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Semi-Precious Stars

by | 1st, December 2003

‘IF OK! is responsible for anything it is the elevation of reality TV performers into bona fide celebrities.

Jade was delighted to see her kebab was on its way

Before OK! came about, the gamut of celebrity ran from A to C; now, ten years on, the list stretches to Z and is set to go further when OK! introduces us to the longer Cyrillic alphabet.

But before we march further into the mire, let’s take a look at today’s reality TV celeb and spend a few minutes with Jade Goody, Jeff Brazier and their little boy, Bobby.

The couple are not married, but they plan to be. “Marriage is a big commitment,” says Jade. “People say that marriage is just a piece of paper, but I believe it’s more than that.”

We too believe it: marriage is a ring, a party and the chance to sell the photographs to OK!

Another big thing is Bobby’s christening. Jade and Jeff plan to have their son dunked in a font because it is important. After all, it’s a chance to see Bobby in a nice outfit and to have some shots of the event published in OK!

It’s clear that life is very normal for this celebrity couple. “Just because we’ve been on TV doesn’t mean we’re not normal,” says Jade.

And therein lies the rub. It is this having been on TV and in OK! with their little baybee that makes them normal.

Ten years on from when OK! started, the abnormal, the freaks, are the 20–odd souls who haven’t had such an expose.’

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