It has been reported today that Britain’s Got Talent runner up Susan Boyle has been admitted in to a clinic suffering from exhaustion and has allegedly been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who clearly doesn’t have enough to do, a country to run, or thieving politicians to fire, appeared on GMTV this morning and disclosed that he had spoken to judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan to check on Susan’s progress. He then added,
“I hope Susan Boyle is OK because she is a really, really nice person and I think she will do well”.
Although sad I can’t say I was surprised when I learned of Susan’s admission in to hospital. While watching her performance on Saturday night during the BGT final I kept thinking ‘she doesn’t look well at all’. You could tell from the expression on her face that the intense, often intrusive media attention and weeks of pressure had finally taken its toll and was about to implode.
But what of BGT 2009 WINNERS – Diversity?
Well runner up Susan Boyle still dominates news headlines here and around the world, and nobody really seems to be focusing on their fantastic achievement. It’s as if they don’t exist.
The street dance troupe appeared on GMTV this morning which was nice to see but presenters Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd spent the first five minutes of their interview time talking about Susan.
As a matter of fact whenever Saturday’s final was mentioned Susan was the main talking point for about 10 minutes and towards the end of the segment Diversity finally received a brief mention, as if they were the runners up.
However BGT judge Piers Morgan said today that he hoped, “Diversity’s achievement wouldn’t become overshadowed”.
Too late Piers. It’s already happened!
Categories: UK TV