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(generated from captions) out of a welfare agency. You

try and say well those

Aboriginal people there should

now exercise full

responsibility. This is like

Dracula to garlic or something.

Dracula to a wooden stake. They

hate the idea of giving back

responsibility to Aboriginal

people and, you know, we have

turned into a nation of

cripples because of those

policies that have treated us

like children and the time has

come for black fell as to wake

up to the real meaning of

self-determination. You know, I

hear people bleat uphill and

down about self-determination

and in my view

self-determination is about

people taking responsibility

for themselves, for their own

families and for their

communities and, you know, it's

an absolutely shameful hour

that has descended on us,

absolutely shameful hour where

even an emergency intervention

to protect the safety of our

children is hindered, is

hindered by people who

supposedly have good will for

Aboriginal people and in fact,

those people are willing, they

are willing the protection and

- to Aboriginal children to

fail in the same way and as

veemently they will failure in Iraq. Noel Pearson thank you for your time this

evening. Thank you very much,

Leigh. Well the past two weeks

have highlighted the problems engulfing Aboriginal

communities, there are also

glimmers of hope. The

Aboriginal run NPY Women's

services to communities in the Council delivers social

cross border regions of central

Australia stretching into South

Australia, Western Australia

and the Northern Territory.

Last week they brought together

more than 100 teenage girls at

Yulara near Uluru to help them

strive for a better future.

From Yulara, Sarah Everyingham

reports. These Aboriginal gools

are camping out near Kata Tjuta

in central Australia. They've

been brought here by the

NBYwomen's Council which brings health and community services

to Aboriginal people across

central Australia. 16-year-old

Nadia Wicker is hoping to be

one of the first in her

community to finish Year

12. It's good to go to school,

good fun at school. You learn

get more education, you

know. The women's council has

been running these conferences

on education and careers for

young Aboriginal women over the

past 10 years. The girls are

being shown their options for

both study and work but for

these girls achieving their

dreams isn't always easy. It's

really hard sometimes with

families and friends and all

that. What do you mean it can

be hard? Fighting, families

drinking and smoking. Nadine

Wicker's personal story is one

of remarkable transformation. I

used to sniff when I was 12, I

used to smoke, drink but I

stopped them. In her early

teens she lived in Kalgoorlie

and didn't attend school for

several years but when she was

asked to care for her cripple

grandmother Nadine Wicker

changed her liesmt she moved to

Blackstone and with the support

of teachers is now regularly

attending school. I used to be

dumb, sit down, you know, wait

till all the other kids go to

school all the time. And feel

funny not to go to school. The

workshops that Nadine Wicker

and the other girls are

attending are not just about

drugs and alcohol, but also

domestic violence and sexual

abuse. We all know what is

going down in our community,

nobody can't say that we don't

know what's going on. Kerrianne

Cox has been speaking at these

conferences since they began 10

years ago. She Seychelles was

sexually abused as a child and

as chair woman of the Beagle

Bay community council in

Western Australia she's been

fighting gns sexual abuse despite criticism from other

council members. The extent of

the problem has gone too far

and enough's enough. We must

stop it and it's really

important for all of us to be

accountable. If we continue to

deny ourselves then we are

supporting the very violation

that has violated me and many

of us, whether we're men or

women. John Howard says he

wants to help indigenous girls

like Nadine Wicker but it

remains to be seen if his

radical intervention into

indigenous affairs can change

community attitudes and win the

the ground. support of Aboriginal people on

The workplace watchdog has

ruled out taking legal action

against a company owned by the

wife of Opposition Leader Kevin

Office of Workplace Services Rudd. An investigation by the

has found that Therese Rein's

company did breach the

workplace relations act by

underpaying 107 workers. But

it's concluded that it was not

the result of deliberate or

careless conduct and the

company had voluntarily

corrected the underpayments. The group known

as the Middle East quartet

meets later tonight for the

first time since Hamas seized

control of Gaza. Special envoy

s from the EU, Russia, the US

and the United Nations will

meet in Jerusalem and could confirm outgoing British Prime

Minister Tony Blair as the new

EU representative. The meeting

comes after Israel said it

would release 250 Palestinian

prisoners as a goodwill gesture to bolster the Palestinian

leadership. ABC correspondent

Jane Hutcheon reports. The

Middle East quartet has yet to

make a pronouncement on the

situation in Gaza but there's

speculation it's about to

appoint a new envoy with a big

reputation - outgoing British

Prime Minister Tony Blair. The

quartet's meeting comes a day

after the leaders of Egypt,

Israel, Jordan and one of the

Palestinian territories met in

the Red sea resort of Sharm

el-Sheikh. The summit was a

public display of solidarity in

a bid to bolster the moderate

government of President Mahmood

Abbas, Israel's Prime Minister

offered to free 250 Palestinian

prisoners. The prisoners too

are moderate and to appease the

Israeli public, none have

Jewish blood on their hands. It

isn't likely to please Hamas.

