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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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PM defied
in shuffle
shambles
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
THERESA May’s reshuffle was
branded a shambles last night
after she was left with a littlechanged Cabinet.
Jeremy Hunt, left,
refused a new job —
and Justine Greening quit rather than
change departments.
Full Story — Pages 6 & 7
FURY AT ARSENAL ACE
Little
Lotte’s
big day
RRAVE-UP
RA
AVE-UP
AVE-UP
FOR
THE CUP
EXCLUSIVE by ALEX DIAZ
and ANDY JEHRING
Party . . and game, right
SEE PAGE 5
ARSENAL ace Alex Iwobi was at a wild
drug-fuelled house party — the day
before flopping in the Gunners’ shock
FA Cup exit.
The midfielder, 21, was videoed
screaming and dancing at 2.37am on
Saturday in Soho, central London.
The next day Iwobi played in
Arsenal’s dismal 4-2 third round
defeat at Championship side
Nottingham Forest.
A source said: “Maybe his
partying had something to do with
it. He shouldn’t be up that late.”
Full Story — Page Nine
Star at 3am drug party before FA exit
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E.U. GETS MESSAGE AT LAST
BRUSSELS BOSS
BACKSJunckBREX
BREXIT
REXIT
blow for Remainers
Plea . . . Madeira
Hol isles
in call for
cash aid
By NICK GUTTERIDGE
CASH-strapped regions of
Europe are begging Brussels for money to cushion
the Brexit blow.
The plea to Eurocrats
highlights how much the
bloc needs a good trade
deal with Britain.
Among
those
areas
pleading for assistance
are Andalusia in Spain,
Cyprus and the Portuguese island of Madeira,
all favourites with British
tourists.
Officials told of “negative consequences” if a
wide-ranging agreement
is not sealed with the UK.
And they are calling for
a cash pot to help prop
up the parts of the continent worst affected.
Any fund would potentially need hundreds of
millions of pounds at a
time when the EU faces a
£9billion budget black
hole when Britain quits
Tory MEPs chief Ashley
Fox said: “This illustrates
an all-embracing trade
agreement makes just as
much sense for the EU27
as for the UK. The EU
should put people above
politics in negotiations.”
From NICK GUTTERIDGE in Brussels
No way back
. . . Juncker
says Brexit
will go ahead
Don’t believe
those who say
it’s not going
to happen
BRUSSELS boss Jean-Claude Juncker last night insisted Brexit will go
ahead next year regardless of the
opposition from Remainers.
The European Commission chief said
those claiming otherwise were deluded.
His remarks came as a
major rebuke to Remainers
such as Labour peer Lord
Adonis and former Lib Dem
leader Nick Clegg who want
to reverse Brexit.
The pair are among those
pushing for a second referendum on the deal Theresa May
secures with EU leaders.
Mr Juncker told a conference
in
Brussels:
“Don’t
believe those who say that it’s
not going to happen and that New vote . . . Clegg
people have realised their error in the UK.
“I don’t think that that’s going to be the case.
Our British friends will be leaving us on the
30th of March 2019.”
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw accused him of
being out of touch. He said: “He needs to get
out more and not assume statements of UK
Government ministers speak for Britain.”
Remain campaign group Best For Britain
added: “President Juncker is completely wrong
to say Brexit is a dead certainty.”
Mr Juncker has previously suggested Britain
could rejoin the EU in the future, but would
have to leave the bloc first.
200,000 SNOW IN SAHARA FARAGE’S
GET BOOT
CHIEF OK
SNOW 16ins deep
covers sand dunes
in the Sahara after
a freak storm.
It is only the third
fall in 37 years at
the desert town of
Ain Sefra, Algeria.
DONALD Trump is to force
nearly
200,000
immigrants
from El Salvador to quit the
United States or be deported.
They were let in to live and
work after earthquakes struck
the Central American country
in 2001.
But
President
Trump, left, is to
end their protected status by
September 2019.
It comes weeks
after more than
45,000
Haitians
lost
similar
protection.
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NIGEL
FARAGE
defended
Ukip boss Henry Bolton last
night as furious chiefs met to
discuss
the
sex
scandal
engulfing the party.
The Sun had revealed the
54-year-old
leader’s
affair with a topless
model half his age.
Party
equalities
spokesman Bolton
then quit.
Mr Farage, right,
said: “At least he
is
being
talked
about now. People
are
now
writing
about him.”
PUZZLES: PAGE 41
WEDNESDAY 10/01
By LYNN DAVIDSON
A NEW Cabinet row
erupted last night over
the appointment of universities tsar Toby Young.
Commons head Andrea
Leadsom confronted PM
Theresa May over previous “unacceptable” comments by the journalist
and free schools pioneer.
It came as a petition
calling for him to be
sacked from the 15-strong
board of the Office for
Students
passed
more
than 200,000 signatures.
Tory MP Robert Halfon,
head of the Commons
education committee, said
previous “dark and dangerous” articles by Mr
Young about the disabled,
the working classes and
selective breeding should
prompt a rethink.
Shadow Equalities Minister Dawn Butler blasted
an eight-year-old tweet
by Mr Young, saying she
had lost her sense of
humour if it included
masturbation jokes about
starving children.
Universities Minister Jo
Johnson said Mr Young
had since “been on a
developmental journey”.
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TURKEY is to extend its
state
of
emergency
imposed after the coup
attempt in July 2016, it
was announced yesterday.
The country’s cabinet
will approve an additional three months, said
deputy prime minister
Bekir Bozdag.
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Today’s
birthdays
Duchess of Cambridge
KATE MIDDLETON, 36,
left, Led Zeppelin guitarist
JIMMY PAGE, 74, right,
Whiplash and Spider-Man
actor JK SIMMONS, 63,
model LOTTIE MOSS, 20,
rapper SEAN PAUL, 45,
actress IMELDA
STAUNTON, 62, and
Backstreet Boys singer
AJ McLEAN, 40.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
1GM
GIFT OF THE GABBY
By HANNAH HOPE
FITNESS queen Gabby Allen is feeling appy, and it’s
not difficult to workout why.
The 25-year-old Love Island star has shot up the
charts after launching a new app last week called
Shape Up With Gabby Allen.
Gabby, a dancer and personal coach, reckons
looking good is not just about your weight going
downloads — it’s about muscle training too.
Guess that figures. It must take a bit of application to look as fab as Gab.
ICE SECRET
Picture: SAM RILEY/CHILLI MEDIA
HOLLY
CHILLY
BOOBY
‘Handwarmers down
dress keep me warm’
Lost 12 stone . . . Lisa
Riley: I’m
passing
on pasta
CELEB DIET 1
By FAY STRANG
LISA Riley told how
pasta is in the past
as she revealed her
gruelling diet.
The Loose Women
star, 41, who has
shed 12 stone, told
This
Morning:
“I
haven’t had pasta in
nineteen months.
“My go-to trick is
never eat after half
past six, which I
know can be hard.
“No snacking. Now
when
people
at
work walk in with
marmalade
doughnuts I say no.”
She added: “My
vice is crisps, that’s
the one thing I find
it hard to say no to.”
EXCLUSIVE by BENJY POTTER
DANCING on Ice host
Holly Willoughby keeps
her boobs toasty — by
slipping
handwarmers
down her dress.
Holly, 36, has been using
gel pads to stave off the
chill during rehearsals for
the skating show.
A show source said: “It can
get pretty nippy at the ice
rink, so Holly found a cheeky
way of keeping herself warm.
“There’s loads of the gel
handwarmers floating about so
she quickly slipped a couple
down her front so she didn’t
get cold. It worked a treat.”
Her co-host Phillip Schofield,
55, has also used them to thaw
out his bottom at rehearsals in
the rink at Bovingdon, Herts.
He told the audience on Sunday night: “The studio has been
freezing. I even put handwarmers down my boxers.”
The
ITV
reboot
proved a ratings hit on
its return after four
years — with a peak
audience of 8.2million beating BBC
One’s Countryfile.
Bake Off winner
Candice
Brown,
33, will perform in
the skate-off on Sunday
after judges’ scores and public
votes were totted up.
benjy.potter@the-sun.co.uk
Struggle . . . Walker
Walker’s
fat fears
CELEB DIET 2
TWO early morning
meals are piling on
the pounds for BBC
Breakfast presenter
Dan Walker.
Dad-of-two
Dan,
40, said: “A double
breakfast is required
when you get up at
stupid o’clock — as I
struggle
on
an
empty stomach.
“If I do this job
for long, I will be
25stone and a have
a face like Skeletor.”
Cool . . . Holly. Inset, pads
3
4 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2GM
DATE WITH EVIL
Lonely hearts pair convicted of Xmas bomb plot
Guilty . . . the bomb plot pair
TWO Islamic fanatics
were yesterday convicted
of
plotting
a Christmas bomb
attack after they met
on a dating site.
By TOM WELLS, Chief Reporter
Asylum seeker Munir
Mohammed, 37, learned
And he used pharmacist
Rowaida el-Hassan’s know-
how to make explosives
from the same online
video manual used by
Manchester
bomber
Salman Abedi.
ledge of chemicals after
meeting
her
on
dating
website singlemuslim.com.
Sudanese
Munir,
who
illegally smuggled himself
into the UK after abandoning his wife in Greece,
volunteered for a “lone
wolf” IS terror attack.
When police raided his
Derby home they found
bomb making equipment,
mobile phone detonators
and the poison ricin. It is
thought he was days from
attempting an atrocity
Mohammed and mum-oftwo el-Hassan, 33, were
found guilty of terror charges and will be sentenced
later at the Old Bailey.
tom.wells@the-sun.co.uk
TRUMP
TOWER
INFERNO
Warning . . . ibuprofen
Ibuprofen
linked to
infertility
in blokes
By SHAUN WOOLLER
PAINKILLER
ibuprofen
could make men infertile
by shrinking their testicles, scientists warn.
The drug lowers male
sex hormone testosterone,
which causes blokes’ privates to shrivel and leads
to fertility problems.
A study of 31 blokes
aged 18 to 35 found ibuprofen reduced production
of testosterone by nearly
a quarter in six weeks.
Overuse of the drug
could lead to full-blown
hypogonadism — or low
testosterone
levels
—
which has been linked to
premature death.
Dr David Kristensen, of
Copenhagen
University,
said symptoms include
“reduced libido, reduced
muscle mass, depressed
mood and fatigue”.
Ibuprofen is increasingly used by people and
athletes for aches, fever
and arthritis.
Jezza ally
rail rage
ONE of Jeremy Corbyn’s
biggest
Labour
allies
sparked fury by sending
“solidarity” to rail strikers
yesterday as commuters
struggled to get to work.
Angela Rayner said the
RMT union was “reluctantly” taking action in
five areas over guards
and driver-only trains.
Walkouts were at South
Western Railway, Greater
Anglia, Arriva Rail North,
Merseyrail and Southern.
The RMT claimed “solid
support” across the country. More strikes are due
tomorrow and Friday.
RMT chief Mick Cash
is demanding a special
Government summit.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Car blast
killed Brit
Fright house . . fire crews at Trump HQ
SMOKE billows from the rooftop of President Trump’s New York HQ yesterday as
80 firefighters battle to control the blaze.
It started when an empty water storage
unit caught fire on 68-storey Trump Tower.
One firefighter and two civilians suffered
minor injuries before the fire was put out.
The war of words between
Trump and
Michael Wolff, author of a
devastating expose of the tycoon
called Fire And Fury, gathered pace yesterday.
Wolff said Trump was
not fit to be president,
adding: “Every time you
speak to him you think,
‘This is a wing nut’.
You’re riveted to the seat”
A HUSBAND-to-be died
when a Taliban suicide
car bomber targeted his
armoured car, an inquest
heard yesterday.
Security man Michael
Hampshire, 29, had just
picked up a high-profile
target when the bomb
exploded near Afghanistan’s Kabul airport.
The
ex-soldier
from
Huddersfield, who had
been engaged for six
months, was catapulted
45 metres by the blast —
which also killed two
local girls in May 2015.
Det Chief Insp Iain
McLindon said: “He was
the cream of the crop.”
The inquest at Bradford
coroner’s court continues.
KNOCKING ON A BIT
Rugby
prop
Alan
Goggin, 70, has vowed to
carry on against players
a quarter of his age in
Colchester, Essex.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
1GM
KATE’S PICS OF LOTTE’S BIG DAY
Reddy for
nursery
COAT FROM
AMAIA KIDS
£120
PRINCESS
Charlotte
looks
thrilled yesterday as she starts
at a £14,550-a-year nursery.
The
two-year-old
confidently
posed for her mum’s photos
on the steps of her Kensington
Palace home.
She wore a £120 red coat from
Amaia Kids — the Chelsea boutique
where Kate has also shopped for
Prince George, four.
Charlotte
had
her
scarf wrapped tight and
a pink pony rucksack
on her back.
The
milestone
moment
was
captured in the heartwarming
snaps
By JACK ROYSTON
by Kate, below with Prince William, who
is becoming a dab hand with the camera.
The family’s last official snap was
released through their Christmas card —
but was taken in July.
The Duchess of Cambridge got a loving
smile out of Charlotte, wearing her hair
up with a red bow, on the big first day at
Willcocks Nursery School, just half a mile
from their home.
Either Wills, 35, or Kate, 36,
will have been asked to stay
on to make sure she settled
in. The toddler will learn
French, poetry and pottery
and visit places like the
National History Museum.
jack.royston@
the-sun.co.uk
Mum so
talented
By
RIBBED TIGHTS
FROM AMAIA
£12
ARTHUR
EDWARDS
Photographer
Sun Royal
SHOES FROM
DONA CARMEN
£26
Pictures: HRH THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
are
pictures
THESE
absolutely wonderful —
and Princess Charlotte
looks a peach.
Compared to the pic
they put out at Christmas she’s so grown up.
It’s a beautiful outfit
in a beautiful colour.
Catherine photographs
her children beautifully.
I just love it. They are
technically brilliant too.
What a great picture
for the royal archives.
BACKPACK
FROM CATH
KIDSTON
£25
5
6 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2GM
SHAKE-UP SCUPPERED BY
Blasted on
PARTY GAMES abortions
THE PM has overhauled the Tory
war machine with an injection of
new blood in key party roles.
She promoted Brandon Lewis to
be Party Chairman, with black
ex-Army officer James Cleverly,
right, as his deputy.
A further dozen unpaid
vice chairs were appointed
to shake up the badly
under-resourced party HQ,
still reeling from last year’s
election disaster. Mr Lewis,
By HARRY COLE
who was an immigration minister,
had been hotly tipped for the job.
He takes over from Sir Patrick
McLoughlin, who took some of
the blame for the party losing
its Commons majority.
Mr Lewis will now shake
up Conservative Campaign
Headquarters in an effort to
stop the worrying decline in
party numbers.
NEW vice-chair for women
Maria Caulfield has been
blasted because she won’t
back decriminalisation of
late-stage abortion.
Her new role “shocked”
the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. And the
Women’s Equality Party
claimed her views meant
she could “never advocate
effectively” for women.
YOU BLUE IT!
Conservative HQ’s tweet wrongly announced Grayling as chairman
THERESA May’s reshuffle was left in disarray last night
by rebelling Cabinet ministers and bungling aides.
Having pledged a major overhaul of her greying top table, the
PM was left with a very similar line-up after two key job offers
were thrown back at her.
In what was supposed to have been the flagship move of her shake-up,
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stunned the PM by refusing to become the
new Business Secretary with a remit to ready the workforce for Brexit.
Instead, the six-year health veteran insisted on staying on even longer
there to tackle the social care timebomb.
And in another embarrassing blow, Justine Greening resigned in fury
after being told she was to be moved from Education Secretary. She was
offered Work and Pensions, but
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
instead walked out of the Government after a two hour, 15 minute
Political Editor
stand-off with the PM inside No 10.
The
PM’s
spokesman
had under David Cameron. Four serving
described her decision to reshuffle Cabinet ministers swapped roles,
as “an opportunity to refresh the with David Gauke going to Justice,
Government and give added impetus and Karen Bradley taking Northern
to the reform agenda”.
Ireland from James Brokenshire,
But one disappointed Tory minister who stepped down due to ill health.
branded the result “total rubbish”. In
David Lidington took the key role
a damning tweet, Tory grandee Nich- of Cabinet Office Minister in place
olas Soames said: “Is that it?” Lab- of Damian Green, who resigned
our leader Jeremy Corbyn called it “a after sex pest allegations last month.
pointless and lacklustre PR exercise”.
Sixteen
Cabinet
ministers
The
reshuffle
threatened
to remained in the same post.
descend
into
total
farce
just
Mrs May did not change any of
moments after it began at 11am.
her top five big beasts, amid claims
The Conservative Party’s official she still lacks the political strength
Twitter account announced Trans- to take on misfiring Chancellor
port Secretary Chris Grayling had Philip
Hammond
or
bungling
been appointed party chairman.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
But the tweet was deleted 27 secMs Rudd remains Home Secretary,
onds later, after being shared by David Davis stays as Brexit Secrethousands of MPs and activists.
tary, Gavin Williamson as Defence
Insiders blamed the party’s new Secretary and Michael Gove at
political director Iain Carter for Environment. Mr Hunt’s refusal to
posting it, having fallen victim to move also meant Business Secretary
gossip overheard from No 10 staffers. Greg Clark stayed on in his post.
Within the hour, former ImmigraThe PM was said to be “disaption Minister Brandon Lewis was pointed” by Ms Greening’s decision.
snapped arriving at No 10 to be
She left with a warning for Mrs
appointed the new chairman — only May
after
the
pair
repeatedly
for Downing Street to misspell his clashed over grammar schools and
title Minister without Portfolio as how to tackle social mobility.
Porfolio in another blundering tweet.
While saying it had been an “honBy the end of the traumatic day, our to serve”, Ms Greening added:
just one new face had joined the “Social mobility matters to me and
full Cabinet, with Damian Hinds our country more than my ministebecoming Education Secretary.
Sources last night said Ms Green- rial career.”
The Sun has learned Mrs May
ing’s Women and Equalities brief
would be picked up by Home Secre- aims to inject a massive dose of
young
Tory blood into her flagging
tary Amber Rudd.
Two more ministers were asked to Government’s middle ranks today.
At
least
a dozen bright new Tory
sit in on Cabinet for the first time —
Climate Change Minister Claire MPs elected only in 2015 will be
made
ministers
for the first time.
Perry and Caroline Noakes, who was
THE PM signalled her determappointed Immigration Minister.
ination
to
solve
the housing crisis
Their roles boosted the number of
women who can now go to Cabinet by rebranding the Department for
Communities
and
Local
Government
meetings from eight to ten.
New Culture Secretary Matt Han- as the Ministry for Housing.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
cock and new Work and Pensions
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Secretary Esther McVey attended
l
MAY’S GRAY DAY
HOW the shambolic day unfolded:
l RUMOURS swirl round Westminster at dawn that Chris Grayling will
be chairman, sparking a backlash;
l THE BBC “confirm” Mr Grayling’s appointment at 11.40am;
l SENIOR aide Iain Carter uses
the official party Twitter feed to
congratulate Mr Grayling;
l FIFTEEN minutes later Brandon
Lewis is appointed chairman;
l COMMUNITIES Secretary Sajid
Javid keeps same job under new
Housing title;
l JEREMY Hunt and Greg Clark
enter No10 but refuse new jobs;
l PM breaks off her own reshuffle
to meet some Welsh visitors;
l HUNT’S job rebranded as Health
and Social Care — despite already
being responsible for elderly care;
l CLARK shocks Westminster by
staying as Business Secretary;
l JUSTINE Greening refuses to
leave Education before quitting;
l DAMIAN Hinds waits in corridor
for two hours to replace Greening,
before driving off in her limo;
l JEREMY Corbyn brands reshuffle
“a pointless PR exercise”;
l HUNT accidentally “likes” tweet
announcing Greening’s departure.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
2GM
REBELLING MINISTERS
RESHUFFLE
KERFUFFLE
NEW TORY
CABINET
Prime Minister:
THERESA MAY
Chancellor:
PHILIP HAMMOND
Home Secretary:
AMBER RUDD
Foreign Secretary:
BORIS JOHNSON
Brexit Secretary:
DAVID DAVIS
Defence Secretary:
GAVIN WILLIAMSON
Northern Ireland
Secretary:
KAREN BRADLEY
Justice Secretary:
DAVID GAUKE
Health and Social
Care Secretary:
JEREMY HUNT
Just between
you and me, he’s
been a right
awkward Hunt
International
Development:
PENNY MORDAUNT
Business and Energy
Secretary:
GREG CLARK
Housing and Local
Govt Secretary:
SAJID JAVID
Culture, Media and
Sports Secretary:
MATT HANCOCK
International Trade
Secretary:
LIAM FOX
Education Secretary:
DAMIAN HINDS
Transport Secretary:
CHRIS GRAYLING
Environment
Secretary:
MICHAEL GOVE
Work and Pensions
Secretary:
ESTHER McVEY
New man . . . Lewis
and PM yesterday
Welsh Secretary:
ALUN CAIRNS
nt
Job snub . . . Jeremy Hu
lPM can’t shunt Hunt
lGreening
Greening quits in fury
lParty’s tweet blunder
Scottish Secretary:
DAVID MUNDELL
Cabinet Office:
DAVID LIDINGTON
Conservative
chairman:
BRANDON LEWIS
Leader of the Lords:
BARONESS EVANS
Just had enough . . Greeni
ng
7
8 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2GM
BBC hush money offer to pay-row editor
BBC pal . . with Kate Silverton
Pay men
less and
even it up
SHHHHHUT IT!
By PAUL REVOIR
THE BBC has been accused
of trying to offer Carrie
Gracie “hush money”.
By
JULIA
HARTLEY-BREWER
IN accusing the corporation
of deliberately — illegally —
refusing to treat men and
women equally on pay, Carrie
Gracie’s outburst exposes the
lie behind the BBC’s liberal
leftie egalitarian facade.
Director-General Lord Hall
has known of this gap for
months, and of the anger it
creates. Yet the support the
now ex-China editor had from
female colleagues betrays
how little he has done.
Gracie asks for parity and
is offered a £45,000 rise,
which would have given her
significantly more than Dame
Barbara Woodward, the British ambassador to Beijing.
Incredibly even a £180,000
pay packet was still not parity. What about the levelling
down of salaries that Lord
Hall has talked of? Pay the
men less. Why not?
HOW PAY
COMPARES
The
journalist
sparked
a
gender pay crisis at the Beeb
when she quit as China Editor.
Air raid . . .
BBC’s Gracie
And one MP claims a £45,000 rise
offered was to buy her silence.
Tory Andrew Bridgen said: “That
was hush money. Her objection was
that it wasn’t a solution. It was just
shut up money. Go away.”
Gracie, 55, who will now work in
the corporation’s UK newsroom,
accused bosses of presiding over a
“secretive and illegal” pay culture.
She refused a £45,000 rise to her
£135,000 salary as it was not equal.
She said she could not “collude” in
“unlawful pay discrimination”.
The BBC’s Jon Sopel, North America Editor, gets up to £249,999 and
Jeremy Bowen, Middle East Editor,
earns up to £199,999.
It emerged last night
that
BBC
staff
who
tweeted support for Gracie are barred from presenting items about the
story on their shows.
paul.revoir@
the-sun.co.uk
It was
shut up
money.
Go away
MP ANDREW
BRIDGEN
The Sun Says — Page Ten
UP
TO £249K
UP
TO £199K
Jon Sopel, N
America Ed
Jeremy Bowen
Middle East Ed
UP
TO £199K
John Simpson
World Affairs Ed
UP
TO
£119K
Dame Barbara
Ambassador
UP
TO
£259K
Sir Stuart Peach
Defence Chief
£149K
Theresa May
Prime Minister
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EXCLUSIVE: FANS’ FURY
Dynamic display . .
Iwobi is filmed
partying with pals
Tragic . . . Abdul Ottun
Pupil, 17,
drowned
on rugby
getaway
SATURDAY
2.37AM
By STEPHEN MOYES
A SCHOOLBOY drowned
on a rugby tour after he
was pushed into a lake
by a friend, an inquest
heard yesterday.
Abdul Jamal Ottun, 17,
had fasted for Ramadan
before the trip in 2015.
He was with around 25
team-mates when he was
pushed off a jetty into
Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Abdul, of Wallington
County Grammar School,
Surrey, emerged and spoke
to pals before vanishing.
Paramedics
failed
to
revive him after his body
was seen by a firefighter.
Mum Lolade Ottun, 45,
a maths teacher from
Sydenham, South East
London, said Abdul was
set for a City career.
A school probe concluded it was a “tragic
accident”. The Southwark
inquest continues.
By ALEX DIAZ and
ANDY JEHRING
ARSENAL fans were furious last night after Alex
Iwobi was seen at a
drug-fuelled party the
day before his side’s
shock FA Cup defeat.
We can
see you
freakin’
out!
The star, 21, was filmed
dancing at 2.37am on Saturday at the wild bash where
partygoers smoked cannabis
and inhaled laughing gas.
See the
video at
thesun.co.uk
BMW is
rude ride
BMW drivers are Britain’s rudest road users, a
survey has found.
More than half of the
2,000 motorists who were
polled believe people who
own a BMW M3 are
inconsiderate.
Range
Rover
drivers
were second on the list
with 48 per cent branding them rude.
Audi TT owners were
third at 43 per cent.
Drivers of Ford Transit
vans were only ranked
fifth at 36 per cent —
despite the poor reputation of “white van man”.
The poll was to mark
tomorrow’s launch of new
Dave TV series Yianni:
Supercar Customiser.
Brit stuck
in ravine
A BRITISH tourist was
rescued after spending
seven hours stuck down
a ravine in Vietnam.
Stephen James McAuley,
49, was walking on Cat
Dua island near Ha Long
Bay when he slipped
down a steep slope and
could not climb out.
Police sent out rescue
teams after his wife and
son raised the alarm.
Mr McAuley was found
by border guards close to
midnight and returned to
his resort unhurt.
Another
Brit
tourist
was stretchered down a
mountain after tripping
and injuring her leg in
Hangzhou, eastern China.
ROLL AGE PENSIONER
Grandad Roger Turner
has surprised his family
by taking up rollerskating
at the age of 75 in
Braunton, Devon.
You’re Gunner
feel rough in
morning, Alex
ARSENAL ACE DAY BEFORE GAME
Supporters then blasted the
midfielder’s
performance
in
Arsenal’s 4-2 third-round defeat
at Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
One called it a “disasterclass”
while another wrote online: “Get
him away from the team. So
slow. There is no urgency.”
A source said: “Maybe Iwobi’s
partying had something to do
with it. He shouldn’t have been
up that late before a big game.”
A Snapchat video circulated
among the player’s pals showed
him at the bash, captioned:
“Shouldn’t Iwobi be sleeping?”
Neighbours complained about
the noise from the rented
Airbnb flat in Soho, central
London, where the party continued until 3.30am.
One said: “They were keeping
everyone in the building awake.
I was woken at 1am by chanting
and singing and went to complain. There were laughing gas
canisters all over the place and
a strong smell of weed.
“They claimed they hadn’t
been allowed into a club and
that’s why they rented the flat.”
There is no suggestion Iwobi
was taking drugs.
Last night the Nigerian international posted a photo of himself on Snapchat with the
caption: “Mentality Coming Different, Wait Me I Promise.”
A spokesman for Arsenal
declined to comment.
GOT a story? RING The Sun
on 020 7782 4104 or EMAIL
exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
l
SUNDAY
5.55PM
Comedown . .
after defeat
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THE
SAYS
TOP 50 CHILDREN’S TV SHOWS OF
ALL TIME. AND THE WINNER IS...
2
BELOVED. . . from
left, hosts Peter
Purves, Valerie
Singleton,
Lesley Judd
and John
Noakes
in 1972
Hunt saboteur
WHATEVER you think of Jeremy Hunt, no
one can accuse him of not sticking at the
most thankless task in Government.
Hunt’s refusal to move from Health,
and his correct insistence on taking on
social care too, is typical of a man hellbent on improving the NHS despite all
its financial woes and the endless flak.
We admire that, even if he did reduce
yesterday’s Cabinet reshuffle to chaos.
As for the rest of it, we like Sajid
Javid’s specific new focus on housing —
but that’s only a rebranding exercise.
David Gauke is a sound man at Justice.
David Lidington should be a competent
replacement for axed Damian Green.
Matt Hancock will make a good Culture
Secretary. Can Karen Bradley sort
Northern Ireland? We’re not convinced.
Will Justine Greening be missed at
Education? Not convinced of that either.
More significant for the Tory Party
itself was the injection into its leadership team of a host of younger, more
energetic and more diverse characters.
But all this diffident tinkering was a
country mile short of the confident
relaunch Theresa May needed.
A host of new, talented young ministers
today might make amends.
Cash & Carrie
THE BBC’s sly bid to buy off equal pay
campaigner Carrie Gracie stinks.
We admire her honesty about her
whopping £135,000 salary — and her
refusal to take more because she
already has plenty and it still wouldn’t
equal her male peers.
And what the journalist reveals about
the BBC is devastating. That too many
stars, presenters and managers pocket
obscene sums given that they are
funded by a compulsory levy.
That its instinct on pay inequality is to
splurge yet more licence-payers’ money
to keep women quiet. It should slash the
men’s sky-high wages instead. Most
couldn’t earn anything like it elsewhere.
Unequal pay is a scandal at the BBC.
But so is its revolting irresponsibility
with public money — and its detachment
from reality over what some very meagre
“talents” should get paid.
Wreckers’ party
IF your return to work yesterday was
wrecked by union militants, remember
this: Labour is on their side, not yours.
Angela Rayner is touted as one of Corbyn’s more reasonable allies. But, like a
teenage Trot, she couldn’t wait to
express “solidarity” with the strikers
bringing misery across the rail network.
The RMT must think passengers are
still fooled by their lies about battling
for “public safety”. Their real aims are
money and destabilising the Tories.
They are giving voters a useful taste of
the chaos they would inflict if their paid
puppet Corbyn was installed in No10.
Labour is sworn to support any strike for
any reason — the economy can go hang.
20
The Borrowers
1992, BBC
Grange Hill
1978–2008, BBC
3
19
1
Blue Peter
1958-present,
BBC
Newsround
1972-present, BBC
4
Tiswas
1974–1982, ITV
5
How
1966-1981, ITV
Blue Peter:
The No1 they
made earlier
Multi-Coloured
Swap Shop
1976-1982, BBC
BLUE Peter has been named
the greatest British children’s
programme of all time — and
what a deserving winner it is.
Vision On
1964–1976, BBC
7
Live & Kicking
1993–2001, BBC
8
Going Live!
1987–1993, BBC
First hitting the BBC in 1958, it
has always been the Swiss Army
knife of TV shows, covering everything from the serious, hard-hitting
issues of the day to fun activities.
Its No1 spot in a Radio Times poll
of 30 TV experts including Noel
Edmonds, David Walliams and the
Chuckle Brothers recognises its special place in generations of hearts.
And I know the royals are quite
big fans of the show, too.
In my day it was the extended
family that viewers knew and
watched twice a week, before the
days of YouTube and social media.
We had a Blue Peter pet because
a lot of people could not have pets
at home. We used to do a summer
expedition because a lot of kids did
not go on holidays abroad.
We did physically hard activities
such as running marathons, throwing ourselves out of planes, jumping
into frozen lakes and swimming
with backpacks on.
We also covered serious world
issues,
like
visiting
Romanian
orphanages
where
kids
weren’t
being looked after and reporting
from South Africa after apartheid.
17
Jackanory
1965–1996, BBC
Play School
1964–1988, BBC
During my time on the show it was
getting six million viewers per show
and more than half the audience
were adults. Parents were drawn in
because it was so interesting.
We never patronised the children
watching or dumbed it down.
For all of the daredevil stunts I
did, like painting the side of
Blackpool Tower and cliff diving,
the most terrifying thing I did on
camera was making items when we
did craft or cooking.
It was live TV with just me and
six cameras, while someone talked
in my ear on a mic, and I had to
rustle something up effortlessly and
have a bit of fun with it.
Crackerjack
1955–1984, BBC
16
Byker Grove
1989–2006, BBC
15
There’s real magic there
It wasn’t overly polished and that’s
what people liked.
I now present Access Hollywood
for NBC in America and celebrities
often recognise me from my Blue
Peter days. Elton John has a Blue
Peter badge and has spoken to me
about what a fan he is of the show.
Between all the different presenters there was a character on there
for everyone. It was wholesome and
is a valuable part of TV history.
The fact it has lasted more than
60 years is testament that there’s
real magic there.
Long may it continue.
11
10
9
The Box Of Delights
1984, BBC
By TIM VINCENT
Blue Peter presenter 1993-1997
6
18
14
SM:TV Live
1998–2003, back
this year, ITV
13
12
Play Away
1971–1984, BBC
Animal Magic
1962-1983, BBC
Pingu
1986–2006, BBC
Rentaghost
1976–1984, BBC
And here’s the other 30....
21. Finders Keepers 1991–2006, ITV
22. Record Breakers 1972–2001, BBC
23. Bagpuss 1974, BBC
24. Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow
2002–2006, BBC
25. Horrible Histories 2009-present, BBC
26. Postman Pat 1981–present, BBC
27. Adventures Of Parsley 1970-71, BBC
28. Press Gang 1989-93, ITV
29. Flower Pot Men/Bill And Ben
Various years, BBC
30. Rainbow 1972-1997, ITV
31. Junior Showtime 1969-1974, ITV
32. The Really Wild Show 1986–2006,
returning 2018, BBC
33. Get Your Own Back 1991–2004, BBC
34. Wacaday 1985–1992, TV-am, ITV
35. Why Don’t You? 1973–1995, BBC
36. Roger And The Rottentrolls
1996–2000, ITV
37. Chorlton And The Wheelies
1976–1979, ITV
38. Chucklevision 1987–2009, BBC
39. Hangar 17 1992–1994, BBC
40. Teletubbies 1997–2001, 2015–
present, BBC
41. The Tomorrow People 1973-79,
1992-95, ITV
42. Take Hart 1977-83, BBC
43. Here Come The Double
Deckers! 1971, BBC
44. The Saga Of Noggin The Nog
1959–1965, 1979–1980, BBC
45. Motormouth 1988-1992, ITV
46. Mr Benn 1971-1972, BBC
47. The Queen’s Nose 1995-2003, BBC
48. Clapperboard 1972-1982, ITV
49. Clangers 1969-1974, 2015-present, BBC
50. Peppa Pig 2004-present Channel 5,
Channel 5/Nick Jr
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
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GOLDEN GLOBES SPECIAL:
WINFREY’S LIFETIME GONG
OPRAH’S SPEECH
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loves praise
For too
long, we
have not
been heard
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FARGO actor Ewan McGregor
thanked his estranged wife and
his new girlfriend as he collected
a Best Actor gong at the awards.
The Brit star, 46, said that ex
Eve Mavrakis, 51, “always stood
by me for 22 years”.
Ewan, who played brothers Ray
and Emmit Stussy, then praised
his co-star and girlfriend Mary
Elizabeth Winstead, 33.
In 1964, I was a little girl watching Anne Bancr
oft present the
Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy
Awards. She opened
the envelope and said five words that made
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is Sidney Poitier.” I had never seen a black history: The winner
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like that.
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men, raped, and left blindfolded by the road.
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marching on. It's here with every woman who
chooses to say,
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who chooses to listen.
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horizon! And when that new day dawns, it a new day is on the
will be because of a lot
of magnificent women fighting hard to make
become the leaders who take us to the time sure that they
when nobody ever
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Gary tipped
to lift Oscar
Tweets . . . fans and critics posted about Oprah on social media
Victory speech . . . Gary
BRIT Gary Oldman is favourite
for an Oscar after lifting his first
Best Actor Golden Globe.
Oldman, 59, triumphed for his
Winston Churchill role in Darkest
Hour. He beat Daniel Day-Lewis,
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington and said he was “humbled”.
Hanks very
much, Tom
OPRAH FOR
PRESIDENT!
By STUART PINK
Deputy Showbiz Editor
Best bar none . . . Tom
TOM Hanks turned waiter for his
star pals at the ceremony.
The Hollywood legend, 61, took
drinks orders from his table
before queuing at the bar.
He then served martini cocktails to guests including Oscarwinning director Steven Spielberg.
OPRAH Winfrey was
yesterday tipped to
run for US President
following her inspiring
speech
at
the
Golden Globes.
Her tirade on equality
brought a standing ovation from the audience.
The icon, 63, who became
the first black female to win
Viewers hail icon’s rousing speech
the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime
Achievement
Award,
addressed the issues of sexual harassment, racial injustice and press freedom.
She told the A-list crowd a
“new day is on the horizon”.
