Diary: Water torture at C5

One of the many things the Channel 5 sales team has had to get used to in the Northern & Shell building, along with the riverside views and porn-star neighbours, is paying for hot water and plastic cutlery in the canteen.

Richard Desmond's not one to miss a chance to earn a bob or two and staff are charged 50p for hot water every time they want a tea or coffee. Luckily, ITV's commercial director and part-time Santa, Gary Digby, has a kind heart and sent C5's sales director, Kelly Williams, a hamper full of tea bags and plastic spoons to keep them going.