Predictably, Will Leitch is overcome with glee at reports that Dennis Rodman might be one of the captives on Channel 4’s “Celebrity Big Brother”, scheduled to hit UK TV screens this Thursday night. To which I must (predictably) snort, “who gives a fuck?”, particularly as said program is likely to feature the public comeback of The Godfather Of Light Entertainment, Michael Barrymore.

With that in mind, however, I do have some advice for the former Bulls/Pistons rebounding reprobate, if he chooses to participate : when Barrymore suggests going for a swim, you might want to decline.