The strange thing about my job is sometimes you get thrown into weird situations. None weirder than my trip at lunchtime today to attend the launch of Living TV’s scorching summer schedule.
The guys at the TV company, accompanied by Taylor Herring PR, threw a posh lunch for celebs and press at the Dorchester Hotel’s China Tang restaurant. I was slightly startled to be sat next to one of the Cheeky Girls, Gabriela Irimia who is newly engaged to politician Lembit Opik.
As we started speaking when the starters were served she put her hand on my knee. A few minutes later her hand was once again touching my leg – although this time it was slightly higher. By the end of the lunch her hand was right at the top of my thigh. I was starting to think maybe I should have said something. In the end I didn’t – she was just being, er, cheeky, I guess!
Gabriela seems like a nice girl anyway – and she forced as much food as possible into her gob. She couldn’t manage that much in her tight corset! And apparebntly her sister Monica didn’t touch a thing. No wonder those girl’s are so thin!
The line-up for the summer looks set to be a good one with huge shows like Brooke Shield’s show Lipstick Jungle, Britain’s Next Top Model and a new show called Dieting and Dancing. They also announced Kelly Brook has signed up to be a judge on Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life Series 2. Kelly wasn’t at the launch but recorded a message that was played out on screens at the lunch.
I have to admit I think it’s a little bit of an odd career move for Kelly. There I was thinking she was going to be a film and television actress??? I guess a large wad of cash changed that – or maybe she does just really love Dirty Dancing!
Also at the event was Yvette Fielding, Lisa Snowdon and Lisa Scott Lee – who looks in fabulous shape since giving birth very recently.