Top ten disgraced celebrities
Behaving badly and making an exhibition of yourself is all part and parcel of being a celebrity, but sometimes even their antics do defy belief! Here's our rundown of the top ten finest sex addicts, drug fiends, bad girls and silly boys ever to have appalled and delighted us
10. Daniella Westbrook
Spending a fortune every day on drugs is sadly commonplace among the rich and famous, but Daniella Westbrook distinguished herself from her coke-addled peers by snorting so much of the stuff that part of her nose actually fell off. Pictures of her notorious nostril made her a tabloid sensation, but the ex-EastEnder has since stopped nuking her sinuses and found love with a multi-millionaire partner. Aww.
9. Wayne Rooney
Acclaimed as a genius on the football pitch, Wayne Rooney isn't quite so bright when it comes to his sex life. His stunningly unsubtle visits to a brothel led to an inevitable scandal and all-too-detailed accounts of his bonkathons with a middle-aged prostitute known as 'Auld Slapper'. The soccer prodigy even left a note for one of the women reading: 'To Charlotte, I shagged u on 28 Dec. Loads of love, Wayne Rooney'. He's such an old romantic.
8. Leslie Grantham
Perhaps identifying too strongly with his character Dirty Den, Leslie Grantham horrified BBC bosses (and anyone with a weak stomach) when he started using a webcam in his dressing room to show his naked, aroused body to a woman online. The story broke just months after his return to Albert Square, and Grantham was forced to apologise to his co-stars after it was revealed that, as well as waving his willy around, he'd also told his virtual lover that most of the cast were 'w***ers' and actress Jessie Wallace was a 'vile dog'. Oops.
7. Winona Ryder
You'd really think being a Hollywood A-lister would mean you didn't have to go shoplifting for hats and handbags, and even Winona Ryder didn't seem to quite know what she was doing when security guards caught her stealing accessories from a department store in 2001. A confused-looking Ryder told staff she was 'preparing for a film role', and then found herself an object of media ridicule during the ensuing trial. The moral of the story? Don't be a slightly bonkers film star who steals hats for no good reason.
6. Angus Deayton
'Do not adjust your set, my face really is this red.' So said Angus Deayton on Have I Got News For You, following revelations that he'd been enjoying cocaine-fuelled romps with a call girl in 2002. His tenure on the show was swiftly brought to an end after the tawdry, regrettable and deeply amusing scandal hit the front pages, and not even his star turn as a hotel receptionist in the Fat Slags movie has managed to resurrect Deayton's .
5. Robert Downey Jr
The constantly disgraced Robert Downey Jr has long been Hollywood's most reliable hellraiser. He's been arrested many, many times for (depending on what day it is) carrying firearms, being intoxicated on illegal drugs, drink driving, violating probation, and for breaking into a house he mistook for his own. He's also great at sabotaging his career, and got himself fired from hit series Ally McBeal after his drug use resulted in yet another arrest. As the man himself said, 'I've always felt like an outsider in this industry. Because I'm so insane I guess.'