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Nosh & Becks

by | 10th, May 2004

‘IN the same way that English cricket has been searching for the next Ian Botham since Beefy put away his trusty blade, the magazines are on the look out for the new Posh & Becks.

A little boy lost

Many have been auditioned for the role – Jamie and Louise Redknapp, Harry Kewell and Sheree Murphy and even Bryan and Kerry McFadden – but none have yet passed muster.

Jamie played football for England and Louise was a pop star of little discernible talent, but the thirst for publicity wasn’t quite there.

Harry was another international footballer, but he was Australian and wife Sheree was a mere soap actress.

And although Kerry McFadden showed a similar lack of talent as Posh in her days with an all-girl group, Bryan’s only similarity to Becks was his inability to keep his pecker for the exclusive use of his wife.

But among all these Dominic Corks, David Capels, Chris Lewises and Adam Hollioakes, OK! thinks it has found an Andrew Flintoff – Danny Murphy and Joanna Taylor.

Danny plays football for England (or at least he has played football for England) and, although Joanna is one of very few soap stars not to try her hand at a pop career, she does have one thing in common with Posh – an obsession about her weight.

In fact, Joanna tells OK! how her drive to lose weight got out of hand.

“I was a bit bony and Danny told me I was starting to look like a little boy,” she says.

“I’ve got to find a balance with a weight he’s happy with and I’m happy with.”

But Joanna is quick to disown the mantle of the new Posh & Becks.

“There will never be another Posh and Becks,” she says sagely from her holiday in Mauritius, “and I wouldn’t like to be like them.

“Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure it’s really nice to have great press attention and there are so many plusses, but when it goes wrong – whether it’s true or not – it’s so public.”

And so the search goes on…’

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