Thursday, January 10, 2008

See you on the ice? Maybe not, Mumba

Samantha Mumba - whose Harvey Goldsmith arranged comeback was such a success she's reduced to appearing in ITV's Strictly Come Dancing On Ice - might actually not even manage that: She's collapsed before the first programme. The Mirror describes it as:

a mystery illness

and, also, as a slightly-less mysterious:
Doctors hooked up a drip to the singer, 24, who appeared to have severe flu symptoms and dehydration.

She's determined to go on, though. ITV have taken precautions:
Studio bosses have ordered extra medics and equipment to be on standby in case Samantha is taken ill at Sunday's show.

Extra medics? Really? In case one woman needs a drip?
It's bad news for ITV if she does drop out, of course:
Samantha is one of the favourites to win the show after Gareth Gates and Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain.

- in other words, she's one of the few participants who people might have heard of.