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The presenter said she recognised details of the supposed ‘fake’, bought for just £400 from her work on a programme about the 17th century master

Fiona Bruce collects Rear Of The Year trophy

Newsreader Fiona Bruce today found her bottom to be her crowning glory as she was named Rear Of The Year - and admitted she had already become the butt of jokes.

Philip Norman: Forty things that really irritate me

The sight of zealous traffic wardens swarming on streets where no police officer is ever seen

Last Night's Television: Who Needs Fathers?, BBC2<br />Canoe Man, BBC4

Fondly looking at video footage of his four sons, Alex voiced a commonplace of parental fondness. "They make it all worthwhile," he murmured. "All the shit, all the crap." The irony in this case being that without his boys, Alex's portion of shit and crap would be a fraction of what it is. Alex and his partner, Juliette, couldn't bring themselves to stay together for the sake of their children but – for the sake of the children – they can't now make a clean break either. And that's where the crap bubbles up from – the septic fissure in their own cracked relationship. They provided one half of a sharply contrasted pair of case studies in Who Needs Fathers?, the first of a series about broken homes, and they conspicuously weren't the ones you'd have filed under the "How To" heading.

Deborah Ross: After 'Antiques Roadshow', does Fiona Bruce go off to play netball or to have dirty sex? Or both?

If you ask me, the best response to Piers Morgan's "Top 100 Celebrities" as devised by him in the bath and as recently published in the Mail on Sunday has to be our own list of top celebrities, as devised by me not just while in the bath, but also while drying off, as I am one of those people who likes to go the extra mile. So here, in no particular order except the one I've put them in, are my top five celebrities for now and until I next take a bath, which will probably be on Tuesday:

Pet Of The Week: The Papillon

Crimewatch appeal over building site remains

A murder mystery sparked after a woman's remains were found on a building site is to appear on Crimewatch tonight.

BBC pays &#163;229m a year in salaries for stars

The BBC spent £54m on its top-earning stars but their salaries accounted for just 1.6 per cent of the £3.6bn annual licence fee income, according to figures released yesterday.

Overlooked dinner plate breaks Antiques Roadshow record

A dinner plate taken along to the Antiques Roadshow as an after-thought has turned out to be a £100,000 record-breaker.

TV appeal over sex attack on pregnant woman

A sex attack on a heavily-pregnant woman after raiders threatened to shoot both her and her boyfriend will be featured on BBC's Crimewatch tonight.

The cameras turn on crime show host in murder probe

Presenter accused of ordering five killings so his programme's reporters could be first on the scene.

A life of crime: Nick Ross is taking it to the streets to find out why we break the law

Nick Ross was the face of 'Crimewatch' for 23 years before being replaced by a younger model. But now, after a two-year televisual hiatus, he's back in his element &ndash; only this time he's chasing down the root causes of criminality rather than the criminals themselves

Peter Lawrence: 'Claudia, if you read this, say you're safe'

A 35-year-old chef went missing in March. There have been no sightings, no new leads. How does her family cope with not knowing what happened? Jonathan Owen meets Peter Lawrence

Claudia search officers take 40 calls

The detective leading the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence said he had received 40 calls following a television appeal for information about the chef's relationships "of complexity and mystery".

Man charged over first appeal on &lsquo;Crimewatch&rsquo;

Police have charged a 50-year-old man with the murder of teenager Colette Aram, the hairdresseer whose case was the very first appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch TV programme.

WI fights back over 'fat ankle' jibe

"Antiques Roadshow" does not usually generate protest. But that changed in September, when the BBC show's art critic, Rupert Maas, quipped that a lady in a portrait had a "Shropshire ankle". Now he is being forced to face the women whose lower legs he dismissed.

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