Television highlight of the week: Richard Madeley stings a woman with a bee live on Channel Four.

This is a demonstration to show how bee stings can relieve arthritis. After pointing out that there is no evidence to support such a claim, that the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society does not condone it, and that ‘the pain of the bee sting is actually worse than the pain of the arthritis’ they got the bee out of a jam jar and stung the woman on the knuckle.

‘How does that feel?’ asked Richard. ‘Well, Richard,’ came the reply, ‘it stings a bit.’