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Cliff Richard - should he give it up?

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paulagil Mon 18-Nov-13 12:32:16

Just been watching him on This Morning (whilst pretending to work from home and surfing Mumsnet).

AIBU to think he should call it quits? His face is full of plastic and his movements are stiff. He's certainly never been a Mick Jagger but Mick still has the energy and fire of a 30 year old, despite looking so haggard (and we all know why THAT is).

So Cliff, what are you doing? You were very pretty when you were young. But now I think it's time to put on the slippers.


HoneyDragon Mon 18-Nov-13 12:34:29


Cliff makes too many people happy to stop cliffing.

His Cliffing is inoffensive and harms no one.

Paul McCartney on the other hand....

YoureBeingASillyBilly Mon 18-Nov-13 12:34:50

Sp will be very hurt by your comments grin

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 18-Nov-13 12:35:09


Leave our Cliffy alone

CiderBomb Mon 18-Nov-13 12:36:04

He's awful isn't he? What's wrong with growing old gracefully? He looks completely ridiculous for a man in his 70's and is extremely deluded about his place in the history of popular music, hell he was little more than a Poundland Elvis when he started out. He's just lucky that he has very loyal, and slightly loopy and obsessive fan base have stuck by him all these years.

Morgause Mon 18-Nov-13 12:36:34

Yes. Oh, please, yes.

In the 1960s would be good and take his back catalogue with him.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 18-Nov-13 12:37:13

he will feel you back in

he has the balls to carry on

age is just a number to this animal

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 18-Nov-13 12:37:28

Reel** not feel

ReallyTired Mon 18-Nov-13 12:37:52

"He's just lucky that he has very loyal, and slightly loopy and obsessive fan base have stuck by him all these years."

While that fan base is alive then I think he should choose to carry on. (health permitting)

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 18-Nov-13 12:38:09

for cider and the other haterz

themonsteratemyspacebar Mon 18-Nov-13 12:40:28

Hahahaha just came on to check that SP had commented, and she has grin

Be prepared to be inundated with pics and feel the wrath of SP!

CiderBomb Mon 18-Nov-13 12:41:06

Why has he got a dead animal on his head these days?

KoalaFace Mon 18-Nov-13 12:42:03

He's not for me is he? He's for his loyal and more mature fans.

Asking him to give it up would be like asking Peppa Pig to give it up because I don't like her. She's not for me. She's for kids.

SPsIsAgainstCliffism Mon 18-Nov-13 12:44:03

Blatant Cliffism

Feminine Mon 18-Nov-13 12:44:13

I watched him.

I like him because we share a birthday! grin

there is no reason for him to quit ...NONE AT ALL!

although leaving his tie to hang aimlessly around his neck, made him look like he'd forgotten how to put it under his collar and tie it

joydivisionovengloves Mon 18-Nov-13 12:46:31

Yes. He makes my skin crawl.

CocacolaMum Mon 18-Nov-13 12:48:44

At the risk of outing myself; My grandmother was diagnosed in 2009 with cancer. She got very poorly VERY quickly. She also happened to be a massive fan of Cliff. I wrote to him to ask for a signed photo to help lift her spirits. Sadly my Gran passed away within a couple of months of her diagnose but one day soon after while trying to cope with the grief of not having her with us I received a letter from Cliffs agent which included a signed photo from Cliff Richard with a lovely message to my Gran.
It doesn't seem like much but I found it extraordinarily comforting and my Grandad did too. He used to rib her over her love of Cliff and I know she would have adored it.
I think he should keep going for as long as he wants to, he will always be special to me.

rainbowfeet Mon 18-Nov-13 12:51:08

Sorry to say... I was literally cringing for him during that performance. Haven't seen someone so camp since I was in Legends Bar, Brighton last year!!! shockshock

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Mon 18-Nov-13 12:54:07


that's lovely. thanks


you know you just have to fight fire with fire here!grin

ghostonthecanvas Mon 18-Nov-13 12:55:18

He should give it up. To me. I have been waiting for him forever. I convinced my kids he was going to marry me. Now they think I am a liar.

Gutted I missed him this morning. [Sad]

SPsIsAgainstCliffism Mon 18-Nov-13 12:57:58

everything's A-OK, I'm just sitting back

KoalaFace Mon 18-Nov-13 12:59:35

Aw Coca that's lovely.

HoneyDragon Mon 18-Nov-13 13:00:11

I love raising my arms and doing the Cliff Mistletoe and Wine Sway. It makes Christmas, Christmas.

Chattymummyhere Mon 18-Nov-13 13:15:16

Bet my grandmother loved that everything is bloody cliff, calendars, cd's, DVDs, photos, tops...

I hate him he sounds annoying his songs are so old and he looks horrible from all the stuff he has done

melika Mon 18-Nov-13 13:19:38

His best song for me at Christmas is 'Saviours day', love it.

And the kids know 'Daddys home' cos I used to sing it around 6pm after I had the call he was on his way. Slushy I know, but leave him alone he's ok!

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