Obiter is relieved to hear from commercial firm Keystone Law that one of its clients, TV presenter Noel Edmonds, has been given special permission to view a pre-action letter to Lloyds Banking Group ahead of proposed litigation.

Edmonds, once host of game show Deal or No Deal, is seeking redress for misconduct at HBOS, acquired by Lloyds at the height of the financial crisis, which he alleges crippled his company Unique Group.

In the immediate future, Edmonds has other matters to attend to – namely appearing on reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’. We are assured that the producers of the show gave him permission to view the letter before he headed into the jungle.

Regular viewers will know that the celebrities are subjected to regular ‘bush tucker’ trials in which they perform tasks surrounded by reptiles and creepy crawlies. 

Obiter, with a little help from Twitter, suggests a game of ‘Eel or no eel’ – in which Edmonds is made to open random boxes that may or may not contain a slippery surprise.