My heart goes out to Rio

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THE news that Rio Fer­di­nand’s wife had lost her battle with can­cer was dev­as­tat­ing.

Re­becca El­li­son was just 34 years old. It re­ally shows that we are all vul­ner­a­ble, re­gard­less of our fam­ily’s wealth.

No-one’s in­vin­ci­ble and it’s a tragedy that is af­fect­ing thou­sands of fam­i­lies ev­ery day in Bri­tain.

I don’t know Rio well, but I met him a few times back in the day.

As so of­ten with celebri­ties, BLOODY hell, is it 2003 again? Be­cause it looks like Jodie Marsh and Katie Price are at WAR!

Last week, Jodie slagged off Katie in an in­ter­view – de­spite them end­ing their feud YEARS ago.

She told mag­a­zine: “I don’t care about Katie Price! She’s the one who’s fa­mous for hav­ing loads of dif­fer­ent kids with dif­fer­ent dads.”

And of course Katie kicked off! She wrote Jodie an open let­ter, call­ing her “vile” and ac­cus­ing her of “shag­ging my left­overs”.

She even tweeted a pic­ture of her pay­ing Jodie for a LAP DANCE from back when she worked as a strip­per… Oh, dear!

I’m afraid I’m with Katie on this one. So what if she’s got dif­fer­ent kids by dif­fer­ent dads? Lots of women do.

I re­spect the work Jodie has done for vic­tims of bul­ly­ing, but that doesn’t make her bet­ter than Katie.

She needs to stop judg­ing peo­ple. Live and let live. you some­times feel like you know them be­cause they’re so familiar.

He al­ways struck me as a good guy. I feel for him right now.

My mother died of can­cer last year, so I know how dif­fi­cult it is.

It’s com­ing up to the one-year an­niver­sary of her death, so I’ve been think­ing a lot about the dis­ease.

I re­mem­ber when my mum first went on chemo­ther­apy, it worked. But af­ter a while, it TRAGEDY: Fer­di­nand and wife Re­becca was less ef­fec­tive. That treat­ment takes ev­ery­thing from you – it’s like bleach through your veins.

There’s got to be an­other way.

Coin­ci­den­tally, last week Sheri­dan Smith ap­peared in TV drama The C Word, about a jour­nal­ist who suf­fered from can­cer.

It was based on the real-life, heart­break­ing story of Lisa Lynch, who passed away in 2013.

Hope­fully, the pro­gramme will raise aware­ness of breast can­cer among young women.

I heard one of my friends say, ‘Af­ter you’ve wiped the tears away, you’ll want to go and get checked.’

I think that’s a won­der­ful and inspiring mes­sage. I’M sick and tired of this elec­tion… I can’t wait for it to be over! Mainly, I’m just sick of all the bloody hypocrisy. Rus­sell Brand has pre­vi­ously told peo­ple NOT to vote… and now he tells them to vote Labour!

It begs the ques­tion: Why would any­one lis­ten to him? The fact Ed Miliband has got in­volved with him shows the Labour leader is DES­PER­ATE.

I’ve al­ways voted Con­ser­va­tive, but I’m not go­ing to this year. I’m sup­port­ing UKIP.

Nev­er­the­less, I still think the Tories will win. The Bri­tish public doesn’t like change, and David Cameron is the sen­si­ble op­tion. But I reckon Nigel Farage

will step down af­ter Thurs­day. He’s done a great job, but he’s a bit of an old fart.

UKIP need some­one who will ap­peal to a younger gen­er­a­tion of vot­ers.

It all hap­pens to­mor­row – so read next week’s col­umn for my elec­tion debrief!

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