It came as many female
stars wore black as a show
of support for the #MeToo
movement — a rallying cry
against abuse that started in
Hollywood. Two of Oprah’s
close friends later said that
she was “actively thinking”
about running for president.
Her
long-term
partner
Stedman Graham, 66, said:
“It’s up to the people. She
would absolutely do it.”
And screen legend Meryl
Streep, 68, added: “I want
her to run for president. I
don’t think she had any
intention,
but
now
she
doesn’t have a choice.”
Oprah’s speech was widely
praised on social media, but
critics branded her a hypocrite as they posted pictures
of
her
kissing
alleged
abuser Harvey Weinstein.
stuart.pink@the-sun.co.uk
BLACK
DRESS
PROTEST
PAGES 12 & 13
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GLITZY BASH DOMINATED
WHO
WON
WHAT
BEST FILM - DRAMA
Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
BEST FILM
- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Lady Bird
BEST ACTOR IN A FILM
- DRAMA
Gary Oldman, left,
Darkest Hour
BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM
- DRAMA
Frances McDormand,
Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
BEST ACTOR IN A FILM
- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
James Franco,
The Disaster Artist
BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM
- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Saoirse Ronan, right,
Lady Bird
BEST DIRECTOR - FILM
Guillermo del Toro, left,
The Shape of Water
BEST SCREENPLAY - FILM
Martin McDonagh,
Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Coco
BEST TELEVISION SERIES
- DRAMA
The Handmaid’s Tale
BEST TELEVISION SERIES
- COMEDY
The Marvelous
Mrs Maisel
BEST ACTOR IN
A TV SERIES - DRAMA
Sterling K Brown, right,
This Is Us
BEST ACTRESS IN
A TV SERIES - DRAMA
Elisabeth Moss, left,
The Handmaid’s Tale
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES
- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Aziz Ansari, right,
Master of None
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES
- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Rachel Brosnahan,
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
SETH REELS OFF
HIS MOVIE GAGS
EMMA
STONE
GAL
GADOT
HALLE
BERRY
In ruched dress and
jacket by Tom Ford
Star wore lace dress
by Zuhair Murad
Oscar winner in lace
Louis Vuitton gown
EMILIA
CLARKE
Wore sleek column
dress by Miu Miu
NICOLE
KIDMAN
In Givenchy Couture
to pick an award
LOOK BLAC
By NICOLA FAHEY
FEMALE stars clad in
black at the Golden
Globes hit out against
sexual harassment, saying: “We see you — we
will tell your stories.”
Winners at the glittering
ceremony also used their
speeches to thank those
who spoke out in the
Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Winners . . . gongs for Big Little Lies cast
HOST Seth Meyers had the
showbiz
audience
in
stitches with his ckeeky
jokes. Here are the best:
Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman
and Kate Beckinsale showed
support for Time’s Up, a move-
Good evening,
ladies — and
remaining gentlemen.
Stars’ protest against
sex harassment in film
ment against sexual harassment
and gender inequality.
Reese
Witherspoon,
who
picked up a best show award
for Big Little Lies, thanked
those who “broke their silence”.
She added: “You are so brave.
Happy New Year, Hollywood.
It’s 2018, marijuana is
finally allowed and sexual
harassment finally isn’t.
There’s a new era under
way,
and
I
can
tell
because it’s been years
since a white man was
this nervous in Hollywood.
So people who are feeling
silenced by harassment, discrimination, abuse — Time’s Up.
“We see you, we hear you and
we will tell your stories.”
Witherspoon founded Time’s
Up with Eva Longoria, Ashley
For the male nominees in the
room tonight, this is the first
time in three months it won’t
be terrifying to hear your name
read out loud.
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BY WEINSTEIN BACKLASH
Someone
didn’t get
the memo..
JESSICA
CHASTAIN
MARGOT
ROBBIE
In black halter-neck
by Armani Prive
Shoulder pad power
in her Gucci gown
REESE
WITHERSPOON
Wore an asymmetric
Zac Posen gown
KATE
BECKINSALE
BLANCA
BLANCO
Sequinned sleeve
In bright red gown
from Atria Clothing
dress by Alex Perry
XYXYXYXYXYX
DYDYDYDYDYD
CK IN ANGER
Judd, America Ferrera, Natalie
Portman and Emma Stone.
Longoria said: “This isn’t a
female issue, it’s a power issue
and so [we’re] saying time’s up
to ending the abuse of power
and recognising the women that
came forward.
“They kicked that door open
for this conversation to happen.
We want to make sure that
doesn’t happen again.
“Tonight is not a moment, it’s
a movement.”
During the awards, Portman
pointed out the fact there were
no women nominated for best
director despite Greta Gerwig’s
Lady Bird winning one of the
best film gongs. After director
Ron Howard said he and
Portman were “honoured” to
present the award, she replied:
“And here are the all-male
nominees.”
Talking about her 80s film
Yentl, Barbra Streisand said: “I
heard them say I was the only
woman to get the Best Director
award. And you know, that
was 1984. That was 34 years
ago. Folks, time’s up.”
Hundreds of those involved
with the TV and film industry
wore black for the first major
awards show since allegations
were made against Weinstein in
October. The producer, 65, has
And now to present our first award.
Oh please don’t be two white dudes,
please don’t be two white dudes. Oh
thank god. It’s Gal Gadot and
Dwayne Johnson, everybody.
been accused by more than 50
women of sexual harassment
and rape. He has denied allegations of non-consensual sex.
But actress Rose McGowan,
who has accused Weinstein of
rape, blasted the wearing of
black as “Hollywood fakery”.
McGowan, who was first to
break the silence, said: “Not
one of those fancy people
wearing black to honour
our rapes would have
lifted a finger had it
not been so.”
nicola.fahey
@thesun.
co.uk
Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight because I’ve
heard rumours he’s crazy and difficult to work
with. But don’t worry, he will be back in 20 years
when he becomes the first person booed during
the In Memoriam.
By
SAMANTHA BRICK
FASION
VERDICT
HEADLINE
Writer and broadcaster
ANY woman who really wanted to
make a protest would have boycotted the Golden Globes.
Imagine if the female nominees
had refused to show up. An empty
theatre would have caused far
more impact than a black dress.
Millions had been spent on live
TV advertising. Frocks don’t get
you a seat at the negotiating table
but potential loss of revenue does.
It was a pitiful, empty gesture
worthy of a Stepford Wives movie.
I was happy to hear they’re going to do
another season of House Of Cards. Is
Christopher Plummer available for that,
too? I hope he can do a Southern accent
because Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t.
Blanca just
not reddy
ACTRESS
Blanca
Blanco
snubbed the black dress code.
The little-known US star, 36,
caused controversy by opting
for a revealing, busty gown
with thigh-high split.
She was one of just three
women who did not wear
black to the Globes ceremony.
Blanco said: “I love red.
Wearing red doesn’t mean I’m
against #timesup movement.”
Call Me By Your Name is
nominated for best motion
picture. It is a gay coming-ofage film. Spacey said: “You
lost me at ‘of age’.”
The Golden Globes
turned 75 this year.
But the actress that
plays its wife is
still only 32.
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WE SHALL
KNOT BE
WOOED
THE first serious
contender for Worst Show
of 2018 reared its ugly
head on Saturday night.
BBC1’s Wedding Day
Winners, hosted by
Lorraine Kelly and Rob
Beckett, above. A dignitysapping enterprise,
loosely based on ITV’s
Love Me Do and The
Shane Richie Experience,
which was described by
one BBC source back in
1995 as: “Tacky, tacky,
tacky.”
That was then, though –
this is now.
We have two betrothed
couples competing for
the right to marry at the
end of the show, and win a
luxury honeymoon in the
Caribbean plus assorted
other prizes.
I’d love to be able to tell
you exactly what else was
going on but I can’t. I
really, really can’t.
All I know for sure is
that each couple’s friends
and family tried exploding
a champagne bottle with
their arses, there was a
cake-making competition,
the inevitable dance-off,
and Rob Beckett said:
“You smashed it” more
often than seemed
necessary.
“Yes, but where’s the
camp, over-the-top
comedian?” I hear no one
but a few television
executives cry.
Fear not, girls, he’s over
in Italy, he’s called Tom
Allen and was hosting a
segment called The
Tripwire Of Love, which
left Lorraine to explain:
“You put the guests to the
test every week. So what
can we look forward to?”
If Wedding Day Winners
is the alternative?
All eternity in a cold,
six-foot grave.
Happy new year,
everyone!
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GREAT TV lies and
delusions of the week.
Phillip Schofield: “It’s
been four years since
Dancing On Ice was on
our screens and, oh, how
we’ve missed it.”
This Morning, Ruth
Langsford: “Eamonn,
stop being so modest.”
And Celebrity Big
Brother: “Hi, I’m Rachel
Johnson and I’m most
famous for being a
journalist, former editor, a
bit of a television
presenter and writing a
few books.”
Oh come off it. You’re
Boris’s sister. End of.
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RE: EastEnders: “Abi’s
brain stem dead.”
How can they tell?
CBB, a wonde
wonderful
‘tribute’ to fenim...
femim...equality
GAZE in wonder, then, at
Channel 5’s monument to
feminism.
It’s got a room named in honour
of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader
of Britain’s Suffragette movement,
and another dedicated to fellow
campaigner Emily Davison, who
threw herself under the King’s horse
at the 1913 Derby.
The one that host Emma Willis loves,
though, is “the kitchen”. She loves it so
much, in fact: “I want it in my house.”
She’ll probably get it as well, along
with a chain for the kitchen sink, just as
soon as they’ve finished with this farce.
It’s Celebrity Big Brother, which has
been themed and cast, its 21st time
round, in honour of those heroic women
who campaigned and sometimes gave
their lives so that others might get their
jugs out on prime-time television 100
years later.
“The year of the woman,” is how it’s
been dubbed, though how serious the
Channel 5 execs are about the theme is
anyone’s guess. What’s beyond dispute,
however, is that the credibility of their
message didn’t survive the announcement
of this year’s sponsor, Pink Casino, an
online site dedicated to separating women
from their money, let alone the glorious
moment when glamour model housemate
Jess Impiazzi said the freedom to strip
off was surely “the whole point of fenim
. . . femim . . . feminim.” Equality for birds.
As parodies of liberation go then, it was
already up there with The Two Ronnies’
Worm That Turned sketch even before
the arrival of an initially female-only cast
who were chosen “to reflect all backgrounds”, apart from Welsh, Scottish and
Northern Irish ones, obviously.
This means they’re as random as
former Coronation Street actress Amanda
Barrie, Maggie Oliver, “who spoke out
about
the
Rochdale
sex
scandal”,
transgender newsreader/professional martyr
India Willoughby, who needs to be
offended like most of us need oxygen,
and Ann Widdecombe, who’s the only one
of the women actually liberated and
brave enough to say what she really
thinks and has been, if such a thing
EARNEST . . . Emma interviewing Big Bro housemate Jess, and, inset, with Amanda
exists, the show’s absolute star, thus far.
Rather
brilliantly,
Emma
also
kept
reminding us on opening night that
they’d all been chosen to show “the
strength
of
women”,
which
Khloe
Kardashian’s mate Malika Haqq did by
immediately breaking down in floods of
tears, and Rachel Johnson demonstrated
by managing to get lost on her way into
the house.
Producers now clearly hate
this show as much as I do
What was really weird about the first
episode, though, wasn’t gender, stupidity
or the disappointing line-up — we’re used
to all of those things by now obviously —
but the fact Emma conducted really
earnest studio interviews with all ten
contestants where she assured them that,
once inside, they’d be discussing “what it
means to be a woman in the 21st
Century”.
There are a couple of words to describe
what the show’s trying to do here: Loose
and Women. But, as you’ve probably noticed, there’s already a supply of
that format and, therefore, no demand.
I do understand why the producers did
it, though. They now clearly hate this
RANDOM TV irritations: BBC1’s Wedding Day
Winners putting the turd in Saturday night. The
sniper who failed to take out Jennifer Hudson every
time she burst into song on The Voice.
Celebrity Mastermind signalling the end of days
with Vogue Williams answering questions about her
specialist subject “Kim Kardashian”. James Norton
failing his James Bond audition on McMafia.
And privately educated, multi-millionaire socialist
Miriam Margolyes looking down her nose at the
Pakistani taxi driver who had the temerity to hand the
old gasbag his business card on her Big American
Adventure, while simultaneously wondering why-ohwhy-oh-why the US voted for Donald Trump.
Yeah, I wonder, Miriam.
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THE following heartfelt pay-off is for the benefit of
nearly everyone who lives between Watford Gap
services and the English Channel, not just the host of
Celebrity Big Brother. The genuinely bewildered Emma
Willis: “Why does it always rain on launch night?”
’Cos it’s January and you don’t live in the f***ing
Caribbean. Now please look at a map and shut
the hell up.
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THIS week’s £69 winner is Jeremy
Clarkson from The Grand Tour and
Belvedere Moneybags from Buddy
Thunderstruck.
Sent in by Kaz, of Lincs. Picture
research: Alfie Snelling.
show as much as I do and wish it was
anything other than Celebrity Big Brother.
Instead of reinventing it or, better still,
junking the whole thing, however, they’re
now back to square one as, since Friday,
they’ve filled it with half a dozen men.
Men as famous and deserving of the
format as rape joke comedian Daniel
“Dapper Laughs” O’Reilly, my favouriteever Celtic manager, John Barnes, and
American singer Ginuwine (real name
Elgin Lumpkin), a 47-year-old father of
nine, who says: “I’m single, but if I make
a connection with somebody in there, it’s
going to be great.”
Fill your boots, Ann, and I might just
keep watching.
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GREAT
Sporting
Insights.
Charles
Paterson: “It’s currently fairly goalless
at Celtic Park.”
Paul Merson: “Spurs will lose four
players next season — Alli, Kane, Dier,
Eriksen and Rose.”
Ian Holloway: “I was happy, in an
unhappy kind of way.”
And John Terry: “Ashley Williams gets
caught
ball-watching
when
he
was
watching the man.”
(Compiled by Graham Wray).
TV GOLD: World’s Strongest Man seeing me
through the Christmas holiday. BBC1’s bonkers
but gripping end-of-the-world drama Hard Sun.
Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis telling
Amanda Barrie: “Age doesn’t define people. You’re
82, our oldest housemate ever.” Merab Ninidze as the
genuinely menacing Vadim Kalyagin on McMafia.
And Channel 4’s brilliant SAS: Who Dares Wins
announcing its reappearance with the news: “The 25
men have been instructed to use their Bergens as
flotation devices. Darryel has let go of his.” GUARD!
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QUIZ show hole-diggers of the week.
Celebrity Mastermind, John Humphrys: “Which sea,
part of the Atlantic, separates the east coast of Britain
from Norway.” Lydia Bright: “The Pacific.”
John Humphrys: “Which boxer famed for his bouts
with Muhammad Ali was nicknamed ‘Smokin’ Joe’?”
Grace Victory: “Mike Tyson.”
Tipping Point, Ben Shephard: “In 1898 which
European country lost control of The Philippines?”
James: “Argentina.”
Ben Shephard: “In which UK country was Formula 1
driver David Coulthard born?” Lakesha: “Portugal.”
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BEEB IN A
RUSSKI TO
LECTURE
ASTONISHING scenes,
Sunday. A psychotic
Russian gangster invaded
the Dancing On Ice rink
during Antony Cotton’s
Club Tropicana routine and
set about him with
an iron bar . . .
Actually, no. I think I’m
confusing dreams and
Sunday night formats.
The bludgeoning psycho
was actually Vadim
Kalyagin, above, on
McMafia, a lavish, violent
and disappointing BBC1
drama which hit the wrong
note, with me, episode
one, when James Norton’s
girlfriend suddenly piped
up: “The question we have
to ask ourselves is
whether ethical
capitalism’s possible. The
public have made their
feelings clear and blah
blah blah.”
Words that must have
made the writers beam
with self-satisfaction, but
you need to earn the right
to lecture viewers and
McMafia hasn’t.
The script’s merely
functional, the plot’s
literally all over the place,
none of the characters are
likeable and if you’re
waiting for lead actor
James “Alex Godman”
Norton to take up the
slack? Forget it.
His expression is set in
“bad smell” mode, for the
duration.
Though my biggest
personal irritation is his
p**spot papa, Dmitri,
who’s forever teetering on
the brink of death and has
even prompted his wife’s
subtitles to bark: “I’ve had
enough of this stupid man.”
Ditto. Take him out,
Vadim, once you’ve sorted
the Dancing On Ice issue.
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INCIDENTALLY, if you’re
having trouble identifying
or remembering the
Celebrity Big Brother
contestants, some of them
have provided their own
descriptions.
Courtney Act: “I would
describe myself as a
gender queer, pansexual,
polyamorous, vegan,
feminist, atheist, blond
Australian.”
But attention-seeking
bore will probably do just
as well.
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TV FACT of the holiday.
World’s Strongest Man, the
bullion toss, Colin Bryce:
“The last one weighs 25
kilos.” Danny Wallace: “It’s
roughly the same as
throwing a giant otter or a
European beaver over a
semi-detached house.”
And who among us can
honestly say we haven’t?
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Asda sell
rival grub
ASDA has been spotted
accidentally selling Sainsbury’s own brand pikelets
for 10p less than its rival.
Packets of six of the
snack, a cross between a
crumpet and a pancake,
cost 85p in Sainsbury’s
but were 75p in Asda.
Shopper Kelly Simpson
saw them in a Lancashire store and shared
them on Facebook.
It suggests both own
brand baked goods are
made in the same factory
and the wrong ones were
delivered to Asda.
Sainsbury’s said: “Our
products are made to our
own specifications and
offer great quality and
value. Not all pikelets are
the same.”
1m duds
on cams
NUMBER plate cameras
could be misreading one
million vehicles a day.
Terrorists and criminals
may also be escaping
detection due to faulty
equipment, says Britain’s
surveillance camera commissioner Tony Porter.
There are 9,000 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras
feeding 40million data
“reads” to the police and
contractors each day.
Mr Porter says more
than three per cent are
likely to be inaccurate.
He urged new laws on
cameras standards — and
an end to their being
“hotwired
for
revenue
collection” in the form of
mass motoring fines.
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ATISHOO! What to
do to see off H3N2
Wash your
hands with
soap and
water
If you are
struggling to
breathe or
have chest
pains, get
emergency
help
THE “Aussie flu” H3N2 virus sweeping the UK is particularly
nasty because current jabs are not effective against it. Here,
Sun doctor CAROL COOPER shares the best ways to beat it.
Avoid
touching
your face,
eyes and
nose
Disinfect
surfaces
you often
touch in
the home
Symptoms
include
headache,
tiredness,
aches and
sore throat
Clean
your car
steering
wheel and
phone
FLU TIMES TWO
Double-whammy as kids go back & bug spreads
4.5m
new cases
of flu claimed
in the last
week alone
BRITAIN faces a flu bug
double-whammy with kids
back at school.
The increased risk comes
as a French flu epidemic
threatens to spread here.
In the last week alone 4.5mil-
By NICK McDERMOTT
lion people reported flu symptoms. One in four hospital cases
involves the potentially lethal
H3N2 bug, known as Aussie flu
which caused havoc Down Under.
The virus spreads more easily
with children back at school and
less than half of eligible youngsters have had the flu jab.
France is in the grip of an
“exceptional” flu epidemic and
400,000 French people are in
London. Experts fear this strain
could spill over to Britain.
Professor John Oxford, a virologist at Queen Mary University
in London, said: “Now is the
danger period. Kids are very
good at picking up infections
then passing them on at home.
“With large numbers travelling
backwards and forwards from
France we may see more cases. It
could well be a double-whammy.”
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
2GM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
SUSPECT IS EX-SQUADDIE
Pleas . . . Bennell
Ex-coach
admits 7
assaults
on boys
By GUY PATRICK
FORMER football coach
Barry Bennell yesterday
admitted
seven
sex
attacks on boys.
Bennell,
63,
pleaded
guilty to six indecent
assaults while an earlier
admission to a seventh
can now be reported.
The
seven
offences
relate to boys aged 11 to
14 and happened between
1981 and 1991.
Bennell, who worked at
Manchester City, Crewe
and Stoke, denies 48 further sexual offences against
boys aged eight to 15.
Bennell, dressed in a
grey ribbed sweater over
a blue shirt, appeared via
video link at Liverpool
crown court.
The
prosecution
is
expected to open its case
today before Judge Clement Goldstone QC.
The trial is expected to
last eight weeks.
BRIT HELD ON
THAI HOOKER
DEATH PLUNGE
Paint site
blaze hell
MORE than 90 firefighters were last night tackling a massive blaze at a
paint factory.
People were advised to
avoid the Staples Corner
area of North West London and locals were told
to keep their doors and
windows shut.
A London Fire Brigade
spokesman said the “significant” blaze could be
seen for miles.
Asked if anyone was
inside the factory, he said
there were “no reports of
anyone involved”.
Witnesses reported the
building “literally exploding”.
One
said:
“Just
passed the biggest fire
I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Arrest . . . Vella seized by police over the death of Joy, right
‘Strange, extravagant
sex’ on hotel balcony
7-yr-old’s
hole in 1
A BOY aged seven has
hit a hole in one 12 weeks
after picking up a club.
Freddie Sage made the
100-yard wonder shot on
his first trip to the course.
His magic on the sixth
hole stunned professionals at Knebworth Golf
Course, Herts.
Gary Parker said: “I’ve
never heard of anything
like this. It’s exceptional.
Freddie played a perfect
shot. It wasn’t flukey.”
Ian Parker, who trains
the local lad, said: “Many
golfers try their whole
careers to do this and this
boy just steps up and
holes it! I was in shock.”
Freddie is getting free
coaching at an academy.
OUR LONG PAWS
The Barnes family got
missing cat Winston back
after 15 years when she
was found 35 miles away
in Launceston, Cornwall.
Apartments . . . and the sex gel
Cop quiz . . . Reece Vella
By ANDREW PARKER
A BRIT ex-squaddie
has been held after
a Thai prostitute fell
to her death while
having “strange” sex
on his hotel balcony.
Reece Vella, 25, had
paid £35 to pick up
Wannipa
Janhuathon,
26, at an escort bar.
Police said she died when
they were “having very
strange extravagant sex on
the balcony”.
Vella is said to have quit
the Army suffering posttraumatic stress disorder.
The
naked
body
of
Wannipa, also known as
Joy, was found at 5am on
Sunday after she plunged
from the fifth floor of his
rented apartment.
Joy suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced
dead at the scene. A half
empty sex gel sachet was
found next to her body.
Vella, of Worcester, allegedly fled and was arrested
later
that
day
at
another
hotel in the
city. Police
tracked him
on
CCTV.
Joy’s mobile
phone was
allegedly
found
in
his bag.
Footage of
Vella’s arrest
shows him Vella . . in uniform
joking with
cops. Police chief Narong
Chatra said: “The police
case is that on the day they
were having very strange,
extravagant sex on the balcony until she fell down
below and died.”
Martial arts fan Vella,
whose
family
are
from
Malta, was last night being
quizzed on suspicion of
negligence causing others to
die and overstaying his visa.
Vella served five years as
a private with the Royal
Logistics Corps.
He went to Thailand after
battling drug problems and
serving time in jail.
Brother
Andrayoss,
29,
said: “I was able to speak
to him very briefly but he
is obviously very stressed.
“The whole family is in
pieces. When he left the
Army he got into a bit of
trouble. He fell into the
wrong crowd.
“But he had turned his
life around and going to
Thailand was supposed to
be a fresh start.”
Vella’s brother Dominic,
27, is flying from his home
in Australia.
The family claim Thai
cops demanded £12,000 just
to make sure he gets food
and water.
Joy worked at the Sky
Bar. A spokesman there
said: “The place will not be
the same without Joy’s big
cheeky smile and humour.”
andrew.parker@thesun.co.uk
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GWYNETH IS ENGAGED
GWYNETH PALTROW has
confirmed she is engaged to US
TV producer Brad Falchuk.
After months of rumours, the
couple, who have been together for
three years, formally revealed in the
latest issue of Gwyneth’s
Goop magazine that
Brad had proposed.
In a joint statement,
they said: “We feel
incredibly lucky to have
come together at this
juncture in our lives
when our collective successes and
failures can serve as building blocks
for a healthy and happy relationship.”
Gwyneth met the producer, below,
on the set of Glee just months after
announcing her “conscious
uncoupling” from
COLDPLAY’s CHRIS
MARTIN following ten
years of marriage.
Given they’re still
close, Chris will
probably perform at
the wedding.
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and I bring you the best of the bunch.
My Bizarre Jukebox Spotify playlist is
updated every Tuesday with 15 tracks
from my top artists and the best new
talent. Here are four from this week’s list.
Finesse (Remix) – BRUNO
MARS is still working his
way through releasing
every single song on his
2016 album 24K Magic
and this one is a certified
hit. He has recruited
rapper CARDI B to add a
new verse to this danceable tune, which will shoot
up the charts in no time.
Filthy – There’s been a
long wait for new JUSTIN
TIMBERLAKE music and
it certainly wasn’t what I
expected. His electronic
dance tune, released on
Friday, is the complete
opposite of the rest of his
album, Man Of The
Woods, out February 2.
This Is Me – It won
the Best Original Song
award
at
Sunday’s
Golden Globes – and
deservedly
so.
The
empowering ballad about
acceptance is taken from
the soundtrack of new
HUGH JACKMAN movie
The Greatest Showman
and is currently at No18.
My Way – NOAH CYRUS
would have had the
perfect soundtrack to her
18th birthday yesterday
thanks to this dance
tune
she
recorded
with UK duo ONE
BIT.
The
floorfiller
samples MYLO’s iconic
club anthem Drop The
Pressure.
S CLUB 7 fans can buy a
piece of history, with PAUL
CATTERMOLE flogging his
2000 Brit Award for British
Breakthrough Act.
His gong is up for auction
starting at £650. The buyer
will get to meet Paul, above,
who wrote in the description: “Paul can meet you,
greet you and take photos,
distance depending.” Paul,
above, landed a second
Brit in 2002 for Don’t Stop
Movin’ – just weeks before
quitting the band.
Hopefully
his
gong
can
find
a
good
home.
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SHADES
OF RED
THE third
Fifty
Shades
blockbuster is still
weeks away but RITA
ORA is intent on channelling the raunchy film.
The pop star stripped down
to some skimpy red underwear
in yet another revealing snap on
her Instagram page. Lamenting the
end of the festive season, Rita wrote:
“I’m still in the holiday spirit . . . I don’t
want it to be over yet!”
It comes just days after she released
For You, her tune with LIAM PAYNE for
the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack.
I revealed in November how the pair
laid down the vocals for the track the
day after the MTV EMAs.
Rita stars as Christian Grey’s
sister Mia in the film, alongside
JAMIE DORNAN.
She’s clearly gunning
for her own sexy spinoff movie.
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Award winner Choice
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SMITH has
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the weekend. The over
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KIDS’ PARTY ED-LINER
MOST kids are happy with a balloon
and a slice of cake – but not artist
DAMIEN HIRST’s son Cyrus.
The lad marked his birthday with a
performance from ED SHEERAN.
Ed accepted his pal’s request
to sing at his boy’s lavish bash in
London.
The singer even managed to
wangle one of the extravagant party
bags that were given to each of the
20 guests. They included an Xbox
One worth more than £200 a pop.
A pal said: “Ed and Damien have
become close friends over the years.
“Cyrus is a huge fan of Ed so Ed
agreed to perform at his 12th
birthday party to a group of his
best friends.
“And the event proved to be one
of the most glamorous gigs Ed has
performed at. Damien went all out
with decorations and party favours
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BELLTER
SAVED By The Bell is one
of America’s finest TV
exports. And it’s now
coming to the UK as a
musical.
The production, which
goes by the name of
Bayside after the fictional
school in the teen drama,
will make its debut in
March at London’s The
Other Palace, having
become a hit on
Broadway.
Original characters
including Zack Morris
and Kelly Kapowski all
feature, as well as
Principal Belding.
Producer Michael Neri
said: “Nostalgia of the
Eighties seems to be a
trend, with so many
reboots and one-off
reunions on our screens,
so being able to present
Bayside in a musical
format is a wonderful way
of remembering what
once was.”
The series was one of
my favourites growing up.
A musical version
gives fans the licence to
belt out that amazing
theme tune.
at a venue in Chelsea. Ed was pretty
chuffed that he got a brand new
Xbox out of it too, and he got to
watch as magician DYNAMO
performed some tricks for the kids.”
Damien designed a polka dot cast
for Ed’s arm, above right, after he
broke it in a cycling accident in
October. Ed also used Damien’s
paint-spinning machine to create
the mathematical symbol on the
front of his hit album Divide.
Ed, who featured in The Simpsons
on Sunday playing jazz piano to
impress Lisa Simpson, right, said: “I
went down to his studio and he
strapped on a big canvas and let me
go wild with a load of paint.
“I still have the original, I don’t
know if it’s classified as a Damien
Hirst or a me or a collaboration.”
It will be in the Louvre before he
knows it.
STILL
HAVANA
BALL
CAMILA CABELLO’s
solo smash hit Havana
spent five weeks in pole
position in the UK
charts – and it’s doing
even better in the US.
It has just spent a
seventh week at No1 on
US pop radio, tying with
KATY PERRY’s California
Gurls, KESHA’s Tik Tok and
TAYLOR SWIFT’s I Knew
You Were Trouble as the
second
longest-running
solo female chart-topper
this decade. Only ADELE’s
Hello has beaten them.
It bodes well for her debut
album Camila, out on Friday.
Should be worth the wait.
Lumley’s Baftas
to be Ab Fabtas
THE EE Baftas have made
an Absolutely Fabulous
choice as their new host –
JOANNA LUMLEY.
I can reveal the actress has
been in secret talks over the
past few months to replace
STEPHEN FRY, below left, who
claimed he stepped down last
week after hosting for a total
of 12 years.
And Joanna will finally be
unveiled this morning by bosses,
who will no doubt be breaking out
the Bolly in celebration.
A source said: “Joanna is exactly
what the Baftas needs.
“She’s
classy,
witty
and
a huge name which will be
recognised
around
the world.
“The ceremony had gone
stale under Stephen and it
clearly needed a revamp.”
When asked by my reporter
yesterday
if
Joanna
was
replacing Stephen, Bafta boss
Amanda Berry said: “I can’t
comment on that. All will be
revealed tomorrow.”
far
right,
was
Joanna,
honoured with a special Bafta
JOANNA REPLACES FRY AS
FIRST SOLO FEMALE HOST
TV Fellowship last May in recognition for her screen career, which
has spanned 50 years.
The
award
is
the
highest
accolade bestowed by Bafta on an
individual performer and has previously been won by DAME JUDI
DENCH, DAME JULIE WALTERS and
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH.
Speaking about the
award,
she said: “To be counted among
the greatest talents and stars
of our industry is an awesome
gift.”
Joanna has also bagged three
Baftas for her performance as the
incredible Patsy Stone in Ab Fab,
plus a special award for The
Avengers.
I can reveal GRAHAM NORTON
and JAMES CORDEN were also
considered for the hosting job
before bosses plumped for Joanna.
She’ll become the awards’ first
female presenter since MARIELLA
FROSTRUP co-hosted with Stephen
in 2001.
LENNY HENRY, RORY BREMNER,
ANGUS DEAYTON and JONATHAN
ROSS have all fronted the show
previously.
Inspired decision
I think Bafta chiefs have made
an inspired decision which will
signal a new era for the ceremony,
to be held at London’s Royal
Albert Hall this year.
The bash has dragged on in
recent years and is plagued by the
fact Bafta and BBC bosses refuse
to screen it live for some reason.
But Joanna will make me sit
through the ultimate luvvie fest
again for another year.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Bizarre,
when I’ll bring you all this year’s
Bafta nominees.
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BUN OF GOD
Tragedy . . . the couple
Husband
held after
wife dies
By ALEX WEST
A DAD hit by a train is
under police guard in
hospital on suspicion of
murdering his wife.
Tree surgeon Andrew
Tavener, 45, had lifechanging injuries after an
apparent suicide attempt.
Fifteen minutes earlier,
police had found his wife
Claire, 27, with fatal injuries at home and she
died at the scene.
It was not clear last
night whether the couple’s two young boys
were in the house.
The couple, who wed in
2013, had thrown a New
Year’s Eve party at home
in Nailsea, Somerset.
Neighbour Tony Esposito, 38, who was a guest,
said: “It’s very shocking.
There was not a sign that
there were any problems.
They were a nice couple
with two sweet boys.”
The
Old
Farmhouse
pub in Nailsea, where
Claire was a part-time
barmaid, did not open
last night as a mark of
respect.
A BOY hanged himself
after being banned by his
parents from using his
laptop, an inquest heard.
Connor Robertson, 12,
was found in his room
by his brother in October
— but he died despite
attempts to revive him.
The family, of Castle
Vale, Birmingham, had
holidayed in Wales where
Connor was disciplined
for using bad language.
City
coroner
Louise
Hunt recorded that Connor, who had ADHD,
died from an “impulsive,
self-inflicted act”, adding:
“I do not believe he
intended to kill himself.”
MINNIE MIRACLE
CLONE
PAWS
UK’s first cloned dog
is expecting puppies!
EXCLUSIVE by KATIE HODGE
BRITAIN’S first cloned dog, a dachshund called
Minnie Winnie, is expecting puppies.
They are due next month, four years after she was conceived in a test tube in a £60,000 procedure in South Korea.
Hang lad
in PC ban
Cross bun . . . Kate and Fluff
PET rabbit Fluff has been dubbed The
Bun of God after a giant cross
appeared on its forehead.
Owner Kate Hazel spotted the holy
symbol just before Christmas.
Kate, 51, said: “We’ve been wondering if it’s the second coming of Jesus
. . . in rabbit form . . . in our garden
in a rabbit hutch.
“My daughter Rosa said, ‘Mum,
Fluff’s turning into the Baby Jesus’.”
Jess Wright, of a nearby rabbit rescue centre in Penzance, Cornwall,
said Fluff probably wasn’t the Baby
Jesus, but just shedding its fur.
The news has thrilled owner Rebecca Bourne, 34, whose original
dog Winnie died last year at the age of 15 after being hit by a car.
The children’s author won a contest to have her “best friend”
Winnie cloned in 2014. Scientists reproduced the sausage dog’s DNA in a litter
borne by a canine surrogate mum.
Minnie Winnie is a spitting image,
even down to a kink in the tail.
The new pups are not clones. But
Rebecca told The Sun: “I’m over the
moon. I’m sure I’ll see something of Winnie in them.
“Winnie was such an enormous part of my life and I
felt lost without her.
“Minnie Winnie is growing and having cravings for
human
food,
including
tacos. To know Winnie’s
memory lives on is so comforting.”
Rebecca — who featured her
dogs and son Wilbur, two, in a book
The Wilbies go to the Moon — chose a
pal’s dachshund Otto as the dad.
A scan has revealed at least two
pups. Rebecca, of Newmarket, Cambs,
said: “They often hide behind the ribs,
so there could be more. I can’t wait to
meet my Minnie Minnie Winnies.”
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1lb hol tot
stranded
A BRITISH couple are
stranded in Italy after
doctors said their 1lb 12oz
baby was too small and
fragile to fly home.
Nursing student Jordan
Wilson, 26, had Matilda,
15 weeks early on December 3 on holiday in Venice with trucker boyfriend
Ashley Challoner, 27.
Five weeks on, they are
staying near a hospital in
nearby Trento in a flat
paid for by insurance.
Matilda is now 2lb 10oz
and is off her oxygen
mask but cannot travel
until February.
Jordan, from Norwich,
said: “We could not have
asked for better from the
nurses, although we don't
speak Italian.”
Killed by
a burger
A STUDENT died after a
severe allergic reaction to
a chicken burger marinated in buttermilk, an
inquest heard yesterday.
Shahida
Shahid,
18,
who was allergic to some
dairy products, had a
seizure within hours of
leaving the Almost Famous diner in Manchester.
She died three days
later
after
suffering
severe brain damage.
Shahida had allegedly
warned the restaurant of
her allergies.
Her sister Sharmin, a
GP, said she was “very
good at being vocal”
when it came to explaining food needs. The Manchester hearing continues.
IT ASDA BE ED
25
MURDER
BLUNDER
BY
COPS
Took victim’s phone
THE children of a murdered hairdresser
blasted police for leaving her at risk
after taking her phone.
By RUTH WARRANDER
ASDA shelf stacker Wesley
Byrne is mobbed in the
aisles by Ed Sheeran fans,
as he’s the spitting image
of the ginger singer.
Wesley, 25, is asked for
autographs and “shelfies”
even when in his green
and black shop uniform.
He gets stopped in the
street and has even shown
his passport to prove he
isn’t Ed, 26, below.
