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Newsnight presenter ends show with Thriller dance

Newsnight's reputation for being a serious political programme could be under threat after presenter Kirsty Wark ended the show by dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Performers from the Tiffany Theatre College gave their rendition of the famous dance alongside the presenter.

Newsnight also added to the spooky theme by changing their editor's name from Ian Katz to Ian Batz in the credits.

The BBC programme recently hit the headlines after comedian Russell Brand admitted to Jeremy Paxman that he had never voted, leading to criticism from a Tory MP and actor Robert Webb.

Spurs defender plays Halloween prank on teammates

A Tottenham Hotspur player decided to play a Halloween prank on his teammates by dressing up as the Grim Reaper and jumping out on them.

Players including Andros Townsend, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermian Defoe were brought into a Spurs TV interview room, which was decorated with spooky paraphernalia.

The camera crew and interviewer left the room only for Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, wearing a scary mask, to shock them.

Walker, who declared in the video "I'm always on the front line of banter", left some players so scared that they fell to the floor shouting out expletives.

However, defender Jan Vertonghen lived up to his reputation as a tough player by not even flinching when the England international played the prank on him.

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White House gets ghostly Halloween transformation

Presidential dogs Sunny and Bo are depicted as trick-or-treaters in decorations ahead of a children's reception on the South Lawn Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Jack-o'-lanterns and other Halloween decorations are displayed ahead of a children's Halloween reception in the White House Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Halloween decorations fill the lawn of the White House. Credit: Reuters
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