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The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

Entertainment, Film & TV, UK
  Words: Fatima Nasir | Subbing: Joanne Clark Strictly Come Dancing's most anticipated grand finale aired last night and Twitter is in a meltdown. The hashtags '#strictlycomedancing', '#strictly2017' and '#strictly' are trending on Twitter as viewers pour in with their views on the series finale. The dance show has broken its own records, as this year's series is the most popular in the show's 14 year history with an average audience of 11 million. The grand finale finished with a 13.1 million viewership, which is less than the 2010 finale, which had an audience of 14.3 million. Fans were divided on last night's win, with Alexandra Burke being a major favourite, along with Gemma Atkinson. Strictly's 2017 winner Joe McFadden was taking the lead in most online polls and Twitte...
Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

culture, Culture, Lifestyle
Tommy Robinson, a far-right political activist and former leader of the English Defence League, has sent a post circulating on social media. A Broadcast Journalist Trainee opportunity for BBC World Service, which he questionably labels as “blatant racism”, states that the internship is only open to candidates from a black, asian, or non-white ethnic minority background. © Creative Access This opportunity was run by Creative Access, an organisation that provides paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented black, Asian and non-white ethnic minorities. Not-for-profit, Creative Access exist to ensure that diversity of Britain is reflected in the media. Stating that “media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Entertainment, Exhibition, Featured
Words: Lavinia Petrucci | Subbing: Joanne Clark Stylist Live was better than ever in its third edition, this time at Olympia London. Between inspirational talks and various freebies, no one left empty handed. Stylist Live got bigger and better last weekend at Olympia London. The three-day festival included more than 200 pop-up shops and inspiring talks and workshops. This year the amount of focus on books was extraordinary. On Saturday, the book war was between Labour MP Jess Philips with her book Everywoman opposite the actor and comedian Robert Webb with his How Not to be a Boy. One of the most packed sessions was certainly the discussion on How to be Brave: Speaking up against racism. With two extraordinary panellists like Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer
Not the end for Aston Merrygold and his dancing shoes

Not the end for Aston Merrygold and his dancing shoes

Entertainment, Film & TV
Words: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Joanne Clark Ahead of the shocking results revelation over the weekend, JLS singer, Aston Merrygold has announced that his dancing days aren't over just yet. Fans were left shocked and upset at the news of Merrygold's departure from the Strictly Come Dancing contest on Sunday night. At such an early stage in the show, it was a surprise to everyone when his journey was cut short, having been a firm favourite to win from the start. Many viewers felt the result was unjust, with other contestants still in the show who consistently rank at the bottom of the scoreboard. https://twitter.com/DavidMackayy/status/927264095954505728 https://twitter.com/lougoulder/status/927607099080822785 https://twitter.com/EmisonKana/status/927273363504074756 ...
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