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Rylan Clark-Neal To Take Over Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Saturday Show


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BBC Radio 2 have announced that Rylan Clark-Neal is to be formally installed as a presenter, taking Zoe Ball’s Saturday afternoon slot as she prepares to replace Chris Evans on the weekday breakfast show.

“I'm so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family,” the former reality TV star, 30, tweeted to his followers on Thursday morning (November 8th). “I can't wait to get started and look forward to being in the studio from the New Year.”

It comes soon after former Radio 1 DJ Zoe Ball was officially unveiled as Chris Evans’ replacement on Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show a couple of weeks ago. Evans will be handing over the reins in January next year, announcing back in September that he’ll be returning to Virgin Radio.

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Zoe Ball To Replace Chris Evans As Radio 2 Breakfast Show Host


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Zoe Ball has been revealed as Chris Evans’ replacement as the host of BBC Radio 2’s breakfast show, taking over the role next year when Evans steps down.

The 47 year old presenter, who has formerly hosted Radio 1’s morning show and fronted ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, revealed on Wednesday (October 3rd) that she’ll be stepping in to Evans’ shoes from January 2019. As such, she’ll be the first female presenter of Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show, the most popular radio programme in Britain.

“To be the first woman to present this very special show is both an honour and privilege,” Ball announced. “Believe me, I'm not underestimating the enormity of the task ahead, to follow not one but two of my broadcasting idols, into such a well-loved show is somewhat daunting.”

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Zoe Ball To Front New ITV Weekend Chat Show


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Zoe Ball has announced her return to weekend television with a new chat show on ITV due to air on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The 47 year old, whose recent TV appearances have been on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, will be fronting an hour-long chat show on weekend mornings. Episodes will feature conversations with celebrity guests, as well as live musical performances from new artists and established singers.

In a statement released on Wednesday (March 21st), Ball said: “I am super excited to return to weekend morning television (a few years on) with a glorious mix of all the things I love - live music from your favourite music stars, great chat with stars of television and big screen and new exciting authors.”

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Zoe Ball Breaks Silence For First Time After Death Of Boyfriend Billy Yates


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Zoe Ball has broken her silence following the tragic death of her boyfriend, Billy Yates, who passed away earlier this month, saying that she’s “sad and bewildered”.

The 40 year old cameraman, who had been dating the ‘Strictly: It Takes Two’ presenter earlier this year, was found dead at his flat in Putney, south London, back on May 4th in what was suspected to have been suicide. No reason has been disclosed, but reports the following suggested that Yates was facing an enormous tax bill as a result of being defrauded by a convicted crooked accountant.

Zoe BallZoe Ball has broken her social media silence after the death of her boyfriend Billy Yates

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Zoe Ball's Late Boyfriend Was Victim Of Fraudulent Accountant


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It has emerged that Zoe Ball’s late boyfriend, who was discovered dead last week having hanged himself, had been the victim of a rogue accountant who had left his clients with massive tax bills.

Billy Yates, who was found dead at his south London flat last Thursday (May 4th), had hired Christopher Lunn, who was jailed for fraud for five years in 2016 and who also represented stars such as Fiona Bruce and Sadie Frost. 

Zoe BallZoe Ball's boyfriend, Billy Yates, was the victim of a fraudulent accountant

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Zoe Ball Grieving Following The Sudden Death Of Her Boyfriend


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Zoe Ball has had a turbulent last few months following the break-up of her 18 years of marriage with Norman Cook, and now the British TV presenter faces more devastation with the sudden death of her cameraman boyfriend Billy Yates earlier this week. 

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It's been seven months since the 46-year-old separated from DJ Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, and just as she had started managing to rebuild her life, her 40-year-old new partner is found dead in his London home. He was pronounced deceased at the scene after police were called to the house yesterday (May 4th 2017).

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Strictly - It Takes Two host Zoë Ball pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 27th October 2016

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Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook , Woody Fred Cook - Zoe Ball arrives at the BBC Radio 2 studios with her children at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook and Woody Fred Cook
Zoe Ball, Nelly May Lois Cook and Woody Fred Cook

Zoe Ball - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th April 2016

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Chris Evans Denies Friend Zoe Ball Will Be Joining Him On 'Top Gear'


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‘Top Gear’ host Chris Evans has denied that his good friend Zoe Ball will be joining him when the BBC motoring show returns next year. Ball was said to be the frontrunner in the race to find Evan’s co-host for the series, having reportedly excelled during a screen test.

Chris EvansChris Evans has denied Zoe Ball will be his new co-host on ‘Top Gear’.

But Evans rubbished the rumours on twitter Monday, writing, ‘Hilariously inaccurate story in 2days paper. Re my good friend Zoe Ball excelling in Top Gear screen test. She hasn't even been for one.’

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Zoe Ball Emerges As Frontrunner To Join Chris Evans On New 'Top Gear'


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Zoe Ball looks set to join old friend Chris Evans as a co-host on the new series of ‘Top Gear’. The 44 year old is being touted as producer's first choice to join the show, becoming the series’ first ever female presenter.

Zoe BallWill Zoe Ball be ‘Top Gear’s’ first female presenter?

A source told The Mirror, “Zoe looks like a certainty after the screen tests. She was brilliant down on the race track and she’s enthusiastic about cars.”

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Jodie Kidd Says No To 'Top Gear' Gig, But Will Zoe Ball Say Yes?


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Former model Jodie Kidd has revealed she’s turned down a presenting job on the new series of ‘Top Gear’ saying that she feared the gig would ‘take over her soul’. Kidd had been the favourite to join Chris Evans and become the show’s first female presenter but now it seems Zoe Ball could be joining the line-up instead.

Jodie KiddModel Jodie Kidd will not be ‘Top Gear’s’ new presenter.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Kidd confirmed a woman would definitely be joining the new ‘Top Gear’ but added that it will not be her. “Am I doing it? I am not," she told the newspaper. “I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman.”

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Zoe Ball - An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan's Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The famous personalities, as well as patrons, ambassadors and patients of Alder Hey, have shown their support for the campaign by wearing the scarves with their initial displayed as a collegiate style appliqué letter. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: "Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for us. "We're extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones." The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Tinie Tempah and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at www.Matalan.co.uk priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter prefect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. The money raised by Alphabet Scarves will go towards a new state-of-the-art children's hospital, education and research centre 'Alder Hey in the Park'. Planned to open in 2015, Europe's only children's 'hospital in a park' will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families. Coupled with first class teaching and research the hospital will be designed to attract the best talent in the world. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children's Charity "We are incredibly excit - - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Zoe Ball - Various celebrities including Lydia Lucy and Ashley James gathered at a pre-fashion week gifting suite at The Hospital Club in London in the Lead up to London's fashion week - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Want To Bring Back 'Morph'? Then Back The Kickstarter Campaign!


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Tapping into the nostalgia gland of anyone brought up in the 70s and 80s, a Kickstarter campaign from Aardman Animation – the creator’s of Wallace and Gromit – promises to bring back the lovable clay-constituted Morph, should they raise enough money.

The cheeky little fella will be back in 12 new one-minute episodes using the traditional clay and stop-frame animation if the required £75,000 is collected. It comes after news that Aardman are developing a Shaun the Sheep movie.

“We plan to make a series of all new Morph episodes and we’d love you, his loyal fans, and maybe also you, his new fans, we’d love you to be involved,” reads the Kickstarter blurb. “But we don’t want to second guess what you want. Get involved in the production. Contribute ideas, gags. Tell us what you want to see.”

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