The celebrity chef will be answering the call from Vienna on Saturday night.
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the results of the British vote at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The TV chef announced the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon after one of her followers asked her whether rumours he had heard about her reading out the results of Britain’s vote were true.
Joseph Beaver asked her ‘Saw some tweets from Eurovision Land. Are you reading the results for the UK next Saturday. Please confirm. Thanks. Joe.’ 55 year old Nigella responded with “Yes it’s true, Oui c'est vrai, Ja Ja, das ist wahr,” getting into the spirit by answering in English, French and German!
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the UK's voting results at Eurovision 2015
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The cookery show launched Lawson’s US career in 2013.
US cookery show ‘The Taste’, which featured Nigella Lawson on the judging panel, has been cancelled by network ABC following a huge drop in ratings. The show began its run in 2013 and had so far completed three seasons.
Nigella began as a judge on ‘The Taste’ in 2013.
The series was intended to launch the career of Lawson in the US, after she became a household name in Britain thanks to her BBC programs. When it debuted back in 2013 ‘The Taste’ had pulled in seven million viewers for ABC, but now two years on ratings have fallen to less than three million.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson's 'The Taste' Cancelled By ABC After Massive Ratings Dive
Television presenter and fashion expert Trinny Woodall has reportedly suffered a personal tragedy this week when her ex-husband and father of her daughter fell to his death at a shopping centre in London.
Trinny Woodall's ex-husband, Johnny Elichaoff, was reportedly talked off the same ledge he appears to have fallen to his death from. The incident allegedly occurred two weeks before Elichaoff's death on Wednesday (12th November).
Trinny Woodall photographed at an event at the V&A Museum in July 2014.
Elichaoff was pronounced dead near Whiteley's shopping centre in Bayswater, West London, according to reports in the Mirror. It is believed Elichaoff fell from the roof of a multi-storey car park at the shopping centre. The incident occurred at 9.30am on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from Scotland Yard.
What does this mean for Nigella's intended American domination.
UK fans have mostly forgotten about Nigella Lawson’s drugs scandal from last year, but her record is far from clean – at least as far as US authorities are concerned. The celebrity cook has been banned from crossing into US territory and she found out the hard way. Lawson was blocked at Heathrow when trying to board a plane to the states on Sunday morning, the Daily Mail reports.
Nigella may have left the trouble behind her... but not everyone has.
The self-styled “domestic goddess” was forced to confess under oath during a trial last year that she had snorted cocaine seven times and smoked cannabis on numerous occasions – a fact, which hasn’t affected her public persona in any major way, but might still harm her career. Scotland Yard didn’t take any action on the case last year, but US authorities might not be as lenient. When trying to board her plane last weekend, Lawson was blocked mere steps away from the British Airways jet. She is thought to have checked in and passed security before being told she could not board her plane.
Nigella Lawson has been denied entry to the US reportedly for admitting to drug use whilst testifying at her personal assistants' fraud trial last year.
Nigella Lawson was denied entry to the US seemingly for admitting she had used cocaine in a court case last year. The 54-year-old allegedly attempted to board a plane to Los Angeles from Heathrow but was informed, once she was through security, that she would not be able to enter the US if she boarded the plane. The incident occurred at around 5am on Sunday morning (30th March).
Nigella Lawson arriving at court in December for the fraud trial of her former personal assistants.
Sources, speaking to a British tabloid, claimed Lawson was forced to return to the first class check in and wait for her baggage to be returned. The aforementioned source claimed Lawson "didn't seem to say much, but she did not look happy," adding "she could not get on the flight so she had to turn around and leave."
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Denied Entry To US Due To Drug Use?
Charles Saatchi versus Taki? Let's get it on.
Charles Saatchi, whose marriage to Nigella Lawson fell apart after he was photographed with his hand on her throat at a popular Chelsea restaurant, has challenged a columnist at The Spectator to a cage fight. The 70-year-old art collector wrote to the magazine in response to a piece by Taki Theodoracopulos, 77, who suggested that, "expecting a pornographer to have a heart is like counting upon Charles Saatchi to act like a gentleman."
Who Would Win In A Fight Between Charles and Taki? There's Only One Way To Find Out.....FIGHT.
Writing in his column on 18 Janaury, Taki said Saatchi had a "coward's bullying manner" though in a vitriolic response in Wednesday's magazine, Saatchi said it was "hapless of you to spring to Nigella's defence last week, as she always found you toe-curlingly vile, and would have been aghast at having you as her valiant supporter."
Continue reading: Yep, Charles Saatchi Just Challenged A Journalist To A Cage-Fight
Those who love the judges will probably love the show too.
