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More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.

Why Are They Famous ? - Gloria Hunniford

Main Claim: Middle-of-the-road empress of blarney. Like a blonde Terry Wogan, Gloria's brand of smoothly polished populism has secured her a steady niche in soft broadcasting. A way with a dazzling smile, a smooth phrase, and a housewife-pleasing genius for light entertainment make her the consummate professional. Now Gloria has married at the ripe old age of 58-but-you'd-never-guess-it, wedding some millionaire crimper fellow. Gloria surprised us all by arriving in a horse-drawn carriage. James Galway played Danny Boy, and Cliff Richard read the lesson. You get the picture, readers. "I feel wonderful, absolutely on top on the world," said Gloria. New husband: "I found a woman with beauty, brains and a soul."

Arts: Nice acting, shame about the interview

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Sticky end as revellers emerge from the swamp

THE MUD BATH also known as the Glastonbury Festival drew to a close last night with thousands facing a tortuous escape back to civilisation.

HOW WE MET: JAMES HERBERT AND GORDON GILTRAP

Brought up in the East End of London, James Herbert (near right), 55, is one of Britain's most successful thriller writers, with a score of bestsellers to his name, including The Rats, The Fog, and most recently 48. He writes at his home in West Sussex, where he lives with his wife. The guitarist-composer Gordon Giltrap, 50, is one of guitar music's most durable and individual talents. Though he never joined a band, he had hits throughout the Sixties and Seventies, is responsible for several of TV's most recognisable theme tunes (including the BBC's Holiday and ITV's Wish You Were Here), and recently had a major part in Sir Cliff Richard's musical, Heathcliff. A Londoner by birth, he now lives near Solihull

Oh, we creative types talk such sense

Craig Charles shouting a poem while heading a ball was truly a genuine cultural experience

Classical Music: Mae ball

Vanessa-Mae Coiston Hall, Bristol

Diana concert on pay TV

THE TRIBUTE concert for Diana, Princess of Wales is to be broadcast on pay-per-view television.

The wild and weird world of Eurovision

Ronnie Carroll, who finished fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest in both 1962 and 1963, has been promoting the 'Yes' campaign in Northern Ireland, as part of the Rainbow Dream party.

Theatre: Get it off!

Dave Simpson's hen-night comedy may succeed in pulling in the girls but, says Paul Taylor, it's still four pouches short of `The Full Monty'

Tribute concert for Diana

Tribute concert for Diana

The sound of swinging 78s

The voice of Norwich is Keith Skues, and John Peel is his biggest fan. Anthony Clavane takes a trip into Partridgeland

TV Review: Michael Bracewell's profile of Oscar Wilde

"All art is quite useless". This is a bold epigraph for an arts programme and it was slapped down like a gauntlet at the beginning of Michael Bracewell's profile of Oscar Wilde for Omnibus - a carefully unrespectable work of commemoration.

Ritz Music Group looks to buy rival

Ritz Music Group, the record company controlled by former dance hall bouncer Mick "the Grip" Clerkin, is in talks to buy Grapevine, a more sophisticated London-based rival label that also specialises in top- selling Irish recording artists.

Bunhill: Not my generation

A wave of depression engulfs Bunhill Towers.

Bring Back: Rockabilly quiffs

Check out Ewan McGregor's quiff on the front of The Face this month. Think Morrissey meets Kernicky in Grease.
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