DIARY: Marshall's lunchtime activities are elevated to the top of the menu

Certain Campaign readers have raised a perplexed eyebrow at the "startling front-page revelations in a recent trade rag that the MediaVest chief executive, Jim Marshall, was spotted out - shock - having lunch.

Now that Marshall's lunching habits have clearly become such an interesting topic for popular discourse among polite society, Campaign is delighted to be able to reveal exclusively to any interested parties that Marshall's movements this Friday will see him attending Cartoon Network's summer party.

This shock revelation has led to increasing speculation among the media village that Marshall is thinking of cashing in his chips in order to join Cow & Chicken, the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Sailor Moon and begin a new career as a children's cartoon character.

However, if he decides that Toon Town ain't big enough for him and Samurai Jack, Marshall has also been keeping his other options open. As well as having been seen recently lunching with the media consultant John Billett, he was also spotted earlier this week up in Manchester, fuelling rumours that he might even be considering upping sticks to join Rio Ferdinand et al. Perhaps.

Rumours that Ladbrokes is considering opening odds on where Marshall will be dining in future are as yet unsubstantiated.

Next week's gastronomic revelations: Robin Wight seen at the Ivy? Jeremy Miles spotted at Le Caprice?

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