EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Posh Spice slams Chris Evans over weigh-in humiliation on ’90s TV hit TFI Friday
Known for his lewd behavior in the 1990s, TV presenter Chris Evans has now been criticized by Victoria Beckham for forcing her to weigh herself on live television shortly after giving birth.
The extraordinary incident happened on Evans’ Channel 4 show TFI Friday in 1999, two months after the then Spice Girls singer gave birth to Brooklyn, her first child with English captain David Beckham.
Evans told her, “A lot of girls want to know, because you look great again, how did you get back in shape after birth?”
After replying that she was actually really lazy and hadn’t been to the gym at all, the host didn’t give up and asked, “Is your weight back to normal?”
When she said it was, he insisted, “Can I have a look, do you mind?” before letting her step on a scale and remark, “Eight stone isn’t bad at all, is it?”
The fashion designer now says, “I went to a TV show with Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and had lost a lot of weight after that.
“It happened to my mother after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he left me on the scale to be weighed. Can you imagine that nowadays?’
Right off the scales: Chris Evans weighs then-new mom Victoria Beckham live on TV
The former Posh Spice talks about the media’s obsession with her body shape in the upcoming issue of Vogue Australia: ‘I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh’. After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture that pointed to every part of my body where I needed to focus on losing weight.”
Evans’ behavior around the time of the incident was the subject of much interest.
He was questioned by police in 2016 after a woman claimed he exposed himself to her on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. He denied indecent assault and claimed he was the victim of a witch hunt.
Evans, 56, recently told listeners of his Virgin Radio show that he planned to bring TFI back on Friday later this year. He could not be reached for comment last night.
Glasto may have been all over the BBC, but Liam Gallagher thinks there should be more music on TV – and far fewer baking and cooking shows. ‘That’s the problem with this damn country – too many programs about food,’ snarled the Oasis star, 49. ‘There’s nothing about music. All you have is Jools Holland. You got a lot of d**ks baking cakes and stuff. Damn.’
Dame Judi Dench met her future husband, Michael Williams, when they were cast in a stage production together, but she has revealed that he is not the only co-star she has fallen in love with on stage.
Dame Judi Dench with her husband, Michael Williams
Giving another example during a lecture at the Gielgud Theater in London’s West End, the Oscar winner, 87, says: ‘I was in Hamlet with John Neville. He was beautiful. It was beautiful.’
When asked if she fell in love with Neville, who died in 2011 at age 86, she replies, “Yes. I am very susceptible to it. I am very susceptible. It doesn’t always happen, and it doesn’t go to huge extremes, but it might be sharing [stage] terror that is so exciting.’
He gave up his membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, was stripped of the title of Honorary President of Inverness Golf Club and his honorary membership of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club was revoked, but there is one golf course left in Scotland where Prince Andrew can still play – at the Queen’s estate at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire. And now it advertises to ‘an avid’ seasonal greenkeeper for its nine-hole course. The contract runs from July to October – coincidentally when the royals are usually in residence.
She lost her husband, Jack Rosenthal, in 2004, but found solace in Guido Castro in 2008 — only to lose him last year as well.
But Maureen Lipman was determined that a man would accompany her to Windsor Castle when she was made Dame by Prince Charles, as she told guests last week attending “an intimate evening” at London’s restaurant Delaunay.
Maureen Lipman’s handbag came in when her son Adam’s pants broke before meeting Prince Charles
So she invited her son Adam over and told him to wear a suit — and a tie. Adam managed both. But Lipman found that his flies had been undone. Not just undone, it turned out, but broken.
“I had with me a red, heart-shaped patent leather handbag,” Lipman added, explaining that Adam strategically clamped it in place (circled) “while I took Prince Charles’ gong.”
She adds: “He was on the Six O’Clock News – all his friends saw him with this heart-shaped handbag in his hands.”
The Queen tapped her teacup to the opening beats of their national anthem We Will Rock You to mark the start of her Platinum Party at the Palace. But there’s an even more pleasing sound to older rockers Queen – the ringing of cash registers. Newly published figures for their music company, Queen Productions, reveal a staggering £39.2 million turnover with a £17 million dividend split between Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and the estate of Freddie Mercury. The band continues to reap the benefits of the blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Orlando Bloom was told he would be wheelchair-bound after he fell while climbing on a roof as a teenager.
Now 45, the Canterbury-born actor, who rose to fame as an elf in The Lord Of The Rings, celebrates overcoming physical adversity by showing off his sturdy physique.
Orland Bloom, 45, shows off his toned physique
“I broke my back when I was 19 and they said I’d never walk again,” said Bloom, who is engaged to pop superstar Katy Perry.
“I crushed my spine and narrowly escaped death and paralysis. I am grateful every day for my limbs.’