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Sacked Emmerdale Actor In New Role 

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Former Emmerdale actor Asan N’Jie has landed his first role since being sacked from the ITV soap.

N’Jie’s new project will see him appear opposite James Nesbitt in Bloodlands, a high-profile crime drama series coming to the BBC later this year, which will be produced by Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio. 

He posted his exciting news on Twitter with a picture of the script, captioned: “Looking forward to the next project #bloodlands #bbc”. 

The former soap actor was dropped by Emmerdale in September after an incident at the TV Choice Awards. 

He was seen brawling with Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas, who plays Warren Fox, at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel where the awards were being held. 

N’Jie apologised unreservedly after the incident, saying: "My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character. 

So far, it’s unclear who his character Larry in Bloodlands will be, but the drama centres on Nesbitt’s character detective Tom Brannick who gets drawn back into a cold case that is personally significant to him. 

Bloodlands is currently filming in Northern Ireland and was written by Chris Brandon. 

13 January 2020

Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan has announced she is leaving BBC drama Our Girl after four years playing army medic Georgie Lane. 

She said in a statement: "I've had the most incredible four years on the show. 

"Playing Georgie has been a life changing role for me. I've loved every second... so it was a very hard decision to make not to return." 

The BBC has not confirmed whether the show will continue, and if so, who will replace Keegan. 

The actress will still be seen in the forthcoming fourth series, which is due to begin later this year.

Keegan said: "I feel it is the right time to explore other exciting opportunities but I'm so happy to be part of the new series coming soon so it's not the end just yet."

The first series of Our Girl starred EastEnders actress Lacey Turner in 2014. 

13 January 2020

Love Island Viewers Drop








Love Island’s viewing figures have taken a hit for the first time in the show’s history.

The launch episode of the new series of the ITV2 reality show, the first time the show has aired in the winter, was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers on Sunday night, according to overnight ratings.

The equivalent episode in the summer 2019 series was watched by an average of 3.3 million, showing a decrease of nearly one million viewers.

Since the dating programme was revived in 2015, overnight ratings for the series opener have increased every year.

The first series started with just over half a million viewers in the overnight ratings, the second series in 2016 had 825,000, the third series in 2017 had 1.3 million, and the fourth series in 2018 went up to 2.9 million.

The programme, which aired from 9pm until 10.35pm, peaked at 2.9 million viewers, and overall drew 1.2 million viewers in the 16-34 age bracket, ITV said.

Despite the dip in viewers, the Love Island launch show audience did show a year-on-year growth of more than five times the ITV2 schedule slot average, and was up by 2.1 million viewers.

Love Island returned with a new host in Laura Whitmore, who took over from regular presenter Caroline Flack after she stepped down following an assault charge.

The programme had a healthy dose of drama as the newly-formed couples were told a pair of newcomers would shake up their budding romances at the end of the episode.

The episode saw the 10 contestants pairing up for the first time and spending the day getting to know their new “partners”.

Later in the show, identical twins Eve and Jess Gale turned up at the villa, leaving the other islanders shocked.

The new series is being held in Cape Town, South Africa, and will see the winning couple in with a chance of pocketing £50,000.

Love Island continues on ITV2.

13 January 2020


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