Carol Thatcher’s agent defends ‘gollywog’ comments
As if Carol Thatcher wasn’t digging a big enough hole on her own, it seems her agent has decided to wade into the tabloid mire with the verbal equivalent of a pneumatic drill and dumper truck.
The 55-year-old’s agent, Ali Gunn, has publically defended Thatcher’s labelling of a tennis player as a ‘gollywog’, prolonging the media furore and only serving to exasperate the situation.
The BBC recently ended a contract that saw Carol appear on ‘The One Show’ as a roving reporter, after she made an off-air comment about a tennis player in a hospitality green room.
While it seemed Carol had overcome the ‘out of touch posho’ stigma associated with the Thatcher name after successfully winning 2005′s ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’, she slid straight back into type when she was overheard likening French-Congolese star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to a golliwog.
Gunn’s disgruntlement has apparently arisen due to her theory that there is a “vendetta” against Thatcher, and the BBC should apologise for “condoning” the leaking of a private comment.
Now, we’ve never had an agent of our own, but aren’t they supposed to…. you know…. look out for your best interests and all?