UK TV Host Dale Winton, Face Of ITV’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’, Dies Aged 62

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UK TV and radio host Dale Winton, known for fronting popular shows including ITV’s Supermarket Sweep and BBC’s lottery program In It To Win It, has died aged 62. The host died at his home on Wednesday according to his agent Jan Kennedy.
Winton spent nearly a decade hosting the ITV daytime game show Supermarket Sweep between 1993 to 2001 and again when it was rebooted in 2007. Contestants on the show were tasked with running round a supermarket collecting items to win cash…

‘The Queen’s Green Planet’: Deadline Visits Buckingham Palace To Discuss David Attenborough Nature Documentary

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When the invite first came through inviting me to Buckingham Palace, I feared the worst. Obviously, I thought, the palace was angry at the recent controversy caused by my panel on The Crown or they’d discovered my teenage love of the Sex Pistols and were planning to send me to the Tower.
However, it turned out I had been invited to watch a documentary about the Queen’s latest environmental campaign including a landmark interview between Her Royal Majesty and Planet…

Ant McPartlin of Britain’s ‘Ant and Dec’ Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Following Crash

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Popular British television host Ant McPartlin pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of drunk driving in connection with a three-car crash in London last month that left several people injured. The presenter was fined £86,000 ($123,200) and banned from driving for 20 months, the BBC reported. “I am truly sorry for what happened,” McPartlin, 41, […]

MipTV: Global Broadcasters Snap Up ITV and Amazon’s ‘Vanity Fair’

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A raft of global buyers have snapped up “Vanity Fair,” the ITV and Amazon adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s literary classic with “Ready Player One” star Olivia Cooke. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is selling the series and gave buyers a sneak peek at a spring preview earlier this year. As MipTV opens, the distributor has […]

‘The Queen’s Green Planet’: First-Look At Conservation Doc Featuring Angelina Jolie & David Attenborough

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Angelina Jolie is to star in a landmark documentary about the conservation efforts of The Queen. One-off doc The Queen’s Green Planet, which will air on British broadcaster ITV, features a unique conversation between Her Majesty and Planet Earth’s David Attenborough.
The network has offered the first glimpse of the doc, above, which features Queen Elizabeth and Attenborough talking as they walk around her garden at Buckingham Palace. The film, produced by ITN Productions

ITV Sets ‘The Big Audition’; Tony Jordan Albanian Mob Drama; Japan’s Nippon Launches AI Anchor – Global Briefs

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British broadcaster ITV is to peel back the curtain of fame with its latest entertainment series, The Big Audition, produced by Warner Bros’ Twenty Twenty. The six-part show will follow a group of hopefuls trying to make it in a number of fields including chasing the lead role in a West End musical, aspiring TV presenters hoping to land their first on-screen role and, reminiscent of George Costanza in Seinfeld, make it as a hand model. The series was commissioned by ITV’s…

ITV Gets on Harry and Meghan Bandwagon, Orders ‘Invitation to a Royal Wedding’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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ITV will send an “Invitation to a Royal Wedding” to British viewers ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a one-off documentary about the hugely anticipated nuptials at Windsor Castle in May. Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster has commissioned the program from Oxford Films, which made the successful ITV and HBO Princess Diana documentary […]