There was more bad news for GMTV when Lis Howell, director of programmes, left the breakfast television station. The 'F-factor', which has hardly been out of the tabloids and had previously stood for 'fanciability', suddenly stood for 'Fired', except for in the Sun, where the 'E-factor' was created, 'E' standing, of course, for 'elbow'. Elsewhere in the much-covered world of breakfast TV, The Big Breakfast's Chris Evans made headlines with the news that he is to host a three-hour Saturday morning show on Virgin Radio, and Paula Yates (also Big Breakfast) choked on her cornflakes when John Altman (EastEnders bad boy Nick Cotton) pulled out a toy gun on her.
Other headlines news: the star of the Renault Clio advertisements hasn't passed her driving test and Baroness Thatcher is Noel Edmonds' ideal gunge-tank victim.
(Photograph omitted)Reuse content