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Anneka Rice Challenged Over Charity Show

by | 11th, June 2007

anneka_rice.jpgTHE sight of Anneka Rice running around in her trademark yellow jumpsuit piqued many a young boy’s interest in the opposite sex but now the TV icon is at the centre of (an admittedly medium-sized) storm over a charity CD.

The CD in question, entitled Over The Rainbow, was produced in conjunction with the revamped Challenge Anneka series with proceeds going to the Association of Children’s Hospices.

However, the Sun has revealed that only £2 of the £13.95 price of the collection, which includes contributions from such hum-drum stars as Michael Bolton, Lesley Garret and McFly, is actually going to charity.

The newspaper goes on to quotes an unnamed “reader” who says, “Throughout the show they kept going on about how profits go to charity, and it’s all about good causes. But then to discover that a measly £2 actually goes to the charity is outrageous. That’s less than 15 per cent — if you’re forking out nearly £14 for an album, it would be nice to think most of that money will go directly to the good cause.”

However, a spokeswoman for ITV has refuted the charges, claiming that the £2 in question was a higher donation than normal for a charity CD.

Others megastars on the CD include Duncan James, Curtis Stigers and Bonnie Tyler. It should only cost £2 to begin with.

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