Graham Norton has told how he was mistaken for Lord Lloyd-Webber and given what he thought was the composer’s “palatial” suite at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
Musical theatre actor George Ure has been named as the back-up for Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the UK jury for the Eurovision Song Contest after the star pulled out citing “unforeseen circumstances”.
Sweden’s entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has said music was his “saviour” after he was forced to quit his career as a professional sprinter following a string of injuries.
The Netherlands’ entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest says his refusal to polish his performance for an international audience led to him being named front runner.
Graham Norton has described his famously scathing commentary during the Eurovision Song Contest as “unlike anything else I do” as he prepares for the grand final on Saturday.
The UK’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has paid tribute to his mother, who nurtured his dream of finding fame as a pop star.
Madonna has hit out at Donald Trump for failing to act on gun violence.
As the world awaits its first peek at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby, a museum has uncovered dolls celebrating another royal arrival.
Madonna has broken her silence over the Michael Jackson sex abuse allegations, saying “people are innocent until proven guilty”.
David Bowie tracks which were rejected from his debut album – possibly because they were too quirky – are going under the hammer.
Line of Duty’s Rochenda Sandall and Stephen Graham decided their characters would not be romantically involved in the show – because sex storylines are “boring”.
Renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn aims to chisel away at nationalism with his monumental new work.
TV presenter Kate Humble has said wildlife shows are failing to persuade people to get outside and experience nature for themselves.
Kathy Clugston has said she discussed equal pay when she signed on as the new chairwoman of Gardeners’ Question Time.
John Keats’ Ode To A Nightingale is returning to the place where he wrote the manuscript 200 years ago.
Jez Butterworth has thanked the “talented, inspiring and just plain ready” cast of The Ferryman after the Northern Irish drama scooped nine Tony Award nominations, including one for best play.
More than 70 portraits by Damien Hirst – drawn on food-marked placemats at the breakfast table – have been given to the British Museum.
Former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus has spoken of the “trauma” she experienced after being hit with a guitar case two years ago.
Sir Billy Connolly will lead the New York City Tartan Day Parade this year, it has been announced.
A Hollywood film star, a leading name in women’s suffrage, and a cricketer who thwacked his way into the history books are among the illustrious names to have had blue plaque applications turned down by English Heritage in the last year.
Zara Larsson believes her generation can “change the world” and it make it a better place for women.
Curators have found a “sensationally beautiful” oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough after placing a notice in Country Life magazine.
This Saturday the eight remaining stars of Strictly Come Dancing will descend on the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom for a special episode of the BBC One show.
Petra Ecclestone has spoken of the challenges of raising a child with learning difficulties as she opened a specialist treatment centre for autistic children.
Geri Horner says it is “up to the universe” whether she has more children.
Actor Rami Malek has said he took on a leadership role after director Bryan Singer was replaced on Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody because “it’s what Freddie would have done”.