I just wondered if we could perhaps broaden the theme of this thread and go back in time.
When KP and PA split up, I really felt sorry for Peteybabes
and bought into all the crying on cue and was so sad to see him sobbing in his mother's arms.
At that point I doubt if Peteybabes could have done anything wrong and our hearts would have universally melted the moment he gazed sadly to camera.
Poor wee Peteybabes had been eaten up and spat out by the wicked woman from the west called Katie.
...............well it all fell apart for me after that.
I've always thought that KP was the mistress of self publicity and for that I must give her credit. As long as she was in the press and being discussed, I don't think KP ever cared whether anyone liked her or not. PA had lessons from the best in the business about being noticed and for a while he did very well.
For whatever reason being noticed wasn't enough for him and under Claire Powell's careful tutelage he decided that he would be noticed because he was a 'good guy'.
That was the turning point for me.
When did the rot set in for you?
Blimey DD, you are a far kinder and more generous person than I could ever hope to be.
At the VERY beginning - when they met in the jungle and the first series of K and P, I have to admit that I warmed somewhat towards BOTH of them.
She APPEARED to have slightly more to her than the footballer-shagging silicon-enhanced bimbo she was made out to be.
And he SEEMED to be slightly less slimy and revolting than he looked on the Mysterious Girl video (which was the sum total of my exposure to PA up until then).
I actually believed for quite a while that they were in love (with each other) and happy together.(Wasn't I a sucker?)
I think that the change in my opinion came about before they split up.
I kept noticing how much he enjoyed belittling her for her lack of intelligence (not that she didn't do the same to him) and I seem to remember him criticising her career(something about how "taking your top off isn't a job") whilst being more than happy to share in the proceeds of it.
I do think that the KP bad/PA whiter-than-white seeds were being sown long before the marriage ended, with his full knowledge,if not his active collusion and that he actually viewed the idea of being seen as the nice guy who became the innocent victim of the evil KP as a good career move.
But whatever,I can't help it,he just makes me