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Quote of the day: "Shut up, you homophobic cow"

An insight into the happy marriage of Rebekah Brooks and Ross Kemp.

The Evening Standard yesterday interviewed Chris Bryant about his tireless efforts to investigate phone-hacking. This, understandably, annoyed Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade). Here's Bryant's version of his last meeting with Rupert Murdoch's favourite seemingly Teflon-coated, flame-haired executive:

"She came up to me and said, 'Oh, Mr Bryant, it's after dark -- shouldn't you be on Clapham Common?"

"At which point Ross Kemp [the ex-EastEnders actor and her then husband] said, 'Shut up, you homophobic cow'."

Whether or not Kemp continued with "Leave it, you slag. He's not worth it," Bryant does not say.