London’s glittering West End’s glittering Christmas lights have been remarkably shoddy of late. Apparently, it’s not enough that those stores take your money hand over fist, they also want to off-set the cost of putting a bunch of lights along the road by getting a film to pay for it. This year Narnia/Dawn Treader/Chronicles of… or some-such is signing the cheque. Hooray etc!
And to finish it off – not with a mincie pie and a glass of sherry – is Joe McElderry, the only X Factory winner NOT to have a Christmas number one because an obscure track by Nine Inch Nails got in the way and the X Factory winner whose latest single got to a pitiful number six in Her Majesty’s Pop Charts.
Joe McElderry, apart from grinning like someone who normally has drool coming out of the side of his mouth and wearing his jeans tucked fashionably into his booties, will be performing a new single. What? He’s having another one?
This all comes to pass on 9th November. *checks diary* Shame, it looks like we’re washing our hands that night.