How The Media Reacted To Nigella Lawson's "Guilty Secret" Drug Habit

When a glamorous celebrity chef is accused of some serious, habitual drug-taking, you know the newspapers are going to be excited.

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Celeb chef Nigella Lawson has a ten-year drug habit, involving class A and class

B drugs, according to her former husband Charles Saatchi, via evidence released in the fraud trial of two former assistants. Lawson's lawyers say the claims are "totally untrue" and the case continues.

But these allegations have taught us two things: people like Nigella almost as much as newspaper editors editors like printing large pictures of her.

I'm going l to see Nigella's 'Ham in Coke' recipe in a whole different light now

Harry Wallop

@hwallop

I'm going l to see Nigella's 'Ham in Coke' recipe in a whole different light now

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(Nigella's Ham in Coca-Cola is a real recipe and funnily enough it's very nice.)

The reason Saatchi's evidence is so devastating for Nigella's court case is that he's an objective contributor with no axe to grind.

David Schneider

@davidschneider

The reason Saatchi's evidence is so devastating for Nigella's court case is that he's an objective contributor with no axe to grind.

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I just don't think there's anything funny about someone who seems very vulnerable taking drugs. #Nigella

Felicity Morse

@FelicityMorse

I just don't think there's anything funny about someone who seems very vulnerable taking drugs. #Nigella

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It's almost as if Charles is something of a PR expert #Higella #Saatchi

My6Percent

@My6Percent

It's almost as if Charles is something of a PR expert #Higella #Saatchi

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And you can expect this to run a for a bit longer as the press pack hangs around waiting for more to happen in the story.

Quite a day ahead on #Nigella story again. Join me and the press pack for more on @BBCNews.

Ben Moore

@bigbenmoore

Quite a day ahead on #Nigella story again. Join me and the press pack for more on @BBCNews.

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