Bette Midler – who for us will always be the fierce bitch diva you see here and never the mumsy ‘Wind Beneath My Sanitary Towel with Wings’-er that the world likes to see her has – got told off as the fifth Loose Woman today. Naughy Bette. Bend over.
Answering the (fairly lame) question, ‘How do you manage to be so down-to-earth when you’re a superstar?’ she answered, ‘Oh, I would love to be an asshole. If I could be an asshole just for one day. If only I could be like Christian Bale just for one day…’
Everybody laughed, they went to break and when they came back they – and she! – apologised and Jackie Brambles, chief lady, said ‘At least she came back after the break’, a ref to Joan Rivers who once said ‘fucking asshole’ on the same show and was whisked away never to be seen again.
Mind you, Bette did go on to ask Jane McDonald how she ever got laid…