JK Rowling: Why I concealed my identity for The Cuckoo’s Calling

JK Rowling says she “wasn’t trying to trick or fool anyone” by writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Prue Leith.

Prue Leith: Mary Berry advised me not to stand behind Paul in GBBO

The Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith has told how her predecessor Mary Berry encouraged her to stand her ground against Paul Hollywood when she signed up to take on the role of new judge.

Tom Hughes and Jenna Coleman

Coleman and Hughes are ‘astonishing’ in Victoria, says creator of ITV drama

Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin has said Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes are “utterly convincing” in their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

PA file photo of Diana, Princess of Wales 9John Giles/PA Wire/PA Images)

Princes have given ‘last word’ on Diana, says documentary maker

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have given their “final word” on their mother in a new documentary, its director has said.

Richard Bacon (right) with judges and presenters for The Great British Bake Off (left to right) Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood at Channel 4 studios in central London (PA)

Bake Off’s Prue Leith jokes about skipping ads on Channel 4

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joked that viewers can watch episodes of the Channel 4 show on catch-up to avoid advertising breaks.

Burke and Merrygold

Aston Merrygold and Alexandra Burke to reignite X Factor rivalry on Strictly

Former X Factor finalists Alexandra Burke and Aston Merrygold are set to reignite their rivalry on the Strictly dance floor.

Ken Cheng is this year's winner (Taylor Herring)

Funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe festival sees comedian cash in

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sir Ben Kingsley and Ferdinand Kingsley

‘Dad would never criticise my work,’ says Sir Ben Kingsley’s actor son

Victoria actor Ferdinand Kingsley has admitted it was “weird” watching the drama with his father Sir Ben Kingsley – but said the Oscar-winning star would never criticise his work.

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry

Miles Teller to marry model girlfriend Keleigh Sperry

Miles Teller and his model girlfriend Keleigh Sperry have announced their engagement.

Liam Payne and Rita Ora

Liam Payne and Rita Ora to perform at Radio 1 Teen Awards

One Direction star Liam Payne, Rita Ora and Dua Lipa are among the acts who will perform at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards.

Bradley Walsh (Ian West/PA)

Is Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who?

Doctor Who fans have expressed surprise after it emerged that Bradley Walsh could be the new assistant on the show.

The 2017 crop of Great British Bake Off contestants (Channel 4)

The Class of 2017: meet this year’s Great British Bake Off contestants

A Health and Safety inspector, a software developer who has survived cancer and a banker are among those hoping to rise to the occasion in Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off.

GBBO hosts Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with Noel Fielding

GBBO to kick off with cake-based chemistry, foodie illusions and a balloon ride

Great British Bake Off fans will be treated to a night of cake-based chemistry, inventive illusions and even a hot-air balloon ride as the much-loved show makes its hotly anticipated return.

Frankie Boyle on stage (Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/PA Images)

Here are the top 15 funniest jokes from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Dave’s Top 15 Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017:

Great British Bake Off ( Love Productions/Channel 4/Mark/Press Association Images)

The first reviews are in: Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off rises to occasion

It could have been a very expensive mistake but Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off has received a wealth of warm reviews, based on advanced screenings.

Bernardo Bellotto, The Fortress of Königstein From The North (1756-58) (The National Gallery, London)

The National Gallery raises more than £11 million for Bellotto painting

A vast painting by Bernardo Bellotto is to stay in Britain after the National Gallery raised more than £11 million to buy the masterpiece.

Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh movie to close BFI London Film Festival

Martin McDonagh’s new movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will close the BFI London Film Festival.

Daz and Kerry

Emmerdale’s Mark Jordon screamed ‘yes, yes, yes’ when told of Daz Spencer return

Emmerdale’s Mark Jordon has revealed his joy at returning to the ITV soap in the role of Daz Spencer.

The Great British Bake Off stars

Paul Hollywood: Fans will not notice the difference in Channel 4’s Bake Off

Paul Hollywood has insisted that viewers will not notice any difference with The Great British Bake Off “within 10 minutes” of the first episode of the new series.

New Bake Off presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig

Bake Off is as filthy as ever, but we won’t copy Mel and Sue – Noel Fielding

The Great British Bake Off’s Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig have said they have not tried to emulate the show’s previous presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

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