*Prince Harry tells me he’s hoping to get down to watch the X Factor again this year! Harry told me at the bar at The British Olympic Ball: “Yes, I’m hoping to go down again. It’s one of the best shows and was a lot of fun.” In the main auction the Prince bid £4,000 to go on a skeleton run with gold medallist Olympic athlete Amy Williams at the Skeleton World Cup in Igls, Austria in January 2011. But right at the last minute he was outbid! Drats!
*Ben Shepherd sounds like he’s sticking by the team over at Daybreak – despite their ratings not being an immediate success. Ben told me the Chinawhite bar at The British Olympic Ball: “I love Daybreak. I think it looks great and I am really enjoying it. I think whenever a big show like GMTV and something dramatic comes along then people are going to take time to get used to it. I think they have got a really fantastic team making that show and I think everyone there will make it a real success and the ratings will definitely go up.”
*Amanda Holden spoke out about who she wants to join her on the panel of BGT when Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan don’t return for the next series. Speaking at the Olympic Ball Mandy said: “I think Paul O’Grady made the original pilot of BGT. He was the host. I haven’t heard if he is doing it and I think there are loads of rumours flying about everywhere. I can’t say who I want because if I do then Simon will deliberately not employ them. He won’t want to employ anyone I say. But I actually think someone like Anne Robinson would be a good addition. She would be really mean but we need someone mean.” I couldn’t agree more!
*You won’t catch Myleene Klass signing up to do a reality show ala Jordan or Dannii now that she’s up the duff expecting her second child. She tells me: “I’ve just had my third offer this week of a reality TV show, which I’ve turned down. They wanted to follow me and Graham about as I get ready for the birth. Why would we want to do that? I don’t think there is a couple which hasn’t been broken by that.”