DIARY: Sister act reveals some less than saintly family traits

Fleishman-Hillard’s consumer marketing director Janet Salvoni took time off from family therapy this week to tell me the latest on sister Debra.

Fleishman-Hillard’s consumer marketing director Janet Salvoni took

time off from family therapy this week to tell me the latest on sister

Debra.



Debra recently cropped up in Changing Rooms, BBC 2’s show about folk

decorating their neighbours’ homes.



This appearance, in which Colin reveals how nice it is when Debra paints

in the garden because ’it gets her out of the house’, saw her variously

described in the press as ’having a touch of Ivan the Terrible’ and

being a ’self-confessed follower of Hyacinth Bucket interior

fashions’.



Debra’s high-profile does not, apparently, stem from any sisterly

tips.



’I certainly don’t give her PR advice. It’s obviously a natural

instinct,’ says Janet. ’The funny thing is that, following the

programme, a lot of F-H people said there were aspects of Debra that

reminded them of me.



Particularly, when she kept saying: ’I don’t want to be difficult,

but ...’



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