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Diary: On the QT ..

If you've walked past Grey London's offices recently, you might have seen some portly people coming and going.

For a while now, the agency's reception desk has been home to a big bowl of chocolate treats. However, after doing some maths, Chris Hirst, the managing director, discovered that the agency was eating its way through 16 kilos of chocolate per person each year. So much for anti-obesity drives ...

Nice to hear that Colette Bowe, Ofcom's newly appointed chairman, lives a lifestyle in keeping with these austere times. As the chairman of the Ofcom Consumer Panel, she used to hold meetings in Starbucks, while her smart suits are bought at budget prices from Next ...

Another accolade for Fallon's drumming gorilla, who tops the list of the most requested humorous internet searches, compiled by Ask.com. However, Diary is at a loss to explain why the runner-up spot is occupied by Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. Apparently, online addicts can't get enough of him on holiday in his tiny shorts ...

Ever wondered how much celebs such as Alesha Dixon, Melinda Messenger and Jenny Frost earn for fronting Government health campaigns? Well, it seems you'll have to keep on wondering. The Observer has just tried to find out under the Freedom of Information Act but has met with an unhealthy silence. Not surprising, perhaps, if speculation that some of the C-listers are pocketing up to ten grand a day is true ...

Clearly, there's much more to Ria Brookes than her grand title - brand ambassador and internal communications executive at Nitro Group. Her "spoken word" performance was enough to win the first-ever "Adland's Got Talent" contest organised by the IPA's 44 Club. Apparently, "spoken word" is "a form of literary art in which lyrics, poetry or stories are spoken rather than sung". According to one judge: "The audience practically stopped breathing and really listened."

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