1. Ballroom dancer and budding TV presenter Anton Du Beke is banking on ex-News of the World Editor Phil Hall's PHA Media to boost his personal PR.

The Strictly Come Dancing star said: 'I have admired the professional and sensitive way PHA Media has handled press and PR for other clients'. Sensitive and professional are not the first words to spring to mind about Du Beke's racially insensitive slip-up last year.

But after handling John Terry and Fred 'the shred' Goodwin, he should be a foxtrot in the park for Hall.

2. Golin Harris whisked its London staff off for a weekend away in Nice, but the trip was nearly 'ruined' by the ash cloud almost stranding them in the South of France. You can tell by their worried faces how desperate they were to get back to work.

3. The Children's Society ensured the Monday opening of its garden at the Chelsea Flower show was, er, pukka by roping in fleshy-lipped school-dinner crusader Jamie Oliver to cook some pizzas. Fortunately no stray supermarket carrier bags blew in to spoil the vista.

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