Jodie Marsh The Orange Playlist Interview

Bullying at School
"When I was 11 years old I'd just started secondary school and the most popular boy at school, who was also the biggest, asked me out. I was only young and didn't really like boys yet so I said no. From that moment on he and his friends bullied me until I was about 17. I didn't have any friends at school. I'd spend my lunch breaks in the library hiding. I just had a really miserable time. I don't have any happy memories from school at all. School was the lowest point of my life; there were actually times when I did want to kill myself.

Whatever a bully says to you can stay with you for life, bruises heal but the horrible things people say stay with you forever, it's like mental torture.

The bullying made me want to do what I do today. When I started getting bullied for my physical appearance it made me want to show them that I could be something good. That one day I could be on the cover of magazines and look sexy. That I could be somebody that people fancied, because at school I was the ugly one. So my whole career was driven by what the bullies had said to me. I guess I should thank them for giving me the determination to prove them wrong."

Plastic fantastic
"I think if plastic surgery helps you feel better about yourself, and you don't go too far, then I think it's fine. I know having my nose straightened after it was broken really helped me. But if people abuse it and go too far I think it can look awful and almost deform them - not mentioning any names! I've had nothing else done, the boobs are real and I love them. I get stick for having saggy boobs but I think people have lost sight of what real boobs actually look like because there is so much silicone about. Real boobs don't stand up just under your chin!"
Mrs Paul Weller?
"I met Paul Weller through one of his best friends. I was absolutely in awe, but now I'm kind of friends with him. He's very cool and I really get on with him. He's actually working with my brother now but it still doesn't seem real that I'm actually friends with Paul Weller! I don't have his number on my phone, but that's a good thing cause if I had his number on my phone I'd probably call him up and say something I regret!"
Dress to impress
"I'm in a vicious circle with the press, I want them to put my picture in the paper but they won't print a picture of me in what I normally wear 90% of the time, just jeans and T-shirt stuff. But if I dress outrageously they'll put it in. So I'm caught up in this cycle. I don't mind the outfits cause they are part of my job and I don't mind wearing them sometimes, its like fancy dress. I don't seriously think I look amazing in those outfits it's just a giggle. I don't take it seriously when I'm wearing those outfits. They just help my career."
The tale of Stringfellows & Rockstars
"I didn't start lap dancing until I was about twenty one or twenty two. I kind of fell into it by accident. I used to go to clubs and get dances from the girls cause I enjoyed it. The manager kept seeing me in there and eventually came over and said ‘Why aren't you dancing for us? You'd make so much money.' But I wasn't interested at all until he got one of the girls to talk to me. She told me how much money she made and what fun she had so I came home and had a really long chat to my mum and dad about it. I didn't want to disrespect them so if they hadn't wanted me to do it I wouldn't have. But they were fine about it. So I went back and auditioned for him and obviously got the job. The first night lap dancing was terrifying. I was shaking; I think I shook for my whole first week, I seriously didn't know if I could do it.

I cried after my first dance, it was hideous. It was fully naked dancing and the whole dance lasts about 3 minutes. It was very empowering; you literally had men begging you to go out with them, to marry them, telling you how beautiful you are, every day. I danced for lots of famous people whilst at Stringfellows. One famous rock star, one of the biggest rock stars ever, begged me and one of the other girls to dance for him. I explained that we couldn't do it as it was against the rules. But he just offered us more and more money. In the end he said ‘You know who I am, I'm sure the rules can be changed for me'. I can't say his name but let's just say he is one of American's biggest rock stars and he was gagging for some lesbian action!"

Jordon v's Jodie
"Jordon started the feud between us. When I did my Page 3 debut the papers asked for a quote and I said ‘I wanted to be as big as Jordon', meaning how successful she was, how she'd become a house hold name and all that. And her response to that was ‘She'll never be as big as me, look at her nose, her boobs, she's ugly'. Obviously I was offended so I said ‘Well you can say I'm ugly all day long because I know I'm not and at least I'm real - you're full of plastic!' Initially the feud was good for my career cause I was just starting out, but now I wish it would just be dropped. She's married with kids now and I don't want to say bad things about her any more. I have no bad opinions about her any more - I think we were both a bit childish."
Jodie and Jordon friends?
"I don't think Jordon and I will ever make up. If she came to me and admitted she started this and said sorry I would happily take that and try to be friends with her. I'd obviously apologise back to her for the things I've said and I'd hope we could try to be friends. But I don't think that will ever happen."

