Two years since Me­grahi freed

Soap star Holly all set for Strictly Com­edy role for He­lena

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TWO for­mer Neigh­bours stars could soon be waltz­ing on TV, it has been re­vealed. Holly Valance, pic­tured, is set to join Ja­son Dono­van on Strictly Come Dancing. The duo, who were in the Aus­tralian soap, could be bat­tling it out for the crown in the BBC competition. The 28-year-old ac­tress played Flick Scully from 1999 to 2002, while Ja­son, 43, was in the soap as Scott Robin­son from 1986 to 1989. “Pro­duc­ers are thrilled they have got Holly as she will re­ally spice up the show,” it was re­ported. Oth­ers tipped to ap­pear in­clude Sven Go­ran Eriks­son’s ex Nancy Dell’Olio and for­mer foot­baller Rob­bie Sav­age. NOEL Gal­lagher says his daugh­ter is still up­set that he snubbed the chance to be an X Fac­tor judge. The gui­tarist was ap­proached by Si­mon Cow­ell ear­lier this year as he sought to fill the va­cant places on the ex­pert panel. But the ex-Oa­sis star would not con­sider the idea, to his daugh­ter Anais’ dis­ap­point­ment . PRINCE Harry has spo­ken of his “shock and out­rage” at the vi­o­lence suf­fered by po­lice in the ri­ots dur­ing a walk­a­bout in Sal­ford. The prince heard how po­lice had to re­treat in the face of rocks and bricks rain­ing down from hun­dreds of ri­ot­ers. SCREEN ri­vals Colin Firth and Hugh Grant have been named among the most in­spi­ra­tional fig­ures in their 50s. The pair – who came to blows in movie hit Brid­get Jones’s Di­ary – were ranked in sec­ond and third places for the list of lead­ing fiftysome­things. Top place went to Tim Berners-Lee, in­ven­tor of the world­wide web. REL­A­TIVES of Lockerbie bomb­ing vic­tims have spo­ken out ahead of the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the bomber’s re­lease from jail.

To­mor­row marks two years since Ab­del­baset Ali Mohmed al-Me­grahi was freed from prison in Scot­land by Scot­tish Jus­tice Sec­re­tary Kenny Ma­cAskill on com­pas­sion­ate grounds. I’m on here proves he hasn’t suc­ceeded. I hope he doesn’t di­vorce me over it.”

Sally said she wanted to prove she was a per­son in her own right, adding: “I am not my hus­band.”

“I want to stick two fin­gers up to the Es­tab­lish­ment, who think it’s not the sort of thing I should do,” she said.

Sally, who came un­der fire ear­lier this year af­ter she ap­peared in a news­pa­per wear­ing noth­ing but a bed­sheet, ad­mit­ted “it’s go­ing to raise a few eye­brows in Par­lia­ment”.

When she ar­rived out­side the house, wear­ing a tight blue dress and black heels, the show’s host Brian Dowl­ing THE Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge have reap­peared in their wed­ding out­fits – as minia­ture dolls. Wil­liam is dressed in his Ir­ish Guards uni­form while Kate is in her white wed­ding dress, as they were on their wed­ding day. The dolls, made by Bri­tish firm Arklu, went on sale at Ham­leys toy em­po­rium in Lon­don. The boxed set of both dolls costs £100.

Me­grahi served nearly eight years of a 27-year sen­tence af­ter be­ing con­victed of killing 270 peo­ple in the bomb­ing of Pan Am Flight 103 four days be­fore Christ­mas in 1988.

Me­grahi had been di­ag­nosed with ad­vanced prostate cancer, and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment ac­cepted ad­vice that he had about three months to live.

Pamela Dix, whose brother asked how her hus­band felt about her de­ci­sion to ap­pear.

“He’s not ex­actly chuffed about it,” she said.

She joined celebri­ties in­clud­ing Kerry Ka­tona, Amer­i­can Pie ac­tress Tara Reid and Amy Childs, from ITV2’s The Only Way Is Es­sex, in the house.

Also in­side are Paddy Do­herty, of Chan­nel 4’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wed­ding, photo agency boss Dar­ryn Lyons, ac­tor Lu­cien FIRE­WORKS that may have been ac­ci­den­tally mixed up with birth­day can­dles ex­ploded and in­jured a 13-year-old girl and her par­ents in their Mary­land home. Deputy Chief State Fire Mar­shal Allen Gos­nell said there was a small ex­plo­sion in the din­ing room. The fam­ily mem­bers were in good con­di­tion at hos­pi­tal. He said of­fi­cials think the un­sus­pect­ing fam­ily lit the can­dles and fire­works mix. Peter a vic­tim, said: “It’s ex­tremely frus­trat­ing we’re here, still talk­ing about this.

“The fact it’s now years later means the de­ci­sion was prob­a­bly made on a spu­ri­ous ba­sis.”

Bob Monetti, from New Jer­sey in the US, who lost his son Rick, said: “He was re­leased be­cause they (the Gov­ern­ment) wanted busi­ness with the Libyans.”

VOTE: Ac­tor Colin Firth.

MODEL COU­PLE: The Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge dolls are now on sale.

AT LIB­ERTY: Ab­del­baset al-Me­grahi ar­rives back in Libya.

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