The blazes have caused millions of pounds of damage, and the countryside is a bushel, but one of the world’s most famous fashion designers thought it was the perfect time to light a bonfire at her wild birthday party.
Hard-pressed firefighters who routinely save lives were called out for royal favorite Alice Temperley’s 47th birthday, their ‘boho chic’ dresses worn by A-listers from the Duchess of Cambridge to film stars. Keira Knightley.
‘She should be prosecuted for wasting the emergency services’ time and money,’ said a local man who lives on a nearby West Country Estate in Temperley.
It is understood the fire alarm at her property was triggered by the blaze, which the 44-year-old decided to light up as part of the celebrations, which were attended by fashion figures including Jade Parfitt.
Waterjet set: Jade Parfitt helps firefighters after they are called to designer Alice Temperley’s birthday party.
Sign of the day: Defiant Alice (pictured in the middle) with friends at a wild party
Parfitt was later pictured wearing one of the hoses used to put out the fire, wearing a designer leopard print gown. ‘Health and safety gone mad,’ joked the model. Alice Temperley knows how to throw a party and she knows how to make the perfect clothes to put out fires. The firefighters are going to hire me because I’ve got everything under control.’
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service confirmed: ‘We were called to a fire at a property near Ilminster at 12.50am on Sunday 24 July and one fire crew attended.’
Temperley declined to comment.
But she doesn’t seem to have any regrets, judging by the snap she shared of her posing with friends and flipping her finger at the camera.
watch out! Gino snubs tea with the queen
With the head! Italian-born TV chef Gino D’Acampo said he turned down an invitation to tea from the Queen because he didn’t like the food and drink on offer.
‘I’m not really into tea or a cucumber sandwich,’ says D’Acampo, who hosts programs including Let’s Have Lunch, Gino’s Italian Escape and the gameshow Family Fortunes.
‘I was invited to the castle for tea before Vivid, but a cucumber sandwich is my worst nightmare. I don’t like tea either. So I called my agent and said, “I want to meet her, but I don’t like tea and cucumber sandwiches. I can’t do both. I also have to wear a tie, and the last time I did that was when I got married. I can’t do that. But I’m in for pasta and a cup of coffee if I can.
Is this tea-and-cucumber-hating Gino, who recently introduced afternoon tea at his eponymous restaurant in Newcastle-upon-Tyne?
Oscar-winning British composer Ann Dudley is modest when it comes to showing off her glory. Dudley, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Full Monty in 1998, said of the Oscar statue: ‘It’s in a glass cupboard with the local fair and my son’s husband’s daffodil trophy. School Sports Cup. We are very equal in my house.’
Oh jeez and on that bomb…
Jeremy Clarkson’s girlfriend Lisa Hogan looks stunning as she flings herself back off a yacht during their French holiday, but it’s the motormouth star who’s in trouble.
Jeremy Clarkson was photographed with his new girlfriend Lisa Hogan
Jeremy Clarkson’s girlfriend Lisa Hogan looked stunning as she threw back from a yacht during their holiday in France.
Expressing his admiration for her talent, the 62-year-old Grand Tour host said: ‘It’s amazing. She was born in the 1960s.’
Until now, the age of the former actress and model is said to be in the late 40s – so she was born in the 1970s.
Checking the official details given to Companies House, I can confirm that Hogan was born in May 1969. So Clarkson modestly told the world that her real age is 53.
What a cad. Don’t push him off the boat, Lisa!
Kirsty in a party mood girl chicken
Kirsty Wark, 67, with daughter Caitlin Clements, 32
Newslett presenter Kirsty Wark is letting her hair down as she upsets some politicians.
The Scotsman, 67, is hitting the cocktail party with her journalist daughter Caitlin Clements, 32, who is set to marry civil servant Callum Galloway, 31.
‘My gala hen party is at our house,’ says Gold, who is married to TV producer Alan Clements.
Galloway proposed at Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran three years ago, showing off his self-designed spark.
Prince Charles has reached the pinnacle of fandom. I’ve heard that he’s the ranger of the Braemar Mountain range that covers his favorite hill – a role he’s inherited from his late father. Such is Charles’ love for Lochnagar in his 1980 children’s book, The Old Man of Lochnagar. It was originally written by the Prince to entertain his brothers Andrew and Edward as children. The book was later made into an animated short film by the BBC, with Robbie Coltrane providing the voice of the Hermit and Charles narrating.