WHO needs enemies when you have friends like Baroness Sayeeda Warsi?
The former co-chairwoman of the Conservative Party is taking no prisoners as part of new Channel 4 comedy show Stand Up To Deliver.
In it, she delivers blow after blow at the expense of her former political pals.
In her stand-up routine I’m told she compares Prime Minister and Tory party leader Boris Johnson to Joffrey Baratheon — the tyrannical ruler of Westeros in the fantasy telly hit.
She labels the PM the “blond who wanted to play at being king and now he’s having to deal with this s**t crisis called work”.
In her ten-minute set she says: “It’s very Game Of Thrones. For those of you who don’t know, it’s basically a series about back-stabbing and deceit, excessive eating and binge-drinking. All fighting for ultimate power. It’s just like Parliament, really.”
Later in the routine, she says Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham is the UK’s very own “King in the North” and compares Scotland’s First Minster Nicola Sturgeon to Asha Greyjoy, who is the leader of a separate set of islands.
Referring to the “vision-testing” lockdown drive to Barnard Castle of Boris’ shadowy former sidekick, she adds: “Be- hind the scenes running this country, our very own Littlefinger, prince of darkness, the b*****d of Barnard Castle, Dominic Cummings.
“I think he single-handedly secured the unity of this nation one eyesight test at a time. Give him credit for what he does.”
At the gig, which will be on Channel 4 next Thursday at 9pm, she also joked the small audience were hardy souls for attending.
She added: “You are brave for turning out tonight. I’m not talking about Covid. I hoped they told you I am on an ISIS kill list. I’m not joking! They basically said, ‘She’s the one we need to go for’.”
It’s Dominic I would be more worried about.
Maya takes the plunge
TELLY and radio host Maya Jama rightfully hit back at critics slating her clothes last June.
But even I’d suggest something a bit more demure than this for her next role. Maya, who defended the plunging dress she wore on Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer, is taking over from Stacey Dooley on BBC Three’s Glow Up.
She will begin presenting the show, which searches for Britain’s next make-up star, this year.
But I reckon the competitors on Glow Up need as few distractions as possible as they race against time to apply make-up to models.
We don’t want them to come out looking like Barbara Cartland.
Film on au pair drama
ITV is making a film about the conviction of a British au pair who was accused of killing a baby while working in the US.
The Trial Of Louise Woodward marks 25 years since the court case and shaking allegations.
The Trial Of Louise Woodward marks 25 years since the court case
The then 19-year-old, convicted of involuntary manslaughter after first being charged with murder, found herself at the centre of a media storm in 1997.
Key figures will feature in the film. Executive producer Sanjay Singhal said: “I’d like to try to show what it must have been like to go through that, for both sides.”
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The fairy story will see Abigail Cowen reprise her role as Bloom, along with Hannah Van Der Westhuysen as Stella and Precious Mustapha as Aisha.