Will Millie follow in the steps of Ellie?

Clive Smith says he would not like to arm wrestle athlete Caster Semenya 		Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

CLIVE SMITH: English pigs? Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

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There’s a bit of a dilemma for me and many other Smiths fans with the news that the track, Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want is being used on the John Lewis Christmas advert.

Is it a case of ‘Never Knowingly Under Sold-Out’? It’s not actually the original, but a reworking by 29-year-old Amelia Warner who goes under the name of Slow Moving Millie.

The moniker has been given to her by friends who believe her assault on the musical scene has been less than frantic!

If you remember, last year the John Lewis ad spawned a huge hit for Ellie Goulding and her reworking of Elton John’s Your Song.

A group of Italian Guns ‘n’ Roses fans have launched an online campaign in a bid to force the original members of the band to reunite for next year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Meanwhile, Lady GaGa made that show stopping appearance on The X Factor. Well, she didn’t actually stop the show. You have to work at the BT Tower to be able to do that. Thousands of people complained about the delay to the start of Saturday’s show. Many said it simply wasn’t long enough.

To be fair, you knew something was wrong when there wasn’t an ad break after five minutes! Lou Reed and Metallica have an album out together, which has been labelled the worst of all time. As unlikely musical combinations go, can you imagine any stranger? Let’s think up the strangest musical combos that haven’t happened yet, which would probably bring out albums worse than the Metallica/Lou Reed one. Here are mine.

Limp Bizkit and The Nolans

Daniel O’Donnell and The Chemical Brothers

The Wombles and Iggy Pop

Megadeth and Dame Vera Lynn

Singer Katherine Jenkins is shocked and gutted after a Poppy broach worth £25,000 was stolen from her handbag. She’s in shock? I’m in shock! £25,000 for a Poppy?! if you’ve got that much spare cash, buy a paper one and let the rest of the money go to wounded soldiers.

Finally, this week, I had a great time hosting the Guide Awards at the Kings Theatre in Southsea on Monday night – and even ended up dancing with my shoes on my hands, on stage with Huw Olesker and The Barebackers. You had to be there to understand why, but you can see the video of me and the band in action above.

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