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Last Updated: Friday, 22 April, 2005, 06:39 GMT 07:39 UK
Pizza party leaders put on show
Tony Blair pizza

Election fever hit a pizza restaurant in central London when staff displayed creations of Tony Blair and his rivals.

Mr Blair, Michael Howard and Charles Kennedy's faces were crafted out of an assortment of vegetable, meat and fruit toppings to make political pizza art.

The pizzas were not for munching but instead photographed for a display at the Dean Street pizza restaurant.

Other famous faces, created by an anonymous artist, included David Beckham and Ozzy Osbourne.

Caper nostrils

The Prime Minister's hair was sculpted out of spinach, his teeth accentuated using tomato wedges between each tooth and his cheeks made of salami.

Tory leader Mr Howard was given a garlic nose and garlic eye bag, as well as red onion cheeks and baby spinach hair.

To make Liberal Democrat leader Mr Kennedy the artist, drafted in to arrange the unusual meals for PizzaExpress, picked a button mushroom for his nose, capers for his nostrils and meat for his chin and cheeks.

Football star David Beckham had Parma ham hair and his trademark diamond stud earrings were replaced with capers.

The Prince of Wales and his new wife the Duchess of Cornwall were also given the topping treatment, as was the Queen.

A PizzaExpress spokeswoman said the pizzas had been thrown away.

"We took photographs of them but we couldn't keep them too long because they're edible and they would rot," she said.



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