Archbishop Turns Down Big Brother

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This news story raised a smile. Apparently the producers of Celebrity Big Brother contacted the office of the Archbishop of York to ask whether John Sentamu would be willing to appear on the show.

It is perhaps a mark of quite how much he has registered with the public over the year since he was installed that he was even asked, but as I would expect, he turned the offer down. His spokesman summed it up well:

He has a good track record of constructive engagement with the wider media, but where the message stops being about Jesus and starts being about him then he has no hesitation in saying ‘no’.

Apparently he has also turned down Have I Got News for You in the past.

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