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Pippa Middleton's Newspaper Column Axed After Just Six Months

Celebrity News May. 12, 2014 AT 7:50AM
Pippa Middleton axed from Telegraph column
Pippa Middleton axed from Telegraph column Credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Poor old Pippa! Well-connected writer Pippa Middleton has been axed from her post at Britain's respected Daily Telegraph—after just six months.

A source at the national newspaper, where Kate Middleton's little sister began her "Sport and Social" column in September of last year, confirms to Us Weekly that her contract is not being renewed.

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Middleton's Telegraph career began with a piece on her new passion, boxing, which she called "a pure but pleasing agony." Her columns went on to depict a string of exciting antics, from flipping pancakes to cycling underwater.

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A source at the newspaper tells Us, "The readers just weren’t into it. There was a lot of negative mail coming in after each column and there were too many off-limit subjects for her. They ran out of ideas."

It's a second literary disappointment for Middleton, who faced criticism for cashing in on her connections when she signed up with book publisher Viking Press in 2011. But after her debut party planning book "Celebration" reportedly sold a mere 18,000 copies, future publishing plans were shelved.

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The middle Middleton sibling continues to write for upmarket supermarket magazine Waitrose Kitchen, and Vanity Fair.

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