Hollyoaks Wins 'Making a Difference' Award at Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Award 2018

Hollyoaks was last night awarded the ‘Making A Difference’ Award at the MIND Media Awards, which celebrate the best possible representations of mental health by the media.

Stephen Fry, who hosted the event, described the award as being to recognise ‘those who have gone above and beyond’ to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

Journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon, who presented the award said: “This year’s winner is a show that is doing wonders in reaching the youth of today, tackling issues through on-screen storylines that have this year covered bulimia, schizo-affective disorder and self-harm, as well as a supporting social media campaign.

Hollyoaks Announces Radicalisation Storyline in which Character Ste Hay is Groomed By a Far Right Group

Channel 4 Soap Hollyoaks is to explore the issue of radicalisation into far right extremism to raise awareness of a growing concern in parts of Britain.

As the Home Office increases funding into initiatives in major cities to counter anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic sentiments Hollyoaks will examine how far right extremists target, groom and operate.

The continuing drama has worked with a range of expert advisors and charities to bring the story to light.

Celebs Go Dating Season 6 Singletons Revealed

E4’s Celebrity Dating Agency is back as seven celebrities get ready to put their hearts on the line for love…

It’s time to meet E4’s seven unlucky-in-love Celebrity singletons as Celebs Go Dating Season 6 returns to your screens next year.  On the journey to find ‘the one’ are popstar and Jungle Queen Kerry Katona, Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey and Love Island’s very loyal contestant, Georgia Steel.

Joining the girls on their quest for love are three single guys, The Only Way is Essex’s Pete Wicks and Ibiza Weekender head rep David Potts.  Back at the agency for a second time is Made in Chelsea’s recently single Sam Thompson - is he finally ready to take dating seriously and find someone to settle down with?

Celebs Go Dating Confirm New Dating Agent

Broadcast Journalist, TV Presenter and Life Coach Anna Williamson Joins Dating Expert Paul Carrick Brunson at the Celebrity Dating Agency

Celebs Go Dating returns to E4 next year for its sixth series with a brand new dating expert.  Television presenter and best-selling author Anna Williamson will take on seven, brand new, unlucky-in-love celebrities (to be announced later this week).  Anna, an experienced life coach and accredited counsellor, will join Oprah Winfrey’s personal dating expert Paul Carrick Brunson and Junior Client Co-Ordinator Tom Read-Wilson in the UK’s most glamorous dating agency. 

Lime Pictures Announces New Non-Scripted Label Wise Owl Films

Lime Pictures is delighted to announce its new creative collaboration with Shiver founder Mark Robinson, launching a new non scripted label together, based in Leeds, Wise Owl Films.  Robinson will report directly into Lime’s joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser, with whom he previously worked at ITV Studios.

During his time at Shiver/ITV Studios Robinson created over 200 different series and specials for ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and UKTV Gold, including May The Best House Win, David Jason: My Life On Screen, Last Laugh In Vegas and The Nations Favourite…music series.

Hollyoaks Represents C4 at Disability Confident Conference and Announces Disability Episode to Air Next Year.

Hollyoaks cast and crew represented the C4 soap at a panel last week at the C4 Disability conference in Chester, and special Hollyoaks episode revealed.

Cast Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne), Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver), Talia Grant (Brooke Holloway), Eva Lorente (Minnie Minniver), Noah Holdsworth (Oscar Osborne) and Kate Wynne (Kate) were all in attendance. Also present was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey.

Talia and Jessica were joined on a panel by executive producer Bryan Kirkwood, Talia’s mum campaigner Carrie Grant, writer Jonathan Boam, casting director Peter Hunt and archivist Laura Halligan to talk about destigmatising disability. The panel also featured a VT from actress Amy Conachan who plays Courtney Campbell.

Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper and Ibiza Weekender star Callum Izzard join Celebs Go Dating Season 5

Two new celebrities have joined the Celebs Go Dating Season 5 line-up including Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper and reality star Callum Izzard. Amy Tapper, the youngest member of the Tapper family, joined Gogglebox in 2013 when she was 13 years old. Now all grown up, she is ready to let dating agents Nadia Essex and Paul Carrick Brunson take control of her love life and is venturing out into the dating world. At 18 she is the youngest ever client to join the Celebrity Dating Agency.

Also joining the agency and looking for love is model and dancer Callum Izzard who is best known for appearing on Ibiza Weekender as assistant head rep. The two singletons will join the other celebrity clients as they attend mixers and one on one dates, but will they be ready for what the agents have planned for them? 

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