He said at Shaw,
Manchester: “A
lot shout, ‘Sing
us a song’, but
my voice is
terrible.
“So now I’m
teaching myself
the guitar.”
Katrina O’Hara, 44, was knifed in the chest
by ex-lover Stuart Thomas, 49, in her salon
days after making a complaint of harassment
against him in 2015.
Police took her mobile to investigate the allegations
and he was interviewed
By ALEX WEST
and bailed on condition
he did not contact her.
The married dad of they highlight that our
four killed her days later mother’s
death
could
on January 7 in Bland- have been prevented.”
ford Forum, Dorset.
The Independent Office
Katrina’s children Kyle for Police Conduct report
Stark, 27, Dean Stark, 25 said
she
was
“afraid
and Morgan O’Hara, 18, and vulnerable” at being
said their faith in the unable to contact cops.
police was “shaken”.
New rules will force
They were “deeply
police to provide tempoupset
by
the
rary mobiles. They
failings
identialso
failed
to
fied” in a report
properly probe
by
a
police
the harassment.
watchdog.
Thomas was
They
said:
jailed for life.
“For
us,
alex.west@
the-sun.
Morgan
co.uk
& Katrina
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Old slob
story can
end well
EXERCISE BOOST
COUCH potatoes can reverse the harm
caused by years of sitting by exercising
in middle age, a study reveals.
A strict exercise regime for two years in
tests improved their oxygen uptake by a fifth
and had less “stiff” hearts.
Sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of the heart
muscle shrinking and stiffening. Researchers analysed
the tickers of 53 adults
aged 45 to 64 who were
By SHAUN WOOLLER
healthy but sedentary.
Some did two years the control group, the
Institute
for Exercise and
of high and moderateMedicine
intensity exercise such as Environmental
in
Texas
found.
circuit training, running
Study leader Dr Benor swimming.
Others were in a con- jamin Levine said: “The
trol group, doing yoga, optimal dose of the right
kind of exercise
balance
and
is
four-to-five
weight
training.
times a week.
The intense set
Julie Ward, of
had less cardiac
the British Heart
stiffness
and
Foundation, said:
increased energy.
“Moderate exerThere was no
cise helps.”
improvement
in
shaun.wooller@
the-sun.co.uk
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Mum kill
court rap
A MAN appeared in
court yesterday charged
with murdering a mother
aged 33.
The body of Terrie-Ann
Jones was found at her
semi-detached home.
Handyman John Paul
Lewis, 56, is accused of
the murder in Cimla,
Neath, South Wales.
He spoke only to confirm
his
name
and
address to magistrates in
Swansea. Lewis, of Briton
Ferry, was remanded in
custody to appear at
crown court tomorrow.
Terrie-Ann’s family said
in a statement: “Our
lives have been devastated. She was the life
and soul of the party and
is going to be missed.”
I’M VAN GOGH
AA boss
sack fight
THE AA is “astonished”
former
chairman
Bob
Mackenzie
wants
an
employment
tribunal
hearing after being fired
for gross misconduct.
His sacking — after
bust-ups
with
the
company’s insurance chief
Michael
Lloyd
and
another person — was
announced last August.
The AA has demanded
Mr Mackenzie pay back
more than £1.2million in
bonus money.
It said: “We stand by
our decision to dismiss
him for gross misconduct
following his sustained
and violent assault on
another employee of the
AA, and will robustly
defend any action.”
A GAS engineer has developed
a filthy habit — creating art
out of the dirt on pals’ vans.
James Gibson, 43, uses his
fingers and a cocktail stick to
make mucky masterpieces including boxers Anthony Joshua,
top, and David Haye, right.
They wash off in the rain.
James, left, of Harwich, Essex,
said: “I can’t bear to watch.”
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Sex pills
stiff term
A BUSINESSMAN has
been jailed for a year for
flooding the UK with sex
tablets worth £37million.
David Pearson, 59, used
his courier company to
import up to 24 million
of the unlicensed Viagratype pills from India.
He claimed his Teesside
Couriers was legitimate
and he did not know the
purpose of the erectile
dysfunction drugs.
But Pearson, of Eaglescliffe, Teesside, was found
guilty of importing medicine without a licence.
Recorder John Thackray told Teesside crown
court:
“You
are
only
interested in making significant profits whatever
the risk to others.”
DISHY FINGER
1967-2017
Hunky Italian is
new Capt Birdseye
Grandfatherly . . . Brit John Hewer
By JOHN LUCAS
Brits’ car
kills girl, 3
A GIRL of three has died
after being hit by a car
driven by a Brit tourist
in Marbella.
The youngster, possibly
French, was struck when
four holidaymakers parked
to retrieve a cap that had
blown out of the window.
The tragedy happened
in a car park at the Casa
Rusa Marbella on Spain’s
Costa del Sol.
The unnamed driver
passed a breath test and
gave a statement before
being released with the
other Brits, said to be
aged between 20 and 24.
The dead girl’s gran is
thought to have let her
out of their car seconds
before what is being
called a “freak accident”.
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CAPTAIN Birdseye has had an
£8million makeover — and is now
being played by an Italian hunk.
Riccardo Acerbi, 56, is miles away
from the classic look of John Hewer,
who played the role for 30 years.
Ahoy there . . Martyn Reid on aboard
2018
Seasickness . . for South African Mitch
Hello sailor . . . Riccardo
Actor Acerbi appears as a “more contemporary version” of the fish finger firm
character in a new TV ad
yesterday as part of the
£8million campaign. He was
immediately branded a “Dilf”
online. Twitter user Lorrie
Hartshorn wrote: “Well hello
sailor.” However, others said
he
dressed
like
Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn, left.
Londoner Hewer held the
role from 1967 until 1998.
American Thomas Pescod
took over until 2004.
Brit Martyn Reid was
then captain for a decade
before South African Mitch
Commins got the job —
despite getting seasick.
john.lucas@the-sun.co.uk
in cap
1917
Corb’s Len
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TWO men died after
their single-engine plane
crashed in fog yesterday.
Witnesses said the light
aircraft, believed to be
from a flight training
school based at Gloucester Airport, hit a tree.
Thick fog meant an air
ambulance
could
not
land and medics had to
be driven to the scene
near Tewkesbury, Gloucs.
An ambulance service
spokesman said: “Nothing
could be done to save
either man.”
DROP OF THE CLASS
Caroline and Ben Marshall, 38, confused their
kids’ teachers after losing
13 stone between them in
Northwich, Cheshire.
EXCLUSIVE: MUM
EXCLUSIVE by
EMMA PIETRAS
HIGH SECURITY
. . . the jail
where Erskine is ser
ving life
EMMA PICKETT gazed into
her boyfriend’s eyes as he
sat across the table and
asked her to be his wife.
But this was no
marriage proposal.
ordinary
It was only the second time West
Midlands mum Emma had met
her American boyfriend, Justin
Erskine, and they were not sharing a meal in a fancy restaurant.
Instead, the romantic encounter was in a maximum security
prison and Erskine could not go
down on one knee because he
had to stay seated at all times.
The 30-year-old is serving life
for first degree murder and will
never be released.
But mum-of-three Emma has
agreed to marry him and move
her family from Stourbridge to
the US so she can be near him.
Emma, 33, says: “Justin is just
so good with the children and
he really cares.
“They all get on so well. My
son and Justin were playing a
game of battleships together
recently and Justin tries to call
my youngest every night to read
KISS . . . pair during one of Emma’s visits to the US
her a bedtime story.
“They call him by his name
but my eldest daughter does
refer to him as her stepdad.”
Erskine was found guilty for his
part in the brutal killing of two men
in June 2006, after an argument over
drugs. He supplied the knife used to
stab one of the men then helped
bury the bodies.
‘We had an instant,
strong connection’
Emma, a married care assistant,
expects to divorce next month.
She met the lifer after becoming
pen pals with him last year through
the website writeaprisoner.com.
The proposal came five months
after she sent her first letter.
She says: “It’s a case of when you
know, you know. Although we’ve only
known each other a short while, we
had an instant, strong connection.”
When Emma knew things were
getting serious, she decided to tell
her children, aged 14, 12, and six.
She says: “I censored some details
because you have to be age appropriate. They know he’s in prison though.
“They could see how happy he
made me and were excited.”
The wedding ceremony will be held
in the prison chapel and Emma has
already bought their rings.
She says: “We have to take part in
a marriage seminar, which won’t
be until September. They only hold
them once a year.
“We can have a couple of
people there so I’ll probably take my mum and
sister.
“He’ll have some of
his
family
there.
They allow minimal
decorations
and
flowers.
When you go for
a visit, they’re
quite strict with
clothing so I
will have to
wait
to
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PLANS . . . Emma
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
REVEALS HER
BIZARRE ROMANCE
HUG . . . Emma
and Erskine get
close on one of
her prison trips
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ENDS IN
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SMITTEN
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Emma’s rings
marrying
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ving
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to see me and the kids happy. He
has actually written to Justin to
try and make this a positive
experience for the kids, especially
as we will be moving over there.”
Emma decided to write to
Erskine last April after discovering
on his profile that they shared a
love of poetry and books.
Erskine replied to her letter the
following month and Emma says:
ine
in
in “He was open about what he’d
ther
t
trip done but he asked me to make up
with
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the
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wouldn’t with experience on your
side. I don’t think the sentence is
reflective of the crime.”
Emma is backing a petition to
free him and says: “There is a
stigma attached to it but it is not
the case that everybody in prison
is automatically a terrible person.”
‘He told me he loved
me. It was emotional’
Since their first correspondence,
the couple have exchanged hundreds of letters. Emma says: “It
started with one a week but by
mid-June we were sending up to
four a week.
“I could talk to him about things
I’d never talk about with anyone
else.” But by the end of June, she
knew her feelings towards Erskine
were more than just friendship.
Emma says: “I did have a moment
where I thought, ‘I’m falling in
love with someone that potentially
might not come out of prison.’
“I had to weigh up my feelings. I
went into it with my eyes open. I
could have stopped writing but I
knew my feelings were strong.”
The first time the couple spoke
to each other was last July, on a
three-way call with his sister.
Emma says: “It was quite nerveracking. But the moment I heard
his voice the nerves disappeared.
“He told me he loved me. It was
pretty emotional.
“His sister heard and so did my
kids. They started crying. When I
first told my mum I was writing to
someone in prison she said, ‘What
do you want to do that for?’ But
they’ve talked on the phone and
she just wants me to be happy.”
As a birthday present, her mum
gave her the money for a plane
ticket. Emma flew out to meet
Erskine
at
James
T.
Vaughn
Correctional Center in Delaware
for the first time in September.
She says: “When I saw him
through the glass in the door,
my heart was pounding. I stood up
and we kissed. He isn’t behind a
screen or handcuffed. We are able
to hug and kiss for around 30 seconds at the start and end of visits.”
It was during Emma’s second
visit to the prison on the same trip
that Erskine popped the question.
ON June 5, 2006, 18-year-old
Erskine was working as a landscape
gardener. He and his colleague,
David Hamilton, had the day off
because it was raining.
One of Hamilton’s friends gave
him money to buy the drug Percocet
– which is a strong prescription
painkiller that can cause heroinlike effects – on the street.
As they drove around searching
for a dealer, they picked up two
men, 32-year-old Trevor Moncrief
and Raymond Ward, 41.
They told Hamilton the drugs
could be found but they would have
to drive to the source. While trying
to do the deal, they were set upon
by a gang, who Hamilton believed
were trying to rob them.
They decided to leave, found the
drugs elsewhere and went on to
pick up another friend of
Hamilton’s, Jesus Aviles.
The five men started to
argue about whether
Moncrief and Ward had set
up Hamilton and Erskine
before Aviles shot Ward in
the face. Aviles then shot
Moncrief in the head.
Hamilton decided to bury
the bodies in woods in
Maryland, and enlisted the
help of his sister’s boyfriend. But
while the two men and Erskine
were getting ready to leave, they
discovered that Moncrief was still
breathing.
Erskine handed his butterfly knife
to Hamilton and told him to “finish
him off”.
Hamilton did so and Moncrief
died shortly afterwards. The three
men drove to Maryland, dug graves
and buried the bodies.
Erskine was charged with first
degree murder, possession of a
deadly weapon during the
commission of a felony, tampering
with physical evidence and two
counts of conspiracy.
He refused a plea deal that
included a prison term
recommendation of five to 15 years
and relied on the defence of duress.
She says: “He wished he could
have made it more romantic, but it
still was to me. There were only a
few other people in the visitors’
room so it was quite private.”
Emma will move to the US with
her children permanently once the
couple get married.
And she is aware she will
probably never see her husbandto-be in the outside world.
Emma says: “We’re not waiting
for him to come out of prison to
have our life together. We watch
films together. If one is on in the
prison I will watch it here. We
also listen to the radio together.
“We’re living our life together in
the best possible way we can now.”
Additional reporting:
LAUREN FRUEN
29
30 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1GM
tvguide Tuesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Rip Off Britain: Holidays
Lost luggage. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under (S,HD)
11.45 Close Calls: On Camera (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Jimmi finds himself
under siege, while Ruhma is
feeling the pressure. (S,HD)
2.15 Father Brown A contestant is
murdered at a ballroom dancing
competition. (S,HD)
3.00 I Escaped To The Country
House-hunters who planned to
run a holiday letting business in
Herefordshire. (S,HD)
3.45 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown Two breeders
showcase their best goats. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip Anita
Manning and Charles Hanson
search for antiques to sell at an
auction in Dumfries. (S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S,HD)
6.30 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown (R,S,HD)
7.15 Antiques Road Trip (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Celebrity Antiques
Road Trip (R,S,SL)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
12.00 Daily Politics (S,HD)
1.00 Coast (R,S,HD)
1.15 Brazil With Michael Palin
Documentary. (R,S,HD)
2.15 Himalaya With Michael
Palin From K2 in Pakistan to
Ladakh in India. (R,S)
3.15 The Great British Winter Ellie
Harrison explores winter in the
Lake District. (R,S,HD)
4.15 Planet Earth II Wildlife living
in cities. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Flog It! From Grimsby Minster in
Lincolnshire. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by
Jeremy Vine. (S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo travels
from Pontyclun to Ebbw Vale in
Wales, visiting the Royal Mint in
Llantrisant and Cardiff Arms Park,
scene of the first Welsh victory
over the All Blacks. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain News,
current affairs and lifestyle
features. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Guests
air their differences. (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Phillip Schofield
and Holly Willoughby present
celebrity chat. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women More celebrity
interviews and topical debate
from a female perspective. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in
a studio courtroom. (S,HD)
3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal
David Dickinson presents
highlights from the show,
including a magic collection that
makes Mark Stevens’ cash
disappear, and Cheryl Hakeney
bidding for Shelley china. (S,HD)
Followed by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6.10 am Kirstie’s Fill Your House
For Free (R,S,HD)
6.20 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.10 Everybody Loves Raymond
Three episodes. (R,S)
8.35 Frasier (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA Previous restaurants. (R,S)
11.00 Sun, Sea And Selling Houses
A Spanish villa. (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Darts: BDO Lakeside World
Professional Championships
Rob Walker presents coverage of
the afternoon session on the
fourth day of the tournament
staged at Lakeside Country Club
in Frimley Green.(S,HD)
5.00 Come Dine With Me
Dinner-party challenge from
south-east Essex. (R,S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Lisa tries to win
the school science fair and
Marge accidentally slices off
Homer’s thumb. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Misbah realises that
she has been too harsh on
Yasmine and plans a family
cricket match like old times, but
disaster strikes on the drive
home from the game. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff Matthew
Wright and guests talk about the
issues of the day. (S,HD)
11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Two recent patients return to the
surgery. (R,S,HD) Followed by
5 News Lunchtime
12.15 The Hotel Inspector A Blackpool
hotelier with grand plans.
(R,S,HD) Followed by Access
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS A US Marine with a link to
Ziva is found dead. (R,S,HD)
3.15 Eyewitness A woman is held
captive in her own home when
the man who murdered her father
and fiancé escapes from prison
to confront her. Thriller starring
Lindy Booth and Craig Olejnik.
(2017) JJJJ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Mark agrees to
Louise’s demands for cash and a
passport. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Alf finds Mick
a job in Western Australia and
Diana discovers the extent of the
Astonis’ problems. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
8pm Jac pushes herself to the limit in a bid
to prove she is back on form in Holby City
10pm Inside No 9 sees estranged double act
Len and Tommy reunite for one last gig
7pm Brenda follows Bob’s romantic trail as
she hunts for clues left across Emmerdale
10pm Professor Green examines what life is
like for British Working Class White Men
8pm Bianca Gascoigne explores superfoods
for Diet Secrets & How To Lose Weight
7.00 The One Show
Topical reports. (S,HD)
7.30 EastEnders
Tiffany is back in the Square and
immediately up to mischief, while
Masood’s day goes from bad to
worse, and Karen’s launderette
interview gets off to a shaky start.
(S,HD) Followed by BBC News
8.00 Holby City
(2/52) Sacha finds his allegiances
tested as he struggles to judge
whether his patient can be
trusted or not, and Jac is keen to
prove she is back on form,
but faces competition from a
visiting surgeon. (S,HD)
9.00 Silent Witness
(2/10) Nikki’s suspicions about
David Cannon are roused further
when she discovers blood in the
boot of his car. Meanwhile, the
uncovering of the body from the
16-year-old murder shines the
spotlight on three people who
went to the same school. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 Canvey: The Promised Island
Documentary following members
of Europe’s largest ultra-orthodox
Hasidic Jewish community, as
they embark on a move from
Stamford Hill, London to Canvey
Island, Essex. (S,HD)
11.25 Boots: Pharmacists Under
Pressure? An Inside Out
Special
Workload pressure and patient
safety at the high-street chain’s
pharmacies. (R,S,HD)
11.55 Meth And Madness In Mexico:
Stacey Dooley Investigates
(1/3) The journalist meets people
involved in the global drugs trade,
beginning with a trip to Mexico.
Previously shown on BBC Three.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather For
The Week Ahead
1.00 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico
(1/7) Almost 50 years on, the
chef re-traces his steps from
Northern California to Mexico,
beginning in San Francisco, a
region famous for dishes like
Cioppino Stew. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Inside The Factory
(5/6) Gregg Wallace investigates
the production of sauces in
the Netherlands, and Cherry
Healey lends a hand with making
the glass jars needed for
mayonnaise. (S,HD)
9.00 House Of Saud:
A Family At War
(1/3) Documentary following
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
Mohammed Bin Salman, who has
pledged to transform the country.
Cameras examine the new
leader’s dramatic commitment to
end extremism and to return to
moderate Islam. Travelling from
Eastern Europe to India, and
across the bloody battlefields of
Syria and Yemen, it traces the
impact that huge amounts of
Saudi cash and weapons have
had around the world. (S,HD)
10.00 Inside No 9
(2/6) An estranged double act
reunite for one final gig 30 years
on from the last time they
appeared on stage together.
Steve Pemberton and Reece
Shearsmith star. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD)
Followed by Weather
11.15 NFL This Week
Mark Chapman is joined by Osi
Umenyiora and Jason Bell to
present highlights of the wildcard
play-off fixtures. (S,HD)
12.05 Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life
(R,S,HD) 1.05 Sign Zone: The
Real Marigold On Tour (R,S,SL)
2.05-3.05am Miriam’s Big
American Adventure (R,S,SL)
7.00 Secrets Of The National Trust
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Emmerdale
With Alan Titchmarsh
8.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
Robert suspects the Whites are
(2/6) The host reveals some
Golden poison frog Pablo has lost
hiding something from him, and
surprising facts about Beatrix
interest in his partner Maria, so
hires a private investigator to help
Potter, and Joan Bakewell
‘bad boy’ El Loco is brought in to
him find out what. Elsewhere,
investigates a small island in
shake things up. In the
Bob sets a romantic challenge for
Grasmere and its role in the
chimpanzee habitat, there is a
Brenda, who must follow a trail of
National Trust’s creation.
power struggle for the role of
clues – but his plan does not
(R,S,HD) Followed by
dominant female, and baby
work out quite as he hoped.
5 News Update
porcupine Marion fends off the
Meanwhile, one of the villagers
8.00 Diet Secrets & How
meerkat mob. (S,HD)
has cause to feel smug. (S,HD)
To Lose Weight
9.00 24 Hours In A&E
7.30 Save Money: Good Food
(2/4) Scientists, doctors and
Marie, 31, arrives at St George’s
(6/6) Susanna Reid and Matt
dieticians reveal the benefits
A&E in south-west London by
Tebbutt help an Essex family save
of superfoods, and Bianca
ambulance after collapsing at
cash with their meals, and
Gascoigne swaps chardonnay for
home with an unexplained
Susanna compares cheap cola to
chia seeds to see what effect
headache. Doctors work fast to
the superbrand giant, Coke to see
they have on her health. (S,HD)
ascertain the cause of her
which shoppers prefer. (S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Update
collapse, with potentially
8.00 The Martin Lewis Money
Show Live
9.00 Celebrity Big Brother:
devastating results. Cameras also
(5/12) The financial journalist and
Live Eviction
follow Eileen, 87, who comes in
co-host Angellica Bell present a
A chance to catch up with the
with shortness of breath and a
latest action as the contestants
January ‘bill busting’ special,
high heart rate, and 10-month-old
answering viewers’ questions live
continue to get to know each
Erin, who has a build-up of wax in
and revealing the best phone,
other, and a famous face leaves
her ears following a fever. (S,HD)
broadband, bank account,
the house. (S,HD)
10.00 Working Class White Men
breakdown cover and digital TV
10.35 One Night With My Ex
(1/2) Documentary in which
(2/6) Suspicions of cheating
deals currently on the market. (S)
Professor Green finds out what life
9.00 School For Stammerers
destroyed the trust between
in modern Britain is like for
One-off documentary following
Kenya and Saed, and they have
working-class men in different
the journeys of a lorry driver, a
not seen each other for two
parts of the country. He begins by
teacher, a pharmacist, a
years. They are reunited to talk
meeting Lewis, who has his heart
about what went wrong. (S,HD)
professional photographer and two
set on going to Cambridge
schoolboys as they try to gain
11.35 Celebrity Big Brother’s
University but is up against a
Bit On The Side
control of their stammers. (S,HD)
culture of low expectations. (S,HD)
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
10.30 ITV News (S)
11.00 Naked Attraction
CBB companion show, including
11.00 Regional News (S)
Anna Richardson invites two
celebrity guests’ thoughts on
11.15 Girlfriends
singletons to each select their
tonight’s first eviction and behind(1/6) Drama following three
dates from a line-up of potential
the-scenes insights. (S,HD)
lifelong friends, as they support
partners revealing themselves one
12.35 Celebrity Big Brother: Live
each other through a series of
body part at a time. (R,S,HD)
From The House Coverage of
difficult moments in their lives.
12.05 How To Lose Weight Well
the housemates’ every move.
Phyllis Logan, Zoe Wanamaker and
(R,S,HD) 1.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
(S,HD) 1.05 SuperCasino (S,HD)
Miranda Richardson star. (R,S,HD)
Nightmares USA (R,S) 1.55
3.10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors.
12.15 Tonight At The London
Warship (R,S,HD) 2.55 Rivers
Two recent patients return to the
Palladium (R,S,HD) 1.05
With Jeremy Paxman (R,S,HD)
surgery. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Now
Jackpot247 3.00 Loose Women
3.50 Grand Designs Australia
That’s Funny! (R,S,SL,HD)
(R,HD) 3.45 Nightscreen (HD)
(R,S) 4.45 Location, Location,
4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL)
5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Location (R,S,SL,HD) 5.405.10-6am Nick’s Quest (R,S,SL)
Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD)
6.10am Four In A Bed (R,S,HD)
FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Futurama (R,S)
7.00 Monkey Life (R,S,HD)
8.00 Meerkat Manor (R,S)
9.00 Road Wars A high speed chase
through the grounds of Milton
Keynes hospital. (R,S)
10.00 Stargate Atlantis Part two of
two. The team searches for an
alternative fuel source. (R,S,HD)
11.00 MacGyver Angus and the team
try to rescue Jack’s former
girlfriend. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A US Marine
falls to his death. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
Max’s attempt to woo Sabrina is
ruined. Then, a camping trip
takes a turn for the worse for
McGarrett. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Abby
Sciuto from the Washington
office helps in the hunt for a
serial killer. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 The team
members become pawns in an
ideological war. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Double bill. Marge
writes a novel. Then, Homer takes
over Krusty’s TV slot. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Futurama The Professor invents
a one-way time machine. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good
Morning Sports Fans 8.30 LIVE Test Cricket. South Africa
v India. 3.45 Best Of Sky Cricket 4.00 Sky Sports News
7.00 Transfer Centre 7.30 LIVE Carabao Cup. Manchester
City v Bristol City. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.15 The Debate 11.15
Revista De La Liga 11.45 My Icon: Thierry Henry 12.00 Sky
Sports News 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown.
Wrestling action. 3.00-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Years 8.00 The Debate 9.00 Soccer AM: The Best
Bits 9.30 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate
12.00 PL Legends 12.30 PL Greatest Games 1.00 Best PL
Goals: Chelsea V Arsenal 1.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
2.00 PL Best Goals 93/94 3.00 PL Years 5.00 Soccer AM:
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North London Derby 6.30 PL Highlights 7.00 Transfer
Centre 7.30 PL Highlights 8.00 Best PL Goals: Newcastle
Vs Liverpool 8.30 Premier League 100 Club 9.00 Gary
Nevile’s Soccerbox 10.00 PL Greatest Games 10.15 The
Debate 11.15 PL Greatest Games 11.30 PL Legends
12.00 PL Best Goals 93/94. Memorable strikes. 1.00 The
Debate 2.00 PL Legends 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00
The Debate 4.00-6am PL Years
TONIGHT’S PICKS
School For Stammerers
ITV, 9pm
SIX people attend a
four-day course to
beat their stammers
including Tony, left,
who tries to make the
speech he was unable
to do at his wedding.
The Martin Lewis Money
Show Live, ITV, 8pm
IN this special billbusting show, Martin
answers questions live
while revealing the best
deals for broadband,
breakdown cover and
bank accounts.
Working-Class White
Men, C4, 10pm
THE first of a two-part
docu in which rapper
Professor Green
looks at why so many
working-class white
men feel angry and
forgotten about.
Inside No.9
BBC2, 10pm
COMEDY duo Len
(Steve Pemberton)
and Tommy (Reece
Shearsmith) reunite
after a fateful gig 30
years ago. What could
possibly go wrong?
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SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00
Revista De La Liga 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00
Football Years 10.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 11.00
One2Eleven: Ruben Baraja 11.15 One2Eleven: Abelardo
11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Football’s Greatest
Players 12.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 1.00 La Liga Icons
2.00 Football Years 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.00
Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams
4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.15 SPFL Greatest
Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years
5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 Football’s Greatest Players
6.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
7.00 La Liga Icons
7.30 LIVE Carabao Cup Manchester City v Bristol City.
10.15 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11.15 Revista De La Liga Highlights of the latest matches.
11.45 La Liga World A round-up of recent action.
12.15 La Liga Icons 12.30 Carabao Cup Highlights 1.00
Revista De La Liga 1.30 Carabao Cup Highlights 2.00
Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Carabao Cup
Highlights 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest
Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest
Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
9pm Red targets a billionaire who is also a
high-end art thief in The Blacklist
6.30 The Simpsons
(13, 14, 15 & 16/22) Four
episodes. Marge tries to get
Maggie into a nursery for gifted
children. Next, Homer is
sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Then, Homer crashes the car but
lets Marge take the blame. Later,
Chief Wiggum gets his hands on a
military jet pack. (R,S,HD)
8.30 Harry Hill’s Tea-Time
(2/10) MasterChef judge Gregg
Wallace joins Harry on the lighthearted chat and entertainment
show as he casts his comedic eye
over the world of cooking and
cookery TV programmes. (HD)
9.00 The Blacklist
(2/22) Red sets his sights on a
billionaire who is also a high-end
art thief, while Tom seeks help
from a man named Dennison as
he tries to identify the bones left
by Mr Kaplan. (S,HD)
10.00 Trollied
(2/8) Gavin struggles to hire a
night manager as Valco gets set
to open 24 hours and when
scatty candidate Lou applies it
could just be the final straw. (HD)
10.30 A League Of Their Own
(12/13) Compilation of out-takes
from series nine. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: North East
(7/10) The dog unit deals with a
man who has barricaded himself
in his house. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
(R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0
(R,S,HD) 3.00 The Blacklist
(R,S,HD) 4.00 Stop, Search,
Seize (R,S,HD) 5.00-6am
The Dog Whisperer (R,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
S4C 6am Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd
12.05pm Dudley: O’r Gat I’r Plat 12.30 Cynefin 1.30 Ward
Plant 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da
3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pen Llyn Harri Parri
3.30 Canu’r Cymoedd 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil
5.05 Dreigiau: Marchogion Berc 5.25 Pat A Stan 5.35 NEW
Prosiect Z 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 Ar Y Dibyn
6.30 Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm
6am NFL Highlights 7.00 NFL: America’s Game 8.00 NFL
Highlights 9.00 NFL: A Football Life 10.00 NFL Highlights
11.00 NFL: America’s Game 12.00 NFL Highlights 1.00
NFL: A Football Life 2.00 NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 NFL: A
Football Life 4.30 NFL: Greatest Games 6.00 NFL Highlights
7.00 NFL: America’s Game 8.00 NFL Highlights 9.00 NFL:
A Football Life 10.00 NFL Highlights 11.00 NFL: America’s
Game The 1974 Super Bowl. 12.00 NFL Highlights 1.00
NFL: A Football Life 2.00 NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 NFL:
A Football Life 4.30-6am NFL: Greatest Games
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00
Sporting Records 9.30 Sporting Greats 10.00 Racing News
10.30 Sporting Greats 11.00 Sporting Records 12.00 Great
Sporting Moments 1.00 Sporting Triumphs 2.00 Sporting
Records 3.00 Great Sporting Moments 3.30 Sporting
Triumphs 4.30 Sportswomen 5.00 WWE Smackdown 7.00
Sportswomen 7.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 8.00 Chasing
The Dream 9.00 WWE Late Night Raw 12.00 Chasing The
Dream 1.00 LIVE Live WWE Late Night Smackdown.
Wrestling action. 3.00 Chasing The Dream 4.00 Sporting
Greats 5.00-6am Sporting Records
BT SPORT 1
9am Formula E Championship 11.00 BDO World
Championships 1.00 WTA Tennis 2.30 WTA Tennis 4.00
WTA Tennis 5.30 Cricket: Big Bash League 6.30 No Filter
Ashes 6.45 LIVE BDO World Championships. Coverage of
the evening session on day four. 11.15 The Emirates FA
Cup 12.45 No Filter Ashes 1.00 Fishing 2.00-7am LIVE
WTA Tennis. Day four of the Sydney International.
BT SPORT 2
6am The Football Archives 6.30 Cricket: Big Bash League
8.30 LIVE Cricket: Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers v
Melbourne Stars. 12.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights
3.00 Classic MOTD: Thrillers 3.15 30 For 30 Shorts 3.30
NBA 5.00 The Football Archives 5.30 The Football Archives
6.00 WTA Tennis 8.00 LIVE French League Cup. Nice v
Monaco. Kick-off at 8.00. 10.00 Hyundai A-League 11.30
Hyundai A-League 1.00 LIVE NBA. Oklahoma City
Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers. Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30 SEC
Storied 5.00-6am Cricket: Big Bash League
BT SPORT 3
9am NBA Reload 9.15 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights
9.45 Vanarama National League Highlights 10.15 The
Football Archives 10.45 BT Sport Goals Reload 11.00
Ligue 1: Games Of The Season 1.00 Bundesliga: Games Of
The Season 4.00 Ligue 1: Games Of The Season 6.00 The
Emirates FA Cup Highlights 6.30 Serie A Review 7.00 The
Ashes 10.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 10.30
NBA Inside Stuff 11.00 WTA Tennis 1.00-7am LIVE
WTA Tennis. Day four of the Hobart International, a key
tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open.
8.00 Priodas Pum Mil 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd
9.30 Dim Ond Rhif 10.30-11.35pm Noson Lawen
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 1.45pm First
Minister’s Questions 2.35 Brazil With Michael Palin 3.35 Himalaya
With Michael Palin 4.35 Planet Earth II 5.35-6pm Flog It!
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1GM
tvguide Tuesday
FREEVIEW
Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.10
Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 5.50
Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00
Two And A Half Men 8.30 Superstore 9.00 FILM
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. Thriller
sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. (2011) 11.40
Family Guy 12.40 American Dad! 1.35 Two And A
Half Men 2.05 Superstore 2.30-6am Teleshopping
10.00 Baby Daddy 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory
2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang
Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Coach Trip: Road To
Tenerife 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Tattoo
Fixers 10.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats 10.55 The Big Bang
Theory 11.55 Gogglebox 1.00 Tattoo Fixers 2.00
Rude Tube: Rude Zoo 2.55 Rude Tube 3.20 Celebs
Go Dating 4.15 Rude(ish) Tube 4.40-6am Charmed
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 9.00 Judge Judy 10.20 The Darling Buds
Of May 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40
Classic Coronation Street 4.20 On The Buses 4.55
Rising Damp 5.25 George And Mildred 5.55
Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer
Murders 10.00 Foyle’s War 12.15 Inspector Morse
2.10 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 10.30 Four In A Bed 1.05 Come
Dine With Me 3.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away 5.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 6.55 The
Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 FILM The
Lincoln Lawyer. Thriller with Matthew McConaughey.
(2011) 11.20 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA
12.20 A Very British Brothel 1.20 Grand Designs
2.30-3.30am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.35 Ironside
8.30 Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.40 The Sweeney
11.50 The Professionals 12.50 Ironside 1.55 Quincy
ME 2.55 Minder 4.00 The Sweeney 5.05 The
Professionals 6.05 The Car Chasers 7.00 Pawn Stars
8.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special 9.00 Britain’s
Busiest Airport: Heathrow 10.00 FILM Inside Man.
Thriller starring Denzel Washington. (2006) 12.40
FILM Dawn Of The Dead (2004) 2.40 Football
Rivalries 2.50 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
FILM McBride: The Chameleon Murder. Crime drama
with John Larroquette. (2005) 11.10 The Mentalist
12.05 Law & Order 2.05 The Mentalist 3.05 Rookie
Blue 5.00 Law & Order 7.00 NCIS: New Orleans
9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 The
Mysteries Of Laura 12.50 Cedar Cove 2.50 Chicago
PD 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
ITV3 freeview 10
ZOO,
PICK, 9pm
The sci-fi thriller sees Mitch and Chloe
search for a solution to the bat problem in
Rio De Janeiro, but when they run into trouble
it’s up to Abraham to save them.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Great Continental
Railway Journeys 8.00 Andrew Marr’s The Making Of
Modern Britain 9.00 England’s Forgotten Queen: The
Life And Death Of Lady Jane Grey 10.00 Fit To Rule:
How Royal Illness Changed History 11.00 Catching
History’s Criminals: The Forensics Story 12.00 Top
Of The Pops: 1981 1.20 England’s Forgotten Queen:
The Life And Death Of Lady Jane Grey 2.20-3.20am
Andrew Marr’s The Making Of Modern Britain
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.55
Dress To Impress 7.45 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife
7.30 Streetmate 8.00 Charmed 9.00 Melissa & Joey
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.05 According
To Jim 8.25 Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake!
10.55 Access 11.05 According To Jim
12.00 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 1.00
Celebrity Big Brother 2.00 Police Interceptors
3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 The
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 5.00 Will & Grace 6.00
Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 The
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 8.00 Sinkholes: Sucked To
Death 9.00 Circus Kids: Our Secret World 10.00
FILM Under Siege (1992) 12.15 Gypsy Kids: Our
Secret World 1.15 Wentworth Prison 2.20 The
Bubble Wrap Boy: Extraordinary People 3.15
Aftermath 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Border Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Nothing To Declare UK 1.00 A Town Called Eureka
2.00 Without A Trace 3.00 Stop, Search, Seize 4.00
Nothing To Declare UK 5.00 Monkey Life 6.00 A
Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 Zoo 10.00 Evil Encounters 11.00
Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK 12.00 The Force:
Manchester 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Road Wars 3.00
Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK 4.00 Nothing To
Declare UK 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Deadly 60 On
A Mission 4.00 Ice Road Truckers 5.00 Top Gear
7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 8.00 Dave Gorman:
Modern Life Is Goodish 9.00 Live At The Apollo
10.00 Taskmaster 11.00 QI 12.20 Mock The Week
1.00 QI 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Live At The
Apollo 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Tornado Alley 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00
Antiques Road Trip 9.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Ghost Adventures 12.00
The Dead Files 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00
A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 3.00 Wanted Down
Under 4.00 The Dead Files 5.00 Ghost Adventures
6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00 Escape To The
Country 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Wanted In Paradise
10.00 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil 11.00 Murder
Made Me Famous 12.00 Crime Stories 1.00
I Survived Evil 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Murder
Made Me Famous 4.50-6am Crime Stories
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Machines Of War 11.00 Abandoned
Engineering 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Human Planet
2.00 Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean On Earth 3.00
Coast 4.00 Slow Train Through Africa With Griff Rhys
Jones 5.00 The Nazis: A Warning From History 6.00
Battleplan 7.00 Machines Of War. The history of
tanks. 8.00 Abandoned Engineering 9.00 Porridge
11.00 Open All Hours 1.00 Diamond Decades
2.00 Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Abducted: Fugitive
For Love (2007) 10.55 FILM Voices (2008) 12.40
FILM Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) 2.25 FILM
Just Like Heaven (2005) 4.30 FILM Fools Rush In
(1997) 6.45 FILM My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
9.00 FILM The River Murders (2011) 11.05 FILM
The Marine 2 (2009) 1.15 FILM Random Hearts
(1999) 4.05-5am FILM Wandering Eye (2011)
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Richard
E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 11.00
House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00
The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 8.00 Blue Bloods. Erin and Anthony try
to prevent the deportation of a community activist.
