Tess: My book was too rude
TESS Daly had to tone down the sex scenes in her new book because it was too FILTHY to publish!
The presenter, 42, was embarrassed she had to pull steamy sessions from her debut novel
Blonde babe Tess admitted that some scenes in the book were, she says, ‘urgent and dirty’ and had to be cut.
But the stunna did get to keep some of the content – for example an encounter in the back of a limo which leads to ‘shudders of ecstasy’ in the bedroom.
She said: “They were toned down! I kept thinking about my mother and mother-in-law reading it and so had to calm down some of the sex scenes.” BRITAIN’S soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are becoming increasingly demoralised as they know they are in a war they cannot win, says a former RAF chaplain.
In a series of emails received from Our Boys on the frontline, Dr Peter Lee says the men and women taking on the Taliban know the war is pointless.
They paint a damning portrait of what our armed forces are going through as they continue to put their lives on the line just to save face for the politicians who sent them there.
Polls now show nine out of 10 Brits believe that the war is unwinnable, and the majority feel confused about why our troops are fighting in the deserts and treacherous mountains of the benighted country.
One email, from a major whom Dr Lee calls Jim, says: “I’m being sent to stabilise a country I have no faith, interest or empathy in, to prop up a government the UN says is corrupt.
“If I’m unlucky and don’t return my wife won’t have a husband and my three primary school kids won’t have a daddy and I cannot for the life of me justify that cost to them.
“Not for Afghanistan. Not for a war of choice already lost across the world.”
And one Tory MP and former member of the Defence Committee agrees.
He said: “I’m afraid I find myself increasingly in agreement with the sentiments in the emails.”
A shocking 409 British lives have been lost in the war since the invasion in 2001.
More are expected as the Taliban are still a determined and hugely resourceful enemy.
The majority of our troops will be pulled out early in 2014, whilst some will remain until the end of that year to offer a ‘supporting combat role’ to the Afghan National Army.
But that future date leaves many wondering why we don’t just leave now and let the Afghans get on with it themselves.
Yet Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said: “If we are to make certain that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for international terrorists we must see the job through.”
Revealing more about the emails he has made public Dr Lee, who spent seven years as an RAF padre, said: “There is no chance that Jim, like the rest of his uniformed colleagues will refuse to serve, he is a man whose sense of honour and duty outweigh his capacity for self preservation.
“Therefore, he and his family must prepare for the eventuality that he might not come home.
“As a former military chaplain I care deeply about what happens to our service men and women.
“I have had to look into the eyes of wives, parents and children as they were told their loved one was not coming home. I have watched soldiers coming out of induced comas to discover a limb, or two, missing.
“Our military personnel continue to fight with honour, bravery and devotion to their duty at the command of our Government.
“If they are to be asked to keep risking their lives it should be for a clear, defined achievable goal.
“It should not be because politicians and electoral strategists are trading the benefits of early withdrawal against the impact at the ballot box in the next election.”