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Loos Women

by | 17th, May 2005

‘WE All know that the Sun and Star will be salivating over the ins and outs at Love Island, but how will the “quality” tabloid be treating events?

Pigging out in paradise

Having failed (so far at least) to find any link to asylum seekers or house prices, and having taken the moral high ground on the issue of promiscuity, we can expect ITV’s freak show to get short shrift from the self-appointed guardians of middle England at the Mail.

Sure enough, irascible media pundit Stephen Glover uses the show as a prime example of ITV’s “shameful” 50th anniversary, and predicts that the “love” in the show’s title will mean “sex”.

He then speculates that “not all of this sex will be of an entirely straightforward variety”.

His fears seem to be borne out when one turns to the news pages.

“There’s a surprise!” announces the headline on page 7, with the paper’s customary heavy sarcasm, “…it takes just one episode for Love Island to descend into sleaze with two women sharing a bed.”

That’ll have the Mail readers clucking their marmalade-covered tongues in disapproval, and it will come as no surprise to learn that those hussies Abi Titmus and Rebecca Loos are at the bottom of it.

The paper reminds us that Titmus shot to fame after “three-in-a-bed sex sessions” with John Leslie, while Loos is described, rather sniffily, as “the former PA who claims to have had an affair with David Beckham”.

Since then, of course, both ladies have become full-blown celebrities, with Titmus taking up glamour modelling and Loos recently declaring herself bisexual.

Yet for all their willingness to parade their talents in the public, they are hurt when it is suggested that their moral character is questioned in any way.

Last night Titmus rounded on fellow contestant Fran Cosgrave when he carelessly described her as “promiscuous”.

“I am not promiscuous and it’s not nice for a girl to be called that,” complained the former nurse. To which the obvious reply would be: “What would you prefer to be called?” (Readers can fill in their own choice of epithet here.)

Titmus later reflected on the exchange in the diary room. “I have had to embrace being sexy and being a sexual person,” she explained. “But there is a big difference between being that and being a slapper. A big difference.”

Perhaps. Once the competition starts in earnest, the pressure to produce “love”, and the promise of £50,000, will soon establish how big the difference between the embracing of sexuality and slapperdom really is.

Jayne Middlemas has yet to embrace her inner slapper, but the lure of a post-coital fag might tempt her. “It’s driving me mental already,” she wailed. “All I want is a cigarette and I don’t even smoke.”’

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