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Strictly's Brendan says 'He's thrown his hat in the ring' for Len Goodman's job

ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight caught up with Brendan Cole before curtain call at the Theatre Royal in Norwich on his 2017 tour.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional says he would like to be considered for Len Goodman's job as head judge on the programme.

He's currently on tour nationwide with his sell out show 'All Night Long', which will also be coming to Ipswich, Southend and Northampton.

"Whoever they choose will be the right person for the show. I keep telling my audience 'Bren's-Lens', hopefully it will catch on."

– Brendan Cole


Ed Sheeran given own emoji to celebrate Brits appearance

Ed Sheeran will perform at this year's Brits. Credit: PA

Suffolk's Ed Sheeran has announced that he will play at this year's Brit Awards.

It will be the third time that the 25-year-old from Framlingham has played at the star-studded event.

Sheeran announced the news on Twitter, and also revealed that he now has his own emoji!

Ed has now got his own emoji. Credit: Ed Sheeran/Twitter

Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Skepta, The 1975 and Emeli Sandé are also due to take to the stage on February 22, with the ceremony being shown live on ITV.


Ed Sheeran releases video for single 'Shape of You'

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has released the video for his chart-topping single 'Shape of You'.

It features the star taking part in a wrestling match - dressed in an inflatable sumo suit.

Sheeran recently returned to music following a year-long hiatus, and he currently holds both the number one and number two spots in the Official Singles Chart.

He described his other single, 'Castle on a Hill', as a "love song for Suffolk". The video was filmed in his hometown of Framlingham.

He recently revealed announced the dates for his upcoming world tour, which will include 14 dates in Britain and Ireland.

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