Disgraced former BBC Director General George Entwhistle has announced that he is to marry the BBC's top paid star Miranda Hart. It was during Entwhistle's brief tenure as Director General that Miranda signed a new contract believed to be £14m over three years after it looked like she would be snagged by Sky. It was in his own words the one triumph of his time as DG.
"It was thought to be a triumph that he had persuaded Miranda to stay" Jenny Gulp a TV writer for 'Heat' said "But even that seems to have backfired. The ratings for her Christmas show and the 'Call the Midwife' Christmas edition in which she starred were very low, even the 'Dr Who' christmas special in which Miranda had a cameo and is normally a sure fire ratings winner had around half the viewers of last years. In fact added up the three shows in which Miranda appeared over Christmas week were less than the three Eddie Stobart specials on Five."
Comedian Alan Davis who in the past was critical of Miranda stated "I guess it's not just me who finds her brand of squealing and screaming unfunny."
The wedding between Entwhistle and Hart will be filmed for the BBC's 'One Show' and paid for by the BBC as neither of them want to dip into their own pockets. Hart especially has lived her whole life on public money in one way or another.
"Look this is great news." Prime Minister David Cameron said "Miranda is a very old and dear friend of both myself and Sam. In fact she was in the same house as Sam at school. Look a wedding of two popular personalities is just what the country needs. I'm hoping that they will marry the same day that George is to deliver his next budget. That wa people might not look too closely at what he has to say."
A special edition of 'The One Show' with George and Miranda will screen on Monday with their wedding featuring later in the year.