WRITER and presenter Peaches Geldof - who was found dead yesterday - caused a stir when she visited Bolton to make a documentary.
The former wild child daughter of Live Aid charity campaigner Bob Geldof carved a name for herself championing the views of teenagers.
Peaches, who was then aged 15 and already had her own columns in The Telegraph newspaper and Elle Girl magazine, spent the weekend chatting to teenagers about their experiences of living in Bolton for a documentary titled “Inside the Mind of a Teenager.”
But the programme caused consternation among local councillors who were disappointed that the makers did not give them an opportunity to explain what the authorities were doing for teenagers in the borough.
One woman from Harwood, who featured on the show but did not wish to be named, said: “She actually came out on a night out with us.
"We were drinking on street corners and then she even had a chippy tea with us — I don’t think she'd had too many nights out like that before, but she got involved and was really nice.”
Following the documentary Peaches, who died on Monday, aged just 25, went on to further her media career, writing for newspapers and magazines as well as fronting television shows such as “OMG with Peaches Geldof” on ITV2.
She also worked as a model and last week attended the launch of a clothing range for the Tesco supermarket.
Peaches, whose mother Paula Yates died from a drug overdose in 2000, was married with sons Astala, aged one and Phaedra, aged 11 months.
Police are describing her death, at an address in Kent, as “unexplained and sudden.”
In a statement, Bob Geldof said: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of us all.”