Author: Shadowy Media Collective | Date: September 6, 2002 | Please Comment!

Deep in the Australian jungle (well not that deep as a 5-star hotel is only 5 minutes walk away) eight British C-list celebrities have been camping for two weeks. It’s been great TV, but it’s certainly not news. However the tabloids have all had it on their front pages every day. Today they were full of the story of how Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (who is she anyway, and why is she famous?) tried seducing Darren Day (the ‘popular’ singer) by grabbing his hand and putting it in her pants (whilst she was wearing them). And the tabloid editors think this is important enough to go on the front page. On a day when car bombs had been exploding in Kabul.

Ten years on, “I’m A Celebrity…” is still running. And the tabloids still run stories about it in preference to real news. It has, however, moved to later in the year so the 2012 series hasn’t started yet. I have no idea whether Palmer-Tomkinson and Day’s relationship ever took off (and I’m confident that you don’t care). NATO troops are still on the streets of Kabul.

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