Shoplifting Worrall Thompson's Dublin demo almost sold out
CONTROVERSIAL chef Antony Worrall Thompson's charity gig in Dublin has almost sold out.
The cooking expert, who found himself in hot water earlier on this week, will give a cookery demonstration in Malahide Rugby Club as part of a fundraising night for Ireland's Olympic sailing hopefuls Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan.
Kevin Flanigan, father of Scott, said that the team had a target of €100,000. But he said that the furore over Mr Worrall Thompson stealing wine and cheese had little effect on ticket sales.
"The media exposure really did nothing to affect sales," Mr Flanigan told the Herald. "We had almost sold out coming up to Christmas so there are just a few left."
The celebrity chef agreed to come over when asked by his relations who are from Dublin. "The Sheils in Londis, Malahide are related to him," Mr Flanigan said. "They asked him to come over and he said he would."
Worrall Thompson this week apologised to his family and friends after he admitted to taking cheese and wine from a store in London.
The demonstration will be followed by an auction of sporting paraphernalia including a Darren Clarke visor, Heineken Cup tickets and a trip to Old Trafford to meet Alex Ferguson.
Mr Worrall Thompson has also been confirmed as a guest on RTE's Saturday Night Show with Brendan O'Connor tomorrow night.