Housewives favourite and renowned woman shagger Barry Manilow stunned the world yesterday by finally revealing he’s gay.

“Surprise!” Manilow told the Herald. “I’ve been gay all this time. Are you surprised? I bet you are!”

The Pope, who has been considering coming out to his legions of God botherers as a Catholic, said;

“Manilow is a real inspiration to us all. He’s given me the confidence to finally admit what I’ve been hiding all of these years.”

“Surprise! I’m a Catholic! Are you surprised? I bet you are!”

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Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.