Hit or Miss? Kelly Brook gathers publicity around 'Close Up' autobiography

Several column inches have been devoted to model and TV presenter Kelly Brook in the past few weeks, with the latest story concerning her excluding her ex-boyfriend from her book.

The Sun claimed, based on a source in Brook’s camp, that the publisher of her new autobiography, ‘Close Up’, had asked her to add a chapter about her break-up with David McIntosh in the forthcoming paperback version but she refused.

It is the latest of several mentions for the book in the past few weeks, whether proactive or not, with stories focusing on her claims that she has hit previous partners as well as her 26 September announcement of her split with McIntosh.

How I See It

Gary Farrow, chairman, The Corporation

I’ve been in this business for 40 years and I couldn’t tell you anything about Kelly Brook or what she does. She’s a former Page 3 girl and I find it unbelievable that this book is promoting her; if any decent kid wants to be like her it’s very sad.

A smart editor will have gone through the book and put the juciest thing in there out to the press – which is that she hit Jason Statham. Apart from that it will just be her flaunting her figure.

It's going to take a lot more than Brook admitting she hits her boyfriends to sell copies of this book because she doesn't have anything meaningful to say.

She never appears on chat shows because she doesn’t – I can’t think of anything she has said that one could debate.

Beyond serialisation this book is going to be of no value. Stephen Fry and John Cleese, who have both got books out this week, have got nothing to worry about.

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