CLARA AMFO TO APPEAR ON CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF

CLARA AMFO TO APPEAR ON CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF

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CLARA AMFO TO APPEAR ON CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF

The Outside Organisation client, Clara Amfo is to appear on Celebrity Masterchef this summer, alongside a host of famous names.

Clara will be battling it out to be crowned Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2018 alongside actors Keith Allen, Chizzy Akudolu, Lisa Maxwell and John Partridge; TV reality star Spencer Matthews; international award winning artist and actress Stella Parton; TV presenters Michelle Ackerley and Jean Johansson; TV presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades; comedian Zoe Lyons; former international rugby player and TV presenter Martin Bayfield; World Champion Paralympian and broadcaster Stef Reid; recording artist and model Josh Cuthbert; singer songwriter Carol Decker; TV presenter and singer Frankie Bridge; England cricketer Monty Panesar; actress and singer Anita Harris; professional dancer and TV personality AJ Pritchard and TV star Gemma Collins.

Alan Edwards Explores The Phenomenon of The Band Reunion

Alan Edwards Explores The Phenomenon of The Band Reunion

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Alan Edwards explores the phenomenon of the band reunion in BBC Four’s Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry.

“We’re putting the band back together.” It’s a phrase that’s been uttered more and more frequently over the last couple of decades as artists put aside their differences and reform for a whole new generation of fans. Plus it’s very big business, as PR guru Alan Edwards explains as he presents his BBC Four TV show Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry, which closes the three part series.

 

Alan is the founder of leading PR company The Outside Organisation and one of only three members of the PR Week Hall of Fame. He cut his teeth during the punk era and finds himself transported back to the time during a visit to Blackpool for the Rebellion punk festival, meeting a group of punk fans who quiz him on those original, heady days. The punk flame still burns bright and Alan discusses this with Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock who rejoined the band in the mid 90s in what was a pioneering reunion tour.

 

Alan Edwards said “This was fantastic fun to do and in James and Lorna I had a great team to lead me through it. It’s brilliant to see music covered on TV in a really authentic way. There were some very special moments for me, especially the hours reminiscing with Chris, Clem and Debbie of Blondie as well as Glen from the Pistols. It reminded me that I was actually there at the time!”

 

Alan is himself no stranger to band’s reforming having represented Blondie since the late 70s when he was hired having turned up in the band’s dressing room at Dingwalls, Camden offering to be their PR! His close relationship shines through as lead singer Debbie Harry and drummer Clem Burke open up about what it takes to get back in the room to make new music and perform live with a 40 year legacy and tangled history behind them.

 

Finally, we see how a band can reform without actually ever having to be there. This can be through sound tracking West End Musicals like the hugely successful Bat Out Of Hell or in the case of artists who have passed away like the legendary Roy Orbison, soon to perform a full live tour as a state of the art hologram something that has never been done before …

 

 

 

 

Alan is a regular contributor to TV and Radio, frequently asked to comment on industry issues and the current music scene.  He fronted the BBC’s Music Moguls programme in 2016 looking at the way PR and music are intertwined and builds on that with this latest programme. Beyond music Alan was the resident PR advisor on BBC2’s Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? coaching prospective astronauts on how to deal with the media and public recognition.

 

Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry airs on BBC 4 at 9pm on Friday 2nd February and will then be available on BBC iPlayer.

BLACK EYED PEAS, LITTLE MIX and ROBBIE WILLIAMS JOIN ARIANA GRANDE AND SUPERSTAR GUESTS FOR  “ONE LOVE MANCHESTER” BENEFIT CONCERT

BLACK EYED PEAS, LITTLE MIX and ROBBIE WILLIAMS JOIN ARIANA GRANDE AND SUPERSTAR GUESTS FOR “ONE LOVE MANCHESTER” BENEFIT CONCERT

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BLACK EYED PEAS, LITTLE MIX and ROBBIE WILLIAMS JOIN ARIANA GRANDE AND SUPERSTAR GUESTS FOR “ONE LOVE MANCHESTER” BENEFIT CONCERT

Three more massive international acts have joined the One Love Manchester benefit concert headed up by Ariana Grande on Sunday 4 June. Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas are now confirmed to perform alongside Ariana, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That and Niall Horan at the Emirates Old Trafford to honour and raise vital funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack.

