At root?

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the Lyons Cof­fee House busi­ness, that raised her sus­pi­cions? Yes, it turned out to no­body’s sur­prise ex­cept Nigella’s that there were, in­deed, Jewish con­nec­tions. Like­wise, Natasha Kaplin­sky con­firmed some­thing we all knew — if you’re called Kaplin­sky and your dad is South African, there’s a good chance his mob pitched up from the Pale. More of a sur­prise was Olympic row­ing star Matthew Pin­sent’s abil­ity to trace his roots all the way back to Adam and Eve, and now we learn that EastEnders star June Brown is of semitic stock as well.

The truth is that the world of celebrity is made up of two groups of peo­ple — Jews, and Jews who have yet to ap­pear on Who Do You Think You Are? Ex­cept Katie Price. She couldn’t pos­si­bly be Jewish. Could she?

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Dave Gor­man: 50 per cent think he’s Jewish

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