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Newsround Showbiz
Starring Adam Fleming
Thalia Pellegrini
Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes
Rachel Horne
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Sinead Rocks
Running time 10 minutes
Original network CBBC Channel
Original release 2001 (2001) – 2005 (2005)
Related shows Newsround
Newsround Specials

Newsround Showbiz, originally named Newsround Lite, was a show giving news of the showbiz world. It was presented by either Newsround presenters, Adam, Lizzie, Thalia or Rachel, and produced by Sinead Rocks. It aired between 2002 and 2005. It was discontinued due to poor ratings.

The Show

The show ran from 2001 to 2005. It started as a daily programme and then moved to Saturdays and Sundays. 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)
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