9.00 Game Of Thrones. Two episodes. Arya returns
home. Then, Daenerys makes an offer to the Lords of
Westeros. 11.10 Spielberg. A look at the career of
the acclaimed filmmaker, Steven Spielberg. 1.50
Dexter 3.00 Banshee 4.00-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life 8.00 Chicago Fire 9.00 Criminal Minds
10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia
12.00 House Hunters International 1.00 To Catch A
Smuggler: JFK Airport 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00
Chicago Fire 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
6.00 The Chef’s Line. Chef Tam takes on three
amateur home cooks. 6.30 The Real A&E. A woman
is impaled on a garden fence. 7.00 Criminal Minds.
The BAU team travels to Ohio to identify a serial killer
who is murdering married couples in Akron.
Meanwhile, Hotchner tries to fill a vacancy. 8.00
Elementary 9.00 Chicago Fire 10.00 How To Get
Away With Murder 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00
Bones 3.00 Scandal 4.00 The Chef’s Line 4.30 The
Real A&E 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 The Closer 11.00 Bones 1.00
NCIS 3.00 The Closer 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS 9.00
The Orville. Mercer tries to reprogram the
brainwashed inhabitants of a long-dormant space
craft. 10.00 American Dad! 11.00 Family Guy
12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
COMEDY CENTRAL
7.30am Yes, Prime Minister 8.05 The Brittas Empire
8.45 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The
Summer Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 The Green
Green Grass 12.40 Keeping Up Appearances 1.20
The Brittas Empire 2.00 Blackadder II 3.20 The
Green Green Grass 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine
6.00 Keeping Up Appearances 6.40 The Good Life
8.00 Blackadder The Third. Double bill. Edmund falls
foul of Dr Johnson. Guest starring Robbie Coltrane.
Then, the Duke Of Wellington challenges the prince
to a duel. 9.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Agnes and the
Brown family await the fruits of their fraud after faking
Grandad’s death to get a payout. 10.00 Jack Dee
Live At The Apollo 11.00 Gimme Gimme Gimme
11.40 Peep Show 12.45 Jack Dee Live At The
Apollo 1.45 Gimme Gimme Gimme 2.25 Harry Hill’s
The Best Of TV Burp 2.50 Harry Hill’s TV Burp
3.15 Peep Show 4.00-6am Teleshopping
8am The Middle 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 Bob’s Burgers 5.00
Friends 9.00 FILM Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) 11.15
The Cleveland Show 12.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats 12.40
Impractical Jokers 1.05 The Daily Show 1.35 South
Park 2.35 The Cleveland Show 3.25 South Park
4.15 Bob’s Burgers 5.00-6am Teleshopping
SKY CINEMA HITS
12.50 The Emperor’s New Groove (U, 2001)
Animation with the voice of David Spade. HHHH
2.20 The Aristocats (U, 1970) Animation. HHHH
3.50 The Good Dinosaur (PG, 2015) HHHH
5.30 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) HHHHH
7.00 The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) HHHH
8.40 Disney’s Blank Cheque (PG, 1994) HHH
10.20 Fantasia 2000 (U, 2000) Fantasy. HHHH
11.40 The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) HHHH
1.25 The Muppet Christmas Carol (U, 1992)
Comedy starring Michael Caine. HHHH
3.05 The Emperor’s New Groove (U, 2001)
Animation with the voice of David Spade. HHHH
4.35-6am Kronk’s New Groove (U, 2005) HHH
W
6.10am MasterChef Junior 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point 1.00
Supernanny US 2.00 The Great British Bake Off 3.00
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point
7.00 The Great British Bake Off 8.00 The Davina Hour
9.00 Educating Essex. The deputy headteacher deals
with two cases of bullying. 10.00 John Bishop: In
Conversation With Freddie Flintoff 11.00 EastEnders
11.40 Code Black 12.40 Wanted Down Under 2.25
Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit. Five back-to-back episodes. 2.00 Law & Order
3.00 Rookie Blue 4.00-6am Numb3rs
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Gold Rush 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’
Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last
Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00
Blowing Up History 6.00 Wheeler Dealers. Double
bill. 8.00 Gold Rush. Three episodes. Parker’s family
comes up with a birthday present that might help him
reach his target haul. Next, even a solar eclipse
cannot distract Todd from his lack of good fortune.
Then, the gold miners of the Yukon hope to strike it
rich. 11.00 Wheeler Dealers. A 1982 Toyota Supra.
12.00 Gold Rush 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Gold
Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am The Ottoman Lieutenant (12, 2017) Drama
starring Michiel Huisman. HHHH
8.00 Blind (15, 2017) Romantic drama. HHH
9.50 Tumbledown (15, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
11.40 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. HHHH
2.00 The Book Of Henry (12, 2017) HHHH
3.50 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
6.00 Tumbledown (15, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
8.00 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. HHHH
10.20 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
12.20 Lowriders (12, 2016) Adventure. HHH
2.05 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) HHHH
4.15 Wolves At The Door (15, 2016) HHH
5.30-6am The Greatest Showman: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6am Me, Myself And Irene (15, 2000) HHHH
8.05 All Roads Lead To Rome (12, 2015) HHH
9.45 Planes, Trains And Automobiles (15, 1987)
Comedy starring Steve Martin. HHHH
11.25 The Love Guru (12, 2008) Comedy. H
1.05 You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (12, 2008)
Comedy starring Adam Sandler. HHH
3.05 This Is Spinal Tap (15, 1984) HHHHH
4.35 Mean Girls (12, 2004) Comedy. HHHH
6.20 Happy Gilmore (12, 1996) Comedy. HHH
8.00 You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (12, 2008)
Comedy starring Adam Sandler. HHH
10.00 This Is Spinal Tap (15, 1984) HHHHH
11.30 Don Verdean (12, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
1.10 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (18, 1998)
Comedy starring Johnny Depp. HHHH
3.15 Jackass: The Movie (18, 2002) HHH
4.50-6.45am Dragnet (PG, 1987) Comedy. HH
SKY CINEMA HEROES
6am Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. HH
8.05 Aeon Flux (15, 2005) Sci-fi thriller. HH
9.45 Conan The Barbarian (15, 1982) HHH
12.00 Spider-Man 2 (PG, 2004) HHHH
2.15 Avengers Confidential: Black Widow &
Punisher (12, 2014) Animation. HHH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac.
A journey of musical discovery. 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Annie Nightingale
4.00-6.33am Early Breakfast With Jordan North
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Sara Cox 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Amol Rajan
2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum
8.00 Ana Matronic 10.00 Barry Humphries: Barry’s
Forgotten Musical Masterpieces 11.00 Nigel Ogden: The
Organist Entertains 11.30 Listen To The Band 12.00
3.40 Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. HH
5.45 Conan The Barbarian (15, 1982) HHH
8.00 Spider-Man 2 (PG, 2004) Adventure. HHHH
10.15 Wanted (18, 2008) Adventure. HHH
12.10 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) HHH
1.45 Barbarella (15, 1968) Sci-fi adventure. HH
3.25 Aeon Flux (15, 2005) Sci-fi thriller. HH
5.05-6.40am Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
(PG, 1987) Superhero adventure sequel. H
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6am Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. HHHH
7.45 The Great Gilly Hopkins (PG, 2016) HHH
9.30 Toys (PG, 1992) Comedy. HH
11.35 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) HHHH
1.25 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) HHHH
3.05 Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. HHHH
4.50 Candy Planet (U, 2016) Animation. HHH
6.10 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) HHHH
8.00 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) HHHH
9.40 Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (12,
2008) Comedy with Georgia Groome. HHHH
11.25 The Great Gilly Hopkins (PG, 2016) HHH
1.15 Aquamarine (PG, 2006) Fantasy. HHH
3.10 Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (12,
2008) Comedy with Georgia Groome. HHHH
5.00-6.25am FernGully: The Last Rainforest
(U, 1992) Animated adventure. HHH
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6am Bravetown (15, 2015) Drama. HHH
8.00 Always (PG, 1989) Fantasy. HHH
10.10 Tex (PG, 1982) Drama. HHHH
12.00 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. HHHH
1.40 As Good As It Gets (15, 1997) HHHHH
4.00 Moulin Rouge! (12, 2001) HHHHH
6.15 Say Anything (15, 1989) Comedy. HHH
8.00 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. HHHH
9.45 Miracles From Heaven (12, 2016) HHH
11.45 The Finest Hours (12, 2016) HHH
1.50 Kids In Love (15, 2016) Drama. HH
3.30-6.10am Paint Your Wagon (PG, 1969) Comic
musical Western starring Lee Marvin. HHHH
Sounds Of The 80s (R) 2.00 Folk Playlist 3.00 90s Hits
4.00 Wednesday Workout 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Schubert 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In Tune
7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free
Thinking 10.45 The Essay: Cornerstones 11.00 Late
Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.31 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Black
Music In Europe: A Hidden History 9.30 One To One
6.45am The Three Dogateers (PG, 2014) HH
8.15 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
War drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
10.15 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHH
12.30 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. HHHH
2.50 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
4.45 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
War drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
6.45 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
(12, 2016) Fantasy with Eddie Redmayne. HHH
9.00 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. HHHH
11.30 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
1.30 Sausage Party (18, 2016) HHHH
3.15 2018 Preview Show
4.15-6.15am The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
(U, 2012) Fantasy starring Jennifer Garner. HH
SKY CINEMA VILLAINS
6am The Mummy Returns (PG, 2001) HH
8.10 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
Special A behind-the-scenes look.
8.40 Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. HHH
11.10 No Country For Old Men (15, 2007) Thriller
starring Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem. HHHHH
1.20 Suicide Squad (15, 2016) Adventure. HHH
3.30 Psycho (15, 1960) Thriller. HHHHH
5.30 Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. HHH
8.00 No Country For Old Men (15, 2007) Thriller
starring Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem. HHHHH
10.05 Suicide Squad (15, 2016) Adventure. HHH
12.15 RoboCop (18, 1987) HHHH
2.00 Batman Returns (12, 1992) HHHH
4.15-6am Rocky III (PG, 1982) Drama. HHH
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.25am The Aristocats (U, 1970) HHHH
7.55 The Good Dinosaur (PG, 2015) HHHH
9.35 Heavyweights (PG, 1994) Comedy. H
11.20 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) HHHHH
9.45 FM: Book Of The Week – Auntie’s War 9.45 LW:
Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 Too Much
Medicine? The Problem Of Over-treatment (R) 11.30 Tales
From The Stave 12.00 News; LW: Shipping Forecast
12.04 The Curious Cases Of Rutherford & Fry 12.15 Call
You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One
1.45 Conflict And Co-operation: A History Of Trade 2.00
The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama: Stone 3.00 The Kitchen
Cabinet (R) 3.30 Making History 4.00 The Arts Of Life (R)
4.30 Great Lives. A profile of politician Joseph
Chamberlain. 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping Forecast 5.57
Weather 6.00 News 6.30 Mark Steel’s In Town 7.00 The
Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Shardlake: Heartstone 8.00
The Dawn Of British Jihad 8.40 In Touch 9.00 Inside
SKY CINEMA SELECT
6.55am Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (15,
2013) Comedy drama with Javier Camara. HHHH
8.55 Cafe Society (12, 2016) HHHH
10.40 Born To Be Blue (15, 2015) HHHH
12.25 Tramontane (U, 2016) Drama. HHHH
2.15 The Desperate Hours (PG, 1955) HHHH
4.15 The Innocents (15, 2016) Drama starring
Lou De Laâge and Agata Buzek. HHHH
6.15 The Darjeeling Limited (15, 2007) Comedy
drama starring Owen Wilson. HHHH
8.00 Loving (12, 2016) Period drama. HHHH
10.10 Jarhead (15, 2005) Wartime drama. HHH
12.15 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) Adventure
with Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. HHHH
2.50 Marathon Man (18, 1976) Thriller. HHHH
5.00-7.10am Our Little Sister (PG, 2015)
Drama starring Haruka Ayase. HHHH
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6.15am 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U,
1954) Disney fantasy with Kirk Douglas. HHHH
8.30 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
Special A behind-the-scenes look at the film.
9.00 Split (15, 2016) Mystery. HHHH
11.00 Assassin’s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. HH
1.00 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. HHH
Health 9.30 Black Music In Europe: A Hidden History (R)
10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: The
Vital Spark – A Far Cry From Kensington 11.00 The
Infinite Monkey Cage (R) 11.30 Today In Parliament
12.00 News And Weather 12.30 Auntie’s War (R) 12.48
Shipping Forecast 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day
5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show
1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
3.00 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U, 1954)
Fantasy starring Kirk Douglas. HHHH
5.15 Within (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
7.00 Split (15, 2016) Mystery. HHHH
9.00 Assassin’s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. HH
11.00 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. HHH
1.00 Within (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
2.35 Pet (18, 2016) Horror thriller. HHH
4.15-6am Target Earth (PG, 1998) HH
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.05am What Lies Beneath (15, 2000) HHH
8.25 Fugitives (15, 2015) Thriller. HHH
10.15 United 93 (15, 2006) Drama. HHHH
12.20 Breakdown (15, 2016) Thriller. HHH
2.20 Anti-Social (15, 2015) Crime drama. HHHH
4.20 Red Dragon (15, 2002) Thriller. HHH
6.30 The Da Vinci Code (12, 2006) Thriller. HHH
9.00 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. HHH
11.20 Hannibal (18, 2001) Thriller. HHH
1.45 Face/Off (18, 1997) Thriller. HHHH
4.15-6am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996) HH
FILM4 freeview 15
11am Pillow Talk (PG, 1959) Comedy. HHHH
1.10 Tulsa (U, 1949) Drama. HH
2.55 Fixed Bayonets! (PG, 1951) HHH
4.45 The War Wagon (U, 1967) Western. HHH
6.50 Ride Along (12, 2014) Comedy. HH
9.00 The Fault In Our Stars (12, 2014) HHHH
11.30 Remembrance (15, 1982) Drama. HHH
1.45-3.50am Wild Bill (15, 2011) HHHH
TCM
4.50pm The Ballad Of Cable Hogue (PG, 1970)
Comedy Western starring Jason Robards. HHHH
7.10 A Big Hand For The Little Lady (U, 1966)
Western starring Henry Fonda. HHH
9.00 Risky Business (18, 1983) Comedy. HHHH
11.05 Soldier (18, 1998) Sci-fi action thriller. HHH
1.00 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
2.55-6am Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Jamie East 1.00 Kate Lawler
4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker
11pm-6am Overnight
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am Sports Breakfast 10.00 Max Rushden 1.00 Hawksbee
And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00
Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6am Paul Ross 10.00 Julia Hartley-Brewer 1.00 Jon
Holmes 4.00 Drive With Delaney 7.00 James Whale Feat
Ash 10.00 Late Night Alternative 1.00-6am Adam Catterall
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must watch
WHAT? School For
Stammerers, C4, 9pm.
WHY? In this emotional
documentary, six people
with speech issues turn to
a team of professional
therapists who say they
can cure their stammering
in just four days.
NEW DOC
KEPT IN
THE DARK
JODIE WHITTAKER says her
Christmas Day debut in
Doctor Who was as much of a
surprise to her as it was to the
show’s six million viewers.
The sci-fi hit’s new star was
given just a single-sheet
script to work from, as bosses
wanted to keep details of her
entrance secret.
Jodie, above, revealed: “I
didn’t read the rest of the
episode because I was only
given a page to go from, which
was the moment that I become
the Doctor.”
In an interview for the new
edition of Doctor Who
Magazine, out Thursday,
Jodie singles out costume
designer Ray Holman for
praise, saying: “The first
meeting we had about the
costume was all very secret.
“As we were talking, I was
distracted by the colour of the
wallpaper behind us. I told
Ray I loved it – and that’s the
colour of the trousers.”
A trip to B&Q would have
sorted her whole wardrobe.
bi
bit
N says
ARDAL O’HANLO
Paradise
filming Death In
gets
in the Caribbean“When
boozy after work: people
you’ve got 90 e for six
away from hom get a bit
months it does larly as
delirious, particus on.” It
the summer goe
sounds fun.
soapbox
In EASTENDERS, Masood
discovers that Mariam and
Arshad are looking after a new
foster child. But when Masood
is asked to supervise the girl
briefly, she goes missing.
Tiffany learns from Whitney
that she intends to leave
Walford and can’t look after
her. But her naughty halfsister, who wants to stay,
takes action to stop her.
In EMMERDALE, Robert
starts to think the Whites
might be keeping something
from him. So he hires a private
detective to get to the bottom
of the mystery.
Bob sets Brenda a romantic
challenge. But things don’t
quite go as planned . . .
In HOLLYOAKS, Misbah has
realised she treated Yasmine
harshly, and is planning a
family event. But events take a
frightening turn.
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BEFORE
DANCING ON
ICE SPECIAL
MY TEAM:
Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
AFTER
WAYNE’S RIGHT
ROYAL GOSSIP
THERE’S always one
housemate keen to be
Name-Dropper of the
Year on Celebrity Big
Brother, and WAYNE
SLEEP is an early
contender this series.
The dancer spilled an
anecdote about the late
QUEEN MOTHER being
caught out drinking the
royal cocktail cabinet
dry of gin – her
favourite tipple.
In last
night’s
episode
on
Channel 5
Wayne,
right,
famous for
dancing with
PRINCESS
DIANA, told
how he was at
the Queen
Mum’s London
home Clarence
House with THE
ICE Skating isn’t the only
thing Corrie star BROOKE
VINCENT has been working on
since joining the ITV show.
She has cut out booze, fags
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and sweet treats to boost fitness
while taking part in the contest.
And the results are clearly
paying off as Brooke, who plays
Sophie Webster in the soap,
showed in these social media
snaps posted yesterday of her “12
week transformation”.
I hope her ten-week Dancing
On Ice one is just as good.
I am Evers
so excited
QUEEN and an overseas
dignitary.
When the monarch
offered to make Mum a
drink, she found the vital
ingredient gone.
Wayne said: “The
Queen came along and
went, ‘What would you
like?’
“She said, ‘I’d like a gin
and tonic’. “The Queen
said, ‘No worries at all’
and opened the
cupboards. There
were four empty gin
bottles there so
she turned and
went, ‘Mummy!’
– that was
the Queen
with the
Queen
Mother –
‘Mummy!’
Empties!’ ”
It sounds like
Her Maj would have
made a great
barmaid.
STACEY SOLOMON is a great role model for
real people, but the Loose Women presenter
suffered a knock to her self-confidence when she
was offered Botox during a recent trip to a beauty
salon for a facial.
Stacey said: “I left feeling 170. I thought ‘what
can she see?’ I thought I was beautiful.”
You are beautiful Stacey – and don’t let anybody
tell you otherwise.
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CANDICE ICE PARTNER ON THAT KISS
CANDICE BROWN says kissing her Dancing On Ice partner was better than winning
The Great British Bake Off.
She shocked viewers on Sunday, appearing to kiss MATT
EVERS on the lips, right, at the
end of their performance.
In an exclusive interview Matt
said: “I had no idea she was
going to do that. I didn’t know
how she was going to react in
front of a live studio audience.
“So when she nailed the
performance and she stayed in
character, I looked at her and
squeezed her hand and she
looked at me and her eyes
welled up. Of course she wanted
to hug me and give me a kiss —
it just happened.
“She told JAYNE TORVILL that
moment for her was bigger than
winning the Bake Off.
“Candice told her it was the
most emotional thing she had
ever experienced in all her life.”
The pair received the lowest
number of votes and will
dance in the dreaded skate
off next Sunday after judges
ASHLEY
BANJO,
JASON
GARDINER, CHRISTOPHER DEAN
and
Jayne
criticised her
for
looking
“nervous”.
Matt, here
with Candice, said: “I was nervous to see how Candice was
going to react after being in the
bottom two.
“But she sat me down and
said, ‘I watched our performance back and I cried because
I nailed it. I did exactly what
everyone asked.’
“At the end of the day she
couldn’t be more proud of
herself and she hasn’t let it
knock her down. She is going
to come back fighting.
“The lift she did on Sunday
was very difficult. Some of the
pros don’t actually do it.
“Candice is the only
contestant on the show
who hasn’t done anything
in front of an audience.
“She is doing amazingly
well — I have to mould
her from nothing.”
Candice
should
consider
knocking
up a few cream
horns to sweeten
the judges.
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Butterfly l Animaniacs to get Hulu remake
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I told my dream
girl I was dying
Dear Deidre
I AM having amazing sex
with
my
first
proper
girlfriend but I know my
terrible secret will destroy
our relationship.
I am 24 and she is 22. She is
the best thing that has ever
happened to me.
I met her when I was at a bar
with my friends three months ago.
They always mock me about my
chat-up lines. They are so good at
pulling girls and I always feel like
such a loser.
After spotting her across the
bar, I plucked up the courage to
approach her but things didn’t go
well. She seemed so confident and
interesting — far too good for me.
I thought my life would be too
boring to talk about.
After ten minutes of trying
to impress her, I was getting
desperate. So, as a last-ditch
attempt to keep the conversation
going, I told her I had a terminal
illness and was dying.
She reacted sympathetically and
with genuine care.
We then talked for the rest of
the evening and I walked her
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and again. Often, it is because
our upbringing hasn’t led us to
believe we deserve someone
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home. We exchanged numbers,
though I thought that would be
the last time we’d speak, but the
next morning I had a text from
her wanting to see me again as
soon as possible.
We have been together ever
since and get on great. We make
each other laugh and enjoy similar
things. The sex is amazing too.
I hoped that she would just
forget about the illness thing and
we could continue as though I had
never said anything but I have not
been able to confess that I’m
actually fine. I am worried I can’t
keep up this act for much longer.
What makes it worse is that her
mum has actually had cancer and
survived it. I would probably have
told her the truth by now if that
wasn’t the case.
I am stuck between a rock and
a hard place. I’m terrified of losing
her if I tell the truth but I
can’t keep up this charade for ever.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: The truth is bound
to come out sooner or later and she
may well suspect already. You know
you have got to tell her but I can
imagine how hard it is to seize the
moment and admit: “By the way, I lied
to you about dying.”
Write her an honest letter, telling her
you love her and explaining why you
felt driven to lie in the first place. Admit
your deception stems from low selfesteem and that you feel such a fool.
Send it with a big bunch of flowers,
or take her out for dinner and
present it as soon as you’ve ordered. I
hope she will understand and forgive
you but be prepared for fireworks if
she doesn’t. No one likes being
deceived, especially about something
so serious.
My e-leaflet on Raising Self-Esteem
will help you to build up some positive
feelings about yourself, so you won’t
feel the need to lie in future.
Dear Deidre
WHENEVER I kiss or cuddle
my boyfriend, he takes this as
a sign I’m up for sex – which
isn’t always the case.
I’m 23 and my boyfriend is
25. We’ve been together for
two years. He’s a lovely guy
but this is really bugging me.
I want to cuddle without
feeling like I’m being groped
but he doesn’t get that.
I have talked to him about
it and he always assures me
I don’t have to jump into bed
with him but, when I turn him
Dear Deidre
MY mother may disown
me if I tell her my girlfriend
is pregnant.
I am 25, my girlfriend is 22
and we are both university
students. My mother has got
strict morals and believes you
should only have children
when you are married.
I still have a year left of my
course and my girlfriend has
two years.
My mother pays for my
accommodation. If I tell her
about the baby, I think she’ll
down, he gives me this look
which makes me feel horrible.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: This is a
common misreading of the
signals between men and
women. Say you need to sort
out your communications.
You could agree that you
will say something like “I
really want you” if you are
giving him a kiss because
you feel like sex.
Otherwise, he should
assume it is just a kiss.
My e-leaflet on Different
Sex Drives should help you
find a happy compromise.
IT’S TIME
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SOPHIA THE JEALOUS FRIEND: DAY 2
OK, WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE
WEEKEND, GUYS. HOW ABOUT
A CURRY OR SOMETHING?
I’LL GET BACK TO YOU
ON THAT ONE, JOSH.
YOU KNOW, IN LIGHT
OF WHAT WE WERE
TALKING ABOUT
WHAT EXACTLY WERE YOU
TALKING ABOUT, ALEX? COME ON,
YOU MIGHT AS WELL TELL ME
OH, JUST
THIS AND
THAT
. . . LIKE THE FACT I’M
TRYING TO WORK OUT HOW
TO FINISH WITH YOU . . .
WENDY, I’VE BEEN
THINKING ABOUT THIS
FOR A LONG TIME, AND
. . . WELL, WILL YOU
MARRY ME?
stop my payments and I’ll
have to quit university.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Aside from
your mother’s views, is
having a baby now the best
plan for you and your
girlfriend? It will make
studying very hard and have
lifelong consequences.
Think all this through very
carefully.
My
e-leaflet
Unplanned Pregnancy will
help. If you decide to go
ahead, your mum may be
more realistic than you
expect but also see if the
university can offer support.
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Continues tomorrow
TO KNOW
REAL DAD
Dear Deidre
I WAS devastated after a
paternity test revealed the
true identity of my son’s dad.
I’m 41, my son is 16 – and I
thought it was high time he
knew the truth.
I had an affair with a
colleague while engaged to
my fiancé almost 17 years
ago. I got pregnant but didn’t
know who the father was.
My lover didn’t want to
know about the baby but my
fiancé forgave me and we
decided to give our
relationship another try.
We ended up splitting
after ten years together and I
decided to do a paternity test
to see who my son’s
biological father was.
It showed my ex-fiancé
isn’t the father. We were both
devastated but he carried on
being a father to my son. I am
so grateful to him for that.
My son still thinks my
ex-fiancé is his father but I
must tell him the truth.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: The man
he calls Dad is his father in
every way that matters,
except biologically.
Ask him to help you tell
your son so he can reassure
him how much he loves him.
Find support through
Family Lives (familylives.
org.uk, 0808 800 2222).
SHE DOES
NOT HELP
AROUND
THE HOME
Dear Deidre
I KNEW my girlfriend’s
parents used to spoil her but
we’ve been living together for
more than a year now and I’m
still doing all the housework
and cooking.
I’m 31 and my girlfriend’s
26. We’ve been together for
four years.
Having to do everything
makes me feel distant from
her. I’m ashamed to say I’m
also annoyed and frustrated.
I’ve tried to show her how
to do things but if she makes
a mistake once, she decides
not to bother any more.
It’s got to the point where I
feel we are not a couple but
rather I am her carer.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: The more
you do, the more she’ll let
you – it’s called “learned
helplessness”.
Tell her you’ve realised
you’re doing your
relationship no favours.
She needs to learn to act
like a responsible adult.
Share out the tasks with
her by drawing up a rota
and don’t step in to sort
things out for her.
We can all learn from our
mistakes – and by looking
online. You may have a
chaotic few months ahead
but she will shape up.
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on ITV’s This Morning
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grief, reach for the Dr
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Arm Gel (£16.99,
boots.com).
Its antioxidant
ingredients help tone saggy skin
brought on by ageing and weight
loss.
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wine and cheeseboards
(thanks, Crimbo), apply
Mio Skincare Get
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once a day for 30 days.
It firms and tightens and has
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BRUSH UP: Did you know
the body can shed up to
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Use the Elemis Skin Brush
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after every shower to stimulate
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It also increases blood flow,
meaning your post-workout glow
will last all day.
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HEALTHY .
By LYNSEY CLARKE
and CHELSEA HEATLEY
by Reuben
, right
‘STAY SAFE
BY EATING
REAL FOOD’
TIDYING her daughter’s
room, pregnant Rebecca
Adimora
picked
a
packet of chalk off the
floor.
But she was not looking to get
crafty — she was ready to enjoy a
tasty snack.
Rebecca, 25, became addicted to
eating chalk during her second
pregnancy and would crunch her
way through ten sticks a day.
Despite the bizarre craving — a
symptom of pica syndrome —
Rebecca gave birth to a healthy boy
called Reuben ten weeks ago.
The full-time mum, who also has
seven-year-old Aaliyah, says: “Like
most pregnant women, I expected to
experience cravings.
“When I was pregnant with
Aaliyah, I would eat toilet roll — but
I never thought I’d munch on chalk.
“It sounds bonkers but the urge
was so strong, I just couldn’t stop.
“At 16 weeks pregnant, after my
morning sickness had subsided, I
felt the strange urge to try one of
Aaliyah’s coloured chalk crayons.
SUN doctor CAROL COOPER
says: “Pica means eating things
that aren’t food, and it’s most
often seen in children and in
mums-to-be.
“As many as a quarter of all
pregnant women may have
pica. Some indulge their
craving in secret because they
fear disapproval but many say
the craved item satisfies
a need for a missing nutrient.
“In Rebecca’s case, turning to
chalk may suggest she’s short
of calcium but most cases of
pica remain a bit of a mystery.
“Obviously, many real foods
are high in iron, calcium and
other minerals and provide a
more balanced diet. Most
people reckon they taste better
as well.
“It’s also safer to eat food.
With pica, there’s a risk of
eating toxins along with
nutrients – for example,
chemicals used during
manufacture.”
‘It had the same texture
as peanut butter’
“I licked the stick and the
sensation was amazing. Before I
knew it, I’d bitten into it.
“The sound of the crunch and dry
texture in my mouth was so
satisfying, I had to have more.
“I
didn’t
want
to
raid
my
daughter’s stash so I went online
and bought my own box of white
Crayola chalk.
“From then on, I was hooked and
would munch two sticks a day.”
As Rebecca’s addiction worsened,
she spent hours watching YouTube
videos of people eating chalk and
upped her intake.
The former receptionist, from
Oldham,
says:
“It
was
really
therapeutic to watch others enjoying
the snack, too.”
Rebecca tried everything to curb
the bizarre craving but started to
depend on her chalk fix.
She says: “If I didn’t have a bite
for a few hours, I got groggy. I
would
savour
every
bite
and
preferred it to normal food.
“The sensation was dry and
crumbly and it would stick to the
roof of my mouth — similar to the
consistency of peanut butter.
“The chalk soaked up all the
moisture in my mouth but that’s
what I enjoyed about it.
“Admittedly,
it
was
hard
to
swallow and quite messy to eat but
. . with ba
I couldn’t get enough.” At first,
Rebecca kept her £15-a-month habit
secret but she eventually confessed
to her partner Danny Lawton, 32,
a labourer.
She says: “Danny thought it was
really strange and didn’t really
understand why I was doing it. He
said I was mad.
“I did feel anxious about my
baby’s health and the effects it
might have, so sometimes I would
chew the chalk and spit it back out.
It was always more about the
crunch than the consumption.”
When Rebecca mentioned her
strange craving to her friends, they
suggested she might be suffering
from pica — a disorder sometimes
associated with a lack of minerals
in the body.
She says: “At 32 weeks pregnant, I
told my midwife I was eating chalk.
They took blood tests and the
results showed my iron levels were
low so they gave me some tablets
but they failed to stop my craving.
“I
spoke
to
my
sister
and
discovered she had chewed sponges
during her pregnancy a year earlier.
It was so weird.
“We had a good laugh about it
and said that the condition must
run in the family.”
Rebecca’s addiction continued until
she gave birth to Reuben, who was
born
a
healthy
8lb
7.5oz
on
November 2
2.
A month later, Rebecca tried a
piece of chalk again but it left a
nasty taste in her mouth.
She says: “After Reuben was born,
the craving faded and when I later
bit into the chalk it was disgusting.
“I nearly vomited. It was how I’d
imagine concrete to taste.
“People might think I’m bonkers,
but until they experience a craving
that strong, they shouldn’t judge.
“If other women have similar
experiences, they should seek advice
from their midwife or GP.
“There’s obviously an underlying
reason as to why our bodies crave
these things, I am just so relieved
my baby son was born healthy.”
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
MEDITERRANEAN
PASTA BAKE
AS M&S UNVEILS ITS FIRST
Meshsleeved
dress,
£49.50;
heels,
£19.50
Stylist’s tip
Trench coat,
£69; blue striped
shirt, £27.50;
skirt, £45; yellow
heels, £19.50;
hoop earrings,
£9.50
One of two
black dresses
fashion blogger
Danielle Vanier has
designed. Mesh
sleeves provide a
modern look – as
does the quirky
two-length
hemline.
(Serves 4)
YOU NEED:
2 red onions, cut into wedges
3 mixed peppers, deseeded
and cut into large chunks
2 courgettes, cut into rounds
1 aubergine, cut into chunks
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2 x 400g tins chopped
tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp clear honey
240g wholewheat penne pasta
Handful fresh basil leaves
50g vegetarian hard Italian
cheese, grated
METHOD: Preheat the oven to 200C/fan
180C/gas 6. Put the onions, peppers,
courgettes and aubergine in a large
roasting tin and drizzle with one tablespoon
of the oil. Toss to coat and then roast for
25-30 minutes, or until tender.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a
large saucepan over a low heat and fry the
garlic for one minute.
Then add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar
and honey and bring to the boil. Partially
cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
BE A
BROLLY DOLLY
Zara Multicoloured
Striped Umbrella
(£12.99, Zara Home)
Pretty pastel colours in
a striped design. It
comes with a matching
case, too, so can easily
be put away in your bag.
Sure to cheer you up on
a dreary, wet day.
Greenery Duck
Umbrella (£15, Urban
Outfitters)
It certainly is lovely
weather for ducks so why
not grab a brolly with a
fun, wood-finish duckhead handle? Available
in a range of colours
including green, blue,
and red polka
dot.
Trench
coats are a
spring staple.
Invest now and
wear for years to
come. Pair with a
striped shirt from the
collection. Skirt nips
in the waist but
sadly creases
easily.
LAST week’s
Storm Eleanor saw
floods across Britain
– and the rain is set to
continue. Met Office forecasters have predicted one of
the wettest winters on record
so protect yourself with one
of these stylish umbrellas
that will leave you feeling
dry . . . and looking
fantastic.
Stylist’s tip
Khaki
waistcoat,
£59; pink
shirt,
£32.50;
trousers,
£39.50;
boots, £35
Fulton Birdcage
Domed Umbrella
(£21, amazon.co.uk)
Made of fibreglass, this
brolly offers extra protection from wind. Its easyglide function makes
opening it a breeze.
Lips Umbrella (£29,
Lulu Guinness)
Make a style statement
with this lip-print number.
If you rarely leave the
house without your red
lippy, then this is the
umbrella for you.
Hobbs
Flamingo
Umbrella (£20,
houseoffraser.co.uk)
Escape the showers in
style with this flamingoprint umbrella. Its
compact design is
perfect for popping in
your handbag. It also
features a practical
rounded handle and an
elasticated wrist strap.
Stylist’s tip
Remove from the heat and season to taste.
Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for
ten minutes until al dente. Drain, then
combine with the tomato sauce and
roasted vegetables.
Stir through the basil, then transfer to a
baking dish and scatter over the cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is
melted and golden.
l Recipe taken from the Flex Cookbook
(£14.95, weightwatchersshop.co.uk).
Watermelon
Umbrella (£16,
Topshop)
Struggling to get your
five-a-day in? Inspire your
healthy regime with this
fruity brolly. Offering a
pop of colour on the
most grey of days, this
watermelon design is
sure to make you stand
out from the crowd.
The top’s
ruched detail
flatters a problem
area for many
women. Skirt is a
suitable length for
work, while the
asymmetry gives
edge. Necklace is
perfect
accessory.
Yellow
top,
£22.50;
skirt,
£39.50;
heels,
£19.50;
necklace,
£25
Stylist’s tip
Pink and green
SHOULD be seen.
This longline khaki
waistcoat is a key
piece from the
collection. Longer
length is flattering
and belt will help
pull in your
waist.
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SIZE 18-32 COLLECTION, WE RECKON IT’S A
A...
