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Adele presents the Top 10 Showbiz Fingers Ever

by | 23rd, February 2012

ADELE’S Top Ten Showbiz Fingers. Following new on THAT finger Adele waved at the Brit awards, we’ve trawled the archives for more showbiz fingers:

10. Katie Price

In 2002, Katie Price was treated for cancer on her finger. Some said it was the residing place for her talent and when it was cut out her dreams of being a Hollywood great died.

9. Liz Taylor

Multi-married Taylor was really into her fingers. Liz was married eight times, meaning that all her fingers got a ring each. Much debate raged over whether thumbs counted as fingers. Liz said ‘no’, and her marriages to Michael Jackson and JFK were called off.

8. Matthew Corbett / Harry Corbett

Give a man a finger and he will work for a day. Stick a puppet on that finger and a legend is born. The Corbett family have been inserting their family finger into Sooty for deacades, creating warmth and laughter wherever they go.

7. Paul Ross and Dr Chris Steel

This Morning stars Steel and Ross starred in a live rectal examination. Steel provided the finger and  Ross the hole. Their act has been described as “Sooty for the YouTube generation”.

6. Alan Sugar

Lord Sugar, formerly Sir Alan, has made the pointy finger his own. First showcased on TV’s The Apprentice. The ‘You’re Fired’ Finger has been immortalised in bronze, an aftershave for him, soap, the Amstrad e-Sex toy and emailer, electric nose pickers and more. In 208, Microsoft were forced to deny that their cursor pointer was based on Lord Sugar’s finger.

5. Galileo

The finger the middle digit from Galileo’s right hand is mounted on a marble base and encased in a crystal jar. It’s on display at Florence’s Museum of the History of Science. The finger was removed when the astronomer’s body when it was exhumed from his unconsecrated grave and transferred to a mausoleum in a Florentine church in 1737. It is believed to bring good luck to anyone who wears it. Although not Galileo, obviously.

4. ET

ET was the man from space who could phone home.

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