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Sunday Territorian - - TV - Siob­han Duck

THE GRA­HAM NOR­TON SHOW 7PM, SUN­DAY, FOX­TEL’S UKTV

HE’S one of the world’s most nat­u­ral and gifted ac­tors but as a chat show guest, Robert De Niro is awk­ward and wooden. Try as he might to raise a laugh from the God­fa­ther of act­ing, host Gra­ham Nor­ton’s (pic­tured) wise­cracks con­sis­tently fall flat with De Niro, whose re­sponses vary be­tween non­cha­lant shrugs to non­com­mit­tal re­sponses. De Niro loosens up some­what when his old mate Bruce Spring­steen joins them on the couch to talk about break­ing into Grace­land. But as far as pro­vid­ing any en­ter­tain­ment him­self, the most an­i­mated De Niro gets is when he sees an op­por­tu­nity to stick the boot into US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. But there’s noth­ing new in that. Thank­fully though, Si­enna Miller, Paul Rudd and James Blunt seem far more re­laxed in the chat show en­vi­ron­ment.

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ONCE upon a time, Paula Duncan (pic­tured) was one half of one of TV’s most pop­u­lar mar­ried cou­ples. But since di­vorc­ing her spouse and for­mer Cop

Shop co-star John Orc­sik in 2001, the ac­tress has grown lonely and ea­ger for some in­ti­macy. So, what is a Lo­gie-win­ner to do to find love? Rather than try­ing Tin­der or on­line dat­ing, Duncan turns to this Chan­nel 7 dat­ing show. Re­mark­ably though, it ap­pears to have been a win­ning move as Duncan finds her­self sit­ting across the table from a hand­some man with three failed mar­riages un­der his belt. Across the restau­rant, Scar­let also ap­peared to have met her match in Colby. Af­ter a tongue-tied start to their blind date, the pair bond over their pref­er­ence for chicken nuggets over fine din­ing. “What’s an ar­ti­choke, is it a kind of fish?” she asks the be­mused wait­ress be­fore then query­ing whether a spatch­cock was the pri­vate part of an an­i­mal.

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