Saturday, 20 February 2010

Can this be true?

This item has just popped up on the Telegraph website, in the City Diary section: "I understand one of the Government's favourite private sector partners Emma Harrison of A4E (it gets the long-term unemployed back to work) is preparing a new BBC TV series called Famous, Rich and Jobless where Emma deals with the work issues of the, well, rich and famous. First up on the show is Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher's ex-wife Meg Matthews, EastEnders actor Larry Lamb and society girl Emma Parker Bowles. Best of luck." OMG, as they say.


  1. I don't know if it's true. But have you noticed the contradiction? She and her infamous company A4e have failed miserably to get more than about 20% of the unemployed into jobs despite having over 20 years experience of welfare to work. So she has now turned her lack of talent to getting the famous rich and talented!

    These sort of people have connections, and with the huge boom in celeb culture I'm sure getting them some sort of job isn't exactly challenging is it?

  2. Best of luck indeed! I hope Emma H puts on a better performance on this than she did on Benefit Busters.

    What is this series really about anyway? Is it to show how far celebs have fallen? If so, then why is it being fronted by Emma H? After all, how many celebs end up in branches of A4e? Is Emma H on the verge launching a media career?

    At the moment, this raises more questions than answers!

  3. I had a comment from someone in Manchester who said that they had taken part in the Famous, Rich and Jobless programme. S/he also said that correspondence had taken place with Emma Harrison, and that a link was attached with information (there was no link). I asked for more details, in confidence, but got, "you only post comments you want people to see says it all really". So let me say, yet again, that I'm not going to publish allegations, or statements like the one in the comment, without some evidence to back them up. I understand that people don't want to give their names, and I won't publish anything you don't want me to publish. But give me credit for being cautious.


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