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Dame Kelly Holmes sells out

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Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE (also MBE (Mil.)) (born April 19, 1970) is a retired English middle-distance athlete. She won gold medals in the 800 metres and the 1500 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

While she could go and do something useful, Holmes now chooses to sell herself cheaply (although I’m sure that she doesn’t come cheap) and is now on our TV screens in a track suit – isn’t she retired? – pleading with us to eat Kellog’s Corn Flakes, as if they were some sort of magic cure to tiredness and listlessness during the day.

I think someone one said you’d get as much “goodness” from eating the packet as you would from eating the corn flakes inside it, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if that wasn’t far from true.

Cashing in on her past success on the track, she now keeps popping up on television, but is truly drab and depressing to see, and is clearly haunting anything that smacks of celebrity and money, money, money. Having appeared, and disappeared, on the BBC as a presenter who would have made a great advert for autocues, she’s gone on to inflict her style on various celebrity dance shows, opened new ventures, been interviewed on TV, and made the obligatory sympathy plea telling us she’s had/got depression, considered suicide (what went wrong?), self-harmed, and lost motivation.

With all those problem’s, shouldn’t the last place she’d want to be be on television, in public, seen by millions?

What a comedown, all the way from once successful athlete, down to expensive prop in an over-priced breakfast ceral advert.


Written by auldgit

August 13, 2008 at 8:27 am

Posted in Celebrity vermin, TV

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