A member of Christie’s staff looks at Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucien Freud in London prior to its sale. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

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George Best with Swedish former Miss World Mary Stavin, publicising their fitness routine for lovers, “It Takes Two To Shape Up And Dance.”

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