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Old 08-12-2012, 11:27
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I am amazed that he is postponing his tour dates, but only for a month, so if Andrew dies in a couple of days, he will be back on tour within a few weeks. What about the funeral and the grieving process, why would anyone want to go out on stage singing completely crap songs only weeks after their brother died? Is it just me, do people snap back into place weeks after a bereavement, I know I bloody didn't

With respect, I don't know many people who have more than a month off work after the death of a sibling. Once the funeral is over people usually return to 'normal' life, it doesn't mean they are no longer grieving.

I can't believe that some people are using this very sad situation to still have a pop at PA!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:30
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I am amazed that he is postponing his tour dates, but only for a month, so if Andrew dies in a couple of days, he will be back on tour within a few weeks. What about the funeral and the grieving process, why would anyone want to go out on stage singing completely crap songs only weeks after their brother died? Is it just me, do people snap back into place weeks after a bereavement, I know I bloody didn't
No, they dont

But maybe peter doesnt realise. He can always dedicate several songs to his brother before he performs them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:32
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I'd even go a little further and say, if things are as serious as they sound, pull the series, because from what I saw on Wed, next week's ep is about Andrew and things starting to go downhill again. It just seems in very bad taste to have this dross going out on tv while the prognosis for Andrew is now so touch and go. This is private, for family/friends only, not for tv. Do the right thing.
Have to agree...watching a programme that involves a man who ,if reports are right, is close to death isn't right
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:34
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I am amazed that he is postponing his tour dates, but only for a month, so if Andrew dies in a couple of days, he will be back on tour within a few weeks. What about the funeral and the grieving process, why would anyone want to go out on stage singing completely crap songs only weeks after their brother died? Is it just me, do people snap back into place weeks after a bereavement, I know I bloody didn't

With respect, I don't know many people who take more than a month off work after the death of a sibling. Once the funeral is over people generally return to 'normal' life, it doesn't mean they are no longer grieving!

I can't believe that some people are using this sad situation to still have a pop at PA!


Edit.. Apologies for dupicate post, didn't think my first one had been posted.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:40
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Really sad news about Andrew.

As others have said, this is not material for entertainment.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:47
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With respect, I don't know many people who have more than a month off work after the death of a sibling. Once the funeral is over people usually return to 'normal' life, it doesn't mean they are no longer grieving.

I can't believe that some people are using this very sad situation to still have a pop at PA!!
He doesn't need to return to work, though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:52
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I'd even go a little further and say, if things are as serious as they sound, pull the series, because from what I saw on Wed, next week's ep is about Andrew and things starting to go downhill again. It just seems in very bad taste to have this dross going out on tv while the prognosis for Andrew is now so touch and go. This is private, for family/friends only, not for tv. Do the right thing.

Have to say I actually agree with you on this. However, would ITV2 be prepared to scrap the whole series taking into account the amount of money that has been spent making the series?

Maybe they could re edit the remaining shows and take out the parts showing Andrew?

Im not sure they can do that but it would be an option if they can.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:59
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Have to say I actually agree with you on this. However, would ITV2 be prepared to scrap the whole series taking into account the amount of money that has been spent making the series?

Maybe they could re edit the remaining shows and take out the parts showing Andrew?

Im not sure they can do that but it would be an option if they can.
Would be very difficult ,especially if a whole programme is dedicated to him..
Going back to his rescheduled shows... Will he want to be singing/dancing so soon after a family death... What Peter does is no ordinary job and the rest of us can hide at work if we are feeling a little stressed, you can't hide on a stage
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:59
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He doesn't need to return to work, though.

Lots of 'celebrities' return to work after the death of a loved one!!

Like I said, most people return to 'normal' life not long after the funeral, it does NOT mean they are no longer grieving.

How much money a person has is irrelevant!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:04
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Have to say I actually agree with you on this. However, would ITV2 be prepared to scrap the whole series taking into account the amount of money that has been spent making the series?

Maybe they could re edit the remaining shows and take out the parts showing Andrew?

Im not sure they can do that but it would be an option if they can.
Well not really, since he's very much part of the narrative throughout. It's already desperately contrived so to edit out the Andrew bits would just give an even more contrived and false picture. But then, I thought it was really ill-advised to feature Andrew in it from the beginning because of the very precarious nature of his illness, and that's where I still am.

I'm sure ITV2 have some other crap sitting on a shelf somewhere to fill the slot. To be honest, I'd be very surprised that PA/Andrew's family would actually want it to continue now that reality is biting so horribly sadly.

But as you say, it may not be their decision and down to ITV2.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:11
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Would be very difficult ,especially if a whole programme is dedicated to him..
Going back to his rescheduled shows... Will he want to be singing/dancing so soon after a family death... What Peter does is no ordinary job and the rest of us can hide at work if we are feeling a little stressed, you can't hide on a stage

BIB...Why dont you ask Gary Barlow, he seemed to manage it. He made the decision to go on stage a lot sooner than a month after the tragic death of his baby daughter. He also carried on with his job on the X Factor. Gary is a lot wealthier than PA so didn't need to carry on with his public commitments. Did you criticise him also?

