Monday, 19 December 2011

You shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers

It’s been an extraordinary time for me over the past few weeks, what with my appearance at The Leveson inquiry – which is looking into the ethics and practices of the press, in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

It has meant me appearing on all sorts of radio and tv programmes, including Sky News, Newsnight, BBC Breakfast and the new ITV breakfast show, Daybreak.

Highlights have been the inquiry itself, where I met Charlotte Church, who gave evidence just before me. Now I don’t think I have met Charlotte since she was a tiny little girl – the ten year old with the Voice of An Angel – do you remember? She has matured into a lovely young mum, very smart and elegant, and almost surprisingly eloquent and articulate.

I say “almost surprising” because sadly, if you only knew Charlotte through her press (in other words, by the things that are said about her in the daily papers) you might not believe so well of her. It just brought home to me how we all make up our minds about people through the papers (unless they appear on TV and radio when you get a clearer idea of their true personality) – yet perhaps we should all remind ourselves of that old adage “you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the papers”!

Other highlights have been appearing on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, who was charming and bumping into my old friend, John Stapleton on Daybreak. Last time we sat together on a breakfast TV sofa was more years ago than I care to remember, during the golden days of TVam!

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