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Lucy's lowdown: Swap - not on your wife.

Byline: Lucy Carr

WE'VE been entertained by I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here, gasped when Lady Victoria Hervey was pushed out of a plane from a great height in ITV1's Drop The Celebrity! and even got a laugh watching Celebrity Driving School but now it seems that telly chiefs are going one step further.: My favourite show, Channel 4's Wife Swap, is being tranformed into a celeb nightmare too.: The show, in case you haven't seen it, comprises of a week in the life of two couples, except that the wives are basically swapped around.: Obviously they don't share a bed together, but they do have to live the life of the other person, and invariably have to look after the other woman's husband and children too.: On the grapevine, I heard that for the new celebrity version, Billie Piper and Chris Evans could be swapping with Richard and Judy, Millionaire cheat Major Charles Ingram and Diana Ingram could be swapping with Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier and... Peter Stringfellow and Lucy Carr could be swapping with Gail Porter and hubby Dan Hipgrave.: No, you did just read that!: I can exclusively reveal that we got the offer of appearing on the bound-to-be-a-hit show - under one condition - I go and live with Dan Hipgrave for a week and Gail lives with Peter for a week!: At first, I was quite interested in the concept - after all, who wouldn't want to spend a week with Toploader Dan? However, after reading up on the star couple, I discovered that Gail, whom I would have to live the life of, gets up every morning at 5am to feed their daughter Honey - argghh!: After some thought, I decided that's not so bad - I can go back to bed. But oh no, Gail then ventures down to the gym, where she sweats it out for hours doing boxing, martial arts and goodness know what else!: Gail on the other hand would be enjoying nights out at Stringfellows and top London eateries and sipping champagne - not a fair swap in my opinion!: Of course, that's not all I do in real life - usually I am on tour with my new single, but Gail wouldn't be able to do that, so she'd just get to do the nice bits (of course, I insist on separate beds).: I must admit, I do agree that it would make great TV considering I have no idea how to look after a baby and can't cook to save my life - but most of all, I don't do nappies and err....I'm not a wife! Watch this space.: THIS week, I was performing in sunny Cardiff for Red Dragon FM at the Midsummer Sunday roadshow at the Millennium Plaza.: It was fantastic to be back in Wales and performing in front of a totally Welsh crowd was awesome!: On the bill were Dexter, The Monophonics, Atomic Jones, girl band Mama Said and the fab girls Vicci, KC Jay, Tara and Niki from all girl group Dragonheart, who release their single Hey Mr. Radio on July 21.: I performed my two tracks Missing You and This is Goodbye, just after the Quacky Races duck race where the winner won a fly-drive holiday to Florida - lucky beggars!: The crowd were great and afterwards I did a live radio interview on Red Dragon FM with Darren Daley and Clare Lloyd - I had such a great time, I didn't want to leave.

I spy with my little doggy eye, Tory MP Michael Howard telling a saucy joke at a Conservative Party luncheon at the swanky Savoy Hotel, London - it certainly made the afternoon more interesting!
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 6, 2003
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