Those of you who have read about Cinderella the mysophobic pig (photo taken by Jonathan Pow) will have noticed little resemblance between her and the lovely Rachella. Cinderella has a fear of dirt which prevents her wallowing in mud like normal little piggies love to do. Such is the poor porker's plight that her owners, in a no-doubt cynical sausage marketing ploy worthy of Tom Archer, have given her some dear little bootees. Cinder's phobia has no doubt saved her bacon!
So how different that is to the gorgeous Rachella who enthralled viewers of her recent appearance on the Jonathan Ross show by saying that her favourite bit of gardening was getting all mucky!! Those of us with longer memories will remember how her first appearances on Gardeners' World caused an outcry from the gardening community due to her insistence on wearing gloves. "How can she put her perfectly manicured fingernails before the feel of the good earth on her hands" they wailed at her obvious distaste for dirt.
So what has bought about this change in the once ravishing, now raunchy Rachella? Does this mean we will now start to see the real Rachella getting down and dirty in the garden and not the clichéd dewy-eyed misty shots of Rachella with feminine flowers so often featured on Gardeners' World?