THESE days he's better known for his random appearances on reality TV. But what do we really know about controversial racing pundit John McCririck? Here is what we have found out... Who is John McCririck? What's his background? John is a 77-year-old horse racing pundit who was born in Surbiton, Surrey. He attended Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Victoria College, Jersey, and Harrow School. John initially worked for an illegal bookmaker before becoming a bookmaker himself. He then went on to work as a journalist at The Sporting Life until he was sacked in 1984. John then joined the Daily Star before joining the ITV Sport's horse racing coverage, which later moved to Channel 4 as Channel 4 Racing. He became renowned for his unusual style, but was dropped by the channel for the 2013 team presenting racing. After accusing them of ageism, John took Channel 4 to an employment tribunal, which ruled against him. He has been married to wife Jenny McCririck since 1971 and calls her "The Booby" - … [Read more...] about Who is John McCririck, what was his illness and when was the horse racing pundit on Wife Swap and Big Brother?
HUNDREDS of sex-mad swingers will descend on a historic village for a Bonk Holiday weekend of wife-swapping. They will hot-foot it to a popular sex resort nestling in a pretty rural village in Kent. The exclusive Eureka naturist club – where membership costs £400-a-year and couples pay £35 to attend parties – dedicated last night’s party to a “cougars and cubs” free-for-all. Today there will be a foam party and outdoor hot-tubs for swingers who want to romp in the open-air. And on Sunday there’s a Hawaiian themed beach party night with fancy dress and a band. The club is set in 23 acres of parkland and also has a 60ft swimming pool and a giant sauna with room for 25 people. It even has lodges and cabins on the estate for exhausted swingers to stay over at up to £60-a-night. The club is in the posh village of Fawkham in Kent, which has a 12th-century church and is close to Brands Hatch race track. … [Read more...] about Hundreds of sex-mad swingers set to descend on sleepy Kent village for wife-swapping festival complete with hot-tubs and foam party
I was a big fan of Wife Swap in its heyday. Was the joke on me? I was never precisely sure. From its knowingly suggestive title to its indulgence of mundane, make-me-a-sandwich sexism, Wife Swap was reality TV that never even attempted to be progressive. Indeed, alongside the usual charges of exploitation, you could add the charge of deliberately turning domestic inequality into entertainment. And still I watched. Not unlike gender politics itself, Wife Swap resembled a game show, albeit one with enormously high stakes – relationships, trust – and no clear winners. Each week two sets of (almost always) heterosexual couples were matched, with each wife then sent to spend two weeks in the other’s household. For the first week the “new” wife had to follow the “old” wife’s rules, helpfully written down in a manual (he likes to be waited on hand and foot … during weekends I get up around 7am and clean until midday … I tend to … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight The feminist conundrum of Wife Swap
DEBBIE McGee has been in the nation's hearts since the early 80s when she found fame as the lovely assistant of her late husband, world-famous TV magician Paul Daniels. She did a sterling job in Strictly Come Dancing 2017 - Here's the full lowdown on the twinkle toes star... Where is Debbie McGee from? Debbie, 59, was born on October 31, 1958, and is from Kingston upon Thames, where she was raised by her parents Patrick McGee and Lillian Howes. It didn’t take long for her interest in performing was sparked, as she enrolled into a dance school when she was seven. At 16, McGee landed a coveted spot at the Royal Ballet School where she trained as a professional dancer. But she really made it big years later - when a bit of magic came into her life. How is Debbie McGee famous? Debbie’s ballet career came to a halt when she was 19-years-old. When touring with the Iranian National Ballet in Tehran, she was forced to flee the country following the Islamic … [Read more...] about How old is Debbie McGee? Paul Daniels’ wife and former magic assistant, and Strictly Come Dancing 2017 runner up
THE American-German actress might be best known for her relationship with the late Verne Troyer. The Safety Geeks star will have undoubtedly be left heartbroken by his passing. Here's what we know about her. Who is Brittney Powell? Brittney Powell, 43, was born in West Germany. Her acting career began in 1991 when she starred in Playboy: Girls of Spring Break. Things went from strength-to-strength from there. She has starred in over 25 different television shows from Friends, NCIS and Tarzan to Safety Geeks. It's unclear exactly how long she and Verne were together, they have at least been dating since 2015. That year the couple starred in Celebrity Wife-Swap where Brittney switched places with Hines Ward's wife. Who was Verne Troyer? On April 21, Verne passed away at the age of 49. He was an American actor who was notable for his height which was caused by achondroplasia dwarfism. This never stopped Verne from achieving great heights - he was best known for playing Mini-Me … [Read more...] about Who was Verne Troyer’s girlfriend Brittney Powell and when were the couple on Celebrity Wife Swap?