Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Stephen to film 2 new TV shows

After The Big Quiz: Coronation Street Vs Emerdale was a huge success, Stephen Mulhern is now set to film 2 more Big quiz shows.

He will be hosting the quiz between Benidorm and The only way is essex and also a Sports quiz: Boys Vs girls. Not sure when both will be televised but when we find out we'll let you know. Who do you think will win??

Audience tickets can be applied for HERE

We wish Stephen the best of look with both shows, and keeping our fingers crossed for him that producers keep allowing him to film more!! :)

Gemma x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Stephen's Interview with Star Mag!!

Source: Star Magazine- 26th March Edition, Written by Louise Purser.

Stephen Mulhern: "David sends very,very rude texts to Simon!"
The presenter gives Star the Low-Down on Britain's Got More Talent.

    Since 2007, Stephen Mulhern, 34, has been at the helm of BGT spin-off, Britain's Got More Talent. Like the main show's naughty little brother, it always seeks to have that extra bit of fun with the acts, as well as involve the hosts and judges in a bizarre range of backstage games.
    And this year, BGT has seen its biggest shake up yet, with the return of Simon Cowell, while new faces David Walliams and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon will also join original judge Amanda Holden on the panel.
    Stephen assures us that everything is going to be just as manic and exciting though, and with the judges as keen as ever to get their views across and a whole host of new and bonkers acts to get through - we just can't wait for the first show!

Hey, Stephen! It's all go on BGT this year - how does it feel compared to last year?
You can't really compare it to last year because it feels like a totally different show, but in a good way. Simon said he wanted to come back on board to turn the show on its head.

It sounds like he's succeeded! What did you think about the changes to the judging panel?
When I heard about David and Alesha coming on board I honestly didn't know what to think!

How's Alesha settled in?
What's very apparent is that she seemed very restricted in what she could say on Strictly Come Dancing, but on BGT she hit the ground running - She doesn't hold back! She's quite direct and very firm, but also very fair.

How about David, what's he really like?
I can't work him out! He's a very funny guy, with the most beautiful wife [Lara Stone, the model]. She's come along to a couple of auditions.

She seems very quiet...
Yes, the polar opposite to him! He's the cheekiest person I've ever seen. I asked the judges to predict who would win, for us to reveal on the last day, and as Simon was writing his down, David got right up next to him - almost back to back - so I said: "You always like getting close to Simon" and Simon said, "Yes, you're absolutely right, Stevie, it's very uncomfortable!"

Maybe Simon loves it really?
Simon must enjoy David's humour because he lets him get away with it. David also likes sending very, very rude texts.

Can you tell us what they say?
No! He sends them and then afterwards he says: "Sorry, that was meant for Simon!"

How is Amanda after the trauma she suffered after giving birth?
She seems fine. It's good to have her back.

Have you met her baby daughter, Hollie?
I have, it was lovely to meet her.

Alesha says that Simon teases her...
He does - a lot! Whenever she makes a comment about a girl act he'll say: "Ooh, you're very catty today." And wierdly, he always asks her, 'Who's your dresser? Who's your stylist? Who's dressed you today?' as if she's wearing something strange.

What else has he been up to?
Once, the warm-up guy, Ian Royce, was introducing the presenters and judges as we do every day. He introduced Ant and Dec, then me, and normally he would then introduce the judges. This time though, the floor manager called him off stage and said: "Keep filling, Roycey, Simon's gone for a bath!" He had to fill for another hour!

Do you think the judges genuinely get on? 
They disagree a lot, but i don't think it's personal. David can be very strong if he thinks someone should go through - he doesn't mind speaking his mind. And Simon's the strongest out of all of them in terms of what he wants.

Which acts should we look out for this year?
There's a guy who sings a song with very repetitive lyrics and, trust me, he'll be massive! When you hear it, you can't stop singing it. There's also a dance troupe set up by Twist and Pulse [from 2010] who are brilliant too.

 What kind of backstage shenanigans do you have planned for this series?
For David, we've got 'Where's Walliams?' where we hide him in the audience. For Alesha we have 'So, So Scandalous', where she gives us a scandalous piece of information about another celebrity, and with Ant and Dec it's 'Pub Olympics' and they're very competitive, as always!

How about Simon?
Simon's been amazing this year and even bought me a gift - some fudge. I don't know where he bought it from, but it tasted horrible!

Catch Stephen on Britain's got More Talent, Saturdays on ITV2

New Mag interview

'It's amazing to have Amanda back'
Stephen Mulhern, presenter of Britain's Got More Talent, reveals how Amanda Holden is doing and what he thinks of baby Hollie!
    This year has been a dramatic one for Britain's Got Talent- and it's not even on TV yet! In January, Simon Cowell, 52, announced his return to the judging panel with talk of sending the winner to perform in space. He then signed up funny man David Walliams, 40, and poached Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, 33, from the BBC because the show was "getting a bit smug".
    No sooner had auditions got under way than heavily pregnant Amanda Holden was rushed to hospital where she almost died giving birt. Thankfully, both mum and baby Hollie, now eight weeks old, pulled through and a glowing Amanda, 41, was back at work in less than three weeks.
    With all this drama in mind, we couldn't resist a catch-up with Stephen Mulhern. As the presenter of BGT's spin-off show, Britain's got More Talent, he is the ultimate insider with exclusive access to all the judges and the best acts.
    Here Stephen, 34, reveals how Amanda is coping, how he feels about the Saturday night ratings war between BGT and BBC1 talent show The voice, and which judge has had the most surgery...

