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12:42 UK time, Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Just in time, to rescue us from the doom and gloom of global financial turmoil* and news of high unemployment, the papers turn their attention to the sunshine-filled Australian rainforest. Yes, it's that annual moment of suspense we've all been waiting for, second only surely to the Oscar envelope-opening, (and maybe Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice etc... ). It's the unveiling of this year's "celebrities" who are heading into the jungle.

This year's line up contains someone for all the Fleet Street-reading family. The more mature household favourites Esther Rantzen and Martina Navratilova for those at the Telegraph and Daily Mail, Dani Behr and a couple of Wags, (plus Simon Webbe and Joe Swash for the girls) for the cheeky red tops, Robert Kilroy-Silk and Brian Paddick for the more politically-minded.

The question is will the Daily Express be cheering the former columnist of its Sunday sister, Robert Kilroy-Silk to win the contest?

Talking prizes, hard-hitting article of the day must go to the Mail's House of Twinsor, which uses several pictures of Charles and Camilla dressed in similar outfits (usually of a tartan/tweed variety) to prove that they're "turning into each other"... Enough said.

* Exception to this rule is the Independent which is obviously far too woeful about the recession, with a dedicated special report, to concern itself with such frivolity.

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