EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Why Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's bodyguard was fired by the SAS

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's bodyguard was fired from nan SAS for moonlighting erstwhile his regiment commandant spotted him pictured pinch them successful nan pages of Hello! magazine.

Former SAS worker Mark 'Billy' Billingham says he took nan telephone from his furious commanding serviceman arsenic he sat astatine nan Hollywood couple's Chateau Miraval successful nan South of France, having taken a fortnight's time off from nan Army to gain immoderate other money and do a favour for a friend.

After shouting a drawstring of expletives, his SAS leader yet calmed down and asked him whether aft 27 years' work successful nan Army, his caller occupation made him happy, to which Billingham replied that it did, and pinch that, his exit papers from nan regiment were arranged.

Billingham, 57, who is now main coach connected nan TV bid SAS: Who Dares Wins, first started disconnected moonlighting arsenic a bodyguard to supplement his meagre SAS wages. He earned £10,000 a period – 3 times what he was earning successful nan military.

He besides made nan bonzer revelation that successful his first fewer days moving for nan couple, he realised that different Hollywood stars' guards had been lying that they were besides erstwhile SAS soldiers.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's bodyguard was fired from nan SAS for moonlighting erstwhile his regiment commandant spotted him pictured pinch them successful nan pages of Hello! magazine

Angelina Jolie and bodyguard Mark Billingham successful 2007

Speaking to an assemblage astatine nan Forum successful Bath, Somerset, astir his experiences, Bellingham describes a sojourn to nan Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc successful Antibes pinch nan couple. 'Brad gives maine nan thumbs up that it is clip to leave,' he says. 'I get up to locomotion done this dispute crowd of bodyguards. As I get up they are each smiling astatine maine and pulling chairs retired of my way.'

After they left, Bellingham asked a chap guard, who was a woman, 'What conscionable happened then?' He recalls: 'She said, 'Well, I said to them each [sarcastically] Why don't each you SAS guys person a brew pinch a sergeant awesome from nan SAS? And they each went, 'Oh, f***'. That's erstwhile I realised that each 1 of these bodyguards [had been claiming] to beryllium successful nan SAS. 

'But I was nan only 1 that was. The large carnivore connected nan doorway couldn't moreover spell SAS. He was Italian. And this is nan business I was now in. Everyone I was gathering successful nan bodyguard organization was reputedly successful nan SAS but not 1 of them were.'

Actress Ellie Nunn says her caller West End theatre travel pinch Harry Potter prima Helena Bonham Carter sewage group talking. 

Ellie, nan girl of head Sir Trevor Nunn and character Imogen Stubbs, went to spot Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends astatine nan Gielgud Theatre. 

'What a date. I deliberation everyone thought we were launching our caller relationship,' says Ellie, 32. 

Helena, 57, who has 2 children pinch movie head Tim Burton, lives pinch Rye Dag Holmboe, an creation historiographer 22 years her junior. 

Hitting a Royal eco-note

Composer Sarah Class revealed she became friends pinch King Charles aft making an effort to interaction him.

Class, whose portion Sacred Fire was performed by soprano Pretty Yende astatine his Coronation, tells me: 'I sat down to constitute him a missive because biology issues are very adjacent to my heart.

Composer Sarah Class revealed she became friends pinch King Charles aft making an effort to interaction him

'I recovered his Clarence House address, sent nan missive and forgot each astir it. Then successful six weeks, I sewage a beautiful reply from him saying, 'His Royal Highness would for illustration to talk to you astir this further'. I was delighted.'

She was asked to constitute a portion for his Terra Carta task astatine nan Cop26 acme successful Glasgow successful 2021.

Her Christmas carol The Saviour In The Shawl is released connected Friday.

The memorial work for theatre shaper Bill Kenwright is being arranged by Everton Football Club, of which he utilized to beryllium chairman. 

In Merseyside's sectarian tradition, Everton was considered nan Roman Catholic counterpart of Liverpool FC, but nan service, planned for early December, will beryllium held astatine nan city's Protestant cathedral. 

Bill would not person minded. The Anglican cathedral is an tremendous place. He ever liked a large stage.   

Princess Di's niece puts her champion mitt forward

When it comes to style, luxury fits Lady Amelia Spencer for illustration a glove.

For an awards ceremonial astatine nan Dorchester edifice successful Mayfair, Princess Diana's niece, 31, wore a brace of ornate gem bracelets by Boodles, which costs a staggering £30,600. 

Princess Diana's niece, 31, wore a brace of ornate gem bracelets by Boodles, which costs a staggering £30,600

Her pleated achromatic dress by Versace costs £3,520, and she added a Boodles necklace and a brace of black, croc-effect Versace leather opera gloves.

The South African-born model, whose begetter is Earl Spencer, was joined earlier this twelvemonth to Greg Mallett, a fittingness coach. 

The Royal Family owns nan world's largest backstage creation collection, including useful by Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens and Caravaggio. 

Now, nan Royal Collection Trust - nan kindness that's overseen it since nan Windsor occurrence successful 1992 - is seeking an image serviceman to look aft its much than 1 cardinal objects.

'You'll thief co-ordinate regular photographic programmes and support various projects, from nan adjacent accumulation to caller publications and online curations,' explains nan advert. 

Based astatine St James's Palace, nan occupation pays £28,000 per year.

Panto's a headache astatine Strictly

Oh, yes, location is... problem down nan scenes astatine Strictly Come Dancing.

Craig Revel Horwood is irritated by nan sound of chap judge Anton Du Beke rehearsing his forthcoming pantomime lines successful nan next-door dressing room.

Sighs Craig: 'Anton has been practising his panto lines adjacent door. All I tin perceive done nan doorway is: 'Hiya, kids!'

'It's an endless watercourse of panto learning. Why can't he do it astatine home?'

Craig adds hastily: 'It's conscionable arsenic good he makes maine laughter truthful much.'

Edward's necktie is bananas

Prince Edward was erstwhile keen connected a profession successful nan arts, moving arsenic a accumulation adjunct for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Company. 

Prince Edward was erstwhile keen connected a profession successful nan arts, moving arsenic a accumulation adjunct for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Company

He moreover masterminded nan royal family's disastrous It's A Knockout TV show successful which he wore a pantomime Elizabethan costume.

And it seems King Charles's youngest relative still likes to monkey around. I perceive that during his sojourn to New Zealand, nan Duke of Edinburgh, 59, wore a Hermes necktie printed pinch monkey images.

He donned it for a gathering pinch officials astatine Government House, successful Auckland, wherever delegates gathered to people nan 60th day of nan Duke of Edinburgh world award.

Let's dream they didn't support him hanging around.


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