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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 September, 2004, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Singer gets Little Britain role
Pop singer George Michael is to appear on hit BBC comedy show Little Britain.

The star has filmed a sketch with Matt Lucas and David Walliams, for a special episode to be shown on Comic Relief night, in February.

Michael, 41, appears in the scene with Andy - the man who is too lazy to walk so uses a wheelchair - and his long-suffering carer Lou.

The new series of the comedy series will be shown in BBC Three in the autumn and on BBC One next year.

Joey fails to survive ratings war

US reality television show Survivor has beaten Friends spin-off Joey in the audience ratings.

The first episode in the new series of Survivor Vanuatu - Island of Fire attracted an average of 20.1 million.

A longer 40-minute episode of Joey - which debuted last Thursday with 18.6 million viewers - attracted an audience of 15.4 million.

NBC executives said they were pleased the sitcom, starring Matt Le Blanc, held onto 90% of its 18-49 viewers.

Singer Kym Marsh hit in the face

Ex-Hear'Say singer Kym Marsh was taken to hospital after being accidentally elbowed in the face by a dancer in her stage musical Saturday Night Fever.

She was knocked to the ground backstage before she was due to perform at London's Apollo Theatre on Thursday.

The 28-year-old's lead role, Annette, was played by an understudy.

Marsh's nose was not broken and she is due to return to the musical on Saturday. "She was taken to hospital as a precaution," her spokeswoman said.

Cherie TV talk beaten in ratings

Cherie Blair's first television interview failed to top the ratings on Thursday, beaten by Ready Steady Cook, The Weakest Link and Neighbours.

Channel 4's Richard and Judy show had an average of 1.8 million viewers on Thursday, when the prime minister's wife discussed her new autobiography.

BBC Two shows Ready Steady Cook and The Weakest Link attracted averages of 1.9 and 2.8 million viewers respectively.

A 1730 BST repeat of Neighbours drew a BBC One audience of 3.2 million.


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