Thousands of its supporters

remain behind Israel bars, many

haven't even been charged. It's

almost two weeks since Hamas

seized control of Gaza in a

series of bloody battles.

Sacked Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah, wants to negotiate

with President Abbas but the

moderate leader humiliated by

Hamas's ability to seize

control, has refused to

talk. Hamas, meanwhile,

released an audio recording of

Gilad Shalit, the young Israeli

corporal abducted in Gaza

exactly a year ago. In the

recording he speaks of poor

health and hints at a prisoner

exchange which his captors have

continued to press for. It

comes after the BBC's Gaza

correspondent, Alan Johnston

was shown wearing an explosives

belt warning Hamas or anyone

else not to attempt to rescue

him. In this chaotic state of

affairs, it's debatable whether

the Middle East quartet will

make any pronouncement on Gaza.

President Abbas now wants to

kickstart negotiations for setting up an independent

Palestinian state. But in the

current climate, whether Gaza

will eventually be part of that

entity is debatable.

That's all from us. 'Lateline Business' coming up in just a

moment. If you'd like to look

back at tonight's interview

with Noel Pearson or review any

of Lateline's stories or

transcripts you can visit our

website. And now 'Lateline

Business' with Emma.

Tonight cost overruns at its

Pilbara mine sees investors

plea Fortescue Metals. Cyclone

George has caused us to work

hard at maintaining the current

intention to be first iron ore

ship in May and consequently it

was necessary to spend more

money on our rail

construction. And getting into

the black from being green. The

money to be made from carbon

trading. The trading market in

Europe last year went from $10

billion to $30 billion. That's

a very significant increase and

I think that's captured the

intention, the imagination of a

lot of people in the finance

sector. But first we'll go to

the markets and another day of losses among Australian shares

as worries grow about the state

of the US housing market. The

All Ords down for the fourth

consecutive session today. The

benchmark ASX 200 shed 21 points. In

points. In Japan, the Nikkei

ended flat, ex ports hurt by a

rising yen. The market in Hong

Kong ended a little changed

dropping 19 points. And FT 100

has recovered much of its earlier losses and we'll be

crossing to London later in the

program. Fortescue Metals has

been hit bay set back at the

Pilbara iron ore

mine. Fortescue says changes to

the construction program

including the addition of two

new contractors to expedite

works on the rail line would

increase the project cost. The

mine is suppose to make its

first shipment next May. Investors are clearly losing

patience with the group and

today wiped 3% from the

company's value. It's been one

of the local market's standout

performers yet Fortescue Metals

is almost a year away from its

first iron ore shipment. While

the company says it remains on

track for delivery to China

next year, costs at the Pilbara

project are now expected to

increase by $99 million or

4%. It's not a major issue for

us. Sure we don't like

increases but obviously the

results of the cyclone that was

cyclone George, has caused us

to work hard at maintaining the

current intention to be first

iron ore ship in May and

consequently it was necessary

to spend more money on our rail

construction. Graham skp roly

says Fortescue still has more

than $317 million in overrun

and contin Jency reserve bus

doesn't expect the company to

have to budget for anymore cost

increases in the project. Woe

we don't have the pressure of

maintaining the current

operation while we build the

project. The majors at the

bhoment who are both

maintaining their operational

status and expanding at the

same time need to priorityise

that. We don't have that

complexity so consequently

we're not getting the same

level of cost increases that

they would tend to. Today's

news saw Fortescue share price

lose ground halting what has otherwise been a remarkable

run. In just one year Fortescue

has rocketed from $8 to $45.40

despite losing - $35.40 despite

losing 3% today. Our share

price has tended to pluckuate

over time. It's got a

relatively small liquidity in

terms of public holding, only

some 23% so it doesn't take

much share movement to actually

impact the cost of our

shares. It seemed like there

was light volume through it

today so people were trying to

ascertain whether that was a

good decision. I think the

analysts will then run through

nit the next little bit to work

out whether that has been what

we think is being prudent. I

think there will be some really

good opportunities for that

stock in the near future. While

some investors were busy

selling out. Keith Thompson

says Fortescue's decision to

reveal the cost increase makes

sense. It actually seemed like

a smart decision. They brought

it out premarket when it was

actually dewe went true it

appeared they were trying to

control the risk within the

whole environment of getting

this project up by '08. It

seeped like quite a smart

decision to increase the cost.

