The tabloids went into a bidding frenzy last week over Pippa
Rodger, account executive at London PR firm Shaw PR.
Rodger is pictured here on the Sport’s pages at England’s recent World
Cup warm-up against Saudi Arabia. Her cheeky banner led the Sport to
launch a reader appeal to reveal the identity of the mystery blonde. An
unnamed colleague tipped off the paper and its rivals of her whereabouts
and sparked a bidding war for Rodger to appear topless on their
Currently the best offer stands at pounds 500 leaving Rodger feeling a
little undervalued. Instead she has offered to appear at England’s
opening match of the World Cup wearing only body paint in England’s
colours if a newspaper pays travel and ticket costs.
’Nobody is willing to take me,’ laments Rodger. ’They obviously think
this is too high a price to pay.’
Rodger also tells me that the meaning of her banner has been
Apparently it wasn’t an invitation for ’Mary Poppins’ to drop his shorts
but a plea to Glenn Hoddle to take her to France as a player. Rodger
says she is tall, fast and can control the ball. Come on Glenn, she
sounds better than Sheringham.