Steps to reunite for documentary series

Pop group Steps are reuniting for a documentary series to be broadcast in the UK later this year.

Band members Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Lee Latchford-Evans and Faye Tozer have signed on to appear in a four part Sky Living series.

ITV Studios Creative Director Michael Kelpie told Digital Spy: “Steps came, they entertained and then went their separate ways. Their split was acrimonious, messy and played out on the front pages of the national newspapers.

“This documentary series reveals the truths behind the polished pop façade that led to the break-up of one of the most successful pop acts in the UK.

“Steps will face their demons as they try to rebuild both personal and working relationships. It will undoubtedly be explosive viewing.”

One Steps fan who spoke to Dan News said that although some would say the band are better best forgotten, the reunion will be no tragedy.

The Christchurch man who wishes to remain anonymous said the announcement took him by surprise.

“A reunion was the last thing on my mind” he said.

To celebrate, here is a Steps Megamix:

CNN to broadcast “Surviving the Tsunami”

CNN International announced today that it will air the remarkable NHK-produced documentary ‘Surviving the Tsunami’ on Sunday July 24th at 11.00pm.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11th, 2011, was the worst ever recorded in the countries history, generating a tsunami of an unprecedented scale, obliterating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes.

‘Surviving the Tsunami’ features exclusive footage and amateur videos giving viewers a comprehensive look at the destructive power of the catastrophic tsunami and its extraordinary stories of human survival.

– SKY TV

Blooper Watch: BBC News interviews the wrong guy (again)

BBC News have done it again.

Check out Michael “I am not Ben Walker” Wolff:

It’s not the first time this has happened on the BBC News channel.

Here is a video featuring BBC consumer affairs correspondent Karen Bowerman interviewing a man who she believes to be Online Music Expert Guy Kewney.

He was actually Guy Goma, a graduate from the Congo who was at the BBC for a job interview.

NZ’s Next Top Model will have LIVE final

TV3 is delighted to announce that the final episode for Cycle Three of New Zealand’s Next Top Model will be a LIVE final.

TV3 has joined forces with New Zealand Fashion Week and the Top Model finalists will walk in one of biggest runway shows at the event.

The final episode of this cycle will begin with three remaining girls but only one will be announced as New Zealand’s Next Top Model LIVE on Friday 2nd September, 7.30pm.

NZNTM Executive Producer John McDonald says he is excited to be collaborating with New Zealand Fashion Week.

“This is the first time in three cycles that the filming of NZNTM has coincided with New Zealand Fashion Week and it seemed the perfect opportunity for us to work together. It is something we have wanted to do since we started making the series.”

– TV3