wards admitting: Im starting to feel slightly the worse for wear. Schofield said: Its absolute carnage here. Theres no work being done upstairs at all. Britton was in tears when former co-host John Leslie played the piano as he sang her a version of My Way via video message. He sang: Charm wit and beauty shes got the lot. We had a ball, its the nations call. Britain loves Ferns way. It was Leslies first appearance FERN BRITTON signed off from This Morning today after 10 years present- ing the show, with a party packed with celebrities and cocktails. Britton, who turns 52 today, wore a sparkly party jacket and brought in her camera to capture memories of her last time on the sofa with co-host Phillip Schofield. She joined Torchwood star John Barrowman for a dance and a singalong as he serenaded her with Frankie Valli hit Cant Take My Eyes Off You. Studio guests included Footballers Wives actress Ze Lucker, Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine, singer Michael Ball, TV host Matthew Kelly and the family of This Morning experts, including agony aunt Denise Robertson. A modest Britton, who announced in March she was leaving This Morning to spend time with her fam- ily, said: I did ask for no fuss. But by 11.15am, she was downing advocaat liqueur cocktails, after- AN INTERNATIONAL modelling agency has snapped up Daisy Lowe and Pixie Geldof from a rival company. The girls, who are joined in their move from Select by fellow model and property heiress Alice Dellal, have signed up to Next Model Management. Select yesterday said it had decided to axe its talent section, meaning the girls were dropped from its books. A spokesman for Lowe and Geldof, both 19, and 21- year-old Dellal, initially refused to comment yesterday, but last night claimed it had been their choice to leave, and that D&G, Chanel, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Macqueen, Stella McCartney and Missoni. Amanda Bretherton, director of the Next London office, said: We are delighted to welcome Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof and Alice Dellal among other top names to Next Model Management. We pride ourselves on being one of the very top global model agencies and these girls will certainly benefit from moving to a company with offices in all the fashion capitals of the world. Nobody from Select was available to comment. 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Corrie fans get ownStreetView CORONATION STREET fans will soon be able to take a virtual walk around Weatherfield after it became the first soap location to go on Google Street View. The internet search giants camera car has captured landmarks including the Rovers Return and Roys Rolls caf at Granada Studios in Manchester. The 360-degree shots of the street will be available online within a few months. Management. We pride ourselves on being one of the very top global model agencies and these girls will certainly benefit from moving to a company with offices in all the fashion capitals of the world. Nobody from Select was available to comment. (SoareDaisyLoweandAliceDellal) BB fo Th Mus Muh 45 toda Time the k Gr ne The gives gr may als busting superf fight diabe PIXIE GELDOF and Daisy Lowe have reportedly been dropped by Select model agency. The high-profile London-based agency will discontinue its t l t The oil heiress has since appeared in ad campaigns for Burberry and A refused to comment but later said her client had written to Select cancelling her contract on Tuesday by LUCRETIA MUNRO Pixie dropped asSelectmodel Moving: Geldof denies Select claims that she was dropped they had not been axed. A statement said: All the girls wrote to Select and left of their own accord on Tuesday and have joined Next Model Management with immediate effect. Next represents many of the worlds top models. Its current client roster includes Gucci, Prada, on the show since he left in 2002 amid sex and drugs allegations. In a video message, comedian Ricky Gervais said: Ive had so much fun over the years watching you at home introducing such fan- tastic features as How much does your brain weigh? In other video messages, comic Johnny Vegas joked Britton was a bit over-flirty in interviews and actor Danny Dyer said he was madly in love with her. Comedian Paul OGrady said: Youre well out of it. Think of the benefits, you can have a lie-in. Alan Carr said: Im going to miss not waking up with you every morning. A quiz show called Brittons Got Talent, compered by Paul Ross, tested two teams knowledge of This Morning. It included a Ferrero Rocher challenge in which Britton and Schofield went head-to-head to see who could eat the most. Britton won, eating 11 chocolates in one minute. Britton is to be replaced by 28-year- old Holly Willoughby when the show returns after the summer break. 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