HAVING an enormous brother to struggle your nook is not any dangerous factor . . . in telly in addition to actual life.
Simply ask Jordan Banjo, who’s changing Gregg Wallace on BBC1’s Eat Nicely For Much less?
And it’s all due to Jordan’s older brother Ashley.
I revealed earlier this month how the stand-in Britain’s Acquired Expertise choose had screen-tested for the position alongside Women Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh.
Ashley was provided the gig however his schedule didn’t match as much as that set out by the present’s bosses, forcing him to tug out.
So Ashley put in phrase for his little bro.
A telly supply mentioned: “Ashley was gutted he couldn’t tackle Eat Nicely For Much less?, because it’s a large present.
“However he informed bosses about his brother Jordan and his superb seven-stone weight reduction. They acquired him in for a display screen take a look at and immediately liked him.
“He’ll be showing on the present alongside co-host Chris Bavin when filming begins this spring.”
Jordan is not any stranger to BBC primetime telly, though it has not all been plain crusing.
He co-hosted Saturday-night flop The Best Dancer alongside Alesha Dixon however impressed Beeb execs along with his presenting expertise.
And Jordan, who completed fourth on I’m A Celeb in 2016, has spent the previous six months honing these talents internet hosting Kiss FM’s Breakfast along with his Range pal Perri Kiely.
I met Jordan in Australia a number of years in the past as he went into the jungle and I assumed then that he was going locations.
However I anticipated one other member of the family to be pulling the strings for his profession: Jordan’s supervisor, his mum Dani.
Sayeeda: I’ve informed PM my BoJokes
Would-be humorist Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has run her jokes previous Boris Johnson earlier than she tells them to a telly viewers of hundreds of thousands tonight.
The previous Tory celebration co-chairwoman will carry out on Channel 4 charity present Stand Up And Ship, which sees celebs pair up with comedians to do a ten-minute dwell set.
Sayeeda, who compares Boris to Recreation Of Thrones baddie Joffrey Baratheon, mentioned: “I’ve written to him explaining what I’ve performed so he is aware of earlier than it goes out.
“Hear, Boris has taken the mickey out of virtually each group and group organisation on this nation.
“He likes satire, humour and comedy. So I’m certain if he can dish it, he can take it.”
Sayeeda, who served in David Cameron’s cupboard, added: “I’ve acquired some stuff about Isis as nicely – as you do! For a number of years I was on their hit record, so I’m simply going to have a little bit of a joke with that, freak folks out a bit.”
The present, in assist of Stand Up To Most cancers, additionally stars Shaun Ryder, Curtis Pritchard and Katie McGlynn.
Sayeeda mentioned: “If there’s something I’m ready to make a idiot of myself for, it’s for trigger like Stand Up To Most cancers.”
Gillian as Eleanor Roosevelt
Gillian Anderson is ready to play Eleanor Roosevelt in gritty new historic drama The First Woman, for US community Showtime.
She beforehand portrayed Britain’s first feminine PM Margaret Thatcher in Netflix hit The Crown, and can now take the position of one other lady in politics, this time from the States.
ITV eager to have 2nd date
Followers of courting exhibits are in for a deal with – there could possibly be two of them on ITV this summer season.
Whereas bosses are nonetheless deciding on whether or not Love Island will return, the channel has introduced new actuality present Prepared To Mingle.
Singletons will probably be matched with dates on the programme to see if their mutual attraction can blossom.
A supply mentioned: “It’s set to entice those that are critically prepared, regardless of earlier break-ups and heartache, to open their coronary heart for a relationship and presumably discover The One.”
Casting begins quickly and filming is because of start within the spring.
Final 12 months’s Love Island was scrapped attributable to Covid.
GOOD Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan referred to as himself a “b***finish” dwell on yesterday morning’s present – breaking the Ofcom no swearing rule.
When chatting with co-host Susanna Reid about what tattoo he would get, he requested: “What would I put? ‘Legend’ throughout my brow? b***finish?”
JED LINES UP SHOW ON COVID
Jed Mercurio desires to return to his medical previous for future TV dramas.
And the Line Of Duty creator, who was once a physician, would make the present concerning the Covid pandemic.
He said: “I think that drama should address that.”
But despite the new series of Line Of Duty being filmed during the pandemic, it will be balaclavas not face masks for series six.
He told Mary Beard’s Inside Culture show: “It is shot so that the pandemic is invisible . . . what we did decide to do was we snuck in a few allegorical points in relation to the current situation, so sharp-eyed viewers should look out for those.”
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