Friday, 3 April 2009
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
Spare a thought for poor Adam Rickitt. The one-time Coronation Street star, turned failed popstar, turned failed Conservative candidate, turned successful shoplifter, turned soap actor (again), clearly needs a little publicity. He's currently acting in New Zealand soap Southland Street, and has been talking to the press... about how annoying the press can be.
The source of his discontent is the constant media speculation about his sexuality. According to Adam, there's no truth in the rumours, it's a case of guilt by association: "My manager was gay, my A&R man was gay, my choreographer was gay...but that's what the marketplace is for pop music. It's young girls and gay men. I'm shallow enough to realise you follow the money."
Diddums. So, just to be clear - he's happy to pander to the gay audience, since that's where the money is, but it gets very annoying when people assume he's gay too. In retrospect, maybe videos like this weren't the smartest move.
Still, at least there's a whole generation of girls who can now dream of romantic evenings spent listening to his inarticulate ramblings about Tony Blair's short-comings, and watching him wax his washboard stomach. Swoon.