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If there's one show which is guaranteed to bring us out in a sweat, it's Don't Tell the Bride.

The thoughts of leaving the entire wedding (and the choosing of the gown) in the hands of the groom doesn't exactly inspire confidence in many brides-to-be.

And that's why it makes for such good TV.

The latest couple to take part in the emotional rollercoaster that is the RTÉ show are Nikki and Jamie who met on Plenty of Fish five years ago, 

And in keeping with the aquatic theme, Jamie opted for a blue gown for the big day.

Tune into RTÉ2 tonight at 10pm to see how Jamie's theme went down…


We'll be honest, our Sunday nights wouldn't be complete without an hour with Dermot Bannon and the crew.

From arguing over whether dado rails are passé to debating the merits of a skylight, Room To Improve brings out the architect or interior designer in all of us.

And while we all know the show is hugely popular up and down the country, a quick scroll through Twitter during its broadcast proves just how into the programme the good folk of Ireland truly get.

Whether they're rooting for a couple, questioning their choice of drawer handle or remarking on Dermot's love of windows, Twitter gets involved.

And last night, they got REALLY involved when Mary, her son Darragh and her daughter-in-law Sarah decided to reconstruct the family home…






If you have ever worked from home, you'll know it's a lot harder than it sounds.

From endless distractions (the fridge) to the conduct of those around you (family members), trying to be in any way productive is damn near impossible.

But, at least, no actually sees the chaos which ensues when you attempt to act professional around family members who couldn't care less… unless you're Professor Robert E Kelly, that is.

During a slot on BBC World News earlier, the academic discussed the situation in South Korea without realising how determined his children were to get in on the act.

We'll let Robert and his family take it from here…


Between Kim's robbery, Kanye's breakdown and Kourtney's relationship struggles, the last year has been a tumultuous one for the Kardashian family.

And while their fans tend to follow their every move on social media, their desire to see the events play out in a handy 60-minute package courtesy of E! doesn't seem to be waning.

Mere hours after the trailer for the upcoming Keeping With The Kardashians series debuted online, the clip amassed more than a quarter of a million views on YouTube.

"This season is gonna be drama af," wrote one internet user after catching a glimpse of the upset that unfolded in the aftermath of various high-profile incidents.

"Crying. My queen Kim I'm not ready for these episodes," added another.

Take a look at this…


In a recent televised interview, Lisa Kudrow revealed that she had been subjected to misogynistic remarks while filming hit sitcom Friends.

Recalling the event while appearing on Watch What Happens Next, Lisa, who played Phoebe Buffay for ten years, explained that a guest star had obviously taken exception to her decision not to wear make-up during the show's rehearsals.

Speaking to host Andy Cohen, 53-year-old Lisa said: "I rehearsed without make-up for most of the week. And then, on show night, I'm in hair and make-up and I was told, 'Oh wow, now you're – can I say it?'"

Breaking off to check with Andy whether she should reveal the true nature of the remark, Lisa continued: "'Now you're f**kable.'

While Lisa refused to reveal who was responsible for the reprehensible comment, the actress did admit that she confided in a co-star in the aftermath.

"I told Matt LeBlanc,' Lisa laughed. 'He's like a big brother.' 

And yes, we're all racking our brains as to who would have said it…

Let It Shine viewers were left fuming over the weekend after the BBC One programme omitted particular lines of a Lady Gaga track which Iron Sun performed on Saturday night.

Taking to the stage with Born This Way, the band left the audience at home reeling when they paused mid-track, and ultimately left out lyrics pertaining to be gay and transgender.

"Don't be a drag, just be a queen" and "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life. I’m on the right track baby. I was born to survive” did not make it to the live performance, and Twitter was far from happy.

"@BBC how dare you butcher #BornThisWay on #letitshine, removing the lyrics from the song that give it its meaning and power. SHAME ON YOU!" wrote one furious Twitter user.

"#letitshine how can you sing born this way without mentioning anything about equality and diversity ??? It's the point of the song," added another.

Responding to criticism, a spokesperson for the BBC show insisted that the nature of the lyrics were inconsequential, saying: "All songs featured on the show were cut for time only."

When it comes to advocating for women's rights, you're never too early to start as one kick-ass little girl taught Channel 4 viewers this week.

Appearing on The Secret Life of 5-Year-Olds, Eva addressed issues surrounding women's right to vote, their place in the world of science and their ability to teach lads a thing or two when it comes to martial arts.

And Twitter is in complete awe.

"My god that girl, what absolute bad ass! I love her! She gives me so much hope for future generations," wrote one viewer.

"Eva for Prime Minister. She talks more sense," added another new-found fan.

And it wasn't just viewers who were won over by Eva's straight-talking, with her fellow star, Jude, paying tribute to his pal.

"She was very tough and very strong," he said. "Like the Hulk."

Damn right, she was.


Ah, Friday night, the night of the week where, after four nights of wanting to, you can officially curl up on the couch with a glass (or bottle) or wine and watch some excellent television.

Everyone loves a bit of Graham Norton, so when we heard the line up for his show tonight, we got pretty excited.

