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Strictly Come Dancing ‘Paki’ Row: Simon Cowell Pushes Anton Du Beke Through A Hole In The Wall

hole-in-the-wallMORE on the Strictly Come Dancing race row as Laila Rouass tells of her “Race Jibe Agony” at the cruel mouth and hairy hands of Anton Du Beke, aka Tony Beak, featuring special guest star X Factor’s Simon Cowell.

The story so far:

Rouass arrives from a spray tan session:

ADB: Oh my God, you look like a Paki!”
Rousass: Agog.
ADB: I must say immediately and categorically that I am not a racist and that I do not use racist language.

Apart from when he, er, does.

Now to the breaking news. The Mirror’s Nicola Methven says Rouass was “comforted by Simon Cowell after Anton Du Beke’s comments”.

This is the Saturday night cross-pollination we’ve been hoping for, a little X Factor hype injected into po-faced Strictly, literally (right , Dermot Leary?). Methven has more:

It was the biggest, glitziest showbiz party of the year – and Laila Rouass had been looking forward to it for weeks. But suddenly the Strictly Come Dancing star just couldn’t face it.

She was devastated after learning that dance partner Anton Du Beke’s comments – in which he branded her a “P***” – were to be made public.

So here’s Simon to, er, comfort:

And all she wanted to do was go home and bury her face in a pillow.

Oh, come on readers you love a bit of smut and innuendo. It’s the staple of Saturday entertainment nights past, present and future.

But first, out of politeness, she tearfully rang her friend, X Factor boss Simon Cowell, to explain why she couldn’t make it to his 50th birthday bash.

Saddened and shocked to hear that her being called a Paki was made public by someone mysterious – any guesses? – we read that Rouass made a private phone call to Simon Cowell. Go on:

She poured out her heart – and immediately found a shoulder to cry on. The music mogul listened sympathetically, offering words of comfort and advice. Finally he persuaded her that there was nothing she could do about the situation – so she may as well come along to the do.

And it all made its way into the papers.

Meanwhile, over at the BBC’s GollyWog Commission a small gonk says:

“It’s done and dusted now, and a line has been drawn under the whole matter. Laila has forgiven Anton and that’s what really matters. He is utterly mortified and realises it was a totally unacceptable thing to say. But it has been put down to silly banter that went too far. Anton has offered a full apology and they are both happy to leave it at that.”

Du Beak is no ordinary toe-tapper, and has presented the daytime BBC One series Step up to the Plate, a appearanced on BBC One’s Celebrity Star Spell, Test The Nation, Celebrity The Weakest Link, Question of Sport Christmas Special and Graham Norton’s Big Finish, competed in the BBC Two series Underdogs and can now be seen fronting Hole In The Wall.

The BBC is protecting a man it has invested a lot of money in. Well, not a lot of money, just enough to cover the raw ingredients on a daytime cooking show, a mop and a mini cab.

The big question, though, is what’s going to happen to Hole In The Wall though, the show Anton du Beke faces?

Well, after a crisis meeting at the BBC, the show will go on. And we have exclusive pictures of the new set. What could possibly go wrong..?

Posted: 6th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (3)

Prince Harry Appears On Strictly Come Dancing

3991997IT’S the “Strictly Come Dancing Race Row”, starring “FURIOUS Strictly celeb Laila Rouass” and Anton Du Beke. And him, Prince Harry.

Rouass “was so stunned when her dance partner called her a ‘Paki’ she could only walk away, the News of the World can reveal.”

Fresh from the tanologist’s salons, Rouass arrives to dance:

Du Beke…told Laila, 38 – whose mum is Indian and dad is Moroccan: “Oh my God, you look like a Paki.”

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Posted: 4th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)