Big plus for
curvy girls
STYLISH clothes should be available in
all shapes and sizes – and M&S is
making sure that happens.
The high-street giant today launches
the first of its Curve collection, which
comes in sizes 18-32, with clever
detailing and carefully picked fabrics
to flatter fuller figures.
The so-called “plus size” fashion
industry is worth £6.6billion, but
M&S has fallen behind other
stores which have been cashing
in on the market for years.
New Look introduced its first
plus-size range in 2000, while
River Island launched its
version six years later.
M&S’s collection will also
be in competition with
specialists Simply Be, Yours and Evans.
So how does it compare to those old
hands? M&S is off to a good start – the
collection has strong key items, such
as a trench coat, an evening jumpsuit
and a cool waistcoat.
Size-22 fashion blogger Danielle
Vanier acted as consultant and
designed two of the dresses – and will
no doubt help sales by pulling in some
of her 93,000 Instagram followers.
The first 30 pieces will be available to
buy online today, with the rest of the
collection available in store and online
from January 23.
Here GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS has
handpicked the best pieces, asked a
size 18 model to try them on and gives
her stylist’s tip on each.
Stylist’s tip
This jumpsuit is one of
my fave pieces
from the collection.
M&S has really
thought about the
customer’s shape,
with elbow-length
sleeves for those
conscious about
their arms.
Grey coat,
£69; blue
shirt,
£39.50;
trousers,
£19.50;
heels,
£19.50;
earrings,
£9.50
Hair and make up by Bella Jones using Kiehl’s and Bobbi Brown
I love this
tailored coat –
its classic design
and neutral colour
will see you wear it
for years to come.
Longline shirt streamlines the figure by
skimming over the
tummy and
hips.
By KRIS HALLENGA
OVER many years of chatting about
boobs, I’ve heard my fair share of
excuses for why people don’t check
theirs – from “I forget” to “I didn’t
know I had to”.
It saddens me every time someone
says they don’t check because they
don’t like their boobs, or that they
were afraid to touch them or look at
them.
According to research at Anglia
Ruskin University and University
College London, women who are not
happy with their breast size are less
likely to check their boobs.
Most of the 384 British women
polled reported some dissatisfaction
with their breasts.
Thirty-one per cent wanted smaller
breasts and 44 per cent wanted to be
larger.
Breast augmentations are still by
far the most popular cosmetic
surgery procedure for women and
have risen year on year.
It’s easy for me now to speak
candidly and openly about boobs.
I have made a career out of it and
lost count of how many times I’ve had
to get my chest out to people I’ve just
met over the past nine years.
Weird and wonderful
Navy
shimmer
jumpsuit,
£65; black
court shoes,
£19.50;
navy clutch
bag,
£29.50;
earrings,
£9.50
Stylist’s tip
OWN YOUR
HANG-UPS
But I’ve not always been boobconfident.
My right boob was annoyingly
bigger than the left and it bothered
me throughout my late teens.
It didn’t affect my life much but it
played on my mind.
I was pretty scared the first time a
boy saw me topless and I wasn’t
particularly happy to catch myself in a
mirror.
But that wasn’t why I didn’t check
my boobs for breast cancer. I didn’t
check because I didn’t know I had to.
The more work goes into ensuring
people understand the importance of
having a regular look and feel, the
more that excuse diminishes.
I’m not subscribed to the message
of loving every inch of your body. It’s
unrealistic.
Body hang-ups are normal but
when they become unhealthy, that’s
when it becomes a problem.
It’s OK to not love your boobs. But
it’s not OK to avoid checking in with
them once in a while to see if
anything is changing.
If, for some reason, you don’t like
the size of your boobs, get to know
them a little better.
With a regular feel, you may start to
appreciate them more.
If not, just know we all have them in
all sorts of weird and wonderful sizes
– and yours are no different.
Just coppafeel and look
out for the following...
LOOK for changes
in skin texture
such as puckering
LOOK for swelling
in your arm pit or
around collar bone
FEEL for lumps
and thickening
LOOK for constant
pain in your
breast or armpit
LOOK for change
in discharge
LOOK for a
change in size
and shape
LOOK for nipple
inversion and
changes in
direction
LOOK for a rash
or crusting of the
nipple or
surrounding area
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letters
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@ the-sun.co.uk
The page where you tell Britain what you think
ALESHA DIXON, pictured, would
make eating meat illegal. If everyone turned vegan, what does she
think farmers would do with all
the
sheep,
cows
and
other
animals? Keep them as pets?
No, Alesha. What they would do
is stop having any animals, which
means they would all be slaughtered. She is another luvvie talking without thinking.
DAVID PEARSON
Rotherham
WELL done to The Sun for
the campaign to stop selling
corrosive liquids to youngsters. And I commend the
stores that are on board.
However, legislation was brought
in to reduce knife crime and that
is now on the rise.
The only way to reduce these
acid crimes is to ensure any person, no matter what age, should
get a minimum ten-year sentence.
We are all entitled to protection
and to go about our daily business in safety.
We are being let down by
successive
governments
who bring in legislation
to appease us but fail
to enforce it.
BILL GALLUP
Hounslow, West London
The Sun on Sunday is spot-on
about our NHS.
It’s abused, aided by weak
governments and do-gooders. The
people who will suffer most are
like me, who pay into the system
only to find when we need it
most in old age it’s not there for us.
Your career gets a shake-up as Pluto makes a change to a job
that involves solving mysteries or writing about them. As the
day unfolds, the focus changes to love and the moon of
relationships finds a partner who matches you emotionally
and mentally. Family luck links to local teams.
LINDA JACKSON
Spital, Wirral
Your ability to stay calm and focus on the fine details when
finances are discussed ensures fair deals are done. Lovewise, your truth detector helps you tell the difference between
those who are ready for love and those who are clever but
cold-hearted and will just be around for a while.
WHAT
a
disappointment
Dancing On Ice is. Too much
talking. It only wants Tess
Daly, pictured, to turn up
and it would be the same
formula as Strictly.
WYN ALLEN
Swindon
TONY PARSONS in
EU nut Blair
is deluded
£50
LETTER
IS
Tony
Blair
totally deluded,
calling for another
referendum over
Brexit?
This is the man whose actions
in opening the floodgates to
immigrants
made
more
than
17million Brits vote to leave the
European Union.
That vote, if held again, would
be much larger in favour of
Leave, due to the huge Brexit
demands made by the EU and its
devious tactics.
Tony Blair took us to war and
put every man, woman and child
in danger of terrorist attacks.
Someone tell him to go away.
He has done irreparable damage
to this country.
HELEN ROWLANDS
Harwich, Essex
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WHY is it always the public that
suffers from the elite’s laws?
Once again we are put at risk
with the imminent release of taxi
rapist John Worboys and others.
The elite are cocooned. Take
away the bodyguards and
chauffeur-driven cars. Laws
would be changed ASAP.
JUNE WILSON, Liverpool
I’VE heard it all now – rubbing a
gel containing nitroglycerin on
the old boy to get him up.
TAFF, Swansea
THE only reason Blair wants to
remain in Europe is that he has
always wanted the job of EU
President. It’s all about him and
not the country.
JIM MCGUINN
Stockport
SUN columnist Trevor Kavanagh
reports that Tony Blair is calling
for a second referendum on our
EU membership.
Blair is attempting to overturn
the democratic vote of the people.
Perhaps he will produce a
dossier or two.
This all seems a little dodgy.
What’s in it for him?
BRIAN SMITH
Cambridge
TONY BLAIR seems to just love
poking his nose in where it
doesn’t belong.
Pity he does not poke it into
the NHS and donate some of his
millions to rectify the damage he
caused when he was PM and
opening
the
gates
to
allow
millions of immigrants in.
It’s
not
just
the
ageing
WAITED for the new series of
Dancing On Ice and . . . what a
letdown.
STEVE, Cardiff
population causing the crisis in
our hospitals. Some blame must
be laid on those millions of
immigrants also needing hospital
treatment.
ZOIYAR COLE
Lowestoft, Suffolk
I AM amazed Tony Blair is still
trying to stop Brexit.
Could it be he has other
motives?
He certainly does not seem to
support democracy — more like
dictatorship.
KAREN SHEPHERD
Leicester
I AM fed up with the likes of
Lord Adonis, Tony Blair, Nick
Clegg and Gina Miller going on
about democracy yet constantly
trying to wreck a democratic vote
won by the people of this country
wanting to leave the EU.
I still think Tony Blair wants to
be President of the EU one day.
Sorry, Tony, but you are living
a dream that will never become
a reality.
IN Theresa May’s eagerly awaited
Government reshuffle, I would
have hoped to see a Minister
with Responsibility for Getting
Rid of Blair — by either fair
means or foul.
After all, politics is a dirty
game.
ROGER STILGOE
Birmingham
WHY
are
all
the
so-called
brain-boxes
browbeating
Joe
Public about throwaway plastic
items?
Nearly everything we buy these
days comes in plastic, in one
form or another.
It is recycling sites that we
need. Plastic can be melted down,
hardened and stored until they
are ready to be reused in any
form that suits.
DOES Michael Wolff, in his book
about
US
President
Donald
Trump,
not
realise
he
has
jeopardised the jobs of scores of
White House staff by stating that
they considered the President to
be like a child?
Going by past form, Mr Trump
will have this investigated and
those involved will be sacked.
WILLIAM BOYD
Hemel Hempstead, Herts
PERHAPS it was a good thing
that cops did not seek to pin
more sex attacks on black-cab
rapist John Worboys, thinking his
eight-year sentence was adequate.
Now his other victims can
come forward then see him tried
for more of his crimes — and get
another eight years.
MIKE BROWN
Bristol
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Love’s serious side comes into play and instead of seeing
commitment as a cage, you discover it can set you free. If you
are single, the hottest love candidate is a Libra who dresses
to impress. As for work, the job and location are unusual but it
could be a perfect fit for your talents.
Venus and Mars double your determination to win the heart
you know is right for you. You may not think of yourself as the
creative type until today, when your contribution to a work or
community project certainly will be. A relative’s advice can
make you richer, even if it sounds a bit harsh.
Your determination and concentration get results when it
comes to finances and progressing at work. You’ll get a kick
out of helping others rebuild their confidence too. The return
of someone you missed more than you expected starts a funpacked romance that could lead to lasting love.
As Venus merges with the sun, you see relationships more
clearly – so it is easier to be sure of your feelings. You have a
new sense of purpose and delayed projects finally begin to
progress. If you are currently single, someone with a gift for
interpreting dreams may be The One.
You can get people with very different personalities and
abilities to work on a project together, at home or at work.
When it comes to new romance, you won’t have to choose
between reliability and passion because you can find both
with Aries “T”. Luck will smile where journeys begin.
HENRY SPARK
Lanchester, Co Durham
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Your caution over changes at work is replaced by a more
daring optimism and a newcomer sees your potential more
clearly than anyone else ever has. Venus and Mars link your
chart’s romance zones, so you are ready for passion. A shop
with a new name is a good place to find love.
ANN FORSHAW
York
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What at first sounds like a relative’s tall tale turns out to be a
fascinating fact about your family history. This points to a
talent you should be making more of. The moon of love sees a
sincere attraction hidden by flirty fun. Or if you are in a
relationship, there is more tenderness and togetherness.
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As Saturn goes deeper into your sign, it’s time to show your
personality’s strong side – especially at work, where fresh
and exciting challenges lie ahead. As for love, your secret
dream could start to come true. Single? You first see your new
love where Italian food is served.
The sun shines deep into your chart to reveal hidden talents
you didn’t know you had. Just one glance can attract
someone who you sense would be so good to love. Make time
for a friend who needs your advice, but be sure it doesn’t
sound like criticism. Luck links you to a musical trio.
Focus on your highest hopes and private dreams and when
you show how much they matter to you, you can make an
important breakthrough. People take you at your own
valuation so don’t criticise yourself, even in jest. The moon of
passion can make it the night for love at first sight.
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puzzles
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BRAINBUSTER
25
Coffee
time
11
ACROSS
8
1 A crop is produced – commonplace (7)
ACROSS
8 Rebellious unruly trio giving love to America (7)
1 Commonplace (7)
9 Looks at crude rock, an ugly thing (7)
9
8 Anarchic (7)
10 One without small fireplace (5)
9 Ugly sight (7)
11 Guard seen changing overalls (9)
10
Fireplace (5)
14 French city name is changed (6)
10
11 Infant’s overalls (9)
15 Divert a source of inspiration (5)
14
City of northern France (6)
16 Lure with some succulent ice cream (6)
15 Entertain (5)
11
12
13
20 Partner in company left association (9)
16 Allure (6)
23 Plain, but bright (5)
20 Associate (9)
24 Wedge unruly gents around me (7)
14
23 Cloudless (5)
25 Dutiful person in taverns, drunk (7)
24 Division (7)
26 Produce Edward surrendered (7)
25 Maid or butler (7)
DOWN
15
26 Accepted defeat (7)
1 Begs for soft metals? (6)
DOWN
2 Canoes unsuitable for these bodies of water? (6)
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17
18
19
1 Beseeches (6)
3 A second artist turned up with bouquet (5)
2 Large seas (6)
4 Erect camouflage in Mediterranean island (5)
3 Bouquet (5)
5 Without girl I held, I’m so sad! (3,2,2)
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21
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4 Largest Greek island (5)
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BRILLIANT: 37. EXCELLENT: 33.
GOOD: 25. GREAT SCORE FOR
KIDS: 21.
YESTERDAY: Antsy, easily,
easy, eyas, gaiety, gaily,
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8 C-hess 9 Grenada 10 Del-eg-ate
11 Kiss 13 Stup-id 15 Misses 18 Port
19 Madrigal 22 Sever-al(l) 23 Ma-son
24 Riled 25 Maypole
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4 (W)Eighty 5 He-el 6 Readi-e-s
7 Moats 12 Gin rum-my 14 Un-Ravel
16 Silence 17 Harlem 18 Poser
20 Gusto 21 Bred (Bread)
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Concern . . . Vince Cable
‘NEW PPI
SCANDAL’
WARNING
SENIOR MPs including Lib
Dem leader Vince Cable
have warned of another
payment protection misselling scandal.
The allegations are at
the heart of a legal row
between BARCLAYS and
credit card company CCUK.
The next stage of the
dispute, over compensation
payments, will be heard in
the High Court in February.
They centre on a type of
product called a payment
break plan (PBP).
Customers were charged
a fee in exchange for the
right to suspend their
credit card repayments.
CCUK claims the product
was missold by Barclays to
up to 200,000 customers
of the Monument credit
card brand, clients it subsequently bought.
It is seeking damages
that could top £1billion.
Barclays does not dispute there was some misselling, and has been
compensating victims.
Vince Cable said: “This
is potentially a scandal on
a par with PPI misselling,
with hundreds of thousands
of people affected.”
Barclays said: “Our priority is for customers who
were missold PBP. CCUK is
now standing in the way of
that compensation.”
TRADER’S
TOTAL BAN
A CITY high-flyer has been
banned from all financial
trading and hit with a
£250,000 fine in a damning verdict by watchdogs.
The Financial Conduct
Authority said Neil Danziger,
a former interest-rate derivatives trader at the Royal
Bank of Scotland, was “not
a fit and proper person
because he acted recklessly
and lacks integrity”.
He had knowingly failed
to observe proper standards of market conduct.
A tribunal ruled that Mr
Danziger routinely made
submissions to affect the
interbank “Libor” lending
rate on the Japanese yen
with the aim of benefiting
his own trading positions.
BARISTAS
SHORTAGE
RECRUITERS are seeing a
shortage of baristas for
the first time according to
the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (Rec).
It is one of a “vast number of job areas” employers are finding hard to fill.
Welders and van drivers
are among others.
The trend has led to a
“steep increase” in starting salaries, Rec said.
Permanent staff jobs in
December have also
increased at the fastest
pace in four months.
CEO Kevin Green said:
“The number of people
finding jobs via recruiters
is growing, even while the
overall employment rate is
plateauing.”
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VAUXHALL STALL
VAUXHALL is to cut 250
more
jobs
at
its
Ellesmere Port plant —
on top of the 400 jobs it
shed late last year.
The Cheshire site, left,
is slimming its 1,900strong
workforce
to
ensure
its
long-term
survival
under
new
owner PEUGEOT. In Octo-
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HALIFAX OF STRIFE
ber Peugeot said it would
cut around a quarter
of jobs at the site by
the
end
of
2017
to
improve competitiveness.
The company has told
the Unite union it now
needs
to
go
further.
Vauxhall was bought last
year after losing money
under GENERAL MOTORS.
HALIFAX gave a downbeat
assessment of the homes
market, denting housebuilders’ stocks.
The lender, which generally provides optimistic
readings, said prices rose
by just 2.7 per cent in the
past three months against
the same period in 2016.
Analysts,
polled
by
Reuters, were expecting a
3.3 per cent increase.
In December prices fell
by 0.6 per cent month on
month, the first drop
since June last year.
Halifax’s Russell Galley
said: “Growth slowed driven by a squeeze on real
wage growth and uncertainty on the economy.”
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER announced yesterday sales rose seven per cent to a
record 621,109 vehicles last year.
Growth in China, its largest market,
and in the US helped to offset difficult
conditions in Britain and Europe.
Sales were boosted by the new Range
Rover Velar, left, and Jaguar E-Pace.
Group sales operations director Andy
Goss said: “We have once again delivered year-on-year sales increases thanks
to a world class product range and new
models, as well as Chinaspecific models.”
Britain’s biggest carmaker
warned that it faces tough
conditions
in
its
home
market due to weakening
consumer confidence and a
planned diesel tax hike on
new cars.
by Jaguar Land
Rover in 2017
7%
rise in sales
compared to
the year before
KIDS’ RETAILER HIT AS SALES PLUNGE
Mother of all
profit warnings
MOTHERCARE
saw the 12 weeks to Decem30.
more than a quarter ber
And online sales — 42 per
wiped off its value cent of the total — tumbled
yesterday after issuing 6.9 per cent.
In
response
Mothercare
a shock profit warning. slashed its forecasts for the
Troubled . . . Mothercare in UK
The children’s retailer
said UK same-store sales
dropped 7.2 per cent in
HIGH ST TUMBLE
SALES of non-food items
in stores fell 4.4 per
cent
over
the
three
months to December —
the deepest drop since
records began in 2012.
The figures from the
BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM and KPMG underline the problems facing
high street retailers.
BRC chief Helen Dick-
inson said: “Retailers who
could offer last-minute
delivery options did better, boosting online nonfood sales more than 15
per cent in the week
before Christmas.”
BARCLAYCARD
found
consumer
spending
surged four per cent in
December
as
shoppers
bought gifts online.
year and now says they will
be in the range of £1million
to £5million. This is down
from previous estimates of
up to £12 million.
Its shares dived on the
news, crashing 27.5 per cent
to close at 44.95p.
Chief executive Mark Newton-Jones said: “There has
been a softening in the UK
market with lower footfall
and website traffic resulting
in lower spend in both
H&T A PAWN STAR
CLOSING PRICES
A SELECTION of last night’s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS up 0.92 at
200.10
BP down 2.2 at 527.40
CENTRICA down 1.1 at
145.05
HSBC down 5.5 at 758.00
LLOYDS down 0.01 at
68.06
M&S down 3.36 at 310.34
MORRISONS up 1.7 at
226.90
RBS up 2.4 at 278.70
ROYAL MAIL up 2.7 at
458.50
SAINSBURY’S flat at
241.00
TESCO up 4.6 at 214.30
Full share prices
Saturday’s paper.
stores and online. This trend
has continued.
“We are not anticipating
any improvement in the
short-term UK market conditions.”
Veteran
retail
analyst
Nick Bubb said: “In the UK,
Mothercare is being torn
apart by online competition.”
in
PAWNBROKER H&T told
investors that its numbers
will exceed expectations
— which is the reverse of
a profit warning.
The group expects fullyear profits to be ahead
of market forecasts after
a strong fourth quarter.
The group’s traditional
pledge book increased by
11.6 per cent, thanks in
part to a surge in lending
against fancy watches.
But its personal loan
book witnessed a near
doubling in size.
H&T has expanded the
range of its personal loan
products
and
has
improved
performance
through the development
of both click-and-collect
and online sales.
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1
25-634 BOOK OF GOLD 20 O Sherwood 6-11-6..................................... L Aspell 96
2
6-407 CHIMES OF DYLAN 54 N King 5-11-6........................................ T Whelan —
3
0 DU DESTIN 61 N Henderson 5-11-6 ................................... N De Boinville —
4
54380 FLYING VERSE 26 David Dennis 6-11-6 ....................................... N Fehily —
5
2-6 FROZEN FLAME 84 Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-6.............................. R McLernon —
6
762-40 ROLLERBALL ROCCO 35 C Pogson 6-11-6............................. A Pogson —
7
F3-13F4 THE OGLE GOGLE MAN 25 C Mann 6-11-6........................ H Bannister 95
8
U238-72 TOMMY RAPPER 19 (T;BF) D Skelton 7-11-6 ..................... H Skelton l99
9
10/P96 KILCULLEN LADY 21 (P) H Hogarth 8-10-13 .................... J Hamilton (3) —
BETTING: 10-11 Tommy Rapper, 3 Book of Gold, 11-2 Du Destin, 10 Frozen Flame
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: See Div 1.
1.25
SKY BET FAST WITHDRAWAL NOVICES’ HURDLE (4);
value to the winner £4,094; 2m 1f.
(16 runners)
1
111-1 RAVENHILL ROAD 76 (D) B Ellison 7-11-12 ........................ B Hughes l99
2
3/376-3 AND THE NEW 233 (HH;BF) J Farrelly 7-11-5 ....................... B J Powell 95
3
456 DJANGO DJANGO 23 Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-5 ................. Mr J J O’Neill (7) 88
4
35 EUXTON LANE 47 O Sherwood 6-11-5 ....................................... L Aspell 90
5
1 FRENCH CRUSADER 45 N Henderson 5-11-5 ................. N De Boinville —
6
74-330 NAASIK 42 J Norton 5-11-5........................................... C McCormack (3) —
7
2 NIBLAWI 34 (BF) N Mulholland 6-11-5 ........................................ N Fehily 97
8
NOBEL DUKE F599 M Scudamore 5-11-5........................... Jamie Moore —
9
1-P2 NOT THAT FUISSE 41 D Skelton 5-11-5 .................................. H Skelton 94
10 627-PPF OOLOGIST 41 J Gallagher 7-11-5................................................ K Woods —
11
PARIS PROTOCOL F74 M Walford 5-11-5................................. H Brooke —
12
234-8 SLIDING DOORS 37 I Williams 5-11-5...................................... R T Dunne —
13
0P THE LAST OF THEM 31 Tom Lacey 6-11-5 ................................. A Johns —
14
3/P MORE THAN TWO 37 B Leavy 8-10-12 .................................. A P Cawley —
15
F-400 PHOENIX ROCK 19 Jonjo O’Neill 6-10-12 ............................ R McLernon —
16
48 YOUR WAN 40 Jonjo O’Neill 5-10-12 ..................................... K Moore (3) —
BETTING: 5-2 French Crusader, 3 Ravenhill Road, 5 Not That Fuisse, 6 Niblawi
2.00
SKY BET YORKSHIRE SILVER VASE MARES’ CHASE
(LISTED) (1); £17,085; 2m 4f 115yds. (6 runners)
1
P4-321F CASABLANCA MIX 19 (BF) N Henderson 6-10-12................... Doubtful 98
2
100-771 MISS TONGABEZI 19 (H,T) P Webber 9-10-12 .................. R McLernon 87
3
21-2F13 RENE’S GIRL 55 D Skelton 8-10-12 ...................................... H Skelton l99
4
108-623 SAME CIRCUS 13 (BF) D McCain 7-10-12 .............................. B Hughes 90
5
133-223 SONG SAA 25 (T) T R George 8-10-12................................... A P Heskin 92
6
473-P4U TWENTY EIGHT GUNS 25 (P) M Scudamore 8-10-12 .......... R T Dunne 97
BETTING: 2 Rene’s Girl, 5 Song Saa, 8 Miss Tongabezi, 10 Twenty Eight Guns, 20
Same Circus
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd FE 1
2017: Kalane 7-10-12 J Quinlan 4-6 Fav (Miss Amy Murphy), 5 ran.
FORM
on strongly, 3rd of 5 (btn 1 3 / 4l) to
CASABLANCA MIX fell latest, (10-9) 8Sheneededtherun (10-7) (Wetherby
11 fav led 3 out, easily, bt Theatre
3m hcap ch (4) £5,198 soft).
Territory (10-11) 12l (5) (Huntingdon
1
SONG SAA (11-6) 6-1 mid-division, no
2 /2m nov ch (4) £5,198 soft).
impression, 3rd of 9 (btn 22l) to Ms
MISS TONGABEZI (11-4) 40-1 led 3
Parfois (11-10) TWENTY EIGHT
out, stayed on well, bt Kayfleur (11GUNS (11-9) 6-1 u/rider 12th,
1) 5l (14 ran) (Towcester 23/4m nov
(Cheltenham 2m 5f (3) £7,798 soft).
hcap ch (4) £4,549 good to soft).
RENE’S GIRL (11-0) 15-8 weakened TWENTY EIGHT GUNS u/rider latest,
(11-0) 11-1 led 4 out, headed 2 out,
before last, 3rd of 5 (btn 20l) to Lady
4th of 8 (btn 51/2l) to Wolf Sword (11Buttons (11-0) (Bangor 2m 1f Listed
0) (Wetherby 2m 3f hcap ch (3)
nov ch (1) £14,238 soft).
£7,798 good to soft).
SAME CIRCUS (11-12) 10-11 fav kept
H
H
TOM PEPPER
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed mainly flat track of almost 2m, with 11 fences to a circuit and
240yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): N Henderson 40-103, Jonjo O’Neill
12-98, Miss E Lavelle 11-40, B Pauling 9-37. THIS SEASON: Jonjo O’Neill 4, N
Henderson 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): N De Boinville 14-40, N Fehily 13-62, B
Hughes 11-129, L Aspell 10-56. THIS SEASON: H Brooke 3, D Jacob 2. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Quasi (12.25). Round trip of 436 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
2.35
SKY BET EXTRA PLACE RACES MARES’ HANDICAP
HURDLE (4); winner £4,094; 2m 3f.
(16 runners)
1
639-5PF MARIAH’S LEGEND 8 Miss Amy Murphy 6-12-0..................... J Quinlan 98
2
5/P120- RUBY YEATS 290 (PH) H Whittington 7-11-12.................... H Bannister 93
3
72-242U OSCAR ROSE 24 F O’Brien 6-11-10 ....................................... P Brennan 94
4
F125-3 ALL MY LOVE 31 Mrs P Sly 6-11-10 .......................................... K Woods 96
5
/U210-P GRAND TURINA 70 Miss V Williams 7-11-10 ................... C Deutsch (3) 89
6
110/612 WOOLSTONE ONE 44 (H;BF) Miss E Lavelle 6-11-9............ G Sheehan 85
7
5F21-63 CANOODLE 34 (B,H) H Morrison 6-11-6....................... N De Boinville l99
8
/42-142 THE CRAZED MOON 40 Henry Oliver 6-11-6........................... D Crosse 85
9
4-12641 BLACK TULIP 9 H Daly 6-11-6(7ex) ................................ J Sherwood (3) 96
10 29-2128 POLLY’S PURSUIT 26 (H) N Henderson 6-11-4................... N Curtis (5) 95
11 12F-8F4 ROSIE MCQUEEN 47 (PH) Jonjo O’Neill 6-11-3......... Mr J J O’Neill (7) 92
12 23-3834 MIDTECH VALENTINE 34 (P;D) I Williams 7-11-2................. R T Dunne 97
13 9126-66 MERIBEL MILLIE 48 (T) N Mulholland 7-11-1............................ N Fehily 92
14
/2-5505 BEYEH 23 M Appleby 10-10-10........................................... Jamie Moore 93
15 137-574 HERMANUS 14 J Ewart 6-10-9................................................... J Colliver 88
16
132 CUBSWIN 21 N King 4-10-0 ....................................................... T Whelan 97
BETTING: 7 Woolstone One, 8 The Crazed Moon, Ruby Yeats, Black Tulip, 10
Oscar Rose, Mariah’s Legend, Canoodle, 12 Hermanus, All My Love, Cubswin
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 PU 1 1
2017: Graceful Legend 6-11-5 Max Kendrick 15-8 Fav (B Case), 4 ran.
3.10
SKY BET TOP PRICE PROMISE CHASE (NOVICES’
HANDICAP) (4); winner £4,614; 3m.
(6 runners)
1
140-553 CRYSTAL LAD 34 G L Moore 6-11-10................................ Jamie Moore 97
2
PU32-52 NIGHTLINE 39 C Longsdon 8-11-8 .............................................. J Burke 98
3
/431-P9 FALCONS FALL 48 T Symonds 7-11-5 ............................. N De Boinville 84
4
443-433 RED INFANTRY 39 (VH;BF) I Williams 8-11-1 ....................... R T Dunne 91
5
/P4-052 GENERAL MAHLER 14 (T) B Ellison 8-11-1 ............................ B Hughes 85
6
134-423 DOKTOR GLAZ 22 (V;BF) Mrs R Dobbin 8-10-8 .................... C Nichol l99
BETTING: 5-2 General Mahler, 3 Nightline, 4 Doktor Glaz, 5 Red Infantry, 6 Crystal
Lad, 12 Falcons Fall
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 1
2017: I Just Know 7-11-2 D Cook 7-4 Fav (Mrs S Smith), 9 ran.
FORM
off, 9th of 10 (well btn) to Dandy
CRYSTAL LAD (11-5) 5-1 mid-division,
Duke (10-11) (Chepstow 3m hcap
one pace, 3rd of 12 (btn 9 1 / 4l) to
hdle (4) £3,899 heavy).
Audacious Plan (11-9) (Ludlow 31/4m
GENERAL MAHLER (10-7) 10-1 held
hcap ch (3) £11,394 good).
up, stayed on well to chase winner
NIGHTLINE (11-7) 5-1 prominent,
flat, just held, btn nk by Kimberlite
stayed pressing winner, held flat,
Candy (11-6) (10 ran) (Market Rasen
btn 2l by Powerful Symbol (11-5)
2m 5f nov hcap ch (3) £7,798 soft).
RED INFANTRY (11-4) 9-4 fav outpaced straight, 3rd (btn 7l) (8 ran) DOKTOR GLAZ (11-12) 13-8 fav
handy, stayed on, 3rd of 6 (btn 3l) to
(Doncaster 3m nov hcap ch (4)
Rancher Lass (10-11) (Musselburgh
£5,064 good to soft).
3m hcap ch (4) £4,549 good).
FALCONS FALL (11-11) 20-1 tailed
3.40
SKY BET REQUEST A BET HANDICAP HURDLE (5);
value to the winner £3,119; 3m.
(8 runners)
1
78-0951 INNISFREE LAD 9 David Dennis 6-12-5(7ex).................... M Bastyan (5) 97
2
11PP-2P AMBERJAM 14 (PH) Mrs L Wadham 8-12-2 ...................... M Tissier (7) 90
3
7-66331 CHEQUE EN BLANC 26 (D) G L Moore 6-11-9 .............. Jamie Moore l99
4
8612-59 BERMEO 188 (B) J Farrelly 7-11-8........................................... B J Powell 91
5
28-008 REINE DES MIRACLES 40 (T) Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-7............ K Moore (3) 85
6
034-032 MAX DYNAMO 19 (H) A J Wilson 8-11-1 .................................... M Grant 96
7
349-PP8 LOG ON 21 (P) Mrs R Dobbin 7-11-0 .......................................... C Nichol 93
8
-650P48 BLACKWELL SYNERGY 21 (D) Tracey Leeson 12-10-4........ C Ring (3) 98
BETTING: 13-8 Innisfree Lad, 5-2 Cheque En Blanc, 6 Amberjam, 8 Max Dynamo,
12 Reine Des Miracles, Bermeo, 16 Log On, 33 Blackwell Synergy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 1 1
2017: Grand Enterprise 7-11-9 J Hamilton 5-1 Fav (H Hogarth), 12 ran.
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
HIT them for six in Taunton’s 3.20. OPENING BATSMAN (nap) was a smart chaser in his earlier years
and was in good form last season. He’s had a break since
but this is a much easier task than he usually faces and
he has winning form with this jockey.
EARTHMOVES (2.10 Taunton, nb) bounced back to
form at Exeter last time and can go one better here.
He enjoyed a good run of form last season and should be
spot on for this.
SWIFT CEDAR (12.15 Southwell, treble) has terrific
form figures at this track and could be hard to beat.
He went close here last time and he is not to be dismissed
at his favourite track.
H
TEMPLEGATE
11.55 ..................Mount Mews 11.55 ..........................Sam Red
12.25 ..........................Black Op 12.25 ................Fawsley Spirit
12.55 ...................Book of Gold 12.55 ...................Book of Gold
1.25.................Ravenhill Road 1.25 ....................And The New
2.00 ...........................Song Saa 2.00 ........................Rene’s Girl
2.35 .......................Oscar Rose 2.35........................All My Love
3.10 ...........................Nightline 3.10 .....................Red Infantry
3.40..............Cheque En Blanc 3.40..............................Bermeo
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Opening Batsman and Earthmoves (double,
both Taunton) with Swift Cedar (Southwell).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Padleyourowncanoe (Taunton) and
Georgian Bay (Southwell).
SUNRATINGS’ NAP: FIDUX (2.45 Taunton).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: ACKER BILK (12.15 Southwell).
INNISFREE LAD (11-12) 7-1 led 3 out,
clear last, ridden out, bt Mozo (1010) 28l (7 ran) (Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcap
hdle (5) £2,469 heavy).
AMBERJAM p/up latest, (11-6) 15-2
outpaced 3 out, kept on, btn 5l by
Frank N Fair (9-11) (9 ran) (Plumpton
31/4m hcap ch (4) £4,549 soft).
CHEQUE EN BLANC (11-1) 7-4 fav in
rear, led 2 out, ran on well, bt
Fearsome Fred (11-2) 4l INNISFREE
LAD (11-11) 10-1 soon weakened,
5th (btn 14l) (11 ran) (Taunton 3m
hcap hdle (5) £3,899 soft).
BERMEO (11-9) 11-2 held up, weakened 2 out, 9th of 14 (btn 33l) to
Amber Flush (10-5) (Worcester 2m
FORM
7f hcap hdle (5) £2,599 good).
REINE DES MIRACLES (10-5) 50-1
tailed off, 8th of 11 (well btn) to
Diese Des Bieffes (10-12) (Taunton
2m nov hdle (4) £4,549 good).
MAX DYNAMO (10-12) 11-1 outpaced
4 out, never reached winner, 8l by
Triopas (11-4) (16 ran) (Towcester
3m hcap hdle (5) £3,249 soft).
LOG ON (10-12) 16-1 weakened 2 out,
8th of 13 (btn 26l) to Oskar Denarius
(10-5) (Catterick 2m 3f amat hcap
hdle (5) £2,496 good to soft).
BLACKWELL SYNERGY (9-10) 40-1
weakened, last of 8 (btn 19l) to
Minella Gathering (10-8) (Fakenham
2m 7f hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
THISTLECROCK
Tizzard ace out of Gold Cup
By HARRIET FULLER
THISTLECRACK will miss
the Timico Cheltenham
bone scans - it is gutting. He
Gold Cup for the second ran a screamer.
year in a row.
“He jumped well and we
Colin Tizzard’s ten-yearold had made his comeback
from injury this season and
ran a promising race in the
King George.
Connections were keen to
crack on to the Gold Cup.
But Thistlecrack ( right ),
who missed last year’s
Festival with a tendon problem, has now suffered a
stress fracture and is out for
the rest of the season.
Kim Tizzard, daughter of
the trainer, said: “He was a
little bit stiff behind after
the King George and he’s
been off and had X-rays and
were excited that the old
Thistlecrack was still there.
“We were going for the
Gold Cup - we’re gutted.
Hopefully he’ll have his
box rest and come back
next season.”
nGRADE 1 winning
novice chaser and
Festival hope Death
Duty is out for the rest
of the season with a
joint injury.
Gigginstown
boss
Eddie O’Leary said: “It
is a problem with a hind
joint. Hopefully he’ll be
back next season.”
RACING RESULTS
nYESTERDAY’s meeting at
Hereford was abandoned
due to a frozen track.
Frost-hit Doncaster must
pass a further inspection at
7am before racing today
and Ayr inspects at 8am for
tomorrow’s meeting.
FONTWELL
1.15: 1 MY DANCE A Coleman (3-1);
2 Bee Crossing (8-1); 3 Jubilympics
(14-1). 8 ran (Scorpion Princess 5-2
fav). 8l; 4l. A Honeyball. T: £3.70;
£1.40, £1.20, £4.30. Ex: £29.80.
