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When StreetDance 3D was released a couple of years ago it became a box office hit making nearly all its money back on its opening weekend alone. The film fused street dance with ballet. It's follow up film, StreetDance 2, instead blends street with latin. Two of the stars, Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson and Falk Hentshell came into Breakfast to tell us more.
The search is on to find the UK's next big singing star with the start of the BBC's Saturday night entertainment show, The Voice. Contestants sing for the show's four coaches - Sir Tom Jones, Will.I.Am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue - and are chosen to go further purely on the quality of their voice. Two of the hopefuls, J Marie Cooper and Sam Buttery, were on the sofa to tell us what it's like to audition for the show.
Over the past few months we've seen plenty of celebrities being put through their paces to raise money for Sport Relief. Tonight BBC One hosts seven hours of entertainment to raise more for good causes, including a guest star role for Frank Lampard in Outnumbered, and an underwater version of Strictly Come Dancing! Charlie and Susanna were joined by comedian Miranda Hart who might just have something up her sleeve as well.
After spending last year dancing his heart out under the glitter ball, Jason Donovan has stored away his flashy costumes and is back doing what he loves most. The singer has a new album, inspired by his strictly experience, called 'Sign of Your Love'.
We've all felt alone at one time or another, but for some loneliness has become a way of life. It's thought more than a million elderly people in the UK feel isolated most of the time. It's such a problem that charities, politicians and businesses came together yesterday for the first UK summit aimed at tackling the problem. Laura Ferguson, Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, and Esther Rantzen, who campaigns for the elderly, were on the sofa to tell us more.
The world's most valuable violin was in the studio this morning; it's worth more than 6 million pounds. The Gariel was made by the famous, Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari and was loaned to Nicola Benedetti after its owner was captivated by her playing. Nicola joined Charlie and Susanna to talk about playing it for the first time at the BBC's Music Nation concert a few weeks ago.
Last night, after eight weeks of tough competition the final three contestants of this year's MasterChef battled it out in their final challenge. As ever the show's judges Greg Wallace and John Torode had the incredibly difficult task of judging their food, crowning Shelina Permalloo as this year's winner.
The Prime Minister is due to set out plans to create a "fairer, faster" adoption process today. It will make it easier for white couples to adopt black children. Charity leaders and social workers have welcomed the proposals, but warn that the process should be driven by the best interests of the children. David Holmes from the British Association for Adoption and Fostering and Joy Carter - who was adopted by white parents - came into Breakfast to tell us more.
We were warned it could disrupt satellites and knock out our power grids. But the largest solar storm in five years has passed the Earth, without any major impact. A series of eruptions on the Sun had sent radiation and solar plasma hurtling towards Earth. Some of those particles are still passing by us this morning. Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock told us what to expect to see from the solar flare.
Laughing at a classical music performance is usually frowned upon. But our next guests would be offended if you didn't. Igudesman and Joo describe themselves as 'Mozart meets Monty Python'. They've been performing their show, "A Little Nightmare Music" all over the world and tonight sees their first ever performance in the UK.
If you have young children the chances are you'd be able to sing along to The Wiggles, Lazytown or Rastamouse. Sales of children's music have rocketed in recent years, with TV characters releasing their own albums. But because kids want to listen to the songs all the time, it can drive even the most patient parent a bit potty. Music journalist Neil McCormick and Justin Fletcher - better known as Mr Tumble - were on the sofa to talk about the rise of children's music.
What connects Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and the Eurovision Song Contest? The answer is music legend Engelbert Humperdinck. It has just been announced that he'll be representing Britain in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan on May 26. It could work - he's sold 150 million records in his career. Eurovision expert Liam Jarnecki came in to talk to us about it.
After weeks of slick moves and high kicks, the second series of Got to Dance is about to come to a triumphant end. Ten dance acts are through to the live final this Sunday which you can watch on Sky One. We were joined by two of the judges, Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt.
If raising half a million pounds for charity wasn't enough, the Military Wives choir has also had a number one hit and been nominated for a Brit award.They're showing no signs of taking it easy though. The one hundred strong choir has recorded its debut album - In My Dreams. Charlie and Susanna spoke to two members of the choir, Emma Williams and Michelle van Crugten.
Soap fans have always enjoyed a good "whodunnit". In Dallas, mystery surrounded who killed JR. Eastenders kept us guessing over who shot Phil Mitchell. Now it's the turn of Corrie's Frank Foster, the evil factory boss finally gets his comeuppance. Frank is played by Andrew Lancel who came into Breakfast to tell us more.
Ann Widdecombe was an MP for over 20 years before appearing as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. Today Ann was on the sofa talking about her new role as a quiz show host. Cleverdicks is on Sky Atlantic, weekdays, from Monday 27 February
Reba McEntire joined us. She's the best-selling female country artist of all time and is often referred to as The Queen of Country. Reba's headlining at the International Country Music festival at Wembley Arena this Sunday, and her new album All the Woman I Am is out now.
We spoke to Lord Melvyn Bragg about his new TV series exploring the impact of class and culture over the past one hundred years, plus the importance of cinema. You can see Lord Bragg in the first episode of Class and Culture tonight on BBC Two at 9pm
Have you finished reading a book and wished you could change the ending? Today we spoke to the authors - Caroline Smailes, whose new novel offers readers a variety of different endings and Josephine Cox whose latest book doesn't.
Ahead of London Fashion Week, the world famous fashion designer Ozwald Boateng was on the sofa telling us how he's been filmed over the last twelve years for a documentary. The result is a film A Man's Story to be released in cinemas from March 9th.
The actors Ed Stoppard and Keeley Hawes who play Lord and Lady Holland joined us to talk about the return of the 1970's period drama Upstairs Downstairs. The revived drama returns to our screens for a second series starting this Sunday on BBC One at 9.30pm.
Most 15-year-olds will have enough on their plate gearing up for their GCSE's this summer but Jasmine Van den Bogaerde is combining that with having become something of a singing sensation. She's more commonly known as Birdy and her cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' has been an internet sensation.
American Pie, Vincent and Crying were three of the biggest hits of the seventies, selling millions around the world. And they're all the work of one man - Don McLean - who's celebrating 40 years in the business. He's just received a life time achievement award at the BBC folk awards.
The stars of the big screen will be in London this Sunday for the BAFTAS. Among them, Kenneth Branagh who is nominated for his role as Laurence Olivier in the film My Week With Marilyn.This is Kenneth's eighth BAFTA nomination - he's won three as well as receiving the Michael Balcon award for his contribution to cinema. He's also been nominated for five Oscars.