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Emma Willis wants Kylie Minogue as a drinking partner

Emma Willis wants to be drinking partners with Kylie Minogue.
The 37-year-old star - who currently is co-presenter of 'The Voice' - has admitted she would love to become close friends with the judge and said while they speak about fashion, she hopes they can become closer.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper's TV Magazine, she said: "I absolutely love her. I've always been a bit of a Kylie fan. I had my hair permed like hers when I was a kid.
"At the moment we chat about outfits and she tells me she likes my hair, but I'd like to think soon we'll be going down the pub as mates. I would be very excited to sit in a bar with Kylie."
Despite her huge success thus far, the star host admitted she has been humbled by being hired by the BBC to help front their TV talent show.
She added: "I've had years of not getting the job I thought I would, but you keep pushing on. When I got 'The Voice', I was so excited.
"I always watched it at home with the kids and I loved it because it's about emotions, it's about people and it's about music - a hat-trick.
"It's a massive thing ... I mean, it's the BBC, Saturday night television. I don't know why they picked me, though."

5th Story perform for first time at Big Reunion gig

5th Story performed for the very first time at 'The Big Reunion' concert last night (21.02.14).
The newly-formed super-group roused fans at London's Hammersmith Apollo with a set comprised of songs made famous by each of the band members, including Another Level's Dane Bowers, Blazin' Squad's Kenzie, Gareth Gates, Kavana and Adam Rickitt.
The group's set list featured Another Level's 'Freak Me', Blazin' Squad's 'Flip Reverse', Adam's 'I Breathe Again', Kavana's 'I Can Make You Feel Good' and finally, closing the show, Gareth's number one hit 'Spirit in the Sky'.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz after the concert, Dane revealed it was "difficult" to gauge which songs fans would want to hear from the various band members' back catalogues but knew 'Freak Me' - which was a number one single for Another Level - had to be included.
Reformed 1990s soul group Eternal surprised fans by introducing Bebe Winans onstage to sing their own number one hit, 'I Wanna Be the Only One', while former teen heartthrobs A1 entertained the crowd with songs such as 'Take On Me' and 'Caught in the Middle'.
US band 3T paid an emotional tribute to their late uncle Michael Jackson by singing 'Why', their collaboration with the King of Pop, as family photos appeared on screens behind them.
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton was among the celebrity names at the gig to support her fiancé Jade Jones and his band Damage, who serenaded the crowd with songs such as 'Wonderful Tonight'.
The gig also marked the culmination of a painful reunion for short-lived girl band Girl Thing, who were created by Simon Cowell but were unceremoniously dropped by their record label after two songs.
The group performed their top 10 charting song 'Last One Standing', a cover of Katy Perry's 'Roar', and for the first time they performed 'Pure and Simple' - the song which has been a source of contention on the second series of 'The Big Reunion'.
Girl Thing claim they wrote parts of the track, which was eventually released by 'Popstars' winners Hear'Say and topped the charts in 2001.
The Hammersmith gig was attended by stars of 'The Big Reunion' 2013 including 911 and Atomic Kitten's Liz McClarnon, as well as Kenzie's pal Mark Wright, Keith Lemon, Mutya Buena and Laura Mvula.
The concert will air on ITV2's 'The Big Reunion' on March 27.

Kylie Minogue ‘thrilled’ by response to The Voice role

Kylie Minogue has been "thrilled" by the reaction to her role on 'The Voice'.
The 45-year-old star took over from judge Jessie J for the latest series of the TV talent show, and she admitted it has made her even more excited to film for the Australian version.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I'm thrilled at the response to it. It's a brilliant show because everyone gets on.
"Now I'm looking forward to getting back to Australia and being on the Australian 'Voice.' "
Through her time on the UK version of the show, the 'I Should Be So Lucky' hitmaker has enjoyed a productive and fun few months, but she revealed the last year has been difficult after realising she is unlikely to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother.
She added: "Life took a different turn. I'd consider adopting. Part of my new beginning this year is to accept having a baby of my own might not be for me, which carries sadness."
She also admitted her split from Andres Velencoso has been "hard", but she is still hoping she will find true love.
She said: "The Andres break-up was amicable but hard. It would be lovely to find a person you're soulmates with for ever."

Ant and Dec promise ‘best’ Saturday Night Takeaway prank

Ant and Dec promise the new series of 'Saturday Night Takeaway' features their "best" celebrity prank ever.
The TV duo's popular entertainment show features a segment called Undercover - in which they play a trick on an unsuspecting star - and they think they've outdone themselves on an upcoming episode.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper's We Love TV magazine, Ant McPartlin said: "We have an absolutely brilliant one.
"We can't name the celebrity yet, but we think it's the best we've ever had.
"He's a big name and the brilliant thing about it was his reaction afterwards."
While they couldn't name the mystery guest just yet, they did reveal Holly Willoughby was another victim of a friendly jibe - although Declan Donnelly admitted their friendship with the 'This Morning' host meant it was "quite hard" to prank her.
He explained: "Holly was a good one, but it was also quite hard because we're friends with her!"
'Saturday Night Takeaway' will be touring the nation after the upcoming series, and the pair are looking forward to translating it into a stage show.
Ant added: "It's nice because we can take our time about the shows, as we're not tied to timings like we are on the TV show ... We'll have different celebrities along and no two shows will be the same. It's going to be crazy, but fun!"

