Monday 26 September 2016

'It's f***ing terrible just having girls' - Bob Geldof feeling the strain as two of his daughters are set to wed

Published 11/04/2016 | 07:37

Bob Geldof with his wife Jeanne Marine and daughters Fifi and Pixie.
Bob Geldof with his wife Jeanne Marine and daughters Fifi and Pixie.
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Pixie Geldof attends The Elle Style Awards 2016 on February 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof
Bob Geldof with daughters Fifi, Tiger-Lily, Pixie and Peaches

Bob Geldof can't escape the sound of wedding bells, with two daughters getting married.

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The Boomtown Rats frontman wed his partner of 19 years, Jeanne Marine, last October.

Now he is gearing up to take two more trips down the aisle.

Geldof confirmed that daughters Fifi and Pixie will get be getting hitched either side of the new year.

Bob Geldof pictured with with his wife Jeanne Marine at the IFTA 2016 awards
Bob Geldof pictured with with his wife Jeanne Marine at the IFTA 2016 awards
Pixie Geldof attends The Elle Style Awards 2016 on February 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof

"Fifi and Pixie - they're getting married," he told the Herald. "They're mad for it. It's f***ing terrible just having girls."

Pixie will tie the knot with long-term boyfriend George Barrett next year while Fifi Trixiebelle will marry sand artist and political activist Andy Robertson this autumn.

Asked if he would consider performing at either of his daughters' weddings, Geldof said: "They have great voices, so against them I wouldn't because I'd be embarrassed, but I think a rock 'n' roll kick in the arse is a good thing at a wedding."

Geldof was on hand to present Derry-born Hollywood producer and actress Roma Downey with an Irish Diaspora award at the Iftas.

Pixie Geldof
Pixie Geldof

While he was keen to praise the standard of Irish film, Geldof criticised the distribution of movies such as The Guard and Room.

"I keep hearing it's been a bumper year for Irish film, but the problem is distribution," he said.

Bob Geldof with daughters Fifi, Tiger-Lily, Pixie and Peaches
Bob Geldof with daughters Fifi, Tiger-Lily, Pixie and Peaches

"The Guard is one of my favourite films and was in one cinema in London for a week and that's scandalous."

Geldof also spoke about his recent RTE documentary on WB Yeats, saying the response had been "mega".

However, he has no wish to venture into the world of TV and film again.

"I wouldn't do another film. Absolutely not. Getting up at 4am to start shooting? F*** off."

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