Richard Dawkins joins cast of Love Island

RICHARD Dawkins will take part in the new series of Love Island, it has emerged.

The former Oxford professor and strident atheist will attempt to win £50,000 as a contestant on the dating show, where he plans to woo bikini-clad women with swingeing critiques of intelligent design and creationism.

An ITV spokesman said: “Richard loves the show, because what could be more Darwinian than a weekly public vote based on how fit you are.

“He isn’t buff like the other guys, but if there’s an argument about the evolutionary role of random mutation he’ll win hands down.

“However he should probably avoid opinions such as ‘God is clearly a human construct or a genocidal sadist’ and stick with things like ‘Your bum is wicked’.

“Professor Dawkins may even have an advantage over the other contestants, because as a biologist he’s spent decades studying primitive forms of life.

Dawkins said: “This is an excellent opportunity to promote science and rational thinking, and with a bit of luck give that Hayley one.

“She is peng.”

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WH Smith to modernise by doing video rentals

HIGH street newsagent WH Smith is pinning its hopes on renting out VHS and Betamax videos.

Recently voted ‘worst high street shop’, the chain is hitting back at claims of outdatedness by introducing video rental departments in all its stores.

A spokesman said: “Never let it be said that WH Smiths is afraid to embrace the future.

“You may not have heard of ‘video’ yet, but let me tell you it’s the way forward. Putting one of these large black plastic cassettes into a special ‘video player machine’ allows you to watch films or television programmes at your leisure.

“It’s like having your own telly channel! You can even ‘pause’ films if you need the toilet.”

WH Smith also confirmed its video rental departments will be stocking all the latest films including Beverly Hills Cop 2, Gremlins and Lethal Weapon.