That’s stretching it, Green Goddess
Last time I saw Diana Moran, she was thwacking across a television studio in her gynaecologically frank leotards, encouraging viewers to keep fit.
Known as the Green Goddess, Diana appeared on BBC Breakfast shows in the eighties, teaching us all how to do the Monkey Stretch (don’t ask) and bunny-jumps before breakfast.
She was always absolutely jolly superduper; blonde and posh, all cut-glass vowels and effortless middle-class white privilege.
With her perfect grasp of the Queen’s english and faultless manners, Diana (right) would never get on the BBC now.
not in a million years! Unless she had a walk-on part in a Joanna trollope drama, or Louis theroux was despatched to make a slyly mocking documentary about her. now aged 78, Diana has popped up to criticise her old keep-fit rival Jane Fonda, suggesting the actress’s punishing ‘going for the burn’ aerobic routines have more or less crippled her. ‘I’m somebody that just thinks of more natural things,’ she cooed at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. ‘I was doing moderate exercise. Jane Fonda was doing all the other stuff, and she’s had hips and all sorts of things done.’ Miss Fonda (left) underwent a total hip replacement in 2005, just a few months after having a knee replacement. Diana! You are so naughty. You can’t blame Jane’s star-jumps for her rackety hips — surely some women are more prone to joint issues than others? Interesting to see that Diana still considers Jane a rival, even if Jane still thinks the Green Goddess is a brand of tinned sweetcorn.