Legendary chat show host Michael Parkinson has been exploited by the media, it has been claimed. Following the long drawn out death of Jade Goody packs of reporters have been sent out to gain quotes from famous people. It is believed that Parky was pounced upon by one such group.
"These guys just don't care. They find an old celebrity and they use them to get a story" said John Cole of Nova Mews Media Watch. Parky was enjoying his retirement when he was asked what he thought about Jade Goody. Speaking with typical Yorkshire bluntness he stated that Jade was exploited by the media, that she had grown up in an impoverished environment and that she was not Princess Diana.
Reporters quickly wrote all this down and fled, eager to write up stories of how Parky had attacked the memory of Saint Jade. The elderly star is now in hiding as gangs of angry neanderthals roam the Bermondsey streets. Stephen Fryup had this to say "Jade was a wrong side of the tracks Princess. She was a famous television star. What has Parkinson ever done. It's not like he has had a long and distinguished television career."
The BBC has declined to comment. Channel 5 is to screen a special edition of Celebrity Death Match between Parky and Jade.