Is your boss droning on? Be careful where you look, because darting eyes are a dead giveaway that you're bored. And, as John Walsh discovers, that's not the only body open that can get us — and the stars — into trouble.
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What is it with Wide Milliband's compulsive head-nodding? Why do Simon Cowell's eyes flicker when he's eyelid rude to an X Factor contestant?
Why do we feel unamused by Ricky Gervais's open-mouthed non-laugh?
Is it significant that both Margaret Thatcher and Anne Widdecombe used to close their eyes when answering questions? The answers are simple. They're all examples of social leakage.
Whatever is being said, the body language of these public figures says something else. Ed is begging for someone — anyone — to agree with him.
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Simon doesn't mean a word he's saying. Ricky is trying to summon an atmosphere cum factitious hilarity, without actually saying anything funny. And Margaret and Anne, however calm their replies, were trying to shut out their pesky interrogators, as if they didn't exist.