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A Perfect Ten

by | 20th, May 2004

‘IT seems amazing that it was only 10 years ago that Neil Hamilton was just some Tory MP on the make, all grey suit, brown paper bag and political ambition.

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These days, of course, we know Neil as one half of the celebrity duo, the Hamiltons, the Stan Laurel to wife Christine’s Oliver Hardy, the Ant to her Dec.

Gone are the grey suits and ties to be replaced with a showbiz uniform – fetching casual tweed jackets and open collars. The only tie you’ll see Neil in these days is a zany bowtie.

And, despite their reputation as “this most accommodating of media couples”, it is something of a coup for Hello! to have persuaded them to pose together in celebration of their first 10 years in showbiz.

Typically, the couple aren’t content just to smile for the cameras – in one picture madcap Neil slides down the banisters into the arms of his waiting wife, in another he tinkles the ivories as crazy Christine dances around the ballroom.

And then there are the showbiz stories.

“Of course, the whole world has been in this flat,” says Christine of the couple’s bijou apartment overlooking Battersea Park (as Neil hysterically deadheads some potted geraniums on the terrace).

“The Louis Theroux documentary about us was partly filmed here.”

A little slice of showbiz history. They are no doubt putting the finishing touches to the blue plaque as we speak…’

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