Statement from Ticketmaster: Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for One Love Manchester tickets we had on sale this morning – 140,000 fans were on the website and our call centre was buzzing.  

With over 450,000 searches on our site for One Love Manchester over the last 24 hours, demand was always going to be extremely high.

We are happy to report that there are thousands of fans who successfully purchased tickets during the general onsale.

We understand that there are a number of fans who didn’t receive an email this morning with regards to free tickets for One Love Manchester. We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify. 

We want to give all fans who were at the show, regardless of where they bought their tickets, every opportunity to register for One Love Manchester, so we have opened up the registration again today, until 2pm.  

To help us verify that fans were at the show, they must register on this link https://manchester_benefit.ontouraccess.com/ and provide their booking reference and information about where they bought their ticket, including the venue box office, or primary and secondary ticketing websites. 

We would like to reassure any fans that were at the show, that they will receive a free ticket for One Love Manchester, provided we can verify their initial booking. We thank fans for their patience as we continue to process the registrations.

The BBC One and BBC radio coverage will be broadcast from 18.55 – 22.00, and also simulcast on Capital Radio Networks. The BBC will be the host broadcaster for international television networks. The show will also be streamed with a digital partner worldwide, to be announced soon.

All net ticket proceeds of the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack.

Vice Sports sits down with Christian Horner

Vice Sports sits down with Christian Horner

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Vice Sports sits down with Christian Horner

“I’m probably unemployable in any other area.” Vice Sports recently sat down for a frank chat with Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner who opened up about his career and younger years; “I’ve grown up in motorsport since I was 12 or 13 years of age; I’ve never been on a management training course. I had an agreement with my parents that I could take a year out before going to university – I still haven’t gone, so maybe I could try that?”

We doubt Christian will be enrolling any time soon but find out what else was said in his interview here.

SHAYNE WARD WINS BEST NEWCOMER AT THE TV CHOICE AWARDS

SHAYNE WARD WINS BEST NEWCOMER AT THE TV CHOICE AWARDS

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SHAYNE WARD WINS BEST NEWCOMER AT THE TV CHOICE AWARDS

Shayne Ward has been crowned the 2016 winner of Best Newcomer at this year’s TV Choice Awards.

It follows his victory at the National Television Awards in the same category earlier this year.

Other big winners on the night included Sarah Lancashire , who won Best Actress for her role in Happy Valley, and Doctor Foster, starring Suranne Jones , which bagged Best New Drama, beating competition from The Night Manager and Marcella.

Elsewhere, Lacey Turner added to her already impressive awards haul by winning Best Soap Actress.

The ceremony took place at The Dorchester Hotel in London on September 5th.

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GRACE WOODWARD LATEST INTERVIEW

GRACE WOODWARD LATEST INTERVIEW

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YAHOO EXCLUSIVELY INTERVIEWS GRACE WOODWARD

Grace Woodward speaks exclusively to Yahoo about the pressures of being a TV stylist.

The 40-year-old is a mother to a toddler, a leading celebrity stylist, a ‘The X Factor’ alumnus, a business owner, a wife and a mentor.

“I’m on my fourth job title right now. My whole career has been a process of elimination, if you’re lucky enough to try a bunch of stuff, do it– I’m either brave or foolish,” she says in the exclusive chat with Yahoo Style UK.

“I want my son to have two working parents – I know my routine influences him and I want him to see me as healthy and ambitious.”

A self-confessed “ideas person”, Grace speaks honestly with purpose and doesn’t bother with wasting words. She’s introspective while being self-assured rather than arrogant. Her confidence is infectious and empowering.

Read the full article here.

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James collaborates with The National Lottery for #IAmTeamGB advert

James collaborates with The National Lottery for #IAmTeamGB advert

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James collaborates with The National Lottery for #IAmTeamGB advert

James are proud to announce their track Nothing But Love is to be used as the soundtrack for The National Lottery and ITV launch for I Am Team GB.

