Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Boris Johnson wants Amy Winehouse to help him become the Mayor of London

Amy Winehouse RibenaEccentric politician Boris Johnson is hoping to recruit Amy Winehouse to his campaign for London Mayor - after being snubbed by Elton John.

The Tory MP thought he could count on the 'Rocket Man' for support - but had his nose left firmly out of joint when the Elton, 60, publicly backed his Lib Dem rival, Brian Paddick.

Sir Elton, real name Reginald Dwight, recently threw a fund raising party for Paddick - a former Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner, with a guest list which included Little Britain's David Walliams and TV presenter Dale Winton.

Boris, 43, this morning told London radio station LBC 97.3: "I'm very disappointed by this, by the way, because Elton and David Furnish send us a Christmas card every year.

"I couldn't believe it when he suddenly announced that he was backing ex-commander Paddick. I couldn't believe it. Anyway, there you go. Elton and I are going to have to see what's going on."

Asked who he will turn to instead, Boris replied: "I'd love to get Amy Winehouse. I think she'd be fantastic."

He joked that Winehouse - who's currently battling her drugs demons in a London rehab center, could record a new version of her hit single Rehab: "'Ken Livingstone - no, no, no.' Something like that."

Mr Livingstone  - who is bidding for a third term as London mayor in the May 1 elections -  also has some high profile support, with artists Banksy and Antony Gormley donating works for auction to raise money for his campaign.

By Owen Williams, Feb 05 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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