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Newsround Showbiz

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Also known as  Newsround Lite
Original language(s)  English
Running time  10 minutes
Final episode date  2005
Cast  Thalia Pellegrini
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Producer(s)  Sinead Rocks
First episode date  2001
Language  English
Starring  Adam Fleming Thalia Pellegrini Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes Rachel Horne
Genre  Children's television series
Similar  Newsround, Sportsround, Short Change, Blue Peter

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Originally named Newsround Lite, the show bought you up to date with all you needed to know about the showbiz world. It was presented by either Newsround presenters, Adam, Lizzie, Thalia or Rachel. It aired between 2002 and 2005. It was discontinued due to poor ratings.


The Show

Originally called Newsround Lite, Newsround Showbiz ran from 2001 to 2005. It started as a daily programme and then moved to Saturdays and Sundays. It was hosted by Lizzie, Adam, Rachel or Thalia who were regular Newsround presenters and produced by Sinead Rocks. The show contained entertainment news and gossip and generally took a lighthearted view of the world of celebrity.


First the show Newsround Lite aired weekdays at 6:25pm on the CBBC Channel. But due to a lack of stories and not enough viewers it moved to Weekends at 3:50pm and it relaunched as Newsround Showbiz.

Main Presenters

  • Adam Fleming (2001-2005)
  • Rachel Horne (2001-2004)
  • Lizzie Greenwood Hughes (2002-2005)
  • Thalia Pellegrini (2002-2005)
  • Relief Presenters

  • Becky Jago (2001-2003)
  • Lizo Mzimba (2001-2002)
  • Laura Jones (2002-2005)
  • Ellie Crisell (2003-2005)
  • References

    Newsround Showbiz Wikipedia

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