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A Miller’s Tale

by | 5th, January 2005

‘WHILE Anthea Turner sits on a Mauritius beach and selflessly does her bit for the Indian Ocean tourist industry, the Sun wonders how best to press on after the recent devastation.

”Wonder what Anthea Turner’s up to?”

And it seems to be in two minds.

On the paper’s front-page, the horrors of recent days are now distilled into one unbearable truth: “TV CHARLIE’S MUM FEARED DEAD.”

The TV Charlie is TV’s Charlie Dimmock, and the sad news is that her mother, Susan Kennedy, has not been heard from since the tsunami struck the Thai resort of Phuket where she and her husband had been staying.

While this is an awful tragedy for the braless TV gardener, it helpfully gives the Sun something to tell readers who like their disasters to come with a celebrity element.

But for those who can’t make sense of any of it, even with Dimmock’s input, the paper’s other front-page news is that Jude Law is all set to marry Sienna Miller.

Which means that before we get to Dimmock’s “beloved mum” sensitively splashed over the paper’s pages six and seven, we get Sienna and Jude on pages four and five.

There, we hear Sienna say: “It’s all very exciting.” And hear from “a pal” who says the bride-to-be “can’t stop smiling” and that “the engagement is now official”.

But to keep things in context, and sticking with the Indian Ocean theme, we also hear that Jude took his children to the Seychelles on Boxing Day to tell them that daddy is marrying a new mummy.

And as soon as we have learnt of the nippers’ reaction to that news and their views on the region’s turmoil, the Sun will let us know…’

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