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Britain's scariest mother-in-law?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:32 UK time, Tuesday, 21 October 2008

"My mother in law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we're having a change. We're going to let her in" deadpanned Les Dawson.

But now, as Gyles Brandreth found out, the image of the traditional mother-in-law has changed.

Luisa Dillner (author of The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law : A Celebration) told Gyles that nowadays, the mother-in-law is a valued and much loved family member whose contribution is cherished and appreciated by grateful offspring.

She says we should look beyond the stereotype of the mother-in-law and appreciate that they come in many different varieties, from loveable and loyal to lonely, ferocious and scheming.

So, ok, a lot of mother-in-laws don't live up to the stereotype... but if you have one who does then we want to know.

Who is Britain's scariest mother in law? Maybe you'd like to nominate yourself? Tell us why you're so scary and you could get a mention on The One Show.

Click here to send in your scary mother-in-law photo (rolling pin optional).

Please leave your first name and location on your blog comment, if you'd like to be mentioned on The One Show programme.


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