Peter Andre today. Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

In 1998 Peter Andre disappeared. This was at the peak of his early fame, when he couldn’t have appeared more confident in his own skin – a sun-kissed,(...)

Jeremy Kyle: his show, launched in 2005, was one of the early TV formats to capitalise on our endless appetite for human suffering. Photograph: ITV

We’re living in an age, so we’re always being told, when feelings preside over facts. On social media, lies travel faster and go further than the trut(...)

Participants of the sixth season of ‘Celebs Go Dating’  

There are three types of behaviour necessary to survive Celebs Go Dating. Those that ensure maximum Twitter commentary and a permanent place on the Si(...)

‘Muggy’ Mike Thalassitis: Lacks any kind of charisma or even a vague personality beneath his shark-like veneers and Ken doll hair.  Photograph: Channel Four

Has there ever been a reality star as objectionable as “Muggy” Mike Thalassitis? The snarling Love Island lothario has sleazed back on to our screens (...)