COMIC Jimmy Carr has offered to play a charity gig after causing a furore with a joke about wounded British troops. During a weekend show in Manchester, he said: Say what you like about servicemen amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, but were going to have a f***ing good Paralympic team in 2012. Carr, 37, said he would take part in an event for the charity Help For Heroes to make amends. It emerged today that he may have picked up the joke at the MoDs rehabilitation centre Headley Court, where he has spent time visiting injured troops. 20 Monday, 26 October 2009 London Lite by kevin widdop ModelsAfghanbidwasalowpriority Army bosses snub Katie offer to visit our troops Making amends: Jimmy Carr MILITARY chiefs have snubbed Katie Prices offer to visit British troops in Afghanistan, it was revealed today. The glamour model, 31, also known as Jordan, was said to be keen on a morale-boosting visit to Helmand Province in the run-up to Christmas. The MoD is said to be deluged with requests from celebrities every Christmas to see the troops, and bids to head to Afghanistan have been pouring in to top brass for months. The mother-of-threes bid was turned down after a formal MoD meeting which looked at all requests to head out to the warzone, and her attempt was considered low priority. An MoD spokesman said: Katie Price did ask to visit Afghanistan but owing to a packed schedule of visits and the second round of elections in the country, her request was turned down. The embarrassing snub comes after Price was officially divorced from husband Peter Andre, 36, last week, and on the back of claims that she has thrown boyfriend Alex Reid, 27, out of her house after a series of rows. The two started dating in July, two months after her split from Andre. Carr:Illdosoldiergigasapology Marching orders: Price at a book signing in Newcastle on Saturday. She had hoped to visit Helmand H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html