Artist Nial’s posters are fitting tribute to retiring hero Andy

Scots artist Nial Smith has paid tribute to Andy Murray with two new posters heading up the Australian open.

One of the brilliant posters shows Andy as a parody of Captain Cook about to embark on his next adventure, while the other, an original, shows him making a Return from the Tennis Wilderness.

Nial created both before Andy’s tearful retirement announcement.

He told me: “It’s a sad day for tennis and not the poster I would have done under the circumstances but it was conceived in December. There will be some more to come and I have an idea of something very special if Andy does announce his retirement.”

Nial has always chronicled Andy’s journey through his original posters and his biggest fans are Andy’s mum Judy and the man himself. Ironically his Return from The Tennis Wilderness artwork has been interpreted by some fans as an exhausted Andy walking away from the game.

DR Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman was mistaken for singer Keith Jacks’s dad during a US shopping trip.

The two Scots talents were in Costco in Palm Springs when they were stopped in their tracks.

Using a hilarious Instagram filter to look like a woman, John said: “We were in Costco and buying some food and there was quite a bit of stiff and the young lady behind the counter who was doing the ringing up looked at Keith and said: “Your dad packs fast doesn’t he?”She thought I was his father.

“Do I look like his father?”

Keith laughed. “He looks more like my mother.”

Keith is currently taking a holiday in the States in between his starring role in the SEC Armadillo as Prince Charming and his role as Nick Piazza in Fame The Musical.

Abbey Road date for singer Emeli

EMELI Sande did her best impression of The Beatles as she got ready to record her latest album at Abbey Road.

There might only be one of Emeli but she still managed to pose on the famed zebra crossing outside the studios.

Emily who re entry performed Freedom Song on the Watership Down remake smanaged to get the London Symphony Orchestra to play on her new tracks as well as a full choir.

She said: “The album is shaping up into something beautiful.”

Look out for it in coming months.