It’s a little known fact that holier-than-thou Cliff Richard is not as saintly as he’d like us to believe.
He was embroiled in a spiteful affair with Carol Decker of T’Pau fame, which led to allegations that Cliff tried to sabotage her career.
According to Contact Music:
The feisty CHINA IN YOUR HAND singer angered the pop veteran while presenting an honour at the prestigious Ivor Novello music awards during her band’s 1980s heyday when she jokingly ridiculed a comment he made before she went onstage.
Richard had told the singer it was better to give out prizes than receive them – a philosophy Decker mocked at the podium, sparking widespread laughter.
She remembers, “I was planning what to say when presenting an award when Cliff started talking to me. I’d been joking about how I’d been nominated for five BRIT Awards and never got one, and it was a similar story with the Novellos and I felt it was about time I was given one.
“Cliff said, ‘It’s much better to give than to receive, Carol,’ which made me yawn. I went out and said, ‘It’s a pleasure to present this award and, as Cliff was saying to me earlier, it’s much better to give than to receive…which we all know is b**locks!’
“It went down a storm but Cliff was livid. He didn’t get it was a joke – he’s got no sense of humour.”
She adds, “The BBC was interviewing everybody except me. I think Cliff made sure nobody spoke to me and I got no coverage even though I was one of the major performers.”
Could it be that Cliff is actually a nasty bit of work who is capable of the most sordid of shenanigans?
In this most surprising of letters to the editor of Viz, J Venturi of Carshalton wrote:
” After a concert, Carol Decker out of T’Pau once famously returned to her dressing room to find her clothes spattered with semen. Although the culprit has never been found, I find it interesting that Cliff Richard has never explicitly denied being responsible.
As a Christian, if he swore on the bible that he had never ejaculated onto Ms Decker’s clothing I would have no option but to accept that he was telling the truth.
So why doesn’t he clear the air? Something to hide, perhaps?”
How very, very strange indeed.