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Friday night's episode of TV panel
show Have I Got News For You was pulled by the BBC as it risked
falling foul of its pre-European election rules.
The episode featured Change UK's
acting leader, MP Heidi Allen.
But the BBC said it was "inappropriate
to feature political party leaders" during an election period as
it did not allow for "equal representation" of political views.
An episode of Would I Lie to You was
shown on BBC One instead.
European Parliament elections are due
to take place in the UK on May 23.
A statement from the BBC read: "The
BBC has specific editorial guidelines that apply during election
"Because of this it would be
inappropriate to feature political party leaders on
entertainment programmes during this short election period,
which does not allow for equal representation to be achieved."
The broadcaster said it would look to
air the episode at a later date.
Ade Edmonson Joins EastEnders
Adrian Edmonson is joining the cast of
the BBC’s EastEnders later this year.
BBC’s adaptation of War and Peace, and
he also played Peter Elliot in the drama One of Us.
Speaking about his new role on the
soap, Edmonson said: ‘There were only fifteen boys on my drama
course at Manchester Uni, and I’ll be the third to appear in
EastEnders – so I feel it’s a kind of tradition!”
He will be playing the role of Daniel
Cook in the soap, and he will be introduced as a love interest
of Jean Slater.
Jon Sen, executive Producer for
EastEnders described Adrian as a phenomenal talent and said:
‘We’re all over the moon he’s coming to Walford and can’t wait
for this love story to hit screens later this year.’ An exact
air date for his first episode on EastEnders hasn’t been given
yet, but we do know that he has already started filming and is
expected to appear later this summer.
It has been reported that comedian
Freddie Starr has died at his home in Spain.
Known for his eccentric and often
unpredictable behaviour, Starr starred in several TV shows
during the 1990s including Freddie Starr (1993-94), The Freddie
Starr Show (1996-98) and An Audience With Freddie Starr in 1996.
He also took part in the 2011 series
of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! but dropped out due to
It came after Starr suffered an
allergic reaction in the Australian jungle and had to be taken
to hospital after eating a meal of fermented egg and a camel