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No More Skinny: The Sun ‘fat-shames’ Steve Wright but not good Dan Wootton

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 10.55.22The Sun wants readers to know that BBC DJ Steve Wright is not slim. The paper’s Bizarre columns notes:

RADIO 2 favourite Steve Wright appears to have increased the bandwidth of his trousers again.

Look, everyone, it’s Steve Wright from the show Steve Wright In The Afternoon, aka the Sun’s

It’s Steve Wright CHIN the afternoon

Not too long ago the Sun’s “Head of Showbiz” Dan Wootton – read him every day in Bizarre – was cheering on his ‘No More Skinny’ drive, calling for fatter models and the end to the skinny obsession “madness” that does “so much damage to our body-conscious youngsters”.

Wootton wanted to end the cult of skinny models. He invited not-skinny reality TV star Gemma Collins to tell his readers:

“Encouraging girls to be thin is no way to produce a generation of confident healthy women”

Singer Alexandra Burke added:

Beauty should not be defined by waist inches.

The Sun told us that what went for women was true for men:

Around 15-20 per cent of those affected by eating disorders are male. Over 300,000 men were hospitalised with an eating disorder last year. For help and support, visit Men Get Eating Disorders Too at

Wootton told us how great he was:

Despite being a Sun man through and through, I’m also about as far from the tabloid stereotype as you can get. I only moved to the UK from my homeland of New Zealand when I was an adult. I’m also gay – something I’ve been open about since my first job on Fleet Street when I was 23.

I’ve also very openly struggled with my weight for the last decade, with fluctuations of up to four stone across a 12-month period pretty normal for me. As a result, when I became a showbiz columnist I made it a policy to never comment negatively on the weight of a celebrity. This was a sea change from previous male showbiz columnists who didn’t have the same background as me.

So why does the Sun’s showbiz team think it fine to mock Steve Wright?

Posted: 28th, September 2015 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

The Sun’s Dan Wootton mocks ‘bloated’ George Michael

The Sun is copying the Daily Mail’s habit of being shocked and amazed that famous faces have gotten older. Today, the Sun’s Dan Wootton brings us “Careless Wispa – EXCLUSIVE: Fears for ‘bloated’ George Michael as he piles on 3st”.

This is Wootton who launched his ‘No More Skinny’ campaign in the Sun, calling on fatter models and the end to the skinny obsession “madness” that does “so much damage to our body-conscious youngsters”.

Today Wootton says an “onlooker” spotted “BLOATED George Michael” at an exhibition of British pop artist Allen Jones at Zurich’s Baur au Lac hotel.

The witness says:

“He attended as it started to get dark. It was clearly George, but it was pretty shocking to see how he looked.”

No. It wasn’t. He’s 51. He looks pretty good, especially for a man so grotesque he goes out only under cover of darkness:


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To further prove just how horrible George looks, Wootton invites readers to compare the singer now with how he looked in 1983.



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Wow, indeed, Dan. Singer gets older. Read all about it!


Posted: 17th, June 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Take That’s World Cup Song For England

take-thatTAKE That are to create the anthem for England’s World Cup 2012 effort. Screams the NoTW’s Dan Wootton:

ENGLAND: Take That To Write World Cup Anthem.

Inside and readers hear Dan Wooton tell them:

GARY BARLOW has a new goal . . . to write England’s World Cup anthem and perform it with his man band TAKE THAT.

The lads want to follow in the footie-steps of NEW ORDER, the LIGHTNING SEEDS and, er, the SPICE GIRLS.

Goal? Want?

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Posted: 25th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Stephen Gately’s Career In Pictures And Tweets

home-pageSTEPHEN Gately is dead. The former Boyzone singer was 33. He died in Mallorca. The News of the World’s Dan Wootton broke the story after receiving a call from Gately’s management in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A press release is issued:

“Stephen tragically died yesterday whilst on holiday with his partner Andrew in Majorca. The rest of the boys will be flying out today.”

Dan Wootton, News the World: “Boyzone star Stephen Gately dies”

Boyzone star Shane Lynch said: “Me and the boys are flying out in the morning. We just need to get over to where he’s passed and work out what we need to do.”

Boyzone investigates. Officer Shane Lynch is on the scene. Meanwhile, on the BBC breakfast news, the presenter says it is a tragedy Gately died aged “32”. He was 33. And it is tragic.

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Posted: 11th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Katie Price’s Lover Alex Reid In Rape Video Shock

killer-bitchKATIE Price and Peter Andre Divorce: Katie Price’s new man stars in “hardcore porn” film Killer Bitch with children’s telly star and Jordan is a “slag”…

Carole Aye Maung and Dan Wootton tell NOTW readers:

JORDAN’S new boyfriend is starring in a vile and degrading hardcore porn film, the News of the World can reveal. We have seen sickening footage from the film Killer Bitch shot YESTERDAY which shows cage-fighter Alex Reid in a disgusting rape and strangling scene.

Not good rape. This is “disgusting rape”. So “DISGUSTING” is it that beneath a picture of Reid with his hand about a woman’s throat, the NOTW writes:

“DISGUSTING: Reid throttles co-star Yvette.”

Ready to be disgusted some more?

The disgusting footage we have seen filmed in woods in Capel, Surrey, shows Reid, 34, stripping co-star Yvette Rowland down to her red and black lingerie before straddling her. Grunting and swearing coarsely, he pulls down his jeans and his Calvin Klein underpants to expose himself fully for the cameras. The next scenes are too vile to describe in a family paper but end with him grabbing Yvette in a stranglehold and throttling her.

Too vile to describe in a family newspaper. (Yvette Rowland was once in children’s telly show Byker Grove). But they’re fine for the NOTW. And which in the Sunday People mutates into:


The People knows and having told readers, “neither he nor Yvette went totally naked”, hears a soruce trill: “Neither Alex or Yvette had any problems with stripping off.”

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Posted: 23rd, August 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0