Airing for the first time on 21st July on ITV, the 40 sec commercial is The National Lottery’s promotion around the Olympics (ITV) and Paralympics (C4) which will run right through to 18th September, reaching a huge audience over the summer months.

Created in collaboration with ITV Creative and ITV AdVentures, the 40-second advert sees National Lottery tickets and scratch cards unearthing themselves from trouser pockets and from under fridge magnets to join other tickets and form a flock that travels the length of the nation. The ad culminates at the White Cliffs of Dover where the Team GB athletes stand side-by-side with the UK public to unleash a massive ‘I am Team GB’ banner.

Jim says: ‘It’s great to be a part of the ‘I Am Team GB’ Sports day. An incredibly positive event to encourage spectators to become participants. I’ll definitely be dusting off my running shoes and joining in’.

Watch the new ad here.

Stylist Grace Woodward graces Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine

Stylist Grace Woodward graces Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine

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Stylist Grace Woodward graces Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine

Stylist, fashion commentator and television star, Grace Woodward gets real about the X Factor and why she has decided to reinvent herself as a ‘fashion expert with a conscience’.

Check out Grace’s interview with You Magazine here.

Follow Grace on Twitter: @gracewoodward 

Geri Horner’s interview with Marie Claire USA: “My life as a Spice Girl”

Geri Horner’s interview with Marie Claire USA: “My life as a Spice Girl”

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Geri Horner's interview with Marie Claire USA: “My life as a Spice Girl”

Geri Horner shares her memories and reflections on 20 years of being a Spice Girl in Marie Claire USA’s August issue. To see what Geri reveals in this exclusive interview, click here

Follow Geri on Twitter: @gerihalliwell

Follow Geri on Instagram: @therealgerihalliwell  

Geri Horner sings a new song with Elmo!

Geri Horner sings a new song with Elmo!

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Geri Horner sings a new song with Elmo!

Everybody knows that the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ song is one of the catchiest tunes on the planet but can Geri help Elmo stop singing it!

Watch Elmo and Phoebe at the Furchester Hotel as Geri helps them forget ‘Wannabe’ with her new song ‘Humanity’.

Vote for Shayne Ward in the Inside Soap Awards

Vote for Shayne Ward in the Inside Soap Awards

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Vote for Shayne Ward in the Inside Soap Awards

With one newcomer award already under his belt, Shayne Ward has been nominated for another two gongs by the Inside Soap Awards.  Open to votes from the public, Shayne is included in the Sexiest Male and Best Newcomer catergories along stars such as Danny Dyer and Jonathan Wrather. 

To vote for Shayne, click here.

Marco Pierre White Jnr Joins Holly and Phillip on This Morning

Marco Pierre White Jnr Joins Holly and Phillip on This Morning

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Marco Pierre White Jnr Joins Holly and Phillip on This Morning

Following his unexpected eviction last week, Marco Pierre White Jnr joins Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on this Morning to talk about his experiences.

Watch this exclusive interview here.

There’s Only One Quadrophenia

There’s Only One Quadrophenia

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There’s Only One Quadrophenia

Rumours of a sequel to Quadrophenia, the classic 1979 film based on The Who’s rock opera of the same name chronicling the story of London mods by the seaside, have been quashed by Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and Bill Curbishley (the producer of Quadrophenia, McVicar, The Railway Man and the manager of The Who).

Contrary to reports that The Who had endorsed the supposed sequel, nothing could be further from the truth. Producer Bill Curbishley commented that, “Quadrophenia has an enduring appeal and will forever be THE definitive mod film. Quadrophenia is a significant and influential film based on The Who’s music not some Carry on Franchise. Any follow up to this film could only be made by the authors of the original and would need to be worthy of the name. This karaoke sequel announced recently in the press would be totally ridiculous”.