Trifecta: £196.60. CF: £25.57.
1.45: 1 BLUE APRIL N Scholfield (61); 2 Be Daring (7-2 fav); 3 Brother
Norphin (8-1). 8 ran. nk; 6l. J Scott. T:
£5.40; £1.70, £1.40, £2.80. Ex: £31.30.
Tc: £166.97. Tf: £273.90. CF: £26.81.
2.15: 1 GREYED A S Twiston-Davies
(11-10 fav); 2 Lac Sacre (8-1); 3
Allchilledout (3-1). 5 ran. 5l; ns. Dr R
Newland. T: £1.80; £1.10, £3.80. Ex:
£9.70. Trifecta: £31.70. CF: £9.77.
2.45: 1 DE RASHER COUNTER N
Scholfield (11-4 fav); 2 Morianour (201); 3 Minella On Line (8-1). 8 ran. 31/4l;
9l. Miss E Lavelle. T: £2.40; £3.90,
£2.70, £1.10. Ex: £19.20. Tricast:
£387.95. Trifecta: £64.90. CF: £48.28.
3.15: 1 CODY WYOMING H Bannister
(9-1); 2 Jarlath (13-2); 3 Cloudy Beach
(7-4 fav). 6 ran. 7l; 8l. C Mann. T: £8.70;
£3.70, £2.60. Ex: £66.50. Trifecta:
£106. CF: £61.33. NR: Native Robin.
3.45: 1 SEASTON SPIRIT L Aspell (74); 2 Puppet Warrior (6-5 fav); 3
Duhallow Lad (33-1). 8 ran. 21/2l; 1l. O
Sherwood. T: £2.50; £1.10, £1.10,
£7.80. Ex: £4.20. Trifecta: £33.90. CF:
£4.59. NR: Now Listen Here.
P/POT: £202.30 Q/POT: £21.50
WOLVERHAMPTON
4.15: 1 DARK ALLIANCE E Greatrex
(11-4 fav); 2 Joey’s Destiny (5-1); 3 El
Torito (12-1). 9 ran. 3 1 / 4 l; 3 / 4 l. D
Loughnane. T: £3.30; £1.10, £2.30,
£3.90. Ex: £20.20. Tricast: £139.
Trifecta: £146.70. CF: £16.35.
4.45: 1 LUCKY LODGE W Cox (7-1); 2
Bush Beauty (12-1); 3 Kafoo (8-1). 9
ran (Honey Badger 4-1 fav). hd; shd. A
Brittain. T: £8.40; £2.60, £2.10, £2.70.
Ex: £80.20. Tricast: £659.91. Trifecta:
£770.70. CF: £81.24.
5.15: 1 MAXIMINUS THRAX O
Murphy (7-4); 2 Cliffs Of Capri (8-15
fav); 3 Ascot Week (12-1). 5 ran. shd;
6l. D M Simcock. T: £2.70; £1.10,
£1.10. Ex: £2.80. Tf: £5. CF: £3.02.
GOLD
CUP ODDS,
Sun Bets: 7-2
Might Bite, 6 Sizing
John, 9 Native River,
10 Coney Island,
Our Duke, Road To
Respect, 16 Yorkhill,
18 Disko, 20
Blaklion
5.45: 1 JACK BEAR O Murphy (11-2);
2 Rite To Reign (11-2); 3 Paddys
Runner (12-1). 11 ran (Azam 3-1 fav).
shd; 2 1 / 4 l. R Teal. T: £6.30; £2.10,
£2.60, £2.70. Ex: £39.50. Tricast:
£345.30. Trifecta: £459. CF: £34.53.
NR: Argent Knight.
6.15: 1 UNIT OF ASSESSMENT A
Kirby (7-2 fav); 2 Berlusca (4-1); 3
Broughtons Story (7-1). 12 ran. 3 / 4l;
2 1 / 4l. W Knight. T: £3; £1.30, £1.40,
£2.90. Ex: £15.80. Tc: £93.17. Tf:
£108.30. CF: £17.07. NR: Rock Icon.
6.45: 1 VICTORY BOND O Murphy (25 fav); 2 Battalion (9-1); 3 Pactolus
(11-2). 6 ran. 4l; nk. W Haggas. T:
£1.20; £1.10, £2.50. Ex: £4.90. Trifecta:
£9.80. CF: £4.83.
7.15: 1 ELIXSOFT B A Curtis (25-1); 2
Oneroa (5-1); 3 Ray Purchase (9-2). 10
ran (Laytown 4-1 jtfav, Wilfred Owen 41 jtfav). hd; 11/2l. Roger Fell. T: £35.20;
£6, £1.70, £2.10. Ex: £180.50. Tricast:
£697.27. Trifecta: £1294.60. CF:
£144.15. NR: Zapateado.
7.45: 1 VEENA O Murphy (10-3); 2
Dusky Maid (10-3); 3 Beatbybeatbybeat (6-1). 4 ran (Delilah Park 11-10
fav). ns; 1l. D M Simcock. T: £3.90; Ex:
£8.70. Trifecta: £23.50. CF: £13.66.
JACKPOT: £5,876.40
P/POT: £74.80 Q/POT: £3.60
ABC CHECK: D-Doncaster, S-Southwell, T-Taunton
Aaron Lad 12.25D
According To Harry 2.10T
Acker Bilk 12.15S
All My Love 2.35D
Alminar 3.50T
Alpha Tauri 1.45S
Amberjam 3.40D
Amour D’or 12.35T
And The New 1.25D
Angel Palanas 2.55S
Applesolutely 1.05T
Archie Stevens 3.30S
As I See It 1.05T
Bandsman 2.45T
Bang On 3.50T
Bear’s Affair 3.20T
Bermeo 3.40D
Beyeh 2.35D
Black Op 12.25D
Black Tulip 2.35D
Blackmill 1.05T
Blackwell Synergy 3.40D
Blairs Cove 2.45T
Book of Gold 12.55D
Bop It 3.30S
Born For Prosecco 12.45S
Born To Finish 2.20S
Boutan 12.35T
Brean Golf Birdie 12.35T
Broadway Buffalo 2.10T
Brynmawr 1.05T
Canelie 2.45T
Canoodle 2.35D
Cap St Vincent 1.35T
Casablanca Mix 2.00D
Cheque En Blanc 3.40D
Chevallier 1.45S
Chilli Romance 12.35T
Chimes Of Dylan 12.55D
Clergyman 2.55S
Coisa Blanco 12.25D
Coiste Bodhar 2.55S
Colonial Dreams 12.25D
Corsecombe 3.50T
Coup De Pinceau 1.05T
Crystal Lad 3.10D
Cubswin 2.35D
Dancing Doug 3.50T
Darcy Ward 1.35T
Daylami Kirk 1.35T
Dazeekha 3.30S
Deck Of Cards 3.50T
Demon D’aunou 1.35T
Destiny’s Star 12.25D
Django Django 1.25D
Doktor Glaz 3.10D
Drewmain Legend 12.35T
Du Destin 12.55D
Earth Storm 1.05T
Earthmoves 2.10T
Eastern Lady 12.35T
Epitaph 12.15S
Euxton Lane 1.25D
Falcons Fall 3.10D
Fawsley Spirit 12.25D
Fidux 2.45T
First Drift 12.25D
Flight To Nowhere 12.35T
Flying Verse 12.55D
French Crusader 1.25D
Frozen Flame 12.55D
Furni Factors 3.30S
General Mahler 3.10D
Georgian Bay 1.45S
Gilly Grace 12.35T
Give Us A Belle 3.30S
Golden Sunrise 1.05T
Grand Turina 2.35D
Hammer Gun 2.20S
Hard Graft 1.15S
Helen Sherbet 1.15S
Here’s Herbie 2.45T
Hermanus 2.35D
Hey Bud 3.50T
Hisar 2.55S
Holdbacktheriver 2.45T
Ice Tres 12.35T
Imperial Circus 3.20T
Innisfree Lad 3.40D
Intimate Art 1.45S
Jabbaar 12.15S
Jack The Truth 2.20S
Just Another Vodka 1.35T
Kaaber 2.55S
Kalarika 12.35T
Katara Bay 12.25D
Kheleyf’s Girl 12.45S
Kilcullen Lady 12.55D
King Of Realms 1.35T
Know The Truth 2.55S
Kohuma 12.35T
Kommander Kirkup 2.20S
Kristal Hart 12.35T
Lady Lintera 12.45S
Lady Maldiva 12.45S
Lambrini Legacy 3.30S
Lapford Lad 1.35T
Laydee Victoria 12.45S
Llantara 12.35T
Locker Room Talk 3.50T
Log On 3.40D
London 1.45S
Madame Fiona 1.05T
Marble Moon 1.35T
Mariah’s Legend 2.35D
Max Dynamo 3.40D
Max Milan 1.05T
Men United 3.30S
Meribel Millie 2.35D
Mick Maestro 3.50T
Midtech Valentine 2.35D
Milosam 3.20T
Miss Tongabezi 2.00D
Moontripper 12.35T
More Than Two 1.25D
Moss On The Mill 2.10T
Mount Mews 11.55D
Mr Magill 1.35T
Mr Wing 12.45S
Muqarred 1.45S
Naasik 1.25D
Newstead Abbey 2.20S
Niblawi 1.25D
Nightline 3.10D
Nobel Duke 1.25D
Not A Role Model 1.35T
Not That Fuisse 1.25D
Oh Dear Oh Dear 12.35T
One Night In Milan 3.50T
Oologist 1.25D
Opening Batsman 3.20T
Orbasa 2.10T
Orbit Light 12.35T
Oscar Rose 2.35D
Overawed 12.35T
Padleyourowncanoe 2.45T
Papa Stour 1.15S
Paris Protocol 1.25D
Pastamakesufaster 1.15S
Pedulia Alba 3.50T
Phoenix Rock 1.25D
Pirolo 1.35T
Pistol Shoot 1.05T
Plansina 3.30S
Poet’s Society 1.45S
Polly’s Pursuit 2.35D
Premier Portrait 3.20T
Princely Player 3.20T
Quasi 12.25D
Ravenhill Road 1.25D
Red Infantry 3.10D
Red Shanghai 3.30S
Red Stripes 2.20S
Reine Des Miracles 3.40D
Rejaah 2.45T
Relentless Dreamer 2.10T
Rene’s Girl 2.00D
Robin De Broome 1.05T
Rollerball Rocco 12.55D
Rolling Dylan 2.10T
Rosie McQueen 2.35D
Roy’s Legacy 3.30S
Royalraise 2.10T
Ruby Yeats 2.35D
Sam Red 11.55D
Samburu Shujaa 1.35T
Same Circus 2.00D
Samovar 2.20S
Samson The Man 1.35T
Sandy Beach 2.10T
Serosevsky 3.50T
Sheriff 1.15S
Showboating 1.45S
Siege Of Boston 2.20S
Sir Mix 1.05T
Sizing Tara 3.50T
Sliding Doors 1.25D
Smith’s Bay 3.50T
Some Ambition 1.35T
Something Lucky 3.30S
Song Saa 2.00D
Speedy Gonzalez 3.50T
Sussex Road 11.55D
Swift Cedar 12.15S
Tagur 2.55S
Tasaaboq 2.55S
Tha’ir 1.45S
The Crazed Moon 2.35D
The Last Of Them 1.25D
The Lizard King 3.20T
The Ogle Gogle Man 12.55D
Timeforwest 2.10T
Tommy Rapper 12.55D
Topamichi 12.15S
Twenty Eight Guns 2.00D
Twentyoneblackjack 1.05T
U Me And Them 3.20T
Unioniste 3.20T
Very First Blade 3.30S
Vincitore 3.20T
Viva Verglas 2.55S
Vodka All The Way 1.05T
Wicked Willy 2.10T
Woolstone One 2.35D
Your Wan 1.25D
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
1GM
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TAUNTON OVER THE STICKS GOING: SOFT SOUTHWELL AW FLAT ACTION
12.35
TAUNTON MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE MARES HCAP
HURDLE (Class 5); £4,159; 2m 104yds. (17 runners)
101 /3051-0 OVERAWED 84 (D) T R George 7-11-12.......................... C Gethings (3) 85
102 473P-27 LLANTARA 29 (T) T Symonds 7-11-10 ........................................ B Poste 95
103 643-P6 KOHUMA 24 R Walford 8-11-9 .............................................. J Bowen (5) 98
104 45P-352 CHILLI ROMANCE 49 (T) F O’Brien 7-11-8 ............... Miss A Stirling (7) 97
105 /9PPP5- AMOUR D’OR 264 (T) Miss G Haywood 7-11-7.................... K Edgar (3) 85
106 43-704 KALARIKA 33 (PH,TH) C Tizzard 5-11-5 ................................ H Cobden 90
107 24-4428 KRISTAL HART 14 (P) N Mulholland 9-11-5 ..................... T Scudamore 96
108 0465-73 DREWMAIN LEGEND 48 A Stronge 6-11-3 .............................. A Wedge 96
109 056-48F FLIGHT TO NOWHERE 9 (T) R J Price 6-11-2......................... L Heard l99
110 45-8602 BOUTAN 18 (P) Grace Harris 5-11-0..................................... M Hamill (5) 94
111
84454 EASTERN LADY 24 (H) R J Price 5-11-0.......................... S Houlihan (7) 95
112 974665/ ICE TRES 631 (H) C Down 9-10-13......................... Miss Page Fuller (5) 80
113 -038946 BREAN GOLF BIRDIE 14 (H) C J Gray 6-10-4........................ M G Nolan 96
114 955-084 GILLY GRACE 32 J Frost 8-10-3 .................................... Bryony Frost (5) 96
115 558688P MOONTRIPPER 22 P C Dando 9-10-0......................... Mr B R Jones (7) 93
116 /P638P5 ORBIT LIGHT 32 (T) M Gillard 7-10-0 ................................ T Dowling (5) 93
117 5/8FP43 OH DEAR OH DEAR 32 R Hodges 10-10-0................... C Hammond (7) 94
BETTING: 5 Drewmain Legend, 11-2 Kohuma, 6 Chilli Romance, 7 Boutan
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
MOONTRIPPER (9-13) 33-1 weakened, 8th of 16 (btn 30l) to Milan Of
Crystal (10-13) OVERAWED (11-5)
11-1 rear, 12th (16 ran) (Worcester
21/2m hcap hdle (4) £6,330 good).
LLANTARA (11-10) 5-1 towards rear,
tailed off, 7th of 10 (btn 45l) to
Willshebetrying (10-7) (Fontwell 2m
3f hcap hdle (5) £2,274 heavy).
EASTERN LADY (10-7) 28-1 no extra,
4th of 11 (btn 14l) to Yalltari (11-7)
KOHUMA (11-4) 12-1 weakened, 6th
(btn 18l) (11 ran) (Hereford 2m hcap
hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
CHILLI ROMANCE (10-9) 15-8 one
pace, 13/4l by Mullaghboy (10-11) (4)
(Fakenham 2m (4) £3,743 soft).
AMOUR D’OR (11-12) 20-1 soon
behind, tailed off, 5th of 6 (well btn)
to Hija (10-1) (Taunton 3m hcap hdle
(5) £3,899 good to firm).
KALARIKA (10-12) 50-1 struggling 6th,
tailed off next, 4th of 5 (well btn) to
Midnight Tune (10-12) (Wincanton
2m 5f mdn hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
BREAN GOLF BIRDIE (9-7) 33-1 weakened, 6th of 9 (17l) to Just Spot (101) KRISTAL HART (10-10) 8-1 no
1.05
FORM
extra, 8th (48l) (9 ran) (Wincanton
1m 7f hcap hdle (4) £4,549 heavy).
LLANTARA (11-9) 20-1 stayed on, 5l
by Shroughmore Lass (11-3) DREWMAIN LEGEND (11-2) 22-1 no
impression, 3rd (5l) OH DEAR OH
DEAR (10-0) 16-1 outpaced, 4th
(14l) MOONTRIPPER (9-12) 9-1
never on terms, 8th (30l) BOUTAN
(11-5) 14-1 last (12) (Chepstow 2m
hcap hdle (5) £2,599 heavy).
FLIGHT TO NOWHERE fell latest, (1011) 25-1 no extra, 8th of 9 (btn 32l)
to Comanche Chieftain (11-12) (Ffos
Las 2m hcap hdle (4) £3,574 good).
BOUTAN (11-4) 25-1 one pace, btn 9l
by Global Fert (11-5) (Uttoxeter 2m
nov hcap hdle (5) £2,469 soft).
ICE TRES (10-7) 13-2 weakened 2 out,
5th of 8 (btn 24l) to Ayla’s Emperor
(10-5) (Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcap
hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
OH DEAR OH DEAR (9-11) 16-1 no
extra, 3rd of 10 (btn 25l) to Virginia
Chick (10-11) GILLY GRACE (10-6)
25-1 4th (31l) ORBIT LIGHT (10-0)
40-15th (46l) (10 ran) (Exeter 21/4m
nov hcap hdle (5) £3,249 soft).
SOMERSET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAIDEN
HURDLE (4); winner £5,458; 3m.
(14 runners)
201 31-542 AS I SEE IT 26 H Fry 6-11-0................................................... N P Madden 96
202 111/4-5 BLACKMILL 19 David Dennis 7-11-0 ....................................... A Coleman —
203 /F7422- BRYNMAWR 314 C Tizzard 8-11-0...................................... T Scudamore —
204 1/12-26 COUP DE PINCEAU 52 P Nicholls 6-11-0................ S Twiston-Davies l99
205
1-7 EARTH STORM 57 Jack Barber 6-11-0 ................................. N Scholfield —
206
4-732 GOLDEN SUNRISE 31 C Tizzard 5-11-0 ................................... H Cobden —
207
6/ MAX MILAN 1117 D Arbuthnot 9-11-0....................................... T Cannon —
208 -251274 PISTOL SHOOT 55 (P) Nicky Martin 6-11-0............................. M Griffiths —
209 F3-2P0P ROBIN DE BROOME 19 B Barr 6-11-0 .................................. T Garner (3) —
210
SIR MIX N Hawke 5-11-0 ..................................................... C Gethings (3) —
211
9P TWENTYONEBLACKJACK 19 M Keighley 6-11-0 ................. H Stock (7) —
212
573-6 VODKA ALL THE WAY 47 P Hobbs 6-11-0 ............................. R Johnson —
213 /0342-2 APPLESOLUTELY 30 R Mitford-Slade 7-10-7.......................... M G Nolan —
214
2-2R5 MADAME FIONA 42 M Keighley 6-10-7 ...................................... A Tinkler —
BETTING: 5-2 As I See It, 3 Coup De Pinceau, 4 Golden Sunrise, 5 Brynmawr
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd UR 5 PU
2017: Overland Flyer 6-11-0 S Twiston-Davies 3-1 (P Nicholls), 9 ran.
1.35
MUSGROVE STAFF NOVICES’ HURDLE (4); value to
the winner £5,458; 2m 3f.
(14 runners)
301
2-13 DEMON D’AUNOU 55 Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-10 ......................... A Coleman 79
302
0- CAP ST VINCENT 262 P Nicholls 5-11-4...................... S Twiston-Davies —
303
2-1 DARCY WARD 240 Jack Barber 5-11-4................................. N Scholfield —
304
3027- DAYLAMI KIRK 276 R Hodges 7-11-4 ...................................... H Cobden —
305
4000 JUST ANOTHER VODKA 24 (H) Nicky Martin 6-11-4............. M Griffiths —
306
130-2 KING OF REALMS 46 I Williams 6-11-4.............................. T J O’Brien l99
307
40 LAPFORD LAD 32 Mrs S Gardner 6-11-4 .......................... S Houlihan (7) —
308
324 MARBLE MOON 46 E Williams 6-11-4 ........................................ A Wedge —
309
0 MR MAGILL 2 (H) N Mitchell 6-11-4 .............................................. J Banks —
310 426-45 NOT A ROLE MODEL 22 Sam Thomas 6-11-4............................. D Bass 80
311
PIROLO F88 N Hawke 6-11-4 ............................................. C Gethings (3) —
312
02- SAMBURU SHUJAA 285 P Hobbs 5-11-4 ............................... R Johnson —
313
276 SAMSON THE MAN 36 (H) Noel Williams 5-11-4.............. W Hutchinson —
314 55-294 SOME AMBITION 50 (T) C Longsdon 5-11-4 ...................... P O’Brien (5) —
BETTING: 3 King Of Realms, Demon D’aunou, 7-2 Darcy Ward, 8 Cap St Vincent
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
2.10
HAWKSMOOR INVESTMENT HANDICAP CHASE (3);
value to the winner £9,357; 2m 7f.
(11 runners)
401 P8-6P21 RELENTLESS DREAMER 20 (P,T;CD) Miss R Curtis 9-11-12 . J Bowen (5) 85
402 F2652/U BROADWAY BUFFALO 17 (B,T) D Pipe 10-11-10 ........... T Scudamore 96
403 2P2-51P ROLLING DYLAN 34 (BF) P Hobbs 7-11-9............................. M G Nolan 86
404 -4119P2 EARTHMOVES 32 (P,T) P Bowen 8-11-5 .................................. S Bowen 93
405 U0/13P- SANDY BEACH 339 (CD) C Tizzard 8-11-3 ............................. H Cobden 92
406 -435164 ORBASA 32 (B) P Nicholls 7-11-2 ........................................ A Thorne (7) 97
407 58716-6 MOSS ON THE MILL 34 (P) T R George 10-11-2 ........... C Gethings (3) 98
408 333-1P4 WICKED WILLY 34 N Twiston-Davies 7-11-0.............. S Twiston-Davies 87
409 116-65B TIMEFORWEST 25 (BF) Jonjo O’Neill 6-10-11...................... A Coleman 87
410 121-855 ACCORDING TO HARRY 34 Nicky Martin 9-10-10 ............ M Griffiths l99
411 2/11P-7 ROYALRAISE 43 (B) O Sherwood 9-10-5............................ C Shoemark 90
BETTING: 3 Relentless Dreamer, 5 Broadway Buffalo, 11-2 Rolling Dylan, 8
Timeforwest, Orbasa, Earthmoves, 10 Wicked Willy, 12 Sandy Beach
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 1
2017: Calett Mad 5-11-9 D Jacob 6-4 Fav (N Twiston-Davies), 7 ran.
nE-W THIEF: HAVE an e-way double at Taunton. ROLLING
DYLAN (2.10) is unexposed over fences and FIDUX (2.45)
was not beaten far in a better race at Sandown.
TEMPLEGATE
12.35 ..............Chilli Romance
1.05..........................As I See It
1.35 ...............Demon D’aunou
2.10 ..............Earthmoves (nb)
2.45 ...............................Rejaah
3.20..OPENING BATSMAN (nap)
3.50 ..........One Night In Milan
TOM PEPPER
12.35...................Eastern Lady
1.05 ................Golden Sunrise
1.35 ...............Demon D’aunou
2.10............Broadway Buffalo
2.45 .PADLEYOUROWNCANOE (nap)
3.20 .....................Bear’s Affair
3.50........................Sizing Tara
nTIC-TAC: R-H oval of 1m 2f with 7 fences, 150yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS
(2013-2018): P Nicholls 57-194, H Fry 23-81, P Hobbs 22-128, D Pipe 21-172. THIS
SEASON: P Nicholls 5, C Tizzard 3, R Walford 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): S
Twiston-Davies 25-94, N Scholfield 18-118, T Scudamore 17-117, R Johnson 16-100.
THIS SEASON: H Cobden 6, T Scudamore 3, S Twiston-Davies 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Earthmoves (2.10). Round trip of 344 miles. nJACKPOT:1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
FORM
pace, 4th of 11 (btn 3 3 / 4l) to Pete
RELENTLESS DREAMER (11-1) 5-1
The Feat (11-9) (Sandown 3m amat
rear, went 2nd 4 out, led flat, stayed
hcap ch (3) £8,994 good to soft).
on, bt Marcilhac (11-8) nk (9) (LudRELENTLESS DREAMER (11-11) 14-1
low 3m hcap ch (3) £15,640 soft).
led 5 out, headed finish, btn 11/4l by
BROADWAY BUFFALO u/rider, (11-4)
Audacious Plan (11-9) WICKED
4-1 fav no extra flat, 9l by Bishops
WILLY (11-8) 9-1 kept on, 4th (btn
Road (11-7) (8 ran) (Haydock 31/2m
11l) ACCORDING TO HARRY (11-7)
hcap ch Grd 3 (1) £42,712 heavy).
16-1 weakened , 5th (btn 33l) MOSS
ROLLING DYLAN p/up latest, (11-4) 4ON THE MILL (11-9) 16-1 weak1 rear, stayed on, led finish, bt Song
ened, 6th (btn 36l) (12 ran) (Ludlow
Saa (10-10) 1l (6 ran) (Worcester
31/4m hcap ch (3) £11,394 good).
21/2m hcap ch (3) £7,507 good).
EARTHMOVES (11-9) 12-1 kept on, 5l TIMEFORWEST b/down latest, (11-7)
20-1 rear, soon no extra, 5th of 16
by De Dollar Man (11-11) (5) (Exeter
(btn 10l) to Gingili (11-7) (Exeter 3m
2m 3f hcap ch (3) £15,640 soft).
hcap ch (3) £8,862 good to soft).
SANDY BEACH p/up latest, (10-11) 81 no impression 3 out, 3rd of 10 ROYALRAISE (11-10) 16-1 weakened
3 out, 7th of 9 (well btn) to Muthabir
(12l) to Our Kaempfer (11-0) (Kemp(11-4) (Kempton 3m hcap hdle (4)
ton 3m hcap ch (2) £11,574 soft).
ORBASA (11-7) 16-1 close up, one
£3,899 good to soft).
2.45
GREENSLADE TAYLOR HUNT HANDICAP HURDLE (3);
value to the winner £8,058; 2m 3f.
(8 runners)
501 303-4U4 FIDUX 31 A King 5-11-12.................................................. K Dowling (7) l99
502 118212- REJAAH 474 (T;CD) N Hawke 6-11-9..................................... A Coleman 96
503 -121533 BLAIRS COVE 25 (T;D) D Skelton 6-11-5................................. I Popham 98
504 22110-5 BANDSMAN 10 (D) D Skelton 7-11-2..................... Bridget Andrews (3) 96
505 2628-4P CANELIE 51 H Fry 6-11-2 ...................................................... N P Madden 92
506 2U85-4F HERE’S HERBIE 8 (T;CD) Mrs S Gardner 10-10-13... Lucy Gardner (3) 97
507
3411 PADLEYOUROWNCANOE 26 (CD) C Tizzard 4-10-6 ...... T Scudamore 97
508
4-U32 HOLDBACKTHERIVER 22 (BF) E Williams 6-10-4................... A Wedge 85
BETTING: 11-4 Padleyourowncanoe, 7-2 Here’s Herbie, 6 Holdbacktheriver, 13-2
Rejaah, 8 Bandsman, Fidux, 10 Canelie, Blairs Cove
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 6 3 1
2017: Space Oddity 6-11-0 K Edgar 5-2 Fav (H Fry), 10 ran.
FORM
2m hcap hdle (3) £6,330 soft).
FIDUX (10-12) 8-1 chased leaders 2
out, stayed on well, 4th of 11 (btn CANELIE p/up latest, (11-7) 5-2 no
extra last, 4th of 17 (btn 12l) to
4 3 / 4 l) to A Hare Breath (11-11)
Glens Harmony (11-7) (Thurles 2m
(Sandown 2m Listed hcap hdle (1)
mdn hdle €6,775 yielding).
£33,762 good to soft).
REJAAH (10-3) 6-1 led, headed 3 out, HERE’S HERBIE fell latest, PADLEYOUROWNCANOE (10-1) 13-2 led 3
no chance with winner, btn 16l by
out, ridden clear last, ran on strongFlying Angel (11-2) (6 ran) (Perth
ly, bt Molineaux (11-9) 8l HERE’S
21/2m nov chs (3) £7,507 soft).
HERBIE (11-7) 18-1 weakened, 4th
BLAIRS COVE (11-10) 7-2 in touch,
(btn 16l) (13 ran) (Taunton 2m 3f
outpaced by front pair before last,
hcap hdle (3) £7,596 soft).
no impression after, 3rd of 6 (btn
3
7 /4l) to Oski (10-5) (Doncaster 3m HOLDBACKTHERIVER (10-12) 6-4 fav
chance 2 out, kept on and well held
nov hdle (4) £4,224 good).
before last, btn 13l by Fairmount
BANDSMAN (11-8) 7-2 outpaced after
(10-12) (6 ran) (Ffos Las 2m nov
3 out, no chance with leaders, last of
hdle (4) £3,899 heavy).
5 (btn 18l) to Attest (11-5) (Taunton
3.20
GEOFFREY BOSLEY ‘TALLY HO’ OPEN HUNTERS’
CHASE (6); winner £2,470; 2m 7f.
(10 runners)
601 355011- OPENING BATSMAN 263 (T) H Fry 12-12-6 ...................... Mr M Legg l99
602 0/0009- UNIONISTE 299 P Nicholls 10-12-6 ............................. Mr D Maxwell (3) 88
603 371-F61 BEAR’S AFFAIR 37 Philip Rowley 12-12-2....................... Mr A Edwards 96
604 3310U-1 PREMIER PORTRAIT 30 (P;D) Dr C Levinson 11-12-2 .. G Levinson (7) 90
605 21442-5 IMPERIAL CIRCUS 237 R Mitford-Slade 12-11-12 ..... Miss Page Fuller 84
606 PP/UP5P MILOSAM 30 (V;CD) G Chambers 11-11-12 ............... Mr B R Jones (7) 70
607 41/1P-2 PRINCELY PLAYER 37 Mrs K Hobbs 11-11-12 ........... Mr J Bament (7) 88
608 F2-2213 THE LIZARD KING 51 (PH) Nicky Martin 9-11-12 .......... Mr D Edwards 92
609 PUF-P4P U ME AND THEM 90 (V) Miss Hannah Taylor 9-11-12 Mr M A S Comley (7) 74
610 1540-40 VINCITORE 44 (T;D) Miss S Rippon 12-11-12 .......... Miss S Rippon (7) 80
BETTING: 6-4 Unioniste, 15-8 Opening Batsman, 5 Bear’s Affair, 8 Princely Player,
16 Premier Portrait, 25 The Lizard King, 33 Imperial Circus, 50 Vincitore
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 4 3 5
2017: Barel Of Laughs 11-11-9 Mr A Edwards 13-2 (Philip Rowley), 15 ran.
3.50
SIMPLE MINDS IN CONCERT 2ND SEPTEMBER OPEN
NH FLAT (5); £3,216; 2m 104yds.
(14 runners)
1
1- MICK MAESTRO 411 T R George 5-11-12................ Mr N George (7) l99
2
ALMINAR N Hawke 5-11-5 .................................................. C Gethings (3) —
3
BANG ON J Scott 5-11-5 ............................................................ M Griffiths —
4
CORSECOMBE M Gillard 6-11-5....................................... Mr T Gillard (7) —
5
4F DANCING DOUG 32 Sam Thomas 5-11-5 ............................. A Coleman 92
6
DECK OF CARDS A Whiting 6-11-5.................................................. J Best —
7
HEY BUD J Scott 5-11-5 .......................................................... N Scholfield —
8
2- LOCKER ROOM TALK 282 Miss R Curtis 5-11-5 ...................... A Wedge —
9
ONE NIGHT IN MILAN P Nicholls 5-11-5...................... S Twiston-Davies —
10
2-1 SEROSEVSKY 248 (TH) H Fry 5-11-5 ................................... N P Madden —
11
SIZING TARA C Tizzard 5-11-5................................................... H Cobden —
12
SMITH’S BAY A King 5-11-5................................................ W Hutchinson —
13
7 PEDULIA ALBA 216 Mrs S Gardner 5-10-12............... Lucy Gardner (3) 72
14
84 SPEEDY GONZALEZ 77 W Muir 4-10-7 ................................. R Johnson 90
BETTING: 11-4 Serosevsky, 4 One Night In Milan, Sizing Tara, 8 Smith’s Bay, 10
Mick Maestro, Locker Room Talk, 12 Speedy Gonzalez, Dancing Doug
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
12.15
1
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3
4
5
(1)
(3)
(5)
(2)
(4)
TEMPLEGATE
HANDICAP (Class 5); winner
£3,752; 1m 4f.
(5 runners)
12.15...............................................Swift Cedar
12.45............................................Kheleyf’s Girl
1.15..........................................................Sheriff
1.45............................................................Tha’ir
2.20...........................................Jack The Truth
2.55 ..................................................Clergyman
3.30.......................................Something Lucky
315- JABBAAR 70 (D) I Jardine 5-9-10........ J Gormley (5)
352- SWIFT CEDAR 18 (CD) P Evans 8-9-9 ........... F Berry
123- TOPAMICHI 18 (BF) M Appleby 8-9-4.......... L Morris
23-5 EPITAPH 4 (B) M Appleby 4-9-1 .................. A Mullen
34-1 ACKER BILK 5 (D) K Dalgleish 4-8-11(6ex)... D Costello
Swift Cedar l 99, Topamichi 98, Acker Bilk 97.
7-4 Acker Bilk, 3 Topamichi, 7-2 Swift Cedar, 4 Jabbaar
12.45
1
2
3
4
5
6
(5)
(4)
(1)
(3)
(6)
(2)
SELLING STAKES (5); 3-y-o;
winner £3,752; 6f.
(6 runners)
TOM PEPPER
MR WING J Wainwright 9-0 ............................ T Eaves
00-6 BORN FOR PROSECCO 8 D Shaw 8-9 .... P Mathers
026- KHELEYF’S GIRL 22 P Evans 8-9....... M Cosham (3)
343- LADY LINTERA 21 (H,P) Mrs A Duffield 8-9 .. J Fanning
850- LADY MALDIVA 145 J Santos 8-9............. R Da Silva
305- LAYDEE VICTORIA 21 O Pears 8-9............. A Mullen
12.15 .....................................................Jabbaar
12.45............................................Kheleyf’s Girl
1.15 ..................................................Papa Stour
1.45......................................Georgian Bay (nb)
2.20 .........................................Siege Of Boston
2.55 ............................................Angel Palanas
3.30.......................................Something Lucky
Kheleyf’s Girl l 99, Lady Lintera 91, Laydee Victoria 89.
2 Kheleyf’s Girl, 3 Lady Lintera, Laydee Victoria, 8 Mr Wing
1.15
1
2
3
4
5
(4)
(3)
(5)
(1)
(2)
HANDICAP (4); 3-y-o; winner
£5,531; 7f.
(5 runners)
47-1 PAPA STOUR 5 (D) A Balding 9-10(6ex)... O Murphy
175- PASTAMAKESUFASTER 14 (D) P Evans 9-7..... F Berry
701- HARD GRAFT 19 (C) D Brown 9-6 ..... P J McDonald
65-1 SHERIFF 3 M Bell 9-5(6ex) ....................... C Noble (5)
15-3 HELEN SHERBET 8 (C) K Burke 8-11 ...... B A Curtis
nTIC-TAC: Round L-H all-weather fibresand track which runs
outside the turf course. nDRAW: Low best from 6f to 1m.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Appleby 125-710, S
Dixon 49-533, D Shaw 37-268, P Evans 33-208. THIS SEASON:
M Appleby 1. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Mullen 70-456, L
Morris 68-468, J Fanning 51-328, T Eaves 45-376. THIS SEASON: O Murphy 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Acker Bilk
(12.15). Round trip of 536 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
Helen Sherbet l 99, Papa Stour 98, Sheriff 97.
6-4 Papa Stour, 3 Sheriff, Hard Graft, 13-2 Helen Sherbet
1.45
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(2)
HANDICAP (3); winner £7,561;
1m.
(9 runners)
520- CHEVALLIER 33 (P;D) Archie Watson 6-9-7 L Morris
529- LONDON 9 (H;D) P McEntee 5-9-6. Nicola Currie (5)
072- GEORGIAN BAY 53 (V;D) K Burke 8-9-5 .. B A Curtis
080- POET’S SOCIETY 80 M Johnston 4-9-3 .... J Fanning
760- SHOWBOATING 59 (CD) J Balding 10-9-2.... D Costello
160- INTIMATE ART 20 (PH;D) A Balding 4-9-0.... O Murphy
726- THA’IR 32 (TH) M Appleby 8-8-9........ P J McDonald
07-3 ALPHA TAURI 8 (CD) C Smith 12-8-7 .. G Malune (7)
22-6 MUQARRED 8 (P;CD) Roger Fell 6-8-7....... A Mullen
Intimate Art l 99, London 98, Muqarred 97.
