Like Christina Aguilera in ‘Genie in a Bottle’, our body is saying LET’S GO, but our heart is saying NO – IT’S FOR SICK CHILDREN. YOU CAN’T GET AN ERECTION OVER LIZ MCLARNON’S SHOES BECAUSE IT’S A CHARITY GAMING EVENT FOR SICK CHILDREN.


Sent in by “Lewie”. Lewie said there would be “something comically tragic about playing Zuma’s Revenge with Sooty and Sweep” but we haven’t played Zuma’s Revenge so don’t know if that’s a good thing to say or not.


Left half of brain can concentrate on Liz’s lovely shoes [SCROLL DOWN!], while the right half of the brain can think about sick children and how lucky we all are not to be in hospital under heavy sedation looking at drawings of Disney characters on the ceiling while waiting for a compatible liver to become available.


She just met him in a pub, and now they’re sharing a taxi home a mere 45 minutes later? The dirty cow.


Nice shoes. Specialist shoes. She would be more than welcome to inflict some serious damage to our scrotums with those heels.

Here’s the press release including the list of, er, motorway service stations where Liz will be appearing.


Singer and former Atomic Kitten turned celebrity chef Liz McClarnon was at Tower Bridge, London yesterday to cuddle up with Pudsey Bear for the launch of the PopCap Celebrity Play-offs in association with Welcome Break – a national fundraising tour in aid of BBC Children in Need 2009.

Liz and Pudsey climbed aboard an iconic London cab to get the UK tour on the road. The PopCap Celebrity Play-offs tour will get the nation gaming with a fun-packed party bus, which will roll into Welcome Break locations nationally. On board, Pudsey will be joined by celebrities who will challenge members of the great British public to beat their score on the latest hit game from, Zuma’s Revenge! – while also raising valuable funds for BBC Children in Need 2009.

Hopping aboard from Sunday 25 October to Sunday 1 November to try their luck in the PopCap Celebrity Playoffs will be TMI TV presenters Sam and Mark, Casualty star James Redmond and national TV treasures Sooty & Sweep – with lots of surprise stars along the way. The tour will stop off at Welcome Break locations in Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Keele, Leicester, Sheffield and Huddersfield.

All money raised will go towards achieving Welcome Break’s overall fundraising target for BBC Children in Need in advance of the live Appeal show which takes place on 20 November 2009. These crucial pennies raised to BBC Children in Need will improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Remember the games are not just for kids. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet top sporting heroes and stars of stage and screen as they play Zuma’s Revenge! – the newest game in the’s portfolio. In fact, the majority of people playing at are over 30 and female and say the games help reduce stress and help to aid mental cognition. So Mum and Gran could really give the celebrities a run for their money!

In Zuma’s Revenge! the player takes the role of a fearless ball-shooting frog, exploring ancient temples and ruins. By firing coloured spheres into an advancing chain of balls to make matches of three or more, the frog blasts his way through a series of arcade challenges.

To get practising to beat the celebrity at your local event, visit where you can play a free trial of Zuma’s Revenge! and check out lots of other free games. For more information on the events and the campaign, please email or call 020 7845 6600.

Notes to editors

The tour will be taking place in the following locations on the following dates:

Cardiff Gate Welcome Break, M4 Motorway – Sunday 25 October

Gordano Welcome Break, Bristol Welcome Break, M5 Motorway – Saturday 26 October

Hopwood Park Welcome Break, Birmingham, M42 Motorway – Tuesday 28 October

Keele Welcome Break, M6 Motorway – Wednesday 29 October

Woodall Welcome Break, Sheffield, M1 Motorway – Friday 30 October

Hartshead Moor Welcome Break, Yorkshire, M62 Motorway – Saturday 31 October

Leicester Forrest East Welcome Break, M1 Motorway – Sunday 1 November