The new film, which doesn’t feature Sting, Leslie Ash or Ray Winstone, let along any words or music from The Who is, as far as the group and original producer are concerned, “a blatant attempt to cash in” on the original’s enduring popularity. Bill Curbishley added that he, “found it hard to understand why any of the original cast would lend themselves to this crass attempt to cash in on the excellence of the original when this quite clearly isn’t a sequel”.

For the avoidance of doubt, this project isn’t endorsed by The Who, Who Films, Universal or any of the other rights owners of the original.

SHAYNE WARD HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER BEST NEWCOMER AWARD

SHAYNE WARD HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER BEST NEWCOMER AWARD

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SHAYNE WARD HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER BEST NEWCOMER AWARD

The British Soap Awards have nominated Coronation Street star Shayne Ward, for an their Newcomer award. While this category is closed to the public, you can still vote for best Actor, Actress and Soap on the website here.

Good Luck Shayne!

Geri Horner makes an appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Geri Horner makes an appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

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Geri Horner makes an appearance on Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Geri Horner recently appeared as a guest star on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.  Taking part in the show’s ‘Send to all’ segment, Geri bravely handed over her phone for comedian Michael McIntyre to type out a text message and send to all of her contacts. If you want to see what responses Geri got, watch the full episode here.

BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS’ JEREMY JAUNCEY APPEARS ON THIS MORNING

BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS’ JEREMY JAUNCEY APPEARS ON THIS MORNING

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BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS' JEREMY JAUNCEY APPEARS ON THIS MORNING

Beautiful Destinations founder, Jeremy Jauncey recently joined Ruth Langsford and Rylan Clark to talk about his instagram account that now has over 5.9 million followers. Jeremy touched on collaborations with brands and how he started the travel account with the intention of inspiring instagram users on where to book their next holiday. By sharing photography of his own and from a vast collection of users online, Beautiful Destinations highlights breath taking places through stunning images that has his followers reaching for the travel brochures.

Explore Jeremy’s Instagram accounts here:

Beautiful Destinations

Beautiful Hotels

Beautiful Cuisine

SHAYNE WARD JOINS KEITH LEMON FOR ANTICS ON CELEBRITY JUICE

SHAYNE WARD JOINS KEITH LEMON FOR ANTICS ON CELEBRITY JUICE

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SHAYNE WARD JOINS KEITH LEMON FOR ANTICS ON CELEBRITY JUICE

Shayne Ward joined Keith Lemon, Fearne Cotton, Gino D’Acampo, Paddy McGuinness, Caroline Flack and Charlotte Crosby for star-studded line up on last week’s Celebrity Juice. If you want to see what antics himself and the other stars got up to, watch the episode here.

HANS ZIMMER PERFORMS ON THE ONE SHOW

HANS ZIMMER PERFORMS ON THE ONE SHOW

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HANS ZIMMER PERFORMS ON THE ONE SHOW

Hans Zimmer joined Alex Jones, Anita Rani and Frank Skinner on BBC’s The One Show ahead of his European Tour which starts in London on April 6.  Performing ‘Time’ from Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Inception’,  Hans also sat on the couch with Anita and Alex to talk about his past stage fright and his long awaited tour that launches this year. Watch Hans’ performance, here.

If you would like to see Hans Zimmer, here are his tour dates for the UK:

April 6th and 7th – London, SSE Wembley Arena

April 12th Birmingham Barclay Card arena

May 28th Bournemouth International Centre 

May 29th – Manchester Arena

Geri Horner meets Elmo and Phoebe

Geri Horner meets Elmo and Phoebe

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Geri Horner meets Elmo and Phoebe

Geri Horner filmed a special appearance with Elmo and Phoebe at Furchester Hotel this week.  Stay tuned for this unmissable TV moment!

Alan Edwards to host new BBC Four show, Moguls.

Alan Edwards to host new BBC Four show, Moguls.

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Alan Edwards to host new BBC Four show, Moguls.

Our chairman, Alan Edwards, will feature in a new BBC Four show entitled “Moguls”! Alan will take us through some of the most iconic and pivotal moments in popular music and the role of the publicist in the industry. Catch it on Friday 29th January at 9pm.