It may be wise to assume that British superspy James Bond is more of a broadsheet reader than a devoted follower of The Sun
. However, there might be the odd occasion when ex-007 Roger Moore
would take a surreptitious glance at Page 3. Newspaper pin-up turned TV presenter Melinda Messenger may not seem to have that much in common with Roger, but with a little help from a transvestite dame, a reality TV winner and a legendary boozer, the pair can find a connection through Six Degrees Of Separation.Roger Moore to… Barry Humphries
- With a combined showbiz career of more than 100 years, Roger and Barry are bound to have a few things they'd like to erase from their CVs. Swept up in a wave of Girl Power in the '90s, both agreed to appear in Spice World
. Roger's cinematic shame was compounded when he was nominated for a Razzie Award for worst supporting actor.Barry Humphries to… Jodie Prenger
- Dame Edna's alter-ego recently made a return to UK TV by appearing as a judge on musical reality show I'd Do Anything
. Jodie Prenger was the show's eventual winner, securing the role of Nancy in the upcoming West End Oliver!
revival. Barry was in a bit of a sulk about the outcome, as he'd championed Irish singer Jessie Buckley for the part.Jodie Prenger to... Oliver Reed
- A cavalcade of famous actors have appeared in productions of Oliver!
over the years, but the most memorable Bill Sykes is undoubtedly hellraiser Oliver Reed. As legendary for his love of booze as he was for acting, Reed once made a drunken chatshow appearance that confirmed to all watching that he did indeed enjoy a tipple.Oliver Reed to… Michael Aspel
- On one TV appearance Reed aimed a punch at former boxer Henry Cooper but instead connected with Eastenders
's Wendy Richard! On another he popped up legless on Michael Aspel’s chatshow and stirred up plenty of controversy. He later optimistically claimed he was merely acting the part of a drunk to give viewers something to talk about.Michael Aspel to… Melinda Messenger
- The ex-This Is Your Life
host was once the subject of a satirical documentary titled Sex, Lies & Michael Aspel
. The BBC Three spoof subverted Michael’s "housewives' favourite" image and explored his torrid love affairs with the likes of Valerie Singleton and Pamela Anderson. One of Michael's secret love children? None other than Melinda Messenger.