Lizzie Cundy’s WAG shenanigans, grim divorce and showbiz bashes as she blasts strikes
Ex-WAG and columnist Lizzie Cundy revealed she was furious with the ongoing rail strikes on Jeremy Vine on 5. She clashed with Jemma Forte as she accused her of wanting the 1970s back
Lizzie caused a stir by saying the rail strikes were not justified
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Lizzie Cundy was blasted live on air as she ended up in a hot debate with author Jemma Forte.
She accused Jemma of wanting to go back to “the 1970s” as national rail strikes affected commuters getting to work
Lizzie, 54, was furious with striking workers asking for a pay rise and an end to job losses as inflation soars to a 40-year high.
The socialite and TV personality spoke about a dad who rang into her show worried about getting his son to cancer treatment and condemned the strike action on Jeremy Vine on 5.
She said: “I am actually quite appalled because I think they should actually have a wider perspective of what is happening in the world today. Everyone is feeling the pinch.”
Jemma responded: “12 years of Tory government and this is where we are at. If trade unions didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have two-day weekends, eight-hour working days, paid maternity leave, workplace pension, and the right not to be sacked because you’ve had a baby.
“Sometimes you need agitation.”
A former WAG, Lizzie is also known for some brash showbiz parties, her strong opinions and socialite lifestyle.
Who is Lizzie Cundy?
Land of Hope and Tory: Lizzie Cundy is also known for her outrageous outfits. She attended Royal Ascot with a massive bow on her head
Lizzie Cundy is a socialite, TV personality, columnist and former WAG known for her outspoken opinions and attending showbiz parties.
When revealing her book on This Morning in 2019, Lizzie even spoke about a fun night spent with Hollywood superstar and Top Gun maverick Tom Cruise.
She said: “I’d interviewed Tom on the red carpet and I was with my son and said ‘let’s got for a bite to eat’, walk into the restaurant and there’s Tom sitting there.
“I went to the loo and he recognised me, I ended up staying for another half an hour forgetting my son was waiting for me. We ended up having the night together, it was really good fun.”
After a divorce, she has also been outspoken about mental health, saying she experienced points where she “didn’t want to live”.
“I know I was quite low, it was pretty tough and I didn’t want to live at times.”
Who was Lizzie Cundy married to?
Lizzie and Jason went through a messy split before finally divorcing in 2012
Lizzie Cundy was married to former footballer Jason Cundy, who turned out for Chelsea between 1988 and 1992.
Jason went on to pay for rivals Spurs, as well as Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Ipswich on loan spells, before making the switch to Ipswich Town in 1996.
He finished his career at Portsmouth in 2000, forced to retire through injury.
Lizzie and Jason, who share two sons, were married for 16 years before a split in 2010 when Jason met opera singer Hannah Pedley.
She told OK! magazine at the time of her split with Jason: “I’ve never been on my own and it’s very frightening. I feel so betrayed. I’ve had panic attacks and I feel like my right arm has been cut off.
“I’m so shocked at how hideous he is being. I don’t know him any more and I’ve been married to him for so long. That’s the thing that hurts the most.”
She was briefly linked to Hollywood man and planet-saver Gerard Butler in 2014, according to The Sun.
The columnist said she “wouldn’t wish divorce on anyone” after her difficult experience with her split from Jason.
She said on This Morning: “I did fall for someone very quickly after my divorce and it didn’t work out and it really did knock my confidence, a really well-known sports star.”
“Sadly he didn’t feel the same way it really was really traumatic for me.”
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