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Jordan effigy to go up in flames


Katie Price effigy 'is just fun'

A huge effigy of glamour model Katie Price is to be set on fire as part of a Kent bonfire society's celebrations to mark Guy Fawkes night.

The 30ft (9.1m) celebrity guy depicts Price, also known as Jordan, holding the heads of her former husband Peter Andre and current boyfriend Alex Reid.

The effigy will be burnt by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society on Saturday.

The group said it decided not to make a guy depicting Nick Griffin because it thought it would be "too political".

The effigy of Price, who lives in Surrey, is shown clutching celebrity gossip magazines and tabloid newspapers in her other hand.

Charles Laver, co-ordinator of the bonfire society, said: "We chose Katie because we needed a guy for this year and there wasn't really anybody in the frame.

I hope she takes it in good faith. We are only doing this for the fun of it
Charles Laver
Edenbridge Bonfire Society

"I hope she takes it in good faith. We are only doing this for the fun of it. We are not doing it because we don't like the lady or anything like that."

He added: "We didn't want to do Nick Griffin because we felt he had received too much publicity already.

"Also, we are not a political organisation, we do this just for the fun of it and we didn't want to aggravate people too much by choosing someone like Nick.

"I'm pleased with the result and I'm sure others will be too."

Thousands of people are expected to watch the group ignite the guy during the town's celebrations, which include a torchlight procession and fireworks display.

Last year's celebrity guy depicted Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand. Other past effigies have included Cherie Blair, racing pundit John McCririck, Saddam Hussein and politicians John Prescott and Edwina Currie.

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