CURRENT reality TV star Jade Richards is being backed by one of the area’s other telly celebs.
Speaking through her online blog, former Buckhaven High School pupil and Big Brother contestant, Karly Ashworth, has stuck up for Jade following comments she made on her X Factor debut last week when she described parts of Fife as a “dive”.
Karly, who has worked as a model since her own TV run, told blog followers that she thought Jade’s performance of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’ was mesmerising, and added that she was more than qualified to give her opinions on the Kingdom.
She said: “I think what Jade said was absolutely truthful and I could not have said it better myself.
“She lives there.
“How can people diss her for giving an opinion on a place she knows so well.
“I am very very proud to be Scottish don’t get me wrong,
“But haven’t all places got certain parts that are not so nice?
“What’s wrong with saying so?”
Jade wowed the judging panel on the recent show and bookies have already made her the short-priced favourite to win this year’s competition.
Her comments about Fife were put down to nerves on the day.
She has since tweeted that what she said was a joke and that she was proud to come from Buckhaven.
According to rumours, Jade has already survived the next stage of the show, the judge’s bootcamp, and will advance to the mentoring stage where it’s believed Kelly Rowland will represent the girls.
Karly added: “I particularly love St Andrews, Anstruther, Leven’s coast and Largo. They are so Scottish and beautiful. “However, some places, like Jade said are a dive.”
•Karly’s blog is available at karlyashworth.blogspot.com