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Former X Factor panelist Dannii Minogue is returning to British TV screens as a judge on Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model.

TELEVISION : Delilah, I just couldn't take any more

IT MUST have cost a mint. TV companies from all over the world got together and co-produced it. Rai Uno (Italy), Turner Broadcasting (USA), France 2, BSkyB, ARD (Germany), Czech TV and NCRV (Vietnam? Papua New Guinea?) chipped in. And all got a piece of the action of The Bible: Samson and Delilah (Sky, Wednesday & Thursday). The Czechs got the leading man, the Germans provided the cameras, the Yanks wrote the script, the Papuans flew over the extras - and we contributed Elizabeth Hurley.

Oestrogen on the rampage

In the week it was decided that the Loin King would not be appearing on the nation's advertising hoardings, Panorama (BBC1, Mon) reported on the growing phenomenon of violent women. One wife, who spends two weeks out of every four as if demonically possessed by her own menstrual cycle, took it out on the furniture. "We got through three-piece suites like nobody's business," explained her besieged husband, who doubtless used the sofa as a defensive rampart. One woman scorned Bobbited her boyfriend with a Stanley knife: they showed you the photo of the reconstituted member, just in case your mind's eye was unable to call up the relevant image of mutilation. Another avenger drizzled molten candle wax over her husband's middle regions. Again, to jump-start those with stalled imaginations, a reconstruction depicted the phallic candles succumbing to the blade.

Girls just wanna have fun - fighting and mugging

Tomorrow's `Panorama' reveals an alarming rise in female rates of violence, reports Su Pennington


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guess who's coming to dinner ... and what it will cost you

Can't afford pounds 100,000 for supper with the PM? Never mind. Why not ask Sam Fox (more fun than Mr Major) for pounds 10,000 - or a Gladiator for pounds 1,500? Hester Lacey on the price of a name

A different way of seeing

Don't look now - Nic Roeg is making films again. But why, wonders Nick Hasted

Farewell, my fragrant hostess

As Lisa Leeson takes to the air, Jim White mourns the loss of glamour among her colleagues

Bomb 'a terror warning'

The latest bomb to explode in London - the fifth device to be planted in the capital since the end of the ceasefire - was a "warning shot" by the IRA, police and security sources believe.


The only blonds having fun these days are blokes. So, argues Emma Forre st, pour away the peroxide, girls, and show your natural colours There are blondes who have all the components of a classic brunette. Whatever colour her hair is this week, Madonna always seems like a true brunette

Flexible friends

OUT THERE 'We both like curvy women, with breasts and hips,' says Robin. 'That's why we are foremost in cleavage management'

By George, you can't beat all this lovely murder

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold

You win some, you lose some: ups and downs of 1995

1995: how was it for you? Celebrities and news-makers look back over a year which has had its moments of triumph and disaster for us all


IS this it then? The ad Hugh Grant so gallantly promoted? The commercial which earned Liz Hurley her million?

Clueless in Selfridges

She hasn't got a walk-in wardrobe. She has to borrow her dad's mobile. But she sure can shop. Anna Maxted meets Britain's label babes

Liz Hurley prepares for a Catholic retreat

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