WOW! Wrecked Over a Woman

LAST UPDATED: 28 Nov, 2010 @ 09:15
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WOW! Wrecked Over a Woman

EXCLUSIVE By Wendy Williams

THIS year’s WOW Factor competition has been cancelled following a sex scandal involving its organiser.

The competition has been scrapped, after DJ Maurice Boland – aka Mr Marbella – was sacked from his job at Talk Radio Europe for an indiscretion with a teenage girl.

Spain’s answer to the X Factor, which was in its second year, was due to hold its final next month.

It is not known if the event, which raised thousands for cancer charity Cudeca, will be rescheduled for next year.

A comment on its website read: “Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control this year’s WOW Factor competition has been cancelled.”

Meanwhile, Boland has issued a statement admitting his affair with a 16-year-old girl, who competed last year.

Following the Olive Press exclusive, Boland told the Irish press that he was “sincerely sorry” for his indiscretion.

When asked about the girl, who attends SIS Sotogrande International School, he explained: “It was a very short involvement and it was never planned. Some of these things just happen.

“The reason that anyone is showing any interest is because of the girl’s age, but I’ve done nothing illegal. It was just a misjudgement on my behalf.”

Boland insisted his wife of 40 years, Wendy, was standing by him and explained that he would be “withdrawing from public life” for the foreseeable future.

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  1. My goodness, the OP are really milking this story. This blog gets more like the Daily Mail each day. Do we have to read this nonsense? Not exactly the latest news either, it was announced a fortnight ago.

    Meanwhile in Marbella, the largest corruption case in Spanish history is taking place and this is not even mentioned lol. Are we going to get some coverage of the important news, Jon?

  2. Accurate and proper reporting of a situation which has a greater impact on Brits is Spain than the Malaya corruption hearing. I do find it somewhat strange, however, why TRE and the other sponsors could not just carry on with WOW this year. If Simon Cowell utterly disgraced himself, as Boland has, would The ‘X’ Factor be cancelled? I think not!

  3. Wow, that is total poppycock Geoff. Are you really saying the departure of a has-been radio presenter is bigger news than the largest corruption scandal incolving the biggest expat enclave on the Costa del Sol? And what about the big corruption case in Murcia that has just broken?

    Seems to me that the Olive Press have a very selective process for deciding what makes the ‘news’ these days and are not reporting the big stories of the day.

    If I want to read about the X-factor rubbish, and its equally IQ-lowering offspring, I go to The Sun online, not to Andaluci’a number 1 investigative paper lol.

  4. IT IS TIME TO STAND BACK FROM INTERFERRING AND COMMENTING ON THE UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAURICE BOLAND IS NOW INVOLVED IN. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THEIR ARE TWO FAMILIES HURTING AND MUST BE GIVEN SPACE TO HEAL. ALSO MAURICE WAS A TOP PROFESSIONAL AND PROVIDED MANY HOURS OF RADIO ENTERTAINMENT.

  5. This story is boring me to tears. It is about as interesting as Jordan or that Jade. I think he could do with a good hair cut as well and a makeover. Maybe those photos were taken in he 80’s?

    What he done may not have been good but he has not murdered someone!

  6. I agree with the other comments. Your paper seems to have a vendetta against poor Mr Boland! Okay the guy made a bad error of judgment. But he didn’t kill someone for goodness sake! This is a private matter for both families to deal with and to get through which I am sure they will – if you let them. So STOP hounding the poor fellow.

    Maurice Boland is a very talented and sorely-missed radio presenter. He has done more for charity than most others on the Costa. The majority of his listeners look forward to his return to radio and media.

    The young lady in question is obviously talented – she has a successful future to look forward to and she will have learned a hard lesson from this encounter but she will get over it too.

    Please stop carrying this “non-story” and nasty rumours. Leave all parties alone now and concentrate on the more important news matters that readers would really like to read about.

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