Dancers Anton du Beke and Brendan Cole both tipped for the job as the head judge bows out after 12 years
Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas have been confirmed as the final two celebrities to take part
Pixie Lott is the favourite to win, but this year's contestants have been described as 'underwhelming'
Simon Cowell is hoping on-screen chemistry with singer will 'knock Strictly Come Dancing off the top'
'Head girl' BBC newsreader lost out to Abbey Clancy in Saturday’s final, and now the knives are out
Welsh singer parts company with Warner Music after £5.8m deal fails to make her a global superstar
Viewing figures are down and the knives are out for the TV talent quest
Critics aren’t convinced by The Voice – but ratings suggest viewers enjoy a cruelty-free talent show
It must be true – it's in the Sunday papers: from the sacked Tory MP to Prince Harry's crime wave
BBC's primetime dance show is too raunchy for some – but viewing figures are strictly positive
The Mole: Time to book his
place at the Bruno Tonioli
Home for the Aged?
Strictly Come Dancing winner
confirms that she and Artem
Chigvintsev are an item
‘Novelty’ contestants have
lasted longer than anyone before them and now have a
chance of actually winning
BBC hopes combination of
Widdecombe, Williams and
Winkleman has the x-factor
With only four out of 14 contestants announced, this year’s crop of celebrities is already causing excitement