Tuesday 24 October 2017

'Nobody still has a clue who you are' - George Hook burns Vogue Williams on Cutting Edge

George Hook, left, and Vogue Williams, right on Cutting Edge
George Hook, left, and Vogue Williams, right on Cutting Edge
George Hook on RTE's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams on RTE's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews leaving RTE studios together where Vogue was a guest on Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews leaving RTE studios together where Vogue was a guest on Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews arrive at RTE studios together where Vogue is a guest on Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams spotted walking with boyfriend Spencer Matthews on Dublin's Coppinger Row
Vogue Williams spotted walking with boyfriend Spencer Matthews on Dublin's Coppinger Row

Sasha Brady

Things got a little heated between Vogue Williams and George Hook on Wednesday night's Cutting Edge.

They were joined on Brendan O'Connor's panel show by Times journalist Ellen Coyne to discuss the burning issues of the week.

One of the topics brought up was Aidan O'Mahony's shock triumph on this week's finale of Dancing With The Stars.

Vogue, who had competed in the Australian version of the hit dancing reality TV show in 2012, defended the GAA star's win as she compared it to her own experience.

"You're dancing eight to 10 hours a day and he was obviously doing that too. I don't know why people are whinging. I'm sure she [Aoibhin Garrihy] was amazing too but she didn't win. Tough.

"I got kicked out fourth because nobody had a clue who I was," she said.

To which George quipped: "I was just going to say... nobody still has a clue who you are."

Later in the show, the pair continued to clash as the conversation switched to feminism, with Hook declaring the "feminists have lost the plot entirely."

"In the last couple of weeks, there was a guy allowed out on bail. Serial rapist. He has raped women within a stone's throw of where he lives in Mountjoy Square.

"He's allowed out on bail. Were the feminists outside the court? Waving banners saying 'what about the poor girls of Mountjoy Square who are in danger?'

He didn't wait for a response and answered his own question sarcastically: "They were in my eye!"

Vogue responded by saying: "That's not the feminists' job. That's the State's job

"The State's job is to look after who they let out on to our streets. If they're letting a rapist out on to the streets, it's not up to me because I'm a feminist to go standing outside Mountjoy Prison because somebody is letting a rapist out.

She then asked George why he wasn't out protesting: "Why aren't you there then? Why don't you go there if there's a rapist being allowed out on the streets?"

But George was having none of it as he cut in: "The feminist's job is to go on Twitter".

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