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Barrett hits back of the net aboutrumours.

EARL BARRETT was a welcome visitor back at Goodison last weekend.

Looking as trim as he did in his playing days, he was also able to nail one of those bizarre internet myths which sometimes pass into the public consciousness.

It started on the home of the internet untruth, Wikipedia.

It has since been expunged, but the page history tool means you can still read the original entry, which ran: "In 2001 he famously appeared on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes as Marvin Gaye. He came fourth. In 2005, he starred in the BBC's Strictly African Dancing as part of Africa Lives season. He scored a record lowof six points and had to be escorted off stage by security as he reacted violently to the judging panel, which included Dave Benson Phillips and the Duchess of York."

"I've heard that Marvin Gaye story," he laughed. "But you've heardme sing so there's noway I'd have ever come fourth.

"As for the dance show, that's just bizarre!"

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 17, 2009
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