'His contribution cannot be underestimated'

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Thus, on Tuesday, Matthew Bannister, 'the Fat Controller' of Radio 1, paid tribute to Chris Evans. He might have meant to say that his contribution was enormous - "cannot be exaggerated", or he might have meant what his words actually meant - his contribution was zero. A slip or a truth? We should be told. And if it was a slip, was it Freudian or Mrs Malaprop? Les Dawson said his mother-in-law's gravestone carried the tribute "gone but not forgiven".

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The quality of the champagne for the best entry cannot be underestimated