Curiously, although he reprints most of the official statement from Lily Allen's spokesperson this morning, Gordon Smart leaves out the last line.
The bit that says:
"The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time. No further comment will be made."Of course, given that he's splashing a miscarriage all over his gossip column, slathered in mawkisness and faux empathy, it's perhaps unsurprising he thought he should edit out the bit he was ignoring. I mean, you don't want to be seen to be being unseemly, do you?
There's another curiosity in the coverage, with the official statement - pretty much universally reported has having been issued by Murray Chalmers, Allen's PR - being described by Gordon as if he'd had an off-the-record briefing:
Lily's sad news was revealed yesterday by an aide who spoke of the couple's "deep distress".Murray Chalmers issued a statement. Perhaps Gordon is just so used to running stories without any attribution, he's forgotten how to credit on-the-record coverage.