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Sugar Bits — David Tennant Quits Doctor Who

  • David Tennant is to stand down as Doctor Who, and will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year. He made the announcement after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards. — BBC
  • Following Russell Brand's resignation, the BBC's director general is to meet the corporation's governing body to discuss Russell and Jonathan's prank on Andrew Sachs, which has now received 27,000 complaints. Ofcom has launched its own investigation. — BBC
  • Kerry Katona has lost her magazine deal after parting ways with publicist Max Clifford. She also faces the sack from being the face of Iceland, and her four children have been put under special watch by social services. — The Sun
  • Jermaine Jackson has said the Jackson 5, including Michael, are to reunite for a world tour next year, with Janet opening the shows. — AFP
  • Television presenter Ben Fogle is seriously ill after he was bitten by a flesh-eating bug while filming a programme for BBC2 in the South American jungle. He will receive weeks of treatment in an attempt to kill off the potentially fatal parasite, but his spokesperson has said: "he is very fit and he has great confidence in the specialists who are treating him". — Daily Mail
  • James Corden and Mathew Horne will host the Brit Awards in February, and they have also agreed to make another series of Gavin & Stacey. Filming for series three will start next summer. — The Sun
  • Mamma Mia! has become the biggest grossing British film of all time at the UK box office, making £67 million and beating the Harry Potter films, Casino Royale, The Full Monty, Bridget Jones' Diary and Love Actually. Titanic is the only film to have made more in Britain at £69 million. — Telegraph
  • Alexander Armstrong has pulled out of a deal to host Countdown. A source for Channel 4 said: "It is a race against time to get someone because the series begins filming in January". — Mirror


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