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Bench used in Bottom opening credits to be replaced

A memorial bench for comedian Rik Mayall will be unveiled in Hammersmith today, on the spot featured in the opening credits of Bottom. Mayall died in June at the age of 56. Rik had said in an interview that he was disappointed when he found the bench had been removed and replaced with a pelican crossing. Read that interview here


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Cheryl switches on Oxford Street Christmas lights

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry during the switch on for this year's Oxford Street Christmas lights. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini got into the festive spirit as she switched on the Christmas lights on London's Oxford Street

The X Factor judge - who looks set to claim her fifth number one single with I Don't Care on Sunday - was joined by chart-topping group Rixton and singer Jess Glynne at the event, hosted by the street's John Lewis store.

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini during the switch on for this year's Oxford Street Christmas lights. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Thousands gathered to help count down to the moment when she hit the button, turning on a display featuring 750,000 lower-energy LED bulbs, strung along the length of the famous London street.


Embarrassing u-turn for Rita Ora as the singer deletes tweet to promote new song

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time. But Rita Ora is probably wishing she hadn't bothered promoting her new single on Twitter.

The singer said she would release her new single on Monday - but only if she got 100,000 retweets.

That should be pretty easy for a woman with close to 4 million followers.

But no. The singer from West London only managed around 2,000 retweets. So she deleted it.

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