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Sources have revealed that winning the 'Strictly Come Dancing' show has given Clancy a massive boost and she has been inundated with offers, but thinks toning down her accent will open more doors.
After shocking many with the overtly muscular Chris Bangle design language a few years back, BMW has been in the process of toning down their design lines - with the obvious exception of the X6.
Summary: Culture Minister Tamam Salam called for toning down political rhetoric "that may disrupt the general atmosphere, and instead use positive and constructive rhetoric that will not drag the country or its citizens into harmful confrontation.