Diary: Hayward's new accent

Word reaches us that media's favourite Scouser, ZenithOptimedia's Chris Hayward, is taking French lessons.

Hayward, renowned for his Anglo-Saxon expletives in a pronounced Liverpool accent, is visited at his office each week by a female French language expert. While his commitment to learning the language of his Publicis employers is admirable, we can't help thinking that his tutor has her work cut out. Not that Oxbridge graduate Hayward is lacking in ability, it's just that some of his riper Scouse expressions might get lost in translation.