DIARY: Spurned Ruby waxed far from lyrical at the IAA Awards luncheon

Is Ruby Wax a woman with a bee in her bonnet? Following her recent digs at Lowe Lintas at the IPA Awards, the US comedienne used the recent IAA Awards lunch to return to her favourite subject - her unceremonious axing from the Vauxhall campaign.

But after asking the astonished IAA attendees if they really thought that the endearingly named 'Lowe Howard-Sphincter' had lost its collective marbles for casting Griff Rhys Jones in her place, Wax proved that she was over it, and fair game for the rest of the industry.

Now don't all shout at once. But no-one was spared as Wax launched her own campaign - and herself - at all the top industry bods in a bid to get herself back on the box.

Even Adrian Vickers, the founding partner of Abbott Mead Vickers, was a target for the prowling seductress, who was prepared to do anything to bulldoze her way back on to our screens. Even sleeping with whoever is required, apparently. Steady on there, girl. Although anything to stop celebs shedding their clothes on-screen a la Rhys Jones in the estranged Vauxhall campaign is fine with us.

It seems the only people who were safe from her hungry advances were several media magnates who were too engrossed in a charity bidding war to be interrupted. Money well spent, we reckon.

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