Monday, 23 February 2009
Yes the big day has arrived and so has my copy of Jodie's autobiography.
I haven't had a chance to read it all yet, but as you'd expect I headed straight for the IDA chapters for some juicy gossip. Unfortunately there isn't any.
Obviously with Jodie having just hit the west End, we can't expect lots of mud to be thrown around. But just a few titbits might have been nice. Or even a few exclusive IDA pics.
Some initial thoughts:
Jodie apparently has the impression that Jessie is from 'Northern Ireland' (in fact she makes the error twice). First of all, the accent is a bit of a giveaway, and secondly ROI weren't able to vote. Which might have affected the outcome but I couldn't possibly comment.
Apparently one of the girls was a 'prima donna' and was moody in the house but sweet on screen. No names. But I've personally narrowed it down to two. And neither are from Belfast. Talking of Belfast, Rachel doesn't merit much of a mention, but she's not alone in this.
Jodie's favourite was Ashley. And she really enjoyed the 'Man I Feel Like A Woman' performance (me too). And sometimes the judge's comments were hurtful.
Don't get me wrong -- Jodie comes across as a lovely person and having briefly met her at WWRY I'd have to agree. If you want a good heart-warming read, this is the book for you.
But if you're looking for juicy gossip or dirt dishing, you may need to wait for one of the other girls to put pen to paper. Anyone from Bangor reading this?