Sarkozy picks sexy TV star as new face of ethnic diversity in France

March 25th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Mar 25 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has continued the tradition of adding the oomph factor in his government. He has lined up glamorous TV news presenter Christine Kelly to replace Rachida Dati as the new face of ethnic diversity in the country.

Sarkozy has handpicked Kelly, 39, to become a leading figure in his government in his next reshuffle.

The move follows his decision to sack Dati, the 43-year-old justice minister and single mother who had been a role model for ethnic minorities.

Kelly, born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, a department of France, is expected to become minister for overseas territories.

The stunner is as well known for appearing in bikinis as suits. She recently wrote a book about the Arsenal and France footballer William Gallas.

“Mr Sarkozy is hugely impressed that she is not only attractive, but in touch with the modern world, The Telegraph quoted a source in the governing UMP party, as saying.

The source added: “He is aware that Rachida’’s imminent disappearance will create a gaping hole, and is certain that Christine will be the person to fill it.

“Christine has a huge fan base thanks to her regular appearances in the media, and will be a massive asset.”

Kelly is currently a presenter on the French news channel LCI.

In January, Dati burst into tears when she was told by the President that she would have to step down. The sacking took place just days after she had given birth to Zohra, a daughter. But she has so far refused to name the father of the baby. (ANI)

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