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Addictive TV

by | 15th, December 2004

‘IF we were the owners of The Priory, we would be getting worried. The celebrity rehab hang-out appears to be in serious danger of losing all its best customers…to reality TV.

”My name’s Sophie and I’ve forgotten to put my pants on”

Recent evidence suggests that the 12-step programme to sobriety now includes an obligatory appearance in the Australian jungle – somewhere between making a list of all the people you have harmed and selling your story to OK! magazine.

So far, I’m A Cocaine Addict…Get Me On TV has featured the running celebrity noses of Tara Palmer Tomkinson, Danniella Westbrook and Sophie Anderton.

And now we hear that Celebrity Big Brother is looking to offer its services to Anderton’s former beau Mark Bosnich and Adrien Mutu, both Chelsea footballers until spending too much time with the Bolivian coaching staff.

An insider explained: ”Mark has had a rough time – but celebs who have found things hard on the outside often get a lot out of going on the show. There is time to think about things and take stock.”

There is also time to do what recovering addicts do best – namely, bleat endlessly about the only subject that concerns them, themselves.

But the Priory need not despair of this shameless poaching of its regular clientele – on the grounds that if you can’t beat them, join them, it can just connect its CCTV cameras up to a live feed.

Celebrity Big Brother goes on air on January 6th. The Priory Live will no doubt follow a couple of weeks later…’

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