The show will feature one of Taylor Swift's most infamous ex-boyfriends, Tom Hiddleston, who will be parking his butt on Graham's couch to chat about his role in upcoming action flick Kong: Skull Island


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Also on the show will be actress Ruth Wilson, who is all set to discuss her role in Hedda Gabler, a production by The National Theatre.

Comedian Ricky Gervais will also be in attendance, providing some comic relief while also chatting about his up-coming comedy tour. 

And to complete the line up is Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who will be joining Graham to discuss his latest stage acting endeavour Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.


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If you would rather tune into The Late Late Show to see how Ryan Tubridy is feeling after all the antics from the Valentine's Special edition of the show, you won't be disappointed in the line up over on RTÉ One either.

Sitting down with Ryan is Hollywood star Eric Bana, along with Irish songstress Una Healy, previously of The Saturdays fame. 

Fr Brian D’Arcy will also be in attendance to chat about his time as one of Ireland's most famous priests, and Olivia O’Leary will be on set to talk about the tumultuous week in Irish politics.


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Next up will be rower Gavin Hennelley who recently made history by rowing solo across the Atlantic.

Wrapping up the night is 13-year-old Megan Halvey-Ryan, who suffers from scoliosis and was recently featured on RTÉ Investigates documentary Living on the List.

So all in all, if you are a fan of talk show TV, prepare to settle in for the night. 

With the vast majority of us needing a stiff drink to get through the latest episode of The Late Late Show, you can't say the good folk behind the long-running RTÉ show don't know how to provoke a reaction from viewers.

Unfortunately for Ryan and the crew, not everyone was impressed with the show's Valentine's Day content, with hundreds of people wasting no time complaining to the national broadcaster.

According to reports this morning, the programme received 176 calls and 120 emails – all of which 'offered negative feedback about the programme.'

In addition to this, the national broadcaster received 10 formal complaints regarding Friday night's episode which featured Al Porter, Linda Martin, and a particularly excitable studio audience.

Commenting on the negative reaction, a spokesperson for the station acknowledged the situation and assured the public that the complaints would be formally addressed.

"RTÉ will respond to these complaints within 20 days, in keeping with RTÉ Complaints procedure established under the Broadcasting Act 2009," they said.

Over half a million viewers tuned into see nation's singletons celebrate Valentine's Day last Friday.

Tributes are currently being made to honour the life of Sopranos actor, Frank Pellegrino, who died yesterday at the age of 72.

Frank, who played FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso in the hit show, passed away after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Speaking to the press, the actor's friend, Richard 'Bo' Dietl, confirmed the news before paying tribute to his long-term friend.

“I was with Frankie yesterday just after he passed," he told media outlets. "He decided that he wanted to leave and he asked his family to take the plug out. He was one of the bravest people I ever met in my life.”

In addition to playing Chief Cubitoso on The Sopranos, Frankie was also known for his roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order, and was a well-known figure on the gastronomy scene in New York.

Co-owner of the landmark restaurant Rao’s in New York, Frankie's establishment was often used to shoot scenes for TV and movie.

It may have been lurking on YouTube for the best part of a decade, but we have Giuliana Rancic to thank for bringing this cracker of a Bryan Cranston commercial to the attention of the wider world last night.

While shooting the breeze with Screen Actor's Guild Award attendees, the E! host spotted the Breaking Bad star, and decided to use the opportunity to remind the actor that no matter how far you come in the industry, you're only one YouTube upload away from total mortification.

After being reminded that he starred in a particularly cheesy ad for Carnation Coffee Mate back in 1988, Bryan assured Giuliana that his appearance quickly became part of family folklore.

"My mother could never remember if it was Coffee-mate or Cremora," he said. "And she would say, ‘I love that Cream-mate creamer! I use that in my coffee all the time.’"

Unsurprisingly, members of the public, who happened upon the ad before Giuliana's big reveal last night, wasted no time referencing the star's biggest work as Walter White in Breaking Bad.

"I am the one who brews!" wrote one while another added: "I don't make the coffee. I AM THE COFFEE!"

We'll let Bryan take it from here…


In the run-up to their premiere of Casting JonBenét at this year's Sundance Fim Festival, Netflix have released a sneak peek at the documentary which true-crime fans have been waiting for with bated breath.

And if their intention was to leave YouTubers feeling pretty disturbed, they achieved it.

A clip for the documentary – which examines the 20-year case into the unsolved murder of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey – was released on YouTube yesterday, and it certainly makes for some unsettling viewing.

Featuring a group of little girls in typical pageant attire, the clip sees one young hopeful, who bears a striking resemblance to the deceased child, asking if they knew who killed JonBenét, and, unsurprisingly, YouTube found it a little hard to watch.

"This is creepy. Can we not?" asked one while another added: "OMG that gave me the heeby jeebies."

"Hell no! Just NO. Nope, not gonna watch. Ever. Never. Netflix, you people are SICK!" ranted another.

If you're not put off by the recently released clip, Casting JonBenét will hit Netflix this April.