20p THE Sun n Tuesday, January 9, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk 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 2 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM 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. MONDAY 08/01 SUJIKO 4 4 ABERDEEN ABERDEEN TODAY: Grey and damp for most, with hill fog and patchy drizzle. Drier and brighter in north-west EDINBURGH EDINBURGH BELFAST NEWCASTLE Scotland. Patchy rain in the South BELFAST NEWCASTLE West later on. Moderate winds. 3 3 TONIGHT: Cloudy, with drizzle or LEEDS 6 LEEDS 6 LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER mist for much of the night. Patchy rain will push into western parts. DUBLIN MANCHESTER DUBLIN 5 NORWICH 5 OUTLOOK: Tomorrow, rain will BIRMINGHAM NORWICH BIRMINGHAM clear 4 4 to leave bright or sunny spells 4 6 CARDIFF in England and Wales. Mist and fog 4 CARDIFF 6 will develop quickly after dusk. BRISTOL 9 On Thursday, rain could affect 5 LONDON BRISTOL 9 PLYMOUTH 9 5 LONDON western areas. Otherwise, it will be PLYMOUTH 9 SOUTHAMPTON a dry day with some sunshine, SOUTHAMPTON cloudiest across southern and central Britain. GLASGOW 3GLASGOW 3 WED 6˚WED 6˚ To play Sujiko, enter the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total in each circle is equal to the sum of TUESDAY 09/01 the four surrounding squares. 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”. CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS THE Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. 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Toby Young email: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Manchester office on: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 2GM 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 email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org l SUNDAY 5.55PM Comedown . . after defeat 9 10 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Sun 1GM 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 ............... 1GM 11 GOLDEN GLOBES SPECIAL: WINFREY’S LIFETIME GONG OPRAH’S SPEECH Ewan’s two loves praise For too long, we have not been heard Thank Ew all . . . McGregor 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 “ is Sidney Poitier.” I had never seen a black history: The winner man being celebrated like that. In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMil Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that le award at the there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woma n to be given this same award. It is an honour to share the evenin also with the incredible men and women who g with them and have made my journey to this stage possible. I’m especially proud of all the women who have felt strong enough to share their personal stories. But it’s not just a story affecting the entert ainme nt industry. So I want to express gratitude to all the women years of abuse because they, like my mothewho have endured r, had childre n to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. And there’s someone else: Recy Taylor. In was a young mother walking home from a 1944, Recy Taylor Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abduc church service in ted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the road. persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, The men were never birthday. For too long, women have not beenjust shy of her 98th speak the truth to the power of those men. heard if they dare But I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing thattheir time is up. her truth goes marching on. It's here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man who chooses to listen. So I want all the girls watching to know that 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 has to say “Me too” again. 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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. email@example.com BLACK DRESS PROTEST PAGES 12 & 13 12 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2GM 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. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 2GM 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. 13 14 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM WE’VE PUT £2M IN YOUR POCKETS Jamie is using his Sun Savers cash to treat his kids to some toys after good school reports. Now that’s what we call character building. JAMIE TREVOR, 49 from Lincoln GET £5 FREE CASH TURN TO PAGE 20 FOR TODAY’S CODE CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR GET THE APP & COLLECT 28 CODES 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM EAMONN HOLMES OBE . . . se 15 Ally Ross onTV firstname.lastname@example.org 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! lllll 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. lllll 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. lllll 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. l lookalikes 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. lllll 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! lllll 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.” l 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. lllll 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. lllll 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? 