Tom Daley’s Oscar-winning husband twisted the wrist of a BBC presenter who then punched him from behind in a Soho nightclub fracas, a court heard this week. Yet Dustin Lance Black and Daley may still have something to celebrate.
For I can disclose that Daley, who won gold at the Tokyo Olympics, is due to receive a £4million payout.
The windfall is due from voluntary liquidation of Rip Ten, the private company used by the diver to channel his earnings.
The anticipated payment is reported on a declaration of solvency signed by Daley in May and filed at Companies House.
It reports expected assets realisations at £4million, including £3.83million in cash. After allowing for £9,995 in bills, liquidators RG Insolvency expect a £4million surplus from the liquidation.
Tom Daley (pictured), who won gold at the Tokyo Olympics, is due to receive a £4million payout
Daley’s husband, 49, is accused of assaulting reality TV host Teddy Edwardes, 32, at the Freedom nightclub last year. Pictured: Dustin Lance Black (left)and Tom Daley
Daley, 29, set Rip Ten up in 2010 and is the sole director and shareholder.
He makes a fortune from television and media appearances and can get £5,000 a post on Instagram, where he has 3.2million followers. The Olympic champion, who hosted reality TV show Splash, is predicted to double future earnings via sponsorship tie-ups. He became the first ever face of make-up giant Rimmel London last year.
Daley’s husband, 49, is accused of assaulting reality TV host Teddy Edwardes, 32, at the Freedom nightclub last year.
Edwardes, a BBC Three presenter and party planner, accepted a caution in February over the punch which happened after a drink was spilled, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
Edwardes (pictured), a BBC Three presenter and party planner, accepted a caution in February over the punch which happened after a drink was spilled, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard
Adrita Ahmed, prosecuting, told the court: ‘Essentially it’s an altercation in a nightclub. The Crown’s case is that the defendant grabbed Ms Edwardes’ wrist and twisted it, and the drink has gone over her.’
Black, who married the Olympic champion diver in 2017, had flown to London from Los Angeles expecting to stand trial, but the hearing was adjourned because of missing prosecution evidence.
The screenwriter, who wore a dark suit in the dock, wiped away tears as chief magistrate Paul Goldspring told him there would be a further three-month delay to proceedings.
Black, who won the Oscar for best original screenplay with 2008’s drama Milk, denies common assault and now faces trial in November.
Pub-goers in Pembrokeshire were amazed when Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant started speaking to them in Welsh.
‘One of our staff had left a beer on the bar,’ says Craig Mitchell, landlord of the Harbour Inn in Solva. ‘He brought it over to him and said in Welsh, ”Here’s your drink, enjoy it”. We have since learnt that he is very interested in Welsh history.’
Clearly the singer, who turns 75 this month, knows that the Land Of My Fathers is indeed the Stairway To Heaven.
Comic Jack Dee failed to see the funny side of troublesome steps at his 18th-century home. And now he’s submitted plans to get rid of them — to stop him tripping over.
Dee, 61, is believed to be fed up with constantly falling over four steps at his cottage in West Sussex. So now he wants to level off his landing floor so he has just one step to climb.
But he needs planning permission from the council as his home is Grade II-listed and lies in a conservation area.
Officials at Chichester District Council are expected to make a decision on the ‘modest adjustments’ next month.
Kylie wasn’t so lucky in studio
Kylie Minogue was transformed from a Neighbours actress to a pop star by 1980s ‘Hit Factory’ Stock Aitken Waterman, but her long-serving manager, Terry Blamey, is not a fan of the producing trio.
‘They would kick Kylie out of the studio and [they] said, ”Listen, we’re going to write another line of the song, get out of the studio”, which was terribly rude. To have an artist record a song and not let her hear it in the studio is rare and quite insulting.’
He adds: ‘It wasn’t an easy working relationship. It was productive and it was successful, but it wasn’t respectful of the artist. By the end of the second album, Kylie had had enough. They were geniuses at creating a pop single, but often geniuses are not great at playing well with others, are they?’
It’s a Barbie world for Branson and Natalie
Natalie Pinkham, who captivated Prince Harry in his carefree bachelor days, has found a man who still loves to party.
The Sky Sports presenter, 45, is pictured with her legs atop Sir Richard Branson, 73, at a Barbie-themed bash on Necker Island in the Caribbean, which is owned by the billionaire Virgin tycoon.
Natalie Pinkham, 45, is pictured with her legs atop Sir Richard Branson, 73, at a Barbie-themed bash on Necker Island in the Caribbean, which is owned by the billionaire Virgin tycoon
Branson dressed up as Ken, donning turquoise shorts and a vest with the name ‘Ken’ on it, while brunette Pinkham wore a blonde wig to mimic Barbie.
‘Happy to concede that blondes do indeed have more fun,’ she jokes.
They were joined on the British Virgin island by Sir Richard’s daughter Holly, who is a close friend of Pinkham, as well as the pop singer Natalie Imbruglia.
Upper-class bookmaker Fitzdares, set up by Lord (Zac) Goldsmith and pals including George Osborne’s uncle James, opened what it described as ‘the world’s most luxurious sports club’ in London in 2020. But, after being evicted from its Mayfair venue earlier this year, the club is now leaving its temporary home in Belgravia as well, I hear.