The UK version of The Taste, which Americans got to see way back in 2012, is the talk of the internet today. And after last night’s premiere, there’s one part of the programme that everyone is in love with – Nigella Lawson. The reviewers have varying opinions on Nigella’s fellow judges Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre, but Nigella herself seems to be attracting universal love.
For some, it's the dynamic between all three judges that makes The Taste watchable.
“Nigella Lawson seemed easily the sanest, nicest of the panel,” The Telegraph’s Christopher Howse writes. He continues: “But I’d far rather see Nigella cook on television than sit on a gameshow like this, beauty wedged between two ravening, foul-mouthed beasts.”
Continue reading: Channel 4's "The Taste" Is All About The Foodies, Not So Much The Food
2014 is a fresh start for many, and Nigella seems no different
It’s fair to say the 2013 – the tail end of it at least – was tough for Nigella Lawson; a very public split from her husband was followed by an equally public court case, which saw two of her former aides acquitted over charges of fraudulently spending £685,000 between 2008 and 2012.
The Taste judges, from left to right: Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain
But public opinion of Nigella rarely dropped, and her candid nature in court won her more fans than her drug revelations lost her. Even the two aides she took to court - Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo – have praised her bravery.
Continue reading: For Nigella, 2014 Kicks off With The Taste - Beginning Tonight
TV chef Nigella Lawson describes the Grillos' court trial as 'mortifying' on 'Good Morning America'.
Nigella Lawson has finally spoken out about harrowing court ordeal following the acquittal of former PAs Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo in their fraud case. The cook has been promoting her brand new cooking show 'The Taste' over in the states, but that wasn't the only thing on people's minds as she appeared on 'Good Morning America'.
Nigella Lawson has spoken of her ordeal
The star has been embroiled in an embarrassing drug scandal after her ex-assistants accused her of bribing them with her ex-husband Charles Saatchi's business credit cards in a bid to keep a lid on her secret cocaine habit.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Finally Opens Up About Her 'Mortifying' Court Ordeal
After a tough year, the domestic goddess returns in The Taste.
Nigella Lawson has had a year riddled with conflict. After a very public divorce from art mogul Charles Saatchi, Lawson suffered a minor blow to her reputation, when she was accused of a cocaine addiction during the fraud trial of Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo. The Grillo sisters were cleared of unauthorised spending of £685,000 on household credit card and taxi accounts, but Nigella didn’t escape the trial unscathed, and was forced to admit to her rrecreational drug use.
2013 wasn't a great year for the domestic goddess.
Now, after winning the public’s sympathies with her treatment of the accusations, Lawson is taking another crack at the American entertainment market with the second season of The Taste – a cooking competition, on which she is a judge.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Seeks Harmony Through Food On "The Taste"
She may have admitted to using coke and weed but the only things we’re addicted to are her recipes.
The past few weeks have seen sultry chef starlet Nigella Lawson fall from grace in a big way. Not only was she embroiled in an ugly fraud case against her former assistants, she’s had to relive the summer’s painful memories when her husband Charles Saatchi was pictured gripping her throat, and now has been forced to admit that she has taken drugs on various occasions.
Good Old Nigella!
The festive season is certainly high time for hedonism and over-indulgence: for some this can mean heavy-drinking, retail therapy, binge eating or perhaps the consumption of the less legal kind. However, it’s widely accepted that the best bit of Christmas is the food. Be it an oven-fresh joint stewing in its own juices, mountainous piles of crispy roast potatoes or a Christmas pudding doused in lashings of brandy sauce.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Recipes: Christmas With Britain's Favourite Foodie
Allegations are flying everywhere, centering on a systematic period of supposed drug use from Nigella.
It has been alleged, by Francesca Grillo – Nigella Lawson’s former aide, currently accused along with her sister of fraudulently spending £685k while under employment– that the TV chef would stay up all night, using cocaine and writing cook books. The startling new accusation comes after weeks of claims that Lawson was a regular user of cocaine and marijuana for various parties.
Nigella's supposed drug use has hit the headlines since the courtcase began
Francesca told the court Nigella was “absent and grumpy”, blaming her mood swings on a lack of sleep.
The Grillo sister's fraud case has unearthed some more of the TV cook's most unsightly demons.
Nigella Lawson has taken another potential blow to her reputation since her former aide Elisabetta Grillo has now claimed in court that the television cook not only allowed her children, Cosima and Thomas, to smoke when they were underage, but also let them smoke cannabis too.
It Has Been Claimed That Nigella Lawson Allowed Her Children To Smoke Weed.
Elisabetta and her sister Francesca stand on trial for fraud after reportedly spending £685,000 on credit cards belonging to Lawson and her former husband, Charles Saatchi. However, the Italian sisters have alleged that they were given free reign of the cards in exchange for not telling Saatchi about his wife's cocaine use.
Date of birth
6th January, 1960