Magnate's wife calls it "the Charlotte Church effect"
Charlotte Church famously sang at his wedding, waiving her fee for the honour of helping celebrate the nuptials of the media giant. Now dancers are following suit, hoping to secure the job of performing at Rupert Murdoch's funeral.
Wendy Deng, fearsomely protective of her husband’s image and determined to make sure he has his every wish revealed she is making plans for his funeral with his permission. “Few people know that Rupert is a big dance fan,” she told Vanity Fair. So far, D’arcy Bussell, Wayne Sleep, Beyonce and most of the Royal Ballet and the entire cast of Strictly have agreed to dance on his grave, all of them waiving the fee, and promising to be available at short notice.