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Susan Boyle Sings On Alan Carr’s Chatty Man

by | 14th, August 2009

holdenSUSAN Boyle Watch: Susan Boyle is on Channel 4, appearing with Alan Carr, the product of Eric Morecambe’s coupling with Larry Grayson.

Susan Boyle is on Channel 4, appearing with Alan Carr, the product of Eric Morecambe’s coupling with Larry Grayson.

But it turns out this is not Boyle but Amanda Holden, the woman who also appears on the Britain’s Got Talent YouTube hit in her capacity as a judge.

The Sun says this is “a cruel send-up of fragile singing sensation Susan Boyle”. And it is. It is also a cruel send up of Carr’s show that seems unable to find new material or a decent guest, and is forced to interview another self-promoting TV product about another reality TV show product.

Says Holden:

“I think she looks a bit like Eddie Large facially, or Piers Morgan with a wig. That’s obviously why she loved him, because they always say you fall in love with someone you end up looking like.”

Someone pass Amanda a mirror, and the Botox. And while Holden gets her cheap laughs, mocking the woman who made her famous in the US, we recall the words of the woman “who shot to fame when she cheated on Les Dennis with Neil Morrissey”, when she advised Boyle to stay ugly.

The minute we turn her into a glamour puss is when it’s spoiled. I won’t let Simon Cowell take her to his dentist and I certainly won’t let her near his hairdresser.”

Boyle’s lack of looks classed her as authentic, the real thing, an antidote to primped Holden. As Slate’s Kerry Howley writes:

‘I don’t know that turning Ms Boyle into some kind of statement about physical beauty is any more respectful of her autonomy than forcing her into a makeover…”

You might also recall the Sunday Times’s Minette Marrin who opined that with just ‘one song’ she ‘broke the grip of this sneering world’.

Here’s the proof…



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