Coronation Street star divided over Catherine Tyldesleys cake gate row

Catherine Tyldesley addresses and debunks ‘cake gate’ scandal

Former Coronation Street star star Nicola Thorp joined the TalkTV panel last night to give her opinion on Catherine Tyldesley’s recent “cake gate” scandal.

Catherine recently hit out at a local bakery owner who allegedly refused to make her 100 cakes for her birthday in exchange for social media and magazine exposure.

She began: “I feel sorry first and foremost for the cake woman. She’s brilliant. What she said is so clever. She was like, ‘I can’t pay my staff with heart emojis on Instagram’.

“She’s absolutely right. She runs a business. Why on earth should it be expected? Because this PR company are making money somehow. So they are getting money, they are just choosing not to pass it on to her.

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“But it’s also not Catherine’s fault, because she wasn’t aware of it and I believe that because this is just the way these PR companies work. I agree, that video was not well-advised at all. She shouldn’t have been shooting down another woman.

“I believe strongly in this. It’s a woman’s business… It happens all the time and I don’t think that’s a good thing and I’m sick of it. Because what Cath went on to say in that video, was you know, ‘I use this company all the time and they have provided performers for me’ etc, etc.

“Well, it’s your duty as the person who is having the party done for you, to know that everybody who turns up is being paid.

“That’s a moral duty and also from a PR perspective, you would want to make sure that this kind of thing wasn’t happening.”

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She went on to say that PR companies need to think about the way they approach people and who they approach, especially when it comes to small businesses.

The scandal began when Rebecca Severs, shared a Facebook post this week with a screenshot of an email exchange between her bakery and the PR company which represented an unidentified ‘well-known’ celebrity asking for a cake for a 40th birthday party in September.

The founder of Three Little Birds Bakery wrote: “This poor celebrity apparently can’t afford to pay people for their products and services. Spare a thought! What happened to women supporting women.”

Catherine hit back at the women’s post on her social media with a video and expressed: “Cake gate! WHAT!

“So I had no idea those emails were being sent. I’m not working with the lovely OK! magazine on anything that I’m aware of and NVRLND are an amazing company.

“They’ve supplied me with performers in the past they’re insane and they’ve been completely misrepresented in this matter.

“Utterly bizarre, don’t really know what to say. I mean I hope the cake lady got the exposure she was craving.

“Whilst I’ve got journalists knocking on my front door while my kids are playing in the front room, dead nice that thanks for coming.”

The Talk airs from Monday to Thursday from 9pm on TalkTV.

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