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An Ordinary Jo

by | 19th, November 2003

‘WE trust you have all cast your votes for the first semi-final of Hello!’s coveted elegant woman of the year title.

Joanna had to take the news lying down

If not, you only have until 9pm on Monday November 24 to do so and have your say on which five of the 16 women shortlisted will go through to the grand final.

Here at Anorak, we have stared long and hard into our crystal ball and make the following predictions:

Victoria Beckham will top the list, with Catherine Zeta Jones, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Queen Rania of Jordan taking the final four places ahead of Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson.

Among those who miss out will be Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum and Rachel Weisz, but at least they can content themselves with the knowledge that they made the last 16.

That is more than can be said for Mary ‘Has she not elegance?’ Archer and for another of Hello!’s guests this week – Joanna Taylor.

An irregularity in the nomination procedure means that the Merseybeat actress and future Mrs Danny Murphy is not on the voting slip for either heat.

It is, we think you will all agree, something of a travesty, but it is one the 25-year-old actress bears with all the fortitude of a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

For instance, regular readers will recall that Joanna was once celebrity columnist for OK!’s Hot Stars magazine, a role now amply filed by the busty shape of Kerry Katona.

That was until one week she went on holiday, never to return.

At the time, we thought that the emotional strain of sharing her forthright opinions with us had just got too much for Joanna.

But seeing her posing for an exclusive photo shoot in the pages of OK!’s bitter rival prompts us to ask whether there is more to her departure than meets the eye.

In short, we pose the question that Fleet Street has not dared ask: ‘Did Joanna jump or was she pushed?’

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