Blue Tulip Rose Read


Blue Tulip Rose Read

Blue Tulip Rose Read was the infamous stalker of British TV and radio personality Mike Read. She was featured in a film made by Jaine Green for Channel Four in 1996 entitled "I'm Your Number One Fan." The film was run as part of Channel Four's "Fame Factor" season, which examined the dark side of fame [Citation
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Rose was one of the most candid interviewees in the film. She was filmed as she travelled to the offices of Classic FM, and as she wrote "love letters" to the Read [Citation
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] . The film states that Rose had been writing obscene and threatening letters to Read for many years.Rose was from Welwyn Garden City and her original name was Carol Ballard [Citation
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] . At some point, she became convinced that she was married to Read, spurring the change in surname.Her activities since the making of the film are unknown. On May 3, 2008, the Sun reported that she would appear in "Britain's Got Talent." She was eliminated in the initial round. There are reportsFact|date=July 2008 that she has changed her name again, to Blue Tulip Rose Edelweiss Warby. The UK TV series The League of Gentlemen made frequent reference to Rose in their first series by putting a quote from the documentary in the background of many episodes [cite web
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