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Viewers prefer TV to partner

More than one in 10 telly addicts would rather give up their partner than their TV, a new survey has found.

Over half admitted watching television was an integral part of their lives.

A fifth reached for the remote control first thing in the morning and 15pc left the TV on overnight.

According to the study, 29pc admitted they had the TV on for company, with 37pc leaving it on for up to four hours each day.

Around 42pc said they watched TV as a way to relax after a stressful day.

Thai film wins Palme d'Or

Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's film, about a dying man's journey of discovery, beat entries from British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach to the coveted prize.

French actress Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress award for her role in Certified Copy, her second collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami, while Spanish actor Javier Bardem shared the Best Actor prize with Elio Germano of Italy.

Danielle feels over the moon

Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope pledged today to be an "imaginative, creative and fresh" Dorothy with "a lot of determination" as she prepared to begin rehearsals for her dream stage role.

The actress (18) was thrilled to be handed the ruby slippers first made famous by Judy Garland after being crowned the winner of BBC1's popular talent show.

"It's just incredible, my feet haven't touched the ground. With a few early nights in my pyjamas I might come back down to earth. Everything has moved so fast," she said.