John Sergeant is the surprise name to appear on the new series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. As the line between serious journalists/politicians and the world of celebrity become more blurred, Dailybite asks, Is the World going mad!?
It’s clearly not enough for John (64) to retire after a career as a respected political journalist. Not able to resist the lime-light and presumably the money, Sergeant joins a stream of serious opinion formers seeking broader fame.
Why is it not enough to be respected in your field of expertise anymore without leveling-down and becoming a target of ridicule on prime time television?