Ian Bailey makes TikTok debut as he recites bizarre ‘Mary had a little lamb’ poem
- 12:29, 24 Aug 2022
- Updated: 16:32, 24 Aug 2022
IAN Bailey has made his debut on TikTok with a bizarre “Mary had a little lamb” poem.
The author, poet and journalist joined the popular social media platform in recent days.
In one of his first videos on TikTok, the 65-year-old shared a verse of a poem.
He said: “Mary had a little lamb, she also had a bear.
“I often saw her with the little lamb, but I never saw her bear – Spike Milligan.”
The Brit writer is originally from Manchester, but he has lived in Ireland since 1991.
It comes as Bailey has also started selling T-shirts with an image of himself on them for €20 each.
The self-confessed chief suspect in the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who has always denied any involvement in her death, is flogging the clothing on his Facebook page and is telling people they can also get their hands on them if they contact him directly.
He has revealed that he’s had plenty of interest in the items, saying: “I have entered the fashion industry with the T-shirts.
“It’s a stylised image of myself and the logo ‘Is Feider Linn’, which of course means ‘Yes We Can’.
“And yes, there’s been plenty of interest in them.
“People can buy them through my Facebook site, by post or through electronic contact.”
Bailey still lives in Schull in West Cork, and is now making a living as a poet in the region, selling poetry books and performing readings.
He has also recently vowed to co-operate with the cold case probe into the Sophie Touscan du Plantier murder.
The English journalist has welcomed a fresh investigation into the notorious 1996 slaying of the French film maker.
But the poet insists he’ll take part only if his lawyer Frank Buttimer is present.
He told the Irish Sun: “I absolutely welcome this development and I wrote to the Garda Commissioner calling for this last year.
“I was contacted by An Garda Siochana in recent weeks and I said I would be more than happy to co-operate once my solicitor, Mr Frank Buttimer, is