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So Dannii Minogue has announced she’s pregnant – and the baby’s due in the middle of the X Factor auditions. There has been no official word yet of whether she’ll be back mentoring for the next series, but rumours abound that she’ll be giving it all up to look after the new arrival.

This got me thinking of who I’d love to see judging on the show…

Perez Hilton

Blogger Perez may be one of the world’s most hated gossip columnists, but he’d definitely be entertaining on the show. With his own record company and a big interest in new music (it was through his website I first heard of the Saturdays and Marina and the Diamonds) he has the passion and the experience, and he would never shy away from being outspoken about acts he loved or hated.

Chris Moyles

Big mouthed Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles may seem like an odd inclusion on my list but he has the experience (he took part in a celebrity version of the X Factor) and with his DJ-ing background the knowledge of what sells and what won’t. On his breakfast show, he regularly comments on the show and he wouldn’t shy away from giving bad news.

Charlotte Church

Charlotte’s name is often thrown about when rumours start as to new judges, and I reckon she’d be a fab addition to the panel. Having sung since she was pre-pubescent, and grown up in the public eye, she has all the background knowledge of fame. Nowadays she’s a mum-of-two, but she is still opinionated and honest – two qualities needed in a mentor.

Mel B

Already rumoured to be on the panel of the new X Factor USA, Mel is an outspoken Leeds lass with plenty of experience of fame. Having taken part in Dancing With The Stars in the United States, she knows what it’s like to face a judging panel, so would have sympathy with the contestants, but her Northern attitude means she wouldn’t go given any no-hopers an easy ride.

Katy Perry

Singer Katy was a guest judge on American Idol and showed she was just as honest and frank as you’d expect from a girl who sang “I Kissed A Girl”. Perhaps coming over to the UK to judge X Factor wouldn’t be too far fetched an idea…after all, her fiance Russell Brand is British.

Zac Efron

Us girls have it hard with X Factor…while men have Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue to lust after every weekend, we have to make do with Simon Cowell or *shudder* Louis Walsh. So my final inclusion on my dream X Factor judge list is Zac Efron of High School Musical fame. He can sing, dance and act – OK, I’m not going to make any excuses, he’s only on my list because he’s good looking 😉

Who do you reckon should join the panel?


1. Who Joe Bugner is…and I’ve also learnt that he’s not a very nice man. He criticised Sabrina’s cooking, saying that she should have stuck with doing the washing up, yet doesn’t seem keen to do the cooking himself.

2. That Kim and Aggie don’t get on. I can’t believe it! I’ll never be able to watch How Clean Is Your House in the same way again!

3. That Kim Woodburn is completely nuts. She talks incessantly even to inanimate objects…

4. …and she’s very argumentative. Not content with saying her point and letting it lie, she goes on and on and on and on…

5. Camilla Dallerup is a bit of a whinger. On the show she couldn’t stop crying, and now that she’s off she can’t stop complaining about the way she was portrayed. Perhaps if she’d stayed more than three days that would have been different.

6. Colin and Justin are lovely guys. Colin comes across as being funny and loveable while Justin has a wise head on his shoulders. His advice to Kim to not let bully Joe become the bullied was very sensible.

7. Katie Price doesn’t have the guts she used to have…

8. Gino is basically one walking Italian stereotype!

9. Jimmy White uses the term “poor cow” in a sympathetic way.

10. Rat tastes quite good

11. Sabrina Washington and Stuart Manning are actually pretty dull

12. After a promising first episode Sam Fox has turned out to be a bit boring.

13. Katie Price is a terrible mum for leaving her kids to go to the jungle, but Lucy Benjamin deserves our sympathy for leaving her three year old.

14. George Hamilton is exempt from pretty much everything. I guess this is down to the bandaging on his arm…

15. …but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the more mischeivous campmates.

16. He’s also particularly talented at knowing when an hour has past.

17. And finally…I’m a Celeb has been going on for years, but that doesn’t stop me from getting completely and utterly addicted!

Katie Price has left the I’m a Celebrity jungle, after being voted to do yet another bushtucker trial. The glamour model knew that she would be targeted to do the disgusting challenges by the public, but even she was shocked when she was voted to do every single trial.

