Janet Street-Porter was among a slew of celebrities who have shared tributes to Paul O'Grady following his death on Tuesday.
The Loose Women star – who has been married four times – was sharing some heartfelt words about her close friendship with the Blankety Blank star when she made a confession about her wedding dress.
Like all of her co-stars, Janet is no stranger to discussing relationships, but her latest comments on her fourth bridal gown may come as a surprise to fans.
"We even swapped clothes - after I'd ended a disastrous 4th marriage in 1997, I gave Paul my pink fake fur wedding dress for Lily to wear on stage," she wrote in the Daily Mail, referring to Paul's Lily Savage character.
Janet had mentioned back in 2019 that she had gifted it to Paul – who passed away suddenly on 28 March aged 67 – but with no photos of her weddings, it was not known that it was a fur pink number.
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Janet was married to her first husband Tim Street-Porter from 1967 to 1975, while her marriage to publisher Tony Elliot lasted from 1975-1977. Two years after their divorce, she then tied the knot with Frank Cvitanovich before splitting in 1981.
Finally, she married David Sorkin in Las Vegas in 1997, but the pair separated two years later. Janet – who has been in a relationship with restauranteur Peter Spanton since 1999 – has openly discussed that her last marriage was an impulse decision.
"I never see my last husband. I wouldn't know where he is. And no, it doesn't upset me when he pops up every now and again in the papers," she told the Daily Mail.
The journalist didn't just discuss her own relationship in her tribute to The Paul O'Grady Show host. Reminiscing about their fond memories together, Janet revealed that the pair also performed a routine at Elton John and David Furnish's joint stag party, where she described her performance as "useless."
"When Elton John and David Furnish decided to have a joint stag party before their Civil Partnership in 2005, they chose Paul to host the evening as Lily Savage. He persuaded me we should do a song and dance routine together - I Love to Cry at Weddings from the movie Sweet Charity. Not an easy number with only two rehearsals.
"On the night, I was useless and the butt of all the excruciating Lily Savage putdowns. Paul's footwork and delivery were perfect, whereas I tripped over and forgot my lines, panicking at performing in front of such a star-studded audience. Elton laughed so much I thought we might have to call an ambulance. Afterwards, he said I was the worse performer by miles," she continued.
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