Presenter Laura Whitmore at the IFTA Awards in 2014. Whitmore had to contend with a number of technical glitches during the ceremony, including viewers being unable to hear her. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

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The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

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