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A Pair Of Old Slippers

by | 16th, December 2004

‘GOODNESS! Forgive our profanity but we’re shocked to see Cliff Richard and a woman in the same shot.

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However, our initial surprise is tempered by the realisation that this is Olivia Newton-John.

The Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation had gathered at Hampton Court Palace, where for first time in six years Cliff and Olivia Neutron-Bomb have sung together.

The atmosphere was ‘electric’.

Afterwards, the entertainers, who met in the 1960s when Cliff was a mere 57, talk and ‘interrupt each other like a long-married couple’.

So, in other words, they get on each other’s nerves and exchange dark looks of pure loathing?

No, they were ‘repeatedly and unselfconsciously giving each other reassuring pats on the arms and affectionate squeezes on the hand.’

‘We’re like a pair of old slippers,’ says the Australian singer. ‘We just fit together.’

‘I really like singing with Olivia,’ says Cliff, ‘because she sounds like the girl and I sound like the bloke. Well, have you heard some of the records today? You can’t tell who’s who.’

Perhaps, But one things for sure – none of them are Cliff. And for that, let us pray…’

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