Sally Bercow signs tabloid deal after reality TV foray

Sally Bercow, the wife of the Commons Speaker John Bercow, has signed up as a columnist for the Daily Star Sunday following her reality television debut, prompting further howls of contempt from Mr Bercow's parliamentary colleagues.

The 41-year-old, who on Friday became the first contestant to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, has hit back at rumours of a divorce, insisting her marriage is "as solid as a rock", despite her husband's misgivings over her involvement.

Mrs Bercow, who has three children, said she was keen to take part in other television shows, but admitted her appearance had caused "the biggest fight" of her marriage.