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THE panto season will soon be upon us – and guess who will be playing BUTTONS at THE NEXUS ART CENTRE in Davenham? Only GEOFF HOOP! The former JATTERS bad boy, who famously jumped off TOWER BRIDGE while experimenting with legal highs and diesel, may not be the first choice for a top role in a kids’ pantomime – but there’s a reason…
“I need the money”, he said. PRETTY Hattie Ross of JUDDER has undergone a bit of a change of image after joining the youth group of her episcopal church in Chester. Hattie, once known at the “Pre-teen wild child of Christleton”, has taken her guitar skills to the church and led the congregation in a chorus of Kum-by-Yah. The latest news is that she’ll front the harvest festival. Quite a difference from the Hattie who did that stunt with a marrow in posh eatery L’ENODDER! WHO was spotted throwing some curves at TOE JAM, the final nish- hop festival of the year? YUM KEARSLEY, of teen drama LOWER MIDDLE.
Yum, who joined the soap last year after 10 years playing DUGGIE in TORN AVENUE, had been in rehab after that business at Stretton.
He looked back on top form, chatting with fans and sipping Tizer. Just a pity he appeared to have soiled himself. BABS FINDUS, half of techno-dub- host duo SPLIT, has been lined up to this year’s BOPPS AWARDS after first-choice host, LENNY BATT, dropped out for “personal reasons”. While Babs is glad of the gig – her was last presenting job at THE NIDDS a disaster – it’s bad news for Lenny, who needs cash after his split from DARLING HOOFE. I’m told that the “personal reasons” involve an egg whisk and a German Shepherd. Let’s hope those photos don’t end up in the next leak of celebrity sex photos… ANOTHER disappointment for GRETTY INCE in her bid to become the first woman to push a wheelbarrow from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Gretty, presenter of kids’ adventure show DON’T TELL YOUR PARENTS, is doing the stunt to raise money for the criticallyendangered Wogan Vole. But after three punctures before even getting out of Cornwall, Gretty’s lost a handle outside Bristol.