7-2 Georgian Bay, 9-2 Chevallier, 6 Intimate Art, 7 Tha’ir
FORM
LONDON (9-1) 14-1 led, headed final furlong, weakened,
5th of 12 (btn 33/4l) to Bowerman (8-12) CHEVALLIER
(9-2) 10-1 soon weakened, 11th (btn 18l) (12 ran)
(Chelmsford 1m hcap (3) £9,704 AW).
LONDON (8-8) 20-1 weakened final furlong, 9th of 12 (91/4l)
to Goring (8-7) (Lingfield 1m hcap (2) £13,862 AW).
GEORGIAN BAY (9-5) 3-1 rear, no threat, btn 33/4l by Big
Baz (9-12) (5 ran) (Chelmsford 1m claim (6) £3,234 AW).
POET’S SOCIETY (8-12) 40-1 weakened, last of 14 (19l) to
Storm Over (8-10) (Catterick 5f hcap (2) £18,675 soft).
SHOWBOATING (9-0) 16-1 weakened inside final furlong,
10th of 20 (btn 10l) to What’s The Story (9-5) (Doncaster
7f app hcap (3) £7,470 soft).
INTIMATE ART (8-13) 11-1 no extra, 11th of 13 (9l) to
Dance Teacher (8-13) (Kempton 1m hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
THA’IR (9-7) 10-1 kept on, 6th of 11 (23/4l) to Tangramm
(9-5) (Chelmsford 11/4m hcap (4) £8,086 AW).
ALPHA TAURI (9-0) 16-1 led 2f out, headed final furlong,
kept on same pace, 3rd of 8 (btn 11/2l) to Kelly’s Dino (95) MUQARRED (9-5) 4-1 prominent, lost place 2f out,
6th (btn 14l) (Southwell 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
2.20
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,387;
6f.
(8 runners)
1 (3) 046- SIEGE OF BOSTON 25 (T) D C Griffiths 5-10-3 . O Murphy
2 (5) 14-7 HAMMER GUN 8 (V;BF,C) D Shaw 5-10-0 P Mathers
3 (6) 23-6 BORN TO FINISH 4 (P;D) J Osborne 5-9-13 . D Costello
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GOING: STANDARD
4
5
6
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(2)
(4)
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(1)
21-1 JACK THE TRUTH 6 (CD) G Scott 4-9-8(6ex)........... F Berry
81-4 NEWSTEAD ABBEY 4 (B;CD) M Herrington 8-9-2.. T Eaves
11-2 KOMMANDER KIRKUP 6 (P;BF,CD) M Herrington 7-9-1 A Mullen
623- RED STRIPES 11 (B;CD) Mrs L Williamson 6-9-0. G Malune (7)
46-2 SAMOVAR 8 (B) S Dixon 3-8-0..................... K O’Neill
Samovar l 99, Born To Finish 98, Hammer Gun 97.
5-2 Jack The Truth, 5 Kommander Kirkup, 6 Born To Finish
2.55
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HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(9 runners)
494- TAGUR 19 (V) K Ryan 4-9-9............................ T Eaves
25-4 VIVA VERGLAS 6 (E;CD) D Loughnane 7-9-7 .... F Berry
441- KNOW THE TRUTH 57 (C) A Balding 4-9-6.. W Carver (7)
27-3 ANGEL PALANAS 6 (P) K Burke 4-9-6......... R Harris (7)
910- KAABER 42 (B,T;BF,CD) M Blake 7-9-5 .. M Godwin (3)
41-5 HISAR 5 (VH;BF,D) M Appleby 4-9-4........... L Morris
51-2 COISTE BODHAR 6 (P;CD) S Dixon 7-9-1............ W Cox (5)
422- CLERGYMAN 11 (D) Rebecca Bastiman 6-9-0 P Dennis (3)
62-2 TASAABOQ 6 (P,T;BF,D) P McEntee 7-8-9..... Nicola Currie (5)
Kaaber l 99, Viva Verglas 98, Coiste Bodhar 97.
9-2 Angel Palanas, 5 Coiste Bodhar, 11-2 Know The Truth
3.30
1 (7)
2 (1)
3 (8)
4 (4)
5 (2)
6 (3)
7 (11)
8 (6)
9 (5)
10(10)
11(12)
12(9)
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6);
winner £3,105; 5f.
(12 runners)
123- ARCHIE STEVENS 19 (CD) Clare Ellam 8-9-13. J Fisher
809- BOP IT 19 (T;D) M W Easterby 9-9-12.... Harrison Shaw
177- ROY’S LEGACY 19 (CD) S A Harris 9-9-8........ J Watson (5)
225- SOMETHING LUCKY 24 (V;BF,D) M Appleby 6-9-7.... K Baker (5)
767- LAMBRINI LEGACY 128 (H) Mrs L Williamson 4-9-6 D Keenan
764- DAZEEKHA 19 (PH) M Herrington 5-9-3................ S Woods
875- MEN UNITED 19 (B;D) S Bowring 5-9-3 ...... A Beech
09-4 GIVE US A BELLE 5 (T,V;D) Mrs C Dunnett 9-9-3 J Mitchell (5)
039- VERY FIRST BLADE 19 (B,E;CD) M Mullineaux 9-9-3.. H Burns
57-0 RED SHANGHAI 4 (B) C Smith 4-9-3 Faye McManoman (3)
807- FURNI FACTORS 55 (VH) Ronald Thompson 3-8-7 T Ladd (3)
370- PLANSINA 97 (P) Roger Fell 3-8-7 ....... B Sanderson
Plansina l 99, Something Lucky 98, Archie Stevens 97.
3 Something Lucky, Archie Stevens, 5 Dazeekha, Men United
GREYHOUND SELECTIONS AND RETURNS
nCENTRAL PARK: 11.09 Hollyoak Sonny (16-5) 11.24 Insane Mad Dog (3-1-6) 11.39
Droopys Praise (5-4-2) 11.54 Professor
Gimlet (5-2-1) 12.09 Insane Inlaws (5-6-1)
12.24 Kashas Lady (5-4-1) 12.39 Teddybear
Matty (nap) (4-3-2) 12.54 Hollyoak Ava (1-62) 1.08 Besomi Lord (5-1-4) 1.22 Insane
Fake News (nb) (3-4-2) 1.39 Drumna Storm
(3-4-6) 1.57 Annual Talk (6-5-4)
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Fairyhill Flash (5-3-1)
11.16 Tarnbridge Nina (2-1-4) 11.31
Newlawn Ray (1-4-3) 11.46 Fast Fit Amy
(nap) (1-2-5) 12.01 Deecees Rum (2-6-1)
12.16 Misfit Chica (5-1-2) 12.31 Jaxx What
Else (2-6-3) 12.46 Galtee Harry (4-1-5) 1.01
Beckys Doll (nb) (2-4-3) 1.16 Out Of
Newyork (4-2-3) 1.31 Newlawn Jimbob (6-54) 1.49 Pepesforone (2-5-3)
nMONMORE: 2.06 Montys Survivor (nap) (14-5) 2.22 Keeping Casual (6-1-4) 2.42
Fernleigh Lady (3-6-1) 3.02 Witcombe Bizzle
(nb) (1-4-3) 3.19 Swift Idris (3-2-1) 3.39 Drive
On Tess (2-4-6) 3.59 Keeperlit (5-3-1) 4.19
Pistol Snatch (1-6-5) 4.39 Romeo Acclaim (24-1) 4.58 Springlawn Tom (1-5-6) 5.18
Barrack Ivy (4-2-6) 5.37 Slaneyside Mavis (14-5) 5.54 Kayleigh Duke (6-1-3) 6.09 Ballyine
Kinsale (5-3-2)
nHOVE: 2.12 Taranis Mcginty (6-3-5) 2.32
Oxted Flyer (nap) (4-2-1) 2.52 Guinness Tiny
(5-6-2) 3.11 Headfortheline (4-5-2) 3.29
Kesboro Arlo (nb) (4-6-1) 3.49 Ashwood
Telly (2-3-5) 4.09 Broadway Ghost (6-2-5)
4.29 Droopys Zigzag (1-2-3) 4.48 Baby Bless
Him (1-6-5) 5.08 Guinness Moon (5-4-3) 5.28
Dower Brae (6-1-5) 5.44 Pennys Tael (5-1-3)
6.02 Droopys Fayette (1-5-4) 6.19 Law
Society (5-1-6)
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Logee Eliza (3-2-4) 6.38
Valiant Striker (1-6-4) 6.56 Bandicoot Pippy
(1-2-3) 7.11 Sherlock (2-5-3) 7.26 Lightfoot
Scolar (nap) (3-6-5) 7.42 Shale Carter (5-2-4)
7.58 Clares Ransom (1-3-5) 8.13 Russanda
Gara (nb) (3-2-6) 8.28 Lazy Knight (6-4-2)
8.43 Geelo Olly (1-2-5) 8.58 Glaise Shadow
(5-2-4) 9.14 Afore Ye Go (6-1-5) 9.32 Vanity
(3-5-6) 9.50 Hello Blondie (1-2-5)
nPOOLE: 6.28 Redhills Whiskey (4-1-2) 6.48
Mexico (5-2-1) 7.06 Lagile Ashley (5-2-6)
7.22 Anfield Peg (1-2-5) 7.37 Kuda Miss (2-46) 7.52 Bear With (nap) (3-1-2) 8.07
Blastoffbouchard (3-4-5) 8.22 Stradeen La
Diva (5-1-3) 8.37 Society Jackson (4-5-3)
8.51 Droopys Emu (5-3-6) 9.07 Garryglass
Dash (nb) (6-4-2) 9.22 Farran Cockle (4-2-3)
nCRAYFORD: 6.33 Whats Mable Upto (nb)
(3-5-4) 6.49 Clonlisk Lucy (1-2-3) 7.07
Papadontpreach (6-1-2) 7.23 Pure Papa (6-23) 7.38 From Thurles (6-2-5) 7.54 Jet Stream
Tilly (2-1-3) 8.11 Mineola Flash (1-2-6) 8.26
Stophers Brae (3-1-5) 8.42 Fawkham Nissan
(4-2-1) 8.58 The Other Jasmin (6-4-3) 9.16
Newlawn Conor (nap) (6-4-5) 9.30 Movilla
Mel (6-4-5) 9.45 Melodys Queen (3-4-6)
RESULTS
nCENTRAL PARK: 11.01 Old Fort Elpaso 74f (2-6-4 BAGS F £11.08 TC £35.52). 11.16
Cappakeel Lucky 5-2 (6-1-2 £26.34 TC
£105.35). 11.31 Silverviewlister 7-2 (5-2-6
£29.04 TC £63.32). 11.46 Tiger Kelly 11-2
(5-3-6 £23.25 TC £78.03). 12.01
Genieinthebottle 9-2 (4-6-5 £34.44 TC
£129.99). 12.16 Vikkis Comet 5-1 (5-6-4
£21.63 TC £53.70). 12.31 Uncle Paul 5-2f (65-4 £17.08 TC £46.34). 12.46 Blacklabel
Vicky 5-1 (1-2-3 £12.80 TC £41.98). 1.01
Ballyroyal Maybe 7-2 (5-4-1 £29.40 TC
£124.60). 1.16 Format 5-2 (6-4-3 £20.64 TC
£54.93). 1.31 Orbital Queen 5-1 (5-6-1
£21.46 TC £49.39). 1.49 Ask Kitty 3-1 (6-1-2
£16.47 TC £49.09).
nHENLOW: 11.09 Savana Harley 2-1 (6-4-5
BAGS F £5.85 TC £10.69). 11.24 Marcos
Santorini 6-4f (3-6-4 £10.45 TC £25.94).
11.39 Savana Arthur 5-1 (3-1-4 £24.76 TC
£90.04). 11.54 Shes My Daisy 2-1f (2-6-1
£8.81 TC £24.50). 12.09 Savana Lewis
Evensf (4-1-2 £6.17 TC £21.17). 12.24 Kanes
Prodigy 3-1 (1-3-4 £12.47 TC £49.77). 12.39
Bens Surprise 7-2 (6-1-2 £9.04 TC £22.21).
12.54 Kilbreedy Lark 6-1 (1-6-5 £43.79 TC
£86.61). 1.08 Layton Boy 2-1jt (6-1-4 £8.16
TC £18.22). 1.22 Holdem Pedro 5-1 (3-5-1
£39.70 TC £146.18). 1.39 Savana Min 4-5f
(3-4-2 £9.28 TC £27.37). 1.57 Coolavanny
Bear 11-10f (DH 2nd 5-6-2 £5.52 TC £13.65,
5-2-6 £3.09 TC £10.82).
nMONMORE: 2.06 Swift Acappella 5-2f (1-26 BAGS F £15.59 TC £45.71). 2.22 Bloos
Glaisestar 5-2f (6-4-5 £22.35 TC £81.25). 2.42
Supreme Pete 7-2 (5-3-4 £14.76 TC £38.80).
3.02 Whittle Blaze 4-1 (2-4-3 £34.97 TC
£91.20). 3.19 Milgi Milgi 5-1 (5-4-1 £30.15 TC
£84.36). 3.39 Quarterland Ava 2-1f (1-4-6
£8.12 TC £20.14). 3.59 Skyfall Bomber 5-2jt
(1-4-3 £13.51 TC £31.57). 4.19 Ardera Diego
7-2 (3-6-4 £15.28 TC £50.11). 4.39
Knockmant Lilly 5-2f (DH 3rd 2-3-4 £19.29 TC
£30.85, 2-3-6 TC £30.85). 4.58 Coolagown
Lolly 7-1 (6-5-4 £46.49 TC £151.28). 5.18
Roxhill Mystique 3-1 (2-1-3 £15.88 TC
£37.47). 5.37 Trache Lad 2-1f (1-4-3 £11.20
TC £40.62). 5.54 Andlyns Poppet 5-2jt (4-1-5
£10.59 TC £28.25). 6.09 Elderberry Softy 5-1
(3-4-1 £34.12 TC £108.98). Placer (1-6)
£371.00, (9-14) £1559.00.
nROMFORD: 2.12 Crosshill Adele 7-2 (4-3-2
BAGS F £19.33 TC £53.13). 2.32 Newlawn
Sparky 7-2 (2-1-6 £24.89 TC £93.35). 2.52
Chosenonaspin 5-1 (2-5-6 £28.22 TC £102.33).
3.11 Twenty Percent 11-4 (2-6-5 £20.24 TC
£52.50). 3.29 Chopchop Lilolil 3-1 (6-4-3
£13.79 TC £47.20). 3.49 Piemans Fizzbomb 31 (2-1-6 £20.17 TC £73.48). 4.09 Newlawn
Donal 2-1f (4-6-2 £13.33 TC £35.64). 4.29
Freedom Quattro 3-1jt (1-6-2 £17.47 TC
£58.36). 4.48 Black Magician 7-2 (5-3-1 £27.83
TC £68.84). 5.08 Tinas Barney 5-2f (5-6-4
£13.00 TC £37.38). 5.28 Cracking Rue 9-2 (53-6 £23.52 TC £68.77). 5.44 Barra Tanza 11-4f
(2-4-3 £18.55 TC £54.60). 6.02 Chopchop
Aveline 3-1 (6-5-4 £10.77 TC £31.49). 6.19
Drominboy Mia 7-1 (5-1-2 £44.94 TC £118.83).
Placer (1-6) £624.00, (9-14) £360.00.
48 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1GM
GLEN BEVIS’ POOLS PREDICTIONS
GAMES PLAYING SATURDAY
LAST FIVE HOMES
LAST FIVE AWAYS
Forecast
Last four seasons
THE
HAVE A
CHEEKY
LITTLE
PUNT...
PREMIER LEAGUE
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1-0
2-1
1-2
0-3
1-1
2-4
2-2
3-1
2-2
2-0
2-3
5-1
1-1
0-0
1-0
2-1
1-3
0-1
2-0
1-4
1-2
2-0
2-3
1-1
0-1
5-2
2-1
0-0
5-0...
0-0...
0-0...
0-0...
1-1...
1-2...
1-1...
Chelsea v Leicester ............................
Crystal Palace v Burnley....................
Huddersfield v West Ham .................
Newcastle v Swansea ........................
Tottenham v Everton..........................
Watford v Southampton ....................
West Brom v Brighton........................
1-1
1-2
4-0
1-0
4-1
2-1
1-0
2-3
1-0
2-1
2-1
1-1
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1-4
0-0
0-3
3-1
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2-0
2-1
2-2
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0-0
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2-0
2-1
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1-1
1-2
2-1
0-0
0-0
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1
X
1
2-0
1-1
1-1
2-1
3-1
1-1
2-1
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1-0
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2-0
0-0
--2-3
2-1
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1-1
----3-0
0-0
0-0
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3-0
0-2
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3-4
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18
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1-0
1-1
1-2
1-3
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2-2
2-2
2-0
0-0
1-0
0-2
0-1
3-1
2-1
0-2
3-1
2-3
4-2
0-3
3-1
0-2
0-3
1-2
0-0
2-1
1-2
1-0
3-2
2-0
2-0
2-1
3-2
0-0
0-2
2-1
2-0
1-2
2-4
0-0
0-0
2-0
2-2
0-3
1-1...
1-0...
2-0...
1-2...
0-0...
0-1...
2-2...
1-2...
0-1...
1-0...
0-1...
Barnsley v Wolves ...............................
Birmingham v Derby...........................
Brentford v Bolton...............................
Bristol City v Norwich .........................
Burton Albion v QPR ..........................
Cardiff v Sunderland ..........................
Hull v Reading......................................
Ipswich v Leeds ...................................
Middlesbrough v Fulham ..................
Millwall v Preston.................................
Nottm Forest v Aston Villa ................
0-2
1-1
0-0
1-0
2-0
2-1
2-2
4-1
4-5
1-2
1-2
0-1
0-3
5-1
3-1
1-0
0-2
1-3
0-2
3-1
1-1
1-1
0-1
0-3
3-2
1-0
1-2
0-0
2-0
1-3
1-0
1-2
2-0
2-2
0-0
2-0
0-2
0-0
3-0
2-0
1-2
2-4
0-0
2-1
1-2
1-2
0-1
0-0
1-0
0-1
1-1
1-0
2-2
0-1
0-1
2
2
1
1
X
1
1
X
1
X
2
1-2
1-2
2-1
2-1
1-1
1-0
2-1
1-1
2-1
1-1
0-1
--3-3
------2-2
--1-2
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--0-4
2-2
--------4-1
2-0
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--1-1
3-1
------2-1
2-1
0-0
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1-3
1-2
--1-1
1-1
----1-1
----2-1
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20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
2-2
1-1
0-1
0-1
1-1
1-1
1-0
3-1
1-0
1-1
0-1
1-2
2-1
2-4
1-2
0-3
2-1
0-0
1-1
0-0
1-0
2-0
4-2
3-0
2-0
1-2
4-3
1-0
1-1
4-1
1-1
5-1
1-0
1-2
1-0
2-0
2-0
2-3
1-3
0-3
3-0
1-1
0-1
1-2
2-1
3-1
0-0
0-0
2-2...
2-2...
3-2...
0-2...
2-0...
2-2...
1-0...
1-1...
3-1...
1-2...
1-2...
0-0...
Blackburn v Shrewsbury ...................
Blackpool v Bristol Rovers................
Bradford v Northampton...................
Bury v Charlton ....................................
Doncaster v Plymouth........................
Gillingham v Rochdale.......................
MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon.............
Oldham v Rotherham.........................
Portsmouth v Scunthorpe.................
Southend v Fleetwood Town...........
Walsall v Oxford Utd...........................
Wigan v Peterborough.......................
1-2
1-0
1-2
0-1
0-1
3-1
1-0
1-1
0-3
1-0
0-4
2-0
1-0
2-1
2-0
2-0
1-0
2-1
1-3
2-1
1-2
4-2
1-1
2-2
1-1
4-1
5-1
2-0
1-1
4-3
0-0
1-2
1-0
2-0
0-0
2-3
0-0
0-0
3-0
3-1
0-1
2-0
2-1
0-3
2-3
1-2
1-1
1-3
1-2
1-1
3-1
0-0
2-2
2-0
2-2
1-2
2-2
0-2
3-2
1-0
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1
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
X
1
2-2 --- --- --- --2-1 --- --- --- --3-1 3-0 --- --- 1-0
0-1 --- --- --- 2-0
1-0 --- --- --- 0-1
2-1 --- 1-0 2-0 3-0
1-0 --- --- --- 1-0
1-2 0-2 --- --- --3-2 1-2 --- --- --1-2 2-0 --- 2-2 0-2
1-1 --- --- --- 1-1
2-0 --- --- 1-1 ---
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37
38
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40
41
42
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4-0
2-2
1-0
1-1
0-1
3-2
1-2
2-1
1-0
2-2
4-0
1-0
1-1
0-0
3-2
3-1
2-0
1-0
3-1
0-1
0-4
0-1
2-1
1-2
1-2
1-0
2-1
2-0
2-0
1-1
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-3
1-0
1-0
3-1
0-2
0-2
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Exeter v Coventry ................................
Grimsby v Newport County ..............
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CAN Bristol City add
to the list of recent
giantkillings?
After
stunning
United in the last
round, the Robins
take on Manchester
City in a Carabao
Cup semi-final first
leg at the Etihad.
Sergio
Aguero
should lead the line
for
the
Premier
League big guns and
is 12/5 with Sun
Bets to score first.
Bernardo Silva is
13/10 to score in a
Manchester City win.
The Robins lost
3-0 at Watford in
the third round of
the FA Cup on
Saturday and yet
another
thrashing
could be on the
cards tonight — a
5-1 City win is 16/1
with Sun Bets.
WE’VE URN-ED IT . . .
Steve Smith and his
side enjoy victory party
POOR JOE LEFT
SICK AND TIRED
ey
in Sydn
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
the
JOE ROOT was fast asleep in ca
runs
y by an innings and 123 180.
dressing room when the repli
victor
was with England effectively all out for
Waterford crystal Ashes urn h.
syming
At least Root missed the crowed in the
raised in triumph by Steve ofSmit
energy
a giant hand paint
bolism of
Root’s body was drained
ting and colours of the Australian flag with
by a sleepless night, plus vomi
another,
an
made
he
four fingers sticking up whileno digits.
diarrhoea so severe that
colours, raised
tal.
early-morning dash to hospi an image in St Georgeto mock the Poms here.
for
love
hing
They
If you are searc
in James
no further
In Root’s absence, vice-capta
that sums up this tour, lookcomatose as
of vocalisAnderson was given the job
than the England captain pagne.
.
series
this
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the Aussies sprayed cham
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never woke up. The sick the ram- few weeks that I guess seeing them
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tough to watch.
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and
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selection were inferior and
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succe
all
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if
their
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ved
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capitalised.”
raging top
some stage. We’ve just not
The fact England held encou
inevitably
Tests
this
five
like
the
ts
of
defea
each
ing
Crush
positions in
calls for
team
s
bring
often correctly —
actually makes it worse. Root’
ability — andsale change. Sack the coach,
nor
nous
the
er
neith
whole
possessed
tage.
of thing.
sort
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even once to nail down their moments, dump half the players,
en. There
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to
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t be some tinke
the match-defining
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survive.
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son Alfie on
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e was not even here.
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dawn on the blam
Bristol in
He went to hospital at
Ben Stokes’ punch-up in
the ground
was a massive moment in
mber
Monday and arrived at
Septe
ing a
wear
hope he
us
still
let
play,
and
e
tour
befor
ed
shortly
this doom
impact of his actions.
hospital wristband.
when understands the
we’ve
think
“I
:
added
Root did walk out to bat
Anderson
It
after an
Moeen Ali was dismissed ly enough improved in the last 18 months.
hour, and played comfortab42 not out doesn’t feel like a series where there
other
e
from
ng
unlik
big upheaval,
for an hour, movi
the series. should be
been disastrous.
to his fifth half-century of
and did series which have
et
But he worsened during lunch interval.
e actually played good crickto
“We’v
the
not resume his innings after the physio’s along the way. Every game has gone
on
and
ng
sleep
hurti
to
we’re
went
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Root
lights were the fifth day.
bed and the dressing-roomable even of I’m sure everyone will be looking at
turned off. He was incap post-match themselves in the mirror over the next
the
rousing himself for
Fifth Test few weeks.”
presentation after Australia’s
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
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Root of
all evil
GLOOM . . . England
players reflect
By DAVE
KIDD
No,
the
difference
between this gubbing and
the last one is those in
charge of English cricket
have almost stopped caring.
Joe Root
Alastair Cook
Dawid Malan
Jonny Bairstow
Tom Curran
James Vince
47.25
47.00
42.55
34.00
33.00
26.88
MOST TOTAL RUNS
Dawid Malan
Joe Root
Alastair Cook
Jonny Bairstow
James Vince
Mark Stoneman
383
378
376
306
242
232
BEST BOWLING AVERAGE
James Anderson 27.82
Craig Overton
37.66
Joe Root
39.00
Stuart Broad
47.72
Chris Woakes
49.50
Tom Curran
100.00
LEADING WICKET TAKERS
James Anderson
Stuart Broad
Chris Woakes
Craig Overton
Moeen Ali
Joe Root
Tom Curran
17
11
10
6
5
2
2
OUR RECORD IN AUSTRALIA
Series wins
Series defeats
14
19
2
Series drawn
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
this month. Should Root succeed
in that he will be playing
cricket almost non-stop from the
start of the last English summer
to the end of the next.
Root already earns around
£1.2m a year as England captain,
before commercial deals.
If that isn’t enough to stop
him flogging himself in search
of a stack of IPL rupees, then
the ECB should increase his
money and fit golden handcuffs.
Because captaining England’s
Test team ought to be his No 1
priority all year round.
Yet by allowing Root to play
in the IPL, the ECB are running up the white flag and
admitting defeat in the fight to
keep five-day cricket at the
pinnacle of the game.
Root needs to be protected
from himself. The Yorkshireman
has been let down by his
players — from Ben Stokes’
arrest and suspension to Jonny
When England were whitewashed four years ago, the
bloodletting was extreme.
Star batsman Kevin Pietersen
was vilified and sacked, the
careers
of
Jonathan
Trott,
Graeme Swann and Matt Prior
were ended, while head coach
Andy Flower was eased out
and managing director Paul
Downton
fatally
wounded
before he’d even taken up post.
After this 4-0 humping, however, the response will be more
like, ‘Ho hum, how much can
England’s players earn in the
Indian Premier League?’
It’s tough to lambast Joe Root
when the skipper has been suffering from severe dehydration,
diarrhoea and vomiting due to
a viral gastroenteritis bug, and
yet still went out to bat on the
final day of the innings defeat
at Sydney.
Yet Root, physically
and mentally drained
as most England captains tend to be after
this gruelling tour, is
now focusing on a
lucrative IPL deal.
Instead of resting and
preparing for battles
ahead, England’s Test
skipper has got himself
picked for the Twenty20
team to face Australia
and New Zealand in a
triangular tournament.
That’s so he can prove
his
commitment
to
cricket’s shortest — and
richest — format and
increase his chances of
earning another £1million
R-GET IT . . .
in the IPL auction later FOU
snubs sign
Anderson
ALASTAIR COOK
Over half his
runs came in
one
Melbourne
innings with the Ashes
lost,
Mitchell
Starc
missing and the pitch
slow.
4 (out of ten)
Showed promise
as a Test opener
and made a few
50s. But tailed off after
he
was
struck
on
the
head
by
Josh
Hazlewood in Perth. 4
JAMES VINCE
Mr
Groundhog
Day — he looks
stylish, scores a
few runs and then
nicks off. But he did
manage a couple of
4
half-centuries.
JOE ROOT
His five 50s left
him frustrated at
those conversion
failures.
A
cautious
captain — but showed
fortitude to bat on the
final day.
5
DAWID MALAN
The find of the
tour.
Displayed
an ever-improving
ability against spin and
the short ball. Now a
possible captain if Root
ever quits.
7
JONNY BAIRSTOW
Batted with the
tail in the first
two
Tests
and
scored a century in
Perth. Did not quite
make enough runs but
top wicketkeeping.
5
MOEEN ALI
A
miserable
tour. Took just
five wickets and
made a top score
of 40, being dismissed
by Nathan Lyon seven
times out of nine.
2
EXHAUSTED . . . unwell
Root bravely battles
on during the last day
T20 GOLD IS TEST TOO FAR
JUST
another
Ashes
thrashing for England
Down Under?
ENGLAND’S BEST BATTING
AVERAGES THIS SERIES
HOW
THEY RATED
By our cricket writer JOHN ETHERIDGE
Bairstow’s headbutt, to the Lions
player Ben Duckett pouring a
drink over Jimmy Anderson, to
James Vince being dismissed
playing the same shot in virtually
every innings.
But Root has also been sold
short by English cricket bosses,
who no longer value the firstclass red-ball game, pushing
County Championship fixtures to
the margins of the summer —
making it even less likely that
genuinely
fast
bowlers
and
world-class spinners will emerge.
They are even inventing a
new T20 tournament starting in
2020 to supposedly rival the
IPL, composed of made-up
teams with cartoon names.
The ECB are more concerned
with questionable money-making
gimmicks than with winning
back the urn in 2019 — and
even putting up a fight Down
Under four years from now.
England’s attack, with the
exception of 35-year-old Anderson, has been embarrassingly
poor and it will not improve in
overseas
conditions
unless
express pace and quality spinbowling is encouraged at home.
For the good of the game, this
Ashes series needed to be
a classic, yet it
was another onesided affair, like
far too many since
the 2005 epic.
Home advantage
is now far too vital
— a situation worsened by touring
teams not having
sufficient warm-up
time, resulting from
fixture
congestion
caused by worldwide T20 leagues.
So this is not just
another
England
Ashes
thrashing.
Sadly, it feels like the
beginning of the end
for The Ashes itself.
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STUART BROAD
Poor tour. Was
OK in Brisbane
and
Melbourne
but had his worst-ever
Test in Perth. Made a
buccaneering
50
in
Fourth Test.
4
JAKE BALL
England’s
best
bowler in the
warm-ups
but
rolled
his
ankle.
Played in the First
Test, took a wicket and
2
was dropped.
TOM CURRAN
His Test career
will be brief but
can
say
he
bowled Steve Smith
and
would
have
dismissed David Warner
but for a no-ball.
3
MARK STONEMAN
CHRIS WOAKES
Half the bowler
overseas,
took
ten wickets at
49.50 before a side
strain kept him out the
final Test. Disappointed
with the bat, too.
3
JAMES ANDERSON
Tourists’
best
bowler by far —
17 wickets and his
economy rate of 2.11
per over was superb.
England
are
stuffed
when he goes.
7
CRAIG OVERTON
Took six wickets
in two Tests. Will
never be a worldbeater but showed
promise with the ball
and some resolve with
the bat.
5
MASON CRANE
Returned awful
figures of 1-193
in
his
only
innings in Sydney
but showed a decent
temperament. Aged 20,
stick with him.
3
Ethers’ team for 2021
DAN LAWRENCE (Essex); HASEEB HAMEED
(Lancashire); JOE ROOT (Yorkshire, capt);
DAWID MALAN (Middlesex); LIAM LIVINGSTONE
(Lancashire); BEN STOKES (Durham); JONNY
BAIRSTOW (Yorkshire, wkt); CHRIS WOAKES
(Warwickshire); JAMIE OVERTON (Somerset);
MASON CRANE (Hampshire); JOSH TONGUE
(Worcestershire).
5! things we learned
DON’T BE OUT UNTIL 2.30AM: Whatever
happened in Bristol on September 25, we
know one thing for sure — Ben Stokes was out in
the small hours in the middle of a one-dayinternational series. That was a big error. All
players should be sensible and make sure their
actions don’t affect team-mates and management.
$
FIND A FAST BOWLER: England were beaten
by the raw pace of Australia’s bowlers. They
extracted more life from the pitches and intimidated England’s batsmen, especially the tailenders. Somehow, England must find a fast
bowler or two for when they tour Oz in 2021-22.
%
FIND A SPINNER: Graeme Swann has been
England’s best slow bowler of the past 30
years and there is no sign of a replacement. Adil
Rashid has been discarded, Moeen Ali struggles
overseas and Mason Crane took 1-193 on his
debut. It is tough for spinners, with most County
Championship matches played on seaming pitches
in early or late summer.
&
BETTER PREPARATION: England’s practice
amounted to a mish-mash of matches against
a variety of weak Cricket Australia XIs. It was
next to useless. Four years from now, they must
demand a higher quality of opposition leading
up to the First Test.
(
RISE ABOVE THE POMMIE-BASHING: This is
almost a national sport in Australia. Locals
love nothing more than trying to humiliate visitors
from the Mother country. The campaign on TV,
radio and in newspapers is relentless and some
England players became distracted. Just ignore it.
49
50 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2GM
BRIT’S OP IN OZ
DUSTIN JOHNSON
HEATHER WATSON
P
was four inches from
P
beat
Romania’s
a hole-in-one on a par four
Sorana Cirstea 7-5 6-3
as he won the Tournament
of Champions in Hawaii
by eight shots.
World No 1 DJ smashed
a 432-yard drive at the
downwind 12th and said:
“I knew it was on a
good line.”
in the first round of the
Hobart International.
The 25-year-old British No 2 — who lost in
the first round in Brisbane last week — now
faces Aussie wildcard
Jamiee Fourlis tonight.
SPORTS
WIDNES TRAGEDY
WIDNES have been left
stunned after Kato Ottio
died yesterday.
The
Papua
New
Guinea star developed
a
‘sudden
health
issue’ while training in
his homeland.
The
Vikings
had
been expecting the
23-year-old (right) to join
up with them this week
ahead of the new Super
League season.
Despite medics’ best
efforts
the
centre
could not be saved —
leaving
the
rugby
league world in shock.
Widnes boss Denis
Betts said: “It’s just
heartbreaking.
We
saw at the World Cup the
incredible gifts Kato had.”
Marler in dock
TONY PULIS wants
P
to make Fulham’s
Kevin McDonald his first
Middlesbrough signing.
The midfielder, 29, is
rated at £1.5million but
Sheffield Wednesday and
Rangers are also keen.
Murray hip
’nn hope
£1.5m for
Rowett
By GRAHAM HILL
STOKE have been told
it will cost £1.5million
to make Gary Rowett
their new manager.
The Derby boss is
on Stoke’s wanted list
to
replace
Mark
Hughes — but Rams
chiefs say
any bid to
talk to Rowett
(right)
would
be
rejected.
Stoke are
also keen to speak to
Slaven Bilic, but the
ex-West Ham boss is
enjoying a break with
no plans to return
before next season.
ANDY CONFIDENT
HE’LL BE FIT FOR
WIMBLEDON
JOE MARLER may miss the start of the Six
Nations after being cited for smashing
a shoulder into Sale’s TJ Ioane.
The England prop was sent off by
ref Matt Carley on Saturday and a panel
will meet tonight to decide his fate.
Marler (left) could face a six-week ban
and England’s Six Nations defence starts
against Italy on February 4.
OWEN FARRELL beat his Red Rose and
Saracens team-mate Maro Itoje to win
the Rugby Union Writers’ Club star of
2017 award.
BARNSLEY signed
P
Kieffer Moore from
Ipswich for £750,000.
MURRAY TO
WIN A SLAM
IN 2018
The striker, 25, hit
13 goals on loan at
Rotherham earlier this
term and joins Tykes
on a 3½-year deal.
7/2
By DAN KING
ANDY
MURRAY
is
confident of being fit for
Wimbledon after his hip
operation.
No1 TEAM IN SPORT
But the two-time champ admits
he will have to cut the number
of tournaments he contests to
prolong his career.
Nearly six months after hobbling away from his Wimbledon
quarter-final defeat, Murray had
keyhole surgery in Melbourne
yesterday at the hands of hip
expert Dr John O’Donnell.
With months of rehabilitation
ahead of him, Murray is likely
to be outside the world’s top 150
by the time the grass-court
season starts in June.
But the father of two is in the
process of gaining a protected
ranking of No 2, which would
get him into the main draw at
SW19 and at other big events.
Murray posted on Facebook:
“Today I underwent successful
right-hip surgery at St Vincent’s
Hospital in Melbourne.
“I look forward to returning
during the grass-court season. I
will come back from this.”
It was the most positive Murray
has sounded for a long time,
following months of rest and
rehabilitation which failed to
improve the condition of his hip
enough for him to play competitively again.
Murray, who revealed he also
had minor groin surgery the
week before Christmas, told The
Times: “I’m very optimistic — the
surgeon was very happy about
how it went.
“He felt that my hip will be
feeling better than it did a year
IN PRINT
6am: BREAKFAST
Ex-Arsenal star Ray Parlour joins Alan
Brazil, with Ashes winner Marcus
Trescothick among the guests.
4pm: DRIVE
England cricket great Darren Gough
is with Adrian Durham for some
serious debate on your drive home.
7pm: KICK OFF
Mark Saggers hosts live Carabao Cup
semi-final commentary as Bristol City
travel to mighty Manchester City.
