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Atherton Off The Mark

by | 15th, August 2002

‘EVERYONE in Hello! seems to have a new baby – with the exception of Cherie Blair, whose miscarriage is unaccountably given two pages of coverage in the current issue – and thus the unlikely appearance of taciturn Michael Atherton in the hallowed glossy pages is immediately explained by the small bundle of warm flesh and wet nappy that dangles from a harness on his chest.

Athers tried to raise a smile for Hello!

And as he emerges from the hospital with his girlfriend (”wealthy publisher’s daughter Isabella”) and new son Joshua, Hello! notes that the former England cricket captain looks as if he’s taking his new responsibilities seriously.

Which is Hello!-speak for ”Curmudgeon Atherton looked grumpy and surly as usual”.

”I imagine my long-term marriage prospects are slim because I’m so passionless,” said Atherton soon after he and Isabella met. But like Tim Henman, Atherton has now done the business with a lady and looks set to go all the way to the altar.

It gets them all in the end.



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