THE Luther star, right, was named Sexiest Man Alive by US celebrity magazine People this week. Previous winners include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and David Beckham.
APPARENTLY shows such as Blue Planet II have raised awareness of ‘single-use’ plastic, leading to it being named Word Of The Year by Collins Dictionary experts. “Gammon”, an insult to describe white, middle-aged, Brexiteers, and “gaslight” (to manipulate others) were also shortlisted.
THE former Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host is replacing Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 Saturday afternoon show when she takes over from Chris Evans as the new presenter of Radio 2’s Breakfast Show.
CHRISTMAS TV ADS
‘TIS the season to get more excited about the adverts than the TV shows as the high street battles it out for the best seasonal commercial. Will John Lewis beat Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot this year?
DESIGNER, Posh, is the only one of the Spice Girls not to be taking part in the planned reunion tour next year, citing “business commitments” as the reason.
THE company has attracted the most customer complaints among broadband and landline providers, new Ofcom figures show. The regulator said while TalkTalk had improved recently, it still generated 24 complaints per 100,000 broadband customers between April and June.
OUR one time favourite Geordie has made a few appearances in this column of late. This week he was told off by a High Court judge for failing to turn up in person for a hearing in his divorce proceedings. “There isn’t one law for the famous and one for the rest of the community,” scolded judge Mr Justice Mostyn.
MARKS & SPENCER
THE retailer warned of a bleak outlook for sales growth this week as it reported a decline in half-year revenue. Food sales were down 2.9% and clothing and home sales by 1.1%.
When five became four – the girls are a little less Spicy
Aldi’s festive campaign features the adventures of Kevin the Carrot again