Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman is used to disarming even the largest prima donnas together with her ditzy allure, however she’s suffering to placate Kristina Rihanoff, a former dancer at the display.
That’s for the reason that Strictly co-host has enraged Rihanoff via publicly claiming that she and England rugby big name Ben Cohen turned into romantically concerned whilst they have been partnered at the display in 2013.
‘The couple I knew had were given in combination have been Ben and Kristina,’ she declared on degree at Tv Centre in West London.
Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman is used to disarming even the largest prima donnas together with her ditzy allure, however she’s suffering to placate Kristina Rihanoff, a former dancer at the display
She made the touch upon Monday whilst recording this night’s version of The Lateish Display with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4, on which she’s a visitor.
Rihanoff, 44, who used to be born in Vladivostok, Russia, and Cohen, 43, have all the time insisted that their affair didn’t start till the yr after he took phase in Strictly.
The International Cup winner have been married to his spouse Abby for 11 years. The couple, who’ve dual teenage women, divorced in 2016. Rihanoff and Cohen have since had a daughter in combination.
After Rihanoff discovered of what she described as Winkleman’s ‘lies’ at the Channel 4 display, she threatened to take prison motion and contacted the 50-year-old presenter.
Rihanoff, 44, who used to be born in Vladivostok, Russia, and Cohen, 43, have all the time insisted that their affair didn’t start till the yr after he took phase in Strictly
Consequently, Winkleman made a grovelling apology to her and Cohen, telling them: ‘[I] am so, so sorry.’ In a message noticed via this column, she defined: ‘I assumed the query used to be about who has discovered long-time love [via Strictly].
‘I stated, “Ben and Kristina”, excitedly, after which I stated Stacey and Kevin [referring to TV presenter Stacey Dooley and former Strictly pro Kevin Clifton, who have been dating since 2019, after being paired together on the show in 2018].’
She persevered: ‘So sorry, I’m a moron. It used to be a two-second second.’
A Channel 4 spokesman failed to reply to requests for remark, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to look whether or not Winkleman’s remarks are lower from this night’s display.
Ricky Gervais’s long-term female friend, the creator Jane Fallon, is bored stiff with being requested the similar factor about him again and again. ‘They all the time say, “Does he make you chortle?”
‘And I believe me simply sitting right here stony-faced whilst he’s pronouncing humorous issues.’
Joanna steals the display at Woman Liza’s memorial
Royalty — and Fergie — got here in droves to the previous day’s memorial provider for the Queen’s liked cousin, Woman Elizabeth Anson.
The Countess of Wessex represented the Queen and used to be joined via Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and their youngsters, Lord Freddie and Woman Ella Windsor, at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster. However all have been upstaged via a Dame — Joanna Lumley.
She recalled how Woman Liza, who organized events for everybody from Sir Mick Jagger to Baroness Thatcher, would periodically urge her to return as a result of ‘one of the visitors may well be somewhat uninteresting and you should cheer them up’.
The events, added Lumley, have been ‘enthralling’. However she did have ‘niggling doubts’ when prompt to ‘get dressed up as Patsy’, her modify ego in Completely Fabulous, for a ‘particular’ bash at Claridge’s — for Donald Trump. Woman Liza insisted that ‘The Donald’ would recognise Patsy and be transfixed via her likeness to his spouse, Ivana.
‘I used to be midway around the room,’ recalled Dame Joanna, ‘after I realised that on Donald Trump’s arm used to be his [new] spouse — Marla Maples.’
Kids’s TV legend Floella Benjamin, 72, recollects how she as soon as became down the amorous advances of David Bowie after dancing with him at his Christmas birthday party. ‘My good friend used to be certainly one of Bowie’s backing singers and she or he invited me to his space,’ Baroness Benjamin says. ‘It used to be surreal. Mick Jagger calling me “Princess”; dancing with David Bowie. Bowie did invite me upstairs, however I with courtesy declined. Keith [Taylor, her future husband] rescued me in our Hillman Imp and took me house.’
They say intercourse sells, and it no doubt does for Fifty Sun shades Of Gray writer E. L. James, who continues to earn staggering sums from her saucy novel, printed 11 years in the past, and the next movie sequence.
Newly printed accounts divulge that her fortune rose to £67.2 million after her publishing industry made a benefit of £3.6 million within the yr to the top of September 2021.
It supposed the novelist, 59, whose actual title is Erika Mitchell, may pay herself £2.46 million from her corporate, Fifty Sun shades Ltd. It’s in fact the writer’s lowest go back for the previous 5 years, by which she has taken £20.74 million in dividends.
Natalie and Sophie are get dressed twins
It may be the reason for social mortification however, fortunately, this wasn’t the case when Woman Frederick Windsor and Natalie Rushdie wore the similar get dressed to the release birthday party for Talulah Riley’s guide The Quickening.
‘There’s nobody else I’d fairly dual with,’ says 35-year-old jazz singer Natalie (a long way left), who’s married to writer Sir Salman Rushdie’s son Zafar. She describes Beulah London’s £620 Eliza Strawberry get dressed as ‘absolute best for a balmy night time’.
Actress Sophie, 41, is the spouse of Prince Michael of Kent’s son, Lord Frederick Windsor.
Woman Frederick Windsor (proper) and Natalie Rushdie wore the similar get dressed to the release birthday party for Talulah Riley’s guide The Quickening