Arts and Entertainment Matthew Wright and Joey Essex during the Bushtucker Trial

Chat show host Matthew Wright ended up empty-handed despite forcing down a five-course meal of jungle critters and exotic animals in tonight's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!.

Spare us the virginal and untouched

Running around in a bikini on a beach in front of a film crew is nice. Taking your top off is not, especially if a glamour photographer happens to be present to record the event. That was the lesson learned by Miss UK, 18-year-old Nicola Willoughby, when she was almost barred from last night's Miss World contest after topless photographs of her appeared in a tabloid newspaper. Don't get me wrong: Ms Willoughby wasn't upset on her own behalf, but because of the effect that her exclusion might have on you and me. "I'm so glad to have been given the chance to represent my country," she gushed. "I'm a patriot and I think this is an important thing to do."

Column: Miss World is back, aged 49, frazzled and tired

THE LIGHTS were purple and the music was loud as out came most of the 94 contestants for this year's Miss World competition to face the press.

Film - also showing: Even worse than a fate worse than death

The General's Daughter (18)

East Timor Crisis: Storm greets Miss America's loosening morals

INNOCENCE AND beauty ain't what they used to be, at least in the rhinestone and glitter world of the Miss America pageant. First, they let the swimsuits get more revealing. Then they let a contestant through even though she had lied about her college education.

Musical: Did anyone mention Lewinsky?

OF THEE I SING BRIDEWELL THEATRE LONDON

Kennedy is open to new Labour deal

CHARLES KENNEDY leaves the door open today to a new deal with Tony Blair over closer co-operation with the Government before the next general election if he wins the Liberal Democrat leadership contest.

Dawn of the politics-free election

On Thursday afternoon, I took a break from canvassing in the European elections to look round a disused steel works in South Yorkshire. The interior was dark and cavernous, like a cathedral, but with hooks and pulleys still suspended from the ceiling. Giant pieces of machinery stood silent, under a settled layer of dust. The only sounds came from the far end of the building, where men in hard hats had begun converting it into a community project. Round the corner, in a suite of modern offices, a solitary visitor watched a video of a steel mill in action. It seemed to have as little connection with the present as South Yorkshire has, on the face of it, with Strasbourg or Brussels.

The American Psychological Society annual conference: Why beauty queens give birth to girls

WOMEN WITH high testosterone levels are more likely to give birth to boys rather than girls, the conference was told. A study of barristers, solicitors and women who had been in beauty contests showed that barristers were more likely to give birth to boys and beauty contestants were more likely to have a girl.
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The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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