EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Kirstie Allsopp is all for some facial renovation

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Sold! Kirstie Allsopp is all for some facial renovation

Some women in the public eye let themselves age naturally; others pay secret visits to cosmetic surgeons.

Kirstie Allsopp, by contrast, is disarmingly honest.

The wholesome television presenter, who turned 50 last summer, has revealed that she plans to have a facelift.

‘So far I’ve been very lucky, really: I made it to 50 and my face hasn’t collapsed,’ Allsopp says. ‘But I reckon I’ve only got about another five years or so. I know it’s only a matter of time before I have to think about evasive action.’

Paraphrasing Dylan Thomas’s poem about death, she declares: ‘I will not go gently into the dark night; I will rage against the dying of the light and I will get a facelift.’

Allsopp mocks those famous figures who publicly claim to enjoy the ageing process.

‘I always marvel at those who say: “Getting older is brilliant. I’ve never felt better.”

The wholesome television presenter, who turned 50 last summer, has revealed that she plans to have a facelift

‘Sorry, but getting older means more aches and pains; it means you have to work harder to keep your weight down; it means your hairdresser has to use more dye every time you go to see her.’ The Location, Location, Location co-host (below) has two children and two stepchildren with her property developer boyfriend Ben Andersen, 59. She’s the daughter of former Christie’s chairman, the 6th Lord Hindlip, and doesn’t mind being called posh.

‘Not at all,’ she says. ‘I am posh. What drives me potty is when people assume I’ve only managed to get where I am because my dad’s a baron.

‘Same as everybody else, I’ve had to work bloody hard — nothing to do with my dad.

‘Yes, I have famous friends, but I’ve also spent two decades talking to ordinary working-class and middle-class people in every county. I probably understand the people of this country far better than some MPs.’

Allsopp mocks those famous figures who publicly claim to enjoy the ageing process.

With Boris Johnson’s future uncertain, ‘Dishy Rishi’ Sunak is on a charm offensive.

I hear he’s offering civil servants at the Treasury the opportunity to get to know him in monthly ‘Chancellor coffee catch-ups’.

A small group of staff ‘who don’t usually interact with the Chancellor’ will be given the chance to ‘spend 45 minutes having a chat about anything from his favourite TV shows to how to measure human happiness’.

But the mandarins must first think of a question to impress Sunak, who will receive it in advance, ‘to help get the conversation going’.

Questions on Downing Street parties are unlikely to be permitted.

With Boris Johnson’s future uncertain, ‘Dishy Rishi’ Sunak is on a charm offensive.

She fearlessly stripped off and walked through fire as Daenerys Targaryen in sex-and-dragons drama Game Of Thrones, but a blast of bracing Yorkshire air seems to have knocked Emilia Clarke for six in real life.

The 35-year-old star made sure she tucked a hot water bottle into her blue padded coat in an attempt to keep warm between takes on the set of Marvel’s superhero TV series, Secret Invasion, in Halifax.

Roads in West Yorkshire town were closed for the shoot while a set was created at the historic Piece Hall.

Clarke, who lives in North London, is shooting the Disney+ show with Hollywood stars including Samuel L. Jackson, and it will act as a sequel to the 2019 film Captain Marvel.

The 35-year-old star made sure she tucked a hot water bottle into her blue padded coat in an attempt to keep warm between takes on the set of Marvel’s superhero TV series, Secret Invasion

While Charlie Chaplin was known for his trademark hat and cane, his granddaughter Kiera says she can’t do without her war paint.

‘Lipstick can’t solve all problems, but it’s a pretty good start,’ declares the model and actress, who shared this photo of herself applying Guerlain red lipstick.

And Kiera, 39, has some other exciting news. ‘I have a boyfriend,’ she reveals. ‘I have someone serious in my life.’ She declines, however, to name the lucky fellow, insisting: ‘Sometimes private things are better private.’

Jeremy Hunt, who was beaten to the Tory leadership by Boris Johnson, is mourning his mother, former nurse Meriel, who has died aged 84.

She married the ex-Health Secretary’s father, Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt, who served as a Commander-in-Chief Fleet in the Royal Navy, in 1966.

‘My mum was a proud nurse, a devoted naval wife and grandmother of gorgeous grandchildren,’ he tells me. ‘Most of all, she was full of energy and great fun to be around, so we will all miss her dearly.’

After getting the boot from Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, most chefs would need to flee to a beach somewhere to recuperate. So I’m pleased to hear his one-time protege, Matt Worswick, has landed in the Caribbean after being sacked from Ramsay’s eaterie at The Savoy. I revealed last November that Worswick, who won his first Michelin star aged 26, left the Savoy Grill after working there as head chef for less than a year (Ramsay was abroad at the time). Now, Matt is ‘honoured and privileged’ to be named executive chef at The Cliff restaurant in Barbados.

Prince Charles and Camilla are determined to appeal to a new generation of loyal subjects, so are advertising for a digital communications manager ‘responsible for leading and coordinating all online and social media activity’.

The ad on the royal website doesn’t provide the salary, but describes the position as a ‘rare and exciting opportunity’ to join a growing team of digital whizzes.

The royal couple are already on Instagram and Twitter. How long before we see their dance moves on teenage favourite TikTok?

Music is the food of love for besotted actress Emilia Fox and new boyfriend, TV producer Jonathan Stadlen, 43, who, I hear, play piano duets every night.

She started lessons during the pandemic, as had Jonathan before they’d even met. ‘So now, every night we play a duet together — it’s the most joyous thing,’ says the Silent Witness star, 47.

‘At the moment, we’re learning Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight. We’ve also learned Bill Withers’s Lean On Me and some classical stuff, too.’

But have the duo mastered Chopsticks?

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