Pippa Middleton 'says no' to showbiz career for Duchess Kate's sake

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 05:40 hrs

Pippa Middleton is said to have ended her dreams of a showbiz career in the US for fear of embarrassing her sister Duchess Kate.

The 29-year-old brunette, who has received several interview offers on American talk shows, has turned them down due to concerns she may create further unwanted publicity for the Duchess of Cambridge following the recent publication of her topless photographs.

"Pippa has been besieged with offers from the US media offering a raft of opportunities - like being a special correspondent on shows like 'Entertainment Tonight', as well as interviews with Oprah Winfrey and others," Channel 24 quoted a source as telling the Daily Star newspaper.

The party planner has also been forced to cancel plans to promote her new book 'Celebrate' in the US out of respect for her sister.

"If Pippa is quizzed about Kate's topless pictures, whatever answer she gives will generate more news and upset Wills and Kate," a source told the New York Daily News.

"'Viking [her publisher] was hoping that there would be a huge swell of publicity for this book which would lead to sales. Nobody has really ever heard Pippa speak before and US audiences are fascinated by her.

"This could have launched a new lucrative career here," the source added. (ANI)

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