Reader Blind Item
This blind is about the biggest story in London that was never reported.
In the 90s I worked in a restaurant that was located on the 15th floor of building off Oxford Street in London.
It had great views of the city with wall to wall windows.
Half the building was a hotel and the other floors were occupied by the BBC.
Due to the location of these offices we often served big and minor celebs in the restaurant. I once made John Cleese and Michael Palin laugh (it doesn’t get much better than that).
I also once snapped at ‘Chelle and Sharon from Eastenders because they dared to try and order a drink when I was frazzled and having a minor panic attack.
I shared a lift with Ewan McGregor (unfortunately he didn’t hit on me) and put up with a grumpy ‘ol Dell boy!
This blind though doesn’t evolve from the mouths of celebs, but from the mouths of BBC news editors and journalists who were having a posh lunch and chat as an end of year celebration.
There were about 15 of them and of course about 90% men.
I’m Australian and one of them asked me in a deliberately condescending tone, “So, which part of the antipodes are you from?”.
Yes, they were those kind of fellows.
As lunch was served and wine topped up, the conversation turned to deciding what was the biggest story that they had never reported.
As the conversation continued, I made sure to stay close to the table and eavesdrop.
They tossed around a few ideas and then they all decided on one story that they all knew about, but never reported or even whispered in the press.
According to the journos and editors one of the most famous marriages in history ended because the fiery wife actually walked in on her A list husband in bed with one of his male friends.
So why was this never reported?
They all really liked the A list man who was sprung playing sword fights with his able seaman.
(They were quite indifferent about the wife, who has never really been accepted in the upper echelons of British society).
They respected him too much personally to reveal the truth.
Are you surprised?
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Sarah, Duchess of York