Jerry's trip from Mick to Murdoch makes sense
He's not rock 'n' roll, writes Sarah Caden, but that's why Jerry Hall's romance with Rupert Murdoch makes sense
In the mid-90s, when Debbie McGee appeared on The Mrs Merton Show, the faux talk-show host played by Caroline Aherne asked her: "So what first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?" It was unforgettably funny, mostly because it told the truth of what everyone always thought about Daniels and his lovely assistant/wife. Not the only thing, but part of it.
No doubt McGee loves Daniels very much, but we all know that short/fat/ugly/boring/old men do well in the love stakes if they have pots of cash. We don't like this fact, and we don't like ourselves for thinking it about certain May-to-December couples, but maybe it's a fact of life.
Much like the fact that the women these men favour don't tend to be the ordinary, homely sorts either, but women whose beauty is in proportion to their wealth.