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If The Shoe Fits

by | 20th, December 2006

“ALL I want is a proper cup of coffee made in a proper copper coffee pot, I may be off my dot but I want a cup of coffee in a proper coffee pot…”

Adam Ricketts has been lined up as the Tory party’s parliamentary candidate for Chester, reports the Express.

Unkind voices will say that if successful in his quest, 28-year-old Ricketts, the former star of the soap opera Coronation Street, will be just another actor in Westminster.

But before the show Ricketts needs to outline his manifesto. And to hear him speak, the Mail nips up to the Theatre Royal, Norwich, where Rickets is wearing a ruffled shirt, buckled shoes and a velvet frock coat.

It is less Ricketts at his club than it is Prince Charming, the man who will surely sweep one lucky woman away from her life of drudgery and treat her like a princess.

“I don’t want to be some playboy politician where I just take a seat purely to get into Westminster,” says he. Perish the thought. Politics is not some vanity show for plain men and women who crave love, fame and power. It’s for buffed and photogenic Ricketts, too.

And while Ricketts maps out his future, and demands a decent cup of coffee for Cinderella (perhaps she can make it for him), another of the Tory faithful is in pantomime.

The Sun spots Jim Davidson. True blue comedian Jim is in Dick Whittington at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Kent.

Here comes Jim now. Wothca kids. “Do you know who I am?” “Yes,” replies a cub scout in the cheap seats, “you’re a f***ing w****r.”

It might just be that pantomime is an ideal training ground for frontline politics.

Take it way Adam… “Pink coffee pots, blue coffee pots, they’re no good to me. If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot I’ll have a cup of tea…”

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