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Tie & Tide

by | 24th, August 2006

OK! W*****S! It’s the “FIRST” and “ONLY” interview with Peter Bennett, Big Brother’s latest winner.

There’s Pete on the cover. He’s wearing a black suit and seems to be preparing to slide his knotted tie up to his neck. It’s a black tie and the fear is that Pete a Tourette’s sufferer will spasm, bring the tie up in a violent jerk and choke himself.

This really could be Pete’s one and only interview. It’s a fear not helped by turning inside the magazine and seeing Pete up to his chest in water, still dressed in that sombre suit.

We should press on quickly. And looking at the introduction, we read: “Thirteen weeks ago, you probably would have walked past Big Brother’s Pete Bennett in the street without giving him a second look.”

Indeed. But you might not have looked because to acknowledge someone pulling “wacky” faces and shouting “w******” in the street is to encourage a conversation. And while we know Pete to be a nice young man, before his airing on BB many of us might have mistaken him for something else.

Pete is now a “national hero”, joining other national heroes like Lord Nelson, William Shakespeare and the guy who shouts at pigeons in Gladstone Park.

And like all true heroes, Pete cuts a tragic figure. Just get a load of this

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