Time to confess my small - but, you'll agree, significant - part in launching the career of Peter Andre. Many years ago (way back when Take That were conquering the world as a five piece) I was covering a basketball match for teen mag Just Seventeen when an energetic young Aussie took to the pitch to entertain us at half time. So impressive were his back flips that I mentioned it to the celeb editor, who duly reported this mild case of "swoon, swoon, thud syndrome" in what was possibly the first mention of Peter Andre in the teen press.
Who could have predicted that he would still be with us more than a decade later? In fact, here he is brandishing a roll of toilet paper on the cover of this week's Heat magazine:
Anyway, we're not here to make snide remarks about the duets album he's just released with wife Katie Price. No, what's noteworthy about the cover is the very stylish Playboy robe he's wearing - supplied by figleaves.com, of course.