The British Reality Stars Horniness Index fell 0.6% in the final quarter of 2012, the sharpest fall since the figure was first measured. Whilst it ended the year up 0.4%, it was the worst rise for the year in reality star horniness since the Great Depression.
The figures took a number of reality commentators by surprise, many of whom were expecting a larger rise for the year.
Jody Bangtastic, Big Brother contestant, season 5, told The Boobs: "The fact that the last quarter includes Katie Price's whirlwind romance and marriage with that stripper fella and various trips to beaches by the current and former stars of TOWIE, it makes these figures difficult to understand."
Reality stars horniness rose 0.3% in Germany, and 1.2% in the USA in the same period.
Correction: In an article "Why Did George Osborne Leave His House With His Underpants Showing?" we made a number of unfounded claims: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, did not leave his house with his underpants showing; he dresses himself and his wife doesn't have anything to do with it; and the picture on the front page had been photoshopped to make it look like his underpants were showing when in fact they weren't.