Saturday, November 10, 2012

With friends like these...

One of the weirder aspects of the Jimmy Savile story (and I admit there have been plenty, including the former DJ's supposed role as a marriage guidance counsellor to Prince Charles), has been the sex pest's involvement at Broadmoor. While swanning around the top-security hospital, he seems to have struck up a friendship with the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. Let's face it. Before all the dark and seedy stuff started tumbling out about the Jim'll Fix It star, it would have been a pairing that seemed quite preposterous.

Celebrities from very different walks of life do, however, seem to have a habit of forming unlikely relationships. I'm thinking particularly of Richard Nixon's fascination with Elvis Presley , the rapport between Burmese politician Aung Sang Suu Kyi and British radio presenter Dave Lee Travis and the flying visit Lady Gaga paid not so long ago to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Which celebrities do you secretly hope will get together? The weirder and more improbable the better. Philip Schofield taking tea with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, perhaps? Are You Being Served's Frank Thornton reading poetry on stage with Britney Spears? Let's hear your suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. Marilyn Manson and Pippa Middleton. Love to hear what he thinks of her party tips.