Hair-raising bid to be teen queen

Alicia Williams
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NICE hair duck – but you could have someone’s eye out if you’re not careful.

Still, it seems judges with the nationwide Miss Teen Queen competition were impressed by Alicia Williams barnet - she’s been shortlisted to represent Sheffield.

Strange, because the 19-year-old dance student actually comes from the Nottinghamshire village Carlton in Lindrick.

“But Sheffield’s my nearest big city and what I call my home town,” she says.

Fair do’s, we’ll take her.

Her heat is decided by an online vote with the two most popular girls from 30 qualifying for a live final in London in July. Vote at

n THE dangers of doing interviews by phone.

Friends of schoolboys Zach Smith and Sam Oliver were happy to see the pair featured in the Diary last week for setting up their own importing enterprise.

But one was a little confused at my description of Zach as “little”.

“He might only be 14,” she wrote. “But he’s nearly 6 ft and has size 12 feet.”

n TWO of the 21st century’s greatest mysteries according to Peak District comedian Rob Rouse: Why do shops feel it’s OK to sell sexualised clothing to children?

And how on Earth did The Only Way Is Essex win a BAFTA award?

Nice to know I’m not the only one baffled by those two.