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IDRIS ELBA

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.

SIN­GLE-USE

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.

RY­LAN CLARK-NEAL

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?

VIC­TO­RIA BECK­HAM

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.

TALKTALK

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.

ANT MCPARTLIN

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

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