Gwyneth Paltrow's actress mother Blythe Danner is flying to London to babysit young Apple while her OSCAR-winning daughter moves house.

The TALENTED MR RIPLEY star and her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin bought the $5.7 million (GBP3.2 million) house off famous friends Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes and have been renovating it over the summer (04).

And while Paltrow and Martin concern themselves with the stressful task of moving into the Belsize Park, north London, five-bedroomed residence, Danner will look after five month old Apple.

Danner enthuses, "Having my new grand-daughter is the most I've been able to feel in two years. She's just extraordinary.

"I told them, 'I'll hold the baby while you do all the hard work.'"

22/10/2004 14:16