Actor, writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth offered his own cheeky tribute to friend Linda Bellingham, as he attended her funeral in Crewkerne today.
Friends, family and former colleagues from the world of entertainment have been arriving at St Bartholomew's Church in Crewkerne, Somerset to pay tribute to the actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham. She died last month at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.
Here are some of the pictures
Boyband Stereo Kicks, which features Barclay Beales from Bow, near Crediton in Devon, have survived a second sing-off in ITV's X Factor.
Louis Walsh and Mel B opted to send home Lola Saunders, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell chose to get rid of the group
It meant the decision was thrown back to the public vote, with Lola losing out.
After the sing-off Louis, who mentors Stereo Kicks, said: "It was an amazing sing off. I love Lola and Stereo Kicks you sang your heart out."
The friends and family of Lynda Bellingham will gather today to say goodbye to the actress who died last month.
Her husband, Michael Pattemore, and friends from the world of television will pay tribute to the star at her funeral in the Somerset town of Crewkerne.
The actress, best known for her long-running role as the mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had colon cancer which later spread to her lungs and liver.
She was diagnosed with cancer last July and said she decided to end her treatment to limit the amount of suffering her family would witness.
I can tell you now that the words on her gravestone will be 'The curtain went up on May 31 1948, and the final curtain went down on October 19 2014'.
Devon teenager Barclay Beales and his band Stereo Kicks are through to the next round of the X Factor.
The eight-piece boy band was in the bottom two last weekend, staying only when Chloe-Jasmine Whichello lost the sing-off.
But the boys turned it around on Saturday’s show, performing a medley of The Beatles classics “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude”, which was enough to see them straight through to next week.
Their success comes after rumours that at least one member would be made to leave the competition after their mentor Louis Walsh admitted that he never wanted the group to have eight members.
But as he introduced them last night he said “Eight boys, and I did say eight – the ultimate octoband.”
Their performance impressed Simon Cowell, who praised the boys for sticking together and added "Any time you want to leave Louis, and come and join me, I'll mentor you."
As Hollywood hit the red carpet for the "Fury" premiere on Sunday, Brad Pitt paid tribute to his unusual co-star; a WWII tank from Dorset.Read the full story ›
The new Brad Pitt war film Fury goes on general release today, and one of the other stars of the show is a Sherman Tank supplied by The Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset.
Pitt and his five man crew take it into Germany in the last months of the Second World War.
The Museum is holding an exhibition about its role in the film.
Devon singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official Poppy Appeal single for this year.
The duo have recorded a revamped version of the song No Man's Land.
It will be released on 3 November in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
Raphael Ravenscroft from Exeter who played the famous sax solo on Gerry Raffery's Baker Street has died.Read the full story ›
Raphael Ravenscroft, the British musician behind arguably the best-known sax solo in pop-rock history – Gerry Rafferty's hit ‘Baker Street’ – has died at the age of 60. The Exeter-based saxophonist, whose legendary solo on the 1978 track is celebrated the world over, died after being taken into the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital early on Sunday 19 October.
Ravenscroft, born in Stoke-on-Trent on 4th June 1954, found fame almost overnight following the release of Baker Street in the late 70s. He had already appeared on one disco album by Maxine Nightingale, ‘Right Back Where We Started From’ (1976), as an arranger but emerged as one of pop-rock’s most prominent saxmen with his enduring eight bar riff that propelled Rafferty's song to chart success and inspired an entire generation of saxophonists.
More recently, Ravenscroft became a celebrated member of his local community in Exeter after he organised a charity gala concert in the summer of 2014 in memory of local schoolgirl Nicole Hartup who died after falling from a wall in May this year.