Ms Katona and her Icelandic sponsors have reacted in a most uncharitable way to a recent spoof story "Is Kerry Katona Real ?" by issuing a strongly worded press statement which they have demanded be printed here. So here it is peeps:
"We the proud Icelandic Nation have been shocked and dismayed at the recent unprovoked verbal attack on our National and revered heroin the gracious and mild mannered Kerry Katona.
We are not in a position to dispute the fact that she may indeed not be real, but it does not in any way shake our faith and love of this possibly imaginary person (or minger in our language.) This worthless article (is she ed ?) may again plunge the remains of our shattered banking system back into the crisis it caused itself - and indeed if, as the article seemed to suggest Mums stop coming to Iceland, then we may need to revert to the traditional Viking traits of plundering instead. (Not a lot different to how our banks traded anyway).
On behalf of all that is decent and good we ask you to respect our new national Kerry Katona Day and mark it by visiting your nearest Iceland and buying as much as possible for £5 and then delivering it to the Icelandic bank in your town. That should help our reserves a bit"
Well - that's the statement done - now this reporters off to the pub…