British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR'S wife CHERIE became so over-excited when she presented martial arts supremo Jackie Chan with the 2005 World Diversity Award last night (23NOV05), she snapped his prized statuette in two.

Mrs Blair, who told the Hong Kong star her husband is a huge fan, hugged Chan so tightly at the London bash she snapped both the garland of flowers around his neck and the award she had just given him.

Presenting Chan with the award, Blair said, "I have to say the Prime Minister is a bit of fan. He tells me that Rush Hour is his favourite."