16 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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. 1GM 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.” email@example.com 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org 17 18 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM 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. bi Email: email@example.com bit Joanne LADY GAGA’s most World Tour is the et for tick in-demand ale res February, says Her UK site StubHub. off in jaunt kicks January Birmingham on selling 31, with seats NDRICK faster than KE Tour. LAMAR’s Damn S CLUB SELLING HOW TO LISTEN 1. Follow spotify.com/bizarrejukebox 2. Search for Bizarre Jukebox on Spotify 3. Scan the code above with your phone THERE are loads of tunes out this week – 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. Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, 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. £650 bi bit BRITS’ Critics Award winner Choice JORJA SMITH has she was muggrevealed ed the weekend. The over tipped West Mid hotly warned on Inss singer tagram: “Whoever robbed me on these street receive karma.” s will l Little Mix match Spice Girls’ record of eight UK platinum singles BBC’s Sound Of 2018 poll l 2017 was highest-grossing year ever for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre I’ve just launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones 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 bi bit an PINK will cap nths by incredible 12 monational the out belting year’s anthem at this game Super Bowl. The ruary Feb takes place on BER4 and JUSTIN TIM m in the LAKE will perfor He has w. sho me f-ti hal ow. a tough act to foll IT’LL BE 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. l Paris Hilton wants Kim Kardashian at her wedding l Pale Waves placed fifth on UK box office l Lindsay Lohan asks Twitter fan to help get her a role in Batgirl film 19 Tuesday January 9, 9 2018 20 ............... Tuesday, 1GM Edited by JANE HAMILTON READER TIP DOM McQUE from Edinburgh says: “Look out for supermarket offers giving big discounts on your first online shop. You can save up to 30 per cent, which is a huge save.” l SEND your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is used. Please include your name and town. DESIGNER DOUBLE MINI SAVE ADD some celebrity style to your gyms workouts. 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Sun reader KERIS JACKSON, right, snapped up two free tickets for Chessington with The Sun last year, enjoying a break with partner Andrew Bridge and four-year-old daughter Taylor — and they will do the same again next month. Keris, from Manchester, says: “We had a brilliant time — and on the way home enjoyed an added bonus. “I’d been feeling queasy and thought it was from the rides. But when it hadn’t shifted by the time we were driving home, Andrew stopped at a shop to buy a pregnancy tester. “We’d been trying for a brother or sister for Taylor so when the result came up positive we were thrilled.” They will now return to the Surrey theme park as a family of four. Keris adds: “Taylor was only three last year so could not go on any of the big, scary rides but she fell in love with Tiny Truckers. “She sat on a mini JCB as it went round and round a track and we struggled to get her off it. 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See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 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.” Ruff copy . . Minnie, scan email@example.com HOW TO LISTEN: DOWNLOAD THE APP MANCHESTER CITY V BRISTOL CITY Carabao Cup Semi-Final coverage from 7pm 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • Mobile • talkSPORT.com 21 22 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM IT’S T’S S HOLS HOL S FROM Join — the quickest YOUR favourite bargain breaks are back – with new locations, more dates and extra availability. Choose from 326 parks in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Croatia, in dates from next month until November 2018. 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This year there are lots more free tickets to Merlin attractions, such as Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers Resort, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and Thorpe Park Resort – and exclusively with Sun Savers you can pick the dates you want to go. Below is what is coming up . . . WIN £50k +++PLUS+++ WIN A JAN DREAM CARAVAN FEB MAR 2 FREE APR TICKETS MAY 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS TODAY’S CODE IS ON PAGE 20 JUN 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS 23 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 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 26 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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 Healthy . . stretch 1GM 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.” Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 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”. 27 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. firstname.lastname@example.org in cap 1917 Corb’s Len 28 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM STILL TO COME IN DAILY Sun Plane fog pair killed THE New M&S plus-size collection is a big winner PAGES 36 & 37 CITY Sun Brooke’s fitness regime is working out very icely Sales are revving up for Jaguar Land Rover PAGE 33 PAGE 43 ++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 34 l Puzzles – Page 41 l Letters and Mystic Meg – Page 39 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 WEDDING PLANS . . . Emma with a picture fiancé Erskine ERS LOVE LETT le’s . . . the coup ce corresponden I’m serv ..and see what they allow. I’m m st ing for a dress though.” There will be no honeym ym prison rules in D ev mean they will nev summate the relation on Emma admits: s: “We have that intimacy imacy i ways. We have lette ette detail more intimate e the relationship.” She visited Erski ki November and has anot ot h w planned this month eldest daughter. e Emma says: “She ustin excited to visit Justin take her to one off th n m and I will go on for the second. k, jus “My ex, Mark, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... REVEALS HER BIZARRE ROMANCE HUG . . . Emma and Erskine get close on one of her prison trips ARREST . . . Erskine’s mugshot PILL HUNT ENDS IN SLAYING SMITTEN . . . one of Emma’s rings marrying marr a killer vin life in a US jail ving d my 3 kids love it till lookl 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 her my own mind. He didn’t want to wi influence me at all, so I did a bit is i so of research myself first. n. I will “He was sentenced to ‘natural’ the th visits life without the possibility of my m own parole. It was appealed but without much luck. He was only 18 when st wants w it happened. When you’re young moon moo and Delaware Dela ver connship. ns e try t to in other o ers that t sides s of you make decisions you perhaps 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: The Best Bits 5.30 PL Greatest Games 6.00 Best PL Goals: 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? FREE with un Sun Severy Sun Sun Saturday THE 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! 31 JOIN MORE HAPPY LIKE THESE SUN READERS THE QUICKEST WAY TO BOOK IS THROUGH Join today at sunsavers.co.uk or download the FREE app. Subject to availability. T&C’s apply, for details see thesun.co.uk/holidays. Collect in paper 06/01/2018 - 30/01/2018. Based on four sharing. START COLLECTING TODAY THE 32 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 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. 33 Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Email: email@example.com 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 l 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. l 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. l Anna Friel starts filming ITV gender drama Butterfly l Animaniacs to get Hulu remake DIGITAL RADIO • APP VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK dear ar deidre dei 34 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs 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 topic4today SOME of us seem to fall for the wrong type of partner again and again. Often, it is because our upbringing hasn’t led us to believe we deserve someone special. My e-leaflet Finding The Right Partner For You can help you turn this round. Email the address below for a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 deidre’s photo casebook FOR SON 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. EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial OH JOSH, HOW SWEET! OF COURSE I’LL MARRY YOU, I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPIER 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, Freepost, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre 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. I’M answering your problem calls live on ITV’s This Morning today from 10.30. Call 08000 304 044. l Tuesday, January 9,, 2018 ............... 