Biggins a bit smaller

At last that publicity-seeking society stomper Christopher Biggins has begun to do something about his Bunterish 16-1/2  stone. With pop people Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry, Kim Wilde and Rick Parfitt he has just lost a few pounds in a 24-hour celebrity fast in aid of African drought victims.

Bachelor Biggins, former host of Surprise Surprse, has lost none of that tiresome eccentricity which so boosted his career. The owner of 60 pairs of exotic spectacles, every time he orders a new suit he sends swatch of material to his Manchester oculist for an exact match in glasses.