JOHN GALLIANO, revealed to be a drunken anti-Semite in recently aired videos, has been persuaded to go into rehab by friends including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

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According to the New York Times, Galliano has acted on the advice of his fellow south Londoners and has accepted the need to confront a long-running alcohol problem.

No word yet on how he hopes to deal with the anti-semitism.

Galliano is now thought to be on his way to Arizona rehab centre The Meadows, where both Elton John and Donatella Versace received help.

In the fall out from his extraordinary remarks, Galliano was sacked as chief designer by Dior, but the fashion house has decided to plough on with its presentation – based on Galliano’s work – at the Paris Fashion Show this Friday.

Earlier this week, footage emerged that showed Galliano telling strangers in a bar that “people like you would be dead; your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f****** gassed.”

“I love Hitler,” he is also heard saying, while last week the Streatham-bred designer was filmed calling another woman a “dirty Jew-face”.