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Canine passenger shows Nancy Dell'Olio who's boss following car mixup

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On seeing the pup in the front seat Sven-Gorran Eriksson's former girlfriend soon realised she'd got into the wrong car after the Serpentine Gallery's Summer Party
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Other famous faces at the annual summer soirée included TV host Tess Daly, back on knockout form six weeks after welcoming her second child
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10 JULY 2009

After an evening of socialising at the Serpentine Gallery's Summer Party in West London, Nancy Dell'Olio was ready for home. The ex-girlfriend of former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson got more than she bargained for when she stepped into the car which she thought had come to pick her.

The Italian beauty got the fright of her life when she came face to face with a little pup, barking at her from the front seat of the car. He was only defending his territory, though - and it was at that point Nancy realised that in the darkness she'd climbed into the wrong vehicle - and laughing, made a hasty exit.

Nancy – glam is a clingy gold sheath dress – joined a host of British stars at the party, held at Kensington Gardens. Also in dazzling in gold was Stictly host Tess Daly, back on bombshell form just six weeks after the birth of new baby Amber Isabella, her second child with DJ and TV presenter Vernon Kay.

Also having a fun night out with her children Leah and Tyrone was Ronnie Wood's estranged wife Jo, pretty in a white flower-patterned gown and glittering cape.

The youthful-looking 50-something recently revealed that despite her marital troubles and her estranged husband's continuing relationship with Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova, has she's feeling happier and has "got her life back".

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