Halfway through hammering out the news story that accompanies these pictures of Eva Mendes in a bikini, there was a blanket IT failure in FHM towers. Complete meltdown. Large portions of dozens of hard drives completely frazzled. Tears and fury everywhere.

And now we’ve lost all the facts, bolt-on rumours and revealing anecdotes from her Hollywood friends that were going to make it such a great read. It’s upsetting, emotionally and professionally. So you’ll just have to make do with the pictures. Again, our apologies.