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Touched By Genius

by | 29th, July 2003

‘GENIUS is an overused word, particularly in showbiz circles, but every now and then we all have to recognise that we are in the presence of greatness.

‘I have nothing to declare but my genius’

And so it is this week as we turn to OK!’s exclusive interview with ‘sexy singer’ Kym Marsh.

Now, Kym is obviously a very talented young woman – as the one person who turned up to her record signing in Glasgow recently would attest.

But a genius? Surely that is too strong a word for the former member of Hear’Say – despite the fact that she has managed to nab herself a former soap star for a husband.

Indeed it is, for it is not interviewee Kym on whom we bestow the epithet, but interviewer and OK! hack Amanda Rimmer.

And like all true geniuses, it is Amanda’s ability to make a difficult job look effortless that has us fellow hacks in awe.

She is straight into her stride from the very first sentence of the article.

‘Leaving a high-profile band to find success with a solo career is a brave step that only the most talented few manage to pull off,’ she writes.

‘But Kym Marsh, 27, looks set to join that rare breed of artist, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams and Diana Ross, whose names have become much more famous today than the very bands with which they started their career.’

And it is a level she manages to maintain throughout the interview, for instance following up the question ‘You’ve got a great new image – do you choose everything you wear carefully?’ with the equally incisive ‘You’re in great shape too…’

But it is in the final question that Amanda reveals herself as a cut above her fellow mortals, asking Kym: ‘Is there anything left for you to achieve?’

Whatever this girl earns, it’s not enough…

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