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Cole Lotta Love: Jess McGuire on Cheryl Cole

Too much of anything can make you sick, Cheryl Cole warbled in her 2010 smash hit single, 'Fight for this Love'. But is it possible to have too much of Cheryl? Perhaps not in the UK, where the Geordie pop star is a national obsession; an obsession she feeds by regularly changing her job description and surname. And perhaps not for Jess McGuire.

As part of our series on unexpected and possibly unhealthy secret passions, writer/broadcaster Jess will examine her own preoccupation with the artist variously known as Cheryl Tweedy, Cheryl Cole and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. After shooting to fame in 2002 as a member of the reality-TV-assembled English pop group Girls Aloud, Cheryl has also become famous as a violent nightclub thug, spurned footballer’s wife, defiant solo artist, reality-TV judge, malaria survivor – and most recently, as a One Direction member-snatcher.

Join Jess for a serious and scholarly daytime discussion of the Cheryl surplus.

Who?

Portrait of Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.

You Don't Know Me

Did you know that Beyonce is an avid consumer of crime novels? That Johnny Depp loves playing with Barbie dolls (and collects pig skeletons)? And Liam Neeson is such a fly-fishing fan that he’s been on the show Fly Fishing the World five times?

In a series of short daytime talks, You Don’t Know Me uncovers the off-centre obsessions, surprising passions and all-consuming hobbies of high profile figures who are well known for something else entirely.

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