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Antony Worrall Thompson arrested in TV shoplifting pilot

ANTONY Worrall Thompson, the oompah-loompah-sized TV chef of Ready Steady Cook fame, has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting cheese and wine from Tesco. The Sun’s front-page headline puns, neatly:

“Ready Steady Crook”

The Sun says Henry Antony Cardew Worrall Thompson was caught “pilfering five times” in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The paper says Thompson committed “five shoplifting episodes in just 16 days“.

The Sun then suggests that if Thompson did steal he did it because of the economy:

The recession-hit star — nickname Wozza — is said to have put some items under the scanner but sneaked others into bags without paying for them.

No shame in this, Wozza. The recession hits us all. And, then, the purchases: cheese and wine. Not crab sticks and turkey twizzlers. Money is transitory. Class is indelible.

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Posted: 9th, January 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (9)