"I'm a reformed character": Leeds barber and Love Island contestant Simon Searles talks romance

He admits he's cheated in the past - but Leeds barber Simon Searles wants to change his ways during his spell on ITV reality show Love Island.

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Leeds barber joins Love Island cast

A young Leeds barber has his eye on the ladies of Love Island after joining the cast of the ITV reality show.

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Pitch Battle continues.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Stuart Chandler finds the best of the rest on TV this week. . .
Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is at the centre of an unlikely love story

TV Choice and VIDEO: A hidden gem uncovered at last

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The Purge: Election Year is on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Stuart Chandler has been looking underneath the schedules to find you some alternative viewing. . .
The Leftovers is gripping stuff.

OPINION - VIEWSCREEN: The Leftovers is compelling and compulsive stuff

A mysterious, world-shattering event. Everything is changed forever. Nearly everybody has lost somebody. And that’s just the beginning of The Leftovers, which starts its third season on Sky Atlantic next week.
Alison Brie in  GLOW.

Big Preview and VIDEO: Wrestling with the tricky worlds of the 80s and gender politics

It’s back to the Eighties for Netflix’s all-female wrestling dramedy GLOW. Gemma Dunn ducks into the ring to find out more from its all-star line-up

Anita Rani is calling for more diversity on TV.

Countryfile star Anita Rani says diversity on TV 'important'

Countryfile presenter Anita Rani has said she "thanks god she exists" as a northern, Asian woman on television.
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THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: Stephen Fry at Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpoles Gothic London castle, in Britains Great Gay Buildings.

TV preview: Britain’s Great Gay Buildings

Channel 4 is marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with a new season of programmes:

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The wreckage after Richard Hammond escaped

Richard Hammond a 'silly, silly boy' says wife after second horror crash

Richard Hammond's wife has told of the moment she "almost went to pieces" upon learning he had been involved in a second serious crash.

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Ant McPartlin hopes his honesty over battle with alcohol and drug abuse will help others

Ant McPartlin has said he feels he has "let people down" ahead of reportedly entering rehab following a battle with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

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Leeds Contemporary Singers who have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

Leeds music students make it to final of BBC's Pitch Battle

A group of Leeds music students have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

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Love Your Garden on ITV.

TV choice: Your guide to what's on TV, streaming and on demand this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
Pitch Battle on BBC One.

TV highlight: Pitch Battle - a new shiny floor show for Saturday!

In the opening episode of Pitch Battle, hosted by Mel Giedroyc six choirs and vocal groups of all different sizes and musical genres battle it out for a place in the Grand Final.

Aidan Turner stars in Poldark.

TV interview: Poldark - Why star of Cornish bodice ripper finds it hard to watch at times

Aidan Turner is back in his breeches on Sunday nights for a third series of Poldark and while fans lap up the Cornish drama, he tells Susan Griffin why it can leave him cringing occasionally

EAST END IN SIGHT: From left to right, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), Long Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg).

TV preview: Ripper Street

Ripper Street’s back this month for a fifth and final series, which was always the intention of show creator Richard Warlow, but back in 2013 this looked unlikely when the BBC pulled the plug after two series.

Jo Cox was murdered on June 16 last year.

Tony Blair to appear in Last Leg sketch marking anniversary of Jo Cox murder

Tony Blair is to make an appearance in a special episode of Channel 4's The Last Leg marking a year since the death of Labour MP Jo Cox.
Are we set for a Downton Abbey movie?

Lily hints at rosy future in Downton Abbey: The Movie

Lily James has hinted that she is in talks over a Downton Abbey film.

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FriendsFest is coming to Sheffield next month.

FriendsFest, the ultimate tribute to US TV sitcom classic Friends coming to Sheffield next month

FriendsFest, the ultimate celebration of hit comedy series Friends, is coming to Sheffield next month.

Poldark star Ellise Chappell. (Photo: BBC).

Everything you need to know about Sheffield Poldark star Ellise Chappell

She's one of the new stars of smash hit BBC period drama Poldark - and here's everything you need to know about former Sheffield University student Ellise Chappell.

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