Martine McCutcheon (born Martine Kimberley Sherrie Ponting; 14 May 1976) is an English singer, television personality and Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress. McCutcheon had minor success as one third of the pop group Milan in the early 1990s; however, it was her role as Tiffany Mitchell in BBC's EastEnders that made her a household name in the UK in 1995. McCutcheon left the series at the end of 1998 to embark on a pop career, this time as a solo artist. She had international success, reaching #1 in 5 countries with her debut single "Perfect Moment". She released three albums to varying degrees of success, but her pop career stalled due to the poor reception of her third album in 2002.
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Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun newspaper, has described topless page 3 girls as "good role models" who are "very healthy".
Twenty years after its first broadcast I can still recite every word to the advert for Kellogg's Pop-Tarts. "Put 'em in your toaster, they pop out hot… Four great flavours and they're waiting for you. " I remember the immediate, frenzied parental petition these lyrics induced ("For God's sake start the car," my 10-year-old self would have shrieked, scrambling from the couch, "they're waiting") and though I've grown older and marginally less naive, I've retained a worrying susceptibility to food advertised on TV.
One thing that links yoghurt adverts is the fact that they're about yoghurt. Yeo Valley has its boyband of dairy farmers, Petit Filous has its gang of pre-teen yoghurt-munchers and even Activia has dear old Martine McCutcheon rubbing her belly and roaring "Yo-GHURT! Yo-GHURT! Yo-GHURT!" over and over again, directly into the camera, like some sort of distressingly threatening yoghurt zombie.
'Unlike in 24, nobody minds if Harry Pearce doesn't nip to the bog mid-scene in Spooks'.
'Unlike in 24, nobody minds if Harry Pearce doesn't nip to the bog mid-scene in Spooks'When 24 finally drowned in a puddle of its own ridiculousness earlier this year, few tears were shed. By the end, even when Jack Bauer was hurling knives he'd just been stabbed with through passing terrorists' throats, viewers could only roll their eyes and yawn.