GARY Barlow can tick off yet another television milestone – starring in and hosting his own show.
The Take That singer has already celebrated being head judge on The X Factor and launching a talent competition.
Now he will front a special one-off for ITV, performing alongside the dinosaur fossils and relics at London’s Natural History Museum.
Gary Barlow’s Night At The Museum, which will air later this year, includes songs from his new album, Music Played By Humans.
A source said: “It’s truly going to be a spectacular night and one that music fans won’t want to miss.
“It will also be a feast for the eyes with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures providing the backdrop.
“Gary has lined up a plethora of amazing guests to join him as he performs in the magical Natural History Museum, including Michael Buble.”
Gary first tried out primetime TV on The X Factor, where he stayed for three years and attempted to live up to Simon Cowell’s Mr Nasty persona.
Then he set up BBC1 talent show Let It Shine, which saw him and the rest of Take That, bar Robbie Williams, search for the lead cast of their West End musical The Band, in 2017.
He has also tried acting, appearing in Heartbeat for its 150th episode in 2000 and comedy Miranda in 2013.
During lockdown, Gary hosted The Crooner Sessions on his social media accounts, singing with pals to keep people’s spirits up.
At least we know he’s not going to be too out of practice when back on the small screen.
Check-in for Kim
EASTENDERS’ Kim Fox might be hoping for an easy life back in the capital – but she won’t get it.
After leaving Albert Square a year ago for Scotland, she surprises friends and family by returning home unannounced.
Kim, played by Tameka Empson, arrives dressed in tartan and quickly gets up to speed on the difficult year her sister Denise has had fighting for custody of son Raymond.
Kim was written out for a year – during which time actress Tameka had her second child – after a decade on screen.
On keeping her pregnancy private, Tameka said: “It wasn’t so much deliberate. I just wanted to enjoy it.”
Filming on pause
NETFLIX has halted production on fantasy drama The Witcher for a second time after four crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
The entire cast and crew will now be checked for the virus but it is thought none of the lead characters are likely to have caught it.
It's rolling back
GAME show Rolling In It will be returning for a second series with host Stephen Mulhern.
ITV has given the go-ahead for another round of programmes after it became one of the most-watched evening shows in August, with up to 4.2million viewers tuning in after it first hit our TV screens that month.
Rolling In It has three contestants, each paired with a celebrity.
They try to win as much cash as possible by rolling a coin down a moving conveyor belt.
The amount of money up for grabs on each slot gets higher as the game goes on.
But if the players are unlucky, they could hit the bankrupt slot, which would mean them losing everything they have banked and go home empty-handed.
Stephen said: “I thoroughly enjoyed making this series.
“I am delighted that the viewers loved it as much as I did and that we will get the chance to do it all again.
“I can’t wait to get started.”
Nothing from Jesy
THE winners of BBC1’s Little Mix The Search have not heard from unwell Jesy Nelson since they triumphed on the show.
Boyband Since September, made up of Harry, Jacob, Matthew, and Patrick, will get to tour with the girls for their next set of shows.
When asked if they had spoken to the sick singer, who was absent for Saturday’s live final, Harry said: “We haven’t, unfortunately. She was sorely missed. It was strange seeing three chairs and not four.”
Nadia a hit as Miss to her children
LOOSE Women’s Nadia Sawalha made the decision to homeschool her daughters within an hour of finding out it was possible.
Now the mum-of-two is to send youngest child Kiki, 13, to a state school after her confidence was rebuilt.
Nadia, who has co-written Honey I Homeschooled The Kids, said: “Kiki’s tutor said, ‘Have you thought about homeschooling?’ I didn’t even know it was a thing.
“An hour later we de-registered Kiki from school when we googled it and looked up and saw that it’s a possibility.”
The actress and presenter, whose other girl is Maddie, 17, said Kiki was nervous and teaching at home since 2014 helped her grow into a “sassy and confident young woman”.
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