Monday, September 18, 2006


Radio 4's 'Today' programme seems to have lost its marbles. They've given them to Pete Doherty.

Pete Doherty, the Babyshambles singer and full-time fan of class-A drugs, is apparently to be a guest editor of Radio 4's Today programme in December.

His edition of the show will comprise the following. He won't turn up, but will phone in from prison/court/rehab/the window of his flat. Top stories will be about how to buy a second-hand jag (he's had like 10), how to get hold of your get out of jail free card and date a supermodel. Oh and some stuff about drugs, but he was sort of incoherent on the phone so it’s hard to say what he was talking about.

Doherty will be one of the guests lined up in December for 'Today's' annual celeb presenter moment. Past guests have included Bono; the Duchess of York; Lord Tebbit; the film director Anthony Minghella; and Professor Stephen Hawking.

It will be worth tuning in for a rehab moment. According to reports, Doherty is due to meet BBC radio producers after he finishes his latest stint in rehab.

You must have read about his latest rehab session -- he's teamed up with Justin Hawkins from the Darkness and Keane's Tom Chaplin to form a rehab super group. They haven't actually produced any music. I hope the guys are keeping an eye on their equipment, given that Doherty spent some time in chokey for stealing his former bandmate’s stuff.

Maybe Doherty will give a few hints of what it's like inside the Priory clinic in Southgate, where he went after he amazingly escaped jail yet again.

A BBC insider said: "The programme is going to be unique to say the least. With Pete in charge the only thing staff are expecting is the unexpected. ‘Today’ is renowned for its hard news coverage, current affairs and heavyweight politics -- but they believe Pete will be a good addition for their reputation in cultural circles."

Pete will be a good addition? Tell that to the Libertines. Oh wait, too late, they broke up.

The BBC are going to allow Doherty to make the decisions on what he thinks are the most important issues of the day. Maybe Bono can give him some tips although somehow you can't quite see Doherty championing the whole Make Poverty History campaign -- when he turned up at Live8, wasn't he off his head and rambled through a duet with Elton John?

It sounds like a winner. It could be better than Mick Rock (the legendary photographer) and his Xfm show on Saturdays, where he spends several hours talking about himself and sounding totally stoned.

Maybe Kate Moss will come along too because last time they got together in a studio in turned out pretty well... well after the all the front page cocaine stories and people realizing that nobody cared that supermodels take drugs, so really have some more contracts, oh go on, make it £30m worth of new deals.


At 9:36 AM, Blogger Lost Boy said...

In the Sunday Times magazine yesterday, Kate was in no less than six different ads for high-profile brands. I know she has wide appeal, but I don't see why having the same model as everybody else is good for your brand.

At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie's a lovely girl but it's a cruel cruel world.

Did you see the stylish kids in the riot?

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous the online pixie said...

I think this is a good idea. Pete Doherty is the voice of the children, no, the young people now. We need to hear what he says.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Kid in the riot said...

meow gordie. someone sounds a little jealous of pete. just because you got slated when singing 'don't look back into the sun' for sounding like some lousy print journo after one too many.

face it gordy, you'd love to be pete, you've even started dressing like him.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

Kid in the riot - you're right, but i look stupid in a porkpie hat. Might head might just be too big.


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