Tuesday 17 October 2017

It's a dirty job . . .

TV presenter Kate Humble has revealed she did not wash for three weeks while filming a new BBC documentary.

The former 'Springwatch' and 'Volcano Live' star (44) lived with shepherds in the remote mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan for the BBC2 programme. "I slept in a yurt with eight men for three weeks and didn't remove a stitch of clothing, or wash anything, the whole time I was there," said Humble.

A BELGIAN tour operator is offering "sick notes" to families wanting to take their children on holiday before the end of the school term, in a tongue-in-cheek campaign that has drawn strong criticism from education authorities.

"We are handing out free sick notes for the last week of June as we believe families should be able to go on holiday for the lowest possible price," tour operator Neckermann said.

QUO HIT 100 MILESTONE

Rock veterans Status Quo are celebrating a new milestone as they released their 100th single.

New track 'Bula Bula Quo' pushes them into three figures almost 46 years after their debut release 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men'. The group also released a new album Bula Quo yesterday.

Lead singer Francis Rossi said: "One hundred singles seems incredible even to me, and I recorded them all."

JANE TO DIVORCE WIFE

'Glee' star Jane Lynch is divorcing her wife of three years. Lynch (52) married Dr Lara Embry (44) in 2010 in Massachusetts. She said that splitting up was "a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another".

KILLER HEELS CHARGE

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel has told police she was trying to protect herself.

Ana Lilia Trujillo (44) has been charged with murder after the death of an unnamed 59-year-old man in Houston, Texas. Police found the man's body on the floor with several stab wounds to the head.

HILLARY STARTS TWEETING

FORMER US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Twitter, describing herself as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon". The former First Lady sent her first tweet yesterday as @HillaryClinton.

In it, she thanked the creators of the online parodies called "Texts from Hillary" and said: "I'll take it from here." She added the hashtag #tweetsfromhillary. After three hours, she had 100,000 followers.

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