They need to get the iron ore

out there quickly to keep that

going through that iron ore

market. And with Fortescue

promising Chinese steel

companies more than 45 million

tons of iron ore a year, at

current prices any delays could

cost almost $12 million a day

in lost revenue. The bank for

international settlements has

warned that the world's extreme

appetite for risk threatens to

bring on a 1930s style great

depression. In its annual

report, the world's oldest

financial institution known as

if central bankers central

bank, says the same conditions

of low inflation, high growth

which were evident in the lead

up to the depression and the

Asian crisis of 1997 are

emerging today. The bank points

to easy access to cheap credit

and the precarious nature of

the Chinese financial system as

the most worrying aspects of

the current boom. Richard Gibbs

is chief economist at Macquarie

Bank and I caught up with him a

little earlier this

evening. When the world's

oldest financial instoout

stution claims we're heading

for a 1930s style depression,

how seriously should the

markets be taking that? Yes,

well the BIS is saying that of

course the 1930 slump was

predicated or proceeded by a

period of what was regarded as

reasonably stable robust growth

in a fairly low inflationary

environment. As a result, we

saw a surge of credit and

liquidity. Certainly those

characteristics are present

today and if anything I think

we've seen as a result of that

surge in global liquidity and

savings probably an

underpricing of debt and risk

associated with that debt in

the global environment. And

that is a cause for concern

because what that means is that

ultimately if that situation

continues we will have the

non-economic allocation of

capital occurring and we'll

also have an increased what I'd

call false consciousness on the

part of investors in relation

to the risk that they're

actually taking on. Well there

is some evidence already that

that false consciousness, as

you call it, is already coming

undone in the US subprime

mortgage market. Yes, US

subprime mortgage market may

well be, as you say, the thin

end of the wedge in terms of

the correction process that

will need to occur. I'd also

arpg of course that the over

the 0.5% increase in US bond

yields that we've seen in the

last three weeks or so is also

a harbouring of what's to come

in that correction. I'd be

comfortable if wee saw an normalisation of yield curves

in the major markets around the

world and that is to say at

least have a situation where a

long-term yields on bonds are

consistent and in line with

short-term interest rates and

if not, some positive slope

yield curves merging, that is

to say where long-term interest

rates are actually higher than

short-term interest rates. I

think that process needs to

occur if we were to see a much

more rational approach, value

laden approach to the pricing

of risk. The bank for

international settlements is

also questioning the very

foundation upon which China is

building its wealth. It says

that country's strategies are

unstable, unbalanced,

uncoordinated and unsustainable. Yes, the bank

making, I think, some rather

enlightning comments basically

about the internal dynamic s in

the Chinese economy, operating

in the Chinese economy. Any

particular one we've been

monitoring for some time and

that basically the level of

development if you like and

durability of financial system

generally so. Really we're

looking at the capacity of the

financial system in comien to

actually support the very rapid

growth we're seeing, not just

in the real economy but within capital markets within China

and there is a real concern, of

course n relation to second

tier banks and the very

important role they have played

in supporting many now bankrupt

state-owned interprizes and the

term in relation to those bad

loans that have emanated as a

result of those support.

There's a concern about the

viability of the second tier

banks an the impact they would

have on economic growth and capital markets within China if there was to be a collapse in

that sector. And just finally a

comment on the dollar. It

reached 85 US cents overnight.

How much higher is it likely to

get? We're certainly targeting

a level of 686 cents against

the US dollar by the end of

this year and our rational for

that spike f you like on that

valuation is based on the fact

we think by the end of this

year markets will be starting to fine tune their expectation

of a further interest rate rise

in Australia most likely

delivered in the feb/March

period of 2 # 08 so. The valuation of the Australian

dollar will begin to reflect

more and more that hot money f

you like, and the very

favourable interest rate

differentials in favour of the Australian dollar. Richard

Gibbs, thank you very much for

joining us. My pleasure.

