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Never Land

by | 6th, October 2004

‘“SIR Cliff Richard in his Surrey home for the first time,” announces the cover of Hello!.

‘Sorry to disturb you’

Intriguing stuff and enough to make us to wonder why Cliff hasn’t been in the Surrey home he’s owned for the past 30 years before now?

But Hello! doesn’t ask him, it being too busy listening to Cliff as he talks about “his incredible career, his humble origins, his unshakable faith – and why he can afford to ignore his critics”.

In the course of this talk about his wonderful life – during which he wears a pair of silver slip-on trainers – Cliff does confess to spending six weeks in his house in Portugal last summer.

He also tells us about his home in Barbados, the place called Sugar Hill, that timeshare villa Cliff shares with his good friends Tony and Cherie Blair.

But even with two holiday homes, there are sill sizable chunks in his calendar. Where has he been getting his head down for the past three decades?

And while we look at Cliff’s face and calculate how many hours he’s spent in Botox recovery chambers, he tells us: “I pinch myself every day.”

This strikes us as odd. Odder still when he says that he does this to remind himself that he’s not dreaming.

And once more we wonder about the cumulative effects of Botox and, perhaps, even those local and general anaesthetics that preclude surgery.

The poor chap probably thinks he’s at Wimbledon…’

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