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Strictly Come Dancing, Some of the Secrets

Strictly Come Dancing, the Secrets You Dont Get to Hear About

There is a spray tan booth that is delivered to the Elstree Studios in Borehamwood every Friday and everyone gets herded into it for their full-body dowsing.
A big bag of false eyelashes stands in the corner of the makeup room filled to the top with pristine boxes. Makeup artists use hundreds of pairs per series, so they have to be within easy reach.
The celebrities are sewn into their costumes shortly before the start of the show, meaning trips to the toilet have to be carefully timed – and they are not allowed to eat from 3pm onwards.
The team like to have upto four dresses made for each celebrity by the time the show airs for the first time, but has no idea which concepts producers will throw in each week.

An elaborate dress should take four days to make but we have been able to do it in two. All-night working parties are part and parcel of Strictly.
Any sense of awkwardness is flung out the window as the time pressures mean the professionals have to change rapidly between performances – so a ‘modesty curtain’ is set up next to the ‘Star Bar’ area for them to strip off their clothes and get the next outfit on.

After a series has finished the costumes are sold on to dance companies around the globe and are never offered to the general public.
Check out our Strictly Autographs on the TV Male and TV Female pages.

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Im a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Possible 2018 Lineup

Im a Celebrity 2018 Rumoured participants

This may be the first year a father-daughter pair enter the jungle. Bookies have cut the odds on Love Island winner Dani Dyer taking part in this year’s Jungle Jaunt to 2/1

Bake Off 2015 winner set off rumours that she could be set for the jungle during an stint on ITV’s Lorraine. She told the host that she would consider taking part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Charlie Sloth has not yet revealed any plans for work after Radio 1 after leaving the station sooner than expected following a sweary banter on stage during Edith Bowman’s speech at a radio awards ceremony.

He has managed some of the top teams in football but Harry could be swapping the pitches for the jungle Down Under.
“I’m not allowed to say!” he told talkSPORT radio during October, responding to the question of whether he’d signed up to the bug eating show.

She is well known on The Chase, ITVs daytime quiz, as one of the most formidable Chasers – but could she put her wealth of knowledge to use in the I’m a Celeb camp? Probably not.

Coronation Street actress Sair Khan would join the list of other previous soap stars roughing it out in the I’m a Celeb jungle. The actress who plays Alya Nazir on the soap is one of the latest celebs rumoured to join the 3 week series.

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, now 53, is reportedly interested in joining the jungle gang after legal costs fighting a sex abuse allegation in 2013 have rendered him bankrupt.

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Dr Who, The Tardis and Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker’s  first episode of Doctor Who has received mainly positive reviews from critics.

Her performance and those of her co-stars, and the production values of The Woman Who Fell To Earth came in for praise.

Although some critics felt there was still room for improvement.

In his four-star review for The Sun, Rod McPhee said Whittaker “may be the breath of fresh air needed to revive a flagging program”.

“She doesn’t always strike the right balance between quirky geek and masterful Time Lord. And at times she comes across as irritatingly childlike.

“The highest praise is that you quickly forget you’re watching a female Doctor and just accept you’re watching THE Doctor.”

Writing in the i paper, Stephen Kelly complimented the show’s improved production.

“Never before has Doctor Who looked so crisp and cinematic, nor the CGI so convincing and expensive,” he wrote.

Carol Midgley awarded the episode four stars in her review from The Times.

“The best compliment I can pay Whittaker after the first episode, her casting doesn’t feel remotely radical. It feels normal,” she said.


Sharpie Marker Pens for Autograph Hunters

Keep Sharpie Marker Pens in your pocket

If you are new to autograph hunting then you need a good quality marker pen to obtain those signatures with.
Most autograph collectors carry Sharpie pens with a variety of tips in their arsenal to suit any occasion and any writing surface.
Sharpie is a brand of writing instruments mainly permanent marker pens made by Newell Brands, a public company, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Originally designating a single permanent marker, the Sharpie brand has been expanded and can now be found on a variety of previously unrelated permanent and non-permanent pens and markers previously marketed under other brands.

