So 'Celebrity' Big Brother is back and the only one I had heard of - Ken Russell - has left as he refused to wait hand and foot on Jade Goody, the former 'housemate' who didn't even win Big Brother 3 but is now back in the house where the others have to do everything for her seeing as how she is a real life proper celebrity, and is apparently worth 8 million pounds.
I used to see Big Brother. I admit to being terribly addicted to the first series with Nasty Nick and his scheming, and I remember seeing Jade enter the house because in discussions at work the following Monday I said to colleagues that if I ever came into contact with Jade Goody I would be forced to kill her. No one - repeat no one - should be allowed out if they are genuinely as stupid as she appears to be....'East Angular - that's abroad innit?'
I am obviously very privileged because I have seen the lovely Jade close up. She went out with a Cobblers player, Ryan Amoo....and came to the occasional match. I somehow failed to get her autograph. Not that he had more than about three games for us. From memory the first time he played he got himself sent off after 15 minutes for the most appalling foul I have ever seen one of our players commit, and should consider himself lucky he wasn't jailed for it. Jade said what she really liked about him was the fact that he was even thicker than she was. Sadly it did not last and we are unable to witness what someone thicker than Jade Goody is actually like as it is her latest boyfriend who has gone in the house with her. I read that this boyfriend would like Brad Pitt to play him in the film of his life. A film based on the life of a guy who shagged Jade Goody? Well why not? (If I have the choice I think I would go for Holly Hunt to play me. She does pathos so well.)
Why am I even bothering to write about this woman? Well looking at my bank statements this morning whilst at the same time hearing the radio talking about her 8 million pounds was mildly disheartening. I do wonder how I can explain to my kids the value of a good education when they turn on the tele and see people like her making a fortune for not even winning flaming Big Brother, but for being, and here I am struggling for a phrase which is not overly offensive - I'll go with educationally challenged.
Sociologists will have a field day with this latest twist from the Big Brother team. What on earth does it say about the society we live in?
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