Greg Hemphill lifts lid on split from comedy partner

By Cara Sulieman

COMEDIAN Greg Hemphill has spoken about his split from comedy partner Ford Kiernan, saying it was the logical next step for the duo.

The pair co-wrote hit sketch show Chewin’s the Fat and sitcom Still Game before Greg walked away from the partnership in 2008.

The 40-year-old explained how they now hardly talk after a decade together.

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BBC Alba costs £150 per viewer

By Cara Sulieman

BBC SCOTLAND has spent a whopping £30 million pounds on their Gaelic language channel, without knowing exactly how many people are watching.

BBC Alba received the cash while bosses ordered independent auditors NOT to count the number of viewers.

The only figures available for the specialist channel come from the corporation themselves, who admit only 200,000 a week tune in.

This means spending on the channel equates to £150 per viewer.

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