Big Brother's media handlers Henry's House have been taken on to
promote the follow-up to hit TV show Popstars.
Aspiring solo artists will slug it out in the provisionally-titled 'Pop
Idols', produced by the infamous 'Nasty' Nigel Lythgoe. Diary
respectfully suggests that to ensure client satisfaction they protect
Lythgoe from the sort of embarrassment he endured when he guested on
another HH-promoted show, The Big Breakfast, on 28 June.
After Lythgoe's interview, surprise guest Darius (the infamous reject
from the show) was wheeled out, to be greeted with hearty handshakes and
However, when the cameras stopped rolling the two edged uncomfortably
away from each other, shoegazed, and did little to dispel the impression
that they are none too fond of each other.
'It came as a genuine surprise to all of us, Nigel included', our HH
source confided. 'I don't know if his expression was born of terror or