The trial of two women accussed of defrauding Nigella Lawson's ex-husband Charles Saatchi was delayed this morning following comments made by David Cameron.
The case was delayed after the Prime Minister said he was on "Team Nigella" in a magazine interview.
It is of regret when people in public office comment about a person who is involved in a trial which is in progress.
Cameron's comments were made in an interview for The Spectator's bumper Christmas edition.
I ask a question I feel sure he'll dodge: about the trial of Charles Saatchi's former housemaids and the revelation that his ex-wife, Nigella Lawson, used cocaine. Her fans have rushed to her defence: 'Team Nigella' is used as a hashtag on Twitter and even sprayed on city walls. Is the Prime Minister on Team Nigella? 'I am,' he says. 'I'm a massive fan, I've had the great pleasure of meeting her a couple of times and she always strikes me as a very funny and warm person. Nancy [Cameron's nine-year-old daughter] and I sometimes watch a bit of Nigella on telly. Not in court, I hasten to add.'