1GM DAILY HAS the new year got you on your fitness A-game? Get the most out of each and every workout by treating your skin to some body-boosting delights, too. The high street is full of clever formulas that will help reduce cellulite and those stubborn bingo wings. Here, SOPHIE BRONSTEIN picks the best buys. STICKING POINT . . . Rebecca at the height of her addiction, left, and today ! $ % & ( ) Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT MUM CHALKED UP 10-A-DAY HABIT WHEN PREGNANT GET MORE FROM YOUR WORKOUTS GET LEGGY: Vigorous workouts can wreak havoc on your legs, causing dryness and water retention. Scrub your sins away with Legology Exfo-Lite Stimulating Salts For Legs (£42 for five treatments, legology.co.uk). Made with Himalayan pink salt, it will stimulate your lymph nodes for deep drainage of fluids caused by exercise. SHIFT CELLULITE: It’s time to get to work on that orange peel skin and for us, there’s no better product than Nip+Fab’s Cellulite Fix (£18.25, nipandfab.com). It is packed with caffeine and forskolin that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve skin texture and tone. BLITZ THAT BELLY: Still got a wobbly tum, despite all those situps? Bliss Fatgirlsixpack Tummy-Toning Gel (£35, feelunique.com) contains six ingredients that get to work on increasing firmness around your stomach area. Use this religiously for three months and those abs could make their appearance well before bikini season. BANISH BINGO WINGS: If your upper arms have always caused you grief, reach for the Dr Ceuticals Firm & Sculpt Arm Gel (£16.99, boots.com). Its antioxidant ingredients help tone saggy skin brought on by ageing and weight loss. GET WAISTED: If you’re finally starting to see glimpses of a sculpted bod after what seems like a lifetime of wine and cheeseboards (thanks, Crimbo), apply Mio Skincare Get Waisted Body Cream (£35, mioskincare.co.uk) once a day for 30 days. It firms and tightens and has even been proven to cause inch-loss. BRUSH UP: Did you know the body can shed up to ONE POUND of waste through the skin every day by brushing? Use the Elemis Skin Brush (£21, elemis.com) in an upwards motion across your entire body after every shower to stimulate lymph flow and eliminate toxins. It also increases blood flow, meaning your post-workout glow will last all day. 35 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.” Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 36 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM 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. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 37 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 38 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM letters 1GM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... @ 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 TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply 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 YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. Claim details are on your card. 74 32 54 14 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 email, fax, write or comment online 80 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 We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk 77 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. 89 87 37 69 Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo 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. 39 40 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM puzzles Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 1GM 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) 16 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) 20 21 22 4 Largest Greek island (5) 6 Get log chopped up to make a wooden button (6) 5 Alas! (3,2,2) 7 Fools point to judge (6) 6 Wooden button (6) 23 12 City has nothing for ladies’ man (5) 7 Appraise (6) 13 Stand and relax by back of wall (5) 12 Ladies’ man (5) 15 Increase gains a wicked hearing (7) 24 13 Artist’s stand (5) 16 Cut out duty (6) 15 Augmentation (7) 17 Supposition on the old railway (6) 16 Customs duty (6) 25 18 Consented to a deadly sin (6) 17 Supposition (6) 19 Settled in street surrounded by poverty (6) 18 Assented (to) (6) 21 Some stimulus, type that’ll make you 19 Built a home (birds) (6) 26 vigorous (5) 21 Healthy and strong (5) 22 A birdie? No, better! (5) 22 Bird of prey (5) Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. C A 5 3 6 4 7 4 2 8 8 7 9 6 1 7 6 2 3 7 9 2 2 3 3 5 5 7 6 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). Service Provider: Spoke, W1B 2AG THE NAME GAME TODAY’S TOUGHIE CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING I EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify a singer/songwriter: 3&2 7 4&6 5 1&8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Former England footballer turned pundit who rode in a horse race at Ascot last November Canadian Prime Minister Justin, son of a former Prime Minister Former England fast bowler who took 8 for 43 in the famous 1981 Ashes test at Headingley (ﬁrst two letters of surname) Biblical character who was murdered by his brother Cain Actor who played New York detective Theo Kojak on TV L G I Yesterday: Actress JENNIFER GARNER (Nigel Farage, David Renwick, (Byron) Nelson, Indira Gandhi, Ed Asner, Edward Jenner, Ruth Rendell). Another Name Game in The Sun tomorrow. If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 500. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 23 14 24 1 A I F 2 N S M SEE how many words of four or more letters you can “dial” using the one at the centre in each word. You can make at least one word using all of them. Don’t use the letters more than once in any word. No proper names or plurals. 5/6 of this ÷11 Squared +13 1/2 of this 11 +8 23 3 24 2 19 23 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 K V O H Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. ® 2 3 2 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 4 1 4 3 2 Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 37. EXCELLENT: 33. GOOD: 25. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 21. YESTERDAY: Antsy, easily, easy, eyas, gaiety, gaily, gently, inlay, laity, laying, lays, litany, lying, nastily, nasty, neatly, sagely, saintly, salty, sanely, sanity, saying, singly, slay, slaying, stagy, stay, staying, stingy, stye, style, styling, tangy, tansy, tingly, tiny, tying, yang, yeast, yeti. Nine-letter word: Teasingly. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. x2 -8 BEGINNER ANSWER BEGINNER ANSWER ADVANCED 23 2 30% 50% 211 x6 +397 x4 +578 of this +975 of this +302 x4 109 -78 +67 +1/2 of this 19 15 BEGINNER ANSWER x5 8 21 1 1/2 INTERMEDIATE 2 14 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. 53 +13 23 4 24 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH BEGINNER 21 20 2 3 For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. 2 O 11 THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 4 is the letter A, write A in all the squares with a 4. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow. YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Jade, Sore, Equip, Rough, Tee, Catty, Water, After, Blitz, Ell, Moose, Onion, Very, Edge. DOWN: Adult, Empty, Shrew, Roust, Exclaim, Horizon,Tie, Ail, Trove, Reedy, Bloke, Icing. 3 SUNDIAL E 14 Example S E T 3 17 12 21 26 21 23 13 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. B O O T S E H R K 8 22 S E T C H P A Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 8 21 24 25 16 11 14 90% +88 75% +81 of this of this 5 4 2 5 3 3 1 3 1 5 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 4 6 1 2 8 7 9 3 5 2 9 7 3 1 5 8 6 4 5 8 3 9 4 6 7 1 2 7 5 2 8 3 1 6 4 9 6 1 8 4 7 9 2 5 3 3 4 9 6 5 2 1 7 8 9 2 4 1 6 3 5 8 7 1 3 5 7 2 8 4 9 6 8 7 6 5 9 4 3 2 1 Toughie 6 8 4 1 7 2 5 3 9 7 1 9 3 5 4 8 6 2 5 2 3 9 6 8 7 1 4 3 6 1 7 4 9 2 5 8 2 9 5 6 8 1 4 7 3 8 4 7 2 3 5 6 9 1 9 3 6 8 2 7 1 4 5 1 5 8 4 9 6 3 2 7 4 7 2 5 1 3 9 8 6 Two-Speed Crossword ACROSS: 1 R-ed wine 5 Hare-m 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 DOWN: 1 Recedes 2 D-well 3 Insignia 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) Today’s Solutions Suguru 7 1 8 8 5 3 7 8 9 7 1 6 4 4 3 1 2 1 8 4 5 9 2 9 4 N L 7 17 22 11 6 9 1 of this NUMBERCRUNCH: 46, 357, 7,496 I 11 18 17 Brainbuster STRETCH YOUR LEGS IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO R E 11 21 22 8 Wordsearch N G B K 23 5 1 3 1 2 I V M V R A E 4 8 T 2 13 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 20 21 3 4 5 4 5 9 L mountaineering in the grid. Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 11 24 21 5 24 2 1 2 3 1 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 23 10 11 SUGURU C R A M P O N 23 21 4 3 4 5 4 TODAY’S TEASER 1 17 15 Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU WORDSEARCH Find seven words associated with 15 22 1 2 1 2 3 7 N K G I S A E 6 O B L E T P S 5 P G A A O H I 4 M N C R O C K 3 A I I V B T R 2 WORD WORKOUT Two sets of clues but the answers are the same R T E M L E H 1 PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 538 middle 674 bottom 921 C L R V N S E Cryptic clues Find the familiar phrase, name or saying in the letters or symbols. Solution below. IT TAKES TAKES TANGO TANGO We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 41 42 ............... 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Prices are based on the lowest available interior stateroom. Flights based on London. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full terms & conditions apply. Prices are correct at the time of going to print. Credit card charge 2.5%. American Express 4%. Debit Card 0%. Holiday provided by Cruise 1st ABTA L7369 ATOL 6777 CITY C 1GM Sun THE FTSE 100 FELL 27.71 TO 7696.51 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.” Edited by TRACEY BOLES 43 Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: email@example.com £1 BUYS €1.13, US$1.36. BRENT CRUDE $67.62 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- Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 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.” LAND ROVER THE MOON 6ve2hi1cl,1es 0sold9 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. 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Standard phone charges. *Book by 14 Feb 2018 quoting code JANSH8. Price shown includes discount. