GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Phasing out the Fogles! Prince William distances himself from Ben Fogle and his wife 

They have been friends for five years but now I hear whispers that Prince William is ‘phasing out’ Ben Fogle and his wife Marina.

Royal insiders tell me William fears TV presenter and adventurer Fogle, 43, is too often encouraged to talk about him in public and thinks it’s best to put some distance between them. 

They are not thought to have seen each other since September.  

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Royal insiders tell me William fears TV presenter and adventurer Fogle, 43, is too often encouraged to talk about him in public

I hear whispers that Prince William is ‘phasing out’ Ben Fogle and his wife Marina 

Marina had grown close to Kate after their children shared play dates, but they too have seen little of each other of late. 

‘William feels his name crops up in Ben’s media appearances too often to be tasteful,’ says my source. 

‘Ben is being kept at arm’s length for now.’ 

That’s him off the Christmas card list then! 

 

Tracey Emin’s beloved mother Pamela Cashin has passed away at 88, I am sorry to report. 

Artist Tracey, 53, ventured out last week to Annabel’s nightclub where she shared the news with friends, telling them she was struggling without her supportive mother who appeared in a video installation for her 1997 show I Need Art Like I Need God.

 

Filming for the new movie Paddington 2 began in London last week – and my marmalade-sarnie-munching movie sources tell me the budget will be a whopping ten times bigger than the original movie.

The blockbuster is said to be costing £210 million – even more than a Harry Potter film. 

Stars Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters may not be aware they’re working with such huge sums.

Filming for the new movie Paddington 2 began in London last week - and the budget will be a whopping ten times bigger than the original movie

When my spies saw scenes being shot last week, Paddington was just a plastic head on a stick as he chased a bike down a road in London’s trendy Little Venice.

Fear not: The big money is going on computer wizardry that brings him to life on screen.

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