Heather Mills-McCartney’s very public meltdown and parliamentary attack on the hostile media
Sussex is fast becoming one of the most talked about counties around for celeb gossip – take one week in the news for example.
Hove-based Heather Mills- McCartney (soon to become Mills again) literally blasted the media in a quite spectacular outburst while perched on the GMTV sofa (if you didn’t get to see it then you can log onto gm.tv – I promise you it’s worth it!). This of course caused unprecedented tabloid coverage on exactly what message Heather was trying to get across.
Heather is currently trying to pass a bill in the European Parliament to make the British press be more transparent about their sources when they print stories. She claims to be a victim of a hate campaign by the media as well – of course we all have opinions on the press in this country, but sometimes maybe it’s better to keep a demure silence!
Corrie killer latest victim of Scissorhands
Actor Brian Capron may not have lasted long on the current series of Strictly Come Dancing, but he has not been sitting around doing nothing.
Last week Hove based Brian was a guest punter on BBC3 show Celebrity Scissorhands where he was treated to a manicure and pedicure. I should imagine he probably needed a foot treatment after all that foxtrotting around!
Also in the headlines was the welcome return of two sorely missed characters in BBC1’s EastEnders. Ricky and Bianca first appeared in 1993 and were played by actors Sid Owen – who has just moved to Rottingdean (where I live and consequently now see him all the time shopping in Tesco Metro!) – and Patsy Palmer, who lives in Brighton.
The couple had a traumatic break up, which culminated in a one-off special – having millions glued to the screen. Ricky returned to Walford shortly in 2002 but moved on again in 2004. In real life Sid learned how to cook, wrote a book and lived in France, while Patsy married and brought up three children.
The couple are likely to appear on screen later this year – we can’t wait!
Jo Brooks is director of Brighton-based PR company JBPR Ltd,
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