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ALT rock band Would Be Kings aren't even 18 months old and are already tighter and more powerful than many other would-bes.
We remained would-bes for a further 30 minutes until our starters arrived.
Yes, the man who confers celebrity status upon would-bes simply by inviting them onto his show, is quitting the BBC and taking his services to the old enemy.