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WAWIBF... Soap Operatics

15 July 2006

Seven years ago last month, Nicola Pridham was, according to the tabloids, 'on tot of the world'. This was because she'd just had her 20th child. The press dubbed her 'Supermum' and the nation was said to have taken her to its heart. No one mentioned overpopulation, because it wouldn't have been nice. This week however, Nicola and husband Kevin's beautiful baby-blessed love story has turned sour, thanks to a graphically-sexual six-month love and lust binge with a dirty great soldier whom Nicola found on the Internet. Bloody Internet. It's like a cancer for relationships, it really is. Nicola met married father of two Rick 'Ginger Squaddie' Owen in some sordid chat room or other. They flirted, they texted, they met and they fucked, sometimes as often as 11 times in a single evening. Apparently. Seems an awful lot to us, but then we've neither been in the army nor birthed a score of shrieking chavs, activities which doubtless steel a person for eight solid hours of shagging.

So, anyway, Nicola left Kevin, and all of her kids, to be with Rick. Angela, Rick's wife, saw the story in the tabloids and confronted Rick. Rick denied everything. Then Rick then dumped Nic. Then Angela dumped Rick. Or vice versa. But Rick is definitely dumped. As is Kevin. But you know, it's the kids who suffer in this type of situation. The tabloids blame the Internet. Kevin blames the fact that he'd allowed Nicola to remain unpregnant for more than six weeks. 'Our children have been our entire world,' he said. 'She always wanted to have one more.' Except of course after having Lewis back in 1979 when she told the tabs, 'Twenty's plenty. I'm getting a bit tired now.'

Not too tired for fucking soldiers though.

Poor Kevin. Poor kids. Poor Nicola.



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