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Campbell, worked for Mark Lamarr and sold the Spice Girls' sequinned asses all round Europe. Now, she's preparing to front The Key, a new BBC show which seeks to define, unlock and act as a guide to the Scottish arts scene.

'We're going to look at key issues, key events and key personalities in arts and entertainment in Scotland,’ says Beattie, a petite, slender redhead with a penchant for bacon butties and visual art. 'We might have a Tom Jones concert in Glasgow one week, then Douglas Gordon and Ewan McGregor,

'I presented a bit on youth fashion, Which was great because I got to run around the Sub Club and get felt up by 12-year-old boys.’

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