Mark Wright would return for TOWIE finale

Mark Wright would go back to 'The Only way Is Essex' - if it was going to end.
The 27-year-old star - who is engaged to Michelle Keegan - quit the programme in October 2011, and though he would never go back permanently, he would rejoin his former castmates for a special farewell.
Asked if he would go back to the show, he said: "Once I go forward, I tend not to look back, so probably not. If it was going to end then maybe, yes."
Mark is now focused on his presenting career and hopes one day to land a primetime series.
He said: "I want to be a presenter. And be as good as Dermot O'Leary or Ant and Dec.
"At 30 I'd like to see myself married, looking to have children and still having an amazing relationship with ITV and presenting Saturday night TV."
Mark can next be seen on ITV2 show 'Party Wright Around the World', which sees him throw parties in various locations and he loved filming the programme, though he found it tough being away from his fiancee.
He told Britain's OK! magazine: "It was the best experience ever. I was away for three weeks each time and then I'd come home for a week, over about three or four months.
"I would do it again, but being away from Michelle was very hard. We were FaceTiming all the time."

Lateysha Grace: The Valleys season three is ‘live sex show’

Lateysha Grace says the new series of 'The Valleys' is like a "live sex show".
The reality star and her co-stars are set to embark on a boozy tour of the country as they take their Cardiff-based club night 'Valleywood Nights' to several cities across the UK, but she claims Ireland has been the most scandalous stop so far.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Dublin was definitely the wildest. At one point there were loads of us on the stage at the same time and it was like a live sex show. Everyone was kissing, not really having sex but humping each other, licking people's boobs. It was just crazy."
The feisty blonde claims the debauchery doesn't end there, as she admits her behaviour is just as wild when she parties with her friends outside of the MTV show.
She added: "All my friends are just the same as me really, we like to have a laugh. I've [kissed] my friends and stuff. I've never had a threesome but I would probably have one in the future. I wouldn't say no to it. It would definitely be a girl and a guy."
Lateysha will return to 'The Valleys' house in Cardiff along with fellow housemates Darren Chidgey, Natalee Harris, Carley Belmonte, Jenna Jonathan and twins Anthony and Jason Suminski. With the departure of Liam Powell at the end of series two, newcomer Jack Watkins is set to stir things up, while Nicole Morris - who got the boot last year - is forced to campaign for her place back in the house.
'The Valleys' returns to MTV on Tuesday, February 25 at 10pm.

Dannii Minogue plots British TV return

Dannii Minogue is planning to return to British TV next year.
The former 'X Factor' and 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' judge has been inspired by her sister Kylie Minogue's reality TV judging debut on 'The Voice' UK and hopes to make a sensational small screen comeback of her own in 2015.
She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I'd love to return to British screens. Maybe not this year, but hopefully next."
And Dannii, 42, was full of praise for her sister's star turn on 'The Voice', which has enjoyed a ratings resurgence this year.
The Australian star added: "She is doing such a great job. I didn't give her any advice as she doesn't need it."
'Can't Get You Out of My Head' hitmaker Kylie, 45, recently called for Simon Cowell - who is returning to 'The X Factor' this year - to hire Dannii to return to the show as well.
She said: "Dannii has done so well on 'X Factor' Australia, she won it with her artist. She's got better and better and this year, in the words of ['X Factor' UK judge] Louis Walsh, she nailed it! So yes, I would like to see her back."
Earlier this month, Simon, 54, confirmed he has been in talks with former judge Cheryl Cole, 30, about returning to the ITV singing competition's judging panel.

Ferne McCann: Sam Faiers ‘relieved’ by diagnosis

Sam Faiers is relieved after having her mystery illness diagnosed as Crohn's disease.
'The Only Way is Essex' star, who lost a stone-and-a-half (21lb) over a period of six weeks due to her ailment, is "doing well" after medical tests confirmed she is suffering from the inflammatory bowel disease.
Sam's 'TOWIE' co-star Ferne McCann said: "She's doing really, really well. She's just happy to be at home surrounded by her family. Her mum looks after her so much."
"I think it's just a relief that she now knows, and that she been diagnosed with something."
"It's just a relief to have her home and on a speedy route to recovery."
The 23-year-old beauty underwent a battery of medical tests after coming down with the illness while in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house last month.
However, Jessica Wright has praised her for powering through her stint on the reality show and making it to the final.
She told ITV's 'This Morning' today (21.02.14): "She did really well staying in that Big Brother house considering how ill she was. She was in bed for two whole days, I think, but we didn't get to see it."
Meanwhile, Sam is expected to appear on 'This Morning' next week to speak about her diagnosis for the first time.

Ant and Dec: Dad Simon Cowell has changed

Ant and Dec think fatherhood has made Simon Cowell softer like their pal Robbie Williams.
The 54-year-old music mogul welcomed his first child, Eric, last week and the presenting duo - who front Simon's show 'Britain's Got Talent' - feel the star will change like Robbie, who has a 17-month-old daughter, Theodora Rose.
Ant told The Sun newspaper: "I texted Simon and he texted back saying he can't wait for us to meet him.
"It's going to change him. I've seen the change in Rob since he's had Teddy. It changes you for the better.
"Rob is just gushing about it all the time. I hope the same thing happens to Simon. I'm sure it will."
Dec then added: "I don't think Simon expected to fall in love with Eric so instantly. I don't think he knew how much it was going to change him."
The stars also revealed they are working on a sitcom to celebrate their 25 years working together on TV.
Dec said: "It will probably be based on two guys who are mates who happen to present Saturday night TV shows and live together and the hilarious capers that follow. There would be good material in that."

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