Kerry Katona dumps publicist after he makes comments about her drinking
Kerry Katona has reportedly dumped her infamous publicist Max Clifford.
Kerry, who earlier this year named her son after the publicist, is said to have dumped Max after he made comments about her to Heat magazine following her slurred interview on This Morning last week.
In an interview published today, he told the magazine: “All I can say is that from knowing Kerry as well as I do, I don’t personally believe she is in a good place at the moment.
“What people who are around her tell me makes me increasingly worried. People around her are telling me that she is drinking more and more, earlier and earlier.”
Last night, Clifford, who also represents Jade Goody, explained: “[Kerry] has asked that I no longer represent her.
“Reluctantly I have agreed and I wish her all the health and happiness. I think the world of her and wish her every success.”
However, a source close to Kerry told the Sun that her husband Mark Croft may be behind the situation: “[Kerry] is terrified the public have turned against her and her career is over.
“If she loses her lucrative TV and magazine work she loses everything and she’s worried Mark will walk out then too. He is all she has left. Everyone seems to be deserting her.
“And many say it is because of her husband’s involvement. Things couldn’t be any worse for her. She’s lower than ever.
“The pair of them [Kerry and Max] were close and only time will tell if it’s the right move. Now it seems it’s just Mark calling the shots with her career.”
Max added: “Mark is at the centre of Kerry’s life and so you can’t overestimate the effect he has on her life. She loves him to bits and therefore he has an impact on everything she does.
“All I can say is that Mark was happy for Kerry to go on This Morning which says a lot.”
Kerry insists she wasn’t drunk on the interview on the ITV1 daytime show, but was under the influence of her bipolar disorder medication.