Craig David Joins Simon Cowell’s New Musical Game Show Walk The Line
CRAIG DAVID has stepped away from DJing for a while – so he can perform alongside Simon Cowell as a judge in his new music game ITV Walk The Line.
Hitmaker Fill Me In will make his first big TV debut in the series when it launches later this year, alongside music mogul Simon and a third mystery judge.
Signing up for Craig is a huge hit for producers, who want the new format to make a splash.
The show is hosted by presenter Maya Jama and has a huge pot of £ 500,000.
A well-placed industry insider tells us: “Craig David is an icon of the UK music industry – but he’s as relevant today as he was when he burst onto the scene at the start of the 2000s.
“He’s been on Simon’s shows before – and he’s widely respected – so it would make perfect sense for him to be involved in Simon’s new show.
“This is an exciting initiative that adds real credibility to the panel. You can always count on Simon to keep it fresh and get everyone talking.
“The backstage bosses are thrilled that this show is on air because it is going to be exciting, and the massive cash prize will create a real buzz.”
Craig played on the X Factor, and when previously asked to be a judge on the show, he said, “If Simon came to me with this job, I would definitely think about it.
“I think I could mentor people in a good way and bring something new that has never been seen before.”
The star added, “I’ve been in the industry for almost 20 years.
“I’ve had some ups and downs and I really think I could offer some great advice.”
Craig was definitely born to do it.
Simon: My big bet
SIMON’s show at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas is only a month away – and he admits he’s feeling the heat taking on big guns like LADY GAGA and Celine Dion in Sin City.
He said: “Of all the things we’ve done this will be one of the most difficult because it’s so competitive. Either you hold out for a long time or we could be out in a few months.
“It was an easy deal to do because MGM loved the show. That’s why we decided to literally roll the dice.
We look forward to receiving our exam tickets.
Single Sister Jesy Fills Her Boots With Boyz
JESY NELSON is sitting tight after releasing his first solo single Boyz this week.
The catchy track, which sees its duet with Nicki Minaj, already tops the iTunes charts in 30 countries around the world, including the UK and US.
And the song is making its way to the top of the UK Singles Rankings.
So we’d say it’s been a good week for Jesy – who poses with chunky boots and a corset top worn over a giant puffer jacket that looks like a quilt in this exclusive pic.
The pop star was also seen leaving London’s Tape nightclub on Friday hanging out with friends to celebrate the success of her single.
Take one for us, Jesy!
H’s big step inspires John
STEPS star Ian H Watkins shared how Strictly’s John Whaite sent him a message thanking him for inspiring a gay couple on the BBC show.
H – who appeared on Dancing On Ice with Matt Evers – said John contacted him to tell him he wouldn’t be dancing with Johannes Radebe if he hadn’t insisted on skating with a man on the show ITV.
H revealed, “I got a direct message from John thanking me, saying he couldn’t have been dancing with a guy this year if I hadn’t led the way. It was lovely. I think that it is so important for the community that we are visible.
Meanwhile, his bandmate Faye Tozer shared how reigning glitter ball winner Bill Bailey texted him saying that one of his performances on Strictly had inspired him to sign up.
Faye, who made the final with Giovanni Pernice in 2019, said: “He sent me a message saying he was going to decline the show.
But then he looked at our Charleston at ‘The Lonely Goatherd’ and thought, ‘Maybe this could be fun after all. “And then he won the trophy!
Steps, who won the Icon Award at last week’s Attitude Awards, partied the night away with Tom Daley, Callum Howells and the cast of It’s a Sin.
And H ended the evening by sitting down on Billy Porter’s lap to put the world back in order.
He added: “The Icon Award is a good time for me. As a young gay boy in a small Welsh mining community, I was even afraid to take Attitude Magazine.
“So it’s really special and I accept it by acknowledging all the pioneers past and present who allow me to be my authentic self today.”
The cooler weather didn’t hold back Pixie Lott as she stepped out to dinner in a comfy blue sheepskin coat.
The All About Tonight star chatted on her phone after meeting friends at Mayfair’s upscale restaurant, Sexy Fish.
She bravely showed off her bare legs in a mini orange and silver heels.
The singer also sported a bottle of Moet et Chandon champagne next to her gold clutch, which may be why she looked so happy. This is called a bubbly personality.
- COLD Feet star Fay Ripley is set to return to the stage in a new West End production, we can reveal. The actress is in talks to star in a play called Kerry Ferguson by playwright April de Angelis. Our source said, “It’s a meaty role for Fay and focuses on canceling culture in an enlightened society.” The role at London’s National Theater comes after Fay, who plays Jenny Gifford in the ITV drama, previously claimed the most overrated thing in the capital was “a night out in the West End”. Embarrassing.
- Saucy Emily Atack confessed that she wreaked havoc on school sex education classes as a boisterous teenager. The actress admits, “When sex education day finally came, it was the first time I was early for a lesson. I couldn’t wait to put condoms on the cucumbers. I heard. a rumor that a real woman was going to come in – fit, dress, boom, get the hell out of it, but no, that was just an ’80s cartoon. ”Speaking in the next episode of The Emily Atack Show, which aired Thursday on ITV2 at 10pm, she added, “I was like, ‘Why are you talking about soundtrack? Go to the brothel.” Right.
Boo! Meg £ 1million
MEGAN FOX has signed a massive £ 1million deal with fashion retailer Boohoo.
The actress is presented as the “most iconic” star of the brand to date, no offense to previous Zendaya and Paris Hilton collaborations.
It comes a year after Boohoo was rocked by allegations that some clothing was packed at UK factories where staff were only paid £ 3.50 an hour, but there was no evidence that he had committed crimes.
Planet-conscious Megan, who sends her three children to a vegan school, has often supported sustainable brands and talks about the environment to her 16.7 million Instagram followers.
We can think of a million reasons why she changed her mind. . .
Jayne ready for the rink role
JAYNE Middlemiss is set to make a TV comeback as we can reveal she’s the back-up celebrity on ITV’s Dancing On Ice.
Brunette Geordie, who rose to prominence in the 1990s hosting The O-Zone, has focused more on radio in recent years.
She’s in the form to excel in reality shows having previously been crowned winner of Celebrity Love Island in 2005, Celebrity MasterChef in 2009 and a famous Christmas edition of Pointless.
Our insider said, “Jayne is instantly recognizable with viewers and a wistful face.
“You could tell she’s more famous than some of the other names.”
Considering the high proportion of stars who get injured on the ice dance series, it’s more than likely that she will have her moment. . .