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South Gloucestershire dancer and her group wow BGT judges

Groove Thing got four yeses from the judges. Credit: ITV

Fresh from wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, young dance group Groove Thing have been performing in South Gloucestershire - but this was an exclusive private showing for the school of one of its members.

11-year-old Eloise Stroud is a Year 7 pupil at Brimsham Green in Yate, and says performing for her classmates was an even bigger challenge than getting four yeses.

She and her 11 fellow dancers are no stranger to a challenge - training all day and after school five days a week in Port Talbot, Wales to get good. It looks like it's paying off.

X Factor auditions held in Bristol

Instead of performing in front of producers hopefuls sing in a booth Credit: ITV News

ITV talent show the X Factor is looking for stars of the future today at Cabot Circus in Bristol.

The show, which is now in its 11th year, is trying out a new mobile audition system - so instead of performing in front of producers, hopefuls will sing in a booth and their offering will be accessed behind the scenes.

Successful performers will be picked to sing in front of the show's judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

A Bristol singer has never won the X Factor.

Hopefuls line up to audition for the X Factor at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News


Wallace and Gromit creator announces new film

Aardman also made the recently released Shaun the Sheep movie Credit: ITV News

The Bristol animation company behind Wallace and Gromit has announced that it'll be making a new feature film.

Following the success of the Shaun the Sheep Movie earlier this year, Aardman's new film will tell the story of an inept caveman. 'Early Man' will be directed by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.

Eavis on booking The Who for Glasto 2015

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has been describing his delight at booking The Who as Sunday headliners for the event in June.

They last performed at Worthy Farm in 2007.

They cancelled one of their dates abroad and they said we'd love to do it so we're thrilled to bits about that and last time they were brilliant. Fantastic show it really was. The sound was perfect, lovely evening when they played last time.

– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival founder
The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: PA

It might be the last time for them, I don't know so we simply could not resist and I'm so pleased they agreed to reschedule the tour in order to do it. It's going to be a highlight it really is.

I am a fan. I think Roger Daltrey is one of the best singers in the world you know. Fantastic. The whole shebang is going to be absolutely fantastic. Marvellous.

– Michael Eavis

The Who confirmed to headline Glastonbury

The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It's been confirmed that The Who will fill the final headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.

It had already been revealed that the Foo Fighters would headline on the Friday, and Kanye West on the Saturday.

It has also been announced that Paul Weller will take the slot immediately before the band.

The Who are now doubled booked however, with a show already scheduled for Sunday 28th in Paris. It's not been confirmed whether this concert will be moved to a different date.


Glastonbury Festival 2015 line-up unveiled

Glastonbury have released a list of all those performing at the festival in June - but are still keeping quiet over the third, and final headliner.

The Full line up:

  • Foo Fighters (headliner)
  • Kanye West (headliner)
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Alt-J
  • Lionel Richie
  • Motörhead
  • Mary J Blige
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Paloma Faith
  • Patti Smith
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Rudimental
  • Deadmau5
  • Jamie T
  • Ben Howard
  • Hot Chip
  • The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA Twigs
  • Caribou
  • Roy Ayers
  • Run The Jewels
  • Mark Ronson
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Belle & Sebastian
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • The Vaccines
  • Ryan Adams
  • Chronixx
  • Future Islands
  • George Ezra
  • The Waterboys
  • The Moody Blues
  • Suede
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
  • The Maccabees
  • Enter Shikari
  • Modestep
  • Clean Bandit
  • Jessie Ware
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Spiritualized
  • Jamie xx
  • Mavis Staples
  • Hozier
  • Father John Misty
  • The Fall
  • Todd Terje
  • Gregory Porter
  • Jungle
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  • Sleaford Mods
  • Catfish And The Bottlemen
  • Azealia Banks
  • Young Fathers
  • Charli XCX
  • Kasai Allstars
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Kate Tempest
  • Goat
  • Wolf Alice
  • Perfume Genius
  • Fat White Family
  • Years And Years
  • La Roux
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Circa Waves
  • Peace
  • The Pop Group
  • Ibeyi
  • Ella Eyre
  • Rae Morris
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Writer Julian Fellowes won't rule out Downton Abbey spin-off

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has tried to scotch rumours that he's writing one of the ITV programme's most popular characters into his new series for American television.

There have been reports that Dame Maggie Smith's character, the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, will make an appearance in his new project, The Gilded Age, as her younger self in 1880s New York.

Lord Fellowes told ITV News that the story has been fabricated by the media; but he didn't rule it out and even began to fan the flames of the rumour himself by saying "you never know, life's full of surprises!".

Speaking at the launch of the Bath and West Show, the writer admitted he'll be as sad as the viewers when Downton comes to an end after the upcoming series.

Everything in life has a cycle and where better to say that than at the Bath and West Show?

The fact is I think Downton is at its peak and when a show is at its peak it's time to go. What you don't want is the downward slide as everyone gets tired of it, or the cast get tired of it, or whatever and we've decided not to do that.

– Julian Fellowes

BAFTA nominations for 'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'

Christopher Jefferies was played by Jason Watkins

ITV drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies has been nominated for a TV BAFTA in the mini-series category.

It tells the story of the Bristol landlord who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his tenant Joanna Yeates. He was released and another man, Vincent Tabak, was jailed for her murder. But in the intervening months Mr Jefferies suffered character assassination by many tabloids. Later he would receive apologies and payouts, and also gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

The two-part drama about his ordeal aired in December, and starred Jason Watkins. He has also been nominated for his performance in the leading actor category.

Famous stars descend on Bristol for new film

If you've been in Bristol and noticed an increased amount of suspicious activity around banks and security vans, we can explain all.

You'll be glad to hear it's all part of a film, called Golden Years, which is being shot almost entirely in the West Country. It centres around the antics of a couple of bank-robbing pensioners.

Stars are flocking to Bristol to record the new film Credit: ITV News

It tells the story of Arthur and Martha's decision to turn to a life of crime, spurred on by their declining pension savings.

They rob banks and use some of the money to help save their local bowling club. And some to go on a caravan tour of National Trust properties in the Cotswolds.

But underpinning the comedy is deeper message about older people in society.

We were able to speak to some of the stars, which includes names such as Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna as Arthur and Martha.

Ellen Thomas, known for Eastenders, plays Thelma.

Phil Davies, famous for his parts in Whitechapel and Silk, plays Brian.

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