongside Loose Women's Denise Welch and her husband Lincoln Townley - who she married in Portugal last month.

EastEnders actress Glynis Barber and her husband Michael Brandon, boxer Carl Froch and his girlfriend Rachael Cordingley, and interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his wife Jackie will also take part.

Jls singer Oritsé Williams and his girlfriend A.J Azari complete the celebrity lineup.

McCall - who also fronts Sky1's Got to Dance - said of her new hosting role: "I'm beyond excited to be hosting Stepping Out, I love dancing and I'm a nosey parker.
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ITV's 'Ice Cream Girls' sheds nearly 1m viewers

The Ice Cream Girls continued with 3.9m viewers (17.7%) on Friday at 9pm, overnight data shows.

The second episode of the three-part series, based on the 2010 book by Dorothy Koomson, was down 950k on last week's opener.

On BBC One, the Masterchef semi-finals earned 4.82m (21.2%) at 8.30pm and Have I Got News for You had 4.77m (21.9%) an hour later.

Earlier, The One Show brought in 3.61m (19.5%) at 7pm, while A Question of Sport attracted 2.82m (14.1%) at 7.30pm. The Graham Norton Show amused 3.2m (23.8%) at 10.45pm.

Over on BBC Two, The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution interested 1.17m (5.3%) at 9pm. Gardener's World grabbed 1.96m (8.6%) half an hour earlier.

The Martin Lewis Money Show brought 3m (14.1%) to ITV at 8pm and movie 2 Fast 2 Furious attracted 700k (7.4%) from 10.45pm.

Meanwhile, Channel 4's Ben Earl: Trick Artist mustered 920k (4.1%) at 8pm and Alan Carr's latest Chatty Man, which saw Jls member
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'Iron Man 3' premiere: Robert Downey Jr, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley attend

'Iron Man 3' premiere: Robert Downey Jr, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley attend
Robert Downey Jr brought Tony Stark to London last night (April 18) for the UK premiere of Iron Man 3.

Marvel's blockbuster sequel sees Stark in a personal crisis following the events of the New York attack in The Avengers. When the super-soldier Extremis drug falls into the wrong hands, new foes emerge in the form of the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce).

Downey Jr made a dramatic entrance at the premiere, emerging on a smoke-filled podium before throwing his sunglasses into the crowd. He then ran down the stairs and pulled another pair of glasses out of his jacket.

British actress Rebecca Hall, who plays Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, also walked the red carpet alongside co-stars Kingsley, Don Cheadle, director Shane Black and screenwriter Drew Pearce.

Les Misérables star Samantha Barks, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, X Factor's Dermot O'Leary and Jls
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Jls: X Factor won't last

Jls think 'The X Factor' won't last forever. The boy band - who shot to fame on the reality TV show in 2008 - think the show is coming to its natural end, although they still enjoy watching it. Ortise Williams said: '''The X Factor' is an incredible show and it launches great talent, but I think people want something new and exciting, and like any show, 'The X Factor''s not going to last forever. But it's still enjoyable to watch.'' However, the singer admitted he would love to join the judging panel on next's year's tenth and final series of the ITV1
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Robbie Williams wants Rylan duet

Jls think 'The X Factor' won't last forever. The boy band - who shot to fame on the reality TV show in 2008 - think the show is coming to its natural end, although they still enjoy watching it. Ortise Williams said: '''The X Factor' is an incredible show and it launches great talent, but I think people want something new and exciting, and like any show, 'The X Factor''s not going to last forever. But it's still enjoyable to watch.'' However, the singer admitted he would love to join the judging panel on next's year's tenth and final series of the ITV1
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Jls shoot new music video - pictures

Jls have shot the music video for their upcoming single. The boyband are currently preparing to release the lead track from their fourth studio album, which is expected to be out later this year. The group posted behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Twitter as a teaser for their fans. "I'm soooooo excited!" Oritsé Williams posted earlier in the week. "Your gonna know swaaaaaggg after this believe me (sic)" Jls (more)
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Jls's Oritsé Williams dating girlband singer Amy Jane

Jls star Oritsé Williams is reportedly dating singer Amy Jane. The pair are said to be in a relationship after he began managing her girlband Vida, according to The Sun. Williams had invited Jane to Antigua for Jls's holiday, where she joined their close friends and Jb Gill's partner Chloe Tangney. A source said: "It has been nice for Oritsé and Amy to spend some time together. "Oritsé is one of the hardest-working members of the group, plus he (more)
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Jls hint at new single coming soon

Jls have hinted that their new single will be released soon. The boyband revealed that they are shooting the video for the track today (August 21) on Twitter, confirming that they are preparing to release their latest material. "Gooooooooooood morning!!!!" Aston Merrygold said. "Well just so u no Finally it's video day which means New single!" "I'm soooooo excited!" Oritsé Williams added. "Your gonna know swaaaaaggg after this believe me." Jls have been working on their upcoming fourth studio album for the past several months, (more)
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Win: Jls iTunes Festival tickets

British boyband Jls will be playing at this year's iTunes Festival. The group, consisting of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jb Gill and Oritsé Williams, have currently sold over 6 million records worldwide and join The Spice Girls and Take That as one of three British bands to sell out ten dates at the O2 arena. Jls were also the first X Factor act to win a Brit award and currently have 5 UK number one singles under their belts; more than any other act from reality TV. Digital Spy has four pairs of tickets to give away to the iTunes Festival on September 6, where Jls will perform following support act Conor Maynard. To be in with a chance of winning, follow these two simple steps: Step One: Follow our Twitter account: @digitalspy

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