'X' FACTOR - BATTLE OF THE STARS    5 JUNE 2006

 

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Lucy Benjamin shocked at X Factor win

Former 'EastEnders' actress Lucy Benjamin has said that she was "shocked" to be crowned winner of 'The X Factor: Battle of the Stars'. Benjamin was the bookies' favourite to win the show entering the final, where she had competition from rugby player Matt Stevens.

 

The former soap star sang Donna Summer's 'Last Dance' and Girls Aloud's 'See The Day' in the final. Speaking about her win, Benjamin said: "It's just a massive achievement to have gone from not being able to sing a note to winning the show." Defeated finalist Stevens said: "I am a little bit disappointed but I guess that's what the show's about."

 

Former EastEnders actress Lucy Benjamin's shock victory on celebrity X Factor was watched by a peak of nearly eight million viewers. 

 

Monday night's final on ITV1 trounced reality rival Big Brother in the ratings. On average, 6.2million viewers tuned in to X Factor, compared with 4.3million for the Channel 4 show. An ITV insider said: "We're over the moon. It was an exciting final. We're delighted viewers chose us."

 

However, X Factor's Battle Of The Stars still trailed BBC1 cop drama New Tricks, which topped the 9pm ratings with an average of 7.2million viewers. Benjamin beat England rugby star Matt Stevens in the final to be crowned the first female winner of an X Factor TV series. The show averaged 5.4million viewers over its eight-day run.

 

Big Brother weathered the assault from Battle of the Stars, with Monday's ratings only slightly down on the previous week's 4.6 million viewers.

 

 

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Lucy Benjamin

 

 

 

TV review: X Factor Battle of the Stars, ITV1

 

SO FINALLY it's all over Lucy Benjamin is the winner of the first ever X-Factor: Battle of the Stars.

 

Thank goodness for that.  It was, to quote Big Brother manc Lisa, "doin' my ead in" trying to flick between X-Factor and Big Brother which were on at the same time every night.

 

It's amazing how reality TV can make or break a washed up celebrity. I always used to think of Lucy Benjamin as a bit of a sad character. She hardly failed to set the acting world alight after leaving EastEnders and was even lumbered with red-faced man Phil Mitchell as a boyfriend in real life at one point.

 

But over the last week on X-Factor she's emerged a glowing-skinned, glossy-haired siren. OK, there's barely been a day where I couldn't tell you what colour bra she was wearing, but maybe she thought Sharon wanted to see underwear after her request for Rebecca Loos to wear knickers. Mind you, reality TV is a big gamble for Z-listers nowadays.

 

For every Lucy Benjamin-style success story there's a handful who make themselves look like total losers remember how the tide of goodwill turned against Vic Reeves in the jungle? Remember how Jodie Marsh made a prat of herself in Celebrity Big Brother? 

 

The highlight of last night's X-Factor wasn't the result, though. Like all these shows the best bit is seeing the worst performances. We got another chance to see Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee murder Robbie Williams's Let Me Entertain You and Gillian McKeith's pouting and dancing which Simon described as "non-human".

 

But I'm still glad it's over. I can only handle addiction to one freak show at a time.

 

 

 

 

Lucy Benjamin early picture

 

 

Born: June 25, 1970.

 

Nationality: British.

 

Origin: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

 

Information:TV appearances in Doctor Who, Stig of the Dump, Press Gang, Close to Home, Bottom, Murder Most Horrid, and currently playing the part of Lisa, the trainee market inspector, in EastEnders.


Theatre includes Annie, Worzel Gummidge and various pantomimes.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

May 2006

 

It may be called The X Factor: Battle of the Stars but it looks like it will be X Factor: Battle of the Judges.

 

Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges on the show has already had a dig at Simon Cowell's failure to find any stars for the series - and just managed to attract some D-list celebrities.

 

Sharon said: ďI donít know who the bloody hell they all are.

 

"Iíve never heard of any of them apart from Chris Moyles, because Ozzy went on his show. I didnít even know he could sing."

 

Simon and the producers wanted some famous chefs - but they just got Paul Rankin, Ross Burden and Aldo Zilli. Who? Let's hope they become better known for their singing than their cooking.

 

Rebecca Loos and James Hewitt, best known for their love affairs, now appear on reality TV shows. This time they wioll be singing duets.

