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Anthea Turner Meets The Fans One At A Time In Her Lemon Of A Show

FORMER GMTV and children’s programme Blue Peter presenter Anthea Turner was getting set to wow them in the aisles at a Preston, Lancashire, theatre next month. The gig attracted only two tickets sales by the start of last weekend and a “few” more went yesterday.

Grateful to the Lancashire Evening Post’s excellent Weird World for the pointer, writes Bat E Bird.

Anthea was said to be not too popular with GMTV co-presenter Eamonn Holmes, now Sky’s am anchor. Little Miss Tippy Toes springs to mind, adds AGW in the forums.

The Daily Express today confirms what we all knew, Anthea Turner, 49, does not have too many fans out there and is no longer a bums on seats attraction.

Her plan to tour with a one-woman stage show is down the toilet after dismal ticket sales.

Anthea, 49, a former Blue Peter and GMTV presenter, was to be the Perfect Housewife on stage. Cashing in, she hoped, on the TV show of the same name.

Two shows were planned , one in Preston and the other in Grantham, more would have followed if those had sold well. Only a handful of tickets at £16.50 went in Preston and the cut-price £12 tickets at Grantham have sold just over 40.

The shows were to include “10 things Anthea can do with a lemon” The first show was to have been tonight at Preston’s Charter Theatre. But a theatre spokesman said: “The ticket sales were terrible.”

Anthea’s agent said:

“The show has been postponed because Anthea has got involved with a North American TV show and had to fly out at short notice. It was not because of poor ticket sales.”

No, of course not. The North Americans in the far reaches of Canada needed a ray of sunshine. Or is Anthea off to crack the US? Well, how else do you follow Preston?

Posted: 16th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)