TV weather-girl Sian Lloyd was today rushed in to a London hospital after being taken ill at her North London home. Doctors described her condition as "serious but stable" after she was admitted in a state of disarray, reportedly shrieking with uncontrollable laughter.
Her condition is thought to be connected with the announcement today that the relationship of Cheeky Girl singer Gabriela Irimia and Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik appeared to be on the rocks. Mr Lembit and Ms Irimia have reportedly not spoken for two weeks, following a gruelling schedule of appearances for the Cheeky Girls. The crushing pressure of increasing their repertoire from two to three songs appears to have taken its toll on the Transylvanian-born duo.
A spokesman for Mr Lembit, whose previous novelty-act conquests have included Jimmy Cranky, Orville, Keith Harris and one of the Banana Splits refused to comment on the speculation surrounding a break-up.