As for PA's show, I doubt the whole programme is dedicated to Andrew.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:12
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I have to agree with you, Andrews illness shouldn't of been filmed as part of an "entertainment" show.
Nicola ... This is not the time to be point scoring.. Gary Barlow doesn't perform solo and only did 1 song.. Not an entire show
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:15
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Well not really, since he's very much part of the narrative throughout. It's already desperately contrived so to edit out the Andrew bits would just give an even more contrived and false picture. But then, I thought it was really ill-advised to feature Andrew in it from the beginning because of the very precarious nature of his illness, and that's where I still am.

I'm sure ITV2 have some other crap sitting on a shelf somewhere to fill the slot. To be honest, I'd be very surprised that PA/Andrew's family would actually want it to continue now that reality is biting so horribly sadly.

But as you say, it may not be their decision and down to ITV2.

You may be right, we will see what happens.

Personally, I don't think it should be aired now.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:16
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Would be very difficult ,especially if a whole programme is dedicated to him..
Going back to his rescheduled shows... Will he want to be singing/dancing so soon after a family death... What Peter does is no ordinary job and the rest of us can hide at work if we are feeling a little stressed, you can't hide on a stage
I don't know, I think it's down to him what he decides to do. People deal with loss and grief in different ways. Much as I snort in derision at his 'music', it seems to be the thing that he gets most pleasure out of, so getting back on stage may be what works best for him...
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:19
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I don't know, I think it's down to him what he decides to do. People deal with loss and grief in different ways. Much as I snort in derision at his 'music', it seems to be the thing that he gets most pleasure out of, so getting back on stage may be what works best for him...
Very true... Let's hope he recovers and they have a good Xmas
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:21
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I have to agree with you, Andrews illness shouldn't of been filmed as part of an "entertainment" show.
Nicola ... This is not the time to be point scoring.. Gary Barlow doesn't perform solo and only did 1 song.. Not an entire show

He still carried on with his job on the X Factor!

As for this not being the time to point score.. lol.the irony.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:29
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I don't know, I think it's down to him what he decides to do. People deal with loss and grief in different ways. Much as I snort in derision at his 'music', it seems to be the thing that he gets most pleasure out of, so getting back on stage may be what works best for him...

At last, the voice of reason.

When I made the comparison of Gary Barlow, I wasn't having a go at him for continuing to work, I never gave him any criticism at the time.

The only reason I brought it up was in response to the fact someone said PA doesn't need to work.

The point I was making was when it comes to bereavement how much money a person has is irrelevant.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:32
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I watched the show this week and have to say Pete is a bit more bearable these days. The driver fellow seems fun and its much better without Clare hanging about.

Emily seems besotted and quite lovely. What she sees in him bar fame and money I dont know as they seem very mis matched.

The bit where the brother talked of his back pain was very sad as they all seemed to realise that the cancer had started to take hold.

It will be interesting to see where they go with the programme as it is about PA's life and so I assume it will continue to follow it all.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:38
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He still carried on with his job on the X Factor!

As for this not being the time to point score.. lol.the irony.
At this sad time my sympathy goes to Peters family .. Let's leave it there
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:42
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At this sad time my sympathy goes to Peters family .. Let's leave it there

Agreed.
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Old 08-12-2012, 13:59
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At this sad time my sympathy goes to Peters family .. Let's leave it there
Agreed.
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Old 08-12-2012, 14:14
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I don't know, I think it's down to him what he decides to do. People deal with loss and grief in different ways. Much as I snort in derision at his 'music', it seems to be the thing that he gets most pleasure out of, so getting back on stage may be what works best for him...
Agree Lexi. Some people may want to shut themselves away, others want to get back to their normal lives asap. No way is wrong, it's personal choice.

PA might not be my favourite person but, if the worst does happen and getting back out there is his way of coping, then no one should knock him for that.
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Old 08-12-2012, 14:20
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Very sad news for all involved. Hopefully it will be now out of the public gaze and handled delicately and respectfully for the sake of Andrew and his dignity.
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Old 08-12-2012, 14:23
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Thing is PA still has a job to do... and well fans etc have paid money tickets venues have been booked. Sadly we don't get long for bereavement.

and then what... what is an acceptable amount of time? 1 month 2 weeks 4 months?

Im probably sure the doctos have made a prediction once its in your bones like that it is a matter of comfort and time.
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Old 08-12-2012, 14:23
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I am amazed that he is postponing his tour dates, but only for a month, so if Andrew dies in a couple of days, he will be back on tour within a few weeks. What about the funeral and the grieving process, why would anyone want to go out on stage singing completely crap songs only weeks after their brother died? Is it just me, do people snap back into place weeks after a bereavement, I know I bloody didn't
Wouldn't he have signed a contract though? Same with ITV, once you have signed you have to perform or get sued... they might give you a bit of leeway in time but not much.

During this time he is not PA... just a man whose brother is very ill and I wish him and his family well.
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