As Donal Lynch talks to red-haired singer Ed Sheeran (see Page 10), Pat Fitz­patrick takes a look at some other fa­mous gin­gers in the news

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Say what you will about red­heads, as long as they don’t hear you. (The anger. Al­ways just be­neath the sur­face.) Take Chris Evans. (Please take him, said the pro­duc­ers of as the au­di­ences started to weep). Some say Chris must be dis­ap­pointed that he couldn’t con­nect with

fa­nat­ics. We say that in­volves re­ally bad hair and lazy jokes about Mex­i­cans, so there is noth­ing to be ashamed of. In fact, there are two words to de­scribe the per­fect

host. And one of them is Don­ald.

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and This means she has reached ICOBTP. This is Ir­ish Celebrity On Beeb Tip­ping Point. Be­fore ICOBTP, our brave celeb is a na­tional hero, mak­ing a name for her­self over there in Lon­don. After ICOCTP, you’re Craig Doyle. Oh, sure look at you there now with the first signs of an English ac­cent and one eye on the knight­hood. The only rem­edy is to raise your eye­brows a lot. Didn’t it work for Wo­gan?


Angela now presents two shows on the BBC,

The One Show Robot Wars. NI­COLE KID­MAN Top Top

Ni­cole stars with Reese Wither­spoon in the HBO se­ries,

Big Lit­tle Lies.

It’s set among the rich crowd in Mon­terey, Cal­i­for­nia. You’d see more black peo­ple at a KKK meet­ing in Don­ald Trump’s hair. Lots of Hollywood stars ap­pear in block­buster TV se­ries now. They love the scripts. And they don’t have to act as a di­nosaur with su­per­pow­ers, nicked from a Marvel comic that some­one found un­der their bed. Movies these days. Dire.


On a re­cent TV ap­pear­ance, James He­witt once more de­nied that he is Harry’s dad. Be­gin­ning to think he doth protest too much, says you, be­cause you love con­spir­acy the­o­ries and sound­ing like a com­plete plonker. Harry is go­ing out with the gor­geous and in­tel­li­gent Amer­i­can ac­tress, Meghan Markle. This raises a num­ber of ques­tions. Such as, what is the best thing about be­ing a mem­ber of the Royal fam­ily? And, are you fa­mil­iar with the term ‘out of his league’?


There was a time when a fella might an­gli­cise his Ir­ishy name to get ahead in Hollywood. There is cer­tainly no need for that these days. Pro­ducer 1: “Give me one good rea­son why we should hire this Dove Nail Glee Son over Ryan Gosling?” Pro­ducer 2: “They’ll make a huge thing about his funny name on night-time TV, it will go vi­ral and all the kids will come to the movie. And he’s a great ac­tor. But mainly the first one.”

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