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Tarots Chats Book your advertising 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/ advertise 1GM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 45 46 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1GM GO ONLINE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SPORT/HORSERACING DONCASTER 11.55 GOING: SOFT (INSPECTION 7AM) SKY BET RACING CASH OUT NOVICES’ CHASE (Cl 4); value to the winner £4,614; 2m 3f. (3 runners) 1 6-311F4 SAM RED 31 (T) D Skelton 7-11-10 ....................................... H Skelton l99 2 2112-36 MOUNT MEWS 38 J M Jefferson 7-10-12................................ B Hughes 98 3 7P55PP3 SUSSEX ROAD 9 (P) A Sadik 8-10-12....................................... D Crosse 70 BETTING: 1-3 Mount Mews, 9-4 Sam Red, 100 Sussex Road WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 3 2017: Querry Horse 5-10-4 J Sherwood 11-2 (O Sherwood), 6 ran. FORM threaten, 6th of 7 (btn 3 /2l) to High SAM RED (11-2) 7-1 rear, weakened Bridge (11-3) (Newbury 2m Listed before last, 4th of 8 (btn 12l) to Holly hcap hdle (1) £28,475 good to soft). Bush Henry (10-5) (Sandown 2m 7f hcap hdle (2) £12,512 good to soft). SUSSEX ROAD (11-0) 28-1 tailed off, last of 3 to Le Rocher (11-6) (WarMOUNT MEWS (11-10) 4-1 chased wick 2m nov chs (4) £5,848 heavy). leaders, kept on run-in, not pace to 1 SKY BET BEST ODDS GUARANTEED MAIDEN HURDLE (DIV 1) (5); winner £3,119; 2m 5f. (9 runners) 12.25 1 022-FP AARON LAD 22 Dr R Newland 7-11-6 ...................................... H Skelton 93 2 1/19-4 BLACK OP 39 T R George 7-11-6............................................. N Fehily l99 3 COISA BLANCO Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-6 ............................ Mr J J O’Neill (7) — 4 4721-3 COLONIAL DREAMS 43 (BF) N Henderson 6-11-6 ... Nico De Boinville 97 5 06P-P DESTINY’S STAR 96 Jonjo O’Neill 6-11-6 ............................. K Moore (3) — 6 FAWSLEY SPIRIT (BH) B Pauling 5-11-6..................................... D Jacob — 7 11/15- FIRST DRIFT 437 B Case 7-11-6.................................. Max Kendrick (7) 90 8 5/05 KATARA BAY 18 (HH) B Leavy 7-11-6.................................... A P Cawley — 9 P QUASI 38 T Vaughan 6-11-6 .......................................................... A Johns — BETTING: Evens Black Op, 3 Colonial Dreams, 6 Aaron Lad, 7 Fawsley Spirit WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Lough Derg Farmer 5-11-6 J McGrath 5-2 (N Henderson), 11 ran. 12.55 SKY BET BEST ODDS GUARANTEED MAIDEN HURDLE (DIV 2) (5); winner £3,119; 2m 5f. (9 runners) 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 . . . AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING 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 2 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (6) (1) (5) (9) (7) (3) (8) (4) (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 47 GOING: STANDARD 4 5 6 7 8 (7) (2) (4) (8) (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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (9) (8) (4) (6) (3) (1) (5) (2) (7) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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 1-1 2-0 1-4 0-0 0-3 3-1 0-1 1-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 3-3 5-0 0-0 5-2 2-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 1 X X 1 1 X 1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 1-1 2-1 ------1-2 1-0 ----- 2-0 0-0 --2-3 2-1 ----- 1-1 ----3-0 0-0 0-0 --- 3-0 0-2 ----3-2 3-4 --- 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 0-1 1-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 2-0 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 ------- --0-4 2-2 --------4-1 2-0 ----- --1-1 3-1 ------2-1 2-1 0-0 ----- 1-3 1-2 --1-1 1-1 ----1-1 ----2-1 19 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 X 1 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 --- 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 0-0 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 0-2 2-1 0-3 3-0 1-4 1-0 0-5 2-0 3-1... 0-1... 1-1... 0-0... 1-0... 2-1... 0-2... 2-1... 4-3... 4-0... 1-0... 1-2... Cambridge Utd v Mansfield.............. Carlisle v Crewe................................... Cheltenham v Accrington Stanley .. Chesterfield v Luton ........................... Crawley Town v Barnet...................... Exeter v Coventry ................................ Grimsby v Newport County .............. Lincoln City v Notts County.............. Morecambe v Stevenage .................. Port Vale v Yeovil................................. Swindon v Forest Green ................... Wycombe v Colchester ..................... 0-1 3-2 0-0 2-2 1-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-0 4-0 1-2 0-1 0-4 0-1 2-0 1-2 1-2 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-0 1-2 1-1 2-1 0-0 3-2 2-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 0-5 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-4 3-0 0-2 1-0 0-2 1-2 3-1 0-3 4-0 2-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 4-3 2-1 0-0 X 1 1 2 1 1 X X 1 1 1 1 1-1 2-1 1-0 0-3 1-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 3-2 2-0 2-1 --2-1 1-2 ------------------- 3-1 --2-1 ----------0-0 4-1 ----- 1-1 ------0-3 ------1-4 ------- 43 44 45 46 47 0-1 0-2 1-1 1-0 1-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 4-1 1-2 0-0 2-5 4-0 0-2 2-3 1-4 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-1... 