Jodie Kidd's getting fighting fit to run the Virgin London Marathon with Phil Packer

Posted by Dean Piper On February 9th, 2010

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Jodie Kidd’s been having a rough old time lately. The supermodel turned telly presenter told me she “nearly died” last week after a fairly simple appendix removal went drastically wrong. Speaking at the uber glamorous 135th Birthday party for Piccadilly restaurant The Criterion she revealed: “I’d been on morphine for the pain in hospital and was taking pills too and the nurses were regulating that. But I woke up during the night and in my dozy state had taken two extra pills. I stupidly forgot to tell the nurses so I basically took far too much and I was very poorly. It was my own fault but I was bloody sick from it.”
She went on to have her appendix removed without a hitch and has since made a full recovery. And it’s just as well – because Jodes needs to be fighting fit to take part in the London Mararthon this Spring. The former Strictly contestant revealed she’s doing the marathon alongside Army hero Phil Packer who lost the use of both of his legs after being injured in Iraq. “We’re going to do it together and raise money for charity,” she revealed. “Phil will be on crutches and wants to do a mile an hour and finish it in 26 hours. I really want to support him – he’s incredible. I’ve never been into running – I did two miles today and I’m exhausted.

Also at the Criterion bash to mingle with the party people was model Daisy Lowe. Wearing a rather see through dress that her mum Pearl designed – check it out below!

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