Olympic high­light al­ready here

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THERE was a whiff of scan­dal on Chan­nel 4’s Come Dine With Me.

Ital­ian charmer Francesco won the £1,000 prize – but days later con­fessed to be­ing a trained chef.

He had dressed as an an­cient Ro­man for his night, which seemed fit­ting: “I came, I saw, I conned you.”

To me, the big scan­dal was Wolver­hamp­ton boy Nick claim­ing his fancy pas­try starter was called “Black Coun­try canapés”.

Sorry, kid, in the Black Coun­try a “canapés” is a tin of mushy green veg­eta­bles – to be found next to the can a’car­rots and the can a’fag­gots. MATCH of the Day spoofed the Brad Pitt thriller to il­lus­trate they had seven games to re­view. They should have gone the whole hog and ended the show with Gary Lineker dis­cov­er­ing Alan Hansen’s sev­ered head in a box. THE Beeb’s TWENTY Twelve is eas­ily the best thing we will get out of that glo­ri­fied school sports day com­ing to London this sum­mer – and you don’t even need a ticket.

The BBC2 mock­u­men­tary fol­lows Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bon­neville, right), the hap­less buf­foon tasked with or­gan­is­ing the London Olympics.

He man­ages as­sorted ding­bats in­clud­ing the pompous Kaye Hope (Amelia Bull­more), the Head of Sus­tain­abil­ity who be­lieves “this re­ally could be the Games that changed the way the world dries its hands”.

Fri­day’s episode saw the Al­ge­ri­ans ob­ject to the Olympic vil­lage’s “Shared Be­lief Cen­tre” not hav­ing a sin­gle wall fac­ing Mecca.

They needn’t worry. When the first Al-qaeda bomb goes off, at least some of the build­ing will end up fac­ing east.

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