Big Brother or just a load of bother

Changing perceptions
"I wanted to go on Big Brother to change the way people think of me. I didn't want to do ‘I'm a Celebrity' or anything like that because I knew I couldn't of eaten any of the bugs and I do like my creature comforts. I wanted to show people that I'm not just this big slapper the press portray me as, but I don't think I had a fair chance to do that. For starters the one week I was in there I was completely miserable, I was being bullied and it was the anniversary of my best friends death. But as horrible as it was, it did change some public opinion of me so I'm grateful for that."
Money talks
"I got a lot of money to go on Big Brother, I don't think I was the biggest paid in there though, I think the Americans did very well with what they were offered. The only good thing in Big Brother was meeting Chantelle; apart from her the whole thing was hideous. I was made to feel like I was going insane by the older people bullying me, it's not until you come out you realise you're not going mad, they're the ones with problems!"
George, Michael and Pete - let the bullying begin
"George, Michael and Pete were the worst. I'm more annoyed at George and Pete because they are of sane mind and should have known better. Michael I think, has serious problems, I mean he just couldn't grasp that I was vegetarian at all. Pete and George were just nasty for the sake of being nasty, they should have known better. Michael I can kind of forgive because he's not all there and has his own problems.

I think all three of them felt threatened by me. I'm not being big headed but I think they were. They judged me the minute I walked in; they took one look at me and thought I was just a thick, stupid bimbo. But when they spoke to me they realised I wasn't any of those things and that I was in there to change the publics perception of me. They didn't want me to do that because they realised I was under dog and probably would have done really well. They all had something to prove themselves and didn't want to be outdone by someone like me."

Sex, lies and videotapes
"I can honestly say I was one of the least crude in that house. I can't even tell you some of the things Pete and Michael told us, it was disgusting. I was never that bad, I said one or two things that most people fantasise about but what they described was really graphic and disgusting. I'm not ashamed to admit I like sex but I'm not obsessed with it. I'm single and I haven't had sex for about six weeks now, but I'm not desperate for it. I could not have it for a lot longer and I'd be fine, I don't need sex to make me happy. I don't have one night stands, I don't sleep around - men think they can get into bed with me easily but they can't I make men wait."

Advice from Kenzie

"I spoke to Kenzie the day I went in to the Big Brother house and he gave me a few bits of advice. He was really happy for me. He said ‘I'm so happy that finally everyone is going to see how lovely you are'. Obviously he didn't know I was going to have such a bad time in there. He was just so excited for me, he thought everyone would finally see the me that he sees."
Jodie's views on....
Abi Titmuss - "Who?"
David Beckham - "He's fit"
Victoria Beckham - "She's very stylish and a good mum"
Pete Doherty - "Just a messed up druggie"
Coleen - "Rich, because of her boyfriend"
Robbie Williams - " Hmmm he's gorgeous, I wish! He's very gorgeous and I definitely would"
Rebecca Loos - "She slept with someone who was married so I don't think we need to respect that. I can not respect someone who sleeps with a married man, let alone a married man with kids! I don't respect that at all."
Charlotte Church - "I do not like her. I definitely have a beef with one of her friends for hurting my dog at an event we went to. Charlotte didn't do anything to stop her friend hurting my dog. It was very wrong and she didn't do anything to stop her friend doing it, so I'm not happy with her at the moment."
Jodie on Jodie
"I see myself as misunderstood and misrepresented. I think I'm lots of fun, I'm bubbly, loud, chatty, intelligent, sensitive, emotional. I just want to live my life the best way I can and have the most fun I can. I want to get to ninety years old and think I did it all."
Jodie topping the charts?
"I don't think glamour models should ever inflict their voices on anyone! I've been offered tons of money to make a pop record but I hate all that manufactured style of music. I don't think you can ever cross over and be taken seriously, even if I wanted to I never would, cause I know I'd be laughed out of town and never taken seriously!"
Mrs Eminem?
"I'm really happy being single right now. I've just bought a new house and I want to be in that house on my own. I want to be independent and don't want to answer to anyone. But one day I'd like to get married and have babies, I want the whole fairytale. I still hold out hope that one day I'll find that Mr Right who'll treat me like a princess, if not I'll just have to try and pull Eminem!"Jodie Marsh The Orange Playlist Interview
Bullying at School
"When I was 11 years old I'd just started secondary school and the most popular boy at school, who was also the biggest, asked me out. I was only young and didn't really like boys yet so I said no. From that moment on he and his friends bullied me until I was about 17. I didn't have any friends at school. I'd spend my lunch breaks in the library hiding. I just had a really miserable time. I don't have any happy memories from school at all. School was the lowest point of my life; there were actually times when I did want to kill myself.

Whatever a bully says to you can stay with you for life, bruises heal but the horrible things people say stay with you forever, it's like mental torture.

The bullying made me want to do what I do today. When I started getting bullied for my physical appearance it made me want to show them that I could be something good. That one day I could be on the cover of magazines and look sexy. That I could be somebody that people fancied, because at school I was the ugly one. So my whole career was driven by what the bullies had said to me. I guess I should thank them for giving me the determination to prove them wrong."

