EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Millie Mackintosh off on a 'babymoon'

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Millie Mackintosh off on a ‘babymoon’ as she heads abroad on holiday ahead of birth of her second child

Babymoons used to be a chance for couples to enjoy a last holiday before their lives were turned topsy-turvy by the birth of their first child. 

But heavily pregnant Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh — who has a 16-month-old daughter, Sienna — has decided she also needs one before the arrival of her second baby.

The 32-year-old, whose greatgreat-grandfather invented Quality Street chocolates, has headed off to Marbella, Spain, with her husband, Hugo Taylor, 35, her costar in the Bafta-winning TV series.

Heavily pregnant Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh ¿ who has a 16-month-old daughter, Sienna ¿ has decided she also needs one before the arrival of her second baby

Heavily pregnant Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh — who has a 16-month-old daughter, Sienna — has decided she also needs one before the arrival of her second baby

The 32-year-old, whose greatgreat-grandfather invented Quality Street chocolates, has headed off to Marbella, Spain, with her husband, Hugo Taylor, 35, her costar in the Bafta-winning TV series

The 32-year-old, whose greatgreat-grandfather invented Quality Street chocolates, has headed off to Marbella, Spain, with her husband, Hugo Taylor, 35, her costar in the Bafta-winning TV series

 

On Her PM’s Secret Service! Carrie sneaks in to 007 launch

As the Prime Minister’s wife, attending the most anticipated showbusiness event in years, Carrie Johnson could have been beaming for the cameras on the red carpet at the world premiere of the James Bond film No Time To Die.

However, I can reveal that she sneaked in to the Royal Albert Hall through a side door, in an effort to avoid attention at all costs. And Boris Johnson was not by her side.

‘It would look highly frivolous for the Prime Minister to attend a James Bond premiere while the country is in the midst of a fuel crisis,’ my Government mole tells me. ‘007 would be proud of her efforts to go undetected.’

Yesterday, Boris’s former right-hand man, Dominic Cummings, attacked No 10’s chief of staff, Dan Rosenfield, for attending the premiere. ‘If true “chief of staff” was at Bond, as NHS staff queuing for petrol, he should be fired instantly,’ Cummings thundered.

As the Prime Minister¿s wife, attending the most anticipated showbusiness event in years, Carrie Johnson could have been beaming for the cameras on the red carpet at the world premiere of the James Bond film No Time To Die. However, I can reveal that she sneaked in to the Royal Albert Hall through a side door, in an effort to avoid attention at all costs

As the Prime Minister’s wife, attending the most anticipated showbusiness event in years, Carrie Johnson could have been beaming for the cameras on the red carpet at the world premiere of the James Bond film No Time To Die. However, I can reveal that she sneaked in to the Royal Albert Hall through a side door, in an effort to avoid attention at all costs

In Boris’s absence, Carrie, 33, was accompanied by her dashing friend Josh Grimstone, 28, who is Michael Gove’s most loyal special adviser. He’s worked for the powerful Gove in three separate departments. Grimstone, pictured with Carrie, has known her since she was communications chief of the Conservative Party.

He attended her wedding and she’s described him as ‘one of her favourite people’. The pair were previously known for their partying antics, and are said to have bonded over the best places to go nightclubbing.

Pregnant Carrie looked radiant in a blue, crushed velvet dress and was doubtless disappointed not to be pictured on the red carpet alongside the royals.

Boris will definitely have been left shaken and stirred by his no-show. He’s admitted his childhood dream was to become the womanising agent. ‘I had witnessed Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever, and I knew the kind of guy I wanted to be,’ he said. ‘I wanted to be Bond.’

A No 10 source tells me: ‘James Bond is a great British success story and it’s important to support our cultural sector.’

