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Steve’s our comic king of panto... Oh yes he is!

As party tricks go, cramming ping pong balls into your cheeks is certainly an unusual one.

Theatre and Comedy

Martin Dodd’s 21 years of pantomime magic at Blackpool Grand Theatre

With 21 years of pantomime magic under his belt, it’s about time producer Martin Dodd was awarded the key to the door at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Georgia Toffolo arrives back from Australia at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3

Georgia Toffolo: I'm a Celeb has cleared my skin

Georgia Toffolo has said her skin has cleared up for the first time in over 10 years after her stint in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

TV and Film
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson among Christmas University Challenge contestants

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, broadcaster Adrian Chiles, Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke and Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games are among the famous faces taking part in Christmas University Challenge.

TV and Film
Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick Chapter 2

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The best from those new fangled gadgets from December 16 to December 22.
TV and Film
A Crooked House on Channel 5.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The best of the week's shows to record or watch from December 16 - December 22.
TV and Film
The League Of Gentlemen return...

TV Highlights: The League Of Gentlemen and The Royal Variety Performance

The League Of Gentlemen Anniversary Specials Mon-Weds, 9pm, BBC Two

TV and Film
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

MOVIES: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega interview

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally arrives in cinemas, Carrie Fisher's last performance in her iconic role of Princess Leia is unveiled. The film's stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega discuss life without her, dealing with fame and taking the franchise forward.

TV and Film
Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Christmas book reviews: Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Take off on a super sleigh ride, share the fun of a glorious rom-com, be swept away to the aftermath of war or revel in a modern fairy tale… there is a book here to make Christmas more cosy.

Arts
Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

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Eastenders star Davood Ghadami in action in Blackpool with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova

Line-up confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour

Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock will be hitting the dancefloor again for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour 2018.

Theatre and Comedy
The Mersey Beatles

Festival stars help fans to Get Back the Merseybeat groove

One of the top Beatles tribute bands will Get Back to where it all began with a special date next year.

Music
The Dreamboys play Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Dreamboys set to warm up a chilly night at Marine Hall

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show for 2017.

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The introduction of a new advertising rule from 2018 will help advertisers to know where to draw the line

'Harmful and outdated' gender stereotyping in adverts to be banned

Advertising that uses potentially harmful gender stereotypes such as mothers cleaning up after the family alone or fathers failing at simple household tasks is to be banned next year, the regulator has announced.

TV and Film

Peter Kay tour cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to "unforeseen family circumstances", the comedian has said.
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When does the latest X-Files season start? What do we know about the new series of the X-Files so far?

When does the latest X-Files season start? What do we know about the new series of the X-Files so far?

The X-Files has captured the hearts of skeptics and believers across the globe since 1993.

News
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

TV and Film
Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpools Grand Theatre

Donate extra panto ticket for the needy

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is asking panto-goers to buy an extra ticket at a special rate, which will then be donated to local groups in need.

Theatre and Comedy
There's lots of festive events happening over the weekend

Things to do (December 16 to 19)

Take your pick from this great line-up of events happening this weekend:
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