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EastEnders stars were in the news: Sean Maguire, who plays Aidan, first for being punched by a stranger who hated his screen character and, more happily, for being voted third 'sexiest dude alive' in a teen magazine; also occupying tabloid space was Mike Reid, who plays Frank Butcher, for having a comedy show in Norfolk cancelled when only 29 tickets were sold.

Elsewhere, Holmfirth, setting for Last of the Summer Wine, hit the news after hordes descended on the hamlet in search of magic mushrooms; Rolf Harris's new album was rejected by his record company for sounding like a karaoke record; and Vic Reeves grew out his dyed black hair so that his brown locks would match his daughter's.