Monday, March 24, 2008

Watching the tide of history rolling out

James P emails with news of Suzanne Shaw's engagement. And one keyt detail:

It's the headline that struck me - The 'boyfriend' in question is JK, from former Radio 1 duo JK and Joel, now a weekend presenter on Virgin. Up until a few weeks ago, he would've merited getting his name in the headline, rather than just 'Boyfriend'. It's like a demonstration of how quickly celebrity status can change in a few short months. In the world of celebrity couples, I don't think I've seen a shift in the role of 'The Famous One' like this since the days of Neil and Christine Hamilton...

It's also worth noting that JK is now so unfamous, they're also having to refer to him as Jason "JK" King - not, to be honest, that that's going to make people think 'that bloke who used to do the Top 40' rather than 'wasn't he a fictional character?'


3 comments:

M.C. Glammer said...

Not just any old fictional character but the sumptiously moustached 70s smooth operator, *the* Jason King out of Department S. (The TV show, not the band.)

A pic would've been nice, so here's one looking like he's just been punched:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~waynedavidson/punch1.jpg

ian said...

JK? Is he still wearing silly hats?

Chris Brown said...

You can probably buy a lot of hats with all those Harry Potter royalties.

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