LORD SUTCH, Monster Raving Loony Party: Put some used tea bags in the deep- freeze; take them out in the morning and place one over each eye and a few across the forehead and cover your head with a towel for about 20 minutes. You might end up feeling like the monkeys in the advert but it's worth it - it helps like mad.

MARY QUANT: A large bottle of Perrier on the night and a large glass of champagne for breakfast.

EGON RONAY: When I was in my twenties, we used to go to all-night parties and drink a cocktail called 'White Lady', a combination of pure gin, Cointreau and freshly-pressed lemon juice. It was extremely misleading - it tasted very alcoholic but the lemon counteracted any hangover.

EM SLATER, theatre director: I have another drink; a pint of light lager, regardless of what I've drunk the night before.

DONALD TRELFORD, former editor, The Observer: I read in Kingsley Amis somewhere that the best cure was sex, but since I don't suffer from hangovers I have never put it to the test.

IRINA BRADLEY, Russian interpreter: There is a special Russian remedy, called rassol - salt, water and cucumber juice. Here you can buy a jar of pickled cucumbers and drink the liquid they're preserved in. Of course, the other popular cure in Russia is to pour yourself a glass of vodka the next morning and start again.

KEITH FLOYD, author of Floyd on Hangovers: Take two handfuls of crushed ice, add a glass of beef consomme, the juice of one lemon, a splash of Worcester sauce, a teaspoon of hot horseradish sauce, a generous shot of vodka, a dash of Tabasco sauce and the yolk of one fresh egg. Top with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

ALEXANDRA FROOMBERG, freelance publisher: I'm lucky. I don't get hangovers, I just feel drunk the next day. It's quite delightful actually.

DR HILARY JONES, TV doctor: Put half a pint of milk in the blender, add one banana, three tablespoons of honey, three tablespoons of double cream, whisk the whole lot up and swallow with two Paracetamol or Nurofen. This corrects the dehydration and low blood sugar, lines the stomach and replaces potassium.

MICHAEL ASPEL, chat show host: A pint of Fernet Branca would take care of anybody. It is a mysterious Italian herbal remedy which has the effect of Popeye's spinach.

MR BLOBBY, via scriptwriter RICHARD HOLLIS, BBC: I don't drink much because if I did I would be worried about talking in an incomprehensible language and falling over a lot. The only things I do drink are an occasional pink champagne and sometimes a Blobby Mary.

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