FORMER Apprentice star Tom Skinner will need to find cover for his market stall as he’s been signed up by talkSPORT.
I can reveal the social media favourite, famous for his “Bosh” catchphrase and massive fry ups, has bagged a regular slot with Alan Brazil on the Breakfast Show every Thursday in a segment called The Boardroom.
He’ll also get his own own show on talkSPORT 2 between 12pm-1pm later in the day.
His old mucker Lord Sugar will be pleased to know Tom will be imitating the tycoon by “firing” somebody from the world of sport and TV who has been underperforming on Alan’s show.
A source said: “Tom’s been a big hit with listeners whenever he appears on the station as a guest. So bosses thought it would be a popular move if he became a regular.”
West Ham fan Tom appeared in The Apprentice in 2019 and impressed Lord Sugar with his commitment and fun nature.
And when he was eventually fired, Lord Sugar praised the Romford-born market trader saying he’d want him in the “trenches”.
Tom’s social media profile has rocketed with his words of wisdom while tucking into a massive breakfast at Dino’s Cafe in Spitalfields Market.
He could do with a few more eggs in the morning as extra energy for his new gig.
In for a penny
LOVE Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti’s look like an old married couple on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
My exclusive pictures show the lovebirds, who are back together after a short break in June, larking around.
They also joined experts Izzie Balmer and Tim Medhurst as their antique picks went under the hammer in the new BBC Two series which starts this month.
Davide said: “Ekin and I had lots of fun. I learned a lot about antiques and how appearances can be deceiving.”
A moment of self-reflection for Davide, it seems.
Siobhan is happy with Don
HAPPY Valley’s Siobhan Finneran played happy families at the weekend with new partner EastEnders’ Don Gilet – at her ex-husband’s charity ball.
Siobhan, who played Sarah Lancashires’s sister Clare in the BBC crime saga, and Heartbeat’s Mark Jordon divorced in 2014.
But she was at The Hilton in Manchester on Saturday night to support his Cure Usher Ball.
The rare health condition Usher Syndrome affects Mark’s two younger children, who he shares with wife Laura Norton.
A source said: “Siobhan and Don are very happy together so naturally they wanted to support Mark and Laura’s important cause to help raise awareness of Usher.”
Reboot is write by Paul
NEIGHBOURS has settled into its new home on Amazon Freevee after launching last week.
And Stefan Dennis, who plays Ramsay Street legend Paul Robinson, has declared the reboot far superior – because he doesn’t feel the need to rewrite his script.
Taking a swipe at the previous versions on BBC and Channel 5, he said: “An awful lot of the time we had to change words and sentences to make them better. I did it a lot.
“I was terrible for rewriting bits of the script that I didn’t think were very good. Now the dialogue is so much more comfortable to deliver.
“Maybe the writing department has a bit more time or maybe an extra couple of people are writing.”
And there I was thinking they’d blown the budget on Guy Pearce.
MY Mum Your Dad’s Natalie Russell has spoken out about her split from show partner Paul Edwards.
Natalie said: “We separated in August. I had time to process before the show aired.
“It has been a very bitter sweet week for me watching it back.”
Nina dad in ripper cop quiz
ITN newsreader Nina Hossain has revealed her dad Tabarek was interviewed by cops during the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
Nina, who was eight at the time, said: “When you’re a child and there’s a knock on the door and there are two officers there to interview your dad about a terrible crime you can understand why it would be awful.
“Everyone was desperate that the man responsible for these terrible crimes was caught.
“The police interviewed my dad because he drove a Nissan car. At the time, they thought it might have been the vehicle driven by The Yorkshire Ripper.”
Nina, whose dad was quickly ruled out, spoke as ITV launches new factual drama about the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe.
Seven-part series, The Long Shadow, begins later this month.