Date: 24 August 1988
Originally published in: The Sport (UK)
Blonde rock star Kim Wilde, who has been wowing Wacko Jacko fans during his record breaking European tour, got her own back on a neighbour she disliked.
Kim cut out a subscription form to a raunchy sex mag and landed the Mr. Nasty next door in trouble with his Mrs. Prankster Kim confessed that “she made her neighbours’ lives a misery” to a teeny magazine. And she tried to find out whether a boyfriend was two-timing her, by pretending to be another girl.
Kim targeted a former neighbour after discussing her dislikes with a girlfriend. She said: “My best friend and I cut out a subscription coupon from Playboy and we got a years supply sent to my next door neighbour. Then we doctored their milk bill once, and altered it to quite a lot of money.”
Then joker Kim and her friend waited for the explosion on the doorsteps. She added: “They had complete hysterics.”
Another prank backfired on the pop lovely when she telephoned a hunky boyfriend and pretended to be another girl… She revealed: “He seemed a bit too pleased to hear her voice. I did not go out with him for long.”
Later the young star – who has just had a huge No. 3 chart smash with You Came – talked of her admiration for Wacko. Kim, who described the eccentric superstar as “very sane and very normal” said she wouldn’t hear a bad word against him. She said she was fed up of hearing fictitious tales about her love life whic hlinked her romantically with Steve Strange, Adam Ant and Rick Astley.