Sunday 25 February 2018

Paul Costelloe takes a pop at 'great little girl' Victoria Beckham and other female figures and some Late Late Show viewers are not impressed

Paul Costello on the Late Late Show
Paul Costello on the Late Late Show
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Irish designer Paul Costelloe caused a stir on Friday night's Late Late Show with his comments about female celebrities including Victoria Beckham who he referred to as a 'great little girl'.

When asked by Ryan Tubridy about his opinion on 'celebrity designers', Costelloe was caustic.

He said, "You know you look at Victoria Beckham... it's been done incredibly well. It's been totally orchestrated.  She's had a very good designer behind her.  She's been very well advised.  I hope she'll smile a little more."

Tubridy added, "Do you think she's a bit sullen looking?" to which Costelloe replied, "I think she's a great little girl, you know.  But I hope she's happy.  God knows she's suffering the way she goes on."

Costelloe, who currently sells his homewares collection in Dunnes Stores in Ireland, did not hold back when it came to other female figures.  Speaking about Rod Stewart, he said, "We all love Rod, you know" before adding, "I don't like his wife.  She's a bit gawky."

Asked to explain 'gawky', he continued, "Sort of, you know, trying to hard to be the second or third wife.  I can't stand it.  Same as Charles, whoever his second wife is."

Tubridy ventured, "Camilla?" and Costello went on to say, "I think Camilla is very small" before repeating that statement and adding, "I would think she is well advised [on her style]."

Viewers on social media were unimpressed by the comments from the 71-year-old designer, who previously said Irish women were "Only a couple of generations out of the bog... wouldn't know style if it tottered up to them in 10 inch heels".

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