She first captivated viewers 16 years ago on her naughty cooking show Nigella Bites, where she seemed to spend as much time licking utensils as she did chopping carrots, but did Nigella Lawson finally fall in love? from television?
Because I can reveal that the 56-year-old is shutting down her television company, Pabulum Productions.
The move comes after Nigella’s American cooking series The Taste was cut last year following a dramatic drop in viewership figures, while his most recent BBC effort Simply Nigella was mocked by fans after introducing the TV cook showing how to make avocado on toast.
Now, she has placed Pabulum Productions into voluntary liquidation, which means the company will be closed and its assets liquidated. It was first incorporated in 2001, shortly after the successful launch of Nigella Bites. Its name, Pabulum, is derived from the Latin term for food.
Nigella could shut down her TV company Pabulum Productions, but instead of retreating from our screens, the domestic goddess could simply execute a clever tax plan, says Sebastian Shakespeare
As the sole director of the company, Nigella will get an estimated windfall of Â£ 2,244,987, the amount liquidators expect to leave in the company after the settlement of overdue payments, including debts of Â£ 320. Â£ 918 and a tax bill of Â£ 20,923.
However, a source says she is unlikely to retire from our screens just yet. Instead, Nigella, whose father is former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, may be executing a shrewd tax planning maneuver.
Current Chancellor George Osborne is said to be planning a tax raid on individual public sector companies, which will include highly paid BBC stars.
Although Nigella has three other companies registered with Companies House, they are all dormant.
Switching to a sole proprietorship would also mean that it is not required to file public accounts with Companies House.
The former household goddess is undoubtedly trying to get her finances in order after splitting from art dealer Charles Saatchi in 2013 over her “unreasonable behavior”, following an argument in a Mayfair restaurant where he was seen “touching” her nose and holding his hands around her throat.
Nigella is said to walk away from marriage without a financial settlement higher than her kitchen appliances, and last month I revealed that she even had to take out a mortgage on her new bachelorette pillow.
A spokesperson for Nigella, however, refuses to be involved, simply saying, “We would not comment on financial matters.”
Stone Keith: “I’m good in women’s clothing”
Rolling Stone Keith Richards, who modeled Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, reveals that he owes his sartorial inspiration to the women in his life.
âThe reason I seem to do it is that I steal most of these clothes from my old ladies,â the guitarist explains.
When Richards, 72, was in a relationship with actress Anita Pallenberg, the mother of three of his children, he admits that they regularly swapped clothes.
âWe just used to buy something and, say, not for one or the other, because it will suit one of us. The “style” is unconscious. It’s like that other word, “cool”. If you want to be cool, if you have to think about it, then you’re not!
âPlus, I have a frame that adapts to almost anything. Even if it’s too big, it looks good.
Don’t kid yourself, Keef.
Viewers may be following the naked male trend on TV, but historian Dan Jones is not one of them.
âI’m very aware of this kind of reverse sexism on TV shows now – before it was women who had to remove their kit, and now it’s men.
“Let’s just say I don’t go on a show just to watch a man take his clothes off.”
Nikesh Patel’s character Aafrin Dalal in Channel 4’s Indian Summers had a topless Poldark moment, but historian Dan Jones wasn’t as interested in the current trend of naked men on TV.
Tory MP Craig Tracey was screaming and screaming during a Nashville country music festival at the O2 Arena.
He even tweeted the Little Big Town group which âblew me awayâ, adding: âIf you want a tour of Parliament before you go home, welcome! How appropriate.
The band’s big booze hit is the ideal soundtrack to the Commons 24-hour bar culture: “I don’t want to wait for the sun to go down, why don’t you drink a little day?”
Is cooking guru Ella in hot water with her new fashion sponsor?
When food blogger Ella Woodward was chosen as the new ‘face’ of fashion label Amanda Wakeley, there was no doubt that she hoped Ella, 24, the daughter of former Labor MP Shaun Woodward and of supermarket heiress Camilla Sainsbury, would expose the label to her 772,000 Instagram followers.
Apparently she didn’t get the memo. Over the weekend, Ella posted a photo of herself (alongside her fiancÃ©, dashing banker Matthew Mills) in a cute flowery outfit – but none of it was Amanda Wakeley.
No wonder she didn’t answer fans’ questions about the origin of her ensemble.
Ella Woodward, pictured with fiance Matthew Mills, did not receive a promotion memo from the designer who signed her – posting this photo of herself not wearing a single piece of Amanda Wakeley