These two people, who are known in the business as Robbie Williams and Lady Beckham, are ‘parently going to be that gay couple in Desperado Housetrouts everyone was going on about, ooh, week before last or thereabouts.
Even though this could be what is known in the business as a whole load of bollocks, them there people who know people who know other people seem to think it’s not a whole load of bollocks. Including Marc Cherry, the gennelman who writes it. This is what he has to say on the matter:
‘David and Robbie are perfect to star as the new neighbours’ best friends; the gorgeous, eccentric couple flown over from Blighty. We haven’t had that kind of wow for the wives since Jesse Metcalfe* left and we want it to cause such a stir when they turn out to be together.
‘David’s keen, but though the obvious choice was to work with Tom Cruise**, we wanted someone who matches him in height and well, Britishness, so Robbie is the one. They’re both funny***, game for a laugh and ridiculously macho****, so it should work wonderfully. The English are pitch-perfect for sending themselves up.’
* Er, we’ll be the judge of that.
** For more reasons than one.
*** Er, we’ll be the judge of that.
**** Macho? Davida Beckham?