And now for a quick look at

the major movers on the stock market today.

The European markets are now

open and trading for the latest

news from across the globe

we're joined by 'Financial Times' journalist Michael

Hunter. Michael Hunter, can we

put London's poor performance

today down to the fallout in

the US housing market? I think the continuing problems with

the subprime sect nor the US

has resulted in a lingering

outbreak of caution in London,

although I don't think it's the

major driving force. There's a

lot of other stuff going on

today but you can see fund

management stocks and banks in

particular, which have some

exposure to the subprime sector

in the US, losing ground

today. We also see BAE,

Britain's top arms dealer, has

in just one session lost all of

the gains it made so far in

2007. Now this comes following

a corruption probe by the US

Department of Justice. What's

behind that? That's the big

news in London today, without

any shadow or shade of a doubt.

US Department of Justice

regulators are going to be

looking into business links

that BAE systems has had with

Saudi Arabia amid very stubb

born allegations of corruption

stretching right the way back

to the 1980s and investors have taken flight from that stock

today driving it down over 10%

and right to the top of the

list of declining shares on the

FTSE 100. It's going to be

quite a long inquiry. We don't

quite whoa knoe what the scope

of the inquiry will be but the

currency of the news flow has

changed on this development

without a doubt. We had a UK

inquiry cancelled by Tony Blair

as one of his last acts in

Paris as he was preparing to

leave office. And news from the US Department of Justice which

I think will be a bigger and

blacker cloud than the UK

inquiry would have been mean

there's will be sustained

losses for these shares for

quite some time to come. BAE is

a major supply tore the Pentagon, so either way you

look at this, it could be quite

catastrophic for the company

going forward. The consequences

that the inquiry could have for

the company are more or less

unlimited. If BAE Systems was

to be found guilty by US

regulators in US courts of

corruption, then it would

really spell the end for the

business model of the company

as we know it with more or less unlimited implications.

However, some analysts in the

square mile here n the city of

London, are dialing down those

expectations a little bit this

afternoon saying that we're not

sure what the long or medium

term financial risks are in

terms of material reporting of

the company but investor sentiment could really not take

much more of a turn south on

this stock at the moment. Now

some of Europe's biggest

private equity entrepreneur,

indeed some of them very active

here in Australia right now,

have held secret talks with UK

government official, do you

know anything or can you tell

us anything about what's been

discussed there? There are an

awful lot of rumours

circulating at the moment that

Gordon Brown when he gets the

keys to 10 Downing Street next

week will be making an

announcement about various

issues and the way that private

equity deals are regulated and

indeed tax vd been suggested to

be one of the items on his

agenda. There are some

suggestions that the way in

which partners in private

equity firms are paid may be

taxed differently. Instead of

being categorised as capital

gains, the money that they get

from those deals could be

recategorised as income with

enormous tax implications.

Although nothing is certain

yet, the square mile is waiting

with baited breath to see what

Gordon Brown will do when he

moves from the Treasury to

number 10 tomorrow. Indeed

there's been calls to double

taxes of private equity players

in the UK. Is that right? Very

much so, very loud calls and

from some very important

people. The unions have led the

charge to make those big increases that you talk about

there and of course the unions

are very much Gordon Brown's

power base within the Labour

party. There were hearings in

the house of commons last week

where the post of this change

the unions are advocating is

the people at the very top of private equity houses are

paying less tax on their income

than the people who clean the

offices. We might get a bit of

an outbreak of old Labour

politics with the arrival of

Gordon Brown season tered on

that issue over the next few

days. But probably very popular

politics when it comes to

private equity players because,

of course, this is an issue

that's been adopted quite

recently in the US also? Very

much so. And if the political

analysis that Gordon Brown will

be trying to play towards his

older style Labour constudency

is correct, we are thinking

this would be the exactly the

kind of cause he might choose

as he takes up the reins of

office. We're only a few minute

ace way from the Wall Street

open, any indications of what

we're likely to see there today? We're expecting Wall

Street to bounce this morning.

The Dow Jones industrial

average has called about 37

points higher but everything

will hinge, I think, on what

happens when we get some

closely watched housing data

out later on this morning US

time thasmt will move the

needle ton Wall Street markets

with the subprime mortgage

sector being very much in the spotlight. Michael Hunter thank

you very much for joining us

this evening. Thank you, Emma.