Now she’s saying she must be the most hated woman in Britain, and having a look at some I’m a Celeb forums I definitely think she’s become a national hate figure. The decision to go back into the jungle has been met by criticism with many complaining that the show has become an extension of her reality TV programme. It seems like some people forget that it’s the public voting for her to do the trials that keeps her on our screens…

I’ve never understood why so many people have turned on Katie since her divorce from Peter Andre. Peter hasn’t been blameless in all of this. He’s constantly in the magazines and writing in his New magazine column, yet Katie’s the one who’s called a publicity seeker. Peter has released an album filled with songs that he says “may or may not” be about Katie (erm, it’s pretty obvious that they are). He’s constantly snapped out and about with his ex-girlfriend Mel B and zeleb Nicole McClean (who’s only really famous for slagging off Jordan).

Meanwhile, Katie can’t do a single thing right. She went on holiday to Ibiza and got drunk – this makes her a terrible mum. But why? The kids were safe back at home and just because you’re a parent it doesn’t mean you can’t have a drink every now and then. Why is it such a terrible thing to let your hair down after a divorce? At least she’s not taking drugs like Kerry Katona or Kate Moss.

She started dating cross-dresser Alex Reid. Apparently cross-dressing is such a taboo subject nowadays that he shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near her kids. Personally I’m open minded about such things, after all we live in the 21st century. So what if a man wants to play dress up behind closed doors?

Then there are the accusations that she’s a slut or a whore for the clothes she wears. Yes, she wears next to nothing on a night out – but so do I! If she wants to show off her body in low cut tops or minidresses, I’m not going to criticise her for that.

Finally, there’s one thing I admire about Katie, and that is her honesty. She doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind, even if that loses her fans. She does what she wants; lives her life the way she wants to live it. I’m staying Team Katie – even if it’s getting a bit lonely over here…

Dancer Camilla Dallerup has left I’m a Celebrity after only surviving in the jungle for three days.

In yesterday’s post I speculated that she would leave the show after breaking down in tears and suffering from low blood sugar. It seems that I may have a sixth sense as this morning ITV announced that she has quit. She will be replaced by ex-boxer Joe Bugner.

I never understand why people quit after only a few days…surely she’s seen the show? What was she expecting, a five star meal cooked for her every evening and a room in a luxury hotel every night? I know it’s not easy but it’s not as though she didn’t know what the show is like.

Tonight on the show Katie Price will be undertaking another bushtucker trial and we will hear all the details about Camilla’s exit and Joe’s arrival.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is BACK, and I have to admit I’m really looking forward to this series! In the Australian jungle this year are the usual mix of so-called celebrities who would be lucky to be called Z-Listers, all prepared to take part  in the most disgusting of tasks in order to extend their five minutes of fame.

After the first two shows, there are some real characters starting to emerge and I’ve already decided on a few favourites.

Kim Woodburn is one of the most entertaining contestants so far. Anyone who’s watched How Clean Is Your House will know that she’s a very outspoken lady and is guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers in camp. Her manner of speaking and dealing with people may be hilarious but it’s already starting to grate on a few contestants. Perhaps it’s Kim, not Katie, who will cause the most arguments in the jungle…

Yes, Katie Price has returned to the show where she made her name all those years ago. When she first appeared on I’m a Celeb… she was known to most as a dumb glamour model, famous for nothing but her ever-growing chest. Now things have come full circle for her, as she’s gone from being a well-loved role model to one of the most hated women in Britain. The tabloids must have been gutted when she entered the jungle as she didn’t cause any arguments whatsoever – the celebs seems to have open minds and she’s coming across well so far, winning tea and coffee for the camp (albeit at the expense of their luxury items).

The only celeb who doesn’t seem pleased with her arrival is chef Gino D’Acampo, who is a self-proclaimed member of “Team Pete”, which isn’t surprising as he works with him on This Morning. He said last night that he’d prefer Pamela Anderson, so we’ll have to wait and see whether tempers flare between them. Gino seems to be one of the most popular contestants so far – although he comes across as being a bit of a whinger. He’s definitely one to watch.

Every series has to have some eye candy, and this year it comes in the form of Hollyoaks actor Stuart Manning. There’s already talk in camp of him and Katie getting together, so I guess we’ll find out exactly how strong her and Alex Reid’s relationship is. Stuart hasn’t really done much yet, but it’s early days. I just hope he does more than just sitting around looking pretty for three weeks.

Meanwhile on the girl front there’s eye candy (for those who remember her 80’s photo shoots) in the form of ex-glamour model Sam Fox. She did well in the first bushtucker trial and seems up for anything. Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing star Camilla Dallerup isn’t doing so well, suffering from low blood sugar and breaking down in tears. I feel sorry for the girl, but seriously, if she’s crying already there’s no way she’s going to last the whole three weeks. She seems like the most likely to leave in the first week.

