Celebrity Gossip, December 16: X Factor host and extraordinary Christmas presents

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DERMOT O’LEARY has joked that he is often left unimpressed by the Christmas gifts mega-rich SIMON COWELL gives his X Factor co-stars.

Show host Dermot said he had received some strange presents from the big boss over his years on the show.

He told TV Times: “I’ve received two gifts from Simon, both of which are extraordinary. One was a signed, framed picture of him, which my wife hides whenever workmen come to the house.

“Then one year he bought everyone Harrods Botox vouchers and gave them to us 30 seconds before we went live on air. I haven’t cashed mine in.”

SELENA GOMEZ has confirmed that she and JUSTIN BIEBER are no longer an item and that she is single.

The singer had a long on-off romance with the heartthrob until earlier this year. She put her emotions on display in her recent song The Heart Wants What It Wants, which is about Justin, with the emotional video showing her breaking down.

But Selena has now said she is single, although she said there wasn’t any bad blood, reported E! News.

TIMOTHY SPALL has spoken of his relief at not having to don a skin-tight suit covered in ping pong balls to play a dog in Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass.

The actor voices Bayard the bloodhound in Disney’s follow-up to TIM BURTON’S adaptation of Alice In Wonderland, starring MIA WASIKOWSKA and JOHNNY DEPP.

Timothy, 57, revealed: “I just did the voice, I didn’t have to stand around in a suit covered in ping pong balls. I’m alright thank you, because it’s a doddle you see.”

MILA KUNIS has joked that the parenting will be up to fiance ASHTON KUTCHER when their daughter hits her teens.

The Jupiter Ascending actress and Ashton welcomed daughter Wyatt in October and she revealed on America’s The Late Late Show that so far things are going well.

When host CRAIG FERGUSON suggested girls were easy until they were teenagers, Mila laughed: “That’s not my problem! That’s daddy’s problem!”