Yet another pop idol with meager talent has been bitten by the genealogy bug. Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham was reportedly stunned to learn that she is descended from 19th-century German immigrants to England.
Dr Nick Barrett, who compiled the Germanic evidence about Victoria has said: "I think the story really tickled her.
"Within days of the story appearing [in] the Daily Star the Beckham's had got in touch. Victoria loved it so much she wanted to sit down with her mum and look at everything we've discovered to find out more for herself." [Link]