What connects the woes of Tessa Jowell and Sheila's Wheels, besides both being quite irritable and never off the television? International Women's Day.

Backchat was looking forward to attending a comedy night with guest of honour, Tessa Jowell, last Wednesday.

Sheila's Wheels had sponsored the event, and all was set to go. Then Jowell's (ex) husband got mixed up in an Italian scandal, so Jowell, rather disappointingly, pulled out of the event.

Step forward Ken Livingstone's adviser on women's issues, Anni Marjoram.

Backchat feels Sheila's Wheels got the lucky card, as Marjoram, could easily be mistaken for one of its flagship models.