Record low housing

affordability has seen sales of

new homes fall for the month of

May. Figures from the Housing

Industry Association show new

home and unit sales dropped

4.4%. The survey found that the

lack of affordable housing

continues to dampen the housing

recovery across the country.

Perth's property boom has now

officially come to an end.

There are three times as many

houses up for sale than at the

same time last year. And

there's been a slump in the

number of new homes being

built. Property valuers say the

price of homes across Western

Australia is now falling. It's

been a year of unprecedented

growth but Perth's property

boom is officially over and

real estate agents say it's

been a soft landing. The normal

cycle in the past has been boom

bust, but in this case it's

very much boom and then a bit of correction, small

correction, and then back to

normal business. Latest figures

from the housing industry show

new home sales across the State

have slumped 21% in the last

Real Estate Institute figures three months to just over 1100.

show the number of houses for

sale has tripled in the last

year. Up from 4,800 this time

last year to 13,500, well above

historical averages. The

housing sector says that's a

worrying trend indicating homes

in WA have become too expensive

for a large swathe of the

an affordability population. We have really hit

ceiling. Perth's median house

price currently sits at

$460,000, the second highest in

the nation. Rumour predicts it

won't change this quarter but

others in the sector say it

could fall back because homes

in some suburbs have fallen

back to what they were sold for

a year ago. Like Armidale,

perhaps the houses have been

selling at about $420,000,

today they're probably selling

at just under $400,000. The

industry says although the real

estate boom is over, the rental

boom is continuing with price

increasing of 17% in the last

year. But analysts say this

will be short lived because

lower house prices will

eventually lure home buyers

back into the market. As the

debate over a national carbon

trading scheme continues,

business is now looking into

ways it can make money from

going green. An investment seminar in Sydney today was

told that the carbon trading

market in Europe more than

doubled last year and if a

similar scheme were to be

adopted in Australia it has the

potential to create big profits

for its business participants.

The carbon trading scheme in

Europe is turning out to be a

big money spinner. In two years

already 11.8 billion dollars

has been invested in carbon

funds. Stakeholders in

Australia are now excited about

the possibilities of a similar

carbon scheme operating here. The trading market in

Europe last year went from $10

billion to $30 billion, that's

a very significant increase and

I think that's captured the

attention, the imagination of a

lot of people in the finance

sector and all sorts of

different areas and, you know,

I think we'll see a lot more

action in the space. The

Federal Government has proposed a national carbon trading

scheme to reduce greenhouse gas

emissions. It's equivalent to

putting a price on pollution.

If companies exceed their

carbon quota, they must buy a

credit. The businesses that

don't use all their credits

will be allowed to trade them

and this is where investors hope to make the most

money. The institutional money

that goes into hedge funds

which are themselves trading in

the carbon markets, well

they're really - it's like a

commodities fund, trading in

oil futures or trading in soy a

beans. It just happens this

time it's carbon credits. And there are plenty of companies

ready to pay. At the bank like

a lot of financial institutions

are looking at this area

generally and see where it can

pay an active role which will

work with its clients, will

work with its investors and

seeing what stort of outcomes

we can achieve. But not all

institutional funds are waiting

to invest in a national carbon

trading scheme. Businesses are

already buying carbon credits

to offset greenhouse gas

emissions. Around the world, I

mean we're seeing 37 different

types of projects in hydro,

wind, land fill, gas, in the

agricultural sector, energy

efficiency and a lot of

projects in the industrial sectors. Under a national

carbon trading scheme in

Australia, the electricity

industry will be the hardest

hit. The industry is concerned

new investment in technology

won't flow if the price of

carbon isn't set at the right

level. It wants the price to be

around $16 to $20 a ton. At the

moment natural gas combined

cycle makes up a very small

part of the installed compas fi

in the national electricity

market. If a carbon price was

provided of say $20, then

natural gas would be able to

compete with base load coal. We

would see a larger investment

in natural gas. But any money

to be made from carbon trading

is still a long way off. The

earliest project may be up and

running is still at least four

years away. And still on

environmental issue, in

Victoria a service station

selling exclusively biofuels

has opened for business in the

Melbourne suburb of Prahran.

