In a stranger than fiction twist of fate top opera songstress, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has signed a deal to star in frozen food chain Iceland's next advertising campaign.
The Kiwi star, and favourite of Prince Charles the Prince of Wales, was said to be delighted by her latest unexpected career move and is waiting to shoot the first ad in the campaign next month which we will then see hit our screens before Christmas. A marketing executive for Iceland explained how the unlikely deal came about.
"To tell the truth we thought we were getting Kerry Katona back again. She'd done so well in Big Brother that we reckoned, why not? She's cleaned her act up and she's still popular with the public so that was the thinking really. But when Dame Kiri turned up after an office junior mistakenly contacted her agent instead of Kerry's we all just laughed. It was a genuine mistake after all, Kiri Te Kanawa and Kerry Katona, so we just thought, bollocks, why not roll with it!"
But mistake or not it's now hoped that Dame Kiri can bring her famous pipes to bear and sing up a storm to extol the virtues of fish fingers, oven chips and frozen peas. She quipped, "Who knows, if I play my cards right then I could be as big as that Go Compare Tenor."
Meanwhile Kerry Katona has instructed her agent to find another celebrity reality show for her to compete in and is rumoured as being possibly the first person to enter I'm a celebrity get me out of here for the second time. A show she actually won a few years ago.