Saturday 10 December 2016

Michael O'Doherty: Jo who? It's time this Dublin Wife was grateful for exposure and moved on

Published 13/06/2016 | 07:49

Jo Jordan
Jo Jordan

"Dublin Wives was all fake t*ts and big dresses. It was all complete and total b******s," she articulated. "I lost everything from doing that show...I'm still getting invitations but I can't bear to go out...The spotlight it brought me, I didn't deal with it well, and the celeb world it showed is useless".

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On the last point, at least, it's hard to disagree, because Dublin Wives certainly didn't catapult Jordan onto the Irish celebrity A-list.

Jo Jordan leaving the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at The Marker Hotel
Jo Jordan leaving the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at The Marker Hotel

To the best of my knowledge, her biggest gig courtesy of Dublin Wives was landing, in the summer of 2013, the role of judge in the Joe Dolan International Westmeath Bachelor Festival.

Her interview last week was a far cry from those heady days, when she was singing a different tune. "I f**king love being famous," she revealed in 2013.

Dublin Housewives star Jo Jordan
Dublin Housewives star Jo Jordan

"I'm loving the attention, loving it! I'm getting really famous people looking for dates with me. It's f***ing great."

All of which suggests that Jordan's disappointment is perhaps not that she is constantly hassled when she goes out, but that the lasting fame she hoped for didn't quite materialise.

Lisa Murphy and Jo Jordan in 2013
Lisa Murphy and Jo Jordan in 2013

It's nearly four years since Dublin Wives first aired, and most people have either forgotten about it or never heard of it in the first place.

The other four participants of the show don't seem overly burdened from having been on it, as you hardly hear a word from them on the subject.

Maybe it's time Jo Jordan was grateful for what she has, and moved on. To be brutally honest, the only reason we remember her time in Dublin Wives is because she's still talking about it.

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