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1D star makes Doncaster debut

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster last night, delighting 5,000 fans with his cameo.

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Ex-Emmerdale star to appear in Neighbours

Sheree Murphy
Sheree Murphy Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Former Emmerdale star Sheree Murphy is coming back to TV with a role in Australian soap Neighbours.

The actress, who is married to the Australian former Leeds United star Harry Kewell, said she was excited to be going back to work.

She told Hello! Magazine: "It's just kicked in that it's actually happening. I'm going back to work. The kids don't remember me on Emmerdale, so they're excited about seeing mummy on TV.

"The last thing I did was Hollyoaks and I was really nervous. I feel a bit like that on Neighbours, not necessarily because they watch English soaps but more because it's, 'Oh, that's Harry Kewell's wife - what's she doing?"'

Murphy has four children with Kewell who recently retired from the game, playing his last match in his hometown of Sydney.

Pride of Britain launch in Leeds

Emmerdale stars took a break from filming to join the Pride of Britain bus as it stopped at our studios here in Leeds in the search for the regions unsung heroes

Emmerdale stars join Pride of Britain bus tour
Emmerdale stars join Pride of Britain bus tour

The coach is travelling one thousand miles, up and down the country to let people everywhere nominate members of their community who do extraordinary things to help others.

This years winner will be announced in October at a star-studded event in London.

Emmerdale stars join Pride of Britain bus tour
Emmerdale stars join Pride of Britain bus tour

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Collabro sign with Simon Cowell's Syco label

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NEWS: @collabroglobal sign to Syco. BGT winners begin work on debut album to be released on July 14th #CollabroSyco http://t.co/kJxNWAw0CR

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Simon Cowell on @collabroglobal : “I’m delighted to welcome them to Syco and am looking forward to them starting work on their debut album.”

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Ella Henderson's debut single set to be number 1

Ella Henderson who is tipped to hit number 1 spot with debut single this weekend.
Ella Henderson who is tipped to hit number 1 spot with debut single this weekend. Credit: PA

X Factor loser Ella Henderson need not have worried about winning the show as she looks set to top the charts this weekend with her debut single Ghost.

The 18-year-old failed to make the quarter finals of the talent show in 2012 but was snapped up by Simon Cowell's label Syco.

Midweek figures from the Official Charts Company revealed she has already sold more than 78,000 copies of her new track.

Yorkshire's Mel B to bring 'honesty' to X-Factor

New X Factor judge Mel B has promised to bring some "honesty" to the hit talent show.

Mel B confirmed as fourth X-Factor judge
Mel B confirmed as fourth X-Factor judge Credit: Press Association

The straight-talking former Spice Girl has taken the final spot on the new judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole.

Mel, a guest judge on the ITV show in 2012, said she was "so excited" to be coming back and is reported to have signed a deal worth £1million.

"I've always thought honesty is the best policy when being a judge and that's what I'm going to bring more of this year.

"Whether it's spotting an incredible singer, giving someone a reality check or debating with Simon over who's got it wrong. Now I can't wait to get started and find some amazing talent."

The 39-year-old, who has also appeared on America's Got Talent and Australian X Factor, is currently in Sydney working as a judge on talent show The Voice Kids.

Cowell said he was "thrilled" by the appointment, saying: "I thought she was fantastic as a guest judge a couple of years ago. She is feisty, opinionated and, I believe, will be a great mentor."

Filming on the new series starts next week with auditions in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

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Britain's Got Talent winner still not quit his job

Tom Redgrave part of winning act Collabro Credit: Britain's Got Talent

One of the Britain's Got Talent winning act Collabro has said he's not handed in his notice for his job following their win.

Tom Redgrave, a 24 year old waiter from Louth in Lincolnshire, says he's still waiting to speak to his employers.

The group won £250,000 in prize money and the opportunity to sing perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

The group formed only a month before their first audition for the ITV show.

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Louth singer eyes up tumble drier with prize money

It has been a life-changing weekend for a talented singer from Lincolnshire whose group Collabro won Britain's Got Talent on Saturday. Since then Thomas Leak from Louth, and his four bandmates, have been caught up in the whirlwind that is their new-found fame.

Thomas' family could not be more proud of what he has achieved, but as Ben Erlam has been finding out, the first thing Thomas wants to buy with his prize money is a tumble drier:

Collabro admit they still can't believe they won Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro admit they are still struggling to believe they won the show. The singers, including Thomas Leak from Louth, only got together a month before their first audition and now hope to use their new fame to bring musical theatre songs to a younger audience.

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