Eddie Izzard's extensive comedy tour

Comedian Eddie Izzard is heading over to the West End's Palace Theatre for an exclusive five-week residency, where he's sprucing up his international smash-hit, Force Majeure,

For the past three years, he's been touring the globe, presenting this standup comedy gem to audiences in four different languages.

He joins Lorraine to tell us what we can expect from his London show before heading over to the US to perform his show in Miami!

Force Majeure will run as a residency at the Palace Theatre in London from the 18 January to 20 February. A DVD of the show filmed at the O2 arena has been out since 18 November.

Has unlucky-in-love Mary found her Mr Right?

There's a twist you'll find out at the end of the week

– Patti says it looks like Mary might be unlucky in love again...

Corrie's award winning actress Patti Clare, who plays hopeless romantic Mary Taylor, joins us to reveal all about her new love interest in the show... but has she found her Mr Right and will it be a happy ever after?

Her new object of affection is Brendan Finch, played by Phoenix Nights star Ted Robbins. Mary falls head over heels with the magazine editor as they share their passion for all things paranormal - but Mary's friend Norris has his reservations about her new fella...

Patti tells us more about working on the institutional soap, admitted to even writing to producers to beg for a part because she always imagined herself to be a character on the cobbles!

Jason's Donovan's 'life-changing' new tour

Everyone's favourite 80s heartthrob Jason Donovan is going back on the road performing his greatest hits in his Ten Good Reasons Tour next February.

He's also returned to stage, reprising his role as Tick (Mitzi) in Pricilla Queen Of The Desert, sharing the role with Blue's Duncan James.

The singer joins Lorraine to tell is why his tour - which sold out after two shows - has been what he's described as 'life-changing'.

Anne Reid: 'Cabaret makes me feel energised'

A lot of actors hate that, they don't like being themselves... I don't know what that makes me!

– Anne Reid

BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid has a career spanning almost 60 years, but she's showing no sings of slowing down and is about to make her return to stage.

Telling Lorraine why she loves caberet she said, "It makes me feel energised."

She continued, "It should be like you've just had dinner with everybody and then you just get up and sing."

Cate's on-screen love affair

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett joins Lorraine to chat about her new film Carol, in which she stars alongside Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara.

Set in 1950s New York, the film tells the story of two women from very different backgrounds who fall in love. Cate plays Carol, a married woman who falls for a young and unfulfilled department store clerk called Therese, played by Rooney.

There is an immediate connection between the two women which deepens into a love affair and Carol, trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage, manages to break free, but not without trouble...

Karl Pilkington: why travel has changed me

All this travelling has changed me. Travelling does have an effect on you ... it changes you ... for the better

– Karl Pilkington

No frills funny man Karl Pilkington joins Lorraine to talk about the DVD and Blu-ray release of his comedy travel show The Moaning of Life 2, which is out today.

This time the po-faced producer-turned-television-star embarks on an epic journey that takes him to Iceland, rural India, Mexico, Germany, the US and Japan. On his travels Karl explores the health benefits of drinking his own urine, experiences the transformational effect of having hair again, weighs up the benefits of monogamy and polygamy and lives as a woman for a day!

But travelling has taken its toll on Karl, and he tells Lorraine, "I think I've had enough".

We're hoping we can tempt Karl back!

Anton Stephans leaves The X Factor

What I'm doing is authentic, real and honest

– Anton Stephans

Anton Stephans left The X Factor last night, but he says he has "no regrets", and reveals that offers have already come flooding in from around the world - with that voice, we're not surprised!

'I'm thinking 'yes, we can pay the mortgage' for this month at least!" Anton joked.