Plastic fantastic
"I think if plastic surgery helps you feel better about yourself, and you don't go too far, then I think it's fine. I know having my nose straightened after it was broken really helped me. But if people abuse it and go too far I think it can look awful and almost deform them - not mentioning any names! I've had nothing else done, the boobs are real and I love them. I get stick for having saggy boobs but I think people have lost sight of what real boobs actually look like because there is so much silicone about. Real boobs don't stand up just under your chin!"
Mrs Paul Weller?
"I met Paul Weller through one of his best friends. I was absolutely in awe, but now I'm kind of friends with him. He's very cool and I really get on with him. He's actually working with my brother now but it still doesn't seem real that I'm actually friends with Paul Weller! I don't have his number on my phone, but that's a good thing cause if I had his number on my phone I'd probably call him up and say something I regret!"
Dress to impress
"I'm in a vicious circle with the press, I want them to put my picture in the paper but they won't print a picture of me in what I normally wear 90% of the time, just jeans and T-shirt stuff. But if I dress outrageously they'll put it in. So I'm caught up in this cycle. I don't mind the outfits cause they are part of my job and I don't mind wearing them sometimes, its like fancy dress. I don't seriously think I look amazing in those outfits it's just a giggle. I don't take it seriously when I'm wearing those outfits. They just help my career."
The tale of Stringfellows & Rockstars
"I didn't start lap dancing until I was about twenty one or twenty two. I kind of fell into it by accident. I used to go to clubs and get dances from the girls cause I enjoyed it. The manager kept seeing me in there and eventually came over and said ‘Why aren't you dancing for us? You'd make so much money.' But I wasn't interested at all until he got one of the girls to talk to me. She told me how much money she made and what fun she had so I came home and had a really long chat to my mum and dad about it. I didn't want to disrespect them so if they hadn't wanted me to do it I wouldn't have. But they were fine about it. So I went back and auditioned for him and obviously got the job. The first night lap dancing was terrifying. I was shaking; I think I shook for my whole first week, I seriously didn't know if I could do it.

I cried after my first dance, it was hideous. It was fully naked dancing and the whole dance lasts about 3 minutes. It was very empowering; you literally had men begging you to go out with them, to marry them, telling you how beautiful you are, every day. I danced for lots of famous people whilst at Stringfellows. One famous rock star, one of the biggest rock stars ever, begged me and one of the other girls to dance for him. I explained that we couldn't do it as it was against the rules. But he just offered us more and more money. In the end he said ‘You know who I am, I'm sure the rules can be changed for me'. I can't say his name but let's just say he is one of American's biggest rock stars and he was gagging for some lesbian action!"

Jordon v's Jodie
"Jordon started the feud between us. When I did my Page 3 debut the papers asked for a quote and I said ‘I wanted to be as big as Jordon', meaning how successful she was, how she'd become a house hold name and all that. And her response to that was ‘She'll never be as big as me, look at her nose, her boobs, she's ugly'. Obviously I was offended so I said ‘Well you can say I'm ugly all day long because I know I'm not and at least I'm real - you're full of plastic!' Initially the feud was good for my career cause I was just starting out, but now I wish it would just be dropped. She's married with kids now and I don't want to say bad things about her any more. I have no bad opinions about her any more - I think we were both a bit childish."
Jodie and Jordon friends?
"I don't think Jordon and I will ever make up. If she came to me and admitted she started this and said sorry I would happily take that and try to be friends with her. I'd obviously apologise back to her for the things I've said and I'd hope we could try to be friends. But I don't think that will ever happen."

Big Brother or just a load of bother

Changing perceptions
"I wanted to go on Big Brother to change the way people think of me. I didn't want to do ‘I'm a Celebrity' or anything like that because I knew I couldn't of eaten any of the bugs and I do like my creature comforts. I wanted to show people that I'm not just this big slapper the press portray me as, but I don't think I had a fair chance to do that. For starters the one week I was in there I was completely miserable, I was being bullied and it was the anniversary of my best friends death. But as horrible as it was, it did change some public opinion of me so I'm grateful for that."
Money talks
"I got a lot of money to go on Big Brother, I don't think I was the biggest paid in there though, I think the Americans did very well with what they were offered. The only good thing in Big Brother was meeting Chantelle; apart from her the whole thing was hideous. I was made to feel like I was going insane by the older people bullying me, it's not until you come out you realise you're not going mad, they're the ones with problems!"
George, Michael and Pete - let the bullying begin
"George, Michael and Pete were the worst. I'm more annoyed at George and Pete because they are of sane mind and should have known better. Michael I think, has serious problems, I mean he just couldn't grasp that I was vegetarian at all. Pete and George were just nasty for the sake of being nasty, they should have known better. Michael I can kind of forgive because he's not all there and has his own problems.

I think all three of them felt threatened by me. I'm not being big headed but I think they were. They judged me the minute I walked in; they took one look at me and thought I was just a thick, stupid bimbo. But when they spoke to me they realised I wasn't any of those things and that I was in there to change the publics perception of me. They didn't want me to do that because they realised I was under dog and probably would have done really well. They all had something to prove themselves and didn't want to be outdone by someone like me."


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