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Jeremy Clarkson was officially fired by the BBC this week, after punching the producer of Top Gear during a lovely steak dinner. After fronting Top Gear for 12 years, Clarkson has had his fair share of controversies. Racism. Sexism. Class Wars. His sacking could cost the BBC around £67million a year, with the show continuing to be sold to over 200 countries. It is unclear what will happen to Clarkson or Top Gear at this stage, but Russell Brand is keen if anyone else is:
Dancing Back Onto Our Screens
By far the greatest TV news of the week was the announcement that MediaWorks is bringing Dancing With the Stars back onto our screens later this year. That’s right, the franchise responsible for Rodney Hide dropping a lady, Shane and Nerida getting together and John Rowles having some sort of heart attack episode will be back later this year on TV3. The show last aired on TV One in 2009, and was won by kids presenter, weatherman and politician Tamati Coffey.
Always the Bachelorette, Always the Bride
Just when you thought The Bachelor NZ couldn’t pump out any more news stories, it has surfaced that Bachelorette Danielle B is still married to her previous husband. The 35 year-old criminal lawyer and accordion champ remains on the show for now, but is embroiled in an ongoing case with her estranged hubbo. According to some expert’s power rankings, she won’t be around for much longer, so this news shouldn’t matter too much in the long haul.
It’s Time to Believe
The X Files fans rejoice, the creepy alien show will be rebooted and returned to screens in 2016. After ghostly rumours circulated the internet, Fox confirmed that they have commissioned a six-part series starring the original cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. To tide yourself over in the meantime, why not enjoy David Farrier’s fanatic writing about X Files so far, or rewatch it for yourself here on Lightbox.
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