The stereotypical older man comes in the form of “Hollywood legend” George Hamilton. (Is he actually a Hollywood legend? I had to google him…) He’s well respected in camp and doesn’t seem like the type to pick fights, so at the moment he’s coming across as a less funny version of George Takei from last year. Along with Kim, he was exempt from last night’s bushtucker trial vote for “medical reasons”. He’s sure to get a few votes but needs to do a bit more than just being harmless.

Another of the more boring contestants are Jimmy White, Lucy Benjamin and Sabrina Washington. Snooker player Jimmy was bookie’s fave to win before the show started, but that’ll change if he doesn’t start being a bit more exciting. He’s sure to survive a few of the vote-offs, the quieter ones always do, but he needs to show his personality more. Meanwhile, actress Lucy has barely said a word on screen and singer Sabrina isn’t the feisty girl the tabloids expected.

Interior designers Colin and Justin have an advantage as they’ve entered camp together. They already have the support of each other, but I wonder how they’ll react if one gets voted out before the other? Justin seems moodier than Colin, so I’d guess that Colin will do better – but it’s early days yet…

So far my fave is Kim – she’s hilarious! – but I’m liking Sam too after her attitude towards the bushtucker trial.

Who are your faves? Who makes you want to chuck your remote at the telly as soon as they come on screen? And more importantly, who will win?

I'm A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is returning to our TV screens this month. It’s the ultimate showcase for z-list celebrities to try and revive their careers, but does it work? I take a look at some of the more memorable participants…

Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona

Kerry was the winner of the third series of I’m A Celeb…and quickly became a much loved TV personality, appearing in a number of reality TV programmes, advertisements for Iceland and even her own column with OK! magazine. But recent scandals including being caught snorting cocaine in her own house, appearing on TV slurring her words, and being arrested for allegedly assaulting her accountant.

Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Peter Andre was just another washed up 90’s pop singer when he appeared on the third series of I’m a Celeb… but since then he has become one of the UK’s best loved celebrities. Despite a number one single with his re-release of 1994 single Mysterious Girl he soon became more famous for his relationship with glamour model Katie Price, who he met in the jungle. The two married in a spectacular ceremony and had two children together, Junior and Princess Tiaamii, but divorced earlier this year. The divorce doesn’t seem to have done him any harm, and he can now be seen slagging off his ex in magazines on a weekly basis, and presenting showbiz reports for This Morning.


Katie Price

Katie Price, a.k.a Jordan, is one of I’m a Celeb’s most famous (or should that be infamous?) participants. Since the show she has appeared in numerous reality TV shows, and presented “Katie and Peter: Unleashed” with her ex-husband, although her presenting skills were criticised by the press. She sang on Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up while pregnant with her son Junior, dressed in a tight pink catsuit, and has published three autobiographies, a style book, three adult novels and a number of children’s books. Not to mention launching her own lingerie range, hair care products, perfumes, and a range of horse-riding gear. However, since her divorce from Peter, she has been criticised for partying in Ibiza, and revealing all about suffering from a miscarriage shortly before announcing their seperation. The press are now firmly “Team Pete”, but if anyone can turn around public opinion of her, Katie can, after all, she has done so before.


Carol Thatcher

Carol, daughter of Margaret Thatcher, was the unlikely winner of the 5th season of the show. Since winning, she appeared on a number of documentaries and presented for The One Show, but was sacked after calling a black tennis player a “golliwog”, and failing to apologise.


Myleene Klass

Who can forget THAT bikini?? Thanks to numerous shots of her showering in the jungle wearing a skimpy white swimming costume, Myleene’s popularity rocketed after appearing on the sixth series of the show. Since then, she has made a living presenting and modelling, and published a book, My Bump and Me about her pregnancy with daughter Ava Bailey Quinn. She’s not just a pretty face either. She recently started studying astronomy through the Open University and has released two classical albums.


David Gest

David Gest was never expected to be so popular, but who can forget his tall tales in the jungle (Vaginica Seaman anybody?!). He appeared in his own reality TV show but was released from his contract with ITV as his shows weren’t pulling in the viewers. He has released an autobiography, and was best man and the wedding of fellow I’m A Celeb contestant Matt Willis.


Joe Swash

Loveable Joe was the winner of last years’ I’m a Celebrity.  Following the show he appeared in pantomime, and since then has been a familiar face on our TV screens. He is currently one of the team leaders on BBC1’s Hole In The Wall, and appeared on the celebrity edition of Total Wipeout, although he reportedly sued the show after injuring himself on the notoriously tough obstacle course. In February 2009, he became a Guinness World Record holder for throwing the most pancakes to a partner on the Paul O’Grady Show.