Carol McGiffin shocked her fanbase last week when she revealed that she has been secretly married a year to her partner Mark Cassidy.
And now she’s made another admission in the latest episode of Yahoo’s podcast White Wine Question Time, in which she says she has major doubts over the veracity 1969 Moon Landing.
The 59-year-old Loose Women panelist says when she considers the technical magnitude of the event, she ‘sways towards conspiracy theories’:
“What’s bending my mind is quite how they managed to transmit photographs from the moon landing in 1969, or whenever it was. Before even technology, before anything.
“And I’m not saying they didn’t land on the Moon, but what I’m saying is I just cannot understand how they could possibly have done it at the time with the technology that was available to them.
“And every time I think about it I tend to sway towards the conspiracy theories a little bit, because I think… well, my mind is not coping with that,” McGiffin said.
McGiffin is not alone in those who doubt the Moon landing happened.
In fact, there are several celebrity conspiracists, including Nick Knowles, who infamously said on last year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! that the Moon landing was ‘fake.’
“No one’s landed on the Moon. No, we haven’t. When [the US] discovered they couldn’t get to the Moon they faked it,” Knowles told his fellow campmates while in the jungle.
In 2012, a poll by YouGov revealed that 12 per cent of Britons think the landings are fake.
In December last year, NASA told sceptics: “There’s lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the moon from 1969-1972. We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there [at the Johnson Space Center in Houston] and the Apollo mission control.”
In the podcast, McGiffin goes on to talk her time on Celebrity Big Brother, successfully tackling one of her biggest fears and why she hates James O’Brien on White Wine Question Time which can be listened to below or downloaded on Spotify, Podbean and iTunes.