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Jack Rowan: I hit the jackpot with Peaky Blinders

Yet playing a villain in his first leading role was perfect for the 21-year-old newcomer. “I love it because it’s so far removed from who you really are,” he tells the RTS.

His chilling portrayal of teenage psychopath Sam Woodford secured Rowan a nomination for an acting award at this year's RTS Programme Awards alongside “two kings” Stephen Graham and Sean Bean.

“Even to be in the same sentence [as them] is beyond me, I’m just kind of pinching myself.”

Dave comes out swinging in first Hayemaker Ringstar fight night

Former MMA fighter Michael ‘Venom’ Page opened proceedings, dancing his way around his opponent and mocking his rival’s woozy stumbling by pretending to stagger. The headline fight, which saw Olympian Joe Joyce face off against south London rival Ian Lewison, was similarly memorable as Joyce maintained a strong defense against his aggressive rival before mounting an offensive against his tiring opponent. Dave's inaugural Fight Night proved one thing: big personalities define Haye’s stable of fighters. 

Joe Joyce headlines Hayemaker Ringstar fight night

The fight will be broadcast live on entertainment channel Dave from 9pm, and will feature three of Haye and Schafer’s new signings.

Heavyweight Olympic silver medallist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce will headline the fight night as he makes his professional debut against fellow south Londoner and former WBO Inter-Continental Champion Ian Lewison. Lewison brings a lot of experience to the ring, and an impressive record of 12-3, with eight won by knockout.

David Haye weighs in on his new boxing deal with Dave

With over 30 fights and 28 wins under his belt, former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye is looking for the next challenge. He’s paired up with leading boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to launch the careers of four future boxing champions.

Over the next three years, UKTV channel Dave will be showing off the pair’s new signings in a series of boxing fight nights.

ITV to show Chris Eubank Jnr World Title fight

Chris Eubank’s fights captivated audiences on ITV more than 20 years ago, and now his son is following in his footsteps.

The IBO World Super Middleweight Title fight between Chris Eubank Jnr, Britain’s number one middleweight, and Quinlan, holder of the IBO World Super Middleweight Title, will be shown on ITV Box Office, ITV’s new pay-per-view channel, early in 2017. This will be the first time ITV will show a pay-per-view event.

BT Sport signs new boxing deal

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In partnership with BoxNation, new content will be available to all BT Sport customers, and will include at least 20 Saturday night matches across the World, European, British and Commonwealth titles promoted by Frank Warren.

The company has announced other changes including the introduction of Dolby Atmos sound, technology which delivers an intensely immersive experience, allowing customers to feel as though they are in the stadium.

Dave gets exclusive rights for Ultimate Strongman

The tournament, which takes place at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, will feature 12 of the world's strongest athletes competing over five events including Atlas Stones, Monster Tyre Flip and the Deadlift Challenge.

Presenting duties will be taken up by Matt Bell and World's Strongest Man 1989 Jamie Reeves, with commentary provided by Sky Sports' Nick Halling and Norwegian body-builder Svend Karlsen.

The two hour programme will be recorded in front of a live audience on 10 December, airing on Dave on 30 December.