UNICEF has put the number of street children living and working on the streets of Brazil as high as two million. As many as one in three of these children will likely die before their 18th birthday.
Finger clicking Christopher started the ball rolling this week. Yes he is still standing. Good on yer man. Why not enjoy it. The public must like him, as he keeps coming back.
Even though I have sat through the past eight weeks nit-picking and exclaiming in cod-horror every time one of the cast appeared with one too many buttons fastened, this third series of Downton Abbey has been excellent.
Bonfire night is almost upon us once again. So, will the remaining acts light up the stage like an illumination of grandeur or fizzle out like a dark, damp sparkler?
In another part of SW3, Binky was frantically checking her phone for news from Jamie, who was busily not getting in touch due to making 'magic' cake with his Kandy Kittens - the scantily-clad, red-brick educated women he's employed for his dubious business prospect.
Given the underwhelming Season 3 finale - closing possibly MIC's most explosive series yet - there weren't many cliffhangers to be picked up in Season 4's inaugural episode. So it was to little surprise that Louise and new accomplice Rosie were discussing a wayward Spencer Matthews, the man who had won her in the last series, just eight minutes in.
He was saved in this week's dance off against Johnny Ball by Craig, Darcey and Bruno and now lives to see another week on the Strictly dance floor. In this exclusive interview I catch up with the man we saw rocking Sixties florals and Jedward high quiffs to the max. He's one of the most lovable TV presenters around... it's Richard Arnold!
The pantomime season started early last Sunday and if I had paid for a ticket, I would have demanded my money back...
I have to say, season 10 is shaping up to be pretty good. Doug Naylor seems to have learn't from his mistakes - more commonly known as season 8 - and continues to bring us classic Dwarf. Two for two so far, lets hope episode 3 continues the trend.
What on earth has happened to the national reserve and emotional continence for which we Brits were once internationally famed? Where is the 'stiff upper lip' attributed to 'good Queen Bess' and the Duke of Wellington by George and Ira Gershwin in 1937?
As someone who has worked in recreational drug research for nearly 20 years, I'm very aware of the difficulties in getting research money.However, I remain cynical about this particular project, in terms of the message it may send to some viewers about drug use and how this feeds into a continuing focus on a chemical-based approach to 'treating' mental ill-health.
So Bootcamp is over for another year and for the remaining acts, it is down to them to give the performance of their lives.
So, here we go with the brutal eliminations. Forget doing another audition, one third of them were out without even singing. Perhaps a good thing for us! Disappointing for the culprits but that's the nature of the game.
The opening round up montage shown tonight, made me realise what great talent we've had so far this series, a lot more than 12, so the choices are going to be interesting. The live shows will be fab.
Weeks of speculation over the celebrity line up has finally ended and the 14 stars are well into preparations for the opening night. The show may be on it's 10th series but the glitterball trophy remains one of the most desired prizes out there.
Our first treat tonight, following my roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner, was the singing Russell Brand, aka Eddy String. Annoying, yes, can he sing no, was it entertaining, a little. Not for me. Too soon for another Frankie.