Roundup: ‘Gavin and Stacey’s James Corden For ‘Britain’s Got Talent’?

  • Gavin & Stacey's James Corden is "being lined up" to replace the CNN-bound Piers Morgan on the Britain's Got Talent panel, reports The Daily Mail. "The 32-year-old comedian reportedly 'caught the eye' of show supremo Simon Cowell during his performance of his World Cup song 'Shout' on the show earlier this year."
  • UK broadcaster ITV really, really wants Simon Cowell to stay on Britain's Got Talent and X Factor, offering him a $31 million (£20 million) deal, according to The Sun. Cowell has previously inferred that he could leave the UK entirely once the U.S. X Factor begins next year.
  • 18-year-old Gamu Nhengu, an early favorite to win this season's X Factor, may be deported from the UK back to her home country of Zimbabwe, reports The Sun.
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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