Marco Pierre White no longer so ‘terrible’

Not every woman can raise a giggle from chef terrible Marco Pierre White, but Design House’s Lavinia Culverhouse managed it strolling past him at The Criterion last week.

Rumour has it they had previously built up something of a rapport when Culverhouse was running a photo-shoot for Hilton Hotels’ literature. The celebrity cook seemed to warm to her charms, the champagne flowed and the shoot – expected to be a tortuous affair – was a doddle.

Was the “coy giggle” emitted last week by the chef in recognition of the fact that he had let his image slip?

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