This week, Amanda gets the gossip on Christine and Frank, and does her best
Tuesday, November 24
I join my new BF Christine Bleakley on The One Show sofa and have such a
laugh. Adrian Chiles and Christine are a great double act and are both
cheesed off about recent reports that they’ve fallen out over Christine’s
relationship with footballer Frank Lampard.
You’ll be pleased to know that Adrian and Christine are as close as ever.
There’s never been anything going on between them, no one is heartbroken,
and they have the same banter and chemistry as always.
Later, my hubby Chris and I take Christine to dinner and, of course, I grill
her about Frank. I don’t want to betray our friendship, but I can say that
they’re taking things very slowly – they’ve found being under the spotlight
at such an early stage of their relationship very daunting. However, judging
by the width of the grin Christine is permanently sporting at the moment –
even wider than normal – things are going well Watch this space!
Thursday, November 26
Today, I follow in Mariah Carey’s pampered footsteps by singing solo at a
Christmas concert at London’s Westfield shopping centre. She was the last
person to perform here so I have to get into full diva mode (without the
huge entourage, unfortunately!).
The place is packed and I’m terrified as I’ve only had an hour to rehearse. As
I definitely don’t have the lungs of Mariah I’m grateful the audience
doesn’t have any Britain’s Got Talent-style buzzers, otherwise it might be a
But I hold it together – despite knowing that Simon Cowell’s ex-girlfriend,
Jackie St Claire, is filming my festive renditions on her mobile phone so
Simon won’t miss my performance!
Later in the evening Chris, Jackie, her husband Carl and I are joined by
Christine again for dinner at Mr Chow in Knightsbridge. Sadly she’s sans
Frank because he’s resting an injured thigh. Bless.
Simon then invites us all over to his for a nightcap so we rock up about
midnight. Luckily, Jackie’s recording of my singing doesn’t work so I escape
a critique from Simon. Phew!
Friday, November 27
All this talk of Susan Boyle cracking up is annoying me – I’ve been working
hard lately and if the paparazzi were following me every second of the day,
they’d probably get a picture of me with my head in my hands too!
Susan’s audition was the feistiest, funniest, flirtiest moment of television.
She has fought all her life and made it through everything and I think we
should stop wrapping her up in cotton wool. We shouldn’t underestimate her
strength and determination to fulfil her dream.
She’s enjoying what she’s doing and if Simon thought for a moment she needed
to be pulled out of the limelight, he would do just that.
Now that her album I Dreamed A Dream has done so amazingly well, she’ll get to
sit back and enjoy it.
Later, my agent calls to ask if I would like to open the Harrods winter sale
on Boxing Day. What an honour! I do love a bargain and I’m sharpening my
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