What do you think about reality stars?
Are we all too obsessed with them and what they get up to?
Do they really deserve the amount of attention that is heaped on them.
Well, perhaps not so much anymore as there seems to be a bit of a backlash going on.
Just recently the brilliant Paul O’Grady said he had decided to take on Blind Date because he didn’t want another reality star taking a hosting job, saying “there was too much of that going on already.”
Then Charlie King – a more discerning reality star who is also a fitness trainer – hit out at the likes of Stephen Bear, saying that he didn’t think he deserved to get as many jobs as he does because of his dodgy on screen behaviour.
“I cannot stand Stephen Bear,” he raged. “He might be a nice guy in the real world but from what I’ve seen of him on TV he has done some very vile, disrespectful and aggressive things.
“I don’t know if it’s all an act, but it doesn’t come across very well on TV.”
Now the fabulous Michelle Heaton is the latest star to have a pop at the current obsession for stars who are famous for nothing and who have no discernible talent.
Last week was reported that Michelle had ranted on her Facebook, saying: “Bloody hate that my timeline on social media is constantly full with who’s bitching about who or sleeping with someone’s boyfriend or not.
“These are the people my kids are going to aspire to be because it’s inundated with that and we are rammed down our throats with how reality stars are our successors.
“I’m not blaming them, if I were their age I’d know no different.
“But we hardly ever hear about those who succeed in this industry
“Where’s all the actors, popstars, presenters, TV hosts, children’s entertainers and how good they are doing or even how well they look, anything positive please.
“I DON’T CARE WHOSE BABY IT IS.”
She also exposed industry secrets by saying: “I was once told the best way to get back onto those covers it to put on loads of weight and lose it again quick.
“I think I’d rather be a skint has-been and take care of my body than put it through that for a headline.
“Sorry rant over, sorry – not sorry.”
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This week she has stood by what she has said, in spite of saying that she didn’t mean to cause offence.
“I’m entitled to a rant every now and then,” she told The Sun.
“I had no intention of hurting anybody but I do stand by the things I said. It wasn’t aimed at anyone in particular.
“I feel as though I am a 37-year-old woman who’s been in the business for a long time and it would be good to see something positive instead of who’s scratching everyone’s hair out and who isn’t.
“Any mum would want their children to grow up in a world where we celebrate talent and success and people doing good than always looking at the down; that’s completely natural.”