In Boris¿s absence, Carrie, 33, was accompanied by her dashing friend Josh Grimstone, 28, who is Michael Gove¿s most loyal special adviser

In Boris’s absence, Carrie, 33, was accompanied by her dashing friend Josh Grimstone, 28, who is Michael Gove’s most loyal special adviser

 

The Queen is known for her sweet tooth and now she wants an ‘ambitious’ new pastry chef who’s willing to travel with her. The Demi Chef de Partie (Pastry) will be based at Buckingham Palace, but must be willing to cook at other royal residences. The salary is described as ‘competitive’ and the successful candidate will be offered accommodation and all meals provided. Sweet. 

 

Kathy loves her new Beta male

Saucy novelist Kathy Lette was heartbroken when her marriage to lawyer Geoffrey Robertson collapsed after 28 years. Now, the best-selling author of HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy and Dead Sexy has found love again — with theatre musician Brian O’Doherty, seven years her junior.

‘Having been married to two brilliant alpha men, I’ve now got a beta male, and beta is better because they love to shop and mop, cook and clean,’ says Lette, 62, whose first husband was media exec Kim Williams. ‘Brian does all my chores, but is secure enough in his masculinity not to find that threatening.’

Saucy novelist Kathy Lette was heartbroken when her marriage to lawyer Geoffrey Robertson collapsed after 28 years. Now, the best-selling author of HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy and Dead Sexy has found love again ¿ with theatre musician Brian O¿Doherty, seven years her junior

Saucy novelist Kathy Lette was heartbroken when her marriage to lawyer Geoffrey Robertson collapsed after 28 years. Now, the best-selling author of HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy and Dead Sexy has found love again — with theatre musician Brian O’Doherty, seven years her junior

 

Britt: Bond needs bikinis 

Daniel Craig’s ‘woke’ 007 has left former Bond girl Britt Ekland bemused.

‘Of course, there’s not going to be a lot of bikini girls running around, because that would be politically incorrect, which is a little sad, but I understand it,’ says Ekland, who played Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun. ‘Maybe the viewing audience don’t want to see that any more — they probably just want to see more Aston Martins and guns and things hidden in strange places. I don’t know.

‘For me, being a Bond girl, the whole idea of Bond is the Aston Martin, 007, the gun and the bikini.’

 

Distinguished political documentary maker Michael Cockerell, who’s interviewed our 12 last Prime Ministers, admits to breaking strict rationing rules at his local petrol station in London’s Notting Hill. ‘I filled up my VW Polo, but this got me in trouble because the assistant said I’d broken the rules and taken £53 worth, which exceeded the £30 limit,’ he tells me at the launch of his book, Unmasking Our Leaders, at the Polish Hearth Club. ‘I said I didn’t see the notice because it was blowing in the wind.’ Like the most smooth-talking politicians, Cockerell clearly has an answer for everything.

 

Chefs go to war and there’s a lot at steak

Here are two chefs with serious beef. Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge, who was criticised after I reported that he was selling steak and chips for £87 at his gastropub, has now hit out at a rival chef, ‘Salt Bae’ (real name Nusret Gokce), for charging even more.

Celebrity favourite ‘Salt Bae’ has opened a VERY swanky restaurant in Knightsbridge, where he sells a gold leaf covered Tomahawk steak for £630. BBC presenter Kerridge has responded by erecting a sign outside his restaurant, The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Bucks, which advertises his ‘Tom-ahawk steak’ as ‘not £630’.

But he claims that criticising expensive steaks is like ‘like shouting at an expensive car’.

¿Salt Bae¿ (real name Nusret Gokce)

Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge (right), who was criticised after I reported that he was selling steak and chips for £87 at his gastropub, has now hit out at a rival chef, ‘Salt Bae’ (real name Nusret Gokce, left), for charging even more

Celebrity favourite ¿Salt Bae¿ has opened a VERY swanky restaurant in Knightsbridge, where he sells a gold leaf covered Tomahawk steak for £630

Celebrity favourite ‘Salt Bae’ has opened a VERY swanky restaurant in Knightsbridge, where he sells a gold leaf covered Tomahawk steak for £630

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