08 Aug 2011

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Producers of Downton Abbey make sure new series is realistic

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The people behind hit period drama Downton Abbey have been working hard to ensure the new series is as realistic as possible.

Autumn's eight episodes are set during the First World War and the Daily Mail reports that injured soldiers from modern conflicts have been used as extras to show the "harsh reality" of the devastating conflict.

Simon Weston, the serviceman who was badly burnt during the Falklands conflict in 1982, was recruited as an advisor to ensure

20 Dec 2010

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War hero not looking forward to sexy fancy dress on ice

A war hero who won the Victoria Cross has said he is not looking forward to the sexy fancy dress he might have to wear on Dancing on Ice.

Johnson Beharry – who got hurt saving the lives of some comrades during service – is getting his skates ready for the celebrity challenge show, which begins this Christmas.

He will be facing competition from Kerry Katona, Chloe Madeley and Dave Vitty among others, but is apprehensive about what outrageous outfits producers may put him in, the Mirror reports.

"I've told them there's no way I'm

16 Sep 2010

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Meat… Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga recently donned a dress made completely of raw meat for the annual MTV Video Music Awards. Her choice of outfit may well go down in history as the most outlandish Halloween fancy dress costume of all time.