Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Give critics cold shoulder Christine ...

Christine Bleakley

What's wrong with people? Seriously ...

Christine Bleakley dons a stunning gold-coloured Dolce and Gabbana lace dress, quirky but cool earrings and classic black heels for her first show in the new run of Dancing on Ice and some not only get the knives out, but the knuckledusters and the axe as well.

According to the carpers, she is "dowdy, unglamorous and dull". Worse, her performance is "wooden"; she's "a WAG"; she looks as if she is nervous/as if she didn't care. Ach, any old charge will do.

To which one can only say that if Christine working D&G is dowdy, then her critics must live in Monte Carlo, sip vintage Champagne on their yachts and have George Clooney over for a drop of tea in his hand.

What do they expect? To wear a skimpy skating-style dress? She's the presenter, for goodness sake.

(Mind you, I bet if she had worn something more daring, she'd now be being described as trashy, tarty and desperate - and not just committing the offence of being technically a WAG but looking like one too.)

Christine, you just can't win, so ignore the spite-mongers.