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Helen Fielding research suggests woman should be 'horrible' to be lucky in love

Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding's research suggests women should try being "really horrible" to become lucky in love, the Mail on Sunday reports.

The woman behind the famous singleton revealed she set up fake profiles on dating websites at an event in Los Angeles where she was speaking about her latest book Mad About The Boy

Helen Fielding also admitted to meeting up with one man she met online through her fake profiles.

As part of her research, she created an account featuring a photograph of a woman in a sensible jumper who loved to read and cook, and a separate account for a woman called 'SuperLuckyB**h' who had a glamorous photograph.

Fielding is quoted as saying: "I had SuperLuckyB**h who was glamorous but really horrible and it said on her profile, 'You'd be lucky to get a date with me', and the other woman was really nice and sweet.

"Well, I bet you can guess who was the most popular....SuperLuckyB**ch got all the replies".


Jones's Diary printers 'have a Bridget moment'

The publisher of Bridget Jones's Diary has confirmed to ITV News that readers got an "accidental preview" of David Jason's autobiography in some copies of the latest Helen Fielding novel.

Vintage Publishing said its printers had "had a Bridget moment", although it stopped short of labelling them plonkers:

The printers have had a Bridget moment. A printing error has been detected in some of the very early copies of Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy.

Copies printed on one day have given readers an accidental preview of David Jason's autobiography.

We are taking steps to remove these copies from sale and will be replacing misprinted stock as soon as possible.

– Vintage Publishing statement