Get in! Scarlett Moffatt’s debut book is officially a Sunday Times bestseller

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She made our way into our living rooms, and hearts, on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, and now Scarlett Moffatt has bagged a place on the Sunday Times bestseller list with her debut, Scarlett Says.

The book is currently number five on the list, which is comprised of the bestselling books in Britain. It gives her take on everything from politics to dating to red carpet moments. Scarlett, who is from Bishop Auckland, also shares hilarious stories from her childhood. Comedian Alan Carr described it as “absolutely brilliant and really funny. Half autobiography, half mad woman on a roundabout shouting at the traffic.”

She tweeted her delight at the news this morning:

One person who will no doubt be cutting himself a little slither of humble pie will be The Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie. He criticised Scarlett’s weight in a recent column and said she should not be a role model for young girls.

A successful television and radio career, millions of fans and, most importantly, an enormous heart. Oh and now a bestselling book. She’s certainly a role model to us!

Take that Kelvin Mckenzie! You pr**k.

Scarlett Says is out now and available in all good book shops and online retailers. It is also available as an audio book.

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BBC to remake Watership Down for television

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The BBC have announced a star-studded remake of Watership Down.

X-Men star James McAvoy and Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley are among those who will be lending their voices to the new animation, which centres around a group of rabbits who’s re fighting for survival. McAvoy will play Hazel and Kingsley will be General Woundwort.

Other actors signed up include Star Wars star John Boyega as Bigwig, McAvoy’s X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult as Fiver, The Night Manager’s Olivia Coleman as Strawberry and Gemma Arterton, who is currently starring, and singing, in the West End musical, Made In Dagenham, as Clover.

BBC Drama commissioning editor Matthee Read said: “Before Harry Potter, there was Watership Down. This fantastic take on Richard Adams’ novel will bring this classic story to a new generation.”

The four-part series will air on BBC1 next year, before becoming available on Netflix.

Newcastle Waterstone’s goes potty for Potter

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With a West End play to premiere this summer, the world is soon to be again gripped by Pottermania. And if you can’t wait until then, this event could be for you. One for kids and grown-ups alike (but we’re gonna bet mostly grown-up ‘kids’) Waterstone’s in Newcastle is holding a Harry Potter-themed night at their store on Blackett St. The event, taking place on February 4, will celebrate everything about the wonderful wizarding world of Hogwarts and the books’ heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione. Guests are encouraged to wear their best robes and have their wands in hand as there will be a host of games, including pin the scar on Harry, as well as an opportunity to be sorted into a house by the famous Sorting Hat. Themed drinks are also being served in the shop’s café and there will be a book group for readers to share their favourite parts from the series, created by J.K Rowling.

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So are you a Gryffindor or a Slytherin? Do you belong in Hufflepuff or are you pure Ravenclaw? Go along to find out and let Waterstone’s cast their spell on you.

The event will begin at 5pm and finish at 8pm on February 4 at Waterstone’s Blackett St, opposite Eldon Square and Grey’s Monument.