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Celebrity Wife Swap

by | 22nd, July 2004

‘EVERYONE makes mistakes and even our friends at Hello! magazine aren’t immune from the odd gaffe.

How Hello! was taken in

Who, for instance, can forget the time that they described the Countess of Rutland’s 16th Century country pile as ‘sumptuous’ when we all knew that the mot juste was ‘exquisite’?

Or the time that a printing error caused talented Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones to be referred to as ‘an upwardly mobile old Welsh windbag’?

Those kinds of things can happen to anyone, but it has to be said that they do seem to have made a real doosie this week.

It appears that they have got some of their guests mixed up, pairing 44-year-old Casualty actor Maxwell Caulfield with 62-year-old actress Juliet Mills and 72-year-old TV personality Des O’Connor with 35-year-old singer Jodie Brooke Wilson.

It’s a straightforward mistake and one which, if we were being charitable, we would say that anyone could make.

But surely looking at the pictures of the two couples should have started the alarm bells ringing in the Hello! offices.

Juliet’s face has more lines than on it than Danniella Westbrook’s coffee table, while Maxwell still looks the spitting image of the Miles character he played in The Colbys.

As for Des, he may look as young a 72-year-old as has ever come out of a plastic surgeon’s consulting rooms, but – come on – he’s hardly likely to be the father of Jodie’s unborn baby.

Luckily for Hello!, the two ‘couples’ seem very happy to go along with the pretence.

Maxwell explains that he had ‘always been drawn to people with maturity and wisdom’, while Jodie claims that Des has much more energy than her.

‘You should have seen him on holiday in Barbados,’ she says. ‘He was up on the dancefloor in the nightclub like John Travolta ’til two in the morning.’

Ha, ha! Very funny. Now, Jodie you go home to Max and, Juliet, you go home to Des and stop messing about, the lot of you…’

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