Bachelor in Paradise trailers drop – Yesterday we got our first look at the new season of Bachelor in Paradise, with not one, but two clips that had everyone talking! While the first showed ex-lovers Richie and Alex having a heated exchange after coming face-to-face for the first time since their break-up, the one that struck the biggest chord previewed Brooke revealing a secret about Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins that is set to shock everyone – not least her former co-star Cassie, who also returns for a second shot at love... The show returns to Channel 10 later this year.
Project Runway back with a new look – All new series kicks off this Friday on Arena, Express from the US. With Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn having departed the show, expect plenty of fresh faces this time around as 16 aspiring designers vie for the $250,000 prize. Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss steps into Klum's stilettos as the host, with acclaimed designer and former Project Runway winner Christian Siriano taking up the mantle as mentor. Elle magazine's Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia returns as a judge, alongside designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth.
Luke Jacobz lands new gig at Seven – Fresh off his stint in the I'm A Celeb jungle, Luke Jacobz is returning to his roots, signing on to host Channel Seven's new dating show The Proposal, airing later this year. The premise is this: eight singles vie for the affection of a secret mystery suitor, who will only reveal him or herself once the competition has been whittled down to two, at which time they will propose on the spot to their chosen one.
Mike heading back to Suits? – Suits fans will be waiting with bated breath, with producers revealing they are working overtime to try to get Patrick J Adams to reprise his role of Mike in the upcoming ninth and final season of the hit legal drama that made Meghan Markle as household name. While nothing has been confirmed as yet and logistics are proving tricky, Gabriel Macht – who plays leading man Harvey Specter – says it would be "the icing on the cake" to have his buddy back for one final swan song, so watch this space...
Game of Thrones – The countdown is well and truly on to the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones and I was lucky enough to actually attend the international press junket in London three weeks ago. It was a whirlwind day of interviews with the majority of the key cast, who reminisced about their time on the show, their reactions to reading the final script, the souvenirs they took away from the set and their future plans. You can read all about it in the next couple of issues of Foxtel magazine, so keep your eye out for that. Foxtel has also just announced a new companion panel show, Thrones 360, which is hosted by James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen and kicks off next Monday night on FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE. In the lead up to April 15, the pair will dissect all seven seasons of the show, joined by celebrity guests and GoT fanatics, before going live after each new episode on Monday nights, recapping and breaking down all the big events.
Samara Weaving engaged – Congratulations are in order for former Home and Away and Picnic at Hanging Rock actress Samara Weaving, who announced overnight via social media that she is engaged to long-time love Jimmy Warden and shared pics of her very unusual vintage-looking diamond and sapphire ring.
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