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Sex Appeal

by | 8th, September 2004

”ARE sexual images in children’s media to blame for under-age sex?’

Are sexual images responsible for selling newspapers?

If you think the answer is a) yes, b) definitely or c) hanging is too good for them, then the Daily Mail would like to hear from you.

You don’t have to answer immediately – while you’re thinking about it, perhaps you should peruse the scantily-clad young actresses who graced Monday’s nights TV Quick awards.

Never one to spurn sexual images in the name of selling papers, the Mail doles out awards over two pages to the various arrivals at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

Jennifer Ellison, for instance, wins an award for ‘Most Up-Front Performance’ – for giving the Mail the chance to print a picture of her breasts two days in a row.

Emmerdale’s Lucy Pargeter wins Worst Breasts In A Lead Role, with the judges commenting that she looked ‘like a secretary on a night out’.

Casualty’s Sarah Manners walks away with the Worst Breasts In A Supporting Role award for her ‘arty-tary’ ensemble.

And Coronation Street’s Tina O’Brien wins Worst Breasts In An Unsupporting Role for her appearance sans bra.

Wind the clock on 24 hours to yet another awards ceremony, this time GQ Magazine’s Men Of The Year awards, and once again it’s the frocks – and those who wear them – that steal the show.

The Sun blames model Heidi Klum, pop babe Rachel Stevens and telly hosts Cat Deeley and Tess Daly for ambushing the London bash, which is meant to celebrate male achievement.

And they must have done a very good job because the Mirror can barely see past 31-year-old Heidi’s vintage Chanel dress to tell us who else was there.

Pop newcomer Natasha Bedingfield apparently looked trendy in a tight-fitting top and long skirt, Charlotte Church wore black and, says the Star, Victoria Silvstedt wore not very much at all.

What the men were wearing, what men were there, indeed whether there were any men there – history does not relate.

Although, with Chris Moyles winning Radio Personality, we understand why the papers are trying to keep the whole thing quiet…’

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