Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2006 Keir Simmons before he became the Tapas 10

A nice article about Keir from way back in 2006. Keir, before he knew the McCanns , Keir before he sold his soul.  Keir who yesterday on National TV told a blatant lie on behalf  of the McCanns. Keir who yesterday notched up the Tapas 9 to the Tapas 10 . Keir Simmons , the man who lies for a living without a thought for a three year old child. Keir Simmons, David Jones, Steve Boggan, all in the pocket of Clarence Mitchell and all three do exactly as he tells them.

“That nice man from ITN packed my shopping”

Just finished filming a series of five packages for the ITV lunchtime news. Now the most important thing to start with is that while they will look like five days’ worth, actually all were filmed in one day. So no comments (again) in the chat forum about “Martin’s only got one shirt” please!

It was a fun day. The reporter for the piece was Keir Simmons. Rather interestingly we know each other from Uni days. Keir was President of London’s Goldsmiths University Students Union when I was the President (though the official title is General Secretary) of the London School of Economics. In those days we were either scheming or slagging each other off over the political scene, yet this time it was two old (well early thirties) men doing some efficient work together.

The funniest part of the day was at Sainsburys. Keir wanted to film the beep beep of the scanning machine, so arranged for the camera to be positioned at the checkout. This meant the silver shopper who was there couldn’t pack her bags. At the end, Keir in his pin-striped reporters’ suit, admirably, immediately went to pack her bags and did a swift job of it. The lady asked “do you work here?” “No,” he says “I work for ITN”. “Lovely I didn’t know they did packing now”.