 

Other celebrities in the series include Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, pin-up Michelle Marsh, ex-Coronation Street actress Nikki Sanderson, Gillian McKeith and ex-EastEnder Lucy

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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MUSIC INDEX A - Z

 

 

Abba

AC-DC

Aerosmith

A H Rahman

A-ha

Alabama

Alanis Morisette

Alison Kraus

All Saints

American Idol

American Music Awards

Amy Macdonald

Amy Winehouse

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Annie Lennox

Aqua

Arctic Monkeys

Atlantis - Disco

Atomic Kitten

Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend Wedding

Bananarama

Band Aid

Backstreet Boys

Babra Streisand

Barry Manilow

Barry White

Bay City Rollers

Beach Boys

Beyonce

Billy Joel

Bing Crosby

Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne

Blondie

Bob Dylan

Bob Geldof

Bob Marley & Wailers

Bon Jovi

Boney M

Boyz II Men

Brenda Lee

Britney Spears - Shaved

Bruce Springsteen

Bryan Adams

Bucks Fizz

Buddy Holly

B'z

Cascada

Celine Dion

Charles Aznavour

Charlotte Church

Chacago

Cheeky Girls

Chemical Brothers

Childrens Songs

Christina Aguilera - Basics

Christina Milian

Chuck Berry

Cindy Lauper

Cliff Richard

Coldplay

Comic Relief

David Bowie

Def Leoppard

Depeche Mode

Destiny's Child

Dire Straits

Dixie Chicks

Dolly Parton

Donna Summer

Duran Duran

Earth Wind and Fire

East Magazine - Eastbounre

Eddie Arnold

Elena Paparizou - Eurovision

Elkie Brooks

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Eminem

Enrique Iglesias

Enya

Eurovision Song Contest

Evanescence

Events - Tents - Moroccan

Facebook

Fergie

Fleetwood Mac

Flipp's - Pop Funk collection

Foreigner

Frank Sinatra

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Laine

Garth Brooks

Gary Numan

Genesis

George Michael

Geri Halliwell

Girl Bands

Girl Groups

Girls Aloud

Glade alternative music festival

Glastonbury

Gloria Estefan

Grace Jones

Grammy Awards

Grant Navy Fireman

Groove Armada

Guns and Roses

Gunther + Sunshine Girls

Gwen Stefani

Haircut 100

Hank Thompson

Hellogoodbye

Her Name in Blood

Hoosiers

Intraverse

Iron Maiden

James Blunt

James Morrison

Janet Jackson

Jean Michel Jarre

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Simpson

Jethro Tull

Jimi Hendrix

Joel White

John Denver

Johnny Cash

Johnny Mathis

Joni James

Joss Stone

Journey

Juan Thyme

Julia Figueroa

Julio Iglesias

Justin Timberlake

Karaoke    A - Z of UK venues

Kate Bush

Kate Nash

Katie Melua

Kenny Rogers

Kickers UMA sponsors

Kings Nightclub

Kismet Girls, London group

Kristina Bradford

Kylie Minogue - cancer

Led Zeppelin

Lily Allen

Linda Ronstadt

Linkin Park

Lionel Richie

Live Aid

Live Earth Concerts

Live 8

Louis Walsh

Luciano Pavarotti

KISS

Madonna - Films and Video

Mama Hoochie Bang

Mando - Manto

Mariah Carey

Marillion

Max Jasper - Mezzowave

McFly

Meatloaf

Metallica

Michael Bolton

Michael Jackson

Mireille Mathieu

Modern Talking

MTV

My Chemical Romance

Myspace.com - Networking

Nat King Cole

Natasha Bedingfield

National Anthems

Neil Diamond

Nelly Furtado

Nirvana

Oasis

Olivia Newton-John

Paris Hilton

Patti Page

Pearl Jam

Perry Como

Peter Waterman

Petition the Prime Minister

Petula Clarke

Phil Collins

Photography

Pink - Pink Orchid Ltd

Pink Floyd

Pop Idol

Pop Music

Prince

Queen

Radio Head

Reading Music Festival

Record Companies

Record Producers

Ricky Nelson

Rihanna

Robbie Williams

Rod Stewart

Roxette

Roxy Music

Rule Britannia

Santana

Shakira

Shania Twain

Sharon Osbourne

Simon Cowell

Simply Red

Snoop Dog

Songwriting

Spice Girls

Stars in Their Eyes

Steps

Stevie Wonder

Sting - The Police

Stock Aitken Waterman SAW

Sugababes

Terry Wogan

The Bangles

The Beatles

The Bee Gees

The Brit Awards

The Carpenters

The Clash

The Doobie Brothers

The Doors

The Eagles

The Jacksons

The Pussycat Dolls

The Ramones

The Rolling Stones

The Royal Canadians

The Seekers

The Sunshine Girls

The Ventures

The Who

The X Factor

The X Factor 2005

The X Factor 2006

Three Dog Night

Timbaland

Tina Turner

TOP TEN - FORTY CHARTS

Tupac

U2

UB40

USA For Africa

Van Halen

Vibes From the Vine - Concert 06

Vicky Leandros

Victoria Beckham

VW tour bus - Sunshine Girls

Wei Wei

Whitney Houston

Wicked New Year Party - Alps 07

Woodstock

World Idol

X Factor Battle of Stars

YouTube.com

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