SHAMED Samuel Saiz
was hit by a six-match
ban for spitting.
Leeds’ Spanish ace
(below)
did
not
appeal the red card
after he spat at Robbie Willmott during
the shock FA Cup
defeat at Newport.
Saiz, 26,
said:
“I’d
like to sincerely apologise. My
actions are
inexcusable
and I will learn from
this situation and
never repeat it.”
Leeds
confirmed
they are holding an
internal probe.
ago and, obviously, I was still
doing fine a year ago. I was
ranked No 1 in the world.
“Moving forward, I’ll certainly
be playing a reduced schedule
and focus more on trying to win
major events rather than trying
to achieve certain ranking goals.
“I made the quarter-finals at
Wimbledon when I literally
couldn’t walk and was in so
much pain.
“So if I can get myself to 95
per cent of my best, I believe
that’s enough to compete at the
highest level. No question.
“I’m
not
finished
playing
tennis yet. The rest of my body
feels fantastic.”
When times are tough, the
thought of being able to play in
front of elder daughter Sophia,
who turns two next month, will
keep Murray going.
He said: “One of the things
that I would like to do is play
until my eldest daughter is able
to watch me and have a small
understanding of what it is I’ve
done for my living.
“That’s one of the things that’s
motivated me to keep playing.”
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says Saiz
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LEWIS GRABBAN is
P
a £7million target
for Fulham, Bristol City
and Wolves.
Bournemouth want to
sell the striker, 29, after
he asked to cut short
his loan to Sunderland.
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FIRST TEST MATCH (Cape Town): 4th
day of 5 - South Africa 286 (De Villiers 65,
Du Plessis 62; Kumar 4-87) & 130 v India 209
(Pandya 93) & 135 (Philander 6-42). South
Africa bt India by 72 runs.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL
(Australia): 1st Rd: Men - R Berankis (Ltu)
bt A Bolt (Aus) 5-7 7-5 6-4; J Millman (Aus) bt
A Popyrin (Aus) 7-6 6-0; D Medvedev (Rus) bt
P Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-2 6-3; A Mannarino (Fra)
bt E Donskoy (Rus) 5-7 7-5 6-4. Women D Cibulkova (Svk) bt A Sevastova (Lat) 6-3 6-1;
C Giorgi (Ita) bt S Stephens (US) 6-3 6-0;
A Barty (Aus) bt V Cepede Royg (Par) 6-3 6-4;
B Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) bt D Kasatkina
(Rus) 7-5 1-6 6-4; A Kerber (Ger) bt L Safarova
(Cze) 6-7 7-6 6-2; P Kvitova (Cze) bt M LucicBaroni (Cro) 6-1 0-0 ret; K Bertens (Hol) bt
K Ahn (US) 6-2 6-4; C Cartan Bellis (US) bt
M Rybarikova (Svk) 7-6 6-0.
ATP ASB CLASSIC (Auckland, New Zealand):
1st Rd - J Sousa (Por) bt D Young (US) 6-7
6-4 6-2; D Ferrer (Spa) bt Y Wu (Chn) 7-6 6-4;
K Khachanov (Rus) bt Y Sugita (Jpn) 6-1 3-6
6-4; R Bautista (Spa) bt M Venus (NZ) 6-2 6-1;
D Shapovalov (Can) bt R Dutra Silva (Bra) 6-3 6-2.
WTA
HOBART
INTERNATIONAL
(Australia): 1st Rd - M Vondrousova (Cze) bt
N Vikhlyantseva (Rus) 6-4 6-3; L Tsurenko
(Ukr) bt T Babos (Hun) 7-6 6-2; J Fourlis (Aus)
bt N Stojanovic (Ser) 7-5 7-6; D Vekic (Cro)
bt T Maria (Ger) 6-4 6-2; A-L Friedsam (Ger) bt
A Van Uytvanck (Bel) 4-6 7-6 6-4; E Mertens
(Bel) bt K Nara (Jpn) 6-0 6-4; H Watson bt
S Cirstea (Rom) 7-5 6-3; K Flipkens (Bel) bt
Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 5-7 7-5 6-3; A Sabalenka
(Blr) bt E Bouchard (Can) 6-4 6-3; S Zhang
(Chn) bt M Linette (Pol) 7-5 6-3.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
1ST
CARABAO CUP SEMI LEG
GUNDO’S
LOST FOUR
WORDS...
ILKAY GUNDOGAN is desperate to win
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
the ‘Quadruple’ — even though he did
first one is the Carabao Cup and we want
not know what the word meant.
to win it. We had the FA Cup third round
and there is a long way to go in the league.
“In the Champions League there are lot
of contenders as well.
“All competitions are difficult but, if we
are able to play as we did in the last six
months then our chances just increase.”
Lee Johnson’s Robins have won just one
of five since their quarter-final win over
Manchester United. But Gundogan said:
“The
The fact they beat United shows we
must take this game very seriously.”
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are still
going strong in FOUR competitions after
their weekend FA Cup win over Burnley.
Gundogan, 27, who won a double with
Borussia Dortmund and is used to pushing
for glory on three fronts in Germany, was
puzzled when asked about a City Quadruple.
And ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup semi
against Bristol City, he said: “The what? I
didn’t know that word before. I heard it
now for the first time, really, honestly.
“We’re doing well in all competitions. The
BRISTOL C
TO WIN AT
THE ETIHAD
25/1
BUNDLE . . .
Smith is
mobbed
after winner
v United
TOP MAN
Rampant City hold no fears for Smith
By VIKKI ORVICE
Man City v Bristol City
Aguero and Paul Pogba. Even better if
we beat them!”
are probably the best team in Europe, if
not the world, at the moment.
“We’ve a lot of respect for
them,
they
have
an
amazing team and an
amazing manager but
in
football
anything
can happen. No team
is invincible.
“I was gutted when
Kevin De Bruyne got
injured
the
other
week and hopefully
he’ll be involved as I
want to play against
someone like him.
“In years to come I
can tell my kids I
faced
him,
Sergio
ourselves in doing that and we are in a
great position in the Championship.
“So this is a bonus. If we can get to
the final it will be unbelievable.”
The trip will be familiar territory for
Smith, who used to drive past the Etihad
on his journey to train with Oldham.
The midfielder, who started at Norwich
and went on a free to Boundary Park
before heading to Bristol for £350,000 in
2014, maintained that his quarter-final
heroics have not piled up expectations.
Smith added: “That night I didn’t get
much sleep. I have a new baby so I
stayed up feeding him and then we had
a match a few days later, so it was
straight in next day. No celebrations.
“Now we’ve a massive chance for someone to create another special moment.”
The Robins have already eliminated
BRISTOL CITY hero Korey Smith
7.45pm, SS Football &
Watford, Stoke, Crystal Palace and United
hopes to prove nobody is invincible
and Smith added: “Beating four Premier
dreaming
of
a
feat
that
would
shock
— not even the “best team in the football again. Smith, 26, said: “We’re League teams gives us extra confidence.
world”.
“We’ve proved we are a brilliant team
under no illusions. — Manchester City
Smith shocked Jose Mourinho
Manchester United with the 92ndminute winner at Ashton Gate
to send the Championship
Robins into the Carabao
Cup semi-finals.
Their “reward” is the
even more daunting
task of a two-legged
clash with runaway
Premier
League
leaders
Manchester
City, starting at the
Etihad tonight.
But while Smith
(right) and Co need
no reminding of the
scale of the task, the
former Oldham man is
DARTS
BDO LAKESIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Frimley Green): Preliminary Rd M Unterbacher (Ger) bt D Cameron (Can)
3-2; D Day bt C Caldwell (NZ) 3-0. 1st Rd D Noppert (Hol) bt R Edwards 3-0; A Baetens
(Bel) bt S Baker 3-2; D Reynolds bt C Harris
3-1; D Fitton bt J Thompson (Aus) 3-2.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NFL: Wildcard Weekend - New Orleans
Saints 31 Carolina Panthers 26.
TODAY’S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
CARABAO CUP
Semi-Final, 1st Leg
Man City v Bristol City...................
CHECKATRADE TROPHY: 3rd Rd Bury v Fleetwood Town (7.30), Oldham v
Leicester U21 (7.30), Charlton v Oxford Utd,
Portsmouth v Chelsea U21, Luton v Peterborough, Rochdale v Lincoln City, Yeovil v Forest
Green.
and
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Inverness CT v Falkirk.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd FC Halifax v Macclesfield, Spennymoor Town
v Gainsborough.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE AFC Fylde v Chester FC, Dag & Red v Boreham
Wood, Guiseley v Gateshead, Maidstone Utd v
Ebbsfleet Utd.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Chorley v Kidderminster, Nuneaton v Harrogate Town.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Havant & W v Oxford City.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Stratford Town v Hereford FC, St Ives Town v
St Neots Town, Tiverton v Kettering.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Town
v Dorking Wanderers, Folkestone Invicta v
Thurrock, Margate v Needham Market,
Wingate & Finchley v Leiston.
JD WELSH PREMIER - Newtown v Cardiff
Met Uni.
KARANK IT UP
AITOR KARANKA was last
night named new Nottingham
Forest boss and warned:
Now get us promoted!
The Spaniard, 44, will be in
charge for Saturday’s home
clash with Aston Villa after
agreeing a 2½-year deal.
He takes over from axed
Mark Warburton with the club
11 points off the play-offs.
Karanka (right) got Middlesbrough into the Premier
League — and ambitious
City Ground chiefs have
By GRAHAM HILL
Ian
2GM
51
W
Wright
OUR COLUMNISTS ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL
No way fans
back Jose in
Scholes spat
ford — he’d watch in
awe as Scholes would
never misplace a pass
or shot in training.
The ironic thing is
when the United legend
had
a
pop
about
Pogba’s form recently,
the
Frenchman
is
the
Take his latest spat
last person who would
with Antonio Conte.
have
taken
offence.
Ignore the rights and
So for Jose to make
wrongs, the schoolboy
‘he-said, she-said’ public snide comments about
Scholes as a pundit and
slanging match.
If it’s the Manchester being jealous because
United boss slagging of Pogba’s earnings is
off Chelsea’s, there is ridiculous.
United
fans
love
only one side the Old
Trafford supporters will Scholes because he is
one of them — a local
ever take.
They don’t care about guy who wants success
who’s right, morally or as much as them and is
cut
from
the
otherwise.
It’s
same cloth.
about
standing
I
remember
up
for
their
seeing
T-shirts
colours,
their
with Paul’s picclub,
their
ture
and
the
manager
and
slogan “Get Up,
their players.
Go
To
Work,
So to that end,
Play The Game,
Jose will have
Get
Showered,
literally
hunGo Home”.
dreds of millions
That
really
in his corner.
summed him up.
But by turning
I couldn’t even
his guns on Paul JOSE . . . fights
tell you the car
Scholes, as he
he used to drive,
did a few days
but I know it
earlier,
Mouriwon’t have been
nho put himself
a Ferrari or a
on very dodgy
Lambo.
ground.
You’d
never
They always say
see him wearing
you should pick
some flashy outyour
battles
fit
and
think,
wisely. And tak‘You’ve gone a
ing on arguably
bit over the top
THE best loved
there, mate’.
of the Class of
Now
he’s
a
92 is one Jose
Scholes
will lose hands CONTE . . . row pundit,
says it as he sees
down every day
it. And it’s all based on
of the week.
Never mind skating him wanting to see
on thin ice. This was trophies at Old Trafford.
More
than
that,
doing so with a ruckthough, he wants to see it
sack full of bricks.
And believe me, you done the right way —
don’t want your own with flair, style and class.
And when it comes to
fans turning on you.
Scholes is one of the last of those, Jose
those footballing rarities has fallen way, way
who is not just respected short with this outburst.
United have loosened
and admired by followers of his own club, but a few roots but cerpretty much everyone, tainly not pulled up
any trees and, for that,
all over the world.
Zinedine
Zidane, Mourinho has to take
Andres Iniesta, Xavi, his share of the blame.
The one certainty is
Patrick Vieira, Denis
Bergkamp . . . his
fan that, in ten years, they
club is like a who’s will still be wearing
who of footballing gods. shirts with Scholesy’s
Even Paul Pogba is a picture on.
I wouldn’t bank on
member, admitting how
—
when
he
was the same being said
a teenager at Old Traf- about Jose.
PICKING
fights
is
nothing new to Jose
Mourinho — and in
99 per cent of them
he has the world’s
biggest fanbase to
back him up.
Worth his Salt
to Black Cats
By DAVID COVERDALE
warned him that is what
they are expecting.
Chairman Nicholas Randall
said: “The wonderful fans of
this club deserve success
and a Premier League return.
“We believe Aitor will
ensure we can get the job
done on the field of play.
“He is an exceptional
candidate who subscribes
to the vision of the club’s
owners and board.”
CHRIS COLEMAN reckons Jake ClarkeSalter has the “hunger” to help
Sunderland’s Championship survival bid.
The Black Cats are currently bottom
and boss Coleman made the Chelsea
defender, 20, his first signing on a loan
deal until the end of the season.
Coleman said: “Jake is the type of
hungry young player I’ve spoken about.
“He jumped at the chance to come to
this club and show what he can do.
“You don’t play for a club like Chelsea
unless you have tremendous ability.”
52 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
DREAM DRAW
. . . Yeovil boss
Darren Way
2GM
FA CUP 3RD ROUND
By DAVE
KIDD
NONE the wiser, then.
By TONY LITTLE
YEOVIL boss Darren Way
says hosting Manchester
United in the FA Cup is a
dream come true.
The League Two side
pulled out Jose Mourinho’s
giants in last night’s
fourth-round hat.
Glovers boss Way said:
“I couldn’t pick anyone
better to go up against. To
get United is a special
moment for the club.
“I want everyone to
embrace
the
fantastic
challenge. It’s going to be
a magical day.”
Yeovil, the lowest-ranked
club left in the Cup after
their 2-0 win over Bradford, face United for the
second time in three years.
And fellow League Two
side Newport also hit the
Cup jackpot with a home
tie against Tottenham.
The Exiles reached the
fourth round for the first
time since 1979 with a 2-1
win over Leeds.
Manager Michael Flynn
said: “To play against
guys like Harry Kane and
Dele Alli will be amazing
— but I hope they will
rest one or two!
“I imagine the game will
probably be on TV. Financially, hopefully it will be
big for the club.”
Coventry’s reward for
dumping Stoke out 2-1 in
the third round is a trip to
MK Dons.
And Nottingham Forest
— who stunned holders
Arsenal
4-2
—
visit
Championship rivals Hull.
FA CUP
4TH ROUND
DRAW
Liverpool v West Brom
Peterborough v
Fleetwood or Leicester
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Notts County v
Wolves or Swansea
Yeovil v Man United
Carlisle or Sheff Wed v
Stevenage or Reading
Cardiff or Mansfield v
Man City
MK Dons v Coventry
Millwall v Rochdale
Southampton v Watford
Middlesbrough
v Brighton
Bournemouth or Wigan v
Shrewsbury or West Ham
Hull v Nottm Forest
Newport v Tottenham
Norwich or Chelsea v
Newcastle
Sheff Utd v Preston
Ties to be played Jan 26-29
STEPHENS 25; MURRAY 87
KNEESY DOES IT . . .
Glenn Murray sticks
out a leg to nick the
Brighton winner
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
Jose tie
simply
Glovely
BRIGHTON
The first controversial goal to
be awarded in English professional football with the use of a
Video
Assistant
Referee
was
probably awarded correctly.
We are not sure, though. Even
several replays later, nobody was
entirely certain that Glenn Murray’s
87th-minute winner had not been
finished off with his arm.
Crystal Palace players appealed long
and hard to referee Andre Marriner
after the final whistle.
But with replays appearing inconclusive, Marriner’s decision was upheld,
the video official Neil Swarbrick, holed
up in a TV studio near Heathrow,
presumably deciding that there had
been no clear and obvious error.
Either that or Swarbrick had called
out for a Chinese takeaway, cracked
into a four-pack of lager and switched
over to watch Corrie instead.
One thing is for certain — VAR is
not going to end football’s rich history
of post-match debating.
But if the new system is there only
to alleviate absolute howlers then this
was a success. There was no obvious
clanger.
Refs chief Mike Riley had assured
us this would not make decisionmaking 100 per cent perfect and that
is even clearer after this first trial in
a competitive English game.
Perhaps it was deliberate that it was
trialled in a tie featuring two of the
most well-mannered managers in the
game — with the losing boss, Palace’s
Roy Hodgson, even congratulating the
system which ensured his side were
knocked out of the FA Cup.
So the correct decision was probably made but probably not after the
correct process.
It is doubtful whether Swarbrick
had checked every available camera
angle before okaying the winner —
and it seemed like the kind of
borderline decision Marriner ought to
have been told to review on the
camera at the side of the pitch.
But we were spared that late drama
and, in any case, the refereeing establishment were spared a disastrous
launch. There were no grey areas
BIT OF A V
First-night trial shows video referees
when Dale Stephens opened the
scoring or when Bakary Sako netted
a cracking second-half equaliser.
But when Murray bundled over the
line late on — with his knee and,
perhaps, with a hint of an arm — the
system faced its first acid test.
For the first time in the 146 years of
English football, the referee’s decision
was no longer final.
Instead, Swarbrick — sitting in the
warmth of his bunker while Marriner
and the rest of us froze our conkers
off on the South Coast — had been
poised to over-rule him on a goal, a
penalty, a possible red card or a case
of mistaken identity.
Apparently Swarbrick checked back
for such major errors on 11 occasions
last night — although it is hard to
think of anywhere near as many
contestable decisions — and he found
Marriner had got every major decision
correct.
Soon a remote ref will make a
momentous intervention — perhaps
even in the second game of this trial
in tomorrow night’s Chelsea v Arsenal
Carabao Cup semi-final.
Whatever happens, though, you will
not hear much dissent about VAR on
the TV.
All TV companies are in favour of
it because they want TV to become a
key participant in the game, rather
than merely an observer.
And elite referees are in favour
because it means more jobs for elite
referees.
When they are too old to run
around the pitch they can sit and
judge from the comfort of a swivel
chair. Even if the whole trial is a
fiasco — as it had been in last
summer’s Confederations Cup — it will
be imposed before long.
It is a fait accompli — nobody will
dare to try and force the genie back
into the bottle.
This grudge match, between two
clubs who insist on calling it a derby,
despite all geographical evidence to
the contrary, was a strange one on
which to impose guinea-pig status.
Hughton made EIGHT changes to his
Brighton side, while Hodgson made
do with FOUR — as the cynics
suggested Wilf Zaha was rested to
avoid any tumbling controversies.
There were thousands of empty
seats in the home areas of the Amex
stadium and the ‘reward’ of a fourthround trip to Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough was not exactly the tastiest of
carrots. Brighton’s Izzy Brown and
Palace’s Jeff Schlupp both limped off
soon after a crunching early challenge.
Sako had a shot saved by Tim Krul,
then an Andros Townsend shot was
deflected wide by a diving defender,
with Swarbrick assuring Marriner
there had been no handball.
On 25 minutes came the breakthrough, Ezequiel Schelotto cutting
back for Stephens to drill home, beating Wayne Hennessey at his near post.
When Sako cracked his 69th-minute
shot home off the post, Swarbrick
seemed to check he had won the ball
cleanly before giving Marriner the
green light.
Then a late Brighton barrage — Sam
Baldock’s shot crashing against a post,
then Beram Kayal skying a glorious
opportunity. But when Brighton won a
free-kick late on, Solly March delivered, Uwe Hunemeier headed across
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ...............
2GM
53
2 CRYSTAL PALACE 1
SAKO 69
S
MATCH STAT
C PALACE
BRIGHTON
.............44%
56%..............Possession. et ........3/1
6/8........ Shots on/off targ ................1
ts
sho
4................Blocked
............6
10....................Corners.....................9
6...............Fouls conceded..
...1/0
.......
s
card
0/0 ..........Yellow/red
MAN IN THE
MIDDLE . . . ref
Andre Marriner
WE did not find anything out
about VAR on last night’s trial,
other than that all three goals
were fine.
VARCE
Even with Brighton’s winner, I
saw nothing wrong — Murray
moved his arm behind his body
and it came off his knee.
The VAR would have looked at
every angle shown on TV and for
me they got it spot-on.
It first came to our attention in
the game following a weak penalty
appeal early on after an Andros
Townsend shot.
Assistant
Neil
Swarbrick
—
watching on several screens from
a West London studio — would
have been in the ear of referee
Andre Marriner, correctly telling
him there was nothing in it and to
continue play.
Its first use came after Dale
Stephens’ opener for Brighton.
You could see that Marriner was
in communication with Swarbrick,
checking with him that everything
was OK, as per International
Football Association Board protocol.
It was exactly the same for Bakary Sako’s equaliser. Swarbrick
was checking everything throughout and would have been regularly
talking to Marriner — if only to
confirm nothing was wrong.
After a heavy challenge from
James McArthur went unpunished
in the second half, the commentators said VAR should look at it.
But the system will not get
involved in challenges where the
referee has not given a yellow.
McArthur
should
have
been
booked by Marriner but those
incidents are not for VAR.
It is used only for goals, red
TV system
passes its
screen test
cards, penalty decisions and cases
of mistaken identity. Before the
game I was amazed to see the
head of referees Mike Riley use
Dele Alli’s tackle on Kevin de
Bruyne last month as an example
of when VAR can be used.
Alli was shown a yellow by
Craig Pawson but it should have
been red.
Yet Riley was completely wrong
to highlight this case — all it did
was to confuse the issue before the
game had even started!
Under IFAB protocols, you cannot review a yellow card.
Had the challenge gone unpunished, then VAR could have drawn
it to the referee’s attention.
The VAR can tell the official
that he has made a mistake if he
sends a player off for a non-redcard offence.
They can also tell the referee if
they have missed a sending-off
offence.
But it simply cannot be used to
say that a yellow card should have
been a red.
RAGED
AT
REF
won’t stop controversy
goal and Murray — innocent without
having
been
proven
guilty,
was
granted the winner.
After the final whistle, Palace
players surrounded Marriner demanding an explanation but their fury was
misplaced.
Probably, at any rate. Nobody really
knew. We just had a second bloke
guessing this time.
Tweet @davekidd_
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
BRIGHTON: Krul 6, Schelotto 7, Hunemeier 7, Goldson 6, Bong
6, March 7, Stephens 7 (Propper 61, 6), STAR MAN KAYAL 8,
Izquierdo 6, Brown 6 (Baldock 6, 6), Hemed 7 (Murray 81, 7).
Subs not used: Dunk, Skalak, Maenpaa, Rosenior.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Hennessey 6, Fosu-Mensah 6, Kelly 6,
Delaney 6, Schlupp 6 (Souare 13, 6), McArthur 6, Riedewald 6,
Townsend 5 (Kaikai 45, 5), Cabaye 6, Van Aanholt 6, Sako 7.
Subs not used: Speroni, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Lee, Wan-Bissaka.
Booked: Riedewald.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
DALE FORCE . . . Seagulls’
Stephens smashes the opener
From Back Page
assured
that
TV
evidence backed Marriner’s decision that no
offence
had
been
committed.
Hodgson said: “I had
my suspicions about
their winning goal.
“It was fuelled by the
reaction of my keeper
and players who were
close to the incident,
they looked incensed.
“I made a few spiteful comments to the ref
at the final whistle but
that’s just my nature
and I regret them now.
“There is still a
slight suspicion the ball
might have brushed
Murray’s arm but I
think it was a genuine
goal. If my player had
scored like that, I
would be very upset if
it was disallowed.
“There was a pause
after the goal and I
was under the impression
Marriner
was
talking to Neil Swarbrick in the VAR studio.
“Swarbrick has seen
it from a better angle
and it’s not a handball.
“So I have to congratulate the system
and I have no complaints at all.”
The FA was delighted
with the first use of VAR
in a domestic game.
No decisions were
referred by Marriner.
VAR boffins looked at
11 incidents during the
third-round tie, and
agreed with Marriner’s
decision every time.
Match-winner Murray
claimed: “It wasn’t my
arm. The VAR would
have pulled me back if
it was handball. I got
my knee or hip on it.”
Brighton boss Chris
Hughton added: “I am
under the impression
VAR was used on the
goal and they didn’t
see an infringement.
“Having
seen
it
again, it’s clear it
didn’t hit his hand and
there was no decision
to be made.”
To add to Palace’s
woes, Jeffrey Schlupp
injured a knee while
Andros Townsend picked
up an ankle problem.
54 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2GM
HOW FORMER KOP
MEETING . . . Charnley held talks with Beardsley yesterday
Beardsley
From Back Page
his conduct from his own
players.
Beardsley,
56,
met
with
the
club’s
managing director Lee
Charnley and head of
safeguarding Steve Swinyard at St James’ Park
yesterday afternoon, leaving around 3.30pm.
But Newcastle have put
off making a decision on
whether or not to suspend or sack him until
they
have
spoken
to
academy players.
The pressure for the
Premier League club to
act quickly was eased
when last night’s Under23s home match with
Middlesbrough — which
Beardsley was due to
take charge of — was
cancelled because of a
frozen pitch.
But the former England
and Toon striker now
faces the awkward situation of taking training
today
with
youngsters
who have made allegations against him.
Winger
Yasin
Ben
El-Mhanni, 22, made a
complaint after claiming
he had been bullied by
Beardsley. Several of his
team-mates
supported
that allegation — and one
former
player
has
contacted the club about
how
he
was
treated
during his time there.
Other
players
have
accused their coach of
racist abuse, including
Togo-born defender Yannick Aziakonou, 18.
One of the incidents
was
alleged
to
have
happened during a team
trip to the Go Ape
adventure course.
Seeing
two
African
players struggling on a
climbing frame, Beardsley
allegedly
quipped:
“Why are you taking so
long? Your lot should be
good at this.”
Newcastle will speak to
Ben El-Mhanni and other
players before ruling on
Beardsley’s future.
SunSport
understands
Newcastle’s attention was
drawn
to
Beardsley’s
behaviour several weeks
ago and that a safeguarding
representative
has travelled with the
Under-23s
squad
to
matches this season.
Beardsley is in his
second spell as a coach
at St James' Park, returning to the club in 2009
having left three years
earlier.
He was accused of
bullying during his first
spell at Newcastle in
2003 but was cleared of
the claims.
CHEW
Suarez texts let Catalans get
FELL OF A SNUB
MAROUANE FELLAINI has told Jose Mourinho he
wants a fresh challenge — not a new Manchester
United contract.
The Belgian midfielder, 30, is now free to
negotiate with foreign clubs after refusing to
extend a deal that runs out this summer.
Boss Mourinho wants to convince Fellaini to stay
during their training trip to Dubai — though he is
keen to quit over a lack of game time.
United offered him a two-year deal matching his
£120,000-a-week wages but with more incentives.
GOOD CALL . . . grinning Coutinho
looks delighted as he is unveiled to
fans and press at the Nou Camp
Spurs silent
on Kane deal
BARCELONA certainly know
how to put on a show.
Philippe Coutinho, with his
head-turning £145million transfer
fee, was made to feel like the
world’s most-wanted player.
HARRY KANE has NOT held contract talks with
Spurs — and nor is he planning any.
SunSport revealed yesterday how boss Mauricio
Pochettino is warning his club must look after their
star striker and not take him for granted.
It was thought Kane, under contract until 2022, was
on the verge of signing a new deal worth £200,000 a
week. But asked last night if he had been in talks with
Tottenham, he said: “No.”
And on whether there were any planned, he added:
“Not that I know of.”
By PAUL JIGGINS
Kane insisted he is
happy at Tottenham. He “Job done but it was
added: “I’ve always said tough, especially first half.
as long as we keep They defended very well.
progressing, keep getting
“The main thing is that
better and start winning we’re through to the next
trophies, that’s the aim.
round so it was a good
“As long as the club win in the end.
keep doing that then,
“The aim of the game
yeah, I’m happy here.”
is to win trophies.
Kane helped Tottenham
“And with Manchester
book their place in the City running away with
FA Cup fourth round by the Premier League, the
netting twice in their 3-0 FA Cup is a competition
win over AFC Wimble- we’re looking at to do
don on Sunday. He said: that.”
KITTED OUT . . . Barca president Bartomeu and Coutinho
The Nou Camp is his stage now,
with 5,000 or so Barca supporters
clamouring for a glimpse of him in
those famous colours when he was
officially presented yesterday.
Coutinho bleeds red and blue now.
In the dressing room he will be
reunited with his mate Luis Suarez,
the former Liverpool striker who
bombarded him with text messages
and phone calls begging him to make
this move happen.
It worked a treat, as if anybody
ever needed much persuading to join
a club as grand and great as this.
Barcelona, the club and city, have
an irresistible, intoxicating allure.
Coutinho admitted: “This is my
dream. I am really happy to play
with Luis again.
“He even did some house-hunting
for me, he’s a very close friend and
sent me a lot of messages about
By NEIL
ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
Barcelona. We had a good period
together in the Premier League — but
this is probably the greatest club ever.
“I hope to make a contribution to
their history. We talked a lot about
the city and the club.
“It made me even more eager to
come here.”
Barca always get what they want.
That is a great shame for the
Premier League, the brutal reality
after they spirited away another top
player from England.
However we jazz it up as the best
league in the world, no matter how
many bells and whistles there are,
Spain remains the ultimate destiny
for the very best.
Coutinho, with his 40-strong entourage of family and friends following
him around the Nou Camp in Barca
shirts, has joined a long list of
English football’s stellar exports.
Suarez (right), Thierry Henry (both
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their teeth into Coutinho
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Coutinho’s wife
Aine with their
daughter Maria
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TO SCORE ON
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Barca), Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth
Bale, Luka Modric, David Beckham
and Michael Owen (Real Madrid)
have all tried their luck at the two
biggest clubs in the world.
They all wanted to sample a bit of
Spanish glamour.
The
culture,
the
climate,
the
guarantee to go deep into the
Champions League — plus the almost
annual battle between Barca and Real
for La Liga — lures them in.
Once the transfer fee is agreed — in
this instance an eye-watering £145m —
the player’s decision is very, very
straightforward.
Add the, ahem, accidental leak on
the Nike website of Coutinho wearing
Barcelona colours and the process
can really be accelerated.
It was, according to the new Barca
man, an “administrative mistake” —
but it left Liverpool in no doubt that
he was leaving.
Coutinho, who spent a few months
on loan at city rivals Espanyol in
2012, will be a Barcelona player for
the next five years.
Nothing, no matter how much
money Liverpool were willing to
throw at him to remain at Anfield,
could sway him.
Nobody can blame him, especially
when he gets to line up with some of
the greatest names in the game.
He is gone for good, walking away
from Melwood after Jurgen Klopp
made good on a promise to sell him
in the January transfer window.
The Brazilian magician, 25, said:
“The last conversation with the
manager was to thank him. It was
very genuine.
“Liverpool kept their word. They
tried to keep me, they tried to make
me stay but I wanted to play for
Barcelona.
“This is the dream for me, this is
the dream for my wife, this is the
dream for my family. And now it
has happened.”
He has a ticket to football’s
theme park now, looking ahead
to playing with some of the
star attractions when he
recovers
from
his
hamstring injury.
Even with such a hefty
fee, Coutinho knows the
pecking order here in
BARCELONA’S MOST EXPENSIVE
ALL-TIME TRANSFERS
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having him here — tthe
discount was important
and big enough.”
Coutinho, 25, was formally presented as a Barca
player
yesterday
after
completing his move from
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Ju
The Merseysiders turned
down Barca’s summer bids
of £72m, £90m and
£118m but Kop chiefs
denied reports in Spain
they demanded £176m.
Coutinho has signed a
5½-year contract — but
5
must wait for his debut
after being ruled out for
the next three weeks with
a hamstring injury.
Mestre also appeared to
confirm the playmaker
paid £9m — rising to
£11.5m — out of his own
pocket to seal the deal.
He added: “Philippe,
welcome. We know you
have made a personal and
economic effort.”
Coutinho’s fee is second
biggest of all time behind
the £198m Paris SaintGermain paid Barcelona
for Neymar last year.
Yet the £145m will be
topped when PSG turn
Kylian Mbappe’s loan into
a permanent £162m deal
from Monaco this summer.
GUARDIOLA . . . ex-boss
DATE
PLAYER
FROM
FEE
Jan 2018
Aug 2017
Jun 2013
Jul 2014
Jul 2009
PHILIPPE COUTINHO
Ousmane Dembele
Neymar
Luis Suarez
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Liverpool
B Dortmund
Santos
Liverpool
Inter Milan
£145m
£138m
£78m
£75m
£59m
Catalonia. Playing with Messi, Suarez
and Andres Iniesta is “an honour”.
That is just the way it works, no
matter how big the price tag on the
shirt hanging off Coutinho’s tiny
frame yesterday.
He was paraded at the Nou Camp,
pushed from pillar to post as he
conducted an endless sequence of
interviews and photo shoots.
But his face already fits. Barcelona
have flexed their muscles, already
preparing for next season’s assault on
La Liga and the Champions League
with Coutinho somewhere in that
front three.
They pretty much have it
wrapped up in La Liga this
term, nine points clear of
Diego Simeone’s dogs of war
Atletico Madrid and 16 ahead of
bitter rivals Real Madrid.
With Coutinho cup-tied in
the Champions League, he
will have to wait until
next season to really
make an impact. It will
be worth it.
With all those clever
passes that will slow
KLOPP . . . massive deal
up into the grateful feet of Messi and
Suarez, he will add creativity to
Barca’s attack. That is all to come.
But in Coutinho’s past there have
been some influential figures and it
would be remiss to forget the part
Brendan Rodgers played in the superstar’s development.
Celtic boss Rodgers identified the
Samba ace as a special talent when
he was working as a youth-team
coach at Chelsea, storing up the info
before signing him from Inter Milan
during his spell at Liverpool.
Looking back, the £8.5m transfer
fee in 2013 was a snip.
He has been bought for more than
17
times
that
amount
now,
fulfilling his lifetime ambition to
become a Barcelona player.
Coutinho added: “I have thought
about everything — my first goal, my
first win and wearing the Barcelona
jersey for the first time.”
That is likely to be on February 4,
when he makes his debut against
former club Espanyol.
Unquestionably, Coutinho is playing
for the big boys now.
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agent. The Gunners still
feel they can get £35m
and are reluctant to sell
until they have found a
replacement.
But City and Sanchez,
29, are optimistic a deal
can be done in January.
Guardiola’s need for a
new striker has become
more
pressing
since
Gabriel Jesus suffered a
knee injury last month —
with some reports claiming the Brazilian may have
ruptured his cruciate.
Paris Saint-Germain and
Bayern Munich have also
shown interest in Sanchez
but he looks set on a
reunion with his old Barcelona coach Guardiola.
The wrangling over his
fee may not be the only
battle between Arsenal
and City as they go headto-head over the signing
of £25m-rated West Brom
defender Jonny Evans, 30.
Arsenal have shown the
biggest interest and would
throw in Mathieu Debuchy
in part-exchange.
But former Manchester
United defender Evans
would prefer to keep his
family in the North West
and also get Champions
League football with City.
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Sport
PETER SWEAT
By DAVID COVERDALE
PETER BEARDSLEY’S Newcastle
future was shrouded in doubt last
night after a hearing over claims
of racism and bullying.
The Toon Under-23s boss is
being investigated following
multiple complaints about
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Glenn Murray
nets his winner
Roy: I raged at ref but
video proved him right
Brighton......2
Brighton
2 Crystal Palace......1
Palace 1
By MARK IRWIN
ROY HODGSON backed the historic use of
VAR and apologised for giving a mouthful to
referee Andre Marriner.
The Crystal Palace boss (right) and his players were convinced Glenn Murray used his arm
to score Brighton’s 87th-minute FA Cup winner.
But Hodgson changed his mind after being
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PEP CLOSES IN ON ALEXIS
We got
Cou on
cheap
BARCA SHOCK CLAIM
By NEIL ASHTON
GLOATING Barcelona claim they have
signed £145million Philippe Coutinho
on the CHEAP.
Barca’s vice-president Jordi Mestre
revealed Liverpool dropped their asking
price for the Brazilian.
Mestre said: “There was a significant
discount in the cost of the transfer.
“We are not going to discuss numbers
because that would break our agreement
with Liverpool. We were dreaming of
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FORGET
MY
£25M
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
and MIKE McGRATH
ALEXIS SANCHEZ is ready
to waive a whopping
£25million signing-on fee
to join Manchester City
this month.
Etihad boss Pep Guardiola
looks set to bid for Arsenal’s
wantaway Chilean superstar.
And much of City’s opening offer would have gone in
Sanchez’s pocket had they
waited until the summer —
when he will be a free
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Sanchez wants to seal City move
now, even if it costs him a fortune
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