BGT is in its sixth year now. Is it getting a revamp?Simon wants to give the show a bit of a makeover. You're going to see more stuff like acts talking to each other backstage. And the cameras are so far away they forget they're on them.

What about the talent?I think they're going to be the strongest we've had! I don't understand why the really good talent haven't auditioned before. Where have they been hiding?!

Is a singer going to win?I think it will be a singing act, but I don't think it will be a solo singer.

Simon had a break from the show last year. Is he still Mr Nasty?He's still as direct as he's always been. He said to a guy playing an organ, "You're like sausage and ice cream - they just don't go together."

Who's Simon's favourite - Amanda or Alesha?He's so busy having a bath, he doesn't really fuss over anyone. But he asks Alesha every day, "Darling, who dresses you? Who's your stylist? Where's that from?" And he gives her a critique!

Does Amanda get straight on the phone to her stylist?I don't think there's any of that. Amanda's very happy in herself.

So there's no girl rivalry?They actually make a very good team! I asked Alesha who her favourite judge was and she said it was Amanda.

Aww. What about the rest of the panel - any fall outs?There's certainly no atmosphere. But if there's any sort of debate, it's between David and Simon. David is very strong-minded. When he likes an act, he really puts himself out there.

Have any of the acts made David cry?No, but one really got to him - two guys who were married. He got very emotional. It was an incredible moment.

Is it true that some of his comments were a bit risque and he was warned about keeping it family friendly?Yes! And I can tell you that David is on stage more than Ant and Dec! He can't help but get involved.

How is Amanda doing?She's on good form. It's amazing to have her back.

She got quite a bit of stick for going back to work so soon after giving birth...You know what? She got the all-clear and it's her choice. I don't really understand anyone that's got a view on somebody else's job. Just let people do what they think they should do.

She looks better than ever, doesn't she?Incredibly so.

Have you met baby Hollie?Yes, I have, and she is beautiful.

Does she take after her mum?Yeah. She's just lovely. Like any baby - she's just beautiful.

Speaking of celebrity mums, is it true that you and Holly Willoughby are good mates?It is. We did two and a half years together on Saturday mornings and now I'm on This Morning. It's lovely to work with her again.

She's hosting BBC1's The voice which is going head to head with BGT on Saturday nights. So will you still be friends in a few months?!(Laughs) You're the first person to ask that and the reality is that this is a massive gig for Holly. I think it's a shame they're going head to head, but that's how it is.

Have you had a bit of friendly banter about it - "my show's better than your show" sort of stuff?Not yet, but when it gets a bit closer, i'll definately start!

Will you feel bad for Holly if BGT wins the ratings war?No! I'm intrigued to see what The Voice is like.

It's very different to BGT. Is Simon desperate to beat the BBC?He hasn't mentioned it. I don't know who decides what goes head to head, but i know which one I'll be watching!

Are you in a relationship at the moment?I'm not. I'm all on my own!

Do you mind being single?Because things are so busy, it's not that bad. But when you're not busy, it's nice to be with someone.

Is BGMT a good way to meet people?What, like The Hoff?! No, that's one thing I would never do. No way... The auditionees?!

Don't they try to chat you up?Only once. We made a story of it. We got some strawberries and champagne and made a big deal. I can't remember her name, but she was a super-fan.

Did she try to slip you her phone number?This year, someone did write a letter saying they loved when I used to be on CITV and now I'm on This Morning, they record it. There was a number on the bottom. It was never dialled.

Do Ant and Dec get a lot of attention?I'm sure they get ten times more than I do!

Out of the hosts and the judges, who's had the most surgery?Oh God! Well, I can tell you I asked Simon if I were to have surgery what should I have done. And he gave me a big list. He's got a lot of knowledge!

What did he suggest?That I should have hair implants, get my teeth done and slightly get my nose done. He said, "Get all that sorted, then come back to me."

So you left that day feeling really good about yourself?Oh, yeah, on a real high!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

3 days to go ...

... Until Britain's Got Talent returns to our screens!! Are you all excited??

And with it, means Britain's got More talent with the gorgeous Mr Mulhern returns.

The main show will be on ITV1 at 8PM on Saturday the 24th March, followed by More talent on ITV2 at 9:20PM so make sure you all tune in to both programmes.

Stephen can also be found in New and Star magazines, two lovely interviews with him, discussing this years BGT, and some lovely pictures too, I'd definately recommend them :)

Gemma x