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Leicester's Molly Smitten-Downes on preparing for Eurovision

This year's Eurovision Song Contest entry, Molly Smitten-Downes from Leicester, say she still can't believe she'll be representing the UK next month.

Ahead of the competition - which is expected to attract up to 180 million viewers - Molly gave a special performance in London for her fans.

In an exclusive interview with ITV News Central, she says wherever she finishes, she will feel like a winner.


Justin Timberlake hits the stage in Birmingham tonight

Global pop icon Justin Timberlake will be in Birmingham tonight as he brings The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the LG Arena.

Justin Timberlake will be in Birmingham tonight
Justin Timberlake will be in Birmingham tonight Credit: Yui Mok/PA

The chart-topping superstar will hit the stage tonight and tomorrow before heading off to Switzerland in time to kick off the European leg of his tour on Monday.

But never fear, he's back in the region again in the summer - he plays V Festival at Weston Park, Staffordshire, on August 17.

Torvill & Dean hold 'mass Bolero' in Nottingham

Torvill & Dean in their routine on St Valentine's Day 1984 in front of a sold-out Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch Credit: PA

Legendary Ice Dancers Torvill and Dean return to their home town of Nottingham today. The former olympic Gold medallists will perform a 'mass Bolero' in the Old Market Square.

Later they'll appear at the city's Ice Arena as part of the Dancing on Ice Tour.

Earlier this year Torvill & Dean travelled back to Sarajevo to recreate the Gold medal winning routine on the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Winter Games.

Read: Torvill & Dean wow Sarajevo crowds with the Bolero


Kasabian and Pixies among names to play Glastonbury

Kasabian, Jack White, Pixies and Robert Plant are among the major acts that will play this summer's Glastonbury Festival, organisers have announced.

Elbow, The Black Keys, Bryan Ferry and Massive Attack are among the other newly announced stars for the huge music bash which is being staged over the weekend of June 27 to 29.

The Glastonbury Festival will run over the weekend of June 27 and 29. Credit: Press Association

They join previously announced names such as Arcade Fire, Blondie, Lily Allen and Dolly Parton at the rural Somerset event put together by farmer Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily.

Other draws include Interpol, London Grammar, Wilko Johnson, De La Soul and Goldfrapp, with Jake Bugg, Lana Del Rey and Mercury Prize-winner James Blake also on the bill.

Organisers named many of the acts on a poster placed online today and claim there will be more than 100 stages scattered across the site at Worthy Farm, Pilton.



Jason Manford's lateness costs him in Lincoln

Comedian Jason Manford will make sure he's not late for a gig again after his lateness in Lincoln last night set him back more than £3,500. He realised on his way to the Engine Shed that he would be around 40 minutes late due to traffic, so offered to buy the audience a round of drinks.


Seemed like good idea to offer free drink cos of lateness! But shoulda added Kopparberg to the banned list of drinks!


O'Mara 'would have loved' to reprise Doctor Who role

Last year, which was Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, Kate O'Mara said she would love to reprise her role as The Rani.

O'Mara told the Huffington Post: "I'd love to come back as The Rani another time around.

"To have a much older woman as your adversary, there's something interesting about that."

Read: Dynasty and Triangle star Kate O'Mara dies aged 74

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