I spent a couple of hours at work catching up with some classified work, after which I went round the market with my camera, using my new lens.
The X-Factor, as usual, had to feature a true-life tragedy sob-story. Towards the end, a man came on stage with a tear in his eye, and Dermot O’Dreary began to narrate his tragic tale over a VT clip of lip-trembling relatives kneeling to pray in front of Simon Cowell’s trailer..
It would appear that contestant had developed an Afro so huge that it had begun to affect his spine. Nothing, it seems, could save him apart from a public audition and a decent haircut.
There was a man whose brother had died as well, but his tragedy wasn’t half so interesting.