Mariella frostrup george clooney dating

30-Sep-2016 06:44

In 2006, the pair were seen having dinner in a Los Angeles hotel.

Asked if they had dated, Clooney replied: ‘A little bit.’They were an item — on and off — between 20, when George was also dating Lisa Snowdon.

The twinkly-eyed actor (the most desirable man on the planet, apparently) and the thinking man's thinking woman, who is sitting right here on the sofa in a silky dress, talking dirty prose in those smoky tones. They met nine years ago at the Cannes film festival. Two creative, liberal people, reputed to be world-class flirts, staying in the same hotel. They have been chums ever since, in a way that friends say is really quite touching. "Clearly," she says, laughing, "we were not engaged." Clearly, though, she was in the market. It's safe to say you like me now that I'm settled, because I can't bite! "If I had wanted to find someone to settle down with sooner, which at one time I probably did, I would have been better off if I'd kept my trap shut more often.

It was only a few years later that she married the human rights lawyer Jason Mc Cue. Apart from the fact that as far as I am concerned, and maybe it's naïve, my career is not in any way attached to the way I look." No, of course not. Men that aren't threatened by opinionated, faintly aggressive women are in a minority." In the circumstances, I'm slightly afraid of asking the next question, but it is about books, at least.

The show has prompted the usual outrage and is a “new low” for television, according to critics. In fact the real surprise is that Frostrup would want to be involved in this project.

Her eyes flicker slightly but even on the defensive she is a pro: “For grown adults in loving relationships to sit and talk about their sex lives in the 21st century should not be a topic for ire or disapproval or prurience,” she begins.

Salman Rushdie is favourite with Midnight's Children, and you can vote online now. Your own preference – Pi, say, or Amsterdam by Ian Mc Ewan – may not be available for selection. Since running away to London as a penniless teenager she has been a rock wife (divorced from Richard Jobson of the Skids by 21) a music business PR (for Live Aid and Comic Relief, among others) a manager (for her friend and fellow former party girl Patsy Kensit) a newspaper agony aunt, an interviewer and a television star. I have never talked about my sex life." Plenty of other people have, I say. "I recognise my old self in a lot of the letters I get from single women who are unrealistic about what they want." Like marrying and settling down with a certain Hollywood star.

The contenders have already been cut down to a shortlist of six, by a panel of three judges including Mariella Frostrup. And I want to raise it, but I just can't seem to focus on that for thinking reprehensibly rude thoughts about George and Mariella. She has the best little black book in town: Gordon and Sarah Brown are long-time mates; she shares an office with Richard Curtis and hangs out with Mick Jagger; and then there is George. "This is a common feminine fantasy," she says, "although he has said on numerous occasions that he wants nothing of the kind." They didn't have that conversation then?

'No, definitely not - never,' she laughs in that deep, husky way of hers. If I was a man, I don't know if I'd settle down long before I was 50. " Holed up in freezing Montreal to interview George Clooney, Mariella expects a quick chat between takes.George Clooney is four doors away in his hotel room. Outside, the rare sound of a siren fills the silence of the frozen Montreal night.This being Channel 4, the Sex Box duo must tick all the boxes, so taking part will be gay, disabled and ethnic minority couples.Watching Frostrup front this show is a bit like catching your sister slip a sex toy into her handbag.

'No, definitely not - never,' she laughs in that deep, husky way of hers. If I was a man, I don't know if I'd settle down long before I was 50. " Holed up in freezing Montreal to interview George Clooney, Mariella expects a quick chat between takes.George Clooney is four doors away in his hotel room. Outside, the rare sound of a siren fills the silence of the frozen Montreal night.This being Channel 4, the Sex Box duo must tick all the boxes, so taking part will be gay, disabled and ethnic minority couples.Watching Frostrup front this show is a bit like catching your sister slip a sex toy into her handbag.Inside, my room temperature is set high and my mind is on overdrive.