TALK OF THE TOWN: Emily Maitlis keeps her colleagues close to her heart

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TALK OF THE TOWN: Emily Maitlis keeps her colleagues close to her heart

Emily Maitlis gets on famously with BBC colleagues, but she took things to the extreme when she wore their faces across her chest last week.Normally a

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Emily Maitlis gets on famously with BBC colleagues, but she took things to the extreme when she wore their faces across her chest last week.

Normally a sharp power dresser, she wore a £35 hoodie featuring a cartoon of her and BBC Americast colleagues Jon Sopel and Anthony Zurcher.

Americast is a BBC Sounds podcast about US politics that’s a hit with younger audiences, and the cartoon was made by Dr Lucia Perez Diaz, an Americast super-fan and boffin with a flair for illustration, who sells them on her website, The Flat Type.

Emily Maitlis gets on famously with BBC colleagues, but she took things to the extreme when she wore their faces across her chest last week

Emily Maitlis gets on famously with BBC colleagues, but she took things to the extreme when she wore their faces across her chest last week

Normally a sharp power dresser, she wore a £35 hoodie featuring a cartoon of her and BBC Americast colleagues Jon Sopel and Anthony Zurcher

Normally a sharp power dresser, she wore a £35 hoodie featuring a cartoon of her and BBC Americast colleagues Jon Sopel and Anthony Zurcher

When she heard Emily had bought one, she tweeted a video for Sopel and Zurcher, telling them: ‘I woke up to see Emily Maitlis has a sweatshirt with a cartoon I made, which is crazy! Jon, Anthony… come on – it’s the uniform. Get yours!’

Anthony was thrilled, too. He said: ‘The knowledge that Emily could be jogging with a picture of me in a cowboy hat on her sweatshirt – it’s made all these years of work worthwhile.’

CATCH OF THE WEEK: Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis has caught my attention… and Covid-19! But don’t worry, actor Daniel Day-Lewis’s 25-year-old lookalike son is fine – and taking hot tubs to help his recovery. 

‘I was weakened and felt incredibly lethargic,’ says the model, musician and actor. ‘Just getting out of bed was a challenge. I’ve started to get my strength and fitness back.’

Gabriel, whose mother is French actress Isabelle Adjani, has inherited brooding eyes and chiselled cheekbones from his father – and it seems his fondness for tattoos.

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis has caught my attention... and Covid-19! But don't worry, actor Daniel Day-Lewis's 25-year-old lookalike son is fine ¿ and taking hot tubs to help his recovery

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis has caught my attention… and Covid-19! But don’t worry, actor Daniel Day-Lewis’s 25-year-old lookalike son is fine – and taking hot tubs to help his recovery

Lily’s lady in waiting

Who would have thought that Lily Allen marrying a US TV star in Vegas would have any bearing on a forthcoming wedding hosted by the Earl of Plymouth at his family estate 5,000 miles away in Ludlow?

In a sign of the times for modern aristocracy, the Earl’s daughter India Windsor-Clive’s recent engagement was partly dependent on the popstar’s visit to the famous Little White Chapel with a Hollywood actor.

It seems Lily’s ex-husband Sam Cooper, 42, had been meaning to propose to India for ages but – rightly or wrongly – apparently held the opinion it would cause too much trouble with his feisty ex-wife. 

It was only once she was settled with a new husband, David Harbour, of Stranger Things fame, that Sam thought it was a good time remarry himself. 

Luckily India, 32, was happy to wait. My aristo source, who snootily describes Lily as ‘that ghastly popstar’ says: ‘The Earl has long considered him as a son-in-law anyway.’ 

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