Pippa Middleton turns down American talk show offers

09:35 15 October 2012

Pippa Middleton has been "besieged" by offers from American television shows. File picture: PA

Pippa Middleton has been "besieged" by offers from American television shows. File picture: PA

Archant

Pippa Middleton has been “besieged” with offers to appear on talk shows in America, but is turning them down for fear of embarrassing her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The younger Middleton has received several interview offers on American talk shows but she has turned them down due to concerns she may create further unwanted publicity for Catherine - known as Kate Middleton prior to her and Prince William’s wedding in April last year - following the recent publication of topless photographs of the Duchess.

A US source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Pippa has been besieged with offers from the US media offering a raft of opportunities - like being a special correspondent on shows like Entertainment Tonight, as well as interviews with Oprah Winfrey and others.”

Pippa, 29, has also been forced to cancel plans to promote her new party planning book, Celebrate, in the US out of respect for her sister.

A source told the New York Daily News: “If Pippa is quizzed about Kate’s topless pictures, whatever answer she gives will generate more news and upset Wills and Kate.

“Viking [her publisher] was hoping that there would be a huge swell of publicity for this book which would lead to sales. Nobody has really ever heard Pippa speak before and US audiences are fascinated by her.

“This could have launched a new lucrative career here.”

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 16:44
Lutfur Rahman's tweet

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has ordered the Palestinian flag to be flown from the Town Hall.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:26
The super-cute miniscule monkey currently measures just three inches tall (Picture: ZSL London Zoo)

The newest arrival at ZSL London Zoo measures just three inches tall and was spotted by keepers clinging tightly onto her mum during their daily rounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:59
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A war memorial in south London was set on fire by vandals just days before the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

Yoou might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

Read more
The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more