Jamie Cullen fails to lifts his wife Sophie Dahl’s spirits 


Is it so dreadfully Dahl, Sophie… or are you being sullen with Cullum? Even jazz star Jamie fails to lifts his wife’s spirits

He’s sold millions of records, notched up a string of awards and entertained countless fans with his dazzling jazz-pop.

But lifting his wife’s spirits didn’t appear to be in Jamie Cullum’s repertoire – at least if these series of pictures are anything to go by.

Snapped at a restaurant, model Sophie Dahl at first shows a brief flash of her pearly whites as she rests her face on her hand.

But the smile gives way to a more sullen look before she ends up looking decidedly glum.

Snapped at a restaurant, model Sophie Dahl at first shows a brief flash of her pearly whites as she rests her face on her hand. But the smile gives way to a more sullen look before she ends up looking decidedly glum

The cheap decorations hanging off a plastic Christmas tree are unlikely to have helped her mood as she sat at a table with the jazz star. Even a large glass of what appeared to be gin and tonic failed to cheer her up.

But appearances can be deceptive. For starters, December 25 hadn’t come early for the pair – instead they were taking part in a photoshoot for a festive campaign in a restaurant last week.

Dressed up to the nines, Miss Dahl, 43, struck a series of poses for a camera crew shooting from outside Odette’s restaurant in the celebrity haunt of Primrose Hill, North London.

The cheap decorations hanging off a plastic Christmas tree are unlikely to have helped her mood as she sat at a table with Jamie Cullum. Even a large glass of what appeared to be gin and tonic failed to cheer her up

The cheap decorations hanging off a plastic Christmas tree are unlikely to have helped her mood as she sat at a table with Jamie Cullum. Even a large glass of what appeared to be gin and tonic failed to cheer her up

But appearances can be deceptive. For starters, December 25 hadn¿t come early for the pair ¿ instead they were taking part in a photoshoot for a festive campaign in a restaurant last week

But appearances can be deceptive. For starters, December 25 hadn’t come early for the pair – instead they were taking part in a photoshoot for a festive campaign in a restaurant last week

Onlookers couldn’t help but take a peek after seeing the crowds of production staff on the street outside. It’s a mystery as to what campaign Miss Dahl was filming with jazz star Cullum, 41 – famously seven inches shorter than his 5ft 11in wife. Marks & Spencer denied the couple are involved in its festive advert, while sources at John Lewis said the same.

Miss Dahl, who has two daughters Lyra, nine and seven-year-old Margot, with Cullum, has carved herself a career in food after taking a step back from modelling.

The granddaughter of children’s writer Roald Dahl was a contributing editor at Waitrose food magazine and wrote a cookbook, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights. 

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