Watching… Big Brother Fight Night 2017

In a dramatic twist to this series of Big Brother, the house ERUPTED in one of the biggest arguments in Big Brother history. An already fraught house divided into two groups of Raph, Chanelle, Hannah, Deborah and Isabelle against Lotan, Ellie, Charlotte, Joe, Tom, Kieran and Savannah was sent into absolute chaos which led to…

Representation of Young Men and Women in Reality TV and in Fashion

I once found it difficult to shop for clothes; being below average height and slightly overweight as a teenager meant that clothes which fit me chest-wise would look disproportionate length-wise. As I’ve lost over 10% of my weight since starting university, I have now found that a medium or a large depending on the store…

What a First Year Student Thinks of Alcohol

Yesterday Buzzfeed posted a video entitled “My First 30 Days Sober” and it got me thinking about my views on alcohol. As a student, I’ve observed that the university culture seems to fuel a lot of alcohol-based social activity; there are always bar crawls and club nights being advertised from student unions and everyone’s always…

Watching… Kat and Alfie: Redwater

WARNING *contains spoilers* Kathleen (Kat) and Alfie Moon were once at home behind the bar in the Queen Vic, they won a million pounds on a scratchcard from the Minute Mart back in E20 Albert Square and then Kat found out that she gave birth to a son who was adopted by an Irish family….

7 Lasting Thoughts from the Eurovision Grand Final

So Portugal’s Salvador Sobral ended up taking the Eurovision trophy for 2017 with 758 points with the song Amar Pelos Dois. The bookies predicted this win just a few days before the final but I leave the Eurovision final thinking less about the winning song and just about everything else: Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and…

Thinking… can the UK win Eurovision 2017?

The United Kingdom was once a dominating force in the Eurovision Song Contest with no less than 5 victories and 15 2nd place finishes. Our winning songs are now classics; “Puppet on a String”, “Boom Bang-a-Bang”, “Save Your Kisses For Me”, “Making Your Mind Up” and “Love Shine A Light”. In recent years, however, the…

Watching… Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final 2

Last night saw the second of the Eurovision semi-finals and 10 more countries qualified. In the order in which they were announced, they are: Bulgaria – Kristian Kostov, Beautiful Mess Belarus – Naviband, Story of my Life Croatia – Jacques Houdek, My Friend Hungary – Joci Papai, Origo Denmark – Anja Nissen, Where I Am…

Watching… Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 1

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest kicked off with the first semi-final yesterday and we already have our first 10 qualifiers for Saturday’s grand final and they are (in the order in which they were announced): Moldova – Sunstroke Project, Hey Mamma Azerbaijan – Dihaj, Skeletons Greece – Demy, This Is Love Sweden – Robin Bengtsson,…

Listening to… my Eurovision Top 5 songs

Eurovision once again is soon to grace our screens and this year, the Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine after the victory of Jamala with the song ‘1944’ last year in Stockholm, Sweden. This year, 42 countries will be taking to the stage in Kyiv and as with…

Listening to… my Eurovision Top 10-6 songs

Eurovision once again is soon to grace our screens and this year, the Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine after the victory of Jamala with the song ‘1944’ last year in Stockholm, Sweden. This year, 42 countries will be taking to the stage in Kyiv and as with…

Listening to… my Eurovision Top 15-11 songs

Eurovision once again is soon to grace our screens and this year, the Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine after the victory of Jamala with the song ‘1944’ last year in Stockholm, Sweden. This year, 42 countries will be taking to the stage in Kyiv and as with…

Watching… Babushka

Babushka is ITV’s brand new game show hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, the format of which harks back to Deal or No Deal. The premise of the show is that each of the 10 named Babushkas (from Natalia to Katya) is represented by a Matryoshka doll contains varying amounts of money ranging from £500 to £10,000….