Sharpie markers are made with a variety of tips. The most common and most popular is the Fine tip. Others include Ultra Fine Point, Extra Fine Point, Brush tip, Chisel tip and Retractable tip.

Sharpies are the writing pen of choice by astronauts aboard the International Space Station because of their versatility in zero-gravity. According to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who commanded the ISS in 2012-2013, “you can hold it any way and it still works”
So it should be a Shapie for you, available in stationery shops, supermarkets and other general outlets.

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Star Treks William Shatner and His Policy on Signing Autographs

Shatner and His Policy on Signing Autographs

William Shatner fans know not to ask him for an autograph.

The 87-year-old on Twitter replied to a user who warned others not to request a signature from him.

“How about you just don’t ask me? Most who follow me know I don’t give autographs in public.”

“You’ll probably just get yelled at,” the commenter claimed.

When asked if he could get a private autograph, the actor said, “Not for you Mr. Hairlick.”

Replying to another user about his autograph policy, Shatner said, “You don’t like that…don’t follow me.”

One commenter told Shatner that offering his signature “is a simple thank-you that costs nothing but means the world to a true fan.” Shatner insisted it’s impossible to please every fan.

“If I’m out & about with family or waiting for a plane & I sign one; an instant line forms,” he tweeted. “So if I say no to #1 or #21 it’s the same – I’m a jerk. So to save time the answer is no. Conventions are the place to get my autograph.

One commenter claimed Shatner is “openly rude” with fans.

“I understand having your space,” he said. “You have been doing this a long time. But I saw an interview you did once and you basically s— all over your fans. That’s not cool either. We may not pay you, but we gave you that pedestal.”

“What’s up with being direct and truthful?” Shatner replied. “Would you rather I lie and say I injured my hand playing tennis so I’m not up to signing today. ”

So thats it folks just dont ask him except at conventions and then he will charge you money.

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England Football and the 1966 World Cup

England win the World Cup in 1966.

The image you see with this post contains ALL the signatures of the 1966 World Cup winning team, 12 signatures in all including Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Gordon Banks, Alan Ball and Geoff Hurst and the England manager Sir Alf Ramsey.
Sadly, Sir Alf, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball and Ray Wilson are no longer with us.

It is getting more difficult each year to obtain signatures from these ex football players and to find all in one presentation, quite rare. We at JK Autographs have compiled this mount ourselves and have met 9 of the listed players several times each.

View the item here

Lets hope that after some success at the 2018 World Cup Gareth Southgate can take the team further in up and coming competitions.

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Bryan Cranston Stops Signing Autographs

Bryan Cranston stops giving autographs

Do you want your Breaking Bad merchandise or photo signed by Bryan Cranston. Bad luck – he won’t be signing it now.

After 18 years of giving autographs to fans he is retiring, the star has announced this on social media, complaining he has been inundated with requests.

He said he didnt mind meeting fans and would “personalize pix in person”. But nothing else he said.

He hoped people would understand and indicated a selfie would be OK, but, no signatures.

He is one of a number of celebrities who have said that giving autographs could be a monetary thing for some hunters.

Professional autograph hunters are often found at premieres and other events, collecting celebrity signatures on photos and other memorabilia.

Yet again, there are celebs who prefer giving autographs to taking selfies, as they are quicker and less intrusive.

Other celebs who gave up signing autographs are Ringo Starr, Steve Martin, Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Bill Murray and JME.

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Destination Star Trek at the NEC 2018

Destination Star Trek at the NEC 2018

Calling all you Trekkies out there. Destination Star Trek will be eventing at the NEC Birmingham in October 2018 to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Destination Star Trek Birmingham, will offer fans the opportunity to meet the cast and crew, explore interactive exhibits, learn about Star Trek’s impact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for brand new worlds.

Guests booked so far, Gates McFadden, Nichelle Nichols, Jeri Ryan, Robert O’Reilly and Jeffrey Combs.

Beam us there Scotty!