Ellie Goulding admitted last year that she drank vodka like water to chase an endless high.
Now, the pop star gets her jollies from yoga.
Here, she’s showing off her flexibility by performing a split-legged headstand pose. ‘I get the biggest high when I do yoga,’ explains Goulding, 35, who’s married to Old Etonion Caspar Jopling, 30.
‘People don’t realise that there’s such an incredible drug that doesn’t involve any substances.’
Ellie Goulding (pictured) admitted last year that she drank vodka like water to chase an endless high.
The pop star now gets her jollies from yoga. Here, she’s showing off her flexibility by performing a split-legged headstand pose. ‘I get the biggest high when I do yoga,’ explains Goulding, 35, who’s married to Old Etonion Caspar Jopling, 30
Wife of Bath, who fell out with her son over Strictly Emma, dies at 78
A few wives are prepared to tolerate their husband keeping a mistress. Not many are willing to turn a blind eye to him having more than 70 of them.
The Dowager Marchioness of Bath, however, did just that, with the infidelities of her eccentric husband, Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess, being made more tolerable by the fact that she spent much of her time in Paris, where she has died ten days before her 79th birthday.
While the Marchioness, former actress and model Anna Gael, put up with her husband’s womanising that saw him acquire the nickname ‘The Loins of Longleat’, she was less understanding of her son Ceawlin’s choice of bride.
She allegedly asked Ceawlin — the then heir to Longleat, with its 10,000-acre estate, wildlife park and reputed £150 million fortune, if he was sure about ruining ‘400 years of bloodline’ by marrying Emma McQuiston, the half-Nigerian daughter of an oil tycoon.
Lord Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, with his wife, actress and war correspondent Anna Gael, outside Longleat House
Known as Emma Weymouth after marrying Ceawlin, then Viscount Weymouth, in 2013, she went on to find fame as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.
Lord Bath, who died of pneumonia after testing positive for Covid in 2020, aged 87, failed to attend the couple’s wedding. His wife was also absent, claiming they had already accepted another invitation.
Ceawlin was said to have stopped his mother from seeing his son, John, to prevent the child being ‘contaminated’ by her racism.
Emma Weymouth, Marchioness of Bath, attends the amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in May 2022
Anna later denied she was a racist and said she had ‘absolutely nothing’ against her daughter-in-law.
Anna was born in Hungary to a mathematician father and poet mother. After they moved to France when she was a child, she began acting aged 15, under the stage name Anna Gael, appearing in films including Therese And Isabelle, and Take Me, Love Me. She met Alexander in Paris, becoming his mistress while she was married to French film director Gilbert Pineau.
Despite living mainly in Paris while Lord Bath was in Wiltshire for much of their marriage, she would complain to a newspaper if it reported that they were separated, insisting that was untrue.
It wasn’t just Emma’s arrival at Longleat that put strain on Ceawlin’s relationship with his parents. The biggest cause of dispute was over the decision by Ceawlin and Emma to remove some of Lord Bath’s garish murals, which his father had painted for him and his sister when they were children.
The quarrels were exposed by a memorable BBC1 documentary, All Change At Longleat.
Holly and Phil ‘foolish’, says Norton
Graham Norton has piled pressure on Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby over ‘queuegate’ by saying he turned down the opportunity to avoid the 13-hour wait with members of the public.
‘There was a two-tier system, you could queue jump,’ Norton says. ‘I was offered a queue-jump ticket — by a friend, an MP. I didn’t say yes because I thought, ‘If anybody sees me I’ll get it in the neck’. I suppose what Phil and Holly got wrong was they thought people wouldn’t care. I guess that’s their crime.’
The BBC presenter adds: ‘But really they did nothing wrong, absolutely nothing wrong. But foolish of them to think people would not be annoyed.’
Eden confidential: Graham Norton has piled pressure on Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby over ‘queuegate’ by saying he turned down the opportunity to avoid the 13-hour wait with members of the public.
Sir Michael Palin’s trip to Iraq for his new Channel 5 series was not warmly welcomed by his wife, Helen.
‘We’re old now, so one worries a little bit about parting,’ admits the Monty Python star, 79, who underwent heart surgery in 2019. ‘You worry you might not come back or illness might strike because you’re more vulnerable. All these things were going through her mind when I said I was going to Iraq.’
He adds: ‘I talked her into me going to North Korea and it was a ‘not again’ moment.’
Eden confidential: Sir Michael Palin’s trip to Iraq for his new Channel 5 series was not warmly welcomed by his wife, Helen
Novelist Robert Harris is worried about our new monarch’s title, Charles III. It had been rumoured he might opt for another moniker, such as George VII.
‘Charles is an incredibly ill-fated name to have chosen,’ the Fatherland author says at Barnes Bookfest in South-West London. ‘Let’s hope third time lucky.’
His new novel, Act Of Oblivion, is set in 1660 about the hunt for the men said to have killed Charles I.
Eden Confidential: Novelist Robert Harris is worried about our new monarch’s title, Charles III. It had been rumoured he might opt for another moniker, such as George VII.
Turgid dramas can win Oscars, but comedies are no laughing matter for awards judges.
‘There is huge snobbery [towards comedy],’ says Sherlock star Mark Gatiss, who is also a member of comedy team The League Of Gentlemen.
‘There always has been and always will be, and I find it both baffling and annoying. Everyone knows comedy is hard.’