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‘TV presenter tests positive for opiates.’ Not that shocking a headline - unless the presenter in question is squeaky clean 72-year-old Angela Rippon. Which it is!

So why is Ange in trouble? She ate some bread - with poppy seeds in it. The Rip Off Britain host was only testing a theory, after hearing from a viewer who’d got the sack after failing a drugs test.

Rippon’s experiment reflects, apparently, that morphine levels in poppy seeds can vary, and may indeed show up in tests. So think twice about that slice of lemon drizzle!