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Thursday, 22 June, 2000, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Baby joy for Breakfast man Vaughan
The Big Breakfast presenter Johnny Vaughan has become the proud father of a baby girl after his wife Antonia gave birth on Wednesday.

"Mother and baby are doing terribly well, father is horribly excited," said his Channel 4 co-host Liza Tarbuck.

The 33-year-old presenter was at the birth, at the Portland Hospital in central London.

The daughter, who does not have a name, weighed 7lb 8oz.

Vaughan's spokeswoman said: "He doesn't want to comment directly on the birth, but of course he is delighted."

He will return to The Big Breakfast on Monday.

Vaughan - who earlier joked that he wanted to call his baby Siobhan Vaughan - recently confirmed he would be leaving the breakfast show in December.


Love on the Street

Coronation Street stars Jennifer James and Lee Boardman are planning to marry.

The couple, who play Rovers Return barmaid Geena Gregory and drug pusher Jez Quigley in the soap, met on set earlier this year.

James, 22, and Lee, 28, are said to have wanted to keep their relationship a secret. Their characters have nothing to do with each other on screen.

A spokesman for the ITV programme said: "It is a private matter but we would all like to wish them well."


Monkhouse's movie show

Veteran comic Bob Monkhouse is poised to be the UK's latest film pundit when he hosts a new do-it-yourself movie programme in August.

The 72-year-old will present Bob Monkhouse's DIY Film Show, a series with tips such as how to create special effects at home, for BBC Choice.

Monkhouse said: "I love films and have been collecting movie memorabilia for years. I had to say yes."

Producer Iain Ross says the show is for "everyone who ever thought 'I'd love to make a movie'."


20m watch England pay penalty

More than 20m viewers watched England's ill-fated match against Romania in Euro 2000 on Tuesday night.

The BBC One coverage raked in an average audience of 17.5m, peaking at 19.3m as Phil Neville gave away the last-minute penalty which spelled doom for England.

The ratings - equivalent to 71% of the overall TV-watching audience at that time - do not take account of the many who watched the game in pubs and clubs.

The figures came on the night the BBC was forced off air due to a power cut, coming back just before kick-off.


Dame Julie's musical values

Dame Julie Andrews set her co-stars at ease on the set of her latest film by bursting into song with The Sound Of Music, actor Stephen Fry has said.

At the London première of Relative Values, Fry said cast members had been nervous of meeting the screen icon.

But on the first day she broke the ice by launching into the song from the 1965 musical and everyone applauded.

Based on a Noel Coward comedy, Relative Values opens in the UK on Friday.

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