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Choc Horror

by | 30th, September 2004

‘AFTER the showbiz wedding and the celebrity birth, next stop on the PR road is the star-studded christening.

Jake Simpkin

So off we go with Hello! for the religious awakening of Jake Simpkin, son of Mark Simpkin, presenter of the ITV property series I Want That House, and Tricia Penrose, an actress off TV’s Heartbeat.

First, let’s take a look at the invitation. It’s a picture of little Jake aged one year with his mouth and body covered in chocolate.

“Sod the choccy buttons…” it says, “these Ferrero Rocher make much more mess.”

Clearly, the couple have a well-defined sense of humour. It’s just a wonder the guests stopped laughing long enough to give the religious ceremony the gravitas it deserves.

But the congregation was full consummate professionals. Heartbeat’s David Lonsdale and Mark Jordan can stop laughing on cue just as easily as they can cry.

Tim Healey (Auf Wiedersehen Pet), Samia Ghadie (Coronation Street) and Sue Jenkins (ex-Brookside) all managed to get through the day without snoring, chuckling or once asking when the ambassador was coming and what time his party started.

They did smile, however, when Jake appeared dressed in a white shirt beneath a gold waistcoat and trousers – looking to all the world like one of the favourite chocolates.’

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