For no apparent reason, Gordon decides to kick Charlotte Church around a bit this morning:
It will be a while before we hear an album from her as she is looking for a new record deal. But I hear she has been writing songs in LA and is touting them around.
Meanwhile, Channel 4 have shelved The Charlotte Church Show. It was last aired in 2008.
None of these three things really seem to be 'news' as such. Gordon only seems to be bringing them up now so he can share some his of his acute, insider's eye to explain this situation:
I reckon the problem can be summed up in two words... KATHERINE JENKINS, her sexy Welsh chart rival.
Yes. Yes, that would be it - you can picture the scene at Horseferry Road:
- Shall we recommission the Charlotte Church show?
- No, we'd better not, as there's another welsh female singer in existence
Elsewhere, Gordon reveals that Journey refused to let Simon Cowell give Don't Stop Believin' to whoever was going to win last year's X Factor.
(Pop quiz, hotshots - can you remember the name of the 2009 X Factor winner? That's showbusiness.)
Gordon sees this as the fatal flaw that cost Joe his number one:
The Geordie lad performed the 1981 ballad twice on The X Factor. And I'm not alone in thinking it could have got him the Christmas No1 if he'd released it.
Although Gordon doesn't say who it is who makes him feel unalone in this strange belief.