0-1... 2-0... 1-1... 1-1... Brechin v Livingston ........................... Dumbarton v St Mirren ...................... Dunfermline v Dundee Utd ............... Inverness CT v Queen of South ...... Morton v Falkirk ................................... 0-3 2-1 0-2 1-2 4-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 3-0 3-0 1-2 0-2 2-5 0-0 1-4 2-3 2-0 3-2 0-0 1-1 1-1 6-1 0-1 2-0 2 2 1 X 1 1-2 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-0 --------1-1 ----------- --- 0-2 2-1 2-2 --- 1-1 --- --0-1 2-2 DIAMOND: Bernardo Silva to net in City win, 13/10 Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: Aguero to score first, 12/5 with Sun Bets. LONGSHOT: Man City to win 5-1, 16/1 with Sun Bets. 1-1... Arbroath v Queen’s Park ................... 3-0 2-0 3-2 0-3 2-2 2-3... East Fife v Alloa ................................... 2-0 0-4 0-2 2-1 0-2 1 2 2-1 1-2 ----- 1-1 --- 0-1 ----- 0-0 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP SKY BET LEAGUE ONE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO 1-3 0-2 3-0 --1-1 --1-0 --0-2 ----0-2 LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE 48 1-4 49 3-1 2-1 6-1 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-4 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 ing the obituary of the Aussies sprayed cham n for a aign that Anderson said: “We’ve knowgoing to This was the Ashes camp dog of are alia Austr never woke up. The sick the ram- few weeks that I guess seeing them lift the urn but England was no match for machine. tough to watch. paging, confident Australian and out- do it in person is d well enough and ayed outpl were “We’ve not playe nd Engla and I do think it’s ration win. prepa to ing, they deserved thought. Their plann Australia been closer than 4-0. We’ve been on selection were inferior and ss. the games, at succe all 4-0 not if their s, ved in game thoroughly deser 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 advan that even once to nail down their moments, dump half the players, en. There But it is not going to happthe backAustralia won all the big and that to ns, ring sessio t be some tinke the match-defining tandard migh staff but head coach Trevor Bayliss makes England not only sub-s air Cook, ally weak. room with their skill but also ment party for and senior players such as Alast survive. Root held a first birthday so maybe Stuart Broad and Anderson will some of ng der eveni shoul ay must Sund One guy who son Alfie on then. e was not even here. he picked up the gastro bug 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 But 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 ............... 1GM in association with PAINFUL INQUEST Money 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. Tweet @davekidd_ 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.” Tweet @DanKing_1974 DON’T miss SunSport’s Carabao Cup special as we bring you all the thrills and spills from the Etihad — and preview Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal. ON AIR I’m sorry says Saiz ONLINE thesun.co.uk/sport CARABAO CUP LIVE Join us from 7pm for our live blog from the Etihad as Bristol City dream of Wembley when they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup. SUPER BOWL CHALLENGE Sign up to the Super Bowl Challenge and win great prizes. Make your picks for remaining NFL play-off games at superbowlchallenge.co.uk. 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. SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES FOOTBALL EMIRATES FA CUP Third Round BRIGHTON (1) 2 C PALACE Stephens 25 Sako 69 Murray 87 Att: 14,507 (0) 1 BOSTIK PREMIER - Kingstonian 4 Enfield Town 1. CRICKET 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 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ............... 2GM 55 ACE HELPED SEAL DEAL BARCA their teeth into Coutinho NOU KID ON BLOCK . . . ace Coutinho’s wife Aine with their daughter Maria COUTINHO TO SCORE ON BARCA DEBUT 6/4 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 Cheap From Back Page 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. Tweet @neilashton_ £25m From Back Page 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. 56 ............... Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2GM Sun VAR AND PEACE thesun.co.uk/sport 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 Turn to Page 54 VIDEO STAR . . . 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 Turn to Page 53 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 Turn to Page 55 y(7HA3A7*MQSTMM( |||+z!$' 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 Turn to Page 55 Sanchez wants to seal City move now, even if it costs him a fortune © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. 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