The self-styled conserve o

markets a range of environmentally friendly

products and within two years

hopes to offer a deezal food

produced by algae which feed on

kooid carbon dioxide. It might

like like any other ordinary

station but conserveo's owner

sas they've launch add unique

concept in Australia. They're

the only ones to sell biofuel

and the biotheme extends inside

with biosnacks. Energy saving

devices, waste saving device,

cool little knick knacks like a

laptop bag with a solar panel

on it so you can recharge your

laptop from walking around in

the sun. Customers say they're happy to be doing their bit for

the environment. I'm drive

Agarkar that I shouldn't be

driving so at least I might as

well use the right petrol for

it. If it makes a difference to

the environment and so forth

I'd definitely do it again. The station's biodiesel supplier is

conducting trials using algae. They're hoping to use carbon

dioxide emitted from power

stations to feed algae grown in

nearby ponds. We're very

excited because the potential

is one we're sequesting the

pollutants and we're making

something very viable to go

into a diesel engine and work

very well. We're happy with

the use of biofuels as long as

the emissions that result from the growth and the production

of the biofuel are

significantly less than the

emissions that come from the

use of that biofuel. Energe

tirkz,c say s say it hopes to be available within two

crears. Now to tomorrow's

business diary. RBA assistant

goveror Philip Lowe is due to

deliver a speech on credit card

reform. Loop mobile becomes the

latest company to list on the

Australian Stock Exchange and

in other parts of the world,

the latest Japanese retail

sales figures are released and

a two-day meeting of the US

Federal Reserve begins its

decision on interest rates

won't be released until

Thursday. And before we go, a

look at what's making news in

the business sections of

tomorrow's newspapers. The Age

says business consultants are

cashing in, thanks to the booming economy and the current

cycle of buyouts. Tony Bell tell the 'Australian' that

on-Law's departure will help

him improve efficiency at Southern Cross Broadcasting.

The 'Financial Review' says

many investors are struggling

to understand the key changes

to their superannuation. And the 'Sydney Morning Herald'

leads on Fortescue Metals $99

million cost blow out. And

that's all for tonight but as I

leave you, the London market is

- has now reversed it's earlier

fall, albeit its up less than 1

point and the Dow futures are

up 21. If you'd like to watch

any of tonight's stories again,

you can visit our website or

watch the entire program on ABC

2 just after 7:00 tomorrow

morning. And to write to us you

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This programme contains some strong language. The Appletons want roles as Peggy Mitchell's daughters. We're on to it. The Playing Fields Association no longer want Heather Mills McCartney to present the awards. They always chicken out at the last minute. Well, you know what to do. Book Ant and Dec instead? As usual. Sure? Why not, they were fine fronting the Booker last year. And... What? Bugger!

Why did the Tories come to you on this? Remember the Iron Lady in the tank? What? The tank-driving Maggie? That was me. Tebbit and Hurd called it inspired. Bernard Ingham loathed it, but everyone loathed Bernard Ingham. You have no idea who these people are, have you? You want a tank? If they're launching a youth campaign with a "fat choon", why come to you? They came and I gave it to Alison. Why? Alison, maybe Cat could help you. I don't need any help. I thought this was something Cat could help you with. Cat. Did anyone call for me yesterday after I'd left? Kym Marsh, Emma Bunton, Gary Barlow. All wanting lunch with Simon Cowell.

Vanessa, just wanting lunch and a Julia Stower. Is that the same Julie Stower who edits this? Yes. The one about whom I gave specific instructions to notify me should she call yesterday? She said it could wait until tomorrow, which is today.

"Alan Broadman, arguably Britain's most popular funnyman, inflicted a vicious beating "on his pregnant partner in the car park of the Croydon branch of Ikea on Bank Holiday Monday. "A spokesman for Mr Broadman was unavailable for comment yesterday." I've landed this second-rater the richest deal in the history of light entertainment

and he's about to tear it up. And I've just made him the face of Danish furniture giant Smorga. What the hell was he doing in Ikea in the first place?! Alan, how are you? So you, er, haven't seen the papers yet this morning? Excellent.

It was an accident. The footage makes it look like Nina's being hit, but she tripped over a trolley, Alan tried to stop her from falling, whilst juggling three carrier bags and a table leg. "She sustained a black eye, cut lip, fractured arm, broken ankle, "dislocated jaw and severe bruising, "consistent with an unremitting attack with a blunt instrument."