ITV screen grab
ITV screen grab

I’VE been a regular customer of this local chippie for 35 years.

So Ant McPartlin’s Chiswick story on last night’s (Saturday Feb 14) The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV was of particular interest.

Telling of a past Valentine’s Night romantic surprise for his wife, Strictly make-up supremo Lisa Armstrong.

Taking her to Chris’s Fish Bar in Turnham Green Terrace rather than Michelin-starred La Trompette in nearby Devonshire Road.

Simon Cowell flanked by Ant and Dec at today's press conference

SIMON Cowell was his usual polite self at this afternoon’s launch for one of ITV’s biggest events of 2011.

Thanking us for taking the time to turn up, and revealing that he still worries no-one will.

There was no chance of that, even though the invites to the London event only went out some 24 hours before.

Piers, Amanda and Simon
YOU can rest easy. Britain has still got talent.

There was no repeat of last year’s dramatic SuBo moment at today’s London launch for series four of Britain’s Got Talent.

When 12 months ago a cinema full of cynical media folk suddenly fell silent before a few tears were shed.

No hankies were required this morning, although it was a close run thing.