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Radzi is leaving Blue Peter after five years

Image copyright BBC/Joe Giacomet Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya will leave Blue Peter after spending five and a half years on the children’s programme. The 32-year-old was the show’s 37th presenter, when he replaced Helen Skelton in October 2013. He announced the news last night on Instagram, describing his time on the show as “a genuine childhood […]

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Cardi B applies to trademark ‘Okurrr’

By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The star wants to use the phrase on t-shirts and posters Cardi B has filed to trademark her catchphrase / sound effect, “Okurrr”. The New York-born star peppers the phrase throughout her Grammy-winning debut album, Invasion of Privacy. Last year, she described it as […]

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Why the creator of Get Out finds rabbits scary

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJordan Peele on his new horror film Us Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning director of horror hit Get Out, has returned with Us, another psychological thriller with parallels to real life. During a brief trip to the UK he spoke to BBC News about doppelgangers, divisions in America… and […]

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Sam Fender, hot sauce and SXSW

Brits Critics’ Choice winner Sam Fender played six shows at last week’s South By Southwest festival in Texas. The event plays host to more than 2,000 artists – and aims to showcase the best in new music. Sam and his band shared their video diary from the festival, which included hot sauce shops and shooting […]

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Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer among RTS winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKilling Eve star Jodie Comer talks about the new series and why she loves Villanelle. British actress Jodie Comer has beaten her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh to be named best female actor at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) awards. Lesley Manville, Lorraine Kelly and comedian […]

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Emily Maitlis becomes Newsnight’s lead host

Image caption L-R: Emma Barnett, Emily Maitlis and Kirsty Wark Emily Maitlis will become the new lead presenter of BBC Two’s Newsnight after Evan Davis’s departure. Kirsty Wark will have an “enhanced” role on the programme while 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett joins as a new presenter, the BBC confirmed. The announcement comes a month […]

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Lammy responds to Comic Relief donation drop

Image copyright Getty Images/PAImage caption David Lammy MP criticised Comic Relief for sending Stacey Dooley to Africa MP David Lammy has tweeted a response to a call for him to apologise after an £8m drop in donations to Comic Relief. The Labour MP previously criticised the charity appeal for sending documentary maker Stacey Dooley to […]