Naga Munchetty risks fan fury and says Olivia Newton-Johns Sandy annoyed her

Naga Munchetty has risked angering fans by admitting Olivia Newton-John's Grease character 'annoyed the hell out of her'.

The late star, who died at the age of 73 earlier this week, portrayed Sandra 'Sandy' Dee in the hit 1978 movie musical.

Speaking about Olivia's passing on her BBC Radio 5 Live show, Naga stunned her fellow presenters by admitting she wasn't a fan of Sandy.

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The BBC Breakfast presenter, 47, said: "You know, the character of Sandy, I will be completely honest…she annoyed the hell out of me."

Asked to explain her controversial opinion of Sandy, Naga claimed that she didn't warm to the "spineless" character and admitted to preferring Rizzo.

The hard-edged character was memorably portrayed by Olivia's co-star Stockard Channing.

Naga added: "I thought she was a wet blanket to be completely honest.

"She was a wet fish, a jellyfish almost, spineless.

"In the end she turned it around but the character changed her personality to suit a guy, which bugs the hell out of me.

"And Rizzo was always the woman for me."

While Naga admitted she wasn't a fan of Sandy, she still praised Olivia's Grease performance, concluding: "She did it so well didn’t she, Olivia Newton-John, I don’t think anyone else could have done it."

Olivia passed away at her home in Southern California on Monday.

Her death was confirmed on her official Facebook page.

Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36.

In a touching tribute to his late co-star, Danny Zuko actor John Travolta